Saturday, December 31, 2011

Seriously, How Old Is The Blonde One?

          Okay, I've got a question: How old do you think the blonde chick in this book is? I thinks she looks X age but the book says she is Y age. I don't want to lead anyone's answer so I'm not giving away the book's title or author or what I think and what the book claims. Because maybe I'm crazy and everyone in the world thinks she's Y age.
          So, tell me your answer. I scanned a bunch of picture from the book. Man, this drove me crazy while I was reading the book. Anyway, the rest of the pictures are after the jump.

P.S.: My 100th post!

Still Here, After Wednesday Night Version and Differences

          This is just a small post to show some of the differences between Version of Still Here, After Wednesday Night and the new update Version (released today). Click on the pictures to enlarge them. Also, I've included a link to the updated game. See the other two pictures after the jump.

  • Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Version [12/31/11]

  • The Worst of Derek Russell Soundtrack

              As a New Year's Eve gift to the visitors of the site I am giving you guys the soundtrack to the story I wrote: Castella in Theory: The Worst of Derek Russell. It a compilation album consisting of 33 song referenced in the story (Three of them weren't actually referenced in the story, but were strongly connected to the scenes when I was writing them). I actually completed this awhile back, it was going to be a prize for the contest. Anyways, enjoy and thank you for visiting the site. Happy New Year's Eve!

              The Worst of Derek Russell Soundtrack (Disc 1) (141.30mb)
              The Worst of Derek Russell Soundtrack (Disc 2) (141.33mb)
    • Disc 1
    1. Anarchy In The U.K. by Sex Pistols
    2. After All by David Bowie
    3. Something Better Change by The Stranglers
    4. Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill
    5. Boss of Me by They Might Be Giants
    6. Swallowtail Butterfly (Ai no Uta) by Chara
    7. Steel Claw by Tina Turner
    8. Stop Me if You Think You've Heard This One Before by The Smiths
    9. I Won't Share You by The Smiths
    10. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
    11. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths
    12. The Unforgiven by Metallica
    13. They Are Night Zombies by Sufjan Stevens
    14. Live Forever by Oasis
    15. Chop Suey! by System Of A Down
    16. Little Toy Gun by Honeyhoney
    • Disc 2
    1. Strange Little Girl by The Stranglers
    2. Come As You Are by Nirvana
    3. Atrocity Exhibition by Joy Division
    4. By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    5. A Simple Desultory Philippic by Simon And Garfunkel
    6. London Calling by The Clash
    7. Time Machine by Chara
    8. England Made Me by Black Box Recorder
    9. Sugar by Bikini Kill
    10. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me by The Smiths
    11. Funhouse by P!nk
    12. It's Only The End Of The World by Black Box Recorder
    13. My Friends by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    14. Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie
    15. Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles
    16. Fortune Faded by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    17. For Tammy Rae by Bikini Kill
    P.S.: I'm actually missing a reference. Do you know who it is?
    P.S.S.: It's two.

    Monday, December 26, 2011

    Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean Announced!

    Kid..., I'm excited, too.
              Short but sweet post! A sequel to the amazing Eureka Seven anime was announced Friday entitled: Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean! It going to be about a youth named Ao who set 'destiny' in motion again when he held the 'power.' Both a manga and anime series will be produced for January and April 2012, respectively. This is great end of the year news!
              Check out Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean website here.

    P.S.: I know what The New Year's Best Quote of the Week is going to be!

    Sunday, December 25, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [12/25/11]: Merry Christmas Edition

    The only Christmas-y thing on the post.
    And this too--Christmas-y

              "Don't pray for opportunities. Pray you'll be ready when opportunities come."
    ~Edwin Louis Cole

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Version Update 5

              Version 4: Huge Update + a ton of small addition + some secret 'secret story' prep work! Download it below! 
    • Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Version [12/21/11]
      • New Major Addition: Added Secret Story Prep Work (Version 4 Start)
      • New Minor Addition: Return to Title Screen method added
      • New Minor Addition: Added Check for Updates
      • New Minor Addition: Help evolves into Current Objectives!
      • New Minor Addition: Redesigned Main Menu
      • New Minor Addition: In-game Adjust Window Height
      • New Minor Addition: Saved Data can now be found by users (C:\Users\Public)--Still need to check on other PC (Only for the recommended  file, the .exe file always saves data in it's folder)
      • A ton of minor fixes and additions

    P.S.: This will most likely be my last Post on this game as you can check for new update within the game. I probably will make another post when the extra content is fully completed, but that going to be away.

    Sunday, December 18, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [12/18/11]

    Great Wallpaper *hinty hint*
              Guy in the background 1: "If she's a dude I'm super gay."
              Guy in the background 2: "Word..."
    ~From Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (Vol. 6)

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Reannounced

              Just some quick bullets.
              UPDATE 1 (12/15/11): The Truth Behind Rising video added after the jump.
    • Platinum Games (Bayonetta and Vanquish) is now handling the game design while Kojima Productions will still be handling the story, characters, and the cut-scenes.
    • The original team couldn't find balance between the stealth and action or an identity. Hideo Kojima stopped the project until he brought in Platinum Games who saved it.
    • Has a new story that is now taking place after MGS4 instead of in-between MGS2 and MGS4. This was to give Platinum much more freedom.
    • Platinum Games is really quick with coming up with new ideas and do it.
    • The game will focus on action--Cutting and how good it feels to cut.
    • The Zan-datsu (Cut and take) element is still there, but is no longer a main part of the game. It's optional now.
    • Quinton Flynn is reprising his role as Raiden and Kris Zimmerman, Voice Direction Goddess, will be the voice director.
    • Raiden seems to have fallen back to his Jack the Ripper self ("He sounds like the Devil!").
    • The game will run at 60fps.
    • Hideki Kamiya will not be the director. The director will be announced in due time.
    • Yuji Korekado will be the producer.
    • Not a part of the Metal Gear Solid series (I'm thinking this means it's non-canon, but not exactly confirmed)
    • It a Metal Gear game, but is a complete new Metal Gear experience
    • Will be available for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. PC version may have been dropped.
    • Playstation 3 is the lead platform.

              A extended trailer is on the new Kojima Productions Metal Gear site (add your memories!): More pictures after the jump. Also, check out the KP Report Session 152 for more info. (The KP Report is a great podcast by the way! I've been listening to it for years now.)

    Fumito Ueda Leaving Team Ico

              Fumito Ueda is leaving Team Ico after the completing of The Last Guardian. Gamasutra has confirmed from Sony. This is really sad, but I'm sure that Team Ico and Mr. Ueda will both go on to make great things. Mr. Ueda along with made the brilliant Ico and Shadow of the Colossus for PS2 (Both games you should own, but don't!). The Last Guardian is still on its way (some time in the foreseeable future...) with Fumito Ueda at the helm.

              See some of The Last Guardian trailers after the jump.

    Sunday, December 11, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [12/11/11]

              "We're almost there and nowhere near it. All that matters is we're going."
    ~Lorelai from Gilmore Girls (Season 2, Episode 3: Red Light on the Wedding Night)

    Watch it! Especially if you like well written, witty shows with a billion music
    and pop culture references.

    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    DmC: Devil May Cry Looks Good

    DmC's new protagonist: Derek
             I final watched the two new DmC trailers and they look good. Really good. There's a little bleakness and some weird aerial animation (in that Dante Derek can stay in the air a really long time), but like they said at the start of the trailer: It's a work in progress. Ninja Theory was a good choice for an outside company to take over Devil May Cry. The graphics look nice and COLORFUL and Ninja Theory always has great art direction.

    Friday, December 9, 2011

    Year End Photo Ops + My Signed Copy Of Skyrim Came In Today!

              I won a signed copy of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim earlier this week and it just came in! That was really awesome. I'm always entering contest, but this is really the first time I ever won before. Woohoo! Thank you RPGamer and Bethesda! Anyways, these are a couple (define a couple) of pictures I've been taking lately. Feel free to browse through them. More after the jump.

    College Life

    Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [12/4/11]: Think Different Edition

              "I want to put a ding in the universe."
    Steve Jobs

    Think Different Commercial

    Steve Jobs talks about the Crazy Ones - who think different

              "Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes...the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, 'bout the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things -- They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."

    Rest in peace Steve Jobs

    To us living... be bold enough to dream, think different.

    Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Heavenly 777

              Last month my blog reached a magical 777 hits! A crazy 418 more hits then my blog has ever reached in a single month! Also, 777--that's pretty special. Yay!
    Here's to new heights and more adventure!

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Funimation Releasing Princess Jellyfish Stateside

              Funimation recently announced that it is releasing Princess Jellyfish (a.k.a. Kuragehime) stateside! Princess Jellyfish is a very sweet and funny anime that aired in Japan and made available online via Funimation's website subbed in America (or I guess anywhere the net is available) last year. Funimation will be releasing the anime on Blu-ray and DVD February 28, 2012. They have also provide us with a sample of the English voice cast through the trailer below (I like Tsukimi's voice, but Kuranosuke's voice seems to bit too masculine at times). Watch the show's intro after the jump.

              The cast for the dub is as follows:
    • Tsukimi - Maxey Whitehead
    • Kuranosuke - Josh Grelle
    • Banba - Mariela Ortiz
    • Chieko - Cynthia Cranz
    • Jiji - Leah Clark
    • Mayaya - Monica Rial
    • Clara - Lara Woodhull
    • Shu - Ian Sinclair
    • Inari - Jamie Marchi
    • Koibuchi - Charlie Campbell
    • Negishi - Jerry Russell
    • Hanamori - Christopher Bevins
    • Tsukimi's Mother - Wendy Powell

    UPDATE 1 (6/3/12): I complete forget this came out! Buy it here: Amazon Link

    UPDATE 2 (6/4/12): You can watch the first two episodes of the English dub on Funimation's website free here.

    I'm loving the background music in this trailer

    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) Update 4

    My game is an old school adventure with hopefully the fell of classic
    Silent Hill or Resident Evil (on a very small scale).
              I added a huge redesign to the game's save/load/continue system today! Not only can you make multiple save files, but you can also delete them within the game. On top of that, the whole save/load interface (if you can called it that) is snazzier and hopefully user-friendly. Other than that, there are some small changes and additions. I haven't yet extensively tested out the save/load/continue system, but I'm still pretty confident I got all the bugs out. This game is still a Beta as there is one more HUGE special feature I want to add. It's going to take little while to do and I have finals coming up, so maybe when I start my break. The links to download the files are below. I've added pictures of my game after the jump.

    UPDATE 1 (12/5/11): Added in-game loading, a few minor fixes, as well as some minor additions and some more pictures below. Enjoy. (P.S. Only the program file has been updated)

    UPDATE 2 (7/14/12): The game is no longer in Beta. The current version is, which you can download for free: Here. Enjoy.

    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) [12-05-2011].rar (202.32kb) [Recommended-->Updated]
    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) Straight Console File [12-02-2011].rar (62.11kb)

    Sickness Unto Foolish Death by Akira Yamaoka from Silent Hill 3 OST

    Sunday, November 27, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/27/11]

    This is an amazing photo of George Harrison
              "Sometimes I feel like I'm actually on the wrong planet, and it's great when I'm in my garden, but the minute I go out the gate I think: 'What the hell am I doing here?'"
    ~George Harrison

    Friday, November 25, 2011

    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) Update 3

              Hey, everybody, great news! I got the save feature to work and spent several hours getting all the bugs out and making sure everything was actually saved! On top of that, I added a good amount of little fixes and feature to the game. I'm going to take down the old versions and upload these new ones. Again I'm putting two different styles, because I like choice: An actual program file (recommended one--also more awesome one) and a straight console file. How to make it work is exactly the same as how I said on the other post HERE. Refer to that post if you forgot. All files are zipped.
              I still need someone to beta-test the puzzle difficult--so download (though not on you phone *smile*), play, have fun, leave comments.
              Mata ne.

    UPDATE 1 (11/28/11): Added Continue option after dying, a few minor fixes, as well as some minor additions. Enjoy. (P.S. Only the program file has been updated)

    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) [11-28-2011].rar (201.15KB) [Recommended-->Updated]
    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) Straight Console File [11-25-2011].rar (139.07KB)

    Can you solve everything?

    This album gets better with every listen.
    This video is really cool. The Red Hot Chili Peppers always have cool videos.

    Save Added!? To My Test Game

              I've added saving to my game! It mostly works, but I'm still testing/fixing bugs. I've a bunch of bugs already and may have got them all but I have to do a thorough test. It's too late and I'm too tired to do more. The real main problem I have to figure out is to keep time. The current system won't work properly if the player saves and continues. I'm so tired...I can't think, but it stuck on my brain--I can't stop thinking...

    Because all my posts need a picture and she's adorable

              ...The time was 3:33!!! I'm halfway to hell....! Could this, 333, possibly mean something else!?

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Video Find!/musica es musica: Rhian Sheehan - Standing in Silence

              Hey, I found this cool movie blog today,, that led me to this really beautiful song with a nice little video that accompanies it (Warning the little girl is Nightmare Fuel), and I wanted to share it with everyone. Have a listen.

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/20/11]

              "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that...he's gone."
    ~Verbal Kint from The Usual Suspects

    Saturday, November 19, 2011

    Woo! The Site Made 600 Hits This Month!

    Melissa is so happy. Yay, Virtual Gaia!

    Previous Highest Month: September 2011 with 359 Hits
    Current Hits: 777 Hits! (This is ridiculous!)

    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) Testers Wanted

    It's a text-based game--this is really the only screenshot I have.
              Hey, I need someone test this game I made to see if its puzzles are challenging and not impossible and also able to be solved within about 30-60 minutes. Another thing I want the beta-tester to look for is usability; is it user friendly. Lastly, did you have fun and how was the dialogue and story. The game is a text-based old adventure game. It's a test project. I really do need your help and to express myself better, here are The Beatles with Help!

    UPDATE 1 (7/14/12): I no longer need testers for this. I've been done for awhile and forgot to update this page. Thank you if you were a tester on the game. The current version is, which you can download for free: Here. Enjoy.
              Would-be beta-testers will get their names in the credits! I will leave two mediafire links below so anyone can download the beta. The two link are just alternatives to each other. They are in zipped folders. The first link is a program file version: just open it and double click on the file named 'Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta)'; the second one is a straight console file version, just open it and double click on the file named 'Program'(NOTE: Not Program.cs).
             Thanks and enjoys. Mata ne.

    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) (231.74KB)
    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) Straight Console File (58.93KB)
    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) [11-25-2011].rar (281.06KB) [Recommended]
    Still Here, After Wednesday Night (Beta) Straight Console File [11-25-2011].rar (139.07KB)

    P.S. The game is about 30 to an hour on the first playthroughs (depending on how difficult the main puzzle is), about 5-10 on sequential playthroughs. Also, tell me if it's too easy to solve or is challenging, but I put in too many hints.

    What I've been listening to the past two weeks along with VII, IX, X, X-2, XIII and MGS series OSTs.

    Site Update ~ [11/19/11]

              I decided to update the look of the site today. I think this makes the blog feel more inviting. What do you think? 

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/13/11]

              "Because my stepfather tried to rape me and he's a werewolf."
    ~Jerboa from Howling III: The Marsupials

    In full Content:

              Priest: "You should not run away from home." 
              Jerboa: "I don't like home." 
              Priest: "Why, child?" 
              Jerboa: "Because my stepfather tried to rape me and he's a werewolf."

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Adventure Game Test: Still Here, After Wednesday Night

              Hey, check out the title screen of the game I create in my IST class.
    It's an old school adventure game
              I've been working on it for the last three week and I really proud of what I've accomplished, seeing as I original started it as just a way to get a little better at programming. I thought I would come to a point where it would just be to far beyond my skill level and I would stop. I doing beta testing now and making it more user friend. If anyone wants to help me beta test, please do!

    Sunday, November 6, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [11/6/11]

    Shigeru Miyamoto
              "Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n' roll."
    ~Shigeru Miyamoto

    Eiji Aonuma

    Sunday, October 30, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [10/30/11]

    Detroit's looking pretty hot. Good for them.
              "For more on barren wastelands that might kill you: Google Detroit."
    ~Greg Miller in his Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Video Review

    I can't wait for this game!!

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Castella In Theory 4: Rumor: A Tale Of Two Watches

    Has nothing to do with my story, but I'm loving this song.
              Hey, Vahsol here. I just finished the fourth installment of Castella. This time it's the promised light story. It's just a fun tale of rumors and the crazy kids at Castella High. That's it. Please read, enjoy, comment.
              Lastly, I'm seriously going to take a break from writing Castella for awhile. At least until 2012 (I'm thinking summer), so I can focus more on other projects, school, and work. Mata ne!

    Read Here> Castella In Theory 4: Rumor: A Tale Of Two Watches [13 pages; some language]
    (Click to read; right click and save as to download.)

    UPDATE 1 (2/29/12):  Minor fixes.

    Paradise from the album Mylo Xyloto
    Very short musica es musica: I love the song, especially the strong refrain, and the video is unique and interesting. Watch the video, buy the single or the album: Mylo Xyloto.

    Monday, October 24, 2011

    Something I Drew At School ~ [10/24/11]

    It's not perfect, but I still think I did a really good job on it.
    Especially, still I haven't really drawn anything since I started Castella In Theory--19 months ago.
    The eyes are the main issue. I think either one could be good, but not together.
    Best viewed in full size.

    Sunday, October 23, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [10/23/11]

    Dai Satō: I love the stories, worlds, characters, and themes he can create.
    [See his Major Works after the Jump]

              “If we are always escaping from reality and real problems, when will we face them?”
    ~Dai Satō

    Sunday, October 16, 2011

    Feed the Future: Let's put an end to famine

              The famine in Somalia has killed 30,000 children in 3 months. In 2011 we have the opportunity to make famine a thing of the past. Lives are in your hands. Please fully fund Feed the Future and help break the cycle of famine for good. Help Congress Know by signing the petition here at

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [10/16/11]

              "To see clearly and without flinching, without turning away, this is agony, the eyes taped open two inches from the sun."
    ~Margaret Atwood (Notes Towards A Poem That Can Never Be Written)

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    Weekend Theater: Croton Falls and XOXOSMS

    I need to invest in Photoshop
              Hey, guys, welcome to first edition of Weekend Theater, something that probably won't happen again for a long while. Anyway, about a year ago I backed a few short films on Kickstarter  and two them are finished and and doing a full streaming this weekend. The first one is Croton Falls by Joseph Marconi, video and description below, and the other one is XOXOSMS by Nancy Schwartzman. XOXOSMS is having free full preview of the movie on their website here only for this weekend! Go watch it them both and support the filmmakers, cast, and crew!

              Description: In the near future during the bleak winter of 2015 mankind is discovering that the mind is evolving… people are experiencing and manipulating their realities through a communal shared consciousness. Will Kent awakes on a train headed upstate New York to his hometown of Croton Falls. After his fiancé leaves him and his writing career tailspins he leaves New York City to reconcile with his emotions and restore some sense of purpose to his life. But after reconnecting with his parents and some old friends he finds his reality slowly unraveling blurring the lines between the real and the imaginary. And as Will fights to hold on to his sanity a disturbing truth begins to emerge.

    Sunday, October 9, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [10/9/11]: Maya Edition

    Maya Edition!
              "Let's Think Positive!"
    ~Maya Amano from Persona 2: Innocent Sin

    Extra Quote:
              Empusa (Rating: Demon): "What are you, like, thinking about?"
              Maya (Rating: Awesome): "Killing this demon right here."
    ~It can be done with any character, but the first time I did it was with Maya. Persona 2: Innocent Sin


    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [10/2/11]

              "The report of my death has been greatly exaggerated."
    ~Mark Twain

    Sunday, September 25, 2011

    musica es musica: Strange Mercy

    Album Cover

              It’s like nightlife meets Space Invaders?  It’s poppy, rocky—definitely alternative, with some electronica, maybe glitchy, maybe hip-hoppy type of sounds, and sometimes kind of soft, yet sad and soulful, but somehow being energetic and heavy. Duffy-esque, Bjork-y? Sometimes. Unique—Always. Experimental—Yes. Fun—Oh yeah. Soooo, what the hell is it that I’m listening too and who’s responsible for this audible bewilderment? St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy—(with a little help from my friend…) a smorgasbord of sounds, genres, and textures all meshed together into a delightful buffet of musical wonderment.

    The extraordinary woman herself.
              This is the third album (recently released) from Annie Erin Clark (who goes by the handle St. Vincent), an American born multi-instrumentalist. The album is a pleasure to listen to, though it is a pain to try and describe what exactly the album is as a whole because of St. Vincent’s skill at combining genres and use of many different instruments, vocal styles and effects. Though, there are some things I can say hold true for the entire album: It has a very cool feel to it—a sort of night time atmosphere, the music is solid with pretty much every beat sounding like it was placed purposefully, it is very unique, and while it may at first not seem too approachable, upon hearing it once, you are almost compelled to listen again. This is a great album in my opinion and you should give it a listen.

              Sidenote: I listen to a lot, A LOT of music and am really good at picking out good stuff but I’m probably one of the worst at describing why I like or dislike some music or even just describing it, which is why this musica es musica (and future) took so long and was so short.

              Anyway, I’ve provided some of my favorite tracks from the album after the jump. Have a listen.

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [9/25/11]

              "I'm not going to rape you! I'm a little boy."
    ~A joke by John Mulaney

              This guy is a really funny comedian. Youtube's not letting me embed so I will leave a link to the full joke here. LINK.

    Sunday, September 18, 2011

    Best Quote of the Week ~ [9/18/11]

    By the time you read this I will have been done rereading the Scott Pilgrim books.
              "He is as hot as the flames of hell you bitches are going to."
    ~Joseph, Hollie's roommate, from Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Vol. 2)

    In full Context:

              Hollie:   "But the real reason we're here is because Joseph has a crush on their bass player."
              Kim:     "I haven't seen him. Is he hot?"
              Hollie:   "I don't know. Is he hot Joseph?"
              Joseph: "He is as hot as the flames of hell you bitches are going to."

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona in the film) holding up Scott Pilgrim Vol 2