Monday, January 30, 2012

A Little Somethin' Different: The Pen Is My Sword!

Yeaaaaaap. Have you visited my whoreblog, The Pen Is My Sword? I've got quite a few choice literary pieces over there, including the publicly-released write-ups and poetry that I've done lately and awhile back.

Suffice it to say, it's mah litblog. 'Cuz I honestly believe you guys actually READ my walls of text, and might be willing to sit down and read some of my more meaningful stuff.

Speakin' of which, y'see that link? In case ya don't, check this:

Now, I'm still writin' stuff up. BUUUUUT I've already got the Kraze Armada already completely done for starting values and other nonsuch, and I've begun work on their storyline (as well as suggested map routes). At least canon storyflow (depending on what choices you make) will be written up this way, with the rest added on as I go on.

I know I'm coming at this from the viewpoint of a writer, but that's what I do BEST, y'know? Anyway, I can program myself but I'll eventually come to the Internets, my friends, and you guys - my readers - for help with the artwork and beta-testing and double-checkin' shit.

Until then I want to keep workin' at it and ensurin' that it's at least worth your time to read, y'know? For what it's worth, the Kraze Armada (the "Shotoclone" of the game, not inexactly the main good guys but more than likely the one outside of the Krieg the audience will play first) is already shaping up to be pretty cool. Lord knows if you base it on the characters alone they got more than a couple of my faves, but speakin' as the creator and as biased as I am - yeah, there's a favorite or three of mine in each kingdom, even the Goblinate Forces.

Anyway, this blog post is just to whore out my litblog and also highlight the work I've done on Battleworld thus far. As soon as I can actually afford to go to a restaurant, I shall and, naturally, talk about it first here!

OH, do expect a KAOS: Chaos Party Radio post sometime too! It seems like I DID get mentioned by Da Boys, and they even used some of my material!

Fuckin' AWESOME~!

Huh, sorry if this seems EXACTLY like my other posts today - I think it's pretty obvious that I'm pointin' all y'all over to TPIMS, y'know?


~That Bastard

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Zombies, tits and ass, harems and old-skool OH IT'S ANIME TIEEM!

Well, well, well! Hello there and welcome to yet another thrilling edition of Netflix This! I'm certain by now ALL of you are used to my writing style of WORDS WORDS WORDS, and I sincerely hope that you find this entertaining! Above all though, I'm just here to answer yer question "What should I watch this evening?"

Well, hell...let's make it a whole weekend this time around, eh?!

First and foremost, Demon King Daimao. Good, good, good goddamned good. Why isn't there a sequel series or something to this?! Demon King Daimao is set in a fantasy-ish story setting where people are gettin' over a war or some such with dark powers, having notably destroyed a Demon King.

Which doesn't help things when the main character, Akuto Sai, heads to Constant Magick Academy with the hopes of becoming one of the highest, purest, and most noblest of magicians or priests or whatever...only for their prediction machine (a creature named Yatagarasu - as an ex-YuGiOh player, that name makes me shiver with disgust) to predict that his future occupation is going to be Demon King.

WAH-OH, the slippery slope of tsundere harem gathering only gets greasy from there, friends. With that stated, despite the harem nature of the anime, it's still a great show of violence, mistranslated intentions, and tooooons of "OH SHIT DID I DO THAT?" Ain't gonna ruin it for ya, just go watch yourself some goodness.

Totally rawkin' bewbage always helps any show, naturally.

M'kay, Chrome Shelled Regios Season 1 (parts 1 and 2). I actually watched this awhile back the second time I moved away from Bellingham, and man...this was good. Plus it comes with a Shakesperean story-within-a-story goin' on too. It follows what appears to be a world of desert, where city-states (or "Regios") are mobile throughout the vast wasteland and whenever one comes across another the people within it compete in military games. The winner gets away with more resources of various kinds, and the loser must make do with less...unless they can find and beat another Regios.

But there's more to it than that, the Regios's must also defend themselves against gigantic, and I do mean GIGANTIC, monstrous insect creatures that threaten to devour the inhabitants and multiply further.

If THAT ain't enough, the Regios themselves are controlled by strange artificial intelligent creatures that can manifest in this world as energy beings...and there's a secret group that is out to GOTTA CATCH 'EM ALL! The show itself actually follows one particular group at a Regios whose spunky, cute blonde leader (dual-wieldin' for the fuckin' win) is hot to become the number one unit at the Regios. She's hungry for victory and needs one more member...which she gets when a new freshman shows up, one that bears frighteningly high amounts of energy (or whatever it is they use for magic).

The abilities and powers displayed in the show are a weird blending of magic and technology altogether, and the character interaction is both believable and yet anime-esque cute. Oh, and yes there's a tsundere semi-loli. This show is now complete.

Anyway, it's revealed almost off the bat that this guy (I think his name was Lee Leifong or somethin' like that) is an ex-member of an elite group that guards the Empress that rules the world itself, a fighter known as a "Heaven's Blade." Things get quite off-the-charts after that as that cute, spunky blonde starts to enjoy reaping the victories but starts to question her own abilities and those of her comerades, whether or not they're leaning too much on Lee's brutal strength.

AND THEEEN there's the show that pops up from time to time, once per episode, that the characters within THIS show are actually watching. I know it sounds weird, but the show itself is actually even cooler then THIS show, and you come to find out in the end that it may or may not be a parallel universe kinda thing or a prequel. Either way, the show THEY'RE watching is deeefinetly more important than what is let on by the narrative and, to a certain degree, more entertaining. I don't know if that's a good thing or not, but if it's a weird tie-in for another show I'm fuckin' sold.

Hell, check it for yourself and see~! Both parts 1 and 2, twenty-four episodes altogether, are currently up and running (still) on Netflix~!

Now that I've rewatched that intro, I gotta admit - I sometimes really REALLY hate that kinda music. Maybe it's the vocals, or the overly unnecessary synth sounds, I, instead just go check out the subtitled version Funimation has up and running at teh Jewtoobs, THEN make a decision. 'Cuz maaaan...that opening...

Or just watch the thing on Netflix. 'S why you're here, right?

HMMMMMMMM, shall we enjoy awesome fight scenes, strange powers and a pretty Suikoden-heavy storyline? Darker Than Black Volumes 1-6 - Ooooooh, more cuties with strangely-colored hair, super powers and interdimensional bullshittery. The story is just...I mean the characters...and there's a loli biological (biololical?) version of Dorothy R. Wayneright...and...GAH, I can't even begin to really explain this series except to suggest that you check it out.

Seriously, the lore is fuckin' AWESOME yo.

Seriously, so fucking awesome. That little trailer simply cannot encapsulate the sheer awesome of the fight sequences that went down in that show, SERIOUSLY! Now some of you have seen this series, and are currently sayin' "WHAT THE FUCK BASTARD, WHY AREN'T YOU GIVING THIS A BETTER REVIEW" because I don't want to dilute any of it's awesomeness, fuckhead. Just go check it out, goddamn.

Now currently up on Netflix is Robotech the Complete Series LOL inb4 Weeaboo's yellin at me "IT'S CALLED MACROSS!" I don't care this is how I first watched it you fagort. Do you really REALLY want me to tell you about this series?

No. This is one of the oldest titles in anime history this side of fucking Starblazers and Kimba the White Pride Lion. I refuse to rise to your bait. Instead let's see what I can find...OH GOD, THIS GUY'S VOICE!

Fuck you, EVERY narrator should sound as awesome as this guy!

HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG MY CHILDHOOD GODAMMIT! SO MANY HOURS WASTED WATCHING MARATHONS OF THIS MOTHERFUCKER plus my uncle gave us a copy of all the televised episodes (y'know, ROBOTECH) where I first got my taste of anime. To this day, I still find this to be excellent in the voice acting, iconic in the music, and fucking sweet when the battles go down. Of course, I openly admit to being biased when it comes to this subject since I DID see Robotech first instead of Macross.

You should watch High School of the Dead, y'know? 'Cuz we like to masturbate while we watch shows sometimes, don't we?

Don't you fucking lie, you liar. Just admit it, sometimes you like some T-and-A with yer T.V., right? Just so long as your T.V. isn't the only TnA you got goin' on DID YOU SEE THAT WORDPLAY, SON? DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!

So anyway, it's so straightforward it's almost not entertaining. On the other hand, it's a anime version of a zombie apocalypse.

Otaku are involved. Guns are involved. More tits and ass than an episode of Jerry Springer are involved.

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM so much jiggling, the breast physics done broke homie.

SO, did you skip my usual bullshit just to see the final line of what I'm suggesting? Well here ya go~! DA LIST:

Demon King Daimao
Chrome Shelled Regios
Darker Than Black
Robotech the Complete Series
High School of the Dead

Well, there ya go~! Enjoy you some time wastin' on Netflix, boys and girls!


~That Bastard

P.S. - Next thing I'm gonna bust on y'all is, drumroll please...