Saturday, September 25, 2010


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So anybody here play Team Fortress 2? It's been a while since I've played, but it's so damn fun! For those who don't play the game, it's a class-based online first person shooter where you can play as characters such as Medic, Demoman, and Engineer. There's also several different gametypes like Arena, Capture Points, and Capture the Flag (or intelegence in this case).

Here's a current listing of classes: Pyro, Engineer, Spy, Heavy, Sniper, Scout, Soldier, Demoman, Medic. From what's listed, it's somewhat obvious as to what they can do. Pyro burns things, Scout has mad speed, and Demoman blows shit up. I started out as Pyro and eventually moved on to Engineer. I alternate between the two, but most of my logged time is with the Engie. Engies are good support roles and I've fit in with the class pretty well. As for the picture to the left, any Medic knows this situation quite well, because Soldiers cannot be healed when they're holding the Equalizer.

There's a considerable amount of weapon and item customization with the character Loadout screen and Crafting system. Once you find stuff through random generation during matches, you can change your primary and secondary weapons, along with a hat and a misc item. If you get enough of the same items, you can start crafting to eventually get metal and tokens to craft different items and weapons. It's pretty neat once you get into it.

I do have a few complaints though. The 360 version is sorely in need of a new release so all the customization and new maps can be used to play, it seems so...beta-ish for a person that's used to playing the PC port. With the PC version, it doesn't autoload controller settings for a 360-based controller, you'll have to make one yourself. The little trick I did was import the 360 controller settings from Left 4 Dead and then had to reconfigure more than half of the button mapping. If I can find it, I'll post it when I have the chance.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Blogger IRC chatroom!

As a few of you may know, I am currently running an irc network on one of my servers. On one of them, we've got a channel dedicated for discussing various blogs and design.

For irc, here's the information: #blogspot
(for those who want to connect securely, we offer SSL on port 6697)

Please note that it might take me a while to get back to reading and following your blogs due to all the stuff I help maintain, I hope you understand.

US ISP Disconnects Alleged Pirates for 6 Months

From torrentfreak-
The United States Internet Service provider Suddenlink has effectively implemented a three-strikes policy for repeated copyright infringers. After three DMCA notices, alleged copyright infringers are disconnected from the Internet for six months, without a refund. According to a company representative, the DMCA requires them to take such drastic measures.
Read the full story here.

This is a load of bull and I hope that Suddenlink changes their policies before they lose part of their customer base. Just think if ACTA is passed... 

Computer buildan

So for the first time in 6 years, I'm looking to build myself a new computer. Right now I'll have to get a part every few weeks due to lol bills, and I'm taking suggestions as to what I should put into the beast.

I'll probably set my total budget to $500 and hopefully have some breathing room to keep it upgraded over the next 2 years. I'll probably be running Win XP, 7, and hackintosh on it (heh), and I'll be using it mostly for Steam games like TF2, L4D, and maybe Call of Duty

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Here's some info about one of the earlier series back when started to really get into anime..

Betterman (ベターマン) is a Japanese anime television series which began airing in 1999. It was created by Sunrise's internal "Studio 7" under the direction of Yoshitomo Yonetani. Betterman uses heavily Jungian symbolism and themes, such as Animus.

The Plot-

The series' plot focuses on the threat of "Algernon," a mutation in the brain which causes an accelerated alteration in the sensory, neural and nervous faculties. Those subjected to the phenomenon become violently hostile, suicidal, and share a hive mind collective with those who share the disease. Akamatsu Industries, a group designated to research and counteract Algernon, head a covert squadron of Neuronoids, robots piloted by Dual Kinds to inspect areas exposed to contamination and neutralize any threats brought thereabout. Keita Aono, a high school student, is brought into the fold after a chance encounter with a childhood friend, Hinoki Sai.
The titular hero of the series, Betterman, is a life form of superior physical and mental capabilities via adaptation of "seeds." Through the resulting consumption of these plants, Betterman can metamorphose into situational combat forms. His most common form is the humanoid "Betterman Lamia." Each transformation allows Betterman to attain distinct physical-, psionic-, and mobility-related abilities.

Algernon, the name of which itself derives from the book "Flowers for Algernon", is never completely understood until the final moments of the series. Even then, it is left to the viewer to deduce what Algernon exactly is. Algernon seems to be, as mentioned, either a virus, or a sort of mutation. However, it is in fact a natural method of preventing human perfection which is understood to be the root of evil. The battle between Algernon and Betterman is actually the process of human evolution. It is not entirely impossible that Algernon is everything that it is theorized to be.
Victims of Algernon show symptoms like those in the end chapters of "Flowers for Algernon," (loss of intellect and emotional control) but on a larger, more violent scale. Rage isn't the only symptom, as insanity and bodily mutation are evident in many cases.

It should be also be noted that Betterman takes place in the same world as The King of Braves GaoGaiGar, as characters from both series make guest appearances in the story, though only a few minor links are visually made within the series itself (and only one minor character from GaoGaiGar appears on a semi-constant basis).


Betterman is composed of 26 episodes, first aired on TV Tokyo from April 1, 1999 to September 30, 1999. It has been released in the USA (in DVD format) by Bandai Entertainment. The dubbed English version from this DVD release has also aired on the US cable network G4TV (Known as TechTV at the time of its airing) during the "Anime Unleashed" rotation, premiering on December 30, 2002. Despite this exposure, it is still a fairly unknown series to American audiences. This is perhaps due to its plot, as it is generally considered quite difficult to understand. Also, many different terms are used that are never explained, but these terms are scientifically based and often require broader knowledge concerning biology and other sciences.

Contacts for cosplay?

So I've been thinking of going to ACEN next year and possibly cosplaying. Since I wear glasses, I've been told that my choices are rather limited. So here's my options, go as a character that wears glasses, or get contacts so I can expand what I can do.

For people that have contacts, what's it like? To be honest, I feel that it'd be really...weird to have that stuff on my eyeballs. Maybe it's just a fear of rubbing my eyes and just shattering the lenses and getting that stuff in my eyes >.>

For my second question, who could I cosplay as if I do go with just using my glasses?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Other Stuff"

I've been sick since yesterday, so I haven't been up to really blogging. Been thinking of selling my 3 Naruto dvd sets, anyone have an idea how much I should sell them for? I really didn't get into watching it and they're collecting dust.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Today brings forth the expansion of our 2nd VPS for the network, and 3rd source of hosting, Spanky. This is to help with our gradual expansion of the net and make it a bit easier when one of the servers get hit with a ddos. Not as much stuff will go down then ^.^

With that addition, RockstarChan and a few other sites have already been moved over there, so if you're having trouble accessing sites on the net, please flush your dns and clear your cashe.

In addition, I added a sidebar widget for the top 5 entries for the Anime & Chan Toplist.