Cherubael

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    • Cherubael

      Bleach Music

      4 years ago

      If any of you watch Bleach, you might recognize that basically any music when Tsukishima, the most recent villain is up to something creepy is from Bleach Movie 4: The Hell Chapter. This movie actually had some really awesome music, probably to make up for the plotholes. This is one reason why I'm glad the movies exist whether or not they're good: they bring the best music from the movies and use it in the anime. Even if you never watch any of the movies, they've improved the anime for you.

    • Cherubael

      TF2

      4 years ago

      For anybody who might want to play some Team Fortress 2 with me, my name is thutil and I'm on quite often.

    • Cherubael

      ABP

      5 years ago

      AdBlocker, I love you. However, it's not without its drawbacks. Last site update, all of a sudden all of the frames were no longer working on RvB! Turns out that I had a filter on one of the ads which blocked everything from that ad's site (I do this regularly), but pretty much everything on RvB got blocked by it, even though they were pretty much unrelated.

      Moral of the story: get AdBlocker, block all ads with as broad-ranging filters as you can, and if it accidentally blocks what you actually want, you can always add exceptions.

    • Cherubael

      Renege

      6 years ago

      I know I promised you guys nerd rage, but since my last journal was so popular, fuck it.

      At MTGFanatic.com, they have this little promotion: when you order something, you're eligible to win a $75 dollar shopping spree. There's one winner every day, selected from the people who ordered that day.

      Guess what I won?

    • Cherubael

      Dragonball Evolution

      6 years ago

      I know I'm way behind on the times here, but I finally got around to watching Dragonball: Evolution. First, let me tell you that I'm nerd raging so hard right now. Oh, and spoilers, but if this actually spoils anything, where the fuck have you been for the past 20 years?

      Second, I have to wonder if I hadn't ever heard of Dragonball before, would I be entertained? Would I enjoy the movie? I'm not really sure. The plot is more-or-less solid (Piccolo-daimao condensed to an hour-and-a-half), and the pacing is actually pretty good. The painful high school scenes are in between some nice fights and unarmed Japanese women getting shot after they surrendered, so it's not too hard to sit through. Most of the fight scenes are okay, though there are some times where there's too much slow-mo or they use close ups that obscure the action, but it's counter-balanced by the fact that a lot of the fight scenes are actually pretty damn cool. In fact, the very first one in the movie feels very Dragonball to me, but I'll get to that later.

      Now, conflict drives the story, and in this case it's clearly intended to be man vs. himself (Goku against his Saiyan heritage, i.e. he becomes Oozaru), and at once, it is both executed well and poorly. It's established early that everybody hates Geeko and that he just wants to be popular and to play with Titties' chi-chi, which we're all supposed to relate to. But Titties takes to him way too quickly, making it seem a little contrived. Then high school is pretty well removed from the picture (thank God), and Goku's inner conflict simmers. He's really just unsettled. Then, what a twist! Turns out Goku is the mighty Oozaru! What a shock! Goku's reaction to this revelation is pretty weak, which compounds the fact that fucking everybody should've seen this coming. He goes on the typical hero-turned-evil rampage, and when he's got Roshi by the throat, he finally understands what it means to be one with himself, blah blah blah. It does a fair job depicting an internal struggle, but it fails utterly in showing Goku has an understanding of what his grandfather had been teaching him. He parrots lines, and some of them are entirely inappropriate. When Piccolo asks him how he defeated his inner Oozaru, Goku says that the first rule is that there are no rules... What? Ok, I get that you wanted to parrot a line (which was already a parrot of a line), but that's where you need to show that Goku gets it. Something like, "When you become one with yourself, you are truly in control of who you are" or something to that effect. All in all, it just felt the ending was too easy, which included the final battle against Piccolo who seemed content to just lay down and die (which would make the balls inert [though they're still there]). However, it was at least somewhat satisfying. The badguys got beat and the hero got the girl etc. etc. But... There were a lot of plotholes.

      How did Piccolo escape in the first place? Did his nameless hench-woman free him? What was Goku doing for 2000 years? Why is there a throwaway mention of "Nameks" (Namekians!) who are aliens, when Piccolo is referred to as a demon every other time? Why does Piccolo need the dragonballs if he's already pretty well the strongest person on the planet, easily capable of wiping everything out, especially with his "disciple" Oozaru? If Piccolo's affinities for his dragon's balls is never explained, how is he able to find them? Does he have a DBE dragon radar too? Some of these can be overlooked or handwaved, but as Kakarot's son Son Gohan might say, "But they're still there."

      Then there's the script, which ranges from average to laughable. As mentioned previously, Goku's lines near the end were pretty bad, and there were some groaners, but a surprising amount of it felt fairly natural. This goes hand-in-hand with the acting: Goku was at times pretty good, at times really hard to stand. Bloomers was okay, and Yamcha was pretty forgettable. What I really enjoyed was Master Roshi; he was capable of a really nice range of emotions, easily the best in the cast. He certainly did the best job of giving a feel for the character. I was going to complain more about the acting, but a lot of it was at least solid and I can't help but admire Roshi.
      Back to the script. To anybody who knows the origins of the characters names, a lot of introductions are downright hilarious. For instance, when the topic of Chi-Chi's name comes up, I can't help but laugh: chi-chi is slang for breasts (this should explain who I was referring to when I said "Titties"). Then Bulma introduces herself... "Bulma Briefs". My god. Bulma comes from the romanization of "Buruma", which in itself is an English loan-ward, namely "bloomer" (or "bloomers"). This is a type of woman's underwear, folks, (though it's also used to refer to the bottoms of those sexy Japanese gym uniforms), which is compounded by the fact that her last name is Briefs. It's like somebody saying, "Hi, my name is Panties Underwear." She names her son Trunks and her daughter Bra. Once you're done laughing, I'll point out the obvious: King Flute might be a little more intimidating, but maybe unsuited to the eunuch.

      In the end, Dragonball: Evolution is passable as a movie. It's not very good, but it's not terrible either. It at least tries to have a theme beyond 'good guys beat up bad guys', to moderate success, and the comic relief is pretty funny and not overbearing. The action sequences are at times damn cool and aren't ever really boring. The scripting is probably its weakest aspect, and really keeps it from being a good movie. I'd give it a 3/5 star rating.

      Oh, and there was one part that stretched my suspension of disbelief, but then I remembered that this was a movie about a green alien trying to take over the world using seven mystical balls to summon a magical wish-granting dragon.

      Next journal: Nerd Rage

    • Cherubael

      Axe in the Head

      6 years ago

      Here's a fun new game that's great for practicing both sniping and dodging bullets! Axe in the Head is a game played in Team Fortress 2 on the map 2fort. One player is a Sniper, and the other is a Pyro. The objective of the Pyro is to cross the bridge alive (a lot like Frogger, except with bullets instead of trucks), whereas the objective for the Sniper is to heashot the Pyro. If the Pyro is killed, then the Sniper wins the round; if the Pyro crosses alive, then the Sniper wins an axe in the head. Here are the rules:

      The field of play is the center bridge and the bare ground connected to it. Inside either base and the water are all out of bounds. Players out of bounds are free to kill each other, but may not interfere in any way with any other player within the field of play.

      The Sniper is allowed only to use his Sniper Rifle; likewise, the Pyro is allowed only the use of his Fireaxe. Use of other weapons during play is punishable by an axe in the head.*

      The Sniper must take position on one side of the bridge within the field of play, and the Pyro takes position on the other end. Anywhere on that side of the field of play is an eligible position.

      The Sniper cannot take aim until the round starts. Each round starts either when an agreed upon signal is given, or when the Pyro steps onto the bridge. The round ends when one of the players is dead.

      If the Sniper retreats from the field of play or kills the Pyro while he is collecting his reward, it is punishable by an axe in the head.*

      If the Pyro reaches the other side, it's customary to shout, "Axe in the head!" before exacting your reward via head-chopping, though it is not required.

      The game lasts as many rounds as the players decided on before the game started and the winner is determined how many rounds a player won. Alternatively, don't keep track and just split some skulls in two.

      *Also punishable by kukri to the face, knife in the back, and needles in the chest.

      Later, there will be rules for Axe in the Head doubles and Team Axe in the Head.

    • Cherubael

      Best Meet the Team Ever

      6 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw&feature=channel_page

      Meet the Spy is epic win.

      Many, many thanks to CountinSheep for linkage.

    • Cherubael

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

      7 years ago

      Some of you who know me know that I moved last summer. Moving means packing, and then unpacking - we had people do our packing for us, because my father's company was paying for it. Overall, it made things faster and easier.

      Alas, for my FUCKING EXPENSIVE Warhammer and Warhammer 40k miniatures, made of plastic and pewter and quite fragile, fast and easy apparently doesn't mean "safe". I knew that the packers were going to be a little rough, and I knew I'd be neurotic about it, so I didn't watch them pack. Little did I know that not only were they going to dump my models into a cardboard box with little to no packaging, but that they would then put what amounted to 20 pounds of toys from my childhood.

      When I opened the box which had my miniatures on the bottom months ago, I quickly recognized my old toys - which were in quite a disarray in the first place - and, knowing the contents of the previous box which contained them, I dug no further than the topmost layer of toys (which had some cool old Transformers and no less than 3 different Megatrons). Tonight, I went past them, and lo and behold, chaos (not the good kind) and destruction (again, not the good kind). Here's what I found when I did:

      My two Hammerhead tanks, which retail at 40 USD, were damaged. On one, one of the thrusters had broken off, with that little plastic tab that keeps it on, and to those of you who know a Hammerhead's chassis, you'll know that's damn near irreparable without considerable pinning, and even then it wouldn't be able to rotate as it could before. To really fix it, I'd probably have to get my Dremel rotary thingy, if I could find it.
      The other one had one of its landing gear busted, which is easily fixable...

      IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO DISASSEMBLE THE ENTIRE FUCKING TANK TO GET AT IT

      And these are the large, comparably sturdy models. If anybody has actually seen the bits that go on an Obliterator, you'll know there's a lot. Maybe 20 or so that go on the arms, all very tiny?

      My Obliterator has both fucking arms missing, and he's been ripped from the base, also MIA.

      A guy can accumulate a lot of stuff in 4 years of playing that game. I kept a lot of it safe in my cases... But those who have as much as I do should know how much of your collection you can actually fit in a case.

    • Cherubael

      AWESOME

      7 years ago

      I just finished reading Dead Beat, a novel of the Dresden Files. And the climax was the most awesome thing I have ever read or thought of. Spoiler tags, since, well, you should read the book for yourself. And the rest of the Dresden Files.

      Harry Dresden, the wizard, riding on top of a tyrannosaurus rex with a .44 revolver in one hand, his rune-carved staff in the other, wearing a black leather mantled duster, fighting Native American zombies in the middle of Chicago.

    • Cherubael

      LICD Crossovers

      7 years ago

      So, Least I Could Do, an awesome webcomic that's actually professionally done, is having some sort of huge crossover event... And today's strip makes me think that the RvB comics will make an appearance.

      www.leasticoulddo.com/index.php

      If you look out the window in the third panel, you can see part of the background from the latest RvB comic, the second Mr Potatohead one. Which is pretty cool if you ask me, 'cause they're already supposedly including a lot of other cool comics. Definitely got me interested.

  • About Me

    "Life is best lived in the realms of imagination, as it’s been proven time and again that the real world disappoints continually." - Andy Chambers

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  • Comments (286)

    • Tavros

      4 years ago

      Sup, this is the user formerly known as Darknez. Decided to kick around with a new profile here and add my friends back. If you don't remember me / give a fuck that's cool too man.

      • Cherubael

        3 years ago

        It's weird that this was posted 4 months ago, I only just now got the notification. I think you've got friend requests turned off, so send me one.

    • CountinSheep

      5 years ago

      I like how we both named a Pokemon Bianca. That's what I called my Cinccino.

    • Surutar

      5 years ago

      I think I will make that cake for diz now...

    • TheRecreator

      5 years ago

      The Rooster Cup Pokémon tournament is about to begin. If you still wish to participate, please confirm by posting in the signup confirmations thread by Monday July 19th, 9:00 pm CDT.

      The tournament rules have also been updated. Please review them before confirming.

    • Surutar

      5 years ago

      NOT ACCORDING TO THE MOVIE!

    • Surutar

      5 years ago

      No? I thought Birdo had this crush on Yoshi and she spits out eggs.

    • hunterbrute

      6 years ago

      yeah the manga was a bit better, but it was incomplete so i'm watching the anime to finish it, though the Akane-chan moments always make me laugh

    • MasterVash

      6 years ago

      Cherubael
      1 new journal entry

      I DON'T HABEEB IT

    • evaporated

      6 years ago

      Friend request i need it from you

    • Biolith

      6 years ago

      Oh, so you've read Malleus too, eh?

    • Kuroshine

      6 years ago

      You read Warhammer 40K books don't you?

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      No idea. What I want to know is why they're always picking their damn noses.

      I still need to watch PPGZ. No idea where to find it though.

    • MasterVash

      7 years ago

      Hey, if you're actually here, you wanna play TF2 at 11:30 my time?

    • chaosdragun

      7 years ago

      In reply to chaosdragun, #34295:

      What's the song you used in the video?

      It's a remix of a the Gold/Silver Champion battle theme. I actually posted it and a few others that are remixes a while ago I think... would you like that song / the link with it and the others?

    • whtsnk58

      7 years ago

      Still need someone to trade with? I'll have a Haunter ready to trade in a few levels once my Gastly evolves, assuming you'd be willing to give me a few minutes.

    • BlackMonsta

      7 years ago

      I'm on the wifi chillin here when you're ready

    • Surutar

      7 years ago

      i am on wifi waiting on you.

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      It's Dawn in her winter clothes from Platinum.

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      Meh I got the feeling you didn't much like my story. Perhaps I'll write some more soon.

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      I prolly shoulda read all your comments but my thoughts on the other one is
      a) Engineer can make anything good out of s/crap metal. Thats his talent.
      b)Scopes can't go forever, so I assumed they could be improved upon. Admittedly my knowledge of guns is very very limited so this was one thing I was going to further research or scrap all together.
      c) I demand "hot woman club" be an unlockable for Sniper.
      d) It must be a man thing because in my head gun!=penis. But apparently touching another mans gun=oh noes! Sexual undertones of the homosexual nature!

      My homo references would be much blunter, trust me.

      Also I don't know why my spellcheck isn't picking up on things like double-spaces but don't worry about taking all the time to point those out. I will go over them and fix it (perhaps by moving the document to a computer with a better version of Word or something).

      Anyways those are just thoughts and explanations. Thanks again for doing all this Matt (I'll probably thank you a couple dozen times more before we're done).

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      The last comment you made makes sense but I previously state in that section that the PRPL Spy, while being an accomplished assassin, is extremely nervous interacting with men any deeper then it would take to kill them of course, thus explaining why she didn't slow down.

      Also the Soldier does move 20% slower then the Spy, and though it is not very noticable, I was unaware that is automatically slowed you down when disguised. Perhaps I can change it to something about her not carrying herself like a Soldier rather then deal with the speed issues though if you really feel it is a glaring inaccuracy.

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      My grammar fails. I need some good concrit.

      Carry on sir, carry on.

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      Ahaha Matt you're such a trooper. You still got the pic up from my last little trend.

      /awe.

      Here you are sir.

      REDSpyXbawks.png

    • Khalahd

      7 years ago

      Haha, thanks for the criticism....

      In terms of a file, the only one I have is a nail file. I've been using the hobby knife mostly, and that can't get everything, sadly.

      The colors aren't actually that bright....That was a flash pic, and the Hawk Turquoise reacts to flash insanely. >_<
      Here's a pic that is flash-less.and shows the colors a little better.

      I personally really like the paint scheme, as does my friend....The teal was Hawk Turquoise dry brushed with Snot Green. ::nods:: I know it's somewhat odd, but it's what I'm going for. My interpretation of the, like only picture of the T'Olku sept colors in existence. The bright green is needed, if only a little, as it is the Sept Color....But the blue and dark green work well. Sadly, the hawk turquoise was too much on the jetpack, and stood out too much, thus the dry brushing which gives a very nice effect, though it's hard to see in those pics. >_<

      In terms of Highlighting....I'm using Orkhide Shade for the main armor (obviously over a Chaos Black base), and that's a foundation paint....so kinda hard to mix it. Possible, but tough. So I used Snot green instead for the edges, and generally tried to leave the recesses the black color. Sadly, my hand is incredibly unsteady, and even working with the utmost care, I often get paint in the recesses I don't want to. >_<
      I'm no great painter, because of that...but I try, despite it. :-/

      Inking is something which can cause a lot of problems, I know....and I didn't want to possibly ruin it, so I decided to try to just leave the black in the recesses as much as I possibly could....given my crappy hands. >_<

      And I actually used the smallest brush available at the only store around that even carried these kinds of brushes (read: my school COOP >_<)....Though I want to get one of those super thin ones...Just need to find one.

      And yeah, because I'm really artistically challenged, I don't expect to ever enter them in any painting judgings or anything...I just want to do the best that I'm capable....though it may not be too great. Hell, I still have trouble staying in the lines coloring. Though I'm better than at least one of my serious playing friends, so that's good. XD

    • MasterVash

      7 years ago

      Hope you have a merry Christmas, Matt, and I hope to talk to you soon.

    • CountinSheep

      7 years ago

      BONK!

    • CountinSheep

      7 years ago

      Wanna battle while we're both on?

    • Crossdresser

      7 years ago


      that picture of the nurse.........that Is Ed from FMA

    • laeria

      7 years ago

      I'll look into it to see if it's my type of thing! =D

    • Surutar

      7 years ago

      I WAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO KISS YOU! ACCEPT?

      Y/N

    • Kuroshine

      7 years ago

      Dude I love your WH40K stuff it's pretty sick. 2 mod points if you can tell me the emperors real name XD

    • CountinSheep

      7 years ago

      Damn random spy checks are the end of me.

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      Yup couldn't even stand to keep my eyes open. Its awful.

    • CountinSheep

      7 years ago

      If you haven't read this, do so. It's awesome.

    • laeria

      7 years ago

      Apparently in most stores Halloween is a month long now, yes. XDDD

      And thanks for the idea! =D

    • laeria

      7 years ago

      hey! ^_^ up to anything fun? =D

    • laeria

      7 years ago

      whee psychopaths! =D

    • CountinSheep

      7 years ago

      I put proof of those new Pokemon in the thread.

    • Sarge806

      7 years ago

      Lol. Did you read the article?! :P

    • laeria

      7 years ago

      hey! =D

      *waves* ^.^

    • Riyoku

      7 years ago

      Change your location!!!
      *kicks*

    • Riyoku

      7 years ago

      I misses you~ ;__;

    • Darknez

      7 years ago

      Demonan isn't a pirate.

    • xXangelicXx

      7 years ago

      hi! u have a cute Dragonit pic! ^_^
      i like pachirisu more tho

    • CountinSheep

      7 years ago

      Haven't had a match in a while. Shoddy battle?

    • joekickass29

      7 years ago

      I was thinking about buying a Horus Heresy book and i don't know anyone who's read one so i just did a search, but would I understand any of it? I use to collect Ultramarines to a little while ago.

    • Living_Skarr

      7 years ago

      Why not just "ITakeItUpTheAss57"? It'd be pretty much the same.


      Because that's more than 15 characters.

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