Cherubael

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    • Cherubael

      Bleach Music

      3 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.

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      ABP

      4 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.

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      Renege

      5 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

      5 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

      6 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.

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      AWESOME

      6 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.

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      LICD Crossovers

      6 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

      Tavros

      3 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

        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

      CountinSheep

      4 years ago

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

    • Surutar

      Surutar

      4 years ago

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

    • TheRecreator

      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

      Surutar

      5 years ago

      NOT ACCORDING TO THE MOVIE!

    • Surutar

      Surutar

      5 years ago

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

    • hunterbrute

      hunterbrute

      5 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

      MasterVash

      5 years ago

      Cherubael
      1 new journal entry

      I DON'T HABEEB IT

    • evaporated

      evaporated

      6 years ago

      Friend request i need it from you

    • Biolith

      Biolith

      6 years ago

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