MSpencer

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from the middle of nowhere

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    • What is this strange land I've wandered into?

      6 years ago

      MSpencer

      I'm trying to think of a good movie analogy to use when thinking about my reaction to seeing this site again after all those years away from it. Sort of like someone traveling to the future, seeing how their home has changed.

      ...I feel like I should be screaming "You maniacs! You blew it up!" at...I don't know, a crumbled statue of Caboose or something. Anyway, what was I saying?

      Oh yeah, things are different here. Site looks very.....Facebook-ish. >_> Which okay fine, things were starting to trend that way when I left, so I shouldn't be that surprised. It's the way things are going these days (unfortunately).

      Things with me have been very...alright, that could take an entirely different journal to describe. Maybe someday.

      How have all of you been? (assuming I still have followers who would read this)

    • 8 years ago

      MSpencer
    • I Wonder If I Can Just Schedule an MRI?

      8 years ago

      MSpencer

      What follows is the weirdest dream I've ever had....and that's saying something.

      Okay, I need to get this in text before I forget it, because quite frankly, I want to remember this one - if nothing else, just to remember how stupid it was. I won't have too much trouble remembering though, I've actually managed to remember a lot of details about the dream which doesn't happen that often for me.

      The dream started off with me watching the Hangover 2, already odd since I have no desire to see Hangover 2 because it looks like the exact same plot of the first film (which I did watch btw). Somehow I made up a more interesting plot to it because there were a lot of twists, the thing played out more like Ocean's Eleven, and John Locke of LOST was in it. What? Okay, I don't know either. One of the guys turned out to be a cop, so when SWAT went to raid his house he was wearing his uniform and they assumed he was one of their there to arrest himself. He escapes and one of the SWAT guys talks about how weird it is that the guy was out of his jurisdiction and it hits them that the Bradley Cooper character is a cop - OH NOES! From there, the guys decide to return the lion they inadvertently stole (I think this was a nod to myself about how much I thought the second movie looked liked a rehash of the first) and I decided they could handle this on their own, so I bid them adieu and caught a cab home.

      Yes, it's one of THOSE dreams. I assume I'm not the only one who has these. You know when you're having a dream about reading a book or watching a TV show or movie and suddenly you're a character in it? That's what this was. But it seems I found Hangover 2 too boring because I immediately jumped to something else.

      I get home and strangely enough, I've realized this isn't my house after I walk in the front door. No, this is Peter Parker's/Spider-man's house. Oops. I turn to leave but suddenly Aunt May is there and has somehow mistaken me for Peter, so I conclude that this makes me Ben Reilly (clone of Spider-man from the 90s if you don't know). Aunt May says there's a noise in the attic, so being the good little clone of her nephew, I go up to check it out...and find an entirely different house up there with a vampire living in it. Don't ask the vampire's name, I never got it. Knowing my brain, it was probably something like "Dr. Acula". I talked to the vampire for a while until I heard a series of thuds and ran downstairs. Seems Aunt May took a tumble down the stairs...around the same time Mary Jane fell on a knife that was lodged in her chest.

      Spider-man's life SUCKS.

      Thinking quickly, I ask the vampire to call an ambulance while I check on the ladies. He hands me the phone after dialing and I start talking to who I assume is a 911 operator...but it's not. See, vampire is so old that they didn't have 911 back in the day, so he called some outdated emergency number that connects to one 90 year old man working in a shed somewhere. He puts me on hold so he can call his buddy at the hospital, so I hang up to call 911. Only I can't disconnect the phone and instead of a dial tone I keep getting the on-hold music. Argh!

      Plan B: I ask the vampire to watch the two bleeding ladies (I'm stupid, I know. But luckily this never panned out) while I took a time machine to the past to find Peter Parker - no idea why I couldn't find him in the present or why time travel was the better option - just roll with it. .....actually, why didn't I go back in time to prevent Aunt May and Mary Jane from falling in the first place? Nevermind.

      And no, I didn't use the TARDIS. How awesome would that have been?

      I travel across the time stream into the distance past of Smallville (I know I know!) where I find Tom Welling unconvincingly playing a teenager playing water polo against the other team that has a female supervillain on it. In my dream logic, the only thing that didn't make sense here was that there was a co-ed water polo team. I heat vision the supervillain (apparently my fandom goof turned me into Connor Kent/Superboy) and dragged the young Superman away telling him his wife and aunt are dying in the future. He looked confused when I said 'aunt', so I realized that was because they never had Aunt May on the Smallville TV series - something I found a little odd but I didn't dwell on that because we had two people to save! As we head to the time machine I tell him the plan - he'll pose as his future self - Peter Parker - while I try to find the real Peter. He then asks, "Who's Peter Parker?"

      Somehow, screwing up that badly jolted me awake.

      I need a vacation, a visit to a psychiatrist, or brain surgery because that...wow.

    • I Take Some of It Back...

      8 years ago

      MSpencer

      I have found the most entertaining thing on this site: Fails of the Weak. I'm watching each video back to back and I haven't laughed so hard in weeks.

    • I Return to More Website Changes

      8 years ago

      MSpencer

      I see we've sunk deeper into Roosterspace or Teethbook, whatever you want to call this site now. Is it any wonder why I haven't been coming to this site lately?

      I don't mind social networking sites - hell, I use one and sort of use another - I just think that Rooster Teeth trying to be one is a mistake. The site has lost its identity. When I first came to the site, it was about machinima and Red Vs. Blue - now the basic layout of the site makes no mention of either of those things. I realize they do other stuff now, and it's great that they're branching out, but they shouldn't forget where they've been. They built a fanbase on machinima, not posting about which one of them might be gay on the front page. If people want Facebook, go to friggin' Facebook.

      It's probably ironic that the changes made to the site in the past year or two actually made me less social. And hey, look at that - I wrote a journal entry that has more relevance to this site than half of the 'news' entries on the main page.

    • For lack of anything else to post...

      8 years ago

      MSpencer

      Remember that time I posted a journal about the Wii and how I thought it was a gimmicky piece of crap and a clear indication that Nintendo doesn't know how to make a system for hardcore gamers? I'd point it out to you, but I deleted it so that the dozens of Nintendo fanboys from the thread someone (you know who you are) posted the link in would finally leave me alone.

      I caught a lot of heat from the rabid fanboys, making me despise fanboys, Nintendo, and what kind of fans they create all the more. A few even told me that I was being a hypocrite and that I would probably be in line to buy a Wii on day one.

      Well, this may come as a shock to all of you, but..........they were totally wrong.

      DAY 1432 - 3 YEARS, 11 MONTHS, 2 DAYS : Still no Wii.

      I bought a PS3 though, and I'm enjoying that. Y'see, Sony? All you had to do was drop it down to a reasonable price. Now let's just ignore that little attempt to copy the Wii and keep putting out good games, okay? Although I did get the Slim model and I'm a little confused about this "It Only Does Everything" thing since my PS2 games don't seem to work in it. Funny, that.

    • Can We Talk?

      9 years ago

      MSpencer

      Hey game developer, it's me again. You know, I just played your game and I've got to tell you, it's really great. The skill progression and new abilities really make the gamer feel like they're making progress. The story was good too, it really got me into the game and made me want to play more and more.

      ...

      What? Well yeah, there is a 'but' coming. I just didn't want to come across as all negative.

      ...

      Okay, I'll just say it. It's about your escort missions. I know I know, you put a lot of time into them, just like the rest of the game; no one is saying you didn't. It's just...I get the impression that you think they're more fun than I do. You're putting them in....what, every sixth mission? This only bothers me because there's so much variety to the other missions.

      ...

      ....well yeah, I suppose there's some variety to the escort missions. Escorting one person...escorting two...escorting the one while they perform objectives that I could easily do alone...oh, and the 'defend the stationary object' missions, those are--

      ...

      No, I'm not making fun of you. Look, it's just that escort missions have been done so many times that myself and a lot of other gamers start to dread them. One minute we're going along in the campaign at top speed, fighting gradually stronger and more powerful foes; and the next thing we know, we're defending someone who has 1/100th of the health bar that we do from an onslaught of enemies that might give us trouble even if we weren't trying to stop them from killing someone who refuses to fight back.

      ...

      Yes, I suppose she's a well-written character, but that has nothing to do with the mechanics of the mission. I mean Lois Lane is an okay character too, but you wouldn't want to see Superman following along beside her, defending her from supervillains as she plods along at a snail's pace doing some mundane task. And if I'm being brutally honest, there isn't a gamer out there who says, "Woohoo! An escort mission!" I mean maybe if you replaced the "woohoo" with a four letter word and made the tone negative then you'd get a good idea where I'm coming from.

      ...

      Please stop crying. I'm not mad, this is just constructive criticism. I'm only saying these things because I love your games.

      ...

      No, I didn't say I love you only for your games, you're twisting my words. Look, let's just forget about this and look ahead to the future. You've got that sequel coming up soon, right?

      ...

      What do you mean you're late?

    • 9 years ago

      MSpencer
    • Why I Dislike Achievement Hunter

      9 years ago

      MSpencer

      I had to make a new journal about something, so I'll make one about this. Achievement Hunter is useless.

      I'm not going to rant on how it's just achievement whoring and how gamerscores are pointless, you all know that already. What I'm going to talk about is the format that makes nearly every Achievement Hunter video unwatchable. It goes something like this:

      Host: "Hey everybody, this is Host and Drunken Sidekick from Achievement Hunter and today we're showing you how to get a few tricky achievements and pad out the rest of the video with ridiculously simple achievements that are pretty self-explanatory."

      Drunken Sidekick: *pointless commentary*

      Host: "That's right, Drunken Sidekick. Now, for the first achievement we're going to cut right to the objective without really pointing out where this can be found in the game. Our pointless banter is much more important."

      Drunken Sidekick: "Your mom is more important."

      Host: *laughs at unfunny joke* "Oh, I'd better talk fast, I didn't even say anything about the achievement I just got."

      I actually tried to follow the Alan Wake collectible guide and after three videos of this crap, I decided it would be much easier to just find everything on my own. The videos are really unprofessional, not all that informative, and the sidekick is totally unnecessary. I don't know if they think it's funny to have someone ad lib some random jokes into the video but it really doesn't work, it's just distracting.

      And since I'm a jerk, I went ahead and made a parody. You're welcome.

      edit: I swear, I didn't know they had already made LIMBO videos before I made this. XD

    • This is the last one, I swear....maybe

      9 years ago

      MSpencer

      I don't post here much, partly out of nothing to say, but mostly because I don't visit this site more than once a week. I always tell myself that this will be my last journal entry on this site, but then I look at my "last entry" and it doesn't feel very last entry-ish. It's as though in my head every journal entry ends with an ellipsis and some extremely bored person out there is waiting for me to say something else that means absolutely nothing. This must be how President Obama feels when writing speeches.

      Where am I going with all of this? NOWHERE! Seriously, I've posted 500 and some journals here about absolutely nothing and now you expect me to have a point?

      By the way, to whoever went back to my first journals and started negmodding them with "Lame", I was going to say I admired your dedication until I noticed that you gave up partway through the second page. Come on man, you're not going to give up on your inane attack so soon, are you? Whatever I did to hurt your feelings must have been very serious. You need your revenge, dude! Let the world know how lame I am! That'll show me! Oh, and don't forget the images...and the few comments I make on videos, threads, and friends' stuff. Let me know if you need me to post more stuff, I know we're limited to only one modding per comment/journal/image now and eventually you'll run out of things to mod. I'm here to help.

      One last thing: for all my complaining about the pointless CGI in recent RvB episodes, I wholeheartedly support the last scene in Chapter 9 of RvB: Revelation. I'll also support any and all CGI used in a battle between Tex, Meta, and Wash. That would be a beautiful thing. Just don't have them fighting on a river of lava or something. :P

      There we go, an Obama bash and a George Lucas bash in one journal. Take two shots.

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  • Comments (426)

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      9 years ago

      you let me down!

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      9 years ago

      funny new characters like an indecipherable mega bad guy that wash bickers with?

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      9 years ago

      Hm...I kinda get it. I'll have to think about it still. I probably wouldn't buy it either way.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      9 years ago

      That means I have to play Halo Wars? Dang.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      9 years ago

      Wow, and here I thought the waypoint would be completely useless to me. Sounds pretty awesome now!

      And that means I have to get Halo Wars and 100% that. Crap. Well, I'll just make sure to get the last 3 ODST achievements in Firefight before it comes out.

    • cbetts

      9 years ago

      Okay, uploaded - LINKY

    • cbetts

      9 years ago

      I was just commenting on Obama's spending spree on another forum recently. Someone told me I have no right to complain about Obama because Bush "took us from black to red before you could type 'WTF?'" I said that was true, but Obama took us from red to redder even quicker, then showed the deficit figures on a graph I found with a Google search. Wish I could find it now, it really puts things into perspective.


      I have a video that does a great job of explaining the spending among the last five presidents. I will send it to you when I get home tonight.

    • cbetts

      10 years ago

      It's not treating me too good, I'm currently unemployed. I did make a full recovery from the stroke though. My right hand is still a little twitchy at times, but no lasting damage.

      How have you been?


      Oh crap . . . sorry to hear it. Sorry I can't help you much from California.

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      Yeah, and I'd be just as hard on the Dem fuckwits, too.

    • cbetts

      10 years ago

      "My car doesn't run on research."


      Oh! That is a classic line!

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      We're twins!

    • mike911

      10 years ago

      Hey! Just a friendly dropby, but do you remember this topic/image?
      Well..I responded to your edited image.
      Oo;

    • Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

      10 years ago

      Cause I had such a great talk about it where all that was said is, "You're dumb." in the end.

      Man! I totally feel like Anarchy is awesome as well!

    • Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

      10 years ago

      Then stop asking about my opinions on stuff through JF.

    • Angelus7

      10 years ago

      To be honest, I'm surprised you haven't gotten yourself banned yet.
      At this point, I'm not sure whether to say "kudos" or "pick up the pace."

    • SipidersW

      10 years ago

      Bwa ha ha. Look what I just found on my old hard drive
      pop3ozll8.jpg

      Post edited 9/04/08 8:25PM

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      I went into the 20+ Forum.

      They actually have a thread where they are seriously discussing the coming robot armaggeddon.

    • RappinPicard

      10 years ago

      Hello there, SPENCER

    • Bryy

      10 years ago

      jlarson1616
      aim
      now

    • Rental01

      10 years ago

      I don't think the "1 month online" makes much sense. I have 117d online, you have 69d, I know other people (basement dwellers) with a bajillion. The "1 month online" seems like a little underkill if you ask me. I'm just kinda interested - I wanna see what they say. :D

      <-- like a giddy school girl - only 32 yrs old, married, male, and not in school

    • Rental01

      10 years ago

      I thought you were added as a friend years ago. Lol. I know I've been watching you for years. :D

      I'm just curious to see what my site acheiveme... er, rankings are. lol

    • Rental01

      10 years ago

      No kidding, right? Weird. :D

    • TheTaco007

      10 years ago

      yes, and I tried to figure out more about why he wouldn't let me use it, and he got pissed.
      Then I told him why the experiment wouldn't work, and he told me he didn't give a shit.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      10 years ago

      Hmm yeah, I can't agree with you because then my head would be the size of the moon. But I have a theory where someone with power hates me for some reason unknown to me. I wonder if I'll ever find out if I'm right.

    • Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

      10 years ago

      At least I get a machete, psshaw.

    • Fhajad Forum Games Moderator

      10 years ago

      I took on this duty, cause I have the duty to be awesome with a gray box.

    • Angelus7

      10 years ago

      Hey, you're friends with another mod now.
      And hey, I'm friends with a mod now!

      Let the power-by-association start its corruption! F*ck yeah!

    • Vicki

      10 years ago

      You took the words right out of my mouth (comment on DiMono's profile). I don't want to make too big a stink because it's not SUPER SERIAL but... there were some interesting choices, and your question just about sums up my feelings on the topic.

    • SipidersW

      11 years ago

      smiley7.gif Give it a chance. The Staff make their living based on this website. They have a lot invested in this. Lets just see how it pans out.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      hahah nice

    • Bryy

      11 years ago

      TITS OR GTFO

      When I was an admin at ICP and a mod for YGOTAS, my head exploded on a daily basis. It's just too much trivial crap.

    • Britlyn

      11 years ago

      Yes I shall be there as well.

      Well she was upset when she didn't get to come out for the fourth. I am also coming because I'm not sure if she can stay by herself, not that I don't like u guys because I do! =)

      Ok well just to say your mom's cooking, last night I had turkey circles!! I would KILL for your mom's cooking!!! haha =)
      And Ohio is different than what we're used to so that is exciting to us.

    • Britlyn

      11 years ago

      So did u know u will be seeing me again next week??

    • Angelus7

      11 years ago

      Odd though, he's only got up to Episode 6. Maybe one of us should point out the other two that have been released since then, eh?

    • Angelus7

      11 years ago

      Dude, check it out. You've got a fan on YouTube.

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      11 years ago

      I literally searched for what you suggested I put up.

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      11 years ago

      The joys of google image search: second row with safe search turned off.

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      11 years ago

      My new pic = win.

    • RappinPicard

      11 years ago

      jrnl. naow.

      (not a contest, by the by)

    • Bryy

      11 years ago

      jrnl
      now

    • Britlyn

      11 years ago

      So I'm guessing u should sign in to MSN cause I'm very bored.
      That and I haven't talked to u for a while.....and I MISS U!

    • SipidersW

      11 years ago

      Yeah, the dev team are the guys who make the Age of Empires series. But because this is such a high ranking series, I highly doubt that Bungie or Microsoft would let it out from under their gaze.

      From what I've seen so far, it looks like a pretty standard combat RTS. The only thing it really has going for it is being set in the Halo Universe, which I personally find fascinating.

      It's also a prequel, set before the first game, so we get to see more than one ego-inflated spartan smiley0.gif

    • SipidersW

      11 years ago

      Halo 2 limited disc? I didn't know there was such a thing, I should find an ISO of it somewhere smiley0.gif I'm recalling some old magazine articles I read for the Mac and PC release, back before Halo became the xbox flagship title. It did look pretty interesting, and I'd imagine it would be pretty easy for them to pull out their old 'ideas folder' for Halo wars.

      Bet the game will still be the same price, even though most of the concept work has already been completed years ago smiley3.gif

    • SipidersW

      11 years ago

      Hehe, I'm in a similar boat, too many hours in front of the computer, need sleep smiley3.gif

      Halo was originally set up to be an RTS, way back in it's earliest development stages. Your spartan was going to be a hero character, with special strengths and abilities, similar to champions from warcraft.

      I've only really been interested in RTSs in the last year or two, (since i've had a computer capable of running them :P)

      The thing I don't like about them is how little strategy they actually require. It's a very basic rock paper scissors affair. If you use tanks, your opponent uses aircraft. If your opponent uses aircraft, you use missile silos etc.

      First_official_halo_screenshot.jpg
      That's the first publicly released screenshot of halo. Little bit of nostalgia smiley0.gif

    • SipidersW

      11 years ago

      Sorry bud, you're gonna have to reword that. I couldn't understand the way it was written smiley7.gif

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      yeah no problem. rekindling is fun.

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      yeah i get mixed up about that too. and they are the biggest noobs on the site, i bet they don't even know a single rvb quote.

      Post edited 7/24/08 9:01PM

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      11 years ago

      perfect analogy. it was a whole lot of facepalm.

    • Angelus7

      11 years ago

      Impressive. But can you play in 9/8?


      BTW, previously mentioned english teacher would be proud of us for arguning in poetic verse.



      PS: The whole "up-against-the-wall-revolution-thing" in your 'About' section: What's up with that?

    • Angelus7

      11 years ago

      Eh, you may be right.
      It wouldn't be the first time.
      That I'm wrong, I mean.



      Perhaps we should speak in prose, from here on, yes?

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