ThornXBL

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from Detroit, MI

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    • Housekeeping

      11 years ago

      ThornXBL

      Yeah, I'm still here.

      In class actually. This is my last semester. About time. :D

    • Bone Comics = Best Ever

      13 years ago

      ThornXBL

      What can I say.
      This is one of those things that I just have to share.

      About 8 years ago, a magazine (Disney Adventures ( I WAS TEN SO STFU :p) ) I had ran the first few parts of the comic called Bone. I loved it, but never got to see what happened after the initial part I read.

      Then this last weekend, at the Motor City Comic-Con, I find a huge book. Over 1100 pages total. It is of Bone, the entire series. Beginning to end. One volume. 15 years worth of comics.

      It was $20. I bought it without hesitation.



      And it was the best decision I have ever made.

      Think of a comic with the art and story and characters of a good Disney cartoon, but without the "breaking into song" and fear of showing a little blood during battles. The result is amazing. Everything is consistent to the end. The only time I have to turn back is to gaze at the artwork longer or just because I love the part and want to see it again. The series and its creator, Jeff Smith, have won dozens of awards. If you've never heard of Bone, go check it out. The website has some sample pages you can see from different portions (http://www.boneville.com/library/excerpts/bone1.shtml).

      The plot is simple, yet captivating. (http://www.boneville.com/whatisbone/). The core is that the 3 Bone cousins (Fone, Phoney and Smiley) want to get back to their hometown. The big picture, uncovered as the series goes on, is a little more dire. The rat creatures are under new leadership and are beginning to violate the truce with the valley folk. To what end they test the truce for must be found out by the heroes and heroines (The young girl Thorn, who befriends the cousins and lives with her grandmother, Gran'ma Ben)

      The characters (http://www.boneville.com/whatisbone/bonecharacters.shtml) are unforgettable, from ol' Gran'ma Ben who fought the rat creatures in the big war, and isn't afraid to punch through a wall or two to fight 'em again, to the two rat creatures who really deep down just want a good quiche, each character is rich and engaging to the end.

      I ended up reading the entire volume on Sunday. Beginning to end. I just could not put it down.

      If anyone locally is interested in borrowing the book, I will gladly share it. If that doesn't work, I urge you to check it out. You can get the one volume edition for about 20 bucks from Amazon right now. Scholastic is making colored versions of the series, and in a few years we may see a One Volume Color Edition. I know I will be there to get it, too.


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    • Well f***

      13 years ago

      ThornXBL

      My last journal and comments are all gone, i see.

      Here's the gist of it:

      school+MMOs = ok so far

      MxO- Fugitiv3 on Vector-Hostile Server

      WoW- Clawshy on Dark Iron Server
      WoW- Haruhara on Laughing Skull server


      My Xbox 360 is preordered along with PDZ and GR:AW.

      PDZ looks hawt. Hope it is out launch day.

    • Summer Vacation

      14 years ago

      ThornXBL

      Done with my first year of college.

      Now I'm addicted to the Matrix Online MMORPG. Good game.

      Talk to me from the outside using AIM: add Fugitiv3@TheMatrixOnline.com to your buddy list.

      For good live online streaming radio 24/7, go to awakenedradio.com

      good stuff. :)

    • Brain Ninjas; Benny Hill-esque Comedy!

      in Forums > Brain Ninjas; Benny Hill-esque Comedy! | Follow this topic

      ThornXBL

      We made front page of HBO with this Halo 2 "Zombie" parody:

      Brain Ninjas

      Hope you enjoy the Benny Hill comedy of it all!

      HBO Link and Mirrors: here.

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    • BRAIN NINJAS!

      14 years ago

      ThornXBL

      We made front page of HBO with this video:

      Brain Ninjas

      Hope you enjoy the Benny Hill-esque comedy of it all!

      HBO Link and Mirrors: here

    • Super Bowl XL

      in Forums > Super Bowl XL | Follow this topic

      ThornXBL

      Next year the Big Game will be held in Detroit, the most overweight city in America (XL indeed)!

      We citizens of the Metro Detroit area have been told to practice doing odd things such as "not mugging people" and "leaving cars un-burnt".

      Don't ask me, I don't make the rules.

      Anyways, what do you want to see happen at Super Bowl XL? What do you want to avoid seeing (besides a 45 minute halftime tribute to Michael Moore, the Unabomber, and other lovable Michiganders)? Is there a chance (with or without the aid of spiritual beings only visible to a pre-teen) that the Lions might play at this Super Bowl?

      I want to know what the flying hell Detroit was thinking signing up for the year after Florida. Are we that stupid that we think snow and sleet is more fun than beaches and tans? Apparently so.

      But you'll be too frozen to say anything about it! HAHAHA!

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    • Headlong Hijinx

      14 years ago

      ThornXBL

      In the beginning there was one way to get a Warthog into the defensive base on Headlong, and it was ok. One just drove over the bridge into the lower level of the Sword Building, gaining enough speed to clear the concrete block. Without hitting any walls along the way. -_-;;

      Then there was much boredom. A newer, but more obscure way to get into the base with a Hog was found. It took patience, but it was possible to drive across the dangling beam onto the roof access.

      Then there was more boredom. The 2nd way took too long, and the 1st was tricky too.

      The lazy congregated and thought. Thought, blew stuff up, and thought.

      What if we use a Wraith? Sure, it won't be possible in matchmaking, but this isn't matchmaking, now is it?

      Let's try it, shall we?

      Move Hog! Move Hog! Move Hog! Move Hog!

      You know what to do! Take off every Hog!


      .WMV file
      31.2 MB
      10+ Minutes

      http://www.welovebees.com/flying_coach.wmv

      By the way, I was being sarcastic when saying it wouldn't "work with the Warthog". ;)

      Sadly, this way itself is way too unpredictable to land in the base on demand. But it's still hella tight.

      In the credits, try to spot the moment when I quit in mid-air, leaving a lifeless corpse tumbling from the heavens.

    • Indonesia

      14 years ago

      ThornXBL

      gus posted the two original pictures here, and I photoshopped an overlay showing the attrition of the shoreline.

      ShorelineAttrition.jpg

  • About Me

  • Comments (67)

    • smaugus99

      11 years ago

      bleach fan good man

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

      12 years ago

      Hey man. It's been a while. Thought I would give you the heads up. Halo 3 has an ARG. Time will tell if it becomes as epic as I Love Bee's.

    • KillStealer

      13 years ago

      check out my journal

    • VMVash

      13 years ago

      Hey fugitive what up!

    • JEDICAB

      13 years ago

      award.jpg

    • rideZero

      13 years ago

      you still alive...?

      hows the 360?

    • WolfofMiburo

      13 years ago

      Horray for FLCL!

    • ThornXBL

      13 years ago

      Oh, and if anyone is looking for a pic from FLCL (screencaps mostly, some others tho), LMK.

      I can get pretty decent screens from the .ogm files of the episodes i have.

    • ThornXBL

      13 years ago

      REPLACEMENT RESPONSE:

      Yes I am back.
      ilovebees is over but we hoper for a sequel with Halo 3.
      Deltron is very cool.
      And thanks for the pic comments.

      ^__^

    • rideZero

      14 years ago

      so you ever coming back....?

    • StpdPvtTuckr

      14 years ago

      w00t for DELTRON!!!

    • rs_to_fire

      14 years ago

      Nice. Another FLCL fan. Very cool pics, that deserves a +1

    • Killer117

      14 years ago

      Furi Kuri Rocks! and you have some awesome pictures! Some of those I can't even find...like Haruko licking the baseball bat! Awesome awesome-ness! Well talk to you later Chief.

    • Plasmafodder

      14 years ago

      Anyone who's into FLCL is cool in my book...

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      In that case, I love your taste in pics. ^_^

    • AtomskFLCL

      14 years ago

      wow i love your pics!

    • NineBreaker

      14 years ago

      Furi Kuri, Fooly Cooly, FLCL, whatever you prefer......................is awsome. The only anime i liked.

    • SGT_R22eR

      14 years ago

      Looks like you're quite a fan of Haruko... FLCL is a great anime...

    • GRD

      14 years ago

      lol your*

    • GRD

      14 years ago

      is that a robot coming out of head ?.........what no nevermind

    • silent_kid

      14 years ago

      VIVA LA FURI-KURI!!!!! Even though I had to watch each episode about 12 times before I understood what was going on............but that's just me.

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      Is there a specific part you don't understand?

      Or are you referring to it in general?

      The parts that are really different from the show are when Ninamori has a robot come out of her head (and what happens after), they never play baseball in the manga, and the ending is really different.

      Also, there is a lot more of Naota just hanging out with his friends from school around town, and there is nothing about the federal agents (Amarao, the eyebrow guy, and his partner) save for a non-speaking cameo in vol. 2.

      OH, and i think Naota really DOES kill his dad with his bat in the manga, whereas in the show he kills a robot replica.

      If there is a specific portion you don't get, just ask.

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      I think I remember your gamertag too.

      Yeah, I was upset that XBL was down for a few hours yesterday afternoon.

    • Flaeb

      14 years ago

      i think i remember playing with u for a couple of games of Star wars battlefront, my xbox live name is "Zasben", i know i played with that name O.O

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      I guess it is. I've played the video games and card game since their arrival in the States.

      I've got nothing to hide. The kids in my area who used to go the Pokemon TCG League at the Wizards of the Coast store convinced me to run a new one at Borders when WotC closed all their retail stores.

      So now I'm a Professor/Gym Leader for the card game. At least I get free stuff from Nintendo.

      At the World Championships for the TCG, they're giving $75,000 in scholarships to the top 16 players in each of the three age groups (10-, 11-14, 15+).

      And a month after Worlds 2004 (August), a 2nd place finisher sold one of his unique Finalist cards on eBay for $1860. ONE CARD.

      Pokemon is far from dead. XD

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      it's alright.

      The FLCL manga is just as random as the show. I love it because it's so unique. But you're right, it is VERY confusing and does take multiple reads. Kinda like the show.

      I commute to LTU from home, because I live 20 minutes away.

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      Currently my FLCL picture folder is at 118 MB (124,170,240 bytes).

      837 files. ^_^

    • ecksdee

      14 years ago

      Wow.
      Your collection of just those few Haruko pics totally kills my one hard-drive that was dedicated to FLCL-ness...

    • Rei

      14 years ago

      flcl is awesome! your cool

    • ebay

      14 years ago

      Have to say that yes FLCL is fuckin awsome.....can't say anything bad about it.
      peace

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      It's all right.

      Yeah, it's so cool to see my name on that list...

    • the7thprophe

      14 years ago

      942d8a8d.jpg

      sorry for the double post. put the picture in wrong.

    • the7thprophe

      14 years ago

      [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/AbsenceofAgony/942d8a8d.jpg[/IMG]


      Yay. You're so lucky.

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      FLCL.

      aka Fooly Cooly

      aka Furi Kuri.

      It's "Adult Swim's" favorite show.

    • Zhaan

      14 years ago

      What kind of amine is that? what i mean what is it called?

    • nayrk

      14 years ago

      fun stuff, hope you get the one you want.

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      yeah, that's why i'm gonna start my 2 Month Trial early, to reserve my name.

    • nayrk

      14 years ago

      yeah lol, i think alot of people will be gettin XBL then.

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      I have a 2 month trial i need to activate soon.

      I will post my gamertag then. It will probably be like FugitiveSoldier.

      I plan on getting a starter kit come November, for obvious reasons.

    • nayrk

      14 years ago

      nice avy yah have there

      btw...you have XBL?

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      thanks; you too!

    • nayrk

      14 years ago

      yo nice avy!

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      And to think GAINAX says FLCL was just them "letting off steam".

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

      14 years ago

      I love Furi-Kuri! Best stuff since EVA.

    • rideZero

      14 years ago

      wow.... some one really likes FLCL

    • Ninja

      14 years ago

      join my Ninja Clan and be forever knon as one of the great minions of the all powerful Ninja Clan!!!! (==)

      btw...FLCL kicks ass with it's utter randomness I own the fisrt two dvds because of the awesomeness it has...Haruko san rules!!!

    • freelanc8er

      14 years ago

      cool pic

    • the7thprophe

      14 years ago

      You seem like a pretty political person, I like you.

    • ThornXBL

      14 years ago

      I don't know of any download sites for them, no.

      All of my stuff i either bought in a store or were sent to me by friends online.

      Sorry i couldn't be of more help.

      But Vash is cool. ^_^

    • BlueChurch

      14 years ago

      It's great to see anime fans helping each other. Know any good sites where I can find anime, movies, manga, etc.?

      Don't forget to make every day furi curi

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