Saturday, September 08, 2007

I'm still alive!

Grr, it sucks to be sick right at the end of summer. I guess I know now when the cold rolls in. When I start coughing lol.

And, I just can't seem to hide from people. I can't believe how one of my old friends was even contemplating my form of demise. That's what happens when you know alot of people online and the rumours just pile up lol....But, I'm healthy and back in gear. What I have to do now is upload that darn overdue image I was photoshopping several months back. It's finished, but by Zeus's lightning bolt I just didn't get it out in the wild.

And, my anime/manga blog will get in gear once I have compacted this long queue of to-watch and to-read. Seems my manga queue got longer too. Yes, I'm talking to you [boogerboy].

Friday, June 22, 2007

Sad day, does it ever seem to get better?

Yesterday, one of my Uncle's rabbits died, the same rabbit I took extensive pictures about. Ah, I had good times with the rabbit. And it was easiest to hold than the other rabbit, and it was more civilized as well.

From my poor attempt at autopsy, it appears the rabbit died from lack of food. Apparently. Yeah, it makes sense when throughout it's life it's food was always eaten by the other rabbits. (It used to be housed with it's mother and brother/sister) At time of death it was roomates with it's brother/sister, and I'll say it's brother/sister was the type that would take the food from the other rabbit [that died]. Oh well, the last time I tried to feed it the [rabbit that is alive now] would eat the food too, to the point where both rabbits eat the same piece of grass.....lovey-dovey style lol. (ie each rabbit eating off the other end of the piece of grass) So, in order to make it fair I "dual wielded" two pieces of grass and fed both rabbits at the same time. but I knew something was wrong as the [rabbit that is currently alive] would finish it's [longer] piece of grass than the other [rabbit that died].

Those are memories, short yet fond ones as well. And in my current state of health I hope too that I won't die of starvation.

Image gallery of my time in Northern Germany

Saturday, June 02, 2007

New Starscream pic and more on Transformers

Well, when I get time to write up on my adventures here while staying at my Uncle's place, in the meantime I have this new bit from the website. Behold, the not yet complete, someone-find-the-missing-pieces-to-the-puzzle picture of Starscream!

You know, I would have done the Optimus pic but we all know Optimus Prime is fairly large, and his pose is not a full posture. I knew it right away when I saw this Starscream pic that there was more to the pic than meets...... the rest of it lol.

And, I wanted to update on some things. A site reader asked if I was the "mangatron" at the Autobot game. Although the question doesn't ask which one, I will say which ones I am in.

I am the 3rd ranked player at Chevrolet's ChevyAutobot game. I used to be 1st until some people past me during my travel days. See what happens when you don't have a net connection for 2 days?

I am also the same "mangatron" in the Battle for the Allspark game, which, much to my amusement is one hilariously bugged up game. Not to mention the forum for that game is not a safe place to be, so I'd say play that game at your own risk lol.

Next post will (hopefully) be about my days here up north in Germany. Cold, warm, cloudy, sunny, feels like a weather master is up in the skies over Northern Germany....

Friday, May 18, 2007

Hi res Transformers ss from the latest trailer

Hey everyone, ten days since last post (which was about posting via email lol) and today the newest trailer for Transformers was released. I know some of you cannot play Hi-Def video on your computers, so thanks to Averatec for making my computer HD-capable, I bring you some screenshots of scenes that were first introduced in this trailer (not scenes we've already scene months ago)

I chose 720p as the source, as any larger and I think the blurryness of the ss will be too staggering lol. Go to my gallery here and check the screenshots there. Here's a taste:

See the rest here! (choose "Download Photo" to DL the 1280x534 size)

By the way Bonecrusher is my favorite behind Brawl, who we have yet to see lol. Gotta love Bonecrusher crashing into Prime.

Remember that they are blurry like they are. You can note how only the Transformers are the ones blurry, but the background and what is not.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

RE: This is another email post

Again perhaps try with a picture.

This is another email post

And, perhaps try with a picture.
Which apparently didn't work. Oh well....

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Transformers and Optimus Prime.

You know, forget all you know about Optimus Prime. People are clouding their thoughts about who Prime is so much they even out-rank those who twist the meaning of "lolicon" on my list of Most Pathetic People on the internet. Here's what I have to say about Optimus Prime.

[quote of JesterJJZ from Shoot For The Edit forums]

That wasn't Optimus Prime, it was a completely separate character. Roberto said himself that movie Prime is supposed to be "THE" Optimus Prime that's based off the G1 incarnation. He should look the same. "THE" Optimus Prime always had a faceplate.


You know what, I think I've gottent annoyed enough lately. First the TF Allspark Wars online game was an incomplete, buggy game at launch day, more Frenzy hating, etc. and now this faceplate issue rises again. So while I am totally not in the mood, I think I will attack the above quote at full force.

"That wasn't Optimus Prime, it was a completely separate character."
Not one of the prime's ever concocted were "a completely seperate character". They all shared the same characteristics that is the Optimus Prime: protects humans, stops Decepticons, fights hard etc. To say Beast Wars Prime is a completely seperate Prime is like saying G1 Prime is the only prime in this long odd life of TF. So let's just keep remaking G1 to death is what the G1 trashbags want in other words....

"Roberto said himself that movie Prime is supposed to be "THE" Optimus Prime that's based off the G1 incarnation."
He did? When? Before pre-production or post-production? Yahoo interview? Why is it only one of them said that? Where's Alex [Kurtzman]? My point is from the outset, this was not supposed to be a G1 remake, or a 50% G1 homage salute, but they (the HasBeen er HasBro) said, in a paraphrase, "this is to be the introduction of a new line of TF". Which Don Murphy said it will/might/would share similarities with G1. In Don's words "The first thing I will be (vying) for is Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime". Don's got his wish, but what else did he wish for? He said that pre-production, and so far most of what he said has changed alot. So until I hear from Bay, Spielberg, Rob and Alex that this is exactly a G1 clone, I will say this for now: Movie Prime already is based off the G1 Incarnation. Because,

"He should look the same. "THE" Optimus Prime always had a faceplate."
This is a movie. This isn't like the G1 cartoon where in the cartoon they didn't have to explain how that faceplate keeps moving up and down. Why does it even move up and down? Somethin's moving, isn't it? Prime must have a jaw then. Let's go back in time and go to that ep when Prime was first created. Apparently he was a norm, casual civilian caught up in the war. Poor guy, got hurt and dropped by the nearest pit stop. And, if I remember correctly (sorry, I'm in Germany right now and my tapes are back in the USA), Prime was one of those with a mouth. A norm, a rather high-spirited one at that, that got "battle moded" by Alpha Trion. "You may not recognize him anymore, but his (heart) is the same". He said it. The "real" creator of Prime said what needs to be locked into the brain of every TF fan out there. No matter how different he may look, his heart is the same. His heart is what made him Optimus Prime. Let's go back to all those Peter Cullen interviews, pretty much the only live action element in the G1 Prime.

[quote " at Anime Matsuri 2007"]

Question: What inspired the voice of Optimus Prime?

Cullen: When I looked at the character drawings, which is what an actor gets presented to him when he's auditioning, [i]I couldn't figure out what a truck would sound like. *Truck Noise Impression* But then when you read the character breakdown, what the substance of what this person was, what he's supposed to be and the qualities that he had, I modeled the voice actor after in this particular case after my brother Larry who was a former Marine and a captain of the Marine Corp. When he came home and he changed quite a bit and he was quiet, he was calmer, he was in control and I was very impressed by that and when we were younger, we were only 13 months apart and he would say *Larry Impression* "Peter! Cut it out! Gee Whiz!" and when he came how it was *Larry/Optimus Prime Voice* "Peter, cut it out" OPTIMUS PRIME!.


Paraphrase: "Forget what a truck sounds like, it's Prime that matters. Why?

[quote "Gamespot TF game interview"]

GS: I'm wondering when you went in for that initial audition, how they described the character to you--as a giant robot who was also a Mack truck? And I'm wondering how you visualized that and what were your impressions of the character at first? Was it something that you could easily picture?

PC: No. To see the truck, a freightliner, a big old flat-nosed freightliner--I'd never done anything like that before. So I think basically I studied the character analyses, which gave me the only clue I had. Because normally when I look at a cartoon character I will look at its neck and body, chest cavity, and what kind of a sound would come from it, whether it would be a trumpet or a tuba or whatever. But there was none of that. It was really confusing, believe me. I had no idea of the concept of the show and of course years later we find out how just involved it was, and god, it's just incredible.

So the leadership qualities led me to Optimus Prime, and I just went from there and that's how that happened.


Aha! Say what?

[quote "Gamespot interviewer"]

GS: I'm wondering, how do you approach such different roles? Optimus is obviously this leader of men and robots, and Eeyore is this slinking, sunken-eyed donkey.


See, no matter how you look at it, and no matter how many random civilians you ask out there say it, but Prime isn't characterized as a truck. As you can see both Peter Cullen and the Gamespot interviewer practically said "It's not by how he looks, but what his characteristic quality is". So he sure as heck isn't characterized by a faceplate, but by what he is. By the majority or all of the Prime's ever concocted, he was/is a calm, leader type of....being. You know, he can have a Space Shuttle, or a Submarine, or a gosh darn Titanic mode, if he shares the leadership qualities that is Optimus Prime, then he is Optimus Prime, regardless of how un-G1'ish he looks. Another score for the power of knowledge. Knowledge, 1, G1 Purist hackjacks, 0.

Fire away your comments and see how stuck up you are (if you're a G1 Purist/fanatic/idiot.) But remember, you're not blasting at just me, you're blasting at all the other more knowledgable people that have more sense than you, the G1 stuck-up, who apparently has no brain.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ha, an email post!

Normally great for a phone, but my goal is to post without opening a browser or what not. All about making life easier ja? XD

Friday, April 13, 2007

So, with mangatron Ver 2.0 launched, where was I before then?

Yeah, another 3 column setup, but this one kinda sucks a bit to a considerable degree. For one thing, if the browser size is squished, so does this blog which also means everything will fall apart. So just remember to stay 1024x768 size and everything is good lol. Now, onto my story. Actually, I had a system failure. My one and only laptop, gasping on AC adapter power and heavily breathing through the system fan. What happened was, I had multiple device failure on the DVD writer, Ethernet death, HDD slowdowns and the list goes on, but I had to delete alot of files, in the process losing a heck of alot more data than I originally intended to (the purpose of the system recovery was to save my data, not lose it). So trying to save my data before a total system crash did, I ended up losing alot more than I thought I would. And good thing my laptop came OEM with a Phoenix Firstware Pro 2004 recovery program so I could restore my OS without boot discs and what not.

So there you have it, for about a week I was restoring my laptop, losing data but the end result, not too bad: DVD drive can once again write DVD-RW's and play movies, HDD has had a 5 hour Defragmentation thanks to Perfect Disk 8, haven't tried ethernet as I'm going wireless now, but yeah. I was also able to split my drive into two partitions so that program files go in one, data in the other.

And, unforetunately I had to put off fansub duties. Ddin't want me working on a file then having a system crash in the middle of it all :/

So, yeah, uh, this blog will be about my personal life, my experiences and what not. I'll be doing gaming updates on my Gamespot blog, mostly about my gaming life, Nintendo DS experiences, and other things. I'll also comment here about other non-anime things I watch/read, news I read and what not. Also, I'm trying to watch my health. And, just like my anime/manga blog, everything is still in the design phase. I'm all about making it work, not just look good.

Note: as said in the previous post, I re-acquired my FTP info and will now store all images on my FTP @

Saturday, March 31, 2007

So what happens to my blog now that I... my FTP information for my website. Seems I need to refresh myself on website design... drat, yet another thing to spend time on. And here my blog is so easy to update, so quick to enhance....and yet, my website hosting service has more space and....grr, life sucks lol.

And yeah, I haven't used my PS2 lately, sucks when there's so many things to do, no time.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Last post was...October? lol...

Man, I guess nothing much happens in my life. Well, let's see....aside from having many health issues, soda-fied stomach, nearly broken shoulder, lack of food options, poor lighting, lack of table for laptop, I could go on about how sucking this life is, but let's look at a brighter side, ja? How about I showcase a couple of pictures my oh so happy digital camera tries to paparazzi off of me:

Handheld device hell (No, that's not the only GBA game I have. Hint: DS's are on)
The James Bond briefcase with 2 Hard Drives and a PS2 lol
Oh, including my Master Grade Wing Zero Custom (no it doesn't go in the briefcase)

Yes, I really carry that much handhelds and that briefcase is entirely for the PS2 and HD's. So where does my laptop go? Well, my brother carries it lol....well, he carried it when I came here to Germany, so, technically yeah he carries it lol. The handhelds are scattered across a DS bag, GBA steel case and a hand carry suitcase that really is running out of room.

Hmm, wonder what's good for my next post....maybe I can post what a nightmare it is to eat out. I'll probably take pics of all the boxes that were the end result of "eating outside because you damn straight can't cook in a hotel" lol.