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  • Mood: Yearning
  • Listening to: ASMR videos
  • Reading: r/retrofuturism
  • Watching: The TV screen
  • Playing: Streets of Rage 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Water
So recently I saw this indie film called Space Station 76. It's a neat little film that supposedly got a lot of high marks at some festivals (the box said it was a 'film-festival favorite'). Adapted from a play, the film shows off the lives of several people living on a space station. The thing is, this space station is straight out of what people thought the future would be like in 1976. It practically oozes 1970's. What isn't gleaming station is straight 70's. The clothes, the attitudes, the ideals- at least, it feels like 70's. I watched it just for the setting, and it doesn't disappoint. It has no real plot, but it's a nice look at what could have (never) been.

This got me started on a huge retrofuturistic kick. It reminded me why I enjoy things like that so much. It's like looking into the past, and yet it's like looking into the future. Of course, it's all science fiction now, but the cool thing (or perhaps sad or funny thing) is that a lot of people actually thought that the future would turn out like it shows. And yet for all the things that changed, nothing really changes at all. Even recent examples of retro-futurism astound and entertain me. I'm tempted to watch Back to the Future 2 just to see what they thought next year would be like in the mid-80's. That's one of the few recent examples that we can dispute- most of the examples we see are either too far ahead or too far outlandish- or made too far back. A lot of ideas about what the year 2000 would be like as envisioned by people in the late 1890's/early 1900's are just plain silly looking. Even the ideas about what the future would hold in the year 1999- it's hilarious and yet so interesting to see what we had envisioned.

Also, every generation seems to dream of flying cars.

If you see something that would fit the tagline "The Future of The Past" or "Yesterday's Tomorrow", let me know. I love to soak up the imaginations of the past.
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Words
  • Watching: Things
  • Playing: Games
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Liquids
Uh, yeah.

So at NYCC Lego had a whole showcase of the new sets and OMG WHO AM I KIDDING
I CAN'T GO ABOUT THIS CALMLY

So what, I might be 22. (Almost.)

I don't care. I'm buying all the wave 1 sets.


It's a soft reboot, and while they're respecting the roots (according to a slideshow that was used) they're going about it with some fresh air. No more Mata Nui- but they're keeping Makuta. It's now Eniku (or something) and Makuta, the two mask makers. Eniku wears the Mask of Creation, Makuta wears the mask of Control. Eniku's masks are more treasured, so Makuta gets jealous and breaks the sacred pact that a mask should never have more than one element. Makes the Mask of Ultimate Power, it takes control over him, Eniku realizes what's going on and knocks the mask off of Makuta- sends them both into a deep never-ending sleep (or something.) Island is now called Okoto, not Mata Nui. Clearly trying to appease the old fans while making the series more accessible to younger kids.

There may be some sort of animated series, akin to the old Mata Nui online flash game. They're clearly trying to emulate the sense and atmosphere of the original 2001 sets- and it's working. Yes, I have some nitpicks- but they have all the potential right now. The masterminds behind the original story are not working on this incarnation, which is leaving many with doubts, but like I said, these guys are taking this seriously and they have the potential to do wonderful things.

While I feel that they will not be able to be as good as the original, DAMN I'M GETTING EXCITED FOR THIS AND DAMN THEY'RE HITTING ALL THE RIGHT NOTES.

I don't care about my wallet, I'm buying all six Toa. Fuck what society thinks. I'm getting them.

*proceeds to spaz around the room full speed on the hype train*
  • Mood: Euphoric
  • Listening to: Super Castlevania IV Soundtrack
  • Reading: Dracula, Frankenstein, Nintendo Power .pdfs
  • Watching: Something on Amazon instant video
  • Playing: Dragon Warrior, Castlevania 2 redacted
  • Eating: My mother's awesome cooking
  • Drinking: CHEERWINE aka elixir of life
I have been hired to work at the local Ingles in the deli. I'll be making 9 dollars an hour- better than what I've been making before. I start next Saturday. Ingles is like a Kroger, or HEB, or... it's a grocery chain. Not like walmart, but not unlike what it offers. A bit more expensive but you don't get the 'walmart crowd', if you know what i mean.

Super excited and super happy and ;ASKDLJF;ALKJD;KLJ
THAT WAS FAST YEAH
*epic fistpump*
Hey, honestly, I'm just happy to have a source of gas money.

I don't know what's stopping me from jumping all over the place from joy.
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Music?
  • Reading: Ancient Nintendo Power Magazines (.pdf format)
  • Watching: The Road Warrior
  • Playing: Dragon Warrior, Titanfall, Castlevania 2 redacted
  • Eating: My mother's awesome cooking
  • Drinking: CHEERWINE aka elixir of life
So I've been here in NC for about 2 weeks now. It's nice up here. I've already got bank accounts going, now I need a job so I can put money into said bank account. As soon as I can get my car in my name and get it insured up here, I can get my NC driver's license. But! I live in a tourist town. Nobody will think twice about a Texas license plate or license. Which is cool.

Bought Titanfall for the 360, used, for 30 dollars. I paid 12 thanks to a 20 dollar gift card (tax included).

Yeah, I know- it's 'online-only' and only multiplayer- but OMG IT'S SO MUCH FUN

It's chaotic and crazy, but coherent and slow enough for me to keep up with just about everything that's going on. Also, my favorite part: NO TWITCH. None. Whatsoever. None.  Infinitely better than CoD, not counting the robots. The campaign is weaved into multiplayer flawlessly, so it's a wonderful experience. But there is a standard multiplayer mode with no story attatched to it, if you're so inclined.
The Titans in the game do indeed make the game SO much different than every other shooter out there. They add several interesting factors and mechanics into the game, along with the parkour rocket-jumps you can do- you are encouraged to do, in fact. I'm not used to that yet, but I've been the best player on my team for each game we've played, even though we've lost each time.
Teams are neat, too. There are only 6 human players on each team- Pilots. Only they can hop into Titans and make them rain from the sky. The rest of the team is padded with much stupider and easier to kill AI bots, named Grunts and Spectres- oh, they also infinitely spawn in. The addition of AI players makes it feel more like a standard FPS; you come across enemies frequently enough, but when you come across a player and manage to kill them it lets you know, and it comes with a certain level of satisfaction for myself.
There are only 3 Titans: Ogre, Atlas, and Stryder. Tank, Jack-of-all-Trades, and Fast-but-Fragile, respectively. Simple enough to use easily but varied enough to have quite a nice mix on the ground. There are also 3 preset loadouts for each Titan- Jack-of-all-Trades style, Tank style, and Artillery style (lots of damage from range- think rockets and shit). Quite varied and easy to use.
I've only played a few games, but this is an Xbox exclusive that is (in my opinion at this moment) that is worth a look. The game is really fun to watch, so if you're not willing to spend 40 dollars on a new copy of the game (which it is worth, imho) go ahead and watch a few videos.
I'd suggest getting it for PC, really- this game is screaming for a Mod to change the Titans into Transformers, Jaegers, or any other sort of Mech you can think of.


Also I've started playing Dragon Warrior on NES, aka Dragon Quest 1. I like it, surprisingly.
  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Ballyhoo!, Linkin Park
  • Reading: Ancient Nintendo Power Magazines (.pdf format)
  • Watching: The colors flash on my TV screen
  • Playing: Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Eating: Anything that tastes good.
  • Drinking: Any soda I can get my hands on- and some Peach Tea
So it's official. I move from Manvel, Texas to Bryson City, North Carolina on June 26. At least, that's the earliest we'll leave.
No addresses. This is the Internet. (Then again, if someone REALLY wanted to find me, they'd find me anyway.)
As it stands, I will be driving my own vehicle on the 800+ mile, 2 day trip. I've been told that if I can drive from here to The Woodlands, TX on my own, then I should be okay. I've sat on trips comparable in time and survived just fine, but I haven't driven that long in one sitting. I won't be alone; I'll be trailing my Mother and I'll most likely have a passenger- a younger sibling, so I won't fall asleep at the wheel or something.

This can change if the little leak my car has decided to get leads to something worse- specifically transmission problems. I needed to get the thing serviced, anyway, so hopes are high that the leak is something minor and something that can be fixed via servicing. I drive a '98 Isuzu Rodeo, by the way, which means it has a real funky transmission. Basically no way your everyday backyard mechanic can service it or change the fluid without special tools. According to the shop I've been sent to, the cost is reasonable- no more than 130 dollars (if they flush the fluid)- but if it turns into something worse, I may be up a shit-creek sans paddle. I only have roughly 2000 dollars saved up, and I'd prefer to keep from spending ungodly amounts on a new transmission for the car I've got- but I'd rather get it settled here in TX instead of going up to NC without a car (or worse, having the damn thing go kaput midway through our trip). Honestly, I'm not even sure what the leak is, but my Dad (who is very auto-savvy) says he thinks it's transmission. It's a small leak- only a few drops in a day- but enough to make a tiny puddle. Enough to be noticed. I haven't noticed any strange sounds, sensations, or smells (aside from the usual), so *shrug*.

I still need to get the brakes looked at, though. I'm not afraid of spending to fix those. Tires are debatable- I could certainly use them, but by no means do I outright NEED them. I've got a bit of tread left, but they're old tires. Just fine for 'Point A to Point B' type situations, but I don't want a blowout mid-journey.

I suppose I'm overthinking or perhaps worrying a bit, but I can't help it; I'm anxious.

I want to move up there; I love it up there. The only reason I'm here (and why I'll come back) is my Dad's whole family lives down here. My Mom's family is scattered, though- but most live in the NC area.
My Mom wants me up there, for my 15 year old brother's sake. Will not comment any further on this matter.
I've got plans laid to get a job with a robotics company called ConMet (unsure of spelling and too lazy to check). Stories are promising and from always reliable sources. I should be a shoe-in, as they are desparate for employees who can show up to work and pass drug tests. Also I'd be getting paid about 12 to 14 dollars an hour- almost twice as much as what I'm making here at Wal-Mart. But, if this doesn't pan out, I can always take 2 years of cashiering and put it to use somewhere.
School is another story. No sense in wasting time and money going to school for no reason. Need to buckle down and decide what I want to major in. But there's a plan for that, too. Community College a bike's ride away from home, and Western Carolina University for anything higher.

Have to go.

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sword1119
D. H.
United States
Current Residence: Texas; south of Houston
Favorite genre of music: Old country and old rock. I also like Hard Rock (think Metallica, and the like.).
Favorite style of art: I enjoy them all.
Operating System: Windows Vista, sadly.
MP3 player of choice: IPod.
Shell of choice: .45 ACP- because shooting twice is stupid... although 9mm, .22 LR and .177 pellets are very fun.
Skin of choice: My own- which happens to be white.
Interests
  • Mood: Yearning
  • Listening to: ASMR videos
  • Reading: r/retrofuturism
  • Watching: The TV screen
  • Playing: Streets of Rage 2, Sonic 3 and Knuckles
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Water
So recently I saw this indie film called Space Station 76. It's a neat little film that supposedly got a lot of high marks at some festivals (the box said it was a 'film-festival favorite'). Adapted from a play, the film shows off the lives of several people living on a space station. The thing is, this space station is straight out of what people thought the future would be like in 1976. It practically oozes 1970's. What isn't gleaming station is straight 70's. The clothes, the attitudes, the ideals- at least, it feels like 70's. I watched it just for the setting, and it doesn't disappoint. It has no real plot, but it's a nice look at what could have (never) been.

This got me started on a huge retrofuturistic kick. It reminded me why I enjoy things like that so much. It's like looking into the past, and yet it's like looking into the future. Of course, it's all science fiction now, but the cool thing (or perhaps sad or funny thing) is that a lot of people actually thought that the future would turn out like it shows. And yet for all the things that changed, nothing really changes at all. Even recent examples of retro-futurism astound and entertain me. I'm tempted to watch Back to the Future 2 just to see what they thought next year would be like in the mid-80's. That's one of the few recent examples that we can dispute- most of the examples we see are either too far ahead or too far outlandish- or made too far back. A lot of ideas about what the year 2000 would be like as envisioned by people in the late 1890's/early 1900's are just plain silly looking. Even the ideas about what the future would hold in the year 1999- it's hilarious and yet so interesting to see what we had envisioned.

Also, every generation seems to dream of flying cars.

If you see something that would fit the tagline "The Future of The Past" or "Yesterday's Tomorrow", let me know. I love to soak up the imaginations of the past.

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:iconjnpiii:
JNPIII Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Xbox1 confirmed for failure.
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
...while the PS4 and Wii U rocket ahead.

In all seriousness, I'm going to buy a Wii U- if not for anything else, for Super Smash Bros, and the virtual console.

I'm very seriously considering getting a PS4 for the same thing; a virtual console.

The day Xbox360 support ends I will lose the 2% faith I have in Microsoft (at least for that portion about Microsoft).
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master-chief2064 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Where've ya been dude? :3
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Life got in the way.
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master-chief2064 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
As always :iconderpplz:
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:iconjnpiii:
JNPIII Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Happy, belated, birthday!

And the beginning of double decades. Oh geeze, I'm only a few months off from that as well...
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gwarrior456 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday dude! :3
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thanks!!! :dummy:
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:iconjnpiii:
JNPIII Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You should watch Dragonball Z Abridged. With headphones and away from children.
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sword1119 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
It's gotta be better than DBZ: Kai. That stuff is weak. It must be made of something like paper mâché- or RADITZ.
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