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|Posted by blcksb on February 7, 2013 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Hello everyone, im fixing house slowly, I've finally added some pictures and ill change the song on the front page later tonight. Otherwise enjoy the pictures and have a good night, ill begin writing my Darksiders II review in the next couple of days
|Posted by blcksb on January 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM||comments (0)|
I had an idea a few days ago that I posted on my twitter feed about wanting to review Disney's older films, and I am starting on that now. I have set a timeframe date of 1937 ( the release of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs) to 1989 which is when the 1990's "Disney Renaissance" began. As I had direct contact for viewing at the time of this writing I shall be reviewing 1977's The Rescuers and its sequel The Rescuers Down Under, I know I said 1989 as the cutoff but for the purposes of sequels (If any) I will be doing those also. Also I will be finishing off each film with a Then/Now part where I compare the film as an adult to how I enjoyed it as a kid. Now onto the show.
The Rescuers was based off of Margery Sharps series of childrens stories, our main protagonists are two mice named Bernard, a mouse of American nationality who is voiced by Bob Newhart, and Miss Bianca who is of Hungarian nationality and is voiced by Eva Gabor (Who was also Hungarian). Bernard is the janitor of the Rescue Aid Society while Bianca is the Hungarian representitive of the group. A letter in a bottle was found washed ashore in New York from a young girl named Penny, who lived an an orphanage who desperately wishes to be adopted, was kidnapped by Madame Medusa to find a diamond known as the Devil's Eye. Bernard and Bianca journey to a swamp known as Devil's Bayou in order to rescue Penny from Medusa and her two alligators Nero and Brutus and the timid and cowardly Mr. Snoops. They encounter locals who wish to get rid of Madame Medusa also and help our two small heroes out in anyway they can.
The Rescuers when released in 1977 was a big hit for Walt Disney Pictures since The Jungle Book in 1967 and its last until 1989's The Little Mermaid. Among those who had worked at Disney during production this was Don Bluth's first film with Disney where he was a full animator instead of an animation assistant. The Rescuers marked the end of the studio's so-called "sketchy" animation period of the 1960s and 70s, thus a new xerographic process restored a softer outline that previously was not possible with the technology, which so far only had been able to produce black outlines. This allowed the use of a medium-gray tone and even a purple tone for outlines, such as that used for Miss Bianca. The style can also be seen in 1970's The Aristocats.
Then and Now: In honesty as a kid The Rescuers was not a favorite, my sister prefered it to me and the repeated animation frames was used far to much, now that I am older I do enjoy it more but still not an alltime favorite from me the use of same animation frames I know now as a cost saving measure and im cool with it as the more films I see the more I notice it.
|Posted by blcksb on December 3, 2012 at 9:45 PM||comments (0)|
As a gamer I tend to not play games til after they have been released (Fucking money!) but I FINALLY got to play Dishonored and Torchlight II, here are my thoughts.
Dishonored - Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
So this one was hyped up quite a bit and now having played it (godbless Steam sales!) I've experienced it. First thing to mind is the first person perspective, its interesting as most of these modern stealth based games are usually in third person with minor first person bits (Assassin's Creed comes to mind) well Dishonored does not even give a third person option so any comparison to Bethesda's Elder Scrolls is moot. In the first little bit of the game (first mission which is your escape from prison and I wont offer spoilers) you aquire two of your main weapons which are a sword and a pistol, as you quest through the game you also aquire a cross bow and magical powers from a supernatural being known only as The Outsider. The game is unique in that you have many options of how to go through the game, you can either go stealthly and not kill anyone, go full blown and forgo stealth and just go toe to toe with everyone, or a combination of both, now the ending and story changes depending on how you progress so I cant really offer what else happens. The biggest gripe I had with Dishonored was mostly the control schemes, I played on PC with a controller and even the keyboard felt a bit stiff at times, while the drop down assassinations were quite interesting sometimes I would move normaly while I was in a stealth position thereby giving my location away and being killed by enemies (fair note that the game is unforgiving, I played on easy and normal and easy had difficulty and normal was a near nightmare if you didnt stealth). Beyond its few flaws 'Dishonored' is a fun and exciting game worth at least a play through or two.
Torchlight II - Runic Games
Having been disappointed with the (deeply wanted and hyped) Diablo III my only saving grace would be Runic Games' sequel to their massive success Torchlight. Torchlight II is from the same designers of Diablo and Diablo II so alot of those elements make manifest in a way that makes you go "What the fuck Blizzard!?". Ive been online with a few friends and I can saftley say that this is possibly one of the funnest experiences ive had online for a long time. The only issue I have is the difficulty and exerpience is a bit out of sync but beyond that its moot. Well worth it, GO PLAY IT!
|Posted by blcksb on November 12, 2012 at 5:55 PM||comments (0)|
Gary Johnson issued this thank you to all his supporters im reposting it here.
The first words I must say to you are THANK YOU.
We made history Tuesday. Thanks to you and thousands of other supporters of real liberty, my running mate, Judge Jim Gray, and I received more votes than any other Libertarian candidates for President and Vice-President in history. Even with the closeness of the contest between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, when all the votes are counted, we will most likely have received 1.2 million votes!
That’s 1.2 million Americans who heard us and voted on the basis of principle over politics. And they did so despite the fact that Romney and Obama spent at least a thousand times more on TV and radio advertising than we did.
Given the outcome Tuesday, which returned the status quo to not only the White House, but also the Congress, we even have supporters already talking proudly of being part of the new “1%” who refused to accept that status quo.
Even more important than Tuesday’s results, with your support, we have built a grassroots organization nationwide that is truly the foundation for carrying our message of individual freedom, small government and non-intervention forward in a big way. Tuesday was not the end. It is the beginning.
We have identified hundreds of thousands of liberty–minded Americans. We have connected with more than a million people on Google+, 300,000 fans on Facebook, and more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. And over the past few days–before and after Tuesday, “Who is Gary Johnson?” was one of the most “searched” phrases on the Internet.
NONE of that has happened without your help. Your time, your energy, and your contributions have placed Liberty squarely on the national stage, and with all signs pointing to a continuation of big government, small liberty policies in Washington DC, the NEED for Liberty to be on that stage will never be greater than in the months ahead.
I am taking a couple of days to recharge my batteries in New Mexico and, frankly, attend to some chores at home — and then I will be picking up the bullhorn again. We already have major national interviews scheduled for next week, and fully intend to use the foundation we have built to make sure we are heard in the critical policy debates that are already raging in the wake of Tuesday’s election.
The “fiscal cliff”, Internet regulation, and of course, events in the Middle East are all going to be dealt with in the weeks ahead – by the status quo government that was reelected Tuesday. It is critical that we not sit on the sidelines.
To make sure we ARE heard going forward, there is much we need to do. We have to pay the final bills for all the work we did leading up to the election. We have a tremendous amount of data collection and list organization to do. We need to update our website and social media pages. And of course, I will be traveling the country to give voice to Liberty. All those tasks, and many more, require funding.
I really want you to be a part of what we will be doing over the next few weeks, and I hope you will go to GaryJohnson2012.com and help make sure we have the funding we need. What we have accomplished with the amount of money we have spent – compared to the so-called “major” party candidates – is nothing short of remarkable. And we are committed to carrying this work forward until the status quo strangle-hold is broken.
Tuesday’s election created a great opportunity for us. Being part of the “1%” that didn’t settle for the lesser of evils or the renewal of the status quo is soon to be a badge we can wear with pride, and more importantly, the foundation for a movement that America desperately needs.
You’ve been with me this far, and I sincerely hope I have earned your support as we look ahead. We have a lot of work to do, and I need your help.
Please go to GaryJohnson2012.com today and make the contribution that will let us take advantage of the amazing opportunities we have created!
Words cannot capture my gratitude for all you have done, for your friendship, and for your dedication to a cause that is REALLY important. We have an exciting future – so let’s get to it!
Gov. Gary Johnson
|Posted by blcksb on November 8, 2012 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
For my first blog on my webs.com website (HURR DURR!)
Well as per the title lets begin, OH BOY! Election 2012, closer than 2008's but still a wide margin obviously sided with Obama (I shall never call him "President" as it implies leadership when he shows none) than Romney but the defeat in the popular vote was a lot smaller than 2008's. For a rough comparison 2008's gap was almost 10 million more votes in favor of Obama to McCain with Obama at 69.8 million to McCains 59.4 million, also was the horrendous electoral college for that one, Obama recieved 383 electoral votes...while McCain with 173. This time though was more close in terms of the popular vote Obama had 60.3 million while Romney recieved 57.4 million (my numbers are always off, give me a break!) and Obama had 303 electoral votes, while Romney recieved 206, which say's one thing, Americans are slowly embracing conservatism again, VERY slowly. The BIG issues this election year, such as the bad economy, Benghazi and civil rights were thrown to the wayside as both Obama and Romney attacked each other instead of focusing on the bigger issues, it almost was like watching two children in a park push and shove each other on which superhero was better (for the record, its Christopher Nolan's Batman).
You see, here in lies a problem of why I did NOT vote for either of those two, the avoidance of the big issues, I admit foreign policy is a big thing but both were essentialy saying the same the the other was saying! "I will increase military overseas" "I will continue drone warfare" "Iran will be dealth severley" only option they didnt say was how big each others dicks were (lets hope they NEVER do that, also no offense meant). Regarding foreign policy, if we want other countries to like us a lot more again one thing is to FUCKING COOL IT on the goddamn drone warfare, seriously!, out of 50 attacks, only two of them hit their targets, WAY TO MUCH COLLATERAL DAMAGE! We cant bring peace when we are attacking peoples weddings, school time and such. Before you go all "well then you didnt vote" AHH BUT I DID! You see most other countries see America as a two party system, well...we are, but its incredibly broken, but as such if you lived in every state minus Oklahoma there was one name under presidents that popped up, his name? Gary Johnson
(Twice the executive experience of Romney, half the price of Obama!)
"Who's Gary Johnson?" I hear you ask, well Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party nominee for President, he originally ran for the Republican ticket which, after media shunning, switch Libertarian and continued his message succesfully. Sure because he was third party he "never had a chance" well people claimed they wanted a third party choice, they got it, they ignored it and instead voted for more war, no debt management, increased surveillance, and destruction of our civil liberties given to us by the Constitution and Bill of Rights. I actually studied my candidates this year, I was a Republican in 2008 when I voted for McCain (one I do regret but Bob Barr was not a better option), after 08 I was pretty much independant agreeing with both sides but disagreeing with them on a lot, but in 2008 I discovered one person who changed me fully his name was Dr. Ron Paul, I was fully engrossed with his message and went with it, well go to 2012 and he announces he is running again, so I registered again as a Republican to vote for Ron in the primaries, little did I know about another candidate, Gary, who had the same message but possesed something Ron didnt have, humility. Well, go forward to August 2012 and Ron loses out on the nomination due to in-party manipulation, and illegal rule changing and the only liberty candidate left is Gary, I made full endorsement of Gary in May but said I will wait till the RNC for the nominee, well like I said it went to Tit R-Money. So I began active online support for Gary through Twitter, and Facebook, alienating my friends and getting him some more followers, a good result is all my close friends voted for Gary. Lets go to the 6th of November, I voted my conscience, Gary Johnson and VP nominee Judge Jim Gray get my vote. I return home to watch the returns, I knew Gary could not make the 5% he wanted, but knew deep down he would get more than most third parties recieve, we go to the 7th and I know Johnsons total vote count is 1,255,00 votes which is 1.1% of total votes, which said to me "We are the people sick of the lies, corruption, illegal wars, the drones, no budget, loss of civil liberties and the media". Yes, 1.1% of the vote is not a lot, but that officially is the Libertarian Party's best showing since Ed Clark in 1980 with 961,572 votes for 1.06% of the vote. Its the best showing for third parties since 2000 with Ralph Nader getting over 2 million votes for 2.1% of the votes.
Should I be sad Gary couldnt get to 5%, yea a bit, that means for the next election the Libertarian Party wont recieve federal matching funds, but at the same time if this momentum keeps up, and as the Republican Party dissolves due to a internal civil war, that means the Libertarian Party in 2016 may finally achiev something thats been a long standing dream, achieving a vote strong enough to become a major party and finally bring its message to a much wider crowd. I am a Libertarian, and I want whats best for all of us!