Tuesday, September 27, 2011

What I Like To Do In My Free Time

My dorm room was invaded!

I decided to make a Space Invader alien out of purple Post-It Notes today. It was quite awesome.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stan Lee Hangs Out With the Coolest Celebs Ever

Remember my post a few months ago when I was oogling over Felicia Day and Stan Lee taking pictures together and posting them on Twitter? Well, Stan Lee has continuously proved to me that he is the coolest dude out there. He also chooses to hang out with pretty much all of the celebrities I would choose to hang with if I was famous.

Like I have said time and time again, Twitter is the best site for keeping up with these things. Everything I'm posting about here is was all found via Twitter.

After San Diego Comic-Con, Olivia Munn posted a video she found of her encounter with Stan Lee. I was incredibly jealous. I know I've posted my personal mixed feelings about Munn before, but she has certainly grown on me. First of all, she has become a big fashion inspiration of mine. And her show on NBC, Perfect Couples, that only lasted like...12 episodes was actually quite entertaining. While I would pretty much pronounce her dead in the world of video games and geek culture (wait...this was the same girl on Attack of the Show, right?), I still follow her for other reasons.
And Stan Lee sure seems to like her.

And that's only the first sighting I found of Stan Lee with cool people.

Next, I'm browsing through Stan Lee's pictures, and I see him with some Japanese guy who looks oddly familiar to me. I proceeded to click on the picture to enlarge it. Sure enough, it was Yoshiki from X-Japan! OH MY GOSH! I couldn't believe it. I have been huge into Japanese rock for years, and of course Yoshiki is just a LEGEND for J-rock. My jaw literally dropped to the floor. Here's the picture that Stan Lee posted. Oh, I cropped out some girl next to Yoshiki who was wearing some weird costume...she was way too distracting from the REAL awesome in this picture (but if you must, here's a link to the original picture).

Finally, within the past hour, I decided to check up on my Twitter. Sure enough, I see Stan Lee post a picture  again with a celeb showing off like he usually does. This time, I was completely shocked in an unexpected kind of way. Stan Lee posted a picture with deadmau5! Ahhh! Either Stan Lee has an awesome taste in music, or he is just trying to make some girl in Virginia sitting in her dorm room on her laptop incredibly jealous.

That convinced me. Stan Lee seriously hangs out with THE coolest celebs. Period. He has also posted pictures with some other famous people like Will Farrell, Taylor Lautner, and Jamie Chung, but I just wanted to highlight the people whom I find the most awesome. I swear, if he ends up snapping a picture with Daft Punk next, I don't know what I'll do. It would be too much for me too handle.

Stan Lee, Mr. Generalissimo, you rock. I can't wait 'til the day when I finally get to meet you, and I know that day will come. When I do, I will definitely let you know how jealous I am of all these cool people you get to hang out with.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic

The SWTOR Excuse
Source:  http://nerdragecomic.com/index.php?date=2011-08-31

I cannot explain why, but for some reason within these past few months, I have been in this crazy mood to play an MMO. I was honestly considering getting back on World of Warcraft again (which I did end up doing for a few days, but then I realized playing WoW alone is no fun for me). Then I decided to play Dragon Age: Origins to help my craving because Dragon Age (though it is not an MMO) is a great RPG.

As I played DA:O, I constantly reminded myself of how awesome BioWare is. They make such great games, don't they? I mean, the Mass Effect series has become one of my favorite series ever. I could go on and on about how much I love their games. BioWare could really be the ones to fill my MMORPG craving. And that is when my thoughts quickly turned into....The Old Republic. 

"No! I told myself I wouldn't think about SWTOR so much! I might jinx the game to be delayed another year!" These were the thoughts running through my mind.

Eventually, these unwanted thoughts brought me to SWTOR's website, where I saw several new awesome gameplay trailers for the game.

...I swear, BioWare is such a tease. They enjoy torturing us, don't they? It seems like they constantly release trailers, but they'll never actually release the game. BioWare just knows that us fans are addicted, we can't get our mind off of SWTOR.

The race I plan on playing is the Zabrak.
(That purple dual lightsaber is really awesome, too.)
I already have my race, class, and specs picked out for the game. Well, I have not decided if I want to be on the Republic or Empire side yet -- I am pretty awful when it comes to making a decision.
I'll be choosing either a Jedi Consular or a Sith Inquisitor. Yup, I am the heals! 

Oh, and did I mention that I pre-ordered it the day pre-orders went up on their website back in July?

And now, within the past week, a certain article came up on my newsfeed that really ticked me off. The title was "Star Wars: The Old Republic release date depends on the beta feedback".
Look, I understand feedback from the fans is important and all, but at this point we just freaking want the game to be released. Okay, EA? Okay, BioWare? You guys still haven't even given us a definite release date yet! The game will be released in 2011? Uh, well, it's already September. 

(You may want to click the image to enlarge it.)
See? Even Gamefreaks agrees with me.

Oh, hold on guys. I have even better news.
Guess what BioWare just announced today?

Beta Testing for Star Wars: The Old Republic for this weekend is cancelled, and possibly all weekends of September.
"There is no Beta Testing Weekend scheduled for this weekend. There may be further Beta Testing Weekends during September, but we’re not going to guarantee it. The weekend that just finished was really our first dry run of Beta Testing Weekends as a whole, and we have plenty of data to crunch, and decisions to make before we start things up again." (Read G4's article for further info).

No, I am not kidding right now. They really did say that.
Oh, but they still plan to release the game this year! Yeah, okay.
There is no hope left for this game.

The summary of this? I started out somewhat happy and in the mood to feed my MMO crave. Yet, this craving ended in anger and frustration because I realized that the real MMO I want to play and I've wanted for so long, SWTOR, has been dangling a feather over my head and I'm just the stupid, cute little kitten who will simply keep chasing it no matter what (uh, did that analogy even make sense?).