arwingyoshi: (sexy rapist)
So, I finally got around to watching the trailers that debuted at E3 on youtube. Gotta say, there were a few things that at least caught my interest.

Ramblings ahoy! )
arwingyoshi: (Blurr)
Well, today I'm officially one year older. Maybe I'll go see a movie or just watch a bunch of DVDs today.
arwingyoshi: (vicente)
Well, thanks to Netflix, I've been on a big movie kick as of late. I recently got to watch Predators, the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street, and the first Highlander. Predators was awesome and very in the spirit of the first movie. Never thought I'd see Adrian Brody go up against a Predator, that's for sure. And it was cool. Nightmare was a decent flick, thought it had a few too many jump scares. Jackie Earle Haley makes for one scary as hell Freddy. Highlander was good too. Clancy Brown certainly proves that he can be both scary and hammy with his performance as the Kurgan. And how can you go wrong with a soundtrack done by Queen?

Also went out and saw True Grit today. Good movie, especially seeing as how I'm a Coen Brothers fan. Might go see Tron again this weekend.

Since we get Netflix through the Wii, I've been watching some of the stuff they have available for instant play on it. Some of the movies are forgettable, but it also had Up, which I liked. It also has the first four seasons of the new Doctor Who on it. Had a marathon of the first season (with the 9th Doctor) and I'm about halfway through season two (with the 10th Doctor) right now. Hard to decide with Doctor I like better so far.

Also, just because I can't ever shut up about my game exploits, I'm very close to referring to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion as "The Neverending Sidequests". I'm not even halfway through the main quest yet. Apparently Bethesda protagonists have adventurer's procrastination syndrome and the bad guys are very lazy. "Oh, the daedra are gonna invade at any time and the only way to stop them is to get the amulet back and crown Martin? It can wait, we still need to do that quest for the Dark Brotherhood." Also, I'm about halfway through my current Dragon Age playthrough. I'm honestly thinking of having Alistair slay the archdemon without going through Morrigan's ritual first. Then next two playthroughs I'm going through with the ritual.

And I'm done rambling now.
arwingyoshi: (mass effect)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] flight_wo_wings

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f'list to post questions in the comments. For example: 'One, nine and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?' 'Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?' 'Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?' 'Write a drabble in which three and eleven fight crime.' (...possibly not technically a question.)

3) After your f'list has asked enough questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
arwingyoshi: (Blurr)
Saw Tron a while back, but never posted anything on it. It wasn't a masterpiece of storytelling, but it was still a very fun movie. Very much a Tron movie. Even if digitally de-aged Jeff Bridges was kinda creepy looking. So yeah, I liked it.

Now, onto Dragon Age Origins. Fun game, very fun. Has the Bioware staples of being very long, letting you tell the story and shape the protagonist as you see fit, and being so fun that you don't want to stop playing. For my first playthrough I went with female human noble, who romanced Leliana.

For a Bioware game, it's got a lot of black and grey morality. A lot of the time there is no "right or wrong" choice. It really all comes down to what the player sees as the better solution. There are times when it's a little less ambiguous, though. It's also really dark, what with the PC suffering a personal tragedy in the first half hour of the game and then suffers tragedy after tragedy. Also unusual for a Bioware game is the lack of karma meter. I've heard it's got a lot of similarities to Balder's Gate, which I've never played but have heard is good.

I'm also such a huge dork that I've already got my next few playthroughs thought out in terms of origins, genders, and love interests.

So yeah. Tron is good, Dragon Age is good.
arwingyoshi: (starscream+dreadmoon)
I don't even remember where I got this meme from

Cut to save everyone's F-Lists )
arwingyoshi: (mass effect)


8D *brb, fangasming forever*
arwingyoshi: (Default)
Just wanted to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving.
arwingyoshi: (Default)
Well, now I can safely say that I've seen Inception and No Country For Old Men. The movie that's been the talk of nerds everywhere and the movie that's been called good but depressing, respectively.

Inception was a very interesting movie, to say the least. Really made me think about the concept of dreams and the logic behind the dream world was pretty neat. Also, Eames was so gay for Arthur.

No Country for Old Men... I felt like I'd been bitchslapped after seeing it. It was a good movie, no doubt there, but it was not a movie you left feeling warm and fuzzy. Watched it with my parents. Mom got it and we actually had a lengthy talk bout it. Dad didn't get it. His loss, I think.

So yeah, good movies. Everyone should see Inception, but I wouldn't reccommend No Country for the faint of heart or anyone who hates depressing movies.
arwingyoshi: (starscream+dreadmoon)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] caia_comica

1. Comment in this post with a pairing, a character, or theory.
2. I shall write you back a paragraph explaining what I think about it and why.
3. Repost in your own journal if you want.


Current top fandoms are Transformers (always), Mass Effect, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy VII and X, The Boondocks, and Knights of the Old Republic. Feel free to use a fandom in my interest section as well, though.
arwingyoshi: (garrus)
So, a while back I told myself to actually sit down and watch this show because I heard it was awesome. Also, even though I heard the movie sucked, it did get me more curious to watch the cartoon.

Well, finally finished it yesterday. Let's just say this is one kid's show no adult should be ashamed of admitting they watch. Complex characters, awesome villains, an expansive and thought-out world, and kickass fight scenes. Also, I love all the little details throughout the series that shows the writers did their research. It makes the world this takes place in all the more realistic. Well, as realistic as a world with elemental manipulation magic can be. Also, the Grand Finale is probably one of the most epic things I've ever seen in an American cartoon.

I read somewhere that Toph and Azula were going to be boys, but I'm glad they were made girls. You don't see many female Big Guys, or female villains as crazy as Azula.

And, of course, the one subject I can't go without talking about: the voice acting. It was all excellent. I read that Aang and Toph were voiced by kids, and sometimes child voice actors can be hit and miss. Well, they did a good job with their characters and really got into their roles. Mark Hamill made for a terrifying Fire Lord Ozai, as did Grey DeLisle as Azula. Mako was a good choice for Uncle Iroh, shame that he died before the series finished. His replacement did a bang up job, though. I also couldn't believe they got people like Jason Isaacs and Robert Patrick. Also couldn't help but squee when I heard Ron Perlman. Also, they even had Kristoffer Tabori (aka HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic) in a couple of episodes.

So yeah, long story short. The show's awesome, go watch it.

Fallout 3

Sep. 27th, 2010 05:32 pm
arwingyoshi: (Prowl)
So yeah, just finished my latest game exploit, Fallout 3. It was a fun and very memorable ride.

No shortage of things to do, that's for sure. The Wasteland is so vast and there's just so much to see and do.

I also loved the voice work, especially from Liam Neeson and Malcolm McDowell. I also liked the inclusion of Paul Eiding, as he's one of my favorite voice actors. I'll always remember him as Perceptor from Transformers.

The companions were cool. I only got three of them though, Dogmeat, Charon, and Fawkes. I think Charon was my favorite, followed closely by Fawkes.

Click at the risk of spoilers )

So, all in all, this was a very fun game and I enjoyed it a lot. Now I just have to decide what to play next. Might go back to Ocarina of Time or Wind Waker.
arwingyoshi: (insano)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] blinkinghell

Leave a comment and:
► I'll respond by asking you five questions to satisfy my curiosity.
► Update your journal with the answers to your questions.
► Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.


- What are you up to these days?
Well, my brother got an xbox and so I've been playing some games on that, including Assassin's Creed II and Fallout 3. Also got into a few new fandoms.

- What did you want to be as a kid, has this changed since then?
I think I wanted to be a paleontologist. Definatly changed, and now I want to design video games.

- Your first fandom? And do you still follow?
Transformers G1. Still follow it, obviously.

- A talent you wish you had and why?
Whistling. Because it sounds nicer than my humming.

-The one thing you reccomend EVERYONE experiences. A place, a food, fandom, pairing, book, hobby, person, ANYTHING.
Hm, lemme think... I guess I'd reccomend that everyone play Mass Effect or Assassin's Creed. That or try TFA Jazz/Prowl. Or read anything by Neil Gaiman. Or watch at least one review by The Nostalgia Critic or Linkara.

New meme

Jun. 29th, 2010 11:48 am
arwingyoshi: (rape face)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] flight_wo_wings

Pick a fandom, and I will tell you who I would:

1. Bake cupcakes for:
2. Trust with the keys to my car:
3. Put thumbtacks on their chair:
4. Have a crush on:
5. Pack up and leave if he/she moved next door:
6. Vote for as president:
7. Pick as my partner in a buddy movie:
8. Pair up:
9. Vote off the island and into a volcano:
10. Wheedle into fixing my MP3 player:
arwingyoshi: (Prowl)
I think I got rickrolled in my dreams last night.

How does one go from dreaming normal Transformer-related dreams to dreaming about Beelzemon, Loz, and Legion (from Mass Effect 2) dancing to "Never Gonna Give You Up"?
arwingyoshi: (garrus)
Title: Sweet Ride
Summary: After a typical robbery, Ed and Rummy try to steal a getaway car. Only problem is that this is no ordinary car. Boondocks/TFA crossover.
Characters: Ed Wuncler III, Gin Rummy, Lockdown
Rating: R, for language. Including casual use of a certain N-word.
AN: So, my newest interest is The Boondocks, especially the characters Ed and Rummy. I want to write some slash fics with them, once I get bitten by a decent enough bunny. Until then, have a minor Transformers Animated crossover. Yeah, this is a plot we've seen a thousand times in other fics, but I just couldn't resist. Just a quick dabble, nothing special. Has not been beta-read.

Sweet Ride )
arwingyoshi: (ninja love)
Bit of self-advertizing. Couple of posts for two seperate RP comms, in case anyone's interested or doesn't watch the comms. Links are below.

Transformers

Knights of the Old Republic

TL;DR: Looking for casual RP involving TFA Jazz/Prowl and/or KOTOR F!Revan/Canderous.
arwingyoshi: (starscream+dreadmoon)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] wariena. Basically, take some characters you RP and talk about their sexual sides using the prompts. I only listed a few, and only because they tend to get the most "excersize".

sex talk ahead )

Millenium

Apr. 23rd, 2010 09:15 am
arwingyoshi: (Prowl)
So, while everyone on my f-list seems to have gotten into Supernatural, I myself have gotten into Millenium. It's good. Really good. And not just because of Lance Henriksen, but he is a big factor.

I really like Frank Black. He's such a likeable character, being someone who wants to help people and catch the bad guys while also being a loving family man. But there's also the fact that he's usually tettering on the edge of insanity thanks to his ability. Probably the biggest reason he hasn't yet is because, more than anything, of the unconditional love he has for his wife and daughter. Makes for a really great character. I honestly think this is Lance Henriksen at his best and Frank is probably his best heroic performance, if not his best performance period. His best villainous performance would be Lockdown, of course.

The other characters are good too, and their actors do a fantastic job, especially Frank's wife, Catherine, and his young daughter, Jordan. The family definatly has a good dynamic going. At least one villain-of-the-week was a bit narmy, but the episode was still enjoyable.

I also can't help but notice how well-shot the series is. The camera work is excellent, and so is the lighting. The lighting really brings out Lance's features, especially his eyes. Every few minutes I find myself going "wow, Lance has pretty eyes".

Just about to finish season 1, then it's on to season 2. Now if only there was some fanfiction out there...

Wii stuff

Apr. 13th, 2010 07:23 pm
arwingyoshi: (starscream+dreadmoon)
So, I ended up downloading Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to the Wii. Haven't played that game in years. Quite a bit of nostalgia for me, plus the fact that it's the greatest game ever. Gonna be playing it a lot while I give Mass Effect a break.

It's actually a fairly different experience playing it now from when I played it as a kid. Back then it was the first "big game" I ever played and it was kind of overwhelming, with all the enemies and the strategies you had to use. Playing it now, as a seasoned gamer, I have more confidance while going through it while still having as much fun as I did playing it as a kid. Though the skeletons in Hyrule Field still freak me out. I'm not looking forward to the Shadow Temple and the Bottom of the Well either. Still, I'm glad I have this chance to relive my childhood and play such a great game again.

In other news, I started reading the Temeraire series, because I'd heard a lot of great things about it and I like books about dragons. It's been pretty good so far. Started Throne of Jade today, and I'm eager to see how it turns out.

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