Todays video is a music video by a band called LeetStreet Boys:
Yuri The Only One
Todays video is a music video by a band called LeetStreet Boys:
Yuri The Only One
Have you ever seen or smelled a wine so amazing that you would have loved to take a sip? A wine so beautiful and vibrant in color that you just had to stare? A wine that just seem to take hold of all your senses and hold you there? Well if you have sipped such a wine, you are very lucky
I’ve come across many wines before, but there was none so that was as full as this. It had eveything, the smell, the color, even taste (though I never tasted it, i knew it had a rich flavor). It was all that I ever looked for in a wine. It was the epitome of beauty, scent, age and taste. I was left intoxicated by it, I never tasted it, yet it held me in its grasp. Like the Amontillado that drew Fortunato to his death, this wine drew me in too. (I’m pretty sure that it wouldn’t have been death at the end of the tunnel though )
It stayed in my thoughts for days, weeks, months. There was no other wine like this. I longed and desired to have that wine. I couldn’t do anything though, it never came to me and I couldn’t force it to come. Doing so would just be selfsh and not like me. For months I tried to get it but to no avail. The wine seemed to elude me.
Yes, I’ve come to a decision. This wine can never be mine to taste. It will never be held in my hand, nor will I ever taste it to really appreciate its beauty. After months of trying, I know that I can never have this wine so why live in agony? I’ll just let it go and move on…
Well since it is my friend’s birthday, the video of the day will be a rendition of Happy Birthday using Mario Paint.
Well since, today is my friend’s birthday, I would like to give her a shout out:
Happy Birthday Jill!!
“Mario: Game Over” was nominated for Best Comedy Video of 2007 in the Youtube Awards.
Here’s something someone sent me:
“Casual. Hardcore. Two terms often heard since the start of the seventh generation of consoles. Many videogamers claim that Nintendo is the pioneer of “casuals” and the new face of the non-gamers. They claim that Nintendo forgot the people that originally made it successful. Back in 2004, the DS was the big handheld that could. For a while its lineup of games was atrocious, and pretty much everyone agreed that the PSP would obliterate the DS. Nintendo would be over. Anyone who would disagree was labeled with the fanboy stigma.
But that never happened and the DS took control. The PSP was a nice effort by Sony, but it wasn’t even close to usurping Nintendo’s unstoppable reign over the handheld market. Even nonbelievers started to believe when the DS Lite came out. Sexy, fun, great library of games, cheap… there were few reasons to own a PSP as a games console. The PSP Slim & Lite only sparked some interest, but that spark withered away. The DS did what the Gamecube failed to do: sell tons and tons of units. Both still made Nintendo money, but the DS did that better, too.
Back to the seventh generation. The Xbox360 was out for a year. The Gamecube sold less than expected. Nintendo knew that making a powerhouse would spell d-double o-m. They expected that their next console would sell worse than the Gamecube, so they couldn’t have made it expensive. Nintendo went minimalist with the Revolution, now known as the Wii. But something happened that no one predicted: the Wii was a huge hit. But with the Wii and DS came a change in the market. No longer were just gamers interested. Non-gamers were, too. The terms hardcore and casual were coined. Hardcore games referred to games like Mario, Zelda, Halo, Bioshock, Resistance, etc. Casual games were Wii Sports, Wii Fit, Wii Play, etc. The “hardcore” are annoyed at the Wii for offering too much casual and not enough hardcore. This is where the gamers fail.
What is a hardcore game, really? It’s a game that the heavy gamers enjoy. It’s a game that would scare off a sporadic gamer. Wii Fit sold incredibly well, but it’s a casual game and hardcore gamers hated it. Guitar Hero and Rock Band, two series that also sold well, are casual by definition but hardcore because the main gamers enjoy it. Likewise, the Brian Age series are fun, but casual. Gamers are terrible. They think the market must focus on them, even though the money is where the “casuals” are. Gamers don’t want newcomers to play games, even going so far to call casuals moronic and stupid. Well, gamers, remember that first time you played Super Mario Bros.? You died at the first Goomba in 1-1. Is that not a stupid mistake? Yet here you are, bashing newcomers for not possessing the skills to beat a lot of games.
The gaming market is changing and expanding; you either have a choice to stay behind or adjust with it. I would very much prefer games like Mario, Zelda, and whatnot over games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit. I played games since I was young, my first game being Super Mario World (best game ever.). I beat it over three thousand times, and I am the delusional definition of the “hardcore” gamer. But I am the true hardcore gamer: I enjoy games. I can enjoy a game like Wii Sports and Wii Fit. I don’t judge games by their graphics, sound, or difficulty: I judge them by their fun. Wii Sports is fun, but it’s a different kind of fun that many gamers are accustomed to. This is where the real test to differentiate the hardcore gamer from the whiner: the ability to adapt and change to gaming market trends. Nintendo realized it first, and even Microsoft wants to follow Nintendo’s footsteps. Sony is a little behind, however. It took them a while to realize that the gamers want games, not multimedia. The PS3 was marketed as a multimedia machine before a gaming console, and Kaz Hirai even admitted it was the wrong thing to do: “We focused too much on other aspects of the PS3 and there was confusion over what the machine was.” People even bought the PS3 as the cheapest Blu-Ray player, without intending to glance at its games. Even the PS2 in a way helped taint the gaming market, as many people bought it as a cheap DVD player as opposed to a videogames console. Sony, gamers don’t want Blu-Ray which has yet to prove its worth, we want games. We want function, not fashion. (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Final Fantasy VII suck)”
Todays video is a Japanese commercial.
She says “Delicious! A new brand of chocolate”
Well the last episode of Avatar is about to begin. Its a very saddening day for me but at least now everything will be answered. I hope that this will be a good episode.
Good Luck Aang!
UPDATE: I just saw the finale and it was AWESOME!!
Well today marks the end of one of the best cartoon series I have ever watched in my life. Avatar: The Last Airbender premiered February 21, 2005 and quickly became one of the best cartoons on the Nickelodeon television network and on Nicktoons Network. It follows the life of Aang, the Avatar and the last airbender and his friends as they try to stop the Fire Nation from trying to take over the world. Today Avatar: The Last Airbender will air its final 2-hour episode, when all will be answered and whether the Avatar will defeat the Fire Lord or FAIL.
In preparation of the finale, I have written a little something for each character (almost every) in the show.
With your bald, blue-arrow head, you always were more in touch with your philosophical side and feminine side then most guys (Uncle Iroh doesn’t count cause he wasn’t feminine.) You’re a 112 years old and still haven’t had any wrinkles. With your superior airbending skills, you’ll be missed very much. (Not really, I’m sure there’ll be reruns in the future )
You always were too annoying for me (sorry, but you were) with your goody two shoes ways. But you’ve been with Aang and friends throughout the entire series. You taught Aang waterbending and helped him when he needed it most. Oh and your healing abilities are kick-ass!
The benderless guy of the party. You had the humor and wit that made you hilarious to watch. You had your ways with the girls. With your boomerang skills to help you in battle, you wasn’t all that helpless. Your plans were usually genius, but rarely ever worked out as planned.
Oh you were always the tomboy of the group. Loved to be tough, and always up for a fight. You were blind and small but that didn’t mean that you couldn’t kick ass! You used your feet to see the world and you could always tell if someone was telling the truth or not. You were much better than Katara. (Least you weren’t all goody two shoes)
Ah, yes the angry firebender who always was screaming or firebending at someone. You’ve changed a lot since the beginning of the series. Before you used to firebend with your anger and kept your hair in that knot. Now you bend fire like the original Sun People did and keep your hair in that emo style (which suits you very well.)
Zuko’s sister and most evil person I ever seen. You introduced the blue fire and lightning bending. With your bad ass personality, you always had something wicked up your sleeve. Now you and Zuko will duke it out, and finally see who is better.