Thursday, May 29, 2008

Grammatically its V not F

I watch a lot of anime but there are few that I go through the trouble of buying on DVD. These days there are two reasons. First, most anime I watch I don't consider good enough to spend money on, and two low-def is so yesterday. That being said there aren't any series published in HD yet (region 1 anyway), so I do buy the occasional box set.

So when you put together Mental instability, mutant test subjects, a molested child, extreme gore, a sadistic military commando, and a hit of incest what do you get?
Sorry, but I just realized that give or take a few of those elements and I could name several other anime series I've seen. Anyway the show I'm talking about is Elfin Lied, which despite my list is actually a very good show.
It's hard to describe and justify, but simply put the show lays out uncomfortable elements and tells a story with them. Where it goes? well that's something that would spoil the show.

Elfin Lied Trailer

There is the opening, but I'll refrain from posting that here.

---CP Out---

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Some time ago I talked about how I was going to build myself A new PC and how it was going to be a kick ass build with incredible displays. Well we all have to take things one at a time. So I started with the core and muscle first.
I now have my new system built but I lack the displays I want. It won't be to long till I get my hands on the first one though. Until then I have my HDTV to use (even though it's not a good monitor).
Anyway here are the system specs.

CPU: Intel core 2 duo 3.16ghz socket LGA 775
VGA: XFX GeForce 9800 GX2 1gb DDR3 vRam PCIe 2.0 SLI supported
MB: XFX LGA 775 1600fsb nvidia nForce 790i Ultra DDR3 ATX intel
RAM: OCZ Reaper DDR3 1333 2gb
PSU: Zalman modular heatpipe 850w ATX 12v
DVD: Samsung SATA DVD+R burner
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250g 720 rpm SATA 3.0gb/s


Next up are the pics. I have a soda can in some of them to make a Point of how big the case is.

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These are all the boxes for the components, minus the ram, hdd, and dvd.Big isn't it? Made of steel and weighs around 43lbs.
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Front end 4 usb, 1 ieee, 1 eSata, mic, and headphonesIt also has a door that can be hinged on either side.
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The side panel has foam for sound dampening.Basic "guts" picture, as you can see not a normal case.
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six HDD bays, to bad they have cooling issues.Each bay has a thumb screw and easily slides out for maintenance.
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Massive cooler (110mm) for a small cpu.Massive vga, best and largest available.
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Big psu, look at all those wires (ugly).Extra case fans jury rigged to help cool the hdd cage.
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Intake vents on the bottom have dirt screens.


Only thing more difficult than tanking the Pics was making this gallery.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Count Down

Ever seen one of those things where they use the censor way to much in a movie or a tv show? Maybe their doing it because they have to, maybe it's because their making things more humorous. I've seen it, and while it's not exactly what you wold call the best thing to hear it can get funny when some people use it just right.

I give you the ballad of the Count with unnecessary use of the censor.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Denver and back again

Sorry for not posting for such a long time but I've been busy. I JUST got back home, and since I did some typing while on the road I'll just post it for you.
(warning long post ahead)


I usually don't do personal posts but sometimes i just can't help myself. This time I'm going to lapse a bit and start by saying that right now as I type this it's five thirteen in the the morning and I'm somewhere near the colorado border in butfuck nowhere kansas. A road trip if you will, and things are a tad on the dead side with three sleeping beauties in the back, myself and the driver being the only two awake.

The whole purpose of this trip is more than just to have a good time. One of my friends has been in Iraq and is back on mid-deployment leave; with his return we decided to move up the schedule to go visit our brother who lies at eternal rest in colorado. It's an opportunity to solidify our friendship and remember that we can't stop caring for each-other even after the inevitable happens. I suppose we're cherishing the existence of each-other and our bonds as best we can, as close to those who have left us, even though they are still with us.

I feel like I'm spiting out useless gibberish, but I really don't know how to describe the underling feelings that are here inside the van we're traveling in. I know everyone feels the same way I do about the basic premiss for why this trip is taking place, but we try not to talk about it because of how difficult it is. I don't know when I'll get a chance to post this (or if I even will) but i hope that the idea of why I am where I am will be understood.

On a related note, this whole past week has been a very hectic one for certain. The Wednesday before last (05-07-08) I began ordering parts for my new computer build. On Monday I started building and by Thursday I was finished, with most of the bugs worked out. My work was cut short though because of this trip. I'll have more opportunity this next week to continue where I left off. Right now though I've gotta take time to make sure I pay homage to my best friend who left so suddenly.

It seems like all the excitement is being shoved into the smallest space possible and being made as dense as it can be in order to fit. I feel a little bit overwhelmed and that this is to saturated to be good. By the time my natal week comes later this month all the energy will probably be gone and I'll be left to my own devices. Depending on how the next week goes I may not really mind that. The five new games I bought to play on my state-of-the-art build will be a great way to wind down from all the things I've been doing and have yet to do.

Well I've run out of thoughts and it's nearly time for me to take the reigns for the next leg. So even though It's sudden I think I'll leave it here.


Hmmm, well I'm siting in the hotel room we got, it's twelve ten at night and I just woke up not to long ago. I really just can't get around it, after all I am a creature of the night. For that reason while today was a lot of fun it was a real strain, since i didn't get to crash until around four pm (by central time). Most of the day was spent hangin around the downtown shopping district. Usually that's not worth mention, but it's a much better experience when a city has a district thats dedicated to shopping, with no cars allowed. I won't go into detail but being in Denver is tons of fun just for how much better the city management is. Being able to grab a rail ticket and get around is more of who I am. Public transport is something I like since it's enviro friendly and much healthier for me (more leg work).

All and all this day has been a great experience, which makes up for how depressing the trip started with the visit to the grave. Spirits got a lot higher after we hit the city, something I'm truly glad happened with how things were after the visit. It's unfortunate that this is where I have to end it though. The time we're spending here is too short, but I don't suppose there's anything that can be done about that though. It won't even be a total of nine hours until we leave and start rolling back down that monotonous highway again. Thats something I'm not looking forward to but I am feeling the call of my new build that I haven't even finished gettign the bugs out of yet.


Finally on the roll back, it's ten at night right now and I probably won't be home till around three in the morning. At the lest I'll be able to get some useful time on my PC. Still have a lot of things to do though and then there's work later on monday. In all after its all said and done this trip has been the best I've ever been on. Can't wait for another one, that is assuming that it lives up to the quality that this one was. Which shouldn't be that hard since I didn't sleep at all till after we had our fun, I'll elaborate to clarify.

We were supposed to leave at six in the evening friday after two of my friends got off work and cleaned up. However we ran into trouble so we left around three to four hours late. The distance that we had to cover takes around ten to twelve hours to trek so when we got in it was about seven or eight in the morning. Since we only had the day we arrived to have fun we skipped getting a hotel room and just hit the town. That got off to a rough start but it turned out better than any of my expectations. By the time we were full on walking around it was three. After a hour rail ride back to where the car was we checked into a hotel and I crashed at four in the evening (I was up for around 25 hours) . Thats really about it for our fun, the only other thing we did after I woke the next day at nine, was eat and revisit the burial site again before leaving. Now as I type this I'm once again in butfuck nowhere kansas not to long before I have to take the wheel.

If you sum it up i guess it was all really a ten to twelve hour road trip both ways just to have seven to eight hours of fun. Kinda versus reason right... or am I wrong? It doesn't really matter though because it think it was fun and worth it. Now all I have to do is either move to Denver because of how much better of a city it is, or at least do a real road trip with a decent amount of time to spend at the destination.

Nearly home and happy.

---CP Out---

Friday, May 09, 2008

On the Brink of Reflection

Any game that presents it's content in first person without being an FPS in my opnion deserves some sort of intrest since it goes against the grain. Condemned is a game to mention, but now Mirrors Edge has my attention.

This trailer looks and sounds absolutely fantastic in HD. The youtube clip dose no justice to what this game has potential to be. Brass tacks of it's premise is that moving data through network lines is to risky, so runners get messages where they need to go safely under the radar. However it seems the main character Faith has the government after her. Thats all the info out right now, but the vid still has me excited.

Mirrors Edge Trailer

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