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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Status Quo Sunday GETS READY TO RUMBLE!!!

AFO RUMBLE!
Yes, I'm all set for Anime Festival Orlando this weekend, there's an event page for the show, and you can pre-register here:
Sign up now to get a later spot!
 

THIS WEEK'S JAM:

Boy, it's sad how relevant this song is across the pond and 5 years later. The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are winding down, and I am among the many disappointed that voted for Bernie Sanders and came up short.

A lot of my friends are voting 3rd party because they prefer to "Vote With Their Conscience", but that attitude is what got Nixon and Bush Jr. into office.


Trump is all the bullshit of the Republican Party coming home to roost, and if all of this pent up rage and bluster is rejected by the American people, then hopefully that will cause them to finally calm the fuck down and take some time off.

FUTURE CON THINGIES:
Anime Festival Orlando:
The AFO RUMBLE!
Saturday July 30th, 2016
11:15 in the Lime Room (Panel 1) on Saturday!


Get ready to rumble in the hypest fake wrestling event that Florida has ever seen! 30 combatants enter fighting for glory in WWF No Mercy, one leaves with the championship belt and a special prize!
 

If you pre-register here, you will get a later spot in the rumble, increasing your chances of winning!
https://goo.gl/forms/MvBdzy4xV4eA4uup2


Iwai Mini:
Sunday, August 8th, 2016
Bastard No Rhythm Rockademia
3:30 in Main Events

This is a ploy to get more eyeballs on my event, but it's my first show in a few months! I will be premiering a new song at Iwai Mini. Yes, the Overwatch one.

Mizucon:
August 19th-21st, 2016
TBD

Still waiting on a schedule for this one, but it is on the docket!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

PODCAST RECAPS FOR 7/23/2016: My Pokemon Go Team Is The Best Team

WE HAVE A RADIO STATION!

Currently Up:
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 1-10
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 160-167
  • I'd Rather Not Episodes 1-12
 I seriously need to catch up on these... I WILL be adding more this weekend.


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ECHO CHAMBER EPISODE 174
-Arcanon The Pokemon Prof.!


-How to get a starter Pikachu:

-is me:


-FUCK YOU WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH JIGGLYPUFF IS MINE.
-Andrew Huang's Pokemon Song:


-For those of you interested, here's our list of 30 SNES games:
Super Mario World
Super Mario RPG
Harvest Moon
Zombies Ate My Neighbors
SimCity
Legend Of Zelda: Link To The Past
Donkey Kong Country
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Super Mario Kart
Battletoads
Illiusion Of Gaia
Chrono Trigger
Super Metroid
Mario Paint (Extra Add On)
Mega Man X
Super Bomberman
Wild Guns
Super Punch Out
NBA Jam
Earthbound
Contra III: The Alien Wars
DKC2: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
Super Castlevania IV
Secret Of Mana
Rock N' Roll Racing
Super Street Fighter II
Gradius 3
Kirby Super Star
Mortal Kombat II
Goof Troop
Yoshi's Island
Turtles In Time
Pilotwings
Starfox


-Captain Skyhawk was a shooter for the NES that started my love for games with thing that are in the air combined with animals. I never played far in the game, what I did instead was replay the first two levels 100 times. That's the weird thing about young me: I inherited 50 games from my older brother and played the first 5 minutes for hours and hours.
Yo, but check these graphics. DON'T THEY JUST BLOW YOUR FIVE YEAR OLD MIIIIIIND?


I'D RATHER NOT EPISODE 20
-Choice Auto-Correct Quotes:
"That birch of a wife left me"
"There's a flat bunny"
"Her carves are biking"
"I'm really liking this flap house walking down the sheep"

-Books by Chick Tickle sounds like they'd be the opposite of a Chuck Tingle books.

-"I AM SO JOYFUL RIGHT NOW" reminds me of this comic by Kelly Turnbull of Manly Guys Doing Manly Things: 
 

-The AutoCorrect ZoneCast Network, featuring such shows as:
Hell Turd
I'm Rashly No
Elmo Chandelier

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Status Quo Wednesday Is Born Depressed

AFO RUMBLE!11:15 AM on Saturday, July 30th!

This week's jam:


Thank God for Jim Sterling. Has anything happened with them outside of the Jimquisition theme.

My new job is leaving me sunburnt and suicidal so I've been late with a lot of stuff and in a bad mood right now. 

So that means no Status Quo Stream tonight, since I finished this later than I wanted to and therefore would be starting the stream later than I want to, but I will do a stream this Saturday. Honestly, I NEED this shit now more than ever.

PREVIOUSLY ON THE STATUS QUO STREAM:


I don't want to give any of this up because as I sit here typing, needing to go to bed to get up early for an hour-plus commute, I'm exhausted, and the thought that I have to go in there tomorrow, not knowing what time I come home, then having to repeat that process the next day, fills me with nothing but dread.

Just completing something music related right now fills me with DETERMINATION, and the fact that this is not the be all end all.

"WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO HOME EARLY? WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO DO?"
"You're only the first stop."

WHAT'S THERE TO BE HAPPY ABOUT THEN? 
Well for one, The Final Deletion exists in all of its confusing glory:



And after I finished watching it, another Nero got deleted, namely wordshitter for Briebart Milo Y. (Last name withheld to dissuade neo-nazis) got his account deleted from Twitter. Basically, he's yet another white guy who rants about "Teh SJWs" because he has no other redeeming qualities about himself.

For those of you further behind, Milo Y. finally got his account deleted for inciting a hate mob on Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones. This was only the most recent case of his usual routine of sicking his followers on a target who's not a white male, to harass and humiliate them. Then he'd deny any malicious behavior, saying that he was just "offering his opinion".  Most recently he's done this with GamerGate, joining them after, like most conservatives, found it a way to use young people and bring them over to the right.

In a nutshell: "It's not a PRANK, it's a SOCIAL EXPERIMENT"

Also, for something not likely to get me WELL ACTUALLYED by Neo-Nazis with Anime Avatars, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE IS DOING A THING!!!

http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/MyChemicalRomance2010DC081110.jpg

AHHH!!!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

PODCAST RECAP FOR 7/16/2016: Bogs For Poglins

WE HAVE A RADIO STATION!

Currently Up:
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 1-10
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 160-167
  • I'd Rather Not Episodes 1-12
 I seriously need to catch up on these...


ECHO CHAMBER EPISODE 173

-There seems to be a Monopoly game for pretty much anything, 
 

-Betting on CS:GO/Controversy As Summed Up By Jim Sterling:


-Dan Ryckert is "for the love of God he's trying" in human form. It seems that every week on the Bombcast he says something that makes me blurt out "Wait, how did you NOT know that?" But, as he reassures us week to week, he is trying new things and undoing old bad habits.

Except the whole "I expect a palette of diet soda to be shipped to my house every month"
I think during Giant Bomb's 2015 End Of The Year Podcast he was compared to Papyrus from Undertale.
-We've shittalked Livin' Da Dream enough on this podcast. I feel bad about it, but I also hope that NBA 2K17 has a similar stupid campaign mode story.

-For comparison, here's the beginning of "Up":

-Sakaguchi's Mega64 Video:


-Gnarls Barkley's Music Video for "Run":


-Barney in Robot Chicken:



I'D RATHER NOT EPISODE 19
-Andy is a married man with a child, so of course his friends list is zero. HAHAHA OWNED says the man who 95% of his social circle is from Magic The Gathering and Conventions and never goes out.

-In theory, aren't all magnets anti-magnets? Because I learned in Basic Fucking Science that magnets have these things called "poles" and similar poles repel each other.

-Soylent is the latest new trend for Tech Bros who don't want to bother with shit like "Reasonable Work-Life Balance", "Cooking", and "Nutritional Supplements Made By People Who Know What They're Doing" named after a movie where all food stuffs are made out of human beings.

-The Turing Test is a test for intelligence in a computer, requiring that a human being should be unable to distinguish the machine from another human being by using the replies to questions put to both, developed by computer scientist Alan Turing. 

The Reverse Turing Test is a computer convincing you that you are a computer, as shown in XKCD:


Turing Test

 The Douglass Test is a burger that convinces you to eat yourself because the I'd Rather Not Gods hate your stupid ass named after Podcast Emperor Owen Douglass.

-MY BURGER BUDDY AND ME:




Saturday, July 9, 2016

Status Quo Sunday Is A Bad Bad Man

NEW CD:
While it's not quite a new album or a Greatest Hits, I am putting together a collection of some of my fandom related songs that I've done throughout the years. A couple of my Magic The Gathering Songs, a couple of my comic songs, one or two tracks from Status Quo Radio, maybe a couple new tracks?

There's still a lot I'm looking into, but leave a comment below for any songs you'd like to see.






THIS WEEK'S JAM:


AND HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA!

No joke, John Cena is actually pretty good on the mic and sometimes says cuss words. When John Cena wrestles I don't chant "Let's Go Cena!" or "Cena sucks!" I chant "John Cena, I appreciate all the hard work you do, however I feel that your position in the company as the number one guy and said company's dedication to feeling the need to push a number one is detrimental to the status of equally talented wrestlers lower on the card who can provide to be entertaining in other ways"

http://img2-ak.lst.fm/i/u/arO/1aec4708e8c24b9a8c8d649372de27ed

Really the reason this makes the jam of the week is the music video. All I've seen of the A-Team is through parodies and the movie that came out a couple years ago, so there's not real emotional attachment. Still, I love a group of guys that just says "Fuck it" and makes something 'cause it's fun.

Now, help me out here: John Cena is a bad man and likes the 80's, however, Gary Coleman, who declares himself as part of the 80's, is the real bad man, wanting to destroy the 80's which, keep in mind, he is a part of. I think this was part of his plan to destroy The Chain Gang

Yet, Coleman blows up the 80's, John Cena says "I love it when a plan comes together." But, if The Chain Gang wanted to save the 80's, then why did John Cena celebrate the 80's blowing up? He defeat the Bad Man Gary Coleman, but lost the 80's in the process.

Ask yourself this: WHO IS THE BAD, BAD MAN?

STATUS QUO STREAMING:
This week I'm starting a little bit earlier since now I have a job I'd need to wake up for. As suicide inducing as it is, at least my time will be worth something again.

The stream starts at 8 PM. Normally I won't put up the guitar playing part (unless there's something highlight worthy, but I'll usually put up the recap for the video games):

PODCAST RECAPS for 7/9/2016: Very Impolite

WE HAVE A RADIO STATION!

Currently Up:
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 1-10
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 160-167
  • I'd Rather Not Episodes 1-12
 I seriously need to catch up on these...

ECHO CHAMBER EPISODE 172

-Horse Beach by Rockhead:

-Disturbed's "Shout 2000":



Because this is what I was thinking when they mentioned "Shout 2000:


-Truth be told, I like playing Reaper because he plays the same way I play League of Legends: go in, do some damage, then run away like a little girl. With his Wraith mode and teleportation, he's essentially the Spy from Team Fortress 2, who I used a lot to get behind enemy lines and key targets. But then I hear him talk...


Demoman? Is that you?
-REAPER'S PLAYLIST:
"Closer" by Nine Inch Nails
"Bodies" by Drowning Pool
"Down With The Sickness" by Disturbed
"I Am Hated" by Slipknot
"Crawling" by Linkin Park


-Fun fact: Keith Ferguson, the voice actor for Reaper is also the voice of Bloo from Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends :



Death walks among you
-Overwatch Lore: Reaper and 76's origins

Overwatch lore is very in depth for something you're pretty much thrown in the middle of having no impact within the gameplay. TF2 was also like that, but it had the core game first, then all the lore came much afterward. Characters like Saxton Hale and Merasmus weren't planned when TF2 first released, all it had were it's 9 classes, all it will have will be its 9 classes.

However, since Overwatch is a game that plans to expand it's character roster over time, it wants to make sure players stay invested in the characters themselves, so naturally they make all this other stuff up to make this new guy sound like the coolest ever.

TF2 needed investment in it's gameplay, Overwatch needed investment in its characters.


-Overwatch Characters as dogs from Reddit.
 
-History Of Japan because WE KNOW YALL LOVE THAT SHIT:


-HiImDaisy Comic Dub of Persona 4:


I use the phrase "I got a body by doing situps" in every conversation.

-Sequelitis Mega Man:



-Andrew Crashes E3:



-Mr. Bones Wild Ride sounds like a treat and a nightmare:

-I just downloaded RollerCoaster Tycoon Deluxe off Steam and I spent 2 hours on it. I can confirm that the UI doesn't scale, but not in the way they stated. I had this weird thing where the icons were cut off on the top.

-While "Social Eating" is probably part of some Korean thing called "muk-bang", you KNOW it's going to be used for some fetish shit.

-Stakin's Law: Everyone on Twitch will mention their dick. Always.

I'D RATHER NOT EPISODE 18 

The Wild Thornberry's Movie I was thinking about "Gift Of The Gab".

The Twitter polls I find tend to be closer, because they don't hear discussions and come to the same conclusions we do. So this week's Twitter Poll ignores the fact that I SHIFTED IT INTO HIGH GEAR.

FUN FACT: "Girlfriend" by Kabbage Boy was going to be a song included in the PC release Rock Band 4, which is probably the greatest tragedy of that not Fig not succeeding.


The word "Gypsy" is thrown around a lot in this episode, my bad.

The premise John, I'm sorry, "American Ass John" is describing sounds like this really bleh show "Kappa Mikey":


That sounds a lot like Rolling Stones' "Hey You"

Crank 2 Kaiju Scene:


Until next time: MONSTERS ARE REAL! DANGER CAN HAPPEN!



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Status Quo Wednesday Speedruns Its Way In To Your Heart

BACKUP VOCALS FOR NEW SONGS NEEDED!
Sign up for the mailing list and keep an eye out, since that's where I'll be sending the demo.  You should be hearing new music in the near future, I just want to send my
 
THIS WEEK'S JAM:


.... Yeah, I bought it off Steam for $6.

 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Rct-box.jpg

What can I say? I loved this game as a kid, and this haunting melody set up the perfect contrast for all the wonderful design, strategy and murderous funtimes that would await. Which leads me to...

STATUS QUO STREAMING
Yes to working on some music, however what game I play afterward is split between Tales From The Borderlands and Roller Coaster Tycoon. Hopefully some people show up, and hopefully you all have some good times.

COOL STUFF TO THROW YOUR MONEY AT!
DJ Roborob is now on Patreon!
http://f4.bcbits.com/img/0006658801_100.png
He's a super cool dude who produced Status Quo Radio and does DJ sets every other Monday night. There's an inter-community thing some Nerdcore people are working on called

Summer Games Done Quick!
http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/aJAnb2YircFnYpojxvE9eK-650-80.jpg
Oh yeah, that thing that happens every 6 months where people break some of my favorite games in a display of knowledge and reflexes for the sake of Doctors Without Borders. You know, THAT thing.

Rhythm Bastard Bundle
Summer Time Merch Bundle! main photo
All the merch for 30 bucks!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

PODCAST RECAPS FOR 7/2/2016: Stealing Your Heart on More Than One Level

WE HAVE A RADIO STATION!

Currently Up:
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 1-10
  • Echo Chamber Episodes 160-166
  • I'd Rather Not Episodes 1-12
 I seriously need to catch up on these...

I'D RATHER NOT EPISODE 17 

I couldn't find any behind the scenes footage of Flea doing Donnie from The Wild Thornberry's voice.


WARNING: TV Tropes Link. Swiper No Swiping has it's own TV Tropes page. The description is... usual TV Tropes fare, but one cool example mirror's John's Fallout Example:
In Fallout: New Vegas with a high enough speech skill, you can actually talk the Big Bad Legate Lanius into calling off his attack on the NCR and going home without a fight.

"Cats are notorious for their racism"- Rhythm Bastard



While I could be Real Life Squirrel Girl, The Unbeatable Squriel Girl is REALLY GOOD. Art by Erica Henderson and writing by Ryan North, it's definitely worth picking up.

You know, I really liked the Sly Cooper games on the PS2, and I heard they were doing a movie! I wonder how that looks...

Hmmm... they don't look too bad in the more realistic style, but I think between this and the Ratchet and Clank movie, there should-

MURRAY WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR FACE
http://static2.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/sly-cooper-movie.jpg


ECHO CHAMBER EPISODE 171
-Mighty Number 9 had everyone rooting for it, then against it, which is sad, since as more and more news came out, it was clear there was a lot that was mismanaged.
Mediocre games come out all the time, and they get a shrug at most, but the development behind Mighty Number 9's just compounded the emotions behind what would have otherwise been an OK game, leaving many crying like an anime fan on prom night. I'm not entirely sure how Mega Man 9 and 10 did if those were better spiritual successors, but Jim (Fucking) Sterling (son) did a pretty good recap of all the foibles during the past 3 years:



At least we'll always have Shovel Knight.

And this dope Mega Ran track:




-So here are the two screenshots we were talking about from The New Paper Mario Not Thousand Year Door:


After the snap with Allison Rapp, Nintendo would be a little more gunshy about this kind of thing. One more line, of "I AM NOT A CROOK!" and then that Toad jumping out the window would have suffice. Because people jumping out of windows because they're awkward is never not funny.


-G2A Article
 
-Jeff, watch this and tell me if you still love Bubsy:



-This is the outside of Magic The Gathering Battlegrounds:

-This is the inside of Magic The Gathering: Battlegrounds:

Yeah, this looks like the cover to a Magic video game @wizards_magic
The shirtless guy with cyber armor was actually in the Red banner in the cover.

-My favorite thing about Zork that's not the orgy scene (I imagine)


-Also a tutorial for how to play it in Black Ops:



JimQuisition on violence:



Paolo brought up an excellent point about Watch_Dogs when his brother said "I can do everything I'm doing here in GTA, I'd rather play that". There's too much effort in being the best and you cant always be the best. It requires way less effort to be different and good.
-Some 90's cringe from 2003:


-Dark Cloud 2 is a such good commercial:


-FUN FACT: Apparently Heavy Weapons Guy's $200 bullets are melted down from rare coins. Wouldn't that make the bullets more expensive as time goes on, because the bullets are becoming rarer?