Thursday, August 29, 2013

Echo Chamber Post Game Episode 53


Better now that you have the Echo Chamber!

-The Persona series always interested since I saw AnimeCow and Mystakin played it. While normally I suck at Fighting Games (mainly because of not having much access to them), I kinda want to get Persona 4 Arena, because it's the only game available for the Xbox. I could buy a PS2 for a song, but the games are hard to find, and while I could buy the games for the PS3 my brother's a dick.


-First result for Stoned Firefighter:

-So, we talk a lot about DiveKick, but here's the Grand Finals from EVO 2013:

EVO 2013 - Divekick - Grand Final ( by luxium

-Ben Affleck is playing Batman.
Ehhh..? Maybe. He's always seemed too "nice" for Batman, and I doubt they'd go with a friendlier Batman (like the Adam West version), so he's going to have to seriously step up his game.

-Wow? Really?

-In the "Actors Changing Tones In The Most WTF Way Possible..."

Bryan Cranston, 3x Emmy Winner everybody.

-This is the dog picture me and Arcanon made a series out of.


I'm a hack... :(

Speaking of which...

-ANIMECOW IS LATE FOR SCHOOL PART 2 (Short, because it was up later in the week):

Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede was attacking the school and Teacher Alphonse Elric stood in the students way but Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede punched Al so hard he flew through the wall and killed some kindergarteners but it's OK because they were bad kindergarteners learning to be evil.

"You'll never get away this" said Al as he stood up. He looked around at the macabre horror that now surrounded him. Children, no older than 9, lay dead around him, their bright eyes full of optimisim and youth gone dark, from the horrors of the outside world. Al was already a prisoner, his soul forever trapped in a suit of armor, the only thing that connected him to our mortal world. Now he had to live trapped within the guilt of innocent lives dead at his hands.

Such potential, he thought, as he looked up at the chalkboard, a sea where ideas and young minds could flourish, rendered useless by the giant hole he put through it.

It simply read BUTTS.

"WHERE IS THE ANIMECOW?" asked Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede really loudly.

"AnimeCow-uke is late for school" said Mystakin, eating Pocky and being all Tsundere. "Not like I care about him or anything... he's so baka!!" and then blushed profusely.


Goku and Piccillo were in the next room and came into the class room and flew in to help save the day.

"What the h-e-double hockey sticks is going on here?" asked Goku, who didn't swear because he's a good guy.

"Yeah, we were buying weed from those kindgarteners!" said Piccillo.

"F--K OFF" said Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede, who said naughty words because he was a Bad Guy.

AnimeCow was stuck behind a fat lady on the sidewalk. 

Can the Z squad fight Dark Sephiroth Goku The Stampede?
Will AnimeCow ever get to school?


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Status Quo Sunday Gets It Together

WHEW! So all (most) of the e-mails I had to send out from AFO were sent out, and I've got the drums for Status Quo Radio (more or less) working, so I can get back to album work.

Polished up "Let The Bombs Go Off Tonight". Nothing really to do, as all I had to do was copy the files over and redo the vocals. So this week is going to be recording the Heavy's track (remember this TF2 inspired concept album I've been doing? lol) and the week after that will be about getting ready for UmiCon.

With all the prep I did for AFO, the transition will be a lot smoother.

Good stuff this week? I saw Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz again. Didn't see The World's End though. THIS WEEKEND FOR SURE.

I forgot just how good those movies were. Shaun Of The Dead was overall tighter, and a more personally driven story, where as Hot Fuzz, I believe was funnier. Still, both early parts of the Cornetto Trilogy are worth seeing.

Also, I got to play Magic again, and got a Standard deck all set up.

Bad stuff this week? I owe a lot of money in taxes, (I used to work for a place that paid me in 1099), so that certainly knocked me off my high horse.

So if you can, the album is Pay What You Want, but paying me anything is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

THE TOP 5 VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE EVARRR!!!! (aka Anime Festival Orlando Live Vids)

NUMBER 5- "Status Quo Radio (Live)"

NUMBER 4- "Force Of Nature (Live)"

NUMBER 3- "Axe Punk (Live)"

NUMBER 2- "Hell Yeah (Live)"


Monday, August 19, 2013

Echo Chamber Post Game Episode 52


-Mystakin hits the nail on the head: "It sounds totally unique even though they're all so generic"

-In the Something Awful post I put up for last week's, THE SINGLES ARE KEY. Dads have gone stupid from having your dumbass as a kid, so Clear Channel and classic rock have boiled down every band's discography to two or so songs so you

-Guys, anything with synthesizers will NOT be Dad Rock. At least for another 10 years. Not as long as we got Bon Jovi still kicking.


-This is the Anime Dog Harem Show that Cow was talking about, and listening to this now, it's getting weird...

This reminds me of some marco someone posted on the Something Awful forums, where it compared Black girls and Asian girls, and the "black girl" was Pam Grier all smokin' hot and shit, and it said black girls like smoking reefer, drinking 40s and playing Marvel vs. Campcom 3 and how Asian girls are polite and reserved and play League of Legends, and I'm like

"Duh, decision made! Dibs on Taskmaster"

One day, Goku was flying on Namek, smoking mad bluntz with Piccilo.
"Were so high," said Goku.
"Dis be some good weed" said Piccilo.
"No, baka-kun, our flying. We're flying so high, I can see all the way to Earth"
On Earth, a young man, who Goku saw but didn't stop to say high to because he was so high, was running to school, because he was late for school.
"I'm so baka! I'm late for school!" said the young boy who was named Anime Cow, and he had a piece toast in his mouth as he ran to the school which he was late for.
Suddenly, AnimeCow hit someone else on the sidewalk, which made him even more laterer for school. He rubbed his head all awkwardly and anime like, and let out a loud "Eee-yah!"

It was Mystakin-san, who never really liked AnimeCow "Damn Cow-Kun, you're such a baka, now you're going to be even more laterer for school!"
AnimeCow got up and bowed a lot "I'm so sorry Mystakin-kun, I'm late for school!"
"It's not like I like you or anything.... You were in my way!!! Baka!!!" said Mystakin being his usual tsundere self, and eating a Pocky Stick from the box.
Goku swooped down, thinking the Pocky was another phat blunt. He stole it from the confused Mystakin-chan, and Cow just stared, eating his toast and being that much more laterester for school.
"WHAT IS THIS WHACK ASS BULL POOP?" yelled Goku as he went Super Sayian and unleash a Kamehameha Blast on Mystakin-Senpai who didn't die, he only had Xs on his eyes since only bad guys die and Mystakin-seme was only a Tsudere, even though he did make AnimeCow late for school.

Meanwhile, at school, which AnimeCow was late for, Principal Rhythm Bastard read the morning announcements in his silky smooth voice, "...Babies can be substituted for PB&J sandwiches at lunch if you are allergic to peanuts. ALSO If you are late for school, then you will NOT BE IN SCHOOL ON TIME STARTING NOW"
Teacher Alphonse Elric from Full Metal Alchemeist, said "If you come to school after right now YOU ARE LATE FOR SCHOOL!"
"If AnimeCow is late for school, his grades won't be as good as mine!" said Arcanon, who was AnimeCow's Nerdy Friend since had swirly glasses and the same dress shirt and tie as everyone else.

"Pssh.. whatever man" said Jeff who was AnimeCow's Slacker Friend because his shirt was unbuttoned, had a beard, and was pounding back Dewar's by the bottle.


"Oh no! Only AnimeCow can defeat him, but he is late for school!" said Arcanon, his glasses swirling like crazy.
Jeff was passed out from all the bourbon.
Piccillo was super high off his mad bluntz.
But AnimeCow was still late for school!!!


-This thread... This FUCKING thread.

-SuperGreatFriend gives you the Demo of "Papers Please":

Everything I've seen about this game wants my 10bux.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Status Quo Sunday Gets Back From OMFG at AFO and Listens to AFI

HEEEEYYYY MISS MURDER CAN I? Please? No? That's cool... Yeah. no, I'm fine. Actually, I'm not that hungry anyways...

Right, so I just got back from Orlando where I played at Anime Festival Orlando and KILLED both sets. None were particularly full, but the venue was a bit out of the way, this was OMFG's first year, AND the sound system, while great in the venue itself, couldn't be heard beyond the hall.

But honestly? I've never felt more on top of my game as a performer.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, shout out to Emilio, the sound of OMFG, who caught both of my sets, as he was the sound guy, and who I also met at PAX East, running the MAGFest Jam Session.

I also took a crap ton of pictures, and will be doing one of my famous Con Recaps. There's going to be live video for sure, but I'll see what I have to got through.

SO, I'm going to do the Cool Dude (TM) thing and give y'all a brief rundown.

First, the bands!
-End Hibernate was actually the last of the groups I managed to see on this list, as their set was on Sunday. They were cool enough to give me a couple CDs, which are currently filed under "Give A Listen To On My Commute To and Possibly From Work"

A rap duo consisting of a rapper and keyboardist/DJ, they put on an energetic set, and the raps were faster than my commute home on the Florida Turnpike, which has another name that deserves its own bulletpoint. They were kind enough to give out lyric sheets with the chourses on them, which is good, due to aforementioned hot rhyme spitting.

-Final Weapon I caught the tail end of their set. They're all the way from Alabama (a 10 Hour Drive!) and they play video game composition inspired rock music. Defintely the kind of stuff you want to see live.

-HD Ninja is a nerdcore duo who dress in fine suits and/or straw hats. Split MC Chris in half, put them both in ninja outfits, and you're only halfway there. They even covered some old-school gangsta rap, which well appreciate in the quickly progressing techno-future we're all living in. During the song "Sarlacc Pit" the audience walked around in a circle (because we were digesting Boba Fett over 1000 years) and they joined in.

-Philonius Phunk went on right after me on Friday. A nerdcore trio, that uses all different kinds of beats, and, like me, appreciate the subtle genius of the "Super Mario Bros." movie, especially how boss a song "Walk The Dinosaur" is. They get bonus points for having inflatiable Ghostbusters gear.

-S.S. Hanami who I'm also going to be playing at with Umicon and Sands Of Anime, rock a koto, because the lead singer though it sounded awesome. AND they claim their songs are not music, but the soundtrack to their own anime, which is called S.S. Hanami, which is band that plays songs, except they're not songs, they're part of the soundtrack... TERMINATING TEMPORAL LOOP.

It's one of those sentences that make you say either "Ohhh...", followed up by a "Got it!". It's melancholy, it's intense, it's got a koto!

P.S. That would sound wicked good on a cover of something like "Bohemian Rhapsody" or "Are We The Waiting", in which case I would like to volunteer myself as the Freddie Mercury and/or Billie Joe Armstrong

Now the other stuff!
-Divekick is the hypest game ever, and works really well when everyone takes it seriously. A fighting game with two buttons: dive (jump) and kick (kick).

-The Florida Turnpike is also named the "Ronald Reagan Turnpike". Fuck that guy, thinking this trickle-down bullshit would work.

-Reborn! is about a teenager that becomes a better hitman under the tutelage of a gun-toting infant.

-I went to this thing called the "Kanto Region Challenge". Basically, was the game of Pokemon stripped down, where you'd do battle with gym leaders, and Pokemon would battle using Rock, Paper, Scissors. Catching new Pokemon and evolving them cost money, which you earned by battling or playing Blackjack with Team Rocket. I lost at both.


-Also participated in a random Magic Draft (2014 Core Set). While one WOULD assume that I'd be satisfied for a good long time so I wouldn't have to spend my 15bux on FNM this week... NOPE! Maybe...
I don't know. Though I DID come to the conclusion that Simic would make a pretty sweet Commander/EDH Deck.

-Saw a couple people in Welcome To Night Vale cosplays. Between Slenderman and WTNV, Something Awful's been owning Popular Scary Internet Things.

So, you know the drill guys: Podcast post tomorrow/Tuesday, Minimum Wage Gaming stream on Tuesday. I'm editing together the highlights from the first episode of all my big fails/combos.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Echo Chamber Post Game Episode 51 WITH B-B-B-BONUS!!


-Of all the sports on TV to watch, Football would probably be the easiest to follow, because each team only plays once a week. Other than that, I only follow in the event of a championship or if I'm working on something else. Like WWE Raw...
-Listening to Jeff talk about puzzle games made me realize that all good games, even extended to shooters/action/etc., do one thing really well. Even a Call Of Duty (in theory), with all of its complicated control schemes, can use all of those buttons to serve the shooting, increasing the challenge by adding more enemies or changing the layout of the battlefield. BUT THEN THEY'RE ALL LIKE "HERE'S A GIMMICK LEVEL, OK BYE"
-For a quick Metroidvania fix, where you get that "A-HA!" every time you enter a new room or get a new letter, here's ASCIIVania

-Here are my 3 entries into the Jock Jam Pantheon (that are all remixes of Space Jam):
-Crowd Chant for the uninitiated:

-If we're contemplating "Stronger" for Jock Jam Status, then we can easily put on "20 Percent Cooler" by Ken Ashcorp.
-Echo Chamberites, if we're talking about Dadrock, HERE'S YOUR RESEARCH!
-Also this.
-My pick for this week, The Studio Killers. They're The Gorillaz but for the club crowd.

This week, I was also on Heel Turn, the Zone-Cast Wrestling Podcast. 

Not a lot to go over I think, so here's a word-for-word transcription of my notes from watching WWE Raw:
-First 5 seconds: THE BEARD IS HERE!!!
-Rob Van Damme is more acrobatic than one would expect.
-Albert Del Rio beat up his ring announcer, who is easily the best part of the show.
-Cody Rhodes is throwing a case in the river, which an intern had to get
-Ryback looks and sounds like a Pokemon
-I like how in all Diva promos they're all bunched together.
-John Cena is a face? What a coincidence, because I want to punch him in the face really badly.
-With sheep "We're here"
-Tag match resembles an average backwoods bar on a Saturday
-Victory skip lap (Re: Diva's Match)
-Cody Rhodes looks like Howard Stark from Captain America
-CM Punk is the bastard child of Lemmy and Wolverine
-Then Brock Lesnar comes in and it's the Wolverine vs. The Hulk
-The Sheild = Generic Bad Guy Team
-Daniel Bryan is a cool dude.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Status Quo Sunday Misses Deadly Premonition

On this, the day that Two Best Friends finish their Let's Play of "Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut", I give you, the good people of the internet, my latest music video, "Lord I Miss Deadly Premonition":


Deadly Premonition, my 2010 Game Of The Year

It took a while, but I finally managed to finish it! The original song already got some coverage before, but now I made a music video of it, and maybe it'll get another go around.

BTDubs, thanks to SuperGreatFriend for his blessing on using his footage for the video, check out his LPs.

Obviously, that's what most of my efforts had gone to the past week, and next week is getting everything ready for Anime Festival Orlando, namely practicing, making travel arrangements, and getting stuff to sell.

Speaking of Anime Festival Orlando, my times for my shows have officially been announced!
I'm playing Friday Night at 10:30 PM, and Saturday Afternoon at 2:00 PM!
I'll have posters and download cards for sale for $5.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Echo Chamber Post Game Epsiode 50


-This is Welcome To Night Vale. Listen to it, and be amazed. Or you could be a pissy little bitch like my brother and yell "IT'S SO STUPID!!!" Easiest way to put it, NPR from the Twilight Zone. My favorite style of humor (or really, humor in general when you get right down to it) is the completely ridiculous portrayed with an absolutely straight face.

-Audible is for chumps.

-Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, here's some good "Hark! A Vagrant!" on Sherlock
Comic 1
Comic 2

-Speaking of Sherlock Holmes again, the Martin Freeman/Benedict Cumberbatch series Sherlock is pretty good, and I can see why Tumblr is obsessed over it. Meaning, it's a good show that has young pretty white people in it and Tumblr's like OMGSHIPTIME

-Speaking of Martin Freeman, I will still stand by the "Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy Movie". It has Sam Rockwell AND Mos Def in it, and while there are some parts where it feels like they kinda slapped it together and make it all happy and Hollywood-ish.

-Speaking of Martin Freeman again, The World's End ends the Cornetto Trilogy in two weekends.

-Speaking of Cornettos, we call them King Cones in AMURICA!

-Speaking of AMURICA! what's more American that investing a shitton of money into something dangerous and stupid only to have it produce a shitton of waste? NOTHING!

-Speaking of that thing I just said, here's a look at some Bitcoin Mining Rigs, which the Fire Department calls "A Shit Storm Waiting To Happen":

-MovieBob explains movie rights in this video. Now what I want to know is, "Where is Taskmaster?" I really hope there's a loophole like with Scarlet Witch and Quiksilver, that even though they're mutants, they were part of the Avengers so the Marvel Movies can use them. Originally he was an Avengers villain, but he has a history with Deadpool.

-If I animate anything from the Echo Chamber, our "Duckface On A Grandpa" bit would be it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Status Quo Sunday Is Trying His Hardest GODDAMN IT

Not much work was put into the album since, A. the song I'm up to is a rerecord and B. The Music Video has been taking its toll on my brain due to my shitty laptop. It'll be released in time for YouTube's Geek Week (which is apparently a thing)

Saw Zombieland this week and it was AWESOME!!! The writing team behind that are also behind the (most recent) draft of the planned (because it's still coming out at some point) Deadpool movie. Let me just say, those guys LOVE their text superimposed on the background.

Also, I updated my con shows for the next few months, including Umicon and OMFG!

Sorry this was so short, but this week's podcast update will be worth it.