The Mongoose is a vehicle in the Halo series which makes its debut in Halo 3. Imagine the Warthog minus the usefulness, and you have the Mongoose.
Friday, November 30, 2012
This is my dog Zelda in her much younger days. Still to this day she'll hurry to the back porch when people go outside and symbolically guard it. Though it is a bit of a shame that the traits from her wolf ancestors (as all dogs descended from wolves at some point) are now diluted to a little barking at nothing on the top of some footsteps. She expects treats for that hard work.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
This was taken last night, I had a spare dollar and this one bear looked just like Daisy's favorite stuffed animal I ever got her. So I attempted to get it, and snatched him up on the first try. Not bad. I just like being able to get anything in these games as I give the prizes to Daisy. I remember being excited winning my first prize ever in a CiCi's pizza place and it was some random stuffed animal that looked like the 7up spot mascot.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
While many remember Dorothy Gale's ruby-red slippers in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, but in the original book her slippers were silver. The color change was done because red looked more vibrant on the big-screen.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Oddly my mom never took many photos of me when I was a really young infant. Plenty of photos when I was a toddler, but this the only other newborn photo I could find of myself besides the ones taken at the hospital I was born at in Greenville, SC.
While Atari had great success with most of the Dragon Ball Z games, they also tried less popular moves with other beloved anime franchises. If Dragon Ball Z was the biggest anime on Toonami, then Yu Yu Hakusho was number two. So Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament was made in a similar fashion to the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai games.
Monday, November 26, 2012
This was taken by my brother's then-girlfriend Maryanna at the Spring Fling festival in Spartanburg, SC in 2011. She handed me a photo a few months ago, so while it's rather late I did enjoy seeing this. Since I'm the photo master in my family, I never get many photos of myself especially not with my girlfriend Daisy. She liked the mascot, but we didn't get the ice cream.
The Wraith is a Covenant tank in the Halo series. Basically the alien version of the Scorpion tank. It can sometimes be a danger in single-player, though it's not as dangerous as it might seem.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Banshee is a single-man Covenant aircraft in the Halo games. While they are rarely a tool (but really a threat) in the single player campaigns, they were one of the best vehicles in the original game when it came to multiplayer. Only a scorpion tank or rocket launcher could take one down with ease.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Living in the American South, I overhear a lot of Republicans talking to each other in public and after Mitt Romney lost I've heard so many conspiracy theories or bogus explanations of why Mitt Romney failed to defeat the President. I need to clarify the real reasons that apparently don't exist in their own little bubble they made for themselves.
The Scorpion is the main tank used by human forces in the Halo series. With it's powerful turret blasts, it's by far the ultimate vehicle in the series.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Even though I watch a lot of movies, I never go to the movie theater often. I also never pay much attention to movie news until films are just about ready to come out. A friend told me that Steven Spielberg was coming out with a film based on President Abraham Lincoln. How can you say "no" to that?
Meta-Knight is Kirby's rival/ally/enemy in the Kirby series. His role is often mysterious, as he's been everything from a boss to a member of the team.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The ghost is a Covenant vehicle in the Halo series. It's fast speed, and weak firepower makes it a vehicle that can either be used effectively or become abysmal when used improperly. I didn't get many chances to use one in Halo: Combat Evolved.
Abraham Lincoln set one of the first dates for Thanksgiving in America. In 1863, he made the last Thursday in November the date of the holiday. This was later changed to the third Thursday of November.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
After a failed plan to release a CD-drive for the SNES granted Phillips the rights to use Nintendo franchise for their CDi console, the trio of bad Zelda games were born. While Wand of Gamelon and Faces of Evil were bad cartoon-like games that played like Adventure of Link, the final game played like the classic 2D Zeldas. This one was Zelda's Adventure, which once again has you playing as the princess instead of the hero Link.
While Americans celebrate Thanksgiving in November our friends in Canada eat turkey one month early. The holiday is celebrated on the 2nd Monday of October. For example, in 2012 it was held on October 8th.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
At the beginning of 2011, my girlfriend Daisy started reading the Twilight Books, and I promised her I would watch the movies with her as long as she finished each book. I was originally fearing that the movies were going to dreadful (never read the books myself), but they ended up ranging from decent to enjoyable. I don't know if you could consider me a "fan", but I'm not a cynical critic either.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Warthog is the jeep-like vehicle in the Halo series. Appearing since the very beginning, the Warthog is one of the most iconic vehicles in the series.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
About a decade ago, some the biggest movies to hit the silver screen were the Lord of the Rings trilogy. While the movies were a success, many fans noted the absence of a film based on The Hobbit, which predates The Lord of the Rings books. Despite no movie at the time (one is currently on the way to being released), Sierra decided to make their own video game for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, and PC in 2003.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
While Snow White is such a classic fairy tale, there have been very little movies or cartoons based on the story in the last few decades that I could name off memory. Ironically 2012 saw two very different Snow White films, the first being the light-hearted Mirror Mirror and the grim Snow White and the Huntsman. During previews I initially favored Mirror Mirror, but due to mix critical reviews I didn't see until many months later.
The traditional wedding dress color in Chinese culture is red. However in modern times, the western-style white wedding dress is incredibly popular, and it isn't uncommon for a bride to wear both during different parts of the celebrations.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
In the late 90's, Nintendo had found smashing success with their Mario Party series. Sega being no fool, attempted to make a "Sonic Party" for the new Dreamcast system calling it Sonic Shuffle. Was it better than it's N64 counterpart?
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
After President Barack Obama's re-election, many citizens (especially in the "red states") were outraged by the results. Now there is a movement in 20 states (mainly the southern ones) where folks are signing petitions to secede from the union. Yeah, the same thing the south tried before that ignited the Civil War. Is this act of whining, a movement or a moment?
When the Xbox launched in 2001, Microsoft was desperate to establish key franchises to stand out from the pack. Nintendo had Mario, Sega had Sonic, Sony had Crash Bandicoot (sorta), and they felt like they needed a mascot for the system as well. While Master Chief eventually became the supreme choice for a mascot, they did try to make a character that all ages could enjoy. This was Blinx, a cat with a knack for vacuum cleaners and time travel.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Bruno is the 2nd member of the Elite Four in the original generation of the Pokemon games. He used primary fighting and earth type pokemon. Kinda of like a much tougher version of Brock. But not too terribly hard to defeat.