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by William HarmonMay 10, 2012

People have all kinds of hobbies. Obviously if you’re here reading this, gaming, comics, or movies is probably one of yours.

Gaming in particular has been one of my life’s great passions. I love to do it recreationally, analytically, and professionally (kinda…). However, you can’t go through life with just one interest.

One of my other great hobbies is collecting art. I do this in a number of ways. From books on my shelves, hanging pieces on my walls, to storing massive amounts on a second hard drive I keep tucked around behind my entertainment center. I’m interested in anything and everything that is generally awesome, from more classical pieces to amateur work that really stands out as unique. Some of this work ties back to fan renditions of game or comic characters, and some of it is just freaking awesome.

Hope you enjoy them, I know I do:

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  • skull

    I think videogames are a fantastic art medium

  • bucketghost

    Wow, these are really great. Will this be a new series? I have a hard time believing that this is all the videogame art around.
    Either way, thanks for the pictures!

  • Lizzie Galatioto

    The night they killed figure skating

    By Elvis Stojko, Yahoo! Sports
    Feb 19, 2:00 am EST

    Buzz up! 5533 Print
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sorry, Evan Lysacek.

    You’re a great skater and all.

    But that wasn’t Olympic champion material.

    In Thursday night’s men’s free skate, Lysacek skated slow and his jumps weren’t close to the technical ability of defending Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko.

    Related Video
    Debating Lysacek’s gold Debating Lysacek’s gold

    Weir deserved better

    More 2010 Olympics Videos Other Top Olympic Stories
    Parents surprise Aussie during golden moment Olympian breaks tooth on his silver medal More From Elvis Stojko
    Five thoughts on the pairs free skate Feb 16, 2010 Pairs: Five things to watch Feb 14, 2010 ADVERTISEMENT

    Evan Lysacek (R) of the US shakes hands with silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko of Russia.

    (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
    How can you be Olympic champion when you don’t even try the quad? If you’re going to take the quad out, why not take out another triple axel and just have more of the other stuff so the International Skating Union can make it more into an “art” recital.

    Plushenko had a great performance. His footwork was great and maybe his spins weren’t quite as good as Lysacek’s, but it wasn’t that big of a difference. He also had a quad toe triple toe that wasn’t even attempted by anyone else. He did both triple axels, so all the jumps were there.

    But the judges’ scoring was ridiculous.

    Because of it, the sport took a step backward. Brian Boitano did the same thing, technically, in 1988. There are junior skaters who can skate that same program.

    And the judges’ scoring probably killed figure skating because kids now are going to see this and say, “Oh, I don’t need a quad. I can just do great footwork for presentation marks and do a couple of nice spins and make it to Olympic champion.” With that type of scoring, you don’t have to risk it. You can play it safe and win gold.

    In what other sports do you have to hold back in order to win?

    The International Skating Union has taken the risk out of figure skating and it makes me sick.

    If Plushenko had made some mistakes, then sure, maybe Lysacek deserves gold. But when you take the risk out of skaters’ programs, it doesn’t compute to me.

    And it’s not a personal thing. I like Evan. But when you compare performances and have an outcome like this, the sport is going backward. And it hurts me to say it because I love this sport. But the judges made a mockery of it by giving Lysacek the gold.

    I don’t want to rain on anybody’s parade because it’s not the skaters’ fault. It’s the system. And the figure skating community wants to control who wins and who loses. And what it does is it makes the component score more valid than the jumps so it can control whatever it wants. And that’s exactly what happened Thursday night at Pacific Coliseum.

    How can the sport be put back on the right path? I have no idea. I haven’t even thought about it. It’s not up to me. Because people at the ISU obviously seem to know what they’re doing. Well, they think they know what they’re doing.

    For me, the outcome on Thursday night was disappointing.

    A few more thoughts on the men’s free skate:

    • I thought Daisuke Takahashi was awesome. He tried the quad and he had the guts to go for it, and he should’ve been ahead of Lysacek in that aspect.

    • Johnny Weir was great. He should’ve been higher than sixth – above Patrick Chan, who was fifth. Weir outskated Chan. He might’ve skated a little bit slow but he went out there and did his stuff. I feel bad for him.

    • People say I’m hammering certain skaters. I’m not. It’s the system I don’t like and if you say I am biased … I already said I am not a fan of Weir’s skating, but he skated well tonight and deserved to be ahead of Chan.

    In addition, Takahiko Kozuka – my favorite skater – did not get the points he deserved. He skated great, had awesome spins, the best edges in the competition, was very close with the quad and did a ton of triples.

    Figure skating gets no respect because of outcomes like this. More feathers, head-flinging and so-called step sequences done at walking speed – that’s what the system wants.

    I am going to watch hockey, where athletes are allowed to push the envelope. A real sport.

  • Serena Frieden

    I’m kind of in a lull right now, don’t know what to watch next.

    Currently watching:
    Shuffle! (Ok, probably going to try dual watching with something else though)

    Seen, liked:
    * Angel Beats! (Really loved the art style, plus the balance of action/non-action, serious/non-serious stuff)
    * Bakemonogatari (Thought it was a great show, although I wasn’t really a fan of the random “artsy” bits)
    * Black Lagoon (Not really a fan of “kick ass chew bubblegum” series, but this one was awesome)
    * Clannad (Saw it, thought “I wonder what would happen if he picked Kyou”, started playing the game. Will watch After Story once I finish it)
    * Elfen Lied (Thought it was really damn good, and not for the ecchi and gore. Maybe I really like seeing people overcome abuse, who knows)
    * Ghost in the Shell (Everyone likes this)
    * Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Favorite series. Everything about it just really touched me, love the characters)
    * Lucky Star (Nerdy humor is the best humor)
    * Shiki (Didn’t really like the art style, especially the hair, but the story was great)
    * Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Funny as hell)

    Seen, neutral feelings:
    * Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (Was pretty good for a while, but then it just seemed to get dull)
    * Cowboy Bebop (Didn’t really appeal to me. I can see why a lot of people like it, it just didn’t really catch my attention)

    Seen, didn’t like:
    * High School of the Dead (massively ridiculous amounts of fanservice)
    * Umineko no Naku Koro ni (if you liked it, you aren’t a “real” Umineko fan :P)

    No Naruto, DBZ, or Bleach like shows, no mecha, and no shoujo. Other than that I’m all ears.

    Thanks!

  • Margery Degarmo

    Phillip Fanning Is A Myspace Celebrity most known for his Halloween Fanatic profile hes also known for posting some of his Art Work in his Craft Album hes made alot of awesome stuff he made is Gene Simmons Ozzy Rob Zombie Andy Six Sandra A Ashley Purdy Family Guy Characters South Park Characters Scream Michael Myers Danielle Harris Kristina Klebe and Scout Taylor-Compton and Captain Spaulding
    No not a Swimmer

  • ademuth93

    I love her music, Ashley Tisdale is close to my age, 23, but born 7 months before I was. She is an awesome actress, even outside of the HSM stuff and an awesome alto and milisma singer, but more true to her fans and herself, and in her art. Are you going to buy her new CD in June? Do you have her first one? Do you like her at all? Do you think more musical acts should be more like her in the ways that make her a much more relateable and marketable performer than her HSM collages?

  • Arminator

    This is gonna be long, but someone please help me understand. I had my girlfriend for about 8/9 months now. She would be my first girlfriend. I make her alot of awesome gifts and she likes them. I always text when she replies to me. I make her feel the best I can. I support her and be the best I can be for her! This is a long distance relationship in a sense where she lives about an hour and a half away from me. I live in Georgia so the gas is quite expensive. I see her about 2 times a month usually on the weekends, due to her being busy with school since she is graduating this year. Ok, well now that we got that out of the way, the problem is the other day I was at school/college and met a girl who I once knew in high school. I thought she was really pretty and cool. I had an attraction/crush towards her. The same thing happened over and over again. All these people live near me though. Though the girl I met at school I started to talk to in a friend way, but now like her. now the other part is that since its a long distance , I know its hard to see a person, I sometimes feel down and lose feelings. This is due to her mostly not texting back. I understand shes busy with school, I do respect that. But the thing is everyday its her falling asleep, forgetting to text me, busy, or just getting distracted by tv. she always says sorry but does it everyday. she text back about once every one or two hours. she can never talk on phone cause her parents are around or shes busy(she says she is) she says sorry and she’ll text back more or often, but never does. I ignore this problem and well have to deal with it in a sense. Im not asking for all her attention but at least more then social websites. My friend told me and it was true that sometimes she tweets or post on fb but doesnt text me during that times and for the next 3 hours shes tweeting cause she forgets. and texting is really important cause you dont see the person often. The other part is I do try to go often to her house when I can, but she always gets scared to ask parents or makes an excuse that she has something to do on the weekend such as see relatives or someone else. Thats fine but about 95 percent of the time, it gets canceled and she stays home all day. Shes not a fan of PDA(public display of affection) thats what shes says and calls it. were always almost out so we never really look like a couple, though im fine with that cause I never really been in a relationship so I dont know how that feels but its fine! I know she treasures me in a sense where I take her out and always buy her stuff, make her cool stuff with arts and crafts. her parents love me. she’s a very nice and pretty woman, but she makes me feel alone and always makes me feel like she just doesnt care. I never complain because I dont want to bring her stress since its end of school year and she would just say sorry. The last part is that the last time she came over we had intimacy/sex. It was both of our first time. We both got into it and it just happened. I feel bad because it seems like we just had sex and I want to leave her. But thats not the reason why. It was my first time too and Idk the love like realllly died for me. I want to talk to other girls and people and would rater be single but I dont want to break her heart and make her feel bad. I know I wont cheat on her, but please someone help me and explain to me whats wrong. Im just confused and dont know what to do?

  • Jamal

    Okay, I’m a huge Avatar the Last Airbender fan, and I’ve seen some pretty awesome artwork out there, and I was wondering if I could make a certain artwork using Paint on my computer. Here are examples…

    http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc162/SugarQueen636/Avatar%20The%20Last%20Airbender/avatarsigyz9-1.pngme

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/dumbblonde3835/Avatar%20the%20Last%20Airbender/118997231432247-1.jpg

    http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa230/hamtaro623/6827gpf.jpg

    Okay, is there any way I can do stuff like that using Paint. If so, how??? If not, how do people make stuff like that???

    Answers soon please!!!!

  • simply complicated

    Big Neal Morse fan here…Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, and of course the solo stuff. Dream Theater is awesome, too. Why don’t people appreciate these artists more? Prog rock is by far the most difficult rock genre to write in (successfully) and is where true art lives. Not to say bands in other rock veins don’t work on their craft, but Blink 182 and Slipknot wouldn’t have a chance of writing a relevent prog album. REACTION!

  • JimT

    Hey Everyone :)

    For my GCSE Art Project, I’m doing mine on John Lennon and his life story. Also about his lyrics and I’m going to go deep into the lyrics. I’ve started the project (which is a sketchbook) and I’ve done his childhood and I’m now up to his teenage period, but haven’t got any ideas on any 3D stuff I could do in my sketchbook? Everyone in my Art Class does 3D in their sketchbook, but I just don’t have th imagination for it, and so mine always looks rubbish compared to theirs :(

    Can anyone think of any awesome ideas I could do? Would be GREATLY appreciated!! :)

    Shannon :-) xoxo

  • Moore, Ron

    during the “la la la la”art, Joe didnt have a mic or mouth moving at all just standuing there posing and stuff but u heard him and kevin wasnt singing either justnick but u heard all 3 of them
    im not saying he is im just curious b/c throughout the concert nick did awesome but voice faded sometimes and cracked and so did joe and has any1 noticed that @ the ende of SOS WHEN ITS LIKE “call ill never get” and when kevin says that it sounds so automated when nick and joes sdounds normal

    i am not a hater i am a big fan

  • Joe T

    I recently bought a psp [about 3 days ago] and I really was looking forward to some good RPG games. I’ve been an RPG fan for as all my gaming life. Except, of course, I can’t find a single good one – for the PSP.

    My idea of a perfect RPG game is Golden Sun : good length, excellent depth, awesome move graphics [for a GBA], nice combos [djinn], good humor, nice djinn-to-ethereal-release system. The sound was a bit annoying, and this game did have some flaws for me. Especially the thats-it-i-need-a-walk-to-get-through-this-damned-level thing…

    I also liked Chrono Trigger on the SNES. Even though its an old game. Nice character move combos, nice magic moves, good graphics…etc.

    Anyways, I tried one PSP RPG- Crimson Gem Saga- and its boring. Really. The graphics are jaw dropping, character art just plain excellent. It’s a visual feast, but combat wise, character depth wise and story wise, it’s annoying. Plus, the level up system is frustrating.

    What’s annoying is that i want to try new games, but like to view a review first so that I won’t regret spending all that money, but IGN and especially Gamespot slams every game I look up in a really bad way. I mean, come on! Legend of heroes sequels, Astonishia and stuff all get mediocre ratings. And considering that Crimson Gem Saga, as it turns out, also gets a 5, I don’t know WHAT to buy.

    I want some games that hit your brain – in a good way. I’m also into action adventure games [Fave: God of war] and a big fan of the sidescrolling shooter Megaman X.

    So can anyone please recommend some good, strong PSP games, especially RPG.

    BTW, i’ve already tried the following:

    crimson gem saga
    god of war: chains of olympus
    assassins creed: bloodlines [which was heavily disappointing]
    Megaman Maverick Hunter X
    Def Jam FFNY

    Thanks. [Also, if you could give it your own rating out of ten and a short description, I would really appreciate it]

  • Milk84

    Okay, so i’m having a little trouble “finding myself”. Like everyone my age, has found themselves, and i’m going into my second year of highschool.
    People keep telling me to give it time. But i find it hard, because I’ve been trying out a lot of different sports and hobbies, and i like them all. But I can’t really find anything that feels right -ya know?
    _______________________________
    Any suggestions for hobbies, sports, or activities or even suggestions on what i should be when i grow up?
    –I love day dreaming!!!
    –Sometimes I make up stories in my head, and i’ll tell them to myself over & over.
    –I like reading; any book really.
    –Music is something I can’t live without.
    –I sometimes catch myself dancing ballet in the kitchen on my socks (& i won’t even realize it)
    –I write stories, & read them to my little sister (but no one else).
    –I like to sing, but i suck at it (hardcore!)
    –I love fashion, & modeling.
    –Sometimes i model for my cousin (who wants to be a photographer). I’m either a really good model, or shes an awesome photographer. lol
    –I love being outdoors.
    –I always look up at the sky, and try to find angels –WHICH I think i’ve spotted before.
    –I love taking pictures of clouds, & sunsets.
    –I HATE bugs!
    –I make music out of anything i can get my hands on.
    –I’m very immature.
    –I love life quotes(:
    –I’m madly obsessed with 50’s, & 80’s movies.
    –My clothing style is girly, and casual.
    –I’m addicted to Pepsi
    –I used to cheer, but then i quit because of all the drama.
    –I’m not a fan of softball, or basketball.
    –I’m not really good at tumbling.
    –I’m madly in LOVE with Paris, France.!.!.
    –I love classical music, & jazz.
    –Dancing is also a love of mine, although i’m very uncordinated.
    –I love stuffed animals.
    –I also love art.
    –I’m a very nice person, & i like to stick to that, because Karma has awarded me on several different occasions.
    –I tend to get lost in the moon, and stars. I love stargazing.
    –I love animals.
    –I’ve always wanted to play piano, and guitar.
    –I can’t walk around a corner without doing a ballet spin.
    –I’ve never played an instrument in my life.
    –I was going to do the school band, but i’m not interested in any of the instruments available.
    –I can’t cook.
    –I hate being alone.
    –I love acting.
    –At some point in my life, i want to be on television.
    –I eat alot. lol
    –I like fantasy movies.
    –I’m not a fan of anime.
    ^Theres some info, that might help you figure out who or what i could be or do.
    ______________________________________…
    —Any help?! Easy points.(: Thankss.

  • shahrukh

    I just got the HTC Inspire 4G and I’m looking for a awesome case for it. Suggestions and links are preferred!

  • Denali

    The night they killed figure skating

    By Elvis Stojko, Yahoo! Sports
    Feb 19, 2:00 am EST

    Buzz up! 5533 Print
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Sorry, Evan Lysacek.

    You’re a great skater and all.

    But that wasn’t Olympic champion material.

    In Thursday night’s men’s free skate, Lysacek skated slow and his jumps weren’t close to the technical ability of defending Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko.

    Related Video
    Debating Lysacek’s gold Debating Lysacek’s gold

    Weir deserved better

    More 2010 Olympics Videos Other Top Olympic Stories
    Parents surprise Aussie during golden moment Olympian breaks tooth on his silver medal More From Elvis Stojko
    Five thoughts on the pairs free skate Feb 16, 2010 Pairs: Five things to watch Feb 14, 2010 ADVERTISEMENT

    Evan Lysacek (R) of the US shakes hands with silver medalist Evgeni Plushenko of Russia.

    (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
    How can you be Olympic champion when you don’t even try the quad? If you’re going to take the quad out, why not take out another triple axel and just have more of the other stuff so the International Skating Union can make it more into an “art” recital.

    Plushenko had a great performance. His footwork was great and maybe his spins weren’t quite as good as Lysacek’s, but it wasn’t that big of a difference. He also had a quad toe triple toe that wasn’t even attempted by anyone else. He did both triple axels, so all the jumps were there.

    But the judges’ scoring was ridiculous.

    Because of it, the sport took a step backward. Brian Boitano did the same thing, technically, in 1988. There are junior skaters who can skate that same program.

    And the judges’ scoring probably killed figure skating because kids now are going to see this and say, “Oh, I don’t need a quad. I can just do great footwork for presentation marks and do a couple of nice spins and make it to Olympic champion.” With that type of scoring, you don’t have to risk it. You can play it safe and win gold.

    In what other sports do you have to hold back in order to win?

    The International Skating Union has taken the risk out of figure skating and it makes me sick.

    If Plushenko had made some mistakes, then sure, maybe Lysacek deserves gold. But when you take the risk out of skaters’ programs, it doesn’t compute to me.

    And it’s not a personal thing. I like Evan. But when you compare performances and have an outcome like this, the sport is going backward. And it hurts me to say it because I love this sport. But the judges made a mockery of it by giving Lysacek the gold.

    I don’t want to rain on anybody’s parade because it’s not the skaters’ fault. It’s the system. And the figure skating community wants to control who wins and who loses. And what it does is it makes the component score more valid than the jumps so it can control whatever it wants. And that’s exactly what happened Thursday night at Pacific Coliseum.

    How can the sport be put back on the right path? I have no idea. I haven’t even thought about it. It’s not up to me. Because people at the ISU obviously seem to know what they’re doing. Well, they think they know what they’re doing.

    For me, the outcome on Thursday night was disappointing.

    A few more thoughts on the men’s free skate:

    • I thought Daisuke Takahashi was awesome. He tried the quad and he had the guts to go for it, and he should’ve been ahead of Lysacek in that aspect.

    • Johnny Weir was great. He should’ve been higher than sixth – above Patrick Chan, who was fifth. Weir outskated Chan. He might’ve skated a little bit slow but he went out there and did his stuff. I feel bad for him.

    • People say I’m hammering certain skaters. I’m not. It’s the system I don’t like and if you say I am biased … I already said I am not a fan of Weir’s skating, but he skated well tonight and deserved to be ahead of Chan.

    In addition, Takahiko Kozuka – my favorite skater – did not get the points he deserved. He skated great, had awesome spins, the best edges in the competition, was very close with the quad and did a ton of triples.

    Figure skating gets no respect because of outcomes like this. More feathers, head-flinging and so-called step sequences done at walking speed – that’s what the system wants.

    I am going to watch hockey, where athletes are allowed to push the envelope. A real sport.

  • opurt

    I’m a big fan of Mike Tyson, and I was watching some of his knockouts on Youtube, and for a very tiny, brief moment, I thought about how brutal a sport it is. It reminded me of Colosseum type stuff, the viewers of which we would probably hold in great contempt (ie: How barbaric! Who would cheer on as people were killed by lions!).

    Boxing is both an art of incredible skill and extraordinary strength and endurance, which makes it an awesome and legitimate sport, so I find it to be within the realm of high entertainment.
    However, do you believe that, someday, it might be the kind of thing we refer to as barbaric and an embarrassment from past cultures because of its violent nature?
    I don’t, but I am wondering how other people might perceive the concept.

  • Bryan J

    Okay, so i’m having a little trouble “finding myself”. Like everyone in my school has found themselves, and i’m about to be in 10th grade.
    People keep telling me to give it time. But i find it hard, because I’ve been trying out a lot of different sports and hobbies, and i like them all. But I can’t really find anything that feels right -ya know?
    _______________________________
    Any suggestions for hobbies, sports, or activities or even suggestions on what i should be when i grow up?
    –I love day dreaming!!!
    –Sometimes I make up stories in my head, and i’ll tell them to myself over & over.
    –I like reading; any book really.
    –Music is something I can’t live without.
    –I sometimes catch myself dancing ballet in the kitchen on my socks (& i won’t even realize it)
    –I write stories, & read them to my little sister (but no one else).
    –I like to sing, but i suck at it (hardcore!)
    –I love fashion, & modeling.
    –Sometimes i model for my cousin (who wants to be a photographer). I’m either a really good model, or shes an awesome photographer. lol
    –I love being outdoors.
    –I always look up at the sky, and try to find angels –WHICH I think i’ve spotted before.
    –I love taking pictures of clouds, & sunsets.
    –I HATE bugs!
    –I make music out of anything i can get my hands on.
    –I’m very immature.
    –I love life quotes(:
    –I’m madly obsessed with 50’s, & 80’s movies.
    –My clothing style is girly, and casual.
    –I’m addicted to Pepsi
    –I used to cheer, but then i quit because of all the drama.
    –I’m not a fan of softball, or basketball.
    –I’m not really good at tumbling.
    –I’m madly in LOVE with Paris, France.!.!.
    –I love classical music, & jazz.
    –Dancing is also a love of mine, although i’m very uncoordinated.
    –I love stuffed animals.
    –I also love art.
    –I’m a very nice person, & i like to stick to that, because Karma has awarded me on several different occasions.
    –I tend to get lost in the moon, and stars. I love stargazing.
    –I love animals.
    –I’ve always wanted to play piano, and guitar.
    –I can’t walk around a corner without doing a ballet spin.
    –I’ve never played an instrument in my life.
    –I was going to do the school band, but i’m not interested in any of the instruments available.
    –I can’t cook.
    –I hate being alone.
    –I love acting.
    –At some point in my life, i want to be on television.
    –I eat alot. lol
    –I like fantasy movies.
    –I’m not a fan of anime.
    ^Theres some info, that might help you figure out who or what i could be or do.
    ______________________________________…
    —Any help?! Easy points.(: Thankss
    Haha, thank you. What I’m asking is by the list I gave there, what does it seem I would be good at? (job wise) Like what should I be when I’m older.

  • kamikami

    I want a wonder woman tattoo. Pinup style but not submissive. I hope that someone out there is a comic book fan or artist that might know where I can find a good starting image. My tattoo guy is awesome with a gun but not much for having to draw stuff. If you send me your art- I will send you a pic of the tattoo and give you full credit

  • kiltakblog

    I’m kind of in a lull right now, don’t know what to watch next.

    Currently watching:
    Shuffle! (Ok, probably going to try dual watching with something else though)

    Seen, liked:
    * Angel Beats! (Really loved the art style, plus the balance of action/non-action, serious/non-serious stuff)
    * Bakemonogatari (Thought it was a great show, although I wasn’t really a fan of the random “artsy” bits)
    * Black Lagoon (Not really a fan of “kick ass chew bubblegum” series, but this one was awesome)
    * Clannad (Saw it, thought “I wonder what would happen if he picked Kyou”, started playing the game. Will watch After Story once I finish it)
    * Elfen Lied (Thought it was really damn good, and not for the ecchi and gore. Maybe I really like seeing people overcome abuse, who knows)
    * Ghost in the Shell (Everyone likes this)
    * Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (Favorite series. Everything about it just really touched me, love the characters)
    * Lucky Star (Nerdy humor is the best humor)
    * Shiki (Didn’t really like the art style, especially the hair, but the story was great)
    * Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Funny as hell)

    Seen, neutral feelings:
    * Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu (Was pretty good for a while, but then it just seemed to get dull)
    * Cowboy Bebop (Didn’t really appeal to me. I can see why a lot of people like it, it just didn’t really catch my attention)

    Seen, didn’t like:
    * High School of the Dead (massively ridiculous amounts of fanservice)
    * Umineko no Naku Koro ni (if you liked it, you aren’t a “real” Umineko fan :P)

    No Naruto, DBZ, or Bleach like shows, no mecha, and no shoujo. Other than that I’m all ears.

    Thanks!

  • lcollier93sbcglobalnet

    I do martial arts and train with music. There is a song called Orion by Metalica. it is awesome and I want more beautiful music like this so I can train with it. Any recommendations would be so appreciated.

    Instrumentals is what I”m mostly looking for but if any of you out there have good stuff you train with I”m all ears.

    thanking you all in advance. yeah the smart remark guys too, you guys always make me laugh

  • zigg3ns

    i just saw Manson at PNC art center in NJ a few days ago and i must say i was a bit dissapointed. the last time i saw him was on the Holywood tour (in 2000) and i just remember that show being sooo energetic with an awesome (fair!) mix of old and new stuff. but the other night he did almost EVERYTHING off the new album! and when he did old stuff it was just the typical boring and not as good singles! ugh! i was so angry! there are so many other good songs on those old albums. i don’t know, i just wasnt feeling the energy of the old shows, almost like Manson himself wasnt into it! any other opinions?

  • Willie

    I was checking out a list, and I saw a game called Persona. I think it was Persona 3, and IT..LOOKED…AWESOME!! I mean im a big anime fan, and da art reminded me of ’em slice of life animes!

    The fact that it was a simulation game, really strengthened my decision to get it! But den I looked up and found out that it was a PS2 game! :/
    Anyways I can always use da PCSX2 Emulator! 😛

    The problem is that I have had enough of these Dungeons and Slaying monsters and RPG Stuff! So, I just wanted to ask if there is any other game with beautiful Anime inspired graphics, where we can, ya know, simulate the life or stuff? It’d be great if ya can temme one! :)

    P.S. – I’ve played most of the Harvest Moons and The Sims and games like em! See, I just want a game which has sum beautiful artwork! :)

  • davemc74656

    I see it’s amazingly popular, and it’s the only game currently out that I really can’t see why, it’s popular. I beat Brotherhood, I own 2 (but stopped playing it because I didnt like it) and it just seems like a terrible game, and I don’t think it has anything to do with tastes, it’s just a bad series.

    GAMEPLAY (this is my hugest complaint): The gameplay is the most simplistic unchallenging thing ever. At first I thought climbing the city was fun until I realized I was just holding down two buttons and moving in a direction I chose. It looks cool, but I’m not doing any of it, just holding down two buttons.

    Theirs no challenge to the assassination. Honestly, Climb up wall, jump down and stab. You have game like Hitman where you use disguises, place traps, hide bodies, and plan out the perfect kill, in Assassin’s Creed you just jump down behind the same stupid useless AI and stab them. Most of them can’t climb so if you get caught, just run a wall hide and wait for the alert meter goes down and try again. What’s the point? You’d think the security would get better, at least, but no an assassin’s trys to kill them and they just go right back to doing the same thing as before.

    I suppose one could pan and strategize how they are going to do it, but whats the point when you can quickly jump down and stab them.

    It just seems like this repetitive thing of holding down two buttons to run to a point so I can kill some stupid AI target that doesnt stand a chance. You get upgrades of new weapons, armor, guns, and it just gets easier and easier because the targets aren’t getting more challenging.

    It just feels really pointless.

    STORY: I guess this maybe where the draw comes in, the story has occasionally grabbed me, and I can understand the idea that everyone is just playing this for the story, and since I’m not into it that much I dont see the point. I mean you have a series like Final Fantasy where people just play the game basically for the stories, and so if it’s that I could understand.

    ENVIRONMENT: I’m not really impressed at all. You got games like Infamous, Prototype, Batman: Arkham City, Spider-man 2, Mirror’s Edge, all with great looking environments that you can climb, yet Assassin’s Creed is incredibly popular.

    The graphics aren’t really good, certainly not when compared to games like Uncharted, Battlefield 3, or Gears of War.

    The art direction is good I admit, they did a good job and recreating past Europe, but it could be that I just really don’t like being in white and badge areas. I’m an artist so the color scheme of my environment is very important to me. This could really just explain that it’s not my taste since, if you put the game Ezio in Arkham City I’d probably love Assassin’s Creed. I mean is that game any more challenging? You do basically the same stuff, and I really love that game. So this maybe the first proof that it’s really about personal taste.

    So this isnt one long Assassin’s Creed bash, I just want to know why everyone likes it so much, and I wish I could like it but I see all these flaws, and it makes me think “Why do you like this garbage?”

    So I want to here why you like it.

    Is it just a combination of environment and story, the feeling of being a awesome assassin moving through the story you like and you dont care if the gameplay is unchallenging and basically plays itself.

    I could understand that if that is the case because if you put Ezio in a neon city with modern clothes (like Saints Row the Third or something) than I would love the series. It could be just tastes.

    Assassin’s Creed fans could probably just love the story and environment, as opposed to me who doesn’t. I could understand that.

    Do you actually think the gameplay is fun and challenging?

    Tell me why you like Assassin’s Creed.