Archive for March, 2010

29
Mar
10

6 Random Quotes from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

I recently bought seasons 1 and 2 of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air at target for only 17 dollars.  This show is great!  Will Smith is halarious.  So here are 6 quotes from the show (1 random quote for each season) hope you enjoy them!

1 – Uncle Phil: Will, there’s something you should know: sometimes parents just don’t understand.

2 – Carlton: Will everybody knows why your in training. No fats, no chocolate, and no women.

Will: Then i should probably cancel my date with that fat chocolate woman!

3Will: Hey mom, it’s me. (pause) No, it’s Will. (pause) Will Smith! Hey, there is alot of drama cutting loose out here. (pause) No, I’m not in trouble, but somebody we know is a grandma. (pause) Mom wait, I didn’t mean you-Mom, Mom, stop crying Mom. No it’s not me, Carlton’s the father. (pause) Stop laughing Mom.

4Vivian: I wish you had told me Will . . . I really wish you had told me.

Will: I asked Geoffrey to tell you!

Geoffrey: I thought it would be more fun to do it this way . . . And I was right!

5 –  Santa Claus: Be a good boy, and tell Carlton to stop faxing me. I cannot get him into Princeton.

6Will: (to Carlton) There’s a beautiful woman talking to me, but I don’t expect you to understand that!

28
Mar
10

Post Number 600, Year Number 3, and Excuse Me, Princess!

Yay!  This is my 600th post!

To celebrate, I am going to post a video I found on youtube containing every instance of “Well, excuse me princess” in the entire LOZ cartoon series! yay….

um, yeah…happy postaverery….OMG, I JUST CREATED A NEW WORD!  Birthversery, you have a new little brother, postversery.

I think I need to establish a definition for this made up word.  A postversery is a celebration of writing 100 posts.  So I suppose this is my 6th postversery.  Well, here is to another 6!

***UPDATE***
After writing this post, I decided to look at some of my older posts when I discovered something awesome.  This is not just my 6th postversery, its also the 3 year aniversery of my blog.
I can remember it now as though it were a wavy flashback…
~~~~~~~~~~~~*flashback.start*~~~~~~~~~~~
It was march of 2007, my first blog had been turned into a linkfarm by the evil villains that were hosting it.  I was distraught, I had over 100 posts on that blog, but I was determined to rebuild.  I had been able to salvage a few posts (with the help of Babcom) and was looking for a new place to host my blog.  After a brief stint of sharing a blog with Earl and DS, I started a new place at iblog365.  JamesDojo 2.0 was born on March 28th of 2007.  After 9 months of posting, I had a disagreement with iblog 365 (they were putting ads in my blog!)  So I moved all my posts to wordpress, and I changed the sites name to JamesDojo 3.0.
~~~~~~~~~~~~*flashback.stop*~~~~~~~~~~~
Ah, so many good times….
Well, thanks everyone for reading my posts (all 4 of you)
28
Mar
10

Spring Break (2010)

Ah, my first college spring break.  It is this time of year that people my age go out into the real world and party with others.  Its a crazy time filled with rabble-rousing and debauchery.  (yes, I said rabble-rousing)

Luckily for me, I am a nerd and therefore I was not tempted to go out and “paar-tay.”  (yes, I said “paar-tay”)  I was perfectly content to play PlayStation (so much InFamous), watch psych with my mommy, and schedule my check up with the cardiologist.  (A heart doctor, for those of you who don’t know)

Overall, it was a great week to be a geek.  I got to try some demos thanks to PSN, and got my first taste of the battlefield series by playing demoes for Bad Company 2 and 1943, both of wich were awesome.  I even got to sample Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing (suprisingly fun, but no Mario Kart)

Outside of videogames, I went outside the house a few times and even got a nice new hat and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air dvds.  I hung out at the convienience store and bugged earl (he works there) with DS (the guy, not the handheld gaming system) and my brother a couple of times.  We even all went to a concert. (but I already blogged about that)

It was a great spring break and I now feel relaxed and ready to take on UNA.  (well, still not ready to face some of my crazier professors…but I am more ready than usual.)

(btw, I am not completely sure why I put a picture of Steve Urkel in this post…I guess because he is a nerd and I had a nerdy time this week…or something like that)

27
Mar
10

InFamous (4.5/5)

Imagine living in Empire city, a huge, prospering metropolis. All is well until an explosion destroys a large chunk of the city.  Thousands are dead, and a plague breaks out.  In the chaos, powerful gangs take control of the city, taking what they want and killing countless innocents.  Now imagine that that same explosion gave you power.  The power to change this wasteland into whatever you want.  The question is, will you fight for the greater good, or just take what you want?

InFamous is all about choices.  But the choices are not just good vs. evil, they are self-sacrafice vs. self intrest.  You actions shape how the citizens of empire city view you, and how your relations with other characters go.  You will really have to decide who you want to be a hero or infamous.

The story with this game is amazing.  The characters feel real and all have their own arcs.  The ending will blow your mind.  The plot for this game is acually better than the plot of a lot of movies I have seen.  The game controls well, and really gives you a sense of power (especially towards the end of the game.)  Reallly, this game is almost perfect.

But there are a few flaws.  The when you jump, the game pulls you into nearby objects, which allows for some neat acrobatic stunts and you make your way across rooftops.  However, the system also makes it hard to do things like get down from the roof of a building.  Some of the missions get repetitive, and by the end it seems as though they just keep throwing more and more guys at you instead of coming up with more unique ways to challenge you.

However, these problems are not too bad and won’t keep you from enjoying this game.  If you have a PS3, you owe it to yourself to buy this game.

27
Mar
10

InFamous: Post Blast

Ok, I just beat InFamous.  (That review is coming soon)  While searching the internet for refrences to a sequel, I stumbled across something interesting.  It turns out that Sucker Punch (through IGN) has release a 4-part free downloadable comic that servers as a prequel to the game.  It looks pretty interesting, and I can’t wait to find out what happens in the first two weeks after the explosion.

You can download it here

Or, it can also be found on InFamous Wiki here

27
Mar
10

5 Random Quotes for March (2010)

  1. A library is thought in cold storage.  ~Herbert Samuel
  2. Who is wise?  He that learns from everyone.  Who is powerful?  He that governs his passions.  Who is rich?  He that is content.  Who is that?  Nobody.  ~Benjamin Franklin
  3. The only man who sticks closer to you in adversity than a friend is a creditor.  ~Author Unknown
  4. There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared:  twins.  ~Josh Billings
  5. A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time – pills or stairs.  ~Joan Welsh
21
Mar
10

Planet Ink

I’m not much of a concert goer.  I typically perfer to stay home and blog about video games, but last night I went to see Planet Ink at the release party for their new (2nd) self titled CD.

I origianally showed up because I am friends with their lead guitarist, James Sherril.  (He’s the guy you can blame for getting me hooked on Star Wars)  I had never acually heard the band before, but they were awesome!  Picked up their new CD, and got a free copy of their first CD, Trip’s the Hound.  Really fun.

Here is a video of them playing.  James is the one playing guitar and singing.  (though they all share vocals for different songs)

15
Mar
10

Portal 2 – Both GLaDOS and Chell are “Still Alive”

I was shocked and amazed to find that the cover story for this month’s Game Informer was Portal 2.  Yeah, Portal 2…blows, your mind doesn’t it?  According to the magazine, players can revive their role as chell in this new installment that takes place 100 years after the first game.  Yes, I typed that right, 100 years.  Apparently, Chell has been in a stasis chamber deep in the interior of appature science all these years.

At this point, you may be thinking, wait…did’nt chell escape in the first game?  Well, not anymore, thanks to an update Valve released that adds another few seconds to the ending.  Now after waking up in the apature science parking lot, chell hears the voice of a robot saying “Thank you for assuming the party submission position.” then is drug off.  (It also includes radios scattered throughout the game, that when moved to the right place, provide you with a encoded messages that are part of a portal altarnate realitly game to help promote the sequel)

However, this new game won’t be a rehash of the last one.  In additon to new gameplay devices (such as arial faith plates that fling you into the air and cubes that refract lasers) there are going to be more AI personallities in the form of the personality cores that we saw activated in the post-credits scene in the original game.

BUT THATS NOT ALL.  There is going to be a separate co-op campaign.  Yeah, co-op portal.  This campaign will probably unfold closer to the original game, going from test chamber to test chamber solving mind bending portal-puzzels, only the puzzles will be designed for two people, so you will need to be using some teamwork.  You and your friend will be playing as two new characters.  Two robots that seem to be part-turrent and part-personality core.

Check out the links below for some more information:

http://gameinformer.com/mag/portal2.aspx

http://half-life.wikia.com/wiki/Portal_2

Well, now I need

10
Mar
10

Alice In Wonderland (2010) (4.5/5)

I came in to this film with high expectations.  I was a big fan of the Disney film, and I would have been furious if this had not lived up to it.  Luckily, I was not dissapointed.

Alice in Wonderland does a great job of creating a land full of…wonder.  It carried the same feel of nonsense and wimsy that you expect from an Alice in Wonderland film, while keeping it fresh.

This is not the same story that you have heard over and over.  Alice is 20, rather than her usual 7.  And the Mad Hatter, the Chesire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Dum, and various other characters are staging a rebellion against the red queen. And it is foretold that only Alcie can defeat her evil Jabberwoky (yeah, you read that right, a nice little nod to those familiar with carrol’s work)

This movie has feels like 70% Tim Burton/Johnny Depp 30% Lewis Carrol, which means a little more dark and creepy as opposed to fun and wimsy.  It works well, and is very entertaining.

Its kinda hard to explain this movie, just as it would be hard to explain wonderland.  The only thing I can really say is watch this movie.  You wil be glad you did.

04
Mar
10

Percy Jackson & Olympians: The Lightning Thief (4/5)

Usually, when you go into a movie, you have some idea of what to expect.  However, I had no clue what I was in for when I went to see Percy Jackson last week.  In fact, I was not even sure what it was about.

Turns out it is about a kid who finds out his dad is Posiden, and then finds out he has been accused of stealing Zeus’s lightning.  He goes on an adventure to free his mom from Hades (who has kidnapped her and wants the lighting as ransom) and clear his name.  In his quest he is aided by Annabeth, daughter of Athena and Grover, the satyr (a goat/human hybrid).

The plot is pretty straightforward, but fun.  They go from place to place meeting mythological creatures and adventuring.  It is a surprising funny film (with Grover providing comedic relief)  The plot is not very complex and the “surprise twist” is kinda predictable, but the film was not meant to be deep, it was meant to be fun.  And it is fun.

I would definitely recommend you see this film, it makes for an entertaining two hours.




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