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    You know what? I haven't updated this blog for awhile so hey, why not do something with it.

    As for what's been going on in my life? Well, sleep has been kicking my ass earlier this year...well, actually more like since late December. I've had nights where I could not sleep at all and when I finally went to work, then I would feel tired as hell and then when I'd come back home, I would crash and the cycle begins a new. I had to miss a few days from work because of this. I don't know how this happened. Not sure if it's exhaustion or what but I knew that something had to be done. My supervisor recommended me to give melentonin a try and it's been working wonders. I've been putting myself on a sleep schedule and now I am sleeping a lot better and feel more rested as a result. Now I feel awake during the day and don't feel a need to take a nap when I get home so that gives me some much needed free time.

    On the subject of work, I am being trained on a new program which will give me a raise. Now, it's not yet known exactly how much the raise will be but word on the street is it's gonna be a $7.00 raise. Assuming that's true, that means I'll be making about 20 bucks an hour. Maybe not so much in a big city sense but where I live where you're lucky to find a job that pays even $10 an hour? That's gangbusters. I'm crossing my fingers that this is true since my rent got raised on me. That and it'll finally allow me to save up for a new comp that I've been meaning to get as well as getting my first gun.

    And in other good news, I got a big trip coming up. I'll be heading down to an anime convention in the last week of this month. The plan is me and my buddies are gonna stop at a shooting range to fire off some gats and then we'll be off to the con where it'll be a weekend of anime, male bonding, and booze. It's always the highlight of my year since it's just a grand ol' time with some friends. I'm gonna try to lay off on the junk food and booze for the next few weeks so that way I'll be in kind of, sort of better shape for when the time comes. I'll be sure to take some interesting pics if I find anything. The pics should be of better quality this time thanks to my new and improved phone...well, I had it for awhile but still, the pics will look totally fucking sweet.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be hyping for the release of Devil May Cry 5 by jamming out to this song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    Now I feel awake during the day and don't feel a need to take a nap when I get home so that gives me some much needed free time.
    Good for you, that's tough to pull off as a busy adult. I tend to get stuck in that >arrive home >nap >can't sleep -cycle too. Also good work with the raise. What kind of work do you do? Enjoy the new gat, that's a hobby we definitely have in common.

    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be hyping for the release of Devil May Cry 5 by jamming out to this song.
    Have you played thee rest of the series? I've never actually played any DMC games, despite owning the 1,2,3 collection disc for the PS3. I've only ever watched a friend play it back in middle school. I'm not into competing with myself for points/high-score or anything like that, can I still enjoy it for its story or characters? Or is it all action-oriented?
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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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    I do call center work. Mainly, it's scheduling people to take exams so they can get license to sell insurance. What I've been trained on is accommodations which is to help people set up for extended time/extra breaks/whatever so if they have a learning disability, they can have an easier time taking it. I haven't gotten the raise just yet. I think the higher ups are still finalizing things with HR but from what I've heard, it's supposed to finally go into effect later this spring.

    Nice to hear you're into firearms too. Any cool ones that you've owned? I got to fire quite a few but I was never able to own one either due to money problems or just trouble getting transportation to get to my local county office to fill out a permit to own. With this raise coming up, I should have an easier time getting it. The trouble is deciding which one to get. I've been thinking about getting a SIG P226 since I remember firing that at the range and it felt really good. The only problem is SIGS are expensive as shit. They typically run at about $1,000 and even the cheapest one I found was 900 bucks. So realistically I've been thinking of getting either a Springfield M .45 or a CZ-75B (The latter because I'm a filthy weeaboo and it's the closest that I'll ever get to having Rally Vincent's weapon of choice).

    Have I played the other DMC games? Why good, sir DMC is my favorite video game series after Doom! I always loved it because they are essentially the classic Capcom beat 'em ups on steroids where you have to be as stylish as possible in defeating enemies. How good the stories are? Well, the series has always placed gameplay over story but it kind of fluctuates. DMC1 had a pretty simple, straightforward story but it does a good job of getting the action going. DMC 2, which is considered the worst, has a pretty forgettable story. DMC 3 is the best written in the series since it does a great job of developing Dante and why he fights for humanity. DMC 4 is pretty good too, though supposedly a lot was cut out of the plot due to a decreased development time. Each game in the series basically has a theme of "love and compassion is what makes humanity great" but it's not done in a really in depth way. Basically, just look at them as fun, action adventure tales with lots of goofy, batshit moments you'll be good.

    Oh, and anyone that tells you that the DmC reboot has a superior story is full of shit. It has weak, shallow characters and has plot points that is just a rip off of They Live. People like to make fun of DMC 1's "I should've been the one to fill you're dark soul with LIIIIIIIIGGGHHHTT." scene but none of them are as face palm worthy and try hard as this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    none of them are as face palm worthy and try hard as this.
    I really wish I hadn't seen that, lol. As for the firearm question, sure I don't mind telling you but i'll send it in a PM.
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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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    So yes, I was quiet for the past few days. No I wasn't kidnapped by terrorists or anything like that. Rather, I was spending the time at a anime con in Minneapolis. It was a fun weekend with friends so I'd figured I'd tell you guys about it. So sit back and let me tell you of the days of high adventure.



    So we headed down on Thursday. We wanted to go to a firing range to shoot off some guns but alas, the one we typically go to was closed down temporarily until April so we had to go to another one that was nearby Minneapolis. The other one made my friend hesitant since he had a bad experience with one of the guys there but it was either that or no guns at all so we all agreed to go here. I wanted to go for a cheaper option so I choose the CZ-75b which is this bad boy.

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    I had an interest in this gun because, since I'm a filthy weeaboo, it was gonna be the closest that I'd get to firing Rally Vincent's (Of Gunsmith Cats)weapon of choice (She used a much older model that is no longer in production). It was a good gun. It's 9mm so it was easy to handle. Afterwards, we had reservations for a local japanese place. We ended up getting lost in the city and didn't get there about 20 minutes after our reservations were supposed to go down. Thankfully, they were accommodating and still allowed us to have our seats. Oh, and a funny thing. One of my friends chose to wear this shirt while we were eating.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ahegao-Shirt-.../dp/B075D3BF58

    I just looked at him and thought "Really? Are you serious?". So after supper, we headed back to the room and got drunk while watching youtube videos. We got pretty plastered and got to a point where, while walking our friend to a hotel that he was staying at nearby, we were screaming how America is the greatest country ever. Come to think of it, I had too much to drink that whole weekend. I think I'm gonna try to tone it down next year since I ended up on the mornings feeling like hell so I think it would be wise to to maybe at least not bring super hard liquor (Here's some advice from your Uncle Starwind55. Don't drink four loko and then go to the room parties that also serves hard liquor. You will thank me for that)

    So Thursday passed and the con was in full swing. It was a lot of walking around, taking pics of cosplayer and just hanging out with my buddies. Didn't really attend much panels. There was a new guy who joined me with my usual buds that I hang out with. I like him and I'm happy to invite him but there are times where he can be a bit much. He woke me up on Saturday morning while I was trying to sleep being like "Hey buddy, time to get up" Even though it wasn't that late in the morning. During the con, he called me while I was taking a dump wondering where I was even though I wasn't away from him that long and I'd told him that I had to use the john. I played it cool with him but in my mind I was screaming "I'M TAKING A FUCKING SHIT!!! YOU DO NOT CALL SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE TAKING A DUMP!!!YOU CAN LIVE FOR 5 GODDAMN SECONDS WITHOUT ME!!!!". Again, he isn't a bad guy but damn, he needs to give people space.

    Went to the dealer's room and got some cool stuff. They didn't have any cool or rare Outlaw Star stuff but they did have this.

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    This was fucking cool. I normally don't get figures or models but it's rare that you see any Fist of The North Star stuff at the con so I had to get this. I also got a figure of Valkyria from The Guyver OVA from the mid 80s. Really nice looking figure. Got myself a few DVDs and blu-rays too. I got Blue Seed, a show I remember my older brother watched at one point, The Big O, which is awesome and I can't wait to revisit it as well as Macross Plus. I wanted to get it because I recall the character designer who worked on Outlaw Star did design work for this as well.

    The room parties are cool. You can have drinks and mingle with the people there or dance to music. I remember one of them was complimenting me on a Doom themed T-shirt I was wearing and then said "Did you know Doomguy stands for trans rights? That is so awesome!" That's kind of a bizarre thing to bring up. I played along and just said "Uh, yeah! If he's cool with it than so am I!". Personally, I think Doomguy is too busy ripping and tearing demons to give a shit about anything else but whatever. Come to think of it, something similar happened to my friend. He was taking a pic of a Harley Quinn cosplayer and, just out of the blue, asked him if he stood for gay rights. He just walked away from that one.

    But yeah, it was a fun time. It's the big thing I look forward too every year and this year didn't disappoint. I had fun with friends, drinking, laughing, eating at restaurants that gave you free socks (!?!?) and just a grand time all together. And yes, I do have some cool pics to share. I apologize for the quality of some of them since my hand wasn't particularly steady. First up was this really badass Warhammer 40K cosplay.

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    Someone was cosplaying as The Tick so I had to get it.

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    Speaking of old cartoon characters, I found a really cool Reptar cosplayer

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    There was Jacket from Hotline Miami

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    Solid Snake

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    Spider-Man

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    And because I don't want J. Jonah Jameson to yell at me here is another pic of Spidey along with his homies.

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    This...you know, I have no fucking idea who this is or why I took this thing's pic.

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    A wild slav performing a basic slav function

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    Motherfucking Godzilla

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    This glorious bastard

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    Jotaro and Joseph Joestar (In retrospect, I should've asked Joseph to put his hands on his face and make the "OH MY GOD" expression)

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    Vash The Stampede

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    Spawn

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    The guy from Kung Fury

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    Goblin Slayer

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    02 (From Darling in The Franxx)

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    Ranma

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    And the grand finale

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    No Outlaw Star cosplayers sadly, at least none that I noticed. Anywho, I hope you had fun reading about my experiences and looking at the pics. I had a few more but the quality is shit so I didn't think it was worth posting. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna get some much needed rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starwind55 View Post
    It was a fun weekend with friends so I'd figured I'd tell you guys about it. So sit back and let me tell you of the days of high adventure.
    Sounds like you had a great time, it was fun to check out the pics. Been to a handful of anime cons myself and I've always had a good time.
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    Wow, those are some cool snaps. I always enjoy seeing your con photos. (And others too.) Still jelly. Maybe there'll be some Outlaw Star next time, but you found some nice cosplays. Now I want to watch Ranma 1/2 again and actually finish it this time, but damn it's a pretty long series.

    Oh, and your friend's a complete mad lad for wearing that tee.
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    Well, last night was... harrowing.

    I had a friend who had a real nasty breakup. He felt that he was ruined, his ex took his car and he was really REALLY broken up over it. I tried my best to offer words of encouragement and at one point he said "I don't think I'll make it through the night. Thank you for everything." Now, that's a suicidal sentence if I ever saw one. I tried to ask him if he's serious and I didn't get a reply. I flipped and I dialed 911 hoping that I could get someone to him before he did the deed. I was trying to get in touch with some of my coworkers too just to get some other information since the phone numbers I had of him couldn't connect to him. I spoke to one of my supervisors at work who was able to speak to him and he told me that he seemed to have mellowed out. So this morning, I was chatting with him on messenger and he said that he never intended on committing suicide, just that he felt supershitty and grief just made him say some shit he didn't mean. I described the shit he put me through last night and he told me that he was sorry.

    Thank God he was talking shit at the time. I already had my grandmother pass away this year so losing someone else just shortly after would've made me feel a million times shittier. I'm not gonna lie, even after I called 911 I wondered if there was something else I could've done but since that was just his grief talking, that gives me a sigh of relief.

    So yeah, the moral of the story is if you want to talk to someone on something horrible that's happened to you, take some time to cool off so you don't say something that will give folks the wrong idea.

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    Man, I almost forgot that I had this. I figured I've been quiet on the boards lately so I figure maybe an update on this thread could do us some good.

    So last week, I had a flu that kicked my ass. It started Monday of last week. My evening was going fine and then all of a sudden, I had some abdominal pain. After sometime after that, my body temperature began to plummet which worked towards the grand finale of barfing into my toilet. Knocked me out for a good two days. The fever was the worst part because I'd be in bed under the covers frying and when I take the covers off to cool off I was freezing again. I'm normally a lucky son of a gun when it comes to avoiding sickness like this so that was a kick in the ass. So yeah, the flu can get fucked with a red hot iron rod.

    The bummer for this was, upon returning to work, I discovered that I only had a few hours of PTO left since I used a good chunk to take time off for the con I'll be going to in April. I talked to my higher ups and they made a deal with me that, if I worked that Saturday to make up one of the days I missed, then I can use whatever PTO I had left for the other day and that they'll give me a few hours added to that day to fully cover me. It was a bummer that I had to work a saturday but I'm not gonna complain since my bosses gave me a lot more leeway than what most of my fellow employees get. For all the shit I deal with at my job, I have some really solid bosses who are willing to help me out in situations like these. Besides, I had this past Monday off for Martin Luther King day so I still got a two day weekend out of the deal anyway.

    Aside from that, not a whole lot new to report. I've been playing that new God of War game recently. I was gonna make a thread about it and maybe I will later but for now, I figured I'd just mention it here in brief. I normally would've avoided that game since it looks like an uber linear game with basic bitch mechanics that people look over just because it has an emotional story. However, my brother got me that game for Christmas along with Horizons: Zero Dawn so I figured I should play it and give it a chance. Besides, I need something to tide me over until Doom Eternal comes out (Which, BTW, I've been watching the footage that's been recently released and holy shit, it looks incredible. The wait for March 20th is going to be excruciating.). It's...OK. It's not a bad game by any stretch but I don't think it's the brilliant masterpiece that a lot of people make it out to be. The combat isn't particularly deep, though it feels good enough. There's some light puzzle solving here and there and there's a lot of walking segments that's there just to have characters talk to each other. So far, it's pretty meh. Unless it really picks up later in the game, it's probably going to be my year's Bioshock: Infinite where it's a game I don't regret playing but have zero interest in revisiting.

    The big thing I'm looking forward to is going to my buddies house this weekend. Gonna chill at his place for the evening with another friend of mine to drink, watch anime and shoot the shit. Since this week is my pay week, I'm planning on buying us some mead (Still the beverage of choice of manly men and viking warriors) for the occasion. We were gonna get together last weekend but my buddy had some money trouble so we had to bump it to this weekend. It's always a good time to be with the guys for drinks and merriment.

    My birthday is coming up too. Feb. 2nd to be precise which means I get my birthday steak! Me and the family are going to be going to Texas Roadhouse to celebrate. Yeah, it's not exactly the most upscale of places and I don't care. They have buns with the cinnamon butter and holy damn, those things are addictive. If I'm not careful, I could go through 5 baskets of those in no time! Plus, the steaks are of solid quality. I typically go for a porterhouse there since you're basically getting two steaks for the price of one. Plus, it'll be good to be with the folks again.

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    Heh, it's nice that anybody updates their journal these days. Sorry to hear about the flu. At least you've been building your immune system in time for doomsday.

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    That sounds quite reasonable of your bosses. So, are you going to get more con photos for us in April? As always, make sure to if you see an Outlaw Star cosplayer! So God of War isn't half-bad, eh. So long as it stays with Sony (since it's a Sony franchise, fat chance of this changing) I guess I'll never know. I heard a bit about the recent Doom Eternal gameplay but never got round to watching it. How does it improve upon 2016, then?

    I usually don't admit this and maybe I need to give the games another go, but I found BioShock a little... boring. I think it's one of those games that's recognised as some kind of work of art (deeeeeep gaaaame) and if you voice disappointment, you'll get called out for it.

    Ah, cool, your birthday's pretty close. Nothing better than a birthday steak. Well, maybe a March 14th steak but we're not all so lucky. Usually I'm not one to take a photo of food or a big fan of people who do it a lot, but you should take a photo of that steak when the time comes. I'm interested, though I have no doubt that it'll beat my delicious rib-eyes.
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