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Posted by Outlaw88 - August 25th, 2008
I've been part of a Mega Man team since 2004. For those of you who don't know, there has been several teams of people who use the characters from the Mega Man games and do things as a team, such as write stories called epilogues, create art, role-play and much more. The stories are called epilogues because everything the teams do usually takes place after the events in the game they are in.
One of the most famous and arguably best team is The Mechanical Maniacs. You can check them out here.
Anyway since Mega Man 9 is going to come out soon, I figured I may as well talk about the team I'm on which is is the Mega man X2 team called the Code: Island Attackers. The group has its start here on Newgrounds as it was in the Mega Man Crew that I met Rebel4000. He is the one who put the team together and maintains the site. We've had some changes to our team lineup a few times as well as switching to a couple new sites, but right now it has looked better than it ever has and our team is the best it's been in a long time.
I am Wheel Gator on the team. I really can't draw or anything so I have mainly done epilogues. I lend my opinions to the storylines for us. I also maintain a Live Journal which is done in character. You can have a look at that here.
We have a great cast of characters and interesting villians to deal with. We have three series so far with a fourth to start very soon. Our main strength is the epilogues as we've got some very talented writers on our team. We have a bit of art too and a few other things, but overall our bread and butter is the written work.
One thing I've always wanted to see is a flash based on our of our epilogues. That would be awesome! The cool thing about that is whoever did it would have a script already there to work from. It might be hard to make a sprite movie since the original sprites aren't as animated as much as we make our characters. Still it would be cool to see it.
I'd be happy if you guys would give our site a look. There is plenty of content to go through, and our main focus has always been comedy. So if you need a laugh chack us out. Go C:IA!
Posted by Outlaw88 - July 10th, 2008
I was looking over my list of favorite flash submissions when I noticed something strange. I didn't review a lot of them yet have them in my list anyway. I found this to be on the hypocritical side so I'm going back and reviewing everything that I didn't on that list.
I don't know why I didn't review those movies when I saw them.. Probably laziness. That and for a while everyone kept marking my reviews as useless which really deters me from reviewing. I take the time to give the author some feedback and get heckled by people. I really don't care about that anymore, but when I first signed up on NG it did bother me.
That may be why at level 42 I don't have as many reviews as someone else with the same level might have. I'm working on it though, I am glad to be part of NG so I am willing to do my part and participate in what goes on.
Posted by Outlaw88 - June 2nd, 2008
I don't like poetry.
Figuring out what words go where.
Straining to find a purpose or method
all while resisting the urge to be cliché
I don't like poetry
Difficult is what I find it to be. A pain in the rear.
Attempting to understand what others write is also a test
especially when they have no idea what they are talking about
I don't like poetry.
It's not that I don't like the idea of it really
I can grasp the art and skill it takes.
But really it boils down to it being boring.
I don't like poetry.
Posted by Outlaw88 - May 13th, 2008
I had a very vivid dream the other night, which is normal for me, but this was the first one that I could actually analyze and get a message out of it. And what I got was something kind of depressing.
It starts out with me in ragged clothes walking down a busy freeway. I have my thumb out but no one will give me a ride. I remember that it was hot and I looked terrible. As I kept walking I came to a curve in the road. I followed it and came to where I grew up in Florida. I had just walked to my street and my best friend and his brother are outside my house. Except they are how I remember them when we were children. I go into my garage and see my Dad, and even he's how I remembered him when I was a kid. Myself however had not changed. I was my current self still in ragged clothes and looking worse for wear. I woke up around this point.
What did I get from this? It seems to me like it was saying that the road of life is one that I can never get a free ride from, no matter how desperate I may be. It also feels as though I want to walk backwards into my childhood where there were simpler and happier times. A part of me that clings to the past and fears the future.
I'll admit that I've had some rough times here and there, but I am not going to give up anytime soon. And it is just a dream, but it does have some truth to it. I have thought of my childhood more than once, and I have often wondered what the future might hold for me, and how uncertain everything is.
Have any of you ever had dreams that you could analyze? Any that made you think on what they meant?
And Just for the hell of it, one of my favorite NOFX songs:
Posted by Outlaw88 - May 4th, 2008
I'm going on a road trip to Washington DC with a friend, and am leaving today. I've never been there so I'm looking forward to going to all the monuments and museums that are there. We are staying at my friends grandmothers house which is very awesome of her. That will help us big time in saving a little bit since the car situation is going to hurt our wallets the most.
Even though we both have cars we decided to rent one. This is mainly due to the fact that our cars are due for some work and we don't entirely trust them with this long trip from Gerorgia to DC and back. And also because I'm under the age of 25, I have to pay an additional fee. So the car rental is going to come out to almost $400 since we are staying for a week. Good thing my friend is 25 or it would have been far far worse. If we didn't need a car to drive to places in DC we probably would have flown. Oh well..
I know for a fact that we are going to a spy museum. When I heard about that I was like hell yeah! All we need now is a pirate and ninja museum. Then have them all come out fight.
I know I'm going to have a lot of fun on this trip, lets just hope its a safe one.
I'm using my friends grandmothers computer.. Dial up sucks.. But anyway I'm having a great time. It started off good too as teh car rental guy put my birthday a year early so that I didn't have to pay the extra 25 a day! So very awesome!!!! Going to the air and space museum today, as well as some monuments. WOOOOOO!
Posted by Outlaw88 - March 28th, 2008
I've been doing quite a bit of heavy thinking in terms of what I should do with my future. I'm at a point in my life where I'm feeling left behind, not where I should be, and perhaps going down the wrong path.
I'm a current student at Georgia State University majoring in film. My true career goal is to work in the field of either radio or t.v. but this college doesn't have a media major so film is the closest thing, that and I've always loved movies. I knew going in, that my particular career choice was a highly competitive job market with not a whole lot of opportunity, so I have been trying very hard to think of what i could fall back on. With a film degree there really isn't a place for me to work, and I don't want to just give up and resign myself to working at my current job at Publix. So I began to really have some serious doubt well up in me this entire month as I had no clear answer to what I would do if I was unable to find employment in my chosen and desired path.
So I came up with something that did spark my interest. Teaching. I've always been good with this area and have had several people tell me that I would make a very good one. At the time I just wrote it off as I knew exactly what I had wanted to do then, just without a backup plan. I intend to find out some information from advisors on what I should do. I think I may end up trying to do a double major, but that will keep me in school much longer that I had wanted so that brings up another problem. The general feeling that i have of me overstaying my time in college would still be there if i go this route. But I need to know these things, and I need to know what i can do to make sure I can find a job that I can live off of, because as it stands right now, if i didn't have financial aid going I couldn't support myself.
I'm turning 25 this year. I'm well aware that NG is dominated by the younger crowd. I hope I'm not too old to be a part of this crowd and that some of you find relevence in my little rant. I just hope and pray that I can find my way. Thanks for listening.
Posted by Outlaw88 - January 23rd, 2008
Just saw Sweeney Tod last night and I have to say I was impressed. It looked great, very creepy and dark and the music fit in very well with the story and didn't feel forced in any way. Depp really pulled off the look and sound.
Very graphic too as Burton doesn't hold back on the blood and gore as Tod slices throats while Mrs. Lovett makes the victums into pies and serves them to unwitting customers. Their song about the tastes of people is hilarious in a evil kind of way.
I've never seen the play so this movie adaptation is my first exposure to the story and everything. I really enjoyed it, and after seeing the movie I would love to see it performed live.
One of the erriest songs has to be when they are looking for the boy while Lovett sings "Not While I'm around" all while Tod's got his razor out and ready to use.
If you haven't seen the movie and can handle musicals I highly suggest you go and see it.