quinta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2008

If only I could freeze time...

Damn, I haven't blogged in ages... Although I have the whole days to do what the fuck I want, I always come up with shit to fill that free time up to the very bottom. Most of the time is spent between my book, which is finally on tracks (for you to get the picture, it took me 2 years to write the first 80 pages, but after a month and a half of intensive writing I'm already at 180, and I want to reach 250 till September 15th), and playing games that have been on my list for what seems like ages. I'm specially concentrated on RPGs since they're the most time-consuming, and after beating Lunar 1 and 2 I'm currently busy with Final Fantasy VII (yup, I'm just playing it now...).

In between I've been enjoying some movies and anime series. I took a trip to the past by watching some old Disney movies again and I just discovered the HUGE impact Tarzan had on me. I loved all the Disney movies I saw when I was a kid, but Tarzan is the only one I have in both VHS and DVD, have the PC and PSX version of the game and the movie's soundtrack, which is freaking awesome! Believe it or not, I always get the shivers when I listen to this:



Original English verion here.

On anime, just started watching Death Note after hearing the best things about it and, wow, what can I say, it's just as good as everyone says! Unlike most anime, the story is always developing, there's no filler, every minute something awesome happens and when you know it 20 minutes have passed and the episode already ended, but you still need to see more of it, and so you end up like me watching 10 whole episodes in a single day! Story-wise it's about a kid who finds a notebook called a Death Note where you can write the name of someone and that person will die. It's obviously more complicated than that, so I'll leave it for you to find the rest, but trust me, everyone should check this out, anime fan or not. Give it a shot:



Now, on to other things, I feel a little guilty for not having posted this sooner, but, as we say in Portugal, better late than never (don't know if you have that saying or a similar one in English-speaking countries). In case you haven't noticed, DETRIX, the man-god who's responsible for both Gnome's and Father Krishna's artistic depictions, just made this! Oh. My. Effing. Gawd! I would recommend everyone to check out his most awesome of blogs, but since I think that everyone does that already, meh, I'll say it anyway. Go here. Now!

About game related things, last week I received a Dreamcast VGA box from Racketboy and let me tell you, that shit be tight! I have half a post already written about it for the Dreamcast Junkyard, so I'll tell you more about it later.


About music, which is, I think, the last thing I talk about on my blog, I've been listening to In Flame's last cd, A Sense of Purpose, and it's pretty good, although at first it didn't have the same impact as the previous album, Come Clarity, which started right off with the amazing song Take This Life (no, it's not emo). That one is in Guitar Hero 3, by the way. Anyway, A Sense of Purpose, although not having much of an initial impact, only shows its true worth when we reach track number 8 and find In Flame's longest track to date, an 8-minute epic that goes by the name of The Chosen Pessimist. Do yourself a favour and check this out (it's not too heavy, I promise):

10 comentários:

Junlee disse...

Neb, forgive me, but this doesn't have anything to do with your post.

Have you played the Naruto demo either on PS3 of 360? I've never seen the show or played previous games, but the demo is hella fun! I'm don't know if I'd pay $60 for it (maybe $20), but I'm sure you would love it!

NebachadnezzaR disse...

Exactly what demo are you talking about? Because there's a lot of Naruto games out there. The latest demo released is from Ultimate Ninja Storm, I think, which is a PS3 exclusive.

I'm yet to try it, but so far I've been hearing great things about it. Got to give it a shot sometime. Still, I'm more interested in another future Naruto game, the sequel to the 360 exclusive Rise of a Ninja, for me the best Naruto game out there.

Junlee disse...

Yeah, it's Ultimate Ninja. The demo is pretty badass, eventhough there are just two characters to chose from. I'm never played a fighting game quite like it, lol.

Fernando Silva disse...

About your post Neba, I like to know that you loved Death Note. An excellent anime, that surprise us since the beginning. For everyone: watch it, you won't be disappointed ;)

NebachadnezzaR disse...

About Death Note, just finished watching the first live-action movie right now. There were some things I didn't like, specially all the stuff they changed and some characters that don't look anything like their anime counterparts, but overall it was a pretty good movie. Ryuk was damn well made and the actor portraying L did his job perfectly, imitating all his traits.

gnome disse...

Hmmm... so you are finishing a book eh? Excellent, excellent!

NebachadnezzaR disse...

Indeed, gnome. Remember when I told ya that I write some fantasy stuff on my free time? After some unfinished short stories I'm finally focused on one book alone and this one I intend to finish for a change. I hope you'll get to read it one day :)

DEITRIX disse...

Hey Neb,
Been so busy- I haven't had any time to blog as of late.

Setting up an online store for prints and doing a lot of painting as well.

Death Note sounds really cool, heard good things about it too.
The Naruto game I will have to download tonight. I just got The Force Unleashed demo and it's pretty cool.

I will be back around in the next week or so. -Talk to u soon.

fatherkrishna disse...

I'm loving your feelings about the Tarzan movie! That was something special! Big Death Metal fan getting the shivers over that mushy tune! Purely beautiful!

When do we get to read the book!!!??? I'm vastly intrigued!

NebachadnezzaR disse...

Beautiful indeed. :)

About the book, I ended up writing more that I expected. I'm currently at 305 pages, which should be roughly the first half of the book. I'm planning on writing about 600-650 pages, but you never know, the story just keeps on growing while you're writing it.

Anyway, I sincerely hope to get it published here and, after that, get enough sales to translate and publish it in other countries. Who knows, maybe you'll be able to read it in english someday :) And greek, I would love to hear gnome's opinion about it, although I'm pretty sure he would read it in english if he had to :)