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Month: February, 2011

have you seen my bomb that looks like a watermelon?

by bezzle

What is it with all these people getting a virus and sending spam?  I’ve gotten email on how to fix my non-existent erections, acai berry miracle detoxes, stop smoking aids…

Reminder to self: buy handball and write name on it

Victor’s quote corner:

“Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to be.”

-Rita Rudner

Otaku ramblings under the cut, so don’t bash me if you click it.  (I need somewhere to empty this stuff out of my brain.)

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Battleheart Tips/FAQ

by cloudier

NB: This will be updated as I progress through the game

Battleheart is an action RPG which throws away all your d-pads and attack buttons and replaces it with a simple and intuitive touch-based system.

In this guide I will only give tips which aren’t clearly explained or given in the game. Here is a beginner’s guide to playing Battleheart for people who are utterly hopeless with technology and are still very lost after the tutorial given at the beginning of the game OR people who didn’t read through the tutorial properly. Read the rest of this entry »

*SQUEALS* EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!

by car.

YAYAYAY

BRINGS BACK OLD MEMORIES ANYONE????

omgosh, cutest things ever ._.

AND JUST COZ THEY’RE SO AWESOME:

:DD

this cartoon is originates from france. so yep.

shades of marble

by cloudier

Some of you may remember that we pushed Opposition Leader Tony Abbott fairly hard a month back on what his camp would do with the National Broadband Network if it won the election currently slated to be held in about three years’ time.

NBN Co’s business case, after all, tells us that by 2013 the NBN infrastructure will have been rolled out to some 1.7 million premises, with most of those receiving fibre directly to their door. It seems preposterous that the Coalition would simply halt the project at that point — leaving millions of Australians with fibre, but most of the nation without.

Well, now we know that’s precisely what would happen. Quoth Shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull in an interview with ARN posted today:

We would stop the construction of the NBN, quickly conduct a rigorous cost-benefit analysis, identify those elements in the NBN infrastructure that should be maintained and integrated perhaps into the new separated network company and identify the areas that are deficient in terms of connectivity and prioritise them and make sure they are addressed.

ARN also has a separate news story on the issue, we recommend you click through and check it out here, as well as following journalist David Ramli on Twitter.

Now frankly, we have no hesitation in describing what Turnbull proposes above as political suicide. Does the Coalition simply expect Australians to simply sit by while it shuts down a project which millions are already receiving direct benefit from? The whole concept is ridiculous — and it shows that Abbott and Turnbull have learnt very little from the 2010 election, in which broadband was a key issue.

really really sad manhwa

by bezzle

I just binge-read a manhwa called Love in the mask.  I found it really moving and sad and kyaaaaaaa~ because it involved:

-crossdressing girls that look hot as a guy or a girl

-a lot of hot guys that like her (reverse harem, anyone?)

– romance.  That stuff is a drug.

and a pretty big dose of tragedy, to make the story much more satisfying than the average girl-gets-hot-guy-in-high-school plot.

For those that haven’t read it, it’s about a beggar girl, Suh Hyun-Bin picked off the streets to be a bodyguard for a company president’s daughter.  She is forced to cross-dress and act as a boy and to never let anyone know her true gender.  Hyun-Bin goes to high school and meets the jjang (strongest fighter/leader) and they fall in love, despite him not knowing she’s a girl.  But the girl she’s guarding falls in love with him too, and Hyun-Bin must fulfil her employer’s wishes and try and bring them together and remain emotionless and cold, because if she does not she’ll be kicked out and killed.

Now that I’ve finished the current chapters, it probably isn’t as emotive as I thought it was, but it is definitely worth a read.  It’s by Han Yu-Rang, who has a drawing style that looks exactly the same as Hwang Mi-Ri, and both of them are romance/comedy/teenage delinquent mangaka, although Han Yu-Rang does manhwa with slightly darker themes.  Anyway, I never really like their drawings, as I think Japanese mangaka draw people much better, but this one managed to make the guys look pretty good.  And their plots are all about teenage delinquents and fighting and romance because of mistaken fights and cross-dressing and stuff – Love in the mask’s base theme of cross-dressing girl whom manages to attract confused male attention despite still appearing as a boy – is exactly the same as Boy of the female wolf which is also by Han Yu-Rang D: but a lot darker and less on the comedy side.

Regular people, please ignore my otaku rambling above.  I just really want to share my feelings and discovery of good manga with people!  I think this is me trying to find someone to fangirl with ><‘ there better be someone out there, or you’ll have to keep reading this sort of stuff.

And MANGA>ANIME ANY DAY.  You want to  fangirl/boy over a series?  You better have read the manga of it then.  Because just the anime ain’t hardcore enough.

ARGGHHHH so many flying ants >:(