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Into Temptation

Posted by Vox , in Gaming Dec 18 2015 · 264 views

So I may have given into temptation and bought the 'Myster Box' Square enix was offering, which supposedly had a random selection of 5 pc games, for $10, a deal I could not ignore even if it was random. Just opened it up and can't say I'm disappointed in the selection.






Also got a few discount/coupons for Square Enix's site, so also kind of nice. Was it worth it in the end? Meh... $10 is $10... at least they are games I would likely play.

Though on a completely unrelated note, anyone looking to buy Just Cause 3 for the PC from Square Enix? If so, do let me know.


*Twitches* Pokemon Distribution Events

Posted by Vox , in Life and many other things Dec 10 2015 · 387 views
I have to admit, I love and hate Pokemon Distribution Events, such as the Hoopa one right now. It’s great for people who live in cities where there is a McDonalds on every street corner, or a Gamestop a block away… but it sucks for people who live in rural locations. I had to drive a 100 miles one way, today, in snow, at -10*F, just to get to a McDonalds. Mind you I thankfully had to go Bulk grocery shopping anyway, since in winter here I can’t afford to go up to Fairbanks once a month for bulk grocery shopping. 200 miles round trip in snow is not worth a monthly trip, especially with schmucks on the road. And no pokemon is worth a 200 mile drive, in summer or winter.

Also yes, this is kind of just a venting post.


Fate/Stay (Looking for Advice)

Posted by Vox , in Random stuff Dec 07 2015 · 390 views

So as the title says, I am looking for advice on the Fate/Stay series. Right now on Hulu they have two different versions of the anime (More technically if including Zero) and I'm not sure which one I should attempt to start. Theres Fate/Stay Night and then Fate/Stay Night [Unlimited Blade Works]. I know next to nothing about the anime, except that it's one that has been on my 'to-watch' list for awhile. As such I'm hoping someone may be able to give advice on which one is better worth sitting down and watching. Now I know someone is going to say 'why not just watch both' and to that I have a very simple answer. I already have a back-log of anime that I want to watch, and I simply want to try and choose one to put priority on, and I may infact come back to the other sometime later.

So yeah... if anyone has advice on which one would be better to watch first, considering UBW is nearly twice as long as the other, it would be very much appreciated.


The King is Born!

Posted by Vox , in Gaming, Random stuff Dec 02 2015 · 443 views

Also yes, crummy editing job is crummy. Did not want to waste more time making pretty editing job.

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So jokes aside, a couple days ago I managed to breed a 6 IV Abra, after several months of trying. For those who don't know, since I don't exactly broadcast this, but I've been trying to get into competitive pokemon battle for sometime, mostly failing. I used to just use pokemon that I liked or caught in-game for it, but recently took a more serious note. Plus I felt it was probably the next logical step since I had completed my dex on both Y and Alpha Sapphire.

I've had help from a wonderful friend I met through Tumblr, who breeds pokemon professionally and runs an advice blog for pokemon breeding, because frankly alot of the finer mechanics of pokemon went over my head. Heck I didn't even know IVs were a thing until late 2013. So yeah she has been a great help.

So here's the little guy whom I'm so proud of, since it's the first pokemon I've successfully bred

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I decided on the name Synclaire for him, since before him I was using an Alakazam that I raised in Y, just for the main story, named Seymour.

Also interesting facts, the two missing IVs I ran into most were HP and Attack, with Speed being the one I ran into the least, and this is based on 2 full boxes of just 5 iv abras, not including the many 4 or less iv ones.


Amazing Moc Art

Posted by Vox , in Bionicle stuff Jul 29 2015 · 476 views
Alright, so I don't ever do this type of thing, but I really wanted to give this the recognition it deserves. Mr.Cod, Owner/business partner? Not sure really, of Modalt Masks did a magma themed mask of fire awhile ago. It was beautiful piece. Well today he managed to top it with the Master of Magma!

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I mean it's just beautiful... The attention to detail is amazing. You will notice the magma streaks on the leg armor actually line up despite the gaps in armor, which I find to be an amazing touch. Heres a link to the actual DA page where he posted it.


Camera Help?

Posted by Vox , in Random stuff, Life and many other things Jul 21 2015 · 363 views

Alright I don't normally ask for help, but I'm finding myself in a bit where I can find the answer to something but it's incredibly confusing answers.

As I mentioned awhile ago, I bought a new camera... well Newish. I understand most of the functions of it, but some I still don't understand when the right time would be to use them. I've tried looking up the answers, but most I find are overly technical in their explaining and I end up being unable to really comprehend.

So hopefully there are some folks who know their camera info and who can help answer this in a layman's manner. Firstly what is ISO, and should I just keep it on auto? Secondly when is the right time/situation to use AF Lock, AE Lock, and FE Lock?

Just for reference I'm using a Canon Powershot SD1000, from like 2006/2007... Not sure if that helps but figured I'd state that. Also it is my first digital camera so part of the reason why I'm wanting to make sure I really understand and can make use of the settings.


Today was a very good day.

Posted by Vox , in Life and many other things Jun 13 2015 · 324 views

So I had to head up to Fairbanks today to pick up food and whatnot with Foodstamps, since it's generally cheaper... I decided to also treat myself. I went and saw a movie today, Spy specifically. Surprisingly good movie for being a Melissa Mcarthy movie, I'd definitely recommend it. Mind you the last time I saw a movie while in theaters was Prometheus... So it's been awhile since I spent money on a movie. I also managed to pick up a rather good camera, a Canon Powershot SD1000 for a rather good price... About $40. The Camera's somewhat old, from 2007 to be exact, but it takes rather good pictures, so expect various pictures from me soon if you happen to view my flickr page.. And to top it off I picked up Onua today and a Mixel, the first non-bionicle/HF set I've bought since 2006. So far I've managed to get Onua, Kopaka, LoSS, PoI and PoE. Probably all I'm going to get until mid-fall.

So yeah today was a really good day, not to mention found some decent deals while shopping, which are always nice to have.



Posted by Vox , in Bzpower stuff Jun 10 2015 · 192 views

I've come to realize, and accept, That I only really stick around on bzpower for 3 main things. The Main thing, the Bzprpg, specifically the one centered around the Island of Mata-nui, not all those other bionicle rpgs which I have no interest whatsoever in attempting to get into. The Next two can kind of be clumped together, Bzp Hitman and Mafia games. Those two series of topics are really the only 'areas' of bzpower where I don't feel like that awkward person standing in the corner at a huge party, with no idea why they are there. I mean I like to think I'm somewhat accepted in those two topic series, especially since they typically have the same people generally playing, so it's more of a longterm 'hey I know you, and I know how you play'. *Shrugs*

That's not to say I haven't tried to dip my toes into other parts of Bzpower, but everytime I just encounter this overwhelming... Aura, stench, Miasma? Not sure what the best term would be, but it's just this wall of semi-elitism or people so high-strung that just need to unclench, or just cliques in general, if you aren't well known or know somebody it's next to impossible to really get involved.* These are all major turn offs for me really. If I can't enjoy a topic, I sure as heck am not going to stick around in said topic. But I don't get those impressions, that's the word I was looking for, from the Hitman and Mafia topics. Bzprpg only slighty in regards to elitism, but that's mostly because it's players who have been around for so long who have a rather good grasp on the game, yet generally are willing to take time to rp with newer people, so it's kind of understandable.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if those three 'area's' of bzpower ever disappear, I probably would follow shortly after.

*Reminder that these are just my personal opinions from what I've experienced and encountered, and may not be shared by others.


Being a sneaky person.

Posted by Vox , in Gaming May 15 2015 · 362 views
Dark Souls
Man I feel like such a mauka's backside. I just spent like 2 hours playing dark souls, specifically being invaded. So I got a magic set up going, Crown of the Dark sun, bellowing dragoncrest ring, Tin crystallization catalyst, Int: 51, and various soul spells. So my magic damage dealing capabilities are rather high. I'm in dark root garden, and I take a look around and see all those breakable shrubs, and I think to myself 'Boy, this would be a perfect place for chameleon.'

Needless to say I spend about the next 2 hours hiding out as one of those breakable shrubs just waiting for someone to invade and walk by, lock on, and then boom, crystal soul spear to the back. I feel really bad for this one guy who must have been walking around for like 15 minutes trying to find me, and long behold I was right next to where he spawned in. But hey, this is how I see it.
'Oh, you want to invade me, well I'm gonna make it as difficult as possible for you.'



Posted by Vox , in Bzpower stuff May 14 2015 · 606 views

I really miss Bionifight. The Senseless fighting, the interesting but sometimes infuriating fighters. Not to mention the wacky methods in which some obtained victory. It's odd that despite everything that occurred during the various bionifights, at least the ones I was in, and the frustration it brought, I looked forward to what each week would bring.

And before people say 'Why not just join Bionifight Infinite if you miss it so much' let me provide a reason why. I enjoyed the various versions of Voltex's Bionifight because it was pure combat, it was a pleasant escape from the otherwise slow as a snail Bzprpg. I came for the fighting, not for the story is a good summary. I enjoyed being able to skip over someone if they didn't respond in a reasonable timeframe, not constantly having my character stuck in a single scene because joe schmo can't post a reply. It was fast paced and fun. Also each player only having one character to fight with really allowed for some... getting to know your opponent and how they think. Didn't always have to go back and check profiles just to post and hope I'm not confusing one character with another. It allowed for a sort of detailed familiarity, to the point that one could likely even imagine what that character would look like without always having to check the profile.

Though other two reasons for not joining bionight are far simpler. I've seen the number of pages that topic is able to crank out daily, and I would never be able to keep up, especially considering each person has so many characters all posting in the same topic. I've tried to skim through it on occasion and I just don't have the patience. Secondly I feel like if I were to join now I'd be utterly lost and really under-powered/at a disadvantage with people who have been playing for quite sometime. At least with the old Bionifights most everyone was on even footing each new round, minus the occasion Drift Force weapons, which by the end of the Drift force it seemed a good majority had at least one drift force weapon, making it a bit even.

Also forgot to mention a third, very important reason. I just don't have the time for another rpg. I'm already trying to keep my characters in the Bzprpg somewhat active, don't think I could keep another character, in another rpg active either. Let alone follow the plot of two different rpgs.

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One Of My Favorite Poems

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great,
And would suffice.