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Uggggggh...

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Dec 04 2008 · 55 views
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...My head...

Yeah, so, I didn't get enough sleep last night. I've got a job, though, that requires me to be out the door by 9 AM. (I run errands for my dad's business, like collecting mail from the P.O. Box and depositing checks at the bank later) Well, as it was, I was asleep at 8:55 AM, and pretty deeply asleep. My mom was walking upstairs, and called to me as she was walking past that I was late and needed to get up. Well, I did. In about a half a second. For -no reason at all-, I almost literally jumped out of bed (not out of fear at all, just me wanting to get up), and started rushing to get ready. It was only when I made it downstairs that I had the time to realize I had a pounding headache from waking up and jumping out of my bed in about a second. ><

Well, long story short, I got excused from going out the door by 9 sharp (which I could have done, but I'd have been half-asleep and that's not safe for driving on icy roads), so I used that time to wake myself up completely. Still have the headache, though.

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Sorry I've not been blogging since I got my lifetime premier, I really haven't had much inspiration. LM, Turakii, and Takuma should be able to pound an idea in my head eventually, though. =)

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Guess Whaaaat?

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Nov 29 2008 · 36 views
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I'm BAAAAACK!

That's right, A couple days ago, I bought me a LIFETIME PREMIER MEMBERSHIP.

Now you may be thinking "It's about TIME...", or you may be thinking "Who in the world is this guy?", but it all comes down to this:

I again have access to a blog with which to spread my insanity and randomness as far as I can reach! And I can feel happy knowing I'm supporting my favorite site ever!

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Do What You Want 'cuz A Pirate Is Free!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jul 27 2008 · 47 views

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YOU ARE A PIRATE!

...or at least SHOULD be...

After searching about 3 stores yesterday, I FINALLY found one with the new sets! I got Toa Onua (Who is awesome), and Takanuva (WHO IS EXTREMELY AWESOME). =P

Yesterday I played for a long time on Pirates Online, and I even recruited a couple BZP members for it in the past couple days! At this point, our Guild (club) contains: Yep, there are a lot of us on there!

EDIT: I'll edit this whenever another BZP member joins our Guild. Yesterday, we added DJ Reidak.

Now, this may be the last entry I get to make, since BZP's birthday week is over today, just contact me if you have an account on Pirates or plan to get one, we love having BZP members around on there!

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Wow... Just, Wow...

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jul 23 2008 · 39 views

I've gotta say, The Dark Knight was AWESOME. I agree, it's quite evil and dark, but it made it that much more edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. It almost seemed too long to me, but that was only because I wasn't expecting it to go past a certain point, but I think if I hadn't thought it would end where I did, I would have thought the length to be perfect. [/confusing]

I loved the acting in this movie, especially that of (the late) Heath Ledger, he really formed an awesomely insane, irrational Joker. So many plot twists in this movie it was crazy, and I loved every minute of it!

I guess that's about it for now, I can't be on the computer for long before I go to youth group this evening.

Oh, yeah, one more thing....
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I'm Going To Have Fun Today!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jul 23 2008 · 46 views

I'll slightly recap what I did yesterday, as I didn't do an evening Blog post as I had planned. Yesterday I had some fun talking with Laughin'Kitty (Laughin'Man), -Legolas- (DudeNuva), and RC-1344 Tor (Torhuki) about our future plans in the MMO Pirates of the Caribbean Online. It was the first time I and LM had Tor in our instant messaging buddy lists yesterday, but we all had a fun time.

As for today, I actually plan to run out the door and hopefully get to see The Dark Knight any minute now. Hooray!

Last time I tried (last Saturday), they were actually sold out of all tickets for IMAX and regular 35 mm for the next couple days (IMAX for the next 5 days after then...). According to my theater's website they are not sold out, but I'll just have to hope that's true, as they said the same thing last time.

Well, if I don't go now I may be late, so I'll hit the road now! I'll try to post an entry of how the movie was when I get back.

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Wheeeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jul 22 2008 · 45 views

Okay, so as a few of you know already, I went specifically to the Six Flags Great America park the other day, because it was closest to my area (which I will not tell to you. =P). I got there probably somewhere around 9:30 AM or so, and stayed until... waitaminute... 9:30 PM!!! Oo... Okay, readers, I literally didn't notice that until I typed this. =P I didn't get photos, unfortunately (you aren't allowed to have a backpack or anything with you on the rides, they make you leave it at the beginning of the line in lockers or a friend's hands)

I went on a lot of rides, mostly the coasters, throughout the day. Some of them multiple times. Almost all the experiences of I absolutely loved.

(I'm not a coaster person, personally. I only got into them late April and early May on my Disney World trip. When I say "got into them", I mean went on each about 7 times per park day on average. =P)

I think I'll start with some of the worst and go to the best, though this list may be slightly hard to order considering I liked a whole bunch equally. Readers, don't take this list as the official countdown list by me, I'm just trying to make a list.


The Coasters

The Dark Knight coaster
This brand new ride was VERY surprisingly not very enjoyable to me. I had assumed, what with all the hype, and the extremely long wait, and the (very cool) theatrics before the ride, that it might actually be a really thrilling ride! I was wrong... I'll type a long description/review of this ride, since many are unfamiliar with it, and its features are not incredibly well-known: The ride starts out with you going in a room watching an HD TV showing a press conference With Harvey Dent, talking about how he plans to rid Gotham of organized crime. After a reporter asks about the new calling card showing up, a Joker card, at the scene of elaborate crimes, the video fades, and you hear maniacal (obviously the Joker's) laughter. The video starts getting warped and mixed up, saying things like "The people are... hooligans... The people are... wrong..." and more laughter. It all ends with clips of other tapes getting mixed with the press conference tape, producing phrases similar to "Batman... Won't you come out and play with me?", and faux light-projected graffiti showing Joker phrases all over the walls suddenly appearing. The video ends with the quote "Why so serious..." and an alarm blares, telling you to head to the "Gotham emergency transport" or something like that, I couldn't hear very well. You walk down a long tunnel, coming to the loading dock, which looks kinda like the elevated trains from the movies, except without a roof and each only housing 4 people (2 rows of 2). That's right, you get in a strange little miniature train-looking thing. Oh, and there are no head restraints whatsoever, something I wasn't expecting. After pulling the lap restraint down, you find yourself going rather slowly through the interior of the building, at first climbing up a long generic roller coaster lift, and then basically winding around past various creepyish Joker crime thingys, like burning buildings with henchmen coming out, or a sign that has a left arrow and the flashing word "LEFT" just before making a sharp right turn. There are a few small drops, but the ride is almost solely turns. The end result is a banged-up head if you can't see in the dark well enough to know what's next, and a very disappointed "I just waited in line for an hour for THIS?!?" look on your face. I don't recommend this ride to anyone except those who are obsessed with the movie (I'm going to LOVE the movie, I'm just not obsessed), can see well in the dark, and don't like very exciting thrill rides.


Iron Wolf
This is a pretty unique coaster in that you stand up, kinda sitting on a bicycle-type seat while riding it, and it actually inverts (goes upside-down) a couple times. It's a really neat concept, but the ride is quite painful if you either don't know how to best adjust your "seat", or have ears that can feel pain. Okay, I think I literally bruised my ears on this ride. The outer ear, not the eardrum from noise. This ride bangs your head back and forth between the thick shoulder restraints so much everyone I noticed was holding their bright red ears in pain coming out. I imagine this ride would be very fun if I either had softer pads for my ears to hit while riding sharp turns, or if they had a different way entirely of having the shoulder restraints attached.


Batman: The Ride
No, I'm not talking about The Dark Knight coaster again, I'm talking about the older ride. This ride is essentially suspended chairs hanging from a roller coaster track, but it goes upside-down a few times and has some quite fun turns. I sorta enjoyed this ride, and yet again only have a couple problems. First, after a long wait it's a quite short ride. Second, MY EARS!!! =P This ride has almost identical shoulder restraints as Iron Wolf, and actually turns, therefore my ears hurt afterward. It was a shorter ride, so it was bearable, though. I'm beginning to wonder if there are some people with different-shaped ears that don't get banged-up on this ride...


The Whizzer
This ride has two seats per car (in a line, not perpendicular to the track), with each car capable of holding two people at once (one in another's lap, meant for parents/kids) maximum. I went single in one of those long seats, so the ride felt loose, but I was secure. It starts out going up a spiral instead of a regular lift, but the ride is essentially the same otherwise. No upside-down, but lots of cool banked turns and fast drops. It's the kind of ride I'd try to get my youngest brother (who isn't used to thrill rides yet) to go on, but not the kind I'd ride over and over in a day. The fast banked turns between the trees were quite awesome, though. It looked as if you could reach them as you were going past. It was a decent length of a ride for the wait time.


The American Eagle
I actually didn't go on this ride, because it was my turn to hold everyone's things while they went on it (It was either that or pay $1 for a one-use locker... ><). From their descriptions after the ride, it was a pretty intense ride, but it was so rickety that your fear of flying off the track is greater than your fear of the upcoming drops. I'm almost glad I didn't go on this ride, and the rest of the youth group actually didn't want to go on it again afterwards. I think if you can overcome the fear of falling off the bumpy track, this ride would be pretty fun.


The Viper
This all-wooden track was actually not rickety-feeling at all to me. It seems very well-built, with the track interweaving with itself so many times that seeing the track from the outside makes you think the ride is shorter than it really is. It goes up and down over and over when it's not making a banked turn through a narrow opening, and the feeling is quite cool. Everyone in the youth group agreed after the ride that this ride was one of their favorites, with the only con was that it was a little bumpy.


Vertical Velocity
Ooh, boy. Now we're getting into the FUN rides. =D
Vertical velocity is basically a coaster that you're in a hanging seat on, that accelerates rapidly forward and sharply goes up a slight turned track, drops back down the way it came going past the loading platform to another lift that the coaster climbs backwards, with everyone facing down. This repeats 3 times, and eventually brakes to a stop. I found my favorite part facing down on people's heads from reeeeeally high. I was in the very back, you see, and that means I was in the highest car when it went backwards. The turned track when you go forwards is not intense at all, really. I find the most intense part going forwards and down from the backwards position past the loading platform. This is the kind of ride everyone's smiling after, and showing two thumbs up to each other. It's DEFINITELY one I'll go on multiple times next time I go to Six Flags.


The Raging Bull
The Raging Bull is one of your generic coasters, that doesn't go upside down but has some really neat curves at the high points, and near-sideways banked turns. It was a really nice ride, very smooth and not too intense, and the huge drop at the beginning is very awesome. Oh, also, it's a nice long ride that has a relatively short line (at least while I was there)! It is either second, or tied for first in my favorite coasters at Six Flags list. =P I liked that ride so much, I went on it a total of three times while I was there!


Superman
Ok, now THIS coaster is really neat! You get in a seat and strap yourself in. When it is about to "take off", the floor goes down and the seats all turn so you're in a "flying" position, facing the ground. After going up a long lift, you go down very fast around turns and swoops, and even doing a really intense vertical loop once! It is really an awesome experience on this ride, but it ends all too short (a little over a minute, I believe). I went on it twice, and I would have gone more if not for the really long lines. I HIGHLY recommend this ride, as it really almost feels like flying.



Well, that's all I have to say about the coasters I went on or my group went on! I definitely want to go back to Six Flags before the end of this year, and I have no idea why I hadn't gone since I was six years old. This park is awesome! (Though not as cool in some ways as Disney World. =P)


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I Can Has Blog?!

Posted by Avohkah Tamer , Jul 21 2008 · 41 views

This is my testing having a Blog for the next week. If I like it enough, I may buy Premier! I don't have much time to post right now, and I may or may not post multiple entries per day.

Hmm, I guess this lair isn't so secret anymore. Oh, well! Anyhoo, my hobby is to tame various kinds of Rahi, hence my name changes on BZP. I've of course got a "lair" for me and my pets, and I've decided to open it up to BZP members for the next week!

Well, today I'm actually headed off to Six Flags with my church youth group for the whole day. It'll be the first time I've gone there since I was, like, six years old, but I think I'll enjoy my time there very much. I might take a bunch of pictures, and if so, I'll try to get them up on Maj Majhost.com either tonight if I can get on, or tomorrow. As for right now, though, I'd probably better go and get ready, they're due to show up at my house to pick me up in a little less than an hour and I'm not ready! =O

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Who Is Avohkah Tamer?

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Name: David
Age: 24
Location: Illinois
Profession: IT Support Technician
Religion: Christian
Best Pony: Twilight Sparkle
Favorite Word: Defenestration
Interests: Computers, Video Games, Music, Ponies, LEGO, BIONICLE

Video Games:
PC: Valve games (TF2, Portal 1-2, HL2, L4D2), Minecraft, Mirror's Edge, LEGO games
DS: Metroid: Prime Hunters, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Kart DS, Elite Beat Agents, Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 1-2
3DS: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Ocarina of Time 3D, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon X, Tomodachi Life
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 1-2, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii
Wii U: Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8

Music:
Artists: Tally Hall, Jonathan Coulton, Jukebox the Ghost, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lemon Demon, Cake, Weezer, The Beatles, Apocalyptica, Hans Zimmer, Murray Gold
Pony: Daniel Ingram, William Anderson, Steffan Andrews, Glaze, The Living Tombstone, DJ Alex S., PinkiePieSwear, SoGreatAndPowerful, Makkon, MandoPony, Replacer
Types/Genres: Video Game Soundtracks, TV/Movie Soundtracks, Alternative/Indie Rock, some Electronic/Dubstep (when done right), some Orchestral, some Classic Rock, some Jazz, some J-Pop/Rock, some Bluegrass/Folk

TV:
Current: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Gravity Falls, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Person of Interest, Arrested Development, The Walking Dead, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Psych, Sword Art Online
Old Favorites: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Death Note, Teen Titans, Invader Zim, Digimon (seasons 1-4), Stargate: SG-1, Firefly, Code Lyoko, Code Lyoko: Evolution, Fringe, Breaking Bad, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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