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From Bionifight Ultimate
CHRO IS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL PHOENIX
EXCEPT MORE PAINFUL
So now we get to fight in a burning magnetic cyberspace castle, above a tsunami filled with magnetic flying explosive sharks, where bricks and sharks are being magnetically flung around the room, two people are hugging/tickle-dancing, one person has had his chest explode, and the rules of time and space have completely forgotten that they are supposed to exist. This round is awesome.
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings >> Bruins in 6
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens >> Canadiens in 7
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Bluejackets >> Penguins in 4
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers >> Flyers in 7
Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild >> Avalanche in 5
St. Louis Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks >> Blackhawks in 6
Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars >> Ducks in 5
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings >> Sharks in 7
Step 1: Find a copy of Radiant Historia
Step 2: Buy said copy of Radiant Historia
Step 3: Perform Step 7 immediately and decide that both are great, but Bravely Default is better
Step 4: Become broke because Radiant Historia ate all the money
Step 5: Play Radiant Historia
Step 6: Finish Radiant Historia or become bored with Radiant Historia (blasphemy!)
Step 7: Decide whether Radiant Historia or Bravely Default was better
Step 8: Buy Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Step 9: While playing Kirby: Triple Deluxe, begin search for next great RPG adventure to be transpired
This week, this week... was pretty ordinary, but some interesting stuff did happen. Actually, I’m lying, it was a pretty abnormal week.
My mother is insisting that my brother and I see a councillor (is that the right councillor, or should it be counsellor? I don’t even know) because my brother and I got into a physical skirmish on Tuesday night. He’s a bit bigger than me and I won’t go into details, but I say “skirmish” and not “fight” because victory was had by one of us in about thirty seconds. Separate councillors (counsellors?), I think. I keep telling her no, partly because I don’t ever want to step into one of those places again and partly because I’ve just got too much on my plate IRL to even consider trying to make room for a councillor (I should just google it....).
I feel like I should probably be feeling a lot worse than I do at the incident, since my brother seems to be suffering more than me (although we’re also both very different in personality, so it could just be coping differences?). I know that I’m a master of internalizing my emotions, but even still, I should feel more beat up about this? Or maybe everyone else is just blowing the incident out of proportion (although seriously why would I be the only one treating it normally)? I do feel like I should feel worse, but... meh. I’m fairly certain that I’m pretty messed up, but at least that would mean that I’m interesting to learn about, which means more readers?
I work at a nearby YMCA center as one of the youth program instructors, and the head of our aquatic division was recently announced to be taking control of the youth division as well (that’s a lot of work and I admire the ability to shoulder it). Things are already improving; she’s set up an extremely effective communication binder for us to use when we need shift coverage, and I have already taken advantage of it to claim more hours for myself. Our aquatics division is apparently the best in the region (or province? It was one of them), and since she’s organizing the youth division the same way, I have high hopes. It certainly feels more organized than with our last two heads.
One thing I’ve noticed in my classes for this session is that I have a lot of autistic kids in my classes (if my terminology offends you here, I apologize – I’ve looked all over online and people seem to literally be divided in two regarding “autistic person” and “person with autism”), and I’m actually kind of excited because I will freely admit that I’m terrible with this stuff (especially when parents and authority figures are around because then I’m constantly wondering if I’m doing something wrong?). I usually treat them like I would anyone else unless their parents specifically request something different, but this session will be huge for making it just another part of my day.
It’s also got me thinking about my job this summer, because they have “one on one” campers (campers with some sort of special needs, basically), and I’m pretty terrible at individual interactions at the best of times, and having to spend almost twenty-four hours a day with the same person for a week is like something out of a nightmare for me (ESPECIALLY if they talk a lot because I’m sorry I just can’t keep up a constant conversation).
And then from camp we go back to my prom and graduation. You see, the camp is about four hours away from where I live. Graduation and prom land directly in the middle of my training week. Which means I need to find a ride up to the camp to start the week, find another ride back home for both events, then a third ride back up to camp. It’s going to be a nightmare to organize. Honestly, if the graduation and prom could just be one week earlier, all of my problems would be solved... le sigh.
We’re starting to hit the hardcore study mode for the IB exams, which I believe are starting in the first week of May? We’ve been reviewing material since March for Biology, and now we’ve hit the end of the road for our IB Math as well. Just one more test and then we’ll be onto the practice exams. In English we’re to finish reading our final play and then reviewing begins, so I’ll probably be done learning new things by the end of next week. The exams are staggered throughout the first three weeks of May, and after that I’m technically done high school (although I still need to attend and participate in the bogus activities our teachers are forced to come up with, since the board dislikes us finishing a month early... stupid board). Woohoo.
And going back full circle to the YMCA, where I have to help two of our newest staff members with the planning and running of a class on Saturday mornings for the first three weeks to make sure they know what they’re doing. I’m not sure why I need to do that for three weeks, but today I barely arrived in time because I was so exhausted (yay continuing insomnia and growing caffeine (addiction/dependence/they’re the same thing so be quiet).
I don’t believe I did anything of terrible awesomeness this week, so unfortunately I’m gonna have to leave my point total where it is. Maybe I’ll do this again next week or maybe you’ll all wait for two weeks or maybe never again, because really how interesting can my life be?
9:32 PM - The Agyrophobic Chicken: As the wise iBrow once said: "very goat" -- iBrow Voltex, 4/9/2014.
9:32 PM - The Agyrophobic Chicken: iBrow's language skills have officially devolved.
9:33 PM - much mislead: much devolve
9:33 PM - much mislead: very language
9:33 PM - much mislead: such lacking
9:36 PM - Voltex has changed their name to The BIONICLE Hero.
9:37 PM - The Agyrophobic Chicken: ...
9:37 PM - Vinylstep: We've been overrun!
9:37 PM - Vinylstep: Men, to your battle stations!
9:37 PM - The BIONICLE Hero: ok
9:37 PM - The BIONICLE Hero: Kill the imposter
9:37 PM - The REAL BIONICLE Hero: NO.
9:37 PM - The REAL BIONICLE Hero: I am the REAL BIONICLE Hero.
9:37 PM - The REAL BIONICLE Hero: See?
9:38 PM - The REAL BIONICLE Hero: It's in my name.
9:38 PM - Vinylstep: ...
9:38 PM - The REAL BIONICLE Hero: You have to believe everything you read on the internet.
9:38 PM - Vinylstep: Can you swap Avatars for a bit?
9:38 PM - The BIONICLE Hero: I refuse
9:38 PM - Vinylstep: That should make this more interesting...
9:38 PM - The REAL BIONICLE Hero has changed their name to iBrow Voltex.
9:38 PM - Vinylstep: ...
9:38 PM - Vinylstep: Lovely.
9:38 PM - iBrow Voltex: =)
9:39 PM - The BIONICLE Hero: oh dear
9:39 PM - The BIONICLE Hero: much mislead
Five new characters to whip up some profiles for! Oh, goody! We've got a lot of smash files on the way, but first things first: I must recap everything I have learned and am excited about from the direct yesterday.
1. Release Dates
Yes... more than new characters, new moves, and what have you, I was most excited to learn the release dates. I mean windows. Yes, release windows. That they definitely won't delay. Nope. The 3DS version is set to release this summer (bugger, how am I supposed to buy it on the release day) while the Wii U is set for a winter release (presumably late November/early December?). I'm glad that they're staggering the releases; it's easier to spend $40 one month and $60 later than $100 all at once.
2. New Character Announcements
Now we're talking! Five characters in one night? I am a very happy camper, albeit... well, not entirely? I was initially disappointed that Shiek and Zero Suit Samus have their own character slots this time around; while I suppose that this was a precedent set by Link all the way back in Melee, I'd much rather see different characters being represented. That said... the idea has grown on me. Let's do a quick recap of the characters announced here before their profiles:
I've never used Samus (and by extension, Zero Suit) very often, but my interest has been piqued with the rocket boots. If her jump or air combat abilities are enhanced at all, I'll give it a go.
Shiek being split away from Zelda interests me more; I was never good with either form, but I can also (sort of but not really leave me alone) pretend that maybe she's a different character. Some anonymous person from the Legend of Zelda franchise that definitely, absolutely is not Zelda.
I'm not gonna lie; I'm a HUGE fan of Yoshi's redesign for this game. He looks adorable, and turning people into eggs will become even funnier. I always like giving Yoshi a go now and then; I doubt I'll ever use him as one of my mains, but I'm glad he's back (plus, Original 12, minus Jigglypuff because Jigglypuff sucks). But where are Captain Falcon and Ness?
I hated the Pokemon Trainer in Brawl; the optional transformations of Zelda and Samus were one thing, but being forced to play three different characters in a single match always tuckered me out. More often than not I would just use Squirtle anyway. Since I'm not generally a fan of the bigger, heavier characters, I doubt Charizard will see much use from me. I'm glad it's there, though.
Color me super excited! While I may not have enjoyed Pokemon X enough to even move past the sixth gym, the Froakie evolutionary line was my favorite series of starter Pokemon since Generation IV. I'll definitely be sure to give Greninja a go, and maybe I just got another possible character added to my main fighters?
3. Mega Evolutions
HAHAHAHAHA I TOLD YOU ALL AGAIN! I TOTALLY CALLED IT. I KNEW THEY WOULD PUT MEGA EVOLUTIONS INTO THE GAME!
So if you haven't heard, both Charizard's and Lucario's mega evolutions will be a part of their final smashes. Will my dreams of Mega Lucario staying for the rest of the fight come true? Probably not. Am I beyond excited that I will at least get to battle as Mega Lucario? Heck yeah I am.
4. Mega Man's Final Smash
If I need to explain this one to you... well, I shouldn't have to explain this one to you.
5. Smash Run
Tie this into the whole "separate modes for separate games" things - this is perfectly suited to the nature of the 3DS and I can't wait to try it out with the abundance of other people around me who will own this game (and surprisingly I am not being sarcastic!).
6. Total Number of Characters So Far?
29 and counting, with 6 newbies and 23 oldies. We're still missing veteran fighters Wario, Ganondorf,
I expect Wario, Ganondorf, Metaknight, Mr. Game & watch, Captain Falcon, Ness, and Falco will all appear for sure (and Jigglypuff if Nintendo still hates us).
But then, what do I know? I mean, I want Agnes Oblige, but we all know that won't happen.
I kid, of course. Considering my display name, I will imagine that I was the topic of a heated debate that involved ballistic spaghetti bombs, farm animals, hats, and roughly five crates of chocolate milk.
1. SSB4: Most Wanted, Part 1
2. SSB4: Most Wanted, Part 2
3. SSB4: Most Wanted, Part 3
4. Character Costumes
5. Villager Profile
6. Bowser Profile
7. Mega Man Profile
8. Cutting Characters
9. Link Profile
10. Donkey Kong Profile
12. Princess Peach Profile
13. Unique Movesets
14. Toon Link Profile
15. Sonic the Hedgehog Profile
16. Evolution: Mario
17. Evolution: Samus
18. Kirby Profile
19. Marth Profile
20. Super Mario Galaxy
21. Rosalina Profile
22. Zelda Profile
23. King Dedede Profile
24. Palutena? (Rumors)
25. More Costumes!
26. MOST WANTED
27. Lucario Profile
28. Little Mac Profile
29. Diddy Kong Profile
30. Oh Please No
31. The Direct Recap
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