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I Caught Some Shinies!

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Pokémon Dec 01 2013 · 148 views

Over the past week I caught a shiny Remoraid (evolved it and gave it to Tekulo), shiny Octillery, and shiny Clauncher (traded from Tekulo's X version).

I have become a consecutive fishing master! I want to get a shiny Corsola next.

Also, I had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving with my family and our friends. Tomorrow I head back to my apartment, and then Monday is school as usual.

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Pokémon Y: Adventures on the GTS

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Video Games, Pokémon Nov 18 2013 · 111 views
Trades, Shinies
So, I've been doing various things in the world of Pokémon recently. I obtained a Squirtle on Wonder Trade (that was awesome), a Froakie from Spain, various forms of Vivillon, a Riolu from Japan (リオル), and a Rotom (8D) from Japan (ロトム). I'm hoping to try the Masuda method to get a shiny Riolu, because shiny Lucario is awesome (and yellow).

Also, I caught a shiny Ditto in Pokémon Village. Luckiest chain ever (I definitely did not get a chain of 40...).

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Recent updates

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Video Games, Life Nov 03 2013 · 206 views

Due to the combination of the servers being taken offline and me being in school, it's been a while since my last entry. I managed to find most of my entries from Google's cache (Aug 26 - now), so they've been posted as though I had posted them on their original entry days, but the comments have disappeared into the aether.

On a more jubilant note, I've been playing Pokémon Y and Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies recently (this is in no way like Tekulo's recent entry). I'm on the first part of case three of the latter, and I have to say that case two was very enjoyable. The twist was really good, and all the crazy weirdness of the people in that case now makes sense (it kind of reminds me of Turnabout Big Top from Justice for All).

In Pokémon Y, I have gotten through Victory Road and am now ready to face the Pokémon League:

 

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Also, I think it's fantastic that I can customize my character with a yellow hoodie and well-matching fedora.
 

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My party currently consists of Keaton (Delphox), Anubis (Lucario), Lapras, Sylveon, Snorlax, and my HM user (a linear combination of Machoke, Talonflame, Pansage in near equal probability). I absolutely love the fact that the Fennekin family is based on mages, and Sylveon is absolutely fantastic. Since evolving it, I don't think I've had it faint once.

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Visiting KK

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Life Oct 14 2013 · 98 views
Family, Break
So, it's currently my fall break, and I decided the best way to spend that time would be to visit my brother, KopakaKurahk. I arrived Saturday evening and enjoyed a fun day yesterday of meeting people at his grad school, checking out his lab, and enjoying some relaxation (also watching JonTron and MentalFloss and discussing physics and geology).

Good times.

EDIT: Also, apparently this is my 200th entry! This is a milestone for some reason!

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Awesome GamePad is Awesome

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Video Games Oct 07 2013 · 91 views
Wii U, GamePad, Zelda
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So much awesome.

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My semester thus far

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , Oct 02 2013 · 47 views

Hi, all!

As you may have noticed, I've been kinda away from BZP recently due to the wonder that is me being in grad school. Last month began my third year into the foray of graduate studentdom, and since then I've been up to the following:
  • Taking Thermodynamics/Statistical Mechanics (four lectures a week spread across Thursday and Friday)
  • T.A.'ing three sections of introductory physics lab
  • Doing research (My group recently submitted a paper which we have gotten back with editing suggestions. We're going to resubmit tomorrow and hopefully get published! I'm going to be a for-reals published scientist!)
  • Buying a Wii U bundled with The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD (Pictures of the awesome GamePad will follow. As of this writing, I have just beaten Gohdan)
  • Finding out exactly what a true Hufflepuff is, anyways.
Pertaining to Wind Waker HD, they made many great improvements to the game. For one, Carlov will make as many figurines in one day as you give him, which is really fantastic. Also, you get the deluxe Picto Box much earlier (when you complete Lenzo's tasks for him), so you can get figurines much earlier. The Picto Box also holds 12 pictures now, and thanks to the Tingle Bottle, you can use pictographs sent to you from random people on Miiverse.

I'm very happy with the improvements made in the game. If only there weren't so much BLOOM (it's not that bad, though).


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My Afternoon

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Life Sep 14 2013 · 40 views

Sipping tea, grading intro labs and prelabs, and listening to the Golden Sun soundtrack while the cool air outside comes in.

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The Quantum World

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Math/Physics Sep 11 2013 · 40 views
Quantum, Morgan Freeman, Feynman


Best Symphony of Science ever.

Also, how do I YouTube? Thanks, Xaeraz!

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First Intro Lab T.A.'ing of the semester

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Math/Physics Sep 10 2013 · 39 views

Ready...go!

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Blog Statistics

Posted by Akano Toa of Electricity , in Math/Physics Aug 31 2013 · 108 views
stats, blag, math
I have absolutely no life to the point that I just spent the better part of my afternoon going back through my blog posts and recording the view count, reply count, and word count of all 185 entries I've made prior to this one. These are the results of my labor:

All time averages:
Views: 57.4 ± 45.8
Replies: 2.2 ± 2.6 (LOL)
Word Count: 176 ± 242 (BIGGER LOL)

Post-server upgrade averages:
Views: 79.9 ± 42.6
Replies: 2.58 ± 3.01 (LOL again)
Word Count: 198 ± 292 (BIGGER LOL again)

Largest stats:
Views: 266 (courtesy of "Ask Akano" blog entry; Fort Legoredo review got 265, a close second)
Replies: 24 (again, "Ask Akano")
Word Count: 1711 (Vampyre Castle review)

Here are the graphs for each stat.

What I learned from this experience:
  • Before the server upgrade, I made a lot of posts about how I'm a terrible blogger.
  • Among my most viewed posts were my set reviews.
  • My old text color is more painful to view since the background is now completely white.
  • Most of my blog posts have fewer than 50 words.
  • Most of my blog posts get zero replies.
  • Post-server upgrade, most of my entries get between 60-90 views. Pre-upgrade, they got between 10-20 views.
  • This is my 186th post.
I hope this was informative. I know I learned quite a bit from the experience.

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About Me

Akano Toa of Electricity
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Name: Akano
Real Name: Forever Shrouded in Mystery :P
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Likes: Science, Math, LEGO, Bionicle, Ponies, Comics, Yellow, Voice Acting
Notable Facts: One of the few Comic Veterans still around
Has been a LEGO fan since ~1996
Bionicle fan from the beginning
Misses the 90's. A lot.
Twitter: @akanotoe

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