Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New Layout

Oh yes, It is beautiful.


and i drew the little texties, and what the birdie was saying :3



Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Flywing, originally uploaded by Turtle[works].

Courtesy of me and Jake.

thats me, jumping, yaaaaay.

So it's been awhile folks, not posting on my own blog, but I will start again!

oh, and heres a picture of me using my new super-camera

that is all.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Left 4 Dead (demo) Impressions

(Note that this post has also been posted at my new blog dedicated ENTIRELY to games. Why post it here as well? Why, because sometimes I actually like getting responses, that's why.)

Now that the full game has been released on steam ($49.99 as of me writing this), I think it is about time I give my impressions of the Left 4 Dead demo. Keep in mind that I may not be the best objective reviewer here, because I ran through those two map sections over and over.

Some people say the graphics are pretty bad, I couldn't tell through the screams and the blood. But no, seriously, the optimized steam engine is a great gaming choice. Sure, it's not giving Crysis a run for its money, but L4D can play on lots of systems and frankly look pretty good when you have the hardware for it (maxed settings at 1280x1024 on my system with a Geforce 8800GT). Appropriate atmosphere for a zombie game, and lots of nice models that add to the effect.

The sound for Left 4 Dead is actually pretty satifying. Zombies are distinctive, weapons sound fun (maybe average for today's FPS?), and the voice acting seemed top notch. If there was a time when the sound was annoying, it would have to be when you're at the bottom of a pile of zombies that your friends are not shooting off of you, at which points I could see the frustration.

Okay, the fun parts about this game are definiately the team based shooting. This game doesn't have a lot of inovative features, unless you call the complete inablity to solo affectively a feature. (Seriously, there are so many ways you can fail as a solo player its rediculious [or in my case, fun]) It's a fast, basic shooter. There really isn't a lot more depth to the game than shooting zombies, saving teammates, and running to the objective. Why is that so entertaining?

Left 4 Dead is definitely a game to play if you like team-based action. If the thought of relying on another person in a game really sets you off, it probably isn't for you. But then again, it might just change your mind.

My only real gripe with the game is the "full" game price tag asocciated with it. This is a $50.00 (US) game right now, which is to say it costs the same amount as Fallout 3 and Farcry 2. I don't know why, but it doesn't seem like a "full" game experience. This shouldn't be in the same price category as those two previous games. It's not that long, and it's not that in-depth. It's basically just a really fun mulitplayer mode of a shooter. A price tag of $30.00 (US) would be much more appropriate, and I'm sure the Steam price will fall to that eventually. Right now, at its price, it's sort of difficult to recommend. It's an excellent, really fun game. If you pick your purchases solely based off those two aspects, it's a sure buy. If you are low on funds though, it might be more difficult to justify purchasing.

Personally, I'd consider buying the full Valve package from steam for $100.00 (US). Yeah, twice the cost, I understand that, but you get every single game by Valve ever. I don't have most of them, and the ones I do I'd just trade to friends for sexual favors. Just kidding, I'd trade them for drugs. Definitely drugs.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eye On Music: Cepia

Musical preview of the band Cepia

Information about the band.

SeeqPod - Playable Search

Edit: The second song is not by Cepia, as pointed out by the random traveler of the internet named "John". The band "Cepia Sound", is actually a separate artist from the U.K.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fallout 3 (In review)

First off, Fallout 3 is awesome. It has it's shortcomings, but the longgoings definitely make up for it (and yes, I said longgoings). The weapons are remarkably fun, the graphics are great, and Anything Goes (except child killing, but that's another story).

So I beat the game awhile ago actually, but I've still been playing it trying to get all the quests and exploration done, and I have to say those that just play through the main story missed a lot.

But lets face it, you don't CARE about my temporary addiction, so we'll get right down to me rating the game:

Graphics: 8.5
The graphics in Fallout 3 are pretty good, but like some other people have pointed out, it has some tweaky npcs, and a couple graphical glitches I ran into. The locations are memorable, and the little things (and big things) really add a lot to the game.

Sound: 9
This game can get pretty freaky if you play through without the radio...mutants make creepy sounds, and even without their sounds the dark atmosphere can get pretty creepy. It's not "scary" in most instances, but not all. Also, the classic music throughout the game is great, even if some is repeated too much.

There's no hiding how fun this game has been to me, it's just really fun to play. Choices actually play out in the game, and that makes it replayable and fun. Combat is great, even if V.A.T.S. can find some weird camera angles and disorient you.

When I played the game I played through as a morally complicated player, openly gaining fame and respect for my great deeds, but in the shadows I was a cannibal and a slaver. It feels great to be able to pull that off in a game, maintain an illusion to one image, while having hidden aspects the world wouldn't be so receptive of if I let the witnesses live. :P

Couple gripes:
1. The level cap of 20. I don't want to stop leveling, why should I have to? (most people will beat the game before reaching the cap)
2. No option to continue once the main story is over, but depending on how you play it I might understand.
3. Relatively few (but good) quests when compared to Oblivion -
4. The game shakes off a lot of "Oblivion with guns" stigma, but not all of it. If you've ever played Oblivion (I have, extensively), you'll see a lot of similarities, although most of them are actually useful.

Why is (nerd) Jacob writing a Fallout 3 review? Well, I'm waiting for Tony to get back to play Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory with him, but he's taking too long. Maybe I should just do some homework.

President-Elect Barack H. Obama

So, as you know, we have a new president-elect (Basically he's "locked-in" as president, but the virgin sacrifices haven't been completed yet). And as you know, I really don't care that much. As you know, I needed a new blog post to keep Tony repressed, and as you know, I'm hoping Obama moves us closer to my ultimate goal.

My parents are disappointed, but that's just because they are hardcore republicans. Tony is happy, but that's just because he's a mindless teen zombie that believes all forms of change are good because he believes the government is stagnant, and agrees with the president-elect on important issues.

But what about ME, the important person. I already said I really don't care that much, and that's basically it. My parents are disappointed that I'm so passive/eager for the communist/socialist movement (whether it be true or not). Honestly, I'm glad I couldn't vote this year. It wouldn't have mattered anyways.

BUT JACOB, I hear you say, EVERY VOTE IS IMPORTANT. I reply "no, not it's not".

There's the flawed argument that states that my single vote wouldn't matter (the race wasn't down to one vote). This is flawed because this attitude accounts for very much more than a single vote every election year, as tons of people think this.

Then there is my logical argument, that I actually do believe. You see, the people of the U.S. don't pick the president. Those millions upon millions of votes are ultimately pointless for everything except statistics. The reason? The electoral college.

The electoral college was basically founded way back when because it was easier to have representatives vote for the president than each individual person (a lot of people couldn't get to polls). The problem is, this system still exists. President-elect Obama won the race by default when approximately 50% of the votes were still being counted.

Is this bad? No, not really. He would've won by a landslide anyways, as shown by the popular poll numbers we have now. Electoral votes DO generally go the way the people of that particular state want. I'm not even arguing any of those points, I'm just saying that even if I had the capacity to vote this year, I would've been one of those votes that got counted after it was over.

Now I need to get my family to rally around Obama and support him, he's going to be our president now, whether 46% (or whatever it is) of America likes it or not. We'll be able to get a lot more done for everyone if the (north) American people are there following his decisions and being part of the process. We, the government, did not edit this last part in. Woo, go baseball and apple pie.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

This is Tony

and I just want to say that I randomly went out and bought an xbox 360 and fallout 3, now i can play jake's same game, but with no crashes :]

accept you know how glitchy xboxes are


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fallout 3 (Continued)

So I bought the Fallout 3 collector's edition (comes with a bobble head, lunch box, concept art, and a "making of" DVD, as well as the game of course).

So far the game has been awesome, it's really fun. It's not scary, especially with the V.A.T.S. system (pausing time to make super awesome shots/moves), but I'm really having a hard time scavenging ammunition. Some people would mistake that as a bad thing, but it's not, it's CHALLENGING and AWESOME. I took down a super mutant that had a CHAIN GUN with my spiked knuckler....I'm not even a melee fighter character, I'm just that desperate.

Graphics are awesome, sounds are great, voice overs are excellent, combat is really fun, and the game managed to capture a lot of the classic Fallout feel. It's really quite cool, and it better be for the $75 I spent for it.

Only downside: I'm having some crashes and lock ups with it, but I'm sure they'll get those patched up soon. It just released today, I'm not THAT picky.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fallout 3

I've actually been playing Fallout 2 in preparation for this game, and honestly it's pretty good. It takes a while to get used to the move based combat, but it's understandable. I can't wait to play a first person shooter in the Fallout world though, that'll be entertaining. In case you haven't been following, Fallout is a series based in a dystopian future where the world has largely been destroyed by nukes. There's a lot more to it, but that's the summary. It has been 10 years since the release of Fallout 2 (so 2 was a pretty basic game by modern graphical standards), and tons of people (myself included) can't wait to play 3.

Yay for pointless blog posts about video games. Let's face it, you read this far (or skipped to here, punk), so clearly it's pretty interesting to you. That, or you're bored. If you're bored, go punch a tree.

I wonder what I'm going to eat for lunch with Tony...subway is kind of expensive, but I'm hoping to work a little extra this week anyways. S'all good.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Random song from Seeqpod, don't blame me. *runs off to college*

SeeqPod - Playable Search

So I'm at college right now waiting for this computer class to start, and just a little while ago I was trying to get a soda from a soda machine, and I put a bunch of quarters in and it started giving them back. I thought it was messed up, so I stepped aside and let the next people that were trying to get pops try their luck. A couple people tried either coins or dollars but it never worked. Once every else had given up and left for class I thought for a minute and hit the "return coins" button, only to realize that I had already put enough money in to get my soda.

I accidentally stopped all those people from getting soda because the machine already had enough money to pick a flavor :P

Anyways, that was random, I know. Pepsi rocks *sip*.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider (AKA, the thing that might destroy the earth)

If you haven't heard about the LHC, you need to do some RESEARCH. Check Wikipedia links to get educated:

Basically, the thing has a possibility of creating theory. It is a MASSIVE scientific research effort, and whether it creates mass or not, something important is being proved or disproved.

So anyways, yeah... I could end the world or shed light on mass creation, anti-matter, and other dimensions, but the scientists working there (from CERN) have a pretty good sense of humor. Check out the video! :D

If we all die, I get your car.

TBT Post-It Note Experiment

Simply marvelous. How's it goin?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Three Word Blog

Power is poison.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

To Barack Obama

Sorry, I thought that was hilarious.

Monday, August 25, 2008


I earned 80 of them today. Of course, that's before medicare and tax, but stuff.

Oh an I have a job by the way, didn't I tell you that? I earn $10/hour, which is higher than minimum wage :B

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Epic Pail jpg

I made two photoshops of random pictures provided by google (thanks google!) to make these:

For Jennie:

Fo randomz:

All-in-all a good day.

47 Does

It's all how you look at it. They both have the same profession, but 47 looks at it through a more positive context.

(Just kidding, random is never off)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008




The Game

XKCD says:

In reality, however, you just lost it.
RULE 1: You are playing The Game.
RULE 2: Whenever you think about The Game, you lose.
RULE 3: Loss must be announced.
Jenne made me lose The Game, now it's your turn to lose it.

Or, if you're late, everyone might beat you to it. The world will lose The Game on August 8th (08/08/08) at the Olympics.
Welcome to The Game, you just lost.

If you're still fuzzy, here are the rules with more detail.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

American Boy

This is Tony, and I want that painting because I'm easily amused

it's a cat on a SKATEBOARD!

Come on, it doesn't get any better. Seriously, the finer things in life.

thats all


Friday, June 27, 2008

Effort into a blog post?

And everything he sees is just blue - like him, inside and outside.

So anyways, I'm typing stuff here because I feel that I owe you an actual blog post, and it's not like I need to put a ton of effort into what I should talk about. You aren't that picky, are you?

I'm a bit tired of going through my internet routine. I check some comics to see if anything entertaining has come up, check, check my email probably, be bored, and play some Hitman 2.

As I told Tony earlier, I beat Hitman 2, and I realized I don't want to spend my entire summer playing video games. WHY DON'T YOU LIVE CLOSER, TONY?! (Also, be sure to congratulate him on getting his license today). Anyways...I suppose I'd hate to admit it, but I draw some odd sense of satisfaction from actually accomplishing work (don't tell anyone). I'll be doing Math over the summer, so maybe I'll learn to code or something.

I know. Awesome.

Things I'd like to accomplish this summer:
- Maintain/finish my tan.
- Exercise at least some.
- Go SWIMMING, geez. (I really want to go swimming, but I haven't befriended someone with a pool yet. I'll have to do that later.)
- Finish my obnoxious Math; I've managed to somehow convince the world at large I'm fit for college, and thus caught up on everything EXCEPT math. It's nice, but I'd like to deliver the finishing blow to my procrastination.
- I'll probably end up getting a job. I know this doesn't really sound like I *want* a job, and it's true that I'm more or less indifferent on this point, but I suppose I wouldn't mind having some actual money.

Wow. I made an actual blog post! I feel as though I've done some good here... or at least something that will be unimportant in the light of the world's impending doom.

Yellow Drum Machine

Watch it past just the beginning, it gets awesome fast.

Thank Tony :P

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What's On Your Mind?

Post your thoughts here so I can make witty remarks.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

An Actual Simi-serious Post

Love the last scene too :D

I should start using this blog as a journal later.

Saturday, May 31, 2008


Internet Allstars

"Weezer enlisted the help of the biggest Internet celebrities for the first video off their new album. These aren't cleverly edited clips. This is the real deal. Every one from Tay Zonday to Miss Teen South Carolina are really in the video. The song is called "Pork and Beans.""

I actually find the song itself catchy.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Someone's coming, act like a cat!

Did we get any treats yet?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


My RAM (random access memory) finally arrives today!
What, no applause? I bought 2 gigabytes of it, though D:
Hm, maybe this isn't a significant thing for you. A wasted blog post? (Looks at remaining blank pieces of blog paper) I see, maybe it was.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Cure

Is the song of my weekend!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

YouTube's Best Video

Don't you agree?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tokyo Police Club

their new cd is pretty

I hope i can have a band to make this kind of music some day


that was a faulty recording of it.. so i put up a new one

Warm Vs. Cold

Cultural preconceived concepts of both:
Warm - Happy, sunlight, alive, comfortable
Cold - Death, uncomfortable, oppressive

Now I used to be a cold person (not cold hearted, but I liked the cold better), but recently I've realized that it's almost entirely pointless to TRY to like the cold. Sunny days are generally more positive, and it's hard to go against something that is positive. I can't really fight the fact that I enjoy sunlight and being warm anymore, I don't have to force myself to walk around and freeze.

This post? Pointless. Short, so you're more likely to read it, but utterly pointless.
I'll have to pour some philosophy in here later.

(Physical Education ACE) <----Random

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Why did you not pick this one, oh my lost brother?

Control yourself
Take only what you need from him
A family of trees wanting to be haunted

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Here are some REALLY random songs from different artists/genres, but they are all good.
Listen with me?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Don't Bother

I know all of you have lives, but if you ever have the impulse to start anticipating a certain game's release - don't.

I don't know what's wrong with the gaming industry nowadays (actually, I guess I could name quite a few things), but they seem to start hyping up a game at least two years before the game finally releases. Geez.

Yeah, this blog post is admittedly filler, I just wanted to post something new.

I want some soda.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Some Day

When the sun begins to shine- oh wait, nevermind.

I know you are all dying to hear about a day in my life, so here we goooooo!

(Insert all morning routines here, nobody cares)

So after I arrived at my first class (Music Appreciation) it was canceled AGAIN; that's two days in a row! I doubt it'll be canceled tomorrow though, so I probably won't have time to review my take-home quiz as much as I'd like.

So anyways, I went to the Hub and ran into Cody (there's a story there too I suppose). So I talked to him about stuff until I decided it was getting about time to head off to my next class, but not before I promised to come to the bible study in the atrium (awesome plant garden place for studying) for a bible study he was organizing later.

I went to my next class (Intro to Literature) and a about an hour later I was done there. I don't really like the stories we read for it, most of them are hopelessly depressing and don't end on a happy note.

I head over to my last class (something about microcomputers), which is generally cake because it's mostly for people that need to learn some basics about computers (and I'm pretty well past that point). On the way I kind of pass by Jordan (another story, I might need to make an explanation list of people I know someday) but on two different paths, so I just kept walking.

I had my general computer time class thing, spent some time on the internet, proved my general computer knowledge by being able to answer most of the questions, and hung out with a relatively new "college" friend of mine, Maggie (A pretty short story for this one).

She drove me to the hub in her ex-cop car (which is sweet), even though in reality I was going farther away from where I needed to walk to, it wasn't that much farther and I really didn't care) After that was over wish it was about time to head over to Cody's Bible study, so I walked around a bit until I ran into him, they headed into the atrium. A couple other folks showed up, there were 5 of us total, which is pretty good considering it was the first meeting, we discussed a bit of stuff.

After that I left and wasted some time, then I headed to the library to work a little on my quiz which is due tomorrow. After that I headed over with my mom to where my grandma was visiting, and I basically sat in the van for most of the time and read "Dune", which Tony is lending me. I did go in eventually and go through the compulsory (haha, Pris) acts of being a grandson by hugging and talking a bit; it was nice.

After that I went to Cody's church and for the most part we played volley-ball. After that, we ate, then we played volley-ball some more - lots of fun.

Now I need to finish up that quiz, I really can't put it off forever, and I want some sleep tonight.

Thanks for reading, if you comment I'll read your blog post :D

Das Pop - Underground
Graciously introduced by me by Tony, of course.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Uh oh.

Our shadowy puppet masters are going to be pretty upset D:

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election Early

Sunday, April 6, 2008

I'm at Tony's right now

And fear is the mind killer :D

Have a nice day.

Music Tony showed me:

Adam Freeland
boys noize
LCD soundsystem
The Pinker Tones
The receiving end of the sirens
Shiny Toy Guns
silversun pickups

Sufjan Stevens
Tahiti 80
balance problems
Dustin O'halloran
Elliott Smiths
james blunt

Friday, March 28, 2008

blues plus freestyle rapping equals awesome

So me and my studio producer/rapper Bryson were recording him freestyle rapping (meaning you rap to a track you just make up the words as you go it's kind of free flowing, ill show you in a second) and after we were listening to the recording seeing how it was, he was playing my guitar just messing around and i made this connection, i thought wow this is great, blues plus rap? is it possible? oh yeah it is.

we put his rap on a sweet beat me and mitch produced for our project We Are Future, but also, i had him play the blues and recorded and put it over him rapping and saved it as a song too.

Now i give you; freestyle blues.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

my personal blog

Tony here -

I use this blog just as much, but i also have a blog that's kind of more personal-ish, not super personal but like, just a personal one for posting about how i feel or photography of mine, heres a link if youd like to go to it

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

how many kids could i take in a fight?

Tony here, just letting you know that I'm one hardcore 5 year old masher


Monday, March 24, 2008

I got a haircut

It feels weird.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another new song

it's called Grow. just finished it!

again, off my upcoming album :]

Monday, March 17, 2008

Oh man, it's ME

Me on my trampoline. This is hear to test/demonstrate the recording capabilities of our new camera (which I've already probably told you is awesome). Anyways, enjoy. (Or not)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Better Understanding

My Latest song, finished it today,

Aluminum Faith project, it's off my upcoming album - The Cherry Blossom Project

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I caught on fire earlier today

It was quite dramatic.

Oh, and here's a link to some of my photography. The site takes awhile to load, but you can draw and place text all over the various pages. (There's one page per picture). Feel free to do whatever you want, I can clean it up later if need be.

Monday, March 10, 2008

They blocked at my school


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

By our powers combined

We are two google accounts. One blog.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

You may have noticed

that we haven't been posting much on this blog. We still use it, sure, but you should add us on facebook in order to keep up easier.


Me (Jake):

Again, we still use this blog, just not much has been happening as of late.


Monday, February 11, 2008

This is the camera i want

(mostly making a link so i can refer to it when I get home, I'm at school right now)

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

it's a beautiful camera and It's not too expensive. I've been wanting an art camera for a long time and i think this would be nice to have. It's 8.0 MP whereas my current camera is only 4.0 MP (MP=megapixel)


Wednesday, February 6, 2008


I recognize this isn't poetry, nor is it in any way comparable to anything Tony comes up with, but that's not my goal - it's just some thoughts. Think of it more as a message to myself than anything else; I need to hear it more often, honestly.

Choose love in all things,
Because worse than dying tomorrow
And being unable to undo the things I’d done
Is living longer and longer
And never waking up enough to change

It’s true that I should live like I was dying,
But I should also live like I’m alive,
When I’m walking down the street
Try to stop for just a moment, look at my hands
Realize I have the power to change - myself if nothing else
Understand the mistakes I’ve made in the past
See that I have the potential to help so many broken people
Even if in the smallest way
Smile if I dare
And walk like I live

Life is a beautiful thing
So many things testify to this fact
If life isn’t beautiful, I'm probably looking through the wrong glasses.


P.S. Yeah, I actually posted something from my own mind, I've broken the record of embedded videos and pictures D:

Looks like it.

There was a young woman named Bright
Whose speed was much faster than light.
She set out one day
In a relative way,
And returned on the previous night.

There once was a buggy AI
Who decided her subject should die.
When the plot was uncovered,
The subjected discovered
That sadly the cake was a lie.

There once was a man from Japan
whose limericks just wouldn't scan.
When asked why this was,
he answered, "Because
I always cram as many syllables into the last line as I possibly can."


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

the 62th post

I only have one class where I have a computer.

It smells in here.



Saturday, January 26, 2008


Awesome to undefinable heights.


Friday, January 25, 2008

6th hour jingle

passing through the class
loud laughter and passing notes all through the mass
get your hidden cokes and take off your hats
and wait for the hour to pass.

Dream of freedom and dread the future,
possibility's of boredom and what to do
oh sure, It's nothing I hadn't known.
Should I see my friends or just head home?
It's not so hard to pass, sitting alone in class.
mindless assignments and cellular phones.

Let's waste our lives on computer time
play our stupid flash games we found online.
sneak out your music with only one thing on mind.

It's time to go home, 2:30's chime.
The rest of my day is here, and now it's mine.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008


My dad told me that I shouldn't hang out with or talk to girls.

I laughed.


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chinese Food

With the new camera in "Close up" mode:



New camera test!

This should be worst quality, it's the smallest at 03M:

This is better quality at 2M: (reduced to 1024 for file)

MACROTASTIC at 7M: (reduced to 1024 for file) This is of a glue bottle at extremely close range

And me at 7M: (reduced to 1024 for file)

If you see fuzz, it is probably because the ISO went higher due to low lighting conditions...I'm still getting used to it, but I love this camera. (FUJIFILM FinePix S700)


Tuesday, January 8, 2008

want to make free print out paper toys?

awesome place to print out and make cute monsters!

a new link i found to make an adorable paper bird with a chat bubble on it!


heres some more

(this one looks awesome to me)


Wednesday, January 2, 2008