In High School and College I was into anime a lot. It's kind of fallen to the wayside now..
Friday, September 11, 2009
There Is No Aggro Reset
Momentarily blinded by the dust kicked up in the late afternoon wind, he let out a quiet grunt and closed his eyes, throwing his head to the side. The sun beat down upon the desert city mercilessly, casting long eerie shadows over all he could see. The warrior’s slow, passive walk betrayed his alert senses. His eyes searched every corner; ears wide open at attention. But the city was quiet, uncaring for the intruder. He noticed the thick layer of swirling sand in the street, the open doors and broken glass in the buildings, cobblestones cracked and missing. The loud cry of a lonely wind whipped through the walls and alleys. This city had been dead for many years.
He could see echoes of what had been as he turned into the old beaten alley. Backyards of families long gone; old, broken toys of children nowhere to be seen. He made the turns through the neighborhood naturally, as if guided along. This bothered him, although for what reason he did not know. The increasing beat of his heart attracted his attention. His instincts were trying to tell him something. A wolf always trusts his instincts. Still, the lone warrior felt a duty to continue the investigation. He pressed forward cautiously.
Suddenly, a screeching howl erupted through the city. He leapt to the side, taking cover behind a fence and unsheathed his weapon. His senses kicked into overdrive. His eyes searched but saw nothing. His ears listened but heard, nothing. His nose sniffed but smelled…nothing. The sun was bright in his eyes, blurring his vision. His heart pounded in his chest. A mirage? Wind? Despite the calmness he sensed, he could not explain his anxiety. The city remained dead.
Curiously, he took relief from the burning sun into the remains of the house behind the fence. He moved deliberately and cautiously as he pushed the rotting door, feeling it give way easily. Small creatures, probably mice scurried through the halls in the distance. He navigated through the small house with ease, taking the familiar right turn through the kitchen to a set of steep, broken stairs standing almost vertically. Taking the staircase in a single bound, the shack shuddered as his weight hit the second floor. A single room with what looked like the remains of a sleeping area. A whole family probably slept here.
The wall to the left was stained, cracked and falling apart, letting the sun light a corner of the otherwise dark, hot and musty room. He peeked out of the hole, seeing the rest of the quiet city. There were hundreds of abandoned houses just like this one. A shiver went through his spine and his fur stood up straight as he thought about the possibilities. He could search all of them and find no answers. Why did it seem so familiar? He thought back as far as he could. Fighting was always a way of life. His pack was always fighting with someone. He hated it. But in the end, they gave their lives to protect him. To honor their sacrifice, he had shaped himself in their image. He dedicated his life to achieving what they could not. Maybe he could prevent the same from happening again.
Frustrated, he let out a mad howl and punched the wall. It crumbled easily from the force of impact, the orange sun flooding the dark room. What had happened here? Was he too late? Could he have stopped it? The lack of answers infuriated him. He crouched down on the floor, glaring at the quiet sun as it neared the horizon. The sun knew the answer. The sun watched everything but told no secrets. He growled loudly at it, jumping out onto the street. He could feel the anger inside him growing as he ran down the alley towards the center of the city. He was useless here. Everything he had worked so hard for was of no help to these people. He closed his eyes, putting his shoulders forward as he smashed through another broken fence with a loud cry. The pieces flew in all directions, the warrior didn’t even slow down.
His vision was red and blurred, his head felt like thousand spikes were driving through his head. Without remorse he let the anger take control. Limitless power burning inside his body was allowed to surface, the anger in turn took control. He growled and he howled! Barking, raving, hurting, hating, destroying! He kicked over debris, knocked over walls, smashed anything in his path. Reaching the city wall, he charged ahead, heaving the mighty battle axe over his head. It crashed against the heavy doors with an echo heard across the entire desert. The doors burst open, he flew through them, intent on reaching whatever he could find. Leaving the city as alone as he found it, his heart pounded with rage. He wouldn’t be made powerless by an enemy that couldn’t be found. If he could find no answers there, this wolf without his pack would make his own.
Posted by eclipse
on 09/11/2009 at 01:55 AM
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Monday, March 28, 2005
BobCortex: i think its just a law
BobCortex: that old anime has annoying girls
Eclipse278: i thought it was a law that ALL anime had annoying girls
Posted by eclipse
on 03/28/2005 at 12:53 AM
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Friday, November 05, 2004
Animation Show tonight!
Don’t be like Jo
ZedX: Well, I mean, it's 2 bucks.
ZedX: Why not?
KRHAiNOS: becuase it's two bucks and like $10 of gas
ZedX: $10 of gas?
ZedX: We're not driving 150 miles.
ZedX: Kent and back is like $1.50.
KRHAiNOS: i'll pass
ZedX: You're not even fucking driving.
ZedX: But whatever.
KRHAiNOS: i know i'm not driving
Posted by eclipse
on 11/05/2004 at 07:22 PM
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Saturday, March 06, 2004
Ever have that feeling
that its all for nothing?
Yeah, but everyone has, so get over it. Stop being so damn stubborn.
It's like 3 fucking am and I dont want to sleep. I don't like to sleep, but since I'm trying to lower the amount of random caffiene I drink (it IS a drug after all :D ) I seem to be doing it more. Yash is being his same stubborn self again and again. 4-21-03
. As much fun as it is watching my friends rip each other to shreads... *cough* bob *cough* yash *cough* jo *cough* codex *cough* jo *cough* yash.
bought 512mb of DDR 400 RAM for my computer. It runs fast again! Still got my good old Athlon 2000+ Of course, processor speed almost doesnt matter anymore. My RAM and ATI 9700 pro make UT2k4 look gooood. :D Now to order some laptop ram from phil at pak computers fo cheap...
Went to Swenson's for dinner with Rick and Zola and then played some DDR on standard mode. I skipped out on the second half of the anime club for it. It's not that I dislike the anime they are watching, its that I just dislike the club in general now. Last year was so much better. I'd run for president and change things next year, but I'm going to be far too busy flying.
Having trouble organizing my thoughts here. Dont know if i am having breakfast or dinner or anything with the dad tomorrow. Hope not, cause i completely forgot if I am.
Hmm...I like the Fruits Basket DVDs a lot. Yash let me borrow the manga. It was okay. Nothing too good. Not like the Sailor Moon manga which was a total surprise. Waaay different than what everyone thinks of SM. I'll probably get the FB manga when it explores what happens after the anime. But I still like the anime way better.
Six Flags training on the 13th. Hmmm....I dont know if I have what it takes for management. Mike (boss man) told me to "prove myself". Yeah, I agree. I need to prove to myself that I can do it as well. I am way too afraid of failure. Greatest fear = being useless, I guess. Doesn't help that I am a perfectionist (when I am motivated). Everyone gave me so much praise for getting my pilots license. Still didnt feel right though. Very grateful to them, but I don't feel right. Doesn't really make me feel like I am closer to anything, it feels empty. Dont want to work at 6 flags my whole life.
Dan wants to take Kendo lessons on Monday nights. I want to also, but its like 80 bucks a month. I could get a damn good cell phone with that. But no one ever calls me. And I could just beat people up and steal their phones. Gonna sit in on a free lesson next monday. Woot.
I think thats all I got. The archives feature of the site isnt working for some reason, so I want to fix that and maybe add some stuff to this already saturated home page. Don't forget to pick a day we all take off over the summer. I'm thinking monday nights until tuesday afternoon.
Posted by eclipse
on 03/06/2004 at 07:13 AM
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Monday, January 26, 2004
Hyatt Hotel - Columbus Ohio
Friday, January 23-
Planned Departure: 4:30 Actual Departure: 5:15
Passengers: Mike, Yash, Emily
Friday started off slow, as we began our trip to Yash's and my first anime convention. We had prepaid like 2 months before, so there was no freaking way we were going to miss it. We left a little late 'cause we didn't have our stuff together when the time came, Yash was a little late and I had to go to the bank, and...other stuff..heh. The only person ready was Emily. Boy did we let her down. But it was all good. We did have three whole days at this convention, after all. Friday night was basically just a huge blizzard, so we had to drive really slow down I-71, and it ended up taking like 4.5 hours to get there instead of the normal 2.5. Saw some SUV slip on the road and do almost a full 360 before smacking into the road side barrier. It was reeeally slippery. We did the normal "Get lost in Columbus in the middle of a damn snowstorm and almost get stuck" too. But somehow we managed to find the hotel and a parking space and get inside. Showing up at 10pm the first night at a convention doesn't leave much to do. The dealer's room was already closed and it was too late for panels, so we just kinda walked around trying to find people we know. We saw James (former prez., and founder of KSU anime club), Samantha (current prez), and Codex, Trewr, and Julie. Julie was cosplaying as Kei from Dirty Pair Flash or something. Yash was thinking about going home early, so I asked Codex for a ride home and he wanted to charge me $5 for gas. Whatever, it's not like I'm so far out of the way... We checked out the game room and the DDR Craziness! Insane! Well, there was some fun karaoke, but most of it was the suck. At this point, Kyle (from anime club, not kyle pugh) was walking around with us, and we were about ready to leave. We were trying to find our friend Eric, who was in the Hentai Panel (18+ only! We got carded as we entered).. Sigh...so we go in to find him and I see the trewr-codex-julie group and joined them. There was some sick crap they had in there! Like women getting ripped apart, smashed with sledgehammers, etc...and hmm what else. Oh yeah! lots of chicks-with-dicks and poop, i guess. It was so god damn nasty, who draws this crap? who buys this stuff? what would you say as you but it? You read it for the articles? What a way to begin the convention.... Everyone was laughing at it, I don't think anyone actually found it likeable, although Trewr was enjoying it. :D It WAS kinda funny to see how low people could go (its pretty damn low) Yeah, so thank god that ended and we went to Kyle's house to sleep for the night.
Saturday, January 24-
Arrive at Con around 10am-
Well today was the first full day we could spend at Ohayocon (Good Morning Con!). First things first - we entered the dealer's room. It wasn't as big as I thought it would be. That was my first impression. Next, the prices seemed damn high. Like, there wasn't any discounts for coming. Like I paid $35 to go and pay Best Buy prices. I could order online cheaper! Oh well..they had some cool stuff, I will post everything I bought at the bottom. Hmm...Then we watched some anime I think. There were a LOT of people cosplaying, so I decided I wanted an easy costume, so when Yash and I got bored we went off to Target and I bought some cheap clothes to look like Kyou from Fruits Basket. Also bought a cheap beaded bracelet and some Sharpies to make Kyou's bracelet...you gotta watch the series to see why we wears it. Some people recognized who I was cosplaying as, so it made me happy. Saw Dennis Gregory there, some other people. Then I got a call from Rick saying I had to call home Immediately, there might be an emergency. Well, I thought my mom was just going to yell at me for going to Columbus, but actually when I called home my mom was crying because my uncle dave (her brother) had just died in a dirtbike accident.... Uncle Dave was my favorite uncle, one of few members of my family that I actually liked... He raced his dirtbike almost every weekend, with a passion similar to the one I share for flying... I wish I could have shown him my skills, I never got to.. He was always the one to "babysit" us when we were in CA, and I always had a lot of fun with him, even when we went to such crappy places like Disney's California Adventure! ....................... The world truely isn't fair when such evil can exist and my uncle Dave does not.. At least they say it was rather instant and he didn't suffer... Anyways, I just felt really really sick and hid in the back of one of the anime showing rooms in the dark until yash took me to Kyle's house. I guess he could see the pain I was in. It's always good to have someone you can count on. I have to say it... Life is too short, apparently. I'm glad he didn't leave early. Went to bed early, after watching some Naruto with yash and Kyle's little bro.
Sunday, January 25-
Arrive at Convention around 11am
Just came back to the con to go to the Dealer's Room one more time. I spent all the rest of my money today, cause sometime's it's good to just let go and spend some moeny. I was dressed in my Kyou costume again and a guy from Funimation took my picture for http://www.fruits-basket.com which will be up in about 2 weeks.. Just me and Yash driving home.. We left the con pretty much right after, so I could try to get home before my mom left for California, but it was futile, she left before I got there. I just wasn't feeling up to another day at the Con because I wouldn't be able to enjoy it anyways...
So if I seem gloomy lately, this is why.
Stuffs I got:
Gunsmith Cats OVAs (1 DVD)
Oh! My Goddess! OVAs (2 DVDs)
Fruits Basket 1-12 (2 DVDs)
Sailor Moon Volume 2 Manga
Sohma Kyou Pin
Ah! My Goddess Belldandy Poster
Sailor Mercury 5" palstic figure
Sailor Mercury 1" Magnet (already lost)
Uchiha Sasuke 3" Figure
Ayane (from DOA3) 4" Figure
I think that's it...
I can't believe how good the Sailor Moon manga is! God I'm a loser... :D
Posted by eclipse
on 01/26/2004 at 03:48 AM
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