Just a quick rant today…
If you’ve been following my blog at all, or picked up an issue of Senpai Magazine, you know there’s much more to me than just being “furry.” I cross over into A LOT of different fandoms, including anime, gaming, comics, scifi, tabletop gaming, pro-wrestling, paranormal studies, and so on. That being said, I am friends with a lot of people that are not “furry” at all. In fact, some are even aghast and horrified when I freely admit to it, as if it is something weird and shameful. Other people, such as nonfurry vendors & artists heading to their first furry con, will often ask me what to expect. Also, I still get long-time friends asking me what this “furry-thing” is all about. Read more…
I’ve returned from my first I-CON and, as you know, I went into it trying to have as much fun as possible. My last three con experiences (Connecticon, New York Anime Fest, and Gobblecon) were somewhat marred for the various reasons I already discussed.
As of right now the Fall issue of Senpai Magazine seems right on track, and I am done with writing my stuff. It will contain a lot of great articles including a 20th Anniversary look back (and forward!) at Sonic the Hedgehog. While I had a lot of fun writing it with my friend Ron, it was also very taxing.
There are so many Sonic games….
And while I have played most of them, there were plenty I hadn’t played or hadn’t played in awhile. The past month was dedicated to “research” (read: non-stop playing) the newer installments. When I say that, I know a lot of people are probably cringing in agony; many die-hards were upset with the new direction the Sonic story took after the Sonic Adventure series. I’ve even heard many point to this game, Shadow the Hedgehog, as where it all went wrong. Read more…
Ok, before I review this Atari Jaguar game, there’s something I need to rant about. This game was highlighted a few months ago in an article on Heavy Comedy’s site http://www.heavy.com Now, I like this game quite a bit, and have always felt sorry for Trevor that he never got the attention he expected, Read more…
Hey everyone, I’m back from Connecticon 2011!
I spent much of the con in the Artist Colony, but I did manage to have some fun!
Day 1: HOLY SHIT I MET JON St. JOHN ! AND CARLOS FERRO!
With my buddy Duke (Youtube him under “Duke009”) I got to interview Jon St. John (voice of Duke Nukem) and Carlos Ferro! (voice of Dom in Gears of War saga) The full interviews should be in the Fall Issue, but both men are extremely proud of their gaming roles, and are both A LOT of fun to talk to. This was actually my first interview ever, and needless to say I was a little star-struck meeting both of them.
Yes yes I know I ripped Duke Nukem Forever a new one in my review, and what I said are my honest feelings about the game. However talking about DNF with Mr. St. John really made me think about the game again. Perhaps I was too harsh on it? I would be lying if I said I didn’t have ANY fun playing it afterall. Admittedly, there were a few really cool moments… Perhaps I will make a “Second Opinion” about the game, as I discuss the points that Jon St. John made.
Mr. Ferro also had a unique perspective of the GoW saga and his character that never quite occurred to me. I will describe that all more in detail when I transcribe the interview in the coming issue, and am now even more excited about the third game!
Day 2: FURRY PARADE!! AND CJ HENDERSON!!
Well I’ll be at Connecticon this weekend! We’ll try to sell some magazines and are going to have a lot of fun!
Sadly I won’t be in cosplay very much. I just simply didn’t have the time/money/energy to do anything. Yes, I could go as a colonial marine, as I have in previous years, but lugging that gear around is a real pain. And it isn’t worth the hassle – Last year I made sure to get my gear checked and tagged as soon as I checked in, but every five minutes I kept getting stopped by security because of the resin orange-tipped pulse rifle. I COMPLETELY understand safety, so much so that I actually broke the one working part on the gun (the ammo counter) since the switch was technically a “moving part” before the con. In hindsight it was a little extreme I guess, and even that extra precaution wasn’t enough to keep security off my tail. Read more…