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2011 in review

February 4, 2012

“Not an edge, sir. But it will bring balance to the battlefield.”


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


Trolling life… like a boss?!

November 7, 2011

“The Lieutenant has a point. Why bring a cleaver to a fist fight… when a small knife is more appropriate?”

Who said anime fans have to be fat, sweaty people? I’ll have you know I’m one of at least a few hundred thousand who care about sculpting a body of David (or at least, maintain a respectable amount of weekly exercise; that is, keep a healthy weight/BMI) for the sole purpose of molesting pretty young school teachers at the beach so that I can at least not experience every waking moment of my life after the next two years huffing and puffing from just getting my ass off the chair.

That, and all Singaporean males have to undergo National Service (a.k.a. compulsory military enlistment) because our nation is small and needs defending. And also because nearly half the nation knows what it’s like to sleep in the dirt and the other half is routinely entertained with grumblings stories from the first half, you won’t (ar at least you’ll be hard-pressed to) find fat, smelly, loud, ungrateful and ignorant fuckwits saying “HURF DURF ARMY DUDEZ IS BAD” from their beanbag chair with an extra-large cup of Coca-Cola in one hand and a dripping slice of whatever modern snack constitutes heart-attack-on-a-plate nowadays in the other hand.

On the plus side, we get paid to run in the sun, as I like to put it that way. For me, keeping fit is enough (I don’t need to look like a sculpture), but hot damn if having a six-pack doesn’t make one feel warm and fuzzy inside. An unwanted but pleasant side-effect of exercise 16 hours a day.

About the one thing that I have a gripe with is how un-ordered life outside of camp is. God damn there have never been so many games I wanted to play or things I wanted to do before but can’t because of a few things:

1. A laptop from the Industrial Revolution era.

– Compaq Presario V3000, yo. A faithful companion it has been, but like a mass-produced Mobile Suit, skill can only take you so far. If I were to change it now, though, when I come out of NS to continue with my everydayman life, it’s going to bite me in the ass because I’ll have to change a perfectly fine and usable two-year old rig for something better if I don’t want to get blue-balled in the PC gaming category again.

2. I’ve gotten a greater appreciation of practicing my drawing out of camp. So far it’s been going better than before.

– Tekong Island has this tendency to suppress any desires not related to surviving training. I’m serious, I go in and all concepts of time, day, date, and other silly things like hot babes vanish from my mind. Drawing naturally goes off into the mental abyss; heck, the concept of anime jumps off right after it.

3. It’s not like NS gives holidays out for free, it is a gateway to a military organizations after all.

– Unless I were to be a faggot and chao keng (take sick leave for silly reasons like a scrape, mild cough or faking bone ache like devouring a deluxe bag of peanuts, and –excuse me! EXCUSE ME!- I do have my pride). And then there’s the medical leave application paperwork and bunk gossip. Examples do exist, and from what I can see, being a skiving jerk in NS is suffering – but not as bad as Meduka Meguca, har har.

Take, for example, I have Minecraft, and I’m forced to admit that it may be time to let go of my Alpha-era save file because there’s just too many new features. I’m still hung up and obsessed on completing my Shrine of the Marimo, so I’ll have to excavate the damned hole completely first. Also Minecraft Multiplayer with my friends are all but dead. I wanna try making a Soldier-kun skin!!! T_T

And then there’s replaying Dawn of War: Dark Crusade for the umpteenth time. At least I’ve accepted the fact that I play Warcraft III’s DoTA to get humiliated by the AI, but for Dark Crusade there are only so many ways to complete the campaign, and where I live there’s next to no multiplayer support. You have no idea how badly I want to get my hands on a new laptop/desktop so that I can fiddle with Space Marine/DOW II. Or actually have time to settle down and get Ace Combat Assault Horizon. Of course there are other games I’d like to try (some… maybe not so legal) but those mentioned are all that I can rattle off my mind at the moment.

And then THEN there’s the problem of watching new anime. AGE is okay, sure, I can go without a new series for at least 5 years because I’m a guy who prefers legacy seasons of anime (read: watch shit that’s half-a-decade-late) but the fact that there’s a Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse animated adaptation coming out next year is just a vicious kick in the nuts. Heck, I don’t even have time to sit down and enjoy MS IGLOO!


This picture makes me want to play a mech platform game so badly I start having hallucinations about being in a cockpit. Now you understand why I’m so psyched about the anime; it’s the first time we’ll see TSFs and BETA in full action – even if it’s CG. And I think older people would know that CG, when done right (*cough* Zoids New Century Zero *cough*) can be as good as hand-drawn mechanical action (fuck y’all oldfag hand-drawn rabid purists).

And I won’t be able to have the chance to spend months agonizing over the coming like a shut-in because I’ll be too busy learning how to heave god knows how many kilograms of weight (probably in the 25-30kg range minimum) across god knows how far (probably in the 20km and above range minimum). Not being overzealous is suffering. Well, at least I get to look eye-to-eye with the bratty saviour of mankind. Or maybe not. It takes a certain kind of suffering to mold a man so moe; the rest of us are just people doing our jobs.

Anyways, to close off this proclamation to whomever still visits here that I’m not dead yet and still have plenty of mech-related posts to want to throw into here, have some funny pictures.


Oh dear, the Inquisition will come a-calling again. And I put in so much effort to beat them off the last time, too…


The new IdolM@ster anime is another one on my pending list. Damn, I’m out of the loop so far I might as well be a lost electron.

I’ll have you know I totally assed that translation as a joke, but you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t suspect as much at least, right?

I don’t usually mind advertisements, but when two of them appear and play with a 0.5 second lag in-between each other, it’s terrifying.


This one is from earlier this year (somewhere around August). I wanted to at least put in a word for Yosuga no Sora (after being so savagely lied to by this video) but there wasn’t a way I could articulate my feelings for this anime in words the way I liked to with mecha shows, so I made this here image for the lulz.

And that’s the end. There are several things I’m aiming for, most notably the Revoltech EF-2000 Typhoon (dat MG-3, and because I’m not pedantic enough to be bothered by ball-joints since the alternative is to wait god knows how long for another nut-busting Kotobukiya kit) and whatever AFA 2011 can offer me.

I’ll try and see if I can snag any pictures at AFA 2011. Yes, I’m going to AFA 2011 and there’s nothing that can stop me apart from a few highly select circumstances that cannot be avoided. And for that, there’s Mastercard nothing that can be done but to suck it up. Ah well.



October 1, 2011

“They’re outnumbered, Sarge. If I got dealt a shit hand like that, I’d cheat under the table too.”

National Service isn’t as bad as they make it out to be actually. It’s not like all the training is done in a forest miles away from nowhere.

Anyways, have some funny pictures to pass the time. They might not be much, but then again it’s not like I can go hunting for funny images when I’m denied access to the greater part of the Internet five-and-a-half days a week.

Also, previously I set the header to a near-illegal picture of Sakura Kyoko because I’m a massive moefag at heart. I mean seriously, Kyouko is loev. Lots of it. Actually I just got bored of the F-22A EMD header and I’m currently trying to find a better one. FUCK OFF, BUSHCOWN!


Everything’s better with Zakus! Or Zeonic suits in general. Also jokesubs, blah blah, yadda yadda. I’m pretty sure there’s a real translated version of this somewhere though… But I just can’t give enough fucks worth to find it.


I don’t know what the fuck I was doing when I pieced this together. Must have been high or something.


So General Raisha sent me a cool little map of what the internet was supposed to be like. Red indicates where I have gone before. As you can see, restaurents will likely still remain closed due to BETA.


There’s a faggot troll in all of us. You just have to learn how to embrace it.

And last but not least…


And a reminder to be diligent students. Take extra special care if your teacher is an axe murderer extraordinaire… or a fireman aspirant.



June 11, 2011

“I won’t let Alternative 5 happen again!”

Takeru Shirogane, Muv-Luv Alternative

As expected of age, it took them ages to get around to teasing us with this little tidbit: the OP sequence for Muv-Luv Chronicles. On the plus side, we seem to get more exposure to F-22A TSFs in this. Mmm, delicious F-22As. :d

Well, not much has gone on recently. Better enjoy this boring life while it lasts… I’m not really an advocate of 2FAST2FURIOUS!

Hmm… have some more funnies?

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These two were the proof-of concepts. Would you vote for Tama, or the Phailvoid?

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I for one welcome our new vat-grown alien overlords.


A theft incident at the Hangar Bay led to a prolonged shootout in-between Bushcown and allied forces, and resulted in the destruction of the Pig Ball.



Heavy Weapons Spirit is in your base, fucking your shit up.

Grabbed the image off the Ace Combat Wiki. Is it true that the B-2 is scripted to be available in a mission?



Well, that’s it for this post. A word of advice; when you feel a bout of RAGE incoming, immediately drop what you’re doing, and take two deep breaths. If possible, obtain a sizeable glass of chocolate milk (or a good deal of your favourite snack) and consume any amount you wish. If you’re on a forum AND posting during the bout, immediately close the browser window before doing any of the above.

Know the onset of RAGE. It could save your dignity!


TNT: 5 Asplodium and 4 Sand…

March 22, 2011

“I don’t have a choice, do I? Let’s get this done as soon as we can…”

I haven’t started reading it up yet, but this one Fire Emblem fanfiction seems good for laughs. It ain’t Safe For Work, but it sure as hell promises a bundle of hilarity with its Crack Pairings. Not recommended for plot purists thought…

As well, I’ve recently grown addicted to R-Type’s plot. R-Type Delta and Final have pretty good music (just search “R-Type Delta/Final OST” on Youtube) and isn’t afraid of Bydo, and since I’m still going through Victory Gundam the entirety of the plot in R-Type Tactics and Tactics II is like offering candy floss to a little kid chowing on some sweetened gum. Imagine a car crash on a busy highway and the body count just. Keeps. Piling. Up. Man, I thought Halo Reach ended pretty tragically, but with Reach re-colonized and humanity allied with the biggest badasses this side of the Milky Way, it’s a pretty good end.

On the subject of Victory Gundam and Halo Reach. I’ll just jabber a bit on about Victory first, mainly that it’s kill-em-all reputation isn’t really justified. Sure, there are alot of dead people with names and faces, but their deaths ain’t as bad as the general description on the internet makes it out to be. At least, not as pointless as the deaths in Gundam ZZ. Plus, the battle choreography is pretty amazing; Usso does OPEN GET everytime he gets in a pinch and his opponents will be all “WTF OMG HAX”, and with the exception of Katejina, and stretching it, Shakti, there really isn’t anything I can call a plot hole. Besides, IMHO this is one series where they really bring out the personalities of the protagonist’s foes.

As for Halo Reach, well, having played through the entire Halo FPS line I must say that it certainly smashes alot of old notions about the story. It’s a pity, really. While I did like the way Reach fleshed out the ground campaign unlike the book, I didn’t really feel for any of the characters and it seems like Dr. Hasley went out of her way to be a bitch; if you’ve just read the books, she could be cold and pragmatic, but not a bigot.

And in before anyone says that Noble Six was the Master Chief’s saviour, no, I don’t really care about that, but Captain Keyes’ been reduced from a greying badass to glorified Cortana transport ship without a Covenant Supercruiser to blow up. I mean, I know downing the shields of a ship that dwarfs a carrier is pretty ridiculous according to the book The Fall of Reach, but at least make it part of a combo attack run with other ships or something. Bawwww, I butthurt. D:

And I had faith in Reach’s armor designs! The female Spartan armor makes my hips look like they mounted rocket boosters. Inb4 I find out about related DAT ASS comments on Youtube. But at least the Elites look cool, though I preferred their open-helmet look from Halo 3.

Anyways, have some “LOLWATDAT?” pictures. I might be done with my education as a whole, but I sure ain’t done with my final project. Man, do I ever want to get dat VF done. Especially when it’s just missing its hands and two more body pieces. Don’t expect anything good though, I’ve given up using decals in lieu of a cheap AC-Zero reference.

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Trollollollollol, trollollol, trollollol!

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The demotivational might not be much, but I’m sure you guys could use the face for some reaction images or fuck-you avatars.


The best part about school/college projects is these little slip-ups. I mean, nothing could go wrong when we’re all just a desk apart… right?

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This being the prototype to hopefully a .gif that will fully utilize Grappler-heads.


No, I ain’t kidding. Idolm@ster Relations is to G Gundam what Idolm@ster Break is to the harem aspect of Negima.

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With the recent announcement 0f Muv-Luv being ported to Xbox 360, the US launches test for their new anti-BETA weapon!

If it’s released as a disk, I’m going to cry, because no sane overseas retailer would actually import this. At least, if it’s on Xbox Live, I stand a chance of getting it.

Now, about that Muv-Luv Alternative/Unlimited/Total Eclipse anime… heck, I’ll settle for a completely unrelated sidestory where everyone dies in the end.

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If Gundam 00’s Christina hadn’t brought the farm, she would probably be selling clothes, as well as kicking ass and taking names during S2 and the 00 Movie. RIP, character that was created to be killed off. ):

Well, that’s that. Hopefully I can complete at least a model kit, a new design for Gen. Raisha’s challenge to the Gundam gods, or something, before the National Military Service kills me off.


Forever Alone! Entry 1

February 16, 2011


Angry Marines War Cry



Day #1

I woke up in an unfamiliar place. Definitely not my seaside spawn point. I cursed the pantheon definitely staring down at me as I realised my spawn point had switched out under me.


Day #2

I realized I can’t mope forever. It must be karma that my past and distant failed attempt at messing with spawn point placement screwed me up that badly. But still, I spent the day looking at the square sun lying on a bed of sand. Managed to get some wool from a passing sheep which then headbutted me into a small hole for payment.


Day #3

I was lucky for the first night, but not the second. With a few arrows up my ass, I realised I could still access the menu panel from my stomach. I switched it to peaceful and spent the afternoon breaking arrows… and discovering that I can do otherworldly communication me.


Day #4

Thank the Heavenly Flat Lords of the Square Castle that it was Gen. Raisha I made contact with. On his advice, I began to build a gigantic landmark in preparation of what he called the savior of lost Minecrafters.



The construction continues. I have dug up enough sand to unearth the stone blocks under the desert. The monument is rising steadily. By the end of the day, the arrow is done.


Day #6

I decided that the arrow could use a bit of a height increase. Bar my painful drops (which by now feel nothing more than dull impacts)  I rebuilt an entire section of the arrow. Eventually reaching the clouds, I took a moment to savour the wind, and check to see if I am truly out of the range of my glorious seaside cottage.


Day #7

I rested. And the skeletons came back.


Day #8

Bless the sun.  I got a few more arrows, but they are for naught. Upon the advice of Gen. Raisha again, I began to construct Firebase Alpha. The cacti grew fast. But alas; iron is scarce.


Day #9

There is a strange tingling… As though it is telling me that the mysterious savior known as the Cartographer might come soon.



Well, not really. But at least we’re sure that he was trying to ruin the franchise with that. When it didn’t…


It was a cold and snowy day…

January 3, 2011

“Hell if I know. But it’s done, and our tanks just got owned. Those space freaks thought up huge-ass giant robots as single-seat fighters to use in space, ‘Sarge. If I didn’t know better, I’d say they rode on one-eyed rock giants and fought with black magic.” 


Apparently, is quite very user-friendly. Here’s how their sentient server thought about me personal  cyber-dumping ground.

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2010. That’s about 18 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 31 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 124 posts. There were 62 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 19mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 1st with 106 views. The most popular post that day was We’re jumping onto White Base… AHHHHHHHHHH!!!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for gunhed, seravee, linebarrels of iron, linebarrels of iron girls, and seravee gundam.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


We’re jumping onto White Base… AHHHHHHHHHH!!! September 2009


B-07 Hall Of Fame: Top Thirty Best Real Robots[2] March 2010


[GUNPLA] GN-008 Seravee Gundam 1/144 March 2009
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B-07 Hall Of Fame: Top Thirty Best Real Robots[1] March 2010


[GUNPLA] SVMS-010 Over Flag 1/100 December 2008

I wonder what’s in for me next year…?