Posts Tagged ‘Writing’
Leave it to a children’s card game to have an archetype comprised of food people and creatures. Royal food people and creatures to be exact.
Welcome to the kingdom of Madolche (mah-DOL-chay). Yu-Gi-Oh! has a huge variety of archetypes out there, and the Madolche are quite interesting to say the least. Literally, the entire archetype is packed full of cards that revolve around a food/royalty theme, specifically about desserts and other sweets.
Just take a gander at the names of those who live in this kingdom.
|Madolche Queen Tiaramisu||Queen/Tiara||Tiramisu|
|Madolche Chouxvalier||Chevalier||Choux à la Crème/Choux pastry|
|Pet (Beast)||Animal sound||Dessert|
|Madolche Baaple||“Baa”||Maple syrup|
|Architecture (Field Spell Card)||Building||Dessert|
So darn adorable and creative. For instance, say out loud Madolche Queen Tiaramisu‘s name real fast (mah-DOL-chay queen tiara-mi-su).
Madolche Queen Tiaramisu
2 Level 4 “Madolche” monsters
Once per turn: You can detach 1 Xyz Material from this card, then targetup to 2 “Madolche” cards in your Graveyard; shuffle those cards into the Deck, then shuffle cards your opponent controls into the Deck, up to the number of cards returned.
Genius. Read the rest of this entry »
English Translation of Lyrics
They’re the food, and we’re the hunters!
No one remembers the names of the trampled flowers
Fallen birds await the next wind before they try again
Prayers won’t save us
Only the will to fight can change our world
Ignore those pigs who ridicule you for having the will to step over dead bodies and move on
Our complacence as livestock strengthens their false reality
We’re as free as starving wolves!
Channel the humiliation of imprisonment into your fists and fight the oppression
Far beyond the confining walls, you’ll slay your prey!
As your body burns with an overflowing urge, pick up your burning bow and gash through the twilight!
Truly High in Quality
Gosh, I just love how cool and epic the above anime opening is. The music greatly reflects how intense Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) is on so many levels.
For this current anime season, Attack on Titan is my favorite show to watch, bar none. I look forward to each new episode with bated breath. Call me hooked, captivated and so intrigued by the story that I do not even want to read the manga (just yet) and am wary of browsing the internet for potential spoilers.
The plot is quite unique.
Basically, picture a messed-up world where terrifying giants have long hunted humans for many years. These “titans” devoured so much of mankind’s population, that the last bit of the human population had to construct really large walls (50 meters high = 164.041995 feet) to keep the menacing monsters at bay.
Think about this for a second. Mankind is confined to one area that probably only covers the distance of one American state. And this is all because the titans are literally all roaming outside, just eagerly waiting to snack on some humans.
But for a century, humans have lived in peace of the titans because of the protective walls. The humans have felt safe and secure, to the point where they were complacent.
Of course, what happens when these sacred walls are ever breached? A really big problem. That’s for sure. As you can guess, this becomes the driving force behind Attack on Titan’s plot when the titans begin to invade mankind’s remaining territory. All of a sudden, humanity’s haven becomes its own cage.
Survival of the fittest. Only those who fight can live.
Nono: You’re a really slow runner, Onii-chan! If you keep that up, we’re going to get you.
Nana: (Giggle). Even I could keep up with you! It’s really no fun if you make this easy for us.
Nono: (Laugh). Come on. Be a little more enthusiastic. If not … TAKE THAT! Oh … Eh? I thought I aimed better, but I missed …
Nana: Well, maybe it’s because you normally practice with still targets? That might be it!
Nono: So when we’re done playing “tag” … why don’t we play, “Take down the target with a knife?” Read the rest of this entry »
Atsui no mune de
Toward your future
With a passionate heart
You can do your best!
Nhan-Fiction Note: I wrote this in terms of opinions of how this character plays on Summoner’s Rift.
Sivir, the Battle Mistress, was the very first champion I ever won a game of “League of Legends” with, which was many, many, MANY games ago. I was still transitioning from DotA, so LoL was extremely new to me in terms of mechanics and game flow.
Sivir by LoL standards is extremely “dated,” or “classic” as I would prefer to call her. She still to this day is only 450 Influence Points to unlock, plus I would label Sivir as extremely basic for her ranged carry role.
I still am trying to sift through different champions to readjust my Fantastic 15, but I still think I should keep Sivir where she is on the list for now. Every time I play Sivir these days, I can experience a lot of nostalgia from the awe of learning LoL for my first few games, so that is always fun to relive. However, I will admit that Sivir is certainly outdated as a ranged carry in many aspects. Other carries on the current LoL roster like Caitlyn, the Sheriff of Piltover, are better at the role than she is (and by a lot in most cases).
I believe Sivir is due some tweaks to bring her up to par as a ranged carry, but I still love this champion, regardless. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to canines, I have a lot of things I judge for a given dog’s merit. One thing I always “joke” about (or maybe I am not) is how effective a dog would be in saving someone’s life in a fire.
On a scale of one to five , with one meaning the dog would leave you to die and five meaning the dog would heroically pull you out of the scorching inferno and revive you with their puppy breath, it’s time I gave the two dogs I live with their respective ratings.
Fresh from his grooming, there is Tramper, the Yorkie.
- He is an old puppy at 12+ years of age.
- He is a lapdog by the definition.
- Can be deceptively adorable and gives the sad-pathetic-puppy-dog eye stare with his tongue jutting out.
- Extremely loyal to “his mommy.”
- Super bossy and likes to “bully” people for treats.
- Frightened by the treadmill.
- Very yappy.
- Can hold grudges with people who bother him.
- Has a habit of bringing his kibble to the living room and dropping it on the floor to get “credit” for a treat.
- Doesn’t take crap from other animals, but is easily intimidated by a human scolding him. Read the rest of this entry »
I have posted Sylphie’s concept to LoL Wiki! Complete with lots of original artwork and a full voice set, I am very happy how this concept turned out. Without the help of so many amazing people, this all would not have been possible. In addition, there is still more to come.
Sylphie, the Butterfly Faerie, is a custom champ idea for “League of Legends.”
Please show your support by spreading the concept around for the rest of the LoL community to see.
PICK IT UP!
I don’t care who you think you are: no one is too good to throw away their own trash. I do not even count myself as an environmentalist or anything of that sort. I just think litterbugs are extremely lazy people. Read the rest of this entry »
“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”
What fuels your actions and thoughts? Are you being helped or hindered by your vibe?
We are all prone to letting everything affect our vibe in some fashion.
It can be a good thing. And just as easily, things can go south and turn vile at the drop of a dime.
“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.”
But ultimately, you, individually, have the most influence on how your vibe shapes itself, day in and day out.
For far too long, I have allowed myself to be shackled, restrained and limited by my own vibe. I allowed my fears and negative thoughts to anchor my passions and potential in place, when in reality I am capable of so much more when I just give myself a chance.
But starting now, right this instance, I want this all to stop. No more! No longer shall I be confined and trapped by own mental barriers. This imprisonment of my spirit and zeal has run its course.
It is time I set myself free.
“We all abide by the vibe we create for ourselves.” Read the rest of this entry »
Card Text: Tap all creatures target player controls. Those creatures don’t untap during that player’s next untap step.
Flavor Text: “I give them dreams so wondrous that they hesitate to return to the world of the conscious.”
A relatively simple card, Sleep has been a key reason why I can emerge victorious in my games of Magic. I particularly like how the card art shows Mr. Horse getting some quality, dreaming time as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Nhan-Fiction Note: As described in yesterday’s post, I am attempting to make each day of the week have some kind of “scheduled” post theme to go along with the other random stuff I post. For today, I will be starting the Showstopper series for Wednesday.
I watch all kinds of different shows, so I guess it is good that I talk about some of the things I like. Also, please note that some of the videos shown below do contain swearing. Just for your information.
Gordon Ramsay is my favorite celebrity chef in the world. I will always take his word when it comes to the culinary arts.
I also am a huge fan of one of his signature shows called Kitchen Nightmares. I have seen every episode for both the UK and American versions of the TV program. There is something about restaurants that appeal to me. I have always been fascinated by the inner workings of the food service industry, from how the servers take your order to how a restaurant’s kitchen service “line“ is set up to create (hopefully) tasty dishes for the customers.
The premise of Kitchen Nightmares, of course, involves Ramsay checking out a failing restaurant to analyze and devise a plan of attack at saving the business.
The show follows a consistent structure in most cases: a restaurant is drowning in debt and is in need of dire help, Ramsay comes into the restaurant and starts to pick apart the restaurant’s shortcomings (bad food, hideous decor, inept management and so forth), Ramsay has to convince the owner(s) of the failing restaurant to change, the relaunch/restaurant renovation occurs next and then everything (presumably) looks like the given restaurant is back on track toward success.
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Nhan-Fiction Note: Hi there.
As part of my attempt at making this blog function with more consistency, I will be designating certain days of the week with “scheduled” topics and specific themes. For instance, Sunday just happened to be the day I was writing Random Kanji Knowledge posts, so I will make the kanji topics Sunday’s main spiel from here on out.
Of course, I do not intend to make every designated post about Japanese-related themes all the time, and I still want to publish random posts whenever things come to mind. I already have an everyday rule of posting at least one thing each day.
So far, it is looking like:
Sunday: Random Kanji Knowledge.
Monday: Champion rant/critique for “League of Legends.”
Tuesday: Happy Haiku (as the title of this blog post points out).
Wednesday to Saturday: TBD. I will just select things as I see fit.
Nothing is really set in stone, but I really would like to shoot for more consistent posting throughout the week. Plus, it would encourage me to step up my game as a writer.
Anyway, it’s time for the first Happy Haiku for this blog site. Read the rest of this entry »
I have been going through various champions to adjust my Fantastic 15 character pool, and Syndra has been my go-to gal for a while now. She is actually very fun to play once you get the hang of her unique play style and various nuances.
Though very unpopular as a champion choice, especially among mages, I believe Syndra has some genuinely cool aspects to her design that appeals to my “Johnny nature.” People are going to look down on you for picking Syndra, but you can have the last laugh when they are taking a ball bombardment to the face.
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Random Kanji Knowledge time! First off, a happy 母の日 (Mother’s Day) to you all!
母, which can be pronounced “haha” and has different readings when combined with other things (such as お母さん okaasan), means mom of course. The kanji itself refers to a woman’s breasts (my sensei back in high school told us to remember it as a lady lying down on her side), a common symbol for motherhood.
We all have an important mom/mother/mama/mommy figure in our lives.
We owe a lot to our mothers for taking care of us for so many years, so be sure to make this day truly special as best as you can for them, OK?
The stroke order for “mother” is shown below. Read the rest of this entry »