- the person i like and why i like them.
- a famous person i’ve been compared to.
- 5 things that irritate me about the same sex/opposite sex.
- the best thing that has happened to me this week.
- weird things i do when i’m alone.
- how i’d spend ten thousand bucks.
- things i like and things i don’t like about the way i look.
- my last night out in detail.
- something that makes me sad when i think about it.
- something i’ve lied about.
- would i rather be stranded on a desert island with someone i love for ten years or someone i hate for a month? explain why.
- something i’m currently worrying about.
- one person from tumblr i’d throw off a cliff, one i’d marry and one i’d fuck.
- something i do without realising.
- lyrics that apply to my current situation/mood.
- a drunken story.
- something i regret.
- post a picture of myself.
- my longest relationship and who it was with.
- press ctrl v and post.
- post a bit of my last IM convo.
- 5 things i want to change.
- my view on being tumblr famous.
- someone i’d like to be for a day and why.
- 5 things within touching distance.
- story of my first kiss.
I wouldn’t really assosiate Nintendo with the words “Taking risks”, although I guess my perception applies to Nintendo since Wii & onward if anything else.
Pink floyd: The wall: The game (NES)
I shit you not… this exists! I just googled “Pink floyd - The Wall: The game” & didn’t even expect any results, but sure enough… there it just was. A hack of Donkey kong on NES with a Pink floyd paint job. After playing through it, I just have one question…. why?
Who conseptuilized this!? Was this ever sold as a bootleg NES cart!? Can I buy it anywhere!? Why is this so awsome for what is essentually a bastardization of not only a humble Nintendo classic, buit also a masterpeice of musical storytelling!?
I mean yeah. It’s just Donkey kong themed with Pink floyd’s: The wall. Donkey kong is now “The judge”, Mario is now Pink, Paulene is now “The Wife”, the hammer is now a guitar, the barrels are replaced by the goose stepping hammers, oil drums have become the screaming brick (What?) the fire balls were strangely enough replaced by “The Schoolmaster”, even those bouncy thingys from level 2 have been transformed into the fuckin’ skinhead from “What shall we do now?” & to top it all off, your death animation is you spinning around as that naked dude from “the trial”, ultimately turning into the “Goodbye blue sky” bloody cross.
It’s so fuckin’ rediculous, but the game still plays just as smooth as Donkey kong ever did. Not to mention that, while the sprites aren’t the best drawn ever (not to mention the hammers are coloured wierdly), there is alot of animation going on. The judge stomps around & moves from side 2 side, both the schoolmaster & skinhead flail their sticks around, Pink has about as many frames of animation as Mario & the hammers are actually fairly well animated! There was some bizzare form of care & love put into all this with the only thing missing being a lack of 8-bit renditions of The Wall songs. Also, that ending man… genius. “You bitch” indeed Pink!
Best game ever! 1/10
Alright, I’m not actually quite done with the Wall just yet. To catch some of the more clever subtexts of the story, I actually went to see this brilliant analysis of the Wall & all it represents. It’s very well thought out, but I actually kinda have to challenge him on one point he made on “The trial”.
You can see the claim just fine above, so I won’t synopsize. I’m just gonna cut to the chase & say that, as far as I got it, the Judge isn’t apart of The Wall. His character originates from a whole different entity in the story called “The worms”.
The worms essentually represent Pink’s despair & how there is something eating away at his mind. The reason why they’re Worms is propably because certain worms are scavengers & that form is kinda fitting seeing how Pink’s mind is slowly decaying as it is.
The hammers are also most likely an entity of the worms & The Judge is their head honcho essentually. I take as evidance the fact that throughout the song, The Judge is refered to as “Worm, your honor” & how before his transformation into The Judge, he was some kind of limbless creature.
The Worms are not directly connected to The Wall. In fact, they’re kinda working against it. Pink’s despair is coming from his past & social isolation, the things that The Wall manifests, so The Worms (Pink’s despair) are tearing it down. I also see that The Judge might also be one half a physical representation of Pink’s still remaining common sence, waking him up to destroy his delusion & face reality.
The analysis as a whole is an interesting read, but this was a point that I felt I disagreed with.
Pink floyd - the wall (1979/1982)
Well then, now that I’ve let this movie as well as album stew in my mind for the past month or so, I think I’m in the mental state to finally blabber about it & good lord, this one took me by storm… for better or for worse.
When I 1st came into this movie, I was not excpecting something quite of this scale. I watched it because I had heard that Gerald scarfe worked on it & that guy seriously rocks, so I just came in excpecting a complete acid clusterfuck, but what I got instead was a brilliantly dark, depressing, sometimes even outright freaky story that managed to wake me up into a self realization of my own life.
Being a very secluded soul, distanced from social interraction, this story really spoke of my turmoils & while I had a bit of an empty feeling in my life before, this movie/album came around to really open those wounds. It’s been a very long time since I’ve felt genuine loneliness, but at the same time I also feel at ease. Like I was relieved of an emotional burden & given another chanse to break free from this curse that has prsued me since childhood.
Putting all the angst & melo-drama aside though, how was the experience of “The Wall” overall? Well… IT ROCKS! I’m not gonna even bother being subtle about it here! I loved both the movie & the album to no end! Besides just the story being the gorgeous peice of dark fiction that it is, this album goes out of it’s way to blow me away in every other way as well.
Considering that I came to see Scarfe’s animation, I was not dissapointed. It had everything that makes the man the mad genius of art that he is. The disturbing & abstract, caricature styled designs really complimented the overall tone of the story. I was actually surprised how smooth the animation was as well. Take a look whenever you can.
The music has also really grown on me. When I 1st saw the movie, I was rather 50/50 on the overall music, but over course of non-stopping the music after seeing it, I ended up getting hooked & it became more like 80/20. My most definite highlight of the whole thing was the ending. From “In the flesh” to “Stop”, this thing just kept rasing the pressure higher & higher & higher until finally exploding in “The trial”, a scene that I feel is one of the all time greatest climaxes to anything ever. The animation, orchestral instrumentals, singing, lyrics & just everything works! "Outside the wall" is an alright calm after the storm, but nothing can have that much impact on me after something like "The Trial".
Do I even have any complaints? Well actually, yes, I do. While I get that the tone was suppoest to be overbearingly depressing & dark, but this story seriously pulls no fuckin’ punches! In terms of artistic expression, it’s brilliant I guess, but when it comes to entertainment, I feel that this may be one of those 1 trip deals. I mean if someone were to ever ask “Wanna watch the Wall?”, I’d be all for it, but in terms of watching it by myself, this is a serious contender for the “Mabye” pile. Not the album though! I’ll sit down & listen to stuff like “Waiting for the worms” or “Empty spaces” whenever, but I feel that music has a bit of a different impact on me than movies. I dunno.
Nevertheless, when something is so good as to not only make me a fan of something, but also see something as big as a life revelation within me, I just cannot deny the shiere brilliance of it’s quality & I’d consider this a masterpeice in both music & literature any day. Pink floyd, spesifically Roger waters & David gilmour: My hat goes off to you, my good people. Ya’ done good.
The world maps from Donkey Kong ‘94.
Boo! Fuckin’! Yah!! This is more like it. Little mac is in Smash-U & I am happier than ever.
Besides Megaman, this one is the announcement for me up to this point. This is one of those characters that was in my big Smash-U wish list & to be honest, now that my wish came to pass, I kinda wonder why. I mean yeah, I love Punch-out, but it’s funny how I was this pumped for the guy. He just seems like a guy who’d be fun to play as.
Now if only Sakurai would manage to work in Bayonetta, Travis touchdown, Klonoa (it is being developed by Namco, so why not?), Black shadow (Either him or Deathborn), Trainer Gold, another Sonic character (Knuckles, Amy or Tails perhaps?), King K rool & possibly capitalize on this moment of using the Megaman license to bring in Vile (I just love the guy) & my abridged wish list will be complete.
I guess Knuckles decided to take the Rob liefeld makeover for Sonic boom.