Monday, November 29, 2010

Is this a update? Why Yes! Yes it is!

So I haven't touched this in a month or so because of school related activities and other more important things, but here is something that I hope to make up for it!

This is a little video about the Gundam Universe. You guys might just like it!


This little video is pretty much nightmare fuel. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Multiple UFO sightings last week. Random occurance, or signs of things to come?

Now here is something a little strange, yet very interesting. All last week people have been reporting multiple UFO sightings from all over the United States, and also all over the world. If you all have been paying attention to the news recently over the last week you may have noticed a news report or two about the UFO sightings over New York during the day. It made local news and really got many people interested.

Here is the video of the news cast about the sightings. Also with this video there is a bit more footage of the "UFO" at the end.



Also here is a video from Russia.



Now the strange thing about all of these sightings are not the fact that there were many that took place over last week, but the fact that it was essentially predicted by someone who had previously worked at NORAD.

Here is the video itself. Pay attention at the end.



Along with reports of UFO sightings, we also were able to film many of them. Here is a video with many of the recent sightings.



Here is a fairly new video that was posted on Friday.



Here is a longer version of one of the videos used in the previous video.



Now what this all means is up for debate. All that I am trying to get across is that there might be something big going on in the skies above our planet. You decide whether or not to listen or believe anything you see in these videos.

*Off Topic*

Sorry about the lack of updates. School has been crazy with test after test, and project after research project. I'll try to post something up at least once a week from now on.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Aliens? Maybe more than Science Fiction.

Former U.S. Air Force personnel claim they experienced UFO activity near nuclear sites at which they worked.



Here is the link to the original video on CNN.

So... what do you all think? Do you think the Government is hiding something big like this from us, or are these people just seeing things. Any comments are very welcome.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lack of new posts.

Sorry about the lack of new posts recently. I have been kinda busy with school and studying and having somewhat of a social life. Expect more slow days for the rest of the week considering I have 3 tests in 2 days. I will try to keep posting some random things that I have like some motivational posters or more comics till I get some time to write some OC.

So, till then here is another comic.

Enjoy.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Well... here is another comic.

Till I can think of something better to post, enjoy some comics about a certain illegal substance that everyone and their mothers have tried at least once in their lives.

Well... I got nothin.

So here is another comic till I actually do have something.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Take a Chill Pill.

Have you ever wanted to just relax after a hard days work? Here is something that could help.

Play both of these in two at the same time and get ready for relaxation.


http://www.rainymood.com/

http://www.endlessyoutube.com/watch?v=HMnrl0tmd3k

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pretty awesome song right here!

A song from the anime Macross Frontier performed on a Violin.

Enjoy.

New blog!



So, because of how much I like posting things I write, I have made a blog for the purpose only. Check it out if you guys want more of my stuff!

Writings of a Killjoy

Right and Wrong... Who decides?

"War does not determine who is right... only who is left."

     This picture unfortunately makes a pretty good point. In the end, after all is said and done, the victors of a war can decide what is right and what is wrong based on their own view of the world. They have earned that privilege since they are the ones who won. Whether what they do afterwords is right or wrong is up for the future generations to decide.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WOW another crappy short story I just wrote!

Looking for something to post today, I was confronted by a problem... What the hell should I post? Then I thought "Right! Write some kind of story!", and then I did.

Enjoy.

-KLJ

"Oh shit! Is that some HR Giger?!?!" "Why yes, yes it is!"

Surviving the "End of the World" Made Easy

    "They" are everywhere. Ever since last week more an more of them just started popping up. What they seem to be is some sort of "creature" that has a taste for human flesh. So much so that even when presented with other kinds of meat, they ignore it out right. Something about us makes these things just drool at the idea of devouring people. They eat and eat... and their numbers grow exponentially every day. It is like they are coming out of thin air. It was just last week, on a Tuesday, when everything was still normal, as in "no monsters were eating your neighbors" normal.

    I was just working on some papers I had due later that week when I decided to take a break and turn on the T.V. It was mostly normal, commercials, crappy reality TV, sitcoms; you know, the regular crap they put on. I was just flipping through the channels looking for something to watch when I came across a news bulletin on a popular News station. It seems like there was a "Animal Attack" of some kind a little girl got severely injured along with 4 other people (who later we found out were her family) completely torn apart. For some reason this story interested me so I just left the channel on and went to check my email while some food was in the microwave.

    I came back to some great smelling food and more news of attacks. They were pouring in from all over the country: one was a kid who was playing at his park when he was then savagely killed and then eaten, another was a group of teens who were found strewn out on the ground with all of their appendages laying about, and another was about another family who were found in their home being mostly bones. When all of this news of animal attacks continued flowing in the news people on the T.V. started getting real nervous. They went to a commercial and I went to eat my food which was getting cold.

    Finally after a couple of ads for beauty products, the news was back on, and none of it was even slightly good. Thousands of more reports were streaming in one after another with more gruesome stories to tell the now scared populace. They eventually got a picture of what was causing all of these deaths and it looked like something out of a horror movie. Long legs, long arms, white skin, a long head, sunken eyes (which were black as hell) and a mouth that was contorted in a grin-like fashion with what seemed like thousands of pointy teeth. I suddenly needed to run to the bath room because my food was now trying to make a come back after the sight of that creature.

    After cleaning myself up I headed back to the T.V. The Anchors were reading off some kind of list of things that people should do like: lock the doors and windows, stay inside, keep quiet, and grab some sort of weapon incase one of these things gets inside. I thought that this time I should actually follow what they say on the news and went to lock everything down. I should mention that I live in an apartment building and I'm on the top(5th) floor. I also have a balcony were I would go out and sit and relax for a bit before I went back inside to do whatever I needed to do.

    Once I made sure everything was locked down, I went and grabbed my weapon of choice which was a revolver I had gotten from my parents as a gift when I moved out (thoughtful of them right?). I loaded it up and grabbed the extra bullets I had for it and also got my baseball bat just in case. While the people on the T.V. were still re-reading the list of things to do and not to do, I went to my balcony to see if anything was happening in my neck of the woods.

    Outside seemed normal enough... Birds still chirping, dogs still barking, my annoying neighbors down stairs fighting. Yeah this was still very normal. I had a sit down on my chair outside and had a smoke. While there I started hearing a faint siren, like it was far away, start to get louder and louder. With this siren, more and more noises that seemed very, very out of the usual started happening. Shouts, screams, gun fire, cars crashing, explosions, every god damn thing that could happen, happened.

    I sat there, on my little porch up in the sky amazed at what was going on. It was like the end of the world. However, I still didn't see anything. I could only hear it and maybe see smoke off in the distance. I then saw a helicopter fly by towards the now rising smoke. I thought it was probably the local news trying to get in on this story too. I watched as it flew to the smoke and started hovering over a certain area. It stayed this way for a bit and I was wondering what the hell it was looking at when my door bell rang.

    Now I should also mention that I don't usually talk to any of my neighbors, except to tell them to be quiet or something like that so this was odd. I headed to the door and looked through and saw the land lord outside looking very unnerved. I opened the door and was greeted with the usual yelling I get from said land lord and then he told me to stay inside tonight. He had been telling the rest of the residents to stay indoors tonight if they hadn't already gotten the hint. I told him sure, I was gonna any ways, and closed the door, locking and dead bolting it after it was closed.

    That was last week. I haven’t heard from him or anyone else since the day after that. Even the people down stairs who were always fighting were seemingly gone. No one was in the building anymore, or if they were, they were doing a damn good job of keeping quiet. Also since then I actually saw some of these creatures that are causing this “end of the world” situation just wondering around outside. They apparently never thought to look up and I was just there, out in the open. Food was running low though, but I still had my emergency supply completely stocked with enough canned food to last me months. Water is still good since the water still has not been turned off, but I have been filling up empty bottles and every other container with it just to be safe.

    I’m still here, still alive. Unlike so many other people, and I plan on keep surviving till this whole thing is over, whenever that may be. I have barracaded my door with everything heavy in my apartment so that it will be hard even for me to get that door opened. If anyone is out there, not dead, good luck. That is all I can do for you.

Good luck.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's like... all in your head... man...

So... in this day and age we have certain laws preventing the consumption of certain chemicals that react with our brain chemistry in a way that causes us to see things differently, see things that are not actually there, and have "Spiritual" experiences. Of course, it wasn't in just the last few decades that we have had these substances that react in the ways they do with us, we have had them for a very, very long time. In fact, many religious leaders/ spiritual men are said to have taken these "drugs" and talk with their "God" or whatever.

Now here is the all important question we have to ask our selves... Do these drugs really need to be considered "illegal" in most countries? Well if they actually cause harm to the user, then of course they should be illegal for the peoples on safety. If that is true, then why is tobacco, something that kills hundreds of thousands each year, still legal? Or what about alcohol which has caused more harm to the public than many people have even realized. Not only does it contribute to car accidents, but many societal problems too such as domestic abuse and many others. If these things are so bad and the are legal for anyone of the right age, then why are these other substances illegal? Well it must be that they are much, MUCH more dangerous than cigarettes or alcohol... right? I wonder...


Little disclaimer here. In no way am I supporting or telling anyone that they should go out and do something that is illegal. What I am trying to do is ask people to take a step back and analyze why they are illegal. Critical thinking is a very important part of our society and I think that everyone should always question whether one way of thinking is right or wrong, because that is what pushes our society along. Questioning what should never be questioned. If we don't we will be stuck in the same situation we are in now for a very, very long time.

Anyways that is all.

-KLJ

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Internet Was Here... o_o


Well if you didn't know, a certain website that is notorious around the internet decided to fight back against groups who are trying to shut down torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) fell victim to the wrath of 4chan members this weekend. A series of coordinated DDoS (Distributed Denial-of Service) attacks against the media trade groups' websites temporarily brought them to their knees.

This latest string of attacks is reportedly in retaliation for DDoS attacks launched against file-sharing site "The Pirate Bay" by Indian-based software firm Aiplex Software, at the behest of the MPAA and RIAA.

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Aiplex Software's managing director Girish Kuman said that his company was specifically hired to launch cyberattacks against sites that fail to respond to copyright infringement notices sent by the MPAA.

The end result of 4chan's retaliation? According to Panda Security, there've been a total of 37 service interruptions and 1 hour and 37 minutes of downtime for the MPAA, and 24 separate downtimes for the RIAA by Sunday. Aiplex wasn't spared 4chan's wrath either, with a stunning 111 service interruptions, and 12 hours, 33 minutes of downtime -- as of this writing, their site remains offline.

Here is the link to the original article.

Angry Rich White Folk.

Found this interesting.

Anger is sweeping America. True, this white-hot rage is a minority phenomenon, not something that characterizes most of our fellow citizens. But the angry minority is angry indeed, consisting of people who feel that things to which they are entitled are being taken away. And they’re out for revenge.

No, I’m not talking about the Tea Partiers. I’m talking about the rich.

These are terrible times for many people in this country. Poverty, especially acute poverty, has soared in the economic slump; millions of people have lost their homes. Young people can’t find jobs; laid-off 50-somethings fear that they’ll never work again.

Yet if you want to find real political rage — the kind of rage that makes people compare President Obama to Hitler, or accuse him of treason — you won’t find it among these suffering Americans. You’ll find it instead among the very privileged, people who don’t have to worry about losing their jobs, their homes, or their health insurance, but who are outraged, outraged, at the thought of paying modestly higher taxes.

The rage of the rich has been building ever since Mr. Obama took office. At first, however, it was largely confined to Wall Street. Thus when New York magazine published an article titled “The Wail Of the 1%,” it was talking about financial wheeler-dealers whose firms had been bailed out with taxpayer funds, but were furious at suggestions that the price of these bailouts should include temporary limits on bonuses. When the billionaire Stephen Schwarzman compared an Obama proposal to the Nazi invasion of Poland, the proposal in question would have closed a tax loophole that specifically benefits fund managers like him.

Now, however, as decision time looms for the fate of the Bush tax cuts — will top tax rates go back to Clinton-era levels? — the rage of the rich has broadened, and also in some ways changed its character.

Here is the link to the original article. What do you all think?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fountain of Youth in a Pill? It's more likely than you think.

Found this video about a Russian scientist who says he has discovered a way to stay more youthful, much longer.

Enjoy.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Macross Anyone?

Here is a song from the OVA/Movie Macross Plus. It is one of the major songs in the show.

Enjoy.

Great song from a Great movie.

This song is from the Japanese movie, "5cm Per Second" which is a movie about how even when we don't want it to happen, the people we knew and love may one day slowly fade away from our lives. It is a definite MUST-watch.

Enjoy,

Friday, September 17, 2010

Enjoy not sleeping.

I found these videos some Halloween ago and thought they were pretty good. Take a look.

Also... do NOT for any reason look under your bed... Trust me...



Phantasy Star Online 2!!!


So... It has been 10 years since the original PSO has come out and Sega has surprised us at TGS with a trailer for Phantasy Star Online 2 which will come out sometime next year. For an international release, it is still way too early to make any predictions, but it should come out sometime after the Japanese version hits their stores. Who knows... maybe PSO2 will get an international release rather than just the Japanese one first.

Anyways this news is very, very exciting for me since PSO was probably the first game I actually got addicted to. So many hours spent running through each level... When I stopped playing I think my character was in his 120's or somewhere close to that.

Without any further delay... The trailer for PSO2!

OHGODOHGODOHGOD

Don't know about you all, but watching this video makes me never want to be on top of a tall building ever again. Also these guys, balls of steel they have.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another song from GitS

Here is another song from the OST of Ghost in the Shell. I hope you all enjoy it.

Zombie SCIENCE!!!

This is an article that I found about how a actual scientist decided to explain the zombie phenomenon.


A Harvard Psychiatrist Explains Zombie Neurobiology


In Night of the Living Dead, zombies are brought back from the dead by a "mysterious force" that allows their brains to continue functioning. But how exactly does a zombie brain function? Finally, a Harvard psychiatrist has the answers.

Through education Dr. Steven C. Schlozman is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a lecturer at the Harvard School of Education. He is also an avid sci-fi and horror fan - and, apparently, the world's leading authority on the neurobiology of the living dead. He has even drafted a fake medical journal article on the zombie plague, which he calls Ataxic Neurodegenerative Satiety Deficiency Syndrome, or ANSD (the article has five authors: one living, three "deceased" and one "humanoid infected").

Schlozman's foray into necro-diagnostics began when he volunteered to give a talk for the "Science on Screen" lecture series at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA. He conducted extensive research by talking with George Romero and immersing himself in genre literature and memorabilia - which is why the alternate title for his lecture is "A Way Cool Tax Deduction for a Bunch of Cool Books, Action Figures and a Movie."

So yes, Schlozman's lecture is actually quite funny, and liberally sprinkled with other pop culture references including Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly. But the underlying science is serious. His lecture is a tour of the human brain, using the living dead as a narrative theme.

According to Dr. Steven C. Schlozman, this is your brain on zombies:

The Frontal Lobe

This part of the brain is involved with "executive functioning" - enabling us to think carefully and solve problems in an abstract way. Clearly, there's not much going on there if you have the misfortune of being afflicted with living deadness. But we do know that zombies can see us and sense us. Schlozman concludes that zombies possess just enough frontal lobe activity to "listen" to the thalamus, through which sensory input is processed.

But the frontal lobe function most relevant to understanding zombie behavior is the control of "impulsivity"-the general term for when you do something and, if you had two more seconds, you might not have done it. For instance, if in a fit of rage you have the sudden urge to punch your boss in the face, the frontal lobe intervenes and allows you to consider why that might be a bad idea.

The Amygdala and Anterior Cingulate Cortex

Absent a properly functioning frontal lobe, a zombie is driven entirely by base emotions - such as rage - that are housed in the primitive parts of our brain, notably the amygdala. There's precedence for this in nature. A crocodile brain, for instance, is mostly driven by the amygdala. Researchers have confirmed this by introducing lesions into the amygdala of animal specimens: the result is a drop in the attack and retreat response that correlates significantly with the amount of damage that's done to that region of the brain. A crocodile without an amygdala isn't really a crocodile. As such, Schlozman argues, "you can't really be mad at zombies, because that's like being mad at a crocodile," adding that it's the delicate balance between frontal lobe and amygdala "that makes us human."

That balance is maintained by the anterior cingulate cortex, which modulates and dampens the excitability of the amygdala as it talks to the frontal lobe. So, when the amygdala gets all stirred up by fear, anger or lust, the anterior cingulate cortex steps on it a little bit, giving the frontal lobe time to think everything through before it sends signals toward the motor cortex and we act upon those impulses.

A zombie would have a dysfunctional anterior cingulate cortex, rendering it unable to modulate feelings of anger. The result? Hyper-aggression.

The Cerebellum and the Basal Ganglia

Science may once and for all settle the heated debate over whether "the infected" in 28 Days Later could be classified as zombies.

Schlozman says "no," observing that "the infected" possess "some sort of higher cortical function going on that allows them to hunt humans." Moreover, the fake zombies in 28 Days Later exhibit fluidity of motion. They can run, jump, climb and quickly change direction-activities that the true Romero zombies are incapable of performing.

Clearly, zombies suffer from cerebellar and basal ganglia dysfunction (duh!). Those are the parts of the brain that make fluidity of motion possible. The basal ganglia helps us with coordinated movement. The cerebellum helps us with balance. In fact, if you visit the website of the National Institutes of Health and read about cerebellar degeneration (such as ataxia), the symptoms match the familiar gait of the living dead: "a wide-legged, unsteady, lurching walk, usually accompanied by a back and forth tremor in the trunk of the body…"

Mirror Neurons

This is recent, cutting-edge research in the field of neuroscience. Schlozman describes mirror neuron theory as a "neurobiological model for empathy, which suggests, in a very hopeful way, that we might be wired to connect with one another." Regions of the brain are recruited in response to social interactions in which we watch and thus experience the experiences of the "other."

As a press release issued by the European Science Foundation explains it: in

Just as the same mirror neurons fire when observing and doing certain tasks, so other mirror neurons may be triggered both when experiencing a particular emotion and when observing someone else with that emotion.

But, Schlozman asks, what if the things we're fighting have brains that are incapable of connecting? In response, we disconnect from each other. Schlozman quotes a veteran of the Battle of Yonkers in the book World War Z: "Shock and Awe! But what if the enemy can't be shocked and awed? Not just won't, but biologically can't?"

At the Battle of Yonkers, the humans hit the zombie horde with everything they've got. But the zombies keep coming. They don't look scared. They don't look excited. They don't look enraged. And that actually freaks out the humans more than anything else, prompting the humans to turn on each other.

Schlozman suggests that mirror neurons also help explain the popularity of the zombie genre among the living. While watching these movies, "we like the permission to look at these things that look human - but aren't human - and have utter and complete permission to blow their heads off." In other words, we get off on the thrill of guiltless violence. We enjoy a brief vacation from empathy, and take our crocodile brains out for a spin.

By way of example, I came across an interview with actor Mike Christopher Berhosky, who played the iconic Hare Krishna zombie in the 1978 movie, Dawn of the Dead. Berhosky describes the audience reaction to the film's screening:

I got bashed in the head and everyone CHEERED. Took the wind right outta' my sails. Everyone hated the Hare Krishna devotees for their incessant pestering and swarming them at the airports and such….Killing off my character had the effect of releasing a lot of pent up frustration….bashing in the Hare Krishna zombie's head was much more than getting rid of another pesky zombie…it was VENGEANCE.

But the fun lasts only up to a point. As the movies progress, Schlozman says, we start to feel uncomfortable with the loss of our humanity-that we are "so willing to forsake those mirror neurons."

The Ventromedial Hypothalamus

In the movies, zombies are always hungry, no matter how many supporting actors they consume. The most likely explanation is that zombies don't have a properly functioning ventromedial hypothalamus: the region of the brain that lets you know whether you've eaten enough. The result is hyperphagia. Zombies will eat and eat and eat, but never feel satiated.

That raises a slightly awkward question: If zombies are constantly eating, then how come they never poop?

Schlozman doesn't know for sure, but he has at least one promising theory: Maybe the living dead are constipated.

Now we know why zombies are always moaning.

Finally here is the link to the original article.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

GitS? Yes please.

Here is a song from the OST of Ghost in the Shell. Hope you guys like it.

No words can describe...

A short story told through a video about a girl and her dog.

Prepare to BAWWWW  ;_;

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ever just have one of those days...



...when you honestly believe that for some reasons or another, your brain decided to have a vacation with out you knowing about it. Kinda like those days when for some reason, it seems like you had lost your smarts from the previous day and became somewhat of a dumb ass. The days when you decide to eat everything within sight, and then go to the grocery store, and get some more. The days when after weeks and weeks of your friends trying to get you to do something that you would normally never do, you decide "Hey, what the hell. I'll try it!" and something horrible happens. The days that you'll remember for the rest of your life, and kick yourself in the ass for.

Those days are what make people, people. The reason being is that when we make mistakes or do something out of the ordinary, we gain something in return for whatever may have happened. That thing we get is knowledge. Knowledge to know never, EVER do that thing again. It's like when we were kids and the stove was on. Rather than tell us not to touch it, our parents just stayed silent as we slowly reached for the extremely hot metal/stove thing. Then we touch it, and it hurts like hell. You ask your parents why did they let you do something like that, and you know what they said? "Now you know not to touch something that is freaking hot."

The mistakes we make in life help build us up. It shows which paths not to take, and which ones are much better to travel. So even if you know it is a bad idea, you should at least try it once just so that you know that it was a really, REALLY stupid idea in the first place.


KLJ

More Music related Videos!

Another song done by Yoko Kanno and this particular one was use in "Cowboy Bebop" a fairly popular anime.

Enjoy.



*EDIT*
Because I now feel like it... Here is the "Tank" from Cowboy Bebop!

Two songs for the price of one? Awesome!

Here is a video of a guy doing two songs on the Violin. The first song is from the anime "Sousei no Aquarian" and the second one is the theme song from the movie "The Girl Who Lept Through Time". He has also many, many more songs and I suggest you check them out because they are great.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hmm... Want to rent an Island anyone?

Found this article on CNN and thought you all would appreciate it.

(CNN) -- Lori Hyde was hunting for a unique vacation experience when her curiosity was piqued by Pretty Joe Rock, a tiny speck of land in the waters off Marathon in the Florida Keys with just enough room for a two-bedroom home and a few clusters of mangroves.

She and her husband spent a week on the petite island in February, relaxing and enjoying each other's company, with no one else around but the resident birds.

"I was looking for a rental that would be private so that came up as I was searching around and we were like, well it can't get much more private than that," said Hyde, 43, a stay-at-home mom who lives in Woodbridge, Virginia.

"It's not an exclusive sort of thing. We're just ordinary people who just did something cool."

Indeed, the idea of renting a private island usually conjures up images of multimillionaires spending a fortune to jet off to a tropical paradise in the Caribbean or the South Pacific. If you have a lot of money to shell out, the possibilities are endless.

But while a big budget will give you more options and luxurious accommodations, you don't have to be rich to rent your own island for a vacation. It can sometimes take as little as a few hundred dollars a week, a sense of adventure and the willingness to look at locations closer to home.

The island mystique

Pretty Joe Rock, for example, can be yours for under $3,000 a week, which includes the use of a boat to get you to and from the island. Owner Bob Rainek said he gets a broad spectrum of renters, from blue collar to white collar; from families with kids to couples.

"It's almost a universal thing that people have this romantic kind of feeling for islands," Rainek said. "It's a mystique to be on your own private island, to have water 360 degrees [around you.] It's a primal type emotion, as I look at it."Business has been brisk despite the economy, partly because people who might otherwise go to Mexico for a vacation have been scared off by that country's drug-related violence and are looking for something exotic closer to home, Rainek said. He was proud to tout the Florida Keys, which he called "America's Caribbean," as an alternative.

Some of the most popular places to rent islands may surprise you. They include the northern United States and Canada, said Chris Krolow, the CEO of Private Islands Inc., a company based in Toronto, Ontario, that has about 200 islands for rent all over the world in its database.

Clients come from all walks of life, spending as little as $550 for a week on Republic Island in Michigan (which comes with a log cabin) or more than $66,000 for a week on The Rania Experience in the Maldives (which comes with three villas, a private chef, a yacht and other ultra-luxurious touches.)

'Robinson Crusoe' experience

For something in between, a budget of several thousand dollars a week is usually a good start.

"We're even finding more and more people who are saving and planning a honeymoon on an island. It's a little bit more expensive than what they had originally planned but it seems to be a growing trend," Krolow said.

"It's probably the most romantic experience that you could ever imagine just being on this tiny island with the person that you just married."

You can choose a self-catering island, which gives you the use of a home but requires you to bring your own food and make your own meals (the less expensive option), or a full-service island that comes with a staff, according to Vladi Private Islands, a company based in Hamburg, Germany. Its database of about 150 islands for rent includes everything from Île de Chantemesle near Paris, France, to Forsyth Island, New Zealand.

Some people seek the thrill of being dropped off in a remote place that's completely undeveloped. On "Robinson Crusoe" islands, you are left to your own devices, make your own meals, bring a tent or hammock and anything else you may need, the company said. Nova Scotia, Canada, is one part of the world that offers such opportunities, added Sabine Rollinger, a Vladi spokeswoman.

Krolow recalled a CEO who last year spent 10 days on a deserted spot in the Marshall Islands bonding with his 13-year-old son.

"It's pretty much the closest you'll get to being stranded on your own private island," Krolow said.

Spending a lot or a little

On the other end of the spectrum, there's Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson's 74-acre paradise in the British Virgin Islands complete with luxurious accommodations and a large staff. It's all yours for at least $53,000 a night for up to 28 guests, though you can rent individual rooms for a fraction of that price during a select few "Celebration Weeks."

YouTube: See what $53,000 a day gets you on Necker Island

It may sound like the ultimate getaway, but people who are looking for that private island feel might be a little disappointed by such a huge resort, Krolow said.

And if the idea of having an island all too yourself is too expensive or intimidating, you can try one with a single lodge or hotel perched on top, like the quaint five-room bed-and-breakfast on East Brother Light Station near San Francisco, California. Starting at about $300 a night, it's an island stay that's both private and not too hard on the wallet.

Whatever your budget, an island may be waiting.

And here is the link for anyone who wants to check out the original article.

SCIENCE!!!

Science... Ah science... Why are you soo awesome? Anyways here is a picture that tells you why exactly science is so awesome.


Also sorry for lack of posts yesterday and today. Been doing school stuff.

Huge Success!

Well I finally made over a 100 followers! Thanks everybody! Here is a little something that  you all may like...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Community College on TV. Yeah, apparently that IS a good idea,
















So recently I have been watching a episode or two of "Community" everyday. This show is about a study group going through a community college. Now, just from that description no one would really want to watch it right? Well, wrong. This show initially was just OK, nothing really special. Got a few laughs here and there, but it really didn't make a big impression on me. Then I kept on watching and saw how the characters developed and how they began to treat each other. Then it really became a show that I'll watch. I'm currently on episode 10, so I'll make a longer review after I finish this season.

Right now though, I would suggest anyone who wants to get a few laughs to watch this show. Also to anyone thinking about CC, watch this. It's almost the same. Almost...

Last thing, recently I got up-to-date with How I Met Your Mother and I'll do a fast review about sometime in the near future.

Till then.

KLJ

Zombies in Japan? I'm Okay with this...



So do you like zombies? Anime? Guns? Drama? Sex bus? Then here is the show for you. High School of the dead is a story revolving around 6 people and a dog and tells the story of how they survive day-to-day in a zombie apocalypse. The anime is based off of the manga written by Daisuke Satō and starts off with the main characters in their school starting another day just like any before it, till everything literally goes to hell.

Here is the first episode. If you like it, go support who ever if putting these out or whatever. I.E. Support the people who actually made this!

A Cigarette or two.

If some of you have been unaware of what is happening in Chile, Miners have been trapped underground for some time and will still be underground while the rescue is underway which some officials say will take a month if not longer. However, just because it will take that long before these miners get rescued dose not mean that they will not be able to enjoy a smoke here and there.

Here is the article from CNN talking about how for some of the miners, all they want is a cigarette or two. It also talks about the current efforts to try to rescue the trapped miners. It is a really good read.

Copiapo, Chile (CNN) -- The miners trapped for more than a month in Chile are getting a light in more ways than one.

The 33 men have received a power line that will allow them to install electric lights in their shelter 2,300 feet underground, mining officials said Saturday.

Officials are also granting the miners' longstanding request for cigarettes. Rescuers are sending down two packs a day to be split between the miners who want to smoke, Chilean Health Minister Jaime Manalich said.

Cigarettes were among the first requests made by some of the miners, but officials have been supplying them with nicotine patches and gum instead. Upgrades made to ventilation in the mine led officials to decide to allow them to smoke, Manalich said.

A new compressor was improving air circulation in the mine, Mining Minister Laurence Golborne said, and the addition of electricity will allow the men to have more lighting in the area where they are trapped, helping restore their sleep patterns.
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After rescuers reach them, the lights might help the men adjust to daylight, Manalich said. But doctors will still take special precautions to protect the miners' eyes once they reach the surface, he said.

Officials estimate it could take until at least November to free the miners, who have been trapped underground since August 5.

Rescuers are using three drilling methods -- dubbed Plan A, Plan B and Plan C -- in their efforts to reach them.

The men underground have expressed concern over hearing the rescue drills' stopping and starting, Manalich said.

"We explained to them that the drills stop and start, there isn't any big change," Manalich said. "The drills stop for maintenance, they have programmed stoppages and they have stoppages like we are seeing with Plan B."

Plan B, a drill usually used to make water bore holes, has not been drilling after hitting a steel beam in the mine which "completely destroyed" the drill's bit, Manalich said. Workers, he said, were digging the broken bit out and then would replace it but that process could take several days.

On Saturday, more pieces of the Plan C drilling platform arrived at the drilling site. An oil drilling platform the size of a soccer field, the Plan C is expected to drill faster than the other two drills already at work.

Here is the link to the page where it has this article if you want to read more about this accident. Link

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Dance Monkey, DANCE!

Here is another video that will possibly make you think. If nothing else you should enjoy it.

THAT'S RIGHT. ITS SAGAN TIME!



From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Great song played on the Cello.

A version of the song "Uninstall" played on a cello. This song was originally performed by Chiaki Ishikawa and was the opening to the Anime "Bokurano" which if you are into dramas/giant robots/fate of the world resting in the hands of few, then you should check it out.


Anyways, just listen. It is very,very good.

Things are not always as they appear...



A lot of times when people look at others they make a guess on who that person actually is. What this means is they being to think about this person in certain ways because of how they act on the outside. This is however the way most people decide whether or not they will actually talk to this person as more than just a passing acquaintance. What people really need to do is stop making these initial judgments on people based on how they look/act because a lot of the time that is only a small portion of who they are, or even a facade they put on to impress their friends.

Anyways, get to know someone before you ignore them forever. They might not be who they appear to be. As many, many people say, "Do not judge a book by its cover."

Dr. Raptor will have a word with you...


I find this page mysteriously funny... Maybe its because of the raptor? Or maybe it is because he is doing SCIENCE! Or maybe even the fact that he has a robot suspended in thin air with a light around him that's only purpose is to create "Ambiance".

What ever the case, it is still pretty funny.

Minecraft'n

So for all of you that may play Minecraft, Notch has finally released a new update adding new stuff to SP and also fixing many problems with SMP. This is the first update in a while and even though he is going through an annoying time with PayPal, he still got this update to us.

Thanks Notch!

Seecret Friday 9! OooooOOOoo! And Minecraft Alpha 1.1.0! And Minecraft Server 0.2.0!

The Seecret Friday part ended up being extremely tiny this time around, but that’s because I made sure to add this:

+ Added server-side inventory
+ Made the server save player locations when they leave the server
+ Made chests work in SMP
+ Made signs work in SMP
+ Made furnaces work in SMP
+ Added monsters=false to server.properties. You can turn it on for experimental monsters, but you can’t hurt them directly yet. (Fire works, though!)

But this is NOT SECURE YET! I decided to just focus on making it functional first so I actually got it out.

I’ll work on inventory security and server-side health management next week. Server-side health means you’ll be able to fight monsters and perhaps even other players. :D

[edit:]

Oh. My. Dog. I need to invest in a better server solution RIGHT AWAY, like next week! Please be patient while the server tries to keep up with sending out all the updated clients!


And link to the post.

The Old Days.


This picture reminds me of those fun days I had as a kid. Playing with friends in a make-believe dungeon. Ah... those sure were the days. Not a trouble in the world.

Also... the floor is now LAVA!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Zombies man... they are AWESOME!

So who here loves zombies? Thats right, everyone. Whether you are a fan of the new "I'm not actaully dead but people still call me a zombie" or a fan of the classic Romero zombie, people just can't get enough of those fleshing eating monsters. Whatever it is that makes them appealing, I think zombies are here to stay for a very long time.

Also what is your favorite Zombie themed movie? And do you have any zombie themes that you might be trying out this Halloween? You know, since it is only a month and a half a way.

Finally, some music some of you might recognize as one of the songs from "28 Days/Weeks Later". Though they are not "real" zombies (as in they are actually "dead") they still can scare the crap out of a lot of people (including my friend many Halloweens ago... that was ROFL).

Another great video o' music.

This one has a great feeling of old splicing with new like with the computer noises and fax noises spread through out. Not very long, but still worth a listen.

Food is awesome.

So remember how I was saying that I had that feeling that I was about to get sick? Well I ate some awesome spaghetti & meatballs and I'm feeling better than ever! I guess that I just hadn't eaten enough today and me feeling slightly sick was my body telling me to "Eat something you idiot!!!"

Anyways... ANOTHER pic for your enjoyment. I like this one a lot because it combines to things I very much enjoy; Geology and Food!

You know that feeling...

When you are about to get horribly sick? Well I think I'm getting that. Time to make sure that I don't get any worse than I already am. Cold/Flu remedies here I come!!!

Oh and here is this. Enjoy.

Another video featuring Music.

Another good Yoko Kanno video.

Enjoy

Points of View.


When I think about the world we live in right now, its kind of like looking into a future in which you are living. We have so many great things going for us, yet a lot of people just do not see it. When presented with something that could extend our lifetimes possibly indefinitely, they say that only pathetic pieces of shit would actually do it rather than face death like the rest of them. These people who are looking forward to such advances in technology are not doing so because they are "afraid of death" but rather they want to experience more than what their lifetimes could give them. They are the ones who want to see the human race one day leave this small planet in the corner of no-where, and go on to do great things. They are the ones who want to witness history as it is happening, and be apart of it too.

Sure, there are people who would do this just because they are afraid of death and all that comes with that, but who isn't? If you are not afraid to die then there is something seriously wrong with you. We as humans do not know what comes after this life, and we may never know. We have people who say they know what happens after death because it was told by a book written thousands of years ago. The reason why they had that all that time ago was that they still didn't know what happens after death, and they were making the best guesses they could with what they knew.

Now with all of the technology we have today, the idea that there is something "after" death is becoming more and more questioned. Now I'm not here saying that there isn't, what I'm saying is that we do not know. At least till our times come whenever that might be. And who knows... maybe there is some second chapter to our existence after we leave our earthly bodies. We will never know.

Anyways, what I'm trying to get across is that rather than being pessimistic about life and our world, we should be hopeful that we rise above the challenges set before us and come out as better people than we are today. If not us, our children and then their children. We have so much going for us as a species and people just don't seem to see that. There is a road of endless opportunities laid out before us that leads to who knows where, but we should follow it. It would be better than just sitting off to the side of the road thinking "I'm done" because if we try to do something, no matter how long it could take, I have a feeling that we will be able to do it one day.

And hey, it would be nice to see us humans exploring the galaxy one day, and then the Universe another. We just have to hope that the future us' will decide to stay on the road rather than stopping off to the side.

Heroman Ep. 24

So here is the new episode to the series "Heroman" which has been airing in Japan for some time now. An Interesting bit of information is that Stan Lee, American Comic book writer, actually came up with the idea. Well anyways, enjoy!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Another short story.

I wrote this one based on this picture. Again don't expect anything amazing.

Lets watch the burn.

    It was all over the news for the past couple of days. The growing tension between the United States and Russia has been growing with the assassination of the president and the coup that happened the following day. The conservatives finally had their government back. With the new president in power, changes have started appearing all over America. Many of them putting it back into a God fearing country from which it came from. I thought about fleeing, seeing as this country was not the one that I was born in, and that it was slowly moving towards war with most , if not all other World powers because of it idiocy which had taken shape with in. I thought about leaving, and going to country that was not apart of this stupidity that was about to take place, but my apathy dictated me to stay, and just watch how things developed.
    It was a month after the new Government had taken over when it had declared war on the rest of the world, stating that it was not fit to exist except for under the "Democratic" flag of America. I should have left when this happened, but I didn't. I didn't think anything bad would happen if I just kept my head down and let the world continue on to its path of destruction. This is when I met her. She was exactly my type, and we hit it off great. We fell in love after the first week. Then we heard that our country was going to destroy the rest of the world so that only our country can exist. Well Russia was not gonna have any of that so they declared war on America the next day.
    For some reason, no one knows now, someone fired the first shot that would end the world as we know it. After this shot, America with all its power decided it would make an example of Russia by glassing it over with its nuclear arms. Russia decided to stop this and used its own nuclear weapons as soon as we fired our own. When I heard what was happening, I realized it was too late, and ran for her. We then went to the top of the nearest building and watched as our world came to an end. As the mushroom cloud grew, and the shock wave got closer, I looked into her eyes and said "At least I found you in the end". We held each other as our world, and lives, came to an end in the blink of an eye.

Watch this.

It is very hard to stop listening to this... Be warned. I was composed by Yoko Kanno which I'm starting to realize has done a ton of music for many, many things. It's a great listen.

MEANWHILE, AT GAINEX

Well here is a video of the upcoming Gainex anime Panty&Stocking with Garterbelt. This show will depart from what people usually associate with Gainex and go in another direction to try something different. For me, this show will seem kind of like one of those shows in which your watching, your laughing, and you don't know why the hell you are laughing.

No matter, I still will be one of those that will download this when it first hits the internets apparently next month (I got this from the description, I don't know if that is the actual date, or its something completely different.)

*EDIT* I actually looked up when it does air and I was correct. 10-1-2010 and expect a review soon after.

Planetside

First and best MMO I have ever played (and trust me... I have played A LOT), Planetside offered something that you just can't get anywhere else, and they did it pretty damn good too. The epic three-way fights that lasted hours, the surprise zerg rush by and enemy army, the feeling of accomplishment when you and a platoon of bros lock down and capture and entire planet. Yeah... those were the days.

Unfortunately the awesomeness that is Planetside would not last forever... From new games that came out (I'm looking at you WoW...) and lack of updates or even attention from the DEVs, Planetside slipped into a kind of limbo between still active, and mostly dead.

And so after many years, finally we are getting word on a possible sequel to this glorious game, but even that is almost a faded memory since we have not heard anything at all about it for more than a year. We can only hope.

To all the people who played, loved, and still wish there to be a continuation to this awesome game, lets hope SOE will get off their collective ass' and atleast give us some info about what may come in the near future.

Also a shout out to all the 666 Special Ops Devil Dog Vets out there! Great times were had face rolling the other two sides at once.




KLJ

Here is a short/crappy story I wrote in the span of an hour.

It was a normal afternoon in this small town in the middle of nowhere. The towns people went about their daily lives with out the slightest clue on what was about to happen to them. They shopped, cleaned, talked, laughed without the knowledge of what was to come. The end was close alright, at least for this small town in the middle of nowhere.

It began on a seemingly normal afternoon. The sun was high in the sky, kids were out and about playing their silly games and their parents were working and talking with one another. Suddenly, a scream so loud and high pitch came out of nowhere and paralyzed the towns people. It was as if this noise was coming from inside their heads. Some began clawing at their face to hopefully stop it, but nothing helped. And as suddenly as it sounded, it vanished. A eerie silence over took the town and not a single noise was made.

As the people started to recover from this random and horrifying ordeal, something even worse appeared on the horizon. From the east, a great, black mist was barreling towards the town. Most people had enough time to make it in, but others were unlucky. They were trapped in this pitch black mist with nothing that would let them see. Even flashlights could not cut through this impenetrable darkness. As the people that were left outside began to try to find a way out of this darkness, the screams came. Not the ones heard earlier that day, but a different kind of scream. The kind only a man in his death throughs would make.

One man that was fortunate enough to find his way to a building began to see strange shapes in the dark, rolling mist. He called out to them, but there was no response. Suddenly more screaming and yelling was heard from multiple directions as if the whole world around him was being slaughtered. The man began to run and try to find a way inside this building that was acting as his one form of direction he could trust. As he began searching for a way in he stumbled over some sort of garbage someone must have left out. He fell hard against the cold ground just for a moment, and then he felt the wetness forming on his shirt. He then noticed a strange smell that he could only describe as the smell of iron.

At the realization of what he just stumbled over he began to panic. The sounds from whatever was out there were getting closer ans closer and he still could not find a way in. Then he saw it. A light in the darkness in the form of a store front windows. He began sprinting towards his only salvation when all hope drained from his world. Something stood in front of the windows. That something was not human, or animal, or anything he had seen before, but he felt like this was not the first time humans and these thing had crossed paths because he felt a sort of primal fear sweep across his body at the sight of it.

It looked, form a distance, like a very tall and skinny man. However in the light its features that differentiated them from us were all to obvious. The creature was so skinny, you could see its bones, or what he thought were bones poking through its hairless exterior. Its arms were abnormally long , reaching to the ground almost when the creature took a hunchback position. The limbs were very skinny, almost bone like and had the feeling of sharpness from them. What was worse of all was the head. Its skull looks like it was elongated at the back of the skull giving it a very strange, oval like appearance from the side. Then there was the face. The face is what really made the man drop to his knees and begin to whimper like a small child. The face seemed like it was stretched into a evil looking smile that reached from one side of its massive head to the other with long rows of sharp and point teeth. Its nose was what a humans would if there was no skin or cartridge on it. Then the eyes, they were sunken into the creatures head and made it so that when you look into them, you feel like your being swallowed up into a current of never ending horror and innocence.

The creature noticed this small man sobbing uncontrollable on the ground and made its way towards him. As the creature moved away from the window, the man saw what would happen if he even made it inside. Pieces of meat and flesh were strewn about the lite room as if the creature that did so was playing with the remains of the victims. He also saw a little hand print of blood made on the window that could have only came from a child...

The man knew he was going to die and then ripped apart to satisfy some otherworldly creatures desire and he knew nothing he could do would save him. He decided after seeing that small hand print, he would at least go down fighting. Even though nothing could save him, he still needed to try to live and not resign his fate over to this creature that stood before him.

He slowly got himself off the ground and was able to stand just barely, wobbling to the left and right as he tried to stabilize his fear induced tremors. He looked at the creature and said something under his breath as if to someone else and then he smiled. He rushed towards the creature and the creature rushed towards him. As he comes in closer to the creature, all doubt is gone within his mind. He was at peace with what was about to happen. They then reached each other as the black mist that blocked out all light, except for this one kindled inside this mans heart, hope.

Games

So...

I first got into games when I was just a little thing around the age of 7 I think... My parents bought me a blue Pocket Gameboy with Pokemon Red. I was almost to happy now that I think back to it. At that time I was also still learning to read somewhat and my parents told me that it might be hard to play the game since it has things that I would have to read. I ignored them and got to playing. After that I don't think I ever had trouble reading again.


Thank you Pokemon, you taught me how to read good! :D

For those of you who want to get a cheaper loldrunk feeling.

New blog, new ideas, new days.

New blog here


I'm gonna start talking about anything and everything that really is just pointless so leave now if you want.

Or stay and check out this video I found... Whatever you want.