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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Flail it Yourself: V for Vexation (Part 1)

In all the Katakana stuff I've gone over, I can't believe I've forgotten V! V-sounds are another case of trying to emulate a sound in a language that isn't quite set up for it, but unlike a lot of others, there's more than one way to go about getting there.
The first of those, which we'll go over today is by using B sounds. Those are written with the addition of what looks like quotation marks to the kana for the H-family of sounds- ha-he-hi-fu-ho. (And we covered the Fu thing before.)

Ever wonder why the wee-est of the weeaboo call Vegeta "Bejita?" Well, because that's technically how it's spelled. On a more directly game-related subject, the Varia suit from Metroid? A mistranslation- it should be the Barrier Suit, which is painfully obvious looking at the Metroid II and Super Metroid artwork for Samus's armor with and without the Varia. It's another layer of armor, a barrier. When I started learning katakana this was one of those slap-myself-on-the-forehead moments- so obvious! Once you know what you're looking for, anyway.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Dragon Quest VI/6 - Day 41 (Fucking ice puzzles!!!)

And we're back for the big Friday update!

When we had last left off, we had just changed an entire town full of snowmen into people, and I had learned that the item shop here sucks ass. But there's another cave for us to explore, so we'll head up there and take a look after we're done looking through town.

Apparently everyone was frozen for fifty years. All you had to do was talk to the ice princess, old guy!
Old dude seems really insistent on the number fifty, which I guess is how long the town was frozen? I'm not sure, but he does seem grateful, which is always nice. Shame, because if it was frozen for fifty years, that means he probably got through his twenties by feeling up ice sculptures. I hate to think what those people found caked to them when they thawed. I'll give you a hint. It was waffles. Because sadly, if I found an entire town full of frozen people, I probably would just stick waffles to them.

I've also found another person that seems somewhat important.

His name is Zam. Whether he's related to Disgaea 2's Yukimaru or Gundam's bipedal space-turnip the Big Zam, I cannot say.
It's a fat guy in red, but he asks us a question, as you can see. I say yes, and he talks quite a bit about what it probably something of great importance. As I still haven't learned Japanese, I smile and nod politely to him and then make my way out of town and head to the northern most cave.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dragon Quest VI/6 - Day 40 (Cold as a witch's testicles)

And we begin our Thursday update by looking for more new and strange things! I did manage to find something fairly easily, and not too far from where we got that nifty armor yesterday. I was scouting out the area, or at least the bottom left quarter of the map, when I found this interesting place:

This Significant Plateau(TM) provided by...
Is this the only place on the planet it snows? Probably, but let's not question it out of hope that it's what we're looking for, kay?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dragon Quest VI/6 - Day 39 (Yeah, I was right...)

And we're back. Sorry about the abrupt cutoff, but I had to wax the ostrich. Thank god we have a professional ostrich waxer, or it would take forever!... Seriously though, scrubbing the shower out sucks.

Anyway, where were we?

New Soundwave 094: The SNES at 20, Sonic CD, and finishing games

Forgot to post this earlier in the week! Thanks a lot, Irene.

It was a good show this week: I get all gushy over the SNES and we talk about why people don't finish games as much as they used to. And... get ready for this... my video?


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dragon Quest VI/6 - Day 38 (Nothing good can come of this...)

And we're back, and I spent a good bit of time just trying to figure out where I'm supposed to go. Luckily, I ran into a tired old man, at about hour 3.

I'd talked to this guy before, so I hadn't expected him to do or say anything, but to be honest I was getting desperate, and figured anything was worth a try. I don't know what he just gave me, but I can't find those symbols in my inventory, and had to resort to trying everything I have... For the second time today.

It was, however, totally worth it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dragon Quest VI/6 - Day 37 (BOOBIES!!!!!!!)

And we're back after a weekend with no electricity! Well, not a whole weekend, just enough to screw up any plans I had for playing this thing ahead of time to figure out what to do next, so I had to spend most of the time since it came back figuring out what the hell I do. I'm taking a long shot, here, but I think I've got it.

That map's filling out nicely!
I've found this location on the map, along with a few others that could be important, but this one sticks out. Why? Because you can only get to it from under water, and that's the gimmick I'm working with for the moment. See, under the sea:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Naruto Shippuden: Nultimate Impact. Demo.. AKA Dynasty Warriors: Nult Wrap Up

Sorry for the delay guys. Hurricane Irene knocked out our power last night, and it didn't come back on until like 5 today... and then I had to actually get a few hours' sleep. I know, I'm weak... Anyway, on with the show!

Alright, today we're checking out versus mode. Let's hope there's an option to play against the CPU, because I don't want to try to connect to someone in Japan that's been level grinding and can horribly, horribly rape me. I get the same six tutorial screens and then some text boxes... god I hope it's not telling me it's connecting to the internet... Ah well:

Now that the power's back...

...expect AngeliqueDaemon to post the rest of her Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact demo review later tonight! I'm actually pretty pleased we only lost power for about 15 hours; last time a hurricane came up this way we lost it for an entire week. So, back with postings soon!