Caustic Wound – “Death Posture,” 2020

https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/death-posture   (This is my attempt to translate my articles to Ukrainian, please feel free to let me know of any errors, I would be glad to fix mistakes to better accurately show the content in Ukrainian.) Я не знав...

Caustic Wound – “Death Posture,” 2020

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Austin Mackert – “Gameplay and Talk”

When reflecting on the video game circuit on YouTube it’s easy to remember AVGN and the popular channels that saturated the platform. For me one of the channels that may have gone under the radar of most mainstream channels, is none other than Gameplay and Talk with...

Panzer Dragoon Sega Saturn Review

Panzer Dragoon (1995) Sega Saturn Hey pencil neck! it's me talking here, your punk son of a bitch! get a grip kid, you got to get quicker on the thumbs, if you want to smash through this game. Panzer Dragoon is an amazing and stellar story of a guy and his...

MU Legend > Blader > Skills….

Earth Cleaver: Enables you to slam your weapon to the ground in front, attacking enemies in a straight line at 1,163% of attack, and pushing them away from the cracks in the ground. CD: 10.0s, MP COST: 109, Required Level: 61 INSTANT. Leap Attack: Enables you to leap...

Random Update

Nothing too major but I did manage to update a couple of the pages alongside adding a news/update section. Next up is to go through all posts, delete any duplicates and categorize everything. Please make sure to check out the Shin Force Interview, and my review of the...

About

 

About me…

I don’t exactly care to write about myself, because in the superficial sense I have not nearly accomplished what I would like to say for myself today. But I have no qualms that my circumstances and the amount of adversity I have put myself through, has made me a stronger person. Financially I am at a huge disadvantage, but I got a roof over my head, and food in my belly, so my complaints are all disadvantageous. My ambitions in life would be to do something more with writing, radio really any kind of social media. This webpage has been a conglomeration of my interests and hobbies as well as a medium to expose the thoughts running non stop in my mind.

 
old picture from the archives
I am 30 years young, my appearance would easily pass for a 18-20 year, or so I am told by the numerous people I meet. It is what it is, I am starting to learn to deal with it. I won’t divulge too much into my interests, because I feel like I do that more justice in the content on this blog. I currently reside in Grand Rapids, Mi, but I am born and raised in Lansing. I have also lived in Massachusetts and Texas. Seen a lot, and been through a lot. I have always grown up to believe that happiness is an attainable, but the older I get the more I learn happiness is nothing more than a whiny bitch. The object and goal in my life is live in contentment. Find that semblance of peace. Being content is the most beneficial. In a nutshell, I am a introvert, good sense of humor and a compassionate heart for genuine people. As far as religion is concerned, I do desire to find out what makes the cosmos in order, and what makes man even fathom the idea of right/wrong, and where it all comes from. Not to get all philosophical, but meaning/purpose is the most sought after goal of I think any human being. And I know the external physical attainment of “things” never brings worthwhile joy, but it does help us distracted. And to be honest life needs distraction, we need an outlet to give ourselves a moment to forget about our problems. 
 
Web History…
Before all this I was an html fiend and was always trying to make new and creative web pages. I think the web sites that I catered to whatever particular internet source, was well overshadowed by my interest in the fan aspect of web sites. Looking back I don’t think I ever had the attention span to watch dragon ball or other anime, with the exception of Vampire Hunter D, MD Geist, Fist of the North Star… the emerging vintage class of animation, that is now officially devoid in the current anime circuit. I do not consider myself a fan of anime, the animation style today is lacking in my opinion. And I think that its influence on western culture is kind of disgusting. This is not to say there are not a handful of creative and great titles, but I think the majority all come from the 80’s to 90’s era. 
 
That all being said I would like to share a bit of the projects I worked with in the past that were all anime/gaming related. Further proving my geekiness, that I have not completely came to terms with. 
 
Internet Alias…

When I was younger me and a neighborhood friend wanted to be rappers. To be honest, I was never really into metal music until my late teens/20’s. The name came about from a wordplay of the common cautionary stickers on CD’s that contain explicit content, “Parental Advisory”. So I called my AdviseORe. It’s become synonymous with almost all my web projects, and I don’t see changing it any time soon. Copyrighted and full respective credit goes to myself. A original.

Various Web Projects…

 Name: Remaining Memories 
About: A rather simple Dragon Ball page, absolutely useless content and most of which was stolen from other dragonball web pages. This was my first go at a web site, and if I had a screencap of the site itself it really shows. As I said before I am not a fan of Dragonball, I was at one point fascinated with the character designs, and the some of the themes. But when I realized it was an expansive 100+ episodes of just poorly dubbed dialogue, and fights that lasted for several episodes. I think it’s way over hyped. And really one of the more comical series.

Version 1.0

Version 2.0

 Name: Sega Reform
About: Having grown up with a nes, you would think I would have became a nintendo enthusiast. But it always seemed like Nintendo garnered to a more family oriented approach, while Sega had the balls to just put out whatever they damn well pleased. Reminds me of the first release of the Mortal Kombat games, the sega version included all the blood and gore without a fuss. And if I remember correctly you had to type in a code or something to get the blood on snes. Plus something else that made me a big fan, was receiving the magazine Sega Visions. The site itself dwindled into obscurity with absolutely no viewer base, and little support from those that were once a part of it. Still has a memorable place for me. But it’s death certificate has definitely been set in stone.

 
 
Name: Torn X Souls
About: Self adulation at its finest, borderline narcissistic. But in all honesty this site probably resembles the purpose and interest of this current blog, than the other sites. It was a combination of reviews/writings as well as a heavily focused attention to personal affairs in my life. It was swelled up with enough teenage angst, to be taken seriously. This site went through several re-designs but I this was the only image I could find of it. So deal with it!
 
And finally for miscellaneous sake, I would make it a priority in the past to randomly take a screen capture of my desktop environment. Rummaging through some old web site stuff, I found this old screen capture of an attractive Tila Tequila (she used to be hot). Random, I know but whatever.
 
 

The Rating System…
Not sure if you noticed or not, but when I review a metal album I included a series of demonic goat heads to not only denote the evil spookiness of metal music, but also as a 5 star criteria to give a more identifiable quick reference of my thought of the particular album. Here is the ratings all laid out and explained.

This is a perfect score and is indicative that I really like the music. Stuff that would receive a rating like this are Pierced from Within, Reign in Blood, Spawn of Possession, etc. etc.

Right on the brink of perfection, there is really no differentiation from this and a 5 goat head, but they may have left a minor statistical flaw, that I didn’t care for. Almost trivial to include, but what the feck eh?

 The 4 demon goat heads indicate something of great credibility. Another differentiation hard to examine.

3, 1/2 goat heads is the brink of something good, but just doesn’t quite have the evil radar up to snuff. Definitely credible release, but far from the epitome of demonic perfection.

This rating is typically reserved for new and upcoming bands that have tickled my fancy with their potential to become full fledged dungeon masters, dominators of any table top. In other words, average with potential. 
Your dungeon master skills are not necessarily on the brink of failure just yet, but one more strike and you’ll be eating out of the bowl of wrath. 
 
Congratulations the dark lord has still accepted you into this ranks of unholy dominion. Unfortunately you are beginning to join the lower ranks. Merely sacrifice goats and drinking the blood of virgins, is not enough. Keep vesting your depravity.
 
Guess what you suck. I mean you don’t suck bad enough to not get rated at all, but you really don’t show much potential. And will be nothing more than a lower class hireling for the rest of your days, unless of course you can summon the holy diver.
 
This is called the mercy goat, though evil and unforgiving in his pursuit of utter annihilation of the human race. He still has a heart, a dark throbbing hate incarnate, but a heart none of the less. This rating is reserved for bands that really blow the dong hardcore. 
 
The ultra omega monkey award is given to bands that are stellar almost unearthly. This rating is astronomical, and rarely given to any release. Bands of this calibre are inhuman and are also the defeaters of the dark goat lord. This title is not easily given, legend says not even possible.