Tuesday, February 18, 2014

True Ultimate Evil: A fighting game concept


Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a video game where you have no choice but to play as the most evil characters ever created? A game where no heroes exist…. Well, I had a fun time imagining what that game would be.

TRUE, ULTIMATE EVILLLLLL!!!


Okay, so, take the style of Smash Bros and add the most evil characters ever instead of the Nintendo cast. Tell me it wouldn’t be awesome to fight as the Borg Queen against Frieza from DBZ. Sauron vs. Lord Voldemort. The Wicked Witch of the West vs. Alien.

You don’t have to tell me how impossible this game is. I know. Disney would never make a game with DC, Cartoon Network, Universal, and every other major movie studio combined. I get that. This is just my personal fantasy. So, here goes:

Characters: I know there are a ton of the classic horror movie monsters I didn’t add. However, I didn’t want this game to be overridden by just classic monsters; I wanted a good blend of modern and classic, so I left characters like the Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Mummy out. I also wanted a few cartoony characters to diversify from the realer characters, which is why I picked Mojo Jojo along side of The Joker.

If I left any characters out, if you disagree with me, leave a comment with your own character list!

Starting lineup:
Freddy
Borg Queen
Pennywise the Dancing Clown
Sauron
Darth Vader
Frankenstein’s Monster
The Joker
Ursula the Sea Witch
Exorcist Girl
Frieza

Unlockable:
Voldemort
Alien
Rita Repulsa
Chucky
King Joffrey
The Wicked Witch of the West
Angelica Pickles
Clockwork Orange Guy
Mojo Jojo
Slenderman
Davey Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Exclusive to Nintendo:
Bowser

Exclusive to Sony:
Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal

Exclusive to Microsoft:
Gruntilda from Banjo-Kazooie

DLC Characters:
Jason Voorhees
Khan
Dracula
Zomboss
Gannon
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg from 5th Element
Agent Smith
Magneto
Randall Flagg from SK Novels
The Duck Hunt Dog
The Hamburglar
Diablo
GLaDOS
Zuul from Ghostbusters

Stages:
Earthen Mountains from Dragon Ball Z
The Borg Cube from Star Trek
The Death Star from Star Wars
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
Mount Doom from The Lord of the Rings
Elm Street Dreams from Nightmare on Elm Street
The Sewers from It
The House of Laughs from Batman

Unlockable Stages:
The Battle of Hogwarts from Harry Potter
The Toy Store from Chucky
The Iron Throne Room from A Song of Ice and Fire
The Woods from Slender
The Flying Dutchmann from Pirates of the Carribean 
Observatory from Powerpuff Girls
Munchkin Land from The Wizard of Oz


Thanks for stopping by my blog!
UNRAVELSPACE UNRAVELTIME

Monday, February 10, 2014

It Surrounds And Binds Us All, a poem by Harrison Aye


The Poem:
it's the rift from which you came,
it surrounds and binds us all,
it's a drink from the plainer cup,
it's embodied ecstasy.
...life.

it's the bridge from which you came,
it surrounds and binds us all,
it's the taste of sweat and soil,
it has the air of ecstasy.
...love.





This was a poem I wrote a long time ago while getting over someone I loved. I won't say that I still feel the same way as when I wrote it, but I came upon the recorded sung version and decided to make a video out of it. It obviously compares the essence of life to that of love, the similarities and differences. The shared experiences. The way that love and create life, and life creates love.

I always loved the phrase, "it surrounds and binds us all." It's sort of a force/power/magical thought, but also very down to earth. Love is everywhere; life is everywhere.



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Harry Potter should have married Hermione Granger


Recent news outlets report that J. K. Rowling is having a few regrets about who-ended-up-with-who. They’re saying that she said that Harry and Hermione should have gotten married, not Hermione and Ron.

I agree, but before I explain why, I should say why I think that J. K. initially chose to join Weasley to Granger. The reason is simple: By marrying Harry to Ginny and Hermione to Ron, Ron became Harry’s brother-in-law and Hermione, his sister-in-law. Also, the rest of the Weasleys, including his new go-to mom Molly, became Harry and Hermione’s in-law family. It was a clean ending, and it gave Harry what he wanted most: family (remember, that is what he saw in the mirror!). 


But, no. Ron and Hermione would have gotten divorced with a few years.

Hermione is a tortoise. Slow and steady. Her decision-making is about well thought out plans using wisdom and logic.

Ron is a jackhammer. Rash. Emotion-based decision-making, rather than logical. He is stubborn. Passive-aggressive.

It would have been a hard marriage with that sort of mix. They had plenty of communication issues throughout, and they would have had more during their marriage.

Harry, on the other hand, is not quite so emotionally charged in his decisions. He leans to emotional, but not in such an extreme as Ron. He’s more of a mix of logic-vs-emotion, imo. Regardless, he was always willing to, at least, listen to Hermione. Ron was far more rash.


the basilisk

Also, Ron, let’s be honest, never seemed all that attracted to Hermione. Other than that one forced moment when he says she has nice skin, Ron pretty much friend-zoned Hermione. He didn’t ask her out to the dance. He didn’t snog her when he could have. Hermione seemed interested, but not him, not until she had a scary experience in the Chamber of Secrets… almost like Ron wouldn’t kiss her unless it was in a Chamber of what he wanted to keep Secret.

Harry, I think he could have been attracted to Hermione, if J. K. had wanted to swing the story that way. Honest truth, I think Harry should have ended up with Luna Lovegood. I really think that he bonded with her weirdness, her understanding of life-and-death, her observations of the world. Ginny started timid, and I don’t feel like Harry would have been attracted to that. She became a little bossy, and I don’t feel like he would have liked that, either. However, I have to give the actress that played Ginny props, she was very good at building tension in the scenes she was in with Harry.  


the end

I just watched the Half-Blood Prince the other day. Harry and Hermione are looking out of the tower. Romantic. They even held hands for a bit.

Ron was sitting off on the stairs.