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Saturday, May 29, 2010


I've already uploaded Part 1.  Just waiting to finish Part 2.

Also sleep-deprived.  Can't think good.  Invented a new word: "quickler" in place of "more quickly."

Adverbs are mean sons o' bitches.  I'm getting tired of their nonsense.

=_= ~*(zzz)*

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Okay, I've finished the first (shorter) part of episode 05.  Now, I have two options: make this a standalone 5-minute episode and make the next one as episode 06, or continue with the two-parter plan.  The former option means I release what I have done so far, the latter means you wait until I'm done with everything.  The second part will take a couple more days, though.

It's up to you guys.  I figured I've made you wait forever and you deserve a sweet little present.

=_= ~*(cyh)*

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Brain Summit

At last, Ian has posted the Q&A.  It's about two hours long and absolutely hilarious.  I'm too tired to write a synopsis, so just check it out.

On another note, scripting the next episode is taking longer than expected, but I'm slowly making progress.  As stated in the previous post, I've finished the video, and am currently working on the dialogue.  It will be a two-parter due to length concerns--because YouTube is a douche--and does indeed include the radios for the Transmission Received achievement....though I have toyed with them a bit.  *smirk*

Anyway, yeah.  Enjoy The Brain Summit, post comments, tell us what you think, etc...

The Brain Summit

Special Note: The discussion concerning the youth and swearing/spelling/grammar is a general observation we've made.  I take special care to associate with the ones who prove to be exceptions.  Keep that in mind.  If you're not a part of that group, ki ni shinaide, ne.  (Don't worry about it.)  We like you just fine.

Also, danielcdawson?  Have we told you how awesome you are?  If not, the Q&A will.  ^_^  Thanks for all the help you give.

=_= ~*(cyh)*

P.S. Oy, Corky.  This is my Pikachu.  I've had it since Christmas 2000 in Japan.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

"Debilibus Somnus Est..."

"Naze Latin o tsukatten desu ka?" to kikun desu ne?  Datte, hima dakara.  Romaji shika kakenainda!  Moji ga naindakara.  Atashi no subete no kangae wa Nihongo de ari!!  Sore yori, eigo wa mou...chotto tsumaranainda.  Ne?

Ah, Gintama wa oshii na?  Kaete kure, Gin-chan!  Hitori ni shinaide!  Atashi kanashii yo!  Baka na koto bakkari kangae shika nai!  Maji de shinimasu!!!  Jissatsu suru!  IMA SUGU NI!!!

Ja, omaera wa koko ni iru nara, oshieru.  Tsugi no video wa mou totta, soshite nokori wa tada seiyuu no koto dake. 

Nemuritakunai.  "Suimin wa yowamushi no tame da."

"Sleep Is for the Weak."

Ijou nashi.  Oyasumi nasai, yowamushi-tachi
=_= ~*(sai)*

P.S. Iiwake ga arun desu yo.  5:38am desu.  Tsukareteiru kedo, demo atashi wa tomaranai!  Dialogu o shiagaranakucha!

.....Sumimasen.  Noh miso ga toketeiru.

(I suck at Romaji.  Forgive me for misspellings and random spacings--I have had no formal training.....also, special mention in a vid for anyone who can decipher ALL of the above.)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I fixed GLaDOS.  I don't know how, but I did....which means it could totally happen again and I wouldn't know what to do...again.

=_=  Ah, computers.  It's a love-hate relationship: I love them, and they hate me.

Anyway, I'll be working on the next episode over the next couple of days, and by then Ian might also have the Q&A all edited up!  *sigh*  At last, things are moving along again.

...I'm gonna go watch some anime on my new monitor.  HD FTW~!  Sebastian FTW~!!
=_= ~*(cyh)*

P.S.  I noticed something.  Chell and I have the same nose!  (She's got those crazy-ass cheekbones, though....)



Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I'm having an issue with GLaDOS' dialogue.  Her lines are overlapping by about a second, making recording impossibly ridiculous.  Anybody know how to troubleshoot audio issues?  It's been fine until today--I know it's not the monitor's fault because it was working fine while I was tweaking the video options for the new screen. (720p will have to stick around a bit longer, by the way.  A GeForce 8600 GTS can't handle 1080p with Fraps running, apparently--shoves too much of the work onto the CPU.)

Anyway, I've reinstalled the game, screwed around with the sound commands in the console, changed languages to Spanish and Russian (overlapping occurs in other languages as well), defragged the game files, and cache checked the game files.  Nothing has worked.  I put in a support ticket to Steam, but if someone here knows how to fix the problem, I'd be much obliged.  (Google will not help you, however.  I already tried that, and all I got were issues with no dialog at all, and bizarre pages about GLaDOS in bondage.... 0_=;)

I can only start the next episode after this problem is fixed, so seriously--HELP!!!!  DX

=_= ~*(cyh)*

P.S. I just made an ENORMOUS mocha cafe popsicle!  Like, 32oz. worth of mocha~!


O_O *gasp!*

O_o  *turn*

=_=  *stare~*  

+ 3 + MINE~!  *grumpy face*

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I'm Going to Die.


Most of you probably don't give a crap about my anime obsession--most of you probably think it's weird or a waste of time.  You people aren't allowed to comment.

I don't care what people think, because today is a sad day.  See, I want to tell you about a special show called Gintama--a show that has brought me joy on my worst days, and kept me laughing from the moment it began.  That link will take you to streaming episodes, by the way--check it out!  I'm serious.  Watch an episode.  Watch 201 episodes!  SHARE MY LOSS~!   ;*___*;

Picture this: Japan in olden times, in Edo where the Shinsengumi and Bakufu are in charge.  Hijikata and Sogo and Kondo are all there.  There are swords and samurai and ninjas.

Now add aliens.  Yes, ALIENS--like those people from space?--yeah, those guys.  Just add them in.  Go ahead!  They'll fit right in just fine.  Now, stick them in the story, and call them the Amanto.  There was a big war when they took over.  Samurai fought and died for the human race, but in the end, they failed to push back the invaders.  One samurai in particular, a man by the name of Sakata Gintoki who was given the epithet of Shiroyasha (White Demon), survived with a couple of his buddies.  After the war, he opened up a shop called Yorozuya Gin-chan (Odd Jobs Gin).  This show (and the ongoing manga) does something I've never seen duplicated.  It combines ridiculously wild and deadpan comedy, hardcore violence, and serious drama so perfectly that imagining life without a constant supply of this madness makes me want to give the toaster a bath.

 Cast during Screwdriver MMO episode:

This story focuses on Gin, Kagura (an alien girl in a Chinese dress from the invincible and fair-skinned Yato clan), and Shinpachi (a kid from a nearby dojo hoping to find a job--he is one with his glasses).  They make up the Yorozuya, and they will do ANYTHING for a buck.  There's one problem, though: Gin's pretty much useless.  He's a lazy, diabetic samurai who can't carry anything more than a wooden sword he bought off a TV commercial because of the new Amanto-imposed sword-ban.

Gin...not getting along with the ladies.

However, he's not boring.  None of them are boring.  Throughout the series, they've battled a ninja with hemorrhoids who tries to steal Gin's Shonen Jump magazine, defeated multiple insanely powerful alien clans, rescued a city of badass prostitutes while dressed as women, parodied every pop culture reference under the sun, pretended to be lost tourists in a marathon, gotten trapped in an MMO in order to fix random body parts that for some reason have become screwdrivers (flat and phillips) battled yakuza alien wasp nests because of unfortunate Playstation 2-related deaths, fought for the purity of a girl who thinks she's a boy, dressed up as a centaur carrying a dead child in order to be a mascot for police affairs, harassed thousands of people, been trapped in the bodies of various animals and an android maid, saved the earth about fifteen different times, built the Neo Armstrong Jet Cyclone Armstrong Cannon,  triumphed over the inner otaku of a Shinsengumi member (but not without honoring his tenacity), found and lost multiple jobs, killed several wild alien pets which belonged to a certain pathetic prince, defeated Freeza (well, Hijikata did that--he and Sogou are a whole other ball game), and countless other fantastic stories.

Kagura on a bad day--Bitch be CRAZY!

Shinpachi on a bad day--bitch be a dude!

Sogo and Kagura make a psychotically awesome team.

On the Shinsengumi side, they've fought bathroom bacteria reminiscent of Nausicaa's creepy forest, fought for the dreams of the aforementioned inner otaku, made attempt after attempt at arresting Gin for something--anything!, tried harder than any person should to keep their gorilla of a commander from marrying a real space gorilla, gotten mixed up in Yorozuya business constantly, gently rejected a young girl's love by pretending to be Mayonnaise royalty, gone hunting for a golden beetle with honey slathered all over the body, fought amongst each other a hundred times over retarded things, made every death threat imaginable to a comrade (Hijikata?  Sogo?  I'm talking about you!), fought valiantly to win the right to be a pop idol's fan club, struggled to find the last cigarette in the galaxy because the ashtrays around the city now explode when you put ash in them....the list just gets longer...and longer...and longer.

The Shinsengumi:

Hijikata on a bad day--ouch.  (Saw Parody)

Really, I can't believe it's over.  Sure, they tell us that there'll be more once the mangaka is finished making more chapters, but this hiatus is going to kill me inside!  I've never seen anything so wonderfully capable of making me laugh like a lunatic and sob like a baby all in the same episode!  Gin is my favorite fictional character of all time--not because he's an absolute riot (which he is....I love you, Tomokazu Sugita-sama!  BEST VOICE ACTOR EVER!!!!!)--but because he's the kind of person who ignores the stupid little issues and hits the core of the problem.  Also, he's kickass.  Seriously--he's a demon with white hair and red eyes (I conjecture that he's actually albino...).  And Hijikata and Sogo?  Those two are the greatest duo I've ever seen.  Seriously, I've never seen good friends try so hard on a regular basis to kill each other in such inventive, insidious ways.  Shinpachi?  He is more than his glasses--he's the ultimate straight-man.  Kagura?  She's the craziest, most screwed up little slacker girl on the planet, and I adore her for it.  Katsura?  I'll never forget your name.  Takasugi?  You're a crazy bastard, dude--keep up the smexeh.  Kondo?  Give up on Otae--she'll really kill you one of these days.  Sa-chan?  STOP BRINGING NATTO AND BDSM PARAPHERNALIA TO EVERY EPISODE YOU GET!!!  Everyone?  I'm going to miss you.

 Hijikata and Sogo--The Saw Parody

The outcome: Sogo wins.  Hijikata is doomed.

Sogo on a bad day--Everybody dies.

In the words of Toshi, the inner otaku who represents everything I love about this show:
"We just have to live every second to the fullest, and the traces of the path we lived be burned into the ground...That will be proof of our existence!"

The Yorozuya and the Shinsengumi kicking ass and chewing bubblegum.  WITH A BAZOOKA.

Badass Prostitutes:

Takasugi: Harbinger of Chaos and Gin's former comrade in arms
(AKA The Hotness)
This is Toshi--he's adorable.  (He's also Hijikata.)

Gin the Lawyer

 Gin the Warrior Shiroyasha

Gin the Lazy-Ass

 Gin the (Bad) Photographer

 Gin the Ghostbuster (I made this as an avatar)

Oh, and Pirate Gin:
Guy: Look, we don’t need guys like you.
Gintoki: [dressed in a space pirate outfit] How rude. We want to be pirates too! Take us with you! Right, Zura?
Katsura: It’s not Zura; it’s Captain Katsura.
Gintoki: We’re mischievous guys who’ve dreamt of becoming pirates ever since we were little. We’re looking for the secret treasure called ‘One Park’. Right, Zura?
Katsura: It’s not Zura; it’s Captain Katsura.
Guy: Whatever. Go find it yourselves.
Gintoki: Don’t say that. Look, my hand’s a hook. I can only be a pirate or a coat-hanger now.

In the words of Gin-chan, the badassest samurai around:
"Listen up! Let’s say you drink too much strawberry milk, and have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, but it’s cold outside your bed. You don’t want to get up, but the urge to urinate is just too strong! You make up your mind to go! You run to the bathroom, stand in front of the toilet, and let loose! You think that all your life has led to this moment! But then you realize. It isn’t the bathroom! You’re still in bed! That feeling of lukewarm wetness spreads like wildfire! But you don’t stop! You can’t stop! That’s what I’m talking about! That’s the truth of the strawberry milk! Do you get it?"

That's a wrap.... TT_TT
8_8 ~*(cry)*
(And watch out for vending machines!)

Friday, May 14, 2010


Hey, people.  Great news~!  We just finished the Q&A, and after Ian is done editing and fixing it up, we'll be posting it on all our channels.  It's two-and-a-half hours long.  (Krimsin fell asleep and vanished for the last half-hour, as well...that was kind of adorable, actually...)  Also, my monitor has come in!  1080p FTW!  This thing is so beautiful.  I can't wait to get cracking on the next episode.

So yeah, keep an eye out for the Q&A and episode 05 of Chell's Mind.  It should be a blast--I know it was a blast making it.

=_= ~*(cyh)*

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Check this Mess!

Okay, I've decided not to make the new episode until I get the new 1080pHD monitor and Zalman VGA heatsink I ordered last night at 3AM.  (That's early in my world--shut up.)  AT LAST!  Hi-Def!  And no more high-pitched whine killing my ears~!  This also means that, chances are, the Q&A will happen prior to the new ep--which is fine with me since I'll have to fine-tune a lot of settings for the new monitor, not to mention overclocking the graphics card to improve performance a bit.

Yes.  Computer nerd stuff.  It's only important if you know what any of it means.

I can't wait until I can afford an i7 Lynnfield and an EVGA GeForce 470/480....I happen to like the P55 chipset, thank you very much!  So what if it's not triple-channel?!  It's still an awesome setup.

New stuff I'm getting--'cause it's pretty, and the old monitor is destroying my hearing:

Monitor: HP 2159m 21.5" 1080p LCD w/BrightView (i.e., none of that anti-glare blurry crap)

Heatsink: Zalman VF1000 LED VGA Heatsink (pure copper FTW~!)

What I already have:

Case:  CoolerMaster NV690 Mid/Full Tower ATX (I LOVE THIS CASE)

Mobo: EVGA P55 SLI (Note: this chipset had no north bridge--all that's on the CPU)

CPU: Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield (2.67GHz x4 cores--sorry, no HT, but yes Turbo Boost!)

RAM: 6GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2000 (3x2GB)

 Graphics Card: XFX Nvidia GeForce 8600GTS 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM (Oldest component in the system, but still a nice little card.)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB w/32MB Cache (This thing is SILENT)

PSU: Rosewill Stallion 500W Blue LED (My little trooper.)

Optical Drive: DVD/CD-R/RW, etc.... (No LightScribe, though--that's on the laptop.)

Yeah...I've put some really pretty pennies into this thing.  I CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT MONITOR!!!!

That is all.
=_= ~*(cyh)*

P.S. I went to the gym today, for the first time since high school.  Ah, it feels good to work out all that stress.... Remember: cardio is important!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Guess What?


I've graduated college with a BS in pre-med bio at last.  *sigh*  Oh, how wonderful to be free of schoolwork...  My parents and grandparents got all emotional and whatnot, while my little brother just kinda stood there, waiting for it to end.

o_o  I had no idea my school did defense contracts...

That aside, happy Mother's Day to everybody's mommies.  I gave my mom some potted plants--she loves plants.  TELL YOUR MOTHERS HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE THEM!  Mommies are important.  =_= *stern face*

Also, Q&A coming up as soon as I can work out a date when everyone is free, not to mention a new episode of Chell's Mind as soon as I'm all squared away with cleaning my room and dusting my computer out.  Granted, it idles at 30C, but that's not good enough for me.  I'll also be getting a new HD widescreen monitor from my parents, so look out for 1080p in the near future.  BANZAI!!  Now I just have to get a job at a clinic, finish the MCAT, ASVAB, DLAB, and GRE (all tests), and join the Air Force.  Busy, busy, busy...

Okay, so this is the last call for interesting questions for the Q&A.  As soon as we've got a date ready, I'm closing submissions.  And no common/stupid questions.  I'm just gonna ignore those.

That is all.
=_= ~*(cyh)*