First Impact Anime – The Second Impact (Teaser Trailer)

First Impact Anime – The Second Impact (Teaser Trailer)


There’s nothing like your First Impact!




BGM: Fugue (A Revelation)

BGM Artist: Trivium

Vlog 104 – February 2012 Update

February 2012 Update – Vlog 104


In this webcam video from Starbucks, I talk about being TAD on a ship, the upload schedule, the status of my upcoming videos, working on the ship, and resuming my normal schedule at the end of this month.


Enjoy and please comment!




P.S: if you guys know the setlist for the Eric Johnson show on January 22nd 2012 at House of Blues San Diego, please leave something in the comments or message me on YouTube.

Vlog 102 – January 2012 Update

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In my highly anticipated first update video of the year, I talk about enjoying my time home for the holidays, moving videos to my second channel, toying with the idea of doing picture blog posts, the status of Love Hina Abridged, making new & updated episodes of NFAQs again, new review series where I review new issues of Guitar World & musicians’ autobiographies, starting up a three-part mini-series where I review each season of Misfits, quitting Twitter, giving a shout-out to my bro Rog’s YouTube channel where he goes over video game glitches from current games, and a new episode of First Impact Anime as well as the status of the second season of FIA.


Enjoy and please comment!



Miss Me?

I know, I know; I’ve been a very bad blogger as of late, what with all the erratic posting and flat-out ignoring this lovely blog altogether. Fortunantly, that’s going to change…


I’m going to be playing catch-up with putting my videos here on my blog. It might take awhile, but that’s the plan for now.


As far as upcoming projects and updates to my many video series, I’ll break down my response series-by-series:



Unless it’s for a special reason, I think I’ll be sticking with the mobile vlog format. As I’ve said before, school in the Navy is very demanding so I won’t be posting as much while I’m assigned to classes.

If you want the most frequently updated info,  follow me on Twitter. Otherwise, I’ve been trying my best to stick with doing at least one video a week, and even that sometimes goes out the back door. Just keep in mind that I’m in the military so my free time can quickly change depending on my schedule.



Ah, the series that got everybody talking!

If you’ll recall, I decided to put N-FAQs on hiatus awhile ago for several reasons. One was that I was starting to run out of fan-submitted questions to answer. The questions that I did get though were normally repeats of a question that I already answered in an episode.

Ultimately, I wasn’t having fun with the series like I did before and I felt that it had run its course. Rather than say that I don’t wanna do another episode of N-FAQs ever again, I put it on hiatus to give it a rest for awhile in hopes that I’ll come back to it with a fresh new batch of questions for the series. This still stands as I’m not currently making any new episodes of N-FAQs nor do I have any scripts or anything planned or written down. As always, you guys are still free to ask me questions via YouTube and I’ll be happy to answer them! Who knows, maybe the right question will prod me into making a new episode of N-FAQs!


Know Your Anime:

I’ve hinted in some of my videos that I was working on a new anime review series, and I’m happy to report that I’ve decided on the lineup of series that I want to review!! Unfortunantly, I can’t reveal the series in question, but I will say that it’ll be a mixture of very current anime, anime that just finished up, older anime, and obscure anime.

I’m currently working on the format of the series as well. I’m thinking somewhere along the lines of AnimeTV meets Atop The Fourth Wall, but I’ll try to keep the cheesy banter to a minimum (no promises though, hehe).


Movie Night / First Impact Anime:

Bringing up KYA inevitably brings up my two previous collaboration series with The Talkin’ Vedalken. If you’ve followed the episodes, you’ll know that Movie Night was basically a precursor/prototype for FIA. However, the Movie Night series recently saw a surge in popularity so there is a possibility that we may resurrect it as like a special episode or something.

As for FIA, I really want to record something when I go home on leave so there’s also a possibility of us busting out some episodes before my leave time is up. There’s plenty of anime out there to review, so I don’t think it’ll be a problem to find material.


Life In…Video:

I don’t really have much to say about this series’ status other than it’s more of a “when inspiration strikes” kinda series. If anyone out there wants me to get some footage of something in San Diego (NOT LA or Hollywood since I don’t have a car to get up there & back), feel free to say something & I’ll try to get out there. Otherwise, if I see something noteworthy then chances are that I’ll record it!


WAR (Wednesday Album Review):

Man, I really missed this series! I’ve been planning on bringing back the series for awhile now, but because of the amount of time it took to write the reviews, I had to always postpone it for something else. I have SEVERAL ideas for albums to review and I even have one of the reviews almost finished! Look forward to new episodes coming out soon!


Chrome Sparks & Riff Ideas:

I’ve been playing guitar a lot more nowadays & I’ve been coming up with some new riffs! Although simply playing the riffs for you guys is fun, I really want to have the full band setup so it doesn’t just sound like some guy playing guitar in his room. Hey, at least it’s not in the basement anymore, amirite?


Card Games on Helium:

There’s nothing much to say about the status of this series either. It’s pretty simple to make and it all comes down to just doing it. Expect new episodes to come out very soon!!


Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Be sure to keep an eye on this blog! See ya!!



Vlog 66 Part 2-2 – Top 5 BlipTV Videos

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Continuing from where we left off, let’s look at my top 5 videos that are mainly on BlipTV. Here we go!!


05 – Movie Night 04 – Space Transformers

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Although this is the last of our Movie Night series, we definitely saved the best for last! We knew this movie very well and the riff came out well!


04 – First Impact Anime 09 – Naruto

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The Talkin’ Vedalken edited & uploaded this video while I was at boot camp, and he did a great job! He even added a counter for how many references I make to Little Kuriboh’s Naruto: The Abridged Series (15 if memory serves).


03 – Movie Night 02 – Defenders of Space

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I’m not sure what it is with us and space-themed shows, but I think our best riffs come from this sub-genre. It was pure ridiculum!


02 – Behind The Flop 01 – Movie Night 01 Blooper Reel


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I came up with an idea for doing a behind-the-scenes mini-series showing bloopers and extended cuts of the intro tracks, and the best one I think is the very first one we did!


01 – [TIE] “Movie Night 00 – Teaser Trailer”

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01 – [TIE] “First Impact Anime 00 – Teaser Trailer”

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Pure win!! ‘Nuff said!


Well guys, I hope you enjoyed this fun look back at my back catalog of videos! I’ll put up links and stuff sometime this weekend when I have a bit more time to work on it. Until then, have a good one! Bye!





BGM Artist: Marty Friedman


BGM: Perpetual Burn

BGM Artist: Jason Becker


BGM: Fuzz Universe

BGM Artist: Paul Gilbert


BGM: Steve Vai Solo LIVE at Monsters of Rock 1990

BGM Artist Steve Vai (with Whitesnake)

Life In…Video 09 – San Diego Hillside

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In this episode of the newly renamed Life In…series, now called Life In…Video, I show you a great view of sunny San Diego from atop a hill! Enjoy!

This weekend, I hung out with a good friend and bought some expensive (for me) cologne. Now I’m broke as a joke lol!

In other news, I’m also fleshing out ideas for future video series, like First Impact Anime as well as my solo anime review series tentatively called Know Your Anime.

Whereas FIA was basically a RiffTrax for the first episode of an anime series, KYA is meant to be more of an overall review of an entire series. Considering that some anime series can get really long, I’ll be sticking with the shorter 13-26 episode series. If you guys want me to review something, be sure to say something in the comments or leave me a message.

I’d like to apologize for the lack of videos lately, but for some reason, my phone hasn’t been uploading my mobile videos to YouTube. I made a bunch of really great mobile vids, but they’d either time-out when I upload them or they’d say they were complete and when I would check on them on YouTube, they wouldn’t be in My Videos. Fortunately, this video was successfully uploaded, so I dunno what the deal is. If you guys could help me figure out what the deal is with my phone and uploading videos to YouTube, please PLEASE leave me a comment below or send me a message!

Well kids, I’m gonna start recording some new N-FAQs so I’ll see you around!