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!!



Card Games On Helium – Episode 05 – My Funny Skankentine

If you don’t see the above video, click here.


Here’s a sped-up version of the fifth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! – The Abridged Series by Little Kuriboh.


I also tweeked the EQ a bit in Audacity to reduce some of the harsh high end and boost the low end a bit. Tell me what you think in the comments below!


Also before I get into trouble, I don’t own any of this at all. All copyrights belong to their respective owners and the such. I heart milkshakes!!



I Need Ideas For Future Videos

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

In this mobile video, I talk about working on this week’s N-FAQs, getting rained on, eating the BEST PIZZA EVaR!!, my first time teaching someone how to play guitar, being random, wanting to know what you want to see in future videos, my current writer’s block (or is it vlogger’s block?), getting my CardGamesOnHelium videos linked up to LittleKuriboh’s videos, and possibly doing my own abridged series!



Card Games On Helium – Episode 04 – Lord Of The Cards

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

Here’s a sped-up version of the fourth episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! – The Abridged Series by Little Kuriboh.


I also tweeked the EQ a bit in Audacity to reduce some of the harsh high end and boost the low end a bit. Tell me what you think in the comments below!


Also before I get into trouble, I don’t own any of this at all. All copyrights belong to their respective owners and the such. I heart milkshakes!!



Vlog 68 – St. Patrick's Day 2011

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In this mobile video, I talk about the status of this week’s N-FAQs, future videos for CardGamesOnHelium, wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, working on ships, the status of my security clearance, my thoughts on Linkara’s History of Power Rangers series, and reaching 400+ subscribers on YouTube!


Card Games On Helium – Episode 02 – Rocky VII

If you can’t see the above video, click here.


Here’s a sped-up version of the second episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! – The Abridged Series by Little Kuriboh.


I also tweeked the audio a bit in Audacity so it’s not as staticy as the original, although it does get warbly in some spots.


Also before I get into trouble, I don’t own any of this at all. All copyrights belong to their respective owners and the such. I <3 milkshakes!!



Vlog 61 – Card Games…On Helium?

If you can’t see the above video, click here.


In this mobile video, I talk about my jacked-up uploading schedule, my newest channel & fixing up the audio in LittlKuriboh’s early videos, my thoughts on ShadyVox’s Yu-Gi-Oh GX Abridged Series, and my upcoming five-year YouTube anniversary. Hooyah!



Card Games On Helium – Episode 01 – Pilot

If you can’t see the video above, click here.

I was bored today so I decided to upload a sped-up version of the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! – The Abridged Series by Little Kuriboh.


I also tweeked the audio a bit in Audacity so it’s not as staticy as the original.


Also before I get into trouble, I don’t own any of this at all. All copyrights belong to their respective owners and the such. I heart milkshakes!!



Deja Vuesday Double Feature – 01/11/2005 & I’m Baaaaaaaaack!!!!1

Before we begin this week’s Deja Vuesday, I’d like to talk to you guys about something important.

After declaring a week or so ago that I was going on hiatus and then writing a bunch of sponsored posts, it might be safe to say that the hiatus is done. I don’t know for sure though as my online time is still limited, which makes scheduling posts (mainly video-based posts) very difficult. Also, I’m usually creatively drained come the beginning of the year so my posts tend to be sporadic and the quality varies.

I just want to say thanks to you guys for still sticking with me throughout all of this and I hope to be back to my regular posting schedule as soon as I can.

Now, without further ado, let’s begin this week’s Deja Vuesday! We’re gonna kick things off with a look back to five years ago when I first played Yu-Gi-Oh! Online:



Hey ya! I just changed the Whuzzupp theme to a much better Earthworm Jim 2 song and I updated the long-forgotten Linx section. I also want to congradulate Eric on his new laptop. Hopefully he’ll update more now.

Actually, Eriopolis recently built himself a killer new desktop! I haven’t seen it yet, but he says it’s got all kinds of awesome stuff in it like a quad-core processor and DDR3 RAM (I bet I’m gonna laugh at myself when I read this years from now)!

Well kids, I finally got my hands on the new Yu-Gi-Oh Online game and I gotta tell ya, it’s got potential. Imagine a Yu-Gi-Oh game that is never out of date; it has all the booster sets and promos, plus there’s a possibility that Upper Deck might release cards exclusive to Yu-Gi-Oh Online. You never know (wink, wink). However, there are drawbacks to the game. Actually, they’re more of double-edged swords than disadvantages. The game has a timer; you get 180 seconds to complete your turn and 30 seconds to decide whether or not to activate the effect of a card. If you run out of time for either situation, you automatically lose. This has actually helped me win a couple duels. On the whole (heh, heh), I like the timer because it eliminates the real scorge of the Yu-Gi-Oh game: the 1-hour turn-takers.

You know the type. The kind of people who just bought a Starter Deck and who can’t decide between wearing black or white socks. Or the kind who used to or still does play Magic or D&D or a similar game, and they’re used to taking forever to finish, and they take ages to finally Set a Monster and End their Turn. No offense to newbies, or the apperantly offensive term n00b, but sometimes you annoy me. Lucky for you, most of the time I’m willing to help you guys out. *sigh* Had to get that off my chest.

By the way, if any of you out there also have the game, my online name is “04smelsa”. We’ll duel sometime. Anyway, the online service is free until around April, but I don’t care. I’ll probably subscribe anyway.

It seems that Yu-Gi-Oh! Online is still going strong despite the franchise’s waning popularity. Although there have been times that I felt like dusting off my old Yu-Gi-Oh! deck, I think that my time as a duelist has long since past. Who knows, I might pick up the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! video game and get back into it all over again. Now, if only there was a Magic: The Gathering video game for the Nintendo DS too…

In other news, the effects of the tsunami still ring here in Ohio, in the form of consistantly BLAH weather. It’s either raining or cloudy. I feel like I’m in Seattle. Now, why do I feel the urge to play Nirvana…?

Anyway, I also added some cool pics in the About Me section. They’re some of my favorite characters. Well, I gotta go. Bye!

“Smooth move, Ex-Lax!”

-John from McDonald’s

While it hasn’t been raining here lately, it has been snowing. A lot! I hate driving in the snow!!

Now let’s finish it off with a look back to three years ago when I came back to UU after being put on academic suspension:

I’m Baaaaaaaaack!!!!1

Sup my peeps this be the Andy-San back here at UU!!! After a grueling period of not knowing if I can come back or not, I’m FINALLY BACK!!!! My mom said that my stepdad and I need some space so she said that I won’t be able to come back home til Spring Break. I’ll definatly have to do my laundry here til then so yeah. I’m so damn psyched to be back in UU again. My stepdad was right about one thing; I do need a job. I’ll look into getting a workstudy job with the IT department tomarrow along with finding out the status of my financial aid.

As you can tell, I was very excited & relieved to be back at UU after I had written back and forth to the admissions department. Unfortunately, as you all know, I was kicked out for good at the end of the semester due to me not giving a crap after finding out that I would need to pay off the previous semester before I could continue and that my financial aid wouldn’t cover it for me.

My life took some major twists and turns after that; some good and some bad. Earlier this month, I made a decision that would help me get back to college and even take me to Japan! I’m gonna record & upload a vlog this week that’ll explain it in more detail. Stay tuned for that!!

In other news, the DoD project fell through because we ran out of time and because I couldn’t play some measures. It also didn’t help that I was facing a possible suspension from UU at the time either. Don’t fear, the majority of the project is done and saved on E’s hard drive so I’ll supergank it so he doesn’t accidentely delete it (he has a bad habit of doing that). Perhaps we’ll have it done for the next free month. Sorry guys.

Well I’m gonna go celebrate my return with E and Dan so peace-out to all my homies and a big thanks to everyone who supported me during this very rough patch in my life.


Ah, the DoD project! Yeah, although I’ve tried many times to finally get it recorded with everybody, it seems to go south every time. I think that once I get better equipment, I’ll try to put out something for DoD. It’ll happen someday, I promise!!

Well gang, it’s been fun but I’m gonna get going. See you guys!!


Deja Vuesday Holiday Edition – 12/22/2004

Happy Holidays everybody!!

Sorry this came out waaaay later than normal, but I had a ton of stuff to do today.

For this week’s Holiday Edition of Deja Vuesday, I’d like to take a look back to five years ago when I was reflecting upon the financial consequences of buying a $23,000 trading card:


Hey, what’s goin’ on? I finally added the TTGC bios after I forgot to last time. Sorry! I removed the cool former theme of Whuzzupp!! for an adequete Mega Man X3 Intro Stage MIDI. The reason behind this is because everytime I try to add anything to the site, my data transfer limit is exceeded. So while we will all miss this incredibly cool theme, I must remove it for the sake of the rest of the site. If you want the song, contact me and put in your subject “Song”, otherwise I might not read it. Accursed SPAM!!!! See my new “About Me” page for contact info.

Back then, it was hard to add multimedia to websites because you were always afraid of exceeding the allowed daily bandwidth, even if you were just checking the pages to see if everything was working. Now, it’s much easier to add multimedia to a website thanks to services like YouTube and Flickr, not to mention the increased bandwidth that’s able to handle it all.

Sometimes, I miss the early days because websites were simpler to design and maintain than nowadays, but all I have to do is visit a random MySpace page to remind myself that technology progresses for a reason.

Well boys and girls, the holidays are upon us. And yes, I did here about the idiot that bought the $23,000 Cyber-Stein when he knows full well that Upper Deck is gonna re-release it as an easier-to-get promo card. Duh! And my folks say that spending $20 on cards is stupid…I mean honestly, who out there has 23 large to spend on one single card? Anyone? C’mon, don’t be shy. I guess no one except that idjit (translation: big idiot). Now if I had 23 big ones, besides obvious choices on what to spend it on, (car, house, semi-permenent vacation from McDonald’s, the list goes on), I would make sure it was all well-spent. Even if I used every last cent on nothing but Yu-Gi-Oh cards, I would make sure I got the most bang for my buck. For example, instead of getting 1 card, I would get lots and lots of booster boxes. Or better yet, I would buy UDE stock.

The first review of the (at the time) tournament legal Cyber Stein can be found here via Pojo.com. Five years later, I still think that $23,000 is a ridiculous amount to pay for a trading card!

Well anyway, now that I’m out of Rant-Mode, I finally have my computer upgraded and man, what a difference! I went from my rockin (sarcastic) 128 MB of RAM to a poultry 640 MB of RAM. I also got a DVD burner, which is kickin’! I can’t wait to get another 512 MB stick of RAM! As of this update, all of my Christmas shopping is done! Huzzah!! All I have to do is give out the presents for my friends Eric and Steve. By the way, Eric; if you’re reading this, please update your site. I’m sure all of us would love to here what you’ve been up to lately.

Oh my, how the times have changed! In March of 2009, I bought my HP Pavilion dv9000 laptop on eBay, which is also my third computer overall. It has 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56 dual-core processor, and a DVD burner. Ironically, the laptop’s DVD burner is slower than the one for my desktop, and it’s five years old!

Since I don’t have a job, I don’t have the funds to buy stuff for my friends (or even myself). Sorry guys!

Speaking of jobs, I did have an interview today for a temporary position at a local bank that went well. I should hear back from them by the beginning of next year if I’m hired. I can’t wait!! *fingers crossed*

In other news, our local Wal-Mart is announcing a Duelist League coming in January. That’s all I heard so far. I will keep you updated when possible. Another bit of local news, we are scheduled to be buried in snow 5 to 10 inches deep. Huzzah!! A White Christmas!!!

Well, boys and girls, it’s that time. Time to go the the outside world to deliver the first of my presents to Steve, as he is the closest, it’s getting dark, and with the descent of 5-10 in. of snow coming, he is the best choice. Sorry Eric, but you and Ben’s present is coming. Buh-By!

“Pokemon?! Pokemon!! With the Poke and the Mon, and the guy, he comes out, and he goes ‘awhaga, awhaga, awhaga’!

-A relative translation of Bill Cosby’s reaction to Pokemon on an episode of The Simpsons.

Yeah, the Wal-Mart Duelist League never happened. It got as far as the flyers and that’s about it 🙁 .

It’s too bad that I didn’t get into Magic: The Gathering as much as I did for Yu-Gi-Oh! because I sometimes miss playing it with Eriopolis, Cody, and everybody else. Since there’s no (decent) MTG video game and the online version is so-so, I can’t practice by myself. Also, money’s tight so my buying abilities are limited.

Well gang, it’s been fun, but I gotta work on some stuff so see you guys later!