Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3/30/10 - No Update This Week

Due to some issues, I wasn't able to get the blog entry for this past week up, nor will I really have time to make an entry now, so I am going to hold off and not update. I will have an update on Sunday, April 4th (this coming Sunday) though, so I will see you then.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

3/21/10 - They Should Have Called It "Pokemon: Soul SlimKirby!"

Hello everybody, SlimKirby here, back for another blog update!

I’m going to try and get through all I want to discuss in this update somewhat quickly, because I have some other stuff I have to do for my classes, and because I want to play some Pokemon Heart Gold before I go to bed.

First off, yes, I did indeed get Pokemon Heart Gold. I didn’t get it at release like I planned because I was an idiot and forgot what time Best Buy closes on Sundays, and by the time I got to one, I was too late. I did manage to get it on Monday though, and I have been periodically playing it since. I haven’t made very much progress, but I have made reasonable progress. Right now on my file, I’m actually about to challenge the 4th gym leader. I move through those games pretty slowly, and the fact that I have been getting a lot of assignments in my classes hasn’t exactly helped. The more I get through the game, I’ll probably post my thoughts on the game by itself, but for now, I’m actually enjoying it quite a bit.

Second, the month of March will be ending pretty soon, which means next week I will have the last entry for the month. I can’t believe how fast the weeks have been moving. I know I say that a lot, but I am truly that shocked by it. It seems like just yesterday I was writing daily entries for this blog when I did Hit and Run. Where the hell does the time go?

As for Youtube, things are finally starting to settle down a bit. The copyright strike fiasco is over, one of the two big projects I’ve been working on is coming to a close…….well, perhaps I should just go into that instead of talking about it here…


Advance Wars:

Let’s see……I still wouldn’t say Im half-way done with the game, but I am making quite a bit of progress. Once I finish Yoshi’s Island, but before I start Super Bomberman 2, I may have a couple of days where I just make some progress in this project.


Yoshi’s Island

Well, this game is slowing reaching the finish line. I probably won’t finish it by the next update, but since the next update will be the last update before I finish, I’ll give my final thoughts on the project then (or basically the abridged version of my final thoughts which I will probably talk about (or have already talked about)).

Great project though, that’s Yoshi’s Island.


Super Bomberman 2

This game is upon us…..or upon me….whatever. Still unsure of the start date, but it will definitely begin during the first week of April. As I have mentioned before, the game shouldn’t be terribly long, so I will probably spread out the updates in a fashion where I’m updating Advance Wars more than usual, but not to the point where there are 5 updates per week. It should be pretty interesting as I’m looking forward to controlling the little bomb guy again. =D



PK is just cruising along for once…. and doing a pretty good job of doing it. I have to admit that I am actually enjoying his updates. He should make updates more often!


Well, I wish I could talk about more, but honestly, I just feel tapped out right now. Tapped out and I want to beat the crap out of Morty’s pokemon. See you guys next week for the next entry!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

3/14/10 - And The Stress Keeps Marching In!

Hey Guys, SlimKirby here!

Sorry for the lateness of this week's entry. This entry has been in mind all day, but execution unfortunately couldn't happen until the late hours of Sunday night, I guess. It's always crazy on the last day of Spring Break.

Anyways, unfortunately, due to the sickness I had, I didn't really get to enjoy my Spring Break very much. It's really hard to enjoy it when you need to sneeze and cough constantly. Thankfully, all of that died down a bit about half-way through the week, so I was able to update Youtube stuff again on Thursday. And, as I am writing this entry, I imagine a good night's sleep will vanquish what I have left in my system (I hope).

Anyways, not a lot to really mention this time, but I do have a few topics in mind and a few things I want to talk about, including last Friday's stream event, and the start of ThePastaKing's portion of the TTYD playthrough.


Yoshi's Island:

The main game is almost finished. The final level (not counting bonus levels) should be up Saturday. I don't imagine the bonus levels and videos taking me that long either, so if I had to estimate an end date, probably the weekend of the 27th, but I can't say for sure just yet.


Advance Wars:

Andy's path is almost done, which means I'll be making some storyline progress very soon. It's about time too, since I've had that cliffhanger from Mission #7M for awhile now. XD


Super Bomberman 2:

I'd like to say that this project will start on April 1st, but I'm not really sure yet. The opportunity to prank you guys is just too good to pass up. =P


Copyright Issue:

(Before Getting Message)
Still no information, unfortunately. I should get a response soon though. Hmmm, perhaps I'll check right now, since it has been a few days...

(After Getting Message)


And yes, this happened while writing the blog. XD



Well, ThePastaKing is now up for his chapter. Now instead of worrying about risky updates....I have to worry about....updates even happening to begin with. XD

I'm just joking of course. I think ThePastaKing is a great LPer and he is more than qualified to LP any game. I just wish he would update a bit more. I know the life of a college student can be a busy one, but I see PK quite a bit in the Blargg Pit's chatroom. He doesn't seem as busy as he could be. :P

Either way though, for his first week of updating, things went pretty well. He made it through with all updates in tact, and he has the confidence to take it further. Trust me, this king is going places.


March 12th, 2010 Stream Event:

Despite being sick for the first part of the week, the live stream event I wanted to host did actually come to fruition. My voice was still a bit hoarse, I lacked a cohesive group of moderators for a short period of time, and I had to sink to a low and play Pilotwings 64, but overall, it was a pretty good stream.

I started out with NSMBWii, which went averagely well. Nothing spectacular happened, but nothing terrible happened either. Pretty much what you expect with a Mario game.

Second game was Mega Man, which I only played for a short while. I didn't totally suck, as I was able to make it through 2/3 of the robot masters (and I don't normally play Mega Man), with very little struggle (although I really hate Elec Man's stage and block vanishing puzzles now).

Third game was Banjo Tooie, which was unfortunately where things started to drown out for a bit. Most of my co-commentators/moderators were either away or playing Modern Warfare 2, leaving the chat to be swarmed with spammers and impersonators, with nothing I could really do about it, as I was playing a game. I made quite a bit of progress though, considering (in Banjo Tooie standards (it is a hell of a long game).

Fourth game was Mario Golf, which I didn't play for very long. I only played one course and one mini-golf course. Wasn't incredibly exciting, but it was a nice transition to the last game.....well, it would have been if......the next game didn't happen.

The fifth game was a bit of a joke, but you guys insisted on voting for "Slim's Choice," which happened to be Pilotwings 64. I played only a few missions before moving on to the actual winner of the poll. I will say though, Pilotwings 64 is actually a pretty cool game. I just didn't do it justice as making it out to be a joke.

The final game of the stream was Diddy Kong Racing, and in my opinion, it was the highlight of the night. I'm not sure why, but I just had a lot of fun playing it. I only got about half-way through Adventure Two, but still, it will give me something to do for next stream....maybe.

Anyways, an above-average stream with some below-average moments. It was a pretty awkward day to host a stream, it being in the middle of the spring semester of school, but I wanted to give you guys something for making 7000 subscribers possible. Oh well, from the response I got, it was a pretty good stream regardless, and I will no doubt host another one down the line.

Also, as usual, there are videos of the stream on my UStream account, so if you were not able to make it, you can watch them to see some of the events that unfolded. I haven't edited the videos with appropriate titles and descriptions yet though, so keep that in mind.


Anyways, that is about it for my Spring Break week entry. Time to hit the hay and get ready for an annoying week of classes =D =(

Later folks!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

3/7/10 - Spring Break Blues

Hello everybody, SlimKirby *coughs* here!

Here I am on Spring Break, the much anticipated Spring Break, and what do I have to say for myself?

"Damn it!"

I seem to have a very good track record of getting sick every single Spring Break I have....and it's the same thing every time. Anyways, for those wondering what exactly I have, it's an upper-respiratory sinus infection. Basically, an infection that effects the different forms of respiration throughout the head area and the part of the respiratory system that leads to the lungs. Some general symptoms of this are runny or dry nose, eye irritation, coughing and wheezing (not the Pokemon), sore throat, and ear irritations (the latter two are my main problems). It's something I have had to put up with for the last 10 years of my life, multiple times per year. I am pretty used to dealing with this type of stuff, but it still gets on my nerves. I sometimes feel sorry for my mom for having her listen to my complaining (in person and on the phone), but she is pretty good about it though, since she goes through the same type of problems.

Anyways, due to these problems, they are going to put a bit of a damper on my Youtube uploadings for the first part of this week. Until I feel comfortable talking (and listening to myself talk), I refuse to put up anything I play (although I will admit, I am pretty well prepared for 5-8 of Yoshi's Island since I have played it like 15 times already XD). Anyways, I'm sure you guys have gotten the point by now.....I'm sick, so let's move past that and talk about other things.

I will say, this entry is going to be kind of short this week, but I really don't have much to discuss.


Current Projects:

What can I say? I think both projects are going pretty well right now. Almost one world (and 6 bonus levels) left before I finish Yoshi's Island, and I'm making some moderate progress on Advance Wars as well. So yeah....no complaints from me. =)


Back-up Progress and Copyright Situation:

Unfortuantely, no progress was made from me this week as far as my video backing up goes (nor have I gotten any new information from Youtube about the copyright stuff either). Thanks again to MegaFreak400 for starting and finishing Adventures of Lolo.


CrystalStarStudio and KManRules1331:

Well guys, K-Man is finally finished with his chapter in the CSS playthrough of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It was a pretty interesting roller coaster ride of thrills, but I didn't expect any less of K-Man.

I will say, when you go from a very informative and calm individual like MegaFreak400 to a humorous, off-the-wall, risk-taker like K-Man, you really get to see how unique this project will be when examining each individual host. When MegaFreak400 was in the driver's seat, I didn't have to worry because I knew he had good standards and we would be able to keep the attention with his informative rants and discussions. Now, while I'm not saying K-Man has bad standards....you have to admit.... that boy is a risk-taker. He will try to push the envelope as much as possible. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but expect to get some whacky results. On the whole, I thought K-Man did a great job and I wouldn't have changed anything about his performance (except for that audio desynch thing, but that wasn't his fault). Great job K-Man....you showed us that you can talk about "stage presence" and still be a great LPer.


Anyways, kind of a short entry this week....I apologize. I'll do better next week when I'm hopefully feeling better.

- SlimKirby