Sunday, April 4, 2010

4/4/10 - I Am Not a Fool......An April Fool

Hello everybody, SlimKirby here!

It’s been two weeks since my last update, and I do apologize for the long wait, but last Sunday ended up in disaster for me personally, and by the time things calmed down, it was already the middle of the week and I didn’t feel like updating. Basically what happened was on Sunday morning, I had to be ambulanced to the hospital because I had a kidney stone. However, the stone is gone and I am fine, so there is no need to go into very much detail about it.

Anyways, I am very thrilled to say I have about a month of college left before my summer break, which is great. I just have to get through a few weeks of work here and there and then a week of finals, but then I’m good.

Anyways, in my last update I mentioned that I got Pokemon Heart Gold. One thing I forgot to mention is that I actually purchased two other games alongside it. First, I also purchased “The Legendary Starfy,” a Nintendo DS platformer. Although this was the first Starfy release in the US, there are actually 4 other games there were only released in Japan, so the series itself has actually been going on for a few years by this point. For those who don’t know who or what Starfy is, he actually made an assist trophy cameo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl (the spinning star character). Anyways, I gotta say, for a game I was kind of skeptical of at first, I was actually pleasantly surprised with the game. It was a pretty unique platforming game with great music and graphics and some cool characters. Not only that, but once you finish the game, there is also plenty of replay value too, so there is plenty to enjoy in this title. I definitely recommend the game to anyone who wants to try a unique platforming title.

I also purchased, finally, after what seems like several years now, Mario Party DS. People consider me to be the Mario Party guy and I hadn’t even gotten or played the DS version until just recently. However, that has now changed! Anyways, I haven’t played much of it yet, but I gotta say, I do love the mini-games. I just wish the boards were more interesting and less frustrating.

Anyways, that’s all I have to mention about video games. The next and last thing I want to quickly mention is March Madness. While I am not a big sports fan, I do get into March Madness (for those who don’t know and who more than likely live in another country, it’s a college basketball tournament thing where people make brackets based on what teams they think will win specific games and enter contests where they compete and compare their brackets with others). In fact, I even had a contest with my fellow CSS and Blargg Pit members. Anyways, while I didn’t do very well at all this year, I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Butler (a college which isn’t too far from the university I go to), for making into the championship game. I actually have a few friends of mine who also attend that university. Anyways, it has been very exciting to watch Butler play and I am very much looking forward to the championship game tomorrow. Good luck guys! Show them that Indiana means business. :P


Yoshi’s Island:

When I last left my blog, I was actually still working on this project, but now that two weeks have passed, so has this project. It was a lot of fun working on the project, and ending the project as well. It was definitely one of my better projects, I have to say (in my opinion).

While there is the possibility of me doing the GBA exclusive levels, for now the project is done with, and it is satisfying to know that another +50 video project is completed. I would go into more detail about my feelings of the project, but I think I have done enough of that in the actual videos.


Advance Wars:

Yesterday I started the Green Earth missions, which should take me about 3 weeks to completely finish. However, since I switched the uploading schedule from 2-3 missions a week to 4 missions a week, it is going to go a lot faster than it would normally go, which is a good thing. I’m still unsure when the project will technically end (that last mission is the determining factor), but I’m still going to say by the end of April.


Super Bomberman 2:

Also, fairly recently, I started my LP of Super Bomberman 2. As stated numerous times, it won’t be a very long project, but with the way I’m updating things, it should stick around for a few weeks. I also may have underestimated how short the project would take, because after the first video, and recording a few others, I’m not where I expected to be, so it will probably be a little longer than expected. That shouldn’t be an issue though.



ThePastaKing is still taking us through Chapter 3, but from the look of things, this week could be the end (from what he has told me). I will get into my evaluations of him when I’m sure he will be finished. So far so, he has done great.

Also, I’d like to say that we have also started discussing possibilities for future projects. Some projects that will involve all the members, and some that will only involve a few members. We will start bringing our ideas together eventually and maybe we will introduce a new project come June (maybe….).


Other News:

8000 Subscribers – Well, I wasn’t in the 7000s for very long, as I am quickly reaching the 8000 mark at a very swift pace. Heck, by the time some of you read this entry, I may have already made it there. I can’t believe how fast I have been gaining them as of late. By this rate, I’ll have 10,000 by my 3rd year anniversary (I didn’t even have 2,000 by my 2nd year). Thanks to all of you who have been subscribing to me, I really appreciate it.

Back-Up Progress – Still not quite finished with back-ups, but I should get back into the swing of things soon. Also the fact that summer break is quickly approaching is a good thing as well. Also, as usual, thanks to MegaFreak400 who has also been helping with this stuff.


Blog Changes?

I’ve been thinking about this blog over the last few days, and I think I’m probably going to make some changes. First off, this has nothing to do with the scheduling, as I am pretty comfortable with updating once per week….that isn’t and has never really been an issue. I just have to remember to properly prepare for it in advance, and then have an idea of what to talk about, which is what the changes will mostly be about.

I’m thinking about going back into the way I used to have my blog entries, where I would first, quickly talk about the projects I am (would be) working on, and then having a misc. section where I would talk about things that aren’t related to my Youtube stuff, like stuff in the news, things about me (outside of Youtube), Top 5 lists, etc. I thought that worked pretty well, and the fact I was able to update that on a daily basis was quite impressive. Now it feels like I struggle with having something to talk about when I have all week to prepare. I don’t like being that unprofessional, but it’s hard when I don’t really prepare myself for this.

Anyways, I’m thinking that once summer rolls around, I think I am going to try and make these transitions, because I’m tired of half-assing these updates. I’ll put some thinking into this and hopefully I can get some ideas come May. Also, if you guys have any ideas, I would love to hear them as well.


Anyways, that is about it for this entry. This has been SlimKirby….I will see you guys next week, and during the week for my video updates.