My pick for a live-action Samus

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 in Gaming Life /Movies

It’s always fun to speculate a live action Metroid. Most arguments revolve around the actor, and if I had my say there is no way in hell it would be a “star.” No Charlize Theron, no Michelle Rodriguez, blah blah blah.

Gwendoline Christie.

Gwendoline Christie

Any Game of Thrones fans out there? Her character oozes presence and muscle, but Gwendoline is actually a pretty stunning femme fatale. Her build and demeanor make her a great choice for Samus IMO. Plus she’s a nerd. She’s gonna be in Star Wars. A fucking hot nerd.

I get it. “Samus is a sex idol! Even without zero suit. (zomg what’s she wearing under that armor!)” But realistically? Only in a fanboy’s wet dream. A woman in her position with her experience is not gonna be some permed up doll from Victoria’s Secret. She’s gonna be a wall built from a past of trauma and violence. Think about it.

Take Ripley for example (the obvious and most logical reference – I mean for fucks sake, Metroid was based on the Alien movies): not the first pick in the lineup in terms of cultural hotness, but Sigourney Weaver is pretty fine based on her ability to be a badass. Her androgynous features made her a sexy badass to both men and women. Also she’s a great actor…

Sigourney Weaver

Want a real movie with the possibility of a sequel and real cult following? You pick a nobody who’s hot for their abilities as an actor, not their looks.

Gwendoline Christie

You wanna make a Metroid movie that appeals to giddy teen boys and vapid bros? By all means, grab Cameron Diaz or any other Hollywood Barbie that would pass a Michael Bay screening.


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The Super Mario 64 drinking game

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Saturday, June 08th, 2013 in Gaming Life /Rants
Mario 64 drinking game

I have been playing Super Mario 64 when I get the chance for the past week or so. In inspiration of the Skyirm drinking game I saw on Facebook a could weeks back, I have invented the Mario 64 drinking game. I just made it up. I tried to put as little effort into it as possible. Whenever you get a star you take a drink.


Creativities: PBS remixes by Melodysheep

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 in Creativity

About six months ago I fell into a pretty deep spiritual depression and got on a hardcore Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross kick. I would scour the innernette for any and all videos I could find of these two creative geniuses and their programming. Around the same time, these videos started going viral…

Mr. Rogers – Garden of Your Mind


Experimentation in 3D photography (wiggle)

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Saturday, November 03rd, 2012 in Art /Other

Cell phone cameras always seem to fail to capture any real depth of a scene when photographing it, resulting in a flat and soulless picture of whatever the hell was important enough to get a picture, but not by the use of any real camera.

I recently hiked a small river trail in West Virginia and came across a tree whose roots were protruding from the 3 foot cliff raised from the path of the trail. The roots went horizontally into the cliff, leaving a bit amount of shelter for any creature small enough to appreciate it. I thought, “Hey, lemme get a picture of this kick-ass tree! But wait, I know taking a picture with my cell phone isn’t really gonna grab the awesomeness in front of me. I’m gonna upload it to my computer and stare at it and think ‘YTF did I take this picture?’ ”

Then it hit me. Everything is going 3D now a days. The only thing is, it’s not really 3D; it’s just two images displayed simultaneously for each of our eyes to give the illusion of 3D. I can do that! What if I took two pictures of this tree from different angles, and animated them really quickly like those weird drawings I’ve seen out on the innernette!


Campfire trail tree wiggle


Creativities: Location scouting and brainstorming for Jurassic Park

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 in Creativity

In this video, the Jurassic Park crew is doing some location scouting, and Spielberg is getting ideas and spouting reasons for his decisions on the fly. It’s this kind of pure and unadulterated inspiration that makes this video so awesome and to have a home in this series of posts.


Creativities: The Social Network soundtrack

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Monday, October 08th, 2012 in Creativity /Rants

I’m starting a new series of I-don’t-know-how-many posts talking about creativity from the minds of the mainstream. I’ll be talking about videos or articles about popular artists, musicians, directors, and the like and how they talk about some of their best work. I’m sharing the things that I find inspiration in, and maybe they’ll inspire you, too. Who gives a shit?

The first article in this series is about Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails talking about an instrument he used in the soundtrack for The Social Network — a whiptastic movie that if you haven’t seen I’d come through your monitor and smack you right now and tell you to go _____ it. (pick your viewing poison)

In the video, Reznor talks specifically about an instrument called the Swarmatron — a collection of wires and electrical mess hand-built by a couple of doods from Brooklyn. The way that Reznor describes the sound created by this machine is almost poetic. This instrument is so prevalent throughout the movie (and I’ve heard the soundtrack so many times) I can almost hear every note and abstract sound played in the movie’s score coming from the small sample of notes he produced for the video, and to see the guy play with the machine with patience and little-no-remorse in how it sounded or felt is ridiculously inspiring.


LEGO Sopwith Camel time lapse build

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Saturday, September 01st, 2012 in Other /Videos

I picked up the new Sopwith Camel model from LEGO about two weeks ago and spent a Friday night hammering away at it. I knew it wouldn’t be a long build so I recorded myself putting it together thinking I could make this video and enjoy the experience later as well as share it with others. Enjoy!


SEGA to republish NiGHTS Into Dreams in HD, spent 3 hours on it

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Thursday, July 05th, 2012 in Gaming Life /Rants

Alright, SEGA. Sit down.

I’ve just discovered your intent to release a HD remake of your wildly popular Saturn game, NiGHTS Into Dreams. This was one of the best selling titles on the console, and NiGHTS even introduced analog controls to the world of 3D gaming! And now you plan to port it onto modern consoles following an announcement on its 16th anniversary of the Japanese release.


The story of my goddamn life

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Friday, January 06th, 2012 in Rants

Over the holiday I stayed up til about 3am with my dad on Christmas Eve to finish a puzzle that was lying around about 25% done. We knocked the rest of it out in 4 or 5 hours. That might sound like a lot, but considering some of the piece shapes literally ranged from human hearts to moose heads, and the fact that it was the first puzzle I’d touched in over a decade, I’d say that’s pretty good.

Java Dreams
Exhibit A
A hungry-hungry-Humphrey stares at the ass of James Dean, devilishly holding the cord of a phone from Miss Monroe, being shameless checked out by Elvis.

The week following I started working on a puzzle my sister gave me in, like, 1999. It’s a glow-in-the-dark San Francisco skyline with an Earthrise in the back. Needless to say, it looks pretty badass when you cut the lights.


Skyrim: Day Seven

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Friday, November 18th, 2011 in Gaming Life

This game… there is truly no way to describe the experience one could having playing it. The level of escapism and immersion is astounding. Admittedly, I have found myself to be more productive at work because I just want the time to pass so I can go home and play this fucking game.

The Skyrim Effect – I still jump from excitement whenever the word “Skyrim” is said by characters in the game.

After having them for a week, I have to say that the surround-sound headphones I bought are well worth the price tag. For someone like me, living in an apartment, a full surround-sound system is a no-go. I’d have people glued to my door all hours of the night telling me to turn the noise down. It must be a little creepy from an outside perspective, me sitting in complete silence, lit only by the glow of the TV I’m sitting four feet away from, with an occasional bark of awe, laughter, or frustration. So I leave the TV turned up loud enough for that to not be the case, but low enough that it doesn’t affect the exclusivity of the headphones. 😛

Time in Skyrim as of this article: