I actually like it when they stop shaving.
Not because I’m particularly into facial hair - it exists, I can take it or leave it, mostly I just really don’t care. But rather morbid curiosity. (Like for example I’m trying to think of if I’ve ever seen Yasu, hairy monkey that he is, ever have ANY kind of face fuzz and …drawing a blank.)
Like I said…intimately familiar with my idol’s naked ass. Does this mean I’m spoiled?
When I first decided Maru was the idol for me back in 2009, I didn’t really expect there’d be much opportunity to see him shirtless given he wasn’t one of the popular idols…
…let alone for a moment think that in the near future I’d be intimately familiar with his naked ass.
Forgive the terrible collage - sources gacked from various twitters/weibo and my own screencaps and I’m a bastard who isn’t spending more than a second on this to properly do it because SERIOUSLY WHO BACK IN 2004 LOOKED AT MARU AND SAID, “OH YEAH, HIM, HE’LL BE MOST LIKELY TO NEVER WEAR CLOTHES AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.”
EDIT: I knew I left something out of that collage.
Video Games Awesome: A…retrospective? Introduction? Ramble with screencaps of Ben in drag?
So! One of the things I’ve really gotten into the past two years is a show out of Vancouver called Video Games Awesome. A couple of friends mentioned some interest and I thought I would do a quick write up tailored for them. That is, I’m not trying to get anyone to start watching VGA per se - though if it’s a natural fit and someone did, that’d make me happy, of course. More like, “Oh, you think you might check VGA out? Here’s why I like it, maybe that can help guide you?”
Where it all began…
October 2012, I saw a link on That Guy With the Glasses (which I watch a few people on) for VGA’s look at Silent Hill 2. I’ve never played Silent Hill - and truth be told, as much as I like games, I haven’t played that many in my life - but always had some strange fascination with it. After all, it was supposed to be one of the scariest games ever, right? And well, yes, for me, it was - not so much the jump scares or monsters, but the general ambiance and the sound (since I have to listen to everything on my computer via headphones) was just the right recipe to creep me out. Badly. For weeks.
I bring this up because I watched VGA play the entire game nonetheless. When I started, I had no idea who these people were, what their show was like, and the only “Let’s Play” person I’ve ever been interested in was my older brother back when we were in elementary school. And to be entirely honest, watching him play video games had more to do with lack of options than sheer desire (big brothers are evil). The concept of watching a Let’s Play anything didn’t seem terribly interesting to me and I’m pretty sure I clicked on the Silent Hill video thinking it’d be a quick introduction, which would satisfy my SH curiosity without a lot of investment. Naive. Very naive.
I remember tweeting at the time something akin to, Thank God for these adorable Canadians because even though this game has some stupidity to it, it’s just the right mix of elements to unnerve me and they’re totally getting me through it.
I mean…after all:
What’s not to like about Ben in a bloody sexy nurse costume?
And I’ve been a fan ever since. I catch live shows when the game involved interests me - I catch live shows for some games I’d never thought would be up my alley. I stopped buying video games a long time ago because the price just wasn’t worth my priorities; since starting VGA, I’ve actually bought my first 3 titles in years. And when I’m by myself dog/cat/house sitting for people, VGA is a great thing to put on to make me feel a little less alone.
So what makes VGA so video games awesomely?
I intend to forsake everything and everyone starting April 24th until my Juke Box DVDs arrive. I did it mostly for the CD and almost totally for the actual tour - I can do this. I CAN GO INTO A DVD WITHOUT ANY SPOILERS. \8|/
(…okay technically I’ve already spoiled the entire thing having seen the concert itself but no extras! No! I want that to be a surprise! I can do it. I CAN DO IT!!!!! 8|)
If you think it’s weird that I’m talking myself up, you have no idea how easily I cave to spoilers. XD
Tokio de Night 2005.01.02
So kakoii *o*
So relevant to my interests :|<
Maru will listen to your love woes srsly. See him put on his vry srs face - for love!
So, who has speculative theories about what happens in ER2?
Did Red quit because he unearthed an old tv drama called Papa Doru, watched the whole thing and got disgusted with humanity?
Has Marunouchi somehow scammed his way into owning a homeshopping network?
Why has no one told Yellow his hair is stupid in the last five years?
What made Black go brown?
Are we going to actually address that Blue has the biggest sob story background or continue to ignore it?
Has Nasu finally used that condom? I hope not, because at this point it’s probably got holes in it due to age and wear from constantly moving in and out of his wallet.
Also, is it me, or did their dojo assistant get knocked up? XDa Who did that, hmmmmm? 8| (Or was it another lady who enjoys that particularly odd way of wearing her hair?)
Tacchon’s face is even more lopsided now, do we all exist inside his left cheek and just don’t know it yet? (Oh wait, that’s not ER specific…)
And perhaps most importantly: why am I watching 7 janitors jog alongside a pink garbage truck?
So many questions, ER2. So many questions.
(cap from stormy-eighter)
Maybe the shinier, tighter suits in the courtroom are a plotpoint. News of the old uniform’s death may be premature.