Random Thought #4 My notebook, Week at the countryside, Life event update.

My notebook

I’ve owned a Dell Vostro 5470 for around 3 years now, I decided to buy it for two reasons, the first one and most important one is that I needed a tool for study and possibly work, the second reason is that I wanted to play games with it; purchasing this model in specific was probably one of the worst purchases I’ve ever made.

It can’t be that bad…

Considering I had to request for technical support 3 times and only one of those was truly my fault, it was REALLY bad, once I unboxed the device and proceed to turn it on I couldn’t help but notice it already had a problem, a dead pixel, but it really didn’t bother me because it could be “fixed” as it would become invisible depending on the angle.

The first real trouble arrived a couple of weeks later, my mother borrowed my notebook to access her bank, she installed a bank software that for some reason made the computer perform much slower then usual, after many failed attempts of killing the software I decided to the most “logical” thing there was, formatting the computer, Pro tip never format a computer when you have no fucking clue what you’re doing, I ended up accidently corrupting my Windows installation, and since the notebook didn’t came with a software repair USB device I had to call Dell’s technicians, the technician handed me the device I needed and taught me how to use it, after this hellish I never downloaded a bank software on my computer again.

Problem number two arrived a year later, due to a poor connection between the motherboard and the monitor, the screen started to flicker often and all of the colors it would display turned into a shade of red, a guy came fixed it and I thought it was all fine and peachy until it happened again, on the same week, but now instead of the colors being a shade of red they were all a shade of green, fucking ace…

So now comes my current problem, the charger plug inside the notebook is busted and won’t charge it unless it is on a specific position, not to mention the screen flickering came back AFTER the warranty expired, goddammit, so what did we learn today kids?

Don’t buy this hunk of junk? Take better care of your stuff? Be smarter when you buy something you plan to game on?

Yes, yes and yes, to my defense back then I had no idea how to properly build a computer and basically thought any GPU would be enough to run any game, man was I stupid…

Week at the countryside

I just wanted to say how much I love staying at the countryside with my family, it’s been a while since the last time I spent a week there, it was all very relaxing, while yes I’m more fond of the urban lifestyle rather than the rural one, I must admit a change of pace is something perfect from time to time, for instance, normally my entertainment would consist of things related to the internet, but there, I could play a board game with my cousins and great aunt, stare into the stars, have a long conversation about random stuff, walk to a nearby waterfall, replay Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on your cousins PS3 and wish the game was rereleased, go to the nearby city and drink milkshakes and so on.

While some of the things I’ve mentioned aren’t urban exclusive it’s something very different than what I’m used to, I’m always glad to see their excitement seeing me, someone who is barely present in their lives due to the lack of opportunity, so guys, I don’t know if you read my blog or not, but I want to thank you for everything, I hope we get to see each other more often because I love spending every second of my day with y’all!

Life event update

Turns out I gave the wrong date of when it’ll happen and when it’ll end, sorry folks who care and/or are curious about what’s going to happen, the big event will happen on September 9th and it’ll end on November 15th, I have almost everything prepared for it, I haven’t been this excited about something in quite a while, so it better be as amazing as I wish it was, I hope time flies so it can start faster and that it’ll slow down as soon as it does, anyway that’s enough news for today, hope you enjoyed the usual random non-sense, See ya!

Random Thoughts #3 Things to come, stars, zombies easter eggs, the blog.

Things to come:

Why are you being so secretive about what’s going to happen?

Trying to build some hype around it, I know to some of you this won’t be so amazing but for me it’ll be the experience of a lifetime, kinda wish it’d last a lifetime but it’ll only last 2 months, I’m excited either way.

One of the confirmations I needed for it arrived, I shall wait until I receive the other ones, but at this point I can guarantee it’ll most likely happen.

To any of my close friends who are reading this, the celebration is still on, what we’ll do is still undecided but I’m sure that your presence will make it amazing!

Stars

I grew an obsession of staring at stars, yeah I know this is pretty random, but this is random thoughts, I can say whatever random thing I want, anyway, I think this probably began a few years ago, I live on an apartment complex in the city, so usually when I look up into the sky I don’t see too many stars, only a few if none because it’s so cloudy.

But there’s one place that is 100% guaranteed that there will be a load of stars there, and that’s at the countryside house me and my family visit on occasions, I remember just laying down at the slide and staring into the night sky, you can see the moon, the stars and on sometimes you could even spot falling stars there, I spotted at least two on my stay there but I’d sure love to spot more.

What’s so special about looking at a sky full of stars?

To me the magic is just letting your mind loose, you can just lay down, relax and think about all sorts of things, the future, the past, the present, things that are logical or illogical, the sky is the limit, and you have tons to explore with that amazing view.

Black Ops Zombie’s Easter Eggs

So recently I’ve been playing Black Ops III on the PC, and I have to say, those Easter eggs are hard as hell, it took forever to find some players so I could redo the Shadows of Evil Easter egg, I had to redo it because the summoning never appeared in my menu after the Zetsubou No Shima update, I did both Der Eisendrache and Zetsubou no Shuma Easter egg on solo and I’m having a hard trying to finish Gorod Krovi one, and I’ll probably have the same trouble with Revelations.

So far the only maps I haven’t completed their Easter Egg quest were Ascension, because it’s reward was pointless, Buried, Origins and the previously mentioned Gorod Krovi and Revelations.

Hopefully I can finish them soon, that thing is starting to give me a headache.

My thoughts on the blog

I don’t upload as much as I would like to on the blog, lack of content is not something I was expecting to suffer here, but then again I’m not the most interesting person in the world.

Regardless of the lack of content I must say thanks for everyone that visits the blog, I wasn’t expecting to have visitors from all around the world, I was expecting only my Brazilian friends who speak English to actually read all of this stuff, but no, I had visitors from the United States, from Canada, from Germany, from Romania and from the United Kingdom, so thanks everybody, I appreciate the views and I hope you enjoy the content featured here.

Random Thoughts #2 Voice actors, my first console and the reason I don’t use Facebook as much as I did before

Recognizing Voice Actors.

Really, recognizing voice actors?

Yes, recognizing voice actors, I don’t know why but I find a bit of joy when I can compare character’s voices to later find out that they share the same voice actor. Two examples on this:

On the Adventure Time episode “Everything’s Jake” there are 3 characters that Jake meets throughout the story, Goose, The Mayor and Dr. Erik Adamkinson, that sound pretty similar to Phillip J. Fry, Zapp Brannigan and Professor Farmsworth from Futurama, that’s because they were all voice by the same person, Billy West, which I think is pretty cool considering that Bender and Jake are both voiced by John DiMaggio.

Nolan North and Steve Blum worked together innumerous times, they’ve had very iconic roles over the years and are two of my favorites voice actors, If I had to pick 2 franchises they’ve worked together and their characters in them, I’d pick Call of Duty Zombies’ Dr. Edward Richtofen and Tank Dempsey.

The first video game console I’ve ever owned.

I can’t remember what year I got it as a Christmas gift, but the console I got was a Gemini X Game, a Brazilian Famicom Clone, it looked like a Sony Discman with Sega Genesis/Mega Drive inspired controllers, a Famicom cartridge slot and strangely enough, a light gun that kinda looks like a Walther PPK, James Bond’s weapon of choice.

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Little me was too dumb to understand that this console was a clone, but even if I did, I wouldn’t care, It was my first console, I was very excited to play it and I had a lot of fun doing so.

I can’t remember all of the games that were available on the cartridges and the system, so with the help of Google I found out some of the games I’ve played on it: Track & Field, Duck Hunt, F-1 Race, Lunar Pool, Hogan’s Alley, Contra, Jackal, Soccer, Spider-Man Return of the Sinister Six, Battle City.

The reason I’m avoiding Facebook recently.

Brazil is a country that is very divided when it comes to politics, some people lean more to the left while others lean more to the right, that’s natural people do have different opinions on different things, I will respect both sides of the coin regardless.

Talking about politics is important so you can grow up as a person and help the society you live do so as well, as long as your political view isn’t your only personality trait everything should be fine, which leads me to why I’m avoiding Facebook, political posts.

Sharing something on Facebook is kinda like a one way conversation, you just press a button to display something on your timeline and show it to other people in their News Feed, and that’s about it, unless you’re a famous person or a page you won’t get a lot of attention, apply that to politics and things will get a bit annoying.

You’re saying this because you don’t agree with their opinion…

Not really, sometimes I may agree with their point of view, my problem is the fact that Facebook doesn’t have a filter to simply block the kinds of post you don’t want to see on your News Feed , I’d rather just see what my friends are up to instead of blocking every page that posts political content because of something my friends shared.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to “throw shit” on my friends because of their point of view, you can post whatever you want on your timeline, If I don’t want to see certain content is my problem not yours, Facebook could at least help it’s users to block specific subjects they would rather not see, if you’re somehow insulted because of this post I’m sorry.

Anyway that wraps things up for today, I’ve made a possible thumbnail for future Random Thoughts, it’s probably not the final version though.

Random Thoughts #1 Animated Series and things to come.

I’ve mentioned before that this was going to be a random blog, It’s not locked in a specific content, I decided that if I want to talk about something in specific like a game, a movie or some other thing I’ll do so, but if the lack of specific content hits, the Random Thoughts series of posts will be my salvation, I’ll use it to post small thoughts about random stuff that happened in the past, present and will happen in the future.

I’ve been a bit more quiet than usual lately because I was studying something this week, studying for a choice, related to the special life event I previously mentioned, I can only confirm three things at the moment, it’ll happen in September, it’ll last approximately 9 weeks, needless to say I’m very excited about it.

Also this week I’ve done something that I haven’t really done for a long time, I opened up Netflix, I’ve watched seasons 1-7 of Archer and seasons 4-6 of Adventure Time, this is my thoughts on them:

I really enjoyed watching Archer, I haven’t been this excited about an adult animated series since Rick and Morty, and I can safely say I enjoyed it just as much as it, seasons 5 and 7 were very different to the original format, I really enjoyed the temporary changes, it was a nice touch, at the same time I’m excited for season 3 of Rick and Morty, I’m also excited for season 8 of Archer, I just it comes to Netflix soon.
If I had to pick 3 of my favorite episodes they would be: Placebo Effect, Vision Quest and both parts of Deadly Velvet.

I’m kinda upset that I couldn’t watch the first 3 seasons of Adventure Time, I really loved watching it, it’s a very charming cartoon, it’s funny, it’s charming, it has it’s sentimental moments, it has it’s action moments and I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, I can see why this was one of the cartoons that saved Cartoon Network, it’s a bit sad that the series will end in 2018, I hope to see the other seasons in Netflix soon.
My 3 favorite episodes so far are: I remember you, Be more and Jake the Brick.

I should really make a thumbnail for these kind of posts in the future, but it’s too late now, I’m tired and I wanted to post something, so here it is.

Edit: Thumbnail was made in part 2 and I’m currently using it