Saturday, August 27, 2011

past couple of days

so, just a small update because im tired tonight. got my car back from the shop, it runs almost perfectly. then last night at around 9 i heard a knock on our front door. turns out a new lady moved in across the hall from us. she wanted to meet her new neighbors, but i was the only one home. she invited me over for jagerbombs. i went for it, and after about 10 each she was very drunk. i wasn't feeling or showing any signs of being drunk, so when she asked me to go back to my place and grab the jack, i obliged. so after a few shot of jack, this lady could barely stand and she broke 2 glasses. i still wasn't feeling anything, but i knew just how far gone she was so i told her to get some sleep and i would see her Sunday. i packed up my jack and headed back across the hall. my brother had arrived home while i was gone and was waiting to see where i was. i walked in and told him what had happened. he confirmed that i wasn't showing any signs of being drunk. apparently, we are all going to hang out tomorrow. cant wait to see how that turns out.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

GMSoccer was right.

using the little tutorial that Soccer left, i mad a new tab specifically for the story. what ive decided to do is post 2 time when i put a new segment up. i will post the new segment in the main blog and add to the story in the tab. at the beginning of the post i will refer those who are new to look at the tab as opposed to read the post then find the story. i think this will add a little easier flow to the site.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

how i spent my day

is my car. its a 1967 Chevy Impala. yesterday it started acting up. after a little testing i figured it to be a bad fuel pump. today i went and bought a new fuel pump, fully intending to install it myself. i don't have the space or tools necessary to complete this task, but my mother does. she moved recently and i had never been there, so i asked for directions. the directions i got sounded like this "Go to the end the road here and take a left. drive for a while till you see a YMCA and a truck on the corner turn onto that road, i think its called founders. her house is right there." her house is actually about 30 minutes away, takes a few more turns that just the 2 i was told to take, and the road was actually called Fountain. needless to say it took me 2 hours to finally find the place. now because of the location of the fuel pump, i had to wait a couple of hours to start working on it, had to let it cool. so after a little bit of waiting and hanging around the house i went out to start messing with the car. it was bolted to the engine with 2 bolts and had a rubber hose and the metal fuel line attached to it. i got off everything just fine, except the fuel line. apparently the guy who owned it before i did mostly striped the bolt. so after 1 more hour, a lot of frustration and about 18 different tools, i gave up. now on the way to the house the car kept stalling, every time i came to a stop it would just cut out. once i finally reached my destination it died while pulling into the driveway. so since this stupid nut couldn't be removed, i had to have the car taken to a mechanic. it wont be fixed till friday, so until i can get it back i have to drive a 2000 convertable mustang... darn.

p.s. the was a lot of sarcasm in that last statement

p.s.s if you look in the upper left hand corner of that picture, you can see me.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

money, guns, goro and assassins.

so in this dream i start off in wal-mart, but they only sold slushees. i wanted a slushee but i didn't have any money on me, so i ran outside to an atm to find that my step-mom and sister were sitting in a van next to the atm. i out my bank card into the atm and punched in withdraw 5 dollars. i hard the motors start up and instead of throwing out my 5 dollars it starts throwing out 500 and 250 dollar bills. i grab as many i could and threw them in the van my step-mom was in. i kicked her and my sister out and took off next i founf myself in a garden full of large plants. as i am walking through i notice my sister hiding, holding an uzi. i pull out a pistol and shoot her, causing her to disappear. i run over to her hiding place and pick up her uzi. i look around and see 4 of my cousins walking through the garden holding ak-47s. they all walk single-file right infront of me and pause. i shoot each of them and they dissappear. i run over and grab on of the ak-47s that has a grenade launcher attached. for some reason i shot it into the sky and it detonates like a green firework. as it explodes i see a mesage appear "Goro has awoken". next i am watching a fight between goro and motaro. they both land a finishing blow and go down. then kintaro walks over to goro and pats him on the head. goro gets up, high-fives kintaro, and they walk of together. next i am in a orphanage, run by the evil principle from the Matilda movie. i am hiding in the rafters watching as she tortures these kids she has their beds hanging from chains above pits of molten metal, and they have to do a lot of manual labor or the bed gets lowered closer to the pit. when she isnt around i tell them to run an hide, i will take care of her. the orphans run and hide as she walks into the room. she crosses a rope bridge to a platform surrounded by water. i drop down into the platform and am dressed like ezio from assassins creed. she freaks out and tries to run for the bridge, but i throw a couple of ninja stars and cut through the ropes causing the bridge to fall. she jump of of the platform and into the water there are 2 poles sticking out of the water. i jump down onto one of them and she grabs the other just trying to keep her head above water. she looks absolutely terrified, but i don't care. i look at her and say "Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death" then i pounce on her with the hidden blade.

thats where i wake up. it was a pretty fun dream.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

way this works.

ok so many of you asked i put all the parts of the story together so anyone new can come in and see the whole thing instead of just the part recently posted. i have seen how some people have tabs in their blogs, the main tab is for the blog and the other tab is for things like stories to be posted and kept side-by-side. i any of you know how to do this i will be happy to set this up. the story is under a lot of re-writes right now, so i wont be posting the whole thing for a while. i will post it when i feel it fits the tale i am weaving better.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Story Part 5: setting up motiviation.

this is a kinda rough version of the next chapter i re-worked it and fell pretty ok with it. here it is.:

"So, how have you been? its been a few months since you were last through here. i thought you forgot about me" she smiled as she said this. she knew i wouldn't forget her, but it had been a while since we last saw each other.

"I've been good, trying hard to save up. maybe hire a few other guys to lighten the load."

"you're still planning on opening up your own courier business? i wish you luck, there have been a lot more raids on caravans leaving the city as of late. rumor has it that these raids are much cleaner than the standard attacks we hear about. raiders usually take what valuables they find and leave the bodies, but recently the only trace of the caravans are when the Brahmin wander back into town."

"thanks for the heads up. im going it alone, so i shouldn't draw much attention to myself. just another traveler crossing the land."

i smile to put her at ease, but the knowledge that caravans are going missing does concern me. i wasn't informed of this when i agreed to this job. if i had the time, i would track down the guys that hired me, but as it stands i wont make the meet if i don't leave tomorrow.

"so, Kelli, got yourself a man yet?"

i ask her this to quickly change the subject.

"no, mostly just travelers come through. none of them are looking for anything longer than a night of fun."

"well those guys are idiots."

"what about you, got a lady waiting for you wherever you call home?"

"im never home long enough to actually meet someone. my focus is just getting as many jobs as i can and getting them finished before i get to old to work."

"why do we do this to ourselves?"

"Do what?"

"make this small talk. we've known each other a long time and it seems each time you walk in here we flirt until you walk back out. its messing with me, im happy while you are here and scared that when you walk out it will be the last time i see you."

"Kelli, i feel the same way. that's why this last job i so important. I've spent the last few months overworking myself and am so lose to haveing enough to open that courier business. i hate the cliche but i need you to wait for me to get finished with this, then i will walk back in here and never leave."

"you know, this is the first time you've talked like this. its always just been a secret that everyone knew, but hearing it come from you makes me happy. I've got more customers to take care of, I'll see you when you get back."

with that she got up and walked up to the patrons who just sat at the bar. i finished my burger and left, watching as the would-be pickpocket realize that he had been pick-pocketed himself. chuckling, i walked out into the night, looking up at the stars and marveling at their beauty. i checked my watch and saw it was 11 o'clock. i started walking to the inn, planning to get an early start across the wastes tomorrow.

i was awoken to a pounding on my door. i grabbed my watch to see what time it was. 5 o'clock, yay.

"Mr. Xeno, Lord Sazz demands your company. get dressed and meet me downstairs, don't keep me waiting.

i know that this isn't good. i look out the window across the room to check for any way out. the streets are lined with Sazz's men. whatever he wanted he was going to get. i got dressed and grabbed my things. heading downstairs i expect to get man handled. instead i see a man in a suit and hat. he walks up to me gesturing to the door. i nod and head out into the street. it still early to the streets are clear of all but the homeless. they escort me deep into the heart of New Vegas. eventually we come upon a 4 story building that Sazz has made into his mansion. walking into the main room i see even more of the goons that were waiting outside the inn. they lead me into an elevator, press a few buttons and the elevator begins to move. after about 20 seconds the elevator stops and the doors slide open. i am greeted with pure luxury. the massive room is clean, something the rest of new Vegas is not. there is a piano in the corner and a woman is playing something by a pre-apocalypse composer. in the middle of the room are a couple of couches in the best condition I've seen. once the awe subsides a man calls me over and tells me to have a seat, motioning to the other couch. i sit and look a the man across from me, knowing that this is the most powerful man in the entire city, if not all of Nevada. he leans down and picks up a glass of what i assume is scotch. he takes a sip and sets it back down.

"Hello, Mr. Xeno. im glad to finally meet you."

"i wish i could say the same Mr.-"

"Please, call me Sazz."

Monday, August 15, 2011


so after taking you guys advice, i decided to set the story aside for a while. to try to get the passion back i had before for it, i re-read what i had written. while i can say i liked what i wrote, i realized that there were segments that needed to be re-imagined. tomorrow i will post the next part of the story, which was on of the parts that needed re-working. in the original i had the next day start way to soon and the action escalated in a forced trying to make the story flow better because this is when the story finally gets a good twist to it. i added a new segment of dialog traded between Blane and Kelli. im also adding an encounter with the ruler of New Vegas, Sazz.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

another game

this time i am going to recommend you play a game which is actually a part of a massive series. basically its the same game being remade every so many years with new features added with each release. i am talking about Koei's Dynasty Warriors. the game actually tells the history of the 3 kingdoms period of ancient china. i the game you play as anywhere from 20 to 50 different characters, each with their own unique weapons and move sets. each character in the game actually existed in Chinese history. as you control these generals of the kingdoms of Wu, Shu and Wei, you take on literally thousands of enemies. every so often you will run across a opposing general and a decent fight will ensue. one thing to know before playing this game is that unless you are playing on easy, the first time you run into Lu Bu, RUN! he is know in history to be the most powerful man in that period, so his ingame character can take you down to dead in just a single combo.

This is him

apart from just using standard attacks to get you across the maps to your ultimate goal, you have musou attacks. these are also unique to each character based on their characteristics. for the big guy you see above he swings his weapon, which is a pike in a giant X in front of him multiple times cutting everyone that gets caught to shreds. as i have said, this game has been remade multiple times. the current title is number 7, which is really somewhere near the 15th game made because they usually release 2 spinoffs based in the version that was just released. so if you want to feel like a god on the battle field, cutting down entire armies single handedly, pick up dynasty warriors. who knows, you might just learn a little history along the way.

Friday, August 12, 2011

lunch, saving kids and preventing aliens from leaving.

OK, so this dream is actually a bunch of dreams that were sewn together in my mind. i woke up a lot last night, so it kinda amazing that the dreams picked up where i woke up. so this is what i dremt last night.

it started out in my old highschool commons. it is a very long room with tv's all over the place. fo some reason all of the students are in commons and the lights are off. the teachers said they had something to show the students, but it would show after lunch. so everyone, while in the dark, got into lunch lines and got their food. i had my food and sat down, and some random person took me biscuit. so i chased the guy down across the entire room and just attacked him. finally a group of teachers broke us up and took us to the teachers lounge, which was about the size of a gym. they finally started the movie which they wanted to show the students and it was the Avengers movie (if the real movie is half as awesome as it was in my dream, we will all be VERY pleased).somehow from that moment to the next i got teleported to my car driving though a nice neighborhood. fro some reason i stopped in front of what looked like an abandoned house. i got out, grabbed a gun and knife out of my trunk and walked into the empty house. the entire bottom floor was barren, i had no idea why i was there. as i worked my way up stairs i head a pounding sound. i followed the sound into a room that was nicely furnished, with computer desks and TV's a big bed and a mini kitchen. the sound was coming from a closet so i walked over and opened the door to find a room full of bound little kids. immediately i removed the gag on one of them and they told me that He was coming and i had to leave of i would die. before i started to cut the kids loose i heard footsteps approaching the room. i immediately grabbed a computer desk and jammed it up against the door so it wouldn't open. i began cutting the kids loose, there were about 5 of them, and He was pounding the door trying to get in. once i had the kids loose i found a window the fro some reason had a ledge outside it. one by one the kids started climbing out. by the time the 3rd kid started to climb out the door jumped and the desk flew off again the wall. the 4th kid got through and the door flew open. the 5th and a giant solid black mass in the shape of a man walked into the room. outside the kids were screaming for me to run. i told them to get to the road and i would be there as soon as i killed this thing. it approached me as i drew my gun and fired. the bullets passed right through it without phasing it. next i pulled out my knife in a reverse grip. it reached out with its left hand to grab me but i slashed at its arm and it fell off. the black appendage dissipated as it hit the ground. He froze and would not move so i jumped up and swing at its neck. its head fell to the ground and the entire thing disappeared. with this thing gone i teleported again. now its night out and im in downtown new york. i am a CIA agent and my partner is Stan Smith from American Dad. we are trying to stop Rodger the alien from leaving the planet. he does this by standing on a car and it float into space. the only way to stop him is to make the cars float into space without him on it. i am running from car to car sending them into space when i see a car with Rodger on it floating up so i jump on a car that is floating near him and wait for my car to catch up. finally i jump from my car to his tackling him of and falling about 200 feet to the ground, when i get up i go onto a tattoo parlor and get a tattoo.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

for gamers out there.

well i might not be feeling the games right now, but i thought i would share the games that i think you should be playing now. some are old and some are new, but i can completely recommend them to you. the downside to this list is that im primarily an Xbox player. i don't have a ps3 or Wii (although i do own some of the games for those consoles... sometimes the collector edition is just to awesome to pass up {God of War 3}) so they will be under-represented in posts. so without further adieu i give you: GAME!

While most will argue that this games is multiplayer only, i guarantee you will enjoy this fps rpg. there are 4 classes to choose from. starting from left to right there is the Soldier named Roland. this is my class, it comes with specialization in assault rifles and shotguns (although my main weapon is a Maliwan 4X Incendiary Sniper). plus, for his special skill he can summon an automated turret that can be upgraded to resupply ammo, heal friendlys, and revive downed allies. next is the Siren Lilith.  she specializes in increasing elemental damage for weapons. her special ability is the phasewalk allows her to go invisible to enemies, move faster, and makes her invulnerable. it can be upgraded so cause elemental explosions whenever she enter or exits the phasewalk.
third is the Hunter Mordecai. he specializes in snipers and pistols making him the pinpoint marksman of the group. hs scpacial "ability" is that he owns a "falcon" named bloodwing which he can summon and direct to attack enemies that he cant get to. bloodwing can be upgraded to attack multiple enemies and be made into an elemental. finally up is Brick the Berserker. he specializes in SMGs and Rocket Launchers. his special ability is to go into a berserk rage. while not invulnerable and limited only to melee attacks, he can take down almost anything very quickly. upgrades include more damage, elemental imbued fists, and loot from enemies. now the elements that are included in the weapons and for upgrading the special abilities are fire, electric, caustic and explosive. each type of element is strong against certain enemies and weak to others. but honestly stick with caustic and you cant lose. now the rpg element come into play by earning experience through killing baddies and completing quests. the higher you level the better the loot gets dropped. trying to think about downsides to this games is difficult. while it isnt perfect it does cover up its flaws with so many things done right. i dont do the game justice in this post but please if you get the chance, play borderlands. its kinda difficult at first but you get into flow easily and the story take you to stange places and pits you against stranger foes. then there is the dlc for the game. each pack is easily worth the cash allthough if you play for achievements, dont get to far into the zombie pack with out finding the brain collection quest.

Monday, August 8, 2011


ever have one of those days where your minds is just filling up with ideas, but no matter what you do you cant seem to act on them. that's what I've got going on today. i have many ideas about where i want to take my story, but i cant put them down on paper how i want. no matter the ways i try, it just comes out forced, not the natural flow i want.but even more so than that, i cant get motivated to game. for me that is kinda weird, because i game a lot. maybe its just my energy is to low right now, but i don't like it. everything is just... blah.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

late night

when i know i have the next day off, i stay up way late just surfing the web looking for cool stuff. last night at around 2 in the morning i came across a live action Batman fan made short film. now i know what you are thinking, its fan made so it must not be good. trust me it is very good. its based on the cartoon batman, so there is no armor on the bat and his eyes are solid white. things get a lot more awesome a little after he runs into the joker. its call "dead end" but it should be called A V. P V. B. just watch it, what 8 minutes for an awesome vid.

Friday, August 5, 2011

why i want a gaming laptop.

i know that oblivion has been out for a LLLLOOOONNNNGGGG time, but when it come to the PC the game can be made almost new with mods. whether its new quests, items, or just options to alter the in-game physics, this game is made fresh. there are even mods that replace the entire game and and substitutes it with a new main quest with accompanying side-quests. then there are the mods that are just for fun, such as the pokeball mod. catching monsters and npc in pokeballs then hitting someone with the pokeball and the npc jumps out and fight to the death. i saw a video based on a series of mods that made me think all this. i have included the video in the post. watch as hilarity ensues... plus the music is catchy.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Story Part 4: Strolling Down Memory Lane

As I left Thors shop i was approached by a man in a black jacket. On his left shoulder were 3 spikes of increasing size. He had no hair on his head or face. His only defining mark was a solid white right eye.

"You're going into the wastes. Things will not be going the way you planned. This is only the beginning of something much bigger."

"Wait... what? Who the hell are you, and what the hell are you talking about?"

He looked at me, smiled and chuckled to himself. He turned and began walking down the street, stopping about 10 feet away.

"We will be watching you. When you need us most, we will be there."

With that he he walked off down the street and was lost in the crowd.

"I guess Thor was right. Something isn't right about this trip."

I wasn't planning on leaving New Vegas until the next day so I went and rented a room at the nearest inn. As I was going up to my room a group of people walked past me, one bumped into me. It was a small hallway so I didn't think anything of it. Once I got to my room I set my bag on the bed and reached into my jacket pocket. Immeadiatly I knew that the ring I had stole from Thor was just stolen from me. 'Oh well', I thought. Then I sat on the bed next to my bag and opened it to see exactly what Thor meant when he said 'a little fire power'. I expected a little 9mm, but was astonished to see the .44 that he was cleaning when I walked into his store. Deciding that it was better to keep the firepower close I put a belt on, and placed the magnum in its holster.

"It's way too early to go to bed, might as well go out and see what's going on."

I left my bag under my bed, locked my door, and went out to find anything new going on. As I walked the streets taking in the sights I decided to get something to eat. Stopping at the nearest pub, I went in and took a seat at a booth in the back of the building. I've eaten here plenty of times before since I have done alot of business in New Vegas. A woman in her early 30s looks over and sees me sitting at my normal booth. A smile forms on her face and she begins walking over to me.

"Surprise, surprise. Blane Xeno, you little scavenger, what are you doing in here?"

I laugh at her comment, as we have known each other for about 7 years now. I first met her on the street. She was just begining her business and was putting up advertisements on street posts. A small time street gang had been hastling her about having to pay to advertise on their turf. When she refused, they jumped her. Most people were used to seeing this and just walked on past. They knew what they were going to do to her, take her money and force her into prostitution, but also knew that messing with them would almost garuntee death. I knew the consequences of taking action, but could never turn a blind eye to a person in distress. Just as the initial beating was about to begin I stepped in. None of them even knew what was happening. Armed only with a serrated knife, I quickly and silently charged into the group of thugs. The first guy went down hard, as I smashed the hilt of the knife into his temple. Then, switching to a reverse grip of the knife, I became a whirlwind of slashing and stabbing. After about 30 seconds 2 were unconcious, and 4 were dead. The last in the group had pulled out a knife turning it to the ladys throat, threatening to slit it. Thinking quick, I looked above him and pointed. The idiot looked up giving me just enough time to throw the knife, catching him in the jugular. needless to say he let her go, to try to stop the blood that was coming from the gash. He fell over dead in just seconds. I picked up my knife and walked over to the woman who was now crying in a ball on the ground. I helped her up and took her back to her place. She wanted to thank me in any way possible but I said that her words were enough. Finally she conviced me to come to her pub for a free meal the next day. From that moment on we have be as close as 2 people can be, without actually being together. I'm not sure why we have never tried, I just tell myself that because I am always on the move it couldn't work. Secretly she is the real reason I want this trip to go off without a hitch. If I can make enough cash on this trip I won't be on the move as much and maybe something can finally happen between us.

"Hey, Kelli. Thor lined me up with another job. I'm leaving tomorrow and just wanted one good meal before I head out."

"Oh, and here I thought you just wanted to see me. Well, I can't let my favorite customer go hungry, what do you want?"

"How about a double rat-burger, large order of fries, and a cold one."

"You know we have beef now. Thanks to Sazz we get a steady shipment of it every month."

"After eating rat I can't switch to cow, it just doesn't taste right."

"I hear you. Not many people like it, but Sazz does and he says that I have to offer it. Mainly  because he thinks it seperates the elite from the common folk. I'll have your burger out asap"

"Thanks, Kelli."

She smiled and nodded as she walked back to put my order in. As I waited I looked around the pub. Seeing that there were very few people in the place, I started to daydream. Just before my mind could begin to wander I noticed that one of the patrons was the guy that bumped into me in the inn. Smiling to myself I chose to pickpocket the thief. I got up and walked over to the jukebox and put on some classic Metallica. As Four Horsemen started I took the long way back to my booth, past the thief. I intentially bumped into him, finding the ring and a small purse of caps in his coat. I apologized to the man and walked back to my table, there was no way he would know the stuff was gone until he specifically searched for it. That will teach him not to steal from someone. I waited a few minutes and checked the purse, finding 100 caps. Not a bad haul from trying to get my ring back. Shortly after, Kelli returned with me food. She sat down opposite me and started talking as I ate.