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Sonic Whammy

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  1. Lardcaptor Sakura (Talk about a "fat" deck!)
  2. Dragon Ball Supper (Kakarots have to eat, you know) The Devil Is A Port-Tmer (Can't fulfill that dream of sailing the seven seas when there's no seas in Hell)
  3. I personally watch a lot of wrestling and game-based channels: Wrestletalk and their sister channel partsFUNknown - Home to one of the funniest men in all of wrestling news, Adam Blampied. They started a hugely insane and hilarious Zoom quiz competition since the start of the pandemic called Quizzlemania. Jam that jam! Wrestling With Wregret - Brian Zane is another awesome and funny guy with lots of current and past TV & PPV reviews. No Rolls Barred - A board game channel started last year by Adam Blampied with a lot of great content to expand your gaming eyes. I've actually bought board games to cover on my own channel after seeing them on NRB. UpUpDownDown - As much I and a lot of people can't stand who runs WWE, Austin Creed aka Xavier Woods runs a great video game channel where they can be real people. They also did an awesome thing during the pandemic with their wild weekly online Uno game. Arcade Players TV - Sometimes I like watching the Street Fighter 2 online game footage they post. The more the players switch characters, the better.
  4. Hey guys. I know this isn't normally the place to ask about this stuff. But since you can't go anywhere without reading about this now, I figured I'd get opinions from a different source. Does anyone here watch Jeopardy? And if so, what's your take on all the train wreck going on with the process of finding their new host?
  5. Absolutely true. The Latin Squares from 19th century Europe were often not numbers either. However, a "math" game is not solely based on numbers or computation, just fundamental math concepts. And as you justified, Sudoku does have one of the biggest mathematical principals working for it: Logic. Being able to use inductive and deductive reasoning to be able to turn prove and reach conclusions, all of that is actually considered a math skill. The fact that Sudoku just happens to also to present the puzzle with digits is an aesthetic plus. There's many other examples of games like this, and the goal of this wing of my YouTube channel is to showcase them.
  6. I've been on a hunt to show off games related to math as part of my mission objective on YouTube. Today, I went to one of my favorite pastimes, Sudoku, and showed off how to play it. I even tried to teach my wife and daughter how to play. How are you guys with Sudoku? Anyone any good?
  7. Hey everyone. Man, has it really been 2 1/2 years since I was last here? Anyway, I know this question is largely dependent on the age bracket of the forum audience, but I was wondering who here amongst yourselves, siblings, etc. was dealing with the struggles of the pandemic regarding going to school. Did you attend, were you strictly at home, how'd you handle classes on a screen, and most importantly, what was your view on it all? I myself spent the last year plus teaching only from home. And recently, I made a video chronicling my personal trials and tribulations from my side of the screen. Just a way of saying that we're all in this together, and that I hope that we continue to get this all figured out, whatever that should be.
  8. Trying to get back in shape after over a year of sitting and teaching from home. Catching up on a lot of housecleaning. And sorting a lot of personal stuff out after being in a major car accident last month (everyone was fine, and we have a new car now). So, a bit all over the map, but doing what I gotta do.
  9. During my most recent trip to Lake George, I found a board game called "CTRL" on clearance at Target that I wanted to cover on my YouTube channel. Looking forward to the first play with the family.
  10. Jersey has a few conventions in both halves of the state and also has the advantage of the NY area with Anime NYC in November. In state itself, we have DerpyCon in late October/early November, Castle Point Anime Convention in the spring, and AnimeNEXT in Atlantic City in June. And then, there's the convention I'm part of, Puchi Con. We're in our 3rd year, mainly in March in North Jersey. We just had our most recent one in June and are about to have our first trip to A.C. at the end of this month.
  11. Are you still taking submissions for this survey? I think I can find some people who are willing to give you more data.
  12. I can understand if I screwed up and was posting links to my Google Forms or YouTube videos when I was still part of my game show group. Only reason I did the forms that way was because I didn't want people to see each other's answers and get influenced. I may still need some help with that kind of stuff down the road, but I'll figure that out later. Admins, if anyone can shoot me a message on the side, I'll explain myself better. Either way, if I was part of the problem a while back, I apologize. Anyway, hope all of these issues get resolved in some way, because I hope to share and get input on a lot of things from people both in and out of the genre in the future.
  13. This is a high school club, so the students I will be working with are in the 14-18 range. And yes, I want to be able to delve a little into several categories within the culture. The writing and calligraphy was definitely one thing, I was thinking about starting with having us all translate our names and write them out in Japanese (QQ: ARE Japanese letter/words/characters and calligraphy the same or is there a visual difference? I'm not familiar with all the terms.), then somewhere along the way explore other things like food (maybe get the culinary department in on that). Of course, we'd discuss some anime, games and con stuff which is what brought us together in the first place, but I don't want this to naturally be just for that, I want there to be some educational purpose. Given that this year, the club won't start for another few weeks, and we'll only have til June to do things, this is going to be a great time to figure these things out and get the kinks ironed out, then expand upon them for next year. So please, keep those suggestions coming! UPDATE (As of 2PM): The club is mine. Once our next board meeting on the 11th goes down to officially stamp my name on it, I can start recruiting immediately. But yes, keep giving advice and ideas.
  14. Man, it's been too long since I've been here. Well, I had my reasons, but that's for another time. Anyway, I find myself in a very interesting position, potentially. With all my years doing game shows on the anime con circuit, I was striking up some interest here and there with some of the students where I teach. On top of that, we started an exchange program with the Japan Society of New York where we've hosted Japanese students in March each year, and I took over the program last year. So in the meantime, enough of a circle was developing that a couple years ago, I, along with a few students, put together a proposal for a Japanese Culture Club. And now, this year, it was finally put in the new teacher contract, specifically for me to run it (the teachers on the negotiation board knew it was my thing). The job posting is now active, I've applied, and I've been asked to have a meeting with one of the administrators tomorrow. And it's at this point that I see a small problem: I'm not totally sure exactly WHAT I want this club to accomplish. In my time going to cons, I've tried to observe other activities here and there beyond the simple things like anime and cosplay and stuff. But I'd hardly call myself an expert in the subject, even if I'm more qualified than any other teacher in the school. So, I know I have some research to do, but I could use some help on just what to actually research. This is where I turn to you guys. If you were part of such a club, what would you want to see happen in it? Or, if you were ever actually IN such a club in high school or college, what did you do in it? I want to get as many suggestions as possible to be able to make a good pitch tomorrow. If anyone here has any advice, I would greatly appreciate it.
  15. An update: We're down to 10 bodied needed. If you haven't jumped in and done this yet, help us out now. And thanks in advance and in the past to everyone that's already done it.
  16. OH! Secret agent, THAT'S what I was missing from the Commodore era, @Beocat. Yes, we were a Nintendo family, with a Genesis & Dreamcast on the side. But before and during those, we also were a Commodore 64 family. And one game stood above all the rest. A graphically simple but nimble game called Agent USA. Basic object: You tried to stop a TV turned monster called the Fuzzbomb that roamed the country turning citizens into glitchy electrified zombies called Fuzzbodies. As you traveled, you grew a batch a special crystals which protected you should a Fuzzbody come in contact. To beat the Fuzzbomb, you had to make it to its destination and tag it while holding 100 crystals. Watch the video, it will give a better perspective, but that game was responsible for me knowing all my state capitals when I was 6. And while I searched for that, I was reminded of another Commodore classic called Archon. Basically a true Battle Chess concept because the piece actually fought each other when one tried to capture the other.
  17. I am completely in favor of backing up this support. I am on a similar quest, and we (meaning all of us here on these forums) honestly deserve it more than some out there do. *hides soapbox* But yes, tell us your channel. Mine, which I've shilled pieces of the last few times I've been here, is Lost Silver Productions, where we showcase and talk about game shows, anime, games, and anything our geeky paws can get our mitts on. Please join us and help us out, folks. We promise we'll treat you to a good time.
  18. Your going by console reminded me of quite a few games: Classic Arcade: How can I forget about Arkanoid, Crystal Castles and Off-Road? Again, I'm sure there's more. Atari: Oh ho ho... no favorites? Kaboom, Keystone Capers, Pitfall are just a few of the ones that got a lot of attention from us. NES: Well, there's the original Mega Man & Ninja Gaiden series. Much time spent on those. And yes, the first two Zelda's. Gamecube: A former friend got me hooked for a while on a wacky racing "TV show" called Cel Damage. Look into it. Wii: Fortune Street, hands down. In fact, we're gonna do a live play on next Friday's Convention Attention podcast of this game.
  19. Admittedly not into a lot of current games, mostly because busy teaching like means I don't have the time. So for me, it's the oldest of the old-school classics. Gimme a classic arcade cabinet that has Q*bert, Dragon's Lair, Gauntlet, Street Fighter in almost any incarnation, Sonic (I know, not arcade, hush), and I'm sure there's several others that just aren't coming to me right now. Google a show called Starcade if you really want to get into the good stuff like that.
  20. I've found that there's an odd connection between wrestling and anime from a non-fans perspective. I notice that both get similar reactions because of the former being "fake" or "violent" and the latter being "cartoons", and both get the "why are you watching that at your age" question. People have to understand that just like anything else that we watch on TV, it's a scripted, storyline show. So we watch, we follow, and we hope the story goes in the direction we want it to. Of course, often times, we either get it totally wrong, as my team proved when we tried to predict this year's Wrestlemania matches, or we see the people who write these shows pull out such ridiculous story ideas that make you want to bang your head against the wall. But, again, just like any other show you watch. This one just has people throwing each other around in the process.
  21. I'll offer this as a footnote to both of our comments. The more I've watched over the years, it's given me a chance to explain to family members (especially on my wife's side) who have no understanding of anime whatsoever and think it's "just cartoons" how complex the genre is and how it literally spans into its own genres of action, drama, romance, history, sitcom, etc, that match everything you see in live action TV and movies. There is something for everyone of any age that fits their individual tastes. The only difference is that it's drawn and not acted out by live people. How much said family gets that? Varies from person to person. I'd probably have better luck if I knew the body of anime well enough to give recommendations.
  22. I will admit that one of my main reasons for the few times I get to watch anime is trivia research for my Game Show Megamix panels. But as I started doing more shows over the 10 years I've done these now, I tried to experiment with different shows to see what might grab my interest. Some were based on what I knew others were watching, some just taking a gutshot from the synopsis. Like anything, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But it's always fun trying.
  23. There's only a select few artists that I ever truly got into, with the best being Billy Joel, Elton John and The Bangles. For the most part, that clearly makes me a pop guy, but I'm fans of individual songs more than I am about artists as a whole. My iPod has had a lot of different genres on it between rock, country, hip hop, hair bands and all that, but there's no clear dominator for artists save for the three I mentioned.
  24. This is gonna sound hokey, because several of them are, but I wouldn't be a martial artist myself if not in part for the Jackie Chan revival in the 90's. Rumble In The Bronx and Operation Condor were the best two. And then the Rush Hour films just keep knocking it out of the park. I'm skeptical about the idea of a 4th one, but Jackie is Jackie, I'll still go and enjoy his work.
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