Well, 2012 is coming to a close in a few hours. And no, I won’t be making any resolutions. I’ve said this before to people, and I’ll say it again: When I make a New Year’s Resolution, it usually winds up being broken rather quickly. Thus, I prefer not to put all my stock in a single resolution and instead just try to do the best I can at what I can on a year-by-year basis.
However, that said, sometimes I fuck up…In fact, I fuck up a LOT. Hell, I think my show Tales of Dumbassery is kinda proof of that, that sometimes I get in over my head or I do stupid things because I’m not thinking. And there have been a few things I’ve done on this blog where I honestly can look back and ask myself “WTF was I thinking when I did that?” So, with that said, let’s take a look at 5 things I’ve done on this site that I just have to ask “WTF Was I Thinking?”.
Okay, all my reviews in their original YouTube format are gone and are either on Blip or will be on Blip eventually (I’m looking at you, Turbo review), but there was one in particular that just had some bad timing: My review of Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym. Again, it’s not up anymore, but when it was, it got a TON of dislikes. Now, I could attribute this to being people just genuinely disliking the video, but I don’t think that’s the case, and it’s not my ego talking, rather that I know for a fact that I’ve done WAY worse. My theory on the matter is that, because people tend to upload new episodes of shows like Pokémon to YouTube after they air, people thought it was the actual episode and clicked on it. Now, not everybody loves internet reviews, it’s kind of an acquired taste that can be lost on some people, so I would imagine that most of those dislikes came from people that really don’t like internet reviews and desired nothing more than to release that disliking on myself. This is part of the reason why A) I moved to Blip, and B) I try not to review shows that have been out in North America for only a short time.
Okay, while I’m using an image from Jyger Watches Cupcakes, that one technically doesn’t count towards what I’m talking about here. THAT was fine. THAT was funny. Turning Jyger Watches into a series, however…Yeah, I don’t know what I was thinking. I pretty much milked the idea beyond what it was worth and it just got stupid. I’ll keep the ones I’ve done up, but don’t expect me to do another like it. Although, I have thought of possibly changing it into me riffing tv shows or movies, although unlikely to be something I do by myself.
You’ll notice I haven’t done The Zelda Chronology for a long time…and I won’t be. It’s for a couple of reasons, the first of which being that I haven’t played EVERY Zelda game out there so there’s no way to complete it, and I refuse to play the Philips CD-I games. The second is that I’ve kind of moved on from the idea and have been doing other stuff. But the biggest reason of all is arguably the most simple: It’s completely unnecessary, since Nintendo has released a book that tells the official chronology of the Zelda games. And yet, despite those reasons, I did carry the Zelda Chronology for a little while in spite of them. That was an error.
Yeah, yer probably wondering where that is… … …Yeah, I’m not doing it. I may eventually go back and do a Batman fan fic, but really, that’s part of the reason I decided to not do the Justice League fanfic: That after the first arc I had planned out, after that was really just a Batman story involving other members of the Justice League. However, if you were intrigued by the idea of superheroes fighting the mechanical armies of alternate dimension Nazis, you’re in luck, because as it just so happens, I AM doing my OWN superhero stories on deviantArt, and I DO still plan to use that at some point.
Yeah, I’ve talked about this before, but I thought I’d go a little deeper on this matter here. When I was originally doing Jyger’s Rant as a series, I decided I wanted to do a storyline wherein my character, Jyger, would learn that he has the ability to warp reality (à la Haruhi Suzumiya) and that he would be monitored by an android built by aliens (à la Yuki Nagato) that would be played by my friend N. Harmonik. For those wondering, the plan was that eventually Jyger would decide to part with this power, but that it would unintentionally cause the creation of his Nobody, Xygrej (you might recall I answered to that name on Twitter for a while in October). However, I eventually decided that the story wasn’t gonna work out due to my own limitations as far as effects I could use on the show and also just how nonsensical it was getting in my head. So yeah, my on-screen character does not have the ability to warp reality. N. Harmonik IS still an occasional character on my show (when I can actually get her in front of a camera, lol) and in my vlogs, but the idea now is that she’s just observing me out of curiosity.
So those are my 5 “WTF Was I Thinking?” Moments. And while I don’t plan to make this a New Year’s Resolution, I do hope that by the end of next year I have a few less things I can regret regarding this blog and my videos…But then again, what would be the fun in that? Happy New Year’s, everybody!
Another of my classic reviews where N. Harmonik makes her début, setting up for my first review of an episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Also, I apologize ahead of time if you can’t hear either of us all that well, this was back when my webcam was being a little bitch. lol
Oh, and once again, I remind that while the overall storyline I had back in the day is no longer canon, N. Harmonik’s character remains an android built by aliens.
So yeah, as I posted earlier, I am going to be doing reviews on Blip.tv from now on. All my old videos are still on YouTube, and there’s also a few videos I plan to do in the future that’ll be on there, but otherwise all new reviews will be on my Blip page. However, that’s not all that’s changing.
Basically, I’m dropping the storyline because it was getting ridiculous what I had in mind. However, because other people helped to make the videos that had the storyline happen, it’s only fair to keep those vids up on YouTube. N.Harmonik will still be on the show though, and her character is still an android built by aliens à la Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but otherwise she’s not here because I have some strange powers or whatever, she’s just observing the internet reviewer/geek at work.
As it pertains to the Turbo review, I’ll basically be doing a redux of that review, basically re-recording all the moments that had me live and in person, and making into 2-3 videos since I don’t have to deal with YouTube size restrictions anymore.
From now on, anything I review has to be at least a year old before I review it. That’s the deadline. This is because when I first released my review of Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym, a crap ton of people came to check it out thinking it was the actual episode. That was my bad. Sadly, this means that I’ll be putting off a certain review I planned to do until mid-January at the very earliest. But whatev, I’m patient…sometimes. 😛
Oh, and as I stated before, the main series will only deal in animated series and tokusatsu. If I ever cover videogames and the like, it’ll be in Jyger’s Favourite 5 or a blog entry on here.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Ja né!
My first review of an episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, all the while I’m observed by a strange girl…
By the way, I am VERY sorry about the sound in this. I have GOT to get better movie making hardware/software.
Intro theme as always is Roar by Treat, and video and audio clips are from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Angel, Yu-Gi-Oh, Perfect Strangers, Star Trek, WWE, and The Muppet Show.
And a special thanks to nharmonik for appearing in my show and putting up with my crap. lol