Monthly Archives: March 2010

PSP turns 5, site updates occur. Coincidence? Probably.

The PSP‘s five, eh? That’s crazy. I’ve had mine for two years as of this past January, but it was used then. It could be a launch model, even. Doubt it, though. It has served me well in those two years, though. But I guess when I consider its age, the slow decline of its hardware is more expected, but still lamentable.

In other news, the site has received some minor tweaks(rather than the typical overhaul), mainly the logo and a text widget. I discovered that I could change the site’s logo (see above), and after numerous failed designs, I settled on simply adding a Triforce to an immitation of the original logo. Not that great, but unique, at least.

The second, hopefully more interesting update, is the return of the Currently Reading text widget in the sidebar. While this is up, it’ll carry the titles of whatever I’m reading, along with a small blurb of some sort, probably. It’s hard to make time to read, though, so it’ll probably go away in a while, to hide my shame.

And that’s about it for now. Not really anything great, but it’s something, right? Although quality can’t be entirely abandoned, quantity is important on a blog, I would think. I need some regular columns, or something. That’s all for now, I guess.

Shard

[PSP’s birthday news via Kotaku]

…It’s a Gundam!

Here at Shards of Infinity, I have made at least some (read:minimal) effort to mask my love of anime, manga, and comics in general. My last post failed to do this entirely. But I believe that this is a case in which I can make an exception.

Now, I don’t know how many of you are well-versed in the famous Gundam series, but I’m willing to bet that at least a few of you heard about the giant, 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam statue erected in Odaiba, Tokyo last summer. And by giant, I mean 18.5 metres high (about over 9000 61 feet, for any Americans in the audience). Looking at that number for the first time, I realize that it’s about ten times as tall as I am. Wow.

But sadly, fame is fleeting, and so was the Gundam. After a summer of hardcore partying (and a wedding), the Gundam was dismantled. But just as a profitable franchise rises from the murky depths time and time again, so too is the Gundam returning. It’s being erected in the city of Shizuoka, site of the Bandai production factory for Gundam models. And this time it’s pulling out the big guns, to stop anyone from dismantling it ever again.

That’s right, the RX-78-2 is armed with one of its beam sabers this time around. Man, that is friggin’ awesome. Maybe for round 3, they’ll include the rifle, and use it as a defense installation. I mean, if elephants worked on the Romans, then I think I giant robot would tell everyone to stay the hell away from your country.

If I ever get to go to Japan, then I am so totally going to check this thing out.

Shard

[info and photo via Kotaku, additional info via MAHQ]

An Epic of Epic Epicness

The first poster for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is out. Now, granted, many of you (who are still mostly but not exclusively imaginary) probably have no idea what I’m talking about. Fortunately, we can all speak the universal language of AWESOME. Check out the kickass poster after the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Et tu, Brute?

Ah, the ides. No, I said the ides. I-D-E-S. Of March? Come on, don’t say you’ve never heard of them. gb2 highschool English, kthxbai.

Well, now that we’ve rid ourselves of those sorts, let us continue on with our intellectual discussion.

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Things ain’t never always happening all up in this business

Okay so, some things have happened around here. A crazy awesome thing happened, but I wasn’t going to say anything. An annoying thing happened, but I wasn’t going to say anything. Then a third thing happened and, like Mustafa, I finally caved.

THING NUMBER ONE – Matsu, from the webcomic Deck of Jokers, wants to exchange links with me. Setting aside for a moment the fact that I got linked by ANYONE, DoJ is a great comic. Go read it. NOW. I’ll still be here, waiting. Back? Good. Returning to the fact that I’m going to exchange links with ANYONE, this just adds to the illusion that I’m actually a blogger, and not some random guy shouting obscenities into the abyss. You can see that I’ve already added a link to the sidebar, and it’s actually the first banner on there. Which leads me to my next point,

THING NUMBER TWO¬† – Mike Myers played The Cat in the Hat, didn’t he? COINCIDENCE? Draw your own conclusions.

REAL THING NUMBER TWO – I took the SocialVibe box off of my sidebar again. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still dislike cancer. But the widget wasn’t working right, and it was too bulky and out of place to be decorative, y’know? Maybe when it’s working again, it can return.

THING NUMBER THREE – I updated the About page. Matsu’s post there reminded me of its glaring incompleteness. Now, if you didn’t check the about page before now, then you have no idea what I’m rambling on about here. That’s okay. In fact, I may do this again later on, to the people who still don’t check it. That would be almost as entertaining as shouting obscenities into the abyss.

And that’s all I’ve got for now, guys. I guess I’ll go shout obscenities into the abyss be a blogger.