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SOPA Bill


Now this is something that frustrates me to no end. Have you heard of the SOPA bill? Not many have. That is because the government has been trying to keep this bill hush hush as much as possible. But why keep it hush hush? Well, do you know what the bill is for?

The way they “sold” the bill was thus, the bill is going to allow the government to outlaw piracy sites, domain names, and censor search results on copyrighted material. Seems like the right thing huh? Wrong. Here, watch this video and understand it a little better. Then if you disagree like I definitely do, then go to http://americancensorship.org/┬áand send an email stating you do not want this to pass.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs


Just yesterday the world lost a great man. A man who had seen his business in his garage turn into an international corporation. His visions, dreams, and goals were awe-inspiring. He led the world through innovation and idealism, and for that he will be missed. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs. Whether we are Apple lovers or PC fanatics, we all feel the sadness of your death. You will be missed and thank you for what you have done for the world.

HP Touchpad Android?


The title says it all. But first, a recap.

Last week, HP made an announcement saying that is no longer pursuing the tablet market after a notable poor release of their HP Touchpad featuring HP’s own operating system, WebOS. The HP tablet was comparable to the iPad on some levels, but it appears the pending Apple lawsuits against Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has HP scared. So just this last week, HP released that they would be liquidating their stocks of HP Touchpads at unheard of prices. What is unheard of you may ask? Well, you could get a tablet for as little as $99. Just one Benjamin and you could have a tablet worth $500! HP also talked with Best Buy executives, who were angry at the poor sales figures of the HP Touchpad after buying 250,000 units and only selling about 20,000 in the first few weeks. HP got Best Buy to agree to the same reduction in price and thus a boom of the tablet market this past week. Now, it is hard to find a HP Touchpad unless you look at Craigslist or Ebay, where people who were lucky to buy one at the low price are now trying to make a bit of money by selling them for more than $100.

Although HP did say that they were discontinuing the HP Touchpad pursuits, they also said that they are NOT discontinuing innovating and managing the WebOS operating system. There is still a good chance that you will have new apps appearing, even though HP doesn’t manufacture the Touchpad anymore.

Another hint of good news to those Touchpad users! A crew at CyanogenMod as successfully ported a version of the Android OS 2.3 to the Touchpad. (CNET link) So there is a possibility that you may be able to use Android instead of WebOS if you prefer. A $100 tablet, worth about $500 +the ability to change OS’s. Whoever picked one of these Touchpads up sure got lucky!

Fluke/Dragon Age Ultimate


Well, I guess my question for the readers blog post was a fluke. I got no answers from anyone at all. I feel unloved, which isn’t uncommon for a nerd. Despite this unlove, the blog will go on!

I recently bought Dragon Age: Ultimate Edition for my PS3 at home. Now I not an Xbox hater, but I have been a Sony fan for awhile. Anyways, the game pretty much starts out with 6 different origin stories of your character. Before anything happens, you develop your character, somewhat like Oblivion/Fallout. The only difference is that it is based more on the Dungeons and Dragons game that has been so very popular with nerd culture. You get to pick from only 3 races, which is disappointing but not a game killer. You have human, elf, and dwarf which doesn’t surprise me one bit. You then get to pick your class of character, which if you were a dwarf, you would probably pick the warrior class, or an elf would be more towards the rogue class. Nevertheless, I started the game as a Dalish Elf which had broken away from slavery by the humans and created strong nomadic clans in the wilderness. As I played through the game, and got used to the controls, I found myself going through a lot of cutscenes. After about 4 hrs of gameplay, I decided I would switch PS3’s since I was playing on my Dad’s one that had the bigger TV. Turns out that Bioware fails and copy-protected their save game data so you can’t switch it to another game console. What gives?!

Once again, I find myself wandering around as a different character while I wait anxiously to play as my Dalish Elf again…

For your information, the Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age features all DLC content for the game. That is 7 DLC packs worth up to $50 separate! So if you can afford to get the Ultimate Edition, do it! You will thank me later. ­čśÇ

Soul Resonance


I am officially hooked to a new anime series. Sadly, its only 51 episodes.

Its called Soul Eater. Sounds like a weird name, I know, but hear it out. The anime starts of about a school called the DWMA or Death’s Weapons and Meisters Academy. The focus of the academy is thus: To train weapon and meister pairs to combat Keishen’s who would threaten human souls. Keishens are monsters that devour human souls in the event to make them stronger and to┬ásatiate their hunger for them.┬áThe main focus of the meisters though, is to have their weapon eat 99 keishen souls and 1 witch soul, so that they may transform and become a DeathScythe used by Lord Death himself.

 

 

The anime follows a set of meisters, but the main pair is Maka Albarn and Soul Eater. Maka, a meister, is partnered up with Soul Eater, a weapon. Now Maka is a Scythe Meister as Soul is a Scythe weapon, but their are other types of meisters too.

The story also focuses on the meister pair Blackstar and Tsubaki. Blackstar, a meister from a clan of assassins, has a very powerful soul wavelength, allowing him to attack with his soul directly. Tsubaki is also of a different sort since her weapon mode isn’t limited to one weapon. She is capable of transforming into chainscythes, ninja blades, smoke bombs, and eventually the enchanted sword Masamune.

One other pair is Death the Kid. Death the Kid is the son of Lord Death who resides over the DWMA and Death City which surrounds it. Death the Kid is a Grim Reaper like his father but wields weapons very much like meisters do. His weapons are the Thomson sisters who turn into twin pistols.

Each Meister pair has its own problems during their missions, however.

As strong as their partnership may seem at times, Soul and Maka often don’t see eye to eye. Maka is a bit stubborn and governed by rules and knowledge, often leading to hesitation in battle. Soul, however, is cocky and often seen with Blackstar who has a huge ego. Despite their differences, when it comes to battle, Soul and Maka are an ferocious team. Their special attack WitchHunter, is when their souls resonate or match wavelengths and then speed them up to create a tremendous soul attack channeled through the weapon.

 

 

The next pair is Blackstar and Tsubaki. Blackstar is very cocky, often stopping in the middle of battle to spout off stuff about him being the star of the show. But as cocky as he is, he sure is powerful. As meisters, you normally use a weapon to attack an enemy. Blackstar is an interesting case in that he can control his soul wavelength enough to attack with it directly, without using a weapon. Tsubaki is very timid and follows along with Blackstar, knowing all well that he will mess something up. Her ability to change weapon forms though is very useful.

 

 

The third pair that is focused on is that of Death the Kid and the Thomson sisters. Death the Kid, being Lord Death’s son, is a Grim Reaper and is no ordinary meister. He does have on very big flaw… everything has to be symmetrical. Often times, thoughts of asymmetrical items leaves him paralyzed or in tears, unable to bring himself away from the asymmetrical fact. This often times is his downfall in battle, but the Thomson sisters are always their to back him up. The Thomson sisters, Liz and Patti, are his weapons, since he needs 2 to be in perfect symmetry. They are always supporting Death the Kid, no matter what asymmetrical pattern he stumbles on. Their special attack DeathCannon, transforms Liz and Patti into two arm cannons which charge up soul wavelength and unleash it in one massive blast.

Other notable characters include:

Spirit- Maka’s good for nothing father. He has a problem with not checking up on every pretty girl which led to a divorce with his wife. Spirit does love his daughter and wants to be a good father, but he is just too fargone in Maka’s eyes. Spirit is also a DeathScythe, one of eight that inhabit the world at the current time. He is Lord Death’s personal DeathScythe, but often teams up with his old partner Stein every now and again.

 

 

Dr. Franken Stein- Recognize the name? Dr. Franken Stein is a meister with a very keen interest in dissections. Slightly mad in a way, he is no meister to be messed with. He is terribly smart, often consulted by Lord Death himself for second opinions. He used to be Spirit’s partner, til a time where Stein may have dissected part of Spirit at one point. They aren’t a very good pair personality wise, but they sure can fight well together.

 

 

 

Though there are many more characters and I could go through character bios all day, I think Soul Eater should be watched, not explained to you in a blog post. So run along children, and flock to the show. Watch it, see what you think. Tell me about it, or not. The choice is yours.

I watch it on Netflix, so if any of you readers, have it, you can watch it on there. Or, if you aren’t a Netflix user, never fear! Animefreak.tv always has the latest and greatest anime dubbed and subbed, whichever you prefer. Enjoy!

Welcome to I.D.L.E G33K 2.0!


Welcome to I.D.L.E. G33k! This isn’t exactly a new blog, I just switched my blog over from Blogger(its not as good), to WordPress.com since I have an account here I use to co-author another blog. So I figured 2+2=2 and changed my blog over here. Hopefully this will allow me to get more followers as well as make it easier for me to post things on here.

There might be a possibility later that I will have multiple authors on this blog, but for now, its just me Kazuki here. (Shivers in loneliness) Hope everyone who visits has an awesome time here and learns or appreciates many of the posts here. Comments are welcome!