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pineapple
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PostPosted: Nov 18 2009 08:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Why? ^
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Slayer1
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PostPosted: Nov 18 2009 08:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Because I've got alot to say and people need to hear it damnit!
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Blackout
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PostPosted: Nov 19 2009 01:50 am Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah I've been wanting to move my blog from myspace to something public, all my friends would rather trade gifts and play Mafia Circle Jerk Pirate Ninja Zombie Puzzle Shooter than read my rants about Friday the 13th and Bacon making everything better and how to make Kitten Salad and Emo Kid Stew... Mad



 
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Blackout
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PostPosted: Nov 19 2009 10:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hey Hawk, got a question.

When it comes to wordpress, could I design my own layout / theme with html, or do I have to pick from pre rendered crap? I poked around their website and it seems like I'd have to pay for that... Confused I just want a simple black background with neon green text!



 
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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Nov 19 2009 01:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

^ As far as I understand it, yes, you would have to pay on a per-month basis for the "custom CSS" package if you wanted to design your own layout. If you had wordpress blog software as a part of a site you owned yourself I think it would be free, but if WP is hosting for you, yeah, you have to pay for design privileges.


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Blackout
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PostPosted: Nov 21 2009 04:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

Damn, OK thanks.



 
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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Nov 21 2009 06:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Just wrote a long article on the Twilight series. I think its pretty damn good:

http://soldierhawk.wordpress.com/

If you liked it (or just want to do me a favor) I was proud enough of it to make it my first Digg submission, so Digg it up if you feel so inclined:

http://digg.com/movies/A_She_Geek_on_the_Twilight_phenomenon_and_how_it_is_killing

Thanks!


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Blackout
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PostPosted: Nov 22 2009 04:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

Kudos, I agree wholeheartedly. I'm surprised that shit has become so popular with today's ladies, it's too bad because (imo) it really seems to be reinforcing the tired old stereotype that women dig jerks. Confused



 
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PostPosted: Nov 22 2009 02:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

That was abso-fucking-lutly perfect Hawk.


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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Dec 01 2009 08:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I almost forgot: written a couple articles since the last one I updated in here.

http://soldierhawk.wordpress.com/


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PostPosted: Dec 01 2009 08:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

SoldierHawk wrote:
^ As far as I understand it, yes, you would have to pay on a per-month basis for the "custom CSS" package if you wanted to design your own layout. If you had wordpress blog software as a part of a site you owned yourself I think it would be free, but if WP is hosting for you, yeah, you have to pay for design privileges.

This is correct. If you run an installation of Wordpress on your own website, you can customize the hell out of it for free. There are thousands of plugins and custom themes available out there for you, and you can always make your own layout theme. The new section of this site runs off Wordpress: http://sitenews.sydlexia.com

It's kind of like how if you install the Wikimedia software on your own website, you can customize it, but if you start a wiki on Wikia, you're stuck with the plain old black and white layout.
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Blackout
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PostPosted: Dec 01 2009 08:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm scared to start my own website.



 
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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Dec 14 2009 06:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So I haven't posted every time I've updated, but I do have quite a few new posts up on my blog so feel free to browse if you like.

There is one specific article I really, really want feedback on though. Its a new concept for an article series I came up with, and I really want to know what you think--its basically using D&D minis (and D&D mythology of course) as a jumping off point to look at the actual mythological creatures that inspired them. I don't know if this is boring to most people, too "schooly" for a pop culture blog, or what, but I'd love to hear your thoughts on if you liked it, hated it, think the execution and/or focus of future articles in the series needs tweaking, etc. Its here if you'd like to read it:

http://soldierhawk.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/around-world-mythology-in-dd-minis-bahamut/

Thanks for your time guys!


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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Dec 18 2009 01:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

So I've been considering doing a written Let's Play for my blog, to go along with the video ones I'm doing. I'm considering Mass Effect, the original KOTOR, Batman: Arkham Asylum, or Jade Empire. I also thought about FFX, I think I could do a great job with that, but I would have to use other people's screenshots since I have no way to capture footage from my PS2.

I'm leaning towards one of the Bioware games, since they have more dialogue and situations that I think I could riff and/or comment on. What say you guys? I'm open to thoughts, opinions or suggestions.


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pineapple
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PostPosted: Dec 18 2009 05:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

KOTOR and Jade Empires are two of my favorite games. I'd love to see you do a blog on Biowares games.
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SoldierHawk
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PostPosted: Dec 18 2009 04:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I'm currently completely obsessed with KOTOR, and haven't gotten much farther than the first couple non-tutorial...levels...I guess on Jade Empire (not that its BAD--in fact it's quite good, but a) I can't stand the camera controls and b) its not about freaking Jedis!) so I have a feeling KOTOR will be the first one.


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pineapple
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PostPosted: Dec 18 2009 06:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't remember much about the camera angles in Jade Empire. I just remember the scenery and colors and stuff like that. I thought they were pretty amazing.

KOTOR is such a fantastic game. I can't say enough good things about it to be honest. I suggest you try to do everything and anything so you can experience it all. I miss my kick ass lightsaber Sad
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PostPosted: Dec 18 2009 07:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

pineapple wrote:
I don't remember much about the camera angles in Jade Empire. I just remember the scenery and colors and stuff like that. I thought they were pretty amazing.

KOTOR is such a fantastic game. I can't say enough good things about it to be honest. I suggest you try to do everything and anything so you can experience it all. I miss my kick ass lightsaber Sad


Jade Empire is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played, and I LOVE the setting. I'm a huge martial arts movie fan, and this is like playing one of the movies.

The problem is, since the combat is real time, and A and D keys are used to strafe to the side, not turn. Turning is done by actually moving the mouse. I can't get used to this and absolutely hate this, despite understanding its necessity. (I really wish they had done something like Batman: AA where the A-D keys turn, but tapping them twice dodges to the side.)

There might be some way to change this in the menu options, but if there is, I haven't found it. Fixing it would make this game perfect.


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pineapple
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PostPosted: Dec 19 2009 04:54 am Reply with quote Back to top

Ah, I played Jade on my old original xbox so that's why I don't remember the controls being weird.
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PostPosted: Jan 26 2010 07:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You know, its been forever since I've updated in this thread, and I've done quite a few articles since then. If you're interested in reading what I write, just check out the main site, www.soldierhawk.wordpress.com and browse around. I think a good portion of the front page should be new at this point.


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PostPosted: Mar 12 2010 03:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Quite a few new posts since I last pimped my site...most are comic reviews and game play commentary, so head on over to the site if you'd like to see them. A few unique articles include:

An article about my favorite sci-fi books:
http://soldierhawk.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/my-favorite-sci-fi-books/

Some thoughts on Valve's awesome Portal 2 viral campaign:
http://soldierhawk.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/valve-wins-the-internet-and-my-heart/

And a review of Kirby Krackle's first album:
http://soldierhawk.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/kirby-krackle-an-album-review/

There should be some more Half-Life and Doom 3 commentary up today or tomorrow, too.


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Ash Burton
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PostPosted: Apr 27 2010 12:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

Greetings and salutations Hawk. Just thought I would let you know I checked out your blog and I must say that it is most excellent. The wife and I checked out Dolan's Cadillac last night and she concurred that it was indeed overlooked awesomeness. Keep it up!


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PostPosted: Apr 27 2010 12:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

Badass! So glad you liked the blog--and the movie! It really is quite cool.


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