Monday, December 23, 2013

Deck The Halls (A TVP Announcement)

Yeah, we're taking a small break for the Holidays.
We'll be back January 6, 2014.
Hopefully you'll still love us after you realize you're too cool for us.

In the mean time, I'm sure we'll be active on our social media outlets.

Jimmy (me)





Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Off The Shelf Episode 1

This is a work in Progress, I want to make more and they'll keep improving as I make them.

Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Monday, November 25, 2013

Week 11: Thank You. (The Vlog Projects)

What am I thankful for?
I'm thankful for you watching my video. :D

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Week 9: If I was a Superhero... (The Vlog Projects)

This week we do the "Superhero Challenge" because reasons. 

My Power-Ring video:

Erik's Fat Power Ranger video:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Week 4: I Want To Be The Very Best (The Vlog Projects)

I create my own Pokémon.
I'll be waiting for a call from Nintendo.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Week 3: Jeremy is Pale (The Vlog Projects)

This week Jimmy does the 2013 YouTube survey, he also types in 3rd person.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nintendo 2DS?

That isn't a typo, Nintendo is releasing a 2D model of their 3D handheld.
There has been a backlash, but here's my opinion:

I feel this system is VERY ugly. The fact that it can't fold will probably be the down fall for the system. It definitely takes away from the portability. 

That might be a deal breaker for some... but for those who will only use their system at home, that won't make a difference. Being that it doesn't fold closed, traveling with it in your pocket will be next to impossible, but besides the look there is also another difference
a price difference...
This system is set to retail at $129.99 (The original 3DS retails at $169.99)
so the price conscious gamer would be interested in this console, it is being dubbed "The entry-level" Nintendo Handheld. It will serve as a good way for someone to play a 3DS game that they've been wanting to play (like Ocarina of Time) without having to shell out a larger amount of money.

But...Do I think this will sell well?
 it's going to be released on the same day as Pokemon X, and Pokemon Y so for the gamer who wants to play them, but isn't going to use their 3(or 2)DS to play anything other than the latest Pocket Monsters game this will appeal to them.

I see that they're trying to market this thing to young kids.
Being that the 3D function isn't recommended for someone younger than 9 years old, taking away that feature in favor of making a cheaper system seems like they're trying to appeal to parents.

The only downfall I see there, is that this thing looks huge! a kid won't be able to put this in their pocket.
besides kids aren't known to take the best care of their stuff so I see a lot of broken 2DS screens in the futures since they can't be closed shut to protect the screens. Making parents buy their kid a new one...

so Yes, Nintendo might make some money from it.

Here's the launch trailer:


Friday, June 28, 2013

Cholo Man of Steel

What's faster than a speeding cop car, and able to leap tall fences in a single bound?
The Cholo Man of Steel that's who.

In Episode 32 of the hit YouTube series "Cholo Adventures"
My buddy Eric shows what it'd be like if Clark Kent was Carlos... Kent?

Watch and enjoy the awesomeness.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Why isn't there an "Incredibles" Sequel?

Disney and Pixar's "The Incredibles" was released in 2004. That means it's almost a decade old and has yet to receive a sequel... Do I think every movie deserves a sequel? Heck no.

But Disney is all about making sequels, Toy Story got two, Monsters Inc, got a prequel, Finding Nemo is getting one too.... Heck even Cars got a sequel. A VERY bad one, but it got one... (even a spin off, but I'd rather not talk about that.)
Cars was released in 2006, (2 years after the Incredibles) The characters were a little bland, Mater wasn't very likeable, and the story had been done before. (A douchey character dropped into the middle of nowhere, falls in love with the lifestyle, and changes his way) Overall It wasn't a terrible movie, but it didn't need a sequel but somehow got one.
There was no other Pixar movie that has needed a sequel more than The Incredibles...

The Incredibles gave us the first Pixar movie to feature a full Human cast (Sure they had super powers, but they're human) and they did a great job at it. The kids were believable as kids, the mom seemed like she was a great mom, they had real family issues, and handled them like a real family. Besides from that the jokes were funny, and the action was great. And the way it ended made it seem like a part 2 was near... and it hasn't... Cars got a sequel instead...after 5 years.

Cars sold more toys thus a sequel must be made to make more toys... 

An Incredibles Land was planned for Disney's California Adventure but instead we got Cars Land... I'm starting to dislike Cars more, and more... 

But we can't lose hope. Disney interactive's newest project "Disney: Infinity" features The Incredibles in the trailer... It also feature The monsters from Monsters inc, and Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean
A New Monsters inc, Movie just hit theaters, and a new pirates movie is in the works can this be hinting at something? I hope so.

But how can Disney market it? I mean the reason Cars got a sequel was becuase it made a lot of money in merchandising.... Well... Disney owns Marvel so they can start by having Marvel write a legitamite Incredibles Comic. They can be treated like the rest of Marvels roster of heroes. They can even go as far as having crossovers with established super hero teams... like the Fantastic 4? How awesome would that be? Very awesome. Yeah. I answered the question for you.

Okay, now that I'm done ranting, I approached my good friend Gabe and asked him about this. This what he had to say:

I’m going to start out by saying thanks to Mr. Jimmy for featuring me in his blog. Its not like we’re virtually the same person or anything. That said, lets get down to it.
The Incredibles score alone deserves about 500 more sequels. Michael Giacchino’s music was what made the movie, well not to mention likeable characters and an epic story line. The original film offers a great dynamic of the “normal” family life and the struggles that come with it, with a super hero twist. Something that still has yet to be seen to that level in live action adaptations of comic books we see today. The characters were all left as open books Violet emerged and overcame her shy emo ways and got a date!! Hell, she could be nervous and go invisible during it. Dash became a friggin track star, we could see him “grow up” be rebellious, and battle with his morels. Mr. Incredible, and Elastigirl are still trying to keep the peace in the family and still fight the Underminer granted that looks pretty easy. Let’s not forget little Jack-Jack I want to see more of what this kid could do I mean the kid has mad fire and crazy heavy skills. Jack-Jack is really the character I have the most questions about, I want to see what he does to control all that crazy that’s inside. I’m sure the rents hate having to re-build his room after he has a temper tantrum. But I digress, the first one practically sets it up for a sequel, I know I’m forgetting plot points and what not but I couldn’t care less, I say Pixar needs to drop everything they are working on and start animating!! Oh my gosh I forgot all about frozone, and his “greater good” I would love to see more of the “iceman” he was a great bit of comic relief as well as its Samuel Jackson and no one could be mad about that. I mean he’s Mace Windu!!!
Ok well that’s all I have, I just really want to see that sequel, I don’t care how its done I just want it! Thanks again to jimmy for inviting me to be all up in his blog… it felt good.
P.S. I’m writing this as I’m watching the Bruins, Blackhawks game so… Go Bruins!!!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Super Smash Bros. Wishlist

So, Megaman was announced as a playable character in the latest Super Smash Bros. Game…
And I’m excited.
He’s been on my Smash Bros. wishlist for a while now, and I started thinking…
and before that Sonic was on my list. Both of which have already made a SB appearance…
Who else is on my list?

 This is one is more likely to happen in this installment to the series. Namco helped develop the game, so I’m sure they’d put their mascot in one of the best Nintendo Series of games. Besides, wouldn’t it be awesome to see the Yellow Dot-Muncher fighting against Nintendo’s poster boy? I’d pay to see that… twice. On the WiiU and 3DS

I remember playing Bomberman games as a kid and it was ALWAYS a good time. It’d be awesome to see what he can do. I also think He’d be a great addition to the Smash Bros. Roster.

Poor Crash. He didn’t make it to Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale… despite being the unofficial mascot for Sony during the Playstation 1 era. It seems like he’s really gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to Sony… Nintendo on the other hand… he’s had a few games on Nintendo hardware before… His latest game “Mind over Mutant” made it to the Nintendo Wii, which means it won’t be impossible to get him is Smash Bros… Think about it.

Sure, Spyro is kind of busy doing his whole “Skylanders” gig, but think about it. Newer gamers will recognize him from Skylanders, and veteran gamers will remember playing Spyro during their youth. Hit 2 demos at once. GENIUS Right? RIGHT?!

Yes, another Namco character. So what? The Klonoa games were BEAUTIFUL, and kind of hard. As a fighter he can probably hold his own against Nintendo’s best. Heck, he practically replaced Pac-Man as Namco’s mascot for a bit…

So aside from these "Newcomers" being on my list I would like to see Sonic the Hedgehog making a return to the franchise. There was nothing like seeing an old rivals brawling with and against each other. 
I'd like to see the Blue Blur fight against the Blue Bomber. Hopefully a few of the guys on my list make the cut.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Disturban Media: There he isn't

After receiving information on another area where Manny has been spotted, the crew goes to investigate, and bites off more than they can chew.

Music by Grrsom

Special thanks to our friend CJ for helping us out.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Got Sleep?

This is where I play a security guard for my friends final project, for his Film 21 class.
It was fun to shoot, and Eddie (the writer/director) was nice to work with, and I wouldn't mind being in any of his future projects.

(He bought me wings, and pizza on the first day of shooting, he won me over.)

Show him some love, and watch his short film:

Written and Directed: Eddie Rodriguez
Starring: Jimmy Arias
Cinematography: Phillip Leavenworth
Lighting: Joseph Herrera

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Disturban Media: Dying Slowly

Tacos don't kill people,
fat people who want tacos kill people.

Theme song:

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Disturban Media: Paranormal Paranoia

Previously attacked by an distinctive entity, Jimmy and Grrsom venture off in pursuit of....Manny.
All music in this video was made specifically for this video by Disturban Melodies.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


After Disturban Media had such a long hiatus, here it is... finally, a new video.

This video was super fun to film, and the concept of the video changed drastically, from what we originally intended, to what the finished product was.

I think that's the beauty of this particular project is like many things DM has done, it didn't go according to plan. We thought of an idea ahead of time, and by the time it was time to shoot that idea evolved to something a lot better that what we would've hoped.

For example this video was originally supposed to be uploaded to my channel, but things don't always go according to plan. So I guess we just have to embrace it, and hope for the best.

Special thanks to Manny, and Grr for their work on this video.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Free Stuff!

Okay, so I'm often told that nothing in life is free. Which is completely true.
Even if you're not paying in actual currency, you'll still have to "pay" with some sort of action to get what you want.

for example:

Let's say you really want this necklace, and it's a giveaway. You'll have to enter the contest. That right there is an action. 

And while we're on the topic of giveaways. My friend over at Happy Charms/HappyR0bot is giving away a MineCraft inspired "diamond" necklace.

All you have to do is like their facebook page, and like the contest post. Once the post reaches 100 likes they'll pick a winner, hopefully it's you. 

BUT, if you don't like MineCraft and would much rather buy something, you can check out their shop here, they have some awesome stuff.

and just a disclaimer: I am NOT getting paid to promote them. I really like their work, and I want more people to know about them. 


Saturday, May 4, 2013

I missed "Free Comic Book Day 2013"

For those of you who don't know, today was free comic book day. A "holiday" where comic book publishers, and comic book shops celebrate by giving away free comic books. This is a great strategy to attract new readers, and potential new customers to a store.

So why'd I miss such an awesome event?

Well, I'm already a reader. I frequent a comic book shop, and I buy more than just comics there. So I didn't see the need to go on a day where they'd be at their busiest. I'd prefer to go, take my time, and leave with more than just a stack of free comics.

Sure the free comics are nice, but as more than just a casual reader do I want a bunch of books with "free comic book day" printed at the top?
Nope. I'd rather buy the latest Deadpool, buy a few stickers, and make both the publisher, and the shop some money.

Besides. There was a huge line to get in to the store, already a sign that any books that I would've been interested in would be gone. So I skipped it. Maybe next year? Probably not.
I did however celebrate by playing injustice, Batman Arkham City, and by adding a new figure to my TMNT collection.

Happy Star Wars day, and May the Fourth be with you.

- Jimmy

Friday, May 3, 2013

Jimmy Snaps

A quick video Grrsom and I did.
"A man gets fired for being quiet, dumped for being fired, and silences himself for being loud."
Edited, Directed, and Voiced by Grrsom

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What the hell is a Boxsome?

Since Boxsome was kind enough feature me on their first ever blogpost, I think it's only right that I return the favor. I mean, an awesome new company being awesome deserves way more attention. And while I doubt my blog can give it a lot of attention, I still feel that if any of my reader(s) are interested, they should know about this awesome new start up.

Now some of you might be thinking "What the hell is a Boxsome?" Boxsome is an awesome service that sells Nostalgia Packs. Packs of Nostalgia. That's as clear as I'm going to make it. And they send it to you via snail mail. Actually, it's a little more than that. To quote their website:
"Boxsome is all about making mail cool again. Every box and bundle is customizable to your interests, and nothing requires a subscription. That means no random crap. Awesome."
So far I've ordered from them twice. (Within a two weeks span) which means at least in my book they're doing something right. Aside from offering a nice variety of Wax packs for their Nostalgia packs they're also some of the nicest people ever. They ship fast, and they throw in awesome goodies in each Nostalgia pack.
Plus they're pretty inexpensive (which is always a plus)

If you're interested in seeing what I got from my first order, you can watch the video below:

I ordered 2 Nostalgia packs. (TMNT: The Movie/TMNT II: Secret of the Ooze & TMNT Cartoon: Second Series/Nintendo Gamepack) 
I would most definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a little nostalgia boost. It's a fun way to spend an afternoon. Opening your wax packs and seeing what cards you got.

You can check out Boxsome below, and if you order anything use the code: "GONINJA" for a 15% off. Facebook Twitter Instagram Image Map

Friday, April 5, 2013

Top 5: Disney movies.

One of my most frequently asked questions is "What's your favorite movie?" and once they realize that I'm kind of a Disney fan boy, the questions changes to "What's your favorite Disney movie?".

I've always found it a bit difficult to answer this question. It's hard to choose just one... but I was able to come up with a Top 5...

so here it is:

5) Wreck-it Ralph.

This movie instantly became a favorite mine. It not only told a great story, but it did it using a ton of video game references. The characters were lovable, the animation was enjoyable to watch, and (most) of the music was enjoyable. The one thing that I would have to knock off points for is the Rhianna song used in the movie.It felt out of place, and it took me away from the movie. Especially with the sexual innuendos that the song actually has. Other than that I enjoyed the movie a lot. I saw it opening weekend, and I bought it on Blu-Ray the week it was released.This movie isn't higher on my list for one reason... It just came out last year. Although I love it, I can't put it on the list just yet.

4) Pinocchio

A list wouldn't complete without at least one of the classics. This movie scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. Not just because the "naughty" kids were turned in to donkeys for being bad, but because as a kid I was a compulsive liar. So it scared me thinking that one day my nose might start to grow in the middle of a lie and I'd get caught, get in trouble, and get turned into a donkey. But aside from that this movie holds a special place in my heart, and I watched this movie then, and I can still watch it today and enjoy it.

3) Aladdin.

I have two sisters, so growing up we watched a lot of Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. All of them starring female leads. As a boy, I didn't want to see that. I felt that this movie was made for kids like me in mind. The mischievous, but kind-hearted boys.It had a princess, sure. But Aladdin was awesome. He was also a compulsive liar like me.

2) Toy Story

I grew up with this movie. From what I'm told, I was taken to the theater to see this movie when I was 5, and I loved it so much my parents bought me the VHS copy of it. It showed us kids what the toys do after we leave the room. And I tried to catch my toys moving when I left the room to no avail. The awesomeness is that there is no real villain in this movie. Buzz isn't the villain, he's just the new toy getting all of Andy's attention, Woody isn't the villain, he's just jealous that he is no longer the favorite toy. Some may argue that Sid was the villain... maybe. But we all knew that kid growing up. Some of us where him at one point so he's not so much the villain but just another kid.

1)  The Lion King

The Lion King, El Rey Leon... my top favorite Disney movie of all time. But what made this movie so special? Was it the lovable Timon & Pumbaa? Or the "Love to hate him" Scar? The Catchy songs, funny hyenas? The struggle that the lion cub Simba goes through thinking he's responsible for his father's death?
I loved everything about this movie, especially the soundtrack. Be Prepared still sends chills down my spine whenever I hear it.
This movie is awesome. End.Of.Story.

and remember these are my personal top 5 picks. Yours may be, and most likely are different than mine. Respect my opinion, because I respect yours.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Why I'm not doing VEDA

Well, the reason why I'm not doing VEDA (Vlog Every Day April) is because "ain't nobody got time for that." Actually, no plenty of people have time for it. The issue is I don't.

Not only that but, I don't know if I can keep up with 30 straight days of video blogging. I can barely keep up with this blog.

Plus, I can't even complete the monthly Instagram photo challenges, and they're telling me what to post.

Plus I missed the first 3 days if April so I'd be off to a bad start anyway.


SIDENOTE: I wrote, and published this from my phone to test out the app, so forgive me if the formatting is off. Also forgive any typos, or autocorrections. Thanks

Saturday, March 30, 2013


I opened up a Spreadshirt shop...

But before anyone gets all "Jimmy is a stupid sell out" on me, I just want to clarify that I'm not doing it to make money. I'm doing this to test out how the site works, so if I ever need (or want) to start printing my own tees, hoodies, or whatever I know how this site works, and if it'll be a good alternative than printing out hundreds of shirts myself.

I've been wanting to design t-shirts for a while now, and I think that this is a good step in that direction.
and like I said, this is a test shop, which is why I used the Disturban Media robot that my buddy James and I created.

The shop has been open for a few months now, but I figured that I can post it incase anyone is interested in buying some stuff... so yeah, click the banner if you want to take a look, and shop if you'd like...


Thursday, February 28, 2013

I shouldn’t be allowed to have money…

Every time I have a little extra money I end up spending it on stuff that I really don’t need. Yeah, sure it’s nice to treat yourself sometimes but I think I may be over doing it. For example I bought myself a Tardis building set… I have no use for it other than having it on display at my desk… but I ended up buying it anyway…

The only reason I went on Think Geek in the first place to buy a new mug that I needed… and to be honest saying that I NEEDED a mug is probably debatable…
I also left the site with a wonder woman t-shirt for my 3 year old niece…

My niece has enough clothes… she doesn’t need another shirt… chances are she’ll only wear it once before she out grows it…

And Today, For Human Peoples is having a sale… I bought 2 posters… And that doesn’t seem too bad…
But I got posters from them last week, and two weeks before that… none of which have been put up yet. I’ve been planning to put them up, but I have to take a bunch down to make room.

And probably the worst thing is that I’m always lecturing my brother on how to properly manage his money. I guess I can’t practice what I preach… I guess this is something that I have to work on.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Juan & Maria | Film 20: Project 4

Our final class project for my film 20 class.

Our Grade: A

My group:
Alan H.
Josh M.
Jaime A. (Me)

Directed by Josh M.
Edited by Jaime A. (Me)
Camera: Alan H.

Juan - Octavio B.
Maria - Annalise D.

Monday, February 11, 2013

What if...

Disney and Nintendo joined forces?
I mean, think about it...

If I ask you what film company gave you some of your favorite movies growing up, chances are it's Disney.
and if I were to ask you, what Video Game company gave you some of your favorite games growing up, you'd probably name Nintendo.

Now I can't speak for everyone, but wouldn't it be awesome of the Mickey Mouse of gaming, and well... Mickey Mouse would to join forces and partner up. Mickey Mouse and Super Mario...
Disney would produce animated films featuring Nintendo licenses, and Nintendo would create video games based on Disney licenses.

and after a Movie like Wreck-it Ralph, it has become clear to me, that someone at Disney animation knows their video games, and they know them well.

Not only that, but imagine the kind of attractions you'd find at Disneyland/Disneyworld.

Autopia will become Mario Kart themed,
Link and Peter Pan will have a store that reflects their fashion sense.
Zelda, and Peach would hang out with Ariel, Cinderella, and Belle.
Buzz Lightyear, and Samus Aran would take over Tomorrowland...
Donkey Kong, and Cousin Louie will become the best of friends... or not...

I can go on for days... but I won't.
Being a gamer and a Disney nerd... thoughts like these are always flowing through my mind...
I don't know whether or not the idea is good, or if it makes any sense financially...
but I don't care, I want it to happen.

What do you guys think?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

4 more days to pledge for VGHS 2.

If you've been planning on pledging to the VGHS 2 kick starter, now is your chance. There are less than 4 days to go and the project isn't 100% funded yet. No funding = No VGHS 2, and that means there will be plenty of sad little boys and girls who won't be able to see the adventures of Brian D, Ted Wong, Jenny Matrix, and Ki Swann.
I've got the chance to appear in the first season, I got to see exactly how hard everyone worked on this project. No one is more deserving of this chance than Freddie Wong and company. So it would be AMAZING if this project also got funded.
Click here to go to the Kickstarter page.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Injustice Roster, Rumors, and Predictions.

Since the Announcement of DC Comics, and NetherRealms Studios’ latest project Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Fans have been speculating on which DC characters will make it into the game, How many characters from a certain series, and what the characters will look like.
There have also been many leaked characters which have given fans more to talk about.
Here’s the current roster:

1. Bane
2. Batman
3. Catwoman
4. Captain Marvel
5. Cyborg
6. Deathstroke
7. Flash
8. Green Arrow
9. Green Lantern
10. Harley Quinn
11. Joker
12. Lex Luthor
13. Nightwing
14. Solomon Grundy
15. Superman
16. Wonder Woman

Looks like there are plenty of characters from the Batman series, 6 out of the 16 announced characters are from Batman? That’s a lot and it really makes me wonder if that will leave room for guys like the Blue Beetle, Static, and Plastic man, just to name a few. Not only that but the Superman Series is also pretty popular so I can guarantee that we’ll get a few more characters from the Man of Steel’s series.
There have also been a few characters somewhat leaked… but not officially announced yet. The European Special Edition, it includes a booklet. On the cover of the booklet you can see Martian Manhunter’s symbol, along with Robin’s. Why include their symbols in, if they weren’t going to be in the game?

It is also been reported that Ed Boon had four comic books on Display at E3 2012:
Green Arrow, Nightwing, Aquaman, and Deathstroke.

All of them (With the exception of Aquaman) have been announced as playable characters since E3.
So it’s probably safe to say we’ll have the King of Atlantis gracing us with his presence in the upcoming fighter.
It was also announced that Several other characters from the DC Universe, including Ares, Black Adam, Doomsday, Hawkgirl, Raven, and Sinestro, will make appearances in the game; but, whether they will appear as playable characters or NPCs is currently unknown

It will be interesting to see the choices they will make on the choices they will make regarding who is in the game, and who won’t be. Either way, I’m excited to play the final game, and I’m anxiously waiting to pick up my pre-order.


Ps. NetherRealm... if you're reading this... add me to the game. I'll behave I promise! (unless you don't want me to)

Pps. (hehe P. P.) I also posted this to Screw Attack. :)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A random update - YouTube capture Vlog

Just another random video. It's an update video, so I guess it's not THAT random.

Friday, January 25, 2013

I got free Frozen Yogurt…


Just kidding, I know his name is Jack Vale.
Big thanks to Greg Benson from Mediocre Films for treating Erik and I like pals.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

VidCon 2013

So it's been official since sometime last year that I was going to be at VidCon 2013.
I was one of the lucky bunch that was able to snag some super early bird passes. I also got the hotel room that I will be staying in already been reserved, I already got the time off from work approved. So it should be nothing short of awesome.

I already know who I'm going to be spending my time with, and I'm already prepping for that week of awesome on many different levels.
Now you might be thinking...
"But Jimmy, don't you live in California, more specifically the Los Angeles area? Why would you need a hotel?"
I don't blame you for asking that question but here's my answer: last year I didn't get a hotel room, and I missed out on a lot of stuff; panels that were early, concerts that were late... the drive there (thanks to traffic) was a hassle on its own, and I had to make sure I was up extra early, to get there at a decent time.
So to avoid that, I will be staying in a hotel with some friends.

I know it's still months away, but it doesn't hurt to plan things out.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I'm a Pokémon Trainer...

My name is Jimmy... and I'm a Pokémon Trainer...
and I'm not like Jalen who thought he was a Super Saiyan.
I'm the real deal, I even have a trainer card to prove it.

Okay So I'm NOT a Pokémon trainer, I just love the series. It's come a long way and I can easily say my childhood would've been WAY different if it wasn't for the franchise.

BUT I have been playing Pokémon ever since I was a kid... So why is it still appealing to me? (and other adults who still play)

Is it the Adventure one goes through to become a Pokémon Master?
Training your team, making it damn near unstoppable in the game, only to realize your friend has a much stronger team.
Collecting every Pokémon out there to complete your Pokédex?
For me, it's all of the above, plus the fact that I grew up with the series.
Whether I was collecting the cards, watching the Anime, or playing the Gameboy games I was always surrounded by the franchise.
My neighbors played, my classmates played. Every kid I knew had their favorite. They all spent their parents hard earned money on a card game they didn't know how to play, a game that forced them to read, and toys that you couldn't have enough.

I was one of those kids...
But I almost missed out...

There was a rumors buzzing around at my church saying that these adorable Japanese imports were somehow attached to the devil...
and the whole "Electric Soldier Porygon" situation didn't help either.
I don't know exactly how they connected, but my mom gathered all of my (at the time, almost nonexistent) collection of Pokémon merch, packed it in a box and was going to get rid of it...
Luckily one of my aunts who had enough common sense talked my mom out of it. Explaining to her that it was JUST a kids game. Nothing else.

Crisis Adverted.

But besides that, I have warm memories playing the game. Trading with my friends, and trying to "Catch them all"

and now even as an adult, I can still pick up any of my old cartridges and play away... lose my self in the game. Still feel like that 8 year old kid. Trying so hard to level up my Pokémon so I can beat the Elite 4, and to be the best... like no one ever was...


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Disney Infinity - YouTube Capture vlog

Just my thoughts on Disney Infinity.

I don't really know why, but I'm VERY excited for this game.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

The "REAL" GLJimmy

With no help from Manny, I TRY to make a video blog.

Recorded, Edited, and Music by Grrsom.

(This video was made on the fly, and Manny was REALLY bugging me at first.)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Star Tours | 26 years of Touring.

26 years ago today, Star Tours opened to the public at Disneyland...
26 years of touring a galaxy Far, far away.

A great ride that has only gotten better over the years.
Truly one of my favorites.

After announcement last October of the Walt Disney Company purchasing Lucasfilm, it's safe to say we can expect to see a lot more Star Wars from rides, and charactesrs in the parls to films, and television shows. Maybe even a Star Wars land in one of the parks, and A LOT of merchandising. But that to the side, a lot more touring!

and someday maybe an entire theme park...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pokemon X and Y Announced.

Nintendo has finally given me a reason to buy a 3DS. This morning they announced the 6th generation to their uberly popular Pokemon franchise.

I've been very hesitant in buying a 3DS since its release. I mean, I like the concept but being that my vision is terrible, I can't see 3D so that gimmick on the 3DS made it pointless for me to get it.

But now, I feel that buying the 3DS is going to be worth my time.

I stayed away from Black and White (1 & 2) because I felt they didn't look like great games. Some of the Pokemon didn't look like Pokemon, so I'm very excited that the starters look like something out of the Pokemon universe.

I'd like to also point out the art style, I'm glad they didn't go with a more realistic approach, and decided to go with a more stylized artistic approach. This will make the game age a lot better.

Needless to say, I will be buying myself a 3DS soon, and I will be picking this game up when it's released in October of this year.

Monday, January 7, 2013

I have a new found respect for J.J. Abrams.

So this past week, J.J. Abrams went out of his way, and did something amazing. He granted the last wish of a dying man. His last wish was for a screening "Star Trek Into Darkness". The man was terminally ill with cancer, and a long time Star Trek fan.

The fan was 42 year old Daniel Craft. A friend of his posted on both Twitter and Reddit that all his friend wanted to see was the New Star Trek movie, or at least the trailer. Somehow this information made it to Director J.J. Abrams. Abrams responded privately. He and a representative for Paramount Pictures (the studio behind Star Trek) took a DVD of an early cut of the film to Daniel's home, and provided him with a special screening.

Unfortunately Mr. Craft passed away 2 days later, but it's awesome to know that there are people out there that still care, that will go out of their way to make another human being happy.

and for that, I thank you Mr. Abrams. You have my respect. You truly are made of awesome, and I will make sure to watch Star Trek 2, when it comes out next may!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Throwback Thursday – Rage’s Wrestling School.

So over the years I’ve spent making random and more often than not stupid videos for YouTube.
But no matter how dumb they seem now, I always had a blast making them. The memories of just making videos with some of my best friends will never fade, and the videos themselves although embarrassing, are a reminder of the awesome times I had making them.

So this is “Rage’s Wrestling School”
This video is a product of EXTREME boredom at Tony’s house.
Ron, Tony, and I would always poke fun of Wrestlers who did Steroids, and had read about case where some of them would have ‘Roid Rage backstage. That’s when Ron came up with the Rage character. One day we made a joke that that what if one day this guy opened up a school. A wrestling school.
And thus. Rage’s Wrestling school was born.
It was a part of our “562 Entertainment” project.
Again, I had a great time making it, so here it is.
Disclaimer: I know the quality is bad on both videos. Sorry
Rage’s Wrestling School
Original Upload Date: Mar 19, 2010

Behind the Scenes
Original Upload Date: Mar 17, 2010

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

VGHS is now on Netflix

I almost forgot to tell everyone that Video Game High School, the Webseries in which I made in appearance is finally available for instant streaming on Netflix.

This has helped me fulfill my life long dream of having people view my face via Netflix.
But no seriously, go check it out if you haven't you won't regret it.

You can watch it here.


First post of 2013

Ah yes, you can tell it’s a new year because I keep accidentally posting 2012 as the year on all written documents. Oops.

Well I hope everyone had a safe, and fun holiday. I hope that everyone is still going strong with their New Year’s resolution. I know I already completed mine.

Now I have to come up with something a little more challenging, and a little more helpful to my well being. Either way I wish everyone the best in
2012 2013.