Dragon Tail – Chapter 37!

A HA! I HAVE EET! Open-mouthed
 
Yes, after much waiting, I’ve finally finished it. It’s a bit big, so I might have to split it over two entries again. But ah well. Smile
 
Anyhoo, here you go!
 

(ZOMG IT DISAPPEAREDED! Yes, as Dragon Tail is now finished, I need this off my Space. Sowwy.)

 

ZOMG, it fits in one entry! Awesome! Open-mouthed
 
So… what did you think? I think there’s something wrong with it, it’s just hard to put my finger on it. Either that, or I’m being paranoid and constantly thinking about how hard it was to write towards the end.
 
Anyhoo, hope you enjoyed this one! I’ll try my hardest to get Chapter 38 out faster than this! See yous later. Smile

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Zomg, friggin’ Diablo hype!

Speck!
 
Ya, sorry about the abruptness of that last post. Just didn’t want to give too much away about it, but now it should have been long enough for me to start blabbing on about it! Open-mouthed
 
Zomg, man, DIABLO 3! I’ve been a fan of Diablo since the first one, and when the second came out it was like… HOLY CRAP good. Graphics were AMAZING at the time, but they’re not bad even now! You just ignore the graphics, though, as you’re too busy bashing your way through huge crowds of monsters to care. Tongue out And there’s an endless stream of magic items, damned cool set items that make you seriously overpowered, and unique items that look fokkin’ amazing and make you get seriously excited when you find them, but actually suck more than most weapons. Open-mouthed Then there’s the storyline, which is actually GOOD! Even though you ignore the story after one play and skip all the NPC’s speech in multiplayer. Especially Deckard Cain, when we developed a tradition where we’d say "SHUT UP, OLD MAN!" every time he spoke. Open-mouthed
 
It’s so much fun, especially multiplayer. We managed to kill the Summoner on the second act in HALF A SECOND! Open-mouthed Yes, we were overly high levels. Tongue out It was the best online RPG I’d ever played.
 
But Diablo 2 was released in 2000, and Diablo 1 was released in 1998, so everyone would’ve expected the third one to come out in, like… 2003, 2004, perhaps? But no, it took them EIGHT YEARS to get around to a sequel. I blame World of Warcraft for taking up 95% of Blizzard’s time. Hate it, hate it, hate it.
 
I knew SOMETHING was going on when Diablo 2 was UPDATED, for the first time in three or four years. It didn’t do much, but it was an update, which was stupidly rare for Diablo 2. Then I saw a news thing where Blizzard was gonna announce another new game, and the rumours were it was Diablo 3, but they denied it. Gotta love Blizzard sometimes. Open-mouthed
 
Yes, I am seriously excited about this. You’d understand if you’re a serious fan. Open-mouthed I bet it’s not gonna be out until 2010 though, maybe later, knowing Blizzard. Sad
 
I’d play Diablo 2 now with Ped and Rich, but everyone’s speaking nerd talk about World of Warcraft right now over Skype. It never seems to end, it’s like… a constant conversation that doesn’t have any breaks in it, as if they’ve REHEARSED it, so it’s nearly impossible to get a word in!
 
Oh, hang on… Rich isn’t one of them! Open-mouthed Good old Rich, playing the right games. Open-mouthed
 
Anyhoo, I’ll be going to play that in a bit! Smile Just one more thing to say.
 
Yes, I know it has been… God knows how long since the last chapter of Dragon Tail. I promise, I will have it up either tonight or tomorrow! Probably tonight, if I’m not playing Diablo all night, which I probably won’t be, cuz Rich’ll wanna play Age Of Empires or WoW or something. Besides, this chapter is a BITCH to get right, it’s seriously hard for some reason. I’ll have it, I promise! Smile
 
Right, I’ll see you alls later!

Achievements unlocked: 4 for 140G.

WHOOYEAH!! *dances around room*
 
I just OWNED Green Grass and High Tides on Expert!! Open-mouthedOpen-mouthed And very kindly, the game unlocked ALL of the difficulty achievements for me, the Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert ones!!
 
Well… when I say "OWNED", I mean 83%-ish and 4 1/2 stars, so that’s… average, I guess! I had to develop a new technique, and actually squat down to keep the guitar straight and stable so I could use the solo frets. AND I had to figure out the FLESH BURNER for those stupidly long zig-zag techniques! Having to run two fingers up and down three of the solo buttons so that you can feel the heat of the friction! It sort of… hurts after a while, understandably. Open-mouthed
 
But now… I have to go play some more songs, to check out mah new GOLD STRATOCASTER!! Open-mouthed Yes, I get overly excited about this sort of crap. Open-mouthed
 
See yous later! Smile

Designed to make you laugh!

Hey! How are you? That’s great. Open-mouthed Yes, I know it’s WAY earlier than I said in the previous blog entry, and that is EXTREMELY strange for me… but I have to go to College to print these assignments off in a bit anyway, so I might as well post this now. Smile Besides, I enjoyed writing this piece quite a lot, and I just wanna show you it quickly. Open-mouthed
 
Before I start, hello to Claire! I dunno who you are, but that doesn’t matter. Open-mouthed Be prepared for a LOT of e-mails about updates of my Space. Tongue out
 
Now, I’ve been working on this prototype for… something I might do in the future. Yes, it is a piece of writing, but this piece I’m gonna post was just something I randomly thought up of. And it was kinda inspired from a picture I saw recently. Open-mouthed
 
The whole point of this is to see if I can write well in 3rd person, not just 1st person, which I’ve been doing for the past year or so with Dragon Tail. This short is just a lighthearted, mature story that’s designed to make you laugh to a varying degree, depending how how much of an emo you are. Tongue out Yes, it involves dragons, as you should expect from me. Open-mouthed And yes, they are my type of dragon, the ones with personality and soul, and they can speak English, or Standard, as they call it. But… these are special dragons. Instead of using Guira, the Dragon World, they live on Earth. They have one God instead of ten, and they don’t speak Draconic. They don’t call English "Standard" anymore, either. They live in houses, not caves. And they can learn skills that normally you’d only expect humans to learn, for example, Storm practices Taekwondo and Vulcan… has a… special hobby. Open-mouthed
 
So, in other words, they are dragons living in a world of humans. Open-mouthed
 
Anyway, enough introduction. Have 1,397 words of short story fun. Was aiming for 1,337… but I went a little bit over. Open-mouthed

Dragons Evolved

It was a beautiful summer’s morning on Evergreen Close. The sun was gleaming in the clear, cloudless blue skies, and the trees around the neighbourhood were slowly waving in the gentle summer breeze, with their shining, green leaves rustling with them. The seven large houses around the Close were all seemingly lifeless, except for one. A cloud of grey smoke billowed from the house’s garden, accompanied by intermittent laughter.

Suddenly, the door of the house was opened, and out stepped a blue, lizard-like creature, complete with two striking wings, a long tail, and two sharp horns atop his head. He walked on his hind legs, and he had clawed hands and feet, with white talons that shone in the summer light, brilliantly. He had well-developed muscles, and looked like a very powerful creature.

This creature… was a dragon. This species of dragon was not much taller than a human, but had the same basic features as a full-sized Western Dragon; a semi-crooked, wedge-shaped head, two or more horns of various designs, sharp talons of varying length, large wings to allow flight, and, of course, the ability to breathe fire. But, this blue dragon wasn’t the only one of his kind. Evergreen Close was home to several of these fantastic creatures.

I must tell you, that these are not ordinary dragons, as you would find in many other fantasy stories. These dragons had soul. They had heart. They had personalities.

And, this blue dragon? He had attitude.

This dragon’s name was Storm, and he was a very outgoing creature, who truly enjoyed the company of others. He was also a bit of a troublemaker, and would do anything for a laugh. He often sported a black cowboy hat, purely for the fact that it “looked like awesome itself”.

Upon leaving the house, Storm had spotted his neighbour, a young adult human, watering her plants, and generally minding her own business. Storm suddenly grinned, and snickered under his breath. He then subtly put two of his fingers into his mouth, and wolf-whistled at the human. The human dropped her watering can in shock, and looked at Storm, who was casually leaning on the wall of his house, with his arms folded. He smiled at the human cheekily, and tilted his cowboy hat down slightly.

“Good morning, beautiful.” Storm said, with a very coquettish tone.

The human didn’t react to this at first, yet Storm carried on watching her, hypnotised, as if his eyes were physically glued to her body.

When she finally went back inside her house, under her breath, she murmured, “Damn dragon.”

Storm laughed quietly, and sighed in contentment.

“Gotta love the humans.” He said quietly.

Storm then suddenly frowned, and sniffed the air around him. He had smelled something… something smoky…

He looked at his reflection in the window of his house, nodding to himself in admiration. He tilted his head backwards, and looked down his nostrils. He then lifted up one of his arms, and sniffed underneath, trying to track the source of the stench.

“Well… that ain’t me…” He said to himself.

The laughter from the garden became louder, and Storm looked towards the sound. He growled.

“Vulcan… you idiot.” Storm said, disapprovingly.

Storm walked around to the back of his house, and entered the beautiful, lush garden. It was an amazing place; the grass was freshly cut, birds of all species were flocking to the bird feeder near the back of the garden, and an impressive apple tree was stood proudly near the garden gate. In the centre of the garden, there was a sun lounger, with another, striking red dragon laying on it. He was a little taller than Storm, but he also had less bulky muscles. He had a white, scaly underside, and his body was tattooed with various different images, among them were a few skulls, and a couple of Chinese dragons. He wore dark sunglasses, and he was holding a smoking object in his right claw.

“Vulcan!” Storm shouted, approaching the red dragon.

The red dragon slowly moved his head to look at Storm, and he grinned, mischievously.

“Heeeyyyy… Storrm! Whoo’za dragon, huh?” Vulcan slurred.

Storm held his arms out in front of him, as if to ask, “What the hell are you doing?”

Vulcan laughed, quietly, and looked up at the skies again. He lifted the smoking object in his right claw to his mouth, and he took a deep puff of it. He coughed, and laughed again.

“Vulcan, what the hell is this?” Storm asked, pointing a talon at the white, cylindrical object in Vulcan’s claw.

“Somet’in’ you ain’t gon’ get, brudda.” Vulcan said, slowly.

“What? Speak English, you stupid dragon.”

“But I has just spoken Eng-leesh… you are stupid one, fool.”

Storm spotted a plastic bag on the side table next to Vulcan, filled with a green, leafy plant. He picked it up, and sniffed inside it. His head recoiled, and he whistled, slowly.

“Holy shit, man! I thought you’d gotten off this crap!” Storm said, holding the bag up to Vulcan’s face.

“Ehhh, well… you know man… sometimes a dragon’s got change of mind… an’ he goes out ‘n’ does stuff… like…” Vulcan replied.

“How much of this did you buy?” Storm asked.

“Y’know… Storm…” Vulcan started, pointing one of his white talons at Storm. “I can actually remember…”

“Well?” Storm asked, impatiently.

“About… a hundred g’s…”

“What?! And how many joints have you smoked today already?”

“Uhm… I can’t understand wha’ you sayin’, man… speak English… stupid dragon…”

Storm shook his head, and looked at the ground near where Vulcan was lying. Joint butts were littered on the ground around him, and Storm attempted to count them.

“Seven… eight… nine… My God, Vulcan. You’ve smoked nine today, and it’s only…” Storm paused to look at his watch. “Three-o-clock! Don’t you have a job?”

“Jeah… but… you know… I sorta forgotten about that today.” Vulcan replied, with a giggle.

“God’s sake, man. How much did you pay for this crap?” Storm asked, a little fearful of the answer.

“Well… if you think really hard… then you can just find out…”

There was a pause.

“Vulcan…” Storm said, impatiently.

“Wha? You figuresed it out yet? Or are you a bit high todays?” Vulcan replied, struggling to speak properly.

“Get your head straight, and answer me! How much did you pay for it?”

“You don’t wanna know dat… but it’sh around… about… somethin’ like… seven-hundred?”

Storm’s jaw dropped.

“You what?! You paid seven-hundred quid for that?!” Storm exclaimed, pointing at the bag.

“Whassa’ problem wid’ dat?” Vulcan said. “You only gotten yourself to blame.”

“Christ Almighty, man…” Storm growled, facing away from Vulcan.

“You is a blasphemous son-of-a-bitch… you know dat, Stormy. You gonna get yo’ ass kicked pretty daaamn hot by dat God man…”

“The only thing that’s gonna get its ass kicked is that joint.” Storm said, turning around to look at Vulcan again. “Drop it!”

Vulcan laughed.

“That no gon’ happen, Stormy, man…”

“Drop it, now!”

“Ahhh, it don’t matter, you’re just gonna pull some… what you do… judo, karate, taekwondo… ah, whatever, you just gon’ pull dat martial shit on me if I don’t drop dis, anyway… c’mon, I bet’cha can’t hit it.” Vulcan said, holding the joint up in mid-air. “I get ta keep smokin’ it if ya don’t hits it.”

Storm narrowed his eyes, getting annoyed.

“Heeeere, Stormy Stormy Stormy!” Vulcan taunted, waving the joint in mid-air. “Come and get it!”

Storm growled, jumped a short height in the air, and pulled off an extremely precise tornado kick. He managed to kick the joint out of Vulcan’s grip, and, miraculously, it landed in the plastic bag, and started to burn the contents.

“Nooo!” Vulcan cried, falling off the sun lounger, and grabbing the bag. “My precious weed!”

Storm turned his back on Vulcan, and started to laugh, as he walked towards the garden gate.

“Haha, I has the last laugh, Storm!” Vulcan shouted. “I used your cash to buy dat grass! Ahaha! You just burned your own money!”

Storm laughed, and spoke without looking at Vulcan.

“Heh… you mean that cash you left lying around a couple of nights ago after you got pissed?”

“Wha…? Tha… that was… mine?” Vulcan asked, dumbfounded.

Storm laughed quietly to himself, and left the garden, leaving Vulcan to mourn over the loss of his weed.

 
Hehehe… did you like that? The ending was pretty tough, as I was looking for a final laugh for it, and there weren’t many ways to go. Was there anything wrong, or anything you’d change? I’m just practicing 3rd person, so if I’m doing anything wrong, just tell me!
 
Daaamn, they sound so un-Draconic now. Open-mouthed Buying weed from a dealer, smoking it in your back garden, having your mate knock it straight out of your grip… remembering you got pissed… and all the time, while being a dragon! It just makes it so unique! Open-mouthed
 
Anyhoo, hope you enjoyed it! I’ll see yous all later. Open-mouthed

Opps, I brokez0rd a game.

AHAHAHA!
 
Hee heee… sorry about it being ages since my last update, but I wish you were here just now. Open-mouthed So, I was playing Tekken 3 the other day when I was bored, and I got pissed off at the mindreading computer. So… I cheated. Not a normal cheat like button presses, just a more extreme, custom cheat.
 
I’m not telling you what it is just yet! Wink Lemme explain the game I BROKEZ0RD.
 
On Dragon Seeds (it’s a really old Japanese game, but daamn, it’s good. Open-mouthed) there’s this boss battle at the start. You enter your name, and you see your first dragon, which looks pretty damn cool, and he has really good equipment. Then this count someone-or-other pops up, and says something along the lines of "Train your dragon with mine."
 
So, normal players would say "Yes". But I say "No". He then says "Don’t be concerned! If it gets too dangerous, I’ll stop them."
And as Arnie would say… "NO DEAL." I say "No" again.
And then he goes "What’s the problem? I don’t see any injuries. You shouldn’t suppress your dragon’s desire to fight."
Yes, I bloody well should. "NO."
"You should allow your dragon to continue."
"NO!"
"You have no choice."
And then, it removes the NO option! So you HAVE to say "Yes"! And that leads to your dragon’s doom! Sure, you can just clone another, but still…
The battle pits you against a 420HP Adult, while you have a 160HP Baby. Reeeal easy, yeah? No. Enemy does 40-50 with one special, 40-50 with one sword swipe, and after 1 minute, he starts to READ YOUR MIND! I experimented with the save states on ePSXe, and the computer really does read your mind. I went back, he fired special, which owns me. I went forward, he uses sword, which owns me. I used sword, he used special, which owns me. I use reflector, he advances, and when he’s close enough, he uses sword and owns me. I use special, he reflects it, which owns me. I intimidate, he uses special, and OWNS ME!
 
It’s an impossible battle.
 
Or… is it?
 
Hehehe, now in the time of Cheat Engine and emulators, you can EASILY cheat on an older console game! Check out that video. Open-mouthed You might want to download it so you can actually see what I’m doing, cuz the actual video size is much bigger than the preview size.
 
Anyway, enjoy that. Open-mouthed
 
Now, about Dragon Tail. Yes, it’s been a very long time since the last chapter, but I have been working my ass off with gay college work! But now I have no work! WOOO! Open-mouthed And we have a break until September, so I should hopefully be able to get a few chapters out! But there aren’t that many left, I warn you…
 
Oh, and tomorrow… well… later on this EVENING, I have a little surprise for you. Open-mouthed Come back at around 8PM-ish (that’s GMT if you’re reading this from USA or somewhere other than the UK Smile) and I’ll have it up here for ya. Smile
 
Until then, buh bye!

I can do it too, you know. :P

That Streets of Goong video I uploaded in the last entry, the video wasn’t made by me. All I made was the "STAGE 1 START", the health bar, score and lives, and the "STAGE 1 CLEAR" and the bonus screen.
 
Well, THIS one, I made all by myself! And yes, I uploaded it to Youtube. Tongue out I just took a random clip from Tom Yum GOONG, added music and sounds, and the good old HUD! Yes, I know it says "STAGE 1 START", when I’ve already done Stage 1, but it’s just a sample video that I made to see if I could do it! Check it out, eets fooni. Open-mouthed
 
I was GOING to post this several hours ago, but I had to finish the final clearout of my new room, and then I decided to build my computer desk. I’m not sat at it at the moment, but I’ll be putting the Pwnage-O-Matic on it tomorrow! Open-mouthed It looks awesome! It’s a corner desk, and if I put my consoles and stuff behind me, I should be able to swing my chair around and play the 360 or something without nearly running out of headphone wire! Open-mouthedOpen-mouthed
 
And right now, after doing it all by myself, I am knackered. The instructions said it was a 2-person job, but when my mum gets involved she does stuff wrong, and when my dad gets involved he becomes so controlling that I either just watch, or I get pissed off at him and leave him to do it by himself. By myself, though, I PWN at assembling stuff like that. Open-mouthed Unless the instructions are shit. Then it’s nearly impossible.
 
Anyhoo, enjoy the Streets of Goong sample, and I’ll see yous later! Open-mouthed