You all know how much I love my Dissidia Final Fantasy, and my heart has been wracked by the fact that Japanese arcades have had the incredible looking arcade version of the latest Dissidia for well over a year now, with no hopes of the machine making it’s way to the states (though I’m sure someone around here has one). Along with most of the main characters from the numbered series (I, II, III, etc.) the latest entry into the Dissidia series also showcases playable characters from the lesser known, un-numbered games Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy Type-0.


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SE had confirmed a PS4 release and, well:


This looks great, and information indicates that its not a simple arcade port, but contains both the arcade game and a storyline mode similar to the original game! Along with that they are maintaining the leveling aspect that will allow you to fight, gain experience and level up your characters, after which you can customize their move set and equipment! I will be pre-ordering this TODAY, and probably playing a lot of Dissidia 012 on my emulator until it comes out.

You can always check my stream page to see if I am streaming any games, including Dissidia 012, at:


(Microsoft changed the Beam site to Mixer, but its the same site.)

Mona Lisa smile? Yes, but that’s about it….

Along with Facebook I have an account at Minds.com, a Facebook alternative that doesn’t censor content, even allowing adult content, so long as it is marked as ‘adult’. It’s an interesting space, and seems to have a lot of great news and insight as well as some of the craziness of the internet.

One group I have subscribed to features daily images of cute girls and for the most part their picks are spot on. All of the ladies featured are beautiful and come in all shapes and sizes (though always healthily thin) in a wide array of hair and skin colors.

What I have noticed, however, and that is how so many of these beautiful women think they are augmenting their beauty by various piercings about the face and body, and covering themselves with superfluous tattoos.

Take a look at this lovely lady:

redheaded beauty

The epitome of loveliness…..if it weren’t for that stupid piece of metal shoved through her nose! Also, notice she has DOUBLE SHOULDER/THROAT TATTOOS?!?!?! Seriously! What is that? Overall she’s not done that bad, from this angle, but from what I can see I wouldn’t be surprised if she was sporting a full back tat, a sleeve and other various ‘improvements’ that we can’t see. The reason I wouldn’t be surprised is because so many of the other lovely ladies like herself have them!

What possesses young ladies to do this to themselves? For so long now women have been feeding into each other women the whole ‘my body, my choice’ narrative, which has lead them to making some pretty bad decisions in life. This coupled with the fact that there is almost always going to be some alpha bad-boy out there willing to have a night of fun with them as well as beta slouches who will pick them up and care for them even after they have damaged themselves, there is no impetus for modern women to keep themselves looking beautiful. When you don’t have to worry about what you look like to get sex and provision then you don’t worry about what you look like to get sex or provision!

It makes me sad. Sad to see that American women of the modern generation are uglifying themselves at an alarming rate. I know its not everywhere, but the fact that it has gained as much traction as it has is just as frightening as it is saddening.

“…not to condemn the world…” (but to virtue signal?)

Saw this posted on the FB of a popular Christian band, whom I happen to like. Take a moment. Read it. Let it soak in.


Now, let me ask a question of my fellow Christians out there: Do you honestly know of any other Christian that is actively working to ‘condemn the world’? Maybe its just me, but this note (I don’t know if it was made by a band member or someone else) seems to me like virtue signaling of the worst kind.

“Imagine if his followers were like that too…”

Imagine if his followers were not caving in to feminism, egalitarianism, mysticism and al the other -isms and -cisms out there, but instead were obedient to scripture and rid the church of such sins and sin-followers, rather than acquiescing to them and allowing them to dilute the church! Instead messages like this post make it seem like calling someone out on their sinful behavior is wrong for Christians.

Or maybe I’m just reading it wrong.

Whatever happen to the sax?

Sitting here today I am listening to my ‘Huey Lewis and the News Greatest Hits’ and I wonder to myself: Whatever happened to the saxophone as a rock n’ roll instrument? I mean, give me sick guitar and drum solos, but there’s really nothing like the smooth yet raspy sound of a good sax solo! Did the sax die with the 80’s? I had a friend of mine tell me the saxophone was the WORST INSTRUMENT EVER! Really?

Actually, whatever happen to the brass section in rock? The sax, trumpet and trombone used to seem to be a big part of 50’s rock. Why? I mean, just listen to this:

Oh man, I love me some brass. Maybe the sax can make a comeback! Maybe…..

Curtana, Complete!

With the addition of the blue ‘gems’ on the hilt this relic weapon is complete! It took long enough, but it was fun to do. I WILL make another later, but it will be much later, as I now have three commissions! Finally get to earn a little dough while doing something I enjoy!


You can find more information on my wooden weapon builds and stuff on my Facebook page (see the sidebar).

Conflicting Messages: Shatter Me, Hold My Heart

Women receive conflicting messages from the most unlikely of places, but one of the more prevalent and shameless mediums is the music industry. Because of this constant barrage of conflicting messages many women have no clue what they want. I am reminded of this today when watching a music video from someone I listen to every so often, Lindsey Sterling.

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Week in Review (April 30-May 6th)

Last week, first week with the wife gone on her visit to Oklahoma. Not really all that exciting of a week.

As previously posted I got the sword I was working on done, though I’m not very satisfied with the results, mostly because I just forgot to do certain things until it was too late. For example, the hilt of the sword has four blue crystal diamonds in it, on either side. I had actually obtained some cool looking pool tile I was going to cut up and put in place for said crystals, but I completely forgot until after I was done putting on the clear coat! I also forgot to route the bottom and sides of the hilt and pommel until after I had already applied spray paint! Getting old sucks! Actually, I don’t think I can attribute the issues to getting old so much as I just got frustrated and started moving too quickly on the project. Overall it took me about a month of on/off time to start and complete the weapon, which is just too long for me. Of course, that was for the templates and everything, but still too long. With the templates complete (somewhat) I’m sure I could crank out another one in less than a week, even with drying times on all the liquids. Continue reading “Week in Review (April 30-May 6th)”