Saturday, November 29, 2008

The day 2D died... :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

A long, long time ago …
I can still remember
How that console used to make me smile.
And I knew that if I had my chance,
I’d ride an ostrich, wield a lance,
And, maybe, I’d be happy, for a while

The late 90’s made me shiver,
With every game that got delivered.
More first-person shooters;
Brit-chicks with big hooters …

I can’t remember if I cried,
When I read about the arcade’s demise,
But something touched me deep inside,
The day that 2D died.

So bye-bye, Mr. 16-bit Sprite,
Flew my Twinbee and my Winbee
Lookin’ for extra life.
And bitmap boys swung over pitfalls with vines
Singin’, ”We’ll hit reset when we die.�
We’ll hit reset if we die.�

Did you raise the Master Sword,
And did you put down the dark lord,
With a silver arrow?

Do you always play to win?
Can you pull off Shoryuken?
And can you teach me those combos?

Well I know that you finished him,
‘Cause I saw you rip off all his limbs,
Now the match is through,
A winner is you!

I was a lonely dark knight when trouble struck,
Carried by a yellow bird who had lots of pluck,
But that was no duck hunt
The day that 2D died.

I started playin’,
Bye-bye, Mr. 16-bit Sprite,
Flew my Twinbee and my Winbee

Lookin’ for extra life.
And bitmap boys swung over pitfalls with vines
Singin’, ”We’ll hit reset when we die.�
We’ll hit reset if we die.�

For near-twenty years, hedgehogs have ran,
And that plumber is still the man,
But it’s all in 3D.

When at last the aliens all were dead,
The bounty hunter revealed his head,
And it turned out that he’s a she.
Oh, and while the blocks were falling down,
The Saxons defended the crown.

The missle command turned.
We hit the afterburner!
And while Simon whipped vampires,
My stunt bike needed new tires,
Everywhere: World War II barbwire
The day that 2D died.

We were playin’
Bye-bye, Mr. 16-bit Sprite,
Flew my Twinbee and my Winbee
Lookin’ for extra life.
And bitmap boys swung over pitfalls with vines
Singin’, ”We’ll hit reset when we die.�
We’ll hit reset if we die.�

Up, up, down, down, left-right, left-right
Might just get you thirty lives
Don’t forget B, A, Start!
Winning over Marion’s heart,

With your mastery of the martial arts.
Back before heroes stole cars.
Our lunar landers neared the moon.
While the pig popped the wolf’s balloon.
Three kingdoms romanced,
But they never thought to dance, dance!

‘Cause the centipede was coming fast …
The tanks were ready for combat …
Oh man, the TV got smashed,
The day that 2D died.

We started playin’
Bye-bye, Mr. 16-bit Sprite,
Flew my Twinbee and my Winbee
Lookin’ for extra life.
And bitmap boys swung over pitfalls with vines
Singin’, ”We’ll hit reset when we die.�
We’ll hit reset if we die.�

Oh, and there we were all in one place,
Blasting invaders from space.
With no quarter left to play again.
So break out; beast be altered; axe be gold;
We’ve lost the joystick and control.
A Reset Generation …

Before opening the black gate,
I battled through those streets of rage
The chief loaded his guns,
The duke yelled, ”Come get some!�

And as I lived out my half-life
I missed out on the final fight
We were doomed alright
The day that 2D died.

He was playin’
Bye-bye, Mr. 16-bit Sprite,
Flew my Twinbee and my Winbee
Lookin’ for extra life.
And bitmap boys swung over pitfalls with vines
Singin’, ”We’ll hit reset when we die.�
We’ll hit reset if we die.�

I met a princess dressed in blue,
And I asker if she needed rescue,
But she just smiled and turned away.
So I went down to miracle world
Where I’d saved my brother, years before
Paper, scissors, rock won the day.

And in the streets: paper boys delivered,
Frogs were flatened, zombies ate my neighbors.
The fallout was unwanted;
Spies were being hunted.
And I was being chased by ghosts,
Got a pellet when I needed one most,
Then those nasty ghosts were toast,
The day that 2D died.

And they were playin’,
Bye-bye, Mr. 16-bit Sprite,
Flew my Twinbee and my Winbee
Lookin’ for extra life.
And bitmap boys swung over pitfalls with vines
Singin’, ”We’ll hit reset when we die.�
We’ll hit reset if we die.�

They were playin’,
Bye-bye, Mr. 16-bit Sprite,
Flew my Twinbee and my Winbee
Lookin’ for extra life.
And bitmap boys swung over pitfalls with vines
Singin’, ”We’ll hit reset when we die…

It hurts with every heartbeat

 

Maybe we could make it all right
We could make it better sometime
Maybe we could make it happen baby
We could keep trying
but things will never change

So I don’t look back
Still I’m dying with every step I take
But I don’t look back
Just a little, little bit better

Good enough to waste some time
Tell me would it make you happy baby
We could keep trying
but things will never change

So I don’t look back
Still I’m dying with every step I take
But I don’t look back
We could keep trying
but things will never change

So I don’t look back
Still I’m dying with every step I take
But I don’t look back

It hurts with every heartbeat
It hurts with every heartbeat
It hurts with every heartbeat
It hurts with every heartbeat
It hurts with every heartbeat
It hurts with every heartbeat
It hurts with every heartbeat
It hurts wïth every heartbeat

Friday, November 28, 2008

Srsly

I usually make a collage of stuff that i think too much about. But
this time, i'd rather sink my teeth into the problem, so to speak.

I don't wanna cry...

When will it end? Why can't everyone work it out? Why should so many
people have to be involved? I don't like feeling this helpless.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scrambled Eggs

In my head
A little voice said

A brilliant thing
It makes me sing

It be what
I asks the thought

"Scrambled eggs.
Between the legs."

THE END.

-_-"

Jumping ship.

After 3 years of being an SE fanboi and having a horrible experience
using the hellishly slow k850i, i finally decided to go nokia. I hae a
tough time deciding between the n82 and the n79. In the end, after
about a week of research and a day of toying around with both phones,
I made my decision. I'm posting this from my new n79. Here's why I
bought it:

1) Looks. The n82 looks like a mean hypertechno thing out of some
scifi movie, with it's angles and edges in the design. While I like
it, i'd still rather have a roads looking thing that performs just as
well. The n79 looks asweet. It's smooth, and shiny, and well balanced.
Typing is a tad uncomfortable coz of my large hands, but this beats
using the tiny buttons of the k850i anyday.

2) Bling. The new feature pack2 on the n79 makes the UI more fun to
use. Also, fp2 is supposedly got better wlan functionality with native
wifi support.

3) Speed. In general, there is little difference between the
responsiveness of botha phones. Infact, it pretty much boiled down to
the classic debate about core2duo at lower prefer vs p4 at higher
speeds. Now most applications won't really be optimised for use of the
n82's special dual core architecture. The few ngage games that do
don't hold that much interest for me. They look nice on the n79 as
well. So i went for the faster single core chip on the n79.

4) FM transmitter. The indian version of the n79 ships with a
functional FM transmitter. I'd heard rumors of it being disabled in
some countries due to broadcasting laws and such. But it's working
just fine for me. Great for car rides with the family. Of course, i'm
yet to find someone related to me who can stand my music, but it's
still a nice feature. :-)

5) Bundled expresson covers. My package came with white, brown, and
red coloured back panels. It's nice to colour coordinate my phone with
my clothes.

6) 4gb memory card in the package came with Ministry of Sound audio
and video content. Sweetness to the max.

7) Price. The n79 cost me Rs.800 more. Not at all a bad deal,
considering all the stuff I got with it.

The first thing I did when I got the phone was do an over the air
update of my firmware. I haven't had any problems using the phone save
for when my apps get closed when I accidentally hit the red button. :(
I'd hoped that by now, nokia would have put some kind of prompt on it
confirming the forced exit. Maybe hard core nokia users don't make
that mistake?

All in all, a great phone. If you wanna look at all the features,
check out the review on gsmarena.com.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Star wars - An A Capella Tribute to John Williams

A blog is a personal online space to post stuff about what's goin on in my life. I seem to have forgotten that for a while.
This song has been in continuous loop in my head for the last 4 days or so.





There. My duty is done. Time to go back to my frappe with kellogs chocos now.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Mee Marathi Maanoos??

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This is signboard takes the cake. :)


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So does this one. Ultimate speed breaker I tells you!!



All in all, the unplanned pune trip was an absolute 100% amazing success, right from the time we decided on thrusday afternoon to wake up at 3:45 am to catch the early train to pune, to the 3 horus we spent huting for a cheap decent hotel, to the two days spent in Lonavala doin nothin but eating, drinking, sleeping, and watchin movies. ^_^

It's just good to be back home now. :)

*goes off to sleep*

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