Slowing the hell down.

Being sidelined with various respiratory bugs blows and sucks.  Yet here I am.  I’ve been off for approximately one week over the past two weeks.  First it was a mild case of pneumonia(if you can call it that), followed by a cold.  I’ve been passing the time at home eating various foodstuffs and resting as best I could, but even I get restless.

I’ve been playing Destiny and MGSV to pass the time.  Some highlights include:

  • Taking down Oryx and building my light level to 303.  For the longest time I struggled since I couldn’t find people to raid with.  Especially since the last group I was in was especially meme-averse.  Now things aren’t so bad.
  • Beating MGSV and getting the “True” end.  Surreal as it was, I liked it.  Puts everything in order.  And fuck Huey.
  • Hopefully we’ll have some new comics soon.  Our artist is currently having technical difficulties.
  • And with the San Diego Asian Film Festival underway, our multimedia guru Brian is going to be quite busy.  I suppose it’ll be time to do something productive in the meantime.

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I also got Crunchyroll and upgraded my Hulu so there’s no commercials.  RWBY volume 3 is awesome, Love Live is awesome, and so is Hidan no Aria AA.

Welp, I’m going to run a stream and see if anyone’s down for Oryx.  See you there!


Ferris takes on Justin’s anime challenge, and NBA references abound.

Not wanting to feel left out, Ferris takes on the same anime challenge that I took.  And he compares an anime to Shawn Kemp.  Which one is it?  WATCH THE VIDEO AND FIND OUT.

And as a special gift, I’ve found footage of the Bible Black dub.  It’s pretty awful.

Happy Tuesday!



Yoga pants should not be worn in an MMA cage. Ever.

Now I know squash matches are a reality in any fight org. But this is beyond a squash match. Beyond a tomato can. Hell, beyond those cups of applesauce that they give kindergartners before naptime.

Who let this match happen!? Who let Katie in the cage? WHO LET KATIE WEAR YOGA PANTS TO A FUCKIN’ MMA FIGHT?!


That answers that.

(H/T to the peeps at cagepotato.)

From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez.

I'm the one that's beaten up.

My coaches…as manga characters?

As thanks for putting up with my shenanigans and turning me into the kickboxing-obsessed otaku that I am now, I decided to ask good ol’ lenejenius to whip me up a piece.

From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez. I'm the one that's beaten up.

From left: Coaches Caine Gayle, Artem Sharoshkin, Joshua Vongsvirates, Shannon Gugerty, and Jessica Lopez.
I’m the one that’s beaten up.

So if you’ve been wondering who’s responsible for what you see today, look no further.  It’ll be even better if you join the boxing club.  Serious.  Tell them I sent you.  And that you saw the picture.



5 years waiting for MayPac leave you feeling underwhelmed? Worry not, I’ve got the cure.

I watched all 12 rounds of the Mayweather v. Pacquiao fight.  It went exactly as I predicted it.  Decision win going to Mayweather, due to his footwork, evasive movement, and superior defense.  Surprised?  Not at all.  Underwhelmed?  You betcha.

*PRO-MMA Rant incoming*

That’s why I prefer MMA/Kickboxing over plain boxing.  To me, it’s way more exciting and there’s plenty more ways to fight.  8 points of contact as opposed to 2 points.  Kicks.  Knees.  Elbows (Muay Thai rules).  What always gets my goat is when boxing fans always say, “Oh, if an MMA fighter went into a boxing ring he’d lose.”  Well no shit.  You’re taking away all the weapons an MMA fighter can use.  If a boxer were to go into the MMA ring or octagon, at least they can’t say that both fighters were nerfed in any way.  A boxer can go into an MMA ring with his fists.  The MMA fighter or kickboxer can go in with all their weapons intact.  And boy do I love watching boxers go into an MMA/kickboxing fights and getting their just desserts.

*end Pro-MMA rant*

Tonight just reaffirmed a few things for me.  One, it pisses me off to see boxers make that much money for a fight that was about as exciting as watching grass grow.  Two, I just can’t be bothered by any combat sport where only the fists can be used.  Three, screw the hype train.  For me, it’s MMA all the way.  Kickboxing and Muay Thai too.

I’ve taken the liberty of adding some fights which are my personal faves of recent memory.


And if you’re interested in learning some of the finer points of striking, I highly recommend Lawrence Kenshin’s channel.

And there’s always Jack Slack and the entire Fightland VICE series on youtube as well.



otakuFIGHTER : GLORY 17!

Okay, first off….HOLY SHIT GLORY 17 WAS AWESOME.  We got to see CroCop in action, Artem Levin won the GLORY Middleweight Championship, and Ericka made wings.

He taught me a few of his moves.  Just not this one.  CONGRATS ARTEM!!

IRL Zangief.




And the Canadian dude that rocked Yodkhumpon Sitmonchai.

And the Canadian dude that rocked Yodkhumpon Sitmonchai.  Gabriel Varga.  Fernando would like him.

Not to leave too much out, I’ve also included some awesome moments from the night.  Remember that one scene from Kickboxer where JCVD is dancing?  I’m sure you’ve seen that, it’s one of the most used internet memes out there.

Yep. That just happened.

Duran Duran. The ultimate in badassery.

Again, congrats to Artem “The Lion” Levin for winning the Glory Middleweight championship title, Joseph “Bazooka” Valtellini for winning the Welterweight title, and Rico Verhoeven for retaining his heavyweight title in a really boring fight. Seriously. Ericka fell asleep. You’re probably wondering why I’m proud of the guy.

Artem's fam.

Artem’s fam.