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I blacked out for a minute.

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Okay, Destiny.  All that’s left now is the grind to 400.

My Titan is at 397 now, and man, I had one helluva run yesterday.  Ferris and I made a group on the100 and reddit, and we ran Heroic Mode Wrath of the Machine, and managed to get Challenge Mode done as well.  I must have done something to please RNGEsus because I got the complete Heroic Made Raid Armor set.  I must say that my Titan does look rather fetching.

You can review my current gear in the gallery above.

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Let’s see what lies in store for us tomorrow…election results notwithstanding.

Priorities

#N2B

So…yeah, this one took a little longer than expected, but it turned out great.  This one was written by yours truly and drawn out by shida214 over on fiverr.

Yes, this is truly how SSB gets down before a con.

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SSB: A Force For Good!

I started SSB a while back with cruel intentions.  Since then, I’ve gone through some changes in my life, and so have my teammates.  We’ve all come out of it as better people (I think).  With that came a realization, that in order for SSB to truly shine, we’ve gotta do some good shit.

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Kudos to Brian for making this awesome banner!

Not that the shit we’ve done already wasn’t good, but I’m talkin’ about stuff that’s more charitable.  We need to be geek heroes!  Sooooo, I’m announcing my inaugural charity stream for Extra Life.

I’m going to be part of a fireteam that’s heading deep into the Soviet Cosmodrome to defeat the greatest twizzler infestation the likes of which have never been seen.  That’s right, I’m going to be streaming the Wrath of the Machine raid in Destiny’s Rise of Iron DLC.  Keeping me from getting into too much trouble are Clan SSB’s own OnyxRAGE and Ferr1sB.

My goal is to raise 200 bucks for the Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.  Gotta start out small, but hey, anything helps!  We’re going to be running the raid on November 5, at 8:30 PM PDT.

This will be streamed live on my Twitch channel.  You can also check out my campaign page here!

Please donate if you can, and even if you can’t, support and spread the word!!

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From the CEO’s desk: Stand Tall.

One of my cuzzos posted this on his facebook today. It’s the scans from Amazing Spiderman #36. If you haven’t read it already, I highly suggest you do. To sum it all up, Spidey and co. deal with the 9/11 attacks, and all the aftermath.

This comic is probably one of the most powerful chapters in the entire Marvel universe. One page stands out in particular, and I’m going to post it here.

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I’m not going to go too in depth as to what I was feeling when it all happened, but I will say this.  America has come a long way from then.  We’ve still got a ways to go, but I know that we can do it.  We’ve gotta stand tall.

That’s my, no, our promise to you, our readers.  We’ll continue to stand tall.

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San Diego Comic Con 2016

One of my Muay Thai teammates told me that he appreciates my outlandish geeky personality and the fact that I don’t hide my trash fandoms.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, I promise.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, I promise.

There’s a reason why I am the way I am now, and Comic Con is the main reason for it.

It was a little over 8 years ago, when I was in a long-term relationship with a girl I knew since we were little.  Slowly, as time went on, she took more and more measures to keep me away from my family and friends, and she tried to keep me away from anime and manga.  She wanted me to become the ideal boyfriend for her that was into One Tree Hill, hip hop anonymous dancing, and eventually, her flesh vibrator for her own personal use.

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She was totally Yukako Yamagishi.

Still, it takes two to tango.  I can’t blame her for everything that happened.  It was my fault for letting things get that far.

Things came to a head in July of 2008, when she wanted me to forgo Comic Con for that year to go to her cousin’s 21st birthday in Vegas.  I’m sorry, but if you’re a San Diegan and you schedule anything during Comic Con weekend then you seriously need your head checked.  I held out, naturally.  By this point, I had had enough of turning myself into someone that I wasn’t.

I eventually got dumped, and I went through a really sad time.

It wasn’t long after that that my homegirl Jenny told me to pick myself up and turn this into a positive, and here we are.  I started a manga that was basically a self-insert fanfiction that was part Gurren Lagann, part Metal Gear Solid, and all types of ill shit.  (Too bad that manga’s script was on my old laptop, that no longer turns on).  I put that on a website, and became comic-con professionally approved, as my comic was published!

I’ve really gotta find that manga, somehow.  Maybe get it redrawn.

Within those 8 years, I made some new friends, discovered Muay Thai, joined an anime convention, ran a half-marathon, and discovered the fact that nothing comes with holding yourself back.  For better or worse.  So yeah, that’s why when I’m not training my butt off at the gym, I’ll be out there catchin’ them Pokémon.

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Osaka was lit, fam

Strawberry Scented Burnout grew as well.  Not just a manga (though we need to get back on that, seriously) anymore, today our website comprises of my little brother Ferris, homeboy Justin, my little sister Ericka as our webmaster, Brian our videographer, Jairus on games, Joshua as our aidoru hell gatekeeper, Mario as our graphic designer, and you readers, reading this crazy website.

Comic Con weekend always gets me nostalgic from where we began, and I can’t help but wonder what lies in store for us next.  I should really look at the panel schedule and see what’s good.  That being said, if you run into me, I won’t ignore you or anything!  Say hi!