Social Media Blackout Day #1 – It feels weird.

Allowing Neggy to let this bet commence is weird.  I can’t status update or anything.  It feels like I’m detached from the world.  Recently I started thinking about how things were 10 years ago.  Before Facebook.  Hell…I think Friendster was still around.  Myspace was the big thing.  I can remember being 19 going on 20.  My car was a 1991 Toyota Camry LE v6.  I was well on my way to becoming an otaku, though Mae stopped that from happening.  Sort of.

What would 19-year old me say to me now?

Hang on, I just beat Sakura’s World tour in Street Fighter Alpha 3.

Victory!

Victory!

It’s a strange feeling to let go of all my outgoing connections.  Throughout my whole life, I was always the one that made my presence known, for better or worse.  I was never content to sit on the sidelines, I loved talking and being around people.  I suppose that lead to me to being who I am now.

Being forced to sit on the sidelines watching….this is one of the toughest things I’ve ever had to do.  And I took a pretty nasty beating a couple days ago.

I guess what I’m most afraid of is people forgetting that I exist.  I think that goes for most people, actually.

Street Fighter Gift #4 – Kickass females in gaming.

Up until Street Fighter II, you couldn’t really name any kickass females in gaming.  Well, besides Samus Aran in Metroid, but you only found that out at the end of the game!  Princess Peach?  She was always getting kidnapped by Bowser.  “Kidnapped”.  Right.

There was that one cyborg female in the Guardian Legend, but other than that, I can’t really think of kickass females in gaming from the cartridge era.

So, Capcom, thanks for giving us these kickass girls.

Sorry, no posterior shots here. These are classy.

Everyone likes Sakura! She’s my personal favorite.

Capcom must’ve known that I had a thing for strong willed crazy Korean girls. They’re in my head!

All hail the first lady of Fighting Games! CHUN LI!

Happy Birthday Street Fighter!

Has it really been 25 years?! Time flies.

We’ve come a long way, haven’t we?  Street Fighter, the ubiquitous 2d fighting game has now turned 25 today.  Happy birthday, Street Fighter!!

And big congrats to Capcom and Ono-sensei for making such a wonderful fighting game.

The franchise itself has gone through numerous twists and turns to get to where they are today.  Mixing it up with other franchises seems to be only the beginning.

So, for this week, Team Mixed Nuts will be talking about their experiences with the Street Fighter games, the culture, the fighting game scene, and how it grew and changed with the times.

Now excuse me while I go ogle Han Juri.

mmmm…smexytimes with Chun Li while everyone watches. She’d be such an exhibitionist.
I love Han Juri. (If anyone knows who drew this, lemme know!!)