The Point Of Growing Up

I saw some similarities between one of the pictures my mother sent me from when I was ten, and another my girlfriend took of me after a hike this summer, so I decided I would combine them into one image, alongside one of my favorite quotes from Doctor Who.

 

I am ten in the first image, 28 in the second.

The quote is from the Fourth Doctor story ‘Robot’, from 1975.

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Top 5 Songs from ‘MoS: Level 6’

Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.

This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!

So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.

 

5. Don’t Say A Word

I have yet to play any games in the Metal Gear Solid series, so this song does not have any familiarity to something I like to help it ingratiate itself to me, like a lot of other songs by this artist.

I simply enjoy the song, nothing more to say than that.

 

4. Lady Of Worlds

In this song about The Witcher 3’s main female character Ciri, Gavin gives away most of the singing-duties to Ailin Kennedy.

As with all his other Witcher songs, this one is also great.

I look forward to CD PROJEKT RED!’s next game ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, if only to hear the songs it will inspire Gavin Dunne to make.

 

3. Road Rage

I love the movie this song was based on, and I think it is a modern action-classic.

The song fits the movie’s focus on the metal of cars and bullets perfectly, while also touching on the heart of the film, motherhood.

Guns and gas and gods!

 

2. London Town

While I have played a lot of games in the Assassin’s Creed series, I have not played Syndicate, the game this song was based on.

One of the reasons that I really like this particular song is that I used to be a huge anglophile during my teens, probably helped on by my love for Doctor Who and Harry Potter.

And while I am not quite as crazy about Britain as I was back then, I still love it.

 

1. Friends

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If you liked this music, you can

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Quelaag Omelette

For this month’s geeky recipe I decided to make a quail-egg omelette, based on the Chaos Witch Quelaag, a Dark Souls boss.

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I have had this idea for over a year, but I had some trouble finding any quail eggs to buy.

Luckily, I was finally tipped off about an exotic grocery story, where they had piles of them!

This recipe serves two people.

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The Recipe

1. Separate the yolk from the whites of 24 quail eggs, as best you can. It is more difficult to do this with quail-eggs than with chicken-eggs, but if any yolks break just put them in with the whites.

2. Stir in one teaspoon of tomato purée and one teaspoon of sriracha sauce into the egg whites, to achieve a color and hotness reminiscent of Quelaag’s lava-spider lower body.

3. Stir in 15 grams of grated parmesan cheese.

4. Start frying the red egg whites in some butter.

5. Immediately pour the yolks carefully over the whites.

6. Place 14 halves of cherry tomato around on the omelette.

Now we have a nice-looking spider face going.

7. Fry on low temperature until everything has coagulated. Using a lid will speed this up.

8. Serve with a bit of green salad and some bread.

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Sailor SindrElf

In 1991, when I was one year old, my family brought me on a boat, and dressed me as a little sailor.

 

I was running around and enjoying myself, before eventually approaching a group of German tourists who were visiting Norway.

Naturally, I started dancing and showing off.

 

A little into my performance, another slightly older boy came up to me and pushed me over.

He had evidently seen all the attention I was getting, and gotten jealous.

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‘Cool Partrol’ is cool y’all!

The fourth Ninja Sex Party album (sixth with their cover albums) released last friday.
After listening to it on repeat well over ten times, I have a few thoughts I’d like to share.

 

1. Intro (Cool)

I figured that the best way to go about this is to just go through the whole track-list, and share my thought as we get to the most relevant track.

 

2. Cool Patrol

One of the most popular NSP-songs ever, and well deserved.
I can’t belive that it has been almost two years since the music video for this song was released, time surely must have absorbed the power of flight!

Previous albums have almost exclusively focused their comedy on Danny Sexbang’s carnal desires (and Ninja Brian’s bloodlust), but this album is in many ways much sweeter.
This first song on the album is the first indication that this album is not quite like the others, as the song focuses on the Cool Patrol helping a kid deal with his bullies, with the comedy coming from how bad and random their advice is.

 

3. Orgy for One

….and then this song immediately undercuts the point I was trying to make.
This song reminds me a lot of ‘Carol Brown’ by Flight Of The Conchords, and that is high praise.

 

4. Danny Don’t You Know

I covered this song extensively back when the music-video came out, and it remains my favorite.
It also supports my claim of how this is a sweeter album than what I’ve come to expect from NSP.

 

5. Release the Kraken

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Getting Help From My Mom

I am currently looking through a bunch of old pictures to see if there are any I can use for posts about my childhood.

 

My mother is helping me a lot by snapping shots of her photo-albums and texting the pictures to me.

She’s also helping me fill in any gaps in my memory from the times the photos were taken.

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InterRail 2010 – Part 11: Traveling to France

After visiting Hogwarts, I started my journey southward.

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I took a train directly to London, where I bought a ticket on the Eurostar to Paris.

The Eurostar line goes in a tunnel under the English Channel, and is run by a company separate to the InterRail coalition, but I did get a discount.

I had to wait for my train for quite some time, but as I were a bit tired from the journey so far, it was nice to just relax at the station with some entertainment I had brought.

I had an iPod filled with all the songs by Jonathan Coulton (that had been released at that point) and all the episodes of the Rooster Teeth Podcast (then called The Drunk Tank), and a book called ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ (a collection of shorts stories written by Neil Gaiman).

All of these things helped to keep me entertained in the lulls during this whole month of travel.

The train-journey was comfortable enough but, as you can imagine, the view was nothing to brag about.

When I arrived in Paris it was already so late that I just found a place to stay for the night.

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In the next part; Exploring Paris!

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What I Did This Summer

Me and my girlfriend’s summer-holiday is coming to a close, so I figured I would share with you how we have been spending our time off.

 

Hiking

We have climbed one mountain each week, counting an upcoming one this sunday.

The two previous times we combined the hike With some blueberry picking, and on sunday we are eating at a cafe on the top of Fløyen mountain with the friend we visited in Oslo.

 

Dinner with family

We had dinner at each of our mothers’ individually, and played a lot of gin rummy with each of them.

 

Improving our apartment

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Gaming Backlog Countdown: 45!

In the last entry of my gaming backlog countdown I went from 54 games to 50, and checked off four games I played by myself on my PlayStation 4.

This time I am going to check off five games I played with my girlfriend on the SNES Mini I got her for Christmas.

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Donkey Kong Country

I had never played this before, but it was one of my girlfriend’s favorite games from when she was little.

We had a lot of fun playing it, but I did get kind of frustrated at times, as the difficulty and sparsity of checkpoints seemed like a holdover from the arcade days, when difficulty were ramped up to get people to part with more of their quarters.

Still, glad to have finally experienced it.

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Super Mario World

We had both played this game when we were kids, but this would be the first time to finish it for both of us.

Riding around on Yoshi while finding secrets and avoiding Bullet Bills, this really brought back some good memories.

I doubt this will be the last time I play Mario World, but it was nice to finally beat the Bowser in it.

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Super Mario Kart

Neither of us have ever been that interested in racing-games, so we did not spend too long on this game before crossing it off the list.

But it was fun playing together, so I am interested in trying out the fairly new ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ for my Nintendo Switch, as I think all the bells and whistles that have been introduced in the newer Mario Kart games may be enough to make the gameplay more interesting to me.

We’ll see.

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F-Zero

Another racing-game, but this one is more focused on speed and maneuvering, while a big part of Mario Kart were the item pickups you could use against the other racers.

This only had 1-player functionalities, so we had a bit less fun with it.

But the game has a great soundtrack, and after the relative slow speeds of Super Mario Kart, this game was exhilarating.

But those speeds also invoked my girlfriends motion-sickness, and mine started brewing aswell, so we turned it off fairly quickly.

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Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting

Like racing-games, I was never that into fighting-games.

My girlfriend used to play Mortal Kombat 2 and 3, but the lack of finishers (Fatalities, Friendships and Babalities) made Street Fighter less fun for her.

Needless to say, she kicked my ass!

We had some fun with the game before we quickly checked this off aswell, which means that I only have 45 games left on my list!

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Next up: Gaming Backlog Countdown: 40!

Recommended article: 

How to deal with your gaming backlog

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4 Animated NSP Songs

Sometimes, a normal live-action music video cannot do justice to a Ninja Sex Party song.

Thank god for animation!

 

Samurai Abstinence Patrol

Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian meet their nemeses, Arin Neverbone and Samurai Barry.

This was animated by Brandon Turner.

 

Rhinoceratops vs. Superpuma

NSP has to save the world, as soon as they can get around to it.

This was animated by Rug Burn.

 

Everybody Shut Up

Danny has an erection..

It was animated by Gregzilla.

 

Peppermint Creams

This is the only unofficial video I have included here, but the animation was so imaginative that it earned it.

It was animated by Shoocharu.

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