Sound Fantasy

According to this article from Gamastura, someone purchased a rare physical copy of the unreleased SNES game Sound Fantasy (or Sound Factory) and dumped it to ROM, letting people see it for possibly the first time. Sound Fantasy was developed by Nintendo dev Toshio Iwai, perhaps most recently known for Electroplankton, and was originally planned to be the pack-in game with the SNES Mouse.

There's definitely some cool Electroplankton-y influences in here, check it out.

Two pics and a video

Pic numero uno: as anyone who was on Twitter on early Sunday (just after midnight EST, in fact) saw, I finally managed to get my hands on the Reins of the White Polar Bear. No more snowballs, no more bags of water, no more questionable cheese, no more clubbing innocent Vrykul in the head - those frosty blue bitches finally handed over a bear. 'Bout time, too.


I've been trying for it for a while now, but I just had a feeling, you know? I was in the pit, pummelin' some warbears, and it suddenly popped into my head: today's the day. And lo and behold, I got the bear. Huzzah! And yes, that's the handle of a Cryptmaker peeking over my shoulder there. She's a beaut, ain't she? Doesn't clip my cape horribly, either, like the other two weapons I own. Seriously, Ramaladni's Blade of Culling looks like it's stuck halfway into my back, though this might just be a problem with some dwarf models (it does the same thing when I'm in an iron dwarf disguise, but not when I'm in a dark iron dwarf disguise).

As for the other pic mentioned in the title -


It was a good weekend on the auction house, too. Just need nine more Primordial Saronites and Festergut's Acidic Blood and I, too, can get harassed by Arthas whenever I like. It'll be like old times - I haven't had ol' Lichy baby whisperin' in my ear since I left Acherus.

Oh, and about that video. Got an email from Lionsface Entertainment announcing a WoW hip-hop single and video, "Fail," by Blood Type. Ordinarily I'm not very impressed by these (there's only so many times I can take blood elves bragging about their epeen, though there are a few standouts, and I'll admit to having a few on my iPod), but the production value on this one is above par, and the two vocalists can... you know... actually rap.

Anyway, without further ado, here's the vid:

Raiding in a yellow submarine

With thanks to @demeternoth and @stormcrack, and apologies to the Beatles, our take on going to Vashj'ir in a submarine.

On the realm where I was born
Lived a gnome who sailed to sea
And he told us of his raids
In the land of submarines

So we sailed on to Vashj'ir
'til we found a naga queen
And we raided 'neath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine

And our guild is all aboard
Many other guilds are just next door
And over Vent, we start to chat

(trumpets play over Vent chatter)

We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine

(Full speed ahead, Mr. Copperpot! Full speed ahead!)
(Full speed over here, sir!
... At least you nearly got my name right that time,
Captain Cloudkicker...)

As we swim in epic seas (epic seas),
Every one of us (every one) has all we need (has all we need!)
Replacing blues (lousy blues), and sharding greens (so many greens!)
In our yellow (yellow raiding!) submarine (submarine, haha!)

We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine


We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all raid in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine

In progress

Nothing really extraordinary going on, just progress in fits and spurts. A brief rundown...

  • Have just about completed moving the alts I have any interest in playing over to the Sidhe Devils on Kael'thas. My warrior made the trip today, while my warlock made the trip earlier and is forced to (*shudder*) spend some time as a gnome, because he can't be a damned werewolf yet and I just don't really like humans. Soon... soon!

    • Fun fact, on this note: faction transferring gets you every flight point in Northrend that doesn't need to be unlocked. He who had never left Howling Fjord suddenly has FPs in every part of Northrend, excluding (as I said) ones that have to be unlocked - Sons of Hodir, Shadow Vault, and so on.
  • Been playing my rogue a lot, too. I'm leveling her up to 60+ so I have a pocket pickpocketer (see what I did there?) and, as a personal challenge, am leveling her in the battlegrounds. It's a little bit slow at times (do not ever seek a Warsong Gulch after 1AM server time unless you feel like getting roflstomped) but at least it's fun. And sometimes, the achievements just roll in:

WoWScrnShot<em>100809</em>215015 WoWScrnShot<em>100809</em>215254
WoWScrnShot<em>100809</em>220302 WoWScrnShot<em>100809</em>220735

  • And yeah, my big thing, as shown to the left side of the blog (if you haven't visited, you really should), is that I'm currently working on Insane in the Membrane. It's time-occupying, but it's really not hard, and after awhile grinding through Dire Maul repeatedly just gets to be automatic. I think I'm killing ogres on muscle memory at this point. It's why I need a rogue.

    • Getting exalted with Shen'dralar is actually proving easier than freeing Knot enough times to get goblin rep. At this rate, even if I turn in a crapton of Ogre Tannin for ogre suits, I'm STILL going to end up exalted with the book nerd elves well before I do the goblins. I'm going to end up grinding pirates or Venture Company mobs anyway, I can already see it in my future.
  • In real life, I've been planning my Halloween costume with my roommate (it's awesome), and preparing songlists for his big birthday bash in November. I also just celebrated my own birthday (much drinking of the alcohols occurred, and then my roommate and I attended a kickass Jay-Z concert), and have rounded the corner into 27. So far, it feels a lot like most of the years previous. I also need to do an update of my game progress page, as a lot of things have been updated or finished, and primarily if I'm at a console, I'm busy failing miserably at Demon's Souls for the PS3. It's Nintendo Hard (and even that might be too mild a term), and yet I haven't found myself wanting to ragequit it and sell it back or trade it to a friend.


So what've you been up to?

Pocket Album Reviews

Short enough to fit on Twitter, long enough to make into a post if you slap 3 or 4 of them together. Here's most of the stuff I've bought over the last month. Let's get crackin'!


Chali 2na - Fish Outta Water. (Hip-hop) I was worried I'd get tired of listening to the J5's most distinctive voice for an entire album, but as it turns out, no, I didn't.


Pernice Brothers - Yours, Mine & Ours. (Indie rock) You might know them from a paint commercial. It's probably the best track on here. Average but catchy. Bought this accidentally.


Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero. (Industrial) I know I'm late to the party on this one but that doesn't mean I don't get to say I like it. "The Warning" is chilling.


John Mulaney - The Top Part. (Comedy) I laughed for roughly an hour. If I could do stand-up, this is what I would want to be like.

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YTCracker - Nerd Life and Serious Business. (Nerdcore hip-hop) Neither one of these is bad, but they work better together, and his best work (IMO) is still on the Digital Gangster LP with MC Lars.

What've you been listening to, dear readers?