September 18, 2009

So by now you’ve undoubtedly seen, heard, and/or read about how Kanye West drenched Taylor Smith’s parade at the MTV Video Music Awards — and while I agree with contributor Mickey Glitter that discussion of the actual event is getting a bit old, I’m still finding myself thoroughly amused by the perpetuation of the resultant Kanye meme. Dusty Plastic HELLside #9 is my contribution to the fad: five Capcom characters interrupted by a dude who really has no business popping up during someone else’s victory animation. Who does Kanye think he is, Dan Forden?

Note that I can’t take credit for the Kanye West pic in any of those images; that was created by Stefmax of The Orange Society! And in case you were curious about the dude, here’s the Wikipedia article on Vajrabodhi.

By the way, wouldn’t it be really cool if fighting games actually had victory cancel moves? In a game with fatalities, for instance, there could be a command for the loser to still escape death — perhaps entered after the finishing hit but before the loser hits the ground — thereby diminishing the winner’s victory. Or maybe if the winner is about to get a perfect, the loser could do something so that the character bounces off the ground and into the winner, thus causing the winner to take damage and lose out on the perfect bonus. And you know what would be really cool? A command that causes one of the spectators in the background to throw a bottle or tomato at the victor — not only souring the victory, but also causing minimal damage and negating any perfect bonuses. Hell, there could even be ways for the victor to dodge or deflect these attacks, earning an extra “untouchable” bonus or something.

Yeah, I know — I should totally be one of Capcom’s idea men.

In other news, Infinite Hollywood has been added to the links block on the sidebar! I’m aware that there are a couple of broken links on there — and that the Pop Arena link isn’t a link at all; I’ve kept it there for nostalgic reasons — so expect more new links whenever I get buttons to replace them. In the meantime, you’ll just have to do with me telling you to visit The Undiscovered Playthings and such! Oh, and there’s something else I wanted to mention — apparently Twisted Kaiju Theater is now known as The Once and Future Tyrant. But since it seems to be part of a storyline development and could possibly change in the future — and because I don’t have a button with the new title — the TKT button will remain for now.

Aaaaaaand that’ll do it for this update. Until next time, watch out for falling jackasses and don’t let your victories get canceled!

-posted by Wes | 8:17 pm | Comments (7)
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