Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Daily Blogg: Chrimbo countdown!!!

Well im back and feeling funky! so its time for my annual Christmas countdown.

as usual i shall be doing festively orientated How Too's and some freebies in the form of down loadable comics and music splashed with holiday spirit and posted here on Aries Antics.

Let the Holidays begin!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Daily Blogg: These things i cannot say

As many of you know im a writer and freelance Journalist willing to work pretty much anywhere at any time for a reasonable fee...

...this can lead to me being stuck in some more than a little difficult and "detaining" situations. One such situation raised its ugly head this week with me finding myself working for a popular gaming magazine that due to my inquisitive nature seen me held by some over zealous security personnel who believed i "borrowed" some rather exclusive imagery during the press conference.

6-8 hours later i emerged blinking into stark daylight from the gloom of the local police station with a now out of date plane and train ticket and bruises in places i really didn't want and left in the cold and insanely bright day waiting for my laptop, XBL memory card and camera to be released from the evidence department.

As im sure by now you have noticed it has taken me quite some time to get home. Normal service will resume as soon as i get some sleep and a shower.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Daily Blogg: Weekend AFK

I have been AFK all weekend due to quite a few commitments in the real world that required my personal attention, normal Blogging will resume when i get home sometime tonight around 21.00 GMT if i can shake off 48 hours of sleep deprivation and this sodding migraine that has plagued me since early Friday morning when i found out i had all this pre holiday work to do.

none the less tune in tomorrow and all should be well. Peace

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How Too: make a bluetooth glove

Before you begin be warned that this is although very cool it is totally useless unless you waterproof the fingertips and the PCB and make a simple pad for the tactile interface (the switch) near the wrist or directly under the fingers as seen in the video. It is also wise to extend the Bluetooth active LED and place it within an eyelet housing on an inconspicuous part of the glove as well as making a Velcro opening at a seam so you can recharge the unit.

it cheap its cool and when combined with the spy cam hat (see previous how too's) can be enough to get you thrown our of pretty much any and every public area in town.


use of this device can and will make you look like a total idiot even after you explain what you are doing and demonstrate it functioning but luckily no more than a regular bluetooth headset.

Daily Blogg: i can quit...

...i just don't wanna. Yes im still playing WoW and although it has yet to get to this stage (see pic) i have noticed myself spending frankly disturbing amounts of time in front of my PC only stopping for long enough to refill the mini fridge with Red bull and processed meat products.

So as of today im limiting myself back down to no more that three sessions per day of no more than two hours at a time. Raiding simply does not count regardless of the raid content...this is not an excuse for me to live in a raid location but i have moved in beside Onyxia and although she is a bitch of a room mate i have found that beating the living crap out her solo is shits and giggles.

Depressing how much you can pimp some lowbies with onyxia gear these days.

wait did i just refer to a Lv 60 as a lowbie? oh bloody hell....

Monday, November 24, 2008

Movie Night: Forbidden Kingdom 2008

A very very VERY late movie night tonight in the form of the a martial arts epic with the gods of kung fu Jackie Chan and Jet Li!!!

South Boston teenager Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angarano) awakens from a dream of a battle between the Monkey King Sun Wukong (Jet Li) and heavenly soldiers amongst the clouds. He is a fan of kung fu movies; posters cover the walls of his room, and on his TV is the 1966 Hong Kong film "Monkey Goes West". After getting dressed, he makes his way to a pawn shop in downtown Boston's China town to buy wuxia DVDs. There, Jason converses with Hop (a prosthetics-laden Jackie Chan), the shop's elderly owner, and, while thumbing through some DVDs, he is drawn to a golden staff inside a room full of antiques. Hop tells him that the staff is to be delivered to its rightful owner and then closes the door.

On his way back home, Jason is attacked by local bully Lupo (Morgan Benoit) and his cronies, who force him to go back to the pawnshop at night so that Hop will open the door, allowing them to steal his money. Feeling betrayed, Hop tries to attack the thieves with the staff, but is shot by Lupo. Hop, wounded, tells Jason that Jason must now deliver the staff to its rightful owner. Jason takes the staff and runs from the thieves. On top of a building, he is surrounded by the bullies, as Lupo fears that Jason will expose the shooting to the police and intends to silence him. Before Lupo can shoot, Jason is suddenly pulled off the roof by the staff and falls backwards onto the asphalt, and through time.

As he awakens in ancient China he is confronted by a small group of armored warriors who recognize the staff and attempt to take it from him....and....

....that's where im cutting you off folks as frankly i think I have spoiled enough of the flick.
so sit back relax grab your (by now very stale) popcorn and enjoy the movie.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Daily Blogg: Avatars arrive on XBOX Live

Meet my virtual self, pretty good eh? this is now how i appear in my various exploits into the mad world of XBOX Live.
Yes i know its a virtual barbie doll but i gotta be honest here i have already grown pretty attached to the little guy and his oh so cheery disposition.

None the less three cheers to Microsoft and this latest update and although i now kinda feel that my user interface has been usurped by Nintendo its nice to see that MS have not given up on its loyal customers.

Now don't forget to tune in tomorrow for movie night although I'll be honest here i have no idea what its going to be lol.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Daily Blogg: death of my social life

Oh come on you know what i've been doing...

Yes i know its lame but hey what can i say its a fun expansion and i recommend it to anyone with a little spare cash and a warcrack addiction to invest in it as soon as is humanly possible.

Now although i have not yet been privy to anything relating to the updating of DXG (formally DominionWoW) to the latest patch and update & i have been receiving a lot of queries regarding it on my various Youtube advertising videos and would like to know if anyone has any information on this most frustrating of subjects so i can spam the living hell out of all the idiots who choose to bombard me with stupid questions.

if you know anything please do tell, untill then im off back to Azeroth...meh who needs a social life anyway?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

How too: Make a one dolla speaker sysytem

Ok im back and i have a real doddle of a make for you this week that i was introduced to when i was waiting for the WoW expansion, all credit go's to Gerrard and his one man personal entertainment system who powered and used these amazing speakers to entertain us all in the freezing cold while the nice people at GAME mocked us from there centrally heated splendor.

I should note that a base metal washer and some good quality TIN foil (not aluminum) as you require a conductive surface for maximum effect. Additionally try to put some insulating tape anywhere you attempt top move the speaker as the effect can be quite shocking.

One last thing is that the addition of an external power source (that will be next weeks how too) can improve speaker output significantly.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Daily Blogg: Warcrack Addiction

Blogg? what blogg?...

...OH MY Blogg...

...im sick...er....i mean busy...

....would you believe my dog died?.....no?

Ok fine i got WOWWoTLK last night and im busy installing it at the moment and refuse to leave my PC alone until its up and running dammit.
So no How too! this week folks im a tad busy in Azeroth.

Am i addicted? yes very probably but i refuse to apologize for that.

i'll see you tomorrow....or maby the next day......or the day after *cough*

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Music: Ramp - Scooter

Some classic Brit hardcore "wake the hell up" music on this lazy lazy Sunday, now i know its been a while but being of a generation that enjoyed this sort of insanity during the mid 90's it tends to bring back some good abet blurry memory's that bring a smile to my face.

hope it brings some fun times to your addled minds eye too.

peace out

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Movie Night: Drillbit Taylor (2008)

Link: http://www.megavideo.com/?v=2I3C60WR

ooh embedded goodness returns once again on Aries Antics Net Famous Movie Night (oh how i missed thee) just in time for some comedic gold.

On their first day of high school, two boys, Ryan and Wade, are embarrassed by the fact that they happen to wear the same shirt (yes seriously...i mean wtf?). Wade sticks up for a smaller fellow geek, Emmit Oosterhaus, who is being shoved into a locker by bullies Filkins and Ronnie. As a result the violent bullies Filkins and Ronnie terrorizes all three at every chance they get.

The trio complain to the principal, but their concerns fall upon deaf ears. Filkins is furious that the boys have squealed on him, and even chases them with a car, apparently to murder them. Wade suggests to his friends that they pool their money together to hire a bodyguard who can protect them. They place an ad on the Internet, and select Drillbit Taylor out of several candidates, mainly because he is the cheapest.

Lunacy ensues as the dumbfounded and frankly idiotic Drillbit attempts to teach them to be cool and defend themselves while at the same time utterly failing to guard them in any way shape or form.

This is a good old fashioned feel good movie with little to no fuss made while retaining a simplistic slapstick humorous bent through the entirety of the film.

ok folks you know the drill by now, grab your popcorn and dim the lights, Its movie magic time!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Music: An Oxhorn Brand Medely

Watch more video games and play free games at WeGame.


...that kinda says it all really. This is a wonderful little montage to insanity from my all time favorite machinima artist and fellow blogger Brandon Dennis (AKA Oxhorn) that one again i find myself humming randomly during the day and occasionally bursting out into full blown song in public.

Trust me just TRY to not sing the opening "roflmao". And rember folks as always there is a permanent link to Brandons Blogg in the "gods of the interwebs" section on the access bar oh so gracefully plastered down the right hand side of this very blogg.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How too: Make and Use "soap" on your PC

yea i think its about time you all used some "SOAP"

"SOAP" is a 'non static location' universal user application control interface designed to replace clumsy mouse action inputs during presentations and allow freedom of movement for wider screen game apps as well as more precise movements and targeting in first person shooters as well as an alternate to mouse control on MMORPG's such as World of Warcraft & Final Fantasy 11.

Now i was lucky to have an old spare wireless mouse in the house when i discovered this project and have to say im somewhat impressed by the ease of use this mod offers in day to day gaming and work. However be well warned your hands WILL get tired with the constant movement and although it can offer very fast reactions in small scale movements such as targeting head shots in FPS games i found that wider scaled movements and strafing can become a tedious chore as the interface light that allows more dynamic targeting can end up being thrown off by the module covers stitching or even worse due to the turning nature of the unit facing the wrong direction!

One other point of interest is that occasionally you can end up with the module shifting in its "bag" or becoming unresponsive, liberal application and use of Velcro along the lower seem make changing battery's and restarting an unresponsive "SOAP" a breeze.

One last thing, rember you can remove the SOAP bag at any time and utilize the SOAP module as a normal mouse at any time.

Enjoy folks!

I made the smaller universal "SOAP" from a Tiny Brand micro mouse and a LYNX brand roll on deodorant bottle which i cut with a small hand saw and smoothed with some cheap sand paper while using green scouring pad material (with a little of the yellow sponge material left on) to bulk out the module and give a insulated and smooth seal to the inside of the old bottle then covered the whole thing with a white child's sock bought from a thrift store and some Velcro to seal the unit. Despite some easly rectified mirrored controlls (fixed in mouse settings) the device works perfectly.

Daily Blogg: Obama owns you ALL!!!!

Ok be warned this newscast IS a parody and running a little close to this side of tasteless buy goddamn its funny.
None the less congratulations to all of you in America on your votes for your very first African American President and i wish you all the luck and prosperity in the world with what is sure to be a nation wide and potentially world wide shift.

Then again with that said i cant help but feel that despite the color of the mans skin hes just another politician and therefore very little will change for your average American on the street.

who knows, after all he's a Democrat so you may get lucky.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Daily Blogg: Good Luck Voters

Well then its that time again all you American maniacs, Its time to vote yourselves a leader or as i like to call it "close your eyes and vote for the biggest idiot day" ...

...that is how Bush got elected isn't it?

None the less i wish you all the very very best as when you are sealed within the voting cubicle desperately attempting to rember which one of the two loons your voting for is the lesser evil and what there policy's happen to be please try not to screw the pooch and vote for something you do not believe in.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Daily Blogg: Meh and stuff

So anyway in case you didn't notice there was no movie last weekend, there is a really good reason for this...

...oh you wanna know what it is? oh ok, basically my uploader screwed the pooch with the new Bond Movie (Quantum of solace) and we ended up with a blurry blue screen instead of a movie thus the motivation poster as today's topic pic. see Carl i told ya I'd mock your failure now feel bad and apologize to the nice people.

Now due to way too much beer and an odd green liquid that made my eyeballs feel itchy i will not be posting any pics of the Halloween party until i get a chance to screen them properly...

...that is to say, until i get back to Belfast and retrieve my camera and jacket from wherever the hell i abandoned it in my inebriated state.

oh well i'll do all that later, none the less stay tuned for another week of my usualy stupidity

peace out

Friday, October 31, 2008

Rant: BBC balls up

Seriously THIS caused all the fuss? I mean honestly I know that this is silly but is it worth sacking two British TV/Radio celebs costing them (and the BBC) in excess of 1.3 million pounds as well as ruining BBC1's Saturday night line up and potentially destroying these men's careers.

Ok it was immature, it was puerile it was definitely pointless sh*ts and giggles IT WAS A PRANK PHONE CALL! i mean good grief the rod up that guys ass must have a rod up its ass. I understand that his granddaughter may potentially be a touchy subject but if you consider she is in her mid 20's (and so is Russel Brand BTW) and well beyond the age of consent i personally believe that despite maby being a bit pissed off about it the family should suck it the hell up and see it for the joke it is.

Seriously i couldn't have told you who Andrew Sachs was prior to this incident as i always thought of the actor as the somewhat minor character Maunwell from Faulty towers (and i never even herd of his granddaughter before) and despite the negative publicity this has caused i cant help but think we will be hearing a LOT more from this aging actor in the near future and in all probability a pop single from his talentless mediocre grandchild to cash in on the crushing of two frankly very funny (if childish) men's life's and future employment chances in the entertainment industry in the name of public outcry and indecency.

Well i say BULLSH*T grow a sense of humor you wizened old fart.

rant ends.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

How too: Make fake Blood!

Well after all whats Halloween without lashings of fake O+ dripping off everything? Seriously i always make buckets of the stuff nice and thick and have it ready to douse anyone foolish enough to attempt to egg or TP my place.

Alternatively red food dye and a super soaker primed and ready by the front door makes quite the statement piece.

None the less happy holidays folks and have a spooktactualr Halloween!

Additional: 30k Hits

I just noticed we rolled over the 30K mark on the hit counter and i would like to say thank you to everybody who hits my little corner of the internet regularly and a very special thanks to Dovealexa who somehow manages to make a comment of some shape or form on my various ramblings on a regular basis. Now as for the rest of you stop being so shy and comment me up, after all its not like i don't know you've been here is it?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Movie Night: I now Pronounce u Chuck & Larry


ok i don't have a lot for you all this week so im just gonna put up a decent movie from last year I now Pronounce u Chuck & Larry. Now i admit it isn't great but it is funny.

so chill out sit down and grab your popcorn, its movie time.


Friday, October 24, 2008

How too: FIREBALLS!!!

Now folks this is not a toy and so as per usual im posting a warning at the bottom of the post. however i should say that these things are kick ass and make an amazing statement piece to any witch or wizard costume (and if you can juggle then so much the better) but rember to be careful.

please folks i cannot stress enough that playing with fire is bloody dangerous so please do not throw these things at anything or anyone EVER.

They are incredibly cool though especially on a dark night but i sh*t you not these are not a to be toyed with under any circumstances and you must use 100% cotton in there creation as any nylon or polly mix will melt and burn the hell out of you. Apart from the stupidly obvious (don't touch the yellow flame) and rember your basic safety rules you should be fine.

er...have fun *cough*

hey i promised you fun not safe....

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WARNING: Use or misuse of these Items for any reason outside of your personal property under adult supervision CAN & WILL result in prosecution and potentially incarceration. Nether Aries Antics the site host or any sites linked to or from her condone or accept responsibility for the use or misuse of these items in any way shape or form. You have been warned so don't blame me if you do something stupid, but since almost none of you are going to read this and insist on doing stupid things anyway i wish you the very best in rehab while you learn to read brail with the feeble stups you have where your hands used to be.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daily Blogg: been really busy decorating

Im up to my ass at the moment decorating my place thus the distinct lack of ongoing blog at the moment but worry not for i do have a how too in the works and a movie set up for this weekend as well as coverage of the UK launch of Fable 2 so stay tuned.

now i really have to hit the bricks again with a few more liter's of paint, catch you all tomorrow.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Movie Night: No Country For Old Men (2007)

Movie night is once again late but none the less its a modern classic. No Country For Old Men is an eclectic mix of the crime and thriller genre's with a ultraviolent streak of a demented mind attempting to get back that which he lost at all costs. this incredable film is adapted perfectly by the Coen Brothers from the truly classic Cormac McCarthy Novel of the same name and in my opinion should be picked up from your local book store or library and read by all of you as soon as humanly possible.

We open on a desolate and expansive West Texan countryside where we find Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) hunting pronghorn antelope near the Rio Grande when he stumbles upon a collection of corpses and a lone dying man: the aftermath of a drug deal gone awry. In addition to truck-bed of heroin, Moss finds two million dollars in a satchel, which he takes, leaving the lone survivor to die. Later that night in bed with his wife Carla Jean (Kelly Macdonald), Moss's conscience pushes him to return to the scene with water for the dying man, where Moss is unexpectedly attacked by Mexican gangsters. Barely escaping them, Moss returns the trailer to fetch both his wife and the money and flee, narrowly avoiding Chigurh, now hired to retrieve the money, which he tracks through the small transponder hidden inside the satchel. A meticulous, brooding psychopath, Chigurh does not hesitate to kill anyone impeding his mission, including gangsters, law enforcement officials and civilians he encounters by chance, whose fates he occasionally decides with a coin toss. Moss, unaware of the transponder, sends Carla Jean out of town while he darts from motel to motel in an attempt to elude his pursuers. Meanwhile, Bell focuses on locating and protecting Moss, following the trail of corpses left by Chigurh as he searches for the money.

Now as always i suggest a bucket of popcorn and a darkened room, enjoy and i'll see you tomorrow.

Peace out!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Daily Blogg: Votin' Time

Just a little something from JibJab.com on the election that i though was funny as hell.
you Americans and your democracy when are you going to learn that IT CANT WORK!!

...just kidding folks now go prepare your votes and may the best man be shot from a cannon of public insanity and some tool end up in the white house...

...just like last time...

...and the time before...

...and the time before...

...and the time before that...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How Too: Trick for no Treat...

Ok before i start and hopefully before you watch these films please note i do not advocate the use of a Burning Laser Pointer or Colored Smoke Bombs in the tricking of cheap ass people that refuse to give out candy on Halloween...

...i just think its funny as hell to watch them suffer for being so goddamn frugal.

With this in mind please do not attempt to utilize these items if you intend to use them for property damage in any way as it is not only socially irresponsible but could lead to life threatening and potentially lethal situations.

Tips On how to Trick Your Neighbors using these toys:

1) Use the Burning Laser to light previously positioned and primed smoke bombs from a distance.

2) Set up a black bag with a colored torch behind it and burn creepy mesages into it using the Laser.

3) put a smoke bomb inside a pumpkin and light, the bigger the carved pumpkin the better the result.

4) blow up black (black works better as it heats faster) balloons and cover the top of them with shaving foam and place above a door. Pop balloons just before your intended target enters the room for. This also works with water balloons but be sure to full them full of luke warm water or the Laser will struggle to heat the rubber to bursting temperature.

Good Luck and i wish you well, but rember these may be fun but they are surprisingly dangerous so be careful.

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WARNING: Use or misuse of these Items for any reason outside of your personal property under adult supervision CAN & WILL result in prosecution and potentially incarceration. Nether Aries Antics the site host or any sites linked to or from her condone or accept responsibility for the use or misuse of these items in any way shape or form. You have been warned so don't blame me if you do something stupid, but since almost none of you are going to read this and insist on doing stupid things anyway i wish you the very best in rehab while you learn to read brail with the feeble stups you have where your hands used to be.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Daily Blogg: CoD 5 BETA


In case you missed that horrific display i finally received my invite to the CoD5 (world at war) partially closed BETA testing.
As you are aware im a BETA whore and have recently enjoying wasting my time on the WoTLK world of warcraft testing realm(s) and despite the constant stimulation from new content that has sustained me somewhat over the last month or so i grow bored and sadly now that the expansion has one gold and patching is beginning on the live realms the Beta realms will be closing soon, none the less i still have to admit to being a little over excited to be playing in only my second ever XBOX Live BETA (the first being Halo 3 via Crackdown) and there really is nothing quite like the feeling of a new relatively closed as yet unreleased game.
Now while i eagerly await my chance to participate and prepare my eardrums for the inevitable assault i will run down the weeks events...

Tue- Beta
wed- Beta, publish How Too on Blog
Thu- Beta
Fri- Beer & Beta
Sat- Curry & Beta, Movie Night on Blog
Sun- Sleep followed by BETA
near future- Beta Beta Beta etc.

...yea its a very busy week

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Movie Night: Kung Fu Panda (2008)

Its that time of the week again and once again i have pulled it out of my butt again.
again there seems little point to a synopsis but none the less...

Po (Jack Black) is a panda who works in a noodle restaurant owned by his goose father Mr. Ping (James Hong), who hopes that Po will one day take over the restaurant, and wishes to disclose with him the secret ingredient of his family's noodle soup. Po is a kung fu fanatic with secret dreams of becoming a great master in the discipline. However, his weight and clumsiness make his goal difficult to attain.

The tortoise Master Oogway (Randall Duk Kim) has a premonition that the evil snow leopard warrior Tai Lung (Ian McShane), the former student of his own protégé, the red panda Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), will escape from prison and return to threaten the Valley of Peace. While Shifu sends Zeng (Dan Fogler), a messenger goose, to Chor Ghom Prison to have the security increased, Oogway orders a formal ceremony to choose the Dragon Warrior, a supreme master of kung fu who can defeat Tai Lung. It is assumed that one of the Furious Five—Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie 'Freaking' Chan), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Viper (Lucy Liu), and Crane (David Cross)—a quintet of supremely skilled martial artists trained by Shifu, will be chosen for this honor. Po, in his attempts to see the Dragon Warrior, finds himself in the middle of the ceremony. Oogway surprises everyone by designating Po himself as the Dragon Warrior despite Po's protests and Shifu's pleas to reconsider. Ridiculous levels of idiocy and hilarity ensue as the quartet attempt to turn a clumsy if kind hearted oaf in to a kung fu master via a myriad of montages that unfortunately take up the batter part of the movie while referencing such classic movies as the Karate kid and Enter the Dragon.

All in all its a good board weekend movie with Jack Black essentially camera whoring the entire feature as Po with his usual level of over the top vocal talent and trademark physical humor perfectly emulated in his on screen persona. As usual i suggest a little boot time prior to watching and the grabbing of a extra large bucket of popcorn while you wait.

See you all tomorrow and once again i apologize for the crass commercialism in the previous post.





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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Daily Blogg: Follow the Leader

Its been up for about a month now and to be honest im not surprised you haven't seen it but


ok i may be being a tad touchy and i realize that its right at the very bottom right hand corner of the blog but i hoped someone would notice it.
So come on readers show me a little love and follow the leader off this merry and jovial cliff into the dark gloom of infinity while i blurt miscellaneous insanity's in your poor weary brains.

and on that note how come i got no donations eh? and wheres my coffee and who stole my stapler and why....

...hey where do you think your going?...

...i haven't finished ranting yet

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Daily Blogg: Halloween decorations

Halloween decorations 101.
if like me your more than a little fed up with paper lanterns, pumpkins & rubber bats then how's this for an idea TURN YOUR GARDEN INTO A GRAVEYARD!!!

this is a relatively cheap and easy way to make a truly unusual decorative statement on this Hallows eve on a tight budget. Honestly the effect is surprising and with a few spray on cobwebs and a little imagination with what they say on them you can have a real show stopper.

Currently painted and ready to go in my garden are:

"Not quite dead yet but i didn't want to make a fuss"

"Rest's in Pieces"

"Finally Nagged to death"

"Just cosplaying a corpse"

"life's a b*tch, then you die"

"Just got Pwned"

"Waiting to Respawn lol"

so see what you can come up with and don't forget the extra layer of PVA glue to make them totally water proof.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Movie Night: Cloverfield (2008)

If you haven't already watched the defining monster movie of 2008 then i really must as you what the hell you have been doing? None the less i shall elaborate on the less than subtle plot. The story starts on April 27, 6:42 am, and Rob Hawkins awakens after spending a romantic night with longtime friend Elizabeth "Beth" McIntyre in her father's Columbus Circle apartment. They plan to visit Coney Island for the day.

May 22, 6:43 pm. Rob's brother Jason Hawkins and his girlfriend Lily Ford prepare a Manhattan apartment for Rob's farewell party, as he has accepted a job at his company's Japan office. Rob's friend Hudson "Hud" Platt is given a camera by Jason and the responsibility of recording final goodbyes from family and friends at the party, but instead unsuccessfully flirts with his crush, Marlena Diamond. Beth arrives with a date, Travis, which upsets Rob. To his dismay, he realizes he was taping over footage of him and Beth, including their trip to Coney Island, which shows up intermittently throughout the film. Lily reveals Rob and Beth slept together several weeks previously, which Hud then shares with others at the party, making matters worse. Rob provokes Beth and her date into leaving the party.

While Hud and Jason try to talk to Rob, the building shakes. A loud guttural roar can be heard emanating from outside as there is a power outage throughout the city. When the power returns, everyone turns on the local news, where the anchor explains that there was an earthquake and an oil tanker has capsized in the bay off Lower Manhattan. Curious partygoers and neighbors go up to the roof to spot the disaster, where they witness an explosion in Lower Manhattan. As fire and debris begin to rain down, the partygoers flee to the street below. Suddenly, the horrifyingly familiar yet mangled head of the statue of liberty crashes down into the street beside them and insanity ensues as the terrified population attempt to flee the city...

I would say this is an astounding and awe inspiring movie and possibly the next generation of the classic Godzilla films and the milestone by which every other monster movie to come will be judged, but to be honest i presumed you knew that already.

so grab yer popcorn people its movie time.



Personal Update:

party hangover STILL in play, normal service will resume once my brain fits inside my skull.

party was fun though...

...i ended up in Glasgow wearing a pair of lime green bermuda shorts and for some bloody reason a dented keg of what may have once been beer that i apparently "borrowed" from a local bar at about 5am...

...the bartender and the local police were very understanding (after we paid for the booze and the damages)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


yep its that time of the year again the 1st of October MY BIRTHDAY!!!

*Warning this post has been edited by a drunken idiot*

So ok im 29 now (urgh old dude) and am beginning to feel a little more mature (like cheese) and am letting a friend at work edit this post (well its easier than editing his face lol) in an effort to get into the spirit of the day (Rum in this case he's plastered already) and attempt to enjoy this aniversery of my birth with a little dignity (no chance) and decorum.

I will at some stage continue my halloween countdown (spookey) How too section some time this evening if i can persuade these idiots to leave me the hell alone and let me finish this article so i can go home without ending up naked or face down in a ditch (because of all the rum arrrgh) as some sort of pointless practicle joke.

Wish me luck ( he will need it) and i'll see you all later!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Daily Blogg: Pimp my WoW!!

Look once then gawp...

...why yes that is a Tauren on a motorcycle. Meet the new Lv80 mount (well one of them) available to the engineers of Azeroth come this fall in the WoTLK expansion of world of warcraft.

Although this pimp mobile does require a full engineering skill and the appropriate blueprints with the frankly huge list of materials to build it is so worth is you simply cannot describe it.


have you ever felt a bit ashamed of your finery? ever seen a buddy trekking through the barrens on foot because of a bank mix up or there conventional mount is simply too slow?

Then you may need to invest in some spare parts for one of these!
The sidecar mechano-hod (for that is its name) allows you to take a fellow player for a ride and gives your bike a pretty cool new paint job. It is more than worth the effort to level engineering for the ability for you and a buddy (or wife/girlfriend/eye candy) to take to the road in style. And to use it couldn't be simpler just group up, mount up and hit the dusty trail.

On an further note despite the efforts of the development team it is still not possible for magic users to cast spells while in the sidecar without exploiting the hell out of the mounting system nor despite consistent efforts to the contrary can you mount an entire raid group on one bike and sidecar...

...not that we didn't try i might add

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Movie Night: Ironman (2008)

Ok its that time of week again and this week its Ironman (2008). If you dont know the story already then i suggest you go to Wikipedia because frankly i have no intention of ruining the entire movie by a synopsis on the subject matter.

Hit the link, start it playing and press pause to let it boot, grab the popcorn & sit yer rump down because this ones a corker!

I will try to keep an updated functional link for as long as possible but i strongly suggest you download it using the links.

see you later folks!

Link: http://playonclick.com/Videos/showMovieExt.php?id=2036&name=IronMan

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Daily Blogg: Halloween preperation

Halloween is a coming and with a little more than four weeks and im dedicating the next few weeks ''How Too'' sections to the creating and modifying of various costumes for this most unusual of holidays.

Oh and on that note can you guess who im going to be this year?

now if you will excuse me i need a little...

...wait what! why has the Rum gone?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Daily Blogg: Delayed again....sorry

Movie night is delayed again so you can watch this instead, this unusual and eclectic mix of classic story telling and modern mix techniques carry's a flavor all its own and i for one feel a little privileged to to have stumbled across it.

Now i know that the story of Alice in wonderland is a opiate fueled stoners trip through the mind of a contemporary genius but he did write it for a little girl he knew called named Alice Liddell so i guess that makes it all ok...

none the less its a great tune and has a sweetness and symphony that feeds well into the world it has been taken from and well worth a listen.

Oh and dont forget it can be downloaded from http://www.last.fm/music/Pogo/_/Alice for your listining pleasure for the grand price of zero pounds sterling.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Daily Blogg: The Rant Unleashed


Ok folks if you haven't played the game yet GO AWAY...

...no im serious, this is not where you want to be because beyond this point there are spoilers beyond belief.

OK on the unfortunate business of tearing this frankly amazing game apart. :(

Before I begin i will be assuming that you have completed the game and have completed at least one of the two endings, if you have not then please feel free to go to your XBOX and come back later.
For the rest of you i should explain that I frankly LOVE this game in almost every single way and am almost loath to take it apart but since im a Fanboy freak i feel it is my duty to piss all over my own fun ;)

The Farce Unleashed

Lucasarts have always been the forerunner to any starwars related game and are possibly the best suited given there closeness to the subject matter to create a fore related starwars universe game, so i gotta ask in all seriousness with all the lore whore's and fanboys with every tiny piece of SW trivia memorized could they not find anyone to fix the massive glaring continuity errors and in universe mistakes that border on Ewok level insanity?
Im not going to list all the little foibles but i think the top five should be enough to make my point.

TOP 5 TFU Fups

5. Anti ''FORCE'' fields: I cannot even begin to explain how this should not be possible in the SW universe, no living creature is immune to the force it is by definition ''in all living cells'' and therefore immutable, Nothing is immune to the FORCE! no not even droids, which nicely leads me onto...

4. Force Droids: the force is in all LIVING things...LIVING!! i mean god damn i know that droids are smart but since when could they use the force? (anyone who brings up Sparky the force droid will be shot on sight with the non canon cannon)

3. Loss of Sight = Loss of Force?: Early on in the game you blind a Jedi Master and somehow release him from his obligations to the living force... yea sorry folks i call so much bullshit on this the herd may have to do without the bull for a while so he can recover. It wouldn't be so bad if suddenly out of the blue the good general suddenly develops force sight and gains the ability to steal the Emperors lightsaber with a force pull near the end of the game!

2. The Apprentice: ok i so you start the game as one of the single biggest baddest force throwing bastards in the universe and suddenly out of nowhere about midway through the game you turn into a sniveling, whipped, wimp attempting to justify his place in the universe while whining to his pilot (girlfriend/love interest) about how hard it is to make a moral decision regarding the future of the universe when you have Darth Vader as a surrogate dad. I mean how hard it it know the 7ft tall guy with the bad chest cold jet black armor and dodgy complexion is the freaking bad guy? none the less when you finally do make a decision...

1. YOU KICK THE CRAP OUT OF DARTH VADER!!!: I was initially torn in which way i should see this act of rebellion, sadly in the end im forced to call dickery on this and point unbelieving as the biggest character in the SWU gets his ass handed to him by what appears to be a teenager in a hoodie who then to rub salt in the wound takes on the emperor 1v1. Baddass yes but i mean come on

OK im done and although it may be a tad bias i can say with a song in my heart that despite all this THE GAME KICKS ASS and i would suggest a rental to non fans if your not willing to buy it. To SW fans i would suggest going without food and grabbing onto it with both hands while grinning like an ape while you enjoy about 20 hours of SW fun and games.

and now...


Add these codes in the code input section on the main menu for the following results:

MANDALORE - Allows user to play as Kota
HOLOCRON - Allows user to play as Hooded Apprentice Costume
WOOKIEE - Allows user to play as Apprentices Father
Holocron - Jedi Adventure robes
Lightsaber - More powerful lightsaber (Disables some achievements)
Marajade - A new combo move (Disables some achievements)
Katarn - All force powers increased to maximum :D (Disables some achievements)
Dantooine - Ceremonial Jedi robes
Korriban - Sith Stalker armor
Prototype - Allows user to play as PROXY

Friday, September 19, 2008

Daily Blogg: Release Day for The force Unleashed!

No real Blogg today because i gotta go stand in line at my local GAME to pick up my copy of TFU and then spend the next 24-48 hours playing it to death or untill my XBOX screams in protest.

there WILL be a movie night this week so until then catch you later and MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Daily Blogg: World of WTF?

Well its taken me the better part of three years almost 3Gb of patches and more blood sweat and tears than frankly im willing to admit, but i finally done it.
As of 23.15 GMT on September 14th 2008 i have finally managed to level EVERY CLASS on BOTH factions covering every race in the damn game to Lv70 on Retail WoW.

....yay me....

Only one icckle problem...
...I got my replacement Wrath of the Lich King Beta Key (password and login) emailed to me this morning.

Ive already started to clone my Human Paladin and Undead Warlock so i can unlock the Deathknight on both factions (that and there the only ones with decent armor that wont embarrass me when i spawn in) so i can head North and grab the beta testing armor and weapon packs for the vendors and attempt to see exactly what this snow covered land can throw at me.

In the words of a great man: Im going for a walk, I may be some time.


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Movie Night: Pineapple Express (2008)

Hey there folks and welcome back to Movie Night here at Aries antics, tonight im keeping it simple with a good old fashioned comedy romp Pineapple Express (2008)

So anyway the film starts off in the year 1937 in a secret underground government laboratory where tests are being performed on the effects of marijuana. Private Greg B. Miller (Bill Hader) is a subject in a test to decide if marijuana should be illegal. Miller, obviously high, begins to insult the government and his superiors. As a result, the government deems marijuana illegal and quickly "disposes of" Private Miller.

Jumping to the present day, Dale Denton (Rogen), a 25 year-old process serving stoner, visits his girlfriend Angie (Amber Heard) at her high school and argues about accepting an invitation to eat dinner with her family. Next, he visits his equally stoned dealer, Saul Silver (Franco), to buy bud. Saul offers him a rare and potent strain of marijuana called Pineapple Express alleged to be “the dopest dope [you]’ve ever smoked". After making his purchase, Dale agrees to smoke a 'cross-shaped' joint with Saul before leaving. He then leaves his apartment, smokes more, and ends up in front of the house of the next person he is supposed to serve, Ted Jones (Gary Cole), who Saul has mentioned as a drug lord.

While waiting outside in his car smoking a joint made of Pineapple Express, Dale witnesses Ted and a corrupt female police officer, Carol Brazier (Rosie Perez) commit murder. As Dale panics, he accidently throws his roach out the window and leaves the scene, while hitting two parked cars in the process (one being Carol's police cruiser). As Ted and Carol run outside to find Dale driving away, they determine that he saw the murder and are able to classify the roach he threw out the window as the rare Pineapple Express. Dale drives back to Saul's in a panic to ask Saul about Ted and eventually concludes that he could be traced back to Saul by the rare Pineapple Express (Saul is the only dealer who has it, and Ted is the only supplier). Dale and Saul leave the apartment. Meanwhile, Ted is determined to catch the witness of the murder so he dispatches two of his thugs, Matheson (Craig Robinson) and Budlofsky (Kevin Corrigan), so that they could find and dispose Dale and Saul. You can pretty much guess what happens when wasted guys and a pile of superweed end up chased by a druglord so im gonna stop the spoilers here.

As usual in linking rather than embedding for ease of viewing, so grab your popcorn copy pasta the link and enjoy the film!


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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Daily Blogg: Movie Night delayed

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Sorry its gonna be a late one this week im still waiting for my usual uploader to er...upload this weeks film so instead im posting a comic.

See in the real world the House always wins.
none the less tune in tomorrow and the movie will be up for all to see (no im not telling you what it is yet) so i'll see you then.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Daily Blogg: Oxhorns short shorts.

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No how too this week i was a bit busy so instead im posting the 15th glorious edition of Oxhorns short shorts. For those of you who don't know the all encompassing wit and hilarity of the good Mr Brandon 'oxhorn' Dennis i suggest you hit my hotlinks section and visit his blogg to encourage the master of warcraft based machinima humor to keep on making this stuff up.

Oh and Brandon if this isnt enough advertising i dont know what is...

Seriously though pay the guy a visit his blogg is great admittedly not as good as mine but hey hes busy playing warcrack so cut the guy a little slack, anyway till later guys see ya!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Daily Blogg: Culture time

I don't really have much time this morning with work and what have you but i found time to post this enigmatic and hauntingly beautiful work of operatic art as sung by the always amazing Sarah Brightman.
I suggest you turn your sound system up and let her amazing voice wash over you and clear away those weekend cobwebs as she adds a level of color and texture to an already deeply emotional musical score that borders on the precipice of perfection.


ether way enjoy and i'll catch you all later

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Movie Night: Wanted (2008)

Grab your popcorn its movie night, tonight its Wanted (2008) , I'll try not to spoil it too much but heres a quick plot summery. A young man named Wesley Gibson works at a dead-end job with an overbearing boss. He takes depressant when he feels stressed out. His live-in girlfriend is sleeping with his best friend. He speaks of how his father left when he was just one week old. He wonders if maybe when he was born his father looked into his eyes and saw a failure.

Elsewhere, a man called "Mr. X" (David O'Hara) meets with a ballistics expert to find out who made a particular bullet for a "competitor". Suddenly, a sniper shoots the ballistics expert in the head from a nearby building. Mr. X leaps through the window and shoots his opponents in mid-flight, killing them. He lands on the building and begins talking to a man on a cell phone, unaware that he is standing on a marked spot. He notices it as the man, named Cross fires a multi-stage bullet from across town, killing Mr. X by going through the back of his head and out through his forehead.

One night at a pharmacy, Gibson meets a mysterious woman who tells him his father was an elite assassin who had been killed the day before. Gibson replies that his father abandoned him a week after his birth. At that moment, Cross appears, gun in hand. The woman opens fire on Cross. Wesley and the woman escape from the resulting shoot-out and have a wild car chase in the streets of Chicago. The woman brings Gibson to the headquarters of The Fraternity, a thousand-year-old secret society of assassins. The group's leader, Sloan (Morgan Freeman), formally introduces Gibson to Fox (Angelina Jolie), the woman from the night before, and invites him to follow in his father's footsteps as an assassin.
All in all its a surprisingly grim and dark work of comic book style action with an almost matrixesque abandon for physics that paints a truly formidable story that leaves you frankly breathless at times and wondering exactly what the hell is going on.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

How Too: Build a Lightsaber


Ok i wont divulge much about the video but i will say it involves no soldering in any way whatsoever...

....*cough* power tools don't count right?

to be honest the creation of the prop is a bit of a pain for those of you out there without access to some basic tools and equipment but don't forget that there are much simpler versions available if you follow the links provided.

Now as for the special effects, even a low end computer can create top looking effects relatively simply. Don't forget though that you don't need a fancy looking prop to make use of the effects package a simple cane or rod with a few licks of paint or wraps of electrical tape can create a worthy weapon for any wannabe Jedi or Sith with only the lightest of after image wizardry.

ok then that's it, enjoy and i hope to see your efforts on youtube in the near future.