Ellerby

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About Ellerby

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  • Birthday 11/19/1990

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    I'm just finishing High School for the year although I'm going back next semester for a Victory Lap of Grade 13 (yipee). I've been an active member/moderator/event master of OtakuBoards since January 2003 and never plan on leaving.
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  1. SW:ToR Early Access is a go! Death Wind Corridor Server if anyone else plays. :> (Republic)

    1. CaNz

      CaNz

      I have to wait till xmas to get that game... you will probably be too high of a level for me.

    2. Ellerby

      Ellerby

      I've been having issues running it on my laptop, so I haven't been playing much (and I've been working). I'm only level 11. ^_^;;

    3. Darth Vectis

      Darth Vectis

      For the Empire!!!!!!! But seriously I have been playing far too much and my Sith Warrior is to 30

  2. One week until Christmas Eve! :^D

    1. Tatsubei Yagyu

      Tatsubei Yagyu

      I like how you announce Christmas Eve as opposed to the main event!

    2. Tatsubei Yagyu

      Tatsubei Yagyu

      I like how you announce Christmas Eve as opposed to the main event!

  3. [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]Oh man, so many of you want to get married. @_@ For me in 8 years I'd like to have accomplished the following: *Finish University *Get my Drivers License *Have a steady job (better than where I am now) *A committed girlfriend who shares my views on marriage and kids (as in, I don't want either) or a girl who can change said views :P *Have my own place xD My dream future would involve me becoming a voice actor. <3[/font][/color] [quote name='Felix the Cat' timestamp='1322942669' post='710456'] [list][*]Possibly a long-term relationship -> [size="1"]I am, however, [b]not really happy with several aspects of marriage[/b], so I shan't be joining that party if I can help it.[/size][*][size="2"][b]No children[/b] messing up all my stuff and plans[/size][/list] [/quote] [size="7"][b]<3333[/b][/size]
  4. Gaming

    [color="#696969"][font=tahoma]I don't I'd be able to do the Morrowind theme just because I've barely played Elder Scrolls so I wouldn't be able to think of any lyrics. The FF theme - on the other hand- is [i]very[/i] tempting. Unfortunately again I haven't played the game enough to come up with witty lyrics. Another great FF theme would be [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKuS5I24Mhw]this one.[/url] It's just a generic boss battle theme so I wouldn't need to worry about story too much. Both are definitely a possibility. [b]EDIT:[/b] I've finished my second video! Click [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xup490_Je-c]here[/url] to watch! Please Like, Favourite and/or Subscribe if you enjoyed it! Suggestions for future videos are more than welcome. [size="5"][b]SECOND EDIT:[/b][/size] I've finished my third with lyrics video! It's for Castlevania - please click [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyn3UbGxCbE][b][color="#00BFFF"]here[/color][/b][/url] to watch! As always please like, favourite and/or subscribe if you enjoyed it. I know you guys don't seem to be very interested in these at all... but I could really use the support of OtakuBoards for this one. I'm been a member here coming up 10 years now and I've never really advertised my own work here before. All I ask is a few clicks to help generate some views. Some comments and criticism would be appreciated as well. Thanks O[color="#00BFFF"][b]B[/b][/color]! <3 ^_^ And this new one has lyrics for my fans across the sea. :>[/font][/color]
  5. Gaming

    [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]The Skyward Sword thread's current discussion on the music has got me realizing how much I listen to video game music outside of the games themselves. About a year ago I started getting into this a lot, looking up music from old games for nostalgic purposes. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA_VeKxyfiU&list=FL9drqggjLa7G-d-7iP3aDRQ&index=391&feature=plpp_video[/media] After a while of playing old games (ones I'd played before and ones I'd not) I started becoming much more aware of music in not only video games but movies and television. And this is what really started my... "soundtrack" binge. While I did get into a little bit of movie and television show music, I've mostly been interested in video game music. I find it to be much more interesting and compelling to listen to. Not to mention there is so much more of it out there. I thought it'd be fun to have a thread where we can share and listen to songs from games we all love. To start off here's a classic nostalgic song for me from Super Mario Land 2. It's the Star Maze theme. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmD9WnLYR5I&feature=BFa&list=FL9drqggjLa7G-d-7iP3aDRQ&lf=plpp_video[/media] I played this game a lot as a kid on the road, when I stumbled upon this song during one of my many video game music binges I got instant nostalgia goosebumps. If you played this game before you'll probably feel the same way and if not you may still find it good. Bonus song: :) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp7-0x6vZjw[/media] Little Big Planet has a fantastic soundtrack, this song is only one of many great tracks. So what about you guys? Any favourite video game songs? How important do you think music is for a video game? What are your thoughts on the ones I've posted? ^^[/font][/color]
  6. Gaming

    [quote name='Petie' timestamp='1323228271' post='710517'] [color="#0000ff"]Just looked it up on YouTube to be sure I remembered it correctly. It really is an incredible piece. Here it is, for those interested:[/color] [/quote] [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]<3 Love this games music. I took a break to beat and complete Super Mario 3D Land but now that I've done that I'm getting right back into Zelda. One of my favourite songs from the game so far has to be when I walked inside a random house and heard the classic "someone else's house" song. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaLOMAW_jzo&feature=related[/media] It's not much different from the original, but I still lurve it. :3[/font][/color]
  7. Gaming

    [quote name='Desbreko' timestamp='1322424163' post='710374'] [color=#4B0082]You don't actually need to point the remote at the screen for aiming. Except for the initial motion+ calibration where it makes you point at the center of the screen, or if you recalibrate from the pause menu, the game doesn't seem to use the sensor bar at all. All aiming is done through controller movement with the motion+, so you can be pointing completely away from the screen and it still works. And if you shift the position of the remote and the aiming becomes awkward, you can just recenter it with down on the d-pad.[/color] [/quote] [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]Aah, that [i]does[/i] make sense. That actually explains my problem then. I was resting my hands on my legs because of how low I was sitting, so in order to properly aim I had to akwardly raise my hands and recenter it almost every single time I wanted to do something. But while sitting in the chair, my hands are already in the perfect position so I don't need to adjust at all. ^^[/font][/color] [quote name='Petie' timestamp='1322424316' post='710375'] [color="#0000ff"]Ah, I didn't know that but it would certainly explain why pointer movement is sluggish when compared to movement on the Wii menu or on a game that does use the sensor bar.[/color] [/quote] [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]Yesss, I noticed this as well. I'm wondering if there's a way to change the sensitivity of it like I would on my mouse.[/font][/color]
  8. Gaming

    [quote name='The Professor' timestamp='1322182330' post='710338'] [font="Comic Sans MS"]Lizalfos are actually what taught me to use the shield properly. A well-timed block knocks your opponent off-guard and gives you plenty of time to lay into them. [/font] [/quote] [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]O_o Really? The [spoiler]sparring trainer[/spoiler] (not really a spoiler but meh) at the beginning of the game taught me that. In fact he said almost the exact same thing... "a well-timed block knocks your opponent off-guard etc." You practice it on the swinging log after he teaches you. I guess you didn't check with him after you got your shield. :P I'm only at the entrance of the first dungeon now so I guess when I eventually fight these Lizalfo things I'll be well prepared, heh. ^_^; As for my 2 cents on what I've played thus far, there's only a few things I wish to add that hasn't already been talked about in detail. One is the beginning. It really wasn't that long (2 and a half hours flew by for me) so unless I'm not quite as close to the first dungeon as I think I am, it won't be a [i]chore[/i] to play the introduction. In fact, this is the first Zelda game to really capture me story-wise and it was thanks to the "long" introduction (TP's dark tone bored me and Windwaker's tiny island felt too cramped IMO). It reminded me of wandering around Kokiri Forest the first time in OoT without having to worry about some great destiny right away, just casually figuring out the controls, meeting new characters and exploring the town. By the time I was ready to leave, the time had come. That being said it probably helps that I'm a big animal lover. :P Second I just want to touch on the controls topic. Or rather seating positioning. I've got my TV on a dresser at the end of my bed, and it's kind of raised so even though I have my sensor bar at the bottom, it's still a bit awkward to aim downwards (especially during the flight parts) and I kept having to raise my Wii Remote quite a bit in order to aim properly on screen. It was only slightly annoying at first, but after an hour or 2 it really started bothering me. I eventually gave up on sitting on my bed, turned my TV to the right, and am now playing sitting in my computer chair... and it's made a [i]world[/i] of a difference. So my suggestion for when you start playing is just to make sure that when you sit down, you have at least a little bit of room below you to aim the Wii Remote downwards and that you don't need to lift the remote in order to aim at the screen. This may seem like Wii Basics 101, but I haven't needed to do anything like this since Twilight Princess so I'd forgotten. ^^; Here's a [b]horrible[/b] picture to show you the difference: [url=http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6105/lolzelda.png]clicky[/url]. All in all, I'm loving this game so far. ^^[/font][/color]
  9. Sign Up

    [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]Just letting you guys know this is still happening! I've just been busy lately with my new job and my birthday. Within the next week I'll have it posted. ^_^[/font][/color]
  10. Thanks for the Bday wishes on here and on fbook ^_^

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    2. James

      James

      Happy birthday! I'm a little late to the party, but I hope you had a good time. :-)

    3. Ellerby

      Ellerby

      Thanks guys! ^^

    4. Remii Drop

      Remii Drop

      Ack! Happy belated birthday ;_;

  11. Happeh Birthday Happy!!! =3

  12. Happy Birthday White, assuming you are still alive.

    jk xD

  13. Sign Up

    [quote name='CaNz' timestamp='1320040197' post='710070'] That's quite a disappointment. I probably wouldn't have bothered signing up if I knew there were only four possible spots open, if that. There are a lot of good sign ups, and I would rather decide for myself if my character should be in this or not, so I will drop out of the running. Hopefully this will give everyone else a better chance, and make White's decision slightly easier. Good luck to everyone, and have fun. [/quote] [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]I'm sorry to hear that. This is the [i]Auditions[/i] after all. That kind of implies not everyone will make the cut. I don't know what you thought I meant by "group of young Mages" but I certainly didn't mean upwards to 10 people. If you're knowledgeable of the universe, you'd know teams generally don't exceed 5. Nine would just be ridiculous and hard to keep track of for everyone. Honestly if you can't even commit to a [i]sign-up[/i] then I guess you're not the type of person I want joining anyway. =/ This is pretty disheartening I liked both your characters a lot. Just because I've confirmed two spots you guys are dropping out? OB Theater has gotten soft. :([/font][/color]
  14. Sign Up

    [color="#696969"][font="Tahoma"]Just dropping in to say a few important things... The sign-ups look [i]great[/i] so far, we've got one more person joining and then I'll be closing auditions. I'm really surprised by amount of interest this RP has generated and I'm sorry to say that [b][size="4"]not everyone will be accepted[/size][/b]. I designed this RP with only a few people in mind and a regular Fairy Tail team only consists of 3-5 people. Any more than that will just cause things to dragon for too long. A small group of people should be perfect to keep the ball rolling without too much confusion. That being said I've decided on [b]2[/b] members that [i]are[/i] accepted. [b]Vongola[/b] and [b]Adas[/b], your sign-ups encompass [i]exactly[/i] what I'm looking for. They're very well-written, a picture was provided with a description, interesting and unique magic with well thought out spells/items, a background that leaves me wanting to know more, a captivating flashback and a clear understanding of the Fairy Tail universe. I'm thinking of filling [b]one or two[/b] more spots so if you feel like there is something in your sign-up you could fix to bring it up to par with the previously mentioned users please do so. I'll be re-reading all sign-ups when I decide on the next 2 members. Thanks again to all of those that have signed-up and I do apologize in advance if you aren't accepted. No hard feelings. ^_^;;[/font][/color]
  15. Uncharted 3 and Sonic Generations in 5 days!!