Thursday, June 24, 2010


In the words of our good friends Pendulum,

"F**k it. I lied. What you gonna do about it?"


This one's important. Really.
A (crappy) video I made of all my favourite parts of the Naruto Abridged Comedy Spoof Series Show. Made by littlekuriboh, the same guy who made Yu Gi Oh Abridged, but this one is a fan based parody of a fan based parody.
So this is either a) a taste of the classic humour you will find in the few episodes he has made
or b) a flashback to the hilarity if you've already seen it.

Henceforth, no more. I mean it this time. <3

Alrighty, Ducky...

No more fooling around.
I'm not posting on Henceforth until week one of term three. Until then, refer to the Other Blog.
Thankyou for reading Henceforth. Means a lot to me. I shall miss henceforthing while I am away.
Henceforth, no more henceforth until the end of July.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Timon's Hula!

Is the best scene ever. And it was stuck in my head all day.

So here, just to terrorise you, is Timon's Hula.

I loved my childhood.

Henceforth, dress in drag and do the hula.

Travel Blog

Well howdy. Unless you hadn't heard (or I hadn't fried your brains with my endless rambling on about it) I'm going on a holiday this week. Pretty snazzy, wouldn't you say?
So, as of Thursday, this blog is on hiatus. I have set up a separate blog for my travels because it's going to be a different style of blogging, more like a journal than just meaningless babble that I decide I'd like to tell the entire internet about.
I'll probably have a few blogs on here between now and then but as of Thursday, if you'd like to know the goings on of my holiday, where I am and such, and perhaps chit-chat about how cool it is being a space cowboy, then head on over to The Other Blog which will be the temporary blogspace for the four weeks of my holiday.
Henceforth, I'll be henceforth'ing till Thursday, and after that I'll see you on the other blog. There's a tab up the top for it as well, next to leekspin.
And I also updated the leekspin page. :D

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ocarina of Time on 3DS

So, they haven't really said much about the 3DS, except that it's Nintendo, 3D and it's awesome.

They've just announced that they are going to recreate the Ocarina of Time for the 3DS, as well as games such as Starfox 64, Mario Kart and Kid Icarus.The system was debuted at E3 2010 with a mixture of tech demos and games -- some of which are ports of older games, such as 1997's Star Fox 64 and 1998's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Of the new version of Zelda, Miyamoto said, "One of the reasons that we wanted to create that, three years ago when we started creating the 3DS hardware and we saw that screen, one of my first thoughts was that I wanted to experience that vast field in Hyrule again with the 3D screen. I felt that if you were able to run around in that field you would feel like you were in the land of Hyrule."

He also spoke about a game called Steel Diver, which began as a tech demo shown at E3 2004, at the debut of the original Nintendo DS. "The development on that project is moving along nicely... It's almost done. And the reason for that is that we've been making it for the last six years."

...I dunno about you, but I think I might be getting one of these. :)

So, lots of good news about our good friend Link recently.
Henceforth, prepare yourself. Next year, we shall meet again...

Skyward Sword...

Oh my Link.

Oh... my..... dear god...

Cannot contain excitement.

Well, probably can.



Henceforth, I will have my paws on this game.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Officially Insane

For a number of reasons, most of them having to do with today's politics test.

First and foremost, can I say that I am a fantastic speller. I like grammar a lot. I'm an old school nerd and proud of it.
By the way, can anyone tell me where Zimbable is?
Yeah. Zimbable. I couldn't write Zimbabwe in my test today to save my life, though I'm not sure which situation would involve me doing so.

"...the government in Zimbable...."
"...Zimbable's autocracy...."
"...leader of Zimbable, Robert Mugabe..."

Le GASP! I am going insane.

I only noticed it at the end of the test, and went back and checked and throughout the entire essay I had written Zimbable. I'm not sure whether I'm just getting lazy with my w's (I've got pretty bad handwriting) but it gets to a point where I start to doubt my own sanity.

Also, I was trying to remember what the government spends tax money on, because I had to talk about vertical fiscal imbalance. Yeah, fun.
So, they spend it on Defense, Social Security, Health, Housing, Education, Silly Walks...
Silly walks. Stupid. Do not involve Monty Python skits in your Politics exam unless you wish to fail.

Also also managed to trip over while walking into the library today. Grand entrance was not quite what I was going for, and Jordan? You actually laughed a little bit too much at my being a spazz. -_- But I forgive you.

Also also also, I am listening to Michael Jackson right now. That's not a reason as to why I am insane but it makes me happy.

Henceforth, any unusual behavior you see from me is probably just a progression. I'll let you know if my situation becomes really bad.

They thought I wouldn't notice....

EDIT: OKAY have been informed I'm not the first one to see this.

But I made a fucking step by step analysis on Photoshop so you all have to look at it.

Yeah. That'll show 'em....

I feel kind of fail now.

Henceforth, Americans.... aren't as bad as we all thought.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet Jesus!

I'm going to Canada in a week and four days. Is anyone else as excited as I am? Really, really, really looking forward to this. We live in the backend of neverwhere. Perth is Woop woop to the rest of the world. I mean, comparing Perth to the world is like comparing Yandanooka to Perth.
Don't know where Yandanooka is? Good, don't ever go there.
See my point?
I'm trying to put us into perspective.
But, my itinerary is as follows. Not sure of some exact dates, but I'll get back to you on that one.

> Thursday 24th June, leaving for San Fransisco, stopping over in Sydney.
> Two nights in San Fransisco before crossing the border to Canada.
> God knows how long in Canada, about two and a half weeks trekking around all the most important places. Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Lake Loise and Banff, Prince Edward Island, Montreal, Toronto, Victoria. Etc. Not in that order, I don't think.
> Few nights in New York, back in America where the Krispy Kremes are at.
> Flight to LONDON! I only found out recently that we're going to London also. :D Will be radical.
> Back home through Singapore, getting cheap perfume and chocolate on the way.

Apparently it was cheaper to buy four round the world tickets and go to London as well as Canada and America, even with hotels included, than it was to buy four direct flights to America.
Lucky lucky.

You might all hate me at the moment, but it's really special for me. We haven't been on a holiday for so long and we have spent so much money renovating that we've gone nowhere in the past few years, except for dusty road trips through places like Eneabba and Meekatharra... yeah.... you know... so this is going to be amazing.

I'll be setting up a travel blog before I go away, I'll let you know when it's up.

I also plan on buying craploads of touristy things. I was going to bring everyone back a bottle of maple syrup, but not only would that weigh about twenty kilos, I'd have nowhere to really put it, and the customs people might think I'm a drug smuggler.

So, we'll see.

Henceforth, two exams to go and then I am going exploring!

The Laundry Basket

Mayday, mayday, we are in a serious situation. We have taken cover under the laundry basket, awaiting further progressions...

Yes, we had ways of amusing ourselves.
Wish I could still fit in that basket.
Henceforth, await more of these tasty morsels from my youth. (That sounds creepy.)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baby Darcie

We have this cupboard under the telly-box, and it's full of photo albums. I have lived under the same roof as these albums my entire life and it's only once every now and then I can be bothered looking through them, because it's kind of an all-day activity. (Or all night, depending on when you start.)

But I figure most of my friends didn't know me before high school. They don't have any idea how cute Boelen babies are. I felt rather ashamed that I didn't have any pictures of me as a baby, because they were all on the old computer... so as I scan them in, I'll load them up.

For your own amusement, yours truly, new born and looking like a mutant. But Mum looks pretty so that's all that counts.

And now me looking slightly like a Pedward. Blue eyes were cool when I was a baby.

I am ever so slightly disturbed by that cute fat baby face looking ever so slightly malevolent... eep!

Henceforth, await more embarrassing baby images. I was a weird kid, so should be lol's all round.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The 100th Post

Conveniently timed the day after the new blog design was revealed and also the afternoon I got my hands on the Neverender DVD.

It's the DVD concert of Coheed and Cambria's Neverender tour (I call it a tour, there were only two shows). I would have sold my soul to go to this concert, but Ticketmaster don't take souls as payment... bastards.
It was an epic concert, filmed over four consecutive nights at their New York concert where they played every single song from their first four albums, which are...
- The Second Stage Turbine Blade
- In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
- Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume 1: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness
- Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World For Tomorrow

Awesome four CDs, they're a part of the Amory Wars saga (which is also a collection of graphic novels) and the albums are concept albums that tell the story of the saga.
Wikipedia has a blurb for the Amory Wars here that sounds very cool...

The Amory Wars takes place in Heaven's Fence, a collection of 78 planets held in place by interconnecting beams of energy, known as the Keywork. The story revolves around the messianic Claudio Kilgannon, son of Coheed Kilgannon and Cambria Kilgannon. Over the course of the story, Claudio assumes the mantle of The Crowing, foretold savior of Heaven's Fence. In the end, he must face the "Supreme Tri-mage" Wilhelm Ryan, absolute ruler of Heaven's Fence and the one ultimately responsible for the death of Claudio's family.

Sounds intriguing, does it not? I haven't read the books (yet) but I'll get my hands on them one day. When I actually have some moneys.
So this is a great DVD, epic in every sense of the word and I would definitely recommend watching it if you'd like to get a taste of Co&Ca (if you've got five or so hours to kill, that is...). I love the band, they're talented and prodigious and I'm proud to have them feature in my 100th Post.
Henceforth, we shall continue this blog past the 100-post mark, to infinity and... I can't finish that phrase because it's probably copyright. :D

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Makeover for the Blog

Yes, I should probably be studying but I got bored, drew a boat and now it's the new design for my Blog. I think it's quite nice, and a little more effort was involved with this one, unlike the last one. It's also prettier and neater and generally more cool looking.
Good? Bad? Let me know what you're thinking.
Henceforth, this is the new blog design for the indefinite future. Hope you like it.

Edit: Is the boat flying? Umm, yes. I suppose it is, isn't it?

Control Freaks.

The two words that define my family, and now prepare yourself for the rant of the week that has nothing to do with exams, probably.
So we start with Darcie being born in 1994 in good old Carnarvon, I like it there and I like being me. I didn't get to choose my name but that's cool, I probably would have ended up being called Muppet. I didn't have many decisions to make because I didn't know how to make them. Fair nuff, says I, life goes on.
Moved to Perth, and life continues with parents running around after me and telling me what to do like most little children. They choose my school, my haircut, my books and the television shows I am allowed to watch. I am not allowed to play Pokemon, and if I want to watch anime shows like Digimon or Cardcaptors I have to VHS record them and watch them on the weekend. Alright, so we are focused on books and education in my house, that's okay. I'll deal. Life goes on.
We get to about being ten years old and being allowed to decide what clothes I wear. Not a given in my house, I am sixteen now and I'm still not allowed to dress myself. Well I am, I just get disapproving looks from my mother and sister whenever I put on clothes that they don't like, so to avoid the fight I just wear what they buy me. So I have developed a somewhat half-hearted sense of fashion that is neither this or that, it's sort of like I'm trying to look nice but not really giving a damn. And then we get to high school, and the pattern of not being allowed to dress the way I want to or hang out with who I want to or go where I want to continues. Life goes on.
I still have to do piano exams even though performing and all that makes me more scared than anything, and my being allowed to play bass is solely derived from the fact that I want to be able to stretch and expand my musical ability, not because it's freakin' awesome. That was a good loophole...
I am allowed to get another ear piercing, because these aren't permanent and I'm not allowed to wear them to school anyway so the parents win again. I didn't tell them about the last one I got.
I get into a poster craze, and decide I would like some posters to make my room look cool. But apparently it's their room that I stay in, not my room, so I don't get to decorate it on the walls, only on the doors.
Then I have to do chemistry. I don't like science, but apparently what I want doesn't matter. Mr Rodgers was always telling us to choose subjects we were interested in, not just because our friends were doing them. He forgot to mention that there are still a few unfortunate souls who don't have control over their life even as a young adult.
Life goes on.
I finally convince my parents to let my dye my hair. A revelation, a change in their ways! I have gained control, I have found a loophole once more, I can finally take my life into my own hands and -

I get in the car this afternoon.
Mum: How was the exam?
Darcie: You mean the exam for the subject I dislike most of all, that makes me want to sleep until the earth gets eaten by the sun, om nom nom and all?
Mum: Yeah, that one.
Darcie: Not bad.
blah blah blah...
Darcie: ... so I might be able to dye my hair next Wednesday, we'll go buy it on the weekend and then -
Mum: We already chose you a colour and bought it this morning.
Darcie: ...... *horrified silence*

...Sneaky bastards found a loophole in my loophole, and have taken back the only tiny part of my life that I have finally claimed as my own.
And I realise now that my incredibly indecisive habits are probably due to my never actually having made a proper decision in my life except for whether to get a Coke or Fanta with my value meal, and maybe what colour to paint a wall in my room.

Henceforth, I'll let you know when they let me out of my cage.
Life goes on.

Edit: just saw the colour. It's not bad. ...It's not the colour that matters anyway, it's the morals.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Facebook hate.


And that's only the first page. The other seventeen were a combination of tags and comments. I have 372 unread messages, thanks to your tagging and commenting.
Henceforth, spam the crap out of someone else's facebook next time, and I suggest it be someone we all mutually love to annoy. Any suggestions?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Muse Australia Tour 2010

Yeah, Muse are back. Australian tour 2010, in Perth in December. You know what's funny? I saw them already, and I wanna see them again. That's how good they were. They had lasers.
ma' fuggin LAZERZ!
Anyone interested? I am, but I'd feel like a fool going all on my owney. Lemme know if you are. I am. Did I say I'm interested? I am interested. Really really interested.

Sun 19 Dec 2010 7:00PM

On Sale:
Mon 07 Jun 2010 9:00AM (AWST)

Steel Blue Oval, WA


Henceforth, all the money I was going to use to buy pressies for people overseas is now being spent on self-indulgent things for me like concert tickets....
I JOKE! I will still buy you things, but it'll be less like top quality maple syrup and more like a moose in a snowglobe. :D

Edit: ....Hope everyone likes snowglobes.

You know Jesus hates you when...

Your printer wakes you up before seven o'clock in the morning. Yeah, my printer. It decided to clean itself out after a long hard weekend of doing absolutely jack because it's a stupid piece of crap that likes to make my life miserable, so it decided to stretch it's hunklebunner and clean out the dordyfang. (Unless you hadn't noticed, I'm not really up to date with the internal workings of printers.)
By the way, I'm not alive. Never-ending studying has taken away my will to live. I'm not sure why we have to remember everything - in the real world, if a historian, say, had to complete an article about ancient Egypt or whatever the fritz* they talk about, would the director say something along the lines of, "Hey, mr. Historian man, you. I was just curious as to whether you could write me a report, but you can't use any books, references, talk to anyone else or even use Wikipedia. Cool? Cool, I'll see you on Monday. Click, beep, beep, your call has ended."
The director didn't say that last bit, by the way. That was the phone...
I don't get why we aren't allowed to use sources in our exams. It's stupid, nobody works like this in the real world. They're preparing us for life in a universe that simply doesn't exist. Things just don't work this way. It's stupid and annoying and I really don't like studying.
That's my ramble for the morning, hope everyone else is having fun with study.
Henceforth, study is a waste of time. (As if it wasn't before.)
I'll see you all throughout the week unless I have decided that I'd rather drop off the face of the planet.... bai.

*Fritz: a German chess program developed by Frans Morsch and Mathias Feist and published by ChessBase. There is also a version called Deep Fritz that is designed for multi-processing. The latest versions of the consumer products are Deep Fritz 12 and Fritz 12. They came with stellar recommendations by International Master Josh Waitzkin, who said that "Fritz is like a woman that you can't get with. It just drives you to think in ways you've never thought before."
... Yeah, fritz!