Monthly Archives: March 2007

The Beatles flashes etc.

The song in this flash by Melon is one of my favorite Beatles songs, “Come Together“. (It will endlessly loop if you let it, so will the other two.) Melon made 2 more flashes featuring Beatles songs, “Tomorrow Never Knows“, and “I Feel Fine“.

I think the idea behind Clown Staples’ Windows Noises” is quite clever. Here is an updated take on The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” by Estudios. “Internet Killed the Video Star“.

This is a very simple game, but it’s insidiously addictive. Falldown. (My most recent, rusty score is a paltry 53820…*hmph*) Defend your castle is mindless, but amusing. (It’s by XGen Studios, you can find it there, or at Albino Blackseep.) Drop is another mindless, but addictive game that I’m fond of, the music track is hypnotic.

ETA: Today October 22 2007, I got 70800 for a score on Falldown, that’s better! 

Falldown Score

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Ok, I freaked the Mr. out with this score on Defend Your Castle a while back.  Yes, my wrist hurt after this session. 

Defend Your Castle Score

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Memories

I was thinking back to how I’d learned to play piano as a kid. I was sort of “self taught” and sort of had lessons. Mom showed me the basics, and would mentor me from time to time, but largely I just cracked open one of the various piano lesson books we had and worked on mastering the pieces. That was an excellent purchase, I don’t even remember who bought the books, but I offer grateful thanks. They were at a garage sale held by the relatives of a retired piano teacher neighbor who had passed away. Anyway, mom had a book of various pieces that were more difficult than the lessons that I’d try. I was able to play the piece in this YouTube video. I did my fingerwork as well, but my pedalwork was better IMO. I couldn’t do the variations of this compostion, just the first part which is played in the video. I could play other pieces as well. I would like to take up piano again, some day. I had gotten to the point where I wasn’t too bad, though I knew I wasn’t exceptional. I played for the love of making music.

J.S. Bach’s Well Tempered Clavichord

Tiny Plaid Ninjas!

Tiny Plaid Ninjas

Tiny Plaid Ninjas 2

Tiny Plaid Ninjas 3

I love these guys! They’re funny! I wonder when, or if there will be new episodes? I first saw them at albinoblacksheep. I like the Cake Comfort Eagle flash by drewmo, as well as Gollum Rap  (Towers Are the Players) by Ned Evett and Paul Teharr. Pie Hole by Norboto is cool too. Play by dustball is ingenius.

I have loved Drum Machine by Tokyoplastic for some time. Here is their official site, with a newer version of Drum Machine on the current site, not the archive. (Their site is *very* interactive, just click things to make things happen and progress on page loading. to get the menu you want) I also recommend watching Opera Dude (Workshop -> click until you see a red eyed white cyclops creature, and launch it, it’s seven clicks. There is only one cyclops with a launch button. The odd flower is part of an ad they made for MTV Japan if I recall correctly.) and Music Box (Bits and Pieces -> Music Box) and otherwise poke around the site. The Tokyoplastic 1 -> gallery intro is pretty cool I think. Some of their ads are disturbing though, like the zune commercial they made. Just…*blinkety*

Murloc RPG, Sandman

Sandman is a fun game, but you have to be able to think quickly and problem solve. Drizzle the sand to either block in the nightmares, or help the sleepwalkers get safely through the portal. Sometimes you need the sand to solve puzzles too, just be careful how much you pour!

I really had fun playing the Murloc RPG flashgame, I played as a caster, and a melee class. Both are good. (And even if you go mainly with melee some of the spells are handy to have.) This is a really cute game. All I can say is, have patience and level up. Don’t forget to save. I got to level 12, with 3 fury and 8 magic. I went down both lines in Magic, and have Blood Pact and Power Word: Shield for fury I went down the right line, and got up to Cold Blood. (With some pretty nifty armor and weapons, those drops are random.) Hey! I think there’s more to the game then when I last played it! Yay! I’ll edit this once I’m done with the new content. *bounce*

ETA: Ok, it’s just a “tournament” of sorts. You can go through and fight several creatures of increasing difficulty, including each boss you had to defeat. Finally you get to Sirath. Save the game after you defeat him. (Isn’t his weapon *NICE*?! “Sulfuras, Hand of Ragnaros” RULEZ!) You can fight him twice in a row, but the third time you ask, Ringmaster Shin says “Wow, you’re either 1337 or you hacked this flash.” and won’t let you in to fight. (So, save the game after you beat Sirath the second time and sell.) If you reload though, you can run the gauntlet again. You can level up and make lots of money this way. I’m level 14 now, with 5 in Fury and 9 in Magic. I got the rest of the righthand line in Fury, and took Polymorph. I hope they have more actual adventures in store for Murk, I like this game. Heh…

ETA 2: Since it appears people are looking for advice on how to beat Sirath, I’ll add a bit. Take a look at how I spent my points, for one thing also look at what level I was when I first tried the tournament. For another, buy up some spiced wolf meat and magic dust. Hope he decides to show off his physique, and hit him as hard as you can as often as you can. I got lucky, he mostly just stood there flexing his muscles at me. Boy howdy when he did decide to throw a punch though… The very first time you beat him, it is a rather long fight, but just hang in there, heal when you need it, and you’ll prevail. (I think I did activate cold blood a time or two, and used some dust to get my mana back. I know I had to eat some wolf meat also.) MAKE SURE YOU SAVE AFTER EACH STAGE OF THE TOURNAMENT! Once you get Sirath’s weapon, beating him again isn’t so hard. Good luck, have fun!