The House of Hitstun

Psychostick – Obey the Beard

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 2:50 am | Audio | Video

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist hit me with another doozy today. Comedy metal band Psychostick really wants me to grow a beard. Now, I respect a good beard and I want to improve myself, but I’m afraid that a beard would look weird on me. It’s too much maintenance!

Eh, I’ll think about it.

Source: Psychostick via Spotify

Lagwagon – May 16

Monday, May 16th, 2016 at 1:34 pm | Audio | Video

Most of what I know about punk rock came from the Tony Hawk games. I’ve been listening to punk on SiriusXM and Spotify and I keep recognizing songs from Tony Hawk games. This one’s from THPS2. That one’s from Underground 2. That one’s from Downhill Jam. I didn’t realize that these songs were icons in the wider punk rock community, to the point that May 16 is now “Lagwagon Day“. Is it like 20, November for Bemani fans?

Source: Moshcam via YouTube search


Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 2:00 am | Image

It’s hard to keep up with people who post a lot. This maniac, DemizuPosuka, posts something new to Pixiv three times a week. Each one looks like the cover of an indie comic book. I have no idea what most of these are called, even with Google Translate’s help.

Update: Whoa, Columbus’s resident Dr. Mario prodigy Katie provided translations in the Facebook comments. I didn’t expect that! Thank you!

Pretty sure I heard it’s around here somewhere… (確かこのあたりと聞いたけれども)
I love it when stuff messes with gravity. Reverse gravity is fantasy enough that you'll never see it in real life, but simple enough that you can understand how things interact with it. Patema Inverted plays with reverse gravity non-stop. You should watch it.

Necessary evil and unnecessary conscience (必要悪といらない良心)
There's big cars, and then there's big enough to crush buildings and take a direct hit from the moon. NASA has that one colossal truck that carries rockets from the hangar to the launchpad. I think that's as close as we get.

What? We eating pumpkin again?! (「えっまたカボチャ食べるの」)Here's a good desktop wallpaper. Animals and monsters, just chillin' and eating dinner. I'm cool with this. If this was a Mystery Dungeon game, that witch girl would have just picked a fight with the entire room.

10pm at an old book shop (古書店の午後十時)
Never under-estimate a pop-up book. Ashens reviewed one called Inside the Personal Computer that has a full desktop PC with a couple moving parts. I'd link to that video, but a link's title text can't have its own links. That would break the Internet.

Goodbye world (さよなら世界)
You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you? Sometimes things don't end well for DemizuPosuka's subjects. At least this one isn't about to be eaten by a monster.

Source: DemizuPosuka via PixivRss several times, translations from Katie on Facebook

Flyboard Air Test 1

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 1:00 pm | Video

Now this is a hoverboard! Zapata Racing makes those water jetpacks for your feet, and now they’re cranking up the power and making a Flyboard that flies through open air. The Flyboard Air can apparently fly for 10 minutes at up to 93 mph and 10,000 feet. If even half of this is real, I want one last year.

Source: Zapata Racing via TwistedSifter “Holy Crap Someone Actually Built Green Goblin’s Hoverboard”

Angry Video Game Nerd: Mega Man Games

Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 1:30 am | Video

The Nerd takes us back to his own past this time. In ten years on YouTube, James Rolfe’s editing skills have come a long way. This episode took 138+ hours of work! The Mega Man series is incredibly smooth at its core, but sometimes it loses sight of what makes it feel good to play.

Source: Cinemassacre YouTube