The House of Hitstun

Mystery Skulls Animated

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 8:00 pm | Video

Mystery Ben makes animated music videos for Mystery Skulls songs. Ghost could have been a simple Scooby Doo parody, but every second seems to have important details for TV Tropes to analyze. This attracted a far bigger fandom than the official live action music video, prompting Mystery Ben to continue the series…

With the success of Ghost, Mystery Ben planned several more videos to continue the story and flesh out the characters. This second video is Freaking Out. I’m sure they could all talk out their problems if they all weren’t constantly bobbing their heads to the music. We had to wait for 2½ years for the next one…

A few days ago, Mystery Ben dropped the long-awaited third chapter, Hellbent. This fast-paced multi-level revenge quest goes above and beyond what anyone would expect from a music video. There are loads of callbacks to the first two videos. Please don’t make us wait two more years to resolve the next cliffhanger!

Source: Mystery Ben via Anime Hell at Ohayocon 2015
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TerminalMontage – Something About Super Mario 64

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 2:40 am | Video

Super Mario 64 is fun to speedrun and fun to break. YouTube animator TerminalMontage captures this pretty accurately in this animated 0-star speedrun. I’m heading to GDEX to play some local indie games and break them, of course. EDIT: GDEX got too serious and too expensive, so I actually didn’t go.

Source: Something About Super Mario 64 ANIMATED SPEEDRUN (Loud Sound Warning) ⭐️ 0 Stars 01:49 Legit Non-TAS via Jiko
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Yuumei – Glass Instruments

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 11:11 pm | Image

I'm going to stop writing mouseover text for images. Tumblr doesn't support it, and it doesn't work right on mobile browsers. Sorry for anyone who's been waiting 11 months for the next mouseover text. Maybe I'll come up with another Easter egg to replace this.

Hi, blog! It’s been a couple months! I almost forgot how to do these posts. Yuumei, designer of the original Cat Ear headphones, painted some musical instruments made of glass. I wonder how they would sound. Crystal flutes exist, and I imagine string instruments would sound pretty normal too. When hitting a drum with water in it, the air and the water would make two different sounds at the same time. Then there’s the fish tank piano, which would take physical strength to play but make super deep, eerie tones. Underwater performances are possible!

Source: Yuumei via Pixiv several years ago
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Super Mario Land 2 – Memory Exploration

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 10:30 pm | Video

Retro Game Mechanics Explained is an educational video series from Super Mario World speedrunner Dotsarecool. In Super Mario Land 2, it’s possible to glitch yourself right out of the map and into other regions of the Game Boy’s address space. Wandering around those garbage tiles and randomly flipping bits will usually crash the game, but it’s possible to trigger the ending credits from there. This reminds me of the game-breaking screen warp glitch I played around with in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening v1.0.

Source: Retro Game Mechanics Explained via YouTube recommendation
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sh/f Super Fireball Battle

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 2:12 am | Video

Now that I’ve got all my WordPress posts on Tumblr, what should I do with it? How about I introduce a tool-assisted video Sonic Hurricane debuted at Evo2k10? Evenly matched projectiles and beams clash like it’s Dragon Ball Z. This video got me into Shinichi Osawa’s album The One and the soundtrack to DoDonPachi Resurrection Black Label.

Source: Sonic Hurricane via RSS feed nearly eight years ago
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