Sunday, August 30, 2015

Kangaroo Courts in Higher Education

There has been an epidemic of male students being railroaded out of college. Railroad in a verbal sense means to convict by manipulating the jury or the outcome or circumventing due process rights, such as denying the accused the right to defend himself or herself. Railroaded college students have had their lives ruined through false allegations of sexual assaults, carried out by college tribunals under the pressure of the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ayra from FE4 - Moveset

I find that Ayra from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War has some unique moveset options, partly based on animations from her original game and from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, and Fire Emblem Awakening. 

Ayra's moveset is based in part on weapon use strategy when playing a Fire Emblem game, which she would start out with an Iron Sword, then Steel Sword (which is slightly longer and stronger than predecessor), then Silver Sword (which is somewhat stronger), and finally after dealing 50 hits with each, her trademark katana pictured in the supplied image in the previous post, which would last until indefinitely. The sequence would restart when she is KO'd.

Neutral Attack: Ayra's neutral chain attack would be somewhat similar to Samurai Goroh's Assist Trophy attack. Initially, the Iron Sword is used, then the Steel Sword, then the Silver Sword, then Ayra's Blade (a katana shown in the artwork in the previous post of this blog).

Side Tilt Attack: Her side tilt attack would be similar to a Myrmidon/Swordmaster attack animation in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

Side Smash Attack: Ayra's side smash attack is based on the Myrmidon/Swordmaster normal attack animation in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, where she slashes in a downward arc fashion and then in an upright arc fashion. 

Up Smash Attack: Ayra's up smash attack is based on a critical attack animation in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Down Smash Attack:

Neutral Special: Astra - Ayra charges up her speed and strength, up to 10 seconds, and how long the duration of the effects depends on how long you charge it. If you tap it for only a split second, Ayra would only deal half as much damage. If you charge it for 1.5 seconds, she will deal 1.5 times as much damage. The damage dealt is multiplied by the number of seconds the Astra is charged. However, it comes with ending lag, leaving Ayra open for attack for 3-6 seconds depending on how long you charge it. If the charging is interrupted by an attack, it will reset. The effect will only last for five attacks.

Side Special: Horizontal Swipe - based on a critical attack animation in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776. 

Up Special: Angular Swipe - based on a critical attack animation in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, where a Myrmidon/Swordmaster would fly horizontally and then vertically when the attack connects. It's a perfect recovery move that combines horizontal and vertical recovery. If Ayra is knocked far away from the stage and above it or jumps under the stage, she would recover horizontally then vertically to grab the edge.

Down Special: Warp Around Counter - based on a critical attack animation in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, when a Myrmidon/Swordmaster warps around the enemy before the attack connects. In Smash Bros., as a tradition for Fire Emblem characters, this is a melee counter move.

Pummel: Ayra impales the opponent downward. It will KO at 96%.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vote for Ayra from FE4 in Fighter Ballot

The fighter ballot has been going on since April 2015. It ends sometime in October 2015. I have voted for Ayra (known in Japan as Ira) from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War to appear as an unlockable DLC fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Ayra is most Fire Emblem fans' waifu, and would represent the Myrmidon/Swordmaster, which has unique moveset options, introduced from game to game. Another reason is that I want Fire Emblem to have a female representative with a unique moveset.

Ayra would be an unlockable DLC fighter, included in the same package as Sigurd. In her original game, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, she was considerably difficult for Sigurd to recruit. The same could be said in Super Smash Bros. To unlock her, you would have to beat Classic mode as Sigurd at Intensity 8.0 or higher 16 times (16 times is inspired by the original game). You'll also get the "Verdane" stage, which is similar to Castle Siege. The stage will give you a warp around tour of the Kingdom of Verdane, the southernmost country of Jugdral. The Omega form of the stage would be set atop a tower in Genoa Castle. However, this stage will also be unlockable. The unlock battle against Ayra will take place on this stage. The stage will also occur in All-Star mode even before you unlock it. When you download this package, it will tell you the instructions on how to unlock Ayra. To unlock the Verdane stage, you must fight 10 battles as Ayra.

The newcomer video would show that Ayra is rescued from the Belhalla Incident in Grannvale, Jugdral, spearheaded by Lord Arvis. Sigurd is shown to be incinerated by Fala's Valflame tome. When a mage was about to use Meteor tome to decimate Ayra, Master Hand steps in saves her, taking her to the Smash Bros. battlefield. The newcomer video has a tagline, "Ayra is last in line to the battle." It also shows Ayra saying in Japanese, "Why not me?!". In the Boxing Ring stage, her title will be "Jugdrali Bloodbather."

Ayra's sword, which is sort of a Japanese sword, Her sword is a slightly longer than Marth's sword. She specializes in chaining combos. Her side-smash is a two-hit move. Her up-smash is a four-hit move. Her down-smash is a four-hit move.

If Ayra were to make it as a fighter, I predict that she would outshine Roy from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. The Ayra amiibo would be the final amiibo to be compatible with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The Ayra amiibo would be an Amazon exclusive, so that it would not fall into the scalpers' hands.

The DLC package would include Ayra as a fighter, a Sigurd Mii Fighter costume, and Seliph Mii Fighter costume, trophies of Sigurd, Deirdre, Arvis, Quan, Ethlyn, Seliph, Leif, Altena, Shanan, Ulster, Larcei, Julia, and Julius; a photorealistic stage based on Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War called "Verdane", and 16 song arrangements from the game. The stage would only be available after Sigurd has beaten Classic mode at Intensity 8.0 once, and the stage would start off with only one available track. One track will be unlocked each time you beat Classic mode at Intensity 8.0 as Sigurd.

The song arrangements would be:

  1. Birth of a Holy Knight - Fire Emblem: Geneaalogy of the Holy War - arranged by Yuka Tsujiyoko
  2. Maiden of the Spirit Forest - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Kumi Tanioka
  3. Disturbance in Agustria - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Michiru Yamane
  4. Lion King Eldigan - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Yuzo Koshiro
  5. Door of Fate - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Yuka Tsujiyoko
  6. Light Inheritors - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Masashi Hamauzu
  7. Across the Desert - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Michiru Yamane
  8. Thracia's Dragon Knights - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Naoshi Mitsuda
  9. Side Battle - borrowed from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance 
  10. Final Holy War - Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War - arranged by Hirokazu Ando
  11. Base - Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 - arranged by Yuka Tsujiyoko
  12. Charge A - Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 - arranged by Yuka Tsujiyoko
  13. Battle Medley - Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 - arranged by Yuka Tsujiyoko

Ayra's default costume is based on the supplied picture below, which is what her in-game portrait is based on, and based on Fire emblem Trading Card Game series 3. Her second costume is based on the official artwork of her original game and Fire Emblem Trading Card Game series 2. Her third costume is based on Fire Emblem Trading Card Game series 1. Her fourth costume would be based on her sprite as a Myrmidon in the original game. Her fifth costume would be based her sprite as a Swordmaster in the original game. Her sixth costume is based on an alternate outfit that appeared in the Oosawa Mitsuki manga and Gekka Ginyu manga. Her seventh costume would be based on the Fire Emblem Awakening design of the Myrmidon outfit. Her eighth costume is based on the Fire Emblem Awakening design of the Swordmaster outfit, specifically this image. The ninth and sixteenth are alternate characters, who are Mareeta from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, Fir from Fire Emblem: Binding Blade, Karla from Fire Emblem (Rekka no Ken), Marisa from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Mia from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Athena from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, and Say'ri from Fire Emblem Awakening,

Ayra's default design in Smash Bros. would be based on this:

Monday, June 29, 2015

My take on gay marriage

Last weekend, the Supreme Court upheld a decision to allow or endorse gay/lesbian marriage. However, I am opposed to gay/lesbian marriage, favoring traditional marriage. Sadly, some who are opposed to gay/lesbian marriage have been persecuted by school faculty or workforce management.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Super Smash Bros. Fighter Ballot

The Super Smash Bros. 4 fighter ballot opened after Nintendo Direct aired on April 1, 2015.

My wishlist is:

Ayra (Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War)
Sigurd (Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War)
Krystal (Star Fox Adventures)
Snake (Metal Gear series)
Adol Christin (Ys series)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I'm done with American Idol this year. My series of YouTube videos about SSB4 fighters begins.

I am done with watching American Idol this year. American Idol XIV is the worst season ever. I will forget that this season even happened. I do not want to talk about it anymore.

My series of YouTube videos dedicated to each of the 48 fighters of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U begins.

They will be published in this order (with 15-minute backing track):

Episode 1: Mario (3/28/2015) - "Super Mario World Medley"
Episode 2: Dr. Mario (4/4/2015) - "Chill v. 2 (Dr. Mario)"
Episode 3: Luigi (4/11/2015) - "Luigi's Mansion Theme"
Episode 4: Yoshi (4/18/2015) - "Yoshi's Island Remix"
Episode 5: Bowser (4/25/2015) - "Airship Theme (SMB3)"
Episode 6: Bowser, Jr. (5/2/2015) - "Fortress Boss Remix"
Episode 7: Wario (5/9/2015) - "WarioWare Inc."
Episode 8: Peach (5/16/2015) - "Title Theme/Ending (SMW)"
Episode 9: Rosalina & Luma (5/23/2015) - "Egg Planet"
Episode 10: Donkey Kong (5/30/2015) - "Jungle Hijinx"
Episode 11: Diddy Kong (6/6/2015) - "Mangrove Cove"
Episode 12: Mr. Game & Watch (6/13/2015) - "Game & Watch (Brawl)"
Episode 13: PAC-MAN (6/20/2015) - "PAC-MAN theme"
Episode 14: Duck Hunt (6/27/2015) - "Duck Hunt Medley"
Episode 15: Little Mac (7/4/2015) - "Jogging Theme"
Episode 16: R.O.B. (7/11/2015) - "Gyromite"
Episode 17: Toon Link (7/25/2015) - "Great Sea / Menu (LoZ: Wind Waker)"
Episode 18: Link (8/1/2015) - "Main Theme v.2"
Episode 19: Ganondorf (8/8/2015) - "Dark World / Dark Dungeon"
Episode 20: Sheik (8/15/2015) - "Saria's Song"
Episode 21: Zelda (8/22/2015) - "Ocarina of Time Medley"
Episode 22: Samus (8/29/2015) - "Theme of Samus (Super Metroid)"
Episode 23: Zero Suit Samus (9/5/2015) - "Pyrosphere"
Episode 24: Pit (9/12/2015) - "Overworld (Kid Icarus)"
Episode 25: Palutena (9/19/2015) - "Wrath of the Reset Bomb"
Episode 26: Dark Pit (9/26/2015) - "Dark Pit's Theme"
Episode 27: Mega Man (10/3/2015) - "Mega Man 2 Medley"
Episode 28: Kirby (10/10/2015) - "Great Cave Offensive"
Episode 29: King Dedede (10/17/2015) - "King Dedede's Theme (Brawl)"
Episode 30: Meta Knight (10/24/2015) - "Revenge of Meta Knight"
Episode 31: Sonic the Hedgehog (10/31/2015) - "Sonic Heroes"
Episode 32: Fox (11/7/2015) - "Space Armada"
Episode 33: Falco (11/14/2015) - "Area 6 / Missile Slipstream"
Episode 34: Ness (11/21/2015) - "Magicant"
Episode 35: Villager (11/28/2015) - "Plaza"
Episode 36: Olimar (12/5/2015) - "Stage Clear / Title Theme (Pikmin)"
Episode 37: Captain Falcon (12/12/2015) - "Mute City v.3"
Episode 38: Wii Fit Trainer (12/19/2015) - "Super Hoop"
Episode 39: Pikachu (12/26/2015) - "Pokémon Main Theme (Brawl)"
Episode 40: Charizard (1/2/2016) - "Elite Four"
Episode 41: Jigglypuff (1/9/2016) - "Pokéfloats"
Episode 42: Lucario (1/16/2016) - "Spear Pillar"
Episode 43: Greninja (1/23/2016) - "Pokémon X/Y Training Battle"
Episode 44: Shulk (1/30/2016) - "Gaur Plain"
Episode 45: Robin (2/6/2016) - "Id (Purpose)"
Episode 46: Ike (2/13/2016) - "Ike's Theme"
Episode 47: Marth (2/20/2016) - "Fire Emblem (Melee)"
Episode 48: Lucina (2/27/2016) - "Conquest (Ablaze)"

Sunday, February 22, 2015

American Idol XIV Top 24's Genre Listing

The contestants' "formative listening" pretty much screams what genre they are pegged as.


Adam Ezagalian
DOB: October 7, 1993
Hometown: Watangh, New York
Genres: Classical theatrical rock
Others: Musical Theater, Comedy/humor

Clark Beckham
DOB: May 15, 1992
Hometown: White House, Tennessee
Genre: Old school R&B/Soul
Others: Rock, Pop

Daniel Seavey
DOB: January 15, 1999
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Genres: Pop, Folk, Blue-eyed soul
Others: Contemporary Christian, Gospel

Mark Andrew
DOB: October 30, 1985
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres: Psychedelic rock, blues rock, folk
Others: Outlaw country, Country/Southern rock

Michael Simeon
DOB: September 20, 1993
Hometown: Lumberton, Mississippi
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, R&B, pop
Others: Country, hip hop, gospel, Disney, contemporary Christian

Nick Fradiani
DOB: November 15, 1985
Hometown: Guilford, Connecticut
Genres: Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop rock
Others: Blues rock, folk rock

Qaasim Middleton
DOB: January 13, 1995
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Genres: Funk, Soul/R&B, jazz, hip hop
Others: Boogie, Disco

Quentin Alexander
DOB: December 11, 1994
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres: Psychedelic rock, funk rock, neo-soul
Others: Jazz, R&B, quiet storm

Rayvon Owen
DOB: June 27, 1991
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Genres: Soul/R&B, Pop, Gospel

Riley Bria
DOB: September 30, 1996
Hometown: Spring Hill, Tennessee
Genres: Country, Hard rock
Others: Heavy metal, Pop punk

Savion Wright
DOB: March 13, 1992
Hometown: Jasper, Texas
Genres: Blues rock, folk rock, soft rock, blue-eyed soul, gospel
Others: Alternative rock, R&B

Trevor Douglas
DOB: January 19, 1998
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Genres: Pop, folk, hip hop, blues rock, acoustic, blue-eyed soul


Adanna Duru
DOB: October 8, 1996
Hometown: Diamond Bar, California
Genres: Pop, R&B, Dance/EDM

Alexis Gomez
DOB: May 20, 1992
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
Genres: Country pop

Jax Cole
DOB: January 4, 1996
Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Genres: Progressive/psychedelic/art/folk rock
Others: Pop

Joey Cook
DOB: August 2, 1991
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia
Genres: Jazz blues, vocal jazz, Swing
Others: Indie rock, Soul, Hair metal, Pop

Katherine Winston
DOB: June 5, 1996
Hometown: Lenox, Massachusetts
Genres: Americana, folk, indie rock, pop rock, soft rock
Others: Country pop, Country, Country rock, Soul

Loren Lott
DOB: September 9, 1992
Hometown: San Diego, California
Genres: R&B, pop
Others: Disney, classical

Lovey James
DOB: November 15, 1997
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Genres: Pop, R&B
Others: Doo-wop, Country, Showtunes

Maddie Walker
DOB: January 30, 1998
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
Genres: 2000s+ country pop

Sarina Joi-Crowe:
DOB: June 27, 1995
Hometown: Columbia, Tennessee
Genres: Pop, jazz, pop rock, R&B, soul, gospel
Others: Traditional pop

Shannon Berthiaume
DOB: June 1, 1997
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Genres: Rock, Soul
Others: Country, Alternative Metal, Hip Hop, Neo Soul

Shi Scott
DOB: May 4, 1995
Hometown: Belcamp, Maryland
Genres: Funk, retro soul, jazz
Others: R&B, progressive rock

Tyanna Jones
DOB: February 24, 1998
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Genres: Gospel, R&B/Soul
Others: Pop

Top 12
Who I think will make the top 12 are Clark Beckham, Daniel Seavey, Nick Fradiani, Qaasim Middleton, Quentin Alexander, Rayvon Owen, Adanna Duru, Jax Cole, Joey Cook, Loren Lott, Sarina-Joi Crowe, and Tyanna Jones.