Fallout 3 Bobblehead “Walk-To” Guides

It is with great relief that I can finally make this entry! I’m finally pretty much done (except for a few commentary bits for later) making all 400+ annotations to my long-awaited Bobblehead locations guide. One of the biggest reason for having so many annotations (YouTube feature where you can enter text over the top of the video at timed moments and areas) is that at the end of each video, I provide a link to all 19 other Bobbleheads in my same series. I’ve also provided a link to the Fallout Wiki’s map locations for each area, found in the video description on the YouTube page itself. Enjoy!

Here’s all twenty, shown via Youtube playlist. Whew!

Friday Speedrun: Super Mario Brothers 2

This is the first NES game we ever owned, and we got it brand new at the store. I logged more hours on this game than any other NES game other than Final Fantasy 1, and eventually beat it after a lengthy luck streak. As soon as I hit Wart’s room, I was like, oh crap, what is that weird music! There are a number of minor feats that I could make a tricks video out of, like being able to jump down off the ledge at 7:28 without making the Ostro respawn, carving a huge pattern out of the sand-digging levels, making two Misfits ascend into heaven when you kill them, and a few others.

My favorite way to beat it is the “long way” in Wart’s castle, by taking one path to get a health mushroom, then backtracking and getting the other one by the second path. I discovered the walk-along-the-top trick on my own and I was irritated that I had been fighting that dumb Key-Ostro the whole time when I could have simply just gotten it out of him the new way. I could never master the ladder/vine climb-jump, although I’d done it many times purely by accident. I very rarely used Toad, even though he runs faster when he’s carrying something. In the earlier days, I almost exclusively used Luigi. Good times!

Monday Amateur Music: Pivo Vdvoem – Tu Es Foutu

I downloded this off YouTube some ages ago and keep it in my FLV directory for when I have no Internet (occasionally) and need randomy entertainment. I recently tried looking for it again (comes up on just about any search on YT for “balalaika”) and the version I downloaded had been titled, “two dudes, an accordian, a balalaika, and a chick”.. I had originally tried searching for balalaika music (the triangular guitar-thing in the video) after getting the Koharu song, Balalaika stuck in my head, as it’s rather catchy and my favorite of hers.

The people in the video are Russian, but singing a song in French. The pair are actually in a group called Pivo Vdvoem (but don’t ask me to pronounce it), and there are a couple other videos of theirs on YT, all in black and white, with the same gal in the background. The balalaika player is sporting an unusual haircut, which reminds me of one of the kids (Clem) from the American comic strip, Rose Is Rose (linked to a particular strip with said kid) so I’m sure it has a name.

The accordian-like instrument, as one commenter notes, is not an accordian — it’s a “bayan” because accordians have piano keys on one side, not more buttons. Someone else also noted the song’s title, “Tu Es Foutu,” (often called Tu M’as Promis) which I found here (with English translation).

Weekly Speedrun: Marble Madness Arcade

I’m gonna try to make a new thing for the site, a weekly something for each day of the week. I’ve decided for Friday it should be a videogame speedrun (completing it as quickly as possible). This one is for Marble Madness. I used to play this on the NES, but this is for the old upright arcade machine that uses the giant trackball similar to the old TRON arcade machine. Enjoy!

Chewbacca Noises From Random Objects

I revisited a video I’d seen quite some time ago, the first one shown below, and found that there had been other postings of Chewbacca-sounding objects collected for our bored-out-our-minds amusement:

Opening Nightstand Door (the best one)

Schoolroom Desks Sliding Against Another

An Old Steering Wheel.. Injecting Something?

Slam-Prevention Device Moans As Door Closes

Trash Compartmen On a Train

In-Line Water Heater Adjustments

You said it, Chewy.

Painfully Corny Movie Trailer Spoof – Check Mates

Imagine, a prim-and-proper person encounters a “street” person, is entranced by some vague idea they present, spends some peculiar and awkward training time with them, and eventually has their worldview shattered, happy ending, blah blah, with the audience ending up facepalming in contemplating why exactly this movie viewing experience was chosen instead of say, spending the same amount of time on 4chan.

This painfully corny version that pretty much sums up why I won’t be watching many of its kind.

I’m not sure how non-movie nerds might take this: do they catch the more subtle trailer-humor within?