Friday, April 17, 2015

Well this Event Grand Prix was worth it...maybe?



So I ended up winning the Blue Lagoon Set for Hana, which is this strawberry print bikini that I have been seeing on danbooru under the pangya tag for years. I wanted to get this, if only for the nostalgic feel to it. Actually, I really wanted the 2011 swimwear for Hana because it's a mix-and-match and I already know how I would customize it.



This took numerous grinding of my Grand Prix tickets. I gathered up 480 Hana Birthday Comets along the way. You divide that up, and that is, hmmm, 24 go-arounds on Pink Wind, my favorite of all the Pangya courses out there. Sometimes I played uncontested, other times I was forced to finish second or third. Whatever the case, as of this post, I racked up 59 Hana Memorial Special coins, and the 33rd coin yielded the Blue Lagoon Set. I also cleared the Super Rare Item Collector achievement by winning this.

I also padded my Hole In One and Albatross tallies, and even got some to go in off backspins, clearing another achievement along the way. Nine more achievements and I reach the mythical Memorial Level 29. I say mythical because Memorial Levels are capped at 24.



The reason why I am still motivated to do this Hana Birthday Grand Prix are for a number of reasons. First, I am closing in on finishing Top 3 in Event GP 100 times. That will yield some Memorial Normal Coins. Another achievement requires me to win Event GP 100 times. However, I cannot reach that achievement if there are other people in the room. I am past the 70 wins mark there, but I have a long way to go and I doubt I will clear that by the time the Hana Birthday GP concludes.

Finally, I want to get that 2011 swimwear off the Memorial Special coins. If I get that, I will really not have that much pressure to play the event, but I wouldn't mind recycling more comets so that I can come close to 100 Tiki points and cap off Hana's or rather, Madoka's character mastery.

Now there has been a number of changes at the game. This past week, we had three maintenances in the same week. One took place on Wednesday, another took place early Thursday and the last took place late Thursday into Friday. Korea is getting a new publisher for Pangya. SmileGate Megaport is taking over for Gametree. And some other changes related to the game are taking place. That's nice, but it's thinning traffic out here on Black Papel and Dolfini. Come on now!



I am actually relieved for another reason: I finally got the Good Club Set, the Club Set of Wisdom that is now officially my main club set. Pangya Team decided to make this a two-week sale instead of a one-day sale. My goal is to make that club set The Greatest Club Set You Will Never See Because It Cannot Be Seen. Currently it is a C-rank Level 5, but next Friday, I plan to open the wallet and make it at least an A-rank Level 5, but need to farm more mastery.

I've only completed my second day using the clubs, but now it is marching toward B-rank without having to move mastery from my Miracle Voice Clubs because it has passed the 4,000 mastery point mark. If I can farm the required mastery points by next Friday, when I get my paycheck, I will be able to rank my Club Set of WIsdom twice in the same week and possibly the same day. This could be an A-rank Level 5 club set and now it's going to be it really good form heading into the long road to S-rank. That is going to take possibly five or six months of constant play to get it there. I'm also hoping for financial assistance from a couple of partners I work with so that I can get my main clubs ranked even faster.



The only deficiency regarding these clubs is the accuracy. With my main character Madoka (a.k.a. Hana), the accuracy is an abysmal 19. The rank up to B-rank will make it 20, but I'm not going to stop there, I'd like Alex Seed to improve the accuracy stat a little bit more so that these clubs will be worth the use. Spin and curve are fine and I wouldn't mind those stats improved, and adding more to control wouldn't hurt, either, but I want the accuracy to be a whole lot better. 20 should be the minimum accuracy level for my clubs, and I need to play my Club Set of Wisdom at the current rank for three or four more days before it reaches the 11000 points necessary.

Aside from that, I am excited to finally be able to hit comets using air. I like to sometimes make a mockery of the sport by using a non-regulation club set, and the Club Set of Wisdom is what a club set should really be. My main account and my alt account are happy to make this a new tradition in terms of playing Pangya at the home of the Bedlam on Baltic Avenue.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Schanzer Herz



Der Weg war lang doch jetzt sind wir daheim
Was für uns zählt - elf Freunde müsst ihr sein
Wir kämpfen für die Ehre - für unseren Verein
Ein Schanzer Herz schlägt niemals mehr allein

Zusammenhalten und zueinander steh'n
Für immer treu auch wenn der Wind mal dreht
Wir kämpfen bis wir siegen - für unseren Verein
Für Ingolstadt - so wird es immer sein

Im Norden, Süden, Osten, Westen - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - FC Ingolstadt 04

Deine Fans das sind die Besten - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - FC Ingolstadt 04

Meister werden das ist unser Ziel
Die Fairness ist das Herz in unserem Spiel
Einer für alle und alle für einen
So wird es immer sein
FC Ingolstadt Du bis die Nummer eins

Im Norden, Süden, Osten, Westen - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - FC Ingolstadt 04

Deine Fans das sind die Besten - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - FC Ingolstadt 04

Manchmal sind wir Helden - Manchmal ist es wirklich schwer
Wir geben immer alles - FC Ingolstadt 04

Im Norden, Süden, Osten, Westen - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - FC Ingolstadt 04
Deine Fans das sind die Besten - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - FC Ingolstadt 04 
Im Norden, Süden, Osten, Westen - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - FC Ingolstadt 04  

Deine Fans das sind die Besten - Schanzer sind wir
Schwarz-Weiß-Rote Freundschaft - Ingolstadt sind wir! 

Stern des Südens


Welche Münchner Fußballmannschaft kennt man auf der ganzen Welt?
Wie heißt dieser Klub, der hierzulande die Rekorde hält?
Wer hat schon gewonnen, was jemals zu gewinnen gab?
Wer bringt seit Jahrzehnten unsere Bundesliga voll auf Trab?

FC Bayern, Stern des Südens, du wirst niemals untergehn,
weil wir in guten wie in schlechten Zeiten zu einander stehn,
FC Bayern, Deutscher Meister, ja, so heißt er mein Verein,
Ja, so war es und so ist es und so wird es immer sein!

Wo wird lauschend angegriffen, wo wird täglich spioniert?
Wo ist Presse, wo ist Rummel, wo wird immer diskutiert?
Wer spielt in jedem Stadion vor ausverkauftem Haus?
Wer hält den großen Druck der Gegner stets aufs Neue aus?

FC Bayern, Stern des Südens, du wirst niemals untergehn,
weil wir in guten wie in schlechten Zeiten zu einander stehn,
FC Bayern, Deutscher Meister, ja, so heißt er mein Verein,
Ja, so war es und so ist es und so wird es immer sein!

Ob Bundesliga, im Pokal oder Champions League,
ja, gibt es denn was Schöneres als einen Bayern-Sieg?
Hier ist Leben, hier ist Liebe, hier ist Freude und auch Leid. 
Bayern München! Deutscher Meister! Bis in alle Ewigkeit.

FC Bayern, Stern des Südens, du wirst niemals untergehn,
weil wir in guten wie in schlechten Zeiten zu einander stehn,
FC Bayern, Deutscher Meister, ja, so heißt er mein Verein,
Ja, so war es und so ist es und so wird es immer sein!
FC Bayern, Stern des Südens, du wirst niemals untergehn,
weil wir in guten wie in schlechten Zeiten zu einander stehn,
FC Bayern, Deutscher Meister, ja, so heißt er mein Verein,
Ja, so war es und so ist es und so wird es immer sein!
FC Bayern, Deutscher Meister, ja, so heißt er mein Verein,
Ja, so war es und so ist es und so wird es immer sein! 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

And #ThereWillBeIdiots...

...who compare Zebra popcorn to cocaine or heroin. Settle down, circle jerkers; it's popped kernels in three layers of robing.


this is crack!
this is crack. plain and simple. one bite and you better head to rehab. :)
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 5/18/2014)
- See more at: http://www.popcornopolis.com/shop-our-flavor/zebra-popcorn.html#review-form

No thanks, I'm not Amy Winehouse. Next!


CALL THE POLICE!!
This stuff should be illegal. There needs to be a major study conducted by a prestigious university to see if Zebra popcorn is more addictive than tobacco, crack cocaine, or alcohol. I'm gonna need a 12-step program to stop eating this.......
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 4/11/2014)
- See more at: http://www.popcornopolis.com/shop-our-flavor/zebra-popcorn.html#review-form

>illegal
>not manufactured in Mexico




Jimmy CRACK CORN...AND I DON'T CARE!!! SO DELICIOUS
Now that nursery rhyme all makes sense. I've tasted the sweet sinful deliciousness of the CRACK corn that Jimmy was popping and I'm hooked on it too! It really is addicting. The line says it all "Once you've had Zebra®, nothing else will ever do." I eat as much as I can till I get a sugar rush and my body forces me to stop. But oh how I want to keep going, but alas it's a good thing cause I have some left for tomorrows munching.

I've always feared store bought popcorn would taste stale or not as fresh as popping corn yourself but the way this stuff is bagged makes every bite so airy and keeps it fresh.

When I typed this review they asked me "Would you recommend this product to a friend?" Sadly HELL YESS was not an option to pick.
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 1/19/2014)
- See more at: http://www.popcornopolis.com/shop-our-flavor/zebra-popcorn.html#review-form

I believed the phrase "professionalism" comes into play here...


You'll lose control
So good, someone will have to take it away from you.
You just can't stop!
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 1/12/2013)
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What is this, Pringles?


Crackcorn
My husband James and I are recovering addicts (grateful!!) and we fondly refer to this as Jimmy Crack Corn...I'll have to do a 1st step on it...it's sooo addicting and thank God it"s pricey because otherwise it would be deadly and around all the time rather than a special treat!!!!
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 1/5/2013)
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Yeah, lady, for you, generic store brand microwavables is your best bet. Amateur.


Former skeptic
Almost chose buttered popcorn over this, but decided to put out the extra .25 and was glad I did! You can have buttered pc any time, but on special occasions I suggest you go all out with this.
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 12/9/2012)
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Almost? Almost!? What, Orville or Act II wasn't available where you were!?


Just kill me now!!!! I can't stop eating this!!!
Once you taste this you will just melt. I am continually amazed at how many great flavors are offered. OUTSTANDING!!!
PRODUCT RATING
Review by (Posted on 7/31/2012)
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Oh Inazuma...


"Somebody ordered a Nanodeath?"


Wicked stuff
OMG! I hate whoever put this wicked, evil stuff in the lunchroom. I'm going to be spending hours in the gym!
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 12/6/2011)

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>Hates on Zebra
>Gives it 5 stars

"Ohohohoho, you're beyond pathetic!"


O..M..G...
My mouth will never be the same.....
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 10/2/2011)

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What, you juiced down a Thunderbird or something?


sinful....
I always hated popcorn until a friend introduced me to this sinful treat!!
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 8/6/2011)

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>Always
>Always

Usotsuki.




#ThereWillBeHaters of Zebra Popcorn.





Very sweet
I absolutely looooove Popcornopolis, so when I received this as a gift I was excited to try it. Let me be quite honest, this stuff is way too sweet for my liking, and I'm a sweet fanatic. I'm no softie either, I eat sweets everyday. I do not recommend this flavor at all.
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 4/8/2013)
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I don't recommend your review, either, you lying snob. Next.





What happened?
I first purchased this from Old Navy. It was simply the most delicious popcorn I've even eaten. I loved it so much I went online and purchased a large tin.
What happened? I was startled by the difference. There wasn't nearly the same amount of toppings and the taste was much more ordinary. I am so disappointed and feel like I've wasted my money.
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 2/1/2013)
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Old Navy.... *laughter* You might as well bought your popcorn at Ross or Marshalls you dolt! Stick to buying it at a real store that sells real food...like 7-Eleven.





oddly sweet
I love caramel corn and I have a huge sweet tooth. I even adore the intensely sweet Cupcake flavor. But Zebra was too sickeningly sweet. To me, the dark and white chocolate would be better served on plain popcorn. I am surprised this flavor of popcorn gets such good reviews. Maybe it's just me, but I threw away most of the bag.
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 1/11/2013)
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It is you. No, seriously. It IS you.





Tasty, but too pricey
Yea, it's pretty good. But who can pay this much for sugary popcorn?
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 9/5/2011)
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You do, apparently. Maybe a bag of Orville Kettle Korn at Target or a generic store brand will fix you up! Cop that! It's called gourmet for a reason...wink wink.


barely any chocolate on the popcorn
they barely put any chocolate on my zebra popcorn...it basically tasted like caramel covered popcorn. About 1 out of every 10 pieces had a bit of chocolate on it! total ripoff!
PRODUCT RATING
Review by  (Posted on 10/30/2012)
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All right, in this case, the cat's out of the bag. But hey, remember what Old P.T. said, "A sucker is born every minute."