This might need an explanation for the three of you still following this blog for non “THE_HOUSE” related posts.
Back in March of 2012, after months of trying to get a decent blog off the ground, I finally launched Double Jump Company, an outlet for me to talk about my interests while also reminiscing about the nostalgic “good ol’ days” of my childhood.
Things were good for a while, with certain posts earning me a small but devoted following (and one article that was reblogged by voice actor Josh Keaton himself!). Momentum really picked up with my Halloween Countdown and May Madness events, the highlights of DJC.
(Oh, and I got to meet Rob “My Childhood” Paulsen)
But something happened last October, as I sat down to write an article to prepare myself for the second annual Halloween Countdown. I was broke, depressed, and too busy to focus on it. All of that would’ve been easy to overcome, of course, if it weren’t for THE_HOUSE.
I found a thumbdrive while biking one afternoon with a weird video on it, and since I posted it to this blog, it’s practically gone viral, with over 21 thousand notes clogging my “Activity” button. While it’s awesome that something I posted has gone viral, it’s also a constant reminder that it’s the only thing I’ve posted on DJC that anyone cares about. It’s depressing, and annoying, and that’s why, last October, I had to die.
That being said, I want to be a writer. I love writing, especially about things that actually interest me. I love being able to take something as mundane as a pop machine and dish out 500 words about it. I also love giving people things, or when people are so loyal and invested in what I do that send me things (and seriously, Steven, Justin, and Sara, all three of you still rock like no one’s business). I love being able to dish with a personal hero of mine. Above all, I love hearing from people that they had forgotten about something from their childhood until they read an article of mine, and the nostalgia floods back to them. That’s what it’s really all about to me.
I want that back, on a bigger scale. A slightly more professional, organized, in-your-face scale. I’m talking more videos. Legit videos. That Guy with the Glasses-level videos. I’m talking more Top 10 lists, more nostalgic articles; hell, more articles in general. A complete overhaul of a Double Jump Company.
And, if everything goes well, that awesome new blog will be up and running on May 11th of this year.
So mark your calendars and bookmark this, because the first big post will be reblogged right here in a few short weeks. I’m excited, and I really hope those of you who remember me are all on board for the ride.
OK, I know DJC is dead, but come on!
First of all, the choice to give Zero Suit Samus and Shiek their own slots on the roster was a stroke of genius, since it gives the developers more time to polish their movesets and make them more unique while also preventing players from choosing Zelda and immediately transforming into Shiek for the entire match. Good call, Nintendo.
I was hoping for a Pokemon Trainer return, but bringing Charizard back solo makes more sense. Again, able to develop the moveset more, and focus on it as a standalone fighter all by itself is nothing but a great idea. Plus, come on, Mega Charizard X as its Final Smash. Nailed it.
Then you’ve got Greninja, who seems tailor-made for a Smash Bros. game. It looks tremendously fast, and (as the trailer suggested) moves a lot like Shiek does, even going as far as using throwing stars made of water. Also, using the Substitute doll as a sort of fake-out/shield/whatever was hilariously awesome.
I was really hoping for an epic Mewtwo return, but with my favorite Pokemon's final evolution making a comeback and one of my favorites from X and Y joining, I can’t really complain anymore.
Alright, DJC is dead again…for about a month longer…
(Source: rotom, via supersmashbrospics)
Man, I can’t wait until my new project is up and running. I miss writing about random shit.
This summer, DJC will be avenged…
(continued from here)
"S…stabbed…how did I…?"
"Hello, Steve…what’s your favorite scary movie?"
"Who the…ugh…who the hell are you?"
"You haven’t figured it out yet? It’s painfully obvious! It’s me…"
"Jason!?…you can talk? What the hell, man, why did you spend the last year talking to me in chh-chhs and ahh-ahhs if you could fucking talk?”
"I would much rather talk about why I stabbed you through the chest just now. You see, this blog you’re running…this "Double Jump Company"…it’s a waste. Just look at the notes you’ve accumulated this past Countdown. You could count them on one hand."
"But that’s OK! I enjoy writing in this blog! I’ll just do better! You’ll see, I can become a legitimate Tumblog if I just keep writing the best articles I possibly can!"
"Yeah, that’s exactly why you needed to be removed. I knew that, despite the lackluster content and nonexistent note count, you would carry on into the Christmas season, and then be rejuvenated by the new year. Hell, you could’ve carried on for years if I didn’t stop you."
"But Jason…*cough*…you were one of the first…we celebrated your birthday together…why? Why did you need to kill me?”
"The same reason Spron tried to kill you back in May. There is no room for Double Jump Company anymore. You can’t keep writing and wasting everyone’s precious time. You were out of control. And you needed to be stopped. And if we couldn’t stop you…well, a swift machete through the chest was a suitable alternative.”
"Sorry, Steve. It has been done. And hey, look on the bright side. At least you carved a pretty choice jack-o-lantern.”
"But now? It’s all over. For you, and for your precious nostalgia blog. Oh, and, Steve?"
"Ahh…what a beautiful Mood Table…"
"Yeah, this October kinda sucked. But you know what? I still enjoyed myself. Not every year can be a winner. I’ll do better next Countdown."
"G…Guys? You OK?"
"AHHH WHAT THE HELL IZZAT?!"
"AW GEEZE DAFUQ IS HAPPENING THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!!"
"AHHHHHHHH SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!"
"Daryl! Shoot them in the thing with your arrow thing!"
*munch munch munch…* “Sorry, Steve. Mah bruther seems to be missing his internal organs at the moment.”
"Dammit, I’ll fight them off myself!"
"Alright, you screwheads! Who sent you, huh? Who’s your boss?!"
…to be concluded…
Congrats on your first Halloween, Mr. Purple! Here’s to many more!
This beautiful dancer is Carla Laemmle. One of our last direct links to the world of silent cinema, she turned 104 on October 20, 2013. Born in 1909 with the given name Rebecca, she later changed her name to Carla. The niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, she danced as the prima ballerina in the first American horror feature film, The Phantom of the Opera (1925), and spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931).
I just saw a fairly-recent documentary with her in it, and she didn’t seem nearly that old! Geeze, I wish her the best.
Halloween is tomorrow?!
I think it’s safe to say that this Countdown has been a bit of a bust, especially in comparison to last year. I blame it on the fact that I’ve been so busy with school, stressed with personal problems, and completely broke financially.
Pokemon may or may not have been a distraction, as well.
That being said, there were two things I vowed to do this October: carve a jack-o-lantern and own something Sam-related. So last night I decided to kill two birds with one stone.
It’s not the best Trick r Treat-themed jack-o-lantern in the world, but, dammit, I tried. This is only the third jack-o-lantern I ever carved in my life, and the first I attempted in literally over a decade. Considering I was using a freaking kitchen knife to carve this thing, I’d say I did a pretty decent job.
I’m going to just bask in its glory. It’s not a figure I can put on my Mood Table, but it’s almost something better. I feel as if, in a Halloween where so little actually happened, I can actually cross something off of my bucket list. DJC carved a jack-o-lantern. You saw it here first, folks!
I’m freaking out a bit, guys. Next month is November, which officially begins the Christmas season (I’m starting to warm up to the reds and greens I see everywhere, I guess) and NaNoWriMo (click the link for more info). It also means finals, more hours at my seasonal job, and just a bunch of added stress that October (mostly) spared me from. I’m going to miss the scary movie marathons on TV, the spooky soundtracks when I walk into stores, and the badass lawn decorations all around my neighborhood. I always hate saying good-bye to Halloween, but at least I carved a damn jack-o-lantern.
I took so many pictures of this thing. I feel like a proud parent.
There will be many more posts leading up to Halloween night (though don’t expect any more movie reviews…damn Windows Movie Maker…), so keep your glow-in-the-dark eyeballs glued to DJC!