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Hell yeah, just put together the last track for my mashup album of the aforementioned title!
Go and read up on that shit now!
Also, here's an art for you.
2011-05-17 09:20:43 by Nillions
Little something that I've been working on in college, hope you've got a box of Kleenex handy. ;3
Hello one and all, wanted to sum up my version of the Manchester meet before my crap short term memory successfully deletes itself.
Caught up with Kieran in front of the WHSmith in Buchanan Bus Station where we shared an emotional embrace, was also nearly lynched for walking out with an unpaid for GamesMaster magazine. We then boarded the bus and traveled down to Manchester, where I got a good laugh at Kieran's silly Amazon Kindle, an electronic book reader and handheld Minesweeper games console. The ride itself was a lot smoother than when I had to travel down to Manchester for Luis' birthday celebration in 2010 because of the good banter that Kieran and I usually share.
We arrived a few hours later down in brilliantly overcast Manchester where we rendezvoused with good friend and Glaswegian superstar Bezman who took us to the food court in the Arndale shopping centre. There was a very good turnout and I was met by a wide range of familiar faces like Tommy "Rockeroid" Robin, whom I shared a flat with for the Dublin meetup, Oliver "Oliver" Smith from London, where we performed a stomping performance of Electric 6 anthem "Gay Bar", and Michael "Ragnarokia" Warburton who I know best as the man who played as my shadow for 3 days at the Epic Summer Glasgow Meetup of 2010. D'awww.
New faces there were Edinburgian (?) Dean, the man that Martin Money Lewis goes to when he needs to boost his credit rating and JAWDINE, who was a very pleasant fellow to meet and who wore a cool hat. Hooray!
To kick the evening off we travelled to the skyscraping "Premier Inn Of Doom" hotel where we played Jungle Speed with demi-god Bezman and Oliver, Keith "KaynSlamdyke" Evans, Michael, James "JPie" Prankard, and Ben "Wonchop" Smallman. It was here that Oliver mysteriously suffered from the preliminary effects of tachycardia at the beginning of his third game, beating resident champion Bezman twice in a row. He was able to complete his game after giving himself immediate medical treatment with his spy kit, investigations on the incident are still pending.
The Orchid Lounge kareoke bar was our next destination, and kareoke is always fun at the Newgrounds meets. Pretty much everyone gave it a bash, even Michael did a rendition of "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred, and I was told that I was bloody awesome at performing Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World". Who'd have thought it, eh? It was great fun, Wonchop and Bez stormed the dancefloor and we all hugged each other when Luis and Jawdyn performed "Space Oddity" by "David Bowie". A night to remember. Video!
For dinner, me and Oliver gave into our gluttonous sides and we each ordered a Super Sized XL Bacon Double Cheeseburger Meal...with extra cheese and bacon. Mmm, fattening!
Prior to the meet I met this girl called Miranda on Omegle, and we've been talking for a few months or so. By chance, we were talking one day and she told me that she was going to be in Manchester while I was visiting, and thought it a good idea to ask her along so she could cruise with us for the day. Fortunately, there are still good/brave people out there that believe that you can meet someone from the internet and not be molested (Warning: Luis is to be approached at your own peril), and she came along to the Arndale shopping centre as we waited for English poopy gentleman liljim's phantom minibus. I can remember my throat being really hoarse that day, most likely from the energy spent on my powerful performance the night before. I couldn't even neigh, so there were no jokes to be made there. Anyway, Miranda took to her new surroundings like a duck to water, or a moose to a forest, and got on really well with all of the people there. ONE OF US, ONE OF US.
Never got to go snowboarding though, which was a shame. Turns out all of us had to book weeks in advance, nearly all of us did! What few remained gave the Luge a try, which reportedly was disappointing. Still, it gave me more time to shoot the shit with other Newgrounds users, as well as newcomer Miranda. Once again, I dined on a burger the size of my head with onion rings.
That evening we went to an awesome LAN centre/bar hybrid called the Kyoto Lounge. For a fiver each we got to play as many Steam games/console stuff as we liked. I was really impressed, we've got a Gamerbase up at Glasgow but not one with a bar. If there was one up at Glasgow then I'd be up every weekend, it was all very good fun.
Sunday has normally been the detox day of the Newgrounds meetup formula, with some kind of peaceful activity planned like a bit of sightseeing or some football, or planting a tree. With Luis out of action though, it was up to us to draft our own action plan. One quick shower later, I was down at the Arndale shopping centre to meet Bezman, Kieran, Michael, Jawdyn and Dean and off we went to terrorise the resident shoppers in HMV like the campest squad of boss characters you've ever seen. Think the Indigo Wolves, like in Ghost Squad. Then it was time to go to the Printworks for one final drink (so it ended up to be more of a retox day) and grab some KFC.
It was a tearful goodbye, as I proceeded to sob into the jacket of each Newgrounds user in turn. Apart from Michael, I was scared that he'd try to kiss me, so I settled for a casual fist bump instead. It was then that me, Kieran and Bezman departed Manchester in a blur of light, ready to return to our home planet of Scotland.
Every Newgrounds meet I have been to has been nothing short of magical, and the banter comes thick, fast and funny. It could be argued because they're so infrequent and that there's going to be more to talk about, but who cares? Weekend getaways a couple of months apart, away either around the UK or Europe just seems like such a better idea than a week off in Spain. They're not too costly, and you always return from them with a warm, satisfied feeling that sticks around for a few weeks afterwards.
You know what you have to do now. Get your plans sorted for the London Meet in August. Not me though, I'll probably find a kind enough stranger with a big 'ole van to take me down there on the day of the meet. Sorted. B)
Grant "Black-Ops" Wightman
First person to decipher what that means is the winner.
*claps hands to initiate competition* GO!
So you've been on Newgrounds for your 6th consecutive hour (like I have).
A) A "oh-my-life-is-a-slideshow-of-misery" kind of loser?
B) A TRAVIS TOUCHDOWN KIND OF LOSER?
Because there is a difference.
I love you motherfuckers <3
And if I don't have a new proper news post by Monday then something bad will happen to your dad.
EDIT: Rummy0 wins the award of Black Ops' Official Favourite Spammer. <3
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!
Lots of love,
- Grant Wightman
I´ve been in Fuerteventura for a few hours now. Looking around, I´m quite disappointed at the lack of things to do at night. I have managed to find a place where I can do this blog post. Trouble is, it´s in the middle of the street and I have to stand to type at it. :(
When we arrived at the hotel, it started to rain. We had to stay in for a couple of hours before the rain stopped. Not the best start, but I´m optimistic that things will get better as time goes on.
Oops, time is almost up. Better go. D:
We´ve done some more ´reconnaissance´ today´, and we managed to find a decent Internet Cafe.
Went to a decent Chinese buffet for tea. They have these massive chicken wings which are like the chicken balls in batter, but they´re much larger. At the end, we got a free random souvenir. I picked a red band that said "LIVE STRONG", which would have been fucking amazing back in 2006. Afterwards, my Dad got a shot of some drink or other. The glass is shaped in a way that allows you to see an image at the bottom (it was a topless woman playing with herself, I believe), but disappears when you drink it. Is nice.
Went to the beach today, and wrote childish insults in the sand. Most of them said "Stuart´s Gay", but among them were insults of "Stuart smells of piss", "Stuart stinks of poo", and so on. Others had written similar comments, such as "Andrew Is Gay" with a smiley face beside it, then underneath that was "NOT", then underneath that was "YES", and to the side I had written a comment saying "I agree, Andrew Is Gay :)". It was like a BBS on the beach! Except that one is better than the one on Newgrounds. =P
What? I was only joking. =O
Then we got some pizza with some horrible sausage shit. The ham was quite nice, however. And then I went on MSN for about an hour.
We didn´t do much today. Everyone sort of did their own thing. I took the opportunity to go to the Internet Cafe, but got lost for 40 minutes trying to find the place. >.<
Afterwards, I got an ice cream sandwich thingy.
We went to that Chinese buffet again yesterday. It´s really good value for money. I ate loads more chicken balls in batter, and those chicken wings, and then I had some strawberry ice cream for dessert. We got a pair of cheap black sunglasses as our gift this time around, and I got a 'looky looky' glass! GET IN THERE. :D
Another lazy day, we stayed in the hotel for most of the time. The hotel I´m at has three swimming pools, one of them heated, so me and some other kids played water polo. I looked kind of out of place; the oldest one there minus the brother was around 11 years old, but it looked like fun anyway, so I did participate.
Our team lost 2 games and won 1 game. We got owned by some kids. D:
Then I went swimming and went sunbathing while playing Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (U.S fans will know this as Advance Wars: Days Of Ruin). Doing pretty well on it. I'm in the Bomber Squadron and have reached the rank of Captain, according to my Dad who knows most of the army ranks and how they are represented. Then we went to a restaurant named 'Sweet Burger'. It reminds me of something I read in a tour guide of Japan about a fast food chain that do make 'sweet burgers', where things like ketchup and cucumber are replaced with strawberry sauce and kiwi fruit. Unfortunately, the restaurant that I had went to lacked that facility. So I had a double cheesburger an some chips. Twasn´t too good. :(
Once again, I find myself at the Internet Cafe. It's got pretty good rates, and I can phone everyone at home as well. Not much activity on MSN. Perhaps I should take this oppportunity to add my MSN address.
WARNING: You must be at least 15 or over to enter. (under some exceptions, I will allow people under this age to add me)
Bring decent banter with you. =O
Nothing much happened today. That's it.
Final day. Had to get the usually souvenirs and stuff before we leave tomorrow. We were going to have a game of mini golf, but the place was shut. :(
We went to a really nice steak house. I had a mixed grill, and the meat there was delicious. You got a mixture of pork and lamb chops, and some steak. It was served piping hot, and was brimming with juices. Mmm, delightful. B)
Thinking back on the whole thing, I did enjoy myself. I did not have a holiday for years until now, so this was a welcome break from the usual routine in Scotland. I'm not looking forward in going back, where I will only have 3 or 4 days until I go back to school. Even worse, they gave us a shit load to do for when we do get back. It'll be nice to see friends and family and such, but still...
I think we're going on the trampolines tonight, and then we need to have an early night in so we can leave for the plane tomorrow.
WE'RE GOING HOME BLACK-OPS.
On the 13th of February, I shall be embarking on a plane and going to Fuerteventura. I haven't been abroad for ages, so I'm really looking forward to it. I've been there twice before, and I have fond memories of it, so it should be interesting to see what's changed.
Anyway, developments have been taking place where I live. Going to move to a new school soon, a welcome change to the shitbomb that I currently go to. Unfortunately, I won't be able to fuck up the place before I leave, because that's the day that I'm leaving for my holiday. Everyone will be contributing their works of art as I'm on the plane, so, pretty disappointed about that. :(
I'll get the links fixed soon, I've been too lazy recently. :o
In other news, Scotland is freezing at the moment. You'd better wrap up and look cool while doing so. See below for an example on how to do this. B)