Archive for September, 2015

The Ending of The Phantom Pain

Posted in Whatever with tags , on 09/23/2015 by Taylor

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Warning! Spoilers ahead!

I’m trying to quit. I really am. This may be the last post directly related to The Phantom Pain for a while but I’ve got too many thoughts on this game to not go on and on about it here. Especially with that ending. Love it or hate it, can you blame me for my mind working at full capacity to make sense of it all?

Here are some thoughts about some things. Continue reading

How Human is Too Human?

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 09/22/2015 by Taylor

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After a conversation with Bryce Waller, also known as Blonde Ambition or the Senator, we got to thinking about how far human traits should be lent to characters who are otherwise idols and heroes to us.

Do flaws make the character? Or is it the lack of flaws that make us what to aspire to be more like them? With certain fans preferring to have an untouchable legend as their icon, others tend to gravitate more toward the flawed and corporeal aspect. So how human should these characters be? Is there a character rooted similarly to all their fans?

Read more to find out secrets to the universe! Continue reading

Big Boss and the Long Road to Villainy

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , on 09/18/2015 by Taylor

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Spoilers! If you haven’t beaten Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, don’t read this post!

Originally, I was just going to dissect the ending of TPP, but the more I thought about it, the more I think it could become a different post altogether. What’s just as interesting in my mind and what’s got a lot of fans buzzing about the final (?) Metal Gear game is that, by the end of this game, we don’t get that oh-so-satisfying conclusion that lets us breathe a sigh of relief that says, “Okay, NOW he’s a bad guy.”

But as I sit here listening to this amazing soundtrack, I can tell you that this ending should have been a Big Boss Bad Guy slap to your face. But in a much more subtle sense than how any of us thought it would happen. Continue reading

“No big deal… I’m coming back now… OVER”

Posted in Whatever with tags , on 09/01/2015 by Taylor

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Revival!

Bit of an obscure quote with the title there, but it’ll do. I had to go a slightly different route than the “Kept you waiting, huh?” line even if it is more fitting. These are Solid Snake’s words after beating Metal Gear 2.

I haven’t been posting for a month and within that time I’ve gotten hyped up for the newest (and last…?) Metal Gear Solid. So of course, I’ve written about it too. Below this post is all the stuff I’ve been working on in the time I haven’t posted and directly below are all the Metal Gear-related MBTI stuff I’ve written and then a couple non-MBTI posts as well.

Going to play MGS V The Phantom Pain which I was literally just handed at midnight (Thanks, Bryce!) okay bye now-

Solid Snake- ISTP

The Boss- INFJ

Ocelot- ENTP

Raiden- ISFP

Liquid Snake- ESTP

Solidus Snake- ENTJ

Fortune- INFJ

Otacon/Fatman- INTP

Colonel Volgin- ENTJ

Vamp- ISTP

The Art of Yoji Shinkawa– Exactly what it sounds like. The ink and water color behind the Metal Gear Series.

Clone Cataclysm: Big Boss’ Descent, Snake’s Asecent– This post deals with the main ideological differences of our two main Metal Gear protagonists.

Big Boss and the Long Road to Villainy- A look at what actually makes the former anti-hero an actual villain.

The Metal Gear/Captain America Connection– Strange similarities between Metal Gear Solid and Captain America: The Winter Solider movie.

The Greatest Secret Agents Known to Fiction Surprise, Snake is on this list.

5 Properties that Should NEVER be Movies– A post taking it back to a time when my cropping skills weren’t so…on point.

The Phantom Pain Ending– My initial thoughts on the ending to the (last) MGS installment.

Clone Cataclysm: Big Boss’ Descent, Snake’s Ascent

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 09/01/2015 by Taylor

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It’s not often characters are faced with the problem of fighting off their own clone. There are a few characters here and there but it’s even less of a cliche that a major character’s clone/”son” is fighting them on behalf of the original’s own values. There’s a pretty famous scenario that somewhat resembles it but not done in such a modern fashion as it is in the Metal Gear series.

Big Boss and Solid Snake’s relationship may be one of the most complex in entertainment, let alone fiction. And it’s deep enough that to just call it entertainment almost feels like an understatement. There are many great rivalries, but few can compare to the level of simultaneous disdain and attachment opposing characters have for each other. Continue reading

MBTI: Ocelot- ENTP

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 09/01/2015 by Taylor

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“The world today has become too soft. We’re living in an age where true feelings are suppressed. So we’re going to shake things up a bit.”

You’ve got tricksters, and then you’ve got magnificent bastards. If [Revolver] Ocelot isn’t the latter, then I haven’t been playing Metal Gear Solid and where am I mother, just take me home, I’m crazy and smell fresh bread. I hear it’s amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-Kiri Rock.

I need scissors! 61! Continue reading

MBTI: Liquid Snake- ESTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 09/01/2015 by Taylor

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You think you know Liquid? You don’t know SNAKE!

Considering he’s only been in one game so far (His body anyway, up until Phantom Pain), Liquid, whose real name remains unknown, has left an impression. A renegade clone of the greatest soldier to ever live, Liquid was determined to get the remains of his “father” back…or blow everyone up using the world’s more ridiculous and potent weapon.

That’s not much of a plan but it still demands to be recognized and taken seriously. Yeah, this sounds like ESTP. Continue reading