Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Top 10 Megaman Robot-Master Themes

This list is in no particular order and was NOT stolen from another individual. Copyright Infringement will not be tolerated and all property goes to Steven Chung....AH SCREW IT! I don't what you want. :) 

- Blog #20: I'm in the midst of my February vacation break and I'm lost in boredom-ville. To ease my mind in a way that makes me happy, I've decided to write another music blog. Video-game music has always been a guilty-pleasure of mine. The Megaman original soundtracks (OST) are no exception to the rule. For this blog, I'm going retro. I'm only going to be focusing on Megaman game's 1-10. If you've never played a Megaman game before, I'll give you an outline of what this blog pertains to. You usually start a Megaman game off with an intro (usually) explaining what the crisis is that Megaman must deal with. Most (if not, all) of the trouble comes from Megaman's arch-enemy, Dr. Wily. After that, you're given the option to fight one of Dr.Wily's robot-masters. You'll have the option to pick from 8 robot-masters, except for the first Megaman game where you pick from 6. After picking and defeating one, you keep the cycle going until you've defeated them all. Then, you reach some evil castle, go through it, and defeat Dr. Wily. The main focus here is on the robot-masters. Each one has their own stage music, thus making this their own individual theme. Which ones do I favor? Let the cure of boredom flourish! 
1. Chillman (Megaman 10) - Megaman returning to 8-bit, after a few years of other Megaman franchises, should have been a big green light for Megaman fans. After seeing how Megaman 9 turned out to be a little less exciting and a little more disappointing, I was worried about Megaman 10. My fears went away as soon as I started playing. The themes in this game stand out a lot more than Megaman 9 robot-master themes. There was a lot of great music in this game, but one of the stages stood out. The stage of the ice-robot, Chillman. I love this icy theme! Ice seems to be one of those reoccurring robot-master traits, along with elements like fire and water. Previous ice-robots (Iceman, Freezeman, Frostman, Coldman) had themes that didn't really fit my interpretation of "cold, icy emotions." Ice-robot masters should have that chilling cold theme that almost sounds too dark and depressing. That's how I like it. Coldman came at a close second, although not even being a member of Megaman's 1-10. He was only denied a "Top 10" spot because of that and that the beat of his stage music was a bit too "fun" funky for me. Chillman's theme comes out more...chill. When you hear this theme, walking along a night sky, you feel a little cooler on the inside. I'm including two other remixes that I loved of Chillman's theme. Enjoy being chill!


2. Flashman (Megaman 2) - Electric robots should have anything BUT dark and chilly music. For a design like Flashman's, you'd expect something bright and catchy for music. Flashman's theme delivered exactly what was anticipated. While traveling through Flashman's stage, you almost get the sense that the flashing floor/ceiling lights are flickering to the beat of the tune. Capcom producers also did a good job of re-designing Flashman and his stage music composition for the Battle Network series. It's just too bad that Flashman's weapon doesn't do much, except freeze time and disable your weapon for a short span. Flashman's theme is one of the only robot-master themes I've seen remixed into a hacked Guitar Hero program...weird.

3. Cutman (Megaman 1) - Cutman may very well be the first robot-master you ever face, seeing as how he is weakest to Megaman's mega-buster attack. That is, he would be the first, if you actually knew the weaknesses of each robot-master here afterward. Anyways, Cutman's design is simple and yet it seems to hold some significant purpose for Megaman games. Another weird thing about Cutman is that he is a robot-master that appears the most in other Megaman games. He appeared in Megaman 8 (Sega Version), Megaman: The Power Battle, Megaman 2: The Power Fighters, and he even made a showing in Megaman X8 as a hidden boss. Of course, he also appeared in Megaman: Battle Network 2 with a very similar design as his counterpart (the only difference being the "C" on his chest). He's KUNG-FU CUTMAN! YAHHH!

4. Waveman (Megaman 5) - Waveman's stage was very unique compared to the other stages. Unlike the other stages of Megaman 5, Waveman included some bubble puzzles and a water-cycling addition to his level. I don't know whether it's the stage I liked more or the music. There was just a nice ebb and flow to this piece. It wasn't too complex, it wasn't that simple, and it just felt like a wave in motion. It was one of the more memorable themes from Megaman 5, to me. Waveman was never redesigned for the Megaman: Battle Network games. However, some YouTube user created his own Megaman sprite series, where Waveman WAS redesigned and was the main antagonist in the story's plot. This would only be discovered if you're a video-game nerd like me, though...

5. Topman (Megaman 3) - I'm not sure why Capcom decided to make Topman a geezer in the Battle Network series, but I digress. Topman's theme and abilities put a nice little "spin" on things (Ha-ha-haaaaaa). The ironic thing about Topman's weapon is that you may absolutely need it for the final battle. A weapon that doesn't shot crazy just makes you spin at a small range? Who would have thought? I guess it makes sense, seeing as how Gamma's head doesn't move at all in the final battle. This stage is full of spins, twists, and tops. A less than normal boss for a less than normal musical number. A robot-master on roller skates....HA!

6. Knightman (Megaman 6) - Megaman 6 had a very strange setup. For one thing, the minute you start a robot master's stage, you see a screen that shows the stats of the robot-master before you begin. Just a trivial fact. Moving on. As one might figure, Knightman's stage takes place in a castle. The first 6 seconds of this piece reminds me of entering a castle via a drawbridge. There's something very royal and valiant about this theme. You really just have to listen to it to understand what I'm getting at. Now, Knightman is strongly defensed, but he's surprisingly easy to defeat in battle. He's harder in Battle Network than he is in the classic series of Megaman. Knightman is a pretty basic design of a knight who wields a ball and chain with a shield. Nothing too fancy, but it's a pretty cool stage. The music makes the environment all the more heroic.

7. Tornadoman (Megaman 9) - While I said in #1 that I didn't think Megaman 9 held any importance to the creation of Megaman 10, that meant by no means that Megaman 9 couldn't have been a possible establishment for modern-day "Classic Megaman." In fact, it was the internet promo for Megaman 9 that got Megaman fans hyped up for the retro-days again. It was Tornadoman's theme that played in the background. It was the concept of Tornadoman's stage, in the promo, that brought fans attention to the Wii market. Some say that Tornadoman's design is a ripoff of Gyroman, but I think not. The only similarities I see between the two are the usages of cross-blades and that they're both green. Other than that, you can't really call it a ripoff situation. That's like saying the wind element was ripped off of Windman, but they're nothing alike. Tornadoman's music is screwy and certainly makes you feel...up. That's how I sum it up. You're on the clouds with tornadoes in the air. It certainly makes me think of weather all of a sudden.

8. Astroman (Megaman 8) - How very fitting for a spacial dimensioned stage! Moving away from the 8-bit Megaman for a second, Astroman is the weirdest designed robot-master and is probably Dr. Wily's wimpiest creation of Megaman 8. He's a wimp, but that doesn't make him an easy target. He's hard in Megaman 8, but you should see how difficult he is in the game, Megaman and Bass. This stage is very tricky to maneuver yourself around and that's why the music is so fitting, and so awesome. It's a galactic groove that suits the different dimension. I was going to put Tenguman's theme on here instead, but I thought that his theme song was a tad too weak for his overall look. Astroman's theme fit more...and that's all there is to that.

9. Pharaohman (Megaman 4) - I don't really have much to say about this one. It's one of the better themes in Megaman 4, which only beats out Ringman in competition. It's pure epic and one of the most recognizable Megaman themes of all. Capcom did a great job of redesigning Pharaohman, for the Battle Network series, and making his stage music in Megaman: Network Transmission an awesome theme. It's very Egyptian.

10. Junkman (Megaman 7) - It's surprising to me that this robot-master makes the list. Megaman's 4 and 7 soundtracks don't stick out to me as much as the other Megaman games. Junkman's made out of...junk. His stage is made out of...junk. His stage music is...magnificent for such a disposable stage and not junk. Very odd. The irony fascinated me and it's the main reason why Junkman wins a spot on my list. The design for his Megaman EXE debuting was a strange transition indeed. It was a total change from a human-like android to something that was completely composed of trash. With that said and done, Junkman completes my 20th blog!


- Done. (Keep on reading!)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Top 10 Best Pokémon Ever

This list is in no particular order and was NOT stolen from another individual. Copyright Infringement will not be tolerated and all property goes to Steven Chung....AH SCREW IT! I don't what you want. :) 

- Blog #19: Pokémon. This representation of Japanese anime has been an incredible asset to Nintendo's video-gaming industry. Since its release in America, Pokémon has been dubbed second in command for best-sellers (second only to the Super Mario series). One of the biggest mysteries of the gaming universe, which vexes us all, is how many Pokémon really exist. Every few months or so, a couple hundred more species introduce themselves within every new series. Which ones do I think are the best ones? As of 2011 (excluding the upcoming Pokémon from the Black and White series), see if any of your favorites are on this list!

1. Mewtwo - Remember when having a legendary Pokémon appear on a show (or movie) was a really big deal? Nowadays, legendary Pokémon don't seem to hold a candle to the most epic one of all. For them, it's about being rare and holding a specific role for Earth itself. For this one, it's all about being a legend. It was never about Mew. It was all about Mewtwo. Mewtwo is the only Pokémon that made more than one major appearance in Pokémon movies, as he played a lead role in Mewtwo Strikes Back and Mewtwo Returns. He is also a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee, which is a big deal considering how so many other rare and powerful Pokémon could have used at the time. I have friends who could tell you how awesome I am with Mewtwo in Melee! It's just too bad that he got replaced with Lucario in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I STILL don't think that was a good idea. In Pokémon-gaming terms, Mewtwo is one of the strongest psychic-type Pokémon in the entire series. Pokémon Gold/Silver had to include dark-type Pokémon just to counteract psychic-types like Mewtwo. Mewtwo will always be the most classic legend in Pokémon history (with a bad-ass voice).


 2. Dragonite - This Pokémon comes wicked close to legendary status. Oh, if only it wasn't an evolutionary Pokémon. Dragonite is one of the hardest Pokémon to level up and this is mainly because you need to catch a Dratini (which is hard enough to find), evolve it into a Dragonair (one the most elegant Pokémon of all), and then train it to level 55 to have it evolve once more. Dragonite has a very similar evolution process to that of Tyranitar and Garchomp. The game-breaker here is that Dragonite is only weak against Pokémon of the same dragon-type, ice-type, and some other rock-type moves. Being a rock/dark-type Pokémon, Tyranitar is weak against fighting moves, ground moves, bug moves (?), steel moves, water moves, and grass moves. The only reason why Garchomp doesn't make this list over Dragonite either is that it's so flipping hard to find Gible (the first form of Garchomp). Generation I of Pokémon had some of the best qualities ever, as now two Pokémon from Generation I are featured on this list.

 3. Blissey - You wouldn't think it, but Blissey has got some major power. It's one of the strongest defensed Pokémon ever and it's mainly because of its large amount of HP (hit-points). If you own one, then you've probably trained it all the way to level 100. Then, you can see that this pink ball of fluff can gain over 700 HP. This, in Pokémon terms, is a lot! Even when faced against Pokémon that are theoretically "stronger", it may take a few hits to knock Blissey out. One of the redeeming qualities of Blissey is its amazing ability to heal itself. When you've got a Pokémon who can heal with THIS much HP, you're in for a long battle. Blissey can defeat you. Although you're trying your absolute best to beat it, without having Blissey use its heal w/attack combo, you many not be able to. Snorlax has similar statistics to Blissey, but pales in comparison because it lacks the ability to heal without falling asleep...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...HUH? WHAT!?

4. Arceus - Honestly, I had to look up information on this Pokémon to know more about it. Supposedly being the "God of All Pokémon", Arceus is the first sign of showing where the species of Pokémon derived from. Not many people own an Arceus because the only way you could get one was by owning an Azure Flute. These were distributed at some Pokémon event. It's possible these can be obtained by cheating, too. One of Arceus' best features is the ability to become any type of Pokémon it wants to be. But, you can only do this by holding one of 16 plates. To only be majorly affected by ghost or dark-type Pokémon moves is a pretty strong sign that defeating (or capturing) Arceus is no easy task. Plus, Arceus has the ability to learn so many attacks if you have the proper TM (technical machine). It can learn every single HM (hidden machine) move. I even looked up a clip of Arceus from its debut Pokémon movie. I was a little more than disappointed by the voice actor, but nonetheless. A God of Pokémon...we could be seeing a near-end to the Pokémon series...

5. Porygon - There has never been a more controversial and underrated Pokémon than this virtual masterpiece. An episode of Pokémon, that starred Porygon, gave seizures to nearly 700 children in Japan due to a flashing strobe effect. This was, however, Pikachu's fault. Since then, Porygon and the evolutionary formations of it have not played any major role in the Pokémon anime. Porygon is a virtual creation by a company called Silph Co. It can only be obtained by winning it at Celadon City's Rocket Game Corner. That, or you can find it in Sinnoh's Trophy Garden. Porygon and the other forms have been featured in all three Smash Bros. games as extra characters. There may not be much to this Pokémon, but I think it's highly overlooked. Porygon deserves a spot at fame and glory in the Pokémon universe. Hooray for virtual reality! You created one hell of a cool-looking duck!

6. Ditto - Yet again, another Pokémon from Generation I. I think this is the forth one on the list. Having the same styled face as that Nickelodeon-faced thing, Ditto can use the move "Transform" and transform, literally, into any Pokémon it is facing. That's awesome! You won't necessarily be at any advantage against your opponent, but neither will your opponent have any advantage over you. True equality! Once Ditto transforms, it automatically gains all attacks that the copied Pokémon had and becomes whatever type that Pokémon is. However, unless called back, Ditto can only use this move once per battle. That's really it. Not much else to say about this purple glob of fun. It should be featured more in the anime.

7. Milotic - Moving on to a new generation, Milotic is one of the most elegant water-type Pokémon of all. Not many people own this sea-serpent and it's partially due to the fact that its previous form (Feebas) is extremely rare and hard to find. Statistically, the only thing that makes Milotic weaker to Gyarados is its attack power. However, that means nothing when you have a good combination of speed, defense, and the amount of power Milotic has. Also, Feebas was originally stronger to that of Gyarados' previous form of Magikarp. However, it took some time for me to decide between Gyarados and Milotic. Milotic ended up winning because of it's pure statistical advantages and its beauty. Sorry, Gyarados lovers.

8. Charizard - It's an ongoing debate over which starter Pokémon is the best in the entire series. Everyone's going to have their own side of the argument. Some will argue that the water-types are the best, some will even say that their grass-types are the best, but there's a reason why this fire-type Pokémon's fully-evolved form wins a spot on my list. With this entrant, my list has now been half-filled with Pokémon from Generation I! Charizard gets the glory because it owns a genetic quality that none of the other starter Pokémon can have or achieve. Charizard...can fly! Why surf places or dig to some random location, when you can just fly over everything!? When Charmander was captured (or rather joined) by Ash, it was the only Generation I starter on the team to evolve and evolve fully. In fact, out of Ash's entire roster of Pokémon, Charizard is considered to be one of the best and strongest in the whole team. Now, why would Nintendo chose to make Charizard a popular mascot for Pokémon? In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard is a playable character alongside Ivysaur and Squirtle. Why fully evolve Charizard and not the other two? Hmmm...another weird thing about Charizard. Why does he have the same cry as Rhyhorn? It's amazing how one Pokémon can produce this much thought.

9. Rayquaza - To me, this is one of the only other legendary Pokémon that catches my attention. Of all flying-type Pokémon, Rayquaza appears to be the one that has the highest attack power. To be able to calm the storms of both Groudon and Kyogre, Rayquaza must have quite the role in the "Weather Trio." It is the only Pokémon that plays as a boss character in the Super Smash Bros. series. Rayquaza, often, is a Pokémon used in a final battle. It also played an essential role in the movie, Destiny Deoxys, as it further helped to tell the storyline history of Deoxys. That's...actually all I have to say on this one. It plays more of a powerful role to Pokémon than Lugia and Ho-Oh. Rayquaza also knocks out Giratina because Giratina is technically weaker. Yup. That's it. It's a dragon...enough said.

10. Pikachu - The reason we began to watch the show...the reason we wanted to play the games...the reason why Pokémon became the ultimate franchise that it is today! There was no way that this guy couldn't get a spot on this list! Pikachu is the most iconic Pokémon of all and it is the most often used mascot for Pokémon materials. The very first episode of Pokémon touched our hearts and it began a legacy for Nintendo's creation. Pikachu is seen in every single episode of Pokémon. That's dedication for you! Pikachu also, usually, has a short movie of his own before every Pokémon movie. With Pikachu added on here, this list just shows you how the first generation of Pokémon was (and always will be) the best season ever in Pokémon history! Pikachu is an alumni to the Super Smash Bros. world and has even starred in his own games, such as: Pokémon: Yellow, Hey You, Pikachu!, Pokémon Channel, and a new upcoming game called PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. When we think Pokémon, Pikachu is the one guy that should immediately jump to our thoughts. I chose you, Pikachu, to be the best Pokémon ever! You will always be a video-game hall-of-fame member!

- Done. (Pokémon FOREVER!)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Top 10 Reasons Why You Should or Shouldn't Leave facebook (Part 2)

This list is in no particular order and was NOT stolen from another individual. Copyright Infringement will not be tolerated and all property goes to Steven Chung....AH SCREW IT! I don't what you want. :) 

- Blog #18: Well, here we are. In my last blog, I wrote about the reasons why internet socialites should keep their facebook accounts. Now, it's time to break some hearts. Why should you "book it" from facebook? Excuse the pun. There's a lot of reasons. Which ones do I find more crucial? This is Part 2 of my "Opposites Attract" list for facebook decisions. Here we go...

Leave facebook!

1. Your Privacy May Be at Risk - This reason goes for any social-networking site or anything that's internet-related. It's true what people say. If you put something up on the internet, it will stay there. You have the ability to hide something that you put on your facebook, but that doesn't mean that someone didn't or won't see it. This is because, let's face it, stalkers/hackers do exist. So, here's a few things that you shouldn't do. A list inside a list: try not to write derogatory things on your statuses, don't cyber-bully, don't post pictures that reflect negatively on yourself (the work force is watching), don't post a status to bad-mouth your company (lest it lead you to your unemployment, because that very well could happens), don't post where you are, don't post where you might be going, and DON'T HACK! I read something a while ago that states that some of your personal information isn't safe to put up either, like your birthday or even where you live. It's apparently possible that hackers can access your information to steal your social security number and steal your identity. So, if you're like me and you have these things, be on guard. If any sign of a virus appears, delete your account.

2. "facebook drama" - One reason why people have already left facebook is because of all the unnecessary drama on the network. I don't even remember how many times I've talked about this in my past blogs. It's uncontrollable and it can't be stopped. People are going to find a way to complain about everything now. It's somewhat like what I'm doing right now. Relationships, school, life, politics, a simple photo or status that someone posted, the ridiculous sh!t that people come up with like..."this gurl is a b!tch!!", "WHY DIDN'T (name insert) SAY HI TO ME!? :'(", "where's the love, yo!?", "FML!", "IMMA TEAR HIM UP!", "Best friends for life! <3", "texttttt meeee", "omg...i love justin bieber and the jonas brothers.", "Dear (so-and-so)....(long paragraph on how I love you)", "You are wrong. Obama didn't enforce anything. We had no clue about the Egyptian president stepping down", "JERSEY SHORE, B!TCH!!!".....ARGHHHHHHHHH! It's enough to give anyone a headache! Don't get me wrong. I write dramatic statuses sometimes too, but at least I have that genuine mix on things that actually have meaning. No offense to a few of you facebook people, but some of you overreact way too much. You know how people start facebook fights and you reached the point where somebody says, "Why don't you just say that to my face!?" Well, I admit it's much easier to say things online. It comes naturally to some. The best thing to do is to just ignore that person or group. The only person you should look out for is yourself. Don't concern yourself too much with others in the outside world. The people that matter to you are the ones that raised you. Your family and yourself. That's it.

3. The Network Malfunctions - There are some days where facebook doesn't even work properly at all. First of all, the chat feature has much to be desired. I hardly even touch the "Chat" icon. It's only to ask someone an important question or I just feel like saying hi to someone I haven't seen or talked to in a while. The problem resides with the fact that it doesn't always work. Plain and simple. Online-Offline-Online-Offline...suicide just waiting to happen. Other problems with facebook include the constant apps. that NEVER work. These apps. hardly ever work. I'd say that 99.9% of these things are not even close to accurate at all. The fact that people don't realize that this is false advertising is sad. The fact that you may have attempted to try an app. is sad. You're being set up to a scam. Then, there are other problems where you can't view certain things or download certain things. Photos, videos, etc. I don't think it helps anybody that facebook constantly changes its layout and confuses the hell out of everyone. Some days, there is even a delay in the time scheduling on the "News Feed." So, you're not getting all the good, new stuff! Darn.....if any of the above information bothers you to an extent of blowing your brains out, then you should probably leave for your own benefit.

4. It Gets Monotonous - It all comes right down to the question, "Why am I still online, even though nothing is going on?" We're on because we enjoy the thrill of seeing a red bubbled "1 (or another number)" on the top of our screen. We want to know what everyone is doing, every second of the day. You know how people sometimes say that nobody cares about what you're doing on facebook? That's a lie. We all want to know you're doing. Let's not repress it. You're only being a hypocrite, if you claim you don't do something that somebody else does and you do it anyway for yourself. In actuality, there's hardly anything to do on facebook. There may be a few games and other app. things that may be worthwhile to do, but besides the idea of socialism...what else is there? This website is here to cause distractions for anyone willing to get away from the outside world.

5. Go Outside and Enjoy Life! - Be merry! Go be in the fresh air that God brings! You should go outside and jump rope or hop on scotch! You're not getting too far in life, if ALL you're doing is having your face put in front of the computer screen. This is the main reason why I want to get rid of my facebook. I'm on it all the time and I'm not sure as to why I even bother. I don't see much of a point to using facebook anymore and I want to leave as soon as I find a way to keep all of my photos/videos. Besides, I'm one of those people who actually wants to go someplace in life. Be successful and all that junk. Unfortunately, facebook does not really help the situation. I'd rather be doing something else with my future, and yet I can't get off this damn site! It's just not the same as "Blogger", where I'm practicing my critiquing and literacy skills. I'm thinking my page might be gone when I'm in college or when I'm leaving college. Oh cause so much dismay and pleasure at the same time.                   

- Done.                    

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Top 10 Reasons Why You Should or Shouldn't Leave facebook (Part 1)

This list is in no particular order and was NOT stolen from another individual. Copyright Infringement will not be tolerated and all property goes to Steven Chung....AH SCREW IT! I don't what you want. :) 

- Blog #17: IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER "Opposites Attract" TOP 10 LIST! What a list it is! It's been a question on my mind as to whether or not I should delete my facebook account. There are quite a few reasons as to why I would want to be rid of this social monstrosity, but there are major delaying factors that come into play. Just a quick re-cap on how my "Opposites Attract" lists work: Instead of my usual compilation of 10 picks-per-topic, I'll be composing a pair of blogs where each part will consist of one different side of the story to another. Basically, one part of the blog will have one side of five entries and the other blog will have the "Opposite." Get it? Got it? Splendid. Let's start off with the pieces of reflection that show off good-looking reasons to keep facebook.

Keep facebook!

1. You Can Stay in Touch - Chances are likely that this is the main reason why no one wants to leave facebook permanently. What other reason could top this? Well...not that many. Social-networking has been taking over the communication product line and has attracted those who are young and those who are old. Soon, telephones and letters won't exist anymore because email and instant-messaging will be there to take its rightful place. So, go with the flow. It's been argued that facebook is "destroying" our lives, but is it really? I'm on facebook a lot, but I don't see anything different with how I act outside of the computer screen. This website is called a "social network" for a reason. Be social. Talk with people. Keep up with friends and family because this site can't make things any easier for you. That is, when you get right down to it. If you're friends with somebody, you can contact them anytime (unless one of you have strict privacy settings...I'll get to that a bit later). However, it's best that this little convenience is not abused to a point where you're over-controlling.

2. "Where else will you go?" - (Another "I don't care what anyone else says" moment coming up!) I've visited some other social networking sites, just for kicks. There are two other sites that try to rival that of the leading facebook franchise. "twitter" and "tumblr", which both sound like the "Jack and Jill" of internet extravaganzas (which could possibly symbolize facebook as the giant "hill" of the company competition). I just want to point out that Myspace just doesn't have anything to compete with. So, that site is out the window. Both of these places have their own unique quality that attracts the users. It's too bad that facebook came up with these ideas first. "twitter" is a basically a place where people post their everyday lives with a status update, like facebook (except facebook had that concept before them...FACT!). "tumblr" is really just a "blog" site that works similar to facebook, but lacks a lot of the real enjoyable uniqueness that facebook has. In fact, the only reason I've heard as to why people leave facebook to go to these sites is because they all want to leave behind the "dumb-ass" people. News-Flash! Not everyone on facebook is a nitwit! If I was in your shoes, I'd do one of the following: Delete that person (though I'd find that immature), suck it up and cope, block that person, or leave facebook and never join another social-networking site again. Are you so ignorant, selfish, and just plain stubborn enough to be disloyal? Whenever someone is being dumb, I just cope. It's not that hard. Once we accept each other for who we really are, we can be much happier. So, why on Earth would you want to delete everything you've done on facebook just to get away from others, whom you so-call "ruin" your life? Which leads me to............

3. You'll Lose Everything That's Been Downloaded (Memories) - Everything. Pictures, videos, posts, notes, and even friends (internet-wise). EVERYTHING! A LOT OF THOSE THINGS MAY NOT EVEN BE YOURS! So, by deleting your facebook, does that mean you have to hunt down everyone who sent you stuff? Then, you have to ask them to send you pictures or anything else sent, separately? HELL NO! I'm not doing that! What if you're like me and you have a ton of pictures and videos that were sent by other people? Some of those people may not even own that property anymore. So, why take the chance? I'm sure there's a way to solve this issue, but it's sure not doable by the easy way. You can't send everything to yourself via email, because the quality comes out really bad. The pictures would not even be enjoyable to look at anymore. If I can figure a way out of this predicament, I may leave facebook in an instant. This is the worst reason as to why I CAN'T leave facebook. Once everything is gone, you'll have to start over if you ever want to come back to facebook. For someone who has a lot of stuff, that would be a nightmare. 

4. You May Lose Some Privileges - This one is really minor, but it's a reason. See...I have this attraction to another site called "picnik." Like most other social sites, you have to register to go onto this website. To combat this, facebook allows you access to this site. This is so long as you own an account and you have some pictures already set on your page. Now, you get rid of facebook and you lose that privilege.'s a small loss, but it's a loss. You'll also lose the ability to promote your cause, which could be your band, your community activity, your novelty (blogs or other pieces of art), and/or many other events that you may have planned. This doesn't mean that you lose complete control over your promotion...just on facebook, which is an extremely large enough crowd as it is. By leaving facebook, you could be missing out on the chance to promote something worthwhile. The newspaper is being replaced by facebook. Everyone will read anything that has an essence of interest. So, if you want to attract a large audience, don't get rid of your facebook.

5. You Just....Can't (and shouldn't have to) - Addictions. Harmful, although you can't tell yourself that you notice such a behavioral side-effect. For some reason, having the ability to see everyone's junk and seeing everyone act as they are seems satisfactory to those who care about the people. You can't tell someone to stop doing what they enjoy to do. However, you can find ways to talk to or help another person with their life predicaments. We all want to know what everyone's doing. It's not really stalking, unless you abuse the system. It's everyone looking out for each other. It's what we chose to do with this information is what's important. To cause less drama, it's best not to over-react or over-exaggerate something that you've seen or read. Do you have the self-control needed? Of course, if that question could easily be answered with a "yes", then you wouldn't need a facebook now...would you? It's best to just use facebook for what it claims itself to be. Use it for communicating with friends, family, and newly acquainted acquaintances. Don't use it just to build on something that you can build upon yourself. Human qualities.

- So, you've read my reasons on why you should keep your facebook (and probably the reasons why I will continue to use facebook, myself), but what about the reasons that make you want to bounce away? Stay tuned for Part 2, when I talk about the reasons on why you should ditch your facebook account.

- Done (for now).