Friday, June 24, 2011

We left the front row some flowers

I would like to dive right into you. Take off your shoes for you, take off. Hold you by the waist and lead you to the sink. Wash your feet, watch me shimmer in my defeat. I would like for you to tell me about your day, tell me till I'm deaf, tell me I am deaf. This beer taste funny, did we do something to it? I am fascinated, so intrigue, by your mental well-being. Your fingers, your hair, can I please run mine through them. Do you like hair bands? Or paper clips? What would hold these papers down? I just can't seem to put my finger around it, but I'd love to call you, please pick up, please talk to me. You have gotten me so lost, please show me the door.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Team Xialan Weekly Roundup: June 2011

Team Xialan is back after celebrating Boss Vx's birthday and we have big plans.

first up, we're bringing in brand new gear, custom comboed by the Vice Capt. himself, a new t-shirt and badge for the remainder of activities in the year of 2011 that i guarantee will blow your mind. in fact, it has already set the printer's brain on fire who's unable to print it due to it's... dog zhong de dog-ness. but, we'll resolve it, rest assured.

we've also begun planning for Food Xialan Episode 5.5, and it is safe to assume that something's gonna be on fire there too. internet videos are just too much fun, so before we shoot Food Xialan Episode 5.5, we'll be preparing a very special Vlog, a social commentary of sorts, to serve as a filler, just like they do in Anime. the Ultra Director will be in her lab coat, hard at work, so watch for it.

commentary and events hosting don't seem so cool anymore, afterall, even you can steal it and do it yourself, but just for the fans of the ol' skool stuff, we'll still be live every Friday at Colosseum, Iluma, hanging out with our good friends from Rebel 2 (BlazBlue Dogs of Singapore) and MVC3 Singapore (Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Community Singapore), that is where you may find us.

Team Xialan is alive! not dead!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sodium Chloride

i tell you guys la...

i am very disappointed la. as the Vice Capt. of Everything, i am offended to see the everyday people walk this earth with my/our intellectual properties, styles and profiles without giving me/us a word of thanks or a decent shoutout la.

i tell you guys la...

when all this first began, who taught us what to do. could we walk into a bookstore and buy a guidebook to "guide" us through doing commentary? or running a bracket? or managing a tournament or event in general?

we started with nothing. we started with nothing but our blood, sweat and heart. we had no money. trial and error, failure after failure, till we finally arrive at this version of the package that was optimal, that was of the highest level. though heavily influenced by our peers in Japan or the US of A, we incorporated, injected ourselves into the project, brought it to life, and gave birth to something uniquely Singapore, that our friends could identify with and truly appreciate and support.

i tell you guys la...

where were all these people la. hiding behind blue screens, behind counters, behind a shitty ass job getting ass-wiped by their bosses every fucking day. all of a sudden now, you're a shoutcaster? you're a tournament organizer? you're a key personnel? it is one thing to idolize, it is another to steal.

without speaking on behalf of my commentary partner or my Ultra Director, i tell you guys la... everything i've told you, everything i've done, every joke i've made and every temper i've flared, were spurred from real life situations, scenarios, memories... the fragments of my life, that was precious to me, and maybe still are precious to me... i piece them all together and present it to you, my audience.

what you did, is take from me. what you did, it has no soul.

you are a sad imitation of the life i'm somewhat proud of.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Michael Tan

Name: Michael Tan

Player Handle: HandsomeBoy212

Hobbies/Goal(s) In Life:
to remain handsome.

Previous Fighting Game Played Competitively: Rumble Fish 2

Accolades: First Runner-up at Tanjong Rhu Gaming Festival for Striker 1942

Other Notable Traits:
very handsome. speak good English.

MVC3 First Team: M.O.D.O.K/Viewtiful Joe/Thor

Comments: hi guys. my name is Michael Tan aka HandsomeBoy212. you may add me on PSN at xxxxxx for some MVC3 or Puzzle Fighter games. i think MVC3 is very fun because it has alot of flowers and unicorns. i hope to make more friends by playing this game and masturbate over all your tiny display pictures at the right hand corner of your posts. kthxbbye.

Monday, June 6, 2011

And I would never live another day in regret, the decision to let dead dogs lie.

- Jenny Holzer

dear Jon,

while it takes a hand to come together with another, it takes the other to come again some other time. i had a run of good fortunes, and now i find them all dwindling. once we had a forest full of trees, once we had more than just trees, now it seems we're facing an ocean vast enough to claim the world in one gulp, with no sense of remorse or interference. take nothing away from the equation, a pie half eaten is still a pie half. grace is borrowed, as grace is returned. what we have here is this incredible failure to communicate, to express and to share, thoughts that are running through our minds like electricity, and somewhere along those faulty lines, the currents run loose and we've got the others in shock. who are we. who are we talking to. i am going against social norms, personal stereotypes, to break these walls down, but still i find, myself running into walls, walls that i had no idea existed, walls that people had placed infront of me, in the quiet of the night, or the still of the morning. what is truly beautiful, is life in perfect symmetry. the order of obedience, the order in which i have set forth, the one i deem fit, rejection isn't a truth, but an interpretation. there's more to life then putting shapes together. what shape are you. having been alive for that long, perhaps you would have finally gotten a clue. but here we are, still stranded in the middle of our own home, running around in circles, a certain chaos. human relations relate to human limitations. there is only so much i can do for a stranger. if i give a coin to the first beggar i meet, what about the beggar i meet after that, and the one then after. why do drug addicts exist? for that, we have to go back to the root of the problem, we have to ask ourselves, why does stupidity exist. in the center of the attention, there stands a boy who's dying to change the world. not because he's some fucking messiah sent from the future, but a boy who was born with the talent to speak, and in his speeches, he sells, what he sold, was his word, that he would someday change this world. what he was truly trying to change, was his own world.


Friday, June 3, 2011

Miss Fors Does Makeup?! Part ONE - The Neutral Eye

Miss Fors kicks off her brand new Make-Up tutorial series on Team Xialan with her own styles and profiles fit for both the Da-Gamer and the aspiring superstar.

you can read more of her fashionable exploits over at her blog.