Archive for Solid Snake

It Came to me in a Dream

Posted in Life in General, Rants with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

I HATE THIS BOOK!!!According to Stephenie Meyer’s web page, the idea for her best-selling Twilight series came to her in a dream:

I woke up (on that June 2nd) from a very vivid dream. In my dream, two people were having an intense conversation in a meadow in the woods. One of these people was just your average girl. The other person was fantastically beautiful, sparkly, and a vampire. They were discussing the difficulties inherent in the facts that A) they were falling in love with each other while B) the vampire was particularly attracted to the scent of her blood, and was having a difficult time restraining himself from killing her immediately. For what is essentially a transcript of my dream, please see Chapter 13 (“Confessions”) of the book.

While I find what little I’ve read of the Twilight series is painfully bad, the actual concept behind this dream – a vampire who is torn between love and his monstrous instincts – is pretty decent drama. My only real objection to the concept is that it had already been done very well in the TV series Forever Knight, which had all the angst and drama that the Twilight series wants to have but goes a step further by adding sympathetic and interesting characters as well as some decent pacing.

I have never had a dream about a sparkling vampire falling in love with somebody. If I ever do, I will never create a novel out of it, since the fiction market is oversaturated with Twilight wannabes these days. I have, however, had a number of pretty crazy vivid dreams of my own. Here’s a quick list of actual dreams I’ve had that maybe have the seeds of a semi-decent story in them. The list is in no particular order, and I’m going to go ahead and claim copyright on all these dreams – so don’t go stealing my hallucinations and passing them off as your own.

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Solid Snake versus Theodore Roosevelt

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , on February 15, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

These are two bad muthas...Thanks to my uncanny ability to ignore all Metal Gear games after the first Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake is still a relatively young and highly skilled cloned supersoldier. Capable of taking on a tank with a few grenades and his bare hands, he is America’s best weapon in its ongoing war against evil animal-themed supervillains. This time around he’ll be taking on the original American badass, Mr. Theodore Roosevelt. Armed with an elephant gun and capable of thinning out the entire wild animal population of Africa while still being touted as an environmentalist, he’s ready to stand up to Snake. After all, he needs to add this elusive “Solid Snake” to his trophy wall.

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James Bond versus Solid Snake

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , on February 15, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Secret Agent Men.This is a fight between the suave, ever in control British superspy and the rough, scruffy American action hero. James Bond ranges from being a bruiser in a suit to a charmer who can save the world without getting his hair mussed. Solid Snake is a nicotine-addicted man who hits on anything with a pair of breasts and sports a mullet. The two superspies will go head to head to see which style is more effective.

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Solid Snake versus Agent 47

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , , on January 25, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Let's see...should this be a stealth-based fight or just a shoot-'em-up?The two greatest stealth video game characters of all time face off here. Well, I suppose that you could throw Sam Fisher in as one of the great stealth characters, but he’s a pansy compared to Snake and 47. Sure, he’s more realistic, but if I want reality then I’ll take a walk outside. Give me someone who takes on a tank with his bare hands or keeps a tool shed full of automatic weapons any day. In one corner we have Solid Snake, a one-time champion of the fights section and the man who invented the stealth game through the Metal Gear series. He’s best known for his appearances in the Metal Gear Solid, though interestingly enough he’s only the star of one of those games (I know it looks like he’s in MGS3, but that’s really his pop under the code name of Naked Snake). Taking him on is Agent 47, star of the less popular but actually much better Hitman series. 47 took the stealth game and brought it to a new level with disguises and meticulous planning. Of course, you can also play his games by just killing everyone, but they’re much cooler if you sneak through them.

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Solid Snake versus Mario

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , on January 23, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Video game icons! Fight!You know, it’s been like two months since I posted the poll for this fight, and I honestly can’t tell you why I envisioned these two facing off against one another. Solid Snake is a secret agent badass known for his stealth and infiltration skills as well as his combat capability. Mario is a plumber who runs around a wacky pastel world constantly saving a princess who gets chronically kidnapped. Despite the fact that they both originated on the old NES console, there’s really not a lot to compare between them. I would have been better off pitting Snake against Samus Aran from the Metroid games, but hindight is 20/20 and all…

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Max Payne versus Solid Snake 3

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , on January 23, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

Yep, we're doing this again.These two combatants have battled many times before on this page. By many times, I mean twice, but they’re still the only fighters so far to have had a rematch. Max Payne has won one, Snake won the other. Now these video game superheroes at each other’s throats once again.

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Max Payne versus Solid Snake 2

Posted in In This Corner with tags , , on January 22, 2011 by Charlie Brooks

The Screamsheet's first rematch.These two video game stars have faced off against each other before, so they really need no introduction here. Max Payne is the hard-nosed action noir hero with bullet time and an attitude, and Solid Snake is the angsty super soldier.

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