Wrestling and me.

I believe in wrestling flyer

So this picture might not mean a lot to people, but as silly enough as it sounds its one of my personal greatest achievements I have gotten to complete in my life.  So this is a flyer from a wrestling show that took place right here in Orlando at the old Recreation Center next to the old Amway Arena.  This was one of the shows I was on, I am almost all the way in the upper left hand corner as Brian Badical.  Next to me is a picture of honestly one of my favorite wrestlers growing up, Scott Hall (aka Razor Ramon).  The necklace I have there is from a World Wrestling Federation (WWF) show in the mid 90s, I think around 95 or 96.  At that show I got to meet Scott Hall who at the time was Razor Ramon, who became largely famous for his amazing ladder match at Wrestle mania 10 with Shawn Micheals.  He then went on to be one of the founding members of the New World Order (NWO) in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

During my time at my training school, he along with Larry Zbyszko were two of the main trainers and shared with us their vast knowledge of the industry.  This was one of the greatest experiences of my life.  I had grown up watching and adoring wrestling, and swore as a kid that I would one day before I died have a professional wrestling match in front of people.  Well I ended up having several, and the largest crowd I was in front of was over 300 people.  Below is one of the pictures someone took of me while I was giving out some autographs.  That was something I never thought I would have ever been asked for, my autograph.

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Video Games and Me

Video Games have been a huge part of my life ever since I received my NES for Christmas when I was 3.  Ever since then most of my time goes into something or another dealing with them.

I have a Youtube channel that I do with a good friend of mine where we just sit around, play games, and comment on them…seems kind of silly right?  We got the idea after seeing quite a few other people do the same general thing.  We haven’t exploded in popularity or anything but we do have at the time of this post 229 subscribers and one of our video has over 11,000 views…but our others have much less.  It was super fun to come up with a concept, logo, and its great fun to use my editing skills that I learned years ago.  Doing something creative with something you love is a great pastime.  If you would like to check out the channel here is a link:

https://www.youtube.com/user/TwoBadDudesGaming

As I kind of mentioned before, I also stream on Twitch.tv.  I have kind of taken a break from this right now, but I used to stream almost every night from 11pm-2am.  Its also kind of a weird concept for people who don’t know much about the site.  Basically you have your channel and are kind of creating a show or experience for people to watch.  Since the site is focused around video games, most people play games on there, but there are other channels that do many different kinds of activity anywhere from cooking, to exercise, to other creative outlets like art or music.  I started in March/April last year and have 537 people following me as of this post.  The other really cool thing about this form of entertainment is the potential to make money off of something that you love to do.  They give an option to have donations given from people who feel like they would like to help promote the channel and the host in doing what they do.  I am lucky enough to have a small dedicated following who loves to support me and tries to catch my show every single night.  This is one of the coolest thing I think I have ever accomplished (man that might sound dumb to me later), but seriously, going through making content, being entertaining enough for people to want to continuously check in and see what you’re doing every night, and even giving you their hard earned money just to keep doing what you’re doing is an amazing feeling and all while playing video games.  Here is a link to my page if you would like to check it out, warning if you watch any of the highlights or videos, I tend to curse a lot.

http://www.twitch.tv/badical

Sorry this was just kind of going into a bit more in depth of some of my hobbies, but I never really have gotten to gather my thoughts too much on these subjects and present them in a manner to easily show someone.  Thanks for reading!

Introduction

Hello, I’m Brian.  This page used to be used for documenting my trip to Tokyo Japan but I will be using it now for doing some blogging for one of my courses at UCF.

Some of you might wonder where the nick name comes from, well I used to do professional wrestling.  You can find some of my matches by googling my name Brian Badical and looking on youtube.  This was one of my life long goals as a kid growing up, most people want to be policemen, firemen, or astronauts, well I wanted to be a wrestler.  So I did it.  It was a really fun hobby and would love to get back into it.

I also really enjoy video games, I stream regularly(though not recently) on Twitch.tv/badical.  I really love the old games that I played growing up but I also play newer stuff as well.  It is kind of like hosting a show, its a great feeling to have totally random strangers continually show up every night to see you do something.

http://www.twitch.tv/badical/profile

Those are probably the most two interesting facts about me,

Horsing around 2014!

So I made a calendar of some of my crazy adventures around here and there wearing my horse mask!  A few of the pictures including the cover were taken in Tokyo while we were over there.  If you could all promote the kickstarter for me it would be much appreciated! 

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1163693996/2014-horsing-around-calendar

Tokyo Tower

So what would a trip to Tokyo be without visiting the Tokyo Tower? Not a very good one!  After seeing this world icon for years in pictures, videos, and various movies it was really great to actually see it in person and be able to get a view of the city.  It was a pretty dominating figure in the horizon from most places that you could see it from in Tokyo.

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Walking up to it was no exception, you almost wanted to fall over from having to look up so high.

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This is down at the entrance, they had a little food stand out front.

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We got tickets to go up to the main observatory, as you can see it says it is 150 meters up.

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You can see the Skytree in the background, I believe the grand opening for it was going to be the week after we left.

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Its interesting because its hard to actually see any of the streets from up here because the buildings are sooooo tall.

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You can see Odaiba in the background.

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A closer shot of Odaiba and the Rainbow bridge, later on when it got dark it was glowing with color, it was harder to take a picture of it at night but I did take a video or two Ill post in a separate post.Image

Some more cityscape as the sun was going down.

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They also had a little cafe up in the observatory, it was nice to just sit and watch the sun set.

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The lights started to come on around the city.

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This was a pretty interesting piece they had inside.

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This was a little monument that a lot of couples were getting their picture at, so we did too!

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Annnnd we saw this on the way out, nooooooooooooooo cluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue.

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It looked amazing at night, I would definitely recommend anyone that wanted to go check out the Tower if your schedule allows it to go near the evening, then you can see everything in the daytime as well as at night.

UFOOOOOOOOOOOOOO games

Gettin dem stuffed thangs.

NATO TIME

This was my first tryings of nato.

Gettin good at dem crane games

This was near the end of the trip, these got easier as time went on, you could kinda figure them out by looking at them and playing them once or twice, sometimes you get lucky on the first try.

Sweets Paradise in Shinjuku

This was a buffet we saw that looked interesting, it had tons of great food and sweets! It was in Shinjuku right as you exited the station.

A quick look at Ahkihabara at night.

This is just me talking about some of the stuff in Ahkihabara at night.