In a bit of a formal fashion I would like to announce that Pantsu Bat has moved. You may now find Pantsu Bat over on the Tumblr blog service either by clicking on that new Pantsu Bat header or by giving a click here. I’ll be posting blog updates to Tumblr exclusively from now on and will no longer be using the WordPress blog for much. No worries though, PB peeps! My random image posts, tech posts, and anime reviews will continue on Tumblr! I’m looking forward to seeing you peeps over there. ❤
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-on WordPress atleast, you may go to Tumblr to find the new Pantsu Bat!
Maybe, just maybe, you PB peeps have wondered and are genuinely curious to know just what a Pantsu Bat is, well, today’s the day I’ll tell you that in detail.
First you should know where Pantsu Bat (PB) even comes from: a game called Mackie Becca Bex. In college me and my roommate were project partners in a game design class and had to work on taking the concepts of game design and applying it to our own game creation. My roommate did the engine modification and coding while I did the artwork; BTW, the background music is a midi version of Savage Garden’s ‘Break Me, Shake Me’. It was a fun month or so of working on this video game project that saw many Domino’s pizza boxes pile up next to the trash and the recycling bin overflow with empty Coke cans.
So what’s the game about? Mackie Becca Bex (MBB) is a game set during the epic battle between heaven and hell where an angel named Lady Leigh is the protagonist and has to battle demonic creatures on earth as she returns to the heavens.
For those curious about seeing the game first-hand or playing it — for it’s relatively short at 10 minutes for skilled platformer players — you may click here to play it.
As you may have surmised Pantsu Bat is one of the demonic creatures that the player, Lady Leigh, must do battle with in order to reach the end. Pantsu Bat is floating pantsu that have sprouted bat-like wings, agitated eyebrows, and dotted eyes. The Pantsu Bat image you see me using on the site is not the original but rather an updated take on the original Pantsu Bat. To see the original Pantsu Bat either play the game for like 10 seconds to see one in action or if you can’t be bothered to play then just see one here:
Original ‘Pantsu Bat’
And while I’m at it, here are the other creatures from MBB:
The ‘BunBun’ or ‘Bun II’
The ‘Noddy Face’ or The ‘Ghost’
Lastly, the heroine and main protagonist herself:
Now with all these creatures and the heroine presented the reader might wonder why Pantsu Bat received special attention and gained the sole favor and support of the author, well, to answer that all the other creatures must be addressed. There are 5 demonic creatures in Mackie Becca Bex, the original Pantsu Bat, the Bun, the BunBun, Rabid Viera, and Noddy Face — most of those are not original creations. Pantsu Bat itself was made up as a unique and original enemy during a brain storm session which involved watching anime and eating pizza. The Bun is a snow bunny that the author saw on the anime ‘Kanon’ (2006) and liked; subsequently, BunBun is simply an evolutionary take on the Bun and therefor not an original either. The Rabid Viera is a corruption of the Viera race seen in ‘Ivalice’ series of Final Fantasy games. The Noddy Face is simply an emoticon (see another) used in the Ragnarok universe and popularly on MSN/Windows Live Messenger. Lady Leigh, while not a demonic creature, is an original creation that went through a few revisions before turning up as what you see above or in-game. In the end it was between Lady Leigh and Pantsu Bat to receive special attention from the creators and well ‘Pantsu’ was just far more interesting.
So there you have it, and for the tl;dr crowd, basically Pantsu Bat is a character from my video game Mackie Becca Bex and I chose it as my online identity because it was my original idea and I liked it best.
Sup again PB peeps,
You may have noticed a theme change took place sometime last week which was a bit random and went very much unannounced — up until now. Tbqh, I was bored and decided to experiment a little with new themes, to the more observant PB peep you may have noticed several theme changes before the current style was settled upon.
So after a week of trying a new theme on, what do you peeps think? Is the current style good as is or should PB revert to the old style?
The NewTheme vs The OldTheme
In any case, I would like to announce that PB’s twitter has gone public again after spending a month or so in private-mode. Either see the latest posts here on the site’s menu or visit PB’s twitter to become a PB stalker.
Sup PB peeps,
I get online by tethering my Moto Droid to my computer and I update PB using my computer. Unfortunately, my cell service provider (Verizon) is now insisting I cut that out or pay them some more monies to continue tethering. Pfft, screw that!
What this means: Although my Moto Droid is very capable it can’t do long Anime/Tech posts so until further notice all posts will be short and pics will be less. Boo~
Update (July 7th): I just got my tethering capability back and PB is good to go again!
Friggin Dish Network satellite decided to fall over during a particularly windy day. Here’s what I found when I went up to the roof of our house; btw, I’m acrophobic so I had a lot of fun doing this.