Archive for May, 2010

What’s up yo

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Obviously things have been pretty quiet around here the last few months. The reason is simple: I’ve been really busy with exams. With the last one finished earlier today, I’m ready to get back into NS again. I’m not really sure where take over stands at the moment, or if there’s even going to be another ENSL season on NS1, but in any case I intend to keep playing in preparation for NS2.


Some assorted news and thoughts:


I’m going to start working on two new NS1 movies very shortly. These are going to be my last NS1 movies EVER, so this should be interesting. I’m not going to release any details about it just yet, but rest assured this will materialize.


I’m not sure what’s going to happen with 9L.ns2. I/we had originally planned to try putting together a 9L reunion of sorts, but I doubt this is going to materialize. To be honest the season 13 reform left me a bit disappointed. Of course playing with the dudes again was fun, lots of fun actually, but I also realized that life is really starting to catch up with most of us. Priorities change and most simply don’t have the time or motivation needed to play at the top level. I guess we’ll see what happens — I don’t even know if NS2 is going to be worth playing yet.


Take Over got destroyed by BALLS in the ENSL Season 14 semi final a few weeks back. Big disappointment. It was a fair win though; we got outplayed at every turn. Unfortunately the team wasn’t able to prioritize at the moment when it was the most needed and almost a full month of lackadaisical practice left us helpless. I’m sure the players in question had good reasons, but it’s still very frustrating. This isn’t some great new development though — the team with the greatest stamina and will to win usually comes out on top in the end. It just feels a bit strange watching it from this side. In the past I’ve usually been on the team that hunkered down and kept practicing until the end no matter what.


I’ve also realized a few things about leadership. No offence to x-man and Danny, they’re good guys, but they simply didn’t put in the time that was needed to shepherd this team to the finish line. Again, I’m sure they had very good reasons, real life tends to override computer game commitments, but this is essential to the winning formula. Having a good leader who knows his shit and always puts in the time needed to rally the troops and get stuff done is a rare but very important commodity in NS. I’m not going to claim I was some great leader, because I certainly wasn’t, but I’ve known a few in the past. They really do make the difference between a half-assed group of players and a sharp team.


Hopefully we’ll see a resurgence of strong leaders in NS2.

esJ’s top 8 favorite fragmovies

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Quoth MSN conversation:



esJ: ;D

esJ: you only need to copy + paste :S

Fana: that’s not exactly accurate

Fana: and considering you’ve kept me waiting for four months, you should survive for one day

esJ: has it seriously been that long?

esJ: fuckkk ….

Fana: no, it’s been five months even

Fana: ahahaha

esJ: fml


Yessir. But hey, it’s here and it’s good, so let’s not complain. esJ certainly doesn’t waste words, but his picks are good. All great movies, although our lists are very different. Just goes to show how big of a difference personal preference makes. Check them out!



Cattuthaj Jhana




Yet another freestyle tricking video, this time from the hands of LSD. It has quake trickjumping, it’s made by shaoprod and it’s really, really good. I don’t know what else to say really.


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Another ShaoProd freestyle defrag movie. Another awesome watch. I shouldn’t even need to explain why you need to watch this; it’s directed by mrks…


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Fucking French Frogs




If you’re looking for a movie which just oozes style and originality, this is it. Hailing from the producer/player pez, it has some mindblowing frags, a brutal electro soundtrack and the kind of energy that just leaves you wanting more.


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DevilMC the movie




It’s a movie, it’s by Electry, it’s about a top UT2004 player. The frags are sick, the soundtrack is sick, the editing is sick. This movie is sick. Go get a bucket before you watch it, thats the amount of sick we’re talking about here.


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By the time the intro finishes, and the first frag clip kicks in, you know you’re in for something special here. Crazy frags by Maxxur set to an energetic, pumping psytrance soundtrack, and fantastically smooth, relatively minimalist editing which seems to be the staple from french moviemakers Easy Productions.


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Proving that cRZYFST still has some aces left in his sleeve, this minimalist movie shows off some of the more famous (and more commonly known) frags of recent years, from a number of international heavyweights.


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lunatic-hai – against the whole world




One of the surprise hits of 2009, Against the Whole World was an overnight wonder after being featured on’s news. Nice editing, nice frags and a soundtrack used fully to its potential.


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Pretty much the defining fragmovie of 2007, if you haven’t seen it there isnt much to say. Go download, and prepare to be blown away.


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