[Q] What the hell?
Good question. This is essentially a compilation of what I find interesting: Art, stupid movies, video games and their production process, and other hoo haas.
[Q] What is what? Your hub confuses me!
Random Hoo Haas is your typical anything-and-everything humour site that thrives on nerdy pop culture. Video games, cartoons, toys, stupid pictures, rants - all that jazz.
Metal Slug: Missing in Action & OH! MY GOD!! Why'd They Change That? are akin to the likes of Lost Levels or X-CulT. Video game development stuff. Unused graphics, changed stuff from the final release. Crap like that.
Random Action Hour is cartoon overviews.
[Q] Who runs this place?
Ragey, for the most part. Super Galvatron owns his own Corner Shop and Super Shinobi II Beta Central, and has contributed more than half of Random Action Hour's content, so I consider it his. He also contributes to OH! MY GOD!! Why'd They Change That?. Sometimes other people contribute to various places. We're hosted by Flying Omelette!
[Q] When do you update? Why do you rarely update?
Not really. I'll update if there's content. I'm also a very lazy person, so until I can crack wise about a video game's difficulty or whatever, you can find entertainment elsewhere! Check the links.
[Q] A link is down! When are you going to fix it?
When I'm told about it. Believe it or not, I don't actually look at my site very much! Unless someone tells me, I probably won't notice. Pop me a message if you see anything that's not working.
[Q] May I use some of your content?
[Q] Do you really mean what you say in your writings? / Should I take your opinion seriously?
Usually at the faintest degree, so treat them with an unhealthy dose of salt. It's mostly internet exaggeration, see!
[Q] Do you intend to be as offensive as you are?
Sadly not! I just like using funny words that have the misfortune of being negative.
[Q] I don't understand you!
The feeling is mutual!
[Q] I saw a page a while ago, but now I can't find it!
That can have two reasons! It could be because I took it down (I'm an arty-farty asshole who's never happy with anything), or because I renamed or reorganised some files. I'm never happy with the way I organise my site, either. Pop me an email and I'll try and lead you the right way!
[Q] What's up with your crazy e-mail address?
Long boring story.
[Q] And what about your name?
Belonged to a character I made. It was originally Rager, but that was just stupid, plus at least Ragey is apparently a real name.
[Q] What are all the pages you have taken down?
Well, I'll be honest! There was a rant about Getbackers and how it was a bit shit - a supposed review of Shadow the Hedgehog that was a bit shit - a rant on fanmade characters, which was a bit shit - a rant on a few of my more obnoxious fans, which was just plain rude and despite meant to be private it was pretty easy to find - some nonsense about an in-joke among my friends - several versions of the "about me" page, which I'm never happy with - scans of Super Mario Adventures, which I ditched because some other place had better scans - scans of a Shinobi comic, which were terrible and a CBR of the Sonic annual had better ones - a page for movies from 3D Movie Maker and other stuff, which I ditched because most of it was low quality - a page for art, one of the first pages on the site, which was also largely terrible - and probably a whole bunch of stuff on Metal Slug: Missing in Action that nobody cares about was ditched, too.
[Q] Why were you hosted on a Tenchi Muyo! site?
That site belongs to a great bud of mine, who after some polite asking, gave me a gig of space to screw about with. He also runs AC Studios, for the interested. It's a Yahoo domain and they began dicking about with unexplained downtimes and whatnot, so I got sick of that and ditched the service. No hard feelings, though!
[Q] Why are you hosted on Flying Omelette?
I don't know! Apparently I made enough intelligent remarks throughout my three year series of idiocy to get in her good books, or something. I'm hardly complaining, though.
[Q] Why is the entire site's design so basic?
Because I'm not a very good webmaster.
[Q] Why aren't the sites made for 1024x768? Quit living in the past.
boo hoo cry me a river
Ironically, I've moved onto 1024x768, and now all the designs look wretched for 800x600. Which I hope to fix when I feel like it. Which is more than I felt before!
[Q] Do you have anything against Flying Omelette?
Well, I'm hosted here, aren't I? Aside from some immature misunderstandings on my part at first like a million years ago (well, two at the most), there's no beef between us. Unless I'm missing something!
[Q] What do you have against the Metal Slug Database?
Nothing personal. I'm just not a big fan of the fact it's yet another of the millions of game sites that focus entirely on news and downloads, ignoring the actual games themselves entirely except for screenshots, concept art and maybe a video. And also the fact that the designs always look bloated and the forums are a themed GameFAQs. But in the end, it could be worse, and the rare times I talk to him, Enomosiki and I get along okay albeit being total assholes to each other. :]
[Q] Why do you hate Metal Slug: Missing in Action?
I don't, actually! I kept avoiding looking at it for a long time because of all the people telling me pointless crap to add that I just hated it because of that; but when I finally looked over it, it wasn't all that bad! I would love to cover Metal Slug 6 and get to the bottom of Metal Slug Advance some time, but yeah, it's more the fact I hate the fans of it who love to tell me of things that are already noted on it. Yeah, I know you can get the backwards shooting animations in the first game. It's written there quite clearly.
[Q] Who are all these guys you mention, like Galvatron, Steve, Aodhán and so on?
Friends, relatives, strangers, or on the rare occasion, asshats!
[Q] Why Random Hoo Haas and Random Action Hour? Are you prejudiced towards the predictable?
The former was merely something that sounded good, while the latter was just a cheap and easy way of mimicking Marvel Action Hour without having to draw a new word. Random can sometimes be good, but unless it's done well then it comes across as lack of comedic skill.
[Q] Have I seen you before?
I hope not! Stalkers weird me out, man. I did show up in the letters page of Nintendo Official Magazine, though. (Issue 135, December 2003) [scan, provided by Galvatron]