iMoogle's Channel Revival

Hey friends! Hope you ladies and gentlemen had a wonderful Valentines Day. If you haven't been keeping up with the tragedy that struck my channel nearly two weeks ago, this is the post the read about it!

First off, if you don't know what the GSL is, it's a professional StarCraft II tournament that's hosted in Korea, but broadcasted internationally online with English commentary. Because of viewer limits and service fees, people resorted to re-streams of the live broadcasts. My channel happened to become one of the most popular live channels to stream the first two seasons of GSL. Even after countless warnings by the commentator Tasteless about not to re-stream their casts, I was fearless and continued to do so.

After the second season ended, I decided to stop casting the GSL due to various reasons, such as a DMCA warning which resulted in a 24 hour suspension on my channel. After the suspension, I still had GSL clips and archived broadcasts of the first two seasons, but I figured they'd be too old for GomTV (the host of GSL) to even care about. Well, I was wrong -- closing in on the finals of Season 3, they initiated another sweep of all GSL channels and happened to pass by one of my old GSL clips (probably thanks to the search function of JTV) and demanded another DMCA violation to be placed.

Well, they got what they wanted. Kevin (an admin from JTV) wanted to talk to me about it the day before the ban took place, but I was too busy and couldn't contact him via Skype since I was working that day.

After many e-mails with Kevin, he promised to sort something out. So for the meantime I used my old alternate channel uMoogle. After almost two weeks, I felt that iMoogle may have been closed permanently. Kevin even said my archives might have been wiped off as well. I was heartbroken at the thought of all my highlights dating back to early 2009 being deleted forever.

But after one more e-mail, as a friendly reminder about my channel, and it seems the unban was already done but there was a bug taking place on the channel that prevented everyone from viewing it. So the bug was easily fixed and I got the channel back -- along with all the archives! And the first thing I did when I got home... was go through ALL of my archives and delete Every. Single. Video. that was related to the GSL. It took a long time, since there was a person who went by SeriousCallersOnly that highlighted nearly every match. So it probably took twice as long as it should. But really, it's a small price to pay. I'm just glad to keep my primary follower base and view count. And most importantly: the URL.

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Shut down for good.

I have to go to class pretty soon, so I'm typing this fairly briefly. I recently just got an e-mail about 10 minutes ago notifying the deletion of my channel due to copyrighted material. Even though I barely even casted GSL since the first warning, I still had lots of videos in the archives that I didn't bother to delete.

Will I get my channel back? I wouldn't doubt it. An admin attempted to talk with me via Skype but because of my tight schedule I was unable to do so. I'll try to contact him about it, but if for some reason it can't be done then I'll just make another one. I'm not really worried about it. R.I.P. iMoogle, it's time to permanently move to pdxmoogle as my new handle?

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iMoogle's January 2011 Update

Happy New Year, fellow gamers and otaku.

It's been on and off with this blog. I always try and update it for a whole week then for various reasons, I just pout and give up. So don't be surprised if there isn't another update for awhile.

Anyway, here's what has happened over the course of these past two months.

Christmas - If you're wondering what I received for Christmas this year, it wasn't much. I got a pair of "digital performance" eye wear from my brother, so now I can look like a total nerd on the cast! I had two people donate a total of $100 via Paypal. Thanks a lot guys! I also got a comic book (no, it's not manga!) from a co-worker. I really didn't want anything this year since I didn't go out of my way to buy gifts for everyone. Why should I deserve gifts if I don't give one back? I just feel bad.

Gaming - Hmm, well I'm still in somewhat of a gaming drought right now. Nothing super interesting I want to play at the moment. I think the only video games I've played for more than five minutes is MAG (PS3 exclusive MMOFPS) and beating Singularity (X360 FPS) in one sitting. Singularity was pretty good. If you liked Bioshock, you'll most likely enjoy this game. I'm currently level 62 (or 63) on MAG, and the max is 70. I've become extremely good at this game, which is the main reason why I still play it.

School - Yeah, after weeks of tormenting decision-making, I decided to go back to class at my local community college. Currently going full-time (14 credit hours) while trying to balance a good amount of hours at work. I'm still not in studious college student mode, nor do I know if I ever will be. Motivation is key, and I've always lacked that. Soooo unfocused and lazy right now. Ah well, I always somehow make it through with decent grades. Might as well try and get it out of the way while I'm sane.

Work - Still working at Burgerville. Due to professional purposes, I can't say much about how work is going right now. I'm hoping my promotion to Team Manager (bottom tier, below assistant) will go through soon, and I'll be able to take my job much more seriously and improve the restaurant. Things can use a lot of improvement here.

Anime - I'm trying to find a good balance between all three categories above, as well as making room for watching new anime I haven't seen yet. I took a quick glance over the winter season series this year, but nothing looks impressive. This will give me time to watch other series anyway. As you can see, my history on MAL is quite empty.

And part of the reason why I made this post is because I'm using the sidebar on the right for a weekly updated schedule of when I may broadcast in the future. PRETTY AWESOME, RIGHT? Oh, and no more untranslated EROGE until I become fairly fluent in Japanese. I can't stand those software translations anymore.

Here's the Sora no Manimani opening animation, a series which I will be finishing this weekend. This anime is actually way better than I expected.

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