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When Epicly Later'd first started, one of the first things I wanted to do was an Ali Boulala episode. I imagined doing a whole season just on him. He was the perfect subject of the show - hilarious, amazing at skateboarding, infectious to be around, yet also a bit of a mystery. Where and how did he become how he is? There couldn’t be anyone else on Earth quite like him.
This was before the drunk driving accident that killed Australian pro Shane Cross and put Ali into a coma. From the perspective of a Vice-made ‘Sk8 TV’ show, it was all way too dark and depressing to cover, so I never even considered it. We were doing episodes about Dustin Dollin shopping for pants at the time. Fast forward to a year or so ago, I posted a photo on my Instagram of Stevie Williams, where Stevie said 'I want to do an episode your show, but I don’t want any of that depressing bullshit…' and in the comments, Ali Boulala wrote, 'I’ll do an episode, but i’m sure it will be all depressing.' I contacted him to see if he was serious, and was soon on a plane to Stockholm to visit him. He hasn’t done too many interviews since the accident so I wasn't sure what I would find. But staying with Ali for a week was nice, most of the trip was full of laughs and good food. You can see that he has not shut the door on the past. There is a picture of Shane Cross on his living room wall, and it always hangs in the air. But he is moving towards putting his life back together, and I’m proud of him for that. This is a heavy episode, and I want to thank Ali for his honesty.
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Seeing what the team went through is a sobering thing to watch.... especially when a girl I’d been dating had gotten a brand new car.... we hadn’t seen each other in awhile, so we decided to have a few drinks..... I don’t remember much, but I drove her car basically off a cliff... 100+ foot ravine straight down
She never forgave me..... and has basically never spoken to me since
I spent years trying to get on her good side.... I was so in love with her..... then all my friends bailed, because I was depressed for years..... her friends jumped me once.... I had countless nervous breakdowns over the following years.... I had to be hospitalized and institutionalized..... it’s ten years later now, and I miss my friends.... I miss my girlfriend.... I miss the life I had...... and it’s never coming back.
My music career disappeared, my social life disappeared..... and seeing Ali go through something similar.... life is serious.... and the people who party without repercussions are really really lucky..... the line between happy partying, and life destroying misery is tissue thin...
Seeing how far Ali has come.... seeing that Shane’s death is viewed as a tragic accident that’s no ones fault.... life is a trip. Love the trip. You only get one. It’s gnarly, no matter what happens.
Thats what I hate about this guy he really thinks he's the most hardcore drug user there ever was and he boasts and has these self aggrandizing ideas about himself, lots of people struggle with addiction and are humble good people this guy is just douchebag asshole with or without getting high
That's horrible not only is your friend dead but your legs are heavily damaged. Also you had to go to jail understandable for riding drunk but fuck man i couldn't imagine...... I honestly don't think i would be able to live with myself if i was in ali's shoes. Respect to Ali and RIP Shane.
feels like Ali will carry the guilt of that night heavy on his shoulders for the rest of his life....its really sad to see, hes lost everything in skateboarding, I hope he stops punishing himself and forgives himself for his mistake
I hear Ali no ill will, he was one of my favorite skaters back in the 90s (along with Tom Penny.) That's gotta be some tough shit to have on your conscience. He's gotta live with it, which couldn't be easy for anybody. RIP Shane Cross.
Reading some other peoples comments on here, here are my guidelines for Youtube comments:
1) Do I think _my_ comment is _so_ spectacularly important or helpful other just _need_ to read it and
2) Who the fuck will care what I, a random stranger, on the internet has to say. Really.
Just watched the new bam epicly laterd, and allot of similarities, bam lost him best friend from alcohol as well and caused him to have a downward spiral as well but is finally getting out of it, can't imagine the added guilt Ali must feel since he was involved, too much for any man. Its insane how much one dumb drunken mistake can change your life forever..
This shit happens a lot, I know a dude who did 4 years in jail for killing his best friend drunk driving. And actually a girl I was friends with growing up killed one of her best friends drunk driving probably 6-7 years ago and she's still in prison. Which is surprising considering usually people get less. It's kind of all parties involved fault, you never have to get in the car with a drunk person It's much easier to walk or get a taxi. Same story with my friends older brother except it was just speeding no drinking. I definitely don't hate Ali for this happening. He's punished for life dealing with the guilt and having his skateboarding skill diminished to nothing.
literally grew up on you mate
wore a shitty dollar store bowlers hat to school & dress shirt, skatepark 5mins away everyday after school
shitty plastic with the worst felt and black ribbon on it, i just never showed anyone the pure sheen plastic inside haha (weird hot girls liked it, and i was ok with this)
i'm now older, and can see the darkness in the fun, but happiness can come within darkness, sadness can happen during light.
i love ya man, life's fucked; power forward, and know that you're very inspirational to a few, if not many
[email protected] what the fuck are you talking about you look at Ryan Dunn a fucking stupid thoughtless drunk fuckface driving around at 200 miles an hour pissed out of his tree on public roads endangering everyone's lives how does that happen to anyone how can that happen to anyone first of all you have to be a total dick you have to get drunk as fuck and then drive your car around and not give a shit about anyone else including yourself that's the only way that that can happen to you
this is why I fucking hate alcohol.
I'm 2 friends down in my own life because of fuckin hooch and guys getting behind the wheel and nobody stopping them. I love how all this fucking poison is perfectly legal to buy everywhere on every corner of the globe but god forbid you get caught by the fuzz with a bag of weed or some pleasant alternative. dudes driving home drunk from the bar every weekend while other dudes are spending life in prison for a gram of pot. I digress...
I think Alli needs to create awareness for other skater to learn from this tragedy.i mean who hasn't driven drunk or under the influence he was just unlucky and be real this happens every day to someone, all he can do is create awareness this clip is a step forward
Wondering what happened to all the guys who talk shit to Ali. I respect Ali as an gnarly,rad skateboarder. You can't turn back time dude, just move forward and ali is fucked up now and you think if you talking shit to ali, shane gonna wake up again? Dude just move on and keep strong ali!
Well, Ali just lost a ton of respect from me. Drug addiction is not a metnal illness, it's a fucking lack of self control. Comparing addiction to actual mental illnesses one is born with is jut trivializing the actual illnesses and just giving addicts an excuse for their own shitty life choices.
There are a lot of new forms of treatment coming out that say it's bad to treat addiction as a disease. They gave themselves their problem, it's unfair to put them in the same category as someone born with OCD or Bipolar disorder or any other mental illness the victim of had literally zero control over being affected by.
I think addiction and actual mental illnesses are two different kinds of "bad", but I get the point Ali wants to make, some substances can create an addiction so strong it can be considered an illness. I also think society's perspective of addicts that want to recover should change, many of these people just seek help and only find people who blame on their life choices, which they probably strongly regret. What I'm trying to say is that instead of focusing on their shit life choices it should be more important to focus on what they want to be and their change.
Calling it a mental illness is just giving the addicted an excuse for their poor life choices and lack of self control. Not only that but it's insulting to people that suffer from actual mental diseases that weren't created by any outside force to couple them in with selfish addicts...
beanwithbacon every person makes poor life choices that sometimes can be seen as the only option that is possible. Now I don't know about ali, I'm starting to skate now and I'm just checking some skate videos, but as far as I know some people are much more prone to addiction than others and it can be considered as a mental illness at some point. Obviously I'm not regarding how these guys started it because I don't know, but the addiction itself.
just my opinion
Rest In Peace Shane Kenneth Cross. 🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏 Praying for Shane Cross and his family and friends. ❤️🙏🙏🙏 Fly High Shane Cross!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️💪💪💪💪🙏❤️❤️💪💪❤️❤️🙏💪💪💪💪❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏 Continue to be an inspiration to all skateboarders and everyone around the world!❤️❤️🙏🙏 God Bless🙏❤️🙏
I would never blame and judge Ali for the accident he is reponsible for. I think one day someone greater than that will be in better position to do so but that's not the point. I don't think it's necessary to blame or say he's a piece of shit because he killed his friend. I think he already blames himself enough for that every day of his life since the accident, and the stupid insult I can read here and there on youtube are stupid and mean. We can all make terrible mistake, it can happen to everybody. Today he lsot his dear friend, he cannot skate anymore, his life will never be the same and he will have to suffer the consequences until the end. So fuck all the bad ugly mouth who think they are better than everybody else and in a good position to judge one another. Actually you are in position to do shit, and I'm looking forward to seeing you the day you'll commit the irreparable in your life.
So many sad stories about all the skaters i grew up watching.. Fucking humanity.
Ill throw my old carcass off the local fiver in remembrance of all the dudes who gave me the inspiration to shred over 10 years ago. All of them, dead or alive, jailed or free, sober or fucked.
These guys and their work ment so much, and still does.
Anunciado durante a Gamescom 2017, uma das maiores feiras de videogame do mundo, o remake de Secret of Mana é, desde o início, um projeto pensado para agradar aos fãs de longa data e atrair jogadores novatos com um gameplay mais acessível.
Não se engane: a versão 2018 de Secret of Mana está mais para uma recriação do que uma mera remasterização com pequeno ajustes gráficos. O que temos aqui é um jogo completamente atualizado, com personagens redesenhados que ganharam nova vida graças à estética cartunesca.
Se, por um lado, as mudanças visuais foram projetadas para atrair novatos, por outro, algumas pessoas podem torcer o nariz pela simplicidade da nova abordagem - especialmente no que diz respeito aos cenários e criaturas do mundo.
Os cenários coloridos, por exemplo, ainda que estejam bem representados, trazem pouca variedade e deixam game com cara de “jogo de celular”. Isso fica mais evidente pela estrutura do game, já que muitas áreas estão completamente vazias e monótonas. Nesse quesito, Secret of Mana não tem vantagem em ter o fator nostalgia a seu favor.
O remake utiliza a clássica perspectiva de visão aérea, com a câmera posicionada acima dos personagens. É possível arrastar as bordas da tela manualmente para ter uma visão mais ampla do ambiente, o que é bastante útil para momentos de exploração.
O brilho da era noventista, mas com ressalvas.
Antes de tudo, é importante ressaltar que não há legendas em português, então o melhor a fazer é jogar com textos em inglês. A história continua sendo o ponto mais alto de Secret of Mana e, novamente, coloca o jogador no controle de três adoráveis personagens: Randi, Primm e Popoi - é possível jogar em modo cooperativo local para até três usuários.
O objetivo do grupo é lutar contra um império traidor ao mesmo tempo em que tenta recuperar o poder da Mana para restaurar a paz. O grande problema é que, embora os gráficos estejam atualizados, as animações ficaram presas ao passado. Em vez de despertar o sentimento de nostalgia, a falta de capricho passa a impressão de que o remake foi feito às pressas.
A jogabilidade à la Zelda foi aprimorada e permite desferir ataques de qualquer ângulo. Os inimigos também demonstram mais inteligência, uma vez que agora eles têm a opção de atacar a partir de qualquer ponto do cenário.
Ainda que a movimentação esteja mais fluida, parece haver algum problema técnico relacionado ao impacto dos golpes. Isso porque há momentos em que o personagem simplesmente não acerta o ataque, mesmo posicionado a uma distância razoável do oponente.
Além disso, a interface dos menus ficou bem aquém do esperado, com abas confusas e muito mal posicionadas. Há, no entanto, uma opção de mapear os itens essenciais nos botões do joystick ou teclado, o que facilita muito a organização na hora de combates mais exigentes.
O remake de Secret of Mana mantém a essência da pérola dos RPGs de ação dos anos 90, mas comete muitos deslizes ao tentar mexer em time que está ganhando. Menus engessados, sistema de combate com problemas técnicos e animações presas ao passado impedem o relançamento de ser a experiência definitiva, apesar de que possa valer para quem nunca experimentou o jogo original.