Saturday, August 30, 2003

Sorry there was no entry for the last few days. Been a little busy. Well, not really, more like "occupied." ^_^

First, there was the usual work. Nothing particuarily of note about that. I moved stuff and assembled stuff like always. So, on with the small anecdotes I care to share:

My friends were playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for Xbox the other day. Let me just say that that game looks interesting. It's rather compelling to watch because of just how open-ended it gets. My friend Anthony started a new game and headed down the light side of the force, while my friend Sataya already had a game where you headed down the dark side. Yes, and like I heard, being bad is more fun. What kinds of spiffy powers do light jedis get? Nothing. Dark jedis get all the spiffy attack powers and darnit, that's all we care about in an RPG, isn't it?

My dad took me out to another handyman job today. Today, the job was to change some facuets some guy... wanted changed... I suppose.... Nothing all that hard, but I never did it before, so I learned something new today. I can't say that it's something I wouldn't be able to figure out myself, but I would probably be lazy and call one of my friends over to help me just because I never did it before. I guess now I don't have to. ^_^ Let me just say that drains can get horrendously gunky. Like, when I was handling the bathroom faucet, out came that portion where the water drains. You wouldn't believe the sheer volume of mysterious black gunk in there. O_o Eww~.... Oh, and before I move on, let me just leave you peoples with a tip: work out them water valves. If you look under your sink, there are water valves probably connected to the sink by some copper pipes. Please open and close those maybe every few months to a year. It prevents corrosion and a lot of other nasty stuff that'll render it otherwise ineffective. You don't want that happening now, do you?

OK, the real reason why I haven't been posting for the last couple of days: I got Disgaea. It's been, like, forever since I last played a tactics RPG. I think the last one I played seriously was Shining Force on the Game Gear (who remembers those games?). However, I got really interested in Disgaea from what I heard, so I decided to give another one a shot. It's good stuff. The plot and characters are interesting and bizzare, while the gameplay is downright addicting. I'm about seventeen hours into it and I can say with certainty that at least five of those hours was spent leveling. It's so freakin' compelling, that I've been playing it at night, finishing late, and not feeling like going to the computer to post. I'm at it now though, so that's a good thing. ^_^

*Yawn* Hnn nya~.... I'm kind of feeling sleepy. I guess I'll just end this one here. See you folks later! *waves*

Posted by Tsubasa @ 11:35 PM PST [Link]

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Life is somewhat interesting, so I'm lazy to write. I'm sure it's happened to you too.

Sunday was an interesting day. My friend challenged me to a matchup at Guilty Gear XX on July 23, to be held a month later, with a combo A (spicy chicken) combo from Tapioca Express on the line. The conditions of the match were that he was to play Ky and I was to play May: our best characters. Unfortunately, because of that little incident with my dad *points to the last entry*, that didn't happen on the 23rd of August (which was the scheduled match date). We held it a day later. Initially, we had a few practice matches and seriously speaking, I was a tad worried. Why? Because, well, he obviously had the higher winning ratio. ^_^;; That's never a good sign. However, when we had a couple of practice Ky/May matches, my game started to look substantially better. When we got into the actual match, well, lets just post the round progression to give you an idea:
(in reference to me, W = I win, L = I lose)
Note: best 3/5 rounds, 3/5 matches

-Match #1: W, W, L, W
-Match #2: L, L, W, W, W
-Match #3: W, W, W

Yes, I won. I guess I was just in my game or something. I'll attribute it to the fact that I grasp May's strengths and limitations well. Oh, that and the fact that I know how to play charge characters. Them dolphin uppers are highly useful. ^_^ So, I reaped the rewards: a bag of spicy chicken (level 5 of course) and a tapioca milk tea. The joy of victory. XD

Monday marked another work day. It went by, more or less, uneventfully. Towards the end though, my uncle and aunt just had to ask me about my personal affairs, with questions like "how many friends do you have?" and "do you have a girlfriend?" -_- Aw geez, that's a bit more than they need to know, don't you think? I answered them truthfully, but for crying out loud, that's the kind of stuff I shouldn't have to answer. And what kind of question is "how many friends do you have?" The average teenager has quite a number of friends and I am no different. It's not like I can count them on my hands and feet or something. Geez....

Today marked good things: Soul Calibur II for Xbox and GC. XD Apparently those were the only versions my local Gamstop recieved today, so I was only able to cash in on two of my pre-orders. Oh well. I got them, so I'm mildly happy. Not terribly excited cause, well, I've been playing the game at home for about five months already. ^_^; I gotta say though, the Xbox version is really nice. The textures are really crisp. Yes, call me superficial, but I think I have a new favorite version. ^_^; Hey, if that means that I see my Cassie in amazingly detailed glory, then it'll be my favorite version, darnit! XD

Um... gonna head off to bed now cause I have work tomorrow too. -_-

Posted by Tsubasa @ 11:40 PM PST [Link]

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