So today I decided to update my journal, and I noticed that according to the date on my last post it's been 2 years... Wow.
I think that beats out my record at MiniTokyo, in which I haven't posted a wallpaper in just shy of a year, though I hope to post something soon. I won't lie, though; Job hunting eats a lot of my time, and when I'm not hanging out with my friends & family I'm more than likely going to be playing a video game. That's right, I'm choosing the world of gaming over wallpapers. I'm that sort of geek right now. Granted, I'm playing catch-up as I have been neglecting games that have been sitting on my shelf for some time, so I suppose it's a trade off.
I've had a lot of thoughts fluttering about in my head (reviews and just overall opinions) that I need to let out, so I'm hoping with a fresh new page design that I will actually start writing. I feel pretty confident that I would if I had a portal device that could boot up fast than my laptop, but beggars can't be choosers.
Yay for new layout! It features a floral design from a blouse of mine that I scanned and tweeked.
Oddly enough about a month ago I went to a Game Crazy store and a girl that worked there said that Kingdom Hearts III was already out in Japan, and supposedly had been out for 3 months all ready at that point.
I was in disbelief over this, given the fact that on the web forums where I'm a member people become ravenous and crazy whenever anything new regarding Kingdom Hearts is released or mentioned. Well, I hadn't heard a thing, and I would have at least seen some sort of artwork for the game, right? I gave the girl the benefit of the doubt and decided to google it. NOTHING. Not a release date for the game, no rumors, nada. The hand-held game that is supposed to be released before KHIII didn't even have anything listed about it other than a title. Still giving her a shot I consulted the know-all and see-all to end everything on the matter: Ebay. Guess what.... nothing! That pretty much sealed it for me.
So what exactly was going on with the girl at the game store? It was already past April First, so it wasn't an April Fools Joke, but she seemed to honestly believe what she was telling me. Even now there is no new information on Kingdom Hearts III. Crazy...
Sometimes I feel like I need to type, about anything and everything just to get stuff out of my system, even when I don't know what it is I'm trying to get rid of. Maybe it's anxiety over trying to find a new job, getting out of my Junior College, moving up to another college, or the fact that for three weeks I'm going to be forced into close contact with my Brother and Sister-In-Law when I'm not enjoying their company at the moment. Perhaps writing more on the fanfic I'm supposed to be working on would help (that always seems to), but this time I kinda of felt like I needed to at least state the problem to get it off my chest somewhere, and talking about these things with other people face to face just turns in to ranting, and I don't want to start holding conversations behind their backs. Just because I'm not happy with them right now doesn't mean that I don't love them, but I don't feel like I can talk to them about it.
I want one of those Staples Easy Buttons.
That isn't a threat, well, I will call the cops if my neighbors keep playing their ridiculous music where everyone can hear. I'm not even in a house next to them and I can hear it! I've decided to log the annoyance in my journal from now on along with the time, and if I can document it enough times to prove to the police that it's a problem I'm going to complain.
9:13 and the darn thumping is driving me mad.
I know that this doesn't seem very late, but they have a bad habit of carrying the music on into the night...
Some people are so inconsiderate that I can't express the negative energy in a way that won't send me to a bad place when I die. Seriously, as bad as it is for me, I feel horrible for the people on either side of them.
First off, I need a happier icon for posts like this one. Not that you can get much happier than Haswar Falenas... she squees over cute things and hugs them because they're fluffy. But leaving that aside, my Genso Suikoden V Official Guide: Character of 108 Stars book arrived today from Japan! Whoo-hoo! That title was a mouth-full. Now I finally have all of the big artwork for the main characters as well as the concept art from the game. Unfortunately, the concept art is crammed together so that they could fit multiple people per page, making the pictures kinda small... I'll have to see if I can scan them at a bigger resolution. I mean, you can still make out the pictures, it just is annoying to me because I was expecting them to be bigger rather than have most of the pages dedicated to info about the characters that you can already find in the strategy guide.
Speaking of strategy guides, I think people whine far too much about the US guide for Suikoden V. For one, it's nice to have the CG models of the characters displayed for once. There are weird things written throughout the book that don't even make sense (I'm assuming it was someone's practical joke), but I have to admit that makes the book more enjoyable to me. The weird writing doesn't take away space from anything important either- there's a fake "Hero" unite attack listed beneath several characters that lists participants by names like Shirley, Epona, Bigsby, and such; Detective Oboro's background has a bizarre paragraph that doesn't even make sense within itself, and if you're playing the game you really wouldn't learn anything worthwhile from a paragraph about it in the book anyways, so no loss there. My only complaint happens to be with the fact that the guide doesn't mention the easiest way to get the detectives. Normally that wouldn't be such a big deal since the method they wrote about does work, but the easier way also provides more talking and story elements. Other than these things, people are blowing the problems with the guide way out of proportion. I'd actually recommend it for the weird writings, you certainly don't see that sort of goofiness in your typical strategy guide.