caligraphunky: (Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew!)
Monday, November 22nd, 2010 07:47 am
So, I got Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky at a discount from the Blockbuster that was going out of business near my house. I was kind of all set to have a fun new game...and then I realized it was a port of the last two, which I had totally forgotten I'd played.

It''s a thing I do now and again. I play through a game for a while and then trade it in and then almost immediately forget about ever owning it, only to purchase it again much later and remember. I did it with Sly Cooper, and I did it with Wario Land Shake It!, and now I am doing with PMD.

The game is pretty ridiculously easy right now, considering I've almost leveled up to 30 on myself and my partner (Eevee and Riolu respectively). I haven't taken on Amp Plains yet but the game can just be patient. I've got a Dratini in my party to raise up and 360 points to go before I reach Silver Rank.

In other, rather video game related news, my parents bought a 42 inch flat screen HD TV. It's a splendorous object, wonderful for playing video games on. I might pull out my copy of Metroid just so I'll have something big and epic to play on it.
caligraphunky: (DURRADVENTUREHURR)
Friday, November 19th, 2010 09:57 pm
I don't even know anything about battling, so that doesn't really enter into my choices )

So some friends from work invited me to the midnight showing of Harry Potter last night, which explains why I'm so wiped out today. I don't know a whole lot about Harry Potter because I'd never seen the movies...or read the books. So I won't be talking too much about the movie itself because I don't know what constitutes a spoiler here.

I do want to talk about the action scenes though, mainly because every single action scene looked like this: )

It was still fun to go, even though I had no idea what was going on.
caligraphunky: (Goofin' off)
Monday, September 20th, 2010 11:19 pm
I'd make a future/anticipatory Pokemon team, but because my first time with any new Pokemon involves me going "Pokemon Pokemon where are all the Pokemon I want ALL the Pokemon yes even your crappy legendaries give them here what's that behind your back is that a Pokemon c'mon hand it over" I figure my team will take care of itself.

I am not excited enough to download the ROM, plus I don't much like playing console games on the computer, PLUS I don't need another Thing To Do...but I am dumb and giddy enough to start assigning personalities to Pokemon OCs, which is fun and gives me something to daydream about at work when I've got nothing else to think about.

So, I ran into one of my Creative Writing classmates while getting new pencils and a frappachino and we compared notes about stories and then just talked about video games for an hour. That was fun. I was actually surprised at how much we hit it off, and because my IRL social circle has dwindled to one, I was really glad to have a human connection that didn't involve work/my currently-one-other friend.

It occurs to me that I've been spending a whole heck of a lot of money lately, and while I kind of want to save more then I have been, I also know that I'll never again be in the position where I a) have money to spend and b) don't actually HAVE to spend it on anything. And also, my sister has moved out and now adopted a dog that she can't afford and IDEK I guess I just want to quit being the responsible one for a change.

Sigh...also considering finally dropping out of big and/or public roleplaying games, at least for a while. IDK, it just hasn't been all that much fun and it hasn't been that much fun for months, bordering on a year...or, er, however long it's been. I'd love to do some private stuff with friends, mind, but public games no longer really work with my schedule or drive.

Of course, I'm only about done with 25% of my flip-flopping on this, and I still have another 200 years of waffling to go before I make any decisions.
caligraphunky: (I'm HAPPY.)
Thursday, August 5th, 2010 04:00 pm

Ahhhhh BITCHES. I was so glad, because I finally, after about 7 months, got to load up Pearl and the Ranch and take all my Pokemon back. So I get everything ready and connect the DS and...

It doesn't show any of the Pokemon I put in there ready to take out. I get this 200/700 number in the corner and it connects fine and...nothing. They're all still in the Ranch and I can't get them out for NO DAMN GOOD REASON.

I don't want to find it any Yanmas, I want my Pokemon back.
caligraphunky: (Default)
Monday, March 29th, 2010 12:28 pm
Ok, wow. I just got a call on the Pokegear from this guy who claimed to be watching my every move in case I do something awesome, and then not a minute later a Fire-breather-guy called me to (drunkenly, and I will hear nothing to the contrary) blubber about how everybody thinks Firebreathers abuse their Pokemon but they DON'T, OK AND HOW DARE THEY SAY THAT THEY DON'T KNOW ME SOB THEY DON'T KNOW A THING ABOUT ME!

I can't tell if it's sad or not that I have to screen my Pokegear calls more vigilantly then my real life phone.

There's no hope for this Bio test. Just...none. I can't wait until we get out of cell respiration and photosynthesis and into something that I get on the level that the teacher wants, like genetics.

At least all my major essays are done for the semester. That's a huge load of my mind.
caligraphunky: (*FACEPALM*)
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 12:55 pm
I've pretty much cut out caffine from my diet, and my anxiety attacks have almost totally gone away. I'm still getting my thyroid tested at some point, but I feel a lot better. Just...not as alert.

Hahaha, SUCK. IT. BUGSY. My Pontyta took one look at his stupid Scyther, said "Bitch, I will end you" and completely destroyed it in two hits. SO glad I took the time to level it up. I'm now in Goldenrod, and I named it Nova.

I still need a name for Nidorino.

...A bio exam is coming up on Wednesday. I am SO NOT PREPARED it isn't even funny. G-gah, I've got to learn the exact details of cell respiration, photosynthesis, and something else that I haven't even looked at yet and we won't be going over in class until Monday. Well...crap.
caligraphunky: (A Rectangular Thyng)
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 10:41 pm
It's going to take me goddamn forever to beat Pokemon. I hate you Buggsy. I hate you so much. It shouldn't take this much effort to kill a bunch of bugs.

My team as of right this second. It is kind of crap. )

Yeah...there's gonna be a lot of switching as time goes on. But I like my guys so far.
caligraphunky: (Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew! Ew!)
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 09:40 am
I know that the rival is there to test how strong your Pokemon are, but it really feels like a punishment when you run into him just because you walked too near a city gate.

The only reason I won was because my Beedrill fucked his Bayleef up (Which I really wasn't expecting because my Beedrill is lagging behind everyone else training wise.) Plus I'm still at that part of the game where "putting together a team" means "scraping a team from whatever dregs the game wants to give you."

It wasn't a fun surprise, that's all I'm saying.

If I had a fire type...

ANYWAY, the schools were closed because of snow, but the libraries aren't (???) so if I can get out of the driveway, I'm going to work. It kind of...really sucks.

OH WELL, back to training and I'll probably do homework today too. EXCITING LIFE, I LEAD IT.

ETA: OH OH OH And Sam and Max season 2 finally came! And it lags more on the Wii port then the first one did! Throw us a fucking bone, Telltale!

It's still really funny though...
caligraphunky: (Default)
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 05:45 pm
So, I finally bit the bullet and bought Soul Silver.

I-I know. I said I wasn't gonna, and then I did it anyway. I'm seriously glad I did, too, because it looks like we'll be snowed in for a while.

I'm digging on it so far, really. I know I've said I was tired of the Pokemon Formula, but now I think I was just off on the really-not-different-enough-from-Diamond/Pearl Platinum, which was kind of disappointing. SS feels fresh, even though it's really not. I'm loving the little Pokemon following behind you gimmick too.

I'm not very far yet, but I've already got a laugh out of it: when you get the rival's name from his trainer card, just stole it? Or what? That was just such an odd moment.

Didn't expect to get the Pokemon bug this time around, but what can you do?
caligraphunky: (IT MAKES ME EXCITED)
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 09:52 am
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The, uh, background music here. It's a little hard to hear, but it was also hard to find.

It's about the weeabooest thing I have in my song library, but you have to understand: it's from a rhythm game. And I love rhythm games. Therefore I am obligated to like this. Seriously, if there is an original song in a rhythm action game I am legally required to download and love it, even if I don't.

It may be twee and coying, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.

IN other news: I just learned that the 400 dollars required for a new retainer won't fall to me to pay! Ergo, I can actually buy Soul Silver without feeling guilt about it! Hurrah!
caligraphunky: (Strolling with friends)
Monday, March 15th, 2010 10:23 am
My sister restarted her original Blue version of Pokemon. I thought that was kinda funny.

I was gonna go run errands with my mom, and I was thinking maybe I'd just look into buying Soul Silver today but then I found out I get to spend another 400 dollars on my teeth this month so I'm pretty much not buying anything at all for the next couple of months.

Ha ha. Shit.

Anyway, I'm going to spend today after I get home and maybe tomorrow on homework so I can enjoy the rest of my spring break without interruptions. That'll be sweet. I'mma play Half Life, and finally do RP things, and maybe write some other shit and get some exercise and maybe finally have my laptop back. Awesome.

ETA: Or I could do anything but homework. That works too.
caligraphunky: (*FACEPALM*)
Thursday, January 21st, 2010 07:51 am
Say what you will about VDex, it sure does capture the feeling of "GRRRRAGHGHGH I AM FUCKING FINDING A FUCKING KENGA-FUCK IN THIS FUCKING SAFARI ZONE COME HELL OR HIGH WATER AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME" that I remember so vividly from the Red/Blue era of Pokemon.

So, classes. This is going to be one hell of a semester. I've got Western Civ, taught by a lady who'd really rather be teaching a kindergarten class, Biology taught by Ferris Bueler's teacher, and Tech Writing on the brand new replacement online system that nobody knows how to use!

We'll see how this goes, but I will say that this is the most textbook reading that I've not been able to get away with not doing.

Query: Is it feasible that the world depicted in Klonoa Heroes is at all representative of Klonoa's "Real Phantomile" that was mentioned at the end of Door to Phantomile? Further research will be required...
caligraphunky: (Quintessential Margo)
Thursday, January 7th, 2010 10:44 pm
1, is that I don't feel well at all.

2, is that I am far more hooked on VDex then I expected to be, but I've hated all the partners I've chosen so far. Fourth times a charm?

and 3, is that I would like to rant about work, which I imagine is dull for anyone who isn't me, and some people who are. Ergo, a cut for easy skippage.

You're boring, rambling TL:DR is here! Huzzah! )

Well, I feel better now that I've ranted a bit. Emotionally, but not physically. I think this year calls for the changing of the diet, cause I can't think of anything else that would make me feel this queasy.
caligraphunky: (IT MAKES ME EXCITED)
Monday, January 4th, 2010 12:32 pm
School starts on Jan. 20th.

*FISTPUMP* YES! Two more weeks of freedom before my convoluted canvas-hopping schedule dives me completely insane!

OH YEAH, I forgot to mention this before, but I got my VDex trade pass all nice and bought! I can be a trading fool now! If I had anything worth trading, that is.
caligraphunky: (Oh man I'm bored)
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 01:07 pm
I didn't get a whole lot of sleep last night because I kept waking up from a series of weird dreams. Which is odd, because I never get them in succession. But last night it was "YOU ARE A STUDENT IN THE GREYEST BLEAKEST TOWN IN THE WORLD AND YOU HAVE CONTRABAN DONUTS!" "Huh? Zzzz...." "NOW YOU CAN'T DRIVE BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN DRUGGED! WEAVE BETWEEN THOSE LANES AT 70 MPH! GO GO GO!" "Wha? Zzzz..." "NOW KIRBY IS GOING OVER TO THE POSSUM LODGE FOR CHRISTMAS WITH SPECIAL GUEST BLACKADDER THE FOURTH!" "...OK, I'm up, geeze."

Pbbbbbbt. Actually, no, this ain't too bad. It's certainly my favorite Poggle based game right at the moment. Where are all you guys' profiles?

Oh why couldn't New Years fall on a work day so's I didn't have to go in? Holidays just kind of wove around my schdule this year.
caligraphunky: (Obviously)
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009 01:24 pm

I only post these here because I'm going to put all my eggs/pokes in the shelter and let my account be purged into oblivion whenever they do that next, so if you see anything you like, let me know/keep your eyes peeled.

I...think I need to let go of a couple characters at SBG, but I've been putting that off because I know I'll be disappointing some people. It's just that my roleplay drive has been like a sinking hot air balloon lately, and I need to cut some of the sandbags off.

Oh! And also: Dear Emiliy,

I have no idea who you are, but you've GOT to start giving people your new number, because I'm sick of getting your calls.

Oh, and to the other guy who gives people fake numbers: I guess you're a eccentric artist type who wants to be left alone by agents and such, and I while appreciate being mistaken for a professional writer, I DON'T appreciate the fact that you're apparently giving them my number.
caligraphunky: (Power of Beauty)
Saturday, June 27th, 2009 05:37 pm
Apparently going to a restaurant and eating a huge seafood lunch isn't a very good plan if you want to have energy afterwords. I'm about to fall into a coma.

A delicious, delicious coma.

Haven't seen these in a while! an Azelf...Um, woo. Actually, I'm not really into these much anymore, but I mention it because I really kind of hate the lake legendarys. They're so...boring.
caligraphunky: (!!)
Friday, June 5th, 2009 11:03 am
I had, like, the weirdest dream last night. I dreamed that a bunch of roleplay plots my charatcters were involved in moved along while I was on hiatus, but a) I hadn't been talked to about a single one, and b) it was all dark, heavy, dramatic stuff, like Fang getting Daisy pregnant, and Black Shadow killing people. So I logged on and was all "the hell?" So, uh, yeah. No more hiatus for me, I guess...Except for the part where I have to do laundry today. Let's hope I can actually catch up with everything.

I got a whatever-the-hell-that-last-thing-is!
caligraphunky: (I HATE PARADES)
Thursday, June 4th, 2009 11:38 am

I'm clicking on these again!

Short TMI, I guess )

I picked up Megaman X7 from Gamestop the other day (because it was like, 5 bucks in the discount bin.) Finally I'm going to see what at least part of the fuss about gay robots is, um, about!