Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I had a dream, A dream about you, baby...

Gunshots masked the sound of my alarm this morning. No, not real ones, I'm fine. Dream gunshots.
I don't know how I got in the situation, but I know that I was in a warehouse with Wolverine. Hugh Jackman sexy version. He was saving me from something, some organization or something. He handed me this gun, which I think shot those Nerf balls, you know, the 2inch foam rubber ones that don’t fly very well? Yeah. I had a machine gun that shot those, only it could kill people like real bullets. So, we were running from this big group of people, shooting behind us and in front of us, cause they surrounded us. More people on our side joined us, and they had Mavericks, the cool looking Nerf guns, only they shot real bullets. Oh, and someone had a 9mm Glock, but I think that was a bad guy, cause I ended up with it somehow. So, we're running down this staircase, and Wolverine, this large black lady and someone else (Cyclops? Idk, I saw blue) were holding most of them off, but a few slipped past and were going to get me. I tried to shoot my machine gun at them, but I was out of ammo, and yelled that up to Wolverine. He told me to grab a Maverick off a dead guy, but we hadn't killed anyone down here yet, and my 9mm was out of ammo too. So I'm up against three people, and I'm know I'm about to die, but then one of the guys shoots another guy and then takes his gun, and hands me both guns (His and the now dead guy's). I look at him and it's The Doctor (The newest one, 11 I think). I shoot the other guy. Then The Doctor looks at me and says "You have to do it, they can't know I'm on your side." So I aim the gun at The Doctor's head and say "Thank you, Doctor. I love you." He smirks as I set the gun against his temple and pull the trigger. As I shot him, I got a "flashback" for lack of a better word. See, he just looked like The Doctor. He wasn't Dr. Who, he was just our field medic, who we called Doc, but I guess I didn't think young cute guy should be called Doc, cause that's an old person name, so I called him Doctor. So I didn't kill The Doctor, I just killed our doctor. While I was having the flashback, I may have gotten shot in the shoulder.
Cause that’s when I woke up.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gamer Challenge Day 1

Day 01 - The first game that got you hooked on gaming
That would be this game here; Super Smash Bros. Smash Bros
Followed up Quickly by it's sequel; Smash Bros Melee.

And then it's latest addition, Smash Bros Brawl.

I have fond memories of going to my friend Taka-chan's house when I was 10 and she was 8, and playing Super Smash Bros. We tended to play as Pikachu, Jigglypuff or Kirby, the only characters we really knew, and would sometimes branch out into Mario or Link just for fun.

Later on, with my friend Neko, we discovered the joys of Super Smash Bros Melee, where Peach could throw turnips, Pikachu and Jigglypuff now had backup in the form of Pichu and Mewtwo, and  Marth, Roy Link and Young Link were the cutest characters in the game. I was 13 at the time. Neko and I drifted apart as the years passed, but Super Smash Bros Melee was always the party game of choice. It was also one of the first games I bought when I got my own GameCube at the age of 19.

Once I got my own copy, I then did my best to unlock all the characters in the game, and in doing so I found a few things. The Ice Climbers are my favorite Character. Roy and Marth will always hold a special place in my heart as the heart-throbs of the game. Bowser is a powerhouse that's fun to play and annoys people who are used to people with patterns, i.e. Play Pikachu. While I am still good at Pikachu, and thus, Pichu, they are rather annoying, about as annoying as Captain Falcon. Peach is only good when dressed as Daisy. Luigi will never be as good as Mario. Dr. Mario, on the other hand, shouldn't exist. Finally; I can't play more than an hour to three before I get bored by myself.

Smash Bros Brawl came out in 2008, so about three years ago now. I only got a wii about 6 months ago, but this is on my "Buy as soon as the price goes down" list. I love this game. Nate had a copy while Chad was at school, so I got to play about once a week or so. I can't say too much more, since I never actually played it, but I enjoyed what I did play. I will say, Not happy with Toon Link or Lucas, but I love the Pokemon Trainer and Pit. SOO much love for Pit. <3 He replaced Roy, which was sad, cause Roy was always cooler than Marth, but what can you do? I'm glad the Ice Climbers are back, cause like I said, I love playing them. Nana and Popo are the sweetest character set ever. I'm intrigued by Sonic and Wario is much much much better than Dr. Mario.

So yes. The game that really started it all was (and still is) a game I rarely get to play. Funny, huh?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

N3rd Grrl

Long time, no post. I know. I wish I could say I was busy, but that's not completely true. It's more truthful to say that nothing exciting goes on too much these days.

However, I feel the need to rant a bit about geeky stuff, so you, my faithful readers, shall just have to put up with it.

Lately I've been looking at my 'Geek Card' lately and thinking "I should make sure this doesn't get taken away". For those who don't know, a 'Geek Card', or 'Nerd Card' is like a 'Man Card', if you do something un-nerdy or don't recognize something classically geeky/nerdy. I can usually get away from geek confrontations easily, as I am female and thus have a gold Geek Card from the start. However, there are times when I just look clueless and everyone just smiles and pats my head and says "It's ok, you're a girl."

So, I've decided to work on expanding my nerd horizons. Current mission; Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Now, I've played parts of this game in the past. However, my mother was anti-game system as I was growing up, and N64 emulators never worked quite right. So I only got to play at friend's houses, which means few opportunity's to beat games. That, and the friend that had all the cool games got really...upset when someone either a) beat their score, b) looked to do better than them, c) took to long to solve a puzzle, or d) would get bored quickly and want to do something else. This does not make a very productive gaming environment, not to mention they had a split family, so half the time I didn't even have the right save file to work from.

For my 18th birthday, Chad got me my first gameboy (and SP Advance) and later got me a DS for Valentines day. This allowed me to acquire the Pokemon games I've always been fond of. I admit, it's a weakness of mine, but I really enjoy the complex simplicity of the Pokemon games.  But thats not what we were talking about.

Chad's sophomore year, his roommate was selling his old GameCube for $20. I had to. There was no other choice. I think I bought a few games off him as well, and then hit the used games section of Gamestop for some more oldies-but-goodies. These were the games of my youth, and it was time to play them. I started with Super Smash Bros Melee, one of my all-time favorites. I played the original Smash Bros on my best friends N64, and Melee was always a game I could get my other friend to play with me at her house. Soul Caliber II was another favorite. I love fighting games, but sadly I'm horrible at them. I can't remember combos, I'm not fast with the controls, and I tend to get favorite characters due to looks and one move rather than power. Batman: Vengeance was a gift from Chad, as it has Harley Quinn as a main villain, another weakness of mine. Harvest Moon was bought for Chad, as was Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicals. Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness was gifted to me for Valentines day this year. But the cream of the crop for finds was the Zelda collection, with the original two, Legend of Zelda and Link to the past, and the two N64 games we all know and love, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.

 I've attempted playing all of the above at various times since I got the games three years ago, but school and work tend to get in the way. But, when Chad needed the computer and all my chores were done for the day (My poor laptop died, I'll complain later) I decided to give Zelda another try.

I think I'm halfway though the game at this point. I've done all of the Young Link spiritual stones quests, and have two of the sages. I'm at the fire temple now for the third sage.

Thus far, it's been as enjoyable and as frustrating as I remember it.

Frustrating things:
 - Controls. Really Nintendo? You couldn't make it easy for Link to look where you point him, could you? And why, when I want to jump somewhere I know I can, you always tend to point me just enough off course that I miss the platform? But when I can't get there yet, you make it look like I can?

 - Navi. Everyone hates her. I used to think she was kinda funny but only useful for L-targeting. I now know better. She can only target things directly in your line of sight, unless of course you've found something shiny you cant reach yet. Also, she's gotten me killed a few times by pausing the game to tell me something I noticed on my own. Yes, Navi, the room is twisted. Did you have to tell me that as a flaming flying skull attacks me?

 - Timing. Again, Really Nintendo? Would it kill you to add ONE MORE SECOND to the end of all your timing things? I mean, I was almost up the ladder when you burned it down!

 - Female Characters with Breasts. Ok, now, remembering this is the era of really bad 3D, and the faces on every character thus far have been really bad; did you have to give the "attractive fairies and desert people" huge chests? Cause it makes them look pointy and Madonna-esque. If that's what you were going for, great. If not, well, you failed. the Fairy Queens that I'm supposed to "feel free to come get healing anytime" scare me, so I'll just buy bottled fairies thanks.

 - Un-necessary money cap. There is an item in the game that lets you hold 500 Ruppies. So why don't you just let me do that from the start? This 99, and then 200 cap is bogus and annoying. The only thing I spend money on is bets, games, and the occasional "Shit, I'm out of Arrows and Bombs and theres no way I can beat this level without them, so lets teleport to town and pick some up for too much money".

Enjoyable things:
 - Complex but not mind-numbing puzzles. Nuff said.

 - Spells. They're nice. I'm sure they'll be cooler later on.

 - Ocarina music. There is a song for everything. Which means the soundtrack is nice.

 - Cute elf main character to stare at while trying to hit monsters with said character's sword. I blame this on a home-schooled childhood crush on a video game character. Link's cute for a main character. Better than Mario, that's for sure.

I think that's enough for tonight. Besides, I have a game to beat.

Peace. Only, Not. (I will clip a corner off your Nerd Card if you don't get that joke.)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hello again

Hey kids. How's it hanging?

Day 4 of my story blog is complete. You can find it Here. Candi's story is getting to the fun part.

So, question for you all (mainly to see if anyone reads this anymore), Can you name a large (weight wise) hero/heroine? Only ones I can think of are Milicent (Hocus Pocus), Ursula (Little Mermaid, and she's the villain), and the kid in Up. Oh, Gertrude in the comic 'Runaways'. She's a bit larger.

So ya. Name your fat heroes!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Long time, no see

Hey all. Not sure if you're still following me or not. lol.

So I started a daily writing blog, just to get back in the swing of things. I challenged my sister, so I have to win. You can find my writings here:

Just random writings really.

Have fun.