Oh boy! There's nothing that makes a day better like a free hotdog!
LIKE A GAME: I've turned my future employment into a game. I'm turning in 3 applications tomorrow and the first establishment to give me an interview AND hire me wins! There is one exception, if I get a summer internship, all bets are off and I'll pick and choose who I want to work for.
Holy crap, a comment from Chris on the previous entry! Chris is one of the few from Gamestop who did not suck.
STRAIGHT TO HELL:
The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Sixth Level of Hell - The City of Dis!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
|Purgatory (Repenting Believers)||Very Low|
|Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)||Very Low|
|Level 2 (Lustful)||Very High|
|Level 3 (Gluttonous)||Moderate|
|Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)||High|
|Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)||High|
|Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)||Very High|
|Level 7 (Violent)||High|
|Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)||High|
|Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)||High|
Take the Dante's Divine Comedy Inferno Test
So I wake up today to Katie handing me the phone. It's our voicemail, and Sir Drinks-a-Lot is delivering surprising news! The store manager at Gamestop was fired! For sexual harassment! Ho ho ho! That's chuckle worthy!
And since I am a vulture and I do eat carrion, I'll be making my way over there today to pick up an application if I even need one. Maybe the acting store manager (whom I'm friends with) will just hand me a job and I can call Target right there and tell them to cram their service desk shifts up their collective assholes.
Last night was great, Katie and I went to Jacksonville to see Stef, get my oil changed, and see my Dad. Well we got Stef but Quick Lube was closed when we got there. That's okay! We went to Hastings (since Jacksonville still has a Hastings) and got neat crap! And then we visited my dad and he gave us a bit of his african violet to take home because Katie likes fuzzy plants.
Last night Katie asked the funniest question. "Seriously, are you almost done with Morrowind? I'm tired of hearing about it." Ho ho ho! Not even close! And when I do get done, I've got 2 expansions waiting for me! But I am up to level 21 and I've almost finished the next step in the main quest. I kill vampires and demons with my eyes closed and one hand tied behind my back.
If it seems like I haven't been writing much in the past week or two, I have an excuse. It's Morrowind. It sucks up all my time. I play it for AT LEAST two hours every day. I try to play more.
So Wednesday night Brad, Katie and I watched Toxic Avenger 4 and I have to say it is the BEST TROMA MOVIE EVER. It's possibly my new favorite movie. It was beautiful. The sheer amounts of blood, gore, sex, and destruction were just amazing. And the DVD interface for it is in a comic book form which is ENTIRELY appropriate because the whole movie is like a damn comic book! Toxie (and Noxie) smash heads and rip off arms and the last couple scenes are just a fucking blood bath. It really is a Troma Masterpiece.
So Lloyd and everyone at Troma responsible for making Toxic Avenger 4, I thank thee for making one of the most enjoyable movie experiences ever!
So last night we got some confusion and thought game night at my place was cancelled. Well close, since we didn't think Sir Drinks-a-Lot could make it, I left Matt at his place but when I got home Katie said that Sir Drinks-a-Lot was on his way. Whoops! Oh well.
We beat the hell out of each other in Def Jam Vendetta. Holy crap that game was fun! I played Ghostface Killah and he wore some armband with an eagle on it and a big gold chain and it was a goddamn riot. Then I played some of the single-player game because that's how you unlock characters and I got a bunch of no-name guys and Scarface and N.O.R.E. I've never heard of Scarface or N.O.R.E. but who cares! I'm trying to work my way up to DMX because really, X is going to give it to you. He's such a giver.
Also yesterday, Matt and I were in Best Buy and I found THE HOLY GRAIL. Fucking Toxic Avenger 4! YES! Victory is mine! Tonight, 7pm, my place. Open showing! I know Brad's going to be there, you should too!
And now my day starts. I'm tired. I've got a class at 9, work at 10, class at 11, I go home for 2 hours, and then class again at 2. And then I'm done. And I've only got like 3 weeks left of school. Summer is rapidly approaching and I really can't wait! Just imagine if you will a day where I unconsciously drive Katie to work at 8, pass out till noon, and play Morrowind for 12 hours straight. I'll do it too!
Running away? You yellow . . .
So this weekend was rather uneventful. My guts held an uprising and I was damn near bedridden all day Saturday and then Sunday I sat at home and played Morrowind. Morrowind.
I don't think words can describe what's going on in the story right now. I think the best I can say is that I think everything is going to take a serious turn for the worse pretty soon. Anyway, I wish I were home and not here and playing Morrowind and not typing.
Holy shit, I fell through a hole in the world and landed in Bizarro world!
Work was nuts. I mean nuts. But that's not the Bizarro world part.
I was outside around 10:30 dragging carts in when I saw a MOTHERFUCKING EB GAMES sign down the strip from Target. EB GAMES. When I worked at Gamestop, Game Exchange wasn't a threat because they dealt only in used games and no PC games. Big retail chains weren't a threat because they didn't deal enough in games and couldn't compare to our selection. EB was THE ENEMY. I walked up to it and stared in the window (it's still being remodelled).
I'm so getting a job there.
OH MY GOD: WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?!
through Trillian's yahoo messenger
nutonmychin6903: Hi, I was wondering if maybe you wantrd to chat? :)
nihilate: I'd love to chat with the nuts on my chin.
nutonmychin6903: asl (age sex location)?
nihilate: No really, what the fuck kind of screen name is nutonmychin?!? not to mention you're the 6903rd person who wanted to be known as "nutonmychin".
So forever ago I got Morrowind and played it for a few days because it's fun but I felt like I couldn't make any progress in it. Well a couple days ago I approached the game like it's an MMORPG, pick spots on my map to go to and if something is in my way that will kill me, run away and come back later or run past it. Well I've managed to visit maybe a sixth of the island and build up some strength and learn more about the game and now I'm REALLY moving along. I'm smashing through the storyline's dungeons because I'm way stronger than I need to be and now I can pick out any spot on my uncovered map and poke around for dwarven technology.
It's really a badass game but I think I'd have lost it LONG ago if this map that came with it weren't so detailed.
My guts are revolting. Not like they were last week but like I'm going to puke up my dinner, which is fine and reasonable because it was greasy and gross boneless honey bbq wings from KFC and they tasted good but they were really greasy and I could tell they'd been under a heat lamp for a while. I think it's time for me to pass out, I'll expound on Morrowind's landscapes and architecture tomorrow.
DUMBASS: I showed up at LLCC a full hour early for my Data Structures & Algorithms class. It's my only class today and has been my only class on Thursdays all semester. So I've been enjoying Morrowind's manual. I didn't know it was possible to rest outside of towns!
Anyway, this gives me plenty of time to tell everyone why I love Morrowind. In what little time I've played it (little being around 7 hours now, and that's little because I'm just starting to get into the storyline), I've determined that not only has Bethesda Softworks created it's own world with Morrowind, it's created its own world with its very own culture. There are books everywhere! History books, novels (paraphrased into short stories), religious works, and everything. I even found a book on the mating habits of kagouti!
And when you're travelling from town to town, you'll start to be able to tell what you can and can't get away with just by the architecture of the buildings. If it looks like a stereotypical medieval village, don't touch anything that isn't yours and don't even think about hitting anyone who hasn't hit you first. The town is under Imperial law and thievery and murder will get you sent straight to prison. If it's vaguely medieval with a lot of rounded edges and two-story buildings, it's probably not under Imperial law so if you have to kill someone, keep it off the streets and take shit only when no one's looking and stay out of the manors, their guards aren't very polite. If it's totally foreign and every building looks like a mushroom, you're in a dark elf town so you have to watch what you say about them and keep to yourself. And if everything is busted and machinery is everywhere, you're in dwarven ruins so sack and pillage all you can without getting killed!
It really is great finding dwarven ruins because the weirdest (and some of the most valuable) shit is in there. Not to mention dark elven ancestoral tombs. I sack every tomb I find and there's always something worth going in there for. Last time I came across one I found left and right pauldrons (shoulder armor) and a helmet that all had armor values of at least twice the stuff I already had on. And you can't buy the armor I'm wearing either, it's some serious shit I found in dwarven ruins and some caves I explored.
Last night I played Morrowind for probably about 5 hours. From 5 to somewhere past 12 with a couple breaks. I'll probably play it even more once I get home and before D&D. The storyline is leading me into ideas of other kinds of characters I should try playing. Okay, I think I'm done.
I could really go for a loaf of Hawaiian sweet bread. And a plate of homemade tacos.
The whole wake up, go to work, come home, go to sleep routine really shits on my weekends.
TLDR: So I finally have a weekend day off! But that's because it's a fucking national holiday! Oh well, I need the cash and what else am I going to do on a weekend besides work?
Postal 2 is in and I've got a copy on hold! I could buy it now and drain my bank account (but not the cable bill, mind you) but that's not really safe so I'm waiting till I get my tax refund or my next paycheck. I fired up ye olde Postal Plus today too. Jesus that game is terrible. And Postal 2 is WAY more fun.
I'm also in the process of turning my game of Tactics Ogre into Pokemon. I check each scenario before I actually get into the fight to see what the enemy is going to use (and this is working because so far "reinforcements" haven't showed up in midfight) so if they've got any beasts or dragons, out come the tamers to add them to my collection. And since you usually can only field 8 units, I've got a whole pile of them that I simply don't use but I'm keeping anyway for my collection of dragons and beasts. GOTTA CATCH EM ALL!
Hey! I'm in a pretty good mood for waking up an hour late! It's Friday! And the goddamn daystar is shining so it's bright out but it's warm-ish!
No work today and I get my schedule for the next two weeks also. I better get more hours next week AND the week after or something something.
I highly enjoy watching people play dumb flash games. And I could seriously go for some tacos. And I was supposed to go to lunch with my dad yesterday but I think he forgot because he never showed up so I might be making a trip to Jacksonville tomorrow! And weee!
FUN INCARNATE: So today I delved into the insane world of recent PC game demos.
Mistmare 1.4 demo. Yes, it's a demo that has reached version 1.4. I tried to play the original release but it really did need some work because despite how much I love the premise (evil fog brings monsters during Roman era and damn near stops all progress in civilization) the game was damn near unplayable because of its bizarre control scheme and complete lack of direction. Well the controls have been almost entirely retooled and work marvelously and though the lack of direction remains, at least I can play the goddamn game.
It's a strange and foreign setting and pretty unique. And I'm more than happy to give the game an A for detail and setting because the city you're is incredibly detailed and looks fantastic as do the characters and the monsters. Where the game really falls short though is it's annoyances. I can't change any options once I've started the game. NONE of them. I have to exit out and start again if I need to fix something. And apparently I'm hunting alchemists although this is only because they seem to be my only topic of discussion with townfolk. And I don't think I missed reading a journal entry and my quests log only shows a search for a place to stay, the whole alchemist thing came completely out of nowhere. So as is, the game needs a lot of work still but it's enjoyable and it could be really cool if they fix the annoyances. I give it a C-.
Postal 2 demo. Yes! A Postal 2 demo, 3 days before the game is released. I've been hoping and wishing for just this day! The first Postal is legendary for being a morally reprehensible, sick, and depraved game. It's unwarranted violence in disc form.
Postal 2 is the same thing, in 3D, with bodily fluids beyond buckets of blood. Hell, blood takes a backseat this time to puke and urine because Postal Dude can whip it out at anytime to take a leak on innocent victims and they'll promptly puke when you do! And you get weapons like a shovel, a nightstick, a tazer, pistol, shotgun, assault rifle, sniper rifle, gasoline & matches, and molotov cocktails. And this is just the demo!
And you're free to do whatever you want! Postal Dude has a seperate button for kicking things and almost everything will react to being kicked. Kick a door and it opens. Kick a jug of mayo and it flies through the air. Kick someone in the face and they'll usually run like a sissy. And then you pull out your gun and shoot them because as long as the cops don't see, you're free to murder and kill everyone you see! And the deaths are simply brutal because of the game engines realistic physics. You can kick a corpse into a corner and it'll slump into a ball and each kick delivers a nice splatter of more blood. People on fire run around screaming and catching others on fire before they drop to the ground in the fetal position or crawl towards you screaming until they're little more than a disgusting burnt husk in what has to be the most horrifying damage model I've ever seen.
And throughout the entire demo, this game is not only sick but really fucking fun. I simply can't wait until the full version is out just so I can see more of the town and kill more of the citizens and find more weird shit to be amazed by. If you're like me and it's impossible for anything to offend you, BUY THIS GAME! The demo is fantastic, the game itself will be exquisite. This one is a very solid A.
So I'm trying to follow Trigun. And I know now that I misjudged it after seeing the first episode, it's way better than Tenchi With Guns.
Yesterday I spent almost the whole day in pain. It was like my stomach was trying to destroy itself. I almost couldn't move at all because I was in so much pain. So today I woke up and I felt fine but I went to the doctor. She said it's because of my diet and too much stomach acids. So I have to cut back on soda and candy and junk food. This is almost a foreign concept to me.