Access granted

October 30, 2006 at 11:48 (Uncategorized)

I don’t like talking to people I don’t know, I like it even less when people I don’t know touch me or more to the current point GRAB me.  Things are made a lot worse when a drunk male tries to grab me in the Ladies.  One, he’s not supposed to be there – even if he has fake boobs attached with string.  Two, what makes him think he can.  Because he’s male and I’m female!  And lastly, speedos are not cool.  No banana hammocks. 

It was almost enough to ruin my afternoon but it didn’t; he’s just lucky I wasn’t hungry or else there might have been pain involved.  Stressful situation and hunger equal bad news for someone.  And I tend to be on the giving end.   

It seems like FFXII is scoring high points everywhere, I like this news.  I just hope it’s not over hype.  X is my ultimate game in terms of story and gameplay.  I adore turn based as I get so involved in the game that I tend to get panicked and forget where my potions are or what slots my spells are in. 

There is, however, word on AC Complete being ‘Limited Edition’.  I’m not fond of limited edition stuff mainly because of the ‘limited’ part.  What about people who just can’t afford to buy it right then, but could in a month.  But by then it’s sold out – it’s limited.  I think the whole idea is money grabbing and short sighted in terms of customer satisfaction.  People seem to forget that a happy customer is a returning customer.

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Monogatari…

October 27, 2006 at 18:28 (Uncategorized)

I really like second hand books.  They sit nicely in your hand and in the case of text books, they lie flat on the desk.  Not only that but in addition to the story told on the pages, they have a story of their own – where have they been?  Who had them before?  What made them give the book up?  This is the great thing about the library, they are all second hand.  Sometimes when I’m checking a book in I’ll keep it with me for the morning, reading random pages trying to pull its story out.  I’m a volunteer so it’s not like it gets in the way of library type work (I don’t think I’m allowed to do that).

Manga on the other hand, I love new.  Only because I can be the first to open the plastic seal.  It was the same with CDs and games when they come wrapped in plastic and you pull it away, exposing it to life for the first time.  It’s great, you start its story.

Hear my story, this may be our last chance…

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Chuugokujin

October 26, 2006 at 14:15 (Uncategorized)

I have three bosses.  Two are really great and one I’m indifferent to.  My one boss is Chinese and on hearing I like Chinese food she makes me lunch sometimes (she’s a great one).  It’s really great but I’m now totally spoilt.  Restaurant Chinese is gross; it’s oily and tastes funny.   And I’m really particular about what I eat – some say fussy but I’m putting it in my mouth! 

I am actually fussy but I’ll eat what around what ever is put on the table so don’t cook specially for me.  There are very few things I don’t eat, it’s all mostly the herbs and spices that people put on the food or the combinations.  For example, strawberries in a salad.  Not a fruit salad but one with lettuce and tomato.

Poor Ichigo…

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Fiction

October 24, 2006 at 18:34 (Uncategorized)

I discovered, much to my horror, I no longer have any of my original scribbling.  When my PC needed to be over hauled they were among the bits that were lost.  Having had them posted already I guess I didn’t see the need in writing them to CD.  So I had to go along to FF.net, copy and paste my own works and put in a file of their own.  Naturally I had copied my original fiction because that is all mine (I have hard copies as well).

I also looked up some stuff I had posted years ago (2000/01) and it was still there.  I was surprised mainly because I haven’t been active on that site for years and had stopped receiving review but reading some of the stuff I realise it was mainly because it was badly written.  And the spelling mistakes!  I don’t know what my beta reader was doing.

I just wonder what other stuff I created and deleted because it’s easy to do so.

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Cheh…

October 23, 2006 at 15:41 (Uncategorized)

Sony has plans for PS1 game downloads for the PSP and PS3.  On first hearing this I was quite pleased until I read further down the article (FFInsider).  It goes on to say that with FFVII being able to be downloaded and played on the PS3, there is no reason to redo it.  Utter crap.  

I like the story of VII, X being my favorite, but I battle to play VII because of the graphics.  I LOVE pretty games, for example Genji, which is not my type of game play style at all but it’s really pretty. It wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t seen AC (like I wouldn’t watch it).  I would buy the PS3 just for that game were it redone. 

However, having said all that, I would put money on the fact that they will redo it.

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October 23, 2006 at 09:44 (Uncategorized)

I spent most of yesterday afternoon thinking about the quiz results.  Given that my first answers were not among the choices given, what made me choose the answers I did?  Firstly, the paranoid one:  that one is easy.  That one is my father’s fault, he brought my sisters and I up to be suspicions of everyone.  No one does something for anyone with wanting something in return, in particular men.  That’s just the way it is.  I’ve since realised that is complete rubbish but it doesn’t stop me from being instantly suspicious before I force myself to stop it.  It’s annoying but I think so long as I realise I am doing it and can stop myself, it shouldn’t be a worry. 

 As for the Schizoid thing – while I definitely have some of the traits, in general I’m pretty ‘normal’.  I’m just not mentally strong enough to deal with other people’s issues.  I walk a fine line most days and until that is sorted there’s not much to be done about it.  This may make me out to seem uncaring about some issues my friends have but I just can’t deal with it right now.  So long as I have Square everything is fine.

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Quiz?

October 22, 2006 at 12:28 (Uncategorized)

I did a bunch of ‘what type of * are you?’ quizes this morning.  Apart not really having the answers I would put down, this is what I appear to be:  I’m a gothy, nerdy girl whose alter ego is Peter Pan with a blue heart.  Not only that, I’m obsessive-compulsive, paranoid and mostly likely to kill myself by disappearing.  Though, having no idea what Schizoid meant I looked it up and was surprised to see I have/do many of the traits. 

On the plus side, I’m most like Cloud from FFVII.  So long as I’m from AC, it’s okay.  I don’t want to run around as blocky pixels.

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Burning flesh

October 22, 2006 at 10:29 (Uncategorized)

Sitting baking in the sun for an entire afternoon is not something I voluntarily like to do.  I can last three to four minutes; ten if I really push myself.  Eventually I end up in the shade with a headache and sore eyes.  This is also the primary reason I don’t like the beach, I like to walk along the beach in winter when the wind blows you around and the sand is cold to walk on.

Strangely, if I am doing something in the sun such as playing a game, it doesn’t seem to bother me much.   Over all, I enjoy winter.  Summer is hot; it’s worse at night so I hardly get any sleep so I spend the season tired.  In addition, there are mosquitoes.  Apart from an explosion, nothing wakes me faster than a mosquito.

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Change is as good as a holiday…

October 19, 2006 at 09:17 (Uncategorized)

NOT – a holiday is as good as a holiday.  Change isn’t always good.  For example; having to cut out your favorite foods because they make you ill is not a good change.  Cutting out some things is great, like milk – I hate that cow secretion.  Sleeping over as a kid was awful, mothers  automatically gave me milk to drink at night.  After choking it down I would spend the entire night wishing I could choke it up again.  YUK!

Closely following is cream – it’s solid milk.  However, loosing pizza and chocolate is not so great.  I love Lindor and chocolate buttons and seeing as my new eating lifestyle is actually working, they are a taste from the past.  But so long as I’m not forced to give up coke it’s okay – it was suggested that I cut back on coffee and coke ages ago but I don’t drink coffee at all so I don’t need to cut back on the coke 🙂

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You do what?

October 16, 2006 at 12:46 (Uncategorized)

I write Fan Fiction.  Said and done, it’s true.

Muffle the giggles and listen first.  My head is full of stories but I’m just not experienced enough to put my thoughts on to paper (or Word).  I lack the vocabulary I am looking for.  What FF allows me to do it is concentrate on story writing without having to explain characters, backgrounds or places.  I can experiment with writing styles and develop my own style.  So when it comes to my original fiction I know how to write a story.  My first attempts at fiction writing are terrible, there is almost no continuity and the story jerks from scene to scene.  It is painful to read and you spend half the time trying to figure out what I’m trying to say rather the trying figure out the plot.

In addition, getting feed back for ideas that you’ve put out there is good.  It shows me what works and what doesn’t.  Don’t get me wrong – there is crap out there, these are just the reasons I write FF.  It’s like getting XP, one day (hopefully) I’ll level up and people might actually pay me to write.

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