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The rise and fall of a one-winged angel

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For some reason, I feel like I need to have a 500-word essay in order to post anything. Which means I put it off, and because of that it's been months since my last post. Sorry to those who commented, I'll try to stay more active now!

I've been busy with school and work and such, but that's the sort of thing you'd discuss on Facebook, not Livejournal. So instead...

My main game recently has been Chrono Trigger. I picked up the DS version because I heard this was a classic game, and now it's one of my favorites. I finished the game itself long ago, but I'm still working on 100% completion like the RPG nerd I am.


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My Soul:
Living room
My Heart:
sick sick
My Mind:
Corridors of Time
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Saw the new Pirates movie today. What follows contains spoilers, obviously.

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My Heart:
cheerful cheerful
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I went to pick up my reserve today, but wouldn't you know - Mom had already gotten it for me! oo

So anyway, here it is. I love that new game smell. I'm wondering if I should get the DLC outfit for Cloud right away, or wait and see if I can trade with someone.

After a long day and a hard week, this was really nice to have waiting at home for me.

My Heart:
thankful thankful
My Mind:
Bratja
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My boss is Jewish, so today she had out blue and white candies, macaroons, and foil chocolate coins. She gave us student workers -along with everyone else she knows at school - a little wooden dreidl and chocolate coins (for betting) and a sheet with instructions and history. Now I need to think of something to get her...I'm thinking some jazzy Christmas ornament.
My Heart:
pleased pleased
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For my birthday I got Super Mario 64 and Super Scribblenauts for the DS. I've finished Mario now, and mostly through the Scribblenauts challenges. Mario was a nice mix of nostalgia and new additions. I remember when that game came out, spending hours and hours finding the secret stars and getting all 100 coins in the Rainbow course (which is just as hard in the remake :() That feels like forever ago. And Scribblenauts is way cool. The best part is just playing around in the sandbox, creating random things and seeing how they interact, or trying to stump the dictionary.

Anyway, it seems that lately, I've been writing journal entries on a file on my computer rather than here. It's not like I have any LJ friends that would comment here anyway. Oh well. Maybe I should get more involved in communities, making icons or something. I do /look/ at communities, so it's not like I've left LJ altogether.

Ugh, I can't even imagine how many online comms I'm a part of that I need to visit...
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My Heart:
blah blah
My Mind:
World's Enemy
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Planning, experience, and lots of luck.

For example, you can run around the stage gather Ex Force while Cecil builds up his bravery. When his Bravery approches his HP, steal it with Magic Pot. Interrupt his lethal HP attack by entering Ex Mode, and while Cecil is staggering, launch an HP attack against him, connect, and use Ex Burst to finish it. Got four levels in one fight, and a Choas report too. But it wasn't until later that I thought "Maybe I should have saved this battle" ^^;

My Heart:
bouncy bouncy
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I understand the last battle of a game is supposed to be hard. And it makes sense he'd be a lot harder the second time than he was in Shade Impulse. But still-! Unlike Shade Impulse you can't just fight until you're a few levels higher than him and make it easier, since the player character level stops at 100 and Chaos is well beyond that. He can break you with one combo and take you out with one HP attack. Plus, you have to fight him /three/ times in a row, and your health and summon aren't restored after each stage. I must have tried him a dozen times before giving up. Maybe Cloud isn't the best character to fight as? Would it work better if I got Firion or Cecil up to level 100 and used them? I don't know. I like Cloud because in Ex mode his brave attacks are unblockable, which is pretty much the only way I can build up his bravery at all against Chaos.

Maybe I just need more practice...
My Heart:
frustrated frustrated
My Mind:
He's a Pirate
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The player's rival from Pokemon GSC is the first video game character I've ever had a crush on. I was, I think, all of 11 years old at the time.

So, when I popped in my copy of SoulSilver, and saw him in the opening video, and heard the first few notes of the "Rival Battle" theme, it made me smile.

It might not have all the new pokemon like in Platinum, but I might just end up liking it more.

I wonder if it's possible to use to GTS to trade between two Pokemon games you own?


On a different note, my mom found a craigslist ad for a video game webiste columnist. I wonder - do I dare try it?


On yet another note, I bought at the mall the Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean soundtracks for $100. My mom thought it was a bit much to spend, and my sister wonders why I don't just use her iTunes program, but what can I say? I like actually owning physical CDs of my own, and these were ones I've been wanting for years. I have to have /something/ to listen at work, after all, and though those CDs sometimes come through the library loan system, you can't count on that. Plus this way I can put them on my little MP3 player and listen to them with headphones, so as not to bore the other workers by playing the same things all the time.

Was it too much to spend? I don't splurge on little things, so when I do spend a lot, it's only after careful thought, and I don't do it very often. Plus, I like to think I'm supporting Barnes & Noble and the music industry.

I'll have to make sure I play them for Mom sometimes so she can learn to appreciate my "investment"...
My Heart:
cynical cynical
My Mind:
Pokemon Theme
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Beating the Pokemon League with a single Pokemon left with 12 HP. I had to use a ton of heal items, and sometimes all I could do was wait until the enemy Pokemon ran out of PP. But seriously, the computer is a cheater. Every Pokemon I fought knew at least three different kinds of moves so it would always have one effective against you. A Psychic type that knows Earthquake, a Fighting type that knows Dark moves...Ugh. I don't know if I could even do it again, but I don't plan on trying for awhile. First things first - I'm putting in my GBA Pokemon games and transferring them to the Pal Park ;)


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My Heart:
accomplished accomplished
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I just traded Pokemon with someone in Japan.

The Global Trade System in Platinum might have some quirks, but it's the only way for someone like me - someone who doesn't know anyone nearby who plays the games - to trade Pokemon at all.

Now if only I could get a Gengar, /that/ would be something. There's an NPC in the game who will trade you Haunter (Gengar's previous form), and normally the Haunter would evolve upon being traded, but wouldn't you know, the silly NPC had an Everstone attached so it wouldn't evolve. Really, what were the designers /thinking/? I guess they just like to mess with our heads :/

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My Heart:
tired tired
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