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Fanlistings, Cliques, and Other Stuff

Reading Lirael, As You Like It, The English Patient, Heart of Darkness, Suikoden III, Candidate for Goddess

Watching House, Rick Mercer's Monday Report, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Corner Gas, Aishiteruze Baby, Prince of Tennis, Hikaru no Go

Playing The Bard's Tale, Katamari Damacy, Curse of Monkey Island, Final Fantasy VI, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Pretty Barbie Dressup Party Final Fantasy X-2(group gaming)

Back-burner Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Final Fantasy Tactics: Advance, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Planescape: Torment, Final Fantasy VII

Obsessing Firefly, Erik and Ray, Impulse/Bart Allen, Ford Prefect, Monkey Island, Nostalgia.

Upcoming Things of Importance
January 5 First day of classes
January 14 Birthday party
January 16 Jaryn and Matt Are Old Day

Ninja and Roommate
Crack for Crack
Story and Art Journal
Mythical Detective Loki Screencap Recaps
Prince of Tennis Screencap Recaps

Previous Games

American Gods
Carnival of Bargain Madness
Grumpy Gamer
The International House of Mojo
Logic and Chaos
Worm Blog

scented // midnight rain

Is by Meimi, that wonderful Goddess who brings joy and happiness to the hearts of Ingrids.
This time, Meimi brought joy by doing a layout of Isumi Shinichirou and Waya Yoshitaka, of Hikaru no Go. It is full of wub.


Burn Down the Rainforest, End My Pain
11/22/2003 10:51:58 AM
"This time, my mother has gone too far, drastic measures must be taken over this room invasion. It's time to go out, buy an assortment of pornographic magazines, and hide them under the mattress."

So last night was the usual supper-and-gaming over at Matt's place, and a most frustrating gaming experience it was. I cannot believe there are people out there with the endurance to play this game more than once, because the Jungle world was the most hellish, frustrating, painful thing I have ever experienced in my life as a gamer. Yes, more painful and annoying than Ruby Weapon and Emerald Weapon -combined-.

I do not have very good timing, certainly not good enough to swing through vines and shit, especially when I don't know where I'm going. After falling numerous times, I eventually threw the controller at Matt, who got through the area with minor difficulty, all so we could see a random and pointless cutscene involving a monkey and a guy with a big nose in a treehouse.

I hate monkeys now, too.

It gets worse - when we go back to camp, Matt gives me the controller, and I have it for all of five seconds before we find out that we need to go back to the treehouse again.

I will never be able to see a treehouse without going into spasms of pain.

The treehouse must be returned to multiple times, we have to kill hoards of little ninja monkeys and monkeys which are either girls or transvestites (and these little crossdressing monkeys carry lots of 'munny', so Matt and I go after them while Shelly screams 'Beat up the girls! Beat up the girls!'), we have to endure monkey swearing and bad British accents, and NONE OF IT MAKES SENSE. This world is on so much crack that I can't even begin to figure out what the hell was going on, and nor do I want to.

The evening ended with us leaving the hell world and swearing never, ever to go back. Ever.

I am going to find the people who designed that world and I will kill them with my bare hands.

Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off

I did it again
11/19/2003 04:48:07 PM
"Great. The only way I can defeat you is if you're drunk."

So, apparently I did it again, and inadvertently pissed someone off, and I'm not even sure what I did.

Let's make something clear here, people.

I have a copy of Suikoden II. That means that the odds are very good that I am playing it whenever I have free time. This does not mean I don't want to talk to you - it means I'm distracted and will not notice if you sign onto AIM (MSN is different, it has a popup thing). I am more than happy to chat with people while I'm gaming - you just have to draw my attention to the fact that you exist because I will not notice on my own because I am playing a video game. I'm sure some of you are capable of understanding the soul consumming power of certain video games. They're rather similar to a certain rune in that respect.

If I am chatting with you and I'm slow to respond, it's not because you're boring me, it's just that I'm an obsessive multi-tasker. If I wasn't playing a video game, I'd be reading a book or watching anime or writing a paper, and -that- would distract me.

Don't take things so personally, people. You should know by now, if you know anything about me, that I'm just a geek without a life. If I don't like you, you'll know. Trust me.

Drowning in more papers than there are trees (thanks, Sengoku-kun)
Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off

This day will live forever
11/17/2003 08:35:04 AM
"You like the cat in Trigun."

To echo dear Meia's sentiments - this day shall be marked on the calendar as the Day Shishido Got a Clue. Or yesterday. I'm not sure which. Maybe both, just to make certain it's properly recognized. Because, man, it's an important thing.

Yes, only Meia will get this, and I don't care. ^_^

Filled with joy and love,
Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off