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

Obsessing Erik and Ray, Impulse/Bart Allen, Bruno and Boots.

Upcoming Things of Importance
February 3 Chinese folk religion term paper proposal
February 10 Chinese folk religion midterm
February 11 Shakespeare essay
February 12-20 Reading week
February 23 Polisci term paper
February 28 English Patient essay

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.


I don't have a problem with memory, memory has a problem with me
2/1/2005 01:03:44 AM
"Hon, do you think that, just maybe, watching a man die when you were young had any ill effects on you?"
"Of course it did! I've been trying to figure out what that punchline was going to be for about twenty-five years now!" - Jason Pratchett and Aubrey Chorde, Something Positive.

I have just realized that the proposal and annotated bibliography for my Chinese folk religion term paper is actually due on this Thursday, and not next week as I had previously supposed.

. . . Oops?

Blaming the lack of Edward Gorey planner,
Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off

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Games, lynching, and more games
1/31/2005 08:34:42 AM
"Real gamers have handles."
"Annarchy. I'm Annarchy."
"Ann. Can you fit in a suitcase?" - Tycho and Ann, Penny Arcade.

Midterm in thee hours or so. Yurk.

The Civ game ended up going well (we finished it in only two days! new record!), even though I lost quite horribly, a sad defeat after my previous plague-like status. We played until four in the morning, and it was fun. It also resulted in a conversation where I felt the need to reiterate the bit where I hate Wally West.

As soon as it was mentioned that the two players before me had finished their moves, Geoff instantly asked if I was done yet . . .

Me What, do I have magic powers now?
Sarri You could be the Flash! We just don't know which one. Probably Wally, because you hate him!
Me ~groan~
Sarri Y'know, he doesn't have any of those jealousy issues in the cartoon. He's just happy and all about the fun.
Me That's not really selling me. I hate fun, and I hate Wally.

And then I had an asthma attack.

Good times, good times.

Of course, I hate things that aren't Wally, too. Right now I hate LucasArts. News over at the International House of Mojo that Bad-Brain's attempt to form a deal with LEC to buy the code to the cancelled and much lamented Sam and Max: Freelance Police, and the rights.

They've failed.

Report is that they're still trying to talk with Steve Purcell about . . . something. Presumably the rights to make an entirely new Sam and Max game when LucasArts' no longer holds the characters' license. Of course, Telltale Games is also rumoured to be interested in exactly the same thing, being composed of a lot of people who left or were laid off from LucasArts after the Sam and Max project was canned. I'm wondering if Bad-Brain might be the safer bet, since I don't think it's composed of quite so many disgruntled ex-LEC employees. Telltale making a Sam and Max game might unleash a lot of sticky, legal problems if it ever saw the light of day . . .

I'm starting to think that the only good thing to come out of LucasArts' stupidity in the matter of Freelance Police is the formation of these little companies which seem to have gotten the message that there's still a devoted core of adventure gamers who want and miss games that weren't just about killing people. Telltale Games doesn't actually have any known products in development, but Bad-Brain has point-and-click adventure A Vampyre Story and The Orgastic 4 (described as a hardcore hyperactive comic 3D point-and-click adventure) in production (admittedly, they're both "slated" to come out in 2006, but it's better than nothing).

Time to sit back, wait, and watch,
Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off

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