I like Shrek 3. Not as dramatic a climax as the first two, I thought, but very funny and well done.
Pirates 3 I think is great. I like the fact that it has a much more complex storyline than most mainstream movies would be brave enough to put in. It was fun and funny and interesting and cool.
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…and I was moving furniture and boxes all day today. Fun… not much of a holiday weekend, as I’m going to be painting tomorrow and Monday…
My friend convinced me to try Shadowbane out now that it’s free. And I convinced another friend to download it and try it with me. I always thought the large number of options for characters looked interesting. I’ll write more later about my general thoughts on MMOs.
So New York is about to pass a bill hoping to help keep children from being exposed to violence in videogames. It’s probably going to end up in courts on grounds of violating freedom of speech, and that’s as it should be. It’s completely ridiculous for these legislators to be regulating something about which they know nothing*.
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Everything’s going on, really; I’ve been too busy to write here, and at the same time it seems like I don’t even know what I’ve been doing. Painting a few rooms in the house. Saw Shrek 3, which I liked. More pain and swelling at the bottom right part of my mouth where my wisdom teeth were; the doctor says I probably got some bit of food in there and then my body healed over it and is now treating it like a splinter. Reorganization at work again, but for the first time it actually affects me. Etc.
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Just noticed that two posts down I said I started reading The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents; I wanted to say that I finished it the next day and as I suspected, it was a very fun read.
I just got Puzzle Quest for PSP because I wanted a new PSP game (I only have two, and I got the PSP on the day it launched…). I wanted either that or Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, and they didn’t have the latter at Best Buy. Well, PQ is awesome, a blast to play, and mostly responsible for why I haven’t posted anything here in the past couple days.
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Party A on FFXII (Ashe, Vaan, and Fran) are level 40 and Party B (Basch, Balthier, and Penelo) are 38. They all have every augment on the license board and everybody has all three Quickenings. Two characters have one Esper each (Vaan and Penelo), and I know the locations of two other Espers, though each handed me my ass (and I wasn’t even aware I’d dropped it).
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I haven’t been writing here much lately because I’m recovering from having all four of my wisdom teeth removed on Friday. Anyway, I’m writing now because I wanted to point out this fascinating interview about localizing Japanese games for America.
Sighing, he got up from his desk chair, abandoning what he’d been doing on the computer. It seemed this would have to be dealt with. On his way out the door he smoothly scooped up his long jacket, putting it on as he shut the door behind him. Striding swiftly, purposefully, he set off towards the west, the direction from which the storm would soon be arriving. He crossed the nighttime suburban blocks steadily, without a sense of urgency, while the frenzied, inconsistent wind attempted to stall his approach.
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