So, uh...this is a thing that just happened. I'm going ghost!
Huh, it's surprisingly easy to upload a clip. Neat. Is this worth sending in to Gamefails?
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3 days agoRaltrios
The guy who hit me the other day brought the wheels over yesterday morning, and we reattached them. Works just like before now, though the brakes will need some adjustment so they're not hovering against the wheels. But it's useable now, so I was only without my bike for one day. All things considered, that's great. I hold no animosity for the guy that hit me, either. He was really eager to make it up to me. My bruises have turned yellow, which apparently means they're in the last stages of healing, so I should be back to normal before long.
Yesterday afternoon I went out and bought a PS4 with that deal I mentioned before. It came with Uncharted 4 (which I probably won't touch until I get the other three), and I picked FFXV for the freebie that comes with it, plus I bought Prey. I'll build up my
collection backlog slowly from here.
So. My copy of Prey came with a code for the Cosmonaut Shotgun pack. I entered it and it says it's installed, but when I got to the point where I'm supposed to be able to claim it, there's nothing in the locker. It opens slightly like a normal searchable, but I can't loot it. Nothing inside. I double-checked to see if it was installed (maybe I'm doing it wrong because I'm unfamiliar with the system), and started a new game; still nothing. I feel cheated :/
Nevertheless, I'm enjoying it so far. @zogman1, you were right, it is a bit harder than I expected. I underestimated these mimics. Died a number of times already. The Silenced Pistol doesn't seem particularly powerful, I find myself using the GLOO/Wrench combo more even now that I can make 9mm ammo. I should get some upgrades to my wrenching, I guess. But I want another inventory expansion first. So many upgrades to choose from. I love it.
5 days agoRaltrios
That's what happens when drivers don't look both ways before pulling out into the road. I was riding the sidewalk on my bike and I guess he was only looking towards oncoming traffic to see when a gap was coming up so he could pull into the street, and didn't look to the right to see me coming up from that way, so he accelerated into me. Stopped really quick so I technically didn't get run OVER, but it was still a hit. Doesn't look like I took much damage; my left leg got lightly skinned in two very small spots (my jeans didn't get damaged) which is nothing to worry about, and my right upper arm has some pretty nasty-looking bruising from when my handlebar hit and slid along it on my way down, but the skin didn't break. My jacket got ripped there, too, but I don't really care about that. So I'm fine as far as I can tell. But my bike's front wheel was bent to hell, and the back wheel had a slight bend put into it, too. I think the back one can be fixed by adjusting the spokes a bit, but the front's a goner.
Thankfully, the guy seems like a good person, and offered to pay for any damages. Put my bike in his trunk and gave me a lift to the shop I bought it at, but they weren't going to open for another hour. So he took me home and we exchanged numbers, and I left my wheels with him while I took my frame for the time being. He said he'll take them in as soon as the shop opens and if he can get the wheels fixed/replaced right away, he'll bring them over that'll be the end of that. Not gonna make him pay for the jacket, I can just sew it up for now. Hell, I needed to buy a new one anyway since it already had some rips. As of this writing, the place'll open in about five minutes, so I should hear from him before too long. I'll probably update the journal later.
EDIT: He just called, said the shop says they're swamped today. They'll try to put a rush on it but worst case they won't be done until tomorrow. Said I'll be getting a new rim for the front wheel and they can fix the back one, as I expected. He even offered to be my transport today if I needed to go out, but I don't. I'll be staying home and trying to adjust my sleep cycle, which is gonna make me too tired to move for the most part. Plus my limbs are really stiff right now anyway.
So, yeah. Looks like everything's gonna be all right.
6 days agoRaltrios
Thinking of buying a PS4 this week. As I understand it, there's currently a deal on where you can get a 500GB Slim with Uncharted 4, plus your choice of one of three games for free (I'm looking at FF15). Right now I mostly just want one so I can play Prey (I got really fucking sick of watching Markiplier be an idiot while playing it, but the game looks really cool), but there's plenty of games for it I'd like to get eventually. the Kingdom Hearts collections, the Uncharted series, the upcoming Crash remake trilogy, SAO games, future Nep games, the upcoming Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, Titanfall, etc.
An Xbone is tempting for Halo 5, but that's the only exclusive (maybe Gears) I can think of off the top of my head that I really want for that right now. So a PS4 would be a better investment for the time being. Besides, my brother will probably want to grab an Xbone anyway once her can afford it.
Now that said, my backlog is still completely out of control, so I'm sure there's stuff I may not get around to for years. But Prey seems like the type of game I could easily focus on and play right through to the end, kind of like Halo or Dead Space for me. So I know I'd be enjoying at least that right away.
Any other games I should think about for it?
1 week agoRaltrios
Just picked up my copy of Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. I missed my chance to preorder the collector's edition, but as I was standing in line the clerks were trying to sell an extra one they had to the guy in front of me. Thankfully he didn't take it, so I was able to snatch that up instead of the regular edition.
Dunno when I'll start playing it, though. I still haven't even finished one route in Fates :/
1 week agoRaltrios
Just got back from a trip to the movies with my dad and my brother. After helping him move a few things out of the basement at his place, we all went to see the new Guardians of the Galaxy film. Redunit10 lowered my expectations for it, which I think made me enjoy it all the more. It was a blast. Especially laughing along with the rest of the theatre. That Pac-Man scene destroyed my sides XD
That said, I did cry at the end. I admit it. The whole 'dad' thing kinda hit me harder because my own dad isn't going to be nearby for much longer. He's getting posted to Ontario, I think he said it's looking like the first week or two of August is when he and his girlfriend are leaving. Blarg. My brother and I are still complete novices in the ways of the world, and it's only gonna get harder with him a few provinces over. Granted, my mom's advice has been great over the phone, but not actually being here to give us a push now and then lessens the help when we're so lazy. I'm still really childish, I guess. But anyway, that stuff can wait for another journal.
Movie was great.
1 week agoRaltrios
For a few months I was on a manga slump in addition to my anime slump, but I'm starting to get caught back up. I'm now up to date on UQ Holder, Blade Dance, and Shieldbro. I've also started a few new ones, the most prominent of which being Kenja no Mago, Wortentia Senki, and Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin. All of them are fantastic, and I highly recommend them. Well, Wortenia Senki doesn't have much to it yet, so it's not in the same league as the other two. I've still got plenty I need to catch up on though, like How I stalked some dude with an exposed nipple and stumbled upon the Zenithian Sword.
Also, can't tell you how good it feels for Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari to have risen to the #1 ranked manga on the site where I read my manga when I'd discovered it the day the first chapter released. It's good to see that it's become so popular. And it really is a good read.
And now for something completely different. Behold:
2 weeks agoRaltrios
WELL NOW YOU KNOW!
Haven't been doing much of anything lately. I just had 5 days off but I didn't do very much with it. I was stuck in bed for most of it because - as a result of trying to adjust my sleep from my night shifts so I could function in daylight - my body was completely lethargic, and I was getting nap attacks and random periods throughout the day because I was unable to sleep for even 6 hours straight at times, less than 4 at others. I gotta get off of night shifts, but my health isn't the only reason. My dad is getting posted, so he won't be in the same city as my brother and I for very much longer. Or province, for that matter. It would be nice to exist on the same temporal plane as him until he leaves, so we can do stuff together and he can help us out with a few things as well that we'd need his help with (ie. his truck), like maybe picking up some furniture or visiting a shop too far away in the city to feasibly reach by bike/bus. My brother's birthday was a few days ago, so we're hoping that the three of us can go see the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie soon.
Oh, I did manage to get off my ass yesterday and get some shopping done as well as a few other personal errands like preordering the new Fire Emblem game. And amongst the things I bought was Microsoft Office, finally. So once I get that installed I'll finally be able to update my resume so I'll be prepared to go job hunting. Just need confirmation that I'm getting dental coverage so I can make use of that beforehand. After all, I'll lose that as soon as I'm out of there.
So yeah, job is still shit, and I hate working with noobs that aren't very quick on the uptake. Though the noobs that are quick on the uptake are very nice this batch, I usually get stuck with the former. I've been told otherwise a number of times, but I really don't think I'm a great teacher. Especially not under pressure.
Anyway, I still have to make a Hayate journal now that it's over. I intended to do that during those days off I had, but I spent most of it glued to my bed watching videos, including a bunch of scary/disturbing top 10s and such. So the past two days made me jump every time the wind made something make noise when I was alone in my apartment :/
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Shakugan no Shana
Sword Art Online
Hayate the Combat Butler!
C4 Winnipeg 2012
My first Comic Con!
'Tales of' Series
A Certain Magical Index
Akame ga KILL
Fear the shy ones
Noire swapped her rapier for another stabby weapon!
Tsunako keeps outdoing herself. These designs are lovely.
Ramza is one smooth Beoulve.
Yoko's traded in her rifle for a broomstick for the season.
She's probably cold as fuck, though. This was drawn by konatasketchfag in the drawthreads.
If you don't think Judy in a sexy witch costume is a treat, you're tricking me.
I didn't know genies could reclass to dark mages.
Existential crises are the worst.
4 Goddesses Online!
The ladies look absolutely gorgeous in their new RPG duds!
Iffy is the coolest!
Inspired by a typo, here's Iris Heart throwing back a hearty mug of beer! Thanks to the drawthreads for this funny piece, though I don't know the specific artist's name.
Yes, Lucina. Those are called 'feet' and those wiggly things on the end are 'toes.' People in Fates aren't like you hoof-people in Awakening.
Never a wrong time to post Tiki.
...And this Final Boss Team is just plain unfair. UQ Holder is so fucking fucked.
Negi makes for one hell of a Final Boss.
I'm in a Fire Emblem mood, so here's Robin in a bunnysuit.
Nope. I've barely been able to play yet. I'm not half as fast as you are.
| Asked by: RedUnit10 4 months ago
I have not. No real interest in them because I'm not a fan of Akira Toriyama's art. Got kind of tired of it after growing up with Dragon Ball reruns over and over again.
No, because there is no context of the word 'future' that would allow that phrase to make sense :P
| Asked by: AlexMattias 9 months ago
Those show what colour your armor pigment is. Just try changing your colours and have a look again.
| Asked by: HOWtwoROCK 9 months ago
Huh? I thought it was hidden before, so I clicked the option to show it. Guess I must have had it backwards. I'll change it back.