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Happy New Year!

I know it's already Jan. 2 here, but I just wanted to let you all know that I hope you guys had an awesome welcome into the New Year, and that good things will come your way, for all of you. :)

I... uh, don't really have any resolutions (never make any) or other stuff to talk about (I'm still at 5/1 in P4 and haven't had the chance to play it or anything else in several days, haha! ^^;; I'll be working on rectifying that matter soon, though! :P), so I guess I'll leave things at that, eheh... ^^;;

Anyway, Happy New Year to you all! :D



Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope your festivities of choice have been awesome for you all! :D

As for me, it's been a fairly low-key Christmas - it's been raining on and off pretty hard around here, so I mostly just limited myself to spending time with my folks (Got $125 from them - cool. :D), calling my offline friends today to wish them well, getting that aforementioned awesome card from redconverse a few days back (Seriously Red, again, thank you! *HUG*), playing some games (yesterday, I was doing some more Daidara materials-farming in P4), and listening to new game music (last night and right now) courtesy of shinkuu.

Speaking of which... OMG, Shinny, your present was awesome! I know you said you "weren't going all-out" this year, but dude, you totally did! :O *hopes you liked what I sent ya!*

I listened to the Mario soundtrack last night, and while it only covers 8-bit era Mario (So no Mario World or Mario 64, but I can understand that - trying to cover more material than what they did would've required either a second disc, or to attempt to cram the tracks in with no looping, which would've sucked.), it's as classic and nostalgic as 8-bit era gaming gets! :D (Especially loved the Mario Bros. 3 segment, as well as Mario Bros. 2 (USA). And it even has Dr. Mario! And even though I never played the game, it also had Yoshi's Cookie - that was pretty cool. :D)

And right now, I'm finishing listening to the Wild Arms Complete Tracks album, and... oh man, I am SO HAPPY we finally got a complete soundtrack to the original version of the first WA game - you wouldn't believe how I started bouncing around in my chair when Zed's theme music started playing, and now the track actually loops! Sweetass! :D

Seriously, thanks a lot, dude! *hug*

...and now, to figure out what I'm gonna do with the money I got from my parents - probably save it along with whatever I get for Día de Reyes, which is on Jan 6, as well as whatever I get for my birthday, which is just 10 days after that, and then... I dunno, maybe invest in a new gaming system? Haven't decided which one I want most yet, though. Hmm. :|

Again, Happy Holidays to you all! ♥


Mail received! Also, Persona 4.

redconverse, I got your card in the mail yesterday! (Monday, that is) And I think the snowman's looking at the birds in order to forget the trauma the pug's causing him with his "indecent" pawing, haha! XD Nah, seriously, it's actually a rather nice card, despite all your claims that they were the cheapo-bin stuff. Or maybe I just have no taste. XD Don't answer that, peanut gallery! Anyway, thanks a lot, you're awesome! *HUG* ^o^ (And aww, don't worry about the present, I'm just happy to be in your thoughts! Also, remember that I'm totally rooting for ya and think you'll make a kickass nurse when you graduate! ♥)

Also, shinkuu, I got your package in earlier today! (Or yesterday, since it's nearly 2:00 AM now. :P) The wrapping is really pretty, and I've been a good girl and kept myself from opening it until Chrstmas. Thanks in advance for whatever it is! :D

Additionally... er, wow, it's been four weeks since my last post? Eep, getting careless again! :O My time has kinda been eaten up with the usual offline errands and appointments, and whatever free time I have after that has mostly been taken up by playing either Chrono Trigger DS (Which, despite being a basic port with a few extras, is still as awesome a game as I remember... even though I do find it a bit easier in the challenge level than what I remembered it being as a teenager. Maybe the new dungeons will be more of a match for me, whenever I get around to them, heh...) or Persona 4.

Persona 4... well, I'm woefully, WOEFULLY behind certain people on my friends list here and on JournalFen (You know who you all are. :P), partly because I've always been a slow-as-molasses gamer and partly because right now I'm level/Persona-slutting and money- and weapon/armor material-farming to see if I can tackle the first optional boss fight early on, so... yeah, I'm laughably still only at 5/1 in the game's calendar, hahaha. XD

Still, it's looking like a really neat game thus far! Some small thoughts on the events thus far:

Uh... I suppose you could call a few of these spoilers, even though I'm only up to 5/1. If you prefer going into the game completely blind, then don't read?Collapse )

...aaaaaaaaaaand I think we're done, for the time being! As I said, the game shows plenty of promise, so I'll try to make another game log soon enough. :)
So today, after leaving the parking lot of the supermarket (Mom and I were picking up the turkey and a few other things) and started heading home, I stop behind another car at the light. My eyes happen to stray towards the license plate, and it turns out to read...


My two thoughts were:

1. As incredibly juvenile as it is, it would only have been better if that first part of the plate had read 369. (Or maybe 669, for that matter.)

2. Also, for this find to be a TOTAL AND SUPREME WIN, the car with the plate should've been either a Hummer or one of those really oversized pickups. (You've all seen my interests, I think it's obvious why I say this. >D)

...it was pretty hard trying not to crack a grin or giggle (and mystifying my mom with it) on the way home. XD


Birthday tiemz!

Happy Birthday, llamabitchyo! :D

I know you're currently not having the greatest time, from reading your earlier post, but I still wish you a happy birthday, and hope things will improve soon, especially once you get back to your own home? Anyway... *hugs?*


Eheh... so, I've been lazy and haven't watched that much further into Gintama, despite thinking it's adorable. ^^; I did, however, watch eps 7-9 about three weeks or a month back, then the Jump Festa '05 ep about two weeks back, and today I got off my butt (or rather, parked my ass in front of this screen rather than the TV's, LOL) and watched eps 10-12.

So, anyway, thoughts (Mild spoilers?).Collapse )

...and that would be it, for now. Man, this series is getting kinda awesome, hee! :D

Oh, and there were some more Ginpachi-sensei shorts in some of the eps! I think the one I liked best in this set was the one that was all basically just a PSA for Gin-san to say "I am NOT old, dammit!" when asked about his participation in the rebellion against the Amanto and his actual age, LOL. XD

EDIT: There are now some mild spoilers for eps 13 and 14 in the comments, in case anyone other than ruaki's reading these. XD


Pretty much a direct copy of my JournalFen post, but anyway. (Apologies to those who read that site and already saw this.)

I don't know if any of the Shin Megami Tensei fans on my Friends List were already aware of this, but I didn't see any entries pointing this out, so I figured I'd post about it, in case any missed it and might be interested.

Anyway, getting to the point: Aeria Games opened up signups for the SMT: Imagine Online closed beta sometime last week, with the projected start of the beta being around the start of December (at least, I think that's the date I read on the forums).

Signup is easy - you just need to either have/make an Aeria Games account, then go to the Megaten site and answer three questions (if you've played SMT games, if you're new to Aeria, and if you're going to invite friends - nothing spectacular) to sign up.

Before you do that, though, you might want to check the system requirements, of course. (Note: According to the forums, there apparently is at least one mistake in Aeria's translation of the sysreqs. You might want to check the post I linked to, as it has more info, including a link to the Japanese Imagine's site with the original list of requirements - most names of the required hardware are in English, but you still need to know a little Japanese to be fully able to read the thing, of course.)

Anyway, that's the gist of it. If anyone's trying to get in, good luck! :)

Last week.

Wow, it was quite the eventful last week, wasn't it? I usually don't like to talk politics, and I know everyone's tired of hearing it, plus all I could say about the US election has been said by others far more articulate than I, but I still wanted to say that: I'm proud of you guys. I was confident it would happen, but still had my concerns something would happen at the last moment. So, I'm very happy for you - I hope it's a sign of wonderful things to come. :)

As for local politics, I'm feeling very "meh -_-" on those, but I won't bore anyone with that. And as for Prop 8 and the other amendments/props like it passing, I'm somewhere in between thinking "What the HELL is WRONG with people?!" and "No, most folks (especially the younger ones) aren't like that, and I'm sure justice will see things for what they really are and overturn them, people just need to be patient," so... yeah, I'm pretty much there with what others on my FL have said, and said so much better than I, I should say.

Anyway, another post is forthcoming in a few minutes, even though it's a copy/paste of something I posted in Fandom Lounge on JournalFen. Still, I think it might be of interest to some here, and since not everyone here reads JF, I figure it's worthy enough to post.


A little note for the Persona and Mother/Earthbound series fans on my list! (As well as a note to myself to keep for future reference, if I get around to downloading some emulators on this machine, heh.)

First off: Persona 2: Innocent Sin translation blog

And no, despite the title of the page, it's not just a simple translation/transcript blog - it's actually a translation patch for the game, which can be then played either on a PSX emulator, burned with the game's ISO to disc and played on PSX or PS2 (has to be hacked tho', naturally), or apparently played on a PSP emulator too! And it was just released about a week or two back! :D

The first entry on the blog should have a link to the newest version of the patch, and I suspect the other links on the blog apparently lead you on where to find the game's ISO (haven't check yet, sorry).

Secondly: Mother 3 translation blog

Latest patch version also apparently released about a week back. They don't tell you exactly where to look for the ROM you need to use this translation patch with, but I'll bet you more savvy folks can probably find out yourselves. :)

Enjoy! :D

For the Ace Attorney fans on my list...

Eh, I've been meaning to post again after the deal with Omar, the Hurricane that Never Was* was done with, but since I haven't really been watching (Well, I did see like 3 more eps of Gintama last week, but I don't think I've seen enough to warrant another fangirling opinions/thoughts post yet.) or playing anything these past couple of days, I've been largely feeling uninspired to post. (I DID pick up Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia earlier today, tho', so I might start trying it out soon... I have an allergist appointment Thursday, so I might just fire it up during the wait at his office assuming I don't just go back to working on the second case of Ace Attorney 3, that is, heh...)

So, instead of a "real" post today, I'll just share this official Ace Attorney merchandise link I found that might interest... well, redconverse and arcian, at the very least: Volks, the well-known ball-jointed doll company, is making Ace Attorney series dolls action figures DOLLS action figures!

I thought the Ema one was the cutest of the lot, though Trucy is neat too. And I might've spoiled myself a little on Ace Attorney 4 by seeing Trucy's last name beneath her pic, LOL. Nick and Miles' figures are kind of too disconcertingly chibi in the facial design (Not to mention I'm not quite sold on those joints, eheh...), but they're still kind of squishy-adorable. And the unintentional flare on Mile's crotch area is hilarious.

Anyway... enjoy, y'all, and I'll try to post again soon, whenever I'm inspired!

* - You know, calling the storm by that title makes me think it should've been a weather pattern for the Nobodies' world in Kingdom Hearts 2, LOL. Also, in keeping with the Nobody theme, maybe it should be renamed to like... Maxor, or something. XD