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14 March 2005 @ 09:46 pm
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Greetings, [Representative of Company/Company Name]

My name is the Geeked Avenger, and I am currently on a crusade to save America's dying abilities. Like the forests, oceans, and icebergs, sanity is a precious resource. Over the years, an outer-environmental awareness developed, a consciousness that recognized flora and fauna, and kept them safe in parks. But most individuals are not aware of the dire straits in which America's "emotional environment" swims, and frighteningly, there is no national aid immediately available for sanity. It is imperative that we step forward! Our nation long ago outsourced our native patience, and as a result our remaining qualities are quickly dwindling in quantity. It is up to us retain what we have, by responding to sanity's plea. And so, I reach out to your company's great compassion and undeniable funds. Your donation to the cause does not have to be great, for the hiring of even a single Midwestern, newly relocated superhero can preserve untold amounts of America's endangered sanity. I enclose my qualifications as a Sanity Conservationist for your perusal, and hope to count you as an ally in facing this challenge.

Sincerely,
The Geeked Avenger

How I wish I could actually use that on a resume! But if I cannot make my resume pink, I cannot have a sense of humor either.

...

Here I am, sittin' in a new room, in a new city, in a new state. I submitted my info, such as I could recall, to a personnel hiring thingiemabobber, with which I have an interview early next week. There is a Career Fair this weekend that I hope to attend as well. Final efforts for tonight include feeding my resume to various little monsterlings on Monster.com, in the hopes that at least one o' 'em will go somewhere.

My room is still messy. One problem is that without the futon as an anchor and a surface to back things up against, I am running out of "logical furniture space," but still have items yet to place. I could easily make my room look like Gene's Animal Crossing house, in which all items are simply dropped on the floor until you can't get in your house period, but I'd like to avoid that end for as long as possible. And so it is that I am left holding two floor lamps that lack a spot to sit but cannot be tossed or given away, as they still work and I will need them when I move again. I also have more books than I have bookshelf space, and more ceramics than I have flat surfaces. This situation will require some pondering. Hmm, I wonder if that lamp can go o'er there ...

Finding a space for all my clothes is proving a most daunting task. "Go through them and give some of them away," you say, but I already did, and given my habit of putting laundry off 'til the very dead last minute, I actually do wear everything I retained. Such a quandry! Much folding is in my future.

Marvin saw yet another "upgrade" last night. I managed to install a wireless card in him all by my lonesome, a feat which I am fairly proud of. Nothing was destroyed, and aside from the fact that he seems louder than normal (but not in that bad vibrating way), it's all good.


I like the style of Disgaea's art, but the in-game graphics hark back to the days when FFT came out, and that I am less pleased with. FFT is all well and good (clearly it set a standard which tactic games cannot quite escape), but it'd be nice if they could've made the environments prettier ... or 3d ... or something a little clearer/cooler/modern. The entire "After choosing something to do, go back to the menu and choose Execute to actually do the command you just chose" seems a little weird and redundant, but no doubt I'll grow accustomed to it.

Voiceovers + Text = Unnecessary. I read faster than they can possibly talk, and though I long to just button-mash my way through sometimes, I feel compelled to hear the actors out anyway. Just to be nice, yanno?

But those qualms aside, I LOVE PRINNIES. I am so sad that Prinnies can't pick up other Prinnies ... can you imagine PRINNY TOWER POWER? I am so tempted to just have an army of Prinnies, and dream that by exploding one, I'd be able to take out the whole whole damn map with me. "Dood!"
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the alisingingraisin on March 15th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
omg!!111 disgaea!
don't go destroying prinnies. I did when I started, and my roommate made me restart the game from the beginning. Ally kills do bad things.

Yeah, that execute thing made me mad for awhile, but you get to love it. combos are only possible because of it.

I need to make myself a prinny hat.
One Who Wanders: merchant buttabiona on March 15th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
Re: omg!!111 disgaea!
So, 'cause I threw Carrie the Prinnie too close to Sunday the Prinnie and killed them both during a tutorial, does that mean I have to restart? ;_;
the alisingingraisin on March 15th, 2005 03:00 am (UTC)
Re: omg!!111 disgaea!
I'm actually not sure... I do know that ally kills give you a really frustrating ending that you have to replay the whole game to fix. I'm not sure if that applies to the tutorial, though...
Kiwitousai: dachshundsprocket21 on March 16th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
clairification
Prinny deaths don't count in the Ally Kill thing. So if you use a Prinny and it kills another Prinny, that's fine. If a Prinny explodes and kills one of your non-Prinny characters, then you've got a problem on your hands.
A girl with a mind like a diamond: Onigiri - I'm delicious!oneautumnday on March 15th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
If you cannot submit a pink resume you are clearly applying to the wrong kind of jobs. Also, you are applying to real jobs. Hmm. I suppose it's a matter of weighing out one's priorities.
Auturgist: Prinnies d00d!auturgist on March 15th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
The fact that nothing happens until you hit Execute allows you to break that game's engine like a little girl over the knee of a professional wrestler. You can move units into position to support another in a massive gangbang attack, then just move them back to where they were before because you haven't executed any of THEIR attacks yet. It's broken as fuck, but I'm sure it was intended to be that way. In any case, Disgaea really isn't a strategy game. Don't fool yourself into thinking it is, even if Prinnies are awesome!
Giang (yang): Meececometeoraine on March 16th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
Glad I'm not one to think it's not a strategy game like FFT. In FFT, you actually have to worry about character turns or else you'll suffer innumerable consequences. Disgaea is unbelievably easy in that effect.

Prinnies = love. Except for that one godlike prinny at the secret level.

And speaking of godlike, Disgaea is crazy in its level system, item world, and what-have-you. Level 3303? Ack! I hope you enjoy it more than I do, Anne.
Auturgist: Ash Farukauturgist on March 16th, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)
Well, Final Fantasy Tactics (at least the original for PSX) was broken too. If someone can't figure out how to level as much as he/she wants before the fourth level in the game, that person's obviously not trying. = /

Now, if you want some hardcore strategy, play the import Front Mission Second for PSX, or one of the Fire Emblem games. ^_^
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on March 16th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can't count how many times I died on the fourth level in FFT (I have the original PSX version). So I wasted a lot of "days" leveling. My least favorite level (partly because your "guests" are too stupid and you can't control them).

I'm afraid of any Front Mission games. Something about robots, missiles, and really mechanical environment scares me. I will check out what Fire Emblem is about. Thanks for recommending.
Auturgist: Ash Farukauturgist on March 16th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
You should be afraid of Fire Emblem too. It's tough.. really tough. When your characters die, they are dead FOREVER. But it's awesome, and if you love challenges and cool characters (who occasionally must die heroic deaths because you REFUSE to replay that level one more time!), it's a great series! There's only one released in the U.S., and it's for GBA.
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on March 17th, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
"(who occasionally must die heroic deaths because you REFUSE to replay that level one more time!)"

Reminds me of Hoshigami, having your characters dead forever and you don't want to have to play that cursed level one more time.

Why must it be for GBA? Agh, I'll just download the emulator.
Silvermasksilvermask on March 15th, 2005 06:48 am (UTC)
D00d, I would SO hire you if you submitted that to me. Ok maybe I'm biased. I'd probably hire you if you gave me a resume scribbled on the back of a pizza box with a crayon.
Katenyxdae on March 15th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
YAY for new beginnings! That sounds so exciting! I hope you will always have access to food when you need it ;-)
hypertechiehypertechie on March 25th, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
i will you a new job like mine
i work in a hippie mexican restaraunt as a host/busboy. It is fun so far, really easy. They pay me in cash, plus i get a free meal every shift. Or if food service isn't your idea of fun, i wish you an equally sweet office job where you can photoshop or play computer games for pay.
Jonathanthorondae on March 25th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
Parse...
*clings*
I miss you. Email me or something.