Lately, I've been finding that the method of creation or alteration with photos and graphics has become ever clearer to me. I find it somewhat disconcerting when I can look at something and say "oh, they used Illustrator to make that," or think "hmm, I can tell that they used [insert tool here] in [insert program here]."
As far as Xenogears goes, I hate Vierge, and the ponytail attachment gets more annoying with every behind-her camera angle. I mean, what self-respecting "I wanna impress the enemy with my macho machinery" woozy-doozy army makes a Gear in pink? Not just a flat pink, even, but one with designs and varying shades! Someone in the army put effort into this pinkness! Even for someone who's got a father with a lot of pull ... you'd think that dignity for the army would come first. o_o (It's not like pink blends in with the environment, anyway ...)
I do, however, love Citan. With his stats, it seems like he should be the lead male, not Fei. He's faster, stronger, has more HP, heals for more, has more varied moves, learns faster ... go figure.
I'm scared that Bart won't come back, that he really is dead. ._. So what if he's not the strongest? He's awesome! Right after that entire scene with the Yggdrasil happened I thought it was all going to be ok, since he was still in my menu when I got to save, but since then Fei's been all "they're gone, I have no home," and Citan's been very pessimistic about it. Sure, Citan's a man with an agenda of a higher sort it seems and so it may be that he is misleading me to get me to where I need to go, but ... dammit, Citan, I wanna know if Bart's really ok. TT;
I rock at Battling. At least in Easy mode. Oddly enough, while practicing, I found Hard mode easier than Easy. o_O; I only lost one match in the entire thingiemabobber ... my second match against Rico, because I was being careless and wasn't watching my HP meter. XD;
"DUDE. That was SO his mother. OOH OOH OOH!"
I like Rico's character, but as a fighter he surprisingly sucks. When I faced him in the Baptismal Ceremony, I was convinced that it was going to be basically a battle of the shiny ... he would try to be all impressive and I would laugh and chip away at him until he collapsed. He cast all two of his little stats-up things on himself, as did I (though I substituted a heal instead of upping my Def, since Fei can't up Def). I tried to throw Physisol (sp) on Rico, thinking that I could get rid of his enhancements, but the game wouldn't let me. XD; Fully healed and prepared, I was gettin' all ready to attack the next turn, and then suddenly Rico hopped over and did over 1000 damage (or maybe it was in the league of 10,000, but in any case it was a lot more than I had).
"Oooh," right? Well, no. When we went down to the sewers, he was mucho more susceptible to damage than either Citan or Fei, and died so many more times than they did. I was tempted to leave him lying there that one time an Acid Frog kicked him and killed him (for the third time). o_o He may be powerful, but it comes at too great a cost ... he's slow as all hell, and he misses a lot.
His Gear, though it is supposed to be the best money and influence can buy, looks like a tin can with a rocket on the back. o_O Though it has a boatload of HP, which comes in handy, it does not yet have any fancy-dancy options ... so basically I can attack, attack, and attack. Whoopee!
Dominia looked cool, until I saw her Gear. She basically was stuck to a ship and fired missles at me (how cheap!), never took a swipe at me or anything. The Super Whatever that hit me hurt more, but the battle wasn't very hard (just ... long). She thinks she's gonna get me back in the future? Uh-huh, keep dreamin'.
I'm going to post this before I have to restart again ...