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06 October 2002 @ 10:24 pm
 
I'm probably not going to finish coloring this one picture in Photoshop tonight. ;_; I probably could've gotten it done, but I got distracted by FFIX. XD FFIX is the most consistently pretty game that I've played thus far, methinks.

For her own good, I really wish Garnet wouldn't run off on her own so much. >.>; Since she and Steiner parted ways with my group, they're at least six to seven (now eight? No, nine ...) levels behind the rest. I still hate how she's my only healer at this point (and an unreliable one at that! Sheesh) ... this makes me way too dependent on potions. ._.; After some tense moments in Gizmaluke's Grotto, I finally tromped back towards Lindblum and bought all the potions I could afford. >.>;

I found Quina by accident. I have mixed emotions about her ... she annoys me at times, but she's also extremely amusing to watch during a battle (except I have a tendency to kill things while I'm trying to make them weak enough for her to Eat). I adore her character design. XD Steiner and Vivi are still my favorites, though ...

It's genocide. They're wiping all those of Burmecia out! >.<; If they were just after the jewel, then what was the necessity of attacking all the inhabitants?? And ::screams:: I can't believe what Brahne did to Cleyra! (I loved Cleyra. ;_;) ::kicks Brahne:: The smile she had on her face was just too much, considering what a unique, ancient place she destroyed. >.<

The doll-like Black Mages are beginning to annoy me, despite some improvements in the model (white pants get dirty faster). Next time you upgrade your little minions, could you please teach them a little bit of vocabulary? "KILL!!" gets old quick.

"I'm not gonna give up! I have 99 potions and 10 Phoenix Downs, so ... yeah! Bring it on!"

Beatrix - ::kills Quina::
Sakaki - ::has Zidane revive Quina::
Beatrix - ::kills Quina::
Sakaki - ... I hate you.

If Beatrix is the same level as Freya is right now (19), how the hell come she's so much more talented/skilled? ::sweatdrop:: I about cried when she pulled a Climhazzard on me during my third give-it-a-go. Then, when I got to fight with her, and the little menu unfolded with all the options ... it was a true "holy shiznit!" experience for me, since she has so many damn high-powered abilities ... kind of like when I first got to fight next to Sephiroth in Cloud's flashbacks, and I gaped mind-boggled at Sephiroth's HP. XD

Random LARP Quotes -
"Remember how I told you to be assertive? This is not the time."

Person1 - If somebody kicks you in the shin, you die.
Person2 - Achille's shin!

The amount of organization required to run something of this scale is quite impressive. Because we are who we are, however, this organization of ours tends to fall apart at the seams ... not that this is a bad thing, it is just something that is. After a certain point, you are left to your own devices, even when you really shouldn't be. ^_^

It seems to me that this particular game is less for the game itself or for the act of acting, and more for the social interaction it provides these people. Also, I believe it offers some of the gamers an "environment" with clear rules, one in which they feel comfortable operating within ... something that may not be otherwise existant in their life, considering how many of these people possess what are usually considered by the mainstream as "fringe" habits, or are isolated for other reasons. The manners and behavior for those in-game and out of game are clear, and there is a very, very strong power heirarchy which is adhered to by those of all levels. Even those who wish to change the people placed within the power structure or vie themselves for power ... they do it within this already existant framework.

Although this LARP has potential as a meeting-grounds of sorts, at this point, it will not become my life focus. XP I had several more theories to expound upon as to how this activity is beneficial for those who are ostracized from society in one way or another, but I don't really feel like going into them at the moment. o_o I'll probably forget them sooner or later.

My roommate's boyfriend is staying here all of his Fall Break (please, let it end soon, let it end soon!). I can't decide whether or not to be annoyed - I don't exactly mind, but at the same time, I do. I sure as hell hope she's not leaving him in here all day long while she goes to class (not cool) ... guess I'll discover her plans tomorrow.
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One Who Wanders: bouncyabiona on October 7th, 2002 05:36 am (UTC)
She'll always be Garnet to me. XP

(I seem to be readdicting you to all the games I've played thus far. XD)
Diminuendo Arpeggio: contentamir03 on October 7th, 2002 04:17 am (UTC)
... Isn't Climhazzard one of Cloud's Limit Breaks? o_O

You sure you have the coordination to make it in a LARP battle? =P *Boffer stab!*

Haha, I love Vegeta. That's why I made him for Mugen, and he is widely recognized as the best Dragonball Mugen character. ... Not that it was hard to do, considering that most Dragonball Mugen characters are made by ten-year-olds or humans of sub-average intelligence (unfortunately.)
One Who Wanders: amusedabiona on October 7th, 2002 05:35 am (UTC)
... yes, it is, which is one reason I nearly bawled when I got hit with it. XD

I don't intend on battling. o.O The last time, I got stuck sniping from a building across the street at one of the back doors of this place that we were attacking for whatever reason we were attacking it for.

Person1- You got a gun??
Sakaki - I've got a gun!!
Sakaki's "Brother" - Yeah, she borrowed a SMG.

[Later}

Person9 - You got a gun???
Sakaki - YES! GUN! I've got!
Sakaki's "Brother" - ... yeah, she's got Nikolai's SMG ... >.>;
Diminuendo Arpeggioamir03 on October 7th, 2002 06:39 am (UTC)
Haha. *Bang!*

I started playing Tactics again. What a rush! It's hours and hours of fun, and there are SO many possibilities with your party and what you can make each character do. Make sure you play it next and don't ditch it for Chrono Cross... If you do, I'll eat your face.
dan_the_plushie on October 7th, 2002 11:47 am (UTC)
Lol, Tactics was one of the best FF RPGs, The customization abilities are endless. What's your party made up of?

By the end, I had the main character as a ninja w/huge move and hop range. Two swords ability, throw, and sunken state. Orlandu maxed out, Agrias maxed out, a chemist dude with knight's breaking skills and a blast gun, and a little teleporting time mage with white magic powers. It was fun! But once you get Orlandu, the game gets insanely easier.

Chrono Cross has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. The game is wonderful, I love the story and the New Game + feature is classic ^^
Diminuendo Arpeggio: elegantamir03 on October 7th, 2002 04:15 pm (UTC)
I just restarted. I lost my real save, like, two years ago. =P

Some people love Chrono Cross, some people think it's weak...