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22 November 2002 @ 02:30 pm
Putting off the Inevitable.  
Spotted two new bruises this morning, both just over an inch in diameter, one on my right leg, a lighter one on my right arm. One or the other (but probably not both) is most likely a result of my falling down several steps while carrying a load of laundry on my hip. (I washed a total of six loads of laundry last night, resulting in clean dryable whites, non-dryable whites, and the random choice of greens. Yet still there is much left to do!) I caught myself before I slid too far down the stairs by grabbing the handrail with my right arm and holding on! (Despite the sudden loss of balance, I did not drop my load of laundry. Ph34r my coordination, ladies and gentlemen, ph34r.)

I have been taken with a desire to wash my sheets and remake my bed - the other way around, with my head at the foot and the foot at the head. Then again, these beds are symmetrical, so the only "head" or "foot" in true existence upon it are some terms that I've set up. Anyway, if I do so, I will be able to lie down and look out the window, and I will be able to lie down with my good ear up while playing games or watching anime. I wonder what feng shui has to say about bed arrangement ...? It would be interesting to find out, although I doubt I could coax my roommate into feng shui-ing the room. XP

Quistis - Lv. 69
Squall - Lv. 71
Rinoa - Lv. 31

Meeting many new monsters and greeting old foes, we are making progress in our leveling up attempts. Many Guardian Forces (Siren, Quetzacotl, Diablos, Shiva, Ifrit, Carbuncle) are either at 100% compatibility or somewhere near with those they are junctioned to, resulting in almost immediate response. (The poor Brothers are suited to no one. It takes forever for Squall to summon the Brothers and they level up slowly, but the HP +80% is worth keeping them with him.) Now that I think about it, I should give Cactuar and his HP Bonus (+30 to HP at level up!) to Rinoa, who needs it the most at this point (she is nearing 6000 HP with junctions. Go Rinoa! You can do it!). Although I cannot figure out what exactly Eden is (he looks kind of like a city wearing a cape), and although Devour accomplishes nothing but amusement for me, he does a lot of damage and is thus a favorite of mine. Hopefully, Griever will not be the end of me the next time we meet.

nyxdae, I met a Tonberry. I tried mugging him for his knife, but after failing three times in a row and suffering one cast of Everyone's Grudge (fortunately on Quistis, not Squall ... I shudder to think of Everyone's Grudge on Squall), I ran before he could kill me. ^^;

rynamyn, my Angelo must be much dumber than yours was. He found a Hungry Cookpot. XD I finally mugged a Steel Pipe from something today! Sadly, it is not what I need for Squall's best weapon. XP

I am not clear on what Rinoa's Angel Wing does, other than give her kind of a messiah-rising-to-the-heavens scene during battle and thereafter removing her from my control. ("Fira? Fira?? We're up against an enemy with ??,??? HP and you cast Fira? Gak, Rinoa ... we need to talk.")

I suppose I shall accede to the inevitable and do the part of my work that I do not wish to do while I am at work. I've been given enough of a break, really - my boss has been wanting me to do this particular set of stuff for about a week now, but between her deleting the .exe file from Photoshop and Academic Tech reposessing the harddrive (if only temporarily), it has yet to happen. XP
Current Mood: nauseatednauseated
Current Music: ... nothing, the batteries in my CD player died.
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on November 22nd, 2002 04:17 pm (UTC)
Eh, Rinoa's Angel Wing let her loose and she'll use all kinds of final level magic on the enemy, even ones that you don't have, and boosts her status up so that her magic is stronger. See, this is the kind of thing that upsets me about Final Fantasy VIII. While Rinoa has not only a good limit break already (Combining Angelo), she has to have another one that seems even MORE useful than Selphie's, while Selphie is stuck with only ONE, and it's annoying not to mention boring as heck. x_X, this game focuses too much on Squall and Rinoa.
One Who Wanders: pissedabiona on November 22nd, 2002 10:44 pm (UTC)
Angel Wing sucks. I'm never touching it again. I can't believe how many turns she wasted when out of my control ... so many illogical decisons. Yes, let's try casting status effects on the final boss, as though that's actually going to work. After failing several times, let's do it again! Gah! I wound up getting so annoyed with her that I killed her and revived her in order to get her out of Angel Wing. >.<

I've got the game paused because Ultimecia's at her fourth form. FOURTH! I'm really irritated by this ... is she ever going to die? I'm almost willing to let her continue with her time-mush plan. Jeeze ... nobody should ever complain about the multiple forms of Sephiroth, ever again.

I don't mind the game's focus on Squall and Rinoa - I never expected it to have a main focus on much else, given that the logo for the game includes their embrace. ^^; I do wish stats were more evenly distributed amongst the characters, but what can I do? ::shrugs:: Make sure that Rinoa never goes near Angel Wing again, that's what. Bloody hell ...

Quistis is my favorite. Her Mighty Guard has saved my tush at least twice now. -_- If I die fighting Ultimecia's fourth form, the next time I touch this game (which might be with a stick, as I'm rather annoyed), I'm going to give Quistis both Item and Magic commands, rather than Item and GF. GFs are useless for me right now, and I'm out of good items to cause injury with. Stupid multiple forms ...

ULtimecia's third form - the one where she "junctions" herself with Griever - looks kind of like she's wearing a Griever the Centipede suit. And then the bottom half of it falls off, but is she dead yet? Noooooo, she tries to slap the hell out of you ... ::rant rant rant:: And all I can do is slowly chisel away at her HP. ::growls::
Diminuendo Arpeggioamir03 on November 22nd, 2002 11:07 pm (UTC)
Square hates you. Don't forget that.
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on November 23rd, 2002 08:43 am (UTC)
xD ::growls with abiona:: I never finished the game because my file was corrupted and I was too lazy to play this game over again (maybe later in the future). But from what I've seen of my brother's file, Rinoa's Angel Wing works very well if her stats are high. I remember seeing a lot of damage being done to Ultimecia's last form just by Rinoa going beserk by herself. Maybe your Angel Wing would be more useful when Rinoa is at a higher level and that her magic are high. Good luck.
SD: Determinedsado_nishi on November 25th, 2002 01:39 am (UTC)
The Angelo ones are great... Especially 'Wishing Star'! That one does major damage.