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12 January 2003 @ 01:02 am
The wind is whistling outside, and random thoughts occur with each gust, each ring of the telephone.

Aaagh, my father has been very clingy lately, after (finally ...? I was the last to know) telling me that he was marrying Karen, his girlfriend. I wouldn't be so antsy about his continual attempts to contact me if I was sure that he had honest intentions, and - if "honesty" turns out not to be the case - if I understood the reasons behind this move. Is he doing it to look good? Did his fiancee guilt him into it? Does he do it because he feels bad about our lukewarm relationship? Or does he do it because he thinks that having a warmer relationship with me will make things easier when the inevitable comes ...? Or is he attempting to be "a better father" because he has asked me to be in the wedding, and he wants the show to be backed up with truth? Or is he just doing it because he is, after all, spending a lot of money in one go for my painting course and my books for the Spring Semester?

It's just so strange, an abrupt turn in behavior. He's never bothered before, and I haven't cared to bother either, given some past history between the two of us (some of you may know of the "Thanksgiving Fiasco," a prime example). He didn't care about being "honest" about things before ... he coasted along on my mother's effort. He is the "poorest man with money you'll ever meet."

I would reciprocate, but I am afraid that despite whatever intentions lie behind, he will eventually come to treat me as he does now or as he did then, and nothing will change. I suppose I can't really say that will come to be, as in order to change things you must first do something ... eh, bah. >.>

My RA has taken to an "inspirational" decoration theme, so there are posters with various "make you think" phrases and praises for the Lord on them scattered about on our floor. Now, whenever I "use the facilities," so to speak, I can read about the joy of God. The posters don't bother me as much as the context in which they are placed does ... >.>;

Anyone know where I can find a copy of the BGM when you're on Mount Gagazet? (By the way, I didn't really like the voices they used for Kimahri's "adversaries" ... the entire comic Arnold Schwartzenwhomever accent made me think "We Ronso are BIG BURLY MEN!" Also, the Ronso are not adept vocalists.)

Damn this lack of Lv. 3/4 Key Spheres! How the shiznit am I supposed to get to all these snazzy abilities without them? TT

I found Yojimbo! (He has an awesome voice ... XD) Geeze, he cost a fortune. >.>; I got some really good equipment off the monsters that I was fighting in that area, though ... I was blessed with a Peaceful Bangle (or something like that), a glorious piece of gear with the miraculous "No Encounters" ...!

I am trying to bulk up my defenses ... basically, I don't really care how weak or "average" my weapons are and thusly how long it takes me to beat bosses, just as long as I can take the hits that my opponent is dishing out. I am currently making everybody at least Fireproof. : D Some characters have equipment with Fire Eater/Ice Eater/etc. on them, which makes me very happy. "HAHA! Brilliant monster, you are! Free heal, everybody!" I also aim to be able to prevent most status effects, since status effects annoy the hell out of me.

I can take out Malboros without the slimy thing ever getting a chance to fight. XD It's sweet revenge for some past encounters.
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Arcturus - Star Crossed (pretty pianos ... : P)
「サバイバる」: cactuarvilaeth on January 12th, 2003 01:42 pm (UTC)
My dad's been clingier recently, things like "you're my son" and other things that don't explain why he didn't bother to see me for over 4 years (not that I wanted to see him anyway).

Dude! I think Biran and Yanke had some level 3 key spheres! I gave Steal to Kimahri using a Skill Sphere (I liked Biran and Yanke, mainly because I use "hornless" and "little Ronso, weakling Ronso" as an insult to my brother.) If you find some Defenders you can get Level 3s and 4s from them (it might be 2s and 3s, actually). I liked the Gagazet theme (I bought it in Luca but forgot it's name =/), but I don't know where to get. If I can get the soundtrack I'd rip it for you, even though I've got a 56k =/ (I'm using that smilie too much)

I got a Peaceful Bracer, Shield and the Off-Season (for Wakka). I don't even think I need three No Encounters weapons o_O I may sell some, to try to make up for the monetry loss caused by Yojimbo during my 'fight' with Dark Valefor (I paid Yojimbo all my 5 millon+ Gil and HOPED TO GOD he would do Zanmato, which he did and then I found out how Yojimbo's payment system worked and figured I could have saved about 1 million Gil x_X) Sadly, I think the American version was released to quick and is missing one of the most useful abilitys. In the Internation and PAL version, you can get the Ribbon ability which protects against all status effects (except Curse). I have a bangle for Lulu with it on (which I got from Dark Valefor and has Auto-Regen too, which is cool because Lulu has the lowest HP), since it takes 99 Dark Matters to put it on armour yourself (Break Damage Limit on weapons is 99 too, I think).

I ALWAYS forget to bring Lulu out against Malboros and their bigger, grey-er bothers (since her Ribbon armour will protect her from their Bad Breath). I have to use Yuna to kill them off quickly, because she is my strongest character in Strengh and HP now because of the Crazy S.Levels (tm) she got from my AP experiments (which involved Cactuars XD).

Sorry, I turned out talking about myself too much.
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on January 12th, 2003 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yes, you can teach Kimahri "Steal" so you can steal Lvl. 3 Spheres from Biran and Yenke. I stole about 8 or 9 of them from those two. Or, if you are way past that point, you can fight Defenders and get Lvl. 2 or 3 from them. If you do an "Overkill", then it is more likely that you'll get Lvl. 3 Spheres. I usually take Auron out and use "Shield Break" and "Magic Break" then use Lulu's "Flare" or one of the higher magic when his HP is lower enough. If that doesn't work, I get my Aeons (preferably Bahamut) to get their overdrive full and use their overdrive on the Defenders when HP is low enough. I hope that would be of some help.

By the way, if you ever run out of Lvl. 4 Spheres, Nemesis has them (I'm not going to ruin anymore of it for you *^^*).
One Who Wanders: crazyabiona on January 12th, 2003 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oy, I'm in Zanarkand right now, so I've already fought with Biran and Yenke ... the former of which I Lancet-ed to death. : D
「サバイバる」vilaeth on January 13th, 2003 07:49 am (UTC)
I use (or abuse x_X) Anima's Overdrive, since that will Overkill most things (I use her on One Eyes to get Triple AP weapons). It does around 130,000 or more damage (if you can max out Mindy's strength to do 99,999 on each Passado hit, it'll do 1,499,985 (99,999 times 15) but my Mindy seems to be the weakest of the Magus sisters T_T).