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Final Fantasy XIII!

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That's right! Just picked up my pre-order of FFXIII today, freakin stoked. I'm sure there's probably people out there who've already played it and beaten it by now but none the less... I'm very excited to have it in my possession.

On a second note, today has been a very productive day. After the somewhat unappealing night yesterday where I took a nasty spill on my long board and had a big mental attack of all the stuff thats going to hit me in my growing up. Today I managed to pick up my pre-order, get one of my things needed for my drivers license, and I may end up singing the song Complainte De La Butte for my voice lesson, for those of you that don't know... thats the song from Moulin Rouge that plays in the backround as he gets off the train. Which is rekindling my desire to learn french.

Very good day I'd have to say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYV8b9gc5Ww

For those who might want to check out the song. :D

A New Addiction

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Thats Right Laugh it up!

I've joined a new RPG, by the name of Grand Fantasia. After hearing about it from a friend and seeing it played, I had to give it a try. Now I'm not one for anime games but the art is pretty cool, and the game plays even better.
Won't lie its a bit of a WoW rip off but don't let that deter you from playing it. The games freakin' amazing. The game basically reminds me of a combination of two big name MMO's, Warcraft and Maple Story, but where those to lack, this comes together in perfect harmony and makes up for it.

Let me break things down... the games based around your companion, this little gumdrop of a thing that follows you around and helps you complete quest, you can summon it to battle or have it run errands, collect things and even make stuff for you. For anyone who's ever played the game Golden Sun, it reminds me a lot of the Djinn from it.

The Sprites are also customizable to your liking to have them match your character. Like so.

Now for the part that every one cares about... ****s, characters and customization. When you start the game you start out as a Novice, from this point you work your way up to level 10 where you chose the type of field you will be going into, when you reach level fifteen you'll advance to the actual ****(i.e. Spellcaster to Mage). You can chose from anyone of the following three...

  • Fighter (lvl10) - Warrior (lvl15)
  • Hunter (lvl10) - Archer (lvl15)
  • Acolyte (lvl10) - Priest (lvl15)
  • Spellcaster (lvl10) - Mage (lvl15)

From here you can work your way up to any one of the branch/multi- ****s. They are as follows.

  • Fighter
    • Beserker
    • Paliden
  • Hunter
    • Assassin
    • Ranger
  • Acolyte
    • Cleric
    • Sage
  • Spellcaster
    • Wizard
    • Necromancer

As mentioned the game plays a lot like a World of Warcraft, with some Maple Story elements tossed in, the sprite features even brings to mind some old Neopets Nostalgia for myself... fortunately with all that comes other goodies, like mounts and special events.

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As you can see here, the mounts vary from horses to the chocobo-esque creature you see before you.

The game is also has great multiplayer features with a guild system, active player economy, and trading system. The game also makes an effort to reward you with loot, gold, and even achievements. Oh yes I said it, achievements. The game will reward you for rare feats, giving that satisfying 'trophy' to your list of achievements. Also the armor and customizability for both you and your pet is pretty much endless. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Thats really all to be said about this game. Its expansive, fun and most importantly free. The downloads about 2gb and the requirements aren't to far fetched, standard 512mb RAM and such. So what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

The Beatles - I finally understand o,o

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The Legacy, The Music, and Being Human

Often times I've spoken to friends telling them yes I like the beatles, I just dont see why their so big, like I understand what they did for music, and I would definately not go with out them but in comparison to other music, specially some of the 80's music like Led Zeppelin and stuff it just doesnt compare. Finally I think it clicks... You see I absolutely love beatles covers, because I think often times there better then the original, but now I think I understand why people like them so much. Like even though, they arent that great of singers, and they are not exceedingly amazing musicians either, they are at the same time, excellent lyeracist and they are amazingly human.

I often times forget that one of the biggest thing about the beatles legacy is to follow their music, you cannot simply listen to one album and judge them. I realized this today well listening to some of their music only to realize "Wow they sound alot better in this song." and thats when it hit me... what makes them so special is their progress and improvment, and their humanity. Not only did they make a ****of music that had seldom been heard beforehand, one that we all walk in the shadow and path of today... they changed and progressed through life like anyone else. Alot of their songs are well written catchy love songs but also there are alot of darker ones, just like life, the beatles had their ups and downs... they did drugs, and god knows what happened in their personal lives. I'm sure an expert, fanatic, or somebody who lived through the time period could tell you but from an unexperienced perspect, to one who just listens... this is what I think.

I dont know alot about the beatles, no more then what someones taught me, but in terms of lyrics I love their music, I just never understood the reason why everyone was clamming over them as "The most amazing musicians ever" while Joe Satrani stands in the corner... but although I still dont agree with the previous, I think I finally understand why they are so redeemed and well loved... other then the obvious reasons, and a remain and grow as a great fan. However I will continue to love the excellent covers and musicals if they continue to come which I'm sure they will.

Electronics, Education, and What Laptop to Buy?

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So what does this title entail? Well a little more then the obvious. Struggling ofcourse applying to any one of teenage age to who wants to whine about the fact their lazy and not feeling an easy transition to the wonderful responsabilitys of life as they are flung in your face. So... what do we do! Play video games... lots and lots of video games lol.

Anyway for the precise reason any teenager hoping to advance in life, atleast those of latter age require the balance of to very simple things work... aka collage usually, and party... or in some cases lots of video games.

So what is required for the perfect balance of these to things. The perfect laptop and gaming system. Currently I have scoped out a few definative options, cheap, efficient, and badass.

First off is cheap:

Acer - AMD Athlon 64

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Basically the computer is a peace of crap in terms of comparison with something like an alianware... okay nevermind, its a pimple on the ass of an alianware. BUT the point is its cheap and its actually somewhat decent with the current world of computers so heres the stats.

Price: $299

Screen: 15.6"

Graphics: ATI Radeon Xpress 1200

Processer: 1.6 Ghz

Ram: 2 DDR2

HardDrive: 160 GB

Macbook (black)

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The climax of creative computing, the black macbook... Its stylish, supportive, and simple. No viruses, no crashes and no progressive deteriation. Good for making lightsaber videos and kicking up with whatever media/school projects that need be done. Gaming defiency or not, I'll knock out what I need to with duel boot (bootcamp)

Price: $1249

Screen: 13.3"

Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400M

Processor: 2.4 Ghz Intel Core Duo

Ram: 2 GB

HardDrive: 250 GB

Area-51 m15x

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Here it be, arr the real booty of the lot. The goodness that only alienware can offer, well it is by the most expensive, it is also in some ways the best... like no joke. As all good gamers know, computer ones or not Alienware offers the best in the world. With a LED light up keyboard and customizable colors and options with the ability to customize your computer to be gutted and placed with some of the best parts in the world doesnt appeal to you well... go see someone.

Price: $3000

Screen: 15.5" (1200p)

Graphics: 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9800M GT

Processer: 2.8 Ghz Intel Core Extreme (X9000)

Ram: 4 GB DDR2

HardDrive: 500 GB (optional TB)

Thats so punny! [Puns that are simply so terrible their hysterical]

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1. Two vultures board an airplane, each carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at them and says: "I'm sorry, gentlemen, only one carrion allowed per passenger.

2. Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, became known as the lesser of two weevils.

3. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, but when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it, too.

4. A three-legged dog walks into a saloon in the Old West. He slides up to the bar and announces: "I'm looking for the man who shot my paw."

5. Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during the root canal? He wanted to transcend dental medication.

6. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of his office and asked them to disperse. But why? they asked, as they moved off. Because, he said, I can't stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer.

7. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named Ahmal. The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him Juan. Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal.

8. These friars were behind in their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to persuade them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop. Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars.

9. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him . what? (Oh, man this is so bad, it's good). A super callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

10. And finally, there was the person who sent ten different puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.