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Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Chrono Trigger DS

The World Ends With You

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

Prince of Persia (360)

Shadow Complex

Puzzle Quest (360)

- I got most of these games pretty cheap too. Wonder if I'll have time to get to them all before the holiday game rush.

Another New Drawing!

Spike Spiegel from Cowboy Bebop. This one took me quite a bit longer then the Itachi one considering all the shading and detail.

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Again it's too big to post here so just follow that link and let me know what you guys think of it.

New Drawing!

Picture I drew of Itachi from Naruto. Let me know what you guys think.

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It's too big to post here so just follow the link.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday! Yay! Hopefully all goes well tonight as I have plans to celebrate with a bunch of my friends. My last 3 birthdays weren't anything special and just went by like any other day so hopefully that isn't the case this time.

My Luck is Terrible

So in the period of about 2 months time I've twisted my ankle a total of 3 times. The first 2 times were on my right ankle and now, just recently, I twisted my left ankle while my 2nd injury isn't even fully healed yet. First time was the worst playing tennis, second time was playing basketball, third time was bad luck as I accidentaly stepped on a ball and rolled my foot off. It feels as if I'm being punished for actually trying to get outside and have some fun. So now here I am without much of anything I can do for a few weeks which really pisses me off. I want to get back out on the courts as soon as possible.

Best Buy Sale

For those of you who don't know, Best Buy is having a sale on a ton of games this week for $10. You can find the whole list at or other sites.

I picked up..

I was thinking about getting some other games but this is the only game I actually really wanted. Some of the games I already had anyways like DMC4.

Oh and btw, if you can't find the game at Best Buy, take the ad to a Walmart and get a price match. They'll have to call a customer service representative to approve the price change but it should work. That's what my friend did to get his copy of Soul Calibur IV. USA only it seems.

Tomb Raider Underworld...

I can't figure out if I like this game or not. This game feels rushed as it is very glitchy. Usually I can forgive a game that has a few bugs but I keep coming upon them in this game so much its just ridiculously blatant. Tomb Raider Legend and Anniversary weren't as bad as this. Those were forgivable at least. Controls aren't as solid as in the previous games either. The camera can drive you nuts sometimes and cause you to make some jumps in directions you didn't want to go. They made the puzzles really obtuse too so rather then feel clever about solving something, most of the time I say to myself "Wow really? That's how you're supposed to do it?". Sometimes its hard to tell what piece of geometry in the world you're allowed to scale or not.

That probably sounds all bad but when the game is actually not messing up on you its rather fun. I just wish these problems didn't bring it down so much. I'm a sucker for good platformers though so I'll probably finish it before I have to return it to the video store. I used a free rental coupon so I can't really complain too much. I do still want Tomb Raider Anniversary but I will not be picking up Underworld even when its cheap when I can get the far superior earlier entries in the series.

Well Again

For those of you who didn't know, I was sick for the good portion of the week but I'm finally over it. Funny thing is that I rarely ever get sick like 2-3 times a year at most and they usually last for only 1-2 days but this time I got hit bad. I haven't been that badly sick in years and I'm talking about since I was in elementary grade school.

I blame my friend who visited me on leave from the Navy who I hadn't seen in months and looked like he was getting sick as soon as he was back. It was worth it however considering I rarely get to see him ever since he entered the military. The weather here seems to have cleared up also. The whole week I was sick there was also some pretty heavy rain. Fitting for the week and my condition I suppose. I feel bad for my friend who seemed to pick the worst time to take his military leave considering the weather and how he was also sick. It might still rain later this week here but at least I'm not sick anymore and I can get back to doing regular things exercising and being able to go out places.

Updated Contact Info

I updated my contact info in case any of you kind users feel the need to contact me or just to chat with me online. I use MSN messenger so add Remember to PM me or leave a comment here just in case you did add me so I know ahead of time.

One reason I'm doing this is because over the last few months I've been getting people adding me and I do not know who they are so I haven't added them (I think myspace is to blame probably). Second reason is to expand my friend list so I can get to know the rest of my tracked users better. So see you online maybe.

Looking Back

I'm feeling a little disappointed in myself at the moment because I just looked back at all my blog posts dating back to the end of 2004 and noticed that I used to write quite a bit compared to now. I would like to write more but then I remember the same issues of why I stopped writing so much to begin with. It mostly had to do with people just not reading them and the amount of effort I put writing them vs the payoff. I'll put some examples of old blogs with my current reaction underneath them.

For example:

September 15th, 2006: "Sometimes I feel as if all of my efforts go totally unnoticed. I just don't want to spam friend requests or advertise my works to get people to notice them like other people sometimes do. People should know of my efforts naturally because they're interested. Even I can only take so much though without a simple "thank you" or "your welcome" from anyone."

-Updated Response- I've just learned to deal with it and accept the fact that some people get tons of comments on their blogs because they like to be the center of attention and because they have tons of friends and not necessarily because they write the best content. Be happy with what you get even if you would like to have more hits on your profile page.

December 11th, 2006: "I've been noticing a lot of people lately blogging about "personal issues" at home or work or with relationships and what not. I agree that sometimes it's best to talk about these things with people you know but you can only get so much feedback from people on a game centric website. Stuff like that is better suited to AIM or MSN conversations or with people you know in real life in person or over the phone. People shouldn't try to make Gamespot their own personal myspace or something. I think we should be writing about stuff more suited to a game centric website because, after all, the reason we are all here is because we share a common interest in games and enjoy games as a hobby. I'll admit that in some of my past blogs a few months ago, I've posted my own fair share of personal issues but I have since come to realize that these problems are mine to deal with and I shouldn't bother or depress the readers with my own issues. We shouldn't make others feel guilty about our own problems.I will continue to try and make blogs that pertain to games in a healthy, discussable manner."

-Updated Response- I've eased up on my view of this since then but I still agree that blogs (on Gamespot especially) should be more positive in general. It's not a bad thing to do by any stretch of the imagination and I acknowledge that for some people this is probably a healthy way to vent. I just feel that negative thinking seems to lead to more of it down the road.

August 31st, 2006: "It seems to me that every time I read people's blogs, most of the time they just write down stuff for the sake or writing down stuff. I think blogs in general should be more organized and well thought out to express your ideas.

There are some good exceptions to this. Don't get me wrong though. I'm not saying that we shouldn't have fun in our blogs or anything like that.Sometimes it's nice to just write down simple things like how our day went or what you plan to do tomorrow etc. Telling a story about yourself can be very entertaining to readers. I just don't think it serves any purpose to write down extremely short blogs like "Today I got bit by a dog" or "Today I've reached lvl 2, yay"."

-Updated Response- Again I've eased up on my view since then but most of my points still feel very valid to me. For example, I could put up an extremely short blog saying about how I feel sick and might be getting a fever (which is true as I write this) but what's the point and most of you probably won't care anyways. If you feel like posting blogs that way that's fine, you can write however you please though it just feels like a waste of time to me mostly.


Well I couldn't sleep anyways so this at least killed some time for me. So what do you guys think?