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A tale of dumb luck, little Rugrats, and Legacy games

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ohhhh what is this!?

It's five in the morning where I live. And I have no idea why I'm up.

Perfect time to tell a story. At times, I get struck with random moments of dumb luck. You know, the kind of luck where you think "Oh God, that shouldn't have happened, I probably don't deserve that, but it happened." Or, "Oh crap, I am saved." Examples include: Homework is not done. Teacher doesn't collect it. Didn't study for a test. Gets a C. Your gift card is declined while you're at a delicious take-out sushi restaurant. Luckily you had backup money and didn't just leave hungry and sad. Yeah, stuff like that. And before anybody asks, no that's not the reason for my username.

So...funny story. I commonly get gift cards for Christmas and my birthday from my relatives who live across 'Murica. They are those pre-paid Visa gift cards. So I never keep track of how much money I have left on those. I'll use like, $36.87 of $50 and then not remember how much I have left on the card. Which is idiotic, I know. So a few days ago, I went onto the website on the back of the card to see how much money I had left on them. I gathered up all the ones I could find and plugged them into the site. Most of them were empty. But one had about $12 on it. Another had $8. One had only $2. But guess what? One had the full $50 on it. It must of gotten mixed up with the used ones.

Guess when the expiration date for that card was? June 2013, the end of this week. I mean sure, the site said I could call in and get a free replacement even if the card expired. But man, that seemed like it would have been a hassle. So I decided, why not buy some old legacy games off of Amazon? These are the games I ordered:

Until a few months ago, I had never heard of this game. Someone just happened to mention it on my old blog responding to Carolyn's Persona 4 article. I was intrigued by the gameplay and the story, so I went and bought it. One vendor was selling this game for $0.01. Can you believe that? I mean sure the total would have been $4 with shipping and handling. But...it seemed like a trap...I bought from another vendor with more positive reviews, who also had the game in better condition. It was still very cheap though.

So hardcore right? A long time ago, when I was just 4 years old, I had a ps1 demo with this game on it. I always wanted to play the full game but never ended up buying it. Until nooooow! Look, don't judge me. I had to find something really cheap for the card that had $8 on it.

Another game I've been wanting to play for years. I remember seeing it advertised on the back of my Final Fantasy X-2 game's manual. I've been wanting to give the Star Ocean games a go for a while. I figured this was a safer bet than The Last Hope though...

Ah...yes. Xenogears. The game I'm anticipating the most. Its also another game I've been wanting to play for years. Its spiritual successor, Xenosaga, is one of my all time favorite games, and I always praise it as one of the best games I've ever played. It turned me into an instant fan of Monolith Soft. Unfortunately, I never got the privilege of playing Xenoblade. But at least now I can finally experience Xenogears. Of the four games, this was the priciest, but I know it'll be well worth it. Yes yes, I know I could have gotten it for $9.99 on PSN. But I wanted a physical copy because I'm weird like that.

On another note, yesterday at 4:00 am (man my sleeping pattern is so out of wack) I got the urge to play this old Rugrats game. I had 3 of them, but I really wanted to play Search for Reptar. I dug 2 of the 3 games (who knows where the other is) out of a drawer and played SFR for a while. Get this: the game was SO scratched up that it froze when I first tried to play it. But I reset the game and it was smooth sailing from there. Ah...yes. It brought back memories. Haha...I used to think this was the best game ever back when I was 4 years old.

I added some old, borrowed, and lost games to my backloggery that I had forgotten all about too. And I made it more pretty. And added ratings. Man, that site is addictive. Add me if you feel like it.

Hm...maybe I should go to sleep now. Meanwhile I would like you, my sexy followers, to tell me your random instances of dumb luck. And/or make fun of or approve of the games I just bought.

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