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Monday, 8 November 2010 05:43 am
eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
Standard Time, how I missed you! No longer will I have to trudge to school in the dark (not that I did anyway), no longer will I be able to tell between 5pm and 6pm! It's good to have you back, Standard Time.

Got all caught up on wordcount, and stuff. Christian's Inferno is... probably going to be much much shorter than Albert's Legacy! But that's fine, because some of the others are going to be ridiculously long anyway. It'll even out in the end! (And anyway, for now I get to actually write crazy!Damien, and then really awkward!Damien and Mao. That conversation is going to be fun, haha. "So, uh. I'm Damien." "Yeah, I know. You tried to kill me." "Yeah, and then you called down lightning on me and nearly killed me." "Right. Um. No hard feelings?" "Sure, okay.")

I've got like a million layers on right now, and I'm still kind of cold. Mostly it's just my fingers, since I'm not wearing gloves - my thumbs are warm, though, since I've got armwarmers on. (And the rest of me, since I've got two shirts, a jacket, leggings, shorts, and sweats on. ) I'm actually kind of glad that the weather report for today is "really cold;" I've kind of missed that, too. There's nothing like bundling up and knowing that you aren't, actually, going to regret putting on all those layers - so far it's been pretty iffy, since we've had temperatures in the seventies and eighties for the past few months, but today's supposed to be barely sixties, so it's time for layers! :D

Anyway, time for some Let's Play Metroid Prime 3. The forums kicked me off because I didn't have an account (or archives, for that matter) but I checked the site the videos were archived on and, lo! MP3 LP. That kind of totally distracted me yesterday, haha.

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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 05:48 pm
eighthphase: (trek//the final frontier)
And then I got invited to a Brawl party, so that was cool. I actually didn't think I'd be able to make it, since I had no ride and no way of letting mum know where I'd be, but she got home about five minutes after I got the invite, which I then promptly forgot about since she had my copy of Other M. ♥ And then I remembered to ask, so I went to the party.

It was pretty fun; I basically always got third or fourth place, except for that one time when I somehow managed to stay on the stage when everyone else fell off during a shift. I also basically always played as Samus, though I tried Zero Suit Samus a few times and I played as Olimar for one round.

Before everyone else got there, though, I was able to play about half an hour of Other M. I didn't get very far (obviously), but I did enjoy what I got to play. The controls work really well and I like the voice acting. The area of the Bottle Ship I was in was really dark, though; it was hard to see. (I probably could have upped the brightness, but I'm completely unfamiliar with the Wii and its controller, so...) So I got lost for a few minutes. I fought a boss fight, too! Well, probably it was a miniboss, but still. That fight was... an experience. "Oh hey, that looks like I should shoot missiles at it." Cutscene. "Uh... okay, well... oh hey, I got in a shot!" Cutscene. "It's not doing anything because you keep interrupting me when I'm trying to shoot at it!!" Cutscene. And then regular fighting. I liked how the marines had a part in the fight, but I didn't really care for waiting around for them to do their thing, so that I could do my thing.

That's about as far as I got; I think I killed the boss but we turned off the Wii during the ensuing cutscene, since everyone else chose that moment to arrive. I wish I'd had more time... hell, I wish I could, you know, play the whole game. I mean, it pairs together two of my favourite things: Metroid and plot. What's not to like?

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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 07:32 am
eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
I wish I knew where my sweats were; it's really cold right now. (In August! This is awesome!) Also I've been up since too early and it kind of sucks. /: So sleepy, haha. I think the hot chocolate helped a little bit, though. And I should have gotten up like at least twenty minutes before I did, too... I just hit snooze twice. Well, I was tired and it was cold! /fail

I have some art to do today; there are two drawings that I need to draw, scan, and colour, and these are important to get done because they're for other people and I've been sitting on them for like a month. But I'll wait until the lighting is a little better x: And I hope my tablet works okay; it's been kind of twitchy lately. (Well, I kind of need a new one; it's as old as my laptop, and I've needed a new one of those for a couple of years, now.)

I've been trying to pick out the remixes in the Metroid Prime trilogy soundtracks; people have been saying, "Oh, such-and-such song is a remix of Brinstar Green!" and I am not hearing the Brinstar Green. I know what Brinstar Green (aka "The Jungles of Brinstar," thank you Super Metroid sountrack) sounds like, and the MP2 multiplayer theme does not  sound like it. (There's another MP2 track that's also supposed to be a remix of Brinstar Green, and it doesn't sound like it, either.) Torvus Bog being a remix of Maridia is kind of cool, though especially since Torvus Bog is basically Maridia, except on Aether.

Other M today! I don't actually get to go and pick it up today, though. /: I did manage to talk mum into picking it up for me, though, so I still get it today. Art folio, you will be mine...! I saw the first like twenty minutes of Other M on Gamespot (I think; it was linked to me and I wasn't paying much attention) and it looked pretty cool. A lot of people are complaining about 1) cutscenes and 2) Samus with speaking lines, but I think they're both probably a good addition to the game. I think Samus's voice acting sounds pretty decent, for a bounty hunter who was raised by alien bird-people, and I think that plot is a welcome addition to any game. Character development - it's not a bad thing!

I really really want to play this game now. I know I'm probably really going to suck at it, but I want to play it. x: I hope Shiki renews her "You know, you can come over and play it with me if you want" because... yeah, I want. x:

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010 01:10 pm
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No luck at the library; we asked about volunteering only to be told that the application deadline (which I, funnily enough, never came across in my research) was two days ago. /: So we kind of walked all that way for nothing. Still, we did get in a lot of exercise, and we also got lunch. And my feet don't hurt as badly as they did on Friday! Probably because the shoes I wore today actually fit... yeah.

Kristen seems interested in Other M, so I do think I'll give her my copy. I also helped her out a bit in Metroid... and was shocked at the poor state of her item collection. She had an okay amount of missiles, and she had almost all of the extra bits (though only one unknown item, I think... she's in for a surprise in the endgame), but only two (!) energy tanks! She didn't even have the Varia suit! She'd gone through most of Norfair, was trying to get to Ridley, and she didn't have the Varia suit! She said the guide she was following didn't tell her to do that. I told her to get a better guide (and also, "When a Chozo statue tells you to go somewhere, you're supposed to go there.")

I think I might be going to da's tonight. I can't say I'm looking forward to it... but I might be able to convince mum to take me over to GameStop before that, where I can trade in my games and preorder Other M. Maybe. Probably not, but maybe. (Or maybe I should do it when we go clothes shopping, since I need to stop at Jo-Ann's anyway and there's a GameStop in the same shopping centre.)

Also, yet another person's rejected my offer for a Ghost Paint Brush! This is the second time, and I'm starting to get annoyed. I'm hoping the third time is the charm; this time I checked the seller's profile to see if they'd been on recently, because I'm sick of waiting two weeks and then being rejected. So we'll see how this pans out.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:33 pm
eighthphase: (ryoji//uncontrollable joy)
Okay, forget everything I just said about maybe picking up Other M for the art folio. I just saw a picture of it - not, like, all the art in it, or anything; just the outside of it.

I am so picking up Other M for that folio. My life is not complete without that gorgeous-looking folio.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010 11:21 pm
eighthphase: (vsxiii//turning point)
My internet is doing weird things, even though it shouldn't be. \: It's really annoying, because it's being so weirdly slow that it won't load Youtube videos. I just wanted to watch Lyrical Nanoha, damn it! ):

Almost done with the heartless doll; I just have to sew the arms and legs in place, and then embroider the eyes and glue them on. I'll do that... probably not tomorrow, since I'm going to the library and then to da's (I think), so maybe the next day.

Also, I'm annoyed with something else. All the emails I'm getting from GameStop are saying that there's an art folio that comes with Other M if you preorder it - well, I shouldn't say "all," because there are only two of them: one from a couple months ago, and one from yesterday. Except that, when I got the one from a couple of months ago, I asked if their was a preorder bonus for Other M the next time I went to GameStop, and the guy there said no. So I didn't preorder it. But apparently there really is, so I want to preorder the game so I can get the folio, but I don't have the money for it, because I didn't preorder it a couple months ago, and so haven't been saving for it.

I mean, maybe I can trade in my PS3 games. I doubt I'll get much for DMC4, but FFXIII should get me a bit, right? Of course, it's pretty ridiculous to be metaphorically digging into couch cushions looking for spare change just to get a preorder bonus for a game on a system I don't even have, but... Metroid concept art! D: (And anyway, I made all that fuss about FFXIII, and I don't have that system, either.) And anyway, if Shiki decides that she likes Metroid enough, maybe I can give it to her. Not in an "Oh, well you can have this useless thing," kind of way... although I always feel like that when offloading things I don't want/can't use on my friends, anyway... even though I think I've only done that like once, and that was because mum bought me a game I already had. ...or something; I don't really remember.

Although doing the maths I think I actually can afford Other M, if I trade in those two games for store credit. a;ldkgj;aldkfjl;sd not that I should be thinking about that, damn it. I should stop typing this post and just go look for a Zero Mission guide so that I can get Shiki past where she's stuck. And then go to sleep, because I actually have to get up earlier than ten-thirty in the morning tomorrow.

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Saturday, 31 July 2010 02:55 pm
eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
Mum says she would have preferred it if I'd come along, if only so that I could buy something for myself instead of making her guess. Apparently I'm hard to shop for. She ended up buying me some chocolate fudge and some double chocolate chip cookies. I'd have preferred something that wouldn't be gone after I ate it, but I also like food, and you can't go wrong with chocolate.

So now I'm eating fudge and watching slowbeef's Let's Play of Metroid Prime. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

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Friday, 9 July 2010 08:31 am
eighthphase: (ovan//what you say)
This morning I dreamed about Metroid, in really detailed and gorgeous CGI.

Yeah, I don't know either.

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Thursday, 1 July 2010 07:33 am
eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
Today I actually woke up early enough to watch the morning news (I've been up since like 6:20). And the news station I watch has new theme music. I think their music dude spent too much time in the jungles of Brinstar, because the new theme music sounds like something out of Metroid.

Yesterday my iPod stopped working; it did it in much the same way that it did last time, where it somehow managed to corrupt itself. I plugged it into the computer yesterday and nothing happened, which... I actually kind of expected, because it took a few tries last time for something to start happening, too. Then I plugged it in this morning and it immediately responded. All my files are still on it but it doesn't remember what I named it. Except that the computer does, so I think it's more me not remembering where the name is supposed to show up.

Also, I started a new writing comm (after deleting my old one, which was getting a little embarrassing). I haven't posted anything yet, but: [livejournal.com profile] firstawakened! I dreamed up the name, which is 1) a miracle, because I never remember details about my dreams, or at least not for long, and 2) seemingly witty without being witty at all. It ties into this username, though! (Because Ovan is the epitaph user of the eighth phase, and was also the first to awaken to his avatar ability.)

Of course, it's entirely possible I came up with it when I woke up around 1:40 after dreaming of ice cream, at which point I remembered I actually had ice cream, so I got up to eat some. That would explain why I still remember it, though I can't fathom why I'd have been thinking about it.

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Saturday, 26 June 2010 05:58 pm
eighthphase: (jade//kid!sigh)
Watching my cats grooming each other. They do so violently, it's awesome.

Been trying to get back into Metroid lately; it's not really working, but meh. I think I may have gotten Kristen interested, which would be cool if it's true. I guess I'm just not in a real "gaming" kind of mood. I haven't been for a while, though, and that's what's bugging me. After an entire year of not gaming all that much (thank you, AP, I totally wanted that) have I just fallen out of the habit of it? (It might help if I could find my PS2 controller... oops. Otherwise all I can do is suck at Metroid Prime - and I do mean suck, because I'm absolutely terrible at it.)

I think maybe the heat's just got me in a weird mood right now.

Also, I heard the actual Green Day version of Last of the American Girls on the radio a little while ago, and... ugh. The musical version is infinitely better.

Ice water and then art; maybe trying an upper-body shot will make me feel better. (Or I might just get frustrated... that's also a possibility.)

edit: OH OH OH ALSO. Shinx!egg. I don't even know.

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:36 am
eighthphase: (Default)
I'm so tired right now, it's not even funny. /:

Yesterday was the last full day of school this year; today's a minimum day and Wednesday and Thursday are finals, with finals schedules. So I get out around one today and noon the next two days. And then it's summer vacation!

I remember what happened last year, around this time, and that kind of puts a downer on the whole "omgsummer!" of it all. I hope that something similar doesn't happen this year. I don't think I could handle that.

I'll have my SAT results a week from this Thursday. I can't wait x: I'm really curious to see how I did. I don't think I'm going to send out this score to any schools; I'll do that when I take it in September, when I should probably have a better score. I think I'm taking the ACT in September, too, though I... don't really need to. (It would probably be a better idea to take a couple of subject tests, but I can't do that if I'm taking the reasoning test, too.)

Season 3 of True Blood started, though I... didn't watch most of the first episode. I'm a week behind on Burn Notice, too. Warehouse 13 should be starting... probably this week, but maybe not; sometime soon, at any rate. Eureka is next month, Sanctuary is fall, and Supernatural is... probably fall. (I hope.) P3P comes out next month! I totally can't wait for that. A-and Other M comes out in August. I kind of want to preorder it... I mean, I don't have a Wii, so I couldn't play it even if I wanted to, but I think it comes with an artbook or something like that if you preorder it, and I am all for Metroid concept art!

...and I have to finish revising my essay. I don't know why I say finish; I haven't started. Mostly I just have to find more sources; apparently you have to cite things like stereotypes in society, even though we... all know about stereotypes in society. /: I think there are a couple of places where I need to put in more evidence, mostly near the beginning. (Have I already talked about this? I think I have...)

Time for breakfast now. :9 And then school /:

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Thursday, 10 June 2010 08:57 pm
eighthphase: (vsxiii//turning point)
So at the Girl Scout meeting, we were talking about creepy stuff. For some of the others, this meant paranormal videos and whatnot. That stuff doesn't really scare me, though; if only because I'm not particularly interested. There were only a couple of things I could actually mention, because there isn't really much that scares me.

The first was Metroid. Specifically, the very first time I played Metroid Prime. So, I've just gotten home after having bought the game. It's 10:30, but that's okay, I've played games much later than that. Of course I turn off all the lights, because that's just how you play games at night, you know? So I'm sitting there, in the dark, playing Metroid. Okay, so this whole abandoned frigate thing is a little weird. It's very... quiet. And the music is a little bit creepy, but it's Metroid, so that's to be expected. There's nothing to shoot at - well, at least that means nothing's shooting at me, right? So I'm going through, and I'm going through, and... space pirate corpses. Well, they're already dead, that's okay. So I'm scanning them, and they mostly died of... not pleasant causes. But that's okay, I'm Samus, that's totally fine. And then there's this one sitting in the corner, looking just as dead as all the others. Okay, so it's another space pirate corpse.

THEN IT STARTS SHOOTING AT ME no lie I screamed a little. I suck ass at that game, so I'm just glad I haven't gotten to the "O hai there metroids, you're all chillin in glass tubes, that's totes fine with me, I'll just pass through." and then when you have to go back through the room and it's all dark and OMG THE METROIDS ARE ALL FREE and okay, I think I got them all that's coo-OMGOMGOMG IT'S BEHIND ME OMG WHERE IS IT OMG GET IT OFF GET IT OFF GET IT OFF OMG

The second thing was the weeping angels, from Doctor Who. Which... at first I didn't think they were all that creepy. Like in Blink, I didn't think they were that creepy; mostly because I wasn't really thinking about them. Then when they returned in S5, yeah, then they started getting creepy. And then I remembered that one statue at the cemetery we pass by all the time... the weeping angel statue. Yeah, that's not creepy in the slightest. Especially the last time we drove by, when mum was all "Wave to the angel~!" except... there was no angel. Which was like... nnnnngh. And then I just realised - of course it's gone, because all the angels fell through the crack in the universe.

Which, when you think about it, gets really creepy because that means that the whole time it was waiting for people to stop looking at it so that it could eat someone's face off. (Not really. They actually snap your neck.)

But yeah. With that cheery thought, I'm going to work on my Great Gatsby assignment some more. ♥

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010 07:13 am
eighthphase: (jade//kid!sigh)
Other M got pushed back a couple of months ): While this means I have more time to potentially buy a Wii before it comes out, I'd already gotten used to the fact that I'm just going to be watching videos on Youtube, so the delay means that I just have longer to wait. /: Of course, I'll have P3P to keep me busy from July till August, when Other M now comes out, so... yeah.

Speaking of Metroid, I had a weird Metroid-related dream last night. Like, I was playing Super Metroid (I know it was Super Metroid, because I remember clutching the SNES controller, though it was actually more like I was playing, like, The World, because it was all super realistic-like, lol) but I was getting my ass handed to me (as usual, actually...) and I was freaking out because I was in some place that was totally not on the map, like at all, and then when I got back on the map  I was in some totally weird new area that's not even a part of Zebes, and I was like, wtf? Except I was still totally freaking out. And then I like accidentally set off some alarm, and this timer showed up at the bottom of the screen, but it was counting... weirdly, it started at like 40/90 and then when the left side hit 90 the right side went up to 100 and then the left side did, and then I was on this spaceship (still freaking out over the different map, mind, and also over what the hell just happened, because I'd been thinking, "Oh hell no, there is no way I'm ready to go into Tourian and fight MB, and I am so not rushing out of here back to my ship on a timer" or something like that) and then something weird(er) happened (I've since forgotten, damn it) and I had to go into, like, stasis or something so I wouldn't die.

And then something about Pokéwalkers and for some reason I had two, and on one of them a Gardevoir named Llewellyn was super pissed at me and something about spirit week and it being dress up like a wizard day that time last year but almost everyone was doing it this year too and general weirdness.

More rain today. I can't really complain, I guess, at least so long as I remember my umbrella today.

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Friday, 22 January 2010 11:37 am
eighthphase: (joshua//pulling the trigger all wrong)
Played more FFXII yesterday! (I actually had the levels backwards; Balthier, Fran, and Ashe were 16, with Penelo at 15.) Uh. But anyway. Went through the Ogir-Yensa Sandsea, the Nam-Yensa Sandsea, and am now at THE TOMB OF RAITHWALL. In, like, the first area, haha. I think Balthier and Fran are... 18, now? Basch is 16 and Vaan is... 15 or 16, I forget which. I don't use him that much, really. Balthier and Basch have all 3 quickenings now, too, with Penelo, Fran, and Vaan at 2 and Penelo at 1. I'm working on it, okay?

Flying Voldie man snake is in final draft stage now. I started drawing scales on him. I hate drawing scales ): They take so loooooooong ):

I should probably try playing Metroid Prime when I get home, rather than lapsing into FFXII (in my brother's room, on my first PS2, with all the electronics going and the heater on and under a comforter with the dogs like right next to me... man it's so comfy. And warm. And makes me want to fall asleep, actually...), if only because I haven't played MP in a while and I... really probably ought to. Or maybe I'll start FFXII when I get home, and then when mum gets home I'll stop, and if she drags me out to dad's I'll probably play Folklore (or maybe not, since that's probably what I'm going to do tomorrow), and if she doesn't then I'll switch to Metroid.

Which reminds me, I started doodling a Super Metroid comic, but gave up on it a little bit after 1) my abysmal doodle of Draygon and 2) I would have to flip the page over to draw the last three or four panels.

I should probably do the last assignment for MS Office class! It's the very last assignment for this class (as far as I know)! There's only, like, one week left in this term, haha. That means a lack of updates from school which... may or may not mean a lack of updates about school (but... probably not, because I talk about school a lot OTL).

Mez gave me the first Maximum Ride book today. It's... interesting.

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Thursday, 21 January 2010 11:36 am
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My school cannot manage arts exhibitions. I know, I should cut them some slack because it was the first one ever omg but still. There's no excuse for making over 100 students stand around in the mini-gym doing absolutely nothing including PBL, because that was horrible. Though the dance performance was interesting (but I didn't get to see my kitten s-sob) and the band and choir were excellent as usual. And I was pleasantly surprised to find I actually did have a piece in the art exhibition! It... would have been nice to know beforehand, though, because I might actually have volunteered something if I knew I already had something in!

FFXII progress is as follows: did three hunts, though Montblanc's still got one more for me. It's the last rank I hunt, I think. Ended up swapping Balthier and Fran's weapons, so now Fran's got the purple-and-turquoise pole and Balthier's got himself a bow. Did some grinding in the Lhusu Mines, too, though not... really that much, haha. I'm on the Cluckatrice hunt right now but I didn't talk to the NPCs who would let me actually... fight the thing. ): Vaan and Basch levelled up! So they're both 14, Balthier, Fran, and Ashe totes types Asch at first, orz are 15, Penelo's 16, and I've got Vossler at 19 (though he's a guest so he doesn't level up anyway).

French projects involving half the class are not fun. Today is the only day we have to film and we're working through lunch, so I don't get to eat. ): /is hungry. Well, Brody just gave me a Pop Tart, so that helps a little. Haha, but we're working after school, too... ): /has like 21 IDs to do for history. I might just do the ones that are actually due and skip the other ones... or I could do them all but not finish the analyses or... something like that.

I doodled a Metroid comic in art class today. It's cute. I also doodled Metroid... doodles, on the back of my French test yesterday, but I couldn't finish it because I can't remember what Draygon looks like. |:

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Friday, 18 December 2009 10:41 am
eighthphase: (tsubasa//leisurely)
Christmas gifts are many and varied, and that's just from the troop. I really do think my favorite is the card that Melissa drew me. Josh, Ovan, and a metroid drinking tea together. <3! Party in first block, nobody ate the food I brought except for, you know, us. Second block I managed to actually beat somebody at Tin Pin! :D Unfortunately, I only won two out of five. ): Third block is somewhat of a kind of party; well, there's pizza, anyway. I probably actually ate more than I should have, because there's pizza next block, too. \: Seeing Avatar today! :D! In IMAX-3D, at that! :D! It'll be interesting to see how that pans out. (:

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Monday, 30 November 2009 12:24 pm
eighthphase: (jade//kid!sigh)
So we're doing a project in Photoshop for the next couple of weeks in art class. Not only did that mean that today we spent the entire block going over super super super basic things (like how to make a layer! /shoots self) but he never did tell us the requirements for the project. ...well, at least I can bring my tablet tomorrow and use it.

Uh. Totes just stalled like mad to not present college presentation today because... uh, no.

Got further in Super Metroid over break! :D I've beaten Spore Spawn. /nods ...of course, I have like no health and I'm in Norfair, so if I'm not careful I'll die in like two second because I walked into the wrong door, but I think I can manage things.

I don't know if matters have improved over last week. I'm still not feeling the group dynamic... or, rather, I'm not feeling my place in the group dynamic. It's a little disconcerting.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2009 04:17 pm
eighthphase: (persona//epic fail)
Just started playing Super Metroid! :D (It worked this time, so that's ace.) I just died... literally right after you get the bombs. D:

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