Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry XXXmas

Merry Christmas to ya'll out there. I had a pretty happy holiday though I wish I could get a week of time to spend with my family and just hang out and play Guitar Hero and Wii. Instead there was lots of running around and that will end next year. I just want time to play with my crew, ya dig? On the bright side, I got plenty though all I wanted and needed was said allotted time with my familia. Seems like you just get there and you have to leave. Quite irritating.

On the bright side, I'm the proud owner of Zombies!!!, Mall of Horror and Monsters Menace America, so rock on. It's board game night coming up, I reckon. Time to call the peeps together to rock the heck out. Ohh, Dave's gonna be up with G. I think I have a Game On.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Mirage

I picked up Classics Mirage the other day but just got to unpack him last night. He is truly awesome. An anemic character but a good one, Mirage is a spot on homage to the G1 version, down to the F-1 racer that is his alt mode. Plus he has neat little nods to the series on him like a logo that reads Witwicky Sparkplugs. With these figures, I've found my new love.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Moving Violation

I'm moved in and I have a new car and I'm freaking exhausted. Also, Christmas is coming and that only adds to the excitement. Yay.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Wii Build Excitement

Launch days are freaking crazy. This is the first that I've actively participated in and boy am I glad I had a preorder rocking around instead of waiting in line. Oddly enough, I still had to wait in lines. I started at Walmart, because I thought they opened at 8. I should have known better when I get there at 7:45 and there's nobody waiting around. Turns out they opened at 7 and were completely ravaged by the time I rolled in. Next up was Target. I fared better here. There was a pretty long line of 80 people waiting for Wiis. Of course, I missed the handing out of tickets for the systems but that didn't matter, since I was there for controllers and games. The weather was chilly but it wasn't anything horrible that a hoodie couldn't stop. I got to wait and chat with a bunch of nice people like a fellow VT student and a guy who looked a lot like DB Sweeney.

Toe Pick!

Anyway, the store opened at 8 and they started letting people in. Of course they were only letting about 15 people at a time inside so the rest had to wait. Turns out it was a line for another line since when you did get inside you were waiting by electronics for your chance to purchase everything. Since I was at the end, it took awhile to get in there and I spent my time telling other people good places to go since the systems were sold out here and talking about games with DB. My Virginia Tech buddy left halfway through this since he didn't have a ticket and wanted to try and get a spot elsewhere and a definite chance at buying the system.

I know what you're thinking. If I was only there for games and not a system, why couldn't I just skip ahead and get what I wanted and leave instead of waiting for an hour and a half. Good question. Because Target said so. Yep, I went and asked at one point and they said it didn't matter. I had to wait. Fortunately, they still had Zelda and Wiimotes when it was my turn in line. Unfortunately, they were out of Nunchuks so I had to go elsewhere. So, with purchases in hand, I rolled out and bid farewell to my newfound friends and looked for nunchuks.

Long story short, nobody had them. Yep. Excesses of Wiimotes, but nothing nunchuk. So I ordered online. Hopefully it'll be here while my brother is up so we can play. If not, we can take turns with the one full controller I do have with the set. I was more afraid that I wouldn't be able to get Zelda, frankly, and the half a controller doesn't upset me as much but it does surprise me. You'd think they'd ship 1:1 with the Wiimotes. I have a hunch that a lot of parents who waited for their kids' Xmas present bought the nunchuk because it was cheaper, not realizing that you needed the Wiimote to make use of it. They'll realize their error soon enough.

Also, fuck Gamestop and EB, at least their preorder policies. I can understand taking them for games, but for the controllers too? You'd think that when you got the systems in you'd actually want product for it on your shelves and to help the buyer who needs the stuff get it from your store. The clerks were very helpful and apologetic. It's just an odd policy, I reckon.

The best part of the story? I get my Wii tomorrow so I am being taunted by all of the games. Ah well.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Word Count Weekend

WC: 10093

JC: The dude who waited in line with his gf for the Wii and snagged me a preorder as well since they have different addresses. They're awesome and I'm pretty sure I owe them my firstborn for that. Rock on.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday

8541 words. 41459 to go. I've been slacking. I really have to pick it up if I want to finish this. Of course I picked the busiest fucking year for it all. Huzzah. No turning back now. Almost done with Act 1.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Part III

The final page is written, in the books of history. Well, ok, maybe not, but I did add a few more words to the work in progress for the novel writing thingamajig.

Words finished: 6172
Words left: 43828

I watched Day Watch this weekend. Great movie, though if it's the second part in a trilogy, I'm confused as to what comes next, since it wraps up the story from the first movie quite well and in a very entertaining manner. Well acted, though I didn't understand a lick of it, since it was in Russian and I know like two words in that marvelous language. The subtitles helped, though they were fast and furious at times and I missed some things as I watched the action sequences. Definitely worth a look if you can get your hands on a dvd of it, though you'll have to wait for the stateside release. I need to pick up the novels as well, since they're getting a release over here.

Poseidon was on the plate, too. Great flick. It moved quite quickly and before you knew it, the boat was tipped and people were dying. Definitely worth a watch if you liked the original or you just want a fun popcorn movie with awesome Kurt Russel action. Check it out.

I also won my first online match of NHL2k7. 11-4 vs. a dude playing the Sharks. Not a bad debut, though I think I might have been more experienced. Can't tell right now since I forgot to check the record. There must be a slapshot glitch though since that was all that went in for my opponent and all he tried doing, all 16 shots worth. I had many more shots and only one slapper that went in when I wanted to try the pattern out myself. I used my normal tactics on there, which is crashing the net and just using a flurry of passes and shots to win. Worked a lot better, I think, though if I didn't know how to block shots, I would have been really screwed. Gotta watch out for that shit later on.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Nanowrimo

I'm taking part in a little something called Nanowrimo, or the National Novel Writing Month contest. You just have to write a novel in a month. What do you win? Well, you cure your writer's block (not that I have any, of course) and you write a book. What more can you ask for. Check it out here.

My entry? It's a little ditty called "The Man-Eating Women of the Isle of Why."

Update: 2142 words. 47858 to go.

Monday, October 30, 2006