orange_smaug: (Mantis Shrimp)
make up prophecies to force debt-laden nopon in to battle

archaeology
-explore where other races dare not tread

ride pterosaurs in to battle

cut-throat merchants, have the best selection

medical research
-get in to fights with other researchers

run drug trafficking rings that sucker in the high entia

play up cutesy speech to get others to underestimate them

rub themselves with terrible smelling things so others stop picking them up and hugging them

eat bugs
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Guess who didn't realize that you needed to get all the sacred weapons to get the chapters past defeating Zephiel! The one I missed was Forblaze, which you get by completing a Desert chapter with Fog of War within a certain time limit. IntSys, why do you hate the player so :(? I'll attempt it when I replay the game who knows when, but yeah, perfectly fine with watching the real ending on youtube for now. The plot as a whole isn't anything special, and like I said that fan translation could be better, but there were some nice moments in the finale. Those ending blurbs were a complete let down though, don't know if it's the translation or the original script. Oh well, final stats!

numbers for the rng god )
orange_smaug: (Baby Octopus)
Guess who's playing it for the first time! The script's fan-translated and it shows, it's not like Fire Emblem games in general are known for inventive plots, but the presentation makes it fall flatter than usual. Doesn't help that most of the Support conversations I've gotten so far are pretty short and rudimentary, I guess since this was the first game to really feature them in this way. It also really makes you appreciate how good Nintendo's in-house localization team is, they do a great job of getting the spirit across without being stiff and too literal. Anyway, here's my everyone's-promoted-about-to-start-16x status check.

delicious numbers )

Everyone's doing very well for the most part! Definitely a lot harder than most subsequent installments, enemies getting to move right when they show up really changes how defensive and position aware you have to be. The desert + fog of war chapter was as annoying as expected, I can't wait for the obligatory ship chapter :P. The game's been surprisingly lenient as far as annoying thief deployment goes though. I imagine I'll eventually regret saying that orz.
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It is apparently Fire Emblem Appreciation Month...s over on the SA Let's Play forums. This pleases me.

FREEDOM

Aug. 20th, 2011 04:56 pm
orange_smaug: (Baby Penguin)
Free weekend \o/! So what am I doing with my valuable time?

1. Study orz

2. Raging at Hulu for messing T&B's ep21 subs I need my fix damnit

3. Torturing and working myself in to a jealous rage of European gamers by reading every impression of Xenoblade I can get my hands on WHAT IS THIS BULLSHIT NINTENDO OF AMERICAAAAAAAA (╯°□° )╯︵ ┻━┻

I've seriously been following the development of the game since it began when the only thing on the official page was the beautiful main theme why won't you let me give you my money Nintendo ;_;?



...how's everyone else doing 8D?
orange_smaug: (Baby Octopus)
So glad it's finally over with though, now I just have to wait for the results D:.

Guess who has lots of One Piece (and fandom in general orz) to catch up on XD?

Guess who's been replaying Baten Kaitos Origins *_*? For a game I loved so much (see here for many spoilery WORDS) I've only actually played it once, thought I should give it at least one more playthrough before I have to pretty much give up RPG length games/our GC controller completely dies.

Still love this boss and music like burning ♥.
I am the light, dispeller of darkness! I am the fire, hear my voice!
True Mirror: Orchestral Version



I had forgotten that this was the very final boss theme, and how fitting it was :).
Le Ali del Principio


orange_smaug: (Baby Octopus)
It's been, uhhhhhh, how many months since I last posted? Anyway, guess who's on spring break!

Guess who just spent the first day of spring break (not spent at the airport orz) blazing through Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective :D? Absolutely loved the game, but I'm not going to go in to details about the plot since it's one you really don't want to spoil yourself for, especially accidentally.

Want me to repeat that?

DO NOT READ SPOILERS FOR GHOST TRICK.

The gameplay is fun, later puzzles especially can get extremely involved and take split second timing, but the way it's set up is forgiving and encourages experimentation.

It's the story that really makes it shine though, filled as it is with wonderfully goofy characters and WTF plot developments foreshadowed ALL OVER THE PLACE that will MELT YOUR FACE OFF with awesomeness. I did manage to work out the main twist several chapters before it was confirmed, but totally did not see that final revelation coming. You will be wrong. It is also one of those rare beasts, a Japanese videogame that ends well and coherently!...I think. Beat it at 2am this morning and am still trying to wrap my mind around a few details, you'll understand once you get there 8D. Putting aside any minor plot holes that may or may not exist, the ending is still one of the most relentlessly heartwarming experiences ever ♥.

This is a story that doesn't need a sequel, it's just so well formed and complete. Recommended for all ages and skill levels :).

Also, Missile for cutest sidekick ever :3.



EDIT: Forgot the most important thing, same developer as the Ace Attorney series! Though to be honest, even at this early point I think I actually like it more as game-play, pacing, and plotting are tighter all around; benefits of nine additional years of game development experience I guess. So definitely give it a try if you liked the AA games, and consider playing it even if you didn't!

:E

Aug. 27th, 2010 07:32 pm
orange_smaug: (Baby Sea Turtle)
1. Wednesday was my last day of work \o/!

2. I start school again Monday orz!

3. So behind on fandom in general :(, and don't know when I'll catch up because...

4. Just bought all my review books this year's going to be fun T_T.

5. My neighbors just got their dogs spayed. Hearing the constant KA-THONKs of her banging her Cone of Shame on everything is :3.

6. Triceratops might actually be the juvenile form of Torosaurs ♥_♥!

yo

Jul. 14th, 2010 12:25 am
orange_smaug: (Default)
1. Summer vacation \o/!

2. Banff was fun, saw a grizzly bear :D. Would have bought the shirt with Hallucigenia on it but my sister got to it first :<.

3. Research! Spreadsheets! Statistics! Coding!...\o/?

4. Finally got around to watching District 9. Disgusting, horrifying, and absolutely fantastic.

5. Cats are jerks. Awesome jerks :3.

6. Made Bowser's Galaxy Generator my new ringtone 8D.
orange_smaug: (Baby Octopus)
Free Portal on Steam until May 24 :D?

Stays available after the 24th if you were wondering :3.
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An article about bees that use flower petals to build nests *_*.

title or description
orange_smaug: (Baby Octopus)
1. Shiba Inu Puppy Cam!

2. Cosmos (Carl Sagan) on Hulu!

3. Yotsuba& c64!

YOU SEE

I'M ACTUALLY

PANCAKE LOVING MAN







...how's everyone doing 8D?

[EDIT] HOLY SHIT SUPER MARIO GALAXY 2 ON MAY 23 :O



how awesome do the new stages look

so awesome

D:

Jan. 21st, 2010 08:59 pm
orange_smaug: (Baby Penguin)
Supreme Court OKs Unlimited Corporate Spending on Elections
I fucking hate this Supreme Court, I at least expect people like Scalia and Thomas to be evil but--Kennedy. What are you doing D:?

At least US Waves White Flag in Disastrous War on drugs, to balance it out a bit :).















D:

Haiti

Jan. 14th, 2010 07:10 pm
orange_smaug: (Baby Sea Turtle)
Charity Navigator - Help Survivors of the Earthquake in Haiti: a nice article on how to get the most out of money donated for aid in Haiti, with a handy list of reputable charities.

Pictures
Earthquake in Haiti
Haiti 48 Hours Later
orange_smaug: (Baby Octopus)
Winter break is awesome, time to veg out and play videogames all day \o/.

1. Honey and Clover online! Time to go cry my eyes out again. [EDIT] Oh hey, it's also on Hulu :O.[/EDIT]

2. Darker than Black Season 1 on Hulu! Not that Funimation hadn't already put it up on their site, but their service is not the most, uh, reliable.

3. Only place you can get Gankutsuou online though. Come on, you know you want to watch The Count of Monte Cristo IN SPAAAAACE :D!

4. Have some Mushishi as well. How many times have I rewatched this already?

5. How could I forget Yotsuba& c63?

6. And last but not least, sea stars and worms scavenging a dead seal :3.

oh dear

Nov. 13th, 2009 09:12 pm
orange_smaug: (Default)
Histology has actually been less painful than I'd expected! On the other hand, we're starting metabolism in biochem and I have discovered that I don't hate it any less this time around T_T.

And now for your daily weekly occasional dose of nature, I give you coral that eats jellyfish. Isn't nature awesome :D?
orange_smaug: (Mantis Shrimp)
1) Took the last anatomy test today, and while I actually quite liked dissection here's to not smelling like cadavers anymore! It'll also be nice not to have nightmares about mistaking the exam date or skipping stations or mixing up tags a;sldkjf my life is so pathetic.

2) I didn't realize how many references people made were to Arrested Development until I started watching it myself, like clips of Gob's retarded performances or Buster and the sheep XD. Fingers crossed for the movie making it out of development hell!

3) Also spent the last few hours re-watching Darker Than Black (oh Japan) in preparation for the new season. Man, you appreciate the show so much more the second time around, there's a tremendous amount of foreshadowing and so many easily overlooked details. Six more days until s2 is six days too many T_T.

4) More Yotsuba&! ♥.

Aug. 30th, 2009 05:58 pm
orange_smaug: (Baby Octopus)
1) First test of fifty billion down, and I didn't fail miserably in the process!

2) New Yotsuba& chapter out :D! Here, have some printed joy ♥.

3) Disney villains have the best songs. If only the rest of The Hunchback of Notre Dame were as awesome as 'Hellfire'.


Now if you'll excuse me, it is time for some more Gay Videogame Lawyers with their Dramatic Pointing and OBJECTION!s ♥.
orange_smaug: (Default)
1) Med school starts tomorrow. I have noticed a pattern in the way people speak of what I should expect:

Weather
"Stock up on winter gear like your life depends on it (because it does), and January will make you wish you'd never been born. But it's really not that bad!"
Also they tested the tornado siren on the first day of orientation :C.

Med School
"You'll be fine as long as you stay on top of things and don't fall behind (just...don't fall behind) and, well, I suppose the amount of information they dump on you is analogous to a fire hose. But it's really not that bad!"

Residency
"It's totally not that--okay, maybe it is that bad. But hey, at least it used to be worse!"

At least rent is cheap, the place I'm staying is awesome, my landlady has a kitty, and there's a spider living in my window :3.

2) I finished Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney last night. Lacking the power to will copies of the sequels in to existence I immediately ordered them from Amazon, and once they arrive will be reduced to gazing longingly at them until I have time to play again :(.

okay so i'd find the time

also if anyone knows where to find gumshoe/edgeworth anything please hook me up i shall forever be in your debt *_*

3) So how are you all doing 8D?

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