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Thursday, May 24th, 2012
10:27 pm
Some thoughts on the subjects of video games
I am an avid fan of video games. I play a lot of video games. I enjoy a lot of video games. Being such a diverse medium, many such fans have trouble picking favorites. Today, however, for no reason of real import, I decided to try and compile a personal top ten, and as I did so, I realized that it was more or less definitive. There's lots of games that I love, but these? Each and every one of them, I can see myself coming back to over and over.

So, not that anyone really cares, but here it is. GG Crono's Top Ten is as follows:

1. Chrono Trigger
2. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
3. Radiant Historia
4. Mega Man X
5. Super Metroid
6. Zelda: Link to the Past
7. Persona 3 and 4 (yes they both get one entry, shut up)
8. The Mother/EarthBound series (see above, re: shut up)
9. Cave Story
10. Planescape: Torment

And that's all she wrote. (She, in this instance, being me.)
Monday, December 5th, 2011
2:23 pm
A Christmas Miracle (of sorts)
My family is weird sometimes. And I love them for it.

So my family's old fake Christmas tree broke this year. The obvious solution would be to get a new one.

We've never been the sort for obvious solutions. So what did we do?

We decorated my father's cactus collection.

See the results here!

They've since wrapped some festive tissue paper around the pots, too. Looks much nicer.

Merry Cactmas, everybody!
Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
7:31 pm
A winner is me!
For the second time, I have participated in Nanowrimo.

And for the second time, I completed it. Fifty thousand words. Thirty days. (Well, twenty-nine days, but who's counting?)

I really did not think I would be able to push through it this time, moreso than last year. Last year, I had a framework for the story in my mind. It was based off ideas I had in my head for years. This was based off of a more recent idea, and I had no plot in mind for it whatsoever, only a premise. But look at me, I did it.

Will I be able to do it again next year? We'll see. Will I make the attempt? Damn right.

Once again, I have to give a big shout out the love of my life, museinme8, for pushing me through this and for never letting me quit. Once again, I couldn't have done it without you! <3



Current Mood: Satisfied
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
3:19 pm
I am bespectacled!
Two LJ posts from me in the same year? Madness!

Anyway. I got my new glasses. I ended up not getting new lenses put into my dad's old frames.

http://i.imgur.com/st4si.jpg

The field of view is slightly different than in my old ones. So it'll take a little getting used to. But I like them. They're different. I don't do different things enough.
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
9:17 pm
Calling all friends!
I need a brutally honest opinion on a matter. Nobody should make the slightest bit of effort to spare my feelings.

Look at this picture:

http://i.imgur.com/bf289.jpg

And tell me. How do these glasses look on me?
Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
10:21 am
*happy dance*
Back in October, a friend of mine more or less strong-armed me into participating in Nanowrimo. I had never done it before. With great reluctance, I accepted, not expecting to achieve very much.

Last night, a little after midnight, I passed the fifty thousand word mark.

What's that weird burning sensation I'm feeling in my chest? ...oh, wait, that's pride. So that's what that feels like.

I'd like to give a big thank you to museinme8 for forcing me to encouraging me to do this, and for keeping me going along the way. I could not have done this without her. You rock!

Current Mood: Irrational Exuberance
Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
7:31 pm
Books books books
Yes, I'm making a livejournal post. It's only been, what, most of a year? Well, I have things I wanna say, so I'm gonna say them.

dark_puck turned me onto Tamora Pierce not long ago. Around that time, I read a good amount of the Tortall Universe books, and enjoyed them. More recently, I've been tearing into Circle of Magic, which I'm finding I like even better.

A couple weeks ago, I acquired the first book of that series via Paperbackswap.com (which I have been using religiously since I posted about it in November '08, seen below), and not long after I finished that, went about grabbing the rest of the quartet via the same service. Once I finished THAT, I was elated to discover that my library had all of the rest of them. I promptly checked the rest out all at once. Glee. I just finished the second quartet, and am now digging into The Will of the Empress. Delicious delicious bookage.

To anyone who hasn't read Tamora Pierce's stuff before, I highly recommend it. She writes complex characters in a well-developed world who take part in highly compelling stories.

...so yeah, I'm gonna need more books soon. Anyone reading this read anything good recently?

Current Mood: Boooks
Saturday, January 10th, 2009
12:57 pm
Note To Those Who May Have Reason To Call Me
I got my voice-mail issues debugged, so if you leave me a message, I will get it.

That is all.



Current Mood: I dunno, lol
Thursday, December 25th, 2008
11:55 pm
The greatest Christmas gift ever.
I have just received the most incredible present it is possible to receive.


Are you ready for this?


Wind-up sushi.

http://i43.tinypic.com/2e4anpu.jpg

This is the sum of all our existence. This world was made to evolve a race that would eventually invent wind-up sushi.

There is nothing in life but wind-up sushi.

Current Mood: Wind-up Sushi
Thursday, November 13th, 2008
1:39 am
I hear angels singing...
They're saying: "Boooooks~"

The purpose of this entry is to inform my fellow bibliophiles of the following site:

http://www.paperbackswap.com

I once was lost, but now am found.

If anyone reading this signs up, please put me down as a referrer, as either "ggcrono" or "ggcrono4(at)gmail(dot)com". I get points for it.



Current Mood: Bookgasmic
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008
1:48 pm
A Winner Is Me
I was exhausted on Monday and busy yesterday, so you get some con details today.

NYCC was, as the cool kids are saying these days, teh awexome. I saw lots of cosplayers, hung with some cool people, bought a set of five-dollar nunchucks, aaaand I met Jim Butcher. RAWK. I got some stuff signed and it was an amazing experience. Really, he's just another nerd like any of us. He's just a nerd with money.

Current Mood: Awexome
Friday, April 18th, 2008
11:39 am
I'm Off To See The Wizard
 And by "the wizard" I mean "New York Comic Con". This will be my first time going to a big con, and it's very likely that I'm going to meet my favorite author, Jim Butcher.

Meep.

Wish me luck.

Current Mood: Ball 'o Nerves
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
3:03 pm
Two posts in as many days? Madness!
This is SPA- *discount brick'd*

...right, sorry. Anyway. A friend of mine (who does not have an LJ) is contributing to a game-review blog, which as a friend, I feel obligated to pimp.

http://augamers.blogspot.com

This guy knows his stuff well enough. Czech it out.

Current Mood: Big Pimpin'
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
8:19 pm
For The Win!
I've been messing with a cute little game known as For The Win lately. It's simple; Push button, receive bacon figurines. Said figurines are pop culture parodies in a variety of delightful flavors. There's not much to it, but it's strangely endearing. And if you sign up via the link I provided, I'll get some extra goodies, which would be nice. Give it a try.

Current Mood: Silly
Friday, January 11th, 2008
11:49 am
MEME'D!
Courtesy of dark_puck
Instructions:
1. The first article title on this page is the name of your band:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/special:random

2. The last four words of the very last quotation is the title of your album:
http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3

3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover:
http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/

4. Use the graphics program of your choice to throw them together, and post the result.



...my band is effing weird. 

Current Mood: Boggled
Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
9:19 pm
Things On My Desktop
Well, the top of my bureau, actually, since my actual desk is clear except for my mug of pens. But anyway.

http://img207.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1948mw7.jpg

From left to right:

Treasure chest. Contains index cards, on which are cards me and my friends used to play 1000 Blank White Cards. Lots of fun. Try it.
Toy helicopter with no rotors. Needs no further explanation.
Pewter wizard. Birthday present from years and years ago.
Zidane figurine on top of Christmas-themed box. A present from dark_puck. The box is kept out all year because I like the box. Inside is some coins, some ten-sided dice, a screw and a scrabble tile.
Action figure of Neo from the Matrix. Again, self-explanatory.
Demonic ducky. Present from a friend. Useful as a distraction.
Ramune bottle, Bawls bottle, and bottle of "Freaky Dog" soda. Just interesting bottles.
Tube of Rowntree's Berry Pastiles. Present from a friend of mine who went to London. Really good. Would really like to get hands on more.
Generic warrior woman figurine. Got at a ren faire.
Big-headed Spider-Man. Found in a cereal box.
Can of Duff beer that contains a pack of Simpsons playing cards. I used a sharpie to turn it into a can of Düff. From Sweden.
Egg timer. An early Christmas present from my mother. I have a nasty tendency to forget things that I, say, put in the oven. Handy!
Finally, my lava lamp, currently switched off. Purple with pink blobs. Very trippy.

I do hope this has been informative. Have a nice day.

Current Mood: Meh
Thursday, November 1st, 2007
5:18 pm
Internet: Serious Business
Best Halloween costume ever? Best Halloween costume ever.

http://img66.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1887gw4.jpg
http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1890io5.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1892uz5.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1895co3.jpg
http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf1894jy9.jpg

In case you can't tell, I'm The Internet. I shouted things like "You have won two free iPod nanos!" and "Click here for free mortgage quotes!" at passerby. 'Twas fun.

Current Mood: Sugar Rush
Saturday, August 25th, 2007
6:50 pm
I'm back, bitches!
I'm back from vacation! And it occured to me shortly after I left that I forgot to make a post saying I left. Oops.

Well, I'm back. :D
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
5:30 pm
NERD!!!!!
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd
 

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Gamer/Computer Nerd
 
Anime Nerd
 
Musician
 
Drama Nerd
 
Artistic Nerd
 
Science/Math Nerd
 
Social Nerd
 
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace


This is my suprised face. No, really.

Current Mood: Nerdy
Monday, October 16th, 2006
12:01 pm
Ren Faire 2: Electric Boogaloo
In other words, I went to my second ever Ren Fair(e) on Saturday, and good times were had by all. This time, however, I brought my camera.


So yeah. Good times. I need to find me more of these things.
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