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16  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 19, 2014, 12:12:01 PM
Has anyone been watching Cosmos? It's pretty good. At first I did not enjoy the style of the animated segments but I come to like it.
Of course! My wife, my son, and I, sit down and watch it every Sunday night. I've found some of the episodes to be redundant, but overall very interesting and educational. I prefer the episodes that spotlight certain people and kind of tell a story more.
Yeah, it took a minute to get used to the animation style, but I like it now.
17  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 19, 2014, 10:55:14 AM
I've watched the first two episodes of True Detective.
I wasn't sure what to expect, but this is pretty dark and moody stuff.
Matthew McConnaauuhggheyyy is pretty damn amazing in this show, basically playing two roles.
Woody is fine too, but is mostly just playing Detective Woody Harrelson. How the hell did he get Michelle Monaghan? Plus, he's a 53 year old(for realz. Not sure how old he's supposed to be in the show) dude saddled with such young kids. I wonder if the show will address all this, or just act like it's a normal thing.
He's basically just a foil for Rust, so it really doesn't matter anyway.
I'm intrigued as to where this is all going to go. Hopefully, someplace very different than a typical detective show. Outside of Rust, who MAKES the show all by himself, it hasn't been that groundbreaking really.

18  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 17, 2014, 09:52:41 PM
The best was Son of Godzilla when he tries to teach his son to breathe fire down and cute little puffs of smoke come out

Oh my god, that was the WORST. Even as a kid I was watching something awful. And not in a good way.

Godzilla:

I actually hesitate to even give it three stars(out of 5), but I figure they get credit for all the effort that went into this. Something just felt..."off" the whole time I was watching this. Probably because I grew up watching Godzilla movies, and have always loved the goofiness of the "man in suit!" masking the serious subtext.
One problem is that Godzilla just didn't look right. He was a walking stegosaurus who desperately needs to go on a diet. Why the heck did they make him so chubby? On top of this, he's not even the star of his own movie! They show a little of him here and there for most of the movie, with him finally taking center stage in the last 15 minutes. Even then, we are never really there with him as he does his monster thing.
This is a generic action movie that also happens to have monsters in it. The story is pretty weak, although I find the new "origin" of Godzilla intriguing, in addition to his supposed purpose. The actual "star" of the movie is Aaron Taylor Johnson, doing his best Channing Tatum(Jake Gylenhall, etc.) impression. He's even all buff, which I don't remember from the first Kick Ass movie.
Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe are fine in their roles, but nothing special. And yet again, we have females relegated to mostly "support your man" roles. Boooring.
I can't help but compare this to last years Pacific Rim, and I think I liked that a bit more, despite it's own flaws. It's not bad, but it's not great either. It's just mediocre, which is almost an even bigger letdown. Forgotten by the time you get home from the theater is a travesty for any movie.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 16, 2014, 04:12:55 PM
Started up Child of Light last night. Beautiful game, as expected. Music is great, too. It's been a LONG time since I've played a turn-based rpg so it's going to take a little time to get back in the groove.
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 14, 2014, 11:53:04 PM
The whole sleep thing has been a dilemma for me for a long time. Most nights I go to bed around 11 or so. I have to wake up at 5:30 to get ready for work. So I get 5 to 6 hrs of sleep a night. Maybe. This is not enough, and I know it. I find myself falling asleep at work in the mornings. I continue the idiocy because the only way I get to do things like watch TV shows or play video games is by staying up late. Every day is packed right up until about 9:30. My wife and son go to bed, and I finally get ME time. This is not good for my health, my productivity at work, or anything at all. But it's just so frustrating to have no time to yourself except a few hours on the weekends. I suppose I could alternate a bit, and go to sleep earlier some nights, and stay up later on others. I'm not really sure what the answer is, but I most likely can't sustain this forever.

Gee.  Do you work that far away from home or just working *that* long??  I know it's not as easy as sounds, but if the former, I'd seriously consider finding a new gig closer to home.  I think that'd be my one stipulation for work, I'd need it to be close.  I've wasted enough of my time/life just sitting on transit, and I'd make an honest effort to avoid anything over (at least!) 40+ minutes away.

And I'm sorry for your schedule.  I can imagine the burnout, I've been there myself where "fun time" is...like the next to last priority in life --- and that's no way to live.  I hope you can make/find some vacation time.  Not to get all "platitude-y", but just think that *no one* on their death bed has said that they wish they spent more time at work.  Make time for family, make time for you, make time for some good times.

Follow Bytor's haps right now.  He's missing out on some "$$$" but is spending more time at a beach house! :D


My office is about a half hour away, so not far. I start at 7, but I'm not the type that can just roll out of bed and go. I leave work most days between 4 and 4:30, so I'm not putting in tons of work hours, even now during our super busy season.
I get home most nights 5:15 or so. I chat with my son about school, figure out and fix dinner, wash the dishes, then walk the dog. Maybe sneak in a walk around the garden. It's normally 7:30 by the time these things are done. I might then work in the garden for a half hour until I come in to deal with lunch-making, showering, and putting the wife and son to bed. Suddenly it's 9:30.
Rinse and repeat. I'm not looking for sympathy or anything. This is just how it is. My wife works weird hours, which is why I do so much. Plus, she's awful at cleaning, so I do pretty much all of it.
As you can see, when I DO have spare time, it goes towards my garden. No way would I be sitting inside gaming when I can be out playing in the dirt. I definitely get more time for entertainment type stuff in the Winter, though.
I have to admit that there is also an element of guilt involved. Like when I do manage to get some game time in when the family is awake, I feel like I should be doing things with them.  Specifically, my son. We do lots of things together, but I always feel like I can do better. I'll often pick out a movie we can watch together, even though I really didn't want to. I kind of like it when he goes off and plays his 3DS for a while because it gives me an out.
Anyway, I've rambled enough. Time for bed. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 14, 2014, 09:50:56 PM
The whole sleep thing has been a dilemma for me for a long time. Most nights I go to bed around 11 or so. I have to wake up at 5:30 to get ready for work. So I get 5 to 6 hrs of sleep a night. Maybe. This is not enough, and I know it. I find myself falling asleep at work in the mornings. I continue the idiocy because the only way I get to do things like watch TV shows or play video games is by staying up late. Every day is packed right up until about 9:30. My wife and son go to bed, and I finally get ME time. This is not good for my health, my productivity at work, or anything at all. But it's just so frustrating to have no time to yourself except a few hours on the weekends. I suppose I could alternate a bit, and go to sleep earlier some nights, and stay up later on others. I'm not really sure what the answer is, but I most likely can't sustain this forever.
22  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 13, 2014, 02:33:50 PM
Is that on HBO?
Yes, it is. I think, as long as you have a sub to HBO, you can watch it On Demand. I hope so, anyway, as I keep hearing how great this show is.

I'm up to ep 13 of season 2 of Breaking Bad. Still great, but the show pulls a lot of crap to keep Skyler from finding out about Walt's second life.
Code:
hot, gothy chick just died while Walter watched. Kinda creepy, and sad at how callus he's becoming.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 09, 2014, 10:48:47 PM
Not looking forward to waking up at 4am tomorrow. Ugh. This devoted husband crap sucks. My wife is running another marathon, and I always go with her to those. It's an hour away, plus prep time, eat time, misc. time. At least we'll be at Starved Rock State Park, which is beautiful. My son is coming, too, so we'll enjoy ourselves once we finally wake up.
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 07, 2014, 09:56:22 AM
Finished A Link Between Worlds last night! Yay! Once I got the red mail, I did much better, and beat the final boss in one try.
Thank you Aeolus and Dice for your help. Although the armor is NOT on the top floor like you said, Aeolus.
Code:
4th floor across from the pseudo boss door. I saw the two torches and figured I had to put them out.
Only after wandering around aimlessly for 15 minutes, though.

Truly a great game. Like I said previously, hopefully it's a good sign for future Zeldas.

I think I might try out The Wolf Among Us next. I want to buy Child of Light, but I need a shorter game in between. Yes, even a game like Child will take me a month or so to play through. Sometimes a guy needs that completion satisfaction a little quicker.
25  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 06, 2014, 02:58:33 PM
I found the upgraded spin attack fairly useless. You get it for finding all the squidlings.

It does up the Spin Attack damage from 2x to 4x and extends its range, but yeah. Its not necessary for beating the game with.




Damn, end boss in A Link Between Worlds is a bitch. Fought him numerous times last night, and only once did I get him flashing. Gamefaqs offers no help either. Wonderful.

If I recall correctly, just whack him enough times to get him into his wall painting phase then go into wall painting mode and shoot him with your Light Arrows. If you're really hurting, bring lots of Blue Potions, and don't forget that you can block his standard attacks with your Shield (the ones where he flashes red before attacking, not so much) and that its easier to counterattack with the Pegasus Boots dash.

Also, and this is just to be on the safe side, you have both the Golden Sword and the Red Mail right? Those are kinda helpful for this.
Golden sword and red mail? What the hell are those? I upgraded the sword once with ore, but never found any more.
I found one new set of armor, but that's it. Blue, I think.
I presume you get Light Arrows somehow during the fight?
I've never been good at that left shoulder button dash thing.
Thanks for the help!



I take it then that you've never played aLttP then, because those were in there as well. Anyways, each dungeon (and one side area) has a hidden Big Chest containing a power-up of some form. Three of the dungeons (Dark Palace, Skull Woods, and Thieves' Hideout) along with the Graveyard have a piece of Master Ore hiding in them, with two pieces upgrading the Sword one level (starting from Master to Tempered to Golden).

The other dungeons have the following items:
Swamp Palace: Blue Mail
Turtle Rock: Mirror Hylian Shield
Desert Palace: Titan's Mitt
Ice Palace Ruins: Stamina Scroll
Lorule Castle: Red Mail (the trick Dice alludes to is the same as one used in one of the dungeon's puzzle chambers)

You do indeed get the Light Arrows during the final battle like every Zelda game since Twilight Princess (assuming there are even Light Arrows to begin with).

But yeah, you can beat Yuganon without them and the Dash technique, but they do help (also helpful are the game's Five Bottles and the Upgraded Spin Attack).

Of course I played ALTTP! Right when it first came out on the SNES. That was a LONG time ago, and I don't remember much from it.
I tried to find every treasure in each dungeon, but gave up on finding a few.
I only have 3 bottles, and never upgraded(how?) the spin attack.
Apparently, I suck at gaming. Thanks for rubbing it in. At least Dice was nice about it.
:-(


I wasn't trying to be an ass about it. If I were, I would've told you exactly how to get all that stuff instead of just trying to point you in the right direction. I just found it odd that you didn't assume that there was a Red Mail in the game given the series' tendency to reuse that legacy feature in some way or another (i.e. OoT has both Red and Blue Tunics for environmental hazards, LADX has either the Red or Blue Mail as a reward for clearing the Color Dungeon, the Oracle games have the Red and Blue Rings, even TP kinda references this with the Zora's Mail and Magic Armor and the fact that both armor sets are worn over a Blue and Red Tunic respectfully).

And with that said, I apologize for making assumptions about your gaming history.
See, I don't think about things like that. I don't even remember ANY red mail in a Zelda game, and I've played almost every one! But my memory is almost as terrible as my gaming skills, so no surprise there.
I've always sucked at games, which is why I like the easy ones. Nowadays I mostly go in for the interactive story, music, and cathartic battle systems that help with the stress of daily life.
I remember very little from any game I've ever played. Mostly music, or certain story elements. From Zelda games I think of the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, Triforce, bow, etc.
Anyway, no hard feelings. Thanks for the help.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 06, 2014, 09:19:07 AM


Damn, end boss in A Link Between Worlds is a bitch. Fought him numerous times last night, and only once did I get him flashing. Gamefaqs offers no help either. Wonderful.

If I recall correctly, just whack him enough times to get him into his wall painting phase then go into wall painting mode and shoot him with your Light Arrows. If you're really hurting, bring lots of Blue Potions, and don't forget that you can block his standard attacks with your Shield (the ones where he flashes red before attacking, not so much) and that its easier to counterattack with the Pegasus Boots dash.

Also, and this is just to be on the safe side, you have both the Golden Sword and the Red Mail right? Those are kinda helpful for this.
Golden sword and red mail? What the hell are those? I upgraded the sword once with ore, but never found any more.
I found one new set of armor, but that's it. Blue, I think.
I presume you get Light Arrows somehow during the fight?
I've never been good at that left shoulder button dash thing.
Thanks for the help!



I take it then that you've never played aLttP then, because those were in there as well. Anyways, each dungeon (and one side area) has a hidden Big Chest containing a power-up of some form. Three of the dungeons (Dark Palace, Skull Woods, and Thieves' Hideout) along with the Graveyard have a piece of Master Ore hiding in them, with two pieces upgrading the Sword one level (starting from Master to Tempered to Golden).

The other dungeons have the following items:
Swamp Palace: Blue Mail
Turtle Rock: Mirror Hylian Shield
Desert Palace: Titan's Mitt
Ice Palace Ruins: Stamina Scroll
Lorule Castle: Red Mail (the trick Dice alludes to is the same as one used in one of the dungeon's puzzle chambers)

You do indeed get the Light Arrows during the final battle like every Zelda game since Twilight Princess (assuming there are even Light Arrows to begin with).

But yeah, you can beat Yuganon without them and the Dash technique, but they do help (also helpful are the game's Five Bottles and the Upgraded Spin Attack).

Of course I played ALTTP! Right when it first came out on the SNES. That was a LONG time ago, and I don't remember much from it.
I tried to find every treasure in each dungeon, but gave up on finding a few.
I only have 3 bottles, and never upgraded(how?) the spin attack.
Apparently, I suck at gaming. Thanks for rubbing it in. At least Dice was nice about it.
:-(
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 05, 2014, 11:41:45 PM


Damn, end boss in A Link Between Worlds is a bitch. Fought him numerous times last night, and only once did I get him flashing. Gamefaqs offers no help either. Wonderful.

If I recall correctly, just whack him enough times to get him into his wall painting phase then go into wall painting mode and shoot him with your Light Arrows. If you're really hurting, bring lots of Blue Potions, and don't forget that you can block his standard attacks with your Shield (the ones where he flashes red before attacking, not so much) and that its easier to counterattack with the Pegasus Boots dash.

Also, and this is just to be on the safe side, you have both the Golden Sword and the Red Mail right? Those are kinda helpful for this.
Golden sword and red mail? What the hell are those? I upgraded the sword once with ore, but never found any more.
I found one new set of armor, but that's it. Blue, I think.
I presume you get Light Arrows somehow during the fight?
I've never been good at that left shoulder button dash thing.
Thanks for the help!

28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 05, 2014, 02:37:24 PM
I ended up giving my wife a bag full of cash for her birthday. I felt like an idiot, but she totally understood. Made her chocolate chip pancakes, and had my Aunts bakery make her a special cake. Spent the day doing stuff with her(art show, museums, dinner out), so it was all good.
Weekend was way too busy, with little down time. I don't like that at all. Next weekend will be similar. Plus, I HATE having to get up early on the weekend. Pure EVIL.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 05, 2014, 02:02:59 PM
Damn, end boss in A Link Between Worlds is a bitch. Fought him numerous times last night, and only once did I get him flashing. Gamefaqs offers no help either. Wonderful.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: May 01, 2014, 02:31:18 PM
I  was also hoping for cooler music from the last area. It fits the game and context just fine, but considering how good the rest of the soundtrack has been, I was expecting better. Oh, well.
Overall, the dungeons have been amazing in this game. Probably the best collection of dungeons in a Zelda game since...ever? They've just been so brilliantly designed!
This game gives me so much hope after the mediocre-fest that was Skyward Sword.
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