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31  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 26, 2014, 09:57:48 AM
Finished a Canticle for Leibowitz. Another great classic that I'm glad I finally got around to reading. Even though it was written in 1959, much of it is still relevant to our modern world. I imagine this was considered controversial when it initially came out.

Stared up Mistborn #3, Hero of Ages - Initial reaction:
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I don't like that Elend has Mistborn powers now. Maybe my opinion will change, but I feel that it takes something away from Vins character. We'll see.
32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movies that make you cry on: November 26, 2014, 09:43:47 AM
Braveheart, no doubt. When he gives that horseback speech, and of course, his death scene.

LOTR movies. Return of the King got me in a few scenes, but the one that makes me shiver and shed a tear is when they all bow to the Hobbits. Hell, I'm getting shivers right now just thinking of it.

For some reason Life as a House got me bad. Probably because I was feeling particularly shitty about my chronic illness situation.

Both How to Train Your Dragon movies got me. I love them.
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When Stoick and Valka get back together, and he sings her a sweet song.
The death of Stoick, which actually did shock me.
Why the hell was 2 so ignored by the public? I don't get it. Hopefully it does well with home sales and rentals.

Yes, the first 10 minutes of Up. Damn.
The ending of Toy Story 3.

I know there's more, but I can't think of them.

33  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 26, 2014, 09:31:39 AM
I'm already totally addicted to Inquisition. It's just so fun to play. I've played about 10 hours already, which is a lot for me in a weeks time. This is the perfect game for a gardener heading into Winter "Can't play in my garden" Depression. I make light of it, but I seriously do get a form of seasonal affective disorder. Distractions are incredibly important. A game like this, with so much to do, is perfect.

I'm totally addicted to it as well. I usually never stay up past 11-12 at night and I've been consistently staying up till 2-3 not realizing it because I'm having so much fun. I sure do feel tired the next day though haha. I've played for 40 hours already.
Yowza! In a weeks time?! Damn, dude, go to bed. haha. I understand, though. I'd be up late, too, if I didn't have to get up at 5:15. Stupid work getting in the way of quality gaming time.
34  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 26, 2014, 09:16:35 AM
I'm already totally addicted to Inquisition. It's just so fun to play. I've played about 10 hours already, which is a lot for me in a weeks time. This is the perfect game for a gardener heading into Winter "Can't play in my garden" Depression. I make light of it, but I seriously do get a form of seasonal affective disorder. Distractions are incredibly important. A game like this, with so much to do, is perfect.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 26, 2014, 09:08:06 AM
Is there a safe chest to store shit instead of carrying it around?

I found a lot of gear that's higher lever than me and I'm sick of lugging it around until I can use it.

To Yoda, unfortunately there's no chest for or storage place for items.  It's one of those massive oversights that seems odd and will probably come with a patch.  I can't believe they missed something like that. 

I was wondering the same thing. This is a HUGE oversight. I'd like to dump all this crap somewhere. Hopefully it will be added in DLC. For FREE.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 25, 2014, 10:53:58 AM
I'm playing as a mage, too, and having a blast so far. I was running around the Hinterlands exploring like mad, but finally decided to carry on.
I love how huge the game world is. It actually does kind of remind me of Xenoblade in that aspect. There's so many nooks and crannies to poke your head into. It really does bring back that old adventure vibe. I love it.
Yoda, I haven't found any kind of quick weapon swap type feature, sadly. That would come in handy.
I'm playing on the PS3, and it's actually ran pretty smoothly so far. Just the typical graphic glitches here and there. Plus the loading times suck.
37  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 24, 2014, 11:13:22 AM
Lone Survivor -
I kind of regret watching this, as it was not an easy watch.
I couldn't help but think, as the events unfold, that they never should have been there in the first place. I understand the mission, but it seemed ill--fated from the start.
I'm unsure as to what "true acts of courage" we are supposed to be seeing here. Petty much everyone on the planet is going to fight as hard as they can to stay alive.
It's a decently made movie, for sure, and the actors are all just fine. A simple story told simply. I'm just not sure how truly accurate what I saw was, as is always the case with "true" stories.
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 24, 2014, 10:08:01 AM
Short work week. Yay.
I managed to get all my outdoor lights/decorations up and ready to go. All blue and white LED. Winter theme. LED rocks for allowing so many more sets to be strung together than I ever could do before. Maybe I'll post a few pics after Thanksgiving when I light them all up.
I can't believe we'll already be getting a friggin' Christmas tree on Friday. Ugh. Time really does go by way too fast.
I'm already sick of the ads, and it 's so early yet!
39  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 23, 2014, 10:55:34 PM
I've only managed about 4 1/2 hrs of Inquisition so far, but I like it quite a bit. The game world is huge and beautiful, and fun to explore. I made it to the Hinterlands, and just wandered around that area tonight.
I LOVE the main title song, and just left it sit there for a bit before turning the game off.
I'm a tad intimidated by all possible things to be doing in this game.
40  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 19, 2014, 11:53:24 AM
Dragon Age: Inquisition - After dealing with updates for both my PS3, and the game itself, I was able to play for maybe 1 1/2 hrs.
Early impressions are very good. Beautiful game world, potentially good story and characters. The menu system is a bit clunky, but I'll get used to it.
The opening theme is great. It builds up slowly and quietly, transitioning into a powerful piece that I didn't want to stop listening to.
41  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 19, 2014, 11:15:03 AM
X-Men: Days of Future Past -

A time travel story that's actually easy to follow for a change.
This was definitely more "talky" and less "actiony" than your typical super hero movie, but I was ok with that. We still get plenty of action, but it feels like it's more build up than anything.
They continue to overuse characters like Mystique, Magneto, and Wolverine, but I can't say I mind watching Jennifer Lawrence running around in a skin tight suit for 2 hours.
The ending does a great job of erasing all that came before, which I'm not sure is a good thing.
I'm definitely looking forward to Apocalypse so where this is all headed.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: November 18, 2014, 11:18:36 AM
Admittedly, I'm kind of looking forward to seeing how my new AWD Crosstrek performs in the snow.
As a nature goober, I appreciate the snow for it's beauty, but also it's much needed insulating ability. I don't ever curse the snow. I DO curse idiot drivers who have no clue how to drive in it, though. I used to be a snow plow driver, and had to deal with all sorts of situations. I don't miss it.
The COLD is what really kills me. I have a condition that already has my body in a somewhat frail high alert status most days. Really cold weather makes it worse, and can almost be paralyzing at times. I wear as much as possible to stay warm.
I now have the cold that's been going around my office, despite valiant efforts to avoid it. Ugh.
43  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 18, 2014, 10:02:23 AM
Downloaded and played through A Bird Story last night. Took maybe an hour and 45 minutes. Honestly, it was kind of boring the first half hour. After that it was simply a cute story.
The music was good, but felt recycled from To The Moon.
I'm a little confused about one aspect of the whole thing:
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What was the deal with all the shadow people? The boys imagination? Part of a dream? Just there to be spooky?

Assuming it shows up today, I'll start up Inquisition tonight.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 18, 2014, 09:56:45 AM
My PS3 copy should be waiting for me in my mailbox when I get home.
I have done zero prep for this at all. Should I have? What the hell is this Keep thing I keep hearing about? A PC thing? Is there some online comic to read? What am I missing?
I should still have my save from DA:O, but I never played DA2.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: November 13, 2014, 03:10:16 PM
I'm shocked no one has mentioned the comet landing yet:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Touchdown!_Rosetta_s_Philae_probe_lands_on_comet

This is exciting! And just plain cool. I'm amazed they pulled it off, even if there were a few hiccups.
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