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61  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: December 01, 2014, 12:21:44 PM
Inquisition is really getting overwhelming. It's hard to choose what to do when you have a very limited amount of play time to do it in. I find myself staring at the journal screen. At least a lot of the quests are short, so you feel somewhat accomplished even when playing for less than an hour.
This game will last me all winter, I swear.
62  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 30, 2014, 08:33:33 PM
Wow, I found that incredibly not funny. I made it about 2 minutes and stopped.
Lindsay Lohan was crazy hot in Mean Girls. What the hell happened?
63  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 28, 2014, 09:30:52 PM
Rush -

This was a surprisingly great movie. I wouldn't normally put a movie about F1 racing on my list of movies to watch, but all the positive reviews caught my attention.
Chris Hemsworth proves once again that he actually can act, and is perfect here. The fellow who plays his rival I didn't recognize, but was equally as good.
The racing is well shot, and a lot of fun to watch. The story is never boring, and I found myself invested, and caring, about each of these mens stories.
Very much recommended for racing, and non-racing(like me), fans alike.
64  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Movies that make you cry on: November 27, 2014, 12:10:10 AM
I actually understand what you mean. I'm more likely to get worked up and/or misty-eyed over powerful "happy" moments rather than your typical sad stuff. Give me something heroic and amazing and I'm mush. Kill off a character or two, and I hardly bat an eye.
That;s why "You bow to no one" gets me so much.
Heck, think back to the original Transformers movie. I didn't really cry at Optimus death(I came close, though), but what really worked me up was when he showed and just started kicking ass all over the place. That scene, and the accompanying music, inspire me to this day. Heroism. Maybe I secretly wish to be a hero? Or to do heroic things? Don't we all, in a way?
65  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.
66  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.

67  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.
68  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.
69  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.
70  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.
71  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.
72  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!
73  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.
74  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.
75  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.
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