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2236  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 22, 2008, 07:28:25 PM
I'm currently reading the Bible.
For a class.

It's... repetitive.

I'm actually proud to say I've read the whole thing, start to finish, Genesis to Revelations (which has a cooler name in Spanish - The Apocalypse).  I'm not a super-religious guy, but I feel like it's an achievement a lot of people who are more religious than me can't claim.  (I think I got 300 points for that one!)
2237  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 20, 2008, 12:55:47 AM
Congrats on making it all the way through Don Quixote - I've tried a few times and never managed to finish.  Of course, the fact that my copy is in the original early 17th century Spanish makes for a handy excuse...  You may or may not be interested to know that at least a pretty large percentage of the books that he reads are real books - I've read a bunch of them.  They're kind of like a lot of fantasy books today - they follow a pretty basic formula, so if you like some of them, you'll probably like many of them.

I liked The Time Traveller's Wife too - was a bit nervous about it, but it turned out well in the end.  I think it was earlier in this thread that I mentioned another time travel book, which I read online, called Timely Persuasion.  If you want to check it out, it's at: http://reader.timelypersuasion.com/Introduction.html

I'm currently reading Lisey's Story - one of Stephen King's more recent books.  It's OK, but that's about as much as I'd say for it.
2238  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Super Mario RPG released on the VC on: September 06, 2008, 07:23:58 PM
Quote from: "Robert Boyd"
I think that's just nostalgia talking.  Sure, the old days might seem great now, but that's because we tend to forget all the garbage that came out back then and only remember the good stuff.

This is an excellent point.  It's like the fact that when I listen to the local classic rock station, I go "wow - there were a ton of awesome songs back then!"  It's not that the percentage of songs that were awesome was higher - it's that what I'm getting is distilled to JUST the awesome songs.  There was a TON of crap in older generations like there is now - they just don't release it on the VC.
2239  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: September 06, 2008, 01:05:48 PM
There's a lot of good stuff in what remains, but also some things that people hated.  Even the ending has people divided.  I liked it and thought it made sense for the series, other people hated it.  In my opinion, there's nothing that sucks nearly bad enough to make it worth stopping over.
2240  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Disaster Movie on: September 03, 2008, 12:08:20 AM
I just had to say that I got to go the taping of last Friday's episode David Letterman's show, and Kim Kardashian was on promoting this movie.  Clip looked so freaking stupid.  Kim was pretty hot, but she also seems dumb as a stump.  Dave was cool, and Brian Regan (another guest) was pretty funny.  It was fun. :)
2241  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: September 02, 2008, 11:57:43 PM
Back to FFTA2, now that I finished a game for the site.
2242  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 31, 2008, 02:58:47 PM
Finally finished Mass Effect.  Went through the ending three times to make the different choices, was disappointed that two gave me the same ending.  Since I got all endings without playing once nice and once mean, I don't think I'll play it again.  It was fun, but there are other games that need playing.
2243  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 28, 2008, 07:56:39 AM
Quote from: Ryos
Quote from: "GrimReality"
I've discovered that both my laptop and my PSP have issues with the left audio jack for headphones.

Hate to ask the stupid question, but have you considered that it might just be that your left headphone is dead?
2244  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: August 27, 2008, 08:03:45 AM
Quote from: "Lard"
book 4 was kind of a slog.

My favorite series ever.  Totally agree about book 4.  A good story, but didn't really need to be book 4 of the series.  Should have just had that as a side thing after the fact or something.

Will be watching to see what you say here after you finish book 7.
2245  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: August 15, 2008, 11:00:54 PM
Bought and read Watchmen start to finish last week while on vacation.  Started People of Sparks, the sequel to City of Ember.  Good stuff so far.
2246  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 10, 2008, 10:38:01 AM
Quote from: "Lard"
There's a great used store in the city that I'm happy to support as both a game store and a local store that's not a chain.

Wow - those are tough to find these days.  Congrats!

Also, Monkey Island is the greatest island ever.
2247  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is Planescape: Torment worth playing? on: August 08, 2008, 08:12:18 PM
Awesome writing, can play it however you want, just like Ryos said.  Lots of reading, but if you like reading, it's very worthwhile reading.  One of the only games I know where you can net more XP by talking your way through something than by fighting your way through.
2248  Media / Single-Player RPGs / PSP or DS for rpg games on: August 08, 2008, 01:36:48 PM
Quote from: "Jet16"
Well, if you have to choose one, I'd say PSP. [La la la - part I didn't hear cut out.] Right now I really don't play much of my DS or PSP, but I would easily choose my PSP for its added collection of PS1 games. Really, either one is fine. They're both turning out to be great handhelds.

This is what I came here to say.  Can't really go wrong either way, but I prefer the PSP.  OK - one more note.  Depends on what kind of game you like.  If you're after hacky-slashy things, gotta go with the PSP.
2249  Media / Brush and Quill / Book Thread Continued on: August 06, 2008, 09:04:57 PM
Woot for double-posts in the book thread!  Or not.  No matter.

I recently saw a trailer for an upcoming movie called City of Ember, and I thought "ooh - it's like Fallout!"  I hit the bookstore and found that it's a sci-fi book intended for "young readers" (like the first Harry Potter books, I think).  Not kids - probably teens.

ANYWAY... I read it over the course of about a day.  It's a really good book, and it does have a vibe of "what if you lived in the vault from the first Fallout, but didn't realize there was anything else out there?"  There are two sequels, with a third coming out later this month.  I'm gonna be hitting the bookstore tomorrow to get the next one.
2250  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Opoona slated for March 25 in US on: July 30, 2008, 04:22:04 PM
Quote from: "Bernhardt"
What really peeves me are the elevators; I hate how you have to ascend/descend one floor at a time, and you can't just use the same elevator to go up or down, you use separate elevators to go up or down.

That's the thing - lots of little annoyances like this detracted from the game too much for me to love it.  Gotta hand it to them on simplicity of controls, though.  Only game I've played with easier controls was probably Donkey Konga. (Two bongos and clapping.  That's all.)
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