birthday: June 22nd
single or taken: Single
eye color: Blue-green
middle name: Ryan
favourite color: Carmine red
lucky number: I don’t have one?
hogwarts house: The only time I ever checked I got Hufflepuff.
favourite fictional character: There are too many to choose from. Haruhara Haruko, I guess. But not really.
favourite television show: Serial Experiments Lain? I haven’t watched actual TV in years, so I can’t really say any still airing series is my favorite.
favourite season: Fall
describe yourself in a few words: Nerdy, moody, reclusive jerk
future children’s names: Haven’t really thought beyond “it’d be neat to have a daughter with a first or middle name of Lain”.
meaning of your name: “Victory of the people”
ultimate otp: My bank account and a semi trailer full of $100’s
what do you plan to/do for a living: I’m the lead of the IT team for a tech start-up.
starbucks order: Venti double-dirty non-fat chai, hot
THIS OR THAT:
introvert or extrovert: introvert
dawn or dusk: Dawn, though only when I see it as a side-effect of staying up all night
righty or lefty: righty
coffee or tea: I usually drink coffee because I need it, but I prefer tea.
rain or shine: rain
reading or writing: writing
While I’m queuing up some photos from the Detroit Institute of Art, I wanted to link a thing:
This is part of Detroit’s contemporary galleries. It’s four recesses cut into the wall, inside of which are pairs of children’s shoes. The shoes are partially obscured behind a thin membrane of translucent animal fiber. The animal fiber is secured in place by black thread which was used to stitch it to the wall. It’s meant to symbolize the child abduction problems in Columbia, and the fact that they’re largely ignored by the powers that be in the area.
To be honest I may have gotten a detail wrong here or there because I’m writing all of this from memory; it discomforted me too much to photograph. But I still see it when I let my mind wander, sometimes. Anyway, back to blogging.
cacologies replied to your post:cacologies replied to your post:k8y411 replied to…Well my collection is like, the games I’ve bought over my lifetime, so yeah I’ve played a good number of them. But as I got older I started having more money and less free time, so now I think like 40% of my games are untouched?
UR STILL DOIN IT RIGHT FRIEND
when you do have time for games though which ones do you pick? do you gravitate towards sandbox games or more linear games or shorter experiences or do you chip away at a long-haul? or does it just depend on what game’s caught your attention at the moment?
(Replying to this waaaaay after the fact cuz I’m trash and don’t look at my URL tag enough, sorry!)
I’m a really big RPG fan, as well as strategy/tactics games (when I was younger I really dug RTS’s like Command & Conquer and Starcraft, but now I’m more into the complexity of turn-based stuff like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics). I’d say the genre I have the most of is RPG’s, and they date back to NES era. Some highlights of my RPG collection include every major Final Fantasy from 1 to 13-3, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, All the Mana games (including Seiken Densetsu 3), All the Suikodens, all the Mother games, All the Xeno* games, a good number of the Romancing SaGa series, Vagrant Story, Valkyrie Profile 1 & 2, All the Mario RPG’s (starting with Super Mario RPG for the SNES). But I also play shooters and action/adventures, racing games and fighting games, metroidvania’s and survival horror, rogue-likes and Twine games… pretty much anything I can get my hands on. Steam and Good Ol’ Games have really helped bolster my collection; my Steam library is right around 400 games right now.
Nowadays, I work so much I literally have what games I’m playing and when on a daily schedule, to remind myself to take a break and play something to keep my stress levels manageable. I actually stream almost all the gaming I do on Twitch.tv, and that more or less works out to playing more actiony games on Saturdays (when my stress levels aren’t already high to start so it’s okay if a game makes me frustrated), and RPG’s and stuff on weekdays. I’m currently finishing up Final Fantasy X HD (just got to Calm Lands on my way to Mt. Gagazet) on the weekdays with Dark Souls 2 to follow, and will be starting Infamous: Second Son next Saturday.
Personally I’m not a huge fan of sandbox games for reasons that many would consider boring (basically I just think the current limitations of technology, combined with the extreme cost of development and problems with achieving any worthwhile ROI in today’s market, mean a successful sandbox game that is objectively as good as a more linear implementation is still out of reach).
|1: Do you try to stay away from walkthroughs?|
|2: Company you're always loyal to?|
|3: Best game you've ever played?|
|4: Worst game you've ever played?|
|5: A popular series/game you just can't get into no matter how much you try?|
|6: A game that's changed you the most?|
|7: A game you'll never forget?|
|8: Best soundtrack?|
|9: A game you turn your volume off every time you play it?|
|10: A game you've completely given up on?|
|11: Hardest game you've played?|
|12: Shortest time you've beaten a game in?|
|13: A game you were the most excited for when it wasn't released yet?|
|14: A game you think would be cool if it had voice acting?|
|15: Which two games do you think would make an awesome crossover?|
|16: Character you've hated most? From what game?|
|17: What game do you never tell people you play?|
|18: A game you wish your friends knew about?|
|19: Which game do you think deserves a revival?|
|20: What was the first video game you ever played?|
|21: How old were you when you first played a video game?|
|22: If you could immerse yourself in any game for one day, which game would it be? What would you do?|
|23: Biggest disappointment you've had in gaming?|
|24: Casual, Hardcore, or in the middle?|
|25: Be honest; have you ever used cheats (like ActionReplay or Gameshark)?|
|26: Handheld or console?|
|27: Has there ever been a moment that has made you cry?|
|28: Which character's clothes do you wish you owned the most?|
|29: Which is more important, gameplay or story?|
|30: A game that hasn't been localized in your country that you think should be localized?|
1 am, finally done with the work I needed to do this week.
Time to start my long weekend!
is dating someone really worth giving up being able to say ‘that feel when no gf’
I woke up with this text post stuck in my head and have been laughing about it all goddamn day. I had to google it so I could find someone to reblog it from.