Finally some free time & Extra Life
I started a new job a few weeks ago. It’s been interesting so far, but I can’t really tell how it’ll be like until I’m out of training. Now, I’ve gone to being the 2nd youngest on my team to the 2nd oldest. Whenever I mention my age, they cringe. Yep. Hooray for old age.
I’m back to writing reviews and playing games during the week due to my evenings being freed up from my old job. I recently played Worms Clan Wars and Bad Bots for review, and their reviews are currently live on Darkstation.com. Saints Row had been taking up my time for the past week as I give The Last of Us the silent treatment for the last frustrating part I went through. Ugh, I SWEAR I PRESSED SQUARE! …sorry, I’m still not over that part, but I think my reaction was better than I thought it would be. All I did was yell “WHAT?!” and sat quietly as I watched the clicker devour my face. I ended up just not playing anything for the rest of the night.
I’m hoping to get back into my backlog of games that now not only includes Steam, but Xbox and PS3 as well. I’ve been trying to get into Bioshock, but I end up looking at Prison Architect or Papers, Please. I keep adding then deleting them from my cart. Then adding them again.
On Nov 2nd, some of the Darkstation peeps and I will be playing games non-stop for 25 hours for charity. Extra Life is a charity where gamers can play board, console, pc, or mobile games while raising money to save the lives of local kids. Proceeds go to the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The donations I raise will go to my local CMN hospital in San Antonio. Please take some time to check out our team website as well as our individual sites, plus get some background on Extra Life (links below). Support us, and donate!
After a few hours of grinding on paths, I made it to the final boss. I brought my usual team of Yosuke, Chie and Yukiko with an overall level of 83, which I figured that I should’ve been at least 85 and up. The background music for this whole area made me even more sad. I really didn’t want this game to end.
So, now what? I thought as I sat there and watched the ending credits. I missed out on extras because of a part I didn’t want to do.
Well, I have a list… Red Dead, Skyrim, Fallout: NV, Saints Row, Borderlands, DotA2 and League (I suck at both of those). I should be starting up my Summer of Bioshock in about two weeks. Then there’s Remember Me on Steam. I have a lot more to play than I know what to do with. Ugh, and The Last of Us! Sonofa….
I hope to get back into writing pretty soon, and I mean like next week. I haven’t had the chance to play much of anything other than Persona because its freakin Persona 4 Golden. But…next week, yes. I had to assume a few responsibilities at work, which have cut my evenings 3 hours short.
I kind of gave up my job search earlier this month, but I’m starting it up again and extending it for out of state jobs….again lol I doubt I’ll find anything outside of Texas but I guess you never know until you try. After the mass walk-out at work and the rebuilding of the team, I’ve been given a lot more responsibility and possibly now more stress without more pay. I think I’ve helped them as much as I can and I’m ready to move on.
I officially graduated this morning. I would’ve walked the stage if I made it to MA for the ceremony. Right now, I’m not planning on going further into debt for school. I think I owe enough to Sallie Mae.
I don’t even want to talk about The Office Finale. Too many feels.
…is not operational. I’ve missed you, At The Drive-In. I love their drum tracks. I miss playing, it’s been about 2 years since I haven’t played on my acoustic set. Oh well. Listening more and more to the music I used to play in my car while driving to Corpus Christi like 10 years ago.
Finally I’ve been able to play more of Persona 4 Golden. I’ve noticed that each time I say “one more level”, it equals to 6 extra hours of building social links and completing quests. It used to happen a lot with NBA 2K12 when I’d do the franchise mode and attempted to rebuild the Trailblazers. I got maybe 4 hours of sleep. All worth it, damn it, because Persona 4 is awesome.
Netflix and an update
Finally got my horror movie fix today with Sinister. It’s been a while since I’ve seen one that can scare me a little. I just saw that Safety Not Guaranteed is on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you check it out.
I continue to work on my review of Retrovirus, hopefully the community play date is tomorrow. The mp is pretty empty, besides the bots. I kill bots, they kill me, I get bored.
Had two interviews today for new jobs, both sound promising but I always suck at interviews. I either sound like a know-it-all or a wannabe know-it-all. I turn into a completely extroverted, chatty person. I hate it. Customer service jobs really do affect you in the long run. They make you realize you switch on the fake personality a little too easily. o_O
Well, I’m off to watch Eternal Sunshine and talk myself out of buying SimCity…..and the dragonborn DLC for Skyrim.
And possibly persona 4 golden.
TNT and Skyrim
I’ve been sort of humming ac/dc songs all day for no reason. I guess it’s because I watched Maximum Overdrive recently. Or I’m going crazy.
Or…. nope I’m crazy.
I’m finally replacing my old monitor :D the red line has finally annoyed me enough. I’ll still have redline here, but as a side monitor. I haven’t had much of a chance to start on my backlog plus the games I need to review, I seem like I’ve slacked but OT has definitely killed my gaming time.
I attempted to keep myself away from the Steam Sales during the holidays, but we all know how that turns out. I’m ashamed, but sort of proud of my Steam library. The backlog continues. I’m planning to at least put more hours into these:
- Saints Row: the Third
- Fallout: New Vegas
Just hoping I can get the laziness to go away and to get myself feeling better. I’m currently playing Divinity 2: Developer’s Cut for review, next up in a few days is Beyond Divinity for the Divinity Anthology. It really just makes me want to play Skyrim all day.
I love Skyrim.
And Minecraft. Kinda. But mostly Skyrim.
Turned a year older this past weekend and left my 20s behind. Lots of memories, new and old. Ugh….I’m old.
EDIT: Thanks! :)
I was able to update my banner a few days ago. I might re-do my background but we’ll see. I haven’t been able to write anything really. I have ideas but they never amount to much other than a note on my iPhone.
I’ve probably deleted 2 drafts just now as I attempt to post something on here. I blame my brain for over analyzing everything I type, text, email, say, tweet, facebook, myspace. Okay, maybe not myspace, but….you get the idea. I go over everything I send out at least 3 times. Being terrified of embarassment really stops me from being completely spontaneous with what I say. I used to get myself in situations where I’d say something without thinking and caused someone to feel really bad about what I said. One of the reasons why I stay quiet in group situations.
I have a few weeks left of my 20s and I’m not as scared as I had been for the past few months.
I just never really thought I’d make it this far. Actually, I take that back. It’s because I haven’t made my plans for 30 and above yet. All of my plans for my teens and most of my 20s were made by everyone else. A few years without family influence helps.
I’m just hoping I can write and play games a lot more than I have been.
Warning: This post is a prime example of what happens whenever I decide to drink more than 4 cups of coffee. Also, beware of many italics.
This month has definitely been crazy. I’ve been going back and forth with my coworkers, and finally next week is my last travel week. I hope. I’ve been attempting to catch up on homework, writing, gaming and posting, and the only thing I’ve been able to complete is my homework. Half-assed projects and sites, they might be, but they’re done.
I desperately need to go back to gaming. I miss it, and since I’ve been freaking out with deadlines lately, my game pile of shame is sitting still. Yep, I’m still ashamed of it. I have another game to complete for review, too. So that will be on my priority list for this weekend. Also, so will Borderlands. Yep, I must break it.
We’ve decided to put the house up for sale at the beginning of this next year, so we will be making huge mods to the house and painting and molding and spiffing it up. It’s not going to sell for at least 6 months. My fear is that we could never sell it, and we’re stuck here with my singing neighbor…FOREVER. Okay, a bit dramatic, but it’s possible.
I feel really disconnected with everything and everyone. ehhh….I think I’m just whining and complaining now.
Planning for Sept.
I finally finished portal 2 :D well the single player part, but I finished it! HA!!
….hmm well that joy was short-lived, now I have to plan out what I have to finish in September. I’m pushing both RDR and Fallout: NV out of that plan, and adding possibly Dead Island or Penumbra: Black Plague to the finishing table.
So my plan for September:
- Finish Dead Island, or
- Start Bioshock
That list seems easy enough, right? I thought so, until I received Sleeping Dogs from gamefly this past week. I also downloaded The Walking Dead, Ep. 1 & 2, because of PS+. I believe the guilt that I bought from this last summer Steam sale has made me not want to play them. I usually hate planning things out, because I can never completely follow through with it. My procrastination and passive-aggressiveness have to be set aside so I can get this done. I’m tired of looking at my Steam account and seeing the games I haven’t finished or even played yet. And, I don’t even want to talk about my 360 pile. I know, I know…I’m a horrible gamer.
Oh, and I completed my review for Resident Evil: Chronicles HD. It’s posted on Darkstation: http://darkstation.com/reviews/resident-evil-the-umbrella-chronicles/
If anyone wants a 75% off Steam coupon for Portal 2, I’ve got one in my inventory so let me know. Good until 09/14.
So, tharrrrrrr is my plan.
Yep. Apparently, I went part-pirate there.
Finally, I can be awake without a major pain in one eye. Hi everyone :)
Sometimes, my old blog posts scare me. I wish I could delete memories of people and situations just as easily as those posts.
Anyway, I’ve been slowly working on my gaming backlog and added 8 more hours to Fallout:NV. I kind of want to buy Fallout 3 just to replay it, but I’ve got a lot of work to do on this pile of shame that I’ve accumulated within the past few years. I still haven’t started Bioshock, and gamefly made me start Dead Island. Yep, I blame gamefly. Why not?
I’m currently reviewing Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles HD, where I keep dying and getting pretty pissed off. However, I keep continuing on.
Games to work on through this month:
- Portal 2
- Red Dead Redemption (even though I really want to keep Mr. Marston around for a bit longer)
I’m hoping I can be at least somewhat able to play through Dead Island or the Walking Dead without feeling too guilty. Right now, the guilt is pretty annoying. I sort of nearly bought CS:GO. It was in the cart ready to go, but I couldn’t buy it. I need to finish up some games, at least one. Note to self: need to add funds to my wallet so that can bypass the guilt.
I’ve finally decided on writing a full-length story. I’m really scared to do that, but hey I don’t mind rejection at all. (I completely hate rejection.) I’ll be fine, right? (Probably not.) I guess I’ll never know until I try.