**How can you care?** 'Because I choose to.' **You make it sound so simple.** 'That's because it is simple. Hard sometimes, but simple.'

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Try to be reasonable in the way you grow, and don't ever think it is too late. It is never too late. Even if you are going to die tomorrow, keep yourself straight and clear and be a happy human being today. If you keep your situation happy day by day, you will eventually reach the greatest happiness of enlightenment.

-Lama Thubten Yeshe, The Bliss of Inner Fire

Friday, April 28, 2006

The judge in the sentencing trial of al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui reminded jurors Friday to avoid looking up words in the dictionary after learning a juror went on the Internet to find out what "aggravating" means.

*headdesk* *repeatedly*
I am probably one of the last people on the planet to start watching "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The first two episodes were good, established faces and heels, got things going that they can milk for a while. The only weirdness was that Sarah what's-her-face doesn't look 16. I can work with not acting 16, power and responsibility do that to you, but she looks 20ish.

In bad news, my old MP3 player is finally done for. I plugged it in this morning to charge it up, and when I came back it didn't think it was plugged in. I turned it on, no juice, reset it, no juice. *sigh* So, I'll spend half of tomorrow going to various electronic places and seeing if I can find a decent 20GB machine that works well with Windows Media Player for not too much money. :-p

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

So I get Advent Children on my lunch break, and I am very good and don't even touch it while I'm at work. I bring it home, and figure I'd better watch the English dub once, so I can be knowledgable in my bitching about it. ;-)

- No translation of the opening Japanese in the English version???
- Wow, they expanded Marlene's opening speech significantly. It would probably help those who have never played FF VII a little.
- Um, OK, we have stoner Yazoo...
- BOO, dead giveaway on who the wheelchair man is in Kadaj's phone conversation
- LMAO at Barnett's voice
- They nailed Reno and Rude, though, I'll give them that much
- Rufus's voice is... odd, with weird hesitations
- "Cloud, you're an ex-Soldier, aren't you?" "...In my head..." *thunk* Well FUCK, they nailed that dead on.
- Tifa sounds like she's talking around a swollen tongue
- Kadaj's voice is going to take getting used to
- There are some new shots in this version... Cloud walking through the church was completely new
- "Dilly-dall shilly-shally..." What. The. FUCK????? That has to be the shittiest translation ever.
- Yazoo's constantly giggling during fights is not helping his stoner image
- Vincent's voice is good
- "You don't have a phone?" LOL at Marlene
- Yuffie almost sounds like Rikku, although if it's the same girl from KH2 they were two seperate people
- Loz did not just say, "You meanie!" *facepalm*
- "Where can I buy a phone?" *falls out of her chair* Damn, Vincent can be funny
- Cait Sith with a strong Scottish voice is weird, but sorta appropriate
- Um, Cait Sith just told Yuffie to shut up. Twice. And he wasn't torn to shreds by Red or Yuffie. This is... incredible wrong.
- "Good to see you again..." Oh hell yeah, Superman as Sephiroth works for me, let the ass-kicking commence!
- By the end Kadaj's voice actor had gotten the hang of the character and it worked better.
- Aerith was still as cringe-inducing as she was in KH2, but she talked less here

Well, not a bad dub, but not the best, either. I'll watch the sub this evening to see how many differences in dialoge I can spot.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Ajita asked: "What is it that smothers the world and makes it so hard to see? What is it that pollutes the world and seems to threaten it?"

The Buddha answered: "It is ignorance that smothers, and it is carelessness and greed that make it invisible. The hunger of craving pollutes the world, and the pain of suffering causes the greatest fear."

Sunday, April 23, 2006

We still have 474 titles saved in your Queue. Try logging out and logging back in to see if this helps you view your full list.

Translation: CRAP! You noticed, we restored it. ;-p
Hey, if you have NetFlix, go check your queue. I was just in mine and it's missing 80 discs. :-p

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

I find the "Who I fight against" funny on very many levels, most of which only one other person on the planet would understand. ;-)

What Kind Of Superhero Are You? by electronicoffee
Your Username
Your First Name
Your Superhero Last NameLifeshine
Your WeaponBow of Darkness
Your 1st SuperpowerMeta Sight [genetic sight]
Your 2nd SuperpowerMagic [Shadow]
Your WeaknessYour Past
Who You Fight AgainstFallen Angels
Quiz created with MemeGen!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Just to prove how crazy genetics can be, the follow picture is me, and my almost 14 year old neice, who is my half-sister's oldest daughter.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Opening the freezer and finding the air temperature not much different from room temperature is not a good thing... *sigh*

*heads to Lowe's to add to her debt collection*

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Well, I finished it.

The whole game is sweet, but never cloying. There's a lot of hope, and yeah, bad stuff happens and people die (*GASP* In a Disney thing?!?!?), but it's triumphant.

I didn't get the "secret" video at the end, and I think I missed one little scene during the credits since I didn't take on the optional boss. I'll definitely replay it on proud mode.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Yes, yes, I'm alive. Just been busy with work and gaming. Won't be around any more next week, have family from out of town that'll be taking up all my time.

*tiredly waves*

Monday, April 03, 2006

Adventures in training classes...

There's a woman here who has done noting but whine about how stupid some Outlook 2003 features are. Constant, mumbling whining. I sit behind her, and I'm slowly becoming tempted to throw something at her. :-p

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Coming up for air... ;-)

I've left my notes for yesterday and today in the other room, I'll try to catch up tomorrow. But I am so enjoying this game. :-)

Don't forget to spring forward!