Took care of my FAFSA and my student housing application the other day. That's a relief, but also, holy shit
is it surreal. It's like, seriously, I'm having an impossibly hard time imagining myself living in a dorm. And holy shit I'm going to be even further
away from my friends than I already am! Aaaaagh nuuu ;;
At the same time, though, man am I glad I'm gonna have a meal plan. One less thing to worry about.
Incidentally, I didn't actually need to get another measles shot. My mom and I both
misread my immunity records; the info for the first shot was transcribed from a different institution, so only the date was filled in-- which made it look blank unless you were paying attention. So, yay for not having to get stuck with needles?[Project Oracle]
Also incidentally, I updated the Project Oracle page
with info on a few new characters.[Gaming]
Did I mention I got a copy of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons from my dad a week or two back? 'Cause I did. I've been screwing around linking back and forth between Ages and Seasons now that I can. Gives me a good excuse to replay Ages, now that I've finally found my fucking copy of it.
And now that I've played through both of them? I can say that Ages is definitively the better game. The season-changing mechanics of Seasons was interesting, and it had the better music of the two for the most part (not a small thing in my book), but the plot was dull as all hell
. You can tell that Ages was made after Seasons, because it plays around with the plot a lot more; stuff actually happens
between the beginning and end of the game, instead of just having you going around collecting MacGuffins. And the villain in Ages is more interesting; Onox is just kind of a generic "rawr I am a bad guy" type villain, but Veran is... well, she's also that, but her methods are a lot more interesting.
I imagine most of the plot of Seasons was written back when it was still going to be a remake of the first Zelda game; whereas Ages was probably written after they decided not to do that, so they realized that they actually had to make the plot workable on its own merit.
Still, I'm glad I have both games now. They make for a pretty interesting experience as a pair.
Nintendo had a deal for Wii owners that originally bought the Internet Channel for 500 Wii Points; now that they're offering it for free again, they give you a free NES game-- so long as the game in question costs 500 Wii Points, of course. I'm a little annoyed at this; I would much rather have just had my Wii Points refunded, but what can you do. So I got Ghosts and Goblins.
Wouldn't you know, I can't get past the first area. Fucking flying... gargoyle... thing
...is still falling apart. The down key is pretty much fucked now; it works about 30% of the time. Firefox is randomly crashing; I have no idea if that has to do with the computer or what, but it's annoying. It still has problems with overheating. And it's still got the hinge problem I'm sure I've complained about here already.
On the upside, I'm probably going to be using my student loan to get a new one... so there's that.[Music]
I got a hold of Chip Tuned Rockman
. It's pretty cool; not revolutionary
, but cool nonetheless.
Also, I figured out how to rip sound effects and music from WoW's data files. This is very useful, especially the sound effects.[Other]
GUYS it's actually starting to get cold. Like, I finally had to turn on my heater and I got the urge to make hot cocoa the other day
type cold. Man oh man do I ever love autumn. Because who doesn't
love freezing to death?
I still have nothing. Like every Halloween for the past... how many fucking years? Ugh. I can't tell you what I'd give to be out of the house and not having to deal with trick-or-treaters.