Monday, August 29, 2005

Man, my wallet is going to be SO dead this fall.

The demo disc is the only reason I even get the Official Playstation Magazine anymore. I have gone completely bonkers-nuts over this new game from the geniuses behind Ico. Shadow of the Colossus looks absolutely beautiful. The battles with the Colossi are amazing, and the environment floored me. Never before have I wanted so badly to ignore the plot and just go exploring. The only reason I haven't wandered around the demo area yet is for fear of getting lost. Between this and Soul Calibur III, my gaming plate is nice and full this fall.

The party I was talking about? I went for about a hour and a half and left due to disinterest. This other group of friends isn't quite as easy for me to relate to, but somebody brought small firecrackers so we messed around with those, which was entertaining.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Ponda Baba hits, roll for damage. And Obi-Wan dies.

Played some D&D today. Glimdale Folkhorn, my gnome bard, kicked all sorts of cool. Then we played some Star Wars Miniatures. Delightful game, though my Seperatist squad was beaten.

Contemplating whether or not to attend a party tomorrow night. Depends on what I'm up to, I guess.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Wait and hope!

Finished our Outlaw Star D20 game last night. Turns out the Galactic Leyline was really hiding in some seedy diner.


Then we watched The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Viewed as a movie by itself, it's quite good. Not so good as a book adaptation. The romance between Arthur and Trillion is not only boring, but retarded as well. They kept some of my favorite jokes though. The whale and petunia thing, especially.

Gankutsuou Vol. 1 releases on October 25th. It comes with a swank box featuring a smug picture of the Count. Only six volumes in the series, something Geneon hasn't done before. Bravo. New picture, I guess.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

...and then your God jumps out from behind the bush and says "Gotcha!"

So I finished The Resturaunt and the End of the Universe. Just as good as the first one. I got Life, the Universe, and Everything today, but I haven't started yet. I did start Star Wars: The Joiner King, though. Pretty good.

God, I hate the Pojo Yugioh Tournament Forum. Bunch of stupid, arrogant, pompous assholes who think they're better than everybody else, because they're on some absurdly-named team, like Team Fagcrap or Team Ritz-Bit. It's worse than the Veteran Forum, I tell you.

What else did I want to complain about? Oh yeah, I bought another SWM: Universe booster yesterday. Pulled an Acklay and Luke Skywalker, Jedi Master. Luke kicks all sorts of awesome, but the Acklay can't compare to the Hailfire. I also got a Yuuzhan Vong, finally, and a Vornskyr. Cool beans.

Went to a friend's house today. Played Halo 2. Fun game. Overrated, but fun.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

For the love of...

Skylar Deleon, who you may have heard murdered a couple and "starred" in Power Rangers, is everywhere these days. Skylar was a nobody. He played a kid in Episode 55, "Second Chance". He wasn't a Power Ranger, and he never worked as an actor again. C'mon people, do a little bit of research before you say that a Power Ranger is a murderer. As a PR fan, I'm getting sick of explaining this to everybody.

We now return you to your normally scheduled life.

Friday, August 19, 2005


So, Star Wars Miniatures: Universe Huge was released today. Bought a single booster at the local game shop. Results:

Huge: Hailfire Droid (yay)
Rare: Ponda Baba (boo)
Uncommons: Dark Side Marauder, Nexu (yay)
Commons: Clone Trooper, Super Battle Droid, Kaminoan Ascetic (meh)

So, not bad I suppose. The Hailfire Droid is very cool. Pictures can be found in the post beneath this one.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

What luck, Quinn!

It would appear that the scheduling goddess has smiled upon me for my Junior year.

Semester 1:
1. Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry
2. Chemistry
3. Comedy/Tragedy
4/5. Microsoft Word & Powerpoint (easy A if I ever saw one)
6. Lunch
7/8. Advanced Psychology (woot)
9. Study Hall
10. German 3

Semester 2:
1. Study Hall
2. American Literature (awesome teacher)
3. Independent Sports
4/5. German 3
6. Lunch
7/8. Functions, Statistics and Trigonometry
9. Chemistry
10. Advanced Psychology

I've already found a decent amount of my friends share parts of my schedule, so it's looking like a good school year.

In other news, SWM: Universe Huge looks great. Check it out here:

Monday, August 15, 2005

Witty Post Title #2681

Went to Brookfield Square today. It's a mall. Looked at stuff in Suncoast, bought more Furuba manga. Went to KB Toys, found an Astray Blue Frame action figure in the back for 3$. Checked out the new Barnes and Noble, very cool. Had Taco Bell for lunch.

I should think about writing another column for Pojo. Oh well, the book that I contributed to should be out soon. Got fifty dollars out of it, already spent it.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Let's Stay Together, Always

Damnit, Fruits Basket is the best anime I've seen all year. Easily top five material. You should watch it. And by "watch", I mean "buy". And by "buy", I mean "buy the official Funimation releases instead of the Hong-Kong bootleg you were about to buy from the guy on eBay". No need to give dirty bootleggers your hard-earned money.

After finishing the anime, I've gotten started on the manga, which goes beyond the anime. Good so far.

Outside of that, this week has been fairly ho-hum. I got a new shelf, so I threw a bunch of my paperbacks on it along with some miniatures.

In other news, I can't wait until Gankutsuou Vol 1 releases on October 25th. I loved it when I watched the fansubs and I'm sure I'll love it as much when I buy the official releases and toss out my fansubs.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Posting in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...

Hm. Bionicle's cool again, I suppose. The new $20 sets are nfity. Or at least Roodaka is. The bad girl of Bionicle. I like it.

Also today's Penny Arcade is funny.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


So my birthday came and went. Not terribly exciting, so I won't bore you with the details. I did get Vector Prime and Scourge from Transformers Cybertron, both of which are awesome. I finished R.O.D. The TV, finished collecting Fruits Basket (still have to watch all of it), finished Gundam SEED and got the 08th MS Team Complete Collection. Started the Gunslinger Girl manga as well.

I also recieved Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam and a Hyaku-Shiki Master Grade kit. The game is excellent, and I've devoted unhealthy amounts of time to playing it recently.

Bought Cybertron Optimus Prime, who is the best Optimus toy I have ever bought ever. Go buy it now, it's totally worth the forty bucks.

Now that we arive in August, I find myself awaiting school, mainly because I can tell it's going to be a great year.