Saturday, June 30, 2007

On Rogue Galaxy: Jordan, read this.

Between my busy work schedule and my busy laying-around-doing-nothing schedule, I've been playing Rogue Galaxy off and on. I tell you, I'm really enjoying it so far. But, more importantly, I have a message regarding that.

Jordan, if you are reading this, you must play Rogue Galaxy if you have not already done so. This RPG was practically made for you.

  1. The combat system is very sweet. It's an action RPG, and the fighting system strongly resembles a Legend of Zelda game. I know you're a Legend of Zelda fan, so I think you'll get a kick out of this. Seriously, Jaster even has Link's sword-spin move. Plus, even though the action gets a little repetitive after a while, the variety of bad guys makes it so you have to change up your strategy for each new area, and that really keeps things fresh.

  2. While the whole cast is standard RPG fare, there are several characters that really remind me of the Venture Bros. For instance, there's a villian you meet a little ways into the game that looks a hell of a lot like Baron Werner √únderbheit. On top of that, he has two inept guards working for him: one short fat one with a geeky voice, and a tall skinny one with a kind of monotone droning voice. Sound familiar?

  3. One of the first guys to join your party is a robot named Steve. I shit you not.

So, there you have it. Rogue Galaxy was created specifically for Jordan Church. So, if you are Jordan Church, I would recommend you go get yourself a copy, or at least rent it for a weekend.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Site Fix

First off, thanks to Jordan for being a royal pain in my backside. I rehosted my serial novel so it is now ad-free. Well, technically, the domain still has an ad thing, but I'm going to pay the $6.99 or whatever it is next week to remove that.

Anyway, I also updated. Go read.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Chris Benoit - Rest in Peace

This really came as a shock to me. Not only Chris Benoit, but his wife and child as well. Chris Benoit was always someone I looked up to, both as a wrestler and a human being. Anyway, I somehow feel as though I owe him what little I can give him: a tribute post here on the blog. RIP, Chris Benoit. My sympathies to everyone who knew him. I can only hope that someday we'll get to see him again in that big ring in the sky.


Chris Benoit

Chris Benoit's Superstar Profile

A look at the career of the "Rabid Wolverine"

Tribute Video

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Paradigm Theater is Live

Sort of. I finally got my website up, with a few provisos. I can't afford a quality host right now, so I'm temporarily hosting the site on Angelfire, which means excess banner ads and occasional pop-ups. I'm going to get a serious, pop-up free setup as soon as I can, but until then, this will have to do.

I also got a domain name, but the server seems to be having issues.

That domain may not be working at the moment. If not, just go straight here:

Anyway, the first story is up. Read it; let me know what you think. I should hopefully have the next one up sometime next week.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

You know it's summer when...

Repost of my contribution to the thread on Proboards. Not sure if these are true for everyone, but they're true for me.

You know it's summer when...

  • Your mom is constantly telling you to get a job.

  • Your little sister is constantly asking for rides to friends' houses.

  • You're sweating in places that should never be that moist.

  • The slushie you left in the car completely evaporated.

  • Drinking 8 glasses of water a day doesn't sound so insane anymore.

  • Your dad suddenly gets really into landscaping.

  • You have a serious urge to go play a round of golf.

  • The sun is up at 7am, and you're sleeping in until 1 in the afternoon.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Holy Crap

Why did no one tell me about these guys sooner?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Topics: Jordan, Zoloft, Stewart's, and My Car

I tend to not be on the Internet much over the summer, so I've been posting even less often than usual. However, I do have a few things to talk about in case anyone wants to know what I'm up to.

First off, I want to send a shout-out to Jordan. Sorry I haven't been on AIM. I'll talk to you eventually, man. I think I'm going to leave RNG as a normal paladin, but it's not set in stone.

Second, I'm on anti-depression meds. Again. Yeah, if my grades are any indication, I've been really out of it lately. So, I'm doing something about it now. Hopefully I'll be better off from now on. Anyone who's been clinically depressed knows what a pain it can be. For those who haven't had it, allow me to provide you with an analogy. If my mind is a car, depression is some douche bag who keeps letting the air out of my tires and pouring sugar in my gas tank. Maybe now he'll finally back off.

Third, the summer job hunt has commenced. I had my first interview yesterday. It didn't go fabulously, but I might at least have a shot at the job. It's Stewart's, by the way. Never heard of it? Of course you haven't. To my knowledge, Stewart's has never had any form of advertisement, and yet everyone who lives nearby knows the place. They're all over the place, too. There are at least 4 of them within driving distance of my house. They're like the Starbucks of central New York. They're infinitely better than Starbucks, though, because aside from coffee, they sell things people really need, like gasoline and ice cream. Oh, and the place is air conditioned. I really want this job.

I don't know if I mentioned this, but I hate the heat of the summer. It gets painfully hot, and it sucks driving around in my car because I can't use the AC without killing the battery. My car sits in direct sunlight from dawn until dusk. If I head out there to pick up my little sister from school (which I frequently get asked to do), I have to open the door very carefully, then jump out of the way to avoid having the flesh seared off my face as steaming hot gases rush out of the open car door. Then, once I can actually get in, I roll the windows down all the way and start driving as fast as I can to avoid being baked alive.

Oh, and speaking of my car, that reminds me: I still need to put in the new registration sticker. The old one is expired, but I haven't put in the new one yet. I just have it sitting on the upper left of the dashboard next to the old one. I should probably get that glove box fixed, too. I managed to get it closed, but if you open it, the whole thing falls apart and spills out onto the floor.

On the bright side, in this age of rising gas prices, I'm happy to say I can still fill up my car with $25 worth of gas, and that lasts for weeks. God bless my beat up little '89 Honda Accord.