My god. The hands on preview for Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles includes some jaw-dropping screen shots. Unfortunately, the next installment of the FF series seems to rely heavily on multiplayer, as well as Game Boy Advance connectivity, and since I’m the only one I know with both, I might have a difficult time playing this game. I’ve always been a bigger fan of single player games than multiplayer games (online multiplayer aside) simply because I had no friends to play with. The problem (or feature, I might say) with RPGs is that they’re generally not pick-up-and-play games because of the involving story lines and deep gameplay, and it’s difficult to find someone who’s willing to just come into the middle of the story.
As for Soul Calibur 2 coming out in three days, I’m hoping it’ll snap me back into my old hardcore gaming lifestyle, which I seem to have lost over the summer. Once again, I don’t have anyone to play with/against, so I’ll probably be practicing in the quest mode.
I need chicken soup. I need a fresh baguette. I need softened sliced carrots with the slight bitter taste of ginseng. I need fall off the bone chicken, baked in broth, white from cooking.
I need to laugh. I need to sing. I need to shout.
I need to lose myself.
I was able to fix my digital camera on my own, with the help of Tom’s special set of screwdrivers. That saves me from having to go downtown and spending money on a such a simple problem. The lens cap was jammed and simply needed to be nudged into place.
I’ve been invited to two parties, one to celebrate Ryan’s departure to UT, and one at Sheri’s to celebrate Christine and Emily moving into the apartment/Emily’s birthday/the launch of BitterBuffalo.com. If I actually knew who the fuck Ryan, or even Darryl, the host, was, I might consider showing up to the former. As for Sheri’s party, I haven’t had a chance to be at her place yet, so I’m definitely looking forward to checking out the living arrangements and hanging out with a great bunch of Carleton people. It’s funny that I found Emily’s page through poeticgeek.net, which I found through someone else’s page, which I found searching google regarding site statistics. I wouldn’t have thought anything of it had I not recognized Em from the Clocktower Pub, celebrating Sheri, Tom, Marc and Matt’s birthdays.
Unfortunately, I missed Pat’s barbecue last week, but with everyone ending their summer jobs and their co-op terms, there should be a flourish of gatherings coming up. Hopefully the job search will be easier when everyone is going back to school.
It’s always disappointing to first learn that weather will be nice and cool in three days, and then find out that the initial prediction was wrong the day before. It was supposed to be in the low 20’s tomorrow, but now it’s slated to be in the high 20’s. Aaron has a tee-off time set up for us tomorrow, but unless we can find a third party with a car, I won’t be able to go. Aaron stops working at the course in a week, so this will most likely be the last chance of the season to get out on the course, which is a pity since I got my clubs resized last year.
Trolley is coming down this weekend, as he has three days off from his job at the LCBO. I’ll be looking forward to drinking, watching some Mr. Show, and generally just hanging out.
Tom is planning a camping trip sometime in September, and unless I lose a limb, I’m going to go. Actually, the loss of a limb may be completely irrelevant. I love camping but I hate the summer, so any opportunity to be outdoors when the weather is cool is prime.
Christine has a writing project up, which I’ll gladly be partaking in soon. I always enjoy the chance to write creatively in a non-competitive environment. What, exactly, has made the buffalo so bitter is another story.
Double Diamond makes Jeff dehydrated.