The (Dragon) Quest for the Greatest JRPG

Submitted by zehaeva on Mon, 12/31/2012 - 00:55

My friends know of my great love of Dragon Quest. These are the first JRPGs I was introduced to when I was a wee lad. I remember to this day spending days at my friends watching him play Dragon Warrior on his brand new NES and being enthralled with it. I loved it so much that I begged my father that whole summer for a NES. And that Christmas I found what I had dreamed of under that glorious tree, sans Dragon Warrior. It was a blow to be sure but a slight one. I had Super Mario and Duck Hunt!

#98: 2001, A Space Odyssey

Submitted by zehaeva on Fri, 12/21/2012 - 20:46

Here we are with number 89, the controversial, love it or hate it masterpiece from Stanley Kubrick, 2001.

I hadn't seen the film in so long that I really didn't recall enough to know what to expect. What I got was 3 separate films told with very few words and way too much classical music. I think I get what he was trying to do.I seriously do. We were to watch the great moments in human evolution, triggered by the monolith, where ever that came from.

Conception In Space

Submitted by zehaeva on Thu, 09/27/2012 - 09:25

I have been slowly making my way through Uchuu Kyoudai(Space Brothers) on crunchyroll. As a grown up who spent his whole childhood dreaming of going to space this series hits me hard. It is quite a good anime on it's own. The voice acting seems pretty good, the artwork is quite nice (besides the so-ugly-its-kinda-cute dog Apo), and the story line is nice and straight forward. There are no surprises really.

Long Time Coming

Submitted by zehaeva on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 13:33

I am going to embark upon a journey to keep this blog up-to-date, at least with just my life happenings and my random thoughts. Just so I have them written down someplace.

Let's just look at the highlights shall we?

PAX Prime 2012!
This was a fun crazy time! We got in the Wednesday before PAX and spent that day and Thursday wandering around Seattle having lunch in the Sky Needle, which was delicious, and hunting for a pair of boots for Sioned.

PAX itself was great. I spent a bit of time in tabletop free play and getting games demoed to us.

A New Game Idea

Submitted by zehaeva on Thu, 04/14/2011 - 07:47

So today I am listening to the Gamers With Jobs Podcast today and they mention a (ancient) MMO called Horizons where a bunch of guildies wouldn't kill anything but just collect items. And then the guy talking mentions it's like flower picking in a game.

Which I thought could be pretty neat idea for a game, flower collecting. More specifically, Orchids.

Orchid hunting is something that drives people wild even today.

A game about finding, and bringing back to civilization, a flower.