A Change of Pace

I’m not out of ideas for Inspiring Video of the Week. Not nearly. However, I want to do a video of my choice, since tomorrow is my birthday. I don’t want to disappoint whoever might look forward to the Inspiring Video of the Week, but doing only inspiring videos is a bit dull after a while. To spice it up, I guess, I want to add a song that I really love– regardless of content or message. I have a lot to choose from, so it might take me a little bit to choose as well as to make the video– but… well…
I guess it would be smarter to go on and start looking rather than type about needing to look. So yeah…

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(Insert Something Interesting Here)

I have some news, kind of. I was invited to join a group on dA (a metal group ^_^), which is awesome. I don’t know how they came across me, really, but it makes me feel glad that they did. I haven’t posted anything on there in a looong time, other than bios of characters from The Door. With how busy I’ve been lately, I haven’t had the chance to do any artistic things. I haven’t even been able to sing like I used to.

I just realized something. Earlier, when I was asleep, Vlad called me and woke me up and asked me if I had to work Wednesday. I said I wouldn’t know until probably tomorrow. He said to tell him as soon as possible… I just woke up in my mind, just now, typing… and Wednesday is my birthday. Is he planning something?!

Yeah, it takes me a while to wake up, I guess. I have been up for about an hour now… I still need to run to my mom’s house and spend some time with her before I go to that work-meeting. It will be the first time in quite a while that I attend a work-meeting. I’m a bit excited, which I suppose is a bit funny. However, to those of you who don’t understand what a joy it is to have a job, no matter how “lowly” it may seem, the simple fact is that it is a privilege to work. Especially here of late. Sometime next month, the company that my cousin works at will suddenly shut down. The employees don’t even know when their last day will be. I understand how terrifying it is to be without a job, and I know that time goes on, even when we need it to slow down for us.

I guess I’ve been jumping all over the place in this post, but I am truly at a strange place right now. I keep dreaming about that manga, and I think about it right before I go to sleep, and right when I wake up. Do you understand just how weird that is for me? Rarely do even my OWN stories get me this worked up. It’s terrifyingly amazing.

However, in my last post, I said that it was causing me heart pains. That was most likely a coincidence. I called my doctor and he told me that it was probably too much caffeine. Which I guess could be plausible. I drink nothing but water, since it’s the only thing I have in the house. I get to work and immediately drown myself in caffeinated drinks. Usually it doesn’t bother me, seriously, but if that is what it is, it won’t happen anymore. However, if it persists, I guess we could call those instances panic attacks?

Anyway, sorry if I didn’t make sense much throughout this post. After all, I just woke up, and I will probably forget entirely that I wrote this in about thirty minutes. So…

When did I write this?

A Fresh Idea

Hello, again everyone! I hope this post finds you all in good health– and that you are ready for me to spout nonsense. Just kidding. Maybe next time.

What I am wanting to share with you on this fine night is an idea that I’ve toyed with since I started this blog–perhaps even before. I want to post playthroughs of old video games (like ps2 games, since that’s the only console I have…) and now is the best opportunity to, since I will have to start fresh. All 4 of my memory cards were wiped absolutely clean. I almost cried. A lot of that data had been on there since I was in 3rd grade… which is (hold on I’m counting…) 10 years, if I’m not mistaken. All of those stored memories, crushed! But, oh well. It can all be replayed and recorded– and then posted on youtube.

So you may ask, how will my videos be any different from other playthrough videos? My answer is I WON’T BE TALKING DURING IT!!! Nothing annoys me more, honestly, than watching someone play through a game that I’m watching on youtube because I no longer own it and thus cannot play myself that the person who is playing yammering on and on. Okay, it’s not that bad, but wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air to enjoy the soundtrack?!

My inspiration was a guy on youtube called Cardrivesu, I think (may edit in future if I’m wrong). He did playthroughs of Abe’s Oddysee and Abe’s Exodus, one of which I never finished, and the other I’d never played but had wanted to. He doesn’t speak during it, he plays through the game, and lets the character and the game speak for him. That is what I would like to do.

As for what games I will do, I will post a list, and any votes on what should come first would be nice. If anyone cares, that is. Otherwise, I’ll just play whatever I get a craving for.

Now, the big topic: What is holding me back!

As you guys might already know, I was out of a job for well over a month and have accrued about 2000 dollars of debt to pay off. Now, the things I need can be purchased over the Internet, apparently, and are dirt cheap, but… Even 5 bucks is too much to spare. So, I might have to wait until next year, when my debt is paid in full. That pains me, really, but I don’t think I have a choice, do I? After all, I will be getting a second job between Christmas and New Year’s (hopefully!) and thus won’t have any time to game.

But in any case, that is what I intend to do in the future, perhaps when I run out of videos to sub and translate, and stuff like that. And you guys knew I game– I used to post things all the time about it (mostly about ffx and ffx-2). So I will be working on that, as well. And who knows… my birthday is this month, and Christmas is around the corner too… perhaps someone I know will help me out? (Ehh… I won’t hold my breath. lol)

As for games I need but don’t have, there are 3 that I need. One is a game I’ve never played, but have the other installments, and feel a bit weird having not played the first yet (Jack and Daxter). And the other two are for the original playstation. I pride myself in having all of the (good) Spyro games. Don’t you dare try to make me play Skylanders– I want no part in it. The games that I need are the original Spyro the Dragon, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon (the third game). Both of these games I had played as a child. They were borrowed, and I had to give them back way before I could finish them. So I have this burning desire to play them through and enjoy them thoroughly. Is that so wrong?!

Around here, it is tough to find these games. I don’t live somewhere where the games just appear, and as I’ve stated, I can’t just buy them over the Internet (need money for that. If I found something here, I could possibly trade for them…) so I’m stuck Spyro-less. I have all of the others. I have the second game (Ripto’s Rage/Gateway to Glimmer), the fourth game (Enter the Dragonfly, even though my copy is slightly glitchy), the fifth (A Hero’s Tail), and the latest installments, The Legend of Spyro (I have all three). As you may be able to tell, I like Spyro a lot… and so it is kind of a bummer that I don’t have my favorite two games in the series.

As for other games I intend to (re)play… In the next post, I will list them. I think that’s enough for now.

Ahh, Sleep

I think what my problem had been was that I was anxious over my lack of a job… because now I sleep like the dead. It’s even easy to go back to sleep– which is making me sleep for 12 hours each night.

I’m a little sad about that, because I’m not getting anything done… work, sleep, work, sleep. But, it’s something that everyone does. On my days off, I still don’t get anything done, though, or so it seems.

Yesterday my fiance came over, and we played a game. We use my recording program to say something while the other plugs their ears, and then we take it and play it backwards and see if the other can guess what was said. We laughed for hours. We also watched some movies (28 Days Later, House of Wax, Monster Squad).

Well, I have to go. Just called my mom and she has bowls of my favorite foods ready for me to eat. My birthday seemingly came early ^_^.