I’ve neglected this blog for like a month now. I started a new job over a month ago and its a 40 minute commute to and fro. So by the time I get home around 5 or 6, I’m tired and just want to unwind, maybe go out with a friend for dinner or just curl up with a good book. Writing at night is isolated to the hours of 9pm or later, when I’m ready for bed. I adore my job and I’m slowly finding the balance between work and still doing other things. Responsibilities, what a concept.
Onto nerdier news. I’m still working through my 100 books in a year goal. I posted my July update and finished another book today bringing my total books read to 54. Can I read 46 books in 4 months while working a fulltime job and staying busy with other stuff? Of course I can, I work well under pressure 🙂
Since I’ve been off, I’ve had more time for gaming in the past two weeks and some after school. I was adamantly playing Wario Woods and even got up to level 70. Then I spent around 10-15 hours trying to get to level 75. It’s been filed away for another day and I decided to navigate my way through Final Fantasy II.
Around this time last year I picked up and quickly made my way through FF2. I ended up getting stuck in Deist cave and gave up. I made my way through it the other night and now my party is really overpowered. My party all has their HP between 3700-4200 and even the hard bosses are going down within two turns.
Final Fantasy 2′s leveling system has gaundered mixed opinions, but personally I love it. I’m over halfway (maybe 3/4ths) of the way through Final Fantasy II and its been a really fun old school RPG. It’s not my favorite game in the RPG (not in the top 5), but its still a solid RPG that should be played if only for its quirky leveling up system. I think the leveling up system in Final Fantasy 2 is actually one of my favorites in any RPG-it took a risk in the early days of RPG’s and it works.
Other Nerd Blurbs
- I went to a casual play Magic the Gathering night earlier this week. I had built a red and green deck with burn spells on the fly and I was surprised at how well it did. Now I’m working on a slivers deck.
- I went back and reread an old manga series I loved when I was a teenager called Kare First Love. Reading it as an adult, I realize its not as good as I remember. In fact, its nothing special…
- I ran by a local thrift store last weekend and while I was in the book section, happened to look up at the CDs to find Final Fantasy VII. After looking closer, I realized there were several RPG’s! I ended up walking away with the games above for only $15!
Oh…right the other part of this blog. Lets see, I exercise regularly, eat lots of fruits and veggies and surprisingly haven’t turned into a peach. Really, I’m eating them way too much if that’s possible.