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2:10 AM on 11.20.2007


well I'm writing an update with a heavy heart... I figured those of you who cared should know what happened.

we got all three tests back a week or so ago, and they were all positive for FIP, but because of the way the tests had to be done, there was still a 10% chance that it wasn't, and he had seemed to be getting better, so we were still being pretty positive about it until a couple days ago. It became apparent in a blink of an eye.. he laid down on his favorite blanket, in his favorite spot, and since he had been sleeping a lot in the past couple weeks, it was quite common to see him right there, sleeping just like he was... an hour or so later, we had to give him his meds, and when we went to give them to him, he wasn't moving too much, he was still breathing, but not moving, and his eyes were completely WIDE open, and almost unseeing... his pupils would expand and contract almost randomly, looking as if he had been staring right into the sun at times (most of the time) and then going to looking as if he had just walked out of a completely pitch black closet. He wouldn't even blink if you put your finger right in front of his eye, which told us instantly that he was quite vividly hallucinating. He also right about then lost control of his body (you can guess what that means..)

in about 10 minutes we had him to the vet, and although we already knew it at that point, she confirmed it.. it was a combination of the Wet and Dry form of FIP, which causes nearly random Neurological problems... and that this won't get better... he may have lived for another week, but he would have to be force fed, and would probably never even move or see anything (new) again... Neither of us could bear the thought of that, knowing that this would only get worse, and that it would pretty much be torture, we decided to have him.. put to sleep :(

while crying, we held him during the whole thing... he purred the entire time, but never made any reference to being able to see anything at all, he could obviously feel us petting him and holding him... although another thing about what he was going through, is that for some reason he wouldn't accept being right-side up.. if we flipped him over to hold him normally, he would start crying out, just like if you flip a cat upside-down when they don't want to be... Cassie (my room-mate) was singing to him the whole time, and e held him crying for a couple minutes after the whole thing...

that's the update... Lil'Bit is gone.

-Kitten   read

9:41 PM on 11.03.2007

I don't care anymore at this point... Help

I don't care if I'm going to get flamed for this, I don't care what anyone says bad about me. just please, listen... My cat: (the white looking one) has been diagnosed (with about an 80% likelihood) with F.I.P. (Feline Infectious Peritonitus), which has a survival rate of 0%, it is completely terminal... I'm not a religious person at all, but please, I'm begging for anybody that IS religious, or anyone that isn't even, please pray, or hope, or cross your fingers.. we'll most likely know for sure if he has it by tomorrow at noonish-4.. please. I can't lose my baby :( sorry about posting this on a gaming blog site, but I just really need/want some support. Thanks again. -Kitten   read

8:35 AM on 10.27.2007

Time for a PC Game Review #3

DToid tends to lean more towards the Console games, but I honestly prefer PC games :) so I'm gonna give a couple reviews on some of my favorite all time PC Games :P

#3. Flyff

Now I know most of you are like "wtf is Flyff?!" Well until a month or so ago, I had never heard of it either. In my opinion their advertising was horrible, I just happened to stumble across it from another site that was advertising another site.... :\

I didn't feel like getting on and taking my own screenshot :P sorry... anyway, if you've ever played Ragnorak Online, you'll love this game, but don't think it's just like RO, it's wayyyy better, this game is MUCH more... I guess you could say Dynamic.. a little slower, it actually HAS a storyline (takes a little searching to get into it), and it's wayyy bigger..

The Graphics: The charectors are set up kind of like PS2 chars would be, but for an MMORPG, I don't think that's too bad, you have full control over your view of a very nice 3D world, and if you're still comparing it to RO the enemies are definitely a lot cooler from what I've seen so far. From what I can tell, every piece of armor, every weapon, hat, everything, changes your appearance, and then add in all the different looks for each job and job class, and you have yourself a very nice set of diverse chars.

Flyff stands for "Fly For Fun" which, in my opinion, sounds gay, so we'll just go with Flyff (which I think sounds pretty kewl, lol) but, IT IS A FREE MMORPG! so you should at least give it a try. Like all RPGs lvling is easy at first, and you're stuck on a smaller island, but once you get to lvl 20, you can start using hoverboards and all sorts of flying contraptions to get you around the world, but until then, you're hikin' it.

There are always a lot of people on, you can 99.9% of the time, walk out of where you are and see a ton of people running around, and one of the best things, is I've never experienced any lag with this game (except once when they were having some server difficulties that have been fixed now). One of the drawbacks is that leveling gets pretty slow at about level 15ish, and you just kinda have to deal with it until you can kill some of the stronger things on your island. The only other drawback I've seen so far was that the Tutorial (which is a cute little duck/panguin guy trying to teach you how to do shit) is completely screwed up, like it told me how to do something, and then would wait for me to do it, about 15 minutes later after I had LONG figured out what I was doing, it was like "ok, now do.." something else, lol.. but ti's not required or anything, and most of the people around are willing to take a bit out of their time and teach you wtf you're doing :) but it's pretty simple really.

the controls are either: Point and Click, simple enough, or, if you like (which I know you do), you can use WASD controls to move around. Also there's a huge map that you can view and move around like that, if you don't wanna bother seeing people or monsters, or obsticles :\ but it does help quite a bit when you have a specific place your going... it also kinda makes things funny when you're out running around and you see someone running directly into a tree and not moving, you know they're using the map :)

Either way, this game is at least worth a download, mind you it IS a little big, and there are quite a few updates to d/l when you get it, but it's a HELL OF A LOT simpler then RO is to set up (on a free server). All ya gotta do is Download, Open, Wait for it to d/l the updates, and then it restarts the game, and you're done, simple as that... the site you d/l it from was incredibly fast when I downloaded it, I was getting 650Kb+ per second on my cable, which is pretty damned fast for a cable :)

I give this game about a 9/10 again... like I said, these are my all time favorites :)

btw, you can download it here

-Kitten   read

11:24 PM on 10.21.2007

Time for a PC Game Review #2

DToid tends to lean more towards the Console games, but I honestly prefer PC games :) so I'm gonna give a couple reviews on some of my favorite all time PC Games :P

#2. Civilizations IV

If you like history, if you like stratagy, if you like economics, if you like warfare, this is a great game for you. Although sadly my computer can only handle it on its' 'low' graphical setting, I still don't think the graphics would have been all that great even on high res, BUT, this game doesn't need them in my opinion.

Civilizations IV gives you a perfect mix of the 4 things I mentioned previously (History, Stratagy, Economics, and Warfare). In this one (like in all the civilizations games) you start small, with the ability to make one city, but really they did a great job with this one. honostly I can't compare it to Civilizations III as I didn't bother to play it, but it's HELLA better then Civilizations II, hehe.

Although watch out, this is definitely a game meant for you to sit and play for HOURS ON END, the first time I played it... I died (lol), the 2nd time, I was playing it for about 8+ hours straight, and I wasn't even done with the game. It is TERRIBLY addictive, so if you have trouble quitting Crack, then you may want to be careful with Civilizations IV.

There's also a multiplayer option that (of course) I havn't been able to explore thanks to my weak computer, but honostly I would expect that to be BADASS.

I would give this game an 8.5/10, but definitely worth the purchase (or download ;) hehe)

Next PC Game Review: Flyff

-Kitten   read

8:41 AM on 10.21.2007

Time for a PC Game Review #1

DToid tends to lean more towards the Console games, but I honestly prefer PC games :) so I'm gonna give a couple reviews on some of my favorite all time PC Games :P

#1. SimCity 4

Right off the bat I knew I'd love this game.. it brings a whole new aspect to the SimCity Series, as a person who's played every single SimCity since the original, I know the game quite well, and must say, they DEFINITELY set the bar high with this one.

SimCity 4 brings something that no other SimCity had, the ability to make a REGION, not just a single City, no, you can interconnect tons of cities with eachother, change the landscape in beautiful ways, which allows you to creat amazing scenery and urbanization, my particular favorite was with little rural/farming cities on the outskirts next to a mountain range, connected by a single highway to the larger cities.. it looked great :)

It also game you even MORE control over your budget and things to build.. they went with a monthly budget this time, making things even more realistic, and it REALLY makes things difficult, you really have to watch how early you give your sims good education or clean water or you might end up completely screwing your budget.

All around, with Graphics and Gameplay I give it a 10/10.. obviously the only thing lacking is a storyline xD

well that's my PC Game Review for the day..

Upcoming Review: Civilizations IV

-Kitten   read

4:13 AM on 10.20.2007


this is all in response to Jim Sterlings Recent Blog containing a video of a 'professional' Psychologist bashing Halo 3 and all other 'violent' games.


after watching the video (and reading the responses) went to see if maybe I could find what part of the brain it was that was being used, and came to an interesting conclusion.. the brainscans shown in that clip are completely bogus! Now let me clarify, they are obviously real.. but no brain scans are done in that direction due to the geography (for lack of a better word) of the brain, there is absolutely no way to tell from those pictures if the activity is in the frontal lobe, or any other 'depth' from what I've found, all/most (I add in most because I'm sure they exist, but I wasn't able to find any) brain scans are done from the top, so at least tha way they can get a general Idea of what is going on.

Now to kinda continue from where I spun-off, these photos are telling us that while playing a 'violent' video game, our brains are more active in:
A. Smelling something
B. Our Vocabulatory Dictionary or
C. Looking at something
.... how does that make any implications towards violence? I'm so confusled.. but let's move on...

now if it were a 'violent' thought running through the brain, wouldn't it be considered and impulsive or emotional thought? well uhh.. wouldn't that be on the other side of the brain then?

someone please tell me that she has SOME idea of what the hell she's talking about... please?? (*listens to the crickets from the audience*)

BAHHH sorry.. this lady just seriously annoyed me!!!

-Kyttie   read

2:57 AM on 10.19.2007

Newbish Question for the damned..

I've seen it happen once to a friend of mine, less then 3 months off the shelf... I've heard of it happening 1 year and 4 months off the shelf, I've heard people report never experiencing it as of yet... so I must ask.. what the fuck causes the Red Ring of Death on the XBox 360... I don't own one (and won't until I move back to Missouri most likely) but I'm very curious as to what causes it?

does anyone know? or does everyone, but me, know?


9:09 PM on 10.12.2007

Blast from the Past Challenge

anyone who still has a copy of War2, and thinks they have what it takes to handle an old pro, BRING IT ON...

hehe I officially send a Challenge to a game of WarCraft 2!! a Classic... anyone think they can handle a little girl? hehe

(it'd be easiest if you have the Battle.Net edition, lol)   read

10:57 PM on 10.11.2007

Wii Friend Code... somethings odd here...

ok, have you really looked at your Mii Friend code?

it's a 16 digit number specific to each Machine. now that means there are 9,999,999,999,999,999 combinations (or 9 Quardillion 999 Trillion 999 billion 999 Million 999 thousand and 999)

there are only (in the mid-rage of) 6 billion people on the planet.. (we'll just say an even 6 billion for ease of mind purposes)

why did nintendo feel the need to make sure there would be enough codes for every person on the planet to have 1,666,666 Wiis?

just thought I'd ask you guys...   read

2:08 AM on 10.06.2007

This should be a fun night!!!

Just thought I'd go ahead and post what I assume will be the highlight of my week!!

what do you guys think?

Sidenote: sadly I had to take these pics myself, so I'm not in 'em :(

hehe, this should be a lot of fun ;)

(there's no way I'll be able to eat all that tonight, don't worry, lol)

just thought it would make a pretty cool picture, so I set it up and wanted to share it with DToid

(my place is kind of a mess right now, but like my TV?? a little old, but 52 in. nonetheless)

-Kitten   read

8:16 PM on 09.30.2007

Music + dumb girls

ok, I'll start with the music part...

I felt like listening to something I hadn't heard in a while, and found my 'Garbage' collection (I love them!), anyway, it got me thinking about wtf has happened to music... we have some decent metal songs out, a whole bunch of rap crap.. and a ton of sappy overplayed love songs that say the same thing every other love song has been saying for the past 30 years... I just think it's getting a little old, the only thing that's grown it seems is Rap and metal, Rock has deteriorated (Led Zepplin, Def Leapord, and all them), Sappy Love songs are all STILL the same as ever, and Alternative is still... well.. alternative... the only positive note I can say about the current music is the lack of boy-bands...

ok, let's go into a little more detail about some of the biggest chick singers right now, we'll start with the beloved *caugh* Amy Lee (lead singer of Evanescence)... Good looking, yes. Goth.. you'd think so.. but no! She's a complete poser.. In her normal casual wear, and to anywhere else for that matter with the exception of when she sings, she's complete in 'punk' style.. and I really don't see Amy Lee as the type to go for that honestly.. I bet she was just some prep girl who was smarter then the others and knew where to get a fanbase.
Now we'll go with Avril Lavign, ohhh yay... I must say she has gotten a little better with her image, but she's still another complete poser.. When she started out she was complete punk, Sk8er Boi and all that, you could tell she barely had any idea wtf she was talking about, she only went for that style for the same reason Amy Lee went for hers.. for a fanbase... from her other songs, and seeing/reading interviews with her, you can tell she's just a spoiled brat who's one of those "I only fight for the winning side" sort of people. But in her defense she has gotten a LITTLE better with all that lately, and kind of started showing who she really is... but I doubt that will last long, she'll either get worse again, or her career will end... my prediction, we'll see ;)
Now in defense for both of them, I LOVE Amy Lees' voice, and a lot of her songs hit home with me, I just don't like her... same with Avril mostly, I like some of her songs, she has a fun voice.. I just don't like her...

Now for the fun part.. DUMB GIRLS!

We've all seen them... the stupid-ass white girls who either:
A. Only like guys who treat them like shit.
B. Only like Black guys.
C. Act completely and totally Ghetto, and live in a rich neighborhood.

I mean COME ON! wtf is so attractive about a guy with all silver teeth with his name engraved on them? I honestly thing it looks more like he has a whole bunch of capped teeth that are STILL rotting out... and for all you girls who ONLY date black guys, just WTF? you're all about "I want equal rights" and "treat me like you would anyone else" but then you don't treat others like you would anyone else.. or maybe it's deeper then that.. I don't know, either way, in the 90's, that didn't really happen.. it's not that black guys got more attractive... I dunno what it is.. you tell me... and then on to those completely ghetto white chicks who have never even SEEN the bad side of town.. we ALL know you're truly an Emo, just STFU and quit acting like you know wtf you're doing..

We've all seen these 3 types of women.. they're EVERYWHERE!!! WHY!?!? WTH is going on with our society!? oh... or I guess we could go with what everyone else seems to think is the right answer for everything... IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!!! Come on people... it's you're own damn fault.. lol...

ok and one last thing.. before I get a whole bunch of "you're just doing this for attention" comments.. I want to ask you a question.. what did you write your blog for? was it for other people to read? wait... if other people read it, you're getting attention!! OMFG YOU ONLY WROTE YOUR BLOG FOR ATTENTION!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG xD so ya... none of that... as I've learned.. don't suck... (and I'll just add) if you do, stfu xD

-Kitten   read

5:54 PM on 09.30.2007

First Blogage + Wii

ok fine, I've already been asked to write a blog, so I am... I'll start out by saying that I'm terrible at this.

I've come to realize in the past 3 hours that I'm completely addicted to 2 songs right now, "Move Your Body" by Eiffel 65 (odd eh?) and by Holly Dolly (I have no idea what the song is called, that link will take you directly to the song). The reason I mention this is to kind of explain my mood right now, after listening to those 2 songs nearly over and over for the past couple hours, I'm sitting in my chair pretty much bouncing up and down half dancing in my seat :P

And now to move on to the Wii

I just bought the Wii (FINALLY) a couple days ago, and I have to admit, it hasn't turned off since I got it; with the combination of the Wii Sports (mostly the Boxing and Bowling), Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Big Brain Academy, and a couple GameCube Games that I've been dieing to play since I lost my old GameCube (Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing), I've barely been able to leave the couch xD I love the Wii Controllers, the graphics are great from what I've seen so far, the only drawback I see so far, is the same problem Nintendo has almost always had, and that's their selection, Nintendo has always (except NES really) veered more towards the younger crowd, and always been slower with their production of games (which you should all already know), but right now it seems that what I payed for all this was definitely worth it:

Extra Controller
Controller Recharger (+ the rechargeable Batteries that come with it)
Standard Controller for the Wii
Regular GameCube Controller
Big Brain Academy
Mortal Kombat
Harvest Moon
Animal Crossing

total: (about) $700

Time Spent on it in the past 3 days: about 30 hours! xD (about 10+ hours a day, lol)

on a completely different topic, and a more personal note, I HATE TEXAS! I'm a Missouri Girl all the way, and I just moved down here recently with a friend of mine that I worked with where we lived before, we had both expected it to be kinda crappy, just cus of the size of this damnable city, but not this bad... She just refers to it as the 'Hell Hole'... well anyway, ya, dunno why I decided to say that, kinda pointless, but blah.. you just read it anyway, so HAH!

-Kitten   read

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