HP + 25 MP + 8
ATK + 2 DEF + 2
ACC + 4
INT + 7
DEX + 3 SPD + 2
LCK + 1
Your Shade wants to learn who would win in a fight between Link and Aragorn. But, Shade already knows four moves! Delete a move to learn who would win in a fight between Link and Aragorn?
Basic Social Etiquette
1, 2 and …. … poof!
Your Shade forgot Basic Social Etiquette, and learned who would win in a fight between Link and Aragorn!*
Yep, as you may have been able to guess from that (partially shamelessly ripped off) opening, today is my birthday! By the time I put this up it will be the morning of the 12th of April, which means that 22 years ago to the day you got that inexplicable chill down your spine like a great evil had been unleashed upon the world.
According to IMBD the only interesting person I share my birthday with is Claire Danes (does Brooklyn Decker count as interesting? *Googles* …oh. Apparently yes, yes she does.), who I only really know from playing that pretty star-girl in Stardust. But hey, I really liked Stardust, so there you go. I mean, what’s not to love about cross-dressing Robert De Niro?!
Either way, I can’t talk about presents or anything else yet until later today, probably tomorrow. It’s still early in the morning and I’ll be heading for my parents’ place in a couple hours. Either way, I don’t often ask my parents for games or gaming stuff, because I’m fairly sure they don’t like giving that kind of thing to me. They seem to think it’s boring to give me video games all the time, except for the fact that obviously I love receiving video games and barely ever know something else to ask for anyway. I have a video game wishlist of at least three or four pages, comprising WiiU, Wii, 3DS and potentially PS3 if I ever do decide to buy a used one on the cheap. And that’s not even counting my 51(!)-strong Steam wishlist, nor accessories like a Pro Controller and stuff.
Perhaps they just don’t like or understand my video game habits period: my parents don’t even like to play board games very much, so I don’t think that’s much of a stretch. My grandparents do like board games a lot, but they too don’t really understand teh vidya. This is always strange to me, because I actually have comparatively young grandparents, but they’re still as technology-illiterate as any. The disheartening thing is that on every family get-together my two nephews aged 9 and 6 will be playing their DS and without fail at some point during the day my grandma will ask me in disbelief “So you play those kinds of things too?” to which I kind of just reply that I play video games, just not even remotely the same ones they are. Regardless, my grandparents are the sweetest people, so I can forgive them a bit of misunderstanding.
Either way, I try to oblige my family every year by asking for things other than video games they can give me. It sounds awful saying it like that (and I personally hate asking for things too), but they actually do bug me as long as they need until I ask for something. Usually these are books (which I do want to read, but rarely find the time for nowadays) or home appliances for my dorm room. Useful, but ultimately not as fulfilling as opening your present and finding Luigi’s Mansion 2. Oh well. This year I dug deep and found a couple of things to ask for other than video games though. I asked for Hyrule Historia, which is video game related enough at least, and a 1TB+ external hard drive…to store my video games on.
Oh, and these Xenoblade posters, because I'm pretty sure it is humanly impossible to grasp how much sheer WANT these inspire.
Let's hope they don't figure it out. Either way, much like all good ones my parents have a knack of always giving me things I didn’t even realize I wanted. We’ll see what they have in store this year once I get home in a few hours. I’ll keep you posted!
*Link if he gets all of his items and magic, Aragorn if it’s a straight-up swordfight. The real question, however: Brego or Epona?
Weâ€™ve all been there. A game presents us with a moment or situation that fills us with dread. It could be the inexorable approach of a supernatural menace or looking down from the top of an impossibly tall building. Games will play on your fears and push you. But how do you overcome and prevail?
In honor of the ween of hallow and the month of October, the Bloggers Wanted prompt is all about â€śovercoming your fears in video games.â€ť How did you face the digital demons and pixel poltergeists? Did climbing in Assassinâ€™s Creed make you feel dizzy? Or do underground levels make you feel like you canâ€™t breathe? Everyone has this moment in gaming. You can scoff at the mirror room in Silent Hill 3 but break out into a cold sweat if you see a clown. So what do you do to get past this? Have any tricks of the trade or anecdotes that youâ€™ve picked up along the way? We want to hear about it.
Take us to your moment and how you dealt with that fear. Let us see into your heart and reach out to touch the quiet truth of your words. All you have to do is write your story in the Cblogs and format the title as â€śOvercoming Fear: [your blog title here].â€ť It's delightfully easy. You may even find your story promoted to the Front Page. Thatâ€™s always a treat.
Youâ€™ve overcome this fear. You have this story, this moment. Why not share it with us? Maybe your story can help someone else overcome their fear.
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