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Cblogs of 09/05/13 + Shadeisms

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Last week was kind of slow for me, and this one isnít much different. The most notable thing right now is that I started school again, after a good three months vacation. To be honest, it was high time I started working again. After all, thereís only so many anime you can watch and so many video games you can play before that nasty feeling starts creeping up that you should be doing something productive instead. Oh, how I long for those days back in high school when I hadnít yet realized that terrible fact.

This week was more an introduction than anything, so I could still take it easy and do the things I enjoy. That is, if my Internet access hadnít crapped out on me. I manage my own Internet at my student home, and for some reason it is completely refusing to work. Hence why my caps are pretty late, had to do them back at my parentsí place. My service provider insists that itís a problem on their end and should be fixed in the coming days, but I donít buy that for a second. Nobody else seems to have the problem but me, and for a problem at my providerís it has the most irregular times of working and not working. Personally, I think that after 4 years of unearthly heavy duty my modem and/or router is simply busted. Iím probably going to get a new one next week, and then itís high time to start praying for it to work. I need my Internet fix, dammit! They canít leave me hanging like this!

Anyways, after my introductory week of my second year for my Masterís Degree in Law I can safely say that this is, once again, going to take a lot of work. I have already been informed of an essay that should be in the range of 25 Ė 30 pages, and this is only one of many Iíll be writing from now to December. The good news is that I may be able to get an exemption from another class, which would save me a good two hours every week. Itís a course for Academic English Writing, but that seems kind of pointless seeing as Iíve had years of experience doing exactly that, and on top of that already followed a similar course two years ago. With all the other things I will be required to do, those two hours a week would come in mighty handy, so fingers crossed.

Whatever happens, of course I have no intention of dropping my duties as a faithful Recapper for all you rapscallions (although it goes without saying that Iím not going to have a new video game to discuss every week or something), so it would seem that Iím going to have busy days ahead. And hey, if nothing else itíll make those rare moments of carefree gaming all the more worthwhile.

In other news, today was one of my best friends' birthday. I gifted her Thomas Was Alone, because off course I did. I'm visiting her later today, can't wait to hear what she thought of it.


* - Here is some more good advice by JoyfulSanity as for how not to become a game hoarder...and some circumstances in which you should kick reason to the curb and buy the game anyway.

A - I still have to watch the Pokťmon Direct from earlier this week, because I feel like I'm out of the loop. Regardless, the Pokťmon Bank sounds like a neat idea that, as Keith points out, might have some significant downsides.

A - Video games have become increasingly realistic over the past decades, but is that necessarily a good thing?

A - Azureliske highlights the weird phenomenon that the excluded (gamers as such) have started excluding subsections for sometimes no reason at all.

T - Here are some references cmstrott spotted in Saint's Row IV. It seems like a game that would have a lot of those.

T - As far as Animal Crossing goes, Mr. Resetti is a pretty brilliant character.

R - Divekick sounds like a wonderful game!

V - Apparently this is a thing that we have.

C - The dickwolves are back again. UGH.

C - Camisusoup really liked Bastion, but could use some more blog editing skills.





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