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I love the word "generative/generativity" as I've seen it used lately, although it does make me a bit sad that we've apparently mucked "creativity" up to the point we have to make a whole new word to say "like that without all the baggage/BS."

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I'm back

I'm back home from my adventure. I don't feel up to the details right now, but it was awesome.

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Setting off on an adventure

My lovely Unitarians are sending me to a week of church leadership training, so I'll be away until probably the 18th or so.

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Video Game Longings

The ones that are a quandary, and the ones that have been (sort of) satisfied.

Investing in more game capabilities: GPU? Wii U? Wait for NX?Collapse )

At long last, PoPoLoCrois.Collapse )

Anyway, with the deck cleared of one epic game project, I feel like I can start on another one, and I plan for it to be Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Although I did go exploring what I can still get from the PlayStation web store for my PSP, just had to get the PS1 Classics version of Symphony of the Night, and in fiddling around with it I'm like "it has been way too long since I played this"...

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Fairy Tale Ending

I finally finished PoPoLoCrois for PSP! Dang, how many months did that take? (Took about 45 hours on the game clock in the end.)

Will have to post in more detail later...

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Advance Wars: Thrift and Consequences

Thursday I was in a local thrift store and saw an original-model Game Boy Advance for $3, complete with a game stuck in it. At that price I couldn't resist taking a chance on it, although I didn't expect much.

(I also bought a self-consciously daring backless dress, but that's a story for another time.)

Anyway, the GBA and the shocking revelations it revealed!

Tinkering Win; Counterfeit-avoidance FailCollapse )

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Book Challenge 8/12

My latest fill in the 2016 Book Challenge is the "book you own but have never read." OMG SO MANY OF THESE YOU GUYS. But the one I went with:

"A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael" by Ellis Peters

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A Tale of Two Demos

I remember when the PSP Go came out. No physical media?? I thought it was the worst idea ever and nothing could have induced me to buy one.*

Now, Nintendo has given me the 3DS eShop and it's the coolest thing ever, to the point that suddenly, I think I could give up cartridges with alarming ease.

I guess Sony just tried it too soon.

But anyway, one of the joys of the eShop is --- free demos! Which fits right in with how, in my previous big ol' video game rant I said I should dabble more, so I have, and a couple of these demos have stood out...

The titular two demos: Fire Emblem Awakening and Bravely DefaultCollapse )

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Book Challenge 7/12

I took a couple months off from the book challenge, but I'm back on the job with the "book published this year":

"Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections)" by Stephen Prothero

Kind of a clickbaity title, huh?

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Oh, and I owe you all a post about video game demos, too.

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Video Games and Me

Been too long since I posted. As usual.

I never did do a post-mortem on [community profile] insert_coin; I both wrote and received stories for Zelda II: The Adventure of Link; I think both stories came out very well!

And I think I overdid it on the book challenge and burnt myself out a bit, so I've been taking a break lately, but hopefully I'll get back into it soon.

The matching video game challenge I invented... Well, I never have fully committed to it, although it's given me some nice thoughts. But that feeds into the actual topic of my ramble, because...

I am in a really weird place when it comes to video games.Collapse )

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