Just so I can turn off my non-rasslin’-fan fans right away: Smackdown wasn’t AS bad as I thought it’d be. It was pretty bad, with some ‘Huh?’ matches and a TON of backstage stuff, but Austin was entertaining as always. I am looking forward to them trying Radically New Things. Maybe they’ll be different than the Radically New Things JR has promised, oh, twice before in his weekly column.
I got Capcom vs. SNK 2 last night. Not terribly exciting; I played the hell out of it at Orlando’s place, so I knew what to expect. I lost all my Hibiki skillz, so I’ll have to practice more. I also tried some more Grand Theft Auto 3, but I can’t use the Game Shark with my save game, since A) the game only loads data off cards in slot 1, and B) the assholes at Interact force you to use a hardware dongle in slot 1 instead. Why? Are they afraid of some l33t warezman p1r8ing their Game Shark disk? Lame.
Waiting for WWF Smackdown:JBI for PS2 is driving me freakin’ nuts. I want this game so bad I can taste it. The message board twonks who whine and kvetch and troll and lie about having the game or wanting the game or all the amazing features the game is not going to have but they’re hoping it will are annoying. I would skin babies for either a copy of this game or a working time machine.
I’m wondering about NaNoWriMo and why I didn’t enter. Possibly because I don’t think I can write a novel in a month, even at my speed, due to my life situation. Or maybe I just don’t have any good ideas. It feels awkward and strange that me, a self declared hardcore author, is turning down a challenge like that. I guess I’m just being realistic, but.. blah.
I wanted to outline UE02 last night, but I was so tired I nearly passed out at the keys. Getting to bed slightly early didn’t help things; I’m still tired the morning after. Need.. three day.. weekend…
Thanks for the comments on how to deal with RealWare. I’m not quite sure I can come up with a winning situation for the folks in E02… if they do go open-engine, RealWare can unlist them from Twoday’s Guidebook, disable all RealNet access (no videos, no communication, everything) and start slandering the hell out of them in the media. Faced with that, even if nothing’s TECHICALLY stopping them from going Open Engine, there isn’t much choice. Unless I can have Mallory come up with some miracle solution, which is my hope… although I’m scratching my head as to what it is. (Don’t you love it when I drop half-spoilers so it reveals the future but not enough for you to really get the idea?)
Everything in my life feels like it’s in a holding pattern. I’m waiting for various things. Waiting for cable. Waiting for them to finish my bathroom downstairs. Waiting to move in to my apartment. Waiting for my daily schedule to change. Waiting for the WWF game. Waiting for the WWF to improve. Waiting for broadband. Waiting for the red light to change. Waiting for my work day to end so I can go home and wait to go to bed to wait to get to work. Just.. sort of sitting around, killing time in semieffective ways and wondering when the situation is going to get cool again. Two weeks can feel like an eternity.