…but I figured I should clear out the previous entry with a fresh one, so… hmm. Random thoughts ahoy.
Well, WWE Raw kicked ass again. It’s weird, Raw’s becoming my must-see show and Smackdown’s a “Eh, if the guys come over or the spoilers look good, okay” show. Wasn’t it the other way around a month or two ago?
I’m trying to slide back into the UE mindset — pondering the next paragraphs, the next scenes. How to make the upcoming wild scenario WORK. Just a little thought, keeping it in mind, turning it over a bit. I don’t anticipate any problems.
Got the wax sucked out of my ears by the doctor today. My ear canals don’t properly drain like most folks, so if I don’t get this done every 6 months, I suffer massive pluggage and hearing loss. Wah. Now they’re so crystal clear that I had dizziness for a few hours and a headache right up to now. Wah. But it’s still worth it.
The NWN comment thread has sunk as far into stupidity as it can get and I no longer care about it. Besides, the admins are on the case and nuking posts of a pointlessly inflammatory nature. Right on, guys. Just because it’s the Internet doesn’t give people free lisence to be dicks.
I am taking some of the complaints (even the flames, at least the ones that tried to make a point) into consideration for P#5. I’m trying to identify spots which are just hack and slash crawlers, and inject a little plot and such into it. An NPC here, a tiny side-quest or bonus there, things like that. I think I hit my ‘peak’ with Dewey’s Decimal, which was a fully working and breathing locale loaded with people and things to see — it felt like a “THERE,” man. I think I can recapture some of that in P#5, and I’ve definitely got it in mind for the second campaign, which will be more driven by the NPC interaction than by stock wacky scenarios (farm of nuclear chickens, for instance).
I got an obscure Ranma 1/2 episode off Kazaa last night. Good to see some quality content up there that’s not porn. (Although with Ranma, the case could be made…) It’s the one where Ukyou switches to girl’s clothes for awhile. Ah, Ucchan. *little hearts* Not annoying and ditzy like Shampoo, not abusive and psychotic like Akane or Kodachi, but in a comfortable middle ground that only turns to Takahashi-esque pointless violence now and then. Too bad she had to be saddled with a manga author determined to keep the intelligence level of her story at a junior high school reading level. (Why is that, anyway? Inu Yasha doesn’t suffer that problem. Is it because she was trying to beat Dragonball in the marketplace?)
…dear god, did I just bait Ranma fans to come out of the woodwork and eat me alive? Pretend you didn’t read that. Please. Look, three headed monkey! *runs*