Was deemed by the Arishok as one who commands a great deal of respect. Was recently thrown out of a wheat field for going against the grain. Once conquered Rhode Island using a can of lima beans, a yo-yo, and a used copy of Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 on Blu-Ray. Is a founding member of the band Bladder Failure, whose hit single "Flushed From the Bottom of My Heart" spent nearly six minutes atop the Canadian Top 10 (until the software glitch was corrected). Invented the word "zfaifnv" while trapped in the back of a UPS truck with a flatulent snapping turtle.

ALSO: Does not tolerate use of the word "when" under any circumstance.
The Legend of Blake
Embark upon a journey to become a legend. Or not. It's up to you.



What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

Yeah, back when I was a young cricket, I would probably get one new video game each year, if I was lucky, and I would play that game to death. I suppose that WOULD account for a certain level of mastery.

On the other hand, I've probably bought 10 new games this year alone. Mario Kart 8 is a great example. I certainly loved every moment I spent with it, but I have spent far fewer moments with it than Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64. And it shows, because I get my ass handed to me by the kiddies all the time. It's pretty bad when I consider 6th place a good showing...

On that note, I think I'll be playing Mario Kart 8 in a moment. XD

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^ Will split 50% of any book royalties with me. Just because.

< Is not currently writing a book, but has done PLENTY of writing. Some of it might even be good.

v Owns at least one piece of hardware capable of playing those newfangled video games, and will divulge that information in the form of a haiku.

Levelling Up! Create your Birthday Character!

And they say I have bad memory.
I just realized that "seiromem" is "memories" spelled backwards...

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

Yeah, I was just thinking about how the Xillia cast compares with the others and I reached the same conclusion. It doesn't really bother me YET, but I'm well aware that the characters are always going to be similar between games. There's always going to be a villain with a bunch of odd subordinates, there's always going to be an "old" man in the party, there's always going to be a strange cutesy animal character. Some variety and complexity would be nice, but for the time being, I can live with hit.

And I had NO idea that Go Shiina was composing Zestria! That is great news. Legendia's soundtrack is absolutely incredible. Motoi Sakuraba certainly has his moments (the music in Baten Kaitos is pretty good), but his Tales work is just the same recycled stuff over and over and over... and over and over again. In one of the Tales games (they all blend together, so I can't even remember which one), there's a song called "Generic Theme," and it's literally the source of every song Sakuraba has ever composed. I was playing Mario Golf: World Tour not too long ago, and music for one of the golf courses is literally, note for note, the Tales of the Abyss battle theme. It eventually deviates, but the first 10-15 seconds are identical. I guess stuff like that is bound to happen when you compose 70 game soundtracks a year.

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

I didn't think the plot in the first game was that strong, either. And Teepo is definitely one of the worst things ever, but the rest of the cast didn't really bother me. Xillia 2 is generally more of the same, and the plot takes forever to get moving, but when it finally does, it's definitely better than the first game--but that's only if you like the new characters. If you're annoyed by the kid that tags along on your journey, then there's absolutely nothing for you in this game. If you like the kid, then there's a halfway decent story buried under all of the fractured dimension stuff. The game is far from perfect, but I don't think it's a smoldering pile of dreck.

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

I tried playing SMB3 for the first time in ages not too long ago. Either I was a masterful gamer when I was 10, or my mad skillz have deteriorated, because I don't remember it being THAT hard back in the day. XD

Still playing through Tales of Xillia 2. Once the plot kicks into high gear, that game is just WOW.

Post an insane lie about the person above you

1. The last time that somebody claimed to have found Bigfoot (well, the last time that I can remember, anyway), they killed it and stored the remains in their freezer. Though it... (shock) ...turned out it wasn't really Bigfoot. Don't remember what it really was. Probably a rotten enchilada or something.

2. I'm totally Mr. T's son.

3. pianotm is an active member in North Dakota's second-largest Holstein cow tipping club.

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^ Is probably not an oven-baked flat bread topped with tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings.

< Is currently eating chocolate animal crackers.

v Is jealous.

What are you thinking about right now?

I had a dream earlier this morning that was just my brain being a jerk face.

I dreamt I did all my homework before school so when it came time to actually do my homework, I thought I already had done my homework so I just... didn't do my homework. It was a great morning.
Man, I had a similar dream once... I dreamed that I had to go to the bathroom, so in my dream, I got up and went to the bathroom. It turns out that I *REALLY* had to go to the bathroom, like, for real. Thankfully, I realized this before any sort of unfortunate accident could happen.

What are you thinking about right now?

Oh, we do dream analysis around here, too?

I used to have this recurring dream that I've always wondered about, but it's so utterly bizarre that I'm not even sure that I want to post it. XD