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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The MP Players Cometh!

Everyone who wants to register on Maplestory better get crackin'. They're opening registration, but at certain intervals in the day. Just got word from a couple of sources that say tomorrow at 7PM Chinese Time, they'll open it up. Around my parts, that's about 7AM. May not be correct, though...but what do you have to lose?

Friday, April 22, 2005

RTCW In a Hair!

Today was a pretty sweet day in the office for me. At exactly 9:02 PM, I bought my copy of RTCW for the PC. Considering that EBGames closes at 9 PM, I shaved it past the skin. And no one else had the dang thing! Can't use EBay, Amazon would have come too late, and no one else sold it in a 24-hour period. After about an hour of searchin', I finally found it in a store about 16 miles away from me. We were to leave at about 7-8...until an accident stopped us flat (or at least my ride from getting home). We actually broke speed limits just to get it (although other cars were going at about the same pace...which kinda worried me...)! Finally got there, door was locked. We started to bang on the door, and the sales clerk went to the back...no, he didn't pull out a shotgun. Customer opened the door, we went in (of course, there was another worker there who completely ignored us...). Clerk came back with the Platinum Pack (lucky I called a bit in advance...if you call 2 minutes advance), and we were out of there. I'll be makin' another post tomorrow, got a gaming party tomorrow at noon (which is why I went through this chaos in the first place). Until then, folks...

Sunday, April 17, 2005

A Windows Makeover and Other Assorted Tales

Hey to the 5 people who have seen my blog. Some things have gone down in the past couple of days, but not much, really. I tell you what, I've got a major check list to do by this summer, though. First off, I need to start pimpin' my Windows. I got a modded uxtheme.dll file so I can use some custom themes, but when I say "pimp", I mean "pimp". I need custom icons up the wazoo, and hopefully some programs that will let me do it without the god-awful manual labor (seriously, who does that anymore?). If I can start making some themes, I could really customize, but right now I'm kinda stuck in a loop hole, and running out of stuff to use.

Next is my fanfiction. I have my own fanfiction over at Fanfiction.net (Arthur name: Fox 51). It was supposed to be an epic Trilogy of Hamtaro and Legend of Zelda...ended up stopped at about 1/4 done due to me just getting lazy. Gonna see if I can get that started again. And possibly start another story, possibly based on Maplestory.

Then the hard stuff: where in the world am I gonna find good webspace!? I need a free website area as fast as possible, with some good content all set for it. I think I have a friend that can give some to me, but I don't really have any content ready for it. No theme, no text, not a thing. Haven't even decided on a subject. Don't want it to be personal, but still revolve around my taste. I'll probably do a games site.

Money for PSP. Need it. Now. 5 days ago, even! I'm praying to get PSP on my birthday in June, but I need some cash to get the accessories and games. A 512MB-1GB memory card (at least), carrying case, spare covers, straps...That's already close to $100! All well...starving artist I suppose.

A dozen of other things I want to put up, but no energy to do it. It's 4 AM. I'm tired. Post more next week.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Well, Might as Well Start Strong...

My first post, and the one thing on my mind is Maplestory. Maplestory is a PC online MMORPG that is right now in beta testing for retail release. It's completely free and may be planned to stay that way. Those with a registration can play and chat just like any other MMORPG, but the entire game is 2D. No Everquest 2 "holy crap!" graphics here. All of the sprites are hand-drawn. Completely hand-drawn. The characters, the backgrounds...I'm not saying it again, 2D! A lot of the movements are like platforming games (Megaman, Mario, ect.), and class changing (but are few and far-inbetween). I'm soundin' like a review, arent' I? Well, I have a few friends online (hopefully another by next week), but otherwise I'm not that far out there yet. Still at Level 14. I'll tell you a bit more later on. Oh, and if you decide to play the game, tough cookies. Registration is closed untill further notice. That one friend I mentioned is literally buying an account from my other friend's sister.