By Hailinel 11 Comments
Oh, Dear...Well, I'd rather not have a repeat of tonight any time soon.
- Attempt to edit a wiki page.
- Discover that 95% of the page is formatted in a manner that's an utter nightmare to work with.
- Post a suggestion to the Wiki Task suggestion thread.
- Shitstorm ensues.
- A challenge that I just do the work myself is posed.
- My other work on the wiki is insulted in almost the same breath.
- I take the challenge and run with it.
- I spend the next next 3+ hours editing a goddamn wikipage. Why did it take so long? My browser had utter fits with the way the page was formatted.
More than anything else, I think tonight just proved that I'm stubborn beyond belief. Though I suppose it could also be seen as unjustifiable dedication, if I reeeeally tried to stretch it into rose-tinted territory.
By the way...Does this bug you? How about this? This, maybe? What am I even talking about?
The insertion of two spaces after a sentence-ending punctuation mark, of course. It's a common word-processing practice I've used since elementary school. I don't see what the big deal is, honestly, but it apparently drives some other people crazy. What say you?
Anyway, here are some other random musings.
Returning to the SpireSo after getting reacquainted with the soundtrack to The Dark Spire this past week, I decided to pop the game back in my DS and give it another go. I never did beat it the first time around, and looking back at my old save file, I didn't get very far in it, either. But now that I've got the urge again, I'm going to see how far I can get.
Which in fact may not be all that far. After about two hours of play, I'm still on the first floor and haven't even canvased the whole area yet. This game is crazy hard. Also, the enemies really like killing my halfling thief for some reason. (Though, halflings are soft and squishy.) That doesn't really help my party's pocketbook. Then again, this game was designed to be a slow grind. A dungeon crawler in the most literal sense. It'll probably take me a while to make any significant progress. If I do, then I'll be sure to report back here.
Dragon Questin'!Ah, Dragon Quest IX, you are like a warm winter's blanket after the cruel mistress that is The Dark Spire. Your characters are adorable, your sidequests are amusing, your kogal fairy is flapping funny. Really, I wish I had put more time into you last year. But for now, it's four fyggs down, three to go. Also, Slood + Gooey Gear = Ridiculous, yet completely awesome.
Now if I could just break away from all of these DS RPGs to get some time in with Nier. And to think I just picked up the PSP version of Knights in the Nightmare. Which just happened to come with a free download voucher for Yggdra Union. Why do I do this to myself?