ISML 2013 Amethyst Period - Round 6Let's get this out of the wa- ooh, Kaze no Stigma exhibition. I really should try watching that. Shame about the author :/ Arena 16 was hard, and 37 had to be decided randomly.
I got a call from the work location I was at during the early winter months, with the manager saying he needed someone to help out on Saturday and possibly for a few weeks after on account of one of his staff having an operation. So it's cost me my usual Saturday gathering, but I've got another full-length shift this week. Also probably getting an additional two to my otherwise sparse schedule for next week, too. Gonna try to keep my Saturday open, though. As it is I owe someone a pair of cards, but I'll have to send them along with my brother if he goes this week. This Saturday calls for rain, so I may opt for the bus again instead of my bike. We'll see how bad it gets. I've never ridden along the suggested path before, but from what I recall from bus rides it should be a fairly spacious/safe route. I don't remember if he has a bike rack, though. Well, it's behind a Shopper's Drug Mart, so they probably do, at least. Of course, if the wind gets bad, fuck biking. I've had to deal with fierce gusts often of late, leaving me dead tired when I arrive at work.
I know none of you care, but...Ally of Justice Catastor and Black Luster Soldier - Envoy of the Beginning have been confirmed reprints for the tins coming out in August. I already have a Gold Rare BLS-EotB (used to have two, actually. Traded one), but Catastor has always eluded me.
ISML 2013 Amethyst Period - Round 4Watched three episodes of Koreha Zombie Desu ka? Of The Dead earlier. Jesus. It's really kind of hard to watch... not only because the voices are vastly different from what I'm used to (at least in Sera's case), but I'm starting to even think that Ayumu's life might be worse than Hayate's... After the OVA of the first season I was looking forward to Sarasvati becoming a member of Ayumu's following, but her stern character has pretty much been ruined by her obsession over Ayumu's ass. While hilarious, it's also disappointing. Also worth noting is the increase in fanservice and fan disservice. Well, at least the action sequence in the opening is good... Ahem. Moving on...
Bought another box of Hidden Arsenal 7 yesterday (Face-off finally got them in again, and the owner gave me a discount because he let me down before. Price used to be $80, is now $100, sold it to me for $90). Didn't do anywhere near as good as I did with the first one. Probably lost money on it. I did get third copies of both Gishki ritual monsters I needed, a second Molten Conduction Field, a second Constellar Kaus, my first and only Constellar Ptolemys Messier 7, and a third Lavalval Chain (gonna be trade fodder since I've already got two), but nothing else that good. Got screwed over by pulling two Tin Archdukes, two DD Esper Star Sparrows, and a Sophia, which are all utter crap. Two whole boxes and about 12 packs more and I still don't have a Daigusto Emeral. Blarg.
Woah. Estelle and Joshua beat the Vesperia pair in the last vote, by over 700 votes. Wonder if there are a lot of importers amongst the voters?
On a related note, I'm now in the final dungeon of Trails in the Sky. What's the next PSP game I should play? Disgaea 2, Knights in the Nightmare, or Duodecim? That's the order I'm thinking right now, btw.
ISML 2013 Amethyst Period - Round 3UUUUAAAAAGH. Exhibition match was a royal bitch! I happen to be playing Trails in the Sky as I type this (finally put down FEA/EO4 long enough to get back to it on Sunday), so it felt like a major betrayal. But Yuri's the best male lead for an RPG ever, so... Arena 21 (randomized upon submitting again) was the only other tough one. Well, maybe 31.