Phoenix

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    • 7 years ago

      Phoenix
    • Post Number One-Hundred and Ninety-Five

      7 years ago

      Phoenix

      FUCK YES MAVS!!

      I am referring to the Mavericks 4-0 sweep of the Lakers... Just in case you were wondering...

      BEAT LA!!

      Yes they did!

      (soooooo happy)

      :D

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Ninety-Four

      7 years ago

      Phoenix

      Being an adult is awesome. Why? Because it means you can afford to buy all the toys you

      want!

      The other day, Talia and I were out shopping, and we suddenly had the desire to shoot

      things... So we bought a couple of guns each...

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      Well, shooting the wall turned into shooting the couch, and that turned into shooting each

      other. We quickly decided to wear safety goggles (which we were lucky enough to have 2 pairs

      around the house (Talia uses them in Science experiments)), and then thought, why leave it

      at that?

      So we both armored up.

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      As you can probably guess, the bulk of the armor is made out of the box our guns came in.

      But we also have a little bit of infulence from our America holiday in there with the Mickey

      Mouse ears we got at Disney, as helmets. I also have the latest in pillow body armor, and

      Talia was sporting some stylish protective earware. Lastly I used box off-cuts as added

      protection on my legs and arm.

      We battled for about 2 hours. Talia was at one end of the house and I was at the other,

      looking down our hallway at each other. We both had a doorway closer to each other that we

      could hide in, when we needed to run out to pick up more ammo.

      Anyway, in the end we were exhausted and we had to clean up our ammo mess...

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      I am legitimately surprised that Jack and She hadn't already done this...

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Ninety-Three

      9 years ago

      Phoenix

      A couple of weeks back I had a really bad migraine. Medication didn't seem to help, so I decided that it must be my mutant powers awakening...

      Thus far I have ruled out the following as not being my powers...
      - The ability to fly
      - Being Immune to pain (as a result of trying to fly)
      - The ability to heal quickly (also as a result of trying to fly...)
      - The ability to move objects with my mind
      - The ability to run very, very fast
      - The ability to be an immovable object
      - The ability to read minds
      - The ability to walk through objects
      - I can't shoot or control or turn myself into fire
      - I can't shot web
      - I can't turn invisible

      I'm kinda running out of powers to test...

      Also, the other day Alex came over and we played some Mario Strikers Charged on the Wii...

      If anyone has read the Penny Arcade comic...

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      The game is EXACTLY like that...

      Laters.

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Ninety

      9 years ago

      Phoenix

      Well... Its been over a year since my last journal... How sad... :-/

      Anyways... So I moved to Melbourne last year, and that went great. I am still working at the computer store, and still loving it.

      Talia and I moved about 2 months ago into a place in the suburbs with a bit more space for all our stuff, and that has been fun.

      Oh and there is that whole wedding thing going on too...

      Yeh thats right... In case any of you have forgotten, I am getting married in 2 days time!

      I'm am kinda nervous... and a little worried, but mostly really excited.

      I have already left work for my two weeks of holidays. I needed a couple of days in advance to prepare for the wedding, and pack bags for the honeymoon and such.

      People already started arriving yesterday, and there are more arriving today and tomorrow, so that is really exciting...

      I am sad that there are some people I really wanted to have there, that are unable to make it, such as one of my best friends from school who is stuck in New Zealand, and some of my very, very good friends in America land, and our friends in England.... land...

      I think everything is basically organised for the day... Including the weather... Which is supposed to be lovely and thunderstormy... With some gale forced winds... How quaint...

      I guess thats all for now...

      There will be photos to follow, so keep your eyes out for those...

      Wish me/us luck! :D

      Laters.

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Eighty-Nine

      10 years ago

      Phoenix

      So it would seem that this is my first journal for the year...

      Since my last maddened ravings, I celebrated Christmas with my lovely fiancée in Adelaide, before making the move to Melbourne. We found an apartment in Southbank, just behind the casino, right near the city. It has a really beautiful view. I moved with Mike, one of my best mates from school, and Mookie, Akira's significant other.

      Once I get around to finding a camera, I'll take some photos and put them up for you all to see :)

      We have been here for over a month, now, and I am really enjoying it. I got a job on my second day here, by simply walking in off the street and asking for one. So now I have a new job as a salesman in a computer store, so if anyone needs cheap parts, let me know. I had a really good first month, where I made commission, and earned a lot of praise from my senior salespeople, which I was very happy with.

      In other news, we got a 360. Which we have gotten a lot of fun out of. I was kind of hoping that I would get a whole bunch of gaming time when I moved here, but I got a job, and so I have had hardly any...

      Recently time has been taken up by work, and then wedding planning. We have started looking at venues, and things... And as much as I hate to admit to it, I am getting a little excited...

      Plenty more has happened but I am kinda tired and a little surprised that I even got this far...

      Laters.

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Eighty-Eight

      11 years ago

      Phoenix

      Okay, its been a while since my last journal entry, which finished with me arriving home from my amazing trip to the United States of America.

      Since being home I have been working a lot, and saving most of my money, for my move to Melbourne at the end of the year. I am really looking forward to getting out on my own :)

      I turned 22. It was a rather uneventful birthday, which is just the kind of birthday I like :) and Talia had a birthday a couple of weeks later.

      What else... Oh, thats right! I got engaged :P Yes, I asked Talia to marry me, and she said yes. So now she is stuck with me for life ;) Another reason I have not journaled more recently, apart from so much work, is that I have spent a great deal of time being involved in organising two engagement parties. One in Melbourne, and one here in Adelaide. But to get through it I just look at the light at the end of the tunnel... The presents :P

      Anyway, the first of these parties is on the 10th of November in Melbourne, and the second in the weekend after. So we are going to be super busy, and super spending money on parties, accommodation and travel :-S

      We were initially planning the wedding for early 2010, but have since been talking, and are thinking we might bump it up a year to, same time of year, 2009. I hope this doesn't inconvenience my american friends who are planning on making the trip, as we are really, really excited about having you come over for it :)

      Another reason for me not journaling, is my DS. Pokemon Pearl, more to the point. I bought Talia Pokemon Diamond, and her own DS, and I got re-hooked on Pokemon Pearl, and I have been playing that almost every waking hour for the last few weeks, until I got sick for a week or so. Actually, I don't think sick is the right word... I have had a really bad headache, and my hayfever has been worse than normal, thats about all... no vomiting, or coughing or any of that stuff... So not properly sick...

      Anyway, I got the new Zelda for DS; The Phantom Hourglass. I have been playing that a bit over the last couple of days, so the Pokemon has really fallen away... I still check which pokemans are swarming each day, tho.

      Talia was over a few weeks ago, during her mid semester break, and we were playing Shadow Hearts 3, which only came out here recently. It is pretty good, but no where near as good as shadow hearts 2.

      So yeh, my internet time has been reduced a little, so I have had no time to read most of the alerts on my list, let alone make more alerts for everyone else :-S

      Also...

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      Srsly...

      Anyways, thats enough for now.

      Laters.

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Eighty-Seven

      11 years ago

      Phoenix

      That night; Chris, Kelly, Jack and She went to some... Thing... A play, or something... Who knows... Jen met us in the city, and she and I went out to Second City, only to find it booked out. So we went home and played Wii, until Chris and Kelly got home. When they did Kelly had the first videogame experiance of his life and completely schooled Chris and I at Bowling.

      Next day we went out and met Jack and Shelia for breakfast at a swedish resteraunt near where Chris works. I had waffles again, this time with a much better insight on how to operate them. I won Jack and Shelia's game by defult. Turns out, i'm a natural.

      We then headed into the planetarium, where we saw a star show thing, and then clapped. We were the only ones who did. It is amazing how different the sky is in the northern hemisphere. I was really missing seeing the Southern Cross, strangely enough. We then looked at communist merchandise in the gift shop, and then listened to some children sing happy birthday, and yell 'PIKACHU' in all the spaces in the song. We then clapped and went off and explored.

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      Jack made a friend

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      Kelly and I demonstrate how to look excited

      That night we went to see the Cubs play the Astros. We saw our tour guide before the game, and he remembered us... Cubs won, thanks to a home-run hit by Zambrano, their pitcher. Our security guy was a champ, and on more than one occasion we all chanted his name. On the way home we all did a celebratory heel click. It was awesome. That night we all played Wii. Jack boxed like a pro until he nearly couldn't breathe.

      Next day they went home. They popped in that morning to have photos taken and we went and had breakfast (I had choc-chip pancakes). on their way home, we played Trivial Pursuit with them via mobile phone. That night Chris and I went to see Day Watch, at the movies. It put Night Watch to shame, and Night Watch was a great movie. I cannot wait for Twilight Watch :D

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      The following days are mostly a blur. I got a lot done in a very short time. I went to Sears Tower, which is really, really tall... I went to the Hancock Observatory, which has a really, really nice view. I went to see Wicked, wich was incredible. I really loved it. I went to the Museum, which was huge. I don't think we got to see it all, but it was amazing. I went BACK to Second City, and saw a couple of shows, which was a lot of fun. I also got to the Zoo, which was cool. Someone there tried to tell me about kangaroo's. Clearly he couldn't hear the 'accent'

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      Sears Tower hurts your neck

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      Cinemas are a safe place

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      Beavers are awesome

      We checked out Oz park, which was a huge let-down. Chris and I went to the Roller Derby as volunteers, so we would get free entry and free T-shirts. It was awesome. I was security right near all the girls and medical staff, so I got to meet them all, which was really cool.

      In the end I did pretty much everything I wanted to before I had to come home. The flight to LA from Chicago was okay. I got peanut M&M's which were cheaper than in the airport. I then had a 5 hour wait in LA, so I walked for ages, then ate, then went and sat for ages. I called Talia to let her know that I was flying soon, and the next time I talked to her I would be in her arms. I think this made her happy :)

      The flight to Melbourne was LOOOOOONG, but I met a lovely girl from Cleveland who kept me from getting too bored. It was her first time traveling to Australia, so she asked a lot of questions, which I was happy to answer. I met up with her later in the week to take her and her friend to the football with Talia, Akira and Akira's friend George. And I have been in touch with her by e-mail a whole bunch since.

      Melbourne was great, as it gave me a chance to get used to Australia time again, which I needed, and gave me a chance to see Tom again, and obviously I got to spend a lot of time with Talia, which I needed. Again I was awake for close to 40 hours before I got some sleep. I ate a lot of lemon chicken that week, and did a lot of walking.

      I got to hang out with Talia's family a bit too, which was nice. I always have fun when I am with them, despite the fact that I am deathly alergic to everything in their house. Tom, George and AJ introduced us to DOTA, and we played that a lot. We broke my Wii and fixed it again. We saw Transformers on opening night. And we went to the football, like I had mentioned before.

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      After all that Talia and I flew back to Adelaide. Talia then had a couple of weeks with me while I settled back in, which was awesome, and I was really sad when she had to go home. Before she left we bought a lot of chocolate and saw Transformers again. The weekend before she had to go home, Talia and I went to Avcon (Anime and Videogame). I got a couple of new resin statues. A new Aeris, and a Tifa :)

      Also along the way I got a new Phoenix figure, and a new KOS-MOS figure. They look awesome. Oh! And I got Command and Conquer 3, which is really, really pretty :)

      Okay, I think that pretty much has you all up to date, as of the end of my holidays. Sorry it took so long to get these all down, but I was way too slack when Talia was here, to do it, and there were just so many words... And then there was all the photos i had to go through and then re-size and upload... Ugh... Anyway...

      The trip was awesome :D

      Laters.

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Eighty-Six

      11 years ago

      Phoenix

      We got to Chrissie's and went out for tea to a bar down the road where they had awesome chips and pork schnitzels. The bar iteself was amazing, as so many places over there seem to be. Later that night Chrissie and I went shopping, and bought most of the store... That night I had my first drive on American soil, and it begun with me turning on the windscreen wipers when I was trying to indicate that I wanted to go right. I improved much more during the drive home, and only strayed to the left side of the road once, during my second driving experience.

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      Our shopping

      The next day we went to Chrissie's parents place to do washing, eat tea and play Wii. Later that day I taught Chrissie how to play with an Australian football. She picked it up suprisingly quickly. Next day we went shopping, as we did most days. I don't shop much over here, but everything is so different over there that I kept wanting to go out and buy things. I bought a heap of shirts during my time in the states, as well as a Colts jersey, a Nintendo Wii, a heap of games for it and my DS, and I built a bear for Talia, which was an awesome experience (and Talia loved the finished product, too).

      During one of our earlier shopping experiences Chrissie and I bought some fireworks... Off the shelf... At Target... O_o? And then on my last night in Indiana, we went for a drive to a quiet spot and set them all off. I took some video's on my phone. It was awesome :) Best sendoff ever :) That night we also saw the new Pirates movie, which i am still unsure if I actually understood or not.

      Also while I was in Indiana, I got to go to the Indianapolis 500, which pretty much everyone back home was very jealous about. It was an amazing day, and I would love to go again sometime. Preferably while it isn't raining. We had hot Milo. It was friggen win.

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      I took this photo well before that car was even in shot... They move fast!

      The day after the Indy was memorial day, and Chrissie dragged me along to a family cookout. It was really cool talking to her family, as they had no idea about Australians. They asked a lot of questions, and didn't understand football. And they kept getting me to say words so they could hear my 'accent'. It was awesome.

      The ride home from Indiana to Chicago was a bit eventful. We drove through a bunch of tornado warnings. Often hearing warnings for towns we were in only minutes earlier. It was really, really pretty, and quite scary... Once we passed through all that, we found a massive candy store, and bought candy until we felt safe again. I spent over $60 there. It was worth it. Best chocolate coated peanuts I have ever eaten :)

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      Chrissie being cool on the drive home

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      The greatest candy shop in the world :D

      My first day back in Chicago Jen had the day off, so she and I went to the Museum of Science and Industry, as it was free for that week. It was amazing there, especially on the U-boat (which I couldn't actually stand up in). Jen and I got a really good chance to get to know each other, which was really nice, as she and I had had really little to do with each other beforehand. She is totally awesome, and we got along very well, and spent most of the rest of my trip hanging out and going to things (and playing Wii).

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      A sentinel from the Museum of Science and Industry

      Later that week Chris, Jen and I went downtown looking at the sights. It was awesome. Chris has an amazingly vast knowledge of things to do with Chicago. It was better than having a tour guide. We got to see the Big Red Thing from Midtown Madness, the Tribune Tower, The Hankcock building, and a heap of other things. We stoped for lunch at an amazing cheesecake resteraunt in the Hancock building.

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      Here is the 'Big Red Thing'. It is apparently a type of bird... Anyone want to guess what type?

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      Hancock Building

      The next day, Jack and Shelia arrived and brought with them a friend. A guy called Kelly. One of the funniest and nicest guys I have ever met, next to Chris and Jack... Even if they did make a Jarrad sammich on the trolly going to the planetarium... Thats right guys, I've not forgotten that... :P

      Anyway... Jack and Shelia came bearing gifts, which was awesome, and I rewarded them with Tim-Tams, which Shelia loved. That reminds me, i must send more for everyone... Next day; Chris, Kelly (who was staying with us), and I were supposed to meet Jack and Shelia at the Museum, be we instead decided to go on a tour of Wrigley Field. Everyone was excited to have an Aussie on the tour, and I got asked many of the same questions over and over, and on more than one occasion I saw people taking photos of me instead of the stadium. We then met up with Jack and Shelia at the Aquarium, which was pretty good, but I still think that the Melbourne Aquarium is better.

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      On the Wrigley Field tour

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      Some dirty

    • Post Number One-Hundred and Eighty-Five

      11 years ago

      Phoenix

      Hey all. I am back from my travels to and from America's States of Unitedness, and have been for a few weeks now. It has just taken me a lengthy period of time to get to writing some journals about my adventures. Talia has been here with me since I got home, so I have been busy spending time with her, and just generally not writing journals. Anyway, on with the accounts...

      I flew out on the 18th of May at 6am, which meant I was up at 4.30am, which is always nice... I flew to Sydney, where it was raining. A lot. More like rain to the power of forever... and when we got on the plane that was bound for LA, water started coming into the plane, and most of the passangers got wet, which was hillarious :) The flight was 14 hours, or something similar, and it was really boring and I didn't sleep and... And... I could go on... But none of you care... Anyway... The food sucked, and I spent the whole time listening to Japanese radio, which I am pretty sure was on a 40 minute loop. I got into LA in the wee hours of the morning, and spent an hour or two going through customs and security (security line was about a kilometer long out of the terminal and down the road). I had to then wait in the airport for several hours before I hoped on the plane to Chicago, which took just as long.

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      Chicago (as seen from the Hancock Building Observatory)

      In Chicago I was picked up by a friend of Jen's, who took me back to Chris and Jen's place, where I had to wait until Jen and then Chris got home from work. First thing I noticed is they have lemonade in cartons, like juice, and it is delicious. Also, the television is well better than ours, and it wasn't raining... Oh, and there are a thousand baseball fields there. Chris and Jen got home after a little while, and it was great to finally meet them both. They are really, really lovely.

      In the end, I didn't get to sleep until over 36 hours after I woke up. Next day I went down the street to the gamestop and picked up Pokemon Pearl and Pokemon FireRed for DS and GBA. Games prices are about half of what they are back home in Australia. Also, America's stobbey poles are wood, they don't have aerials (they have antenna), they drive on the wrong side of the road, they sit in the wrong side of the car, and the toilets are... Bizarre...

      I stayed with Chris and Jen for a few days to begin with, before I headed to Chrissie's for a couple of weeks, and then I came back to Chris and Jen's for a couple of weeks before they put me on a plane and sent me off back home. In my first few days in the states I was treated to fine entertainment and sights such as Navy Pier, complete with stain-glass window museum and children's Museum, Millenium park, the Blue Man Group, and I got un-naturally hooked on Ninja Warrior, My super sweet 16, and the Colbert Report. We also saw one of the worst movies ever; Karate Bear Fighter. It was the sequal to Karate Bull Fighter, and I am thinking we may have needed to see the first one for the second one to make any sense at all. There was no bears in it anywhere, and there was no karating of or by any bears either, for that matter.

      I also had waffles for my first time, and went through the task of learning how to operate them, which was an interesting experiance. And then I got to tip someone for the first time. It was awesome.

      Navy Pier was really cool, the best part was when we went to the childrens Museum and the staff thought we were pedophiles, or something, because we didn't have a child with us. Only reason we were going was to see the Blue Man exhibit they have there. Anyway, they sent us off to some other desk where we had to hand in our drivers licences and get given these badges that announced us as 'unaccompanied adults', which we both found funny. The exhibit was pretty cool, and then we played with the water boats, and made a huge domino fally-over thingy... And no, we didn't use a million dominoes, the dominoes themselves were huge. The stain glass window museum was awesome, too. Yes, thats all it gets, one sentence. And then these two explaining the first one.

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      This lady is being attacked by the fountain, but lucky for her, she has a guardian duck protecing her! :)

      Millenium park was amazing, and the Blue Man Group was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Its funny, I keep talking about how amazing it was, but I don't want to say why, as I don't want to ruin it for others. I want people to be just as suprised and excited as I was. Afterwards I was backstage with chris, where I met the Blue Men, which was also very cool :) I also got the privilage of meeting Chris' friend James, who is one of the coolest people I have ever met. At one point in the evening James announced that he couldn't understand a word I was saying, but he could listen to it all day long.

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      'The Bean'. Can anyone see Chris and I?

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      I love how everyone is in parka's except for the girl in the foreground

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      It seems all you have to do is give Americans a water feature and they'll just throw money in it... Thems are pennies in that river...

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      AND I SAW A SQUIRREL!!

      We stopped at a diner for lunch on the way to chrissie's place. It was crazy how much it was exactly like I had anticipated. I thought things only looked like that in movies. Turns out I was wrong. Places like that do exist. The drive itself was a lot of fun. Chris and I sang and made fun of signs.

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      More to come soon.

      Laters.

  • Comments (2171)

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY! =)

      I hope you are having a wonderfun day.

      I wrote wonderfun accidentally, but I think it is awesome, so I am going to leave it. =P

      <3

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      Shelia's at home sick.
      If she's not sleeping and she gets on the XBox, you should tell her to feel better.

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      Oh hey... I need you to tell me what laptop/PC to buy now.

      OK, plzkthx

    • MineIsAnEvil

      7 years ago

      Dear Jarrad.

      I love you

      That is all

      <3

    • Nudge1

      7 years ago

      sounds and looks like smiley0.gif

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      We were telling you about it. When we told you that Dule Hill had a job before Psych and that's where we know him from.
      This is that thing we were telling you about.

      It is the West Wing.
      And his name is Charlie and he's great.
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_West_Wing

      Also in Australia apparently at some point.
      Nine Network (Australia) — stopped screening season 5 mid-season (2/1/2005).
      Season 1–Season 4
      Season 5
      ABC (Australia) — purchased the rights from Nine in late 2005
      Season 5 – 2006
      Season 6 – January 2007
      Season 7 – 2007

      Reruns/Syndication
      Arena (Australia)
      ABC (Australia)
      Season 4 February 23, 2006 –
      W. Channel (Australia)10:20 Weeknights December 2007 – present

      Oh... and Warner Home Video has released all 7 seasons of The West Wing on DVD in Region 1, 2 & 4. VHS releases of the show also exist in Britain and Australia.



    • FushigiHime FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Enter Witty Comment Here

      7 years ago

      It shows! smiley0.gif

      Honestly I think it's awesome

    • SloeBombFizz

      7 years ago

      i know u

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      hi

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      LOL... what I heard

      Too bad you didn't dress up like that while we were there.
      You missed a wonderful opportunity for LULZ!
    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      I actually just heard the entire journal in my head in *Squee* mode :P


      Of course you did... =P

      <3

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I ordered it online so i could get the collectors edition and my credit card was declined when they tried to charge it, but they didn't tell me so when I checked on tuesday night to make sure everything was ok I had to put all my details in again, now it wont be in till Monday at the earliest.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Ok sweet I will try and work out a time I can make it, My mum has my car till the end of July so I don't have transport but I am sure I can work something out.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Oh btw when is a good time in the next few weeks to come down, though I will have to make sure I can borrow my sisters car, my Mum has my car till her comes in.. which is like a month away... I know I know!

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      They are aren't they!

      Wasn't expecting to see a comment from you.

      How exciting for me. =)

      <3

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I did it, totally put it out there.
      They loved it! got like 3 comments or something haha.

      I will give you a link to it when I get it. hehe

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Yeah I can't wait to see what its like, I really like the idea of all the powerups counteracting each other. really cool... I wonder if they will explain it in game or just let it exist with no backstory...

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      So I am assuming they have a good balance between all the weapons by now?

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I am coming home on the 21st of June, get in at 8pm. I do believe Cam and Jesse will be meeting me at the airport. which will be exciting! haha.

      Right, How is the new battle rifle thing going? any good?

      Oh and I am going to bed. night. haha.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      That would be the one, what do you think about the fact that it takes more time to kill a guy now? leaving you exposed to damage etc...

      I hear the SWAT variant gives you pistols no shields and something else... I can't remember but yeah it sounds awesome!

      I am really psyched for this game!

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Oh and Reach sounds good, I really want to see what takedowns are like now. Are they particularly better or worse?

      Anyways should get back to script writing. talk later my friend.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I will make sure to figure out when I can come by and visit, and this time I wont even scratch up my car when I pull out of your place! how awesome is that! RIGHT! I KNOW!!!!!

      Right now I am writing up the entire script for my Radio Production group cause I got shoved into Presenter role... and my other presenter has gone home cause her mums in hospital... while my producer is 2 hours away and can't get into uni till like 4:30 now. which is way to late.

      I also have to do a power point tonight, which is going to kill me. so I can show it tomorrow. I hate my life.

      But I preordered Starcraft so I should be getting a beta key in the next little while. which will be FUCKING SICK! I can't wait. man oh man!

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      I also miss chilling out with you and talking nerd stuff...

      Oh, wait...

      =P

      <3

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I don't want to think about it...

      Tell me how it goes, just brought Starcraft 2, waiting for the beta key to be given to me so I can play it on my computer! squee! I can't wait! haha.

      On a side note, I miss chilling out with you and talking nerd stuff!

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Nah man, they have been making billions off WoW for the last 4 years, its never been about funding, and there is no way in hell they couldn't have come straight off the success of Starcraft and Brood War and not made another bunch of money on that. It's sort of like how EA knew that Bad Company 2 would make money so they commissioned another. Same with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, they knew that another one would get them even more money so Activision put it through.

      Blizzard has consistently held a standard for their games, sort of like Valve, which I have always liked about them.
      (Bungie to a lesser extent I have loved, but the travesty that was Halo 2 put a dint in that)

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      EA. The less horrible version of Activision. Yay! I wonder how many games it will be before Respawn is destroyed (the guys who created Infinity Ward, COD 4 etc)

      I sort of like how Starcraft has taken 12 years to make, and how Diablo 3 is like 8 years or something. Much more has gone into it obviously.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      yeah CnC 4 is a vast departure from the other games from what I have been told, I haven't had a chance to play it myself but it looks.... interesting... would be the word to use I think.

      I am a little shocked that they released all the games so close together, makes me gotta wonder if they are all done within the same developers studio.... if thats not the case I would start worrying (only me though, I have beeen burnt before. COD being the prime example)

      Sweet I can't wait to hear what you will say about Reach!

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I will see how much money I have when I get back, You have the Halo Reach Beta right? So you can tell me how the multiplayer is?

      Fair point, Gundam statue is pretty fucking awesome. And I can understand if you were a CnC fan, did you get CnC 4? the last one?

      Anyway in Chicago waiting for a flight and my wireless is about to go talk later.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      You know what I might do, lend you the money to get Reach, I want to play the whole Reach campaign 4 player Coop you, Talia, Liam and me. It will fucking rock! (hopefully)
      And Starcraft 2, I need to be able to play you at that as well. So I might just spot you that as your birthday present.... I have already decided to get (Dun DUN DUN!) the Elusive David a copy for his 21st/22nd birthday (though I am getting him the collectors edition... anyways)
      I will not let you be deprived! Never I say Never!

    • feyd1

      8 years ago

      Just six months to go...

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I would have you know I have seen some pretty explicit Pot plants in my time! Have you been to Europe! Yeah thats right, All of Europe has explicit pot plants! Its Disgusting! DISGUSTINGLY GOOD! hey oh!

      Man You are not getting Reach, but it looks fucking awesome! The Multiplayer! man I could actually enjoy playing Xbox Live with a mutliplayer like that, I can't fucking wait.

      Jarrad one other thing... YOU HAVE TO GET STARCRAFT 2! Trust me on this, with my life on the line I promise you it is all that we have been waiting for!

      Anyways, going on a wine tour to the Napa valley talk later.
      BYEEEEE!

    • NSA_Phoenix

      8 years ago

      ditto. im over it now. and i got to keep my sword.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Ok then, as long as the deviation never breaches the .4% margin we will be fine!

      How is life otherwise? What do you think of the new Bad Company? Worth getting?

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      very true, you can lift me off the ground with your hugs... if you so wished to.... Just remember, if they start dropping, I will have to start giving talia some hugs, I need to maintain a certain quality of hug my friend!

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I better get a great awesome hug! you better! otherwise I will be hugging Talia only from this point on!

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Yea man, I am still coming back to see you in June. so it's only 2 months away. think on that.

    • Akira

      8 years ago

      You know, i had a chat with this guy called Terry Wallace at work today, you probably haven't heard of him though...

    • SloeBombFizz

      8 years ago

      Many of the things on this list are specific to dates earlier in the year. But take a look and let me know what kinds of things appeal to you from here ~ if any.

      www.seedesmoines.com/100/complete_list.php

      Even if it's something for July, it could help me with ideas and I might find something else like it going on.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Possibly we find out in 2 days. If I am getting kicked out, I will be hanging with my mate in Canada for a couple of weeks before I head back. So maybe Mid May... that is if I get kicked out.

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      Happy wedding anniversary in an hour and ten minutes

      <3

    • MineIsAnEvil

      8 years ago

      Hey you!

      Slow day at work?

      Hey, what do you want for tea?

      <3

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      From what I have heard about Final Fantasy 13 get ready for extended time Organising your skills and stuff.

      I have no other games to play play at the moment, might start playing some more Left 4 Dead 2, but I want to get another pass at Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer, and maybe play some more Mass Effect...

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Never seen it, apart from random episodes here and there on repeat. Never really thought about it, truthfully I would have been fine without ever seeing it, but now... well now I am looking forward to it quite a bit!
      (so yes it is quite likely an excuse to see her!)

      I ran out of Heavy Pistol (or hand cannons hehe great name for the pistol) and shotgun shells quite a bit, but there were a lot of ammo dumps lying around the place, or I would just use my biotics powers. The SMG never ran out of ammo for me, and I would just change it to Inferno ammo when I wanted to cut through armour (not as effective as hand cannon but still)

      About to start my second playthrough now, Just have to finish up Dragon Age Origins.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      I would imagine on Insanity that very little Ammo is being dropped, on Normal Ammo was everywhere, there were just caches lying on the floor. And that would mean that you have to start using your ammo more sparingly, adds to the difficulty... I have been known to switch to the pistol halfway through a fight as I am about to charge into a group of foes cause I have used all my shotgun clips. Means you have to diversify.

      Ohh they are going to release a Hovercraft at some point, that could be interesting...

      Yes, that is what we are calling it now, and its a damn fine thing to be calling it!
      She said she would show me the TV show friends, so I plan on taking her up on her offer.
      I said in return I will show her video games. and hopefully I can convince her of the awesomeness of Mass Effect.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Oh gods yes I swore quite a bit, there were problems with getting back once I had charged (I was vanguard) so I would run to cover only to get stuck on the side. Or I would vault over, and then stand tall and get that last shot into the back of my head and die.
      But it is an improvement over the old one. I actually haven't seen a Good cover system implemented. It is sort of like if Blizzard had never made RTS' you would have 'good' RTS' like Red Alert etc. but they wouldn't actually be Good RTS'.

      Sort of like when Halo came along and made vehicles that were easy to drive in an FPS. Before that, and after in fact you have plenty of 'good' vehicles, but none are actually that good in comparison.

      Do you get what I mean? I have realised I tend to ramble quite a lot. trying to rein it in at the moment.

      But yeah My original point is it evolved to be more streamline, easier to do and a much more enjoyable experience (on the whole)
      I actually don't miss the grenades, I did at the start, but then when I started playing through ME1 I realised, I rarely if ever got kills with the grenades.
      What I do miss is the XP for kills, rather than XP for missions. I am fine with you not leveling till the level end, that is fine by me, it means you are involved in the storyline and the actual gameplay a lot more. Just like I don't mind the more simple weapon system (though I would have liked a few more options, like say 5 different types, the default, a stronger one. and then have ones that fire differently, or even incorporate the ammos into the different types. somehow make it more customisable.)

      I am looking at what I am doing to do for my 21st, its a toss up between come back home for my birthday or go to Canada and San Francisco. (I have to admit Canada and San Fran might be winning out)
      Canada is for David (who is that guy! =P) and San Fran for a chick called Amanda. Who is way to attractive to give up a chance to see again. Also she likes Psych and Modern Family, and 30 Rock and other greats!

      Oh and if I have the time I might see about visiting either Pealot or Sloebomb. But that entirely depends on whether they want me to drop by. and if I have time between hanging with dave (and hopefully snowboarding) and chilling with Amanda (hopefully.... watching Friends.)

      I will get back to you in a couple of days about what is going to happen.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Yeah, you have a point about the planets, though at least you knew as soon as you hit them, because it said Land straight away, whereas now you have to scan it every time... which I find just a little annoying. but thats cause probably cause I was going around building up funds for like 2 hours straight at 2 am.

      I found out how you get yourself killed, you be really bad... apparently that means you can die. but I don't know how exactly.

      The cover system in Mass Effect 2 is an entirely different beast. you can manually go in and out of cover, with the spacebar (on PC obviously) whereas the original was you just pushed up against it, which is fine at sound points but when you want to break cover it becomes this annoying struggle to make your character move out of the cover you are in. there are a bunch of improvements in Mass Effect 2 to do with the shooting and cover system.... trust me.

    • Pealet

      8 years ago

      HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

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    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      Right? Do you know how to get yourself killed? I am a little confused by that part.

      I have to say that, Mass Effect 1 was a 9 for me, Mass Effect 2 is 9.5 for me, I like the ammo. So much better, I went back and tried ME1 again, and not being able to reload when you want is a lot worse. trust me, and cover/shooting system is a huge improvement, looking back there are a multitude of problems with Mass Effect 1 that Mass Effect 2 improved.

      Having said that, I wish they had kept some of the micromanagement in the game. Oh well.

      Yeah I enjoy the fact that the Mako is gone, but I wish there were more worlds to explore, I have found precious few so far.

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      In reply to Phoenix, #440:

      Yeah, I remember learning about Legion, then I forgot about him, then I looked at the digital artwork booklet thing I got and saw one of legion and cursed myself for remembering again, and was like damns that guys awesome! then I saw him and wanted him even more.

      Did you do the loyalty mission for him??

    • canon_fodder

      8 years ago

      The Biotic is walking around with a bubble at the moment. *wink wink nudge nudge*
      But since it is 4am, and I have to be up at 6am, I need to get some sleep. or I could just play right through and let my flatmates look after me on the train... Hmmm you raise a good point Jarrad.

      Back to Killing FUCKING HARBINGER! bastard.

      Oh and I like the Cain, it goes bang.

      Ohh how good is it that you choice fire teams and specialists etc, you are almost being goaded into thinking that someone will die each time.

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