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Sunday: Nothin' doin' - Elf M. Sternberg
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Sunday: Nothin' doin'
I wasted most of the day playing Half-Life. I think I've screwed up badly; I may not have the Long Jump module when I reached Xen. Oh, well, there's a cheat code.

Other than that, I made breakfast; I had baked two loaves yesterday, so we had French toast. Other than that, just chores: steam-cleaned the carpet where the cat peed (again), dealt with the compost, took out the recyclables, did dishes, some laundry, that kind of stuff. Oh, I changed my bicycle tires to street tires, now that the weather's gone grey and chill.

Kouryou-chan, Omaha and I watched Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Kouryou-chan thought it was scary but also too long. I think most movies qualify as "too long" for her; visual media and attention spans that long aren't in her vocabulary, and they ought to be.

Omaha made an incredible roast chicken and gravy, but Kouryou-chan resisted eating the roasted vegetables with it. I made a random salad dressing out of stuff I found in my cabinets. Lisakit came over for dinner, which was nice. We all watched Omaha play Spore; now that's a strange, but pretty game.

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jeriendhal From: jeriendhal Date: September 22nd, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Xen portion of Half-Life is pretty broken in general. It's too easy to get lost and ripped apart by hordes of bugs.
cthulu_for_pm From: cthulu_for_pm Date: September 23rd, 2008 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I just found it annoying, illogical, and inconsistent.

Yes, it's an alien world, etc., etc., but it doesn't seem to make any sense, either.
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think it's possible to get to Xen without the long-jump module, unless you've used cheat codes at some point. Under normal circumstances, the scientist won't even open the door to the big teleportation chamber until you hit the trigger by taking the long-jump module.

And I have to agree with Kouryou-Chan about Pirates of the Caribbean. I thought it was a great movie overall, but...did we really need to see half an hour of swordfights involving people who can't be killed? It felt very pointless and could easily have been cut.
lisakit From: lisakit Date: September 22nd, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Spore is also rather addictive, even just watching.

I am constantly amused at your idea of "doing nothing". ;p
cthulu_for_pm From: cthulu_for_pm Date: September 23rd, 2008 02:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm rather amused by Zero Punctuation's (NSFW) review of Spore:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/218-Spore
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