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11 May 2006 @ 10:44 pm
Mmmmm.. electricity  
I've been spending the past week feeding my videogame addiction. I read a lot when the power was out, and I managed to plow through all of Stone of Tears.. I could say a lot about that book :/ I mean, I liked the first one, Wizard's First Rule ok.. but by the end I was really starting to hate all the main characters. So I dropped the series for a while, even though Puu had left all of the books at my place. Well, when the power went out, I looked down at the copy of Stone... that had been sitting on the couch forever, and figured, "why not?".. I mean. It's not like I had anything better to do :P

I decided I didn't quite hate the characters so much, and got into the story. After having read only the first book, his formulas were pretty predictable for the second, and the ending seemed super rushed. the book is like 1000 pages long.. and I swear he only spent like 100 pages tying up the ending. I kept looking at the diminishing pile on the right hand side wondering if everything was going to get cleaned up by the end or not.

There was only 1 little loose end by the time I finished, and that's what brings the story into the 3rd book, The Blood of the Fold It was kind of dissappointing.. but I started the third book anyway.

Now I'm waiting for Heroes of Might and Magic V to arrive, and playing Tales of Phantasia. When Celine called to keep me company, she was like "OMG U SUCK. Buy that game now. it's the best ever"
So I did.. and I'm having fun with it. It's good old-school RPG action, AND it's a "Tales of" game, so you can't really go wrong. I think all the character designs are done by whazzhiznutz.. Heero's Ah My Goddess artist.

I think I'm also in a pink phase. I made my Norn costume, and I haven't really made anything else, but now I'm looking at a Tellah costume AND... MAYBE... a Tales of Phantasia costume. (Arche)
I figured.. Arche's wig would be a pain, but it's the exact same shade& style as Baiken's wig.. and I'd been meaning to make a Baiken costume for a while now. I could kill two birds with one stone, and have a really wacky pink ponytailed wig for other crap.

Come to think of it.. I could totally recycle puffy pink Archepants into Tellahpants, and use lots of scraps from Norn in a Tellacoat. Mmmm.. costume incest
 
 
 
Celineceline on May 12th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
HAHAHA. See, it IS a great game. I'm glad I could pressure at least a few people into buying it. I gave up trying to get people to cosplay it though so Mint is eternally on my wish list. xD I really want someone to make a Klarth costume. Well, he's Claus now. But whatever, Klarth sounded cooler.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on May 12th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
Dude. I was thinking about it today. I'd almost make you a mint costume to do a group with you. I like Arche's outfit, and I'd totally make it
Celineceline on May 12th, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
lol! I should come visit you and see if either of us can be inspirational enough to actually get motivated to make the costumes. I swear if I had white fabric lying around I'd make the outfit, but I HATE white fabric. It's impossible to find something that isn't see through and doesn't wrinkle horribly, and such.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on May 12th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I come across some really nice white suitings that work well. We could probably find a bottomweight for the top that would work well, and maybe something lighter and more flowing for the skirt. If you come over, I will buy the fabric for my costume and look at buying the two wigs I'll need :X
t3h m3rz0rzmerchan on May 13th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
My friends say that the books are bad in the middle but pick up again. So keep with it or not.

I'm currently working on my Karasu puppet. Gonna get the material for it tomorrow, should be fun. The guys at Ace always like seeing the new stuff I'm buying.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on May 15th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC)
Cool! I think kankurou would be a fun& comfy costume :)
t3h m3rz0rzmerchan on May 15th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
You have no idea. I just wear normal clothes and a hat. The makeup wants to come off but I keep the bottle in my pocket and fix it from time to time.