Once again, my rabbity nemeses await.

So, I realized that playing without a subjob in FFXI was putting me at a significant disadvantage, so I finally got the Magicked Skull I needed to finish the subjob quest (with the help of a very high level Japanese player, as is often the case with the Skulls, I hear) and started over as a Red Mage, with my White Mage subbed.

Let me just say that doing this has made the game so much more enjoyable. Because the Red Mage can use swords and better armor, I can actually defeat monsters that are of comparable level to myself. This means I’m not dependent on a party, which is hard to find for the first 10-15 levels, and that I can kill things and take all the loot and sell it. I’ve made more money, died less, and levelled quicker up to level 12 with RDM/WHM than I ever did with just WHM. And I have never died to a rabbit. And now, I’ll finally be able to advance my story rank. My real dilemma is what my real goal is in regards to my class. I want to get Summoner eventually, but that requires level 30 in another class, the question is whether I get 30 in Red or White Mage… well, I’ll see how it plays out.

More Pictures!

State Meme

I started to fill my copy of this new “what states you’ve been to” meme out, but then I realized, I don’t actually know exactly what states I’ve been to, because I did a lot of traveling when I was a small child (my parents have actually been to every state, except Alaska), I live in CA, I’ve taken trips to IL, FL, NV, IN, NY, WA and the four corners (UT, NM, CO, AZ) and was in a car trip to IN, which went through NE and MO as well (I-70). But then, I might have been to MA, which may have involved driving through CT and RI, and I may have been to KY when I was in Evansville, IN once. I also may have been to WI and MI when I was nearby. I also seem to remember a trip to TX, although that may have been before I was born.

I think I need to ask my mom now.

Still Here…

… just not posting much. Went to Magic prerelease over the weekend with bigdumbthing, Danny, Albert and Dom. Cleaned my bathroom yesterday, finally disposing of a bunch of leftover toiletries left behind by kken and gyoza (and possibly bigdumbthing). Last week, I got an order of a bunch of CDs from Japan, in the process of listening to and rating them. (Including Morning Musume Best! Morning Musume One… yes, lionboogy, this one’s for you!)

Presidential thingy

I did this quiz a while ago, but when Desslok just did it, it reminded me that I should probably post my results as well.

1. Your ideal theoretical candidate. (100%)
2. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT – Democrat (79%)
3. Sharpton, Reverend Al – Democrat (78%)
4. Kucinich, Rep. Dennis, OH – Democrat (71%)
5. Clark, Retired General Wesley K., AR – Democrat (70%)
6. Edwards, Senator John, NC – Democrat (60%)
7. Kerry, Senator John, MA – Democrat (56%)
8. Gephardt, Rep. Dick, MO – Democrat (53%)
9. Libertarian Candidate (51%)
10. Lieberman, Senator Joe, CT – Democrat (40%)
11. Phillips, Howard – Constitution (11%)
12. Bush, President George W. – Republican (7%)

Wow, I really don’t like Bush, do I?

Oh, and one more thing

You know how some mornings you wake up and you get a really weird thought in your head that just sticks there? Well this morning, the first thing that popped into my head was:

“From zero to sixty in under a ferret.”

Take that for what you will.

Surprised, but then not really

This just goes to show that no matter how into anything you think you are, there’s always someone who’s more into it. This guy did the project that I only got part of the way through: making one very large map made of screenshots from Legacy of the Wizard, complete with marks for which blocks are breakable, and what each treasure chest contains.

Wowee! That must have taken a very long time.