: Even longer this time. A friendly reader
pointed out that the OpenOffice document versions I had of
Cycle's End Version 0
were absolutely ancient. So there are new versions that bring them
out of the Document Stone Ages. The content is unaltered.
: Well, only five months
since the last update this time. I made up a new game, Pick
, which you can find
. It's fun!
: Almost two years since an
update, which is pretty godsdamned shameful. But it's a new game I
invented, so there. Check out Worldbreaker
in the Games section.
Or don't, see if I care.
: A review of Koudelka
Oh, my! I finally went back and played this game from start to finish,
mainly because Shadow Hearts: Covenant
just came out, which means
I have to beat Shadow Hearts
, which means I had to beat Koudelka
. . . Insane? Me? Nah.
I'm still procrastinating on writing my X-Files
feel my B5
one was woefully inadequate . . . and X
for twice as long! Urk.
: Put up my review
of Final Fantasy III
. I stayed good to my word--I actually
wrote it this past Monday, but I sat on it until today, and I
think the editing really tightened it up. Looks like that'll
be the standard from now on, assuming I remember.
Now I've got to resist the urge to take the digital scalpel to
the rest of my pages . . .
: Updated a number of
other reviews. It sure looks like I probably shouldn't put up
any page without giving it a couple of days "sitting time,"
tidying up the wording and the like when I'm not so close to
the writing. That said, I'll be damned if I take down Game
tonight. Just don't be surprised if it's
worded differently in a few days.
: I've been saying
I'd put up a new ramble to my friends for a couple of weeks,
so I finally got around to doing it. You know where to look;
it's Game One Thousand
, and you get no points for guessing
what it's about. I also took the time to tweak the Everblue
review a bit; it had some sloppiness that bugged me while
I was reading it. Instead of working on another review. Bleh.
: Beat Everblue 2
What, you've never heard of it? Surely you jest! It's the best
scuba diving RPG ever released here in the States! (It's the
only one, but that's a minor note.) The review is up.
: Finally, finally
finished watching all of Babylon 5
proper. Had to write a
"review." It's in the usual location.
If you don't mind, I think I'll hibernate now. Damn JMS for that
last episode. I didn't really need to cry tonight, y'know?
: At a friend's request, I hyperlinked the
'Latest Review' and 'Recent Reviews' on the main review page. I
didn't do it originally, since I wanted people to explore the site,
but in this era of tabbed browsing I'd want the links myself.
: Bleh. Final Fantasy II
in a PSX section, so now it is. Yes, I'm an anal-retentive geek.
Get over it.
: Three! Three reviews! Bwa ha ha . .
The Count is proud of my three reviews in one day, and I
can't blame him. Some bug must have bitten me or something. A
review for Alter Echo
is up in the brand new Xbox section. I
also added a 'Recent Reviews' on the main Review page for the time
being, since, well, there have actually been updates in fairly
rapid succession. It'll eventually go away when I stop updating
again, of course.
:Two reviews in two days! (Don't worry, I
won't make it a habit.) My review of Road Trip
is up. Games
shouldn't be that fun.
Remind me to look over my reviews more
carefully. Fixed up some issues with the new Dark Cloud
review. Mixed up the stylesheets some more too.
: I'm just a regular person-who-updates
today. Decided to finally put contact information on the
site--although chances are great that if you're looking at this
site you know how to contact me, there's always a couple of
outliers--and removed my projects page, since it's so woefully out
of date that I'd basically have to rewrite it from scratch.
: In typical anal-rententive style, I just
went through the entire site and normalized the filenames for the
various webpages. Those that are made up of more than one word
should now look-like-this.html instead of lookinglikethis.html or
even_looking_like_this.html. I suppose that's the sort of thing
that happens when you're updating the site so infrequently that you
can't remember if you have a scheme or not.
: I can't believe I'm doing two updates
within a week of each other. Two substantial updates, at that.
There's a new review up, for Dark Cloud
, which necessarily
notes the inauguration of my Playstation 2 review section. Joy!
: Reread my Final Fantasy II
there were some incorrect statements, a typo or two, and some bad
grammar. (Just like that last sentence!) Cleaned it up. I'm anal
like that. If you see anything else, of ocurse, let me know.
: Just under six months since I did my last
update. Sigh. Stupid life, always getting in the way. Nonetheless,
I finally beat Final Fantasy II
. (I think every time I say
that sentence I should hear angelic trumpets or something.) A
review is in the proper location, for your reading enjoyment.
: I started to work on a new Lists section,
meant for the old game lists along with some actual useful content
(a Strategy RPG list being the primary initial goal), but I didn't
like the way it was turning out; I may end up doing something
similar on the Wikipedia and just linking to it from here.
Nonetheless, poking through the website made me realize certain
stylesheets were underutilized, so I jiggled a few pages around.
This update text is longer than the sum total of visible changes .
. . ah, well.
: Everything is woefully out-of-date, but
at least I have a new Ramble up.
: My Projects page is no longer quite so
woefully out of date.
: A friend caught a minor typo on the
Sparrow/Children of God
review. I fixed it.
: It's been quite a while since I've
updated this section of the site. Nevertheless, a new review is up,
this time for a pair of books: The Sparrow
. They were absolutely amazing; I'm not sure how well my
rambles represent that, but there you have it.
: There's actually more than one project on
this site now. Along with the Hub, we now have a site devoted to
. No idea what
that is? Check it out and see.
: Just finished the review for
. Yee. Enjoy. I also updated the Project List to
make it reflect reality ever-so-slightly more accurately.
: I'm planning on doing a full-scale update
tonight, since I actually finished
series and I had my game project approved by Gabi. For the time
being, though, I added a few new stylesheets and decided to update
some of the pages to use them. Nothing much, but I thought a few
extra colours would help. I also toned down the 'green' in the
green stylesheet to make it more readable.
: Some of the dates in 'Past the Past' just
didn't ring true. I did some research--it's amazing just how useful
Google Groups can be--and found the original message that I read,
in alt.religion.wicca, for the Silver Circle. It was posted on July
29th, 1996. I updated the dates in the ramble to be correct, and
updated Morgana's age as well. I think I have it right this time.
The fact that I'm not sure is all the more depressing. None of the
other content of the ramble was changed, however.
: The 'Past the Past' ramble just had to be
written. If I didn't, even more of it would have slipped from my
memory. So . . . yeah.
: I finally got around to updating the
Projects page, which should really not matter to anyone unless
you're particularly interested in the pettier parts of my life. On
a more useful note, I wrote a review of Donnie Darko
I just rewatched this weekend with a friend. That movie blows my
mind every time I see it.
: Looked at Sleep and saw that the Evil
Formatting Demon had munged a lot of stuff in it. The spaces before
and after the double dashes bothered my modern sensibilities as
well. So I fixed both the AbiWord and OpenOffice files up and
updated their copyrights. If you don't care about minor aesthetic
issues, feel free to stick with the older version--the content
itself is unchanged.
: I've had a very incomplete attempt at
writing up the rules for Bouré lying around hidden on the
site for a while. In a fit of procrastination, when I should have
been working on my current story, I decided that it would be a good
idea to finish it up lest it languish forever. I have to admit that
I was motivated by a close personal friend who would like to spread
the addiction in Australia. So, er, it's done.
: In quite possibly the fastest post-update
update, I put up a little blather about games and my game sale in
the brand-new Rambles section. I'm still looking for more of my
writing that I wouldn't mind people seeing on the site.
Unfortunately, there isn't much.
: Decided that a 'by date' index of the
fiction wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea. It might even entice me
to put more up. (Yeah, right.) Also decided that it would make
sense to put the time of What's New updated on the main page, for
days like this when I actually do more than one update.
: Finally, some of my writing. I actually
put up two stories, one abandoned and one complete. They're vastly
different stories, from different times in my life, and I think
they're just as indicative of the sorts of things that run around
my mind as anything else. I hope to put more stuff up, of course,
but I need to write some more or decide just how suitable any of
the rest of my writing is. A lot of stuff that I wrote is abandoned
and, to be honest, not particularly interesting. We'll see.
: The video game sale is still on. Games
are moving slowly, but they are
moving. More importantly,
I've finally decided that it's time to put up at least one piece of
my writing. So prepare to have a (virtual) copy of some gen-u-ine
Phil fiction, no later than tomorrow! We'll ignore the fact that I
wrote it when I was thirteen.
: Well, I'm selling my videogame
collection. You can find links to the lists here
: I finally
wrote the damned review
. Argh. This was one of the toughest things
I've had to write in a while, but I'm glad that I wrote it.
Verbalizing a few of the problems that I had with the series--along
with some of the things that I enjoyed about it--let me reflect on
my own writing, and showed me some of the problems I have with it
as well. I also added a 'by date' review index (with all two
reviews in it!) which will hopefully be handy for people who don't
check the site particularly often. Of course, that implies that
it'll actually be updated more than rarely. Cross your fingers. Or,
on second thought, don't--they may get very cramped.
: Updated the projects page. I have to
write my review of Riverworld today, since the books are due back
at the library . . . today. Expect to see it by tonight.
: Finally write a review! Final
is up and ready to be read. This required making a lot
of mostly-blank index.htmls; damn my anal-retentive organization.
I'm sure I'll be glad for it a year down the road when I have more
reviews, though. I need to toss out a few more .css files, so I can
have more colours; the problem is that red is pretty harsh on the
eyes. Maybe a cyan one? Hmm.
: Minor updates. Blocked off the /css page
and made it fit in-theme. Noticed that my dates were for May, not
June. Ugh. I really, really need to write reviews for
and Final Fantasy
. This is more
: Strange that this is happening at almost
the exact same time as the last update. I added more index.htmls to
disguise empty directories, and added some more stylesheets so that
all the pages could be different pretty colours. No other changes,
I'm afraid. I just got River of Eternity
back from Isaac, so
I plan on reviewing the Riverworld
saga soon; I also want to
write a review for the original Final Fantasy
: First upload.
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