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The Dresden Files

Just bought the first six books of the Dresden Files today. They came in two convenient three-packs, so I can read them in order. (I'm weird about needing to read a series in order.) I've heard great things about them (polka-powered dinosaur? I'm in!), so it's good to finally get to read them.


Star Trek Online

So I pre-ordered the collector's edition of "Star Trek Online" from Gamestop the other day. Every time I hear something new about the game I get more and more excited. I love Star Trek, and I loved "Star Trek: Bridge Commander" back in the day, and STO will be that but way more. There's going to be an enormous amount of customization: your captain, your ship, your bridge officers, your bridge (and more ship areas after launch). I wonder if we can make Star Wars races, like Twi'leks or whatever Greedo was? Of course, it's by Cryptic Studios, the guys behind City of Heroes/Villains and Chamions Online, and they've already has lawsuits from Marvel...

Anyway, totally excited about Star Trek Online! Anyone else going to give it a go?

Assassin's Creed 2!

So Assassin's Creed 2 is cominc out in a few hours, and I'm going to be picking up my collector's edition pre-order from Gamestop at 12:01. I am so excited the wait is killing me!

EDIT: Oh em gee I've been playing AC2 for nine hours straight someone help me

Gonna get some new games today

So I had a couple game pre-ordered at my local Gamestop, "Batman: Arkham Asylum" for the Xbox 360 and "Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box" for the Nintendo DS. Batman's a world-famous detective, Professor Layton is a world-famous puzzle-solver (and archaeologist). Naturally, my sleep-deprived mind thinks that a team-up between the two would be freakin' awesome. Bats and Layton, and Robin and Luke (Layton's assistant/apprentice), would all try to stump each other with brainteasers as they tracked down the Riddler or something. It's be cool.

I'm trying to hurry and finish playing the first Professor Layton game, "Professor Layton and the Curious Village," though it's not actually required to for "Diabolical Box." I bought it way back when and liked it, but like many games never actually finished it. I'll probably break up my time finishing "Curious Village" with "Arkham Asylum."

And speaking of which, I ordered the collector's edition of "Arkham Asylum," so I get a bunch of cool stuff like a batarang and a doctor's notebook. And since I pre-ordered it from Gamestop, I get access to a special Scarecrow challenge map.

I've got two other games pre-ordered right now, "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2" and "Assassin's Creed 2," both for the Xbox 360. With MUA2 I'll have access to the Juggernaut, and with AC2 I'll get a special challenge-type map. Plus, I ordered AC2 as the collector's addition, so I'll be getting stuff like a statue of Ezio (the player character), an extra features disc (behind-the-scenes and making-of videos, as well as the game soundtrack), a hardcover art book, and other nifty stuff. Yay me.

Freaky embarassing dreams

Have you ever had a dream that was not only really freaky and weird (even by dream standards), but too embarassing to even describe? Yeah, I've had one recently. I'm still creeped out.


Deus Ex Machina

Apparently I've been mispronouncing "deus ex machina" for forever now. I always thought it was "day-us ex ma-shin-a," but I just heard someone say it as "doos ex mak-in-a." I feel bad now.

So I bought a new car yesterday...

So I guess being given more responsibilities at work isn't so bad. With the raise and a bonus I got for doing some extra work Saturday, I was able to afford a new car. Okay, so not "new" new, it's used pre-owned, but it's new to me.

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I so want to paint an Autobots emblem on the hood.


Fic Idea: Iron Gotham Chefs

Okay, so at the end of work today (which totally didn't suck, yay) I had this completely random chain of though that led to an idea for a fic.

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Now if only I had some actual writing talent.


Theraputic complaining

I was going to write an article talking about how Peter A. David has affected my interest in science fiction throughout most of my life (though I didn't find out until my later he was a writer on one of my favorite early shows, "Space Cases"), but something came up.

tl;dr I crush everythingCollapse )I feel better now. It helps writing it down, even if no one reads it. Seriously, you don't have to read it (Unless you already did. Since I'm putting this notice at the bottom. In which case, sorry and thanks.), this is just some self-therapy. (And spell-check says I didn't make any spelling mistakes. Yay for small victories.)