Posts Tagged ‘Final Fantasy 8’

Well yes. It is about time, the weight of GCSEs, that never really was apparent for the last 10 weeks or so, is finally gone! Yes, today the results were released and students everywhere got kicked out of bed by their parents and then shuffled to the school they had once forgotten about… well, apart from me… I was awake BEFORE my parents… ha…

So, basically, I didn’t care much… but I knew we were gonna be going out… so I didn’t really do anything until… 10am… where I left… my mum took me, meaning I had to listen to the Petshop Boys the entire journey… We arrived… my mum hid in the car out of the way as I walked into the office to get my results… it was only 10:30 so no one was there really…

I got mine! As well as the year book and prom photo CD!

To cut things short:

Maths, A

Science, A

Additional Science, B (no revision)

Chemistry, A

Biology, A

Physics, A

English, B

English Lit, C

Art, C

Media, C

Drama, C (tee hee)

DT, C

French, D

I blame DT and the lack of revision on Ben… Why? Simple, after an exam (Maths or something?) Max, Ben and I went to revise in Mr Wheeler’s room… and in seconds Ben had dropped his trousers… I’m not kidding…. Drama, my coursework was crap… meaning my expert acting got me a good C!

Also, Media… ellie got a B… she did FUCK all… I got a C… I did ALL the work for the second (75%) year… *twitches*

Anywho… slowly people began to arrive, and then quickly, there was a giant line… I ended up having to wait and latch from group to group for a bit… Eventually, Ben and Max had gotten out (Max after secretly escaping for a bit). Then there was nothing else to do other than talk until I got picked up…

I saw Simon escape and think, “He’s a sly one…”

Eventually, Max and I were left to talk to Nico. We saw Chloé eventually turn up and go in… Soon Nico left and left Max and I talking because Max’s chauffeur didn’t mind and my parent hadn’t arrived…. Chloé came back out after sometime then we all started talking (Chloé arrived at the school at about… noon, and was the last one to arrive). We talked and talked, exchanged phone numbers, talked etc. Then Max’s mum, after putting down the binoculers eventually pulled out impatiently after waiting for ages and Max had to leave.

Chloé and I talked a bit more about Braces and just general stuff… eventually, we realised it had turned 1pm so we slowly walked to our cars and left (we were the last ones). I did apologize to my dad for making him wait…

On the way back my dad and I did that rare thing where we end up talking a large amount… mostly about my brother, my mother…. yeah… but yeah…

Well, then I got home, ate lunch… flicked through the Year Book, saw a picture of me as a pirate thought, “WTF?” then played some Faffing-about Creed. There is only one thing that  I guess could be worth a mention… I was aimlessly running about killing people, being chased. I stopped… then it turned out a templar had been chasing me… and had then jumped off the edge of the building I was standing on… I didn’t notice it was a Templar until the thing came up saying, xx/60 Templars killed… FYI, Templars are just shit arse annoying knights that normally babble gibberish as they stab your innards up with their face…

In other news… I finish Final Fantasy 8… I got all the GFs… (e.g. Eden and shit) I got ALL of their abilities… spent about an HOUR in Microsoft Excel doing tables to see which GF i should have on which people so EVERYONE gets a speed junction and strength junction etc… so it is all fair… didn’t use it much… in the end…

I powered through the final dungeon, even with my crapper level 17s…. my main party being 80-90… Soon I went forth to Ultimecia. Her first form was easy… well, it would’ve been if she weren’t immune to Holy, which is what Squal’s sword did… but I need it that for Griever… So I eventually killed the lower levels till I got my party of Zell and Irvine. We beat up Ultimecia. Then Griever was summoned… we went to town on it… Then they merged together, more town… then… it went a bit more trippy… as it was changing to the last one, and before I could attack, the camera was zooming out from different angles… a few also had flashes of sort of Satanic images… Also, the final boss… has Eyeball boobs… well… white boobs with Irish like blue on it.. and to say it is a 12… very distinct nipples… that I looked a lot… This nearly killed Squall… but not enough… Thankfully, I also had all the good people’s final weapons… and the Aura spell… meaning every go Squall went all Limit break on it and tore it a new bum…

The boss exploded… a lot… then they all tried to go back to their time… Squall went back in time and it turns out that he was the reason something happened, which then later (about 10 years or 13 years later) made him where he was… then we get into a time loop…. Oh, Ultimecia is from the future… but she dies in the past… but in doing so, she can then control the people in the present… from the future because she died in the past…. yeah… isn’t that fun?

I think games should try and stay away from this sort of time paradox, Donnie Darko-esque endings… or plots…

*SPoliers* well, it turns out that because Squall is such a big Emo, he can’t use the power of friendship to get back to his own time… he is then stuck in limbo… oh noes! Then as he is about to give up Rinoa (the female love) has enough Love for them both and then she manages to find him… but oh no! He’s dead! It then cuts to the credits showing everyone at some party… Rinoa is out on a balcony by herself pointing in the sky… it switches to full screen credits… then… another cinematic… a different camera angle… she points to the sky… the camera swaps to behind her… OH WAIT! Squall is alive! GRRRR I fucking HATE stories that do that at the end… It happened in Final Fantasy 9…. Sure… I actually like it… but it is annoying, because I get too into the story, feel a bit like, “WTF?! He’s dead?!?!?!?!?!?!” Then only to, after a load of credits, to find out he is alive and kicking…. grrr….

*Spoilers over*

well… yeah, Final Fantasy 8 was better than I remembered… but apart from Limits… you end up having every character fight the same… plus there is only one row… no front or back….

Well, because I’m such a raging bag of geek… LOOK!

Jealous?

On Wednesday, with my neck in pain because in the morning I stretched and managed to trap a nerve or something so turning left  sharply hurts (still does) I got a phone call… I was like, “WTF? When does this crap happen?” Turns out Nathan invited me over.

“Sure.” I said!

So, I got to his house… knocked on the door… and it opened to reveal a topless Nathan… yeah…. Well, he soon got dressed some more… then we played some GH 3 for a bit… and talked about games whilst doing so… then we played Beijing Olympics for a bit fo’ lulz. We watched Zoolander, ate some Ice Lollies then played LBP. LBP, is fucking FUN! It seems the level editor isn’t that hard to master because there are a lot of good levels… there are loads that are FREAKING hard, which Nathan and I played a lot of. I made a top hat, mustached, straw eating, cat eyed, pirate topped, robot bottomed, cape wearing, wooden sword weilding, Tron skinned Sack boy thing quickly and we played some levels and had fun as we killed each other by grabbing onto the falling block making it fall quicker or onto each other to take them down… I think, if you want to be a game designer… you should give that game a go…. It’s very fun!

My papa arrived… I shut the door… cut my thumb whilst doing so…

Yeah… that’s it for this week… I finished chapter 2… started 3… only about 2-3 paragraphs in….

Although it’s no longer Wednesday, it’s still business time (FOR MAX!)

Still trying that new theme… I think it looks a bit… messy… and all over the shop… may go back… and hope something better comes along.

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Sarcastic air quotes…

Well, as with most great things (and a lot of my blogs) to avoid people just reading one bit then buggering off, I’m leaving the good stuff till the end. Like a sweet tasty something at the end of something that is sweet and tasty but ever so slightly less.

So, I forgot when I last did one, maybe thursday or Friday… But to make it easier, sweet fuck all happened Thursday or Friday. So, TO SATURDAY!!

So on Saturday was the yearly:

BLAXHALL FATE EXTRRRRRRAVAGANZA!

I wish those letters could be bigger and with more meaning.

So yeah, this is the shitty Blaxhall fate thing that is kinda suck-arse. Really it is a time for the large old woman to go outside in their… summer clothes… as they walk around being old… There is rarely anything to do. There are the normal things like the coconut shy, no one likes coconuts in the house, then various stuff where I don’t see much urge. There is normally a “White elephant” stall… although I don’t think there were many there. Then other things like books and plants and stuff… There is also a competition for those gardener folk.. Really, I just sat on the swings for about 2 hours… well, on and off… I also sat on top of some thing hoping not many kids would walk past and knock me off probably smashing my face… I came off to get an ice-cream, and a pancake… then a few times when I got super bored.

I also said “Hi” to Tom Roseveare and Chris Coe… the latter I don’t really know, but he recently moved to Blaxhall, and he is my brother’s friend from school… so… yeah…

Really, turns out swings aren’t comfy at all… from holding a chain for too long I managed to get blisters all over my hand, and I even began to take off the finish on it. The swings are fun, when I can swing to the point of X-Treme Buckling where I either fall on my face or backwards into my head… yeah… I spent too much time swinging or legs hanging over stuff…. now the back of my legs feel like ACID.

Well, I think it was yesterday, around about the time my internet cut out and I was too lazy to do anything, I wrote a bit more story, I’m getting there… I just need to run out of stuff… to do… *sniff*

Friday, I watched V for Vendetta, just as awesome as it ever is.

Yesterday, I also finished my “Masterpiece” (Sarcastic Air quotes) by “Masterpiece”, I mean I finally finished colouring that thing I was meant to do. My brother drew the person, however, I had to fucking hand fucking draw the entire FUCKING background with a FUCKING mouse in FUCKING Paint.NET. *foams at mouth* In all, I had 20 layers to work with… fun layers of FOAMING RABID FUN…

Enjoy.

Well, as per the last 2 – 3 weeks (I’ve lost count) I’ve been playing Final Fantasy. I’ve now nearly finished Final Fantasy 8, I just have the final dungeon, and the bit that gets me to the final dungeon which I can go back from, it’s just a bitch to do so. Somehow, I’ve managed to get like 60 odd hours on it… however, I’m only 65 on Squall then 5x on Zell and Irvine… The time is so large cause you end up burning about 20 minutes on drawing spells (early on) when you find a new one that could be of some use). Another thing with Final Fantasy 8, is eventually in the final dungeon, you have to split your party of 6 up in to two parties of 3. No problem right? Oh no, the three people you don’t use, don’t actually gain ANY experience AT ALL. So there is only the small times when you have them for the first time and you actually HAVE to have them that they gain experience, so I have 3 people of like level 13-17. That’s gonna be fun. The good thing is, thanks to the Junction Exchange, they pretty much get about 5000 hp and awesome str even at that level. Final Fantasy 8 does compensate for this. All the monsters in the game, EVERYWHERE, will be the same level as your highest in the party. Then the monster’s hp varies depending on it, for e.g. If the monster has 350 hp at level 1, then at level 10 it will have 3,500hp, and so on. This avoids all your level 17s running into a large amount of level 50 monsters to be punched right in the face!

Why is it that I always seem to go TOO into this sort of thing.

Well, there probably wont be another Blog post until Thursday, when we all get results, or it could be earlier, when I finish FF8… TO TEH X-TREME!!! (I’m just getting the last GFs now, I beat up a giant Cactuar with a Moustache (LOOL))

So… yeah… now enjoy!!

Some Guitar to play you out, ya here?

I’m also trying out the new theme….

Doesn’t exist where I went today. Just thought I’d attempt to draw you in.

So, where to begin, well, I might as well get the creepy geeky lack-o-sleepy bit first (no that didn’t take me ages to make up, only about 2 seconds). So, well, I guess, yeah. Really if you follow my twitter you’d already know. However, I FUCKING FINISHED FINAL FANTASY… fuh-nine? I’m on ball today!

*Large doses of Final Fantasy*

Anyway, yeah, I finished Final Fantasy nine for the second time. It has been a while since my first finishing, but I can say, that the final boss was ruddy hard. The main reason being towards the end of their life, they just SPAM attacks, so within just one attack from one person, that person would’ve already died from being attacked by Flare Nova (does a lot of damage to all party members) then Holy pretty much straight after (Holy being one of the strongest Magic Attacks). Not to mention the final two bosses annyoingly have the ability to use Curaga… Curaga being the strongest Curing move… The first final boss (Trance Kuja, the one that has all three above attacks) you just have to try and kill as quick as possible, hoping before you die you can go into Trance mode and really do some insane damage that just tears through him, and hope that he wastes a lot of turns curing himself (which you can normally eliminate the cured hp with just one attack). The second and Final Final Boss is some giant thing called Necron (which I’m not sure WHAT it is but sh) This I only got two attempts of attacking (cause Trance Kuja was such a fucking ARSE) the second I managed to beat with out realising that he was near death or anything. When that happened I dropped the controller on the floor, power slid on the carpet and removed my already displaced knee caps. I then watched the final scenes.

*Spoilers*

I can’t believe Zidane went to save Kuja. There was an EPIC effect how you thought he was dead till the VERY end when he is alive in a big reveal and I nearly pissed myself, came in my pants and pooped myself in excitement at the exact same time… messy.

*Spoilers are OVEAR!*

So now, with nothing else to do to pass the time, I started the game that I am not a big fan of. Final Fantasy 8 (he says with spite and spitting venom at the eyes of the viewers/readers brutally harming about 2 people). I am doing the follow-Gamefaqs-to-the-letter-unless-it’s-described-shit run… Also going by some other stuff I found out from watching a certain review. So I would hope not to be bad. As it turns out, by being awesome, I could rip through most bosses until…. well, still to now. This was mostly because I learned that I could junction 100 Curagas to my hp VERY early on, meaning I have about 2k hp at level 10. Shocking how Squall is the only one that levels up… could be because every single hit of his is a critical because of the simple time puzzle.

Really, if you have ever read my twitter, you’d know that I can spend about… hmm, 10 minutes just looking away from the screen mashing the x button, because I have it on Memory Cursor… This has only caused me death once… which came as a shock, but oh well. Getting better weapons is difficult because the items you need are rarely dropped by monsters so you have better luck with the crappy card game… which I really hate… I prefer Tetra Master in 9… although Tetra Master didn’t actually MAKE sense, it just did something and eventually you win or lose.

This ends up leaving me with some long periods of playing about 10 minutes of cards to try and get my gosh darn cards to turn into an item. I’m on disc 2 and I’ve done… about 20 hours. I did 50 on 9 and like 60-70 or something on 7… oh great, daddy long legs in my room… just fucking awesome… I can’t remember much else about the game… but I just beat up NORG and now this big arse school that has T-rex in can fly… wow, wtf, that daddy long legs looks dead already… it’s just curled up and dead… no it twitched…

*[/Final Fantasy]*

My brother finally got Assassin’s Creed back from his friend. So I finally started it! I was expecting the free running to be a bit more… complicated and woo. No, instead it is just hold A and RT (Right trigger) and you can climb anything as long as it is human length. Assassin’s Creed is fun. The main problem… or even unique thing is, at the start of the game you have everything, so you spend ages just aimlessly running about stabbing people in the face then running away (apparently just jumping when guards are edgy is the same as yelling, “I FUCKING STABBED THE DOUCHE! SO SUCK IT!” meaning every guard in the world now wants to stab you in the eye provided one can see you… then before you know it, after someone breaks their leg and you hear it popped into place, you lose everything… I don’t just mean equipment, you spend a while watching as you are told you seem to have had your mind wiped and have forgotten how to counter (easiest way of killing people). I enjoy it, I like how whilst people are talking to you, you can kinda walk about and like, be an arse. The memory glitches… are annoying, you don’t really pay attention, you are just waiting for the thing to happen so you can hit a button to hopefully get the achievement at some point. Ah well….

The geeky is not over yet. Anime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some of you might know, depends if I posted it in a blog or not, that I recently found the English dubbing of Elemental Gelade. I seriously HIGHLY recommend this! Seriously! If you like anime, watch it, along with Disgaea! I love Elemental Gelade, it has a decent story, some of the humour in it is just so fucking hilarious, for example, at one point the male protagonist is explaining jealousy to the female protagonist (who both kinda have feelings for each other at this point). He describes it as a sort of burning feeling in the heart and the girl says, “Here?” and grabs his hand and puts it on her chest. One of the awesome characters comes in to say that dinner is ready, then sees and backs away saying, “I’ll leave you two alone…” and… well it is just so fucking AWESOME D=< WATCH IT!!!!!! NOA! If you haven’t gotten the hint yet, this means YOU BEN! The ending or parts of the ending send chills over your entire body (like in Disgaea). I just can’t stress enough just how good it is.

Well, also for the past… ever, I’ve been staying up late talking to Max, and waking up at 6:45am because that’s how I roll!

Now onto the main topic, I guess. Today I went to Pleasurewood Hills… I didn’t have high hopes. When I got there it turned out they had a ride with a loop in. HOLY CRAP! I thought….  it was the first thing we went on, and it looked so cool. Basically, you all get in, the cart travels backwards up the ramp, then when the back is near the VVEEEEERY top, it drops (note: you are virtually hanging in your harness seat at the top) you then go around the thing, which is up, a sort of corkscrew, into a loop then up the ramp again where you come to a halt and slowly climb up. “Hold on” you think, “I’m on the same starting ramp but there is no bit at the top to join the two” you continue, then just when the front hits the near top, you drop again doing it all again backwards. It’s sooo awesome, and you go so high if you are at the back or front.

The rides elsewhere were shit. Till we got to the “Whizzy Dizzy” which may sound lame, but it is a pendulum ride that rotates as you go back and forth. Which is pretty fun. You go higher than 90 degrees to the floor so you get the lovely feeling of being slightly upside down… I went on it 3 times, the last time I got to see the effects the ride had on the low cut tops of some large bosomed slags, if you get what I mean in a very teenage way… Yes, I sound like a pervert… but it was in the name of science… and it was only the corner of my eye. Turns out, nothing happens… at all…

We waited loads for a ride that was crap, jerky corners and just general crapness… I got to ride alone on a cable cart that was slow and boring and would’ve been quicker to walk with both my missing knee caps shot off. We went on another ride twice, where I spent the entire time with my arms up… on both goes (each go goes round twice) because I’m hip like that. Speaking of hip, the last go I had to be on my own, meaning I had a whole 2 seats to myself, meaning I had to brace myself with my legs… causing pain… it could explain the LARGE amounts of pain I get some times… hmm…

Well, yeah. Right now I’m getting REALLY painful pain in my left ankle and knee… it hurts soooooo bad… times like this I wish Automail was real… (I’d then have all my limbs metal…)

Well, I was expecting to write more, but I shot through the Pleasurewood Hills bit like a bullet being fired from the front of a ship travelling just under light speed (or at it, thus meaning in warp)… oh look, geek came back at the end… I’m going to play Final Fantasy 8 and cry over my limbs that are so fucking painful….