I'm rather amused that I managed to come up with 3 different arcticles named in the format of the Holders series in such a short span of time. That was an unexpected arrangement, I wasn't expecting things to fall together like that.
So now the New Xbox Experience is out, and XNA games are now officially for sale through Community Games. However, also coming along with this is the ability to now test out games to see how they function in Trial mode, which has lead to something I wasn't expecting: a time limit of only ~4 minutes.
I was guessing on about 10, and was going to pace Spiral Island as such so that you could get to the first boss and possibly through it in time before the trial period ended. However at that rate there's no way that will be possible, which has left me scratching for what to do. So after some thinking I've come to a conclusion. I've decided to write a small amount of storyline that fits in before the game's introduction. It will be dropping in without any details yet to anything that is going on, and leaving it from there to jump into some action without explaining much. The storyline actually has room for me to insert this prelude, so I don't have to actually change anything in the actual intro as far as storyline.
I haven't had much to put on here lately. I got moved to graveyard shift at work, so now I'm here late where it's relatively slow. I have tried filling the time doing some other things. I tried starting into the Illuminatus Trilogy, which I had bought some time ago when a friend had me buy it to borrow, but neither he nor I read it then. I gave up trying to read it right now though, after getting about 20 pages in, because it is so incoherent and rambling that I couldn't follow what was happening anymore.
I also started reading into the last Otherland book, but I haven't actually brought that to work with me because I have the hard cover copy which is very large, so hauling it to and from is a pain every day. There's no e-book for that, unfortunately, which would be much easier for me to use. I don't particularly have any other e-books to read, aside from the Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi, but I'm not sure where I put the ones I haven't read of those. I've also tried starting my novel, and another story (not sure if it would end up being long enough for being a novel or not), however after getting a really good start for the novel while out walking one night, I forgot it and haven't come up with it again.
So I've mainly been resorting to just trying to occupy myself with the internet, with various degrees of success. There's not much on the internet, really, at that time of night, at least in what I browse. I've found a couple flash games, but nothing that consistently holds interest, just things that can be finished in an hour or so. So I'm mainly just bringing my PSP and playing that, working on Monster Hunter and Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops. But for now I'm learning how to play Shogi, which is rather complex.
Whoops, accidentally deleted the most recent entry while trying to fix a spam issue. Good thing I could go back and copy and paste it again.Date: 08 Nov 2008 - 22:19
I've talked some in the past about using alternate alias' in certain places. The main one I use in commenting in Blogsmith blogs, such as Engadget, is the shortened form, "Conda". I don't expect anyone, though, to actually get that as equating to "Anaconda", which is why a recent comment was so surprising.
I commented on an article about about e-ink, addressing a specific person in regards to the # sign's term "pound" as we commonly know it here in the US. However, instead of addressing me back as "Conda", he instead picked up the other part of the word, and addressed me as "Ana".
Not something I was expecting.