27 years old
from Rhode Island

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    • This is the End...

      4 years ago


      this-is-the-end.jpg exactly what I thought it would be. A fun, goofy, ridiculous apocalypse comedy. While I'm much more so looking forward to seeing Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in The World's End, I really enjoyed myself. I laughed a lot, didn't take anything too seriously, and it was a good time. (Being in touch with your inner dude helps a lot, I think. Just sayin'.)

    • Fable 3 Review

      4 years ago



      Yay, review time!

      Possible spoilers, etc. etc.

      So I read on the Fable Wiki that Fable 3 is "buggier than an anthill," which is a perfect phrase for the game if ever there was one. I am talking all kinds of glitches: your dog phasing through you all the time, suddenly losing the ability to interact with other people, and my favorite: the golden line that should lead you to quest points disappearing, following you instead of leading you, or leading you somewhere you didn't want to go. The story is alright enough, but nothing world shattering. Things like clothes and hairstyles and such are fun, even if there isn't a ton of variety. Although I wish there would be a more open world with more to do, it's still entertaining if you take your time. Overall, I enjoyed it. It's not a great game perse. There are several faults with it, in fact. But it's entertaining for what it is, and I think that what helped tremendously was that I didn't take it too seriously. If there was a glitch, I came back to it the next day and it was fixed. If I was having trouble with a particular baddie, I spammed my magic until I kicked his ass. It wasn't as good as Tomb Raider by any stretch, but after all the stress and frustration that I went through with Bioshock Infinite recently, I really needed this.

      So, in short, if I'd paid $60 for this, I would have been royally pissed. Having gotten it for free on Xbox Live allowed me to enjoy it.

    • Computer Drama

      4 years ago



      So, as you may or may not know, my computer got eaten by viruses and crapped out a couple of weeks ago. I ordered a new one from HP, which wasn't cheap, and the shipping date wasn't until today, which I wasn't happy about, but I was happy that I'd at least get the computer before I moved.

      Got an email from them today saying that there was a delay and they won't be shipping until July 12th. But we got a 10% discount on our next purchase.

      I move on July 15th. I'd change the shipping address, if my apartment complex would give me my apartment number, but the last time I called they said that they didn't know it yet, and wouldn't until we'd be moving in.

      In the words of a famous young British man, suck my nob, guys. Suck my nob.

      *Rant over*

      ETA: HP offered me coupons and discounts, but finally gave me a full refund. My first stop the day after I returned from RTX was HH Gregg, and I'm now writing from my shiny new computer. Also an HP at a comparable price, plus it runs beautifully and looks pretty, too. So yay, it worked out!

    • RT Community

      4 years ago



      So I just mailed out a bunch of pins to fellow RT members working on project I'm part of here on RT: RT Community Shorts. I mailed these all over the country--CA, FL, TX, RI, here, there, and everywhere. I think it's really awesome how the Roosterteeth website, and RTX, can bring people from all over the place together. This commuity is a unique opportunity--one for getting to know people even halfway across the world, one for growing as a creative person, and one for collaborating on projects that you might not have a chance to otherwise. Something like RTX only enhances that opportunity.

      All this to say that I'm really excited for RTX, and to be a part of this community as a whole. Y'all are awesome. smiley12.gif

    • Bioshock Infinite Review

      4 years ago



      I'm saying it now, so don't get upset when you see it later: SPOILERS GALORE. All of the spoilers, all of them ever. Do not read this if you don't want Bioshock Infinite spoilers.

      Good? Good.

      I'm going to start out by saying that I really enjoyed playing Infinite... to a point. I had a lot of fun with it. I had fun exploring Columbia as a world, I liked looting safes and corpses, I enjoyed getting to know Elizabeth, I thought that the commentary on extremism was well done. I liked this game a lot.

      And then it was like somebody flipped a switch. I could feel the end of the game coming, so I sat down the first day and tried to complete it. I got frustrated with pointless battle after pointless battle, which really screwed with the pacing in my view. I got through some but not all of it. I put it down, tried a second day. Killed Comstock, got to the deck. Played on the deck for two hours only to fail over and over and over again. Even tried changing it to easy after having played it on normal through the whole game. I tried just the deck bit again on a third day. I used everything in my arsenal--Songbird, vigours, guns, health, online written and video walkthroughs. I did everything I should have and it was still a pain in the ass.

      Even forgetting how bottom heavy this game is in terms of both action and story, if the story felt worth it then I wouldn't have felt like I'd wasted my time. Maybe it's just not my kind of story. I'd seen most of the twists--the Lutece twins being the same person, Elizabeth actually being Booker's daughter, etc.--coming. That wasn't what truly bothered me. What bothered me was that Booker gets murdered. It theoretically erases what you've spent the whole game doing. Maybe it doesn't actually erase it, but all you have to go on is that it theoretically does. And maybe Booker's Elizabeth lives at the end and is the only one who does. But maybe she disappears after it goes to black, too.

      For me, this kind of ending doesn't satisfy. I'm not saying that it had to be happy. I'm not saying that Booker has to go back and undo giving Anna up. I'm not saying that they couldn't do the whole Booker being Comstock thing. But if I'm going to sink hours and $60 into a video game, it should really feel like it meant something, even if only in that universe. Why did I spend the entire game fighting Comstock and the Vox Populi and busting my ass?

      I enjoyed getting to know Elizabeth, I enjoyed spending time in a well-constructed world, but the ending wasn't emotional for me. It wasn't profound. It was just infuriating. There are endless possibilities of what it could mean, I suppose, but the way I took it was that taking out the Vox Populi and Comstock didn't matter. You might have saved Elizabeth, but who the hell knows if she disappeared or not? And that would be the only value since you go back and take Comstock out of the equation, which in theory means that Columbia never even existed. Or did the scene with Booker opening the door to Anna's room mean that he's not really dead? Not in my book, but I can't say that with absolute authority.

      I don't need to know everything. But a series of twists at the end concluding with "Let's kill Booker before he becomes Comstock in another dimension" wasn't enough for me. It didn't warrant having to claw my way through the final battles that I had to. And, because it ends on this note, the game overall leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Which honestly is a shame, because I really did enjoy it until that switch flipped.

      (And, because I feel that it's worth mentioning, this isn't to say that people who enjoyed the game are somehow wrong or not valid or anything stupid like that. I think that, for a certain kind of person, this could be an enjoyable game from beginning to end. That person just isn't me.)

    • Pokemon: White Progress

      4 years ago



      So, for the first time in a long time, I'm playing a Pokemon game. (The laptop got eaten by viruses, plus I'm getting ready for X and Y this fall.) I very briefly played Leaf Green a few years ago, but before that hadn't played since I was in middle school. (Yes, I've been playing Pokemon for longer than many who play it have been alive. Boy, don't I feel old?) The changes in graphics, story, Pokemon, etc. are drastic since I haven't played for a couple of generations now. I thought it might be fun to post my current team, so here it goes:

      "Charming" Simisear, Lv. 38
      "Hook" Scrafty, Lv. 39
      "Rumple" Samurott, Lv. 39
      "Snow White" Zebstrika, Lv. 39
      "Henry" Duosion, Lv. 40
      "Red" Excadrill, Lv. 40

      Badges: 7

      For those of you who don't know the show, I decided to go with a Once Upon a Time theme for nicknames this time around. Does anyone else play Pokemon still?

    • 7 Lessons of Moving

      4 years ago



      1. You have too much stuff.
      2. Yes, you still have too much stuff.
      3. Repurposing is your friend.
      4. See what people want to get rid of. They may end up furnishing your whole apartment.
      5. Moving is expensive. Add about $1,000 to what you think you're going to spend. This figure is closer.
      6. Expect not to sleep for the 2 months leading up to the move. Then, on the occasional night that you do, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
      7. Touch base with people every couple of weeks. Think you should have heard from the apartment/moving company/whoever already? You should have. Call them.

    • Celebrity Names

      4 years ago



      So the store I work at is currently accepting donations toward ALS research. We have these stars people can write their names on if they donate. Most don't feel like taking the time to do this, so we're allowed to write celebrity names on them if they don't get filled out. Two I chose today?

      Eddie Izzard and Barbara Punkelman. smiley0.gif

      ETA: Gavino Free and Joe the Cat now each have their own stars.

    • RT Community Shorts

      4 years ago



      Hi! So today I kind of just wanted to plug a group I'm a part of here on Rooster Teeth: RT Community Shorts. Maybe you've heard of us, maybe you've haven't. If you haven't, we're a collection of RT members who have decided to get together and shoot short films, starting with our first during RTX 2013. I'm helping out by running the PR/social media side of things, so if you'd like to follow us, please check out these following links:



      RT Group:

      Also, I'm currently in search of art for our social media pages. I'm pretty open about what the art has to be, but something that would fit in well with the group's feel/goals would be totally awesome. So if you're an artistic/graphic design-y type, please get in touch with me. We currently are in need of a Twitter background (and possibly cover photo) and Facebook cover photo. I'm also open to changing our profile pictures there if we get the right artwork. Like I said, just get in touch if you're interested at all, or, if you know someone who might be, please just pass this info along.

      Thanks for reading!

    • Free: The Best Flavor There Is

      4 years ago


      So you apparently get all kinds of free stuff when you move. Old furniture no one wants anymore, their extra set of dishes that they thought they'd use but never did. The picture above is the newest addition--a handmade blanket from the mother of one of my best friends. Not gonna lie, I'm kind of in love with it.

      In other news, my fiance and I are really likely to try and catch a flight to RTX instead of roadtrip it. We'd have to drive the 25 hours there and 25 hours back, get back and immediately pack whatever little things we need to in the next couple of days, and then drive 18 or so hours out to Arkansas. That's a lot of driving, especially since I still haven't gotten my license because my permit expired. (I lived in NYC for 18 years. I didn't need to drive. Don't judge me.) So it'll be exciting. This'll be the first time I'm on a plane since I went to Disney World in August 2001.

      The sooner I get my life packed into boxes, the sooner I'll regain my sanity.

      In conclusion, yay free stuff!

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