The Lateness

I am behind on so many things right now. So many assignments not handed in or even started, so much stuff I started that I didn't finish, so much time lost not talking to Serena... I must be losing my grip on reality or something...

Hell, it seems like sometimes, I kinda phase out of existence. I try to participate in conversations and either get ignored or ostracized. Most people seem to care less about me every day. I feel like I'm totally alone. I'm on an island, and nobody cares enough to get me off of it.

I've been trying to call Serena every day for a week. She's never there. She's always either busy with whatever play is going on at her college, or sick. I figure she'll be at her home tomorrow, it being American Thanksgiving and all, so I'll be trying to call her there. I really hope she's there, because I miss her beautiful voice so much...

The only thing that I seem to be able to concentrate on at all is C++ code. Other stuff does not interest me at all. I can't keep my mind on them. I figure I'm gonna get a counseling form pretty soon. I don't blame whoever it is who will write it up, but it's not my fault. I'm just tired... Can't think straight...

"Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man." -- Thomas Carlyle


The Gift

Well... It's been a while, so I may as well post, why not?

So, what's up with Serena these days, you ask? She's no longer sick, but now she's working on costumes for her college's next play again. So, I don't get to talk to her. I haven't even heard her voice for a long time, now... It really sucks. However, she apparently has bought me a Christmas gift as well. So we have exchanged mailing addresses and such. I wonder what she possibly could have bought me...

I've finally received my student loan. Whee. In celebration, I bought "Kirby & The Amazing Mirror" (GBA). Also, I'm soon receiving "Kirby's Dream Course" (SNES) from a guy on TGN, and got "Kirby Slide" (ERDR) from a friend. That leaves two Kirby games to get; "Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards" (N64) and a replacement copy of "Kirby Super Star" (SNES) and I have a full set...except "Kirby no KiraKira Kids" [Kirby's Super Star Stacker] (SNES), which was never released in North America, so it doesn't count, and "BS Kirby no Omotya Bako Baseball" (BS-SNES), a Broadcast Satellaview SNES game which was never actually released in cartridge form. Those two are just extraneous; if I get them, so much the better.

Anyhow... I can't really think of anything else to say right now, so I'm just going to slink away quietly.

TECHNICAL MONKEY" -- Ending words, "Gradius III" (SNES)


The Re-election

Well... Bush is president. Again. This is a bad thing, in a way. It's also a good thing. Bush will probably run the country into the ground, but it'll mean a huge boost on Canadian economy. USAiyans are going to come and see us, and with the decline of American currency value, our Canadian dollar will eventually peak over the American one. Still, I rather would have seen Kerry in the White House.

As for personal news... I'm kinda worried about Serena. She's all kinds of sick lately... I won't get into detail, but the fact is, she's very sick, and thus, I don't get to talk to her. Yeah, that sounded kinda selfish, but the fact is, I'm still very concerned about her health. I hope she gets better during the weekend...

I've played through the Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA) during the last week. It's quite a nice game. It adds several new things to the world we've come to recognize as Hyrule. The Hookshot becomes the Vacuum Pot, which can't hook on to pots, but can suck them in, as well as many other things. The Shovel becomes the Mole Claws, which can claw through some walls, and can rip out bushes and grass from the ground, unlike its predecessor. It also adds Minish mode, which is Link...diminished. Shrunken. It'll allow you to get to very small places. You also have the Kinstones to take care of; you can find left pieces of them all over the place, and you match them up with right pieces that townspeople, both normal and Minish, as well as some animals have, to unlock various areas and events. It's a great game; I recommend buying it. Its release date in the good ol' North American region is January 10th, 2005.

So is anyone buying the Nintendo DualScreen? I expect to get it for Christmas. It's the great new system Nintendo is coming out with. As the name implies, there are two screens to this new system. It will support GBA games as well as new DS games; however, this is not the next GBA. This is a completely new branch Nintendo is starting. Who knows what the next DS will hold? Well, let's check out the first one first. Its release date is the 21st.

Anyhow... I've nothing else to add to that. Back to worrying about poor Serena...

"Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me." -- US President (again) George W. Bush