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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Weather (Maybe?)

So as the northern part of the North East is getting constantly hammered this month, the mid-Atlantic region has yet to see more than a dusting of snow, though we're getting All The Cold.

-20F last night after wind chills and looking to be in that ballpark again tonight. That's too damn cold.

We're rumored to get 5 inches give or take tomorrow night...but given the way the rest of the winter has gone, I must say, I'm rather sceptical.

So I'm curled up under multiple blankets and the dog while playing Fantasy Life on my 3DS. Husband is playing Diablo III, and I think that's what we are going to continue doing until work forces us to venture back out.

This is the first time I've found myself wishing for a fireplace while living in an apartment, usually I just consider the to be nuisances that take up valuable floor/wall space.


Good luck to those of ya'll in the Boston area.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Stand Against

I don't even know what to say that hasn't already been said by those with louder voices, and better turns of phrase.

But I feel as someone who has been a part of the Atheist/New Atheist movement for as long as I have must stand up and say "I reject that man. I reject that murderer."

Yes, I apparently have some level of belief system in common with that man, but I will not let him represent me. I will stand with honest, honorable religious people, from any walk who are working to make this world a better place before I will ever stand with an Atheist who has so little respect for life as to murder.

My heart breaks for the families who lost their son and daughters. They are the ones who need to be remembered.

Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, you are gone now, and wrongfully so. My sincerest condolences to your families.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Club Nintendo Closing

Nintendo is closing Club Nintendo. This makes me suuuper sad. I mean, I've been a member since before it was even called Club Nintendo.

I registered my GameBoy Advance SP alll the way back in 2004. It became Club Nintendo in 2009.

This was a great way for them to get feedback on Nintendo-published games. Plus, we got awesome loot for being their feedback/survey monkeys.

I still wear my 8-bit Mario t-shirt, I use my Pikmin tote as my lunchbag, the Platinum award several years ago was a sweet statue of most of the main characters from Super Mario.

As a consumer, I'm failing to see the downside to this program.

Further, it's clear they weren't planning on closing it until recently as fairly new games, like Pokemon AlphaSapphire/OmegaRuby have Club Nintendo codes that the expiration date isn't until 2018.

We have until March 31 (also the last day to register both 3DS and WiiU SSB to get Mewtwo) to get all our games registered, and then all codes expire. We have until June 30th to redeem our Coins. 

Why, Nintendo, why?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Doctor Who: Into the Dalek

So, Spoilers.


So we're on episode 2 of season 8, and this time we were shrunk down with the Doctor and Clara and went inside the shell of a "Good/Moral" Dalek, aka. "Rusty".

Am I the only one who was disturbed that they defined a "Good" Dalek as a Dalek that wished to destroy other Daleks until the very end, when the Doctor did a Vulcan mind-meld with Rusty and Rusty saw the Doctors hatred of Daleks and through deus ex machina of a remembered birth of a star and the mind meld the Dalek became "Good" again, in that it wanted to kill other Daleks, not humans. But now, at the end of the episode this is no longer "Good" and the Doctor is upset that the Dalek wants to actively destroy other Daleks. But they didn't expound on the self-guilt that would have made that flip make any sense. Don't get me wrong, the guilt is there, as is the arrogance that he is right, but it feels like an afterthought.

That's the other thing. Classic series Whovians, please correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that they are basing Capaldi's Doctor off of the 4th. Which is fine, I mean, he's not my favorite of the classics, mostly because he seemed to have a cruel streak. And it's that cruel streak that I think we're seeing in Capaldi's Doctor. 9 (usually), 10, and 11 especially tried to save everyone, and mourned the ones they couldn't. 12 will use those who he expects to die or who are about to die to further whatever crackpot plan he's got for the episode. Maybe I'll get used to it, like I did to 10 and then 11 when they had their turns. But damn, that cruel, or maybe the word is cavalier, attitude is disturbing. He doesn't care that people are dying to further his ends. It's exceedingly jarring.

And then to make it even more bizzare and uncomfortable for the viewer, they started and ended the episode with the Doctor asking Clara if he's a good man. At least her response is "I don't know."

I'm starting to think I'm watching hoping that Vastra and Jenny will show up because I'm certainly not coming back for Clara. Nor particularly for the Doctor. His character is, as of right now, one that I feel sorry for, but to whom I can't connect to. It's like.....it's like he's all-too-human in the worst possible ways.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Poor Puppy

My poor pug is 9 years old and his nails are very thick and curved, so he had chronic ingrown nails.

Well this time the vet didn't wrap his paw, but gave us a soft cone, excuse me, "Elizabethan Collar" for him to wear.

Here are the results.



He's a pissed off blue flower!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Next Doctor

I like Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.

I wish they would give Vastra, Jenny and Strax their own show.

I like that they took the time to allow us to get used to the new doctor, like they did for Ten.

As an American, Capaldi's accent got a bit troublesome, so I resorted to subtitles, but I think it'll only take an episode or two more for me to get used to it.

There were more back references to past (mostly new Who) moments in this one episode than I can ever remember in a single episode prior.

I think Clara is actually a better foil for Capaldi than she was for Smith. The chemistry feels more friendly and is more like what Ten and Donna had. It feels more natural. Personally, I appreciate the pointed removal of the crush/love interest companion, partly because I'd like to see River continue to make appearances.

Clara actually had personality this episode. She's been hit and miss to me, and this was one of the good ones.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Anniversary

Wow, time flies way too much as an adult. When you're a kid it always feels like it will never stop dragging.

Now, I would love for it to slow down, just a little bit.

Congratulations to my Husband, he's put up with my difficult, annoying feminist ass for the last 4 years as of today.

Love you, Sweetie!