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Saturday, January 29, 2005
Sometimes, You Just Have To Post Stuff Because It Amuses You
Your Gratuitous City Of Heroes Image Of The Day:
Rum Red and his Holy Shotgun. No, I'm not making that up. As part of a mission Rum was given by a creepy guy who hangs out in a cemetery, Rum and his team had to go into a mausoleum crawling with zombies and evil tikis and flush them out. Using a holy shotgun. After that we had to rescue some scientists from evil Nazi vampires and were-wolves. Well, they're not Nazis anymore so much as they're evilalien Nazis, but still.
Part of the game's appeal for me are these types of scenarios, where you just get to go and do fun, sort of silly, super-heroic adventures. Yeah, the task-forces have their appeal in their high-stakes, we must actually save the world even though failure has no real in-game consequences other than debt, way. But I get more out of the loosely-connected storyline type missions from contacts.
Speaking of debt, I strongly suspect that I'll have paid off my student loans before I get Rum out of debt. Everytime I finally drag myself out of the debt hole, I'll turn the corner and smack head-first into a purple Ancestor Spirit or Lesser Devoured, and it'll be right back to the nearest hospital and a new round of debt to clear up.
So next time you're on Victory, send me a "Hi" tell.
Dorian's Top Five Manga
Everyone else is doing it, so in no particular order:
1) Tuxedo Gin: The art is very cute and the story is both funny and touching.
2) Fruits Basket: I'm a sucker for the transforming animals and watching Tohru's emotional growth gets to me.
3) Imadoki: A down-to-earth and affecting romance.
4) xxxHolic: Clamp's answer to the EC/Creepy horror tradition. Stylish and spooky little morality plays.
5) Ranma 1/2: Still funny after all these years.
Honorable mentions go to Kindaichi Case Files, Angel Sanctuary, Tsubasa, the recently concluded Alice 19th and Inu-Yasha--though frankly I'd just as soon they find that damn jewel already!