I keep meaning to update, but somehow never get to it. Not that there's terribly much to say, but ...
1) I finished Star Ocean Second Evolution. Good game. 80+ endings. Unfortunately, because of all my pickpocketing (which, if you do outside of PAs, will cause random members of your party to lose relationship/friendship points with you -- I didn't know this until over halfway through the game), Claude ended up alone T_T Well, next time, I will get one of the other endings!
(Also, Rena, who is obviously supposed to be with Claude in the cutscenes, ended up with Ashton, who is adorable but kind of gay. WTF. I should say, it wasn't really a romantic ending; she just took him back to her hometown and he became friends with everybody.)
I tried to finish up my PS1 version of SO2 since I was near the end when I quit (and I wanted to see a different ending). I made it to the final boss, but ... I think the PSP version is a whole lot easier (not to mention, the graphics are smoother and the anime characters prettier). My PS1 party members are 10 or more levels higher than my PSP ones were, but I couldn't seem to manage. Well, maybe I'll try again later ...
2) Apparently, L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries book series is being made into a TV series. ROFLs. I found this out by seeing a commercial on channel 9 (the CW? Something like that). I couldn't believe it. And yet, I can, because TV execs are not so blind as to not have noticed the Twilight mania. Hot vampires and human girls? It must sell! (Anyway, L.J. Smith's characters could kick S. Meyer's characters' butts any day of the week.) More info can be found on Vampire Diaries Online
. Even though it's kind of ridiculous, I'm pretty excited for it (since, OMIGOSH, L.J. Smith!), and I'll definitely be watching it come fall 2009.
3) Read some books too. Good Omens
, by the esteemed Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, was very good. The Raging Quiet
, by Sherryl Jorden, not as much (matyr!Sue for the win!). I might rant on the second in the future. Right now I'm reading Magic Kingdom for Sale -- Sold!
, and it's interesting though very slow at this point. Ah, well.
Tomorrow I'm planning to go to a writers' meeting at a local library. I still haven't decided if I want to bring anything of mine to read -- I've never gone before so I have no idea what kind of environment it is, and I don't know if I'm quite ready to share my stuff with complete strangers. I don't even know if it's a regularly meeting group; I guess I'll find out. Wish me luck!
OK, that's all for now.