I knew at an early age that I wanted to make a career out of writing about games, and now I have. You'll find most of my stuff right here on HonestGamers, of course, but don't be surprised if my name pops up elsewhere. Living out my dream keeps me very busy, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I generally try not to encourage such things, but in this case I had to give it a shot. If you visit my blog now, you'll hear a special greeting message. Too cool!
I'd been hearing about Sufjan Stevens from Genj, and tonight I decided it was time to check out his stuff on iTunes. I assumed there would be some of his stuff available, and I was right.
After listening to it, I've decided that Genj is not insane. Or at least, he's not so insane as I once thought. In fact, I've now ordered the album from Barnes & Noble because it seems like the sort of thing I'd like to listen to while writing or whatever. Really pretty stuff with interesting lyrics and nice melodies. I can't wait for it to show up so I can listen through the whole thing.
This is probably going to tick off Genj, but he reminds me of a male version of Tori Amos (who I also like). Anyway, that's my one post about music for the year...
The more I get ahead, the more I fall behind... or something like that.
Tonight, bluberry exploited a security hole that has been around since the dawn of the database-driven site, and tonight I fixed it. Bluberry, not one to point out a flaw and run, helped in the effort.
The result is that I spent around two hours working on the site when I could've been playing games or something instead. Anyway, it's now a lot more secure, meaning people can't just get tricky with some key files and access your account info (or worse yet, log into the site under your name and give you a bad reputation or delete your precious content!).
All in all, it was a positive evening for the site. Maybe someday soon, I'll be able to stop tweaking things and truly focus strictly on content. *sigh*
So, I finally beat Wild Arms 4 this evening, after almost 30 hours of play. It's an awesome game. There were some things I would've liked to be different, but very few of them would've made the game 'better.' They were just personal preference. All in all, it's one of the best RPGs I've played recently. I'll be reviewing it soon.
Last night, I had a dream that I think says a lot about my current lot in life.
I dreamt that I was working. The shelves in the store were laid out as they are at the computer store where I work, and there were items spread throughout as normal. Where the wireless routers would normally be at work, though, there were hamburgers of various types, discounted for rapid sale. Most of these were wrapped in white paper, but a few were not.
An elderly couple came into the store to browse, and the hamburgers caught their eyes. This was probably because they were on special sale for only $0.99. They asked for assistance selecting a hamburger, and proceeded to ask inane questions about each one.
Today I went into Best Buy and they had a copy of Jade Empire that was in Spanish. It was the first time I'd ever seen a Spanish-language game just sitting on a store shelf, nestled among all the familiar English titles.
The other interesting thing was the big display they had for 50 Cent Bulletproof. It was all just too much for me to take, and I left the store without buying a game.
I've decided to make some resolutions for this coming year, and to stick to them. So, here they are (most pertain to the site, oddly enough):
1. I will write fewer reviews but keep their quality higher.
2. I will write more FAQs than I have in the past, and work to improve my craft in that regard.
3. I will make fewer adjustments to how the site is designed and displayed, now that it mostly looks and functions as desired.
4. I will find more time to read and write fiction that has nothing whatsoever to do with the site.
5. I will work hard to make sure that the lessons learned from 2005 are applied throughout my life in a manner that makes 2006 an even better year.