Monthly Archives: November 2012
Okay, so I don’t really hate Sony.
I just freakin’ hate the Playstation Network.
Because I am no longer lucky enough to own a working PS1 with which to play Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (remember my goal of playing all the Harvest Moon games in order?), I was delighted to find out that you can download the game to the PS3. We just so happen to have a PS3 (it was a birthday gift for my brothers a few years back; it lives on the TV stand as little more than a glorified DVD player) so I decided to buy it. Well, the internet at our house is lame so none of our consoles are hooked up to it. Every so often I decide to hook the Wii up to the net to download a game. It does a quick update and then I just select the game I want to download from the store and BOOM, I’m done. I hooked up the PS3 with the same expectations.
First there was an update, I was expecting that. Then I had to download the store. Then I had to install it. Then it wanted to update the store that it had just downloaded. Finally (about an hour and a half after I started) I got into the store and found the game I wanted, and added it to my cart – when I was then informed that I had to make an account to continue. They wanted my age, my full name, address, zip, email (WTH all they going to do with all this info??). I had to click through two pages of user agreements. About halfway through all this I had to leave to do something else (because I, you know, have a life) and when I got back the session had timed out and I had to start from the beginning with entering my info.
FINALLY, around two hours after I started, I got my account made and found the game I wanted. I also decided to buy two other games I’ve been meaning to get (Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland and Innocent Life) because there is very little chance I will ever be hooking the PS3 back up to the net.
It can just sit there with it’s out of date system and feel sorry for itself.
So I also found some of my older art projects while organizing my computer files. This is the Kirby I made my BF as a birthday gift last year. This is NOT one of my original patterns; I got the pattern for it here (so go make your own! :D)
Earlier this year I doodled up some rough comics based around one of my family’s cats, our big, fluffy Maine Coon named Rockey. I found them while organizing files today and thought I’d post ’em up. The black cat that also appears in the second comic is Winkey, our very sleek girl cat. She and Rockey hate each other with a vengeance.
So yes, I started ANOTHER blog a little while ago, this time on Tumblr. I’ve never spent much time on Tumblr because it’s kinda like a blogging site on acid in my mind, but I decided to be adventurous and give it a whirl. I’m still not quite sure what makes Tumblr that much different from other blogging sites except that A: you can edit all the code for your blog which I LOVE, and B: apparently you’re supposed to re-reblog what other people have already reblogged. And hope someone else re-re-reblogs what you’ve already re-reblogged.
Anyway, my Tumblr blog is Harvest Moonatic, and is all about my love for the Harvest Moon games. I’ll be posting all my musings on the subject and pointless updates about my progress as I replay the entire console series (nearly done with Harvest Moon 64) so check into it often! :)
Remember a while back I posted a video of a “Wampug”? Turns out the rolly little girl is named Chubbs, and that video launched her into internet stardom! You can even visit the little butterball on her own facebook page.
Yes, I am now a fan. I mean after all: cute dog + Star Wars = total win.
And here’s Chubbs latest coseplay:
Told you I’d be working on some new projects! This is a sleeve I crocheted for my mom’s kindle (an early Christmas gift). The largest purple flower is actually part of the closure. You can find more pictures and instructions on how to make it here on instructables.com.
So you may know that I’ve been very happy with my first gen pearl pink DS that I’ve had for…like 7 years (my god, has it been that long???). The new DS versions have never tempted me and I have been content playing my chunky old school DS. But now the time has come to get a 3DS and I have two very good reasons why:
1. They now come in pearl pink.
2. Harvest Moon: A New Beginning (only for 3DS) was released on the 6th.
Seeing as I had a crazed Harvest Moon fan moment and PRE-ORDERED the game already (it was just shipped and will be here any day!) I now need a 3DS. This is when having a gamer boyfriend at during the biggest gift-giving time of year comes in handy <3
So, seeing as I’ll be getting a 3DS pretty soon one way or another, I’ve been browsing what else it has to offer. And wow, there are tons of games for it now! Last time I browsed 3DS games it was last Christmas when I pre-ordered Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for my BF’s Christmas gifts (all of you who also pre-ordered them can laugh along with me at the fact that neither of these games have YET to be released even a year later! Seriously, WTH Nintendo?)
One of the 3DS features I’m most excited about is being able to download older gameboy games to it! That is super cool, and I’m hoping to get to play a lot of old games I don’t have the consoles for anymore.
And I’ll finally be able to get some of those cute accessories that don’t work with my chunky first gen DS, like the Princess Peach Case!