Borders

Mar. 28th, 2007 02:47 pm
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Wow.  Got my form letter back from Border's. 

They are positive that I will be forced to realize that they rewards program is the best, even with the changes.

Not a single point I made was brought up, and really, I wasn't the target audience.   That was very clear by it's condescending tone.  I think I am going to go home and cut up my Border's card.  It will make me feel better.

Congratulations Borders!  You go from "I love this company" to "company to actively disparage whenever possible".


Hell, if they had told me they were making the change because the old program cost them too much,  I could have forgive them.  But talking down to me with a form letter?  I can choose to spend my money elsewhere, and I will.

Weather

Mar. 20th, 2007 11:13 am
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I moved out here because it was warm and sunny.  Warm and Sunny. 

I understand that the winter months of Dec, Jan, and Feb bring rain.  I have always acknowledged the rain, unlike most of the drivers out here. 

But I do need to say WTF?  Hail?  In March?  That I can HEAR from inside?

Please bring back the sun.  I miss it.  The damp and the chilly and draft?   It's not the rainy months.  Hail?  I mean, come on, ice falling from the sky in Los Angeles? 

Blah.

Fanfiction

Nov. 30th, 2006 04:52 pm
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Fanfiction.  I am a fiend.  I can't get enough of stories, or the fandoms I love and fanfiction combines the two - more stories in the fandoms I love!

Today, I found a very, very scary thing.

Christian Teen Titans (TV, not comic) fanfiction.

I need to find a way to wash out my brain. 

It even had a Marty Stu.

<whimpers>

And it didn't start off bad.  The author had a grasp of plot, grammar and punctuation.

<whimpers>

No more fanfiction for a bit.

Gaming

Nov. 29th, 2006 10:03 pm
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So, on Friday, the boyfriend picked up NWN2 (Neverwinter Nights 2) - it was on sale for $25, and it's one of those computer games that retails for $60+ bucks.

Let's put it this way.  $25 might have been spending too much for it.

It blows big monkey chunks. 

The game play is less intuitive then the first game - you have to make more clicks and they got rid of the radial menus and didn't replace them with anything.
The game is buggy as all hell.
The graphics for the people?  Sims2 does it better.  They have fewer actions and less available motions then the first game. 
The camera angles suck.  In the first game,  you eventually found a groove and found the right angle to play in.   Even the boyfriend is having problems finding the right angle.  'Cause they are all the wrong angle.  Entering a room is kinda deadly - you can't bloody well see to kill the bad guys. 

AND they editor to the game practically requires a computer degree to use. 

I don't know who their market was for this game (except for those of us who went "shiney" and bought the game without reading the reviews.  will never do so again).

It ain't the people who loved the original for the ability to add player content - that ain't gonna happen, not with the clunky editor they have.
It ain't the people who love persistent worlds - their is a world map.  An "everyone must go the world map cause one person did" world map.  Not a running through areas to get somewhere kinda of map, but a here's a map and now click on a place to get there kinda map. 
It ain't the people who want cool graphics, 'cause you can only look at so much landscape, and again, the people models are less pretty the original.
It ain't the people who want gore, 'cause the fights are less graphic.
It ain't the people who wanted ease of game play 'cause it's clunkier than most games I have played.  Even my boyfriend has problems, and he's good at learning at the tricks and shortcuts.

Really, its the dumb people.  Don't be dumb.   Play the original.  It's expansion packs and persistent worlds.
Grrr.  What the hell were they thinking?

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