Immune to everything

What’s up with the immunity to get scolded at, or being told what to do?

Maybe its just be getting older, but I feel like people today want to live and be treated as adults and at the same time want to be irresponsible like children. They want to do all the fun stuff off adulthood without taking responsibility like children.

I’ve seen this a lot of late, with people around me. Especially those who are reaching their teenage years.

I understand many teenagers act out, maybe I am an oddball that really didn’t feel like going against my mom.

Like for instance” You cannot tell me what to do! I am an adult!”

“oh yea? Here you go, there is the electric bill and btw the police want to talk to you about the girl you beat up or the magazine you snatched”

“I am your responsibility mom! You deal with me (oh yea and protect me from paying stuff and make sure I dont go to jail because I am an adult)”

What people do not seem to understand that being an adult isnt an age. I know 13 year old that act more adult then most 20 year olds I know. Being an adult is basically graduating the human academy by following societies rules. The rules are simple:

1)You intend to make a mess, clean it up!(this goes with life in general)

2)You take responsibility for your actions without excuses

3)You work on bettering yourself, your situation and your environment

I know some people are aware of their actions and yet refuse to take responsibility for it. “I know my mom is pulling her hair out because of my action but I have do to this because I am an adult, I need to be crazy and free.”

My god, an adult is far from free. You have responsibilities too, the difference is that you cannot push them onto someone else. You actually have to deal with them or you will be in big trouble. I have had so many issues of late that I cannot even count, however, I never use it as an excuse for treating someone poorly, for acting out.

I am Married and my marriage wouldn’t last a week if I acted out every little thing/or big thing that bothered me on my husband all the time. No one wants to deal with someone who has to much problems. It gets old and people get bored, why? Because they can try to help that person and the person will continue their irresponsible patterns.

Because it works. You give in to that person what they want, and that is attention, reassurance, someone to solve their problems.

When you are an adult, the only one that can solve your problems is you. So before you claim you want to be an adult, know that it is not an age or the amount of rights, it is being able to deal with your issues and being responsible for your actions.

Maybe I am getting old, because I would never have gotten away with some things that todays kids are doing. Where the heck are their parents?

 

 

Assassins Creed, Monster pets and baby!

This week (and weekend) has been a struggle to say the least. Mainly spent on catching up on work and finding some nice fitting pregnancy pants.

My friend Ana got a pair when she got pregnant and she said that they were the most comfy things. She was right, they are! It’s been hard to wear regular jeans and I’ve already outgrown my fat-Anna Jeans. It’s nice to be able to wear pants you know that aren’t going to put pressure on your abdomen. Because it is very very uncomfortable.

I also went ahead and picked up Thrillville for the WII. My baby sister Katrin likes to play simulator type games and what can be more fun then building your own themepark? I’ve always liked games like that. Also my baby sister and mom have an American Wii, so the only games they can play are basically the ones I can send them. It’s a PAL and NTSC thing.

Kim has been busy playing Assassins creed, the first one and the second one. It is his type of game. Stealthy, Jumpy and thieve. He has always been a huge fan of Tomb Raider, Thief and games like that. He describes Assassins creed 2 as a mix of Thief, Tomb Raider and Fable.

There is a significant difference between 1 and 2 mind you. All thou the spirit of the game is the same, the story is more developed and intriguing. You can swim in water that for some reason you couldn’t in the first one. The Syncs are longer in between. You have access to a healer and you can edit your equipment. Many things are different but as for the functionality it is the same. Your camera still gets in the way and you still have the same objectives as you did in the first one (plus some extra added)

I cracked up when the main characters Uncle comes out of no where and introduces him self in this manner

“It’s me! MARIO” with a broado italiano accento.

This weekend was horrible in managing to get good deals on production cels! I guess some people just wanted them more I guess. There was one incident that I fell asleep and missed the bidding entirely, but, alas I managed to score me one! Great Teacher Onikuza! GTO for short. It is one of my all time favorite anime show! I can’t wait till it arrives so I can hang it up! :3

 

 

As for monster pets. These are my new designs that will be placed on the CDE prepaid card. It’s been a while since we updated them and we figured it was time to offer something new. Being a fan and collecting monster high dolls, I figured that I’d make pets to honor that style and fashion. At times I wished I was younger, because todays youth has much more fun clothes then I did growing up. More colors, crazy accessories and awesome prints.  I guess I just sit back and let my future crazed teen have that kind of fun!

As in terms of playing videogames this weekend. Nawh, I’ve enjoyed watching Kim play assassins creed. I spent my time finishing up work and just re organizing things around the house. I’ve also took the opportunity to relax. My weeks are usually so busy that I rarely get to see straight.

Anyways, here is a little preview on the new pets!

Enjoy!

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.


Did you ever see a trailer and an opening that totally heighten your expectation to the point of awesome?

Well it did. All I can say is that I was tricked.
This is one of those cases where the trailer and intro is way better then the game itself. Sure I understand that it has to be because that is after all, the selling point.
But this was ridiculous. This is basically someone telling me to eat this yummie chocolate and I end up eating a pile dog (fill in word here)
Alas, I am going to give this a fair analysis and you might understand to why I rip on this game so early on.
So the game starts, I like the design, I like the story, it is classic and safe. The graphic art design reminds a bit of Totoro and Folklore mixed up together to create Torolore. Music reminds me of something from Nausacaa valley of the wind.
The main prologue is safe, basically by let me quote “blah albhblahg kingdom, blah blah darkness blahal, un-likely hero blah blah”. We have heard this one before.
My first reaction is the voice acting. It seemed to me like one person was doing all the voices in the game, they were very poor. Not to the point where I muted my TV but enough to be an disturbance in the game enjoyment. The initial feel for the controls is that they are a bit off, I cannot put my finger on it (or thumb, excuse the pun) but it is noticeable, not to the point that it ruins the game. As the game progressed i noticed that it might not have been the controls as much as the camera. The giant guy (Majin) is non passable. You cannot pass through him which creates several awkward situations. For instance, when he stands behind you and goes transparent. You aren’t really paying attention that he is there, so you try to run through him, which you can’t, so you have to run around his large stature. There are several tight situations where it is near to impossible to pass by him and where he is just in the Effin way.
You also notice pretty early that the graphics aren’t as wonderful as promised. Run pass a water fall, I dare you! The noise sounds more like static and the water fall is just a step back in graphic creation. It just sucks because this did have the potential to be a beautiful game. Also the rats will throw you off in the beginning, except the cheesy  (there, I did it again!) voice acting, they shift voice pitches, making you think that the same rat is going through some weird personality disorder. Once you played for a bit, you come to a point where you are told “Did you know that by controlling the Majin, that you can understand what animals say?”.

Every bit of the way you are told about something you already know, as if you weren’t intelligent enough to come to a simple conclusion of 1+1=2 all by your self. They have to remind you.
You have the animals talk to you, and an hour later “did you know animals can talk to you?”
The monsters reminded me to much of the heart less from the awesome amazing super game Kingdom hearts. It is the basic concept, shadow, goo, dark, etc. In kingdom hearts, the “heartless” are begins that have lost their hearts and turned into walking shadows of dankness. While in this game, the darkness engulfed monsters used to be people…
However, after a few hours, the game begins to grow on you.

The first boss fight almost made me put down the controller and do something productive, like go treasure hunting in my belly button.
Imagine yourself controlling a huge beast. Now you have to tell him to pick something up to throw at this giant jerk that wants to kill you. Every time he shoots something on your Majin, the Majin looses its prior command.
Ok, so you command your Majin to pick something up, then the beast spits at you and your Majin drops whatever he was holding or any command he was executingt. “damnit” and repeat this a few times, gets annoying right?
Not only that, when the beast is out of balance enough to beat up, the stupid walking pile of mold finally completes his command and cannot cancel that current command to do a different command that is required while the boss is disabled. The boss recovers after a bit, just enough time for the walking degenerate to start the belated command which now doesn’t do any good at all.
Is this interesting as a game? Yes, but it TOTALLY blew it on the small part that makes a game good and play able.  Games are supposed to push the boundaries of the technology at hand, this was a step back in all sense except the music, the music was awesome!
Even though there was so much that was bad with the game, it actually does balance equally with all the things that were good. The problem is when the bad things pile up, you end up overlooking the good parts. It is a charming game. It does have some spirit, heart and sense of adventure. The big ol lump does grow on you and maybe once I complete the entire game I might have a change of heart. Who knows? Some people actually thing that the Black eyed peas were awesome during the super bowl halftime show 😉
And now, some unbiased facts from Wikipedia:

Plot

Majin’s story is set in a once prosperous and fruitful kingdom, which is overtaken by a mysterious darkness and thrown into disarray. While many citizens attempted to explore and find out what’s going on, they were never to be seen again, and the decay continued. To cleanse this forsaken kingdom of the darkness, a young thief, whom the Majin refers to as Tepeu, sets out to free the mythical Majin – an all-powerful and mystical beast, to reclaim its power and restore the land to its former glory.

Gameplay

The game is an action/platformer, with puzzle elements thrown in at different intervals. Players control Tepeu, while Majin is A.I. controlled. Though the player takes no direct control over Majin, they can give him commands, which are often used for solving puzzles or during combat.

As the game progresses, Majin will gain powers, such as the ability to produce electricity. These elements will be used both in combat and puzzle solving.

The game is intended to emphasize the differences in Majin and Tepeu. For example at certain points, the characters will be separated and Tepeu must dispatch enemies using stealth, as he does not have the strength Majin does.