Entirely too early morning followed by car ride followed by being very hungry followed by excellent lunch, much fun, and a million new DVDs.
My family used to go to New Hampshire for a few days every October, so mostly we just revisited a few places. I actually don't think we went anywhere new. The Mexican restaurant was a place we'd eaten, we've logged hundreds of hours at the arcade that was the reason my father wanted to do the trip at all, and the used stuff shops we raided were all familiar territory, as well.
I don't really know why my father suddenly decided he wanted to visit the arcade
, but, you know, they have some really awesome games there, so who was I to say I did not want to go? We hit the used stuff shops first and they had half a million DVDs and about as many video games for pretty much every system ever (big increase from last time I was there). Didn't get any games, but I did pick up a bunch of DVDs, but more on that later.
The arcade was a blast. Mostly I wasted my tokens playing the racing games. I generally don't like racing games except when they're the arcade-type with the whole seat set-up. (I did go a round of air hockey against my father - I won - and also played a bunch of Skee Ball, but the huge racing games take like 3 tokens per game and I only had about 30 tokens.) They'd gotten rid of a skateboarding game they'd had, though they still had Hydro Thunder (YAY!), and they had a bunch of new car racing ones. One was called Drift and my mother talked me into playing a round of it, and it was actually a lot more fun than it looked.
But because my life is hilarious in strange ways, it was kind of weird. They used actual car models (instead of the typical "here is a car that bears striking resemblance to actual cars, but is also obviously not" thing you see). I was going to pick one car, but my mother really wanted me to go with the Mazda RX-8. I like those fine, so I went ahead and picked that one. I made it white, because I am lame and/or easily amused. After watching me once, Mom decided she wanted to play, too, so she jumped in. As a Ford GT (it was even blue). AND ALSO one of the cars the computer controlled was a yellow Camaro. With the black stripes, of course. So Alternators Jazz and Mirage and Movie Bumblebee all had a race. (JAZZ WON. Though one time Mirage tackled him out of the air and made him crash into a building, which wasn't very nice.)
ANYWAY THE DVD STORY NOW. My father, being my father, bought a used DVD, too. Girls Gone Wild. My mother made a joke about the case being sticky and, and I can't figure out if he was making an intentional joke here or if he was unaware, my father responded he could always take it into the bathroom to deal with it. dsbhfjglk my family why.
Also I got a bunch of used CDs and I hope they all work but they were only a dollar each so even if they don't it's not a big loss.
Anyway again, I was just taking the tape off the DVD cases, and one of the ones I purchased was a copy of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
. They didn't have a widescreen edition of Return of the King
and I was sad, but whatever, I got the first movie free (my mother bought it, then bought the huge long version and so gave me her first copy) and the second one for cheap, and I opened the case to check the backs for scratches and stuff and OH GOD THIRD DISC HIDING INSIDE fell out onto my computer and it was
a widescreen copy of Return of the King
. Um? Woohoo!
I don't have a pretty case for it (or any case at all, really), though, which kind of annoys me. NO I AM NOT WHINING ABOUT A FREE DVD I just wish I had something to put it in.
ALSO BECAUSE I AM STILL LAME haha, new issue of Game Informer arrived and they had an article on FFXIV
aaand the Miquo'te (the new Mithra) they chose as an example is pretty much Hisime's albino twin, which made me far more pleased than it had any right to. (OHMIGOSH LOOK IT'S HISI'S CHARACTER MODEL EEEE)
ANIKO I SUSPECT IF YOU SEE THIS YOU WILL FEEL COMPELLED TO SAY YOU ARE SORRY FOR HAVING AN INTEREST IN PLAYING YOUR OWN VIDEO GAME THAT YOU JUST BOUGHT. It is okay
, you are allowed
, I am not annoyed or angry or thinking you are full of failure, it was just a thought I included in there based on previous experience watching you play games so that if anyone was enjoying the random I AM PLAYING FFVIII
FOR ANIKO commentary I kept throwing up they would know why it has suddenly disappeared again, if you do follow your usual habit.