Monthly Archives: October 2007

Happy Hallowe’en!

Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

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Here is the header I made for the occasion.  (Only going to have it up for one day, so making this post for posterity’s sake.)  ETA: I was using the “Misty Look” theme when I put this custom header up. 

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Max Mesiria RPG Chapters One and Two

 Max Mesiria RPG Chapter One   Alternate link

Max Mesiria RPG Chapter Two   Alternate link

This is charming game, an old time RPG type by Snailsanimation.  Chapter one can be a bit of a pain because you cannot save.  (You can however rest at times inbetween killing sprees to level up.)  Still I beat it, so can you.  Have patience and take every quest offered you.  With some experimentation you will find the best times to use your special skills, though conserving mana for later is often a good idea.  Do level grind also.  With the first chapter it will automatically advance you.  Still, there is a strategy in learning when to use your various skills, and when to hold back.  Explore every map fully, there are treasure chests to be found.  

You can save in the second chapter, the glowing blue spirals are save/heal points.  Check every barrel, (even ones with water in them) vase, or place that looks like loot could be hidden, even in people’s houses.  Do take the time to level up.  Buy armor upgrades, and healing items when you can.  It is wise explore each map fully.  Take every quest given to you, and be nice to people.    Sometimes you have to “unlock” via certain events an item you need before you can find it, also.  Talk to everyone you meet.  The cookie for my saved game is long ago deleted, so I will have to play through the game a bit more to recall what strategies I used.  I will update below later.   If you are really stuck, you can find hints and spoilers in the comments here, here, or here.  Please note, check these places in my entry first, (over ones suggested in comments) they are  quite helpful, I found.  I recommend them, over other places, in fact. The commentors answered the question I had about finding a key, quite nicely.  

I will update this if/when any future chapters are released.

Gah!

If you aren’t a spammer, and commented on my blog somewhere and don’t see your post it isn’t because I didn’t let it through.  Askimet says it has protected me from one more spam than it is showing me.  If you aren’t a spammer, try reposting your comment (without links, give pointers on how to find the site instead) and let’s hope Askimet doesn’t mark it again.  ETA:  Make that 2 posts the spam filter is not showing me.  *sad*  I don’t know what to do about this either.  It is a known bug.  I suppose I’d better report it when I can.  ETA2: Make that 3 posts the spam filter isn’t showing me.  Bleh!

Recent songs I’ve been playing

I like Robyn’s “Be Mine”.  Here is a link to her MySpace page she doesn’t have that song up, but her “Handle Me” isn’t bad, and here is a link to her YouTube video.  I only just discovered the video, and I haven’t yet soaked in all the nuances in it. 

I like Sia’s “Buttons” but I’m not very fond of the video.  To me it’s a combination of planned ugliness and trying too hard to be funny in a weird way.  It’s just too much for me.  But the song is good. 

I really like Meiko’s “Reasons to Love You”.  It has the same dreamy quality (to me) as Ray Charles’ rendition of “What a Wonderful World” but it is from a younger viewpoint, and is more exhuberant.  The song is infectious, you can’t help but hum to it.  Here is a link to her MySpace page, where you can hear the song, or you can go to her official site, and listen to her whole album.  Other songs on the album that I like: Heard It All Before, Hiding, Sleep, Said and Done, (This song is quite good, but darker than Reasons to Love You.)  Walk By, (Another excellent song, she’s found her voice in this.  As a woman and an individual I mean.) and Under My Bed. 

Pictures taken with a disposable camera

Here are some pictures I took of a September sunset, and some spiders in their web during the night. These spiders are cool, they build webs under trees, so that the wind will bring insects into them. We saw a web one night that used an ingenius method, a hanging leaf had been snared/tethered to hang freely and work as a counterweight because it was too far from the trunk to anchor to, and not close enough to the ground or anything else also.

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More pictures taken with a disposable camera

I took these photos last month of Dad’s flowers. Looking at them gave me mixed feelings. Sadness because before Dad wouldn’t ever let his garden get so overgrown, and I know some of his joy has gone out of it since Mom died. But I was also happy to see flowers growing despite the sadness.

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Something Amiss

This is a flash game created to help capture interest for a book.  So far, there are 2 “chapters” of the game released, with the second being longer than the first.  They are escape the room type games, which I love.  The plot so far is interesting, it has definitely hooked me.  I want to know what is going on with the heroine! 

Chapter OneSpoilered Walkthroughs

Chapter TwoSpoilered Walkthroughs  Warning!  You need to have the password given to you at the end of chapter one in order to play chapter two, so write it down. 

Author’s Blog.

ETA: Chapter Three is in the works, and close to being done.  The author has a new job though, so he’s having to work on Chapter 3 during his spare time.