WriteWriteWrite (and draw pictures too!)

Work update: I’ve been rehired at my museum to pack up textiles and furniture to move to a new location.  Yay!  I start back up tomorrow, so I’ve had the past week to work on my NaNoWriTriMo novel.  As the novel takes place on a floating island, Hubby has insisted that I hurry up and finish playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time so I can move on to Skyward Sword, which also has a lot of floating islands.  Thus, most of my week off has been trying to accomplish this feat, alas to no avail.  Ganandorf is not a nice guy, as I’m sure you all know, and I’m having issues beating him *cough Forest Temple cough*.

Needless to say, I haven’t done as much writing as I had hoped this past week.  My upcoming commute of an hour+ each way will hopefully allow for more writing time (though I have received some books to review, so look for those here soon as well).  But I will share some lovely map sketches of the island of Upari.  Question: if you were a floating island, would you rather be one singular island, or broken into pieces?

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Happy Video Games

Just an update on my video game process…

I did not have video games as a child (I read books!), so I’m slowly catching up on the classics as well as some newer ones.  Currently, I am not up to the point of being able to navigate 3D games (I include Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in this category), so I’m playing the simpler games for practice.  I also have learned that, no matter how sober I am, I cannot walk my character in a straight line.  This leads to much frustration in the realms of bridges!

So: I have completed LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4 and Years 5-7! Yay!!!  I absolutely loved those games, and thanks to the walkthroughs from IGN for helping me though the tough spots!  They captured the books and the movies perfectly, and I enjoyed playing as unexpected characters (such as using Belletrix to fight Belletrix).  I also completed Epic Mickey, and loved all of the nods to the old Disney videos.  I can’t wait for Epic Mickey II to arrive so I can play with Hubby (my main complaint was that the original was not two player).

Back to the LEGO games: I took a hiatus from LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Indiana Jones to play LEGO Harry Potter, so now I’m going back to them.  I’m returning to Indiana Jones first because I was watching Raiders of the Lost Ark at the gym (the scene with the big boxer guy getting chopped up by the airplane), and couldn’t not think of the LEGO, less grisly, version.  I’ve unlocked Han Solo, and am quite enjoying tag-teaming between him and Indy for some LEGOy goodness!

Finally, I’m this close to finishing Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on Hubby’s original Super Nintendo (note to self: post a pic of our lovely antiquated video game systems).  Now that he has revealed the existence of the Game Genie, this should go by a lot faster!  I have to admit, I was originally against using cheats and codes to finish a game, but for someone who dies as much as I do, I now see the value in them 🙂

Ta-ta!

Left-handed Link

I’ve been working my way through A Link to the Past for a little while now (I never had gaming systems as a kid, so I’m making up for lost time). I’m horrible at killing bad guys, much to Hubby’s amusement. After months of playing, he now informs me that Link is left-handed in this game. As a right-handed person, I guess I’ve always gone after the bad guys from the right. Perhaps this explains why I’m so bad at this game and need the Game Genie with all of the cheat codes just to beat one level?