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News to me anyway, 95% of my sources these past few months have been ohnotheydidnt and WoW trade chat but anyway...

HBO is filming a pilot for a possible Game of Thrones series.

The series is based on X-rated fantasy books by American author George R. R. Martin.

BWAHAHAHA!!! Really?? X-rated fantasy books?

But more importantly OMFG GAME OF THRONES ON HBO!!!! Nobody could possibly pass on something so epic win... Dare I hope? ;_;


Aug. 2nd, 2009 04:02 am
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Meh, trying to work through insomnia by hunting down that "legendary" Eric sex scene from Dead to the World was not a good idea.

All because Sookie was doing the play-by-play. )
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دنیارابگوییدچطورآنهاانتخاباتمان دزدیده اند
'Tell the world how they have stolen our election'
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I picked up Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and from the point of view of someone who thinks that Final Fantasy IV and Final Fantasy VII are the high-points of the series...

This game is fantastic.

I love this game, and if it were available in any tangible, physical format, I'd be hugging it close to my heart as if it contained an epistle from Jesus Himself, since I'm an idiot and that kind of fan. ANYWAY...

Getting some of the non-awesome points out of the way first before I revert to gushing like a drooling fangirl: It is available for download only on the Wii (for now. Knowing Square-Enix and their penchant for re-releasing all of their old games on as many different platforms as possible, I don't doubt that an 'enhanced' version will end up on other consoles and/or iPhone within a year or two). Also, it's sold in bite-sized 'episodes' that will be released monthly, because the producers wanted to test the waters to see how many people would take them up on this nickle & dime nonsense wanted the game to have a similar feel to a favorite anime or manga where fans are kept waiting in anticipation for the next release (I HATE THIS!! If I find a game that I'm really enjoying, I want the whole damn thing so I can play nonstop 10 hours straight and only stop because my thumbs are sore and my eyes are burning from fatigue and I have to be at work in 30 minutes. Don't force me to play in 2 hour blocks every month ;O;)

Also, the episodes are not free, so if you want to play the entire game, you will be shelling out a certain amount of points every month for the privilege, and when all is said and done, you will have shelled out 3700 points ($37.00) for a 16 bit, non-portable, download-only game that you don't have the option of reselling once you're done playing it.

Having said that, the game feels exactly like I'm playing Final Fantasy IV on the SNES (despite a little video lag in certain locations) and is total catnip for an original fan. A few simple enhancements have been added to the battle system (Lunar phases now buff or de-buff various moves) and group combos similar to Chrono Trigger and the Suikodens are available once you discover them, and discover them, you will want to do: these combos do massive damage and the bosses hit like a ton of bricks at points in the game where you don't have the luxury of having a skilled healer along to save your ass. While Cecil and Rosa's teenage son (Cedore) is given main billing, the game really revolves around all the old Final Fantasy IV characters and how they eventually come together to react to a new threat to the world.

spoilery fangirly drivel about Kain's chapter )
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I would love to understand the thought processes of the idiot banging on the bedroom door of the sleeping insomniac housemate at two in the morning because she can't find any popcorn.

She better have saved some for me. I got a True Blood marathon going on tonight and I need something to snack on while I skip through all the stupid, boring-ass Bill/Sookie romance to get to the Eric and Lafayette scenes.

*hugs her DVDs*


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