nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (listen closely)
Due to school and Centrelink and insane musicals and me being lazy, I have not posted in a while. It's weird, but I feel great - I've been tired or exhausted a lot, but I feel happier and more productive than I have in ages. I do my work and I clean my room and I wash my clothes and I feel good about it, and I've started reading my books again. I think they missed me. It's nice.

Anyway, I stole this meme from Squeem: comment, get given a letter, and post five or more songs starting with that letter. Squeem gave me W, so here we go! (Test mp3s only, delete in twenty-four hours, buy the albums if you like them. Y'all know the drill, I'm sure.)

Lots of soundtrack music here. )
nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (i have no PANTS)
I'm trying to make a cheerful and witty comment about the fact that I got roughly two hours sleep last night, but. Just. Cannot. Oh god.

If I'm ever talking to any of you at three AM in my timezone in future, I want you to hit me. Hard enough to knock me unconscious, if possible.

ETA: YOU KNOW WHAT. Have two short animations with no dialogue, because they're simple enough for me to understand in this mental state and also pretty. Plus I'm kind of in glee state about the 9 trailer.

The Original Short Of 9, For Any Who Hasn't Seen It: Undoubtedly they'll expand upon this setting for the movie; for one thing, the movie has dialogue and more variations on the dollpeople. But it's a clever, technically and visually accomplished little short, and has some lovely atmospheric music.

The Cathedral: CREEPY. But gorgeous use of matte paintings and light. Could have done with more polished animation on the main character, I think, but still very evocative and cool.

Sometimes I think I should build up a collection of links to these little movies so I can watch them whenever, but I'll have to do it when I am more awake.
nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (Default)
Look! It's a new journal layout!

It's too wide for this teeny screen at the parental house, but it'll undoubtedly look awesome on my personal gigantamo moniter.

...I'd had the old one for how long? Almost four years. I need a change, and this one is so much more sophisticated! It'll lend a vague sense of legitimacy to my game rambles, right? Right?
nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (a topic will arise)
Hey, hey guys! Things have been kind of crazy, what with colleging it up and trying to sort out a computer-switch. These coupled with the fact that I've caught some sort of hideous cough-plague has had me feeling generally blergh, so I am going to be making some posts about stuff that is awesome to cheer myself up. And eat chocmint biscuits. Om nom nom.

I am going to talk about Night Watch because it is ridiculous, and stylish, and Russian, and kind of half way between being really clever and really not. THUS IT IS YAY.* I mean, seriously, you guys, I can tell it isn't a great movie, really, too loaded down with plots and without quite enough confidence in its style, jumping from shot-to-shot, afraid to linger, but see this? This is me not caring.

It probably helps that I read the book. The plot would not have made any sense at all without that.

Cut for those of you who don't care, which is probably everybody. )

*See also: Assassin's Creed

FUCK YES

Apr. 3rd, 2008 06:35 pm
nano_moose: The Iron Giant. Said Giant beaming adorably. (glee!!!)
I HAVE IT

I HAVE INTERNETS

IN MY HOUSE AND EVERYTHING

I AM SITTING AT MY LAPTOP WITH INTERNETS

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO



NO ACTUALLY I NEED MORE WHOO TO COMMEMORATE THIS

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Okay I'm done.

...whoooooooo

But in any case! I think it is time for me to talk about Planescape: Torment. Because it is fantastically awesome, and everyone whose ever frothed at the slightest implication that games can't be intelligent ought to play it.

So, Planescape: Torment. Spoilers directly proportional to word count. )

It's a pity I probably won't play it again for a while (because of the aforementioned waaaaah and augh) and that my gamer brain made me tear through it as though my hands had been nailed to the keyboard, but at least I know for sure now that it is SERIOUSLY FUCKING GREAT.

Also I want a Nordom for my very own. He was adorable.

whoooooooooooo
nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (Default)
Orange Box Orange Box Orange Box :D

I played the Xbox 360 version, which means I am a console-using whorebag, a state of being for which I make no apologies.

Anyway, fuck Valve for being so ridiculously fantastic at what they do while also being massively popular, because they make me feel like a sell-out. (At least I still dislike Halo.) The only game in The Orange Box that I didn't enjoy was Team Fortress 2, and that was only because I am a friendless misanthrope lacking in internet gamery and I can't actually play the damn thing.

Half-Life 2 )

Episode One )

Episode Two )

Portal )

...I AM WORKING ON THOSE FICS I SWEAR
nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (Default)
Hay gais! My work schedule is kicking me in the ass. Alkdjjksal. I leave too early to post and come home too tired to think, and so instead stare dolefully at my screen and download things. Like the Bioshock soundtrack! :D

Speaking of which, as anyone who has chatted with my over the past week knows, I bought an Xbox 360 and an Xbox 360 copy of Bioshock.

Things I have learned not to do: finish the game I spent far too much money on the weekend I bought it. Why.

Totally worth it, though. Every penny. Now I am ridiculously tempted to buy the copy of Atlas Shrugged I happen to know has languished in our local second-hand shop for the past eight months, so I can make fun of Andrew Ryan with a solid basis in his ideology. I'm on my second run-through, and I must warn you: when playing it, be thorough and read all the diaries, otherwise the story will make absolutely no sense. It is like FFVII in this way.

Mildly spoilery babble. )

Very, very spoilery babble. We're talking Snape on a plane turning out to be Dumbledore's father's insomnia-induced alter ego, here. )

It is an awesome game and all of you must play it at some point so you can prompt me to write fic for it. However, I understand if you wait until the price goes down, since my bank account is still whimpering from the blow.
nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (can hear you breathing)
First things first: Ubisoft has released a trailer for Assassin's Creed that looks suspiciously like an extremely professional fanvid. Check it out. This game is looking so good, oh man. And I am finding myself even more intrigued by Altair than before – he seems to be...reverent. That's interesting.

(And if anyone can find me that song, I would be eternally grateful. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?)

Replaying The Dark Project is lots of fun and also instructive, and to prove I will ramble spoilerifically about it behind the cut. )

In conclusion, listening to audio commentaries for animated movies has made me realize something. I love animators. They dork out over the most hilariously random things.
nano_moose: Final Fantasy X. Yuna standing on sunset-limned water with her arms at her sides before she begins the Sending Dance. (can hear you breathing)
To make up for not posting anything particularly long or interesting for a while, I'm gonna do a pimp post in the grand tradition of [livejournal.com profile] thebaconfat and [livejournal.com profile] memlu. I miss babbling about things that I love, which is what this journal is for in the first place, so this post will be a return to form, I hope. It will be, essentially, about how you as a person are not complete until you have played a little old game called Thief.

I started with the third game in July last year, then annoyed my brother into letting me install and play the first two, because by that point, I had fallen in love. The achingly tense gameplay, the strange and beautiful cutscenes, the whimsical details, the anti-heroic main character,the frequently hilarious writing and the magic-and-machinery visual theme all combined to hit me straight in the heart. It's remarkable how obsessed I've managed to become with this series, which has ended up influencing my storytelling and my conception of what makes a great game a whole lot more than I ever would have expected (most notably causing my obsession with light, one of the things it is famous for).

Now, seriously, these games are classics of the medium and still contain an extraordinary amount of impact and charm nine years after the fact, not to mention some truly kickass writing. But if you aren't convinced, well, click the cut and follow me.

And so our most promising acolyte left us...(no spoilers) )

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