figaro: (Default)
What I like about Animal Crossing: New Leaf so far:

1) The game is so pretty!

2) I like all the things there are to do. The Mayor thing is pretty spiffy. I just got my island unlocked, which I'll be able to visit tomorrow, and I just got my development pass approved, which was a bigger pain than it needed to be.

3) I like my townsfolk.

I've already started corrupting them.

4) I like all the new things you can do to your house. The upgrades and customization. Pictures on the wall!

5) You can donate multiple items to the museum at once! You can get multiple fossils appraised at once!

What I don't like so far:

1) Blathers no longer gives info on the items you donate. :(

2) QR code reader can't be used for 10 days! Balls.

I'm having a lot of fun. :) I named my town Spira (from Final Fantasy X of course) and ran with that theme. Because I don't know what to write NPCs, when I send my villagers letters, I send them Final Fantasy quotes. Here is one:

Dear Scoot:

How many people died today? People die and Yuna dances.


At least it will be interesting when my villagers show visitors letters I've written them. lol

Pee Shy

Mar. 26th, 2013 11:57 am
figaro: (Tidus - Final Fantasy X)
TMI: I have to take a drug test today. I've taken them before, and I always hate them. I'm pee shy. That means I can't pee when I know someone else is in the room with me. I'm not sure how I got this condition. It's just something I have always had. Public restrooms are nightmares for me. I can use some, but it has to be almost empty, and stalls have to be available. Anyway, I have to pee in a cup, with no water running, and no flushing the toilet after, knowing a woman (or I guess they could give me a man this time) is standing outside the door waiting to collect this disgusting sample. I'm going to have trouble going, and when I finally am able to go, I'm going to have to go too much, which means I'll have to use the toilet I can't flush, and someone will have to inspect it later.

It's so weird because I have no problem being naked in front of others (a doctor or otherwise), or even having sex for that matter, but I have a problem peeing in front of people. I'll get through it like I always do, but it's nerve wracking. My plan is to drink a lot of water in about an hour, and go at 3:00 when I know I'll have to pee, and then I won't care who is listening or watching. That plan only backfired on me once when they couldn't take me right away, and I had to wait in the lobby, having to pee really badly.

I have two more days of vacation after today, and I'm dreading going back. I think that I'm spending my vacation thinking about how much time I have left before I have to go back to work, and how much I really, really don't want to go back is evidence I am ready to move on. I am putting my notice in when I get back Friday, and will work two more weeks. Acosta has me starting online training and orientation on the 8th, when I'll still be working my notice, and starting in stores on the 15th, after my notice. They have been really cool about my needs in this transition.

I'm nervous about giving the notice, too. I think I'm just going to say my heart is no longer in this, and when I can't give 100% of myself, I need to move on cause it's the right thing to do. I will draft a letter to send to my DM and Human Resources on my last day with all of the issues I had, and things I think they should improve on to better working conditions for their employees. I don't plan to get into those things during my last two weeks of work because that would be uncomfortable for me, and they may decide to cut me before I'm ready to go (which is not a terribly bad thing, as Acosta wants to start me ASAP and are just holding off for me).

Number 8 in my Final Fantasy theme countdown is...

From my favorite game... )

Speaking of which, who is excited for the PS Vita/PS3 remake?! I hear they are including FFX-2 in the package now.
figaro: (Knuckles)
Tomorrow there is a Sony announcement. I'm excited and nervous. I'm pretty sure they will announce the Playstation 4, which is awesome, but there are rumored things I don't like. For example, it's floating around that the next gen systems won't play used games. There is a lot of buzz about this from customers at work because my store sells used games, but I'm not worried about it from a work standpoint; I know we'll adapt if that ever happens. Why it bothers me is I really like Sony and don't want to see them fail. I think they would be shooting themselves in the foot by making their next gen console play new games only.

Think about what this would mean. You couldn't take a game you bought to a friend's house to play. You couldn't lend out any of your games. You couldn't give old games away. This severely limits consumers, and I don't think people will like it. I sure won't.

I hope they finally give a release date for the Final Fantasy X revamp they are working on. They got me excited almost two years ago when they first announced they were making a remake, and then there's been little talk of it since. The other day, they announced news was coming regarding it. Please let that news come tomorrow.

Nintendo had a press conference pretty recently and announced some exciting things. Games I'm most excited about now:
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf for 3DS
  • Legend of Zelda: Windwaker remake for Wii U
  • Pokemon X/Y for 3DS
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for 3DS
  • Project X Zone for 3DS
  • Mario and Luigi: Dream Team for 3DS
  • Rayman Legends for Wii U
These games need to come out already.

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Figaro is the personal journal of Todd, a 20-something nerd from Kansas. I don't take myself nor this journal too seriously.