It’s that time of year again! I’m a little annoyed that they closed the donkey milk loophole, but c’est la vie.
Firstly, I dunno how many of you are into video game soundtracks like I am — I find them to be the perfect thing to listen to at work, because they don’t have any distracting lyrics, and they’re generally pretty uptempo. And if I’m working on something moodier, or horror-ish or something, I can generally find a suitable matching game soundtrack.
Anyway, while looking for the soundtrack to 999 this morning, I stumbled across this site, which is pretty much the game soundtrack goldmine. (Naturally, you should buy these instead of torrenting whenever that’s an option, but since most of these are obscure Japan-only releases or promotional giveaways that you aren’t going to find for sale, I don’t think anyone’ll look down on you too harshly.)
Secondly, while cleaning out my millions of open firefox tabs, I ran into this, which I meant to share with you several days ago but forgot. It’s a story about some punks who build their own alternative to the Voyager I space probe out of beer cans. There’s a transcript there on the page if you prefer to read, but in this case I recommend listening to the audio version instead, as it’s well-read and funny, and it’s only half an hour long.
So Etrian Odyssey 4 came out, for everyone who’s into long and complicated Japanese RPGs where you have to draw your own map. Like me!
It has a feature where you can use the 3DS camera to scan promotional QR codes and get free gear and extra sidequests. Naturally, the people who pay attention to Facebook and Twitter are kindly compiling all the codes they find in a forum thread, for people who don’t pay attention to such things. Like me!
Anyway, click the pic to get there. You’ll have to browse the whole thread, as the first post isn’t fully updated. You will also have to bookmark the page, since the quest codes don’t scan until you get to the part of the game where they’re relevant. Or you could just come back here and click the pic again, I guess!
“For the love of god, don’t ever stop being a dragon.”
You know that old cowboy/war movie trope of a guy getting shot, but he lives because the bullet hit his pocket bible, or a tintype photo of his girlfriend, or whatever? Yeah, that happened recently.
Naturally the story is upgraded for modern times by having the fortuitous object be an iPhone. Presumably, the guy had a pocket bible app and/or liked to Instagram his photos with an old-timey filter.