I started this morning, my last day in Downingtown for the winter, by attempting to install WordPress (where? I don’t know), because I’d read that that was the requirement for installing plugins. Only about three hours later did I discover that without a 3rd party web host, this is impossible. I banged my head against the wall for quite a while only to realize that what I was attempting was impossible. Great job! I did buy a new domain name, though – through WordPress, not a 3rd party. It’s a lot more expensive to get one from an outside source. You’ll notice, though, that it’s no longer “threestegosaurusmoon.wordpress.com” – it’s just “threestegosaurusmoon.com”. For only 17 bucks a year. Sweet. The longer URL still redirects here, obviously, but it’s less to remember now.
I’m now on a bus to New York after winter break slightly overstayed its welcome, listening to Funcrusher Plus and imagining all the Chrono Trigger I’ll be able to play in the next few days. Seriously, it’s such a good game. The only other RPG I’ve ever played is Pokemon, and I feel like a big part of the reason I’m so into Chrono Trigger is that I’m so unfamiliar with the genre. Since I haven’t become desensitized to the idiosyncrasies of RPGs yet, everything that it throws at me seems fresh. I don’t really understand yet why it’s known as such an incredible game – I mean, I’m sure it is, I just haven’t found out the reason yet. So far, I’m just enjoying the ride of leveling everybody up and meeting the enemies. Chrono Trigger does make me feel a bit dorkier than the average game does, probably because to talk about it requires one to at least mention the levels that the characters can go through; it’s pretty likely that I also end up naming a bunch of different weapons they carry (“Yeah, I thought about it, but I decided to switch the red katana to the iron rod – way more HP, dude”). It’s just got a pretty high dork potential. Funny, I don’t think twice about how I talk about the shooters or nintendo games I play.
I’m also looking forward to having my Steam games back again – I made the egregious error of putting the game files on an external drive and then leaving that drive in my apartment over break, so I got home and found myself Team Fortress, Half-Life, and Portal-less. I have a lot of catching up to do, and a lot of new things to start learning and accomplishing. I’m going to skateboard more; skating over break ended up being mostly a fantasy, as it snowed constantly when I was home. I’m going to catch up on some much-needed gaming time, chill with my roomdogs, and get ready for some sweet classes in the coming semester. Data Structures is going to be rad, as is Recording Tech. I can’t wait.
Tim and Eric Awesome Show: Great Job! is mostly an absurd parody of public access television. It’s really, really funny if you like non sequitur and absurdism (and you have a strong stomach). But seriously, it’s a sweet awesome show. Also, xkcd is quite clever, and Dinosaur Comics…isn’t. But they’re both rad, and I’ve read all of them. Also Amazing Superpowers and Dr. McNinja are sweet. If you were looking for some webcomics to waste your evening on, there you go. You can thank me now or later, whenever is good for you.
Alright, this is it: time to start having some more hilarious and interesting thoughts! I can already feel my creativity returning! Yeah ok…we’ll see about that.