So I beat Katamari Damacy. Not 100%, more like 80% (still missing some presents and only got one of the comets). Guitar hero is 4 songs away from 100% completion. UT2k4 still doesn't work, and I'm running out of ways to keep me from strangling people. I thought I'd pick up a version of Black and White Deluxe edition since I've heard so many good things about it (those of you who know exactly what I'm about to talk about can just skip on down to the next paragraph). After I successfully install it, I boot up the game. First comes the company logo (HI LOGO!!!), then the title of the game (HI TITLE!!!), then this monster of a blue screen of death. Unamusing. I try playing the game again. I spread my hi's, and am again greeted with that disgusting blue creature. Still very unamusing. I look online and see that only a couple of forums list my problem, though none of them have my computer's spec's. I tried running scandisk, disk defragmentor, and something else that I fail to recall, and still no luck. I uninstalled it, rushed back to the store, looked those crazy people straight in the eye and with a toothful grin I said "I'd like to return this, please". They replied that I can't return opened merchandise, and then they snapped the neck of a kitten. So now I have two options: Go back, exchange the game for the exact same one and reinstall and hope for the best, or I can give this version to someone in the hopes that they can play it and pick up B&W2, because I really want to play it. Either way it seems I'm out a couple of bucks. Please gimme your advice, preferably before 20 days from now.
Lately I've been having trouble with my artistic ability. I've noticed that I haven't really improved since middle school, and seem to be drawing in the exact same style. I'm 17 years old now, I'd like to draw like I'm 17. Easier said than done, I try and practice this crap every day, but I'm gettin practically nyet results. There are a million things I need to work on: perspective mostly, shapes and angles, human faces, bodies, etc. The list literally goes on. I find that I look at some of my friends pictures, and say to myself "How the hell are they drawing like that?! It's not freakin fair". Then I remind myself that yes, it is fair. Those people worked their asses off to obtain that art style, and there's no such thing as a free ride in this world. I would honestly like to draw better, but I find it hard to see where to start. If I had only a couple things I needed to work on, this would be much simpler. Granted, I probably wouldn't make this paragraph-long rant about said problems if they were only tiny things. But now I feel that I'm repeating myself, so I'll just drop the subject now.
I cut myself today... on a stapler, you misguided kids! Watch out for those staples, they are very sharp and will destroy your thumbs. I can't think of anything else to say, so I shall leave you with this final thought: Ever notice that when you feel really depressed, you breath out easier than you breathe in? El Freako!
EDIT: I exchanged the game for the same thing in the hopes that the condition would change. Status: no change at all. Mood: Dissapointment. Saturdays: Still better than Sundays. Anyways, I emailed a couple people and have asked around. Pop's thinks that the problem may be that I'm runnin an NT based operating system (like the game doctor says...). We're gonna try a reinstall on his computer later, which is running XP. If it works on there, I might just be forced to upgrade to XP *shudder*. Have I ever mentioned how much I hate that system?