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And they're watching us all with the eye of the tiger. [Mar. 22nd, 2010|09:24 am]
ersatzheartbeat
80s night was a success! The song selection was a little limited, but in the end I did I think we're alone now by Tiffany, eye of the tiger by Survivor, Footloose by Kenny Loggins and like a prayer by Madonna. Won best costume and best singer! So all in all, it was a fun and fullfilling night.



Yay :3
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(no subject) [Mar. 16th, 2010|11:28 am]
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This Saturday I plan on attending an 80s costume/karaoke contest. Which means I .... need a costume. My sister eagerly volunteered to do my hair, since she was a teen in that era. I can expect lots of teasing and enough hairspray to make my head a serious fire hazard. Renay suggests I go for a Cyndi Lauper look. Maybe I should look up some funky make up ....

And gah! I need to decide what songs to sing. So far I think I'm pretty set on:

Journey - Don't Stop Believin' (1981)
Paula Abdul - Straight Up (1988)
Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1980)
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (1987)
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now (1987)
Madonna - Like a Prayer (1988)

but if anyone has some awesome suggestions, toss 'em at me!
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(no subject) [Feb. 8th, 2010|04:05 pm]
ersatzheartbeat
It's almost time to go home, where there is zero internet access :( Ah, well. During lunch today I started work on a Valentine's moogle.



I wonder if I dressed her too provocatively on accident? Maybe I'll change the clothes before it's all done. Hmm.
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(no subject) [Feb. 4th, 2010|01:28 pm]
ersatzheartbeat
My home computer is down with a virus -- AGAIN -- which blows. The only saving grace is that it has given me time to go back and play some console gems I've been neglecting for a long while. Right now I'm bound and determined to finish Beyond Good and Evil. It's a great game, albeit horribly overlooked by many. The universe is charming in the same way Jak & Daxter was. Very original and immersive.

I really miss the golden age of platformers. Mario lives on, but those games have always kind of lacked a plot outside of "Princess got her ass captures by Bowser again. Go get her back". There for a while there were a lot of titles to choose from -- the Jak series, Sly Cooper, Ratchet & Clank, Psychonauts, so on and so forth. Admittedly I've been a little out of it in terms of gaming, but I haven't seen recent ads for similar games. Zombies and futuristic warfare seem to be winning out over cartoon violence with a dash of heart and kooky plot. Have they ceased to exist, or have I just missed them?

Off to GameStop.com to scour the recent release list!
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(no subject) [Feb. 2nd, 2010|12:10 pm]
ersatzheartbeat
Two updates in one week? What is this madness?

Anyway, if you haven't seen this vid already it's pretty hilarious. The classic Final Fantasy theme ... with lyrics! Key change, mofo gets me every time.

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(no subject) [Feb. 1st, 2010|03:04 pm]
ersatzheartbeat
Hey galbadia. I hope you don't mind, but I was experimenting with my tablet and a chibi style. I know you hate anime, please forgive me And your Tauren dr00d might have slipped in. Ahem.



I need to learn how to ... not ... make such whispy little lines.
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When no one was looking, Shauna stole 40 cakes. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible. [Jan. 14th, 2010|10:02 am]
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So today is my birthday. My sister got me an awesome necklace/earring set, a TABLET FOR MY COMPUTER, and a Star Trek birthday card. The front says "Analysis, Spock. If all the candles on that cake were to be lit simultaneously ..."

And then Spock's voice chimes in when you open the card, "Annihilation, Jim. Total, complete, absolute annihilation". Best. Card. Ever. Also, I feel old now. Boo.
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can't make this shit up [Apr. 20th, 2009|08:26 pm]
ersatzheartbeat
WHY DOES THE WEIRD SHIT ALWAYS HAPPEN TO ME?

I was fucking around my room when I bumped into my combination mirror/hat rack and my straw cowboy hat fell and hit me in the face. Now I have a splinter IN MY LIP, I can't figure out how to remove it, and my mom is too busy laughing her ass off to help. Augh.

EDIT 1:
Mom You know, I read once that if you put a bit of glue over a splinter you can peel it right out once it dries.
Me ... you realize where my splinter is, right?
Mom Oh, right. Maybe that's not such a good idea.

later!

Mom There has got to be a joke in here somewhere. Were you blowing Pinocchio? Did he have a woody?
Me .... . .... .. ...... . .
Mom Stop giving me that look. If you weren't in pain, you'd think this was hilarious.
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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2009|09:23 am]
ersatzheartbeat
So I'm sitting here watching a video of someone playing Friday the 13th for the SNES. I remember it as being one of the most annoying things ever, where the basic principals of left and right didn't apply. It boggles my mind that, for whatever reason, I consented to selling the very first Final Fantasy while holding on to this piece of junk. I'm also ashamed to admit that over a decade later, I still jump whenever you run into Jason while searching through one of the houses. What the hell, self? He's got crazy hair and he's wearing a purple track suit. Sheesh.

While I'm on the subject of oooold games, can anyone recommend a good emulator for the computer? If I go looking on my own a usually stumble across A) crappy ones B) websites that like to give me viruses or C) all of the above. I'd really, REALLY like to find a downloadable version of Maniac Mansion as well. Does anyone remember that game? It was awesome.
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Well that was unexpected [Apr. 19th, 2009|12:41 am]
ersatzheartbeat
So Andrew and I went to Applebee's tonight for dessert. They were having a karaoke competition so we decided, what the hell? I sang a number of disco classics and he did some Bon Jovi followed by a spirited rendition of "Never Gonna Give You Up" (complete with dorky dancing) and by some means at the end of the night, I came out the victor. Which is really flattering considering there were a lot of honestly talented singers there tonight.

I now have a $25 dollar gift certificate to Applebee's and a microphone trophy that says "best performer". :3 Certainly not how I planned on spening my Saturday night, but very satisfying none the less.
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