I did a little poll for suggestions as to what Jo would be wearing in panel one, but ultimately settled for something simple. Maybe they can play dress up later. I dressed Jess in the same outfit as that Nico Robin figure I talked about before. Drawing blue sweaters is easy and I think they always look nice. Classy, but also hot. Anyway, it’s not haut couture, but it’s nice and within the bounds of my skill.
Also, yes, Jo is referencing Adventure Time.
We took the Teen on a shopping expedition on Friday last. What that boiled down to is she disappeared for an hour or so in Wal-Mart doing god knows what with the friend she dragged along. The upside of bringing said friend is that during the car ride we listened to her playlist rather than the Teen’s. So it was mostly a band called One Direction. This pleased me because the music was happy sounding and forgettable. No songs lodged themselves in my head and as a result of that I didn’t kill anyone and bury them in an unmarked grave while humming something from Hollywood Undead. Which I think is something for the plus column.
I finally found a Swap Force Skylander that has the last of the new powers required to 100% complete the games. Why they waited months to release it is beyond me, but whatever. It’s a cool green skunk lizard looking thing called Stink Bomb… How creative.
In addition to that find I also happened upon a used copy of Dragon Age 2. Those of you true believers out there might recall the many blog posts about Dragon Age that eventually ended with me not picking up 2 because I thought the demo was off. Still, I wondered where the narrative went after EA took over, and for $7 bucks it was like why not?
My old nemesis, unreadable text, was there again, so that wasn’t cool right off the bat. As far as the rest of the game goes, so far, I’m far enough from the source now that I can’t remember how it played really. I can only recall that it was better before. That said it’s playable, and the familiar world made me want to explore, which I did, a lot. I assume that I will eventually fight someone, or something, but I’ve been wandering this damn city for a while now and done little more than return lost property to random people. Hopefully things improve over time. It looks like all the exploits I could have taken advantage of have been patched, which is a shame. I do enjoy a good infinite gold glitch.
I downloaded Animal Crossing Plaza, or something, for my WiiU. It was free, and I love Animal Crossing, so… Again, why not? It’s pretty pointless. In fact pretty much everything to do with going online on the WiiU is. Nintendo has no clue what to do about the internet, I have decided, and they are terrified that people might actually talk to each other. AC Plaza is basically a broken message board. You can comment on the various villagers and/or draw pictures. (so long as they are not offensive in any way and you divulge no personal information at any time.) Honestly, the content rules suit me fine. I don’t want rated X Animal Crossing images popping up on my WiiU. Keeping that aspect of reality separated is fine by me. I dunno, I feel like Nintendo is going to have to do something different to stay relevant in current gaming culture. What that is exactly is not something I could suggest. I certainly don’t want Nintendo to become Sony or Microsoft, but I feel like they should be able to have a place in the market too, since their voice is unique.
For my part a little more connectivity between the 3DS and WiiU would be welcome. Something that incentivizes actually connecting the two systems. Mini games where you can earn items, or something? Maybe an open market, or bazaar type of thing? Like you could set up a little store and offer stuff you’ve found. That would be cool, and maybe less annoying than trying to set up the same thing on Tumblr… Just a thought.
I’d really like to see that Dragon Warrior MMORPG come over here on the WiiU. That might be enough to get me to actually play one again. I do love Akira Toriyama’s art. Colorful, easy to see, saturated. I know it seems out of character for me, but what can I say, I’m a man of many moods.
Actually, I’m not even sure that’s on the WiiU. Anyway, something like that would be cool. Although, in reality, I have plenty of games to keep me busy without adding the bonus of interacting with actual humans.