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(no subject) [Apr. 14th, 2015|12:10 am]
Game of Thrones' first four episodes of the season have leaked online so downloaded all four. And it is BORING. I watched the first two and suffered through a bunch of talky-talk with characters I have very little interest in, the only interesting part so far being the appearance of the dragons. Dany really needs to watch a few eps of The Dog Whisperer to learn how to control her dragon babies. This is starting to catch up with the books and then veer off as the latest book in the series is still in the works.

On the opposite of the scale, the Daredevil TV series brought its A-game, and everyone else's game to boot. Agents of Shield, you too are boring in comparison. Maybe it too needs to shorten down to 13 episodes so that the storyline will be tighter and not a bunch of filler episodes no one really cares about, unless it heavily features May or Bobbi kicking ass.

My Daredevil exposure is limited to scenes from the movie and whatever crossover stuff they did down the line. Which was probably Spiderman as he also seemed to go toe-to-toe with Kingpin. I had no exposure to the lead actor either so had no preconceived notions of what he could do. He did GREAT. And the second episode really serves to hook you in, especially the hallway fight scene. Greatly choreographed and apparently done all in one long shot. Only bad thing about it, other than some stuff dragging a bit, was it being over and me wanting MORE NOW. But gotta wait for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage and there will also be IRON FIST and then they will all band together in The Defenders. How cool is THAT? I loved Powerman and Iron Fist. 
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(no subject) [Apr. 10th, 2015|06:01 pm]
Daredevil has appeared for streaming on Netflix and it is GOOD. I really like it! I have zero knowledge of the character, other than the obvious bit about being blind and having some kinda super senses that allow him to fight and stuff. Only time I saw him in a comic book was when he happened to crossover with X-Men or Spiderman. Didn't see the Ben Affleck movie though I have seen the Elektra movie a few times. The fight scenes are interesting for how down and dirty they are. Lots of martial arts type of moves but also slugging it out til they're bloody and exhausted and ready to drop. Not only does the lead actor look good with his shirt off, to my mind he does good with the character.

And Vincent D'Onofrio is not exactly shabby himself. He plays Kingpin as shy and a bit awkward around the woman he likes, and then flies into a homicidal rage when their dinner date is interrupted. He incorporates some of his Goren personna into the character, with the Goren mannerisms and subdued personality.

Got through episode 4 and stopped, as much as I'm enjoying it I don't want to see it end too soon because then I'll be wanting to know WHEN the second season starts. Thankfully it has 13 episodes so I will save the rest for later. NO READING episode descriptions either as they contain SPOILERS.

Agents of Shield, you could learn a lot from this show. They make the most of their environment to give the show a gritty, lived in feel. Hell, even Agent Carter did a much, much better job of taking a movie lot set and making the most of it. I'm kinda excited now to see how they do with Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2015|03:11 pm]
Finished up Battlefield: Hardline this morning.

Spoilers for end of Battlefield: HardlineCollapse )
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(no subject) [Mar. 20th, 2015|04:46 pm]
Bounty hunter week and decided to take my Trooper through a hunt just for the hell of it. She had  no real trouble with it, other than me screwing up the first time. In comparison I took my Sith through it and he failed miserably. Well, I failed miserably. Even though he's got better gear than the Trooper, he died twice and the third time only succeeded because someone was in the area to help out. Moral of the story is don't put two melee characters together in the fight, have one be ranged. Next month they're bringing out another expansion but I am not sure if it's something I get for free as a sub or I have to pay for it. They're also bringing out a character designer but my brief glimpse of it leads me to believe it's not going to be what I was wanting or hoping for. Hard to say until I actually see it.

Rented Battlefield: Hardline.

Am liking it for the most part though some bits are annoying. Like surviving a couple Molotov cocktails burning me but dying when I'm hit by a gas grenade. When it's making you go into the water to tag a bundle of drugs, you KNOW there's gonna be a gator popping up. YOU IS MEAN, Khai, for making me go into the water to tag that one. And for making me drive so much. I'm trying to sneak around and knock out or arrest the people rather than engage in a gunfight for my guns suck. The sniper rifle doesn't do instant kill head shot, to my extreme disappointment. Why else have a sniper rifle if you can't take them down with one head shot? The handheld automatic machine gun is screwy or maybe just accurate in the way it kicks up as you're firing. After using the pistol for a while, I'm kinda understanding why cops empty their clip when they're shooting. I aim for the legs to take them down. Shotgun is the best so far. And it is REALLY HARD to shoot with one hand while the other hand is occupied applying pressure to Khai's shoulder wound.

The story is interesting, cops and robbers rather than military squad doing ops. I'd buy the game if the makers would do dlc with more cases to do but this is Battlefield, any dlc will be maps for the multiplayer because that is their main audience. Some people do buy it for the single player. Not many but some. 
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(no subject) [Mar. 11th, 2015|12:02 pm]
No, you daft woman, we have never had 30% off on Tuesdays. We have TEN PERCENT off. YES, I will give you the 10% off, out of pity for your job loss and your daughter going on her period and feeling all awkward and uncomfortable and you buy stuff here all the time and I should remember you because you always have Oregon ID so you can skip paying out tax, even though most likely you do not live in Oregon. I already TOLD you I'd give you that all important 10% off, you can stop it with the assurances that you buy stuff from us "all the time" and you wouldn't ask, except YOU DID ASK, because 10%! Which might be a whole $2 to put in your gas tank to take you back to whatever part of Vancouver you came from, and not Oregon.

And, YOU, why do you take stuff into dressing room you have no intention of making your daughter try on? Then leave it on the dressing room. It wasn't a lot but I don't see the point in pulling it off the rack if you're not going to try it on.

I'd say I want a job where I can beat sense into people but these people would be dead before the sense ever got into them. 
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(no subject) [Mar. 9th, 2015|02:41 pm]
Got the Trooper through to end of chapter 3. Trooper beats Imperial Agent in having the easiest end boss fight. Oh, hell, easy boss fights all together. This time I tried to follow someone's suggestion to do flashpoints and heroic missions rather than side quests. My goal was to hit 50 before going to Corellia. I made it past 49 and half way to 50 when I decided to go for it, I'd hit 50 before the end. And I did.

I went with buying adaptive armor for both her and Jorgan and then using commendations to buy mods to upgrade as I went along. Put her in a Revealing Bodysuit outfit with the jacket and pants dyed purple. LOVELY. It shows some skin without being tasteless. As she progressed, I kept up with the Armstech crew skill and surpassed her current level as far as gear goes. By keeping Jorgan around and going on a companion quest I got him to marry her. Romance option is basically a couple awkward smoochies. Not Dragon Age, after all! And he's a forward thinking guy who proposes adopting rugrats, and not expecting her to have them.

Storyline was okay. Should have drawn out the renegade squad plot longer, rather than ending it about a third through and making the rest of it about the war. But then again it is a Trooper storyline and troopers are all front lines so...makes sense. And also makes sense for the Republic to decide they'll completely negate Trooper's final victory by negotiating. A victory that was really really easy lol. And encourages me to go back and do again the ones I had trouble with, but to be properly geared this time.

Am turning now to the Sith smuggler I created to replace my original smuggler. I had so much trouble with smuggler first time around, I didn't understand how to gear her or what stats to work for. YES YES I am one of those level 60s who doesn't know how to play their character "properly", FUCK OFF. We are not all sprung from the MMO womb fully leveled and geared. Using the same adaptive armor strategy with the smuggler. Got one piece from a guild member but am still on the lookout for something to fit the Sith's style.

Guild mate was complaining about losing people, that they're not playing it as much. Which might be true for the one guild as it will list 160 members but at best I will see a dozen members online at the same time. The guild I joined on another server, they have had over 20 on at same time. I want to start my own guild, I have a name for it too. Just a matter of finding others to help me get it started as you need a certain number of founding members to get started.
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(no subject) [Mar. 2nd, 2015|05:20 pm]
Must be having one of those LIVES where people are bugging the shit out of me for no real reason at all.

Like when I tell a customer thanks, have a nice day! And then as they go out they say the same thing as if I never said anything to them at all. It irritates me because it's like I never said anything to them at all or like they're making a point of saying it because I didn't. It's illogical and kinda paranoid, ascribing behavior to them they are probably not displaying. Like the one just here. She wants to exchange shoes because the inside has a wrinkle in it and she couldn't get it to lie down. Okay, no biggie, it can be annoying if you're picky about things. Her daughter is just staring at me and my prickly self is not liking it, because there's no reason for the dumb kid to be giving me wide eyes. Some people give me this look like they expect me to cover over the counter and try to eat their face off. I find it hard to believe I come across as THAT hostile. Plus, seriously, I am too fat and have bad knee so I'm hardly going to climb over the counter and go for your jugular. AROUND the counter, maybe, but by the time I reached you, you should have fled.

Sister's much better at the small talk and chatting with people. I want them to buy their shit and leave quick as possible. One of her sewing ladies was telling sister she hates her job beause it's data entry and she likes to interact with people, she's a people person. Me, I'm the person who overcame crippling shyness in the 8th grade to speak up and bid for the job ability to NOT have to work with people. 
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(no subject) [Mar. 2nd, 2015|03:47 pm]
Working my way through the local pizza joints. Latest try was at Vinnie's Pizza in downtown. Not bad, but one Yelp review led me to believe there would be a lot of cheese, as the person complained about needing a fork to eat the pizza and thus I was disappointed to find it not true. Blind Onion level of cheese. Not bad but honestly it was about as good as the pizza I got from niece's work, Chuck's Produce, and about double the cost. Crust has the same tendency to get limp and break apart at the end. Decided to try Vinnie's rather than Vancouver Pizza due to it being cheaper and the hopeful note of a Yelp review complaining about too much cheese.

Driving through downtown though reminds why I really really want to live somewhere with less people. Downtown has been trying like hell to become trendy and hip like ::gag:: Portland. So there's trendy little cafes and "upscale" consignment stores. Irritates my hermit soul lol.

Gree event in SWTOR was kind of a bust for me. Small reputation cap for a week long event that's only done a couple times a year and the stuff you can get from rep vendors isn't that interesting to me. Did one session and had enough. Instead am working through my Trooper on another server and have gotten her up to level 42. Found some relatively cheap adaptive armor on GTN  that was pretty enough and am switching out mods as I progress. Was BAAAAD and used new credit card to buy cartel coins and got a crate of packs which yielded enough pieces to do a complete Revealing Bodysuit set a  couple times over. Kept two sets and sold the rest. With the Trooper I chose Armstech and have gotten past her level in what I can craft, weapon wise. So I can now craft weapons for her and Jorgan rather than buy. 
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Star Wars: The Old Republic is a GREAT single player game for an MMO. [Feb. 18th, 2015|02:37 pm]
Maxed out to Legend on Yavin 4 rep so now it's just getting 100K credits for the Walker and deciding WHO gets it. Pretty sure more than one character can have it, just have to decide who gets it first. So right now am maxed out on four of the rep vendors. Bounty Hunter rep isn't super likely as not only does it have a cap, it only runs every couple months and then only for a week.

First few packs of Apprentice Shadow packs had good stuff but lately it's been mostly crap. Still, I've gotten two of the new emotes, Mind Prison Spinx2 and Sinister, and the Massage bot for regenerating health.

Working on crafting and am up to the point on a couple characters where I can sell stuff on GTN and make a small profit.

Note to self: don't talk to people on Yavin. Especially don't respond to the elitist cunt moaning about how the 12x xp ruined the game with all the "casuals" running about at level 60. Some of us play the game for FUN, and don't sit around obsessing over stats and percentages and OH MY DPS IS SOOO MUCH HIGHER THAN YOURS! I play it because it's Star Wars and, yeah, I'm level 60 and probably don't know how to play according to your cunt elitist standards. Mainly because when I try to ask, I get ridiculed and made to feel stupid for not already knowing. Hell, main reason I stopped was I didn't understand about the stats and what I needed to be doing with the gear. I kinda wanted to do Operations but not if it means dealing with elitist cunts. Nope, I just have to accept that though this is an MMO and you're supposed to be teaming up with others, I'm having a better time playing by myself. 
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(no subject) [Feb. 13th, 2015|04:49 pm]
http://www.themarysue.com/orphan-black-funko/

ORPHAN BLACK FUNKO!

Bloody Helena in her crazy cult wedding gown of sorts! Pencil-in-the-eye Rachel! Which is a Hot Topic only variant, there's also a regular one with a martini glass lol. Allison is SPOT ON in the design, Cosima appropriately nerdy, and oddly enough Sarah does the least for me, her hairstyle is just not Sarah. Helena, I knew I would want before even seeing them and her blood spattered little self is a MUST BUY. Takes a bit of the disappointment out of her rumored lead in Star Wars spinoff movie being just a rumor. Hot Topic also sells T-shirts which I did not know, as, well, I don't really go into Hot Topic unless I'm with niece.

Search for the best local pizza is ongoing! Tried out Juliano's, which goes the opposite spectrum of Blind Onion topping wise. They grab a handful of pepperoni and toss it on, not giving it a chance to crisp up. So you get four or five slices piled on top of each other making for a greasy pile. Plus they put the cheese on top of the toppings and hard to tell if there was any underneath it as it kinda clumped together with the toppings. The cheese was good, the crust was decent, even if it didn't have any real flavor it was thick enough to bear up under the weight and grease of toppings. But I'd like them to put a layer of cheese down, spread out the pepperoni rather than pile it on, and then put cheese on top. If it wasn't for the overabundance of pepperoni it'd be fine. Usually complain about too little toppings. They could teach Blind Onion a thing or two about making pizzas. Blind Onion, where you gotta order double topping to get something close to regular toppings. But Blind Onion does have superior cheesy bread.

Bounty Week in Old Republic and I have 6 characters level 52 or higher who can do them, though the Sith Warrior was not having much luck with his bounty this morning. You can only do one bounty a day per character and it takes 5 bounty cards to get a Kingpin bounty so, yes, can get one kingpin bounty card a day. I buffed up the Imperial Agent and she seemed to take her target down easily, with the Bounty Hunter struggling a bit and the Jedi Consular requiring multiple tries. The target pops when summoned and at a certain point in the fight, when its hp is down to a pre-determined level, it will summon adds and thus need someone who can do AOE attacks, which the Sith Warrior does not do. Did Bounty Hunter, Agent, and Sith Interrogator this morning and will finish Sith Warrior's bounty then switch over to the Jedi toons. Only lasts a week so gotta get the max I can out of it.

Been buying Cartel packs and selling off gear. Sometimes you get good stuff, mostly you get so-so stuff that sells for cheap on GTN. With dailies and gear sold, got up to a million between the two Jedi so bought Treek for the Jedi Sentinel as she really needs a good healer/tank for Yavin runs. One more week with Yavin and I'll be maxed out with the rep so I can get my Imperial Walker. Pretty sure the first one is going to go to the Jedi Consular as she's only got a Tauntaun and the Jedi Knight has a Hoverchair and a Bantha. If I understand right, I can get one for each character so WALKERS FOR EVERYONE.

Promoted to commander in guild, and I did let them know I might not be playing on it as constantly as I do now, since I am a magpie and something shiny is going to come along. Means I need to step up and get to doing the conquest stuff to help guild with placing.

Developers are talking about an Outfit Designer for release at a yet to be determined time. COOL! Only reason I'm hammering at the dailies is for the outfit loot. And mounts. Would be really really nice to have a designer that allows a lot of freedom in color, as the Jedi robes, even with the dye modules, retain brown trim and it just doesn't look good to me when the white/violet dye module. 
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