Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hell yeah! My laptop is working again!

My laptop randomly stopped picking up my wireless network a few weeks ago and now I turned it back on after a while of using the other computer and now it works again somehow! Miraculous!

Much more convenient for me, so I can use the net anywhere in the house again, and I have all my favourites and bookmarks back! yay :D

Also, I finished getting all the necessary forms ready to post off to the Uni of Edinburgh. I already applied to them online, but their system is new and kinda unpredictable. It sent me emails back saying that they couldnt read most of the supporting documentation that I had to upload. So I've printed them off and just need to send em out the good foolproof old fashioned way-post! I just hope they dont get lost in the post, knowing me that could well happen....

Monday, March 23, 2009

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Another game I've had my eye on recently is this forthcoming Wii RPG~Muramasa: The Demon Blade. Its from Atlus and some of the people at Vanillaware, the developer that brought us Odin Sphere, which I started the other night. I love 2D games, especially rpgs such as the castlevania games and other games like the Metal Slug games. These kind of games just show that simple graphics with detailed, lush backgrounds are still viable today. It doesnt have a release date yet, but hopefully it comes out in the USA and in PAL regions

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Pokemon Diamond

So I have been mostly busy with postgraduate applications at the moment. Apart from that I've been practicing for a wifi tournament on Pokemon Diamond/Pearl that I signed up for. lol, I had to, I had an urge to go back and play some pokemon. I was kinda rusty having been away from the game for a few months, but I'm starting to remember things after 4 battles now. So far I've got 2 losses(my first 2 games) and 2 wins. I've been using this team which I initially submitted to the person in charge of the tournament on the Anime League forums.

Garchomp @ Focus Sash, Hasty, 252 atk/252 speed/6 HP (I think)

Dragon Claw
Fire Blast
Swords Dance

[Turns out these Garchomp guys are banned on the Serebii forums, so I put in my elemence instead of him. I didnt know this until now-they werent banned back when I played...]

Starmie @ Leftovers, Timid, 252 Sp.Atk/252 speed/6 HP

Ice Beam

Milotic @ Leftovers, Bold

Ice Beam
Sleep Talk

Heracross @ Choice Scarf, Jolly, 252 Atk/252 Speed/6 HP

Brick Break
Rock Slide

[This guy is weak and could use some upgrading to D/P I know, but he has come in useful so far. I was thinking close combat/focus punch>bb and stone edge>rock slide as well as adamant>jolly.]

Tyranitar @ Leftovers, Adamant

Stone Edge
Focus Punch

[When he gets a chance he can destroy. <3]

Blissey @ Leftovers, Bold

Seismic Toss
Ice Beam



I have an Elemence, Physical Mence, old Skarmory with roar, spikes, rest, steel wing, sleeptalking, boltbeaming regice, another TTar moveset and a special lucario to choose from in my other pokemon. Just need to figure out the best team with what I've got. I would want some stuff like a stealth rock swampert, skarmory or something else but not sure if I've got time before the tourney starts.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Amazing pictures from Hubble

These are some awesome pics taken by the Hubble Telescope. I always found this kind of thing interesting. I dont know a lot about Astronomy/Astrology though.