April 9th, 2004

gaming

Be thankful I am only addicted to video games.

Happy birthday inquis and hiddenpaw!

I rather fear you're not going to see much of me for a few more weeks. Richard & I went shopping yesterday to try to buy people birthday presents, and we ended up spending £60 on two DVDs, a CD and a game for ourselves. Oops. The game is Pokemon Channel, and the FAQs for it on GameFaqs are pretty lousy - so I'm writing one myself. Oh, just imagine what my life would be like if I had an addictive personality!

The biggest irony is that the game is also pretty lousy - but European Pokemon addicts have no choice but to complete it so they can get the free download of Jirachi, one of the two pkmn in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire that can't be caught by normal means. I think we have it hard. All Americans had to do was to preorder Pokemon Colosseum, and they got Jirachi on disc! Humph.
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baratron again

give credit where credit's due

And while I'm ranting (was I?), I'd like to complain about Harry Potter 3. Specifically that Richard has been working hideously long hours the past three or four weeks on it, and he's probably not even going to get his name in the credits! Apparently the producer at his company has decided that no one in Technical Services or Data Ops counts. Oh, right, that's why Richard was at work until gone midnight the other night making sure it copied onto film ok. I'd like to see anyone do CGI without someone to maintain the computers. Huh.

Well, at least he got to see it on Thursday. But still, huh. Not least of all because I'd like to be able to boast about it. I'll have to remain content with the fact that someone Richard used to live with was credited as "Creature Technical Director" on LOTR 3.