I’m on spring break right now – so I have had lots of free time (yay! and sigh, for it is soon to be over) and have used it to play with websites and such. I’ve also spent many an hour reading comics and playing video games.
My boyfriend, Will, bought The Bouncer – Squaresoft’s new game, for the PS2 – which looked like it was going to be supreme fun – and it turned out to be a supreme disappointment. The graphics are beautiful but the gameplay is wretched. Normally you can control whether your character kicks, or punches, and how hard, but in The Bouncer you can only control how hard – not whether it’s a kick or a punch. Also, most of the game is for WATCHING, not playing. Grr.
So I reverted my game-playing, working on Final Fantasy 8. FF8 has gorgeous graphics, but it’s plot and characters leave a great deal to be desired – and the disc it’s on got very scratched up and kept freezing, so I’ve put that game aside as well. Final Fantasy 9 is what I’m playing now and it’s WONDERFUL!!! Beautiful graphics – I mean, beyond description – and good characters and plot. Yay!
I’ve spent a lot of time reading various comics, including Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer (absolutely hilarious – Sergio is best known for his work at MAD magazine), and Stan Lee’s the Punisher.
If you know me, you know I’m a big fan of the shows Buffy and Angel, and a sort of penpal/friend with their creator, Joss Whedon. (Site plug – Joss is a Hottie). He once told me that The Punisher was one of the books he really liked. Reading that now, I find it has influenced the vision for Angel a great deal… It’d be hard to describe to someone who isn’t familiar with the comic book, but if you are and you want to talk about its similarities to the show, e-mail me.
In other news, the NCAA Basketball Tourney marches on… Duke plays tonight at 7:40 pm. Go Duke!
Well, that concludes today’s excitement. See you next time, same Kibs-time, same Kibs-channel.