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[Aug. 25th, 2005|09:20 am]
Silicon Rose
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I managed to get a decent amount of sleep last night, about nine hours. I've been running on eight, which, while sufficient, did not alleviate the sleep deficit I had accumulated. I feel a little better now, but I think I'm coming down with something.

I get the feeling my writing style changed since I started writing again. I feel like I am speaking more formally in general, dropping fewer words, using larger ones. But I also feel more clumsy with words. Part of this is that I've been having a hell of a time trying to make myself understood in nearly everything I do. Very frustrating.

I'm up to around halfway through May in Tristia. The game starts in March, and has approximately real length months, unlike most games. You really do have around 365 days to restore the town. This makes the game much longer than most of the adventure/novel games I've played. It also has more of a book feel. Actions are reflected in text, not in graphics. There's a lot of "...and at that time..." or "...and just then..." I'm not sure how much the invention/town restoration has to do with how the plot progresses; they could be entirely disconnected. I'm just playing it right now.

I had been mostly refraining from doing the 'reset until the random numbers like me' game, but I had to do it recently for the High Heat Stove. During invention, you get a random number between one and four lightbulbs to progress a given invention, during creation, you have a percentage chance to succeed or fail. The development of this stove required 10,000 belk per cycle, and I only had around 36,000 on hand. It was feasible for me to develop it, and with two resets, I did indeed succeed, but the materials were very expensive. I could only afford one shot at creating it. It sells for somewhere on the order of 40,000 belk (I think), so if I were successful I would certainly make my money back. Unfortunately, creation of the stove takes two days and you only have a 50% chance of success. Worse luck, it happened to coincide with several day specific events.

Sigh.

I did manage to develop it, though, and I have a buyer lined up, but after selling the first one to recoup my investment, I need one for myself. It's a requirement for creating several inventions.

I'm doing very well overall, I think. The end of month status reports have been highly positive.

Need to get started writing again, but life keeps getting in the way. Having a house is not just an investment of money, but also of time.
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From: umiushi
2005-08-25 04:54 pm (UTC)
This game sounds a whole lot better than the anime. The game does predate the anime, right? That's usually a safe assumption...
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-08-26 04:33 am (UTC)
The version I'm playing was just recently released, but I think that it's a remake. It's not a bad game, strangely addictive in a SimCity sort of fashion.
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[User Picture]From: ketsugami
2005-08-25 05:17 pm (UTC)
My mantra for writing is, "I'll fix it in editing." I had enormous resistance to the thought that I was going to have to make a second pass through everything, but once I accepted it my life became easier; if I put down something and don't like it, I can just say "I'll fix it in editing" rather than angst about it, thus maintaining vital momentum.

As usual, I'm available to beta if you need a second pair of eyes. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-08-25 05:27 pm (UTC)
And, as usual, ketsugami says exactly what I was going to, word for word, before I get to. You're actually some sort of alternate universe future version of me, aren't you?
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[User Picture]From: ketsugami
2005-08-25 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yup. I'm here to usurp your role in this timestream, in order to prevent you from destroying the world in 2089.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-08-25 07:01 pm (UTC)
Dude! I get to live to be 108!? *hopes he's a cyborg of some sort by then*
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[User Picture]From: ketsugami
2005-08-25 07:13 pm (UTC)
I personally plan to live forever via cryostasis and eventually nano-technology. Dunno about the rest of you.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-08-25 09:09 pm (UTC)
Pff. Nanotech's a pipe dream. I'm holding out for cloning and mind-transfer.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-08-25 05:32 pm (UTC)
"Having a house is not just an investment of money, but also of time."

Good Ghu, yes. I share a house with two disabled old ladies who give me cheap rent (a) because I'm family and (b) because I can do all the house-ey things. And Great Ghu, does it take up time.
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[User Picture]From: froborr
2005-08-25 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, and another thing, now that I've joined the zombie ranks of the employed: when the fruitilicious do you find time to play video games!? At this rate, I'm going to have to take up racing games (*shudder*), because five minutes at a time is all I can do...
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[User Picture]From: siliconrose
2005-08-26 04:35 am (UTC)
It's just one of my major pasttimes. I don't read as much any more, because playing video games for me is a form of studying - I'm increasing my fluency in Japanese. I don't play English games any more.
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