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Like No Other [Oct. 10th, 2004|12:17 pm]
Silicon Rose
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Tsukuyomi hasn't been picked up by a group yet. Considering I wanted to snap genedefect's mind with it, this is a distinctly disappointing state of matters.

Turns out that Haruka Naru is being TV-anime-isized. (Based on the first game.) I suppose it shouldn't entirely surprise me; considering that it was turned into a manga and the manga actually seemed to be doing well (it wasn't cancelled), it was probably inevitable.

I finished FMA. I was a little disappointed by the ending. Some of the plot points in the last four episodes seemed to come out of nowhere. But, despite that, I still liked it. It was a good series.

I'm 73 pages into Mephisto now, and still trucking along. The main character, Mephisto, is extremely powerful and, in my humble opinion, completely insane. That's okay, though, I guess. It kind of matches Vampire Hunter D, which was written by the same author, Kikuchi Hideyuki.

Watched the debate on Friday. Kerry has been showing well. There are jokes about him adding caveats to every statement he makes, but during the debates he's been speaking straight and plainly. I was trying to decide whether I could vote for him, and, for now, the answer is hovering at "yes".

I should check electoral-vote.com to see what the latest numbers are.

Been programming a bit for fun and my own edification on the side. Windows Forms are occasionally frustrating, but when you think back to how much work programming a windows based application without them would be, it's hard to stay frustrated. When I was doing my first Forms application, I nearly went nuts when I found out they didn't support the kind of drag and drop I was looking for. Several months later, I realized that since there are so many diverse ways you can do drag and drop, each needed for different purposes, that creating a generic answer would have been completely impractical. But all the tools are there, and it's not going to take you more than a few hours to implement it on your forms. I guess, when you're given something as powerful as being able to draw controls in a picture and have them actually work, and even support most of the functions you'd want from them (you just click on a text box and you can enter text with the keyboard, no questions asked, no code necessary), you forget that you're supposed to be programming and get irritated when you have to write code instead of picking from dropdowns. I've spent around six hours programming over the last couple of days, and I'd say I'm about 50% complete with base functionality. That's not bad. Not bad at all.