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I'm a Perl coder living in Bethlehem, PA and working Philadelphia. I'm a philosopher and theologan by training, but I was shocked to learn upon my graduation that these skills don't have many associated careers. Now I write code.

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Wednesday November 24, 2004
11:12 AM

dear grand theft auto: die die die

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I want to RELAX on my vacation. Sometimes, I relax by playing video games. Even if I get frustrated, they are usually fun. GTA:SA is not being fun, right now.

I am on the "flying school" missions. I have to complete ten flying tests, which are not fun. They are difficult, and I know that I am not going to need many of the skills they are trying to give me. Meanwhile, all my other available missions are locked off. I can't do more missions for other people until these are done... except for the RC Zero mission with the miniature planes, which also sucks. I finally had to stop playing, because I didn't want to destroy my controller.

I guess it's time to do some coding.

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  • I finally gave my copy of GTA:SA to a friend because it was sucking the life right out me. It was fun, (but not that fun when I look up at the clock an realize that 4 hours have gone by and I haven't _really_ accomplished anything)

    I also found it distrubing that I would go to the virtual gym, but have trouble doing it in real life lately.

    Fuck you very much Grand Theft Auto, I beat you in a very real way by going cold turkey and passed your curse on to someone less fortunate! <Insert Evil Laugh Sound []



  • I you have a PS/2 I'd suggest Katamari Damacy []. Simple controls. Simple yet challenging gameplay. The goals are set fairly low so its hard to get stuck on a mission, let there's lots to do beyond your goal so you can continue along. Best of all, nothing you do can hurt you! Its all just timing.

    What else that's relaxing... I find Dungeon Keeper 2 relaxing. In a bad mood? TOURTURE SOME HEROES! Slap some imps. Watch the dominatrixes torture each other...

    More PS/2 games. Rez and Frequency. Rez is

    • I have Katamari Damacy, Rez, and Frequency. Also, Amplitude (Frequency's sequel). I was considering playing some of those today, but: KD is loaned out, Rez gets frustrating come area 5, and... no reason not to play some Amplitude, maybe! Maybe later. I've been trying to use my frustration as a reason to work on Rubric, but without a huge amount of success. I'll have to look into Dungeon Keeper 2. Thanks for the suggestions!

      Maybe I'll play some Steel Battalion. Nothing say vacation like massive mecha.
    • Man, I love Dungeon Keeper. Bullfrog real did this game well. I liked how the time and date you played could open secret levels and such.

      Now I gotta go find it...