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Moving

Well, I feel I’ve outgrown this blog, so I’ve decided to move. Namely to This Place. All of the content on this blog is already on the new one, including posts, comments, pages, everything. Also, you feed-readers will have to change your rss feeds to point to
http://zibland.com/blog/?feed=rss2

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I really feel like I need a non-hosted blog. Way more control, and all that good stuff.

If you are still visiting this blog/wondering why it doesn’t update anymore, please read the above post! I’m still registering between 10-40 people visiting this site every day…Please update your links to http://www.zibland.com/blog! Thanks!

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How True

I came across this quote on Uru Obsession, and the original poster found it on eBay, I think. The first few lines are so true:

I used to think of myself as immune to addiction. I’ve never been ensnared by alcohol or drugs, never run up huge credit-card balances with compulsive shopping, never smoked — I don’t even gamble. Watching various friends battle their own habits, I’ve occasionally envied them the drama of it all, but mostly I’ve felt a little (well, maybe more than a little) superior.

That was before I found Myst…

I’ve recently realized just how obsessed I am with the Myst series. I really am obsessed. I spend most of my free time on Uru Obsession, I have a massive collection of Myst games and collectible items, I even have two original concept sketches from Myst.

In a discussion I was having with a friend of mine two days ago, I mentioned how much more obsessed with the series I was than him (however, we met on UO, so we both must be pretty obsessed) and he said “yeah, I’m not as obsessed as you are. I get bored the third time through the games”. This made me stop and realize the extent of my obsession.

Am I sorry? Do I wish I wasn’t obsessed/addicted?

Hell no.

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Happy New Year!

Well, with one hour left in 2006, I’d like to take a moment to wish you all a happy new year, and to reflect on all the things that have happened these past 365 days. Windows Vista was released, along with the Zune. I got my first Mac, which I’m still using happily, and in just the past week I got a Wacom tablet as well! The return of Uru Live was both announced and carried out, and the Beta is still going strong, with new content coming soon. The Sony PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii were released, completing the current generation lineup. The Dems reclaimed the Senate and Congress, and a Democratic governor finally won in Massachusetts. Our beloved Pluto was denied its Planethood. I chipped my tooth :D. So yeah, that’s 2006 :) Happy New Year!

Chappy Chanukah

Tonight at sundown (or whenever we finish eating dinner ;)), the first of eight nights of Chanukah starts! I put up my wishlist a few weeks ago, for anyone who still needs to buy me a gift. That page will be kept up to date on stuff I want throughout the year. I’ll also post an up to date list of stuff I get for Chanukah.

Happy Holidays!

Concerning Life (and stuff)

Sorry I haven’t been writing much lately, I’ve been pretty busy with school stuff and other things…I’ve become pretty obsessed with Facebook, and I’m on there a lot… I’m with my friends until around 5:45 every day, then get back just in time for dinner, then I have to do my homework and wind up with 2-3 hours of free time every day, so you can see why my post count has dropped a lot.

On a lighter note, I’ve registered Zibland with Nationstates, a cool virtual nation simulator. You register your nation, and it gives you a little questionnaire to determine your nation’s initial stats (Civil Rights, Economy, Political Freedom, etc.). Every day it gives you two new issues to decide on, whatever choice you make affects your nation’s stats. You can join regions, participate in the UN, and all that good stuff. There’s no war, though…So I like it better than Cybernations.

Wiiview

Well, I finally found a playable Wii. I have to say, slightly disappointing. The nunchuck is way too light. The wiimote is too sensitive at times and not sensitive enough at other times. I must say though, once I got used to the weight and the sensitivity (and getting smacked in the arm by the lefty next to me), wii sports tennis was extremely fun. I sucked at it, yes, but that’s to be expected. I also enjoyed being completely rag-dolled in boxing. Since this was at my school’s anime con, we could only do multiplayer games, thus I have nothing to report on Twilight Princess. Oh well. Still, if you didn’t need to point the wiimote at the sensor bar and the nunchuck was a bit heavier, the wii would be basically perfect.

A word on graphical quality. Sure, the Wii is the most underpowered current-gen console, but what it lacks in power it makes up for in fun and innovation. The controls were very intuitive, I must say.

Update: My friend Cutter has informed me that the sensor bar was in fact set up incorrectly at the anime con, so you can disregard my above comments on the sensitivity issues, at least until I try the Wii his way…

SNL

I’m watching Saturday Night Live right now, waiting for Tenacious D to appear, and I have to say…This show really sucks compared to the first 6 or 7 seasons, or even compared to 3 years ago. I love the fact that there are a bunch of actors I know on it (Keenan of Good Burger (the unfunny, fat one ;) ), Andy of The Lonely Island, etc.), but that alone doesn’t make it comedy. I’m only watching because of Tenacious D.


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