So… it’s been a rather long time since I posted. There’s no excuse, really. I’m lazy, I get bored, I have no inspiration blahdy-blahdy-blah. A lot has happened, I’ve gotten work, I’ve gotten hours, I’ve had those hours cut, I ended a long-term relationship, had a couple ill-advised flings, and played a fuckload of games.

But as soon as I try to write in public all ideas suddenly float out of reach.


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I have too many games

More backloggery, and my number has grown again.

Total: 399 games
Unbeaten: 353 games
Beaten: 42 games
Completed: 4 games

I should just get rid of the lot, eh?

Nah, just kidding, I could never do that. (Except the ones that are crap which is surprisingly few.)

Have played yet more Phantasy Star Portable and Pokemon Diamond, too. Done lots of trading 🙂

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Backloggery Update 2

I’ve been going through and updating all the game notes as to where I am in each, I’m not done yet, and also I’ve updated some games to beaten which should have been there originally. Also, some more games have been added, and no doubt more will be later as I remember even more.

Total: 380 games
Unbeaten: 334 games
Beaten: 42 games
Completed: 4 games

Right now I’m at 12.2% beaten and completed, which is far higher than I first envisioned it would be. Here’s hoping it keeps increasing.

Since last time I’ve been playing more Phantasy Star Portable, and Pokemon Platinum, mostly. In Platinum I’ve only just traded my eggs across and hatched them, and training them up to level 5 each is taking it’s time (especially since Cubone ended up with only Growl). My team  (randomised from a group of 30 eggs) is Rhyhorn, Cubone, Spinarak, Treecko, Mudkip and Magby, which is surprisingly well balanced. I was quite sad not to get my Sneasel though.

In Phantasy Star Portable I’m levelling up my basic classes. Hunter was at 10 before I started as that was my original class, and I have just raised Ranger to level 10. I have just begun on Force, and when that is done I will be very happy because I’m not too keen on Forces.  My guy (George, Human) is at level 28, still in Chapter 3 and I have been playing for 7:25. I am taking it very slowly. 17 titles are acquired, and the last one was Top Condender, for clearing free missions 50 times. The prize was a very lovely S-Rank Rod. Which I can’t even use, but never mind, it’s a nice weapon and probably means I won’t have to bother getting other ones.


‘Till next time, folks.

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Backloggery Update 1

Total: 373
Beaten: 36
Completed: 4

I totally added all my emulated ones since last time and it shows. Since last posting, I beat Link’s Crossbow Training (which is surprisingly good if not worth it without the Zapper) and played a lot of Resident Evil 4, and some Phantasy Star Portable. And also started Persona 2: Innocent Sin (which I’m not sure is on my backlog right now, actually).

In Resident Evil 4, I just rescued Ashley.

And I hate Ashley. She managed to die straight away.

Stupid Ashley. I’m never going to unlock Mercenaries at this rate.


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Recently I found a website where you catalog your games collection, and whether you’ve beaten them or not. I’ve spent the past few days putting most of mine in (I’ve yet to put my emulated ones on), and the numbers are damning.

Total: 332 games
Completed: 4 games
Beaten: 33 games
Unbeaten: 293 games

That is a worrying amount of unbeaten to beaten. So, I’m going to try and beat more. I’ll be putting all here, so stay tuned.

If you have an account, please add me. This is my profile: http://backloggery.com/daysocks.

I also need to change the status of House of the Dead Overkill. I beat the main story, so I can now count it as beaten. (Only Director’s Cut left.) Overkill is such an awesome game. Really weird though.

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Doctors or no doctors…

Recently, I’ve had the gnawing suspicion that I am suffering from ADD. I am absent-minded, I lose things regularly, I am incapable of spending more than a short amount of time on any one thing at once. When I play videogames, I don’t spend more than an hour at a time before literally having to come off. I read books in a matter of pages, not chapters. When I write, I rarely write more than 500 words in one sitting. I failed at NaNo because I just couldn’t sit and write for 2 hours a day.

I can’t help but wonder whether I should go to the doctor about this. It is interfering with my life, surely, but not in any way which is important. And my doctor… well let’s just say that when I went to him with insomnia his suggestion was to drink hot milk before going to bed. I had to fight to get any help at all.

I don’t want to have to do the same here.

I mean, there might not even be anything wrong with me.

I don’t know what to do.

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I have an annoying little habit of collecting figurines. Not the 7″ monstrosities that take up loads of room, no, I mean this:

So many figures

So many figures

That is the top of my computer. It is filled with Crazybones, cat figurines, Pokemon figures, and a Thing from Burger King.

I don’t know where this habit came from. But I know that if I don’t curb it, it will end up as more than the top of my PC. It will take over my desk, then all my shelves, then my entire house. But I do love them so…

What do you collect?

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