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SAY YES TO SUFJAN STEVENS

Mood: Good
Music: Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!); by Sufjan Stevens

I command all people to listen to the album 'Say Yes To Michigan' by Sufjan Stevens. Despite a title that sounds silly, and a simple album cover that features an elk and a basic map of Michigan, it's some of the most stunningly beautiful music I've ever heard.

I just saw one of those Bon Marche commercials with an easy-listening version of a carol classic playing in the background while a sterile looking 50's ish Christmas party happening. It makes Christmas look like you have your office party with the people you never speak to outside of work and then go home to a cold, samey apartment that's just like your cubicle only with a bathroom. I think this commercial is seriously contributing to Seasonal Affective Disorder. It takes all the chaos and home-made joy out of the holiday.

Ending Music: Oh God, Where Are You Now? (In Pickeral Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?); by Sufjan Stevens

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  posted by Tristan @ 8:48 PM


Friday, November 21, 2003  

 
IT'S OH SO QUIET

Mood: Decent
Food: Fried Chicken and Apple Beer

Okay, chapter 1 of Hard Underbelly has drawn to a close. Chapter 2 will start on Monday. The schedule will also be slightly wonky next week 'cause I'm taking a short trip on Thanksgiving, so I won't be able to update the comic on Friday. Rest assured that there will be three comics, just on slightly different days. Most likely it'll be a M-W-Th week instead of M-W-F.

I've been playing FFX-2. I didn't care for the beginning of the game, which kind of throws you into Rikku and Paine chasing down Yuna after a big, flashy concert. It also doesn't really explain the new battle system to you, so your frantically fighting your way out of it. I miss the old turn-based system, but I'm warming to this new one. I think a simple option to use the turn-based system would have been nice. I'm nearly 25% done with the game, so this one isn't stacking up to be nearly as long as the last one, which is both a blessing and a curse. Also, I miss the sphere grid. They kind of trade having several characters for changing jobs, but it's kinda complex and a bit odd.

There was actually snow at my house this morning. It was the least amount of snow you can have and still of it as snow, but still. I can't remember the last time it snowed in November here. I think it's heralding an excellent year for snow.

And if you watch Angel and Smallville, they're continuing to kick ass. The twist at the end of Angel was simply stunning. And the use of a Johnny Cash song at the end of Smallville was inspired.

I think I'm done now.

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  posted by Tristan @ 6:55 PM



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