November 19th, 2000

MrButtlertronPimp

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There is a cat that lives in an apartment close to mine. He's often on the porch just watching people go by. He's quite friendly and I pet him a lot. I did notice today that he looks like Elvis. He has a curled lip on one side. It's pretty funny!
MrButtlertronPimp

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Costco is a weird store. They sell a lot of stuff in huge quantities. I mean does anyone really need a gallon of hand soap, or 7 tooth brushes at a time? I got 6 lint rollers there for $6.79, where one was $2.50 at Safeway. I'll never in my entire life need 6, but I'll have them if I ever do!
MrButtlertronPimp

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There is a soaking wet cover to a porno magazine on the grass outside my apartment. "Exodous" is the cover out there, I've never heard of it. It's just some scantilly clad women covering her breasts. Funny that someone dropped/discarded it.
MrButtlertronPimp

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My search for the Final Fantasy 9 strategy guide has failed. Three stores, no luck. Must be too new. Maybe I'll just have to order it online.
MrButtlertronPimp

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Maybe I won't buy the Final Fantasy 9 strategy guide:

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To push registrations to their new website, Playonline.com, Square and Bradygames have made this hint book link to "additional" hints on the playonline website. Now that'd fine and dandy if it wasn't for certain things:

1) When I buy a hint book, it's expressly so I DON'T have to go to websites to collect up all the hints and tidbits to complete a game. There's not a page that goes by in this guide that doesn't have a callout box suggesting you go the website and learn an even BETTER way to defeat this monster, or where the last of the umpty-umpth Magic Thingy is hidden. I bought the book to learn these things;

2) as of the moment (either from overload or over-fancy design, I can't tell yet) the website you're supposed to link to is DEAD slow. And there's no easy way to collect all the hints at once; yu have to enter these search codes listed in the book, resulting in a LONG visit to the site, racking up lots and lots of hits for Square to crow about.

Now, what's IN the book is choice as always. The walkthru is easy to follow, and doesn't ruin the twists of the plot any more than a walkthru has to. The monster and item guides are well laid out, if a bit incomplete (see above) There's a nice selection of original concept art peppered throughout the book, the kind of stuff you only see in the imported Japanese art books at a premium price. So it's still worth getting but...

I feel like when you used to look at the pictures of all the things you could build with Legos, and once you got the set, the small print said "items on box require more than one set to build". Yeah, I can play with what I got, but I was expecting a more complete experience that wouldn't require more of my time.
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This almost sounds like a Microsoft ploy!
MrButtlertronPimp

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A friendly swamp in the late afternoon; a drop of acceptance mixed with another of excitement. Surprizing only in its infinite simplicity, predictable unpredictability. Human civilization ends, and what is left is humanity.