Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This Meme is easy as 1-2-3

Alrighty Jeff, here I am to do the tag, Metal Gear Solid 4 will still be there after I'm finished (oh and I beat it anyways). LOL

Jeff Tagged me to do a book meme. Here are the rules (copy 'n paste):

1. Grab the nearest book. If you are currently reading something, that'll be fine too.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your Blog along with these instructions.

5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet I know that is what you were thinking!

6. Tag 5 people.

Here is the passage:

"Well, Lizzie, despite your best efforts, you're giving me plenty of reasons to enlist your services. Yet you want me to withdraw my application? Why? Her eyes grew rueful. "Because of Adam," she said. Dear Jesus Suddenly, I couldn't breathe.

(Note that page 123 was the end of a chapter so I couldn't go five sentences down and and use the next four sentences. I went two sentences down and used the rest of the chapter LMAO.)

This passage was from the book "Kill Me", by Stephen White. I probably would not have noticed it if the book wasn't bright yellow, and didn't have a bullet on the cover. I'm glad I did though, because it was pretty interesting and it kept me on my toes. Kill Me is about a Rich Man realizes that he doesn't want to die a slow painful death (conscious or not). So he hires an organization to kill him if he ever gets a severely injured, or diminished by disease. The catch is that once he enters into the contract, its irrevocable. When our anonymous narrator gets an illness he realizes he has one more thing to do before the "Death Angels" carry out there "end of life services". Although i'm not a big fan of the protagonist being killed off in any kind of media (Snake...Sniff...Sniff) I still liked this book.

I'm only going to tag three people. I don't know if they did this before or not, but either way I wouldn't know unless I try. I tag Chris, Chelle, and Shari.

P.S. While i'm at it, to anyone who reads this, is there a character who out there that perished that you wished would still be "alive"??? (Tag)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Can't sleep cuz...

Its been nearly a month and it would have been longer (maybe) if it weren't for the fact that I can't sleep.

Usually I can't sleep because of some bad reason (right foot, back pain, worried, gas). Well this time the reason I can't sleep is a good reason... Well sort of!

When I bought my PlayStation 3 (Uh oh here comes another video game post) in 2006 I was under the impression that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots wasn't far behind. Boy was I wrong. I kept seeing the date moving further and further away from me. At one point I was unsure whether or not it was going to even be on the PS3, because some clerk told me that it may get ported over to the XBOX 360. Things were looking grim for the PS3, I felt like I chose the wrong team.

All that changed though in 2007 when I saw my first trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4. It was awesome to say the least. Then things were getting even better when it was announced that Blue-Ray Discs were going to be the High Definition DVD choice of the future, because the PS3 plays Blue ray and the XBOX 360 does HD-DVD.

Now when I was 14 years old I originally got turned on to the Metal Gear series by the Non-Canon Metal Gear game called Snakes Revenge. It was a pretty fun game. My brother and I would sit there and play it for hours. We didn't care that it really didn't happen in the Metal Gear universe, we just got our game on. It was so fun that when Hideo Kojima released the first Metal Gear Solid game on the PS one, I had to get it. Its funny because I didn't have a PlayStation, and I hadn't ever planned on getting one, because I was a die hard Nintendo fan. All that changed when I saw Metal Gear Solid.

I heard voices!

The PlayStation had discs where as the NES, Super Nintendo and the Nintendo 64 were cartridges. Even though N64 had better graphics than the PS One it didn't have voice acting...well much of it anyway. It couldn't, because there was only so much that you can do with a cartridge. So eventually I jumped ship and and joined the "Dark Side" (that's how I saw it before my eyes were opened).

So you can imagine why I irrationally ran out and bought the PS3 even though they hadn't made any quality games yet. I almost feel better now.

Here I am on the big day. Finally Metal Gear Solid 4 has been released. Its 3:28 in the morning and all I can think about is that game. Snakes Final Mission. Its kind of sad, but I'm so looking forward too it that you'd think I had about 7 cups of coffee. I have done nothing but count down to this day. My birthday is next week and I'm like, "who cares"!

When daylight hits I am so out of here. My behind will be on the next city bus to pick up my reserved copy. You think I was gone long before, wait and see how long I'll be gone after this post. LOL

I still have to do Jeff's tag so after that. LOL