[02/24/01] - Birdie #2 coming up from golden land. I'll let him do his own introducing, and so I can get on with my own chatter :)
My travel plans have hit a bit of a snag :/ Hopefully I'm still going but it may cost me a wee bit more than was originally planned. Ah, well, what can you do?
I have also been playing more Vandal Hearts around working 9 hour shifts. I am sooo sore after a day of stock >,<;. Now, to Jade Falcon:
Hey, what's up all you review readers? I'm Jade Falcon, this week's guest host on the Points of View show! But, I guess you already knew that, just by looking up a line or two. The first thing I'd like to do is tell you a little story about how I started writing reviews for RPGamer. It goes a little like this...
Like any typical day, a typical teenager from the heart of the United States is browsing the Internet, just minding his own business, when all of a sudden, *WHOOSH* a brilliant idea pops up in his mind as he browses RPGamer's site. He reads several reviews from others on several different games. "This looks like fun! I'll write some reviews and become utterly famous in the gaming community! That's a great idea!" So it began...
Well, not really. That's one way it could have happened.
Oh, you want to know more about _me_, do you? I'm 16, I'm a junior in high school, and I live in Kansas City, MO. Many people on IRC know me as 'IronFist'. In fact, that's about the only nick I've ever had on IRC. I have not participated in any chats on RPGamer's EsperNet channel, but who knows, I may just decide to jump on in some day! I have a 4.0 GPA, and I am two years ahead in math (I'm in calculus), so if you need help with your math work, feel free to ask me. Just hope that it's on a project and not on a homework assignment due the next day... ;) Who says that video games rot the mind?
There are two things that suck about being from this part of the country. Packages take a long time to get here since most people live on either coast. The other thing is the weather. During spring and autumn, one day it could be 65 degrees and sunny, but the next it could only get up to about 5 and snowing about one foot per hour. Also, we're the only place in the world that gets tornadoes on a regular basis, which also sucks. I guess that's the penalty of living here.
I have owned every single platform that Nintendo has put out, except for the Virtual Boy, but we're not going to talk about that. I have only owned Nintendo consoles until I saw that all the games sucked on N64, sold my soul (at the time), and bought me a PSX. That was in 1999. Since then, I've been playing almost nonstop, when I get time, to catch up on what I missed from being Nintendo-only for so long.
After all of that fun, I think I'm keeping all of you from reading my work. (I could probably get credit from this in school for being an essay!) Below are my first, fifth, tenth, and fifteenth reviews. Have fun!
Reviews Submissions BooBoos
Today's Lesson:"FISH doesn't match with DOG, so put them back."
I'm sure we all remember a vague time in our lives when we could never get the memory game right. Jade Falcon, I believe, was worst than most ;) Aww, just kidding. However, the one thing he will forget to match up occasionally is his scores versus what he's saying in the review. It's a very common problem, where the review's description of a criteria underwhelms or overwhelms the score. In this instance, Jade always has the choice between two details: either change the score to match the review, or change the review to match the score. Generally the latter is better because you are adding details, and we all know how much I like details =^^=.
- Anna Marie "Paws" Whitehead