Oct. 1st, 2014

wednesday_10_00: (seekrit OTP)
greatest witness of all time

I'm not quite done with Dual Destinies, the new Phoenix Wright game (I finished the main story, but there's a bonus case I haven't finished yet), but I'm going to go ahead and call it amazing. I enjoyed Apollo's game but never felt the same love for it that I did for the first three. This one is right up there with those, though. It's awesome to get to play as Phoenix again, and I really liked Athena, the new lawyer character. Fairly early in the game, something happens to keep Apollo from using his (horrible) power, which made me laugh really hard because I know that was pretty universally loathed. (You do end up using it a couple of times, but it's not too bad.) Athena's power is way less annoying. But most importantly: EDGEWORTH. It's not an Ace Attorney game without Edgeworth, so writers, thank you thank you thank you for bringing him back.

(It's hard to tell in the screencap above, but yes, that guy is on a Segway. The whole scene was amazing. I only wish the picture included the epic BGM.)

cut for more screencaps - no spoilers )

In other news, I'm having more frustrations with Amazon.jp and their nonsensical shipping policies. However, I am going to be strong and not cancel my order of Love Stage Blu-rays to put individual discs in separate manga orders, because the price on them has gone up ¥500 (each) since I placed the original orders. I'll have to wait until January to get my BRs, but since I just watched the show, I'll live. I'm more annoyed with myself for putting the Yokozawa movie in that order (especially since it WAS in a different order). That one has only gone up ¥300, so I may cancel just that. Which would also require canceling my current manga order and placing it again. Ugh, Amazon, why are you such a pain??

On a more positive note, I've been reading about how amazing merino wool is, so I ordered an Ibex undershirt to wear while walking/running in the evening, since it's getting quite cool here. It really is amazingly warm for being so thin, and did not smell at all after I was done with my workout. I went ahead and ordered a Buff (because I noticed my neck got cold yesterday) and a pair of Darn Tough socks to try those out as well. (If I like those, I have my eye on a heavier pair for skiing this winter.) I would also like to get a pair of leggings, but I'm trying to decide if I want the heavier weight or the same as my shirt. (Also, should I get a heavier weight shirt?) Also also, it's October 1st and I now have $14.39 left for clothes in my October budget.

I did a mini-purge this weekend, of bags and electronics. Found an old cell phone (and MD player, haha) to be recycled, and decided to sell my old iPod. It took some hunting to find a cord that would charge it, but I finally got it powered up and it works just fine. I was expecting it to be full of stuff that was 10 years old--I forgot I still used it for a while after I got my first iPhone. I think I'm going to miss the click wheel (something soothing about navigating that way), but I don't see myself using it anymore, so off to Gazelle it goes. Also considered selling my shuffle (which I have pretty much stopped using since I started doing interval running, because I need my phone to keep track of the time), but it's so tiny it's not really taking up any space, and I would be lucky to get $10 for it, so I think I'll keep that for now. We'll see, I guess.

...I just checked for the heck of it, and there's a music player app (Twitunes!) that has click wheel navigation. I'm actually considering downloading it. Not sure it would be the same without the physical buttons. Agh, I just read an article mourning the loss of the click wheel. No! I hadn't used this device in years! No regrets!!

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