Monthly Archives: July 2004

King’s Canyon

7/10/04 0:30
The trip up here was great. Riding with David and Herbert was so much fun. We talked about all sorts of things – politics, movies, games, music, guy stuff, and the normal crazy shit.
There was a crazy guy in a white truck who was very mad at us for some reason. He came very close to hitting us, yelled at us, and told us to pull over. We got away from him, but he came back. Then, we exitted the freeway and got back on, and he had waited. Finally, we stopped for lunch.
King’s Canyon is very beautiful. The trees and mountains are gorgeous, there are many rivers, and the stars are stunning. We lied down in the parking lot to look up.
Hanah was here with her mom, her aunt Chrissy, and a pretty, thirteen year old girl named Thea who is Hanah’s cousin. Hanah instructed us not to touch her. She said she’d kill us by throwing us off a cliff if we did. lol.
7/10/04 18:03
We woke up this morning at 7:30 to hike to a small waterfall. It was very beautiful. The pond reminded us of some sort of mana recharge spot. We’re not losers… After getting back, we had english muffins with cheese for breakfast. Then, we hiked along a trail with an amazing view to get to a river. There was a large rock, Muir Rock, which we jumped off of into the river. The water was fucking cold, but I enjoyed jumping many times. We saw another small waterfall, and David peed in the woods (omgzlolz).
Finally, we had ice cream before returning to camp. It’s been a great trip so far.
7/10/04 22:04
On the way up here, Herbert wanted to drive. David said, “I don’t know if i can trust you. You’re kinda stupid.” It’s funny because I know what he means. Today, around the campfire, everbody was trying to get me to do the Donald Duck orgasm. Laurie, Hanah’s mom, and Chrissy, Thea’s mom, wanted to hear it after hearing about it from Hanah, Thea,
Herbert, and David. Laurie said, “my husband’s away. I need to hear orgasmic sounds.” It was pretty funny. I did it eventually.
While discussing males and females, Thea said that a girl could bite the head off while giving head. Everyone shut up. Her mom was angry at her. She should be careful what she says around certain people. She speaks a lot about those subjects for a thirteen year old girl. On a side note, Thea puts make-up on everyday, and she’s wearing red, fuzzy slippers now. That’s pretty cute. She reminded us of the “Plastics” from Mean Girls a bit. She knows about all the cliques at her school, …
7/11/04 2:20
…hangs in a group that trades around boys, and voted people out of their lunch table. She also talked about the losers that play Magic: The Gathering. David’s pretty into MTG, and I used to be as well. She seems popular even though she claims not to be. We’re losers. It’s funny that a girl in middle school can make that so obvious, heh. It’s a good thing I went to CAMS. David’s prom king, hahaha… that just cracks me up. Everybody loves David though. Anyways, she’s very cool though. We all enjoyed spending time with her. I wonder if she thought we were okay or just huge losers. Losers probably =P
At around 10:30 or 11 tonight (Saturday night), we lied down in the street to look at the stars. Thea and Laurie came with us this time. Laurie left around midnight. We came back to camp arount one where we sat in David’s car talking until two. It was a great evening.
7/11/04 14:43
Today we woke up around 10. After eating breakfast, we hung out by the river. We packed up, straightened up the monetary issues, and talked. I also gave WebPageless info to Thea. We’re still in the park now driving out. Herbert’s lying down in the back trying to sleep. And now I’m done writing.
7/11/04 15:59
Y’know, even “civilization” up here is hardly civilized compared to LA. I’ m glad to live where I do.
7/11/04 18:02
We just saw a shirtless, white guy at Arby’s. On the back of his right, upper arm, he had a tatoo that said “white” and on the right, “pride.” It was funny but a bit scary.
The little girl he was with seemed inbred.
7/11/04 21:57
I’m back home now. I got to see just how beautiful nature is this weekend, but also, seeing all the crappy cities on the drive reminds me of how beautiful LA is. Some of those cities couldn’t even name their damn avenues. And the “big” ones had Costcos! When we reached LA, I pointed to the horizon and made note of the beautiful gray sky that marks LA as actual civilization. We also talked about counties one the drive. I used to live in Riverside, now I live in LA, and soon I’ll live in Orange County. I guess if I move to San Diego after college I’ll have lived in all the cool Southern California counties. I wonder if David will do cool shit down in San Diego next year and let me visit.
Man… I’m so sunburnt. Some of the pictures came out pretty well. I’m pleased so far. I’ll put a link to the album in this entry after I post them. Also, I don’t even have “albums” yet. I plan to revise a bit of the WebPageless structure soon. I don’t know when my Internet will be up though. Herbert let me borrow Morrowind and War Craft III.
The whole trip we kept switching between a random RPG fantasy, a Lord of the Rings fantasy, and the World Nation fant… er… uh… reality… We’d also talk about War Craft III heros whenever it got awkward. Funny shit.
Also, Thea has an 18 year old brother named Seth who seems to be a lot like me. Being similar to me… poor guy… el oh el. I’m listening to some Led Zeppelin now. The only CD David had worth listening to in his car was one disc of The Wall by Pink Floyd. He claims the crap belongs to Mike. The Morphine Drip’s performing at a showcase in Newport tomorrow, and I’m going to try to attend. I’m also leaving Thursday for Vegas. I guess mentioning that doesn’t matter because this site isn’t even up right now… and it has nothing to do with the camping trip. If you’ve read the whole entry, I have a question for you. What the hell is the matter with you?
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Neverwinter Nights

Seeing how excited Neverwinter Nights made Largo, I decided to give it a try. The last time I tried to play it was when Pierce (or one of his friends) gave me a copy. We were going to play it over summer a few years ago. It would always crash on my computer, but it works fine now. Neverwinter Nights totally blows away Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn.
First off, even for a game that’s a few years old, the graphics and sound are amazing. There’s great control of the camera, and most everything looks superb. That sound effects are great, and many dialogues have audio along with them. However, BG2:SoA didn’t lack in these areas. The gameplay was what sucked in that game. Well, it’s great in Neverwinter Nights. You can move your character via mouse or keyboard. The menu-driven abilities are very intuitive. The camera is moved by moving the mouse while holding down the scroll-wheel button. This is only annoying if you’re used to using the right mouse button for that… say… from RO >_> A lot of the attacking is automatic once battle is iniative. Most importantly to me, party members aren’t dumb fucks. They’re productive in battle. When I played BG2:SoA, switching characters was annoying to tell each and every person what to do. This isn’t so in NWN. So far, the plot has been very intriguing too. Okay, I’m going back to it now.

L.A. Trip

I had the idea of taking the metro for no reason to no apparent location, so Dev and I went today. It’s $3 for an all day pass for the bus and the train. First, we went to 7th/Metro, where there was a park with water fountain, library, and a couple of hot asians. There are free shows at that park all throughout summer. We plan on going back. Then we went to Union Station. The station looked great, but the area was pretty crappy and run-down. Plus, the people there were dumb. I really liked China Town. There were a lot of cool places to eat or just hang out. There were lots of good-looking food places. Of course, there were a ton of hot and cute asian girls. I bought some chopsticks (the utensils, not the computer) while I was there. Highland Park looked so boring that we got right back on another train after getting off. Vermont/Santa Monica had a lot of fast food but not much else. We’ll probably check it out again and go deeper into it, because by the time we were there, we were pretty tired. Before leaving, we went back to LA and ate at the California Pizza Kitchen. It cost $40 for the two of us but was very good. On the way home, we talked to some dude on the train. He kept making jokes about calling Dev’s parents, told us a bit about his life, and explained some game about Dragoons for PS1. The game actually sounded pretty cool so I’ll look into it sometime. When we got home, my dad drove Dev home. Dev let me borrow his sleeping bag. ^^
And then I talked to Christine on the phone. We also talked to her for a while at Union Station. She’s cool, a good friend, and very hot! If you happen to read this, I lovez j00.

Bowling

Tuesday, I went to Gonzales’s around 10. We checked my RAM in his computer, and it was bad, so we returned it. We’re gonna go back later to buy more when there’s a sale. His computer has a worm it seems, and it’s fucked pretty badly. We worked on it for a long time… some problems solved… but it’s still pretty fucked. He also showed me some stuff on the guitar… some notes stuff, chords, and how to play most of “Hashpipe.”
Then, I went to Gable House to bowl. I’m tired and kind of want to write this up quickly, but here are the scores:
Game 1
Mr Hurst: 66
Mike: 56
Jayzn Invazn (plus one accident by Peter): 77
Mr Peter: 58
Game 2
My Hurst: 59
Mike: 58
Jayzn Invazn: 62
Mr Peter: 80
It was fun! And then we went to Starbucks, and it was tasty!

Untitled

I’m still worried that something will go wrong with college. I need to figure out what the deal is with orientation and go. I haven’t sent in the paperwork for the state loan yet. I haven’t taken the Subject A. It says everybody needs to take exams for calculus and physics… I wonder if that still applies to students who have taken some classes already. It probably does. On my app I said I was going to take the calc AP test… should I notify someone that I didn’t? Financial aid doesn’t come in until after the first quarter or something like that. So uh… what the hell? I have a mini-fridge, but the only microwaves that are allowed come bundled with fridges. I guess we should get one. I need to talk to Toni and Jay. That reminds me… what if I don’t get them as roommates? That would fucking suck.
My room has so much stuff in it. I have much more than most of my friends it seems. It’s also filled with trash, and everything’s out of place. I really should clean it. I also want to buy a trash can and something to put my empty cans in. My ceiling fan is hanging from its wires. I’m not really sure about what to do with all my papers. Instead of just filling most of my drawers and shelves with them, I’d really like to come up with some sort of filing system. I also want to make a scrap book… I’m not exactly sure how to do it. I need something to store photos, full sheets of papers, scraps… some I could glue in, but some are double sided. Anyone some sort of… scrap book wiz…and want to give me advice? Hah. I also want to box up the crap that’s in here and put it in the garage. Then, in September, I’ll box up my good stuff, label it, and make sure it does NOT leave the main household. That way I’ll have my stuff safe at home.
I’ve also been thinking about what comes with me to school. I’m bringing clothes, backpack, laptop + required peripherals, desktop + required peripherals, printer, scanner, one monitor, CDs/DVDs, a few books… should I birng my guitar? I fool around with it some, but not too often. Is anyone (I’m talking to my probable roommates here) bringing a TV, VCR, or DVD player? I could bring my Apex DVD/SVCD/VCD/mp3… it’s a nice unit. But I don’t have a small tv that I could bring.
Apparently no one has responded to Jaysen about going out tomorrow. Toni’s trying to get a ride. Joseph said he could go a few weeks ago but hasn’t talked to Jaysen since. Sam can’t go, Jaysen couldn’t get a hold of Jennifer, he doesn’t know about David, Hanah can’t go, and Alex said maybe. I’ll go with him regardless, but I hope someone else comes too.
I’m going to Gonzales’s tomorrow morning to try to figure out what’s wrong with Lambcow this time. Hopefully something gets accomplished.
David’s having trouble getting mom to let him go camping this weekend. Herbert’s mom seems to be leaning towards yes but she’s not sure. She’s worried that it’s dangerous. I guess this now depends on both mom’s saying yes. Man, fucking makes me :(. I want to go.
And for the following weekend… I told my grandfather that my friend’s giving me a ride out. He wants him to drop me off at his house. I didn’t mention that I’m actually getting the ride with a stranger, a friend of Dev’s. Dev told his parents that I’m visiting my grandfather and wanted him to go with me. He knew that his parents wouldn’t let him attend a party in Vegas. He also didn’t tell them that my grandfather lives in Vegas. If the need arises, I wonder if my grandfather will cover for Dev. I think he would. But if this fails… I don’t really want that to happen, lol. Perhaps Dev’s friend would give me a ride anyways. I don’t know.
My mom and Pete treat Tony like he’s so fucking stupid. Tony’s my 24 year old step brother by the way. And there are a lot of weird rules. He’s not allowed to play video games on week days, he can’t lean on the wall, he has no chairs in his room but he’s not allowed to push the bed against the wall, no food or drink in his bed room, and on weekends he’s not allowed to go out of town. They really do get mad or talk down to him constantly too. He must be going insane.
My mom spent $200+ on assorted teenager clothes for me today. That’s pretty cool. I didn’t really have anything like it. And Pete gave me some money for the camping trip. I also spent $45 on manga today. I bought megatokyo volumes 1 and 2, Love Hina volume 2, and Trigun volume 2. Pete also got me “2004 Driving in California – What You Need to Know to Get a California Driver’s License” book from AAA. I’ll start studying and take the written test soon.
I have a lot of stuff to watch/read – Donnie Darko, megatokyo, Love Hina, Trigun (need to find the anime though), some Prince of Tennis, some assorted other shows, Hearts in Atlantis…
I need to find a game to play though. I like action/RPGs, life simulators, dating sims, eastern, turned-based, menu-driven RPGs, platformers like Zelda, MMOs and some FPSs. I’ve liked Diablo, Diablo 2, Graal, Zelda: LTTP, Zelda: OOT, Shattered Galaxy, Raganarok Online, Unreal Tournament, Quake 3: Arena, The Sims, Harvest Moon, Final Fantasy VII/VIII, Front Mission 3, Super Mario RPG… I need something new to play. I don’t know what though. Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance was really fun with Tony. Jaysen, if you get Dark Alliance 2 Wednesday, let’s get together and play =D.
And I want to buy a sketch book. I tried drawing this anime girl, slightly bend over, with her hands on her thighs right above her knees. It didn’t turn out all that well. I wanted to try drawing a bit this summer though.
I guess that’s everything that’s on my mind. If you read through it all, thank you, and I’m sorry it wasn’t very interesting. Then again, for many of you, this was probably much more interesting than reading about my stupid anime/manga/game/movie opinions.

Baldur’s Gate II

I’ve always sort of liked Baldur’s Gate II Shadows of Amn but also sort of hated it. I wanted to play an RPG, but I could never get into it. However, I recently played Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance on PS2, and the game is awesome. It reminds me a lot of the Diablo series. It has a great plot (so it seems), tons of character development, easy to learn control and character system, and superb game play. I definitely want to play more of this game. There’s a second one that should be the same engine.

Aishiteru ze Baby 13

I thought this was a great episode. It moved the plot a bit and was very touching. The Kokoro subplot was hardly touched, but from the preview it seems that she’s showing jealousy and will confront Kippei in episode 14. This episode, Yuzuyu’s mother returns. I won’t say what happens, but rest assured that her return does not bring about the end of the series. I’m still very pleased with this show, and I hope it doesn’t end for a while. Of course, I hope it doesn’t run out of material for a while, too.

Roommates, Swimming, Whale

I had a dream that at UCI one cycles roommates. Antonio was my roommate to start, but it would switch around. One day, we’re just hanging out when we’re told that it’s time to switch. Now I was rooming with Thao (Linh-Nam’s Thao) even though I expected to be rooming with Jaysen. There was a pool outside so I went swimming. It was the middle of the night by this time. Next to the pool was a building. I didn’t know what was in it, but the door was unlocked so I went in. Somehow, inside the little building, there was an ocean. I went swimming, but an angry whale started chasing me. I swam back over to the sofa (yeah), climbed out, and left. Then, I went back to my dorm to shower (showers were in the dorm rooms) and went to bed.

Lan’s LAN

Lan borrowed a switch from Wilso, but file sharing didn’t work at first. It was a little weird helping her when she’s using a OS I don’t know and using it away from me. She got her files transferred eventually though. So… yay! ^^;