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~ Allamorph

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~ TimeChaser

Gaming Problems

I know that this is how everything is probably marketed in China--and the rest of Asia for that matter--with scantily clad women. But given how many women are gamers and PlayStation customers these days, I'm surprised that Sony didn't realize how bad photos like this look:

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Eye Update and Other Things

Quick update about my eyes. They're still healing (I hope!). I have to take a lot of eyedrops. My eyes dry out easily and my right eye feels "off" - left one is definitely crisper, which makes me feel cross-eyed/strained sometimes. The pollen in the air made me quite unhappy a couple days ago but that's settled down a lot.

A little bit more healing and I'll be happy with things. Some days things regress and I feel a bit of despair wondering what I did, other days my eyes feel promising and I'm incredibly relieved. It's a roller coaster, a test of nerves.

Quick Notes:

* 999 is available on iPhone. I strongly recommend buying it, it's one of the best visual novels I've ever played. Think slightly interactive, slightly animated manga. The closest anime that comes to mind is Death Note (even though the stories are completely different).

* I know I haven't done a great job around here for a few years. I'm sorry about that and it weighs me down. The truth is I haven't done a great job outside of here either. I wish I could say I've been absentee because I've been working on something amazing elsewhere but that's not really the case.

* That said, I have learned some things, we have some good people helping out and I'm getting close to shifting from full-time work to part-time, which would free me up tremendously. So there's hope!

* Don't forget to check out 999. It's also on the DS and the sequel, Virtue's Last Reward, is on both the 3DS and the PS Vita.

Eye Surgery Update

I'll have a longer post on the interesting details later but everything so far everything seems to be going well. It usually takes a couple weeks to have vision at 100% again (a bit blurry now) and a few months to stop taking so many eyedrops). But so far so good!

I also had to keep my eyes closed for 3-4 days straight, which was an interesting/zen experience.

Wish Me Luck!

I'm having laser vision correction in a few hours. I never minded wearing glasses and always thought I looked better in them, but the stars aligned with my insurance and it would be great to have peripheral vision again.

Hope to "see" you all soon!

My Brother Made A Short Movie (Fixed)

Here's my brother's short Valentine's Day movie, enjoy!