for one more chance to hold you close

13th January 2012 10 comments

I’ve cancelled my pre-order for the collector’s edition of Final Fantasy XIII-2. It was a little disheartening but it’s justified, since I probably wouldn’t need all the excess stuff. BUT the main reason I’m doing it is because of Square Enix. My rant will contain spoilers about Final Fantasy XIII-2 so don’t read if you don’t want to get spoiled.

SPOILER SPOILER – Don’t read if you don’t want to know the ending!

Yes, WHAT THE HELL SQUARE ENIX? YOU MONEY-DRIVEN GREEDY STUPID ARGH. *breathes in and out* Okay. But what they’ve done is something that I’m obviously not happy with. In writing, or with anything with a plot – you make promises to the audience. Questions that shouldΒ be answered. Does SE do this? Nope. Toriyama said: ‘to make a story where Lightning “ends up happy in the end.”‘ If you’ve read about the ending of FF XIII-2 then you’d know Lightning can’t possibly happy, not with Serah dead and her being…I don’t know, a crystal?!Β 

*sigh* Yes, I know it’s not a fairytale ending and I wouldn’t have had a problem with that but I get this feeling that FF XIII-2 is just a filler for whatever next money-scheming thing they’ll have. For the ‘true’ ending to ‘end’ with ‘To Be Continued…’ seems pitiful, after the hours that you’ll be playing to attempt to finish the game. I know that they said they’ll release scenario DLCs but that idea rankles me too. Knowing Square-Enix, they’ll probably make you pay for the ending.Β 


Now I’m not too sure if I should order the game or not? I haven’t finished FF XIII though I do know how it ends. Hmmm. Might as well pre-order the normal edition.

In other news, I have absolutely no motivation to work on my domain (s) at all 😐 Actually, HeartWar’s layout was finished months ago and is still on my hard-drive, gathering dust. My shrines remained untouched as well. Oh sigh…*goes off looking for motivation* What I’ve actually managed to do is create a new, but unnecessary layout for Sky-Song lol. Three-Words is done and up as well! πŸ™‚

At work, my retail manager finally got fired. I know that many people at work didn’t like her. I was neutral – yes was. But when she gave everyone Christmas presents apart from me, I got cut. It wasn’t because I wanted a Christmas present but the principle that everyone else got one apart from me. I was nothing but nice to her 😐 But the main reason why I know she got fired was because she was being pretty rude and unfair to the staff. It got to the point where we apparently all signed an email to our boss stating that we were unhappy with her. I say ‘apparently’ because my name was signed on the email when I wasn’t even aware of it until after my retail manager got fired, LOL!

I also took my dog to the vet last week – only to discover that he had cancer πŸ™ Fortunately, they could remove most of it out and he’s doing a lot better now. Though he has to wear a cone-collar to prevent him from licking and biting his stitches and is pretty miserable about it. The poor thing can’t walk properly since he’s not used to the extra width the cone adds to his head and therefore walks into things πŸ™ And as a side note: Vets are so damn expensive. I spent like $950 AUD to get him treated 😐 There goes my money again.

Hmmm 2012 seems pretty eventful for me. How’s everyone’s year so far?


The Comments

  • Kathy
    14th Jan, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I really don’t play that stuff, all because of expensive selling of those things here. We’ve bought one when I was a kid, all to realize that it was a fake copy—that’s why it was sold cheap… Grrr… I’ve wanted to try playing since I bought them, but humiliation strikes my foresight when I ask my friends if I could play them. Oh well, I’ll just wait for my R4 (NDS) and download them. I wish everything would be cheap—maybe cheaper then I can expect… πŸ™‚ …if you can understand what I’m commenting right now.
    I guess it’s a right thing to feel on a hated person. I mean, why hate or love him, especially if that person is a potential pet peeve. I wouldn’t want to hate somebody like that, without knowing their true personality. Now, that’s annoying.
    Aww, poor dog. I wish he could live longer. πŸ™


  • Jen
    18th Jan, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I’m like Kathy, & don’t really play RPGs and stuff, but I do usually end up watching others play them. My boyfriend saw a snippet of the commercial for this game, and was still pissed that you still have to play FF11 online & pay for it. And they’ve come out with 13.5 already?! It’s ridiculous. I think they’re just riding on the fact that everyone loves their franchise & they are manipulating them, but that’s just me!

    I am having a hard time wanting to make thumbnails. For practically everything that I need to add, there’s about a bajillion thumbnails that need to be made first. Ugh. And then there’s the fact that my lightbox code is messed up, so nothing acts how I want it to anymore with my portfolio πŸ™ So… in other words, I hear ya on the website maintenance stuff!

    I also hear you on the vet bills. My boyfriend’s family dog died last year on Easter… and a few weeks before he did die, we had him checked out for something… can’t remember what exactly, but the vet acted like he was fine, if not a litle flea-bitten. We brought him in in the hopes that they’d diagnose him with something that could be treated, not given flea medicine! It was as if they were selling I-can’t-remember-the-name tests instead of looking at their patients and helping them with their medical problems! Each test cost about $400 US… and everyone in the waiting room ended up being manipulated into getting the test. Very shady practice. But anyway, I hope your dog recovers quickly πŸ˜‰


  • amano
    18th Jan, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Argh, I’m still in Chapter 1 for FFXIII. LOL. Too busy to play. ;A;

    Urgh, it’s really expensive! I really hope that it will get well soon.
    Well, domains those can be delayed LOL. You see my site, they are dying too… ;___; Anyway, I hope to do updates soon. ^^;

    Everything will be alright! Don’t worry too much. Just do your best! As for me, I’m working hard for my project. >_<


  • Kris
    19th Jan, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I didn’t read because I didn’t wanna get spoiled, haha. I’m not good at Final Fantasy but I do like watching it being played. I think my friend is getting the game so I might get to watch it.

    Are you suffering from designer’s block?? I’m not, I’m suffering from lack of internet which kills motivation. πŸ˜› But I’ll have up soon!

    Why didn’t your retail manager give you a Christmas present?? In situations like this if you buy a present for one employee you’d have to give it to everyone else! LOL I guess your co-workers just went ahead and put you in the situation! I’d be kinda mad at that.

    Oh no poor doggy. That’s so great they can remove it. My brother’s dog had cancer I think and died. I was too young back then to remember what happened. I’m not sure how expensive vets are here because my mom handles the money for that.

    My 2012 has been very boring. I’ll prob ramble something once I go back to school and something happens.

    I’m glad someone has her head screwed the right way and is shuddering at flare jeans and converses. LOL JK. Omg there’s a song called shorty do you wanna get down? WTF. How do you have your own radio station? Lol.


  • Grysh
    19th Jan, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I’m sorry about your pet dog. Glad he is fine now, He;ll be able to walk normally once he get used to it. πŸ™‚

    As for the game, I used to play it before but wasn’t able to finish it. I got lazy. Lmao. :/


  • Kaitlin
    20th Jan, 2012 at 7:51 am

    not going to lie, i never got into the Final fantasy games, so i can’t really help you out there! If it was me though, I’d probably just order the normal edition just to give it a try.
    My motivation has been down as well, i feel like i need to force myself to update anything, hopefully it’s just some winter blues or something lmao

    I’m really sorry to hear about your dog, I know what it’s like to have a really sick pet :c
    i’d pay any amounts of money to keep my cats healthy, they are my little babies ;w;


    21st Jan, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    I’m not into Final Fantasy stuff but I do know the main characters though :))
    Anyways, poor dog πŸ™ I feel sad. Good thing he’s better now. Good luck Misaki!


  • anne
    22nd Jan, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I’m terribly sorry about your dog πŸ™ I’m not familiar with the difference between human and animal cancer, but I really hope that he goes into remission, so he doesn’t suffer. WOW, expensive! I’ve always wanted to have a pet, but it can get quite expensive. I’d have to save up money! Hahaha.

    I’m not too impressed with FFXIII. I’m near the end of the game and I’m not really that invested in it. I’ve played the FFXIII-2 demo, and was underwhelmed. My brother tells me that since FFXIII-2 deals with time streams, he read that the game can have multiple endings. I didn’t know Serah died. She and a new character, Noel, are the primary protagonists of FFXIII-2 so she was probably revived somehow.


  • Kris
    24th Jan, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Happy Lunar New Year! I went to see my boyfriend for New Years though usually my mom would invite her friends over. What about you?

    For example, Super Junior’s Mr. Simple is very Americanish. Same with SNSD’s The Boys. Well the lyrics do make a difference though.

    I have double-eyelids of course, I don’t have Asian eyes at all actually. That’s one thing about me that doesn’t look Asian! I wouldn’t get double eyelids even if I didn’t have, look at Shindong. He got it and now I don’t like him. Some people look great without double eyelids! Lee Joon, for example. One of the hottest of the hottest guys who has small eyes.

    I have a few layouts designed right now but I haven’t coded, lol! So I’m the same as you!

    I’m glad your dog is doing better now! =)


  • Lixin
    25th Jan, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Sorry about your dog. πŸ™ I hope be well soon! But he’s lucky they can treat him. I will be devastated if my own pet died of cancer. My dog died of old age but it wasn’t really the age itself that killed her. More like the diseases that old age gave her. πŸ™

    And I’ve never played Final Fantasy before! The game seems too hard for me to understand unfortunately. :/ Is it hard to play?


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