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27 October 2011 @ 10:01 pm
Gaming and pumpkins  
I've always promoted LJ and said they were the best but this year has been the worst ever with them screwing around and changing things that don't need to be changed. Not only did we have that icon screw up thing yesterday now the post box for making an entry is all changed, with more space and the test looks terrible like an old typewriter. If I ran this place none of this would have happened. Things would be better. I worry about it going down hill because if it goes there's no other place to turn to. The only thing comprable is blogger and I hate them.

So apart from that the day's been great. Chris really helped me around the house. His parents are coming over Saturday to take us out so we're trying to get the house decent. It's his birthday. We cleaned the game room, the back patio outside and most of the computer room. The house looks really nice.

He also found out that you can download a trail version of the new Saint's Row initiation staion. It's for creating characters. I was all excited about this at first but didn't know it was a demo. There are a lot of things missing from it like hair styles and clothes. I was going to download it for my xbox but now I won't. I'll wait for the game to come out. They don't have the hair for Cope in this version. The art is different so you can't use the same numbers we had before for previous characters. Too bad because that's still my best Cope. They don't have his hair, glasses or outfit so no point trying to make him now anyway. The only character I was able to make was Solan. He turned out pretty good. But despite this being a really advanced game it still has limitations. I couldn't get his nose right no matter what. I'll be able to make Owen very well, but again his stuff isn't available either. I'm just going to wait for the full game to come out. I'll take pics of Solan tomorrow.

I was a bit sad about one thing. The giant pumpkin we bought at the pumpkin patch has developed a soft spot. It's starting to rot. I had Chris take it off the entrance and place it in the front yard by the windows. That way if it goes bad I can get the seeds out and it won't make a mess. What a shame though. It's so big and beautiful. I was hoping to keep it on the front doorstep through Thanksgiving at least. How disapointing that the One Too Many lasted over a year and is still kicking and this one didn't even last a moth. But it's still good. Chris said he'd buy me a new one. He's so sweet.
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draconisthanos: Gangs all here!draconisthanos on October 28th, 2011 02:13 am (UTC)
I was happy to help you around the house. The place really is coming along!

Hmm, despite the limitations of the Saints Row 3 "Initiation Station" character creater demo, you did a great job with Solan & I. I will put up a screen cap on my journal shortly.

I am looking forward to my B-day!!

Sorry about the pumpkin. We'll get another. ;)
Des: Budgiesthagirion on October 28th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's much better and nice to come home to. Now keeping it this way is the hard part.

Thanks. I'm glad you liked them. I'm very happy with Solan.

So am I. Hehe, It's tomorrow.

Aw, I'm looking forward to that.
kabuldurkabuldur on October 28th, 2011 03:51 am (UTC)
Happy birthday to Chris! I hope he has an excellent day on Saturday.

I'm sorry about your pumpkin. Pumpkins are unpredictable like that - you never know which ones are going to last and which won't. Maybe it's because of the damp weather?

Yeah, I'd wait until the game comes out, rather than mucking around with a demo which has half the things missing.

Yeah, I still think lj's the best, but that typewriter-looking font sucks. It is still quite readable even though the letters are so skinny, so lucky for that.
Des: Castor Troythagirion on October 28th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
I hope so too. I'm finally starting to get excited about it.

Yeah, may-be. Today's the first day it's rained in a long time.

I'm still going to make some of my other guys and write down all the numbers. That way when the game does come out next month I will finally have access to all the hair styels, mustaches, clothes etc. It is frustrating. I wanted to make Jamie from Mythbusters but they didn't have the mustach or the hat.

Yeah I hate the new font. It looks aweful.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Deamon Silvolf by Allison Theussilvolf on October 28th, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
That sucks. I had trouble with the LJ cut for ages. It wouldn't place things in the cut I just made and I had to do it in HTML mode and then it changed the cut words I wrote to "Read more..." which is the default. They have fixed that now luckily.
Hope you have a nice time saturday and happy birthday to Chris!
That's a shame about the pumpkin. I'm buying my pumpkin today.
Des: Halloween Pumpkinthagirion on October 28th, 2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
They really need to stop messing with stuff. I always type everything in html so I haven't run into that.
Thanks, I hope so too.
I look forward to seeing you carve it. I need to buy one more tool. Perhaps tomorrow.
earthmother45earthmother45 on October 28th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
My posting has been sparse lately, but every time I did, I noticed something was different, moved or missing! For a long time, the words I typed were so tiny I could hardly see them (they did finally get a little larger, but still much small than when I started LJ) and last night for a while, my choice to "preview" was totally missing. I never post without previewing first. Then, a couple of hours later, there it was, but moved to a different place. Other irritating things, too. I agree, why do they feel they have to keep changing and messing with something that was okay to begin with!

Such a good feeling when the house is all cleaned! Hope you all have a great time this weekend.

So sorry about your giant pumpkin getting a soft spot.

Des: WTF?thagirion on October 28th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
Oh man, you were typing while they were taking buttons down? How annoying. Yeah now the preview is on the right side. I don't like that either. If you edit a post you have to be careful not to delete it since the delete button is where the submit button used to be. These people are morons.

Yes, I agree. I'm glad it's mostly cleaned.

Thanks. It looks pretty outside at least. I'm really looking forward to getting another one.