Been Busy

I have unfortunately gotten myself lost amid many thing going on in life and while I was hoping to spend free time on here producing content I had found myself using most of my free time play Destiny on PS4.  I had wanted it back in the day but couldn’t find the time to play many games and have had to play catch up as I had just gotten on at the end of Year 2 (Taken King).

Now that I am near completing the game I am hoping to find the time to play more on Steam as well as start generating content for my site.  I will add many things from games, software, and different technologies and techniques for the masses to enjoy if they ever find their way here.

November Nostalgia

See the dew on the sunflower
And the rose that is fading
Roses wither away
Like the sunflower
I yearn to turn my face to the dawn
I am waiting for the day

It is that time again, to look back in to my youthful heydays. This time though I have been inspired to look in a different direction.  There were a lot of things that I was able to see and do back in my far off native land of Wyoming.  It always took years for the latest and greatest to reach us.  Yet the little gem I look at today is one that I will remember for ever, as I am sure my mother does from the huge rental fees it cost when I first discovered it.

What am I talking about???Well Final Fantasy III of course.

1994 SNES release in US
1994 SNES release in US

This little beauty changed my life forever. I had previously played games like Dragon Quest as well as Final Fantasy II, but neither of them dragged me into the mess like this one did. Everything from the opening credits to the extremely outlandish final boss had me hooked.  I had found this little guy sitting on the shelf at the local video rental store, now at this time I didn’t have a Super Nintendo like all the rest of the kids, but I could rent one and that little wierdo on the front demanded that I did and get this game to check it out. So I did. A few weeks later, after some strong prompting from my mother I sadly had to return it… All that time… All that effort… and for what???

For the next 2 months I worked at every odd job and task I could, that game was going to be mine.  Even if I had to “borrow” a friends SNES to play it.  Fortunately it was around Christmas time that year since I wasn’t having as much luck as I thought I would (didn’t know much about saving my money then either) and I wasn’t able to afford the game. I had been paying back my mother at the same time for the “fees” I had incurred.  That Christmas we had gotten a Super Nintendo, and I had gotten my game.

With the dual player capability of the game my best friend and I had thus proceeded to clock 99:99 hours of game time maxing out every character level getting almost all of Gau’s abilities and wasted much more time than I can remember.  Yet what I remember most to this day is how this is the game that really got me into the Role Playing genre of games as well as a liking for fantasy novels.  This is the one that had cemented it as part of who I am today, and it is nothing but happy memories.

Turn your face to the moonlight
Let your memory lead you
Open up, enter in
If you find there
The meaning of what happiness is
Then a new life will begin