fan_eunice: (hugh dillon)
( Oct. 1st, 2008 10:49 am)
I suck because I have not yet managed to watch SJA, on account of I got distracted by Guitar Hero again. Today for sure. And randomly, because of the GH playing I have been listening to Aerosmith a lot where I ordinarily wouldn't, and it's sort of crystalized why I just do not particularly care for them. There is a certain amount of ego that is required for good rock and roll. If you don't believe you are hot shit it's kind of hard to sell the attitude that makes it work. The problem with Aerosmith, for me, is that their ego comes across as for more smarmy than bravado to me. It actually kind of creeps me out, and not in the good way. Like that slimy guy who stands too close when he hits on you, with absolute conviction that you'll sleep with him despite the fact that everything about your body language is screaming 'get the fuck away from me'. The Run DMC cover of Walk This Way is, however, pretty much made of awesome.

Why yes, I am going to use the fact that this post is about rock as an excuse to use a Hugh Dillon icon again, because I'm sad like that.
fan_eunice: (rocker smurf)
( Sep. 14th, 2008 11:25 am)
Have been eaten by Wii. Seriously. It's insane.

So, okay Wii Fit? Awesome. I have now worked out three days in row. If you knew how incredibly lazy I am, that would astound you. Seriously, I have never had a piece of excersise equipment that I haven't used once or twice in a week and then shoved in the back of a closet with the intention of, but never actually, pulling it back out. This? I can keep doing. The interactive nature is what keeps me going. It gives you points! And little coins in a piggy bank! And the trainers actually *know* if you stop in the middle of an excericise and scold you (I require scolding). And there are charts and graphs and a calendar marking your progress! This last has led my Wii to finally get a name. It's Ianto, thank you. I am so ridiculously out of shape it isn't funny, but I have done the short run (in place, but whatever) every day. Me. Y'all, I am of the firm belief that one does not run unless someone is chasing you, so even a short run is a huge deal for me. My abs and legs are actually sore in the good way. I'm doing step aerobics on purpose. And the balance games are just fun, even if I fail them miserably. It is becoming clear why I trip over my own feet when walking. So, anyway. Yes. Wii Fit is everything it claims to be. I imagine if you are already in shape it might not be, but for those of us who need a bit of extra encouragement to so much as stand up and walk to the kitchen? This is the thing.

I'm hitting a wall with Guitar Hero. I still can't get past One on medium. I also can't even play the easiest song on hard. The blue button is difficult enough, the orange button is a nightmare. I've let it go for now, and am just working on getting my scores as high as I can on the songs I can play, occasionally dropping back down to easy to try for perfect scores. There's no way I'm not going to keep playing, though, since I have gone from close to two packs of smokes a day prior to purchase to less than half a pack a day since I started playing. In terms of health bonus, Guitar Hero has almost been as good for me as the Wii Fit.

The downside is that I haven't done anything else since bringing this home. Haven't watched any new tv, haven't been out of the house, am way behind on Livejournal and the internets, and really, really haven't touched a vid. This week will be about trying to find some balance while keeping the benefits.
fan_eunice: (rocker smurf)
( Sep. 11th, 2008 10:36 am)
Okay, so the story of my Wii. Which is really the story of how you should not let your car end up illegal, and how [livejournal.com profile] vagabondage is awesome. See, although I've had the car for the last few months it has still been under my mother's name. The plan was for me to get my own insurance and have the registration and title transferred over before it expired in MD. That...didn't happen, so I've been sitting around with my car illegal since the 1st. [livejournal.com profile] vagabondage came to the rescue and drove me around getting it all taken care of yesterday. Yay, legal car!

So, anyway as we're driving we see a Best Buy, and since it is further out I cross my fingers and hope maybe they might have a Wii in stock. They didn't. And once again any questions about it's availability were met with unhelpful 'Yeah, good luck with that, you are never getting a Wii, EVER' advice. So I'm all pouty and despondent when I notice a Game Stop in the same strip mall and ask Zen to stop because, hey...couldn't hurt. So I ask the guy if he's got Wiis in stock and he says 'no...' and as I'm turning to walk away all dejected he finishes the sentence with '...but I have a used one'

SCORE! Like I care if it's used as long as it's been tested and all the parts are there and it works (these things all turn out to be true). And also, a bit cheaper this way anyway. This is also the point at which I become utterly financially irresponsible. The plan was to get Guitar Hero for now, since it is the entire reason I was getting a game system to begin with, and Wii Fit next month. But then I start thinking about how rare it's been to see a Wii Fit, and it's almost as bad as the console itself. Which Game Stop Guy confirms by shaking his head at the delivery he got that day. I know that look. I've become intimately familiar with that look in my Wii hunt. Get it now or the odds of finding it again when you want are slim. The sensible thing to do would have been to then wait on Guitar Hero. I am not sensible. Also, GUITAR HERO. Who needs to eat, anyway? Rock and roll will keep me alive.

And, already there are positive benefits, before I even break out the Wii Fit for excercise. One of the reasons I wanted Guitar Hero was to help me quit smoking. Tell you what, without even a plan, I smoked so much less yesterday than I usually do it is kind of astonishing. With both hands busy and an obsessive NEED for a perfect score on a song, hours can go by without me even thinking of smoking. It's sort of awesome. When I get ready to put a formal quit plan in place (soon, I think), this at the top of my coping tools list.

In fannish news, I am planning on watching the new TSCC, I do have the Torchwood radio play downloaded, and the vid I started working on still exist. As soon as I can pull myself away from my shiny new toy, I'll be back on all that stuff :D
fan_eunice: (rocker smurf)
( Sep. 10th, 2008 06:40 pm)
I have a Wii now. I also have Guitar Hero and Wii Fit. You may never see me again.
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fan_eunice: (pony)
( Sep. 2nd, 2008 10:52 am)
You know what I really want to buy? A Wii. You know what I can't find to buy? A Wii. And it's starting to really piss me off. I don't know what the official explanation is, but at this point I can't think of any good reason production and distribution haven't been worked out yet so that potential customers don't have to go on an extended and complicated hunt, and possibly know secret handshakes and passwords, in order to get one. Back when it very first came out? Sure. Now...no. It does not make the Wii more desirable to me, it does not make me want to hunt harder. In fact, I'm about two more frustrated attempts away from saying fuck it and buying an XBox instead. I just...you have a product, I want that product...make the damn product available, and I will give you my money. It is a very simple concept.
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