I wonder if that crayfish is being affected too much by that recent oil spill at the Gulf Coast.
I doubt it. Crawdads aren't very fond of salt water, though apparently the Louisiana Crawdad can tolerate a level of salinity. But that critter would be less effected by the oil than others for that reason: They're primarily fresh-water.
While we're on the topic, I would like to say that I'd like to try Crawdad one of these days.
Post by Shrikeswind on Jun 28, 2010 23:52:54 GMT -5
I'm afraid I've never seen cicadas in my home country. They sound fascinating.
I'm gonna be blunt, they're fucking annoying. Every few years, a new batch of 'em pops up, squealing ridiculously loudly and leaving their shells all over the place. They're like the insect versions of pigeons. It was interesting to see a reason for the 17-year cycle (up in Michigan, that's the number,) but that doesn't make 'em any less annoying.
Post by Shrikeswind on Jul 7, 2010 21:42:16 GMT -5
Huh. Both are interesting, naturally, Paras and Parasect in that morbid sorta way and Jirachi out of the fact that that's an interesting story. Since I'm always looking for a holiday, I'll have to remember Tanabata next year.
Post by 8bitretroshit on Jul 8, 2010 1:09:38 GMT -5
Thought there'd be something deeper behind Jirachi's belly-eye. It's funny though how, aside from the name and appearance, information in their pokedex entries actually hint at their real-life counterparts. I guess that's why they're disturbing from time to time.
Thought there'd be something deeper behind Jirachi's belly-eye.
I noticed that too... He probably omitted it for not being shown in the games, though it would have been interesting nonetheless.
That was a cute story.
As an event Pokémon, Jirachi has traditionally been made available in Japan on or around Tanabata, although during this year's festival, the tradition has been extended to the rest of the world. So, on that international note, perhaps we should all take the opportunity to make a wish, and hope for good weather for Orihime and Hikoboshi's meeting. A very happy Tanabata to you all!
refers to the current Wi-Fi Mystery Gift you guys can download to any of the Pokémon games of this generation. Go download it! And thanks Tei and parrothead for having traded/lent me a Jirachi in the past.
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Nester the Lark: I'd like to be playing Fire Emblem Engage, but it wasn't delivered when it was supposed to be, and the shipment tracking hasn't been updated, so I have no idea what happened to it.
Jan 21, 2023 18:21:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Times like this make me wonder if Sakurai had the right idea, and buying games digitally is the way to go.
Jan 21, 2023 18:23:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Digital is usually more expensive and Switch only supports up to 2TB storage (about 140 to 200 games), but if you want to play games as soon as possible, it's the way to go.
Jan 22, 2023 1:48:00 GMT -5
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Jan 22, 2023 1:49:34 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Finally, an update. It's marked as "out for delivery" again. Fingers crossed.
Jan 23, 2023 12:58:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: About the prices of digital games, I often find that when they go on sale, it's usually for very cheap prices. Except for first-party Nintendo games, which rarely go on sale, and not usually for that big of a discount.
Jan 23, 2023 13:01:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: But then, first-party Nintendo games usually hold their value for a long time even physically.
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Nester the Lark: And it's out for delivery again. Third time's the charm?
Jan 26, 2023 12:54:55 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: And that's 0 for 3 on the delivery.
Jan 27, 2023 9:49:06 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, the delivery company gave up and sent the game back to the retailer. My order is being cancelled and money refunded.
Jan 27, 2023 20:41:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I've been in contact with a customer service rep from the retailer all week, and they didn't understand why the package wasn't being delivered, either. But they're sending me a $30 gift card for the trouble, so that takes the sting out of it.
Jan 27, 2023 20:43:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Still considering the digital option at this point.
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nocturnal YL: Went back to my Wii U and downloaded updates / free DLC for games I don't have, in case I want to buy those.
Jan 30, 2023 7:22:29 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Wii U having only 32GB of storage isn't helpful at all. 3DS and Switch are expandable via SD cards, while Wii U only supports USB hard disks. It made sense in 2012, but with SD cards going up to 2TB now, not supporting that sounds silly now.
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nocturnal YL: What started off as me checking what can I do with the Wii U ended up with me just having fun with the system. Also relieved that it still works perfectly fine after 2 years of disuse. Except the Wii U GamePad vibration motor, which now makes weird noises.
Jan 30, 2023 12:43:42 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I actually planned to use a mod to dump my games and save data, so that in case anything happens to it I can move on to emulation (since, unlike Switch, there's no save data backup service). I haven't started doing that, though.
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