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04 September 2006 @ 09:41 pm
and thus, there was no laboring  
There was meaty geeky Labor Day at merlinofchaos and esmerel's place today. Meaty, because first Merlin brought out the pulled pork, and that was mighty good. And then he produced the tri-tip, which was awesome. And then denyse and evilmagnus produced hamburgers from some chichi meat shop in the Stanford shopping center, and they were The Best Burgers Ever. I only had a bite because I was so stuffed, but they weren't mere burgers, they were luscious chunks of subtly spiced heaven.

The geeky part was that while we were eating and chatting, we all watched Esmerel go oldskool and play FF VII. Chocobo breeding!

It's amazing how primitive 1998 video games look.
 
 
 
Never mess with the sacred chickenslesbiassparrow on September 5th, 2006 04:56 am (UTC)
It's amazing how primitive 1998 video games look.

Isn't it? You're all 'how could anyone play this' and then you recall people going crazy over the graphics...
Lauratavella on September 5th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
Yes! I never played FFVII at all, but I remembered people going on about how amazingly beautiful it was, so I was wtf? when I connected what Es was playing with the long ago conversations.
Never mess with the sacred chickenslesbiassparrow on September 5th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
*sigh* It's like remembering what it was like on dial up. Distant and not fond memories. *goes off to be crotchedy and ancient in a corner*
Lauratavella on September 5th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
Hey, I remember BBSes that ran at 300 baud!
Never mess with the sacred chickenslesbiassparrow on September 5th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
These young uns don't know how we suffered.
Marithmarith on September 5th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
*grins* Yeah. But then, it's amazing (or not) how little it matters. If the gameplay and story are good, people will keep coming back no matter how blocky the characters look.

...Then again, some of us still play ASCII games. Steamband is great!
Lauratavella on September 5th, 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
This is true. I still crack out the old Infocom games on occasion.
mikkenekomikkeneko on September 5th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
I would, but since I went to the no-more-Classic, I haven't got any more versions that run. ;_;

It is completely dark. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.
Lauratavella on September 5th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Isn't there some sort of freeware to run them? I know I used to play the Zorks on my PDA because someone had written a Z-machine adapter that worked there, and if they run on PDA I bet there are version floating around that would run on Macs or PCs.