It’s still hard to get up at the normal time so I slept in about half an hour or so and got a late start on the day. While doing cardio I got through the giant Sephiroth backstory in the FF7 LP I’m watching. Then I suddenly hurt my elbow while changing clothes so I didn’t do any more exercise the rest of the day – I’ll probably have to stay away from weights and other such stuff for a few more days.
My printer has finally started to act its age and is starting to show signs of dying. It’s a shame, it’s been the best printer I’ve used, but it’s also like 10 years old so maybe they’ve gotten better since then. I’m not hopeful though 😛
The other day I finally bought a game for my 3DS – my one and only game so far is Mario Land 2! I loved that game when it came out twenty years ago. Holy crap twenty years ago. While looking through the eShop I saw very little that interested me, but if anyone has any suggestions let me know. I don’t have the time or energy to play long games like you might find at actual stores, so the shorter/more concentrated the fun is, the more I’ll like it. As it is now, I foresee my 3DS being my “handheld that just plays old games” system.
I also did work and work-related research stuff – translating is just one part of my job, a part people often don’t think about is the amount of research that goes into this stuff.
During my super brief amount of free time I also decided to look into how to do some basic 3D stuff in XNA. It’s easy enough to import .fbx models, so I had a Ness model up and rotating in no time. My next step was to create a flat rectangle with a texture on it, but that’s actually surprisingly a lot of work and is still way over my head. I want to at least finally learn the super basics of 3D so I can widen my skill set and possibly do some 3D stuff with some of my future games.
Oh yeah, I also saw that the soundtrack for Last Exile season 2 was on iTunes so I grabbed it. I don’t know if it has every song in the show but it has some of my favorites. Some really good music in there! There’s even one that sounds like a twist on the Kakariko Village theme that always messed with my brain at first.
It’s track 13 here: iTunes album
Right now I’m also fond of tracks 1 and 10, but I feel like there are some songs from the show missing that I really liked too.