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Countdown to Zero no Kiseki – Seven Days to Zero

「零の軌跡」のカウントダウン―零まで後七日

The story continues on. Looks like I’ve got a detour in my plan, though, starting tomorrow. Let’s see how much I can get done. So much to do, so little time.

Many thanks to the locations that put up with me and my camera, and of course to all the readers that are enjoying these.
私と私のカメラを我慢してくれたフォト地にも、もちろん写真を楽しんでいる皆様にも、どうもありがとうございます。

I’ve also got the first post translated now, thanks to my friend Ayu Ohseki. :D

This post has also been translated by Ayu Ohseki~


The little poms realized that food is a much needed necessity on their trip. Thankfully, they found a local restaurant very unique to the area!
旅するものには食事が必要だとかわいいポムたちが気づきました。都市の地にとって比を見ない料理店を見つけてよかったですね!


First on the menu: this restaurant is the only place to serve okonomiyaki in the area.
最初にいただきます!この地にお好み焼きを出す料理店はここしかありません。


Of course, they also chowed down on the night’s sushi special, as well.
無論、今夜の寿司スペシャルもガンガン食べたのです。


But the best part of the night- the chocolate parfait! It was very daunting to them.
でも一番おいしかったのはチョコパフェですよ!あいつらにとってすごく恐ろしかったですけど。


It took quite a bit of work, but it was doable!
厳しい闘いだがチャンスをつかみました!


The poms were finally able to defeat the parfait and call it a night.
やっとパフェを倒せたポム達は気楽にいきます。


This is quite the vacation. Who knows what’s in store in the coming days!
大した旅行ですよね。これから起こることもますますお楽しみにしてください!


All photos taken at Sushiyama Restaurant in Dallas, Tx.

Countdown to Zero no Kiseki – Eight Days to Zero

As before- thanks for the translations c_ling @ twitter!


The little poms have decided to have fun instead of getting back home. Why waste a good vacation?
ポム達は帰る代わりに楽しもうと決まりました。この楽しい休暇を無駄にする訳ないでしょう?

While they found an arcade, they learned it wasn’t too friendly to Poms.
ゲームセンターが見つかりましたがこの場所はポムに優しくないとすぐ分かりました。

The hammer games were a very bad idea.
ハンマーゲームは非常に拙いでした。


Unable to reach the trigger for a shooting game! D:
シューティングゲームのトリガーを伸びられませんでした。 (´・ω・`)


Skee-ball is definitely a bit of a problem.
スキーボールはかなり難しい。


“To heck with the arcade,” they said. But they learned miniature golf was no better.
「ゲームセンターはなんかいらない!」とポム達が言いました。ミニチュアゴルフは同じく良くなった。


So the little Poms set off seek to find entertainment in other ways.
そしてポム達は他の楽しいことを探しに行きます。

To be continued~
つづく


All photos taken at Adventure Landing in Dallas, Texas.

Countdown to Zero no Kiseki – Nine Days to Zero

I have come to learn that I’ve had a number of Japanese readers view my images. While I won’t have much time with the others, I did throw a request to a friend (C_Ling @ Twitter) to translate these sentences into Japanese. So this post will actually be bilingual! Yay!


Nine Days to Zero

Our little Poms, on their new adventure, seek a way to figure out where they are.
新たなる冒険の途中に、ポム達はここは何処と探し出します。


“We need to find higher ground!” said one as they looked around the park.
「高台の所を探しましょう!」と公園を見回す中の一つのポムが言いました。


So the Poms got to work on climbing the steps!
そして、ポム達は階段を上り始めます!


“I see something!” called one Pom.
「何か見つかります!」と一つのポムが呼びました。


Unfortunately, all they found was a ‘human sundial.’ Amazing, yes, but no help at all, sadly.
残念ですが、”人間日時計” だけを見つかりました。確かに凄いけど役に立ちません。


So they hitched a ride. Might as well enjoy this strange place while they can.
そして車に乗せてもらいました。今のうちにこの不思議の場所に少し楽しんでもいいだろう。



Bonus! – Cellular Tower. No, I wouldn’t let them climb it. :(
おまけ!移動通信用鉄塔です。いや、ポム達に登りさせません。 :(


All photos (except the bonus one) were taken at Celestial Park in Addison, Texas.

Countdown to Zero no Kiseki – Ten Days to Zero

「零の軌跡」のカウントダウン―発売まで後10日

I have made it no secret that this release is one of the ones I’m most excited about at the moment. I didn’t have time to do much of anything for the other games that had been released up to this date. However, I have started getting my photography bug running. As such, you will get ‘Ten Days to Zero.’
今のところ一番ワクワクしている発売の一つだとよくご存知ですよね。今まで発売したゲームのためになにかをする時間はあんまりありませんでしたけど、写真術マニアが最近復活しています。ですから、「零まで後十日」を楽しんでくださいね。

Starring the trio of poms, as crocheted by my friend Ianthe. :)
友だちのアイアンシーちゃんが編んだポムの三匹(トリオ)が主役です! :)

Translation provided by Ayu Ohseki~ Thank you!


With only ten days left from their three year hiatus, a trio of poms had to take a train to Crossbell.
三年の脱落に後10日しかのこらないままポムの三匹(トリオ)がクロスベルへの電車に乗らなければなりませんでした。


When they realized their folly of taking the wrong train, they had to take control of the train and attempt to stop!
違った電車にのった間違いを気づいたとき、その電車をもらって止めようとしなければなりませんのでした!


However, when the train came to a stop, they realized they were far, far away from home, and had little way to get back.
しかし、電車を止めさせたときにお家からずっとずっと遠くでいて帰る方法なんてあんまりないと気づいてしまいました。

What will the little poms do now? Stay tuned!~
さて、かわいいポム達はこれからどうするのでしょう?お楽しみにしてくださいね☆

Photos taken at the Interurban Railway Museum of Plano, Texas.

What’s on the menu?

What am I currently playing? A few things here and there, but I’ve actually been distracted from doing much of anything due to the advent of The Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki.

I am absolutely unashamed about my obsession with Falcom and their games. Back in 2004, when I was having a very rough time of things all over, I preordered a little gem called The Legend of Heroes VI: Sora no Kiseki. See one of the original demo movies for it.

I had no clue, at the time, that I’d have in my hands what I’d say today as arguably the best RPG I’ve ever played.

The first game is a little slow, and the level of Japanese made playing it SO hard. There’s a lot of tricky writing in it, but it is also a very tricky story. However, if most people have been following it, then you would know that Sora no Kiseki does not end as just one game. Then there’s Sora no Kiseki SC, and Sora no Kiseki the 3rd. What’s up with this?

Well, much to my absolute dismay, Sora no Kiseki ends on a cliffhanger.

Any of the people who finished the game in 2004 were forced to wait for the second chapter. The ending was a ‘demo movie’ for the second game.

It took 18 months. SC was released in March 2006. And it took what was already a marvelous RPG and turned it into a beast. It showed that the world of Zemulia and Liberl is one of the most in-depth I’ve ever had the chance to experience in a game. By the time you are done, you’ll not only know the geography, but you’ll know a lot of the history, the organizations that support/hinder Liberl, the nation’s economy, and political standings to any number of other nations around it.

While SC’s ending is very open still, I felt that it had enough closure to be comfortable. What I didn’t expect was the sudden release of Sora no Kiseki the 3rd in July of 2007. This takes what was already known from FC and SC, and openly bridges it to Legend of Heroes VII. This is meant to be a gaiden- a side story. This follows a new pair of lead characters and tells the story a wildly different manner, as well as give hints to one of the more (surprisingly!) secretive organizations of the Zemulia Continent- The Septian Church.

It took all the nice things about SC’s ending and blew them wide open.

So now it’s come to three years later. September 30, 2010- we finally see our new game, The Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki.

It now sets the stage to Crossbell, another nation in Zemulia, and follows the characters Lloyd Bannings and Elie MacDowell. What does this new story have in store? I’m willing to bet that what’s in the video is only the bare surface of this game. I won’t be surprised if it can’t be contained into one RPG- Falcom got me on it once! But I’m eager for this ride!

13 days left.

I’ve waited for this for three years. Thirteen days should not be this hard.

Progress Report: Assassin’s Creed II (PS3)

So. I dug out my PS3 and got to work on Assassin’s Creed II today. I got through the Battle at Forli DLC and moved on in to the Bonfire of the Vanities. I’ve already finished the main scenario.

Anyway. That’s not the important thing. I’m taking my time through Vanities at the moment, primarily because I’ve got other things on mind. Namely, trophies.

Or has Kevin Butler called them: Trophies that aren’t real… but are.

And they totally are. They’re a thing to be proud of when you make such an accomplishment in a video game.

Anyway, my situation with trophies in Assassin’s Creed II puts me at 95%. This will be my first Platinum. I can’t wait!

What I have left is:

  • Messer Sandman – Stun 4 guards by throwing sand in their faces.
  • Show Your Colors – Wear the Auditore Cape in each city.
  • In Memory of Petruccio – Collect all 100 Feathers.

Just a little more work. Maybe I’ll be on the stream when I get that Platinum! :D

Have a few highlights:

Caterina Sforza Scene #1

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Caterina Sforza Scene #2

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Trophy Earned: Fly Swatter

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Trophy Earned: Sweeper:

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More will be appearing in my video log on JTV over the next few days.

Who Is That Floofy Guy?

Hello.

Did you know I had a livejournal devoted to my gaming exploits? You didn’t? Well, allow me to tell you about it. I kept falling off the wagon in an attempt to blog my adventures in the realm of video games. But since I’m a major part of the Sanctuary Crew, I figured I might as well get a few things straight.

But I got done with school, and you can see that I’m a bit scrambling to pick up the pieces of my life and start over. This will likely contain the things that I don’t want to spam the primary news blog with, mostly little commentary on my adventures in games, which trophies I’m gunning for in whichever playstation 3 game, any giggling over a newcoming game, any new previews coming out. That sort of thing.

I’ve gone by the names Kirsy, ysriK, Togabito Ion, and more recently Kaycee and omgfloofy. I love photography, video games, and web page development. I work for a major telecommunications conglomerate, and want to be involved in video game localization at some point.

Maybe I can start back up with my LJ stuff here, and other random things. I’ll try to make it worthwhile to people’s interests, however.