Still here

Ok, I’m not dead neither finally went to Australia. I’m still here in Brazil and still breathing. So, why didn’t I post anything in all those days?

First of all, I went back to Taquara to see my grammas. Both went to the hospital in the same week (they are back home now). One of them (my mum’s mum) had to go to hospital again and, since my mum was the only with free time, she stayed with her for three days. In these three days, someone had to look after mum’s dog, so I kinda “moved” to her apartment to take care of my young brother. Also, last week, both grammas had their birthday, so there I was again. And Julio Ody, who managed to get me the job in Australia, returned to have a party for his marriage on the last weekend.

In the spare time I had internet, I did something I should’ve done a long time: I posted all pictures from my trip to Europe last year. Yes, all of them, including four tries of a picture of mum and dad in a bridge and several pictures without proper focus (mum’s camera really suck when it is dark). Some pictures still miss the captions and explanations, but they are all there.

Also, I managed to import the whole LiveJournal posts into WordPress. Now I got every post in a single place (and, to be honest, I think it is easier to backup things on WordPress than on LJ). This isn’t without reason: my LJ paid account is about to expire and I don’t want to renew it again. Also, for every imported post, I’m trying to put in the correct category with the identification tags. There are a few that are still in the “uncategorized” category, but I’ll get there soon.

So, that’s it. Not dead, not there, but with some new stuff to waste your time.

Guild Wars

I still didn’t play it enough, but Guild Wars seem very promissing. Right now I have to effective characters: a necromancer/mesmer and an archer. Both female, as the polygons are nicer than male characters. One thing to take care when playing it is actually read what is going on: with the necro, I did just a few “walk to check point, click on NPC with ‘!’ above it” and I got into a hard place very quickly. Only level 4, it is quite hard to keep playing, not to mention that I’ve left a lot of skills behind; I’m not doing the same with the archer and I’m getting more skills with her.

On the skill side, I can point that you don’t get skills by simply getting levels, like on “Diablo”; they are given by some NPCs or bought on others, just like World of Warcraft.

Another nice change is the hit points and mana points (actually, they aren’t called “mana points”, but I can’t recall the name used inside the game, even if the result is the same of mana points): you don’t need to change your character atributes to get more, you simply have to survive as long as you can. Being hit (and healing afterwards) increase your hit points, using skills that require mana points will increase your mana points when you recover them.

As I pointed before, the graphics are simply stunning. But you can’t talk about graphics, you have to see it by yourself:

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This is not a pre-rendered screenshot

I’ll post some more as I walk around the game.

Edit 1: Oh, I forgot to mention: the controls are great. I mean, I can play it using only the keyboard and no mouse. And it is not that hard to figure the controls.

The image meme

* Google image for the answer of each question.
* Post the first image that appears as the answer.

1. What’s your first name?

2. What’s your last name?

3. How old are you in months?

4. What’s your favourite colour?

5. If you could reincarnate as an animal, what would it be?

6. What’s your favourite animal?

7. What’s your favourite shape?

8. What’s the name of your first girlfriend / boyfriend?

9. What’s the name of the love of your life?

10. What’s the best gift you’ve ever given someone?

11. What’s the name of someone you really dont like?

12. What’s your best feature?

13. and your worst?

14. Whats your greatest fear?

15. Your favourite shoes?

16. Where were you born?

17. The name of your high school?
“Your search – escola evangelica dorothea schafke – did not match any documents. ” :)

18. The place where you live now?

19. The place where you’d most like to be?

20. Fantasy figure you’d love to be?

21. The best thing in a dream?

22. And the worst?

23. And what has the world forgotten?