For some reason I keep waking up at 6:30 a.m. every day. Big deal, I’m sure a good half of you are thinking. And yeah, OK, it’s not much for me to complain about. But please bear in mind that the average time at which most people roll into work around 1UP is between 10 and 10:30. I guess even my body wants to be an iconoclast these days.
This means, unfortunately, I’m too tired to concentrate on anything right now — work, writing, blogging, whatever. I should be taking another shot at the first stratum’s boss in Etrian Odyssey II, at the very least; the El Spite guild’s new members Kayleigh the Gunner and Su Ai the War Magus aren’t pulling their weight nearly as well as they should right now and it’s very irritating. Of course, it doesn’t help that the boss in question is a right bastard. Remember Fenrir? He was a giant sack of wuss next to this guy.
Since I’m too drowsy to write about my own RPG exploits, I’ll let the Talking Time crew take charge. A few forumgoers have begun ripping off Something Awful wholesale with “Let’s Play”-style threads in which they chronicle their video game experiences step-by-step. In fact, uh, they’re even calling it “Let’s Play.” But the results are actually better than the bulk of original SA threads I’ve seen, so give ’em a read and be entertained: