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Friday Finds – War Machine and The Hobbit

Happy Friday, all!  I’m getting back in the swing of things so got some posts down this week.  Not sure how many I’ll manage for next week, though, as I’m planning to fire up River City Ransom for OGT.  Might just nerd-snipe myself into oblivion there, love that game.  Anyway, this week’s posts:

And now, links I liked:

WAR MACHINE.  Sorry, it just feels like that should be all caps.

Amazingly cool illustrations for The Hobbit – as created by JRR Tolkien himself.  Part of a new book, The Art of the Hobbit.

Mt. Rainier’s long shadow – a beautiful picture, wallpaper worthy.

For your Halloween perusal:  Hard Candy is technically a glass.

Finally, I linked this earlier in the week, but it’s a ghost story for grown-ups who have experienced loss, by the author of Ender’s Game.

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Old Game Tuesday – The Legend of the Mystical Ninja

When I was a kid, I rented a ton of games for my various game systems as even then I really hated the idea of wasting what little money I had on a bad game.  I also preferred renting the simpler action games rather than buying them, figuring something like Final Fantasy III, which took upwards of 50 hours to finish, was a better investment than a beat ’em up.

So, it was the video stores that introduced me to The Legend of the Mystical Ninja.  I probably picked it because it had ninjas and sort of resembled Zelda.  It plays a bit like Zelda, but if you took the serious parts of it and made it goofy.  If you’ve ever seen some of the more humorous Anime shows out there, you get the idea.  I’m having a hard time describing LotMN as anything but pure fun.  It made a great change of pace after slogging through FF for 6 hours.  And since the most likely way for people to play it now is via the Wii Virtual Console, you won’t have to write down huge, unwieldy passwords.  Definitely worth a play through if you get tired of dancing to lame pop songs on your Wii (that’s what everybody is doing now, right?).