After wandering for over two years in the wasteland, and after looking across and away from the vast desert and the vast Blue Ocean to constantly witness how much greener the grass was on the other side, I have, after numerous fits and starts, finally resolved to relocate, and have effectively committed to it. No, I shall not be a resident of both regions, sorry to say, for in doing so, friendships and alliances on both sides would become strained. This desert and this plain through me shall not mix, though it be possible, as others before me have shown.

This person, to whom it is no simple task to cease with favored endeavors--has done the improbable: he has quit the Revolution, and he is off to join the ranks of the Evil Green Empire--enlistment occurs this summer. In this decision lie happiness and contentedness, though elven swordsmen be absent and there are no plumbers to plumb, nor are there assortments of rowdy personalities of old to do battle amongst each other. May the desert one day flourish with life and become as green as the ocean is blue. But until that day comes, prosperity is only to be had as a citizen of one of the two great empires, and I have decided to which I wish to belong.

Live long and bear fruit, Revolution. Perhaps I shall join in once more someday. But should you expire without having fought the good fight, I shall not forgive you--instead, your memory shall perish utterly.

As a last act from me to thee, I give to my most beloved friend the power I once wielded over you. May you find success in his care.
Posted by Angry_Beaver Thu, 16 Apr 2009 04:12:28 (comments: 22)
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Thu, 16 Apr 2009 04:53:39
I'm not sure what I just read... 
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:12:58
Note which words are capitalized and the metaphors that are used.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:23:16
Will you get an Elite?
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:41:45
Clever post, Beaver. Welcome to the dark side! Happy
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:47:00
I'll be getting a Pro. The Jasper chipset isn't showing up in huge numbers in the Elites yet, and I don't want to pay $100 more, essentially just for more hard drive space. I'd pretty much have to be convinced that installing most of my games to the hard drive to avoid heat issues (e.g. RRoD, and probably the E74) is worth the extra $100, since this chipset is the most reliable yet (I'll just have to be sure to keep it cool).

The only thing I'll definitely need space for is DLC -- the GTAIV and Fallout 3 DLC played a big role in my decision to go with the 360 over the PS3, but then there was also price, more appealing exclusives, and the fact that the 360's other deadly error (E74) is now covered by the 3-year warranty (I posted the link to that article... I was so excited by the news). While I'm still going to hate my console dying on me, if it does, it's pretty much a guarantee that the issue can be resolved without me having to dole out more money for repairs... and that continued spending is what's been putting me off for a while, besides not really having the money.

In case no one quite comprehended what's going on, I'm selling my Wii to my best friend. It'll be in installments, which is why I'll be getting the 360 in the summer and not sooner, assuming I can find a Jasper Pro around here. At some point I'll replace Twilight Princess and RE4 with their alternate, equivalent versions (GC and PS2, respectively, though I have the GC version of RE4, so I can still enjoy the main game). The only truly huge, irreplaceable casualty, therefore, is Brawl, but I'll still be able to play it up until my friend and I move away from each other after he graduates from our university in a year. Plus, I own Melee, which is a far more competitive game, though I wish the stages and music from Brawl were present. Ironically, since my dorm's wireless network doesn't support the Wii and my friend has a wireless connection, you guys actually have a better chance at brawling against me now that the Wii will belong to someone else. Nyaa

The title of this post was in reference to Raven's similar "defection" earlier, if no one caught that. The reasons for the sale appear metaphorically in the blog post, but to make them explicit: the Wii's library just wasn't doing it for me--whatever new games looked good, I just couldn't get myself to buy them, as I felt that the money would be better spent on games I had a genuine and far greater interest in... most of which appear on the other systems. And there are enough console exclusives that I'd rather get a new console than upgrade my PC (I don't take good care of my computer, anyway... you should see the hard drive fragmentation and scattered files!). Add in my everpresent impatience and the fact that most of the money I get from jobs from here on out should be spent on a car, a place to live, paying back loan money, etc., and, well... I just felt like selling. I was sick of missing out on so much. If I want to play any Wii games in next year or so, I'll just borrow the system from my friend and rent the games (like the new Silent Hill if it's any good, and the inevitable new Zelda).

Anyway, I think I'll end this book-length post now. Nyaa
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 07:32:28

Console peasant

P.S. be sure your friend buys all the games you was afraid to buy, you can have your cake and eat it too.

And get a job, after you done! So you can play all the consoles and games you want. Or become a hooker. You need money!!

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:53:14
I thought you were going back to gamespot for good and leaving our revolution here.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:53:39
Did you ever play HOTD? If not then you just missed out on a game better than the entire 360's library put together. Nyaa
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:02:18
Umbrella Chronicles showed me that I don't really care enough for light gun games to buy any more of them... except possibly Darkside Chronicles. Of course, I ONLY bought UC because it was Resident Evil.
Fri, 17 Apr 2009 01:12:53

I was able to figure it out.  I like blogs that are like games.

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