Since I found myself with some free time recently.. I decided to download a Nintendo DS emulator last night, along with the ROM for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Although I do believe that I’ve somewhat outgrown video games that are targeted towards a younger audience, it’s nice to just sit back and relax with one once in a while.
It took a lot of tinkering around with the settings until it would run the game “smoothly” on my computer. (My laptop is pretty old and unbearably slow, fyi. It has been through a lot, after all.) Even with the sound and video settings at the lowest possible quality, the graphics and gameplay still lag. I haven’t gotten far into the game, though, and am still considering whether I should continue or not. The storyline is pretty slow at first, and I don’t know if I should keep playing if my experience is going to be like this the entire way through.
I’ve been getting frustrated with my laptop more and more each day. For over a year now, I’ve had a non-functioning battery – so if ever the cord gets accidentally unplugged (which happens very often), my machine shuts off instantly. =/ I don’t want to buy a new battery, not only because they cost $60-$100, but because my laptop is complete garbage to begin with. I’ve reinstalled Windows 7 about three or four times now, but it’s not completely compatible with my computer since it originally came with Windows Vista.
When the time does come for me to replace my machine, I’m still undecided as to whether I should get another notebook or a netbook this time. As a college student, the netbook would be practical – 13+ hours of battery life, internet browsing, and word processing, in a compact size. But as my own person, a laptop has the capability to do things I enjoy – run large applications like Photoshop, stream videos faster, etc.My lifestyle calls for both, but my budget can only afford one. =/ Hopefully, I’ll be able to save up enough money to buy one of them before my current one is permanently out of commission. >.<;
In other news, I went out to Target and purchased the Studio Tools kabuki brush and NYC Translucent Loose Powder the other day – mostly because I realized that my new blush is way too pigmented to share a brush with any of my other makeup, and I needed something to set my foundation with. Both were super cheap, too! The brush is very fluffy, and the loose powder does a good job with keeping my face matte for most of the day. I have nothing to complain about. :P