I definitely don’t mean this as a knock on Final Fantasy 9.  Sure, there are a lot of moments in the game when you’re presented with “choices” that really affect nothing in particular, but they little scenes that play out during them are cute and fun enough that they provide a neat flavor to moments that otherwise would be mundane.

The Ipsen castle wall scene comes to mind as a great example of how to add humor to vanilla situations.

In other news, I tried doing stand-up for the first time this past Thursday and it was really fun!  I totally borked up the bit towards the end, but it was still neat to do and helpful towards getting over the general fear of talking in front of a bunch of folks.  Not sure if I’ll be doing this again, but if you want to take a look here it is:


I know at least one person that will not be surprised at all over my choice of topic.