Also managed to install The Last Remnant and its so shiny! Though the lack of a pointer has me all o_O and I kinda wish I could splurge on a gamepad controller for Windows but they go for up to $60 ;_;
Between this and Aion and Guild Wars, I don't mind the wait till 2011 for Blade & Soul. Only get around to playing them once in 6 months anyway (yeah, yeah, definitely not much of a gamer >_>) Will look up a walkthrough for TLR so I don't sabotage myself midgame accidentally...
 I find myself using books instead of LJ to soothe RL woes these days, which means I'm actually (sorta) making a dent in my ebook collection :D :D Though I was surprised by how the first books in some series could be good and then the follow ups could be absolutely terrible - I wish they'd stayed stand alone (like the Sirantha Jax series and Sir Appropos of Nothing *shudders*) - though On the Edge by Ilona Andrews was good as was Song of the Beast by Carol Berg.
I think amongst my favorites this year were the two by Kate Griffin - A Madness of Angels and The Midnight Mayor. I keep thinking of them fondly and wish I didn't have to wait till next year for The Neon Court .
KG is actually a pseudonym for Catherine Webb and I want to try the eight earlier young adult books she wrote - unfortunately, the ebooks are hard to find and the library doesn't have them either. Will probably try Interlibrary Loans at some point instead.
 Usually I'm not really keen on long haired Harry and Draco but red_rahl's comic strip Chasing Pirates sold me completely *_* Not to mention the tattoos and the hot smexing *fans self*
 Never thought it would happen but I'm actually watching Vampire Diaries - why? Well, two words: Caroline Forbes. I liked her in the first season but I was resigned to the character becoming fodder for vampires, especially after the season finale. With season 2 though - and a kick ass but still quirky hillarious Vamp!Caroline, I'm interested in seeing where the show goes. It's a good thing its deviated so much from the source material :D
Also, have done a 180 on the Salvatore brothers - after certain scenes, I found myself really warming up to Stefan this season while Damon left me cold. There is definitely a lot of fail to go around but between Katherine and Caroline, the show got a hell of a lot more interesting.
 Notes to self - try out:
- The Twelve Kingdoms novel translations online
- new fics by Jumping Jack Flash and Katica
- novel_bigbang - particularly megyal's fic and the recent entries
- novels: Song of Scarabaeus | The Sky Is Everywhere | How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
- Breaking Bad
- panamaman's sketchblog + find yumegawa's grim reaper comics on the blog
 KURAGEHIME (aka JELLY PRINCESS) IS LOVE. THAT IS ALL.