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Pixiedust #3: Not dead, just busy and tired.


So i got a new job.

With the holidays coming up, all kinds of businesses are looking for people. Right now, that means I have seen so many cardboard boxes it would make Solid Snake's head spin. I have bent, shaped, folded, taped, slid, lifted, stacked, cut and carried more cardboard boxes and displays in the last week than there are Walmarts and Targets in America.

And we have to stuff product in these displays, too, because those poor retailers are too lazy to do that now, I guess. I don't know why Hello Kitty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Minions go with displays that are very clearly meant for Disney products, but I guess Kohl's is about as discerning as most grandmothers. All I know is I've been looking at Minnie Mouse, Elsa and Cinderella for the last two days.

I'm doing this eight to ten hours a day, six to seven days a week. Everything is tired and sore and on top of that, the WiFi at this job sucks ass and I can't get a smartphone again until next week (they're forbidden on the warehouse floor, too, because reasons) so me doing the community manager thing has been difficult. The long commute isn't helping. I'm left so tired I end up napping in my car at McDonald's before heading home and also to avoid rush hour traffic.

Did I mention they only give me a fifteen minute lunch break? It's barely enough time to eat a sandwich or finish a cup of coffee.

Anyway, that's enough complaining. I'm doing it because the money is damn good and I'll likely get game consoles back in my home again. And internet. Soon I will be enjoying more odyessys, demon blades, sneaking missions and dancing all night and at least have a New 3DS, PS3 and maybe a PS4 if this job and my body hold out. Gotta have that Fallout 4.

Hands ached as I tried to play Spelunky tonight, though. That's not fun.

With time being as limited as it is, I'm going to have to change how the monthly recaps are done.  You may have noticed that the September recap is AWOL and that's largely because school, college site redesign and August and September being slow on news. Also, I was trying to find gainful employment. Seems I got more work than I bargained for.

Given the circumstances, I'll be bundling the September and October recaps together and releasing them in smaller chunks in early October. One set will be Promotions and Bloggers Wanted, then Band of Bloggers and Comments of the Week, and then Recap Team Favorites.

That aside, I'd like to remind everyone you still have a full week left to get your "Those meddling kids" Bloggers Wanted entries in. Also, I'm not writing about Persona 4, but something else, so if you were holding back because you thought I was claiming that, you can have it. There are plenty of meddling kids in the Shin Megami Tensei multiverse. I'll be focusing on SMT: Nocturne and SMT IV.

And now, I'm off to check my Fallout shelter, Vault 808, and try to squeeze in some FFX-2 before bed.

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About Whispering Willowone of us since 2:32 PM on 12.21.2012

Member of the Destructoid community team, moderator, hunter (or is that hoonter?), part-time Roegadyn and fae regent.

My favorite weapons are the claymore, the Mk. 22 tranquilizer pistol and the banhammer.

For other things and stuff about me you can read here, here and here. You will learn of my origins, my trials and tribulations and how I became a Level 80 superpixie!

Some of my favorite games:

Super Metroid
Metroid Prime
Metroid Zero Mission
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Digital Devil Saga
Devil Summoner 2
Devil Survivor
Persona 3 Portable
Persona 4 Golden
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy X/X-2
Final Fantasy XI
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Shenmue II
Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio Future
Shadow of the Colossus
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Deus Ex
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout: New Vegas
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Freedom Wars
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Dissidia Duodecim
Soulcalibur II
Shovel Knight
The Binding of Isaac
Dead Cells
Ghost of Tsushima

...and more!