I talk about GameFly and other miscellaneous topics as I walk with the doggies to check the mail.
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PlayStation VR, Luke Cage, and my new Apple Watch are just a few of the topics I discuss on my walk to check the mail on this unusually warm autumn day.
Take a walk with three doggies and me as I talk about PlayStation VR, my new iPhone 7 Plus, T-Mobile, Microsoft support, Hurricane Matthew, and more in my fourth video log.
Charles Ripley has to reach the basement level to shut off the security system and escape the station. A fluffy Xenomorph looms near...*
*The power went out in my neighborhood on November 19th, 2014. I put on a headlamp and turned on my video camera as I went downstairs to shut off our alarm system. This is the result! Props to White Fluffy Kitty for her improv skills.
Music and sound effects from Alien: Isolation.
White Fluffy Kitty
EVA was born under my brother's car. He went outside one day to discover our local cat, "Kitty", underneath his car with a fresh litter of kittens. I woke up to the sounds of mewing, only to discover a cardboard box full of adorable kitties in our laundry room. In another case of mistaken gender (much like Nozomi), EVA turned out to actually be male. S/he was easy to name at the time, however, as every Big Boss needs his EVA.
Sadly, the picture at the very top is the only one I have of EVA the kitty, so let's move on to trivia!
- Likes to sleep right on top of you, no matter how hot it may be
- Will jump onto your leg using all claws, ensuring attention is given
- Enjoys trying to eat your people food, potentially ruining your meal
- Very playful and energetic
- A great brother. Likes to sleep with his siblings, keeping them warm and comfortable
Found under a tree in 2006, Nozomi was lucky my mom was out at Milford Lake, Kansas that day. The storm had stopped, and Nozomi had taken cover. A tiny, awkward kitten whose fur made it look as if it had been struck by lightning, he was obviously in need of assistance. My mom fed him the last bite of chicken sandwich she had, which he gobbled up quickly. He started purring, and she brought him home and placed him in the bathroom. One of my fondest memories of his time in there was when I went in to keep him company and he ended up sleeping on my face. Literally.
Nozomi quickly grew up into the healthy, stout figure you see above (who, when the picture was taken, was sitting like a human, all on his own, in a way I've never seen a cat do), and to this day, through his affection, still seems incredibly grateful to my mom for rescuing him that day.
But what about his name? Which game character is he named after? Is he named after the fat kid from Persona 3, as some kind of sick joke because he used to be so skinny?:
Seeing as how Persona 3 wasn't released in my part of the world until 2007, and I'm not one to import games, no.
Actually, Nozomi was named after a game character opposite of his gender, a bad habit I seem to have as I always guess the sex of a cat incorrectly. I realized that I had never named a pet after anything from one of my favorite games of all time, Shenmue, so I named him after Nozomi Harasaki.
- Is the most toned, muscular kitty I have ever known
- Is best friends with Big Boss
- Loves to climb up onto your shoulder and be held
- Is the only kitty that all the other kitties get along with and take care of
- Goes by the nickname of "Stormy", due to the circumstances he was found in