GGF#67: She’s back!

[Gamer Girl Friday]

After a somewhat mysterious disappearance, Gamer Girl Friday seems to have returned. That is just like her to pull a stunt like that. We think she deserves to be smacked by a rather big fish.

Gamer Girl Friday smacked by a fish

But not too hard. She still needs some of her brains in order to play games.

(Hidden message there: Gamers are smart because they have to use their brains to play games.)

Now that we’ve gotten the introduction out of the way, let’s switch to first-person because writing in third-person is rather idiotic if you’re writing about yourself, although that never seems to stop me.


I stopped publishing Gamer Girl Friday because:

(Choose one of the following:)

  1. It’s very time-consuming.
  2. It was less popular than my other blogs.
  3. It wasn’t giving me much income.
  4. I went back to EverQuest II and stopped playing other games.
  5. All of the above.

The answer is, of course, 6. Nobody cares.

So, why am I bringing GGF back?

I just felt like it. I suddenly found myself missing it.

It’s probably like if you have a child who drives you nuts on a daily basis and you can’t wait for him to move out when he’s 18 so when he finally ups and leaves, you breathe a sigh of relief for five seconds, and then you start missing him already.

Except it took me a considerably longer time to miss GGF.

(And that is an example of a rather bad analogy because I probably don’t have many readers who actually have 18-year-old children so they won’t be able to empathise.)

I don’t have to have a logical reason to do anything, anyway. My philosophy is: Just Do It.

Oh, wait. I think someone has already trademarked that. But it’s a good philosophy, is it not?

The new GGF will have a slightly different style in order to preserve my sanity. No more newsletter-style and weekly contests (because people were cheating by posting multiple entries which is annoying).

It will just be a random “If I have something to talk about, I will” thing.

I would have talked about Rappelz but then I’ve already talked about it so I will end today’s post with a mention of a newish iPhone game that I tried.

It’s called Fastar! (Exclamation mark included.) It’s short for Fight Angry Squares: The Action RPG, although it’s not really an RPG. It’s more like an action game that parodies RPGs.

I downloaded it for USD0.99 without knowing much about it because the screenshots in iTunes sold me the game right away. I love the humour.

It has deliberate bad spelling, deliberate childish language (“You got 103 money!” is just so funny) and cute graphics.




Well, the game was fun for 20 minutes but after that, it was pretty much the same thing even though there are 24 game modes because the aim is roughly the same — to get to the end as fast as possible and rise to the top of the leaderboards.

But I still think it was worth my USD0.99 for that 20 minutes. After all, when we go to the arcade centre, we put down $1-$2 for a game that lasts anything from 20 seconds (if we really suck) to, I dunno, 20 minutes, depending on the game.

I’m sure gamers who like action games and beating high scores will get a lot more game time out of it. It has rave reviews all over the place.

Okay, that’s all for today! But before I zip off, Gamer Girl Friday would like to wish Nanny Wen a very happy fulfilling birthday because today is her birthday!

Nanny Wen's birthday

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to Nanny Wen,
Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!