||Aozora no Namida from Blood Plus
Today started off ordinary, I will admit. I knew I was going out to the movies with Matt (a friend of my brother's), but I assumed my brother was coming too. I had a short conversation with him via texting, which lead to me texting more that day than all the other days I've texted combined. (And text is not a verb >.> Thank you editor, I know this.) In the end, apparently my brother couldn't go today so he wanted to go tomorrow, but I had DnD tomorrow so it ended up that we planned for just the two of us to go as it was originally planned (BEFORE something else happened...) Then Joel and I went walking for like an hour and came back with DQ fries. Yummy.
The movie was planned to happen at 5:30 so we'd meet up at 5:15 and then watch it. (Shannon and Mike came over at 3 and we played a game called Talisman, but that'll be later). So we met up, went in to watch Valkyrie and then 15 minutes in the projector broke. We got free movie passes and I mentally laughed and was thankful all the way home where Matt did hang out a little while but left long before I even had to go to work.
The reason I was thankful was because I heard from my brother that Matt liked me. He sent a text message to my brother saying "go ahead and tell Heather that I like her." I feel sorry for him because I'm not interested at all. In fact, I don't even know how he came to like me. We rarely talked, and he's one of the few friends I think of as "Joel's friend" rather than "our" or "my friend." And he's shy. Shy is not appealing to me, even if I am to some extent. Like how I'm not able to ask the guy I like out (which is another reason I'm not interested. And I also have the reasoning that I don't want to ask someone out over the internet. I do plan on asking the guy I like out, or at least telling him that I like him... in person)
Right as he was about to leave he couldn't even face me or ask me himself, he handed me his phone which displayed a message asking me if I'd go out on a date with him. Due to my sister's reasoning, she thinks I should just go on one but tell him that I don't know if I want to be boyfriend/girlfriend, so I said I'd contact him. Fortunately, my mom told me on the drive to work that I should just tell him now. And now Lisa, Roxanne, Erin, and my mother all know who I like *laughs*
Okay, enough picking on Matt. The thing I played with Shannon, Michael, and Joel which was only supposed to take 2 hours but I think took us 5. TALISMAN! It's basically a DnD oriented game, but one that's done right! You get a choice of a lot of characters (we do draw three randomly, select which one you like best, but you can do just 1 drawn randomly): Prophetess, Sorceress, Dark Cultist (<< all three girls), Ghoul, Druid, Knight, Warrior, Priest, Wizard, Merchant, Assassin, Dwarf, Elf, Minstrel, or Monk. Joel ended up as the Druid, Mike as the Merchant, Shannon as the Dark Cultist, and myself as the Prophetess. I'm not going to go into too much detail about any of them but mine. Basically all except Shannon was a spellcaster and Shannon was something that just wasn't made for fighting. And most monsters are made for the fighting type. It was hilarious at first as we tried to beat enemies with 6 or 7 strength with our puny 2.
Prophetess: She gets 4 abilities. The first is that she starts off with a spell. Self explanatory.
Second: If she runs out of spells, she immediately gets another one, so the least she can have is 1.
Third: She may look at everyone's spells (the only card that's hidden)
Fourth: If she draws an Adventure card she may choose one to discard and draw another one, she must use that Adventure card. Adventure cards are basically the "encounter" or "event" cards that will give you followers, magical items, shopkeepers, new terrain, or monsters. All of which can be both good and bad.
The goal of the game is to get a Talisman (through many means including stealing it from others), get to the center and then kill everyone with the Crown of Command. Crown of Command is a magical item that gives you a 50% chance of taking 1 hp from all players (you don't get it). It's awesome. You also get more strength and craft (which is basically magic) as you go along to make enemies easier.
Shannon got 15 or so Strength after losing a LOT of life and then moved on so that she could get said crown. She fought Death in a chance game and lost twice. She only had 2 life left too, so she unfortunately lost. It was sad because she would've definitely won otherwise. I was the next closest person to the crown (there's three rings and I was in the second with a talisman, but I had 7 strength and 8 craft at this time.)
So then in a mad rush involving many warps to and from the middle, inner, and outer rings we all eventually ended up in the middle with talismans and on our way to victory. Both Michael and I warped out, but due to some "terrain" cards we'd laid on where we were warped we instantly got warped back in (yay magical portals in Cities!) I immobilized my brother with my lucky spell draws, irritating him to no end with just THAT and then he got to the crown first. I hit it next turn though and we began to battle. I had little advantage over him, in fact I had none. I had 5 strength and 7 craft while he had 11 strength and craft (I lost a lot by being turned into a toad at one point). Sooo in the end I basically was trying to evade battle with my brother by using spells. I summoned twice, evaded once, put him to sleep, and even did a few spells to destroy some of his items, such as his ring that gave him 2 craft. I still lost but I helped Mike who came in two turns later to kill Joel and won. My brother felt like killing me but I was laughing so hard at what had happened. It. Was. Epic. Never underestimate a Prophetess just because she has no decent stats.
I apologize if that's hard to understand, I did my best to explain it. (Oh, I failed to note that you roll a die and add whatever stat it is for the battle. there are two battles: Strength and Craft.)