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Out of the Blue

The calendar keeps ignoring my requests to stop, and so it turns out today is another birthday for me. Celebrations are pretty subdued here, however, as we spent the day in the hospital yesterday saying goodbye to my step-grandma, as she requested to be taken off all of her life-support after her kidneys finally gave out. If she hasn't passed yet, she'll go soon, and we are heartbroken. She was a remarkable woman who lead a magnificent life for 93 years, and she will be missed... one of the next couple of days I'll write up a bit to justify that hype. On the brighter side, I'm considering my present this year to be Hudson the wonder dog, and the way she is hanging in there pretty well for the time being. There had been indications her kidneys were likewise failing due to her medications, but they have rebounded and she's doing better at the moment. Hudson and Grandma Belle are the same age (if you do that dog years math), and in an odd coincidence, each suffered a bout of congestive heart failure at the same time, and have spent the past several weeks sharing symptoms and prognoses in an eerie way, and only just in the past week did their seemingly intertwined outlooks diverge. Hats off to Belle, Hudson, and all their fellow elders who have to have the final frontier so bravely, and who have less need to live for themselves than for the rest of us who struggle so hard to let them go when they are ready.

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70. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2013, 22:14 Retired

Finally got time to sit down and finish the game, had been piece mailing it here and there when I had some time.

Ending A: Lame
Ending B: Lame
Ending C: SWEET!

Super Secret Text for those who don't want to know anything about the ending:
Did they make A and B lame on purpose? I guess not a lot you could do there, but both were very boring. Then, C is hella long, took me 36 minutes to complete the mission! After playing C I felt satisfied and had a lot of fun. Glad I played them in order. I played around after each ending in that ending sequence, and I like the messages and stuff that happens because you chose to do A or B. I didn't stay very long, but wonder if there is other stuff that goes on.

Anyway, I can see a lot of possibilities for DLC.....very fun game. Now I am going to go through and see if I can improve on my scores/times with each mission I didn't get 100%, and the freaks missions. Such a well made game.

Stats: 53 Hours, 33/59 hobbies, 42/58 Strangers/Freaks, 29/57 random events, 20/30 Misc events. With reloads, screwing around, etc. Probably 55 hours of gameplay.

I wasn't really thinking, and bought almost all properties with now as I play the game and do cleanup with finding everything, I figure I will just use him so I get all of the weekly missions from each business.....maybe it was good I bought most of them with 1 person.....I dunno.

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