The problem here is this: people see a little bit of something they don't like, or they hear about it from someone else, and they decide they know all about it without taking the time to actually find out for themselves what it's all about. Anyone who watches, let's say... three? full episodes of Crocodile Hunter should know that Steve Irwin cares about animals. Depending on the episodes, they might not learn how much, but it's there. He is a little crazy, but who isn't?
Anyway, my point is don't judge a book by its cover. Or an anime by its genre. Or a person by their superhero costume. Or something. I'm having a hard time typing coherently right now; today has been weird.
Last Sunday, we finally went back to Olympus Coliseum. We took care of all that plot stuff at the beginning, and as soon as we had control again, we went through the Cerberus Cup. Somehow it's a lot easy when you've gone up ten levels. Go figure.
Anyway, Hercules was being dumb. It was in character, so I don't blame the game, but Hercules! Don't be dumb! At least he was still being played by Tate Donovan. And of course he has to be dumb before he can be cool. Some heroes are like that, as frustrating as it can be. Sometimes I wonder about Sora taking care of everything. I wonder if that has something to do with the chaos caused by the Keyblade, alluded to in the bonus ending. But Hercules saved the day in the end, so it's all good. It's Simba I'm really worried about.
After trying and failing abysmally at the Titan Cup a few times, we went on to Agrabah. I really like how they do the Genie in this bit. He comes back saying, "Duh, if you need somebody to take care of the sandstorm, I'm right here!" And then he complains that it's not enough of a challenge. None of this "Sorry, I'm only semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic now," nonsense. So much better.
The fight with Jafar is apparently the most annoying fight in the whole game. Although I think it could be argued that the fight with Squall, Cloud, Yuffie, and Tifa is worse. Now Athena offers the battle with Xigbar. Anyway, the one with Jafar is bad. I still can't figure out what he's chanting. But I think it's fun that you can grab his tail and spin him around.
And we really like the point they make to Iago about how it's not about being able to do things for your friends, it's about having fun being around them. Awwwww!!!
I think they handled Iago really well, too. The creators of Kingdom Hearts are the awesomest.
After that, we took care of mini-games, including finishing up at the 100 Acre Woods. It's so cute how Pooh doesn't want Sora to go away. I wonder what they translated "Can we make that 'now and now' instead?" from. We also finished up the carpet mini-game in Agrabah and Light Cycle, which took Athena millions of years to complete the first time through. This time she got both of them after about three tries.
And that's as far as we got, since Celeste made us play Disney Trivial Pursuit before we turned n Kingdom Hearts.
Today I'm thankful for not having to walk three miles in 100 degree weather, weather forecasts that predict a high of 88 degrees on Saturday (it's finally getting cooler!), comfort pizza, the new series we're working on, and my new philosophy (which I'm still working on implementing): What have I done today to deserve random gifts of cookies?