I got the Lyoko DVD because I've become interested in the series over the past few weeks, before which I hated its existence on incomprehensible general principles that ultimately don't matter. I still have issues with the series, but given the problems, it's not bad. I was hoping that the first DVD of the first season would have some sort of origin episode to explain the situation and how it came to be, but there was no such thing. I guess you're just supposed to watch episodes and get the point and not wonder how the towers in Lyoko affect time in Earth and why it's such a big problem if anyone finds out about the kids and their mission, or how Jeremy met Aelita in the first place. And what kind of parent names their child Odd.
Super Mario Sunshine is fun so far, although I can definitely see how parts of it are/will be annoying. I got everything from the first area, and several blue coins in the plaza, then ended with the first Shine Sprite at the harbor. Then it was time for the evening cartoons, so I added a new story scene to my RPG. Basically, it gives you a free item that will reduce the first boss's defense quite a bit. Should make things a bit easier. I suppose I could also make it an accessory that will protect against that specific type of enemy, but the one-time item fits the style of the story a bit better.
I think most of my plans for the weekend have gone up in smoke. I don't know what happened to sakanagai, although it's probably either a tornado-induced power outage or a kegger, and I won't be able to give hicat more of a visit than I did last week... so it looks like it's shaping up to be a long weekend of lounging and passing the time any way I can. At least I may finally be able to read the mangazines and watch that episode that's been sitting in my DVD player all week. Oh... and bake my Oreo cake. That's an upside for sure.