I had a group presentation in Health today, which kinda sucked, because I had done the Powerpoint on someone else's account and forgot T_____T Whoops. Pretty good thing she remembered, or we would have been really
screwed. (I'm never lazy if there are other people counting on me, it bothers me too much XD)
I have decided that I love sophomores. My Geometry and Spanish classmates are so amusing. The Biology kids who take out the trash every once in a while came around, and my classmates were all "Teacher look they're stealing our trash!" XD
One of my middle school classmates got Dissidia, by the way! :D So far it's a ridiculously unfair matchup
especially that one fight where I forgot to adjust my level down from 100 XD
, but I predict future funzies!
And again with SotN bosses somehow being more horrifying on a PSP than my computer! I ran into Beelzebub in the Black Marble Gallery. It's basically a giant rotting corpse about two screens tall, surrounded by giant flies that drop maggots when killed and is suspended from the ceiling by meat hooks. Including one coming from the back of its throat, sticking out through its mouth.
Can't find any full pictures, but maybe that's for the best.
You know, with Beelzebub, Granfaloon/Legion and The Forgotten One, as well as Dracula, Death (who, thanks to Falconpain, is now my favorite character XD) and various monsters and Succubi/etc., it's a wonder Castlevania isn't considered a horror series. Though the Liliths in Order of Ecclesia ended up being a little Narmy due to their death cry ("Lord Draculaaaaaaaaaa ;___;" as though he would do anything but laugh and pull up a chair).
And you know you had to put the DS on sleep mode and gather yourself when Death and Dracula teamed up for a joint boss battle
in Portrait of Ruin. And when you've almost got them beat, Death goes "My lord, use my power!" and Dracula gets an upgrade. The idea of Dracula and Death as best friends is awesome, don't lie. I actually wrote a thing about how Dracula has to sleep in the day, which leaves poor Death to look after the guy's half-human orphaned son in the daytime. When a castle as tall as the Empire State Building is populated by thousands of mindless minions perfectly willing to give the young Master whatever he wants, you know looking after the little tyke has to have been at least a little difficult, even for the Grim Reaper. Especially for the Grim Reaper XD
On Castlevania's size... Have a look at this.
Each square on the map is about three characters tall and wide. The castle in SotN is, at its widest, 61 squares, which we shall shorten to 60 squares for simplicity's sake and to account for any errors I made while counting. Putting the average Belmont height at about six feet, we multiply 60 * 6 * 6 = 2160 feet. Since the map is a side section of the castle, we're going to assume that the bottom floor, at least, is pretty much square. 2160 * 2160 = 4665600 square feet.
As for the height, a respected member of a certain Castlevania forum has said that the whole thing, from the bottom of the Catacombs to the top of the highest tower, is about the height of the Empire State Building.
That's a big castle.
I'm feeling a little lazy to calculate the height right now, so we'll go with that. Combine this with the fact that the castle changes every time it's reincarnated, and you've a pretty effective maze right there.