Weekend 578.0 (Retro Gaming, Baseball, and Nostalgia)

I couldn’t get the Box Score and Stats Compiler for Microleague Baseball to work on my APPLE IIE emulator but was able to on a Commodore 64 emulator. Scrambling now to find a dot matrix printer. Do the airlines still use these?

Working on my roster. My original plan was a Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves ONLY roster but can’t have a team without George Brett. The other dilemma- Smoltz as a reliever or starter?

(1) Microleague Baseball Forever (microleague-baseball-forever.com)

A Gen Xers Top 20 Video Game List

ATARI® Retro Box

Inspired by the ART OF ATARI® and Sim Train World 3 to create some original retro box artwork. I think something related to Kingdom Hearts is next.

Atari brings a powerful computer to your home TV. The system allows you to build a game library with additional Game Programs™ and controllers.

This carton contains the COMBAT Game Program™, which contains 27 action-packed game variations and 2 sets of remote controllers. Features on the Video Computer System™ are:

• True-To-Life Game Sounds
• On-Screen Scoring
• Difficulty Options
• Color on Color TV’s
• No Batteries Needed

Isle of Wight: End of the Line (YouTube)

Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary (PII)

After Sora fades on Destiny Islands what does Kairi do next? Did Sora say something prior? The single tear seems to indicate resignation versus shock. Sora knows he’s vanishing (after abusing the power of waking “foolishly”) but does Kairi know before they deliver Chirithy to Ventus in the Land of Departure, reawaken Naminé in Radiant Garden, enjoy fireworks at Disney Castle, and sea salt ice cream during sunset at the Clock Tower? Does Kairi (and the other five guardians of light) consult with Yen Sid, Merlin or the Fairy Godmother before she consents to sleep in the chair of Ansem the Wise in Radiant Garden for a year?

Is there a scenario where the six guardians of light + Xion (one of the thirteen seekers of darkness) go back to Le Grand Bistrot for a reunion on the anniversary of Sora’s disappearance? We know Aqua, Terra, and Ventus are in the Realm of Darkness searching for Sora but can they be contacted? If there is a reunion what would it look like and who would attend?

Day 1
Arrive at Central Station
Tour of Restoration Progress at the Old Mansion
Picnic Lunch in The Woods (near the Old Mansion)
Update from Cid, Ansem the Wise, and company on the whereabouts of Sora at the Twilight Town Hotel & Convention Center
Dinner at Le Bistro
World premiere of “Guardians of Light” at the Tram Common Outdoor Theater
Stained-Glass and Mosaic Exhibit in the Underground Passage (features works from Beast’s Castle‎, Castle of Dreams, Hollow Bastion/Radiant Garden‎, La Cité des Cloches‎, Land of Departure‎, Scala ad Caelum, and Kingdom of Corona)

Day 2
Conclave at the Mysterious Tower (Kairi, Riku, Aqua, Terra, Ventus, Roxas, and Lea)
Ceremony at Destiny Islands (floating lights led by Rapunzel and Megara)

Drafted this yesterday before the BIG announcement. There will be a KH IV and the story arc with Sora will continue!

Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary

“Thinking of you, wherever you are.” — Kingdom Hearts

Tetsuya Nomura has created a story and world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Here are a couple of YouTube links to celebrate the storied franchise.

A Good Enough Summary of Kingdom Hearts
A Good Enough Summary of Kingdom Hearts 3

The (Simplified) Kingdom Hearts Timeline

Kingdom Hearts in a Nutshell

She Warned Us About Him in Kingdom Hearts 1: Theory/Discussion

Bona Fides (Limestone Exclusives)

Scala ad Caelum “Stairway to Heaven”

Second Star to the Right

I haven’t beaten the Mysterious Figure in BBS on the PSP 3000. I still have my PSP but the UMD often fails. My favorite boss in this list is the Clocktower Phantom from KH1. The setting for this boss is Big Ben in London and it reminds me of Mickey’s PhilharMagic and Peter Pan’s Flight in WDW.

(1) 10 Hardest Kingdom Hearts Bosses, Ranked (CBR.com)

(2) Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Limited Edition Pack (PSP-3000 Bundle) (Playasia)

Taking refuge at home…

I didn’t post a ton during my sabbatical but enjoyed some serious downtime. I’ve compiled a list of all the happenings (in true Limestone Roof tradition).

(1) Finished Fatal Colours by George Goodwin. My next book assignment is The Brothers York: An English Tragedy by Thomas Penn

(2) Updated LIMESTONE with a new theme (it had remained more or less the same since moving from BLOGGER in 2010)

(3) Helped my brother earn the KINGDOM HEARTS III Complete Master trophy

(3a) IRL Trophy: Kingdom Hearts Wayfinders Lasercut Pendant (Etsy)

(4) Attended 1 NHL and 1 AHL hockey game. Saw my beloved Bridgeport Islanders defeat the Charolotte Checkers on Saturday, January 8 at Webster Bank Arena

(5) Walked to Mass via the greenways in NC; attended Mass at St Thomas (homecoming).

Weekend 486.2 (LETSGO)

(1) I’m replaying 2400 AD by Chuck “Chuckles” Bueche. I’m using a IIe emulator called AppleWin ( You can find the ROM Images on sites like ftp.apple.asimov.net.

(1a) Matt Chat 241: Chuck “Chuckles” Bueche on 2400 AD (YouTube)

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