Firstly, holy crap there is finally an official release date out for Diablo 3! 05 : 15 : 12! Hurray!
Secondly, I saw what you get when ordering the Collector’s Edition for Guild War’s 2 and.. now I really want it. I’m trying to not see any spoilers for Mass Effect 3. I still haven’t gotten to play either of the first two. I only picked them up during Steam’s holiday sales this year. Since my internet sucks so incredibly hard, I cannot download/install them however. Sigh. I’ve been spending a somewhat disgustingly large amount of time playing the first Witcher game of late. I got 45 hours in and….. the game pretty much imploded. None of the saves I had allowed me to recover normal play either. So I restarted from the beginning. The game crashes way too much. Very irritating. I like the play style. I like not having a black/white “This is good, this is evil” in regards to choices I make. I like that my actions do have consequences. I swear that the NPCs cheat at the in-game game of dice poker. The sex cards are amusing. I wish there were slightly more options for gear, but oh well… My peeves about the game: you can’t jump at all (not even over something a foot tall), no auto-run, and some weirdness with being able to access your item storage. I had been working on a little optional quest pretty much throughout the entire game so that I could get a specific sword. I was fucking pissed off when I discovered you could only access your storage ONCE at the beginning of chapter 5. So all that work to get the sword was wasted. Couldn’t get it. Yes, I was pretty much doing every optional thing possible in the game.
I’ve been dabbling in Scribblenauts, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, as well as Pokemon White on my DS. I’m kind of thinking that Pokemon Black/White 2 sounds like a super fucking cheap cop out by Nintendo. I mean, really? You couldn’t just have a Pokemon Grey or something, to do the usual trifecta of generational Pokemon games? I’ve been thinking I need to give Zelda: Spirit Tracks another try too. I played about an hour shortly after I got it and just couldn’t get into the game. To further pass time I’ve been reading lots on my Kindle. I’ve finished all the books out for Game of Thrones. I’ve started Wheel of Time as well as Sword of Truth, and Myth Adventures. By G.R.R Martin, Robert Jordan, Terry Goodkind, and Robert Asprin respectively. Finished up Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain…
The current series I’m curling up in bed and reading until I fall asleep with is the Gor novels by John Norman. To me they’re amusingly bad. I do think some people have inner tendencies towards submission or dominance. However. A solid breakdown of it only being one gender is complete and utter crap. Also, the casual discussion of rape is decidedly not okay. I find it amusing when I’m on sites like FetLife that some people say they’re a Gorean slave girl. Especially when all of them who I’ve personally encountered don’t follow the basic tenants of what that would mean. If you’re going to do something, don’t half ass it! If you’re going to be a slave, awesome. But don’t say you’re something that is so specific when you’re not fucking “doing it right”. That’s about as close as I’ll get to saying there’s a twue way to do anything. It isn’t that I think all slaves should be Gorean. It isn’t that I think there’s anything wrong with being kinky, un-dominant, and not wanting to be a slave. However, if you’ve read a couple of books by John Norman you get quite a feel for what he thinks a Gorean slave girl is. I’ve yet to run into one. This just ties in with my general annoyance with people bullshitting others. There is nothing wrong with not being something. But don’t say you are x, y, and z when you’re NOT x, y, and z. Be yourself, whatever that might be. Well, except for being a serial killer, rapist, child molester, etc.
I’m still trying to see if I can get into an IT Program that seems rather promising. I’m getting up at a rather early hour to go to a dentist… very unexciting. I had 3 wisdom teeth out last summer and the last one is coming in now. Also, need to see about getting my teeth cleaned. Being broke + uninsured sucks. I’ve been becoming a lot more diligent lately about keeping my teeth in nice shape, not really sure why. Just another thing for me to obsess over I suppose. I also determined that jogging isn’t going to fly with a wonky knee. Need to figure out something else I can do for cardio… I want to get my fat ass into shape 😉
Enough rambling for now. Hope everyone had a nice Saint Patrick’s Day as well as a pleasant upcoming Ostara/Easter/etc