Monday, April 5, 2010

Being Busy

Yes, that means I'm busy. Busy, busy, busy. But have no fear, all will return to normal next week.
Why am I busy, you (don't) ask? Why, this being the internet, it has to do with cats. Actually just one, and its boy. More on that later.

Until then I leave you with these deep thoughts: after watching Avatar whenever I find my cat in one of its hiding places I say 'I see you' and get the distinct impression that it replies 'I haz not see you, leaves mes alonez'

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Oh, cultural/moral/viewpoint relativity, why are you so delicious?

You know what I mean. Or maybe you don't, because maybe you are one of those fascists who have no respect for the opinions of others, how dare you claim that there is only one absolute reality, even Einstein said that all is relative * squeak* but that's not what he meant *unsqueak*.
Why won't you just let people believe (as in know that what they believe is real) what they want? Why you go hatin' on healing crystals, mind powers, and the Lord Jeezus who was a level 12 Atlantean from the planet Epsilon Crazyeye 9?
What has Humongousfoot ever done to you? You and your blind science telling us that reality is a boring place and that we're not all connected in a six corner timecube that is quantumlingly hyper-rotating in the 11th dimension.

I was never really good at crazy, I could never go full crazy, but I have been called crazy and narrow-minded for believing we can come to know the universe and hence reality by observation and experimentation and not by personal revelation handed down by some fantasy creature or another, so maybe there's still hope for me.
But that's not really what bothers me about relativity, not the crazy woo-woo quantum people. It's normal people in their everyday interactions who use this relativity that really get on my nerve.

"You and your stupid ideas, look, it's all relative and because of this my view disproves yours and is a lot better, because that's how relativity works, right? Right?"

Don't worry, have some internets

Monday, January 11, 2010

Homo Ludens on the Quest for Glory

January is a slow month and as such we have to find something to keep us busy. If you're like me and have nothing better to do here are my suggestions.
Out of boredom I wanted something to play and since I had a lot of time on my hands I ended up reminiscing about one of my first PC games and I ended up searching for Quest for Glory I (the VGA version).

I still feel guilty for robbing that poor old lady's house. Oh, yes, I made a thief character and put in some points in magic so I could play with some variety. Right, I'm the blonde magic thief.

This game naturally reminded me of another one in which you are anything but the good guy. I can still taste the blood of the countless innocents who have fallen under my blade, muahahahahaha, sort of.

Say what you want about vampires but they are cool (except when they sparkle) and I can't wait for Daybreakers.

After so much blood I had to play a good guy again and who better to fit the role than "Hark, thou art the moste righteous goodeth two shoeth in the land!", yes, that guy from King's Quest: Mask of Eternity, who is righteously dispatching some snowmen here.

How I loved those goofy polygons.

And yes, I know most of us old timers started with Wolfenstein 3D, and this is why I'm providing you with this hilarious YouTube video, enjoy.

So if you remember any other gaming gems from your youth (I mean, my youth was like a few weeks ago, I'm not that old) feel free to share.