I was reading the latest volume of popsci and I noticed that it listed as one of the brightest and upcoming or whatever, someone I've met. Henrik Wann Jensen. Omg. Not only is he a genius, but he's a nice guy. And even if you don't dig the science behind what he's doing, you have to dig the pretty pictures. Amazing stuff. A quote of his from popsci: "We're more at home in t-shirts than tuxes, I think. But now I brag to all my friends that I got to spend Valentine's Day with Jennifer Garner." Geek indeed. ;)
Speaking of geeks. I don't feel much like a 'gamer' anymore. Specifically a video game gamer, rather than say a RP gamer, though there is that aspect too. I read PA and realize how much I miss industry speaking, and wonder where I would get time to play these things. Occasionally the random thing catches my eye, such as The Dawn of War, a lovely Warhammer game. I ♥ Warhammer, so I had to get it. Thus increasing my list of games I haven't beat yet. Oh, and did I mention Myst Revelations comes out tomorrow? They went back to the first person perspective that they had got away from for Myst Chronicles, thankfully, or otherwise I wouldn't be excited. I'm so getting this game too. I ♥ Myst. It's beautiful. Other than the aberration of chronicles, I have all the games so far...and books too. So. Yeah. I promise, I'm not a gamer anymore! I know very little about console gaming anymore, not like when I was younger. I really probably only know slight more about PC games because of the medium. IE, I spend a lot of time on the computer. So, I don't where I'm going with that except a whine to say I miss playing video games like in the good old days, or whatever. :) Damn this whole life thing, or whatever. Obviously people can do it if they are so inclined...I just want to play most 'modern' RTS', Myst-look-alikes/derivitaves, and any good RPG I can get my hands on. That kinda narrows the list? :)
As for tabletop RP, well...I don't know if you can ever really 'get away' like you can in video games. I mean, there's a lot of video games and they change pretty quick, but tabletop stuff? I mean. Beside obvious edition changes, or cycling of stories, they're a lot a like no matter when you play them. =) And with all the reading I've been doing, mostly of Forgotten Realms, I so miss the imagination they allowed. They, like video games, allow for your mind to wander in productive (and not so, admittedly.) ways. By productive i mean they allow an outlet for you to express facets of yourself, situations, feelings...I've never been able to describe why I like RP so much. I just do. So when I read these books, my mind wanders....I'd like to get reacquainted with Dragon Lance. Except I don't know where to start. I need to get a master list, hopefully chronologically, though really any sort of list would do, and cross of that which I've read before...and then start catching up. =) I was at the bookstore with my mother and Weis, the 'creator' of Dragon Lance, had a new DL book out and it looked pretty good. God falls in love with his head Cleric. =) So, what this means is that I'm thinking about these worlds, not only from a player point of view, but from a creative point of view...and I think I may whip up a Dragon Lance campaign or something. DL holds a special place in my heart due to when I discovered it in my life, and hence will always be my favourite. I've know about AD&D all my life (thanks Dad for being a playtest of AD&D. ;) but somehow if anyone asks me the 'first', it's DL. =) Though I couldn't tell you when I first read Chronicles...
I dunno. Maybe I'm just blithering. I do that. =) Sum: I miss gaming, in all its forms, for its imaginative properties. =)
For a complete one liner. How do you like the name Avery Damien Leshore. I think I'm going to use it as a character name. Even better, I know someone who was just born with this name. Cute lil boy. :)
Need to shop for manly items, such as shave creme and aftershave. I want to see if that'll make a difference on my coarse facial hair. And it smells good. Again when I was wandering with my mother, while she was spending obscene amounts of money for clothes in Von Maur I was off playing with man cologne and such. There are possibilities here but I need a girl with me.
I've sent out a few resumes in the past couple of days. Hopefully I hear something *GOOD* back. Good companies too...
Random tech stuff: Winamp has really polished itself off. MMJB has been getting to me...though I may still keep it around for ripping and such, since I've paid for MMJB to do these things...and I don't feel like paying to make winamp do them too. Can't wait for trillian 3 so that I can play with it too. Trillian makes me happy. I have weather, music control, messaging of all sorts, email checking, spellchecking, birthday reminding...it's so useful. The only thing I want it to be better at is file transfers. Then I'm all set. =)
My mother...oh, random. I should explain why she keeps popping up. A couple of days ago, while I was doing laundry at the house, my mother beseeched me to take her to get some stuff. We ended up being out for several hours. Just like 'old times' she said, us randomly shopping. And it was. And if I hadn't have been so tired, I probably would have enjoyed it *more* than I did. Jefferson Pointe had a whole bunch of craft booths setup..not to mention the normal loveliness of Jefferson Pointe...so yeah. My mother told me I had the traveling gene, and she was surprised I hadn't already moved away from Fort Wayne, specifically, to another country. I only wish. I love to travel, I want to find some other place that makes me happy just breathing the air there. And get to know it. The land, the people, the environment...just breathe it in so that I can know all of it. All the landmarks, all the scenery, all the little shops with the 'color' that define the painting....I like fort Wayne, but I don't...I just like it. I don't breathe it. So. Here's to a world-trip somewhere soon.
Now, an almost thing that touches on Weddingness. You ever think to yourself what you can find out about a person by the way they dance? It's fascinating, really. At least I find it fascinating, but then again I like people watching. I'm weird like that. Serial killer tendency. Likes to analyze people and construct fantasies (read rp!) that revolve around this understanding. But anyways. Yeah. I need to go dancing with more people. ;)
One last thing. Winamp needs to work on their music libraryness/playlist bits. I'm sure I'll get more comfortable with it eventually...