Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happy 4/20 Day

Tis the day of celebration and smoking. Everyone feel free to fire up a big fatty bo-batty and go to town. For the smokers, I offer up a funny picture of some Lego men getting high.

                                               The lengths some people are willing to go to in order to get a buzz

Truly these are the best of times. In other news, Starbound has finally started doing pre-orders! The pre-order can be obtained through this link and offering them your hard earned dollars, most likely via Paypal. This game looks to be aces, the developer Chucklefish needs to get some fat bucks so they can make Starbound as awesome as it can be, and it already looks pretty sweet. It has a bit of a Terraria-in-space thing going on (from someone who really enjoyed Terraria, I never played it), mixed in with a sort of Star Trek feeling with a good helping of a Hitchhiker's Guide kind of feel to the lore/universe. And those are definitely not bad things to have mixed together.

Tangent: It's interesting, there seems to be more sci-fi/comedy most other subgenres. There's been some great horror/comedies over the years..and I can't really think of much fantasy/comedy. I guess the fantasy elements don't lend themselves to comedy as easily as the sci-fi elements do. Maybe it's that one has to take fantasy a bit more seriously anyway and it's difficult to have the comedy present and have it not be a detraction.

Anyways, go buy Starbound! Indie games always need support and this one's no different. As for me, I'm waiting to hear back from the Lego men.

Captain's Log, Stardate: 2013.0420

Holy snap, does this thing still exist? I suppose so, I keep getting emails about it. Well that's weird, I thought all this would have faded away by now. It's strange.

I abandoned this, along with most other things, last year after a disasterous chain of events. A series of circumstances which were most unfortunate that left me beyond saddened, beyond depressed. It took a long time and a lot of effort, but I think I've started to pull out and move beyond what all happened. Maybe one day I can get the point where I can talk about it.

But for now, I have this. And I suppose that'll have to do. But hey, it'll all work out. As for now I've been watching a lot of stuff on Netflix lately. I finally got into Doctor Who, which it turns out is a pretty decent show. It's surprising, being as my only memories of it are the original Doctor Who..which, in the 80s, had production values on par with Star Trek in the 60s. was bad. Bad to the point of being unwatchable. But the new show is pretty keen. Christopher Eccleston was very enjoyable, David Tennant was superb, and so far Matt Smith's shaping up to be entertaining.

I've also been watching Outrageous Fortune, a show from New Zealand. It's a highly enjoyable series that despite starting out kinda slow has shapped up to be a very entertaining show. I'm about to finish up the 3rd season now, so I'll have to see how it finishes up. I'll letcha know how it turns out. But beyond that, the only other thing I've been looking forward to is seeing the eventual horrors of the new GI Joe movie that's out. I mean...they basically refilmed the whole damn thing. That's way less than reassuring. It'll be worse than those Transformers movies..and that's saying a lot!

It's been a strange week. From Boston to Texas and back to Boston. The vice keeps turning, tighter and tighter every day. Every day we inch deeper into the Crisis. Maybe some day I'll tell you about that as well.