Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Flaky randomness. (micro-update)

Just some stuff that's on my mind.
  • Reading through Lenin's (yes, THAT Lenin) State and Revolution I am awestruck by how similar Lenin's rhetoric is to the GOP's when it comes to government bureaucracy (they are not in favor of it), though the similarities are on a purely superficial level of course.  More on this later.....
  •  Kerbal Space Program is amazing.  Its a rocket/space-flight simulator that has no right to be as fun or addicting as it is.  Unfinished still, but they are pursuing something similar to the 'Minecraft' route for development where you can download the newest Alpha or Beta versions of the game for free, which I highly recommend.
  • gggggrrrrrr bbboooo hhiissssssss
  • Bethesda has a long way to go before I forgive them for turning the Fallout series into a spin-off of the Elder Scrolls games, but Skyrim earns them a surprising amount of credit towards winning my respect again.  (I'm trying to say it's fun.)
  • New season of Metalocalypse starts April 29!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

\o/ Electronically Induced Joy (wait... what?)

When I was much younger I remember spending a weekend playing an amazing RPG on the original PlayStation, but I never could remember its name.  Well, I figured it out, and the game is called Vagrant Story.

To  my joy it actually is as excellent as I remember.  Only 25% of the map cleared (that's the game's metric for tracking your progress) and so far it has beautiful (if hilariously dated) visuals, great sound design, engrossing gameplay, interesting story, etc.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go murder a goddamn Ogre.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

............. holy shit.................

What the fuck is going on in the world?

That's not a rhetorical question.

For the record, I honestly support Stephen Colbert for president.  I have no evidence or reason to think he'd be good at the job.  The crazed madman who babbles incessantly in the back of my brain opines that Colbert's election who spark a second American Civil War, though becomes indignant when asked for a justification for that analysis and mumbles incoherently about 'fascists' and 'Citizens United'.

Still, I'd rather have a comedian than any of the other clowns.


Newt Gingrich
- "Fuck poor people and those goddamn 'urban' criminals you call children." (I'm paraphrasing)

- "Corporations are people my friend!  What?  Why is everyone cringing?" (ok, this is also paraphrasing)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy new year!

Oh, yeah, new year and all that.

Here's something for you to read while I try to think of something worth writing.