Number 40: The random bits.
I’ve been feeling unreasonable for a few days, so I took ‘em off. Obviously it started mid week last week and continued through to, well, tonight. It’s my favorite favorite type of weather (grey, windy, foggy) and I’ve got the doors open and the lights on and it feels quite cozy. The unreasonableness fades.
I did play Diablo III this weekend, and not much else. Well, that’s not true: I played Costume Quest on the iPad till my eyes burned, because Double Fine. And it was great, funny and sweet and a good entry in the Double Fine chamber of my heart. Or mind palace. I think I need a Sherlock style mind palace with two wings — one for books, one for games. And an attic for all the surface trivia that lives in my brain.
Anyway, point being, Costume Quest was great. And now I have the choice of a few games — Monument (broke the really pointless now no new games rule for that one because everyone is talking about it) and finishing Limbo and playing The Wolf Among Us. TellTale games are pretty great, but I am halfway through Limbo and also I’d like to play a game that’s “current” or even, dare I say, “fresh” so Monument is a strong contender (it’s fresh on iOS, anyway).
So, instead of a well thought out entry, here’s some screenshots of games from the weekend. And, er, real life too. Why not.
I’m not sure how to beat Siege Breaker on Torment II. We couldn’t kill him fast because he reflects damage, and we couldn’t kill him slow because he enraged. Mildly frustrating. I was giving raiding style pep talks. Payback probably wanted to punch me.
And real life:
My favorite creepy woods grow creepier. They actually aren’t creepy woods at all, these are the same ones I’ve waxed on about previously, but lately they’ve been setting off all my horror movie sensors. In addition to this random structure appearing a few days ago, there was also the pile of seagull feathers (sans bone, body, or blood) spread out across the leaves. Seagulls are tough! It’s rare to see that many feathers without a squashed-by-car seagull nearby. All felt a bit spooky.
It’s alright, though. The other woods are lovely and enchanting and if they’re magical it’s like, friendly elven magic. (Sorry. I’m neck deep in the LotR. Gandalf is currently leading the fake out assault on Mordor to buy Frodo time).
Which is all to say, alright, things are ok.
Also, I couldn’t resist the Monty Python nod in the title. That particular episode is my absolute favorite because it features the best sketch of them all, in my humble opinion: the penguin on the television. I probably could have just titled this Burma, or possibly Intercourse the Penguin, but whatever.