Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 03:40 PM - Everything
Man, I feel all weird today. Tired and cranky mostly.
Birthday coming up on the 31st, I'll be the big 2-3. So far no mass depression like the last few years, but more of a forward looking "now what?" What ever "what" turns out to be, I've decided this is the year to make it "now." I've always known what I've wanted out of life, and to dance around pretending I don't really want it is just not cutting it anymore. Time to pounce, and my only worry is that I may worry about worrying. Too late!
There's several major gigs on my plate right now, in Life, Machinima, and Everything. I've spent the last winter mulling over the proper steps to take in pursuing these endeavors and have come to the conclusion that to solve them, I must first approach them. If I can at least walk up to the plate, I've got a as much a chance as anyone else of cracking one over the back wall. (Sorry for the bad baseball analogy, but I was just handed two Texas Rangers tickets.) I figure the more risk I take, the better off I'll be; hey, if only one out of ten pays off, I'll be much better off than if I continue to take none at all. At least then I'll know where I stand.
On the movies front, I've seen V for Vendetta and recommend it, and Inside Man which I can recommend as a rental. Just watched Howl's Moving Castle, and it continues the trend that all Studio Ghibli films make tears of bliss flow from my eyes before the end. I recommend this for your DVD collection. It's a two disk from Walt, and as always I advise you watch in Japanese audio with English Subtitles first. It's almost as re-watchable as Nausicaa (My personal favourite in the Ghibli collection.)
For Games: Finished Fable for the xbox, give it a “meh,” and just started Elder Scrolls IV and so far give it a “Awesome!” even if it kills my high end PC. I've had Guitar Hero for a while, and still play it nearly everyday for half an hour. Also grabbed the Guild Wars a few weeks back. While neat, and much more interesting than WoW for me, I can't help but be not blow away. Elder Scrolls took it's place for now. I went back to Action Half-Life for old times sake, ended up becoming addicted again. If not for Elder Scrolls, I would be playing it right now.