As you can see the blog has been a little abandoned lately. I actually think this is the biggest break from writing here since the blogs inception which Is rather weird. I’ve had that rain, hail or shine type attitude here with post timing. A stalwart approach making sure there was always, at least a few posts a week, including my regular Monday link post.
The reason is that some of the family from peters side came to visit us all the way from Sydney. They stayed at our house for the time and of course it’s a little rude to sit back on my puter while they mill around the house, or so I’m told. The weekend was pretty busy with them, chatting and such the first day, a big lunch with a lot of the other family meeting up the next and just the usual things. They also seemed to stay up late which night have been my one bastion for writing… Well, there was one night but the gaming withdrawals needed to be filled more than the blogging ones.
What I was doing was finally getting around to reading the Game of thrones books. I find it funny how the laptop was rude but ignoring people because you’re reading a book is fine…. Old people. I’m only on the first one but it is interesting to see all the dialogue and banter you miss out on as well as the character development and small plot points that the show didn’t hit on. While I still enjoy the shows, even how they differ it seems good to read these too as they do well to flesh it out further.
They left this morning which is good, it was nice seeing them but it’s also very nice to get our space back once again. I’m a hobbit by nature and I traders into my realm are only tolerated for so long. This weekend is a long weekend too which is pretty awesome. It’s the g20 in Brisbane so we get a public holiday which means more time spent catching up on gaming and blogging. Also maybe getting my resume together as I’m rather older the Bs of my current workplace but that’s another issue entirely.
So far I have a lot of plans. I kind of miss my farm in ArcheAge although not the Rng wall I’d been banging my head against with crafting rings. Getting back into PvP again will be great and I really want to see this new large continent. Explore once again.
I getting into the CCG Hex lately and it’s a lot more complex that Hearthstone. Just adding the ability to defend and use spells in your own turns adds a whole range of new strategies.
Mass Effect 3 is still waiting for my, I want to finish that and I was also thinking about Dark Souls.. A game I’ve been meaning to start and that I was even thinking would be a cool first time lets play style record thing.
Other youtube projects involve a few video review things I was working on too that I might get time to finish. Video has mostly been captured for them and the audio recorded for one. I even have the review written out as well cause I kind of like their being both available. Can’t wait to get some feedback on them. It’s weird though that they don’t really have the same style as my writing tends too, a little more serious which is weird.
On the writing side a lot to do. I have had a few ideas for a while I needed to write. Couch Podtatoes Episode 21 still hasn’t been updated here, and it was a fun one because I was actually awake for this recording. This week’s recording didn’t happen either. I was of course busy this week and Izzy had things on as well…. Sad times. Ooooo.. and I also have a tasty rant brewing… Haven’t done one of those in a while.
I should really catch everyone up on what I’ve been watching too. Ended up plowing through the first season of Fairy Tail and caught up on a few more shows… But that was the week before when I’d crippled myself and was off work.
Murf gave me an idea this week too that I might just follow on with. I made the blogging goal to try an old game I hadn’t at the beginning of this year and he put trying WOW into my head. I’ve never played it beyond an hour of the trial and it must be the juggernaut of the genre for a reason. Would be an interesting experiment as well to actually play the game that changed the foundation of the genre for so long too. With the new expansion, the Aussie servers and such now seems a good time to try it maybe. Anyone know of a cheap place to pick it all up?
Oh and for now on ill be truncating the posts on the main blog Page. Just seemed to make it feel a lot less accessible with the endless scrolling through my word spam. Rss will remain full text though. Oh and chucking and advertisement for a wow guide site up on the widget side too… Money money money.