TSIVotBS Interlude: The Big Day

Today it's the 27th of July, 2010, a big day for all gamers, because one of the most anticipated sequels of all time hit the shelves this night (there were several stores throwing up their doors at midnight; Webhallen and GameStop Gallerian to name a few).


Starcraft 2.

Honestly, I've been waiting for this game for ages. And I didn't even turn into a fanboy up until last year or so...

Once everybody's updated their computer hardware, GhostCon 2 is so coming your way. Because Hell, it's about time.

TSIVotBS chapter two: The Sitting Still

I've never been a fan of movies. Series, however, I can enjoy from time to time - though I'm quite picky on quality (although noone reading this will agree on this).

I've started watching Twin Peaks together with Sandra. We've made a habit of buying home pizza and watching a couple of episodes from time to time. Don't look at me like that. I'm just as surprised as you are.

More comments on the show once we've finished. For now I will contend with stating that the series is making me really curious on the video game Alan Wake.


One other series that I've started watching is the 1982 japanese anime Macross (a.k.a. Robotech in America and Europe). When I'm writing this I'm on episode 31 our of 36.

I remember watching this in swedish back when I was young (second grade or so) and being totally amazed by those cool mechs.

Watching it now, 15 years later I can still see what I saw in it back then. Even though I must admit that there are flaws I would still claim that it's a pretty good anime, considering that it's almost 30 years old by now. A so-so (that's a positive so-so, by the way) story with a cool concept can get pretty far, it seems.





So, yeah, I've spent quite a lot of time indoors, in front of my TV, this summer. Anyone that's surprised? I'm not.



TSIVotBS chapter one: The Kill

You have something to say?

There is a quote for which I can take credit (that could even earn me some renown if it wasn't for the fact that it concerns something as trivial as it does), that I'm a bit proud of:

"You never quit playing Magic. You take brakes; some short, some long, but you never quit."

About five weeks back I decided to quit Magic. Or, rather, put it on hold for an undecided time. I'll keep myself updated, I may even play a game now and then, but my time as a collector and player of the game is past. I think.

Why?

For the last couple of years Magic has been developing a lot. Most of All of the changes has been for the better of the game as a whole - but at the same time almost every single one has been contradictory to what I've wanted, personally.

On top of this, I'm endlessly tired of mana issues - mana screwes and mana floods are part of the game and I loath those phenomena by now.

So now what?

I have a sweet tooth for card games, to say the least, and Magic has been (a minor or major) part of my life for almost a decade by now.

There will be a big gap to fill...

Yes, so that's why I've started collecting three new card games:

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle

A  Game  of  Thrones

Call of Cthulhu



I'm also in the process of designing a card game (or four - many ideas and concepts spinning around in my head, I tell you).

I hope and believe that these will keep the ccg nerd in me in check. Or else I move on to something different. Probably.

*Facepalm*

The Somewhat Involuntary Vacation of the Blog Spark Prologue and Synopsis

You read the title.

I never quite realized up until now how badly I needed a break. How badly you ask? So badly that I killed of the majority of my most basic performance demanding activities. I stopped publishing on this blog, and I also quit replying to mail for short time - heck, for a couple of days I didn't even answer my phone (luckily there were only two calls). It all felt too demanding.

But now I'm back on track. I think. I'm once again looking forward to publishing stuff on this blog again.

And on we go!

Foozball

I think soccer is the only sport I can endure watching a whole game without getting the fritz. And, really, usually I try to watch as many games of the World Championship as possible.

Yesterday I watched the second half of the game between Germany and Spain. It was the first game I watched this championship.

Spain won. Yay? Guess so, at least if you're spanish.


Funny equation there: I like to watch games, but I haven't watched a single one before yesterday. Guess I'm really in the habit of not watching TV...

Question

Where goes the line between telling the world how happy you are for something and bragging?

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