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Still Alive

I'm still alive if a bit quiet. Just mentally hibernating, I suppose. This is going to be one busy weekend. Yesterday I went to the stage performance of The Lion King and really enjoyed it. Tonight, I am going to go see Watchmen with my husband and bunch of friends. Tomorrow night is Emerald City Chronicles where I find out if my husband becomes the new Head Storyteller of a 150+ person vampire LARP with me on his staff (Yes, yes, I know I said 'Never again.' But never is a long time.). Sunday, my MIL and FIL are stopping by for the afternoon and evening. I am not freaking out over the in-laws showing up. I really like them.

I'm doing a lot more reading right now and the new writing is stewing in the back of my head. I have too many projects clamoring for attention and no one is standing out. I'm going to have to pick one, settled down and DO it. The two front runners are the second novel in the fantasy series and the fourth novella in the urban fantasy series. I really don't know which one I'm going to do next.

Of course, I just got my player's guide to Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (which I lost in the move, I think) and have a hankering to play that. Last time I played that game, I played it for almost three months straight. At least an hour a day until I had solved EVERY quest and puzzle. It got to the point that I was dreaming in Oblivion. However, that was years ago and I don't remember it anymore. Plus, they have new content. Between that and my husband getting a new TV mount for my office, I suspect I'm going to spend a lot of my free time in Oblivion again. It's a good thing I've promised myself two days off writing a week – Fridays and Saturdays.

For the rest of the week, I believe I'm going to use Oblivion playing as a reward. Write 1000-2000 words a day and then I get to play my game. Make 5 good short story submissions and then I get to play my game. Finish all of my current Amazon gig and then I get to play my game. Ya'll get the picture.

So, how are you?


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Mar. 7th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
I hope your return to the fair realm of Oblivion is pleasant. I just found out that its post-apocalyptic sister game, "Fallout 3," *does* have a concrete end to it, so one purportedly does not have the leisure to wander the landscape exploring once the main quest is finished (although it seems to indicate that add-on modules could circumvent this). So I may be returning to Oblivion myself someday.

I hope the weekend goes smoothly on all counts!
Mar. 7th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
I am, once again, in the Middle East. It's not entirely uncivilized, though, as I have WiFi, albeit a tenuous connection. I, too, have started a brand new Oblivion toon, mainly because I'm tired of not being able to team with anyone on WoW (I'm currently level 71, but everyone I know has at least one L80 and they're too busy hoovering up the WotLK content to be bothered by such a lowbie.)

So far, I think I like Morrowind more. Yes, Oblivion looks amazing (literally) but I'm not sure I care for the auto-levelling encounters. I also think the main storyline is a little short and I miss the inter-faction rivalry, particularly between the families. I also wish there was more Dwemer zones. Of course, I haven't finished the game (if such a thing is possible) so I may very well be missing stuff. I do know that I don't care for the repetitive nature of the Oblivion Gate zones...seems like every 500 yards there's a damn gate that I need to close.

I do like the Knights of the Nine expansion and haven't even started on the Shivering Isles portion. Thankfully, I have lots to explore in the Oblivion world plus Fallout 3 and a couple of other games to keep me occupied. Otherwise, I'd be forced to rant at length about the lunacy coming out of DC (and its effects on my retirement plans).
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