Friday, September 21, 2012

A tribute to Owain Phyfe

"Mayhemlok" created a heartwarming tribute to Owain Phyfe and posted it on YouTube.  I share it here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Ahoy mateys!  Today be the tenth anniversary of "Talk Like a Pirate Day!"  Take advantage of such a treasured moment.  Pour yourself some grog or rum, pull up a stool, and share tales of high adventure!

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Sunday, September 16, 2012

So tired.

I don't post much because it just seems that I have so little time to do so.  I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off and I can't seem to keep up with anything around the house.

I want to write some brilliantly funny or scathing posts.  Most come out reading like dribble.  I have brilliant ideas, but they all turn to vapor as soon as I sit at a keyboard.

I want to write like Piccolo.  Brilliant and funny writing.  Not too many followers, but obviously he has more than I.

I just want to be more creative.  Blah.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sometimes things go boom.

So...  There was an "item of interest" in the local news.  One of the blogs that I follow (may not be linked on this page yet) is written by an officer who works for the responding agency.

Am I odd just because I got excited because I can figure what he may be writing about next?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Owain Phyfe has passed.

I have just been told that Owain Phyfe has passed away.  Owain was the voice for the New World Renaissance Band and often performed at Renaissance Festivals across the United States.

He reignited my love of historic music.

I'm quite sad.  I shall post more of him later.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Playing Diablo III

I purchased Diablo III when it first came out.  It took me a few days before I installed it.

I never played it until last night.

It's a neat little game.  I played the original Diablo and it brought back some memories of that game.  (I only played a friends Diablo 2 and I recognize some of the elements there also.)  There is a learning curve, but I'm doing better with it.  Movement and attacks are handled by clicking on to the target/point...  so I've had a few problems where I kill my target then I run into the middle of it.  I need to get used to holding down the Shift key which keeps you in place.  I still try to move as in WOW, which is awkward.

Since I was playing a low level, there weren't anyone online I could play with.  I had a friend hop on with me, but she's the only one that I know that plays Diablo any more.  It was fun playing online with her.

I will state that the online factor is what made me love the original Diablo.  I loved it!  While I have always enjoyed video games, I've always preferred playing with other people.  At college there were several arcades but I was always drawn to jump in with other players.  (Street Fighter and Mortal Combat!)  I've often picked up MMORPGS for my PC.  Cooperation has always been what I've loved about such games.  I've little interest in the one player games any more.