Saturday, September 30, 2006

Back from the semi-dead !

Ah – holidays.

Man – did I NEED these ! Which is why I haven’t updated for awhile. I have been knitting together the frayed ends of my sanity. Mostly through the medium of video games and watching comedy DVD’s. On that video game subject - Starwars Battlegrounds 2 is freaking awesome !! The ability to play 'hero' characters is soooooooo cool ! A quick ranking of some of the ones I've encountered so far :

Obi-Wan Kenobi + Luke Skywalker - A
These guys are great - really fast and both can hurl their lightsabers at opponents. I think they both have force push too - which is pretty cool.

Darth Vader + Boba Fett - B+
Yeah - I know. Sacrilege huh ? Well - they are both still very cool - it's just Vader isn't all THAT fast ( that'll come of having cybernetic limbs and NO SKIN I guess ... ) and Boba has the new "Jake the Muss" voice. I prefer 'classic' Boba. Still - that repeating blaster is pretty freaking nifty ...

Jango Fett + Count DooDoo - I mean - Count Dooku - C-
Meh. Jango is really just Boba with a more pants gun and a gayer suit ( it's kinda pink ! What kind of Mandanlorian wears pink ??? ). The Count at least has force lightning ... but the cape ? C'mon ! What are ya- a Marvel superhero ? Yeesh ..

The Emperor - D
Yerk. He is slow AND ugly. Sure - the force lightning is nice ... but a CIS droid can be quite happily shooting you in the face with a missle launcher while you're trying to swing you're lightsaber at the stupid fucker ...

Princess Leia - F-
OMFG ! She SUCKS ! Her crappy blaster overheats after 3 shots - and her 'special' ability of making OTHER people tougher is NOT fun. She's not even wearing the slave girl bikini !!


Anyway ...

The last couple of weeks at school were really mental. Mostly due to getting the play together. I gotta say though – it went REALLY well ! The first night had some line malfunctions … but still, it was pretty good. But the second night – they freaking nailed it! It was just so good ! The students did REALLY well – I was very proud of them. Greek comedy – you gotta love it.

Also – my birthday this week also. I had a nice, if rather solitary, day. Viva got me the two DVD’s of Ricky Gervaise’s stand-up stuff ( and pretty damn funny it is too ). My sister-in-law and their family got me some book vouchers ( haven’t decided exactly what to get with those yet. I see that there are some nice hard-back re-releases of the “His Dark Materials” trilogy – they are tempting, especially the first two which I only have in paper-back ). My parents and sister are visiting in the weekend – which will be very cool too. I just got a call from my best pal Conrad in London ( which was great ! ). Viva and I went out to “The Flying Burrito Brothers” for dinner that night ( after I spent the day lurking around town – I like a bit of lurking I do … ). You ever had a frozen strawberry margarita ? Fecking hell – those things are great !

I also got my expensive new mouse today ( that’s a computer mouse too – my solid gold vermin arrive next month … oh come on ! That was KINDA funny ! ). I cashed in some points we earned on our credit cards ! Ha ! I forgot about those ! So it turns out I CAN justify a stupidly expensive mouse ! Yay reward points ! I love the little ajustible weight pack you get with it so you can 'customise the heft and flow' of the mouse. That's JUST what my life was missing !

Hmm - I was trying to load some photos of the play on here ... but it didn't seem to want to. Damn. I'll try again later.