Possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen - someone replaced the dragon model in Skyrim with Thomas the Tank Engine.
New claim to fame
It’s tenuous but I’ve sent satellite data to the same research vessel that discovered the wreck of the Titanic.
Started using red ink & things are already looking suspicious.
I had intended
On posting more often, as in the last month or so I’ve just really slowed down with Tumblr. Actually, it’s been more of a complete lack of much recreational internet time as I’ve simply been so busy. I’m getting tired of busy too, I used to enjoy it, but now it’s getting draining
Anyway, I usually start of posts with some photography & there’s been a distinct lack of that, & what there has been, has been with my 35mm, so nothing digital. Also, I’ve been in work pretty much all the time that it’s been light, other than getting to work. That makes photos hard without taking a tripod everywhere & my mini tripod is broken.
& then my PS4 came on Friday & that’s a lot of fun, especially when I’m actually decent at Battlefield 4. It’s not productive, but it’s satisfying.
I think I need to change something, I need to free up some time somewhere. So I can actually go to the supermarket & buy good food, & then actually have time to cook it rather than being in a rush. Some time to take some photos, to read a book & some time to think.
Heyyy, pretty game.
Seriously completely blown away with the PS4 so far. I wasn’t expecting a big leap graphically but blimey this has delivered.
Well it’s completely freezing this morning - apparently four below - & I decided to cycle to work the scenic way, via the Barbican & up to the Hoe by taking the seafront road around the citadel. Such a beautiful day, but such biting cold.
Plenty of people to do something with but nobody to do nothing with.
A definition of loneliness by unknown.
My flatmate went a bit over the top on decorations.
Seriously, there’s like twice as much left over & it’s not even December.
I’ve watched quite a few films lately:
American Psycho isn’t like any other film I’ve seen - psychotic is just the word for it. Enjoyable, though nerving as you don’t quite know what the main character will do next (unless it’s his morning regime). I now get all the references people make to Dorsia.
I’d heard a lot about Casablanca as one of those classics. I can see why it’s regarded as such. It’s a weird premise, sort of being trapped in Casablanca with the Nazis there too, not quite able to escape, I could feel that pressure in the film. I really didn’t expect the sort of twist at the end, without that I’d have found it difficult to enjoy it I think.
Twelve Angry Men reminded me of An Inspector Calls in a number of ways. Firstly, it was sort of like theatre, where everything plays out on one set with no change of scenery. Secondly because of the way each of the characters broke down & revealed their judgements .etc. Also considered a classic & rightfully so.
According to the colleague I went to see Ender’s Game with, it was almost a perfect adaptation. Not having read the book, I found it fairly good. I found the message interesting, but more so the way it was passed. On another subject I really think that, unfortunately, Harrison Ford has definitely passed his best.
Orange Wednesdays drew me to see Thor The Dark World & I’m afraid (actually afraid because I know how many fans those films draw) to say that it was the weakest one of this lot. I just don’t buy into superhero films outside Batman (though he doesn’t have super powers really). If I had noticed that the bad guy was played by Christopher Ecclestone (forever Shallow Grave to me) earlier on I might have enjoyed it more.
I’ve never seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, but apparently Gravity falls (or not, get it?) into the same genre - space opera. I completely loved it, was an emotional roller coaster - I saw it in 3D & got immersed in all that terror of being adrift/spinning & awe of the sheer beauty of some of those shots. Great ending too - with the simple metaphor of evolution & hope in that last scene. Bonus: made me feel cool for working with satellite data.
It’s not the first time I’ve seen Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb, but I wanted to see it again so I watched it this evening. Brilliant film. Terrifying, but humourous. Always reminds me of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker & how important the human element of mutually assured destruction is.
I’ve not posted properly in a while. Life has been really busy lately.
The last three weeks have been completely non-stop. I’ve only had like five days when I haven’t been doing things. I’m not the kind of person who usually has much in the way of plans & it’s been a bit tiring. Things seem to have slowed down a bit now, which I think I prefer. Sure, it’s nice have lots to do, but I like a bit of time to actually do the things I need, & have some time to myself.
So on Saturday morning I cycled up to Dartmoor - something I haven’t done in a few months. It’s that time of year when every single hour of daylight is that golden hour (which usually is only about fifteen minutes anyway). Cycling north in the morning in the crisp cool November air, the sun lit up the leaves & it felt like riding on all colours of gold. This is what autumn should be more like (rather than the torrential rain which has soaked me most mornings cycling to work). I only took a few photos with my DSLR because I know my SLR will capture this radiance so much better - looking forward to developing this latest film.
Today has been another day sans plans, which allowed me to finish off some games before I get my PS4 on Friday (hopefully)! Finished Shadow of the Colossus, platinumed Bioshock Infinite & thinking about platinuming Dishonoured before the end of the week - that should only be about a playthrough’s work.
I should probably have split this up into a few more focused posts, but I just have a lot to say right now, having not said anything in about three weeks.
I did not know Tumblr had this feature.
Today is for being cold.
Did I mention that it were snowing in Plymouth today?