I’ve been seeing a lot of really well written ‘Here’s how my day went’ reports on my friend’s livejournals, and what do I post? ‘SN updated. SN updated. SN updated.’ Bleeeh. I can do better!
Well, then! I could not resist the siren lure of purchasing Black and White. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s your basic ‘god game’ where you resource-manage your worshipper’s village and conquer other lands in holy war. Think Populous; same guy who made that game made this one. Difference is you get a Pokemon– err, ‘Titan’ who can be trained like a cute l’il AI to do your bidding. Wai!
Mistake. For starters, I suck ass at resource management games. I don’t find them to be very fun and I tend to be unable to keep track of all the real time resources and problems that pop up at once. Second, the camera navigation in the game is EEEEVIL and hinders controlling the thing. Third… I dunno. It just wasn’t fun. Felt like I had to learn ninety thousand rules just to get STARTED. I like games I can just dive into; The Sims came close, but constantly replenishing your meters and managing the economy was a pain in the butt!
So, why did I buy it? I dunno. I was bored. I wanted something NEW and all my friends loved this thing, it was the talk of the world.. so I went for it. I did the same with Diablo 2 but ended up taking it back to the store. Just not my bag. *sigh* One of these days I’ll stop being swayed by popular opinion and LISTEN to the little voice that goes ‘It’s not even your type of game!’.
The other thing I’ve been doing lately is MU* RP. Remember I mentioned this ahwile ago? Well, my usual character’s TP (tinyplot.. basically, story that evolves over time) is over. We beat the bad guy and things are good, yay. But that means I don’t quite know what to do with the character anymore beyond maintain my coding projects. So, I started a new one: Alielle.
Yep, everybody’s favorite overly affectionate girl crazy anime running gag! And she’s been a BALL to play, particularly since my other character tends to be more serious. RPing someone who’s silly and friendly and fun really helps improve your mood. And it’s not just for the Naked Fun(tm), I’m actually enjoying RPing Alielle because she EASILY makes friends with others (even if she sometimes needs to be pried off and/or whacked with a crowbar).
But… that’s all I’ve BEEN doing lately is RPing. I just don’t have the interest in much else. Black and White hasn’t been real impressive, I’ve played enough DDR that now it’s mostly for parties and whims, and I don’t have any other games or things to do to speak of. Oh, right, writing… but I have to be in the proper mood to write. I get in a half hour, few hours here and there and that gives you your biweekly updates but I can’t rank that as something I can actively DO each day.
It’s not like I totally lack things to do. Watch a movie, catch up on Ultra, pay attention to Improfanfic, all sorts of things I probably should be doing… but I just don’t feel like it. The spirit isn’t there. Only things I’m really interested in doing are RPing, watching TV and sleeping. You’ve got me as to why.
So, despite having fun in general, I feel kinda blah. Restless and bored. (Well, damn, now this entry ended on a down note. Oops.)