Various points as they occur to me:
So much for my declaration that I’d get a few paragraphs written during my vacation. But I won’t dwell on it, you’ve seen me dwell before. And I’m not really in a bad mood… let’s see, if 50% is ‘okay’ and 100% is ‘perfectly happy’ and 0% is ‘morrisey’ I’d say I’m 75%. Maybe 70%. Which is not a bad percentage of the pie, all things considered.
Started a new MU character, probably my most psychologically f’d up one yet. Based it on the lead character from Memento. Lots of angsty fun! Plus I changed characters on PPX from a silent bard (hard to communicate and RP with people) to a Time Mage. Got the idea poking around a Final Fantasy Tactics FAQ. So needless to say, RP has been good over my four day weekend, if very, very time consuming.
Really not doing my exercising like I should be. See: Not doing it at all. I don’t get why I have this weird psychological block that refuses to take the lousy 15 minutes it takes. Am considering asking my friends to refuse to RP with me until I’ve done my laps.
I’m realizing (well, I realized way the hell back in college but it does well to be reminded of it) that I need structure in my life. As much as I bitch about not having enough unstructured free time, if I get four smegging days in a row of it I tend to wallow and/or waste it and/or feel lonely and/or feel very bizarre, particularly if I don’t see Mr. Sun at least once a day. This happened to me in college during long stretches ‘o nothing, and it’s always a surreal, brainbending experience akin to staying up all night watching Cronenberg films. Sort of stretched out and weird. Now that I’m back at work I can bitch about the grind but at least I feel quite regulated and chipper.
Hmmm… Steve Buschemi in a wood chipper. Heh. Funny.
WWF is picking up lately. It’s a frantic, panicked sort of pick up — a “Dear god, we need to stop hemmorhaging ratings, we’ll toss everything we have at you!”. Bunch of oldies comin’ back for more, and after tonight’s show, what could be the next big thing after the wobbly inVasion. It’s a crazed, somewhat coherent ride, but I’m enjoying it quite a bit. I need to start enjoying it as a FAN, though, not as a SMARK who follows the news and industry and only looks at things from a perspective of doing business. PPVs and showings with my friends help restore a bit of the fan in me, though.
I got a care package of digital fansubs and MAME roms from a friend with broadband, many blank CDs and entirely too much generosity. I now have Noir 1-26, the entire run of Handmaid May, and the Cowboy Bebop movie. I even have some of my favorite arcade games (SFA2, Vampire Savior 2, D&D Tower of Doom, X-Men vs. SF, TMNT, The Simpsons, Metal Slug 3, King of Fighters ’99 and 2000, etc, etc) perfectly emulated. I owe this guy very much big time; he’s even promised to send along some more (Puzzle Fighter, SFA3, etc.) with the next package.
In lieu of this cornocopia of wickedly awesome stuff that I could never emulate on my DC ever, I’m considering dropping my Dreamcast arcade cabinet idea (which has gone nowhere) and making a full fledged MAME cabinet… although that’d be more of an investment in parts and labor. Maybe this summer, between cons. It’d be worth it; right now the only advantages of using the DC are having a joystick preassembled and being able to play Crazy Taxi, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Power Stone. I can live without those now that I have the assload of games I mentioned before, frankly.
Speaking of spending cash, I’m going to Katsucon for a day. Pockyman lured me with his evil, seductive wiles and dealer’s room. Curse you, Pockyman!
Wow, long LJ post. Hope you enjoyed it.