The good news first: UE11 has yet another scene. Adds some action to the mix, and clarifies how Meiko’s dealing with all this — she’s taking charge, of course, and working the problem. It’s a trait I’ve always liked in characters, the ability to step up and plan out a course of action, or at least swiftly adapt and take appropriate action when confronted with a problem. I kind of like how the “traditional” gender roles are reversed here; Mallory’s the helpless strange young person with world saving powers, and Meiko’s his decisive action hero protector. Go figure. :)
PR2 should be updated… soon. NWVault’s borked again, and I can’t upload 0.91b, but once I DO manage to (tomorrow night, odds are) it’ll have fixes for every single issue that’s popped up to date. AND I’ll be updaing PR0/1 to 1.3… which will fix that damn blank henchman journal bug. Argh. That thing’s annoying.
Still… despite good forward progress on both fronts… I’m tired yet restless, drained but unsatisfied, and so on. Which is par for course for Learning Tree, actually, particularly these absurd corporate doublespeak management classes. But it does mean a 50 minute car ride in, a 35 minute car ride out (blame the damn traffic on that one) and eight solid hours doing something I’d rather not do. Then I gotta get home, make dinner, shower… all the usual. Needless to say my energy levels are dangerously low after all that.
One bright point, though, is Dragonball Z. I’m a hopeless addict, and the last few episodes have ROCKED; the new Majin Buu is a very impressive bad guy, monstrously menacing enough to be threatening, weird and unpredictable enough to be scary. Cell was too damn vain and prissy, Freeza was okay but too streamlined, and fat Buu was obviously made sympathetic. This guy, though, this guy’s just a violent, all-powerful psychotic freak, and that’s a FUN sort of bad guy…
Unless it’s Anthony Hopkins. I read a news article / interview with him today, and he said he only agreed to play Lecter in Red Dragon if he could play him as a ‘ravenous psychotic scary monster type’. …bleah. Okay, who here has seen Manhunter, the movie Red Dragon is re-making? Lecter there was just this totally ordinary sounding guy. Not creepy at all. Not even in a creepy dank cell. But he was so SUBTLE in his technique that he ended up quite creepy in the end! It was great! And even Lecter in Silence of the Lambs was cool, since he was so professional and cunning and smooth… a wild animal lecter, eh, I don’t know. It’s so… typical. I haven’t seen Red Dragon yet, but this doesn’t really boost my confidence in the movie. (I gotta get out to the movies more often… it’s just hard to find time for a 3 hour outing, and I don’t like going alone.)
Anyway, on to browsing random web pages until it’s bedtime. Too tired to do anything else.