Blatherings

Hurrah, another blog post that is essentially about nothing. Obviously, besides normal routines of barely having a life, my me-times are nothing grand. Far from it.

For a time, I’ve managed to write my short story, which I’m hoping would be able to make it to Shock Totem’s submission deadline. For those who don’t know, Shock Totem is a horror magazine that has some really good stories. I’ve been following them since day one but never really submitted anything, and I’m hoping to at least attempt to be a part of their 8th (I think?) issue. I’m trying to continue my story, but the right words wouldn’t come out, so here I am, jotting down whatever.

Magic: The Gathering

For a long time, I’m a card game addict. You might say I started with playing Blackjack, a local version of Poker, an original (I think) local card game, and one we call Lucky Nine. Then I moved to Yu-Gi-Oh! and after several years I finally made it to Magic. I started with the Flames of the Dragon, Core Intro deck, which isn’t too shabby, I think. I’ve spent some considerate amount of money to getting the cards I need to build my monored burn deck. Still, incomplete, can never find the singles I want in my LGS, and online purchasing isn’t really an option. There’s a dude here though that somehow manages to get any card you want, but charges three-five times of its current cost. I love Magic, but no thanks. Also, on my second or third purchase of a booster pack, I pulled out a ‘Chandra, Pyromaster’, and it’s pretty sick having to get one out of luck. But she’s not my first Planeswalker, I had purchased Ashiok, the Nightmare Weaver, a day before I got the booster that had Chandra in it. Also, I learned a thing or two on new releases. Apparently, regardless of rarity, cards may increase in value. Monastery Swiftspear was dirt cheap on the first few days, and now is damn expensive. Old, old news to long-time MTG players. But still.

Dragon Age

Okay, I’ve only picked up “Dragon Age: Origins: Ultimate Edition” to get my mind off Magic. It was the only escape I could get and save a ton of money in the long run. And boy I am so glad I picked this game up. It’s awesome. It’s no Skyrim, but I’m enjoying the story a whole lot more. Currently I’m stuck with a boss, called the Broodmother. I just hate it whenever a boss can summon grunts. It feels pretty cheap, really. I also got Dragon Age II, actually. And while majority are saying it sucks, I still can’t wait to play it. And hopefully by the time Inquisition comes out, I’ve finished the first two games. Based on the videos I’ve seen, maps are ridiculously big, improved aesthetics and user interface, and finer character models. Also, Morrigan is hot.

Game development

Yes, apparently my friend and I hoping to launch our own gaming company. He has gone as far as quitting his day job to take up programming studies, though a crash course, nonetheless he appears to be learning some things. I, on the other hand, haven’t learned anything much too useful. The game designer position has been opened, which had been claimed and as far as I’ve researched myself, would require not too much programming. In the end, we’re just trying to feel our way around. Our blog about it will be coming out within a few months, so, yay!

So, there I have it. At the time of writing, it’s 1:08am, have consumed three cups of coffee, rendering my unable to sleep, day job looming over sunrise, and still got a ton of writing to do.

Also, in light of the upcoming Mockingjay Part 1, I’m listening to the Trammps’ Disco Inferno. I know, I’m a douche.

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