I like to start my vacations with a glass or two of wine, and even though I stopped off on my way home and picked up a couple bottles of Louis Jadot, I ended enjoying a glass of chocolate milk while playing Valhalla. I'm heading into East Anglia. Many dismiss games without considering the time and effort which goes into their creation from coders to rendering artists, or the fact that writers create choices which lead to multiple endings, happy endings and sad endings. And then there's the music. The score for a film needs to cover only two hours. Those composers putting notes to paper for a game that plays for 100 hours or more need to do so much more. There are not just one or two themes, but dozens for a multitude of characters. Take a few minutes and listen to the opening theme from Valhalla. The composers were Sarah Schachner, Jesper Kyd, and Einar Selvik. Can you hear the pipers?
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Let the Staycation Begin
My vaccination went well. Today there's some soreness, but that was to be expected. You read and hear about long lines. The VA had everything organized extremely well. The only wait I had was after my inoculation - you need to sit and wait 15 minutes to ensure there are no serious side effects. My next shot is on March 6. I've already asked for that day off.
What are my plans for today? Well, two or three loads of laundry. I'm going to make some chicken salad.
And, have you ever seen anyone more single minded then a Republican? Lawsuits are beginning to slap them silly. Dominion and Smartmatic are proving the only way to shut up their lies is to go after their money. What do we get from them? Hedging around the truth. Honesty charts a course for them they can not take, to do so is to uncover a field of falsehoods they are incapable of harvesting. Their garden is consumed by weeds. Instead of trying to root them out, they sow variations of the same untruths. This is their lot in America, to be the phonies in the field.