Sunday in New York began with bright city sunlight. I made plans for a Central Park expedition, but the afternoon was overtaken by sudden storm winds and snow cold blowing. On 7th Avenue, square signs on thin poles rock back and forth like mentals. Yellow traffic lights nod and swing from their cables like those on Sparkwood and 21.
I took some photos with the latest Exilim incarnation until my fingers got cold. Then flipped up my collar and trudged home for for
tea and medals coffee and brownies.
Gaming for zero bucks
I’m doing a pretty good job of eliminating free time, and when it does occur I easily fripper it away feeding my fascination with new and independent games. With that in mind, your reader can do worse than glowering purposefully at tigsource and fun-motion.
Couple of recommendations then. First I was surprised at the crunching medieval RPG physicality of Mount & Blade. Hacking people down from horseback has never been so much fun, despite lacking the delicate attention to horsey detail you remember from Shadow of the Colossus.
The other discovery is the utterly absorbing ASCII bombshell Dwarf Fortress, but that’s another post entirely.
And lastly although Call of Duty isn’t free, the Zero Punctuation review is, and will occupy much less of your life. I owe it to myself to shell out for this one but I don’t need another excuse to be chained to the laptop.
Since the early days of ALL YOUR BASE I’ve been a total sucker for interweb memes. The more obscure and geeky the better. Witness the chuckles I still derive from image macros. Besides the obvious lolcatting, I present the simple joy of FAIL. Or (NSFW, sorry) DO NOT WANT.
Youtube is a mithril-mine of random and inexplicably funny memes for those with a robust palate. If you find Lynchian repetitition, epileptic visuals and ear-splitting noise an appealing combination you might enjoy the culture of video-mash such as this one. Or you can keep it anime with IT’S OVER NINE THOUSAND.
As the author says, these are “completely without purpose other than to cause emotion in the viewer, commonly that of confusion or amusement. It is also pure internet culture, with its everchanging series of memes and fads.” I find it fascinating.
PS. cheers to P for writing to me and supplying the Romero-kitty.