The One Hundred and Seventh Post: The One Where I Explain Why Your E-Mail Box Just Blew Up…

Hello, everyone – by the time you read this, it will be about a week from now and there will be at least eight other entries waiting patiently for your attention (except for Monday – he’s a bit of a drama queen). WordPress gives all their users who decide to go the cheap route – starving their children, no doubt – three gigabytes of storage space. Well, Tuesday I hit that mark and I’m faced with two choices: delete some earlier entries (which I did) or buy more space. It’s not a bad price (10 Gigs at $20.00), it’s just… well… things are a little tight now. So, for now it’s just me talking to myself as it were.

So – there was this thing called Borderlands 2 which I played for about nineteen and a half hours. Seriously. A three hour nap and a break for Attack of the Show and X-Play (if the reports are true, they are not long for this world anyways) constituted my time away from the X-Box. What do I think of Borderlands 2? glorious!
A lot of sequels suffer from ‘been there, done that and got the trophy’. Borderlands 2 expanded on the world of Pandora with an art direction that is head and shoulders better than the previous one. Yes, I’ve played a lot of it in one sitting and I haven’t gotten that far in terms of the game’s story, but I can already tell there is more emphasis on the character’s back story than in the other one. The game play is similar (if it moves, shoot it) with the exception of something called badass points. In Borderlands, there were little tasks you could perform and get extra XP. With Borderlands 2, you get points upon completing a minor task to make minor upgrades to a character (like +1% to your character’s maximum HP), but the great thing about this is that those adjustments can carry over to the next character you play. So if you played Zer0 (like I did, but I changed his name to Ni1) and got a bunch of points for him (it?), then made a new character – those points are applied to the new character and he or she starts out a little better than if you played it originally. I think it’s a nice idea.

Do I have any writing news? Nope. Sorry to everyone, but yesterday was a day off in all respects. I am going to get back on the stick tonight and get back into it.

In other news, the movie Dredd hits the theatres Friday and I’m going to see it later next week. I am passingly familiar to the film – thanks, Anthrax! – and I am a fan of Karl Urban so this will be interesting. On the TV front, the new season of Person of Interest starts next Thursday. One of the few shows that I follow very closely and have not missed an episode during the original run. I highly recommend it.

Well, I need to get showered and ready to go back to work. *Sigh*.

 

Sincerely,

Seething Apathy


 

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