Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

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Home again Home again, Jiggity Jig

'Snice to be home. Friday night was a quick dinner out with Barb, then some laundry. And more laundry. The bed linens needed to be changed, and the second set-- well, the kitties had found them and made a nice bed for themselves, so they all had to be washed. Along with blankets, pillowcases, etc. Was up til around 2:00 with that crap, and the washing machine is acting funky.

Today was a late sleep-in (yay!), then a toddle over to Our Kitchen for breakfast/lunch. Back home to even more laundry (apparently I am laundry bitch), and an attempt at the whacking of the weeds. Since the only thing I've got is a hedge trimmer, I made do with that.

Side note: on the way home Friday, I stopped and got refills on all of the meds I'm supposed to be taking. It's quite an arsenal, and I'm going to see if I can drop at least one. Apparently, my blood pressure is slightly high (like 120/90), so the last doc prescribed Actase. Well, it seems to make me a little sick if I'm doing anything, and today with all the weed whacking in the sun, there was much doing. I started not feeling good about halfway through, so I stopped to play a game of get-the-water with the dog (she loves playing with the water from the hose), then finished up. By the time I was done, I was feeling a little sick, and decided to lay down.

Four hours later, I woke up. Better, but with a headache.

Made some quick food, and toddled upstairs to try and play Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Yeah, I know, it's a little old, but bite my ass, I've only really become enamored of PC games since my last bout of unemployment. I started out with Half-Life, which kicked ass, then moved on to Deus Ex.

Hours and hours of plotzing. I finished the game itself, then found out about all the authoring stuff. More hours and hours playing different mods, creating new maps, and so on.

I started creating a level based on the Ravenloft castle, figuring I might turn it into a story where the castle was the scene of some experiments by the Nazis in WWII, and something had gone *wrong*. A hundred or so years later...

Well, then I got employed, and the whole free time thing just went out the window. The map is about 1/3 done, but it does have cool catacombs.

So a week or so ago, on a whim, I went out to CompUSA looking for Bloodrayne (based on a good recommendation for it from ms_tek. Still can't find it, but I came across RtCW. It was 20 bucks. Game of the Year edition. What the hell.

I also found Unreal Tournament and Homeworld in the $9.95 bargain bin. W00t!

So anyway, RtCW is the sequel to Wolfenstein 3D. It uses the Quake 3 engine. It's really popular as a multiplayer game, but I'm in single-player mode.

It's got Nazis.

It's got zombies.

The Nazis and Zombies are actually smart. The operate like characters, not just wandering drones. They fuck with you. And they don't do it the same way twice.

Currently, I'm in the catacombs. And I'm starting to run low on ammunition.

It's fuckin' scary.

So now I'm back to take the last load of laundry out of the dryer, and off to bed I go.

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