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Mar. 22nd, 2006

Just going through the motions today. Got smacked down repeatedly yesterday, and I'm really just not in the mood to extend beyond my shell.

Money is teh suxx0rz. I'm pretty much spent out the next four weeks in advance just paying bills, and that doesn't include any cash for building materials for the porch. I do have some already, so hopefully I can still do the work that I need to do, but I'm pretty much skating on thin water.

To shoot the horoscopes...

astro.com:
During this time your emotional experiences are much more intense than usual, which is reflected in the kinds of people and situations that you are drawn to. For example, you may draw in unusually intense or powerful people who have a strong effect upon you. Very often through your emotional encounters with these people, you experience moods and feelings that are quite different from your "normal" self. You may ask if this is really you, it seems so different. And you may also desire something that belongs to someone else, or you may desire greater control over something that is both yours and another's. In either case you must recognize that your attachment serves no real purpose and that it is a potential source of trouble.


Brezsny:
The Season of Dreams begins now. While you're sleeping, you'll be working harder than usual as you dive deeper into your subconscious mind in quest of mythic stories that can transform your waking life. Here's a list of some of the dream themes you might encounter, along with possible interpretations. Dreams of the circus coming to town mean that maybe you should indulge a barely acknowledged need to do something that seems out of character. Dreams of having a picnic in a tree house may mean you'd benefit from not having your feet planted so firmly on the ground. Dreams of doing something unethical that makes everyone mad mean that you should explore ethical, constructive ways to express your rebellious urges. Dreams of fighting a king or queen who stole money from you might mean you should fight back against an authority that ripped you off.


bubble:
Have faith. Have courage. Have vision. Have integrity. Have compassion. Have discrimination. Have patience. Have I missed anything? If I have, you will soon know because, as long as you have these qualities, you'll soon find a way to get anything else you need. And, by the way, you DO have all these gifts and traits. You don't need to summon them magically out of nowhere. If, as you rise to your current challenge, you gently strive to be guided by your best insights and standards, all will work well today. You have just read your sun sign forecast. Other factors in the sky though, may now be influencing your personal birth chart.


Wow, that's a mishmash.

Played a few minutes of Painkiller last night. Though it's really not much my style of game, there is something very satisfying about plowing through herds of sword-weilding undead soldiers with what amounts to a large cuisinart on the end of a stick.

I much prefer the survival horror genre of games. On some level I much prefer something that is a bit slower paced and requires thinking and stealth over just keep moving, kill everything. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Half-Life 2, and F.E.A.R. have made me happy in the recent past. Deus Ex was another one that I really liked, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. All of the Silent Hill titles I've loved for the creepy atmospherics and storytelling.

I've currently got ObsCure on the plate. User interface sucks, but it's a bit like Buffy without the main characters. Jury is still out.

I should make a vampire movie called Bloody Blood-blood: the Bloodening.

Comments

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saveau
Mar. 22nd, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Painkiller is definitely a time-waster of a game... but it's a good, fun, stylish time-waster. Love the thunderous metal soundtrack.
magicmarmot
Mar. 22nd, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't even notice the soundtrack. I was too absorbed in chopping skull-headed thingies into little bits in glorious resolution. The shotgun isn't nearly as fun.
windelina
Mar. 22nd, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Silent Hill has been made into a movie.
magicmarmot
Mar. 22nd, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yes-- directed by the same guy who did Brotherhood of The Wolf, so I'm actually holding out hope that it won't suck ass.
windelina
Mar. 23rd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
Well, Brotherhood had some major flaws (mostly plotwise), but it was pretty to look at with some great design and fight scenes. So, yeah, it'll probably be a fun movie.

We should go see it together!
magicmarmot
Mar. 23rd, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yes! That would be fun.
being_isis
Mar. 22nd, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
I really liked Deus Ex, but I cheated on that game hardcore.

that first little bit is a lot easier if you're invisible and have a bazooka.
loba
Mar. 22nd, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
*offers hugs & support*

Today is a good day to cocoon, methinks. I wore my softest, fuzziest sweater today -- just for *me* ('cuz there are no hugs/snuggles at work... a damn shame.) Comfort at low times is a good thing. *nods*

And yeah... Deus Ex was pretty fun. I hope my copy got packed w/my computer stuff... I could use a several-hour stint w/it right about now.

Hope tomorrow is a better day for you. *more hugs*
azul_ros
Mar. 23rd, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
heh.
And here I thought this post was gonna be all about the TV show! I'm fed up with my stupid horoscopes lately. Just don't care what they have to say. :/
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