So we’re now into 2011. Whoop-dee-do.
I had a suitably geeky new year, seeing it in by killing my entire party of players on my Gamma World game. However, it does give them an excuse to regen using the expansion pack which I brought myself and me the opportunity to do made up adventure based of the consequences of failing the one that comes with the first box set.
Speaking of box sets, I got the whole of Death Note, Wolf’s Rain and the first two seasons of Numb3rs, amongst other things.
Annoyingly, the year came to a close without me getting my driving license due to the driving license inspectors being completely useless. I wasn’t informed my test was cancelled at all, even after I was sat 10 minutes are after EVERY OTHER PERSON IN THE DAMNED WAITING ROOM was assigned an inspector and left. Eventually, asking what was going on, they said sorry, it’s cancelled and we didn’t say anything because our bookings office is snowed in and hence closed – which is hardly an excuse since the person who said that knew I was cancelled and must have known the booking office was closed in order to tell me said fact. Dicks. Worse was that someone else didn’t turn up for their test but they wouldn’t take me for my test instead. What a bunch of lice-ridden cock-badgers!
Bytey introduced me to Game Dev Story on my Android phone. It is dangerously addictive.
So far the old IBS malarkey hasn’t really changed. After so many tests the doctors are basically saying – tough, it’s IBS and we’ve done so many tests we aren’t going to do any more as we are happy with our diagnosis. So now it playing around with my diet, lifestyle, etc to find some pattern of activity and food consumption that stops me from having lots of pain at random intervals. Or just hoping it goes away by itself. Fun times!
DruidX and I are thinking of squeezing out some geeklings in the near future, which could be fun/scary.
I’m becoming a Minecraft-widower.
I really miss Asheyna, my favourite Canadian geek. Being able to hang out with her and just bounce ideas around and write together was awesome when Dru and I went to visit and I really miss it. With her new beau, Minecraft and other things, I barely even see her online any more. And that last sentence unintentionally sounds a tad passive-aggressive.
I’ve come to an understanding that I’m not a writer, not really. I just don’t have that drive to finish any of the stories I’m telling. I’m a story teller, a roleplayer. I enjoy telling stories in the moment but actually writing a complete beginning-to-end story? I don’t think it’s for me and I don’t think I’ll ever be a published writer. Not to say I’m not going to try, but my definition of try in this case is very much a ‘keep writing as normal and eventually I’m bound to finish something enough to actual consider publishing it’. So, yeah, good luck with that…
So, what’s in store for 2011?
Hopefully some mini-geeks. New, exciting projects at work. Driving and all the freedom and flexibility that brings. More money, hopefully, as various things get paid off and I start earning more, etc. More roleplaying.
I’d like to say more game development, or hell, any game development. Games and programmings are both things I enjoy and writing games is something I really want to do. Unfortunately, it’s also work and I have enough of that from my job at the moment, what with the commute too I’m basically in work mode from 5am-9pm so I need downtime away from programming to stay sharp at it and not just burn out, so it’s been slow going doing anything in that regard. I’m hoping the driving will help is it cuts down my commute from 5h/day to 2h/day and that 3 hours a day extra will make all the difference.
Another thing I see happening this new year is playing more games. I’ve already succumbed to evil and have Windows7 on my laptop for the purposes of games I can’t get working under WINE in a satisfactory manner (such as Super Meat Boy, which is basically worth selling my soul over) and I expect I’ll find it increasingly more difficult to say no to games on the basis that they are only available to me under Windows.
I also see myself obtaining the role of family tech-support, a mantle my brother-in-law is no doubt more than happy to pass on