Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Non Update Update

The past year and half have been tough with experiences of love, loss, and much so that, coming out on the other side of it I must (not-so-subtly) mark a shift in tone.  Nothing too serious, nor too exciting.

It's 2016 and I'm 20 and 5 (6 if you're counting old-fashioned Chinese).  A quarter century old.  It only feels right to bookmark this as an ending of a chapter in this life--and the beginning of the next one.  Of course, there's never quite a finite ending in continuous time, so here are the sketchbooks I'm filling up and stashing away at the end of the year.

Nothing signals the end of an era like the upgrading of a computer!  I got a deal on a bunch of older parts from a friend and rebuilt his "Beast", set up in my corner here:

A list of the games I remember playing in this time gap would be interesting to look back on, so:

Metal Gear Solid 3

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
Metal Gear Solid 4
Metal Gear Solid V
StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void
Dota 2
Diablo 3
Dark Souls
Pillars of Eternity
Darkest Dungeon
Endless Legend
Hyper Light Drifter
The Witness
Invisible, Inc.
Splinter Cell: Conviction 
And more...

I had the most fun and thoughtful time with Metal Gear.  It was particularly touching to play through these four installments of Metal Gears, and seeing the message Kojima had on the death of loved ones, and the way it changed throughout the years.

So, that's it for the nothing-to-update-on post.

Cheers, to the years to come...

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