Nevertheless, I'd like to make time for a miscellaneous update, if only to peek my own head up above the waves, like a periscope, to get my bearings.
- Last week, my family and I finished watching the single season of Space: Above and Beyond, a phenomenally well-written 1995-1996 sci-fi TV series that should have gone on longer. We've now just started in with the Eccleston season of Doctor Who.
- I'm so not a computer game person, but for a couple weeks I've been mildly addicted to 2048, an popular browser-based abstract puzzle game. I haven't yet beat it (current high score: 20,980), but I'm balmed to know that there's SCIENCE behind why it's so addictive.
- I've had my final two moves in the "Ode To Joy Game" (see the most recent post) planned for at least a month -- with game-board images already "in the can" -- but I haven't been able to get the text of the posts written yet. Hopefully soon.
- Although I had an awesome time doing the April A-Z challenge in 2012 and 2013, I didn't manage to think of a good enough theme this year, so I'm taking a break.
- Okay, was anyone else as upset as I was about last week's series finale of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother? I don't think I've mentioned here that this was one of the only weekly sitcoms that I watched pretty regularly. Its ending was well-written, kind of shocking, and will surely continue to be divisive amongst fans. I'll link to a (spoiler-filled) article or two that reflect some of my own feelings about it, and just leave it at... poor Tracy McConnell!
- It's been a while since I've done any work on my Homebrew '82 role-playing game rules variant, or on the associated "Avalon Lost" campaign setting (scroll down to posts 13-18 here). However, a few days ago I did get, all in a flash, a mindwarping idea for the final adventure in the Avalon Lost universe. I might write it up for the blog, as long as I remember (if I ever start DMing in the future) not to tell my players that this blog exists. :-)
- Later this week comes April 8, 9, and 10, three special holidays in Aleister Crowley's new religious tradition of Thelema. It's the 110th anniversary of the writing of the Book of the Law. In recent years I've fallen out with my own tradition of reading the three chapters on their associated days, but I'm planning to make time for it this year.