Just a quickie today – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, “…one of the most fully-realized, easily enjoyable, and utterly engrossing role-playing games ever made,” has just released. My freezer is stocked with microwavable garbage; I’ve moved my television into a different corner of my living room so the afternoon sun that shines through my south window doesn’t cast a distracting glare on it; I’ve taken several days off work; I’ve turned off my phone so my boss can’t call me into work; I’ve been sleeping slumped forward in an uncomfortable chair to ascertain the homo-erectic posture needed when I’m leaning forward and casting entanglement spells on the dragon I’m about to behead; I’ve accepted the fact that posting this grotesque litany has decreased my chances of getting laid by 800%; I await a surfeit of nerdgasms. Don’t even get me started on the new Zelda game releasing in a few weeks. Yup – my waltz with the Seven Deadly Sins has gotten frisky and taken me to a VIP room with Sloth and Gluttony, and I couldn’t be more excited. St. John Clarke may have once said, “Growing old consists, abundantly, in growing young,” but since I’m hardly old enough to subscribe to such a sentiment, I’ll still find time, between filling kobolds with flaming arrows fired from my +5 bow and pestle-banging alkanet flowers and mort flesh into my mortar, to make it to Voice Over.
In the meantime, here’s a video by Gary Wilson, one of my fellow music snoot Luis’s recent discoveries; expect a blog post about him soon.