March 7th, 2006


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Ugh, today's oatmeal was just this side of bread. Adding a little water turned it into something just this side of glue. Glad this isn't normal.

Two nights in a row I have done something most unusual. I have plopped myself down in front of the TV for several HOURS. See, I pulled out my knitting and turned the TV to TNT for the Law and Order marathons they do. I can't say I watch per se, but I do listen and look up often enough that my knitting is a bit slower than if I were, say, on the van. But the knitting is getting done. I may just finish this sweater yet.

Got Civ IV at my son's request. I think I have it running okay on his computer, but he can HAVE it. Ugh.

Me, I am waiting most impatiently (gosh darn it. I was trying not to get excited about this. Really I was.) for The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. And to think, if it weren't for Pat pushing me to play the first game (Arena) lo! these many years ago, I likely wouldn't even know about it.

Man! You know, I STILL occasionally get at twinge to play Daggerfall again? But I can't, since it really needs Win 95. I understand game mechanics so much better than I did when that came out, I wonder how much better I would do at it, sometimes. But I haven't a clue how to set up an emulator and haven't done much to turn my oldest (currently unused) machine into a Win 95 box.

Lore junkies.

I am pretty sure I am not one. I don't feel any compulsion to do the kind of compilation you can find here, but I sure do enjoy READING it. And discussing it, when I can. I think that's one of the really big draws for me, to Asheron's Call. The lore was great fun. The mysteries were interesting and some could even be solved completely by the lore. Contemplating what the devs were trying to not-tell us in the monthly teaser was worthwhile. The fact that lore told me that Asheron came from a place called "Knorr" couldn't possibly have had anything to do with that, of course. ;)

Now, I find myself sucked into Oblivion by the lore. I nearly burst something important when I found two sets of books in Morrowind. One was the 'official' biography of Barenziah, and the other was called "The Real Barenziah". And that second biography both rang truer AND made what happened in Arena clearer. (for those that are interested, Barenziah was the one that seduced the locations of the pieces of the Staff out of Jagar Tharn, passed them on to the ghost of the battlemage, who passed them on to the Unnamed Hero - me, in my case. In the game itself, you just know this ghost appears periodically to tell you where to look for the next piece.) I was tickled. I was thrilled. I DESPERATELY wished for someone to crow about this to, who would understand. *sigh* Can't have everything I want, now can I?

Anyway. Lore junkies. Glad I am not actually one of them (just close), but damn, they make for fun reading (for me, 'cause I'm weird that way).