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thoughts from a groggy mind

Yesterday was filled with distractions, and I kept saying, "Okay, well, I'll do this one last thing, and then I'll go finish up with The Dry Salvages." But, by about 4:30 p.m., the obvious futility of my situation had become...well, obvious. So, the revisions were put off again, until, I hope, today. And most of the dren from yesterday isn't even notable, though I will mention that the contracts for Daughter of Hounds arrived.

I think this is going to be a short post. I just don't seem to have it in me this morning.

I have been suffering from a most profound and disconcerting intertia.

Last night, Spooky and I watched two eps from Season Four of Farscape, "Kansas" and "Terra Firma." It was cool seeing them back to back that way, and I think these aliens-on-Earth episodes are two of the series' best. Anyway, on disc two of Volume 4.3, under the extras, you can see the original make-up tests for Virginia Hey (as a very different looking Zhaan), Anthony Simcoe, and Gigi Edgley. We see a somewhat different direction that Chiana might have taken. Here's a still from the test (I found it online):





It would have been interesting if they'd gone with this concept. Certainly, Chi would have been a bit less cute and a lot more intimidating. And I'd have had to have dental prosthetics made.

Afterwards, Spooky fell asleep, and I puttered about Morrowind for a time (about two hours, I think). I mostly just ran around in the wilderness, killing giant rats and nix hounds. I eventually wound up paying some fekkik to let me ride his silt strider to Balmora, where I joined the Fighters Guild. Now they want me to clean a bunch of rats out of a cave. How much longer do I have to play before I've justified the $6.73 rental fee? Another ten hours, I figure. Yesterday, in a comment to the entry before last, setsuled wrote, in what I think is a spot-on criticism of the game:

I've been thinking about this and I realised that, even though I've been playing Morrowind for years shall likely continue to, I kind of hate it. It's the only game I've played that truly creates a world, but sometimes I'll be running around in a city or something, and an eerie feeling of being utterly alone comes over me. And I feel curiously mad at Bethesda for stranding me on this world of dead things.

I have to brush my not-pointy teeth now.

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sravenmad
Aug. 10th, 2004 06:08 pm (UTC)
I like the Chiana they went with.
setsuled
Aug. 10th, 2004 11:02 pm (UTC)
Here's a still from the test (I found it online):

For some reason, that picture has me imagining Chiana eating cornflakes very vigorously. It also has me imagining a scene of Scorpius and her trading increasingly vehement threats.

setsuled wrote, in what I think is a spot-on criticism of the game:

Well, thanks. Have you noticed none of the NPCs can jump? They can kind of fall off things, but they can't jump. There's a Damage Acrobatics spell in the game but it's about as useless as the Damage Personality spell.

By the way, the werewolf in the Bloodmoon expansion pack is actually very well animated and designed. There's a screenshot here of the werewolf fighting a very silly looking bear. It's fun running into town and slaughter people as a werewolf.
greygirlbeast
Aug. 11th, 2004 03:47 pm (UTC)
a very silly looking bear.

I think he just wants to dance.

For some reason, that picture has me imagining Chiana eating cornflakes very vigorously.

Okay. Damn. Now I'm horny.
setsuled
Aug. 11th, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
I think he just wants to dance.

Heh, I think you're right.

Okay. Damn. Now I'm horny.

Now why didn't I guess you had a corn flakes fetish . . . ? *suddenly in the mood to listen to Tori Amos . . .*
greygirlbeast
Aug. 12th, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
Now why didn't I guess you had a corn flakes fetish . . . ?

Because i don't.
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