This post marks a new beginning of sorts in many ways. As a new year's resolution, I decided to not only be more involved with my fandom but also keep a journal. Since you can apparently do both with this internet thing, I made up my mind with an ironclad determination to write a public daily blog post detailing my doings! Then I didn't.
Then, in a strange reversal of how most resolutions usually turn out (starting out okay and then petering out near the end of the month), I started out the month pathetically making excuses and then slapped myself out of it. Here, I will give updates daily on what I'm doing, watching, studying and procrastinating, all for your benefit!
Of course this is fine and dandy, and I'm guessing most of you will believe it when you see it (don't blame you in the slightest), but a few of you were lured over here with the prospect of a big announcement. Since I'd rather not disappoint everybody this early in the project, here goes...
My wife, Jessica... Is expecting!
This of course is the most terrifying thing I've ever heard in my life. I mean, how is one meant to react when one learns another one is developing in one's significant other? Luckily, as I've learned from all the data I've gathered on the internet and through my family, I'm pretty much preparing for it in the only sensible way there is: by having no clue what to do and panicking about the future. No one is prepared for parenthood, they say, everyone just learns it as they go along. I'm surprised the human race has lasted this long.
Well, if I'm going to be introducing another person to this time period, I'd better make sure they are sufficiently prepped on all thing geek! I've always wanted to learn D&D, but unfortunately the scene is very, very niche in New Zealand. Maybe if I get one of those old beginner's board games like Hero Quest, We could have a stimulating and creative family activity AND I could learn the ropes! Brilliant! At least, it WOULD be brilliant if it didn't cost $250 plus ludicrous shipping on ebay! Sigh... Maybe we should just bite the bullet and move to America... That's a good reason, right? The family must come first!
At the moment I'm doing a Diploma of Digital Filmmaking at a local college, and as such I've been watching a lot of movies, more than I normally do and with more variety than I normally do. I'll try to give a quick capsule review of the movies whenever I can. Yesterday we saw All Quiet On The Western Front. That is one depressing movie, in the best possible way. It's painfully modern for a film made in the 30's, feeling more like a 70's anti-war film, and it's dang powerful. After this film and my experience in Spec Ops: The Line, I've decided that I will never play any 'realistic' military shooters ever again. That's how effective they are.
Well, there's my first post! My others may not be so long, but I have begun! Let's see if I can continue!