ramblings

distracted and dismayed

Yes, it’s been a while.  No, I’m not dead. It is very hard to write about videogames while Donald Trump is still President.  Indeed, it is very hard to enjoy videogames while Donald Trump is President.  I sit in my basement… Read More ›

a hole in my life

[Please pardon any typos in this entry; I have a bit too much adrenaline in my system for reasons I can’t yet disclose, but will hopefully reveal in the not-too-distant future.] So where was I?  In last week’s post, I… Read More ›

The End Of Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda Current Status:  credits have rolled.  Approximately 60 hours, approximately 80% game completion.  Level 53.  Still a few side quests to tool around with, as well as a narrative epilogue to wrap up. It’s interesting to me how,… Read More ›

The Ethereal Sigh

A Twitter friend recently held a poll asking which format of games was preferable – digital or physical.  I used to be a physical devotee; I took great pride in my collections of stuff, be they books, CDs, games, etc.  I… Read More ›

Post-Snow Day Paralysis

I have officially reached the point of old-man decrepitude where shoveling the driveway – after a not-all-that-terrible snowstorm, for that matter – renders me immobile for at least 24 hours.  Everything hurts.  My back is totally fucked up, of course, but… Read More ›

The Friday Funk

When even Twitter being adorable can’t snap you out of a melancholy mood, you know you’re in trouble. This is the best thing I’ve ever seen. pic.twitter.com/xBEcHkmBzM — Jon Holmes (@jonholmes1) March 10, 2017 1. Here’s something positive – I’ve… Read More ›