To those of you who still have me on your RSS feeds or still peek here to see if I’m breathing:
I am breathing, pretty well, I might add. It looks as if I will pull my first semester from the jaws of the scary thing that had it, and grad school will turn out to not be a bad idea at all, even in the wake of love’s labors lost. I’m dating around, and I have what I’m calling “my favorite” now. Best part of it is, even if none of these girls work, I know there are more out there, and my career path is still shining and healthy.
Since I more or less paid for two months of Warhammer without playing it, I decided that – while I still think I’d like to play again someday – that time is not now. I have cancelled my account as of today; it expires in six days. What little time I do get to game I have completely devoted to a Steam came known fondly as “Left 4 Dead.” It gives me all I wanted from Warhammer – small, tight-knit team-based game play in high pressure situations that really build quick solidarity – and more, in that you always start on equal footing with everyone you meet so far as game mechanics and numbers are concerned. Skill is another matter, but that’s the joy in it. Turns out that I’m still fundamentally lethal with a mouse when it comes to first-person shooter games, and my true video game love has always been Co-op Player-vs-Environment. It’s rare that it’s done adequately, and Valve has gone way beyond that: it is much more than adequate. It may be one of the best FPSs I have ever played (and I have played a lot).
If you find yourself wanting to play L4D and wonder if thade might play with you, the answer is almost certainly yes. My Steam name is the same as my email: serratemplar. Feel free to try and find me; post here if you do, so I can filter you free of the random invite-chaff everybody gets on Steam.
I don’t miss Warhammer, though it was a great time. I do miss the people I met and casually worked with as I maintained this blog, which I feel during its heyday was a success. I miss this blog for what it was, but it demanded a tremendous amount of time which I definitely don’t have. I won’t close it, and I may even post to it from time to time. But not in the same way, of course.
I have a lunch date today. I really think I like her. The point behind dating is to find out if I really do, and to see if it’s mutual. Given that, we proceed. Lacking that, well, I have plenty of drawing board.
thade out. <3