143 "Just What I Wanted"
May 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to me! Well, yesterday, anyway.

So now that summer is upon us I aim to buckle down and start pumping out comics like I used to again. And, if I can, figure out how to make the process of comic-making not take hours upon hours, which will help with the first goal.

Needless to say, I've been spending a lot of time doing things that aren't comics. One of the things I was doing for a while was playing through Gemini Rue, an old-school point-and-click adventure game with a sci-fi noir setting. If you like any of those things, I'd highly recommend looking into it. It sort of reminds me of Blade Runner, which I felt urged to watch again after playing this game. And while you don't run into too many shootouts, it's got a pretty cool combat system. Although it takes a while to get used to it, it's definitely awesome once you've got it down. The story is good, too. You progress through the story alternating between two different characters, and things get exponentially more interesting as the game goes on up to its conclusion. It's available on Steam for ten bucks, which is certainly a reasonable price for something like this.

I also picked up Diablo 3 the other week, and I can definitely see myself sinking a lot of time into that game. While I owned Diablo 2 and the Lords of Destruction expansion, I never got into it nearly as much as some people I know. Even so, I tried the demo of D3 and could tell that I was going to like this one even more. It seems like there's a lot of commotion around it, and a lot that Diablo fans are upset about, which is understandable. But as someone who didn't get into D2 for the reasons so many people did, a lot of the changes they made appeal to me, and I think as time goes on, some of the things that D2 players are looking for will be accounted for in D3. The only thing that I'd definitely agree is bunk is this DRM business, only because I should be able to play my single player campaign without experiencing lag or worrying about whether or not the servers are going to be down. But I'm not going to rant about that here because you can read about how shitty that is pretty much anywhere on the internet.

I also went out to see The Avengers. But you did, too, right? If you like superhero movies (or Iron Man, at least), there's really no reason to not see The Avengers. I've seen it twice now and I'm hoping for a third viewing when it goes to the cheap theater. It's pretty good, you guys. For reals.

Oh, also, Game of Thrones. Episode nine of season two is this weekend, and it looks to be pretty epic. It seems like everyone is in a position right now for something pretty exciting to happen. While I can't wait to see how the season is wrapped up next week, I'm also not looking forward to an entire year before season three starts. More Game of Thrones immediately, plz.