Just watched another episode of Black Mirror. Turns out it’s a great show. Not that I didn’t expect it to be since I’ve heard a lot about it in various podcasts. Still, it’s always nice when you come across something that you enjoy. This last episode reminded me a whole lot of Her and Ex Machina.
It’s Monday. This day has been quite good. So was the weekend. Managed to make a few persons happy in the last couple of days. Warms my heart. Today I was out running with some friends. Felt good in the light rain. Not to mention the surrounding darkness. Apart from that not much to say really. Another good day at the office actually. Helps that I have the best of friends there. You all make me smile and feel special.
Tomorrow is payday. I want to eat something good. I wonder what that would be though. But I’m actually hungry as I type this, haha. Wonder if that’s a good thing. I should sleep.
Oh em gee! I just watched the season finale of Halt and Catch Fire season 3. And had a beer. And some whiskey. The feeling at the moment. Man, I’ve not felt this great in ages. Might be because I’m slightly crushing on someone too. Maybe. Just very, very slightly. But still. I had a chat with a friend the other day about the feeling you have the moment you realize that you’re mutually in love with someone. This is the closest I’ve got to that in yeeeeeears. And I know I’m not even close to that situation but still. I’m just gonna enjoy this moment as much as I possibly can.
Halt and Catch Fire. Joe. Gordon. Cameron. Donna. You are the fucking best! You know that?! I know that you’re only fictional but you are my role models. You are what I would wanna be if I were serious about my career. I wish I had people like that to work with. Then again I do have the best colleagues in the world but I don’t know if anyone is serious in that kind of way. Really, this show. It is one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. Maybe because it hits close to home. It is… brilliant! BRILLIANT! Feels a bit like family.
And now, I just can’t stop smiling. Haha. I’m just all smiles in my bed right now. And this gut feeling is the best. Peeps, this is what life should be like. Really. I’m sure I’ll be back tomorrow with an equally depressing post but this feeling is worth one hundred bad days. I’m sure I’ll regret saying that, haha.
Ok, so I better get some sleep anyway. Tomorrow we’re having a photographer over at work. Apparently there will be photos of the place in general as well as portrait photos shot. Soooooooo. Might not wanna look like a fucking ghost. Damn, wish I was back on Mallorca. Sun. That was nice. Next year!
Sweet dreams y’all and lovesies~
Despite constant sweating, snoring and headache I can’t help but laugh out loud at this. This is the reason you watch Mad Men. Among many others of course 😀
I wanted to bring two interest pieces to the forefront today. I’ve yet to finish the first one but the latter I played through with a friend the other day.
An indie game developed by Night School Studio and one that is roughly 4-5 hours long. I’ve heard it mentioned in several podcasts that I listen to and it always peaked my interests. It’s an adventure game played out as a side scroller but it’s somewhat 3Dish too. It’s a bit like Telltale’s games in that you don’t really do a whole lot gaming, rather than getting the story told to you. The interactive part comes in the way of you deciding what you want to say to all the other characters and it somewhat reflects on the direction the story takes. Not the general direction but some small nuances. So there’s always a dialogue going on between the characters more or less and you decide what you want to say by pushing the corresponding buttons on your controller. It’s very linear and like I said there’s not much interaction to be done but it’s done in a good way so you feel that you’re playing the story. It also helps that it’s not too long because otherwise I fear that the format would lose its appeal. Still I wouldn’t mind playing more games of similar type. All in all it felt like a fresh breeze and I’d say that together with Firewatch it’s one of the most interesting games that I’ve played this year.
Now this is a series that got me hooked from the first time I heard about it. First of all it stars James Franco who’s an actor I really like. Feels like a fun person to be around and I always like the parts he plays. Furthermore we have the concept of time travel and the setting that takes the story to. The plot is this: Jake (James Franco) hangs out in his friend Al’s diner and is settling his divorce with his wife. When they’re done his friend (played by Chris Cooper) comes back from the kitchen looking like hell. Turns out he’s gotten cancer and Jake’s like.. what the fuck has happened man? You were only gone two minutes. Al then goes on to say that there’s this wardrobe that when entered brings you back to the 60s. Jake of course doesn’t believe him but he’s urged on to go inside the wardrobe and see for himself. Naturally all of this turns out to be true (otherwise we wouldn’t have a story to tell, now would we?) and Al goes on to explain that he is trying to use this ‘feature’ of the diner to prevent the murder on JFK. He believes that the world would be a much better place if he wouldn’t have been assassinated.
Now the thing about this time travel wardrobe is that once you go back in time, it doesn’t matter how long you spend there, once you go back only two minutes have passed. And if you enter again all of the things you did back in time gets erased. So you have to start over doing everything you did previously. Despite only two minutes having passed for everyone else in present time, time passes on for you, so you age. That’s why Al got his cancer. While this hasn’t really mattered a whole lot during the four episodes that we’ve seen so far I think it’s still a cool thing. What is furthermore cool is that the setting is the 60s. The clothes, the cars, the surroundings. It’s very, very neat indeed.
So, all in all, highly recommended! I can’t comment on how historically correct it is but so far I enjoy it anyway.