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I hoped to get something  published before I went under for surgery. I’m glad it did. 

A new article of mine is up at Kill Screen.

This time I compare open word games, in particular Skyrim, to Borges’ short story the Library of Babel.

 

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I’m leaving to go on a quest when a dragon comes out of nowhere. I hear nirnroot and it takes me forever to find it and pick it up. I get my bow and summon my Flame Atronach. The local villagers are helping out too. The dragon is at half life, so I follow it to the outskirts of town and finish it off with my mace, something I’ve never done before.  I’m nervous. I am gonna kill this dragon with my mace and he dies! Victory is mine, I do a little dance. But something is hitting me, and BAM, I’m dead. I got pwned by a mud crab…

Reload…loading..loading

Exit building, grab nirnroot. What the crap there’s three dragons this time? I summon my Flame atronach and get into postion. We’ve almost got one of the three down. The fight is going well, I haven’t taken any hits. I’m going to kill three dragons. My epic victory will make up for my failure.  The first dragon is at 10%, I can’t find it, and the second one is at 75%. I just need to re-summon my Flame Atronach. Everything stops. The screen locks. “NOOOOO” I scream. I’ve glitched out. “DAMN IT.”

Reload, loading, loading….

I pick up the nirnroot. ‘Alright dragon’, this time it’s two dragons, but one quickly retreats. I get the second on down to 50% and he starts to fly off. I yell at the television “Oh, NO you don’t!”  I chase the bastard up the side of a mountain; he wasn’t getting away. He’s just over the ledge seemingly waiting for me. I shout at him in rage and beat down his ass with my mace.  I smugly yell “That’s right!”

But there’s still one more I need to kill. ‘How dare they interrupt my Dark Brotherhood quest line.’ I traverse to the shore where I first died. ‘There he is, that bastard that ruined my first fight’. I sneak up behind him and kill him with one shot. I point at the television and say “No one fucks with me asshole mud crab.”  I walk away from this fight much happier. My significant other can’t stop laughing.

 

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I got pretty behind in my NaNoWriMo writing. I ended up getting yesterday’s 1600 words done and then another 1400.  I can get similar done today along with some assignments for school. To be on track I need to get today’s 1600 and another 3000 done today. Also I have revisions to do. Which is why I got so behind in the first place. I suppose if I kept track of the amount of words I edited I wouldn’t be in this pickle.  I’ll have to think of a better way to keep track of the amount of words I create while editing.

I’ve started playing Skyrim. I’ve decided to go into the sneak and conjuring trees. I intend to find the Dark brotherhood as soon as possible. One of my colleagues mentioned that he found it a little soulless when he played it to review it. I have to agree with him. I don’t give a crap about the world this time. It’s not like Oblivion were I felt a connection with certain people and certain towns. As I play it I’ll figure out what bother’s me about it.

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*runs around chanting: Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim  Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim

I knew it was coming, but now I am super excited.

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