Before I begin the email officially, I wanted to publicly apologize to Rhett for being such a douche tool earlier this week. There was no real excuse for what I said, but in my defense I get super mouthy when I am writing tired. Still, what I said was totally disrespectful, and I was way out of line for it. Now, that said…email away.
Gentlemen, let’s broaden our minds. Lawrence? I decided since the wife is at work tonight and I got off early that it might do for me to send an email BEFORE you record. This of course presumes you are recording tonight, which you might not be given your gruesome deaths in the supremely profane and highly offensive DGP Bracket of Certain Doom. 😉 (Oh…and I cannot believe you let Lindsay listen to it, Rhett! You know the average mortal isn’t equipped to process my brand of vile humor!) It has been a looooong week, fellas, and it looks to be even longer. Our vacation begins next Friday, but the downside is that I have to work 10 days in a row prior. Ugh. Not only that, but we are training a new person, which is always fun. At least she’s intelligent and talented, which is more than I can say for some of the people that have meandered through our employ in the past. I haven’t been gaming much this week aside from spending a little bit of time earlier this week with Darksiders on the 360. It is a fun game, and after I finish crapping out this email and cooking some homemade bacon burgers for my son, I’ll probably hop back on and play it a little more. My only other gaming related activities this week involved picking up some naked original Xbox games and one PS2 title on the cheap from Savers. Yep…been slow on the nerd front.
Oh…I have been watching Falling Skies. LOVE. IT. I will admit it’s not the most well written show, and it has huge plot holes (like the earth being overtaken by aliens that possess technology sophisticated enough to traverse the universe, but still can’t quite seem to nail tech that allows them to detect humans hiding three feet away behind a burnt out car for some odd reason) but it is just a great, mindless series. I highly recommend it as a popcorn muncher.
Okay, your Superman iteration list. I read the series about the Real Life Superman. It was genuinely good. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and while it sounds ridiculous on its face, it is a worthwhile read. It was about a kid named Clark Kent of all things who gains all the powers of Superman, but ages, has kids and a wife, and for whatever reason can alter his physiology in such a way as to allow a nurse to draw his blood. It was a really endearing and cool story. Toward the end he becomes an old man who has lost a lot of his power, and he gets really introspective and it is interesting watching him deal with his maturation. Not your typical Superman fare by any stretch, but it was very well done. Heck, some of my favorite Superman stories were deviations from the original character. Red Son Superman still remains my favorite iteration of Supes! (My 2 Red Son Supes figures are among the only pieces I still possess from my action figure collecting days. Yeah. I was one of those. )
It was weird as crap to hear Rhett just forcibly insert the email in part B. He said, to be fair, that it would sound disjointed, and…well…he was right. I was hoping to hear Jason’s response to my questions about the whole vampire blood drinking issue. I thought the topic Jason brought up was really interesting and found myself caring and having an opinion for some odd reason. 😉
I read into the Occulus Rift pricing y’all mentioned. It is really not that bad when you consider that if you’re going to be spending that kind of scratch, getting both the Rift and a capable gaming pc isn’t exactly a rip off. I know y’all aren’t as geeked about VR as I am, but I’d love to have a Rift or Morpheus or even the new FOVE I read about not too long ago.
I still haven’t read the Convergence books I bought. I’m actually going to simply get them digitally and read them on my wife’s Kindle Fire that she never uses. At five bucks a pop, it’s too damned expensive to buy the physical books all the time. I’m also getting the entire run of Y the Last Man because I have heard it’s a really good series. Either of y’all read it? I’m looking forward to diving into it with all the fervor Jason has for Gottrek and Felix!
So the other day I was talking to the manager of my local Gamestop. We b.s. all the time since we work in the same mall and I know his wife. We were discussing Elder Scrolls online for PS4. I told him I am super torn on that game. When he asked why I replied that because I LOVE the Elder Scrolls series, but I equally HATE online gaming. He looked at me with the expression of disbelief that I’m used to getting at this point whenever I say that and asked me what I hate about online. I said “other people.” He nodded and laughed. I know it’s free of the monthly subscription fee now, but I still do not have a PS Plus subscription. I just don’t want to spend the fifty bones, but if I were a betting man I’d wager I will cave. I just cannot say no to the Elder Scrolls.
Okay, that’s it for this week, guys. I gots burgers to cook and games to play. So till next week, don’t do anything lethally stupid. #SorryIwasADickThisWeekRhett #DoNotPeeOnMyParade
Oh…and on Monday we are going to try to find out what our baby’s gender is. We are hoping for a girl. I told my wife I will turn her into a gamer/geek girl if she is. My wife threatened divorce if I tried. lol