Sunday, 6 January 2013
All that I can't leave behind
Earlier this evening I've been told off by a relative: you are working at a comfortable job; but what are you doing for the soul after work?
This is not the first time I feel misunderstood by my family, for whom my messing about with computers is as unfathomable as an automobile would be to a neanderthal. They simply fail to see the possibilities an interconnected world of computers can provide. I would therefore like to share with you two of tonight's achievements in response.
First, together with my wife I got to watch two more episodes of Chuck. Although these were probably among the weakest of the series thus far (we're in the middle of season 2 out of 5), being that they dealt mostly with the impossible romance between the series' geek and the series' femme fatale, I am hooked way past addiction. I'll explain it this way: yesterday, a 42 degree day at Melbourne, was a day we decided not to risk switching our electronics on for fear of frying them; today, in direct response to this Chuck-less day, I found myself humming the Chuck theme song all day long. In between playing Chuck's music on Spotify, of course. I dread the day we finish going through the series' 90+ episodes. A soul without Chuck is an incomplete soul.
Second, I got to finish Mass Effect 3's campaign yet again. This time around I did it with the character I had raised and developed through Mass Effect 2, thus bringing far more substance to the story of Mass Effect 3. Even though I knew what's to happen I still felt mesmerized, and not only by Liara telling me she loves my female avatar minutes before the latter decided to sacrifice herself for the sake of the galaxy. Look at the fan created image above and tell me the game does not inspire "souls".
Third, now I am here to blog about it all at an insane hour that should have seen me in bed ages ago. Any person telling me I am not doing anything "for the soul" is a person that never bothered checking my online presence.
N7 image by *muju on deviantART