So it's time for these things again already? Man, fuck my life; it's going by way too quickly.
Anyways, I've been writing a lot lately. Writing, and playing some video games. Guild Wars 2 continues to impress but I'm starting to see the sinister shadow it has cast; the fetch quests really are still fetch quests. You can cleverly disguise them all you want, and they are better than the mindless grind, but you can't hide it from folks like me who know better. Even still it is the most fun I have ever had with an MMO, and the only time I've ever wanted to explore the world of one, apart from Ultima Online.
I got Painkiller Black along with all the expansions during the Halloween sale. I had never played it before, and have to say, it's surprising how solid it is. It's like Serious Sam, but much more playable for folks who have agoraphobia. It's something to play when I get bored of DOOM. Which is never.
Speaking of Halloween, I watched Evil Dead, Trick 'r Treat, and The Blair Witch Project this year. The Evil Dead remake is looking disgusting, and so is the original. People seem to remember it as a comedy, but it definitely wasn't meant to be. Trick 'r Treat is a ridiculously overlooked 2009 release that never made it into theaters, but I consider it a horror classic. It's in the same vein as films like Creepshow and The Twilight Zone; several different stories, only in this case, they all wrap up somewhat neatly and tie into one another in the end. And despite what negative things people have to say, Blair Witch remains one of the creepiest movies I have ever seen. The characters and everything they are going through is just so fucking genuine, it really adds to the entire experience. What our minds concoct in place of directly seeing something is usually far more terrifying, and the film is a master of that very concept.
But Halloween is over, November is here, and I have to get my ass to work in an hour. So let's get this thing over with, shall we?