By Dwip June 17, 2003, 2:24 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Yes Whir, here’s a blog update.

Let’s see… Not much happening, really. Finished my latest Kings of the French turn finally, after decades of vicious slaughter in the east, and will now need to write up a story for it. RBP-10A finished as well, with us winning by a surprise UN victory. Just finished my Sirian’s Sandbox turn. *shrug*

Also, I played some Bloodmoon. I like it. There’s a lot of snow, a lot of Nords, dead and otherwise, a lot of wildlife, most of it now dead, and a lot of nifty quests and items and stuff. About everything one would expect. Good stuff.

On the real life front, well, I need a job. I really, really need a job. I missed the last two offers I had because I was so busy with school I couldn’t take the time to persue them. I can but hope that pays off when grades roll around. It was a sucky term. In either case, it’s time to start putting together a list of people, and going and talking to the temp agency people again, see what I can find.

In any event, it looks like, job or no, it’s going to be a creative summer. I’m pounding out docs for AFKMud by the ton, and I’m starting to get a lot of ideas for Tharavel. Add that to what I’ve been writing for my Civ games and for KoF, and that’s a lot of writing. Get even better when Epic 29 rolls around.

Oh, and then there’s the reading list. It’s summer, I could relax, but no. Currently, my reading list (for fun, mind you), is:

James Clavell – Shogun
Marcus Aurelius – Meditations
Norman Davies – The Isles – A History
Edward Gibbon – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Somebody – The Parthians

And if I get around to it, there’s always Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur to play around with. And whatever fiction I end up reading, of course.

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avatar Comment by Regina #1
June 17, 2003 at 5:07 pm

My summer reading list (for fun, like yours) includes:

Roman Britain: Outpost of the Empire (short, with many pictures)
Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists (this is actually light reading)


Medieval Lives: 8 Charismatic Men and Women of the Middle Ages
The Decameron
Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life by Allison Weir

And, to break up the Roman and medieval monotony, A Tale of 2 cities and a book about the Jewish Mafia, which promises to be quite entertaining. And I also plan to re-read what I can of Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game series.) And I have to read Night by Elie Wiesel and the Red Badge of Courage for school. And I think that’s about all I can handle for one summer.

avatar Comment by Dwip #2
June 17, 2003 at 8:18 pm

Sounds like some good stuff.

Surprised they don’t have you doing Tale of Two Cities in school, though. We read it in, um, Sophomore English, IIRC. Read Red Badge of Courage for fun, once. Was ok.

avatar Comment by Whir #3
June 18, 2003 at 3:02 am

Ugh, you history folk drive me nuts. Can’t you read something cool, like Neuromancer?

avatar Comment by Dwip #4
June 18, 2003 at 3:08 am

Well, she’s at least reading Ender’s Game. Which reminds me I need to go pick up the last bits of that series and read them.

And I discovered my John Adams bio in the bathroom today. THAT’S on the list, too.

Fiction has been boring me, lately. I think I need a new Guy Gavriel Kay or something.