Anne is on a well-deserved vacation this week, so I'm doing the single parent thing, which leaves me with very little "me" time after work and family responsibilities are met, so not a lot of blogging so far. Wheee! It's actually quite weird to be so tired by the end of the day, I'm falling asleep before 11 each night, and actually staying asleep until my alarm goes off the next morning. This week, I've had incredibly lucid dreams every night, too.
I've been working on this Star Trek Anniversary thing a little bit each day since Friday, and I'm pretty happy with it, but I haven't said all I need to say, and I'm not rushing it out before it's done, which I really hope will happen today or tomorrow. I just found the most important thing to say with it last night while I was walking my dogs, so it should flow out pretty easily and quickly now.
If you're looking to get a complete collection of stuff I've done this week, I have a few things up at CardSquad and Suicide Girls (The SG news links should be considered NSFW. Despite my pleadings, nothing is being done to make the newswire consistently SFW, so take that into account if you're going to click through.) Games of our Lives this week is The Fairyland Story:
The Fairyland Story
When the mid-'80s officially began in 1985, things weren't looking as good as nostalgic specials on VH1 would have you believe. The AIDS epidemic was out of control, 10,000 people were killed when a cyclone hit Bangladesh, and New Coke filled supermarket shelves. People seeking escape from the troubled times often found it in video arcades, and what better place for total escape than in a fairyland story?
Gameplay: In The Fairyland Story, you play a witch named Ptolemy, who looks like a cross between Legend Of Zelda's Link and Orko from He-Man. You're questing through various castles and giant cakes in Fairyland, though you never find out exactly what you're questing for. But it must be important, because a lot of fairy-tale monsters want to stop you, including wizards, dragons, sword-wielding pigs, and, of course, hippos wearing crash helmets.
The Science Channel is running original episodes of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. It's still awesome, and you should watch it, unless you hate astronomy and turtlenecks, in which case I say to you, Good day, Sir!"