Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

Oh yes.  I am a nerd, geek, whatever you want to call it.  And strangely proud of it ^_^.

Last night and this morning I worked on this manip for a contest I’m entering.  One only had the use of two pictures but they could do anything with them concerning text/brushes/textures etc.  I had lots of fun.  And though I generally don’t “ship” Ron and Harry (I think this is the first time it even entered my mind), I love the effect.

I think I may have to do more work in photoshop.  I forgot how much I’d missed it.

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Sorry for the length between updates! Uni has pretty much taken over my life. I’ve just finished my midterms and paper proposals (pesky as they are). February has worn me down and I’m looking forward to March beginning. The saying goes that it comes in like a lamb and out like a lion. Some years it’s sunny and warm for the first two weeks and then sadly the snow and ice returns for another month before spring returns in full. I’m ready for green and colour. Though yesterday as I was walking from the bus into my Uni I saw all the frost on the blades of dead grass and tree branches and it looked like needles were clinging to it. They were all pointing in the same direction. I wished that I had had my camera on me, it was a beautiful sight. We need to stop more often and look down at the world we live in. Slow down a bit.

One of my favourite parts of summer is to walk down my parents street to the river and see what’s available. One can be surprised by the wonders hidden for you alone. As a child my favourite activity was to walk around and imagine myself into different environments. Sometimes that meant rescuing someone, or being the princess of an imaginary country or going back in time to live the life in one of my favourite time periods. Most prominent were Tudor England and Ancient Egypt. Sometimes I was the daughter of Aslan and lived in Narnia. I would play with the naiads and dryads and have some jolly fun. Sometimes I had to fight the white witch and save Narnia alongside that of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter. I loved to read but I didn’t need books to escape. My mind ran around in twirls and spirals as I entertained myself. I can’t wait for summer again so I can resume my walks. Sometimes I still have my little imagination games. Though they’re slightly “grown up” and I imagine myself as the Empress of a far away country or I discover Atlantis.

What is your favourite part of spring/summer?

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Dragon Age.  I’ve been waiting for more than a few months to get my grimy little paws on this game.  First for it to come out, then for it to come down in price/get it for free for Christmas.  I refused to pay $70 for a game, even if it happens to be as phenomenal as it has turned out to be.  Anyway after a very nice brother bought it for me on Boxing Day, I’ve since started it, and do not regret the hours I’ve already poured into it.

The graphics aren’t the greatest to look at, but the voice actors chosen are wonderful.  Claudia Black (Valla from Stargate SG-1),  and Tim Curry (Scar from the Lion King) are just two examples.  The game works out like a movie, but it played like KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic).  If you’re bored of the turn based games such as Lost Odyssey, Dragon Age offers a different variant of the Fantasy RPG genre.  Remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books from the 90s?  Dragon Age is exactly like that.  Every choice, side quest, change in character affects the outcome of the game.  The gameplay and story is what you make it out to be.  Thus there is endless replay value, on top of the hundreds of hours needed to complete the game.

If it weren’t for classes starting up again at the University, I’d spend most of my days playing it.  It’s rather addictive, and very entertaining.  I’d recommend it for anyone, whether you are new to gaming, or a veteran of the older console games.

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