I’m halfway through my vacation now. Which means that in three weeks time I’ll initiate the third edit of Project 2. Even though I am enjoying “doing nothing” I feel lazy and unproductive so I literally can’t wait to get started with my writing again! Meanwhile I’d thought I’d give you a quick insight into my life and tell you what I’ve been up to lately.
Well – there isn’t much to say really. I can sum everything up in one word. Skyrim.
But to be fair that’s not all I’ve been doing. I’ve been out buying Christmas present and playing a bit of Professor Layton and the Spectre’s Call!
I am also currently reading The Outsider by Albert Camus. Only about 20 pages in (and it’s about 100 in total) but so far I enjoy it a lot. The protagonist’s attitude to life and the outside world is similar to that of my own protagonist in Project 2. I find that quite interesting.
Today I also went into town to get my copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic – Collector’s Edition. The game’s not released (officially) until the 20th of December but I’ve got early access… Yet I can’t access the servers. Oh well. I enjoyed the beta and it will be interesting to see what the full game is like! Especially considering the lengthy development time and production costs. Here’s an interesting quote about the game:
The game is among the most expensive ever made – rumoured to have cost games giant Electronic Arts more than £100 million. But it could ‘earn billions’ say game industry insiders – dwarfing even the amounts earned by cinema blockbusters such as Avatar.
[‘Star Wars: the Old Republic £100M blockbuster is the ‘Avatar’ of gaming,’ (Online) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2042394/Star-Wars-Old-Republic-100M-blockbuster-Avatar-gaming.html, Accessed 15th December 2011]
Here are some geeky photos I took of the Collector’s edition.
Here we have the Collector’s Edition box packaging.
Some of the content which includes the soundtrack, a security key, a book with artwork and information about the game and the Star Wars universe, some ‘official’ Republic and Sith papers and…
… a map of the Star Wars Universe!
Lastly you get a statue of Darth Malgus.
Enough pictures… Before writing this post I pondered making a vlog instead (you know, a video clip with me narrating instead of writing all of this down). But that would just be troublesome and no one would watch it. Or?
Also – I think most comments would be about not hearing what I say because of my Viking accent.
– F H Hakansson