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Today is the last day to eligible-ize yourself to win a free book–all you have to do is sign up for my I-have-a-new-thing-out newsletter. Details here.

For those of you concerned about being spammed with my newsletter, let me mention that later tonight, when I send out the message about the new book giveaway, it will be the first ever issue of this newsletter.

In other non-news, since my wife has to work on Sunday and my son has a tournament on Saturday, today is my Father’s Day. We’re celebrating by having breakfast at a restaurant (I love restaurant breakfast, for serious) and having burgers for dinner. With buns. I know, crazy, right?

I’ve asked to have the Chris McGrath prints of my Twenty Palaces cover art either framed or matted as my Dad’s Day gift–like most people, I don’t need more stuff. However, my wife and son have been eyeballing a flat screen TV for our Netflixing. Nevermind that I think our 19″ CRT still works just fine; they have the temptation and I may be the excuse.

Anyway, I’m going to do a bit of work in the Star$$ until they get here, then they’ll leave and I’ll work some more. Work! It’s what’s for dinner.

Also, having finished, sent off, and celebrated Epic Fantasy With No Dull Parts, I finally felt as though I had permission to play a bit of computer game.

Now, I’m not exactly Mr. Moderation, so I don’t play all that much. I tend to get stuck in games, trying to do one more thing one more thing. Of course, the games are designed to make you do exactly that, which sort of sucks. As a result, I have to keep away from them for the most part if I want to create books, stay married, pay rent, move my body, and/or feed myself.

But sometimes, I say what the hell. Last night after I did the dishes, I turned on Neverwinter Nights. (It was an Oppressmas gift.) I turned it off at 4 am.

It’s possible that my wife is correct when she points out that these games aren’t good for me. And that I’m a boring husband when I play. Worse, I still couldn’t find that third werewolf. And why am I carrying around this troll head? I know someone wants it, but…

Anyway, I will now get back to formatting my son’s 10K comic fantasy for publishing on the blog while I wait for the fam. Have a great day, everyone.

Mirrored from Twenty Palaces. You can comment here or there.


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Jun. 15th, 2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
My wife’s rule is that I don’t get to vanish behind a computer to play games. However, she enjoys watching me play games on the television, particularly ones like Deus Ex where the tactical simulation is good enough that her police training wakes up and starts analyzing the situation. So mostly I’ve been playing console games, usually RPGs, when I play computer games; she finds the explosions and death-screams soothing and talks about my games as killing things for her pleasure.

It turns out that a modern video card is quite capable of driving a 1920×1080 monitor and cloning the output to an HDMI port driving the television. So now I have a Star Wars: the Old Republic habit, which comes with the added bonus of some rather good writing and voice acting providing a plot that unfolds during the game.
Jun. 16th, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
My wife would find that unbearably dull, I think.
Jun. 16th, 2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
If anything, at least NWN is a fantastic pick for a gaming binge. I used to play it for hours at a time, despite the fact that it crashed, on the clock, every 10 minutes. *nostalgic sigh* Good times.

And I played through the game twice and still couldn't find that werewolf either. It's a mystery, I guess.

Jun. 16th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
A good thing about playing old games is that walkthroughs are v. easy to find.
Jun. 17th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
What? You mean I'm not automatically in your opt-in system? Fine, I'll go sign up.

10K !?!?! He's been busy.
Jun. 19th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
He doesn't look like it, but I guess so.
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