Aspiration - Hope or Ambition
A word bandied by politicians these days to try and protect themselves from caring enough to do anything about anything. They want you to aspire for things, to want to work hard to gain the things that they just had given to them, most of them are already very wealthy, some may say I had to work hard for what I have, but we all know their interpretation of working hard is a lot different to the normal ordinary workers idea of working hard.
They want you to aspire to things that are an impossible dream, what they really want more than anything is you to just work hard, that is all work hard and do as you are told. Their wealth and privilege depends on willing slaves working hard to increase their wealth and privilege. They throw the odd bone here and there to placate the dream, a lottery win etc, but its always been about protection of their own wealth and well being, nothing more, they have never cared about us, they just care about themselves. All of them, every party, every political pundit, journalist every one of them, protecting their little club from the dirty masses.
Have had to modify ink cartridges for ages now so that I could continue to use my ink pen, but found someone on Amazon selling the correct ones for my pen. I hate using biro’s, much prefer proper ink pens, been using fountain pens since I was in Junior school. I went to one of those schools that transitioned the kids from pencils to fountain pens, and I know we now live in the digital age, but I still like putting pen to paper, in journals, notes and stuff. Old fashioned I know, but its a habit I have not broken out of, but a lovely bit of retro to keep me feeling nerdy.
As the title says, facebook likes sometimes make me uncomfortable. Why? Well it forces me to like someones bad life events as well as their good life events. I get the whole idea that a like shows support for the friend/relative but it still makes me feel weird. I’ve come to the conclusion its just the word “like”, if it was “agree” maybe it would be better, or maybe even “sympathise”, but “like” suggest that you are getting a kick out of the fact someone lost their dad, or mom etc. Maybe I think about it too much, but thinking is important to human growth I feel. We think therefore we are human, without it we are hopeless automotive robotic slaves.
Back to playing me some of the Empire : Total War game. I still have great difficulty getting my head into this game, even though I’ve played the others with no problem, love these games normally, but I don’t know what it is about this one but it just baffles me. Will not give up until I learn how to get it into my head, but still a little frustrating.
One thing that keeps happening to me is I get stuck in a your faction has been destroyed loop, it returns me to just before i lose over and over so I can’t do much without having to restart totally from the beginning of the scenario. Apart from that, I still love these games, may play some Shogun if I cannot get better at this.
Something in my development life over the last 5 years have got easier, but one thing that hasn’t is keeping things going. Updates, upgrades etc, take time swapping from one site to the next. The whole reason for me unifying everything into less places is to give me more time and less to do.
The zeroshadow.com site is going to be a single login site for all my games, no more seperate domains names, just one zeroshadow.com address and all the games will be available there. I also intend that one place to have my gameplay video’s too, no more youtube, just my own captive audience of gamers playing my games, talking about games, and talking about the things we like to do.
Finally it will become the original idea I had many moons ago of a place for PBBG players to hang out and play games together. I hope to develop some new ones soon, to keep everyone happy and build zeroshadow.com into something great.
Keep It Simple Stupid <<< That’s what I should have said all along.
Played my way through the story the first time, now doing it again from lvl 50+, goal is to get a character to level 100 like I did on the first game, I also like getting 50% of the steam achievements too, makes it worthwhile for me, I’m not going to obsess over the last 50%.
Enjoying the game a lot, the mods will make me play some more too, I deleted the first game to force myself to play this one more, as it did not grab me at first in the same way, has got better now though.
Just a few words to say I have now imported the posts from the zeroshadow.com blog to here, from now on all my blog posting for that site will happen here instead, one place, more posts I should think, maybe