Recently I have rediscovered a VERY old computer game via "Steam" (an online source for games ). My stepson recommended Steam when I bemoaned my inability to play my old favorite game discs on these super-updated laptops. Most just won't work even with the "patches" available online. Steam offers these games in a playable format. And it was through Steam I was able to get "Lords of the Realm 2" ........for $2.99 no less!
A typical view of one's county......now, to manage my resources and raise an army!
LOTR2 is a lot of fun for an old game, even with its limitations, and it is one of those old rare "turn-based" games. I like "turn-based" formats, but find them strangely......addictive. When I play a real time game, I find it much easier to say, "OK, enough. Time to stop." This game I can play for hours. And I can play it with the sound off......anywhere......even while 'watching' TV with Rosa.
Now I am also hosting Easter, and I have been doing things to prepare for that as well.....but in between errands and tasks? I am playing LOTR2.
It has also distracted me from blogging.........which at this point I think is a good thing. For a while there I was posting every day with various topics. Gathering images and source information took time......and it was a good outlet......even if these posts only generated responses from Dan, and a couple of others. It seems that lifestyle posts are hit-or-miss with readers, and socio-political ones....with little exception...... inspire more knee-jerk partisan reactions than genuine truth-seeking debate. So....fuck it.
I don't plan to close "Collected Submissions" (though if I did, there are probably only a metal fabricator's handful of people who would care) but I don't plan on very many "adult lifestyle" posts either.....because I'm just fairly bored with talking about it.
So, I am just going to conquer as many countries as I can, do some projects, and post when something motivates me. Those few who enjoy a robust debate can always email me. The rest? Well........LOL......I wouldn't have heard from you either way.