February 14th, 2007

Black and White

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Last weekend was OwlCon, so I spent Friday planning to go there that evening, but at the place I stopped to have dinner at they mixed up everybody’s orders and by the time they got it all sorted out it was too late to go and make the 8pm start for that round of games. I did end up going all day Saturday. I played most of the afternoon in a game of Order of The Stick adventure game which we called at around 6pm after playing for 5 hours. Interesting game, but way way too long with a full group. I did enjoy most of the time, but it dragged at the end. I was considering getting it at the con, but decided instead to get a game called Smugglers of the Galaxy that had been featured in the Houston Chronicle because it was developed by a local guy. He was there at the con selling it, and I watched him play a demo against a few folks. It seemed pretty cool, with elements of Empire Builder in the buying and trading of goods.

That evening I played a Buffy game run by the BardNoir, who apparently is fairly well known on the machinima scene. That’s apparently where they make movies using game engines like Red vs. Blue or the Sims. It was a fun Buffy game.

Monday I had a Heroes watching party again, and ate ice cream. A good day.

Ghost Whisperer

"It happens that Hewitt's good-girl sheen makes her all the more impressive as a leading lady in the tank tops, nighties, sundresses and other cleavage-friendly garb her character displays ... though, oddly enough in wholesome, hometowny Grandview, no one seems to notice her décolletage any more than they can see her needy ghosts."
From the Houston Chronicle.

I was just telling some friends about this the other day, how they dress her in ball gowns like she's going to the Emmy's every day whether she's camping or cleaning or cooking on the show. And she never wears the same one twice. Her closet must be big as a house.

Anyway I like the phrase "cleavage-friendly garb". I need to use that in conversation more often.