Started my sketching routine this morning. Eventually I’ll set up a really spiffy gallery dedicated to sketches, but for now, they’ll go here each day. Been playing KOTOR so obviously my mind is on Jedi, so that’s what I sketch.
It was pretty weird, sketching like this. A) Sketching into a book type thingy, and B) sketching with regular lead pencil again. I’m so used to my beloved non-photo blue pencil, that using regular lead throws me for a loop now. I put down a line and I’m like “Holy shit that’s dark!”. Anyway, as surprising as it sounds, this sketching thing is going to be a learning process for me. I suspect we’ll see a gradual improvement in the sketches as time goes on.
I may push the start of my vacation back until mid-next week. That way, when Fable comes out, I’ll still have a couple days off to really get into it, without worrying about work.
I was beginning to have some apprehensions about the move to Connecticut, primarily having to do with having roommates, something I don’t have a lot of experience at, and something I don’t think I’m very good at. I’m a difficult person to live with, as I need my space. Not just “oh, I kind of want space”, but more like “I want my space, or I’ll fucking stab you with a fork”. Matt and Briana are brave souls for wanting to live with me.
But I talked with Briana yesterday afternoon about it, and she alleviated some of my concerns, and made me feel a bit more comfortable about the idea. This too will be a learning experience for me, which in the long run will be good. I suppose I should learn how to co-exist with my fellow human for more than 24 hours at a time.
Of course down here, Anna is giving me a guilt trip about the move, and she even went so far as asking me to stay here. Damnit. There’s no point in me getting into a serious relationship right before I move, and I’m certainly not going to re-arrange my life to be with a girl. I made that mistake once already, and it got stuck in Virginia. Anna is a cool girl, and I enjoy hanging out with her on occasion, but I need to be in Connecticut now. I need to be around friends and family again.
I gave Everquest 2 a second chance. My first impressions were correct. I don’t like this game. Allow me to elaborate.
While attempting to create a Dark Elf that actually has some semblances of masculinity (You HAVE to add facial hair, or the attempt is moot), it’s choices like this that I’m faced with. Now I ask you… WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT!?
And here’s what the graphics are like, even on relatively high settings. A short distance away, the characters look like plastic mannequins. Take a few steps and then *POP!* all the polygons show up. It’s terribly annoying.
The characters also “ice skate” at a distance too. Gliding across the ground with a five-frames-per-second run animation. And if you turn the graphics all the way up, it partially alleviates some of these problems, but runs like junk, even on a powerful system like mine.
Give me World of Warcraft any day.