Tag Archives: Gaming & Geekery

The Day of Defeat Christmas Bauble

Just wanted to share this real quick before I get the urge to rip down anything Xmassy.

I made a lot of decorations for Christmas and since this was our first Christmas together in our new home, I wanted to make one as a little gift for Jed. He used to work as a freelance 3D model maker for Day of Defeat (WWII Half-Life mod), and so I made this Christmas tree bauble with a DoD theme. It looks great in the tree and I’m looking forward to unpacking it and hanging it up for years to come!

No Christmas without Halo

I don’t know about everyone else, but I know that the closer we get to Christmas, the more I want to spend all my time gaming. You know: snugly, warm Christmas holiday spent gaming in monkey pj’s. Completely natural. Right now I’m back in Everquest 2 for the Xmas content and generally rocking my own guild hall, and playing my way through Halo Anniversary.

Inspired by this, and by Xmas cheer, I’ve made a few gamer ornaments for our tree. Like this Halo Anniversary bauble:


Merry Christmas to all and every nerd!

Shit My Boyfriend Says

I got a buddy pack and now Boyfriend is trying it out. Mostly for my sake. This really is not the kind of game he usually plays.

Me: “Hun, it’s getting sort of late, I’m going to bed”
BF: *frenetically punches the keyboard*
Me: “It’s after midnight and…”
BF: “I know  I KNOOOW!” *swats with his hand, keep punching all his buttons*


As I go to bed I hear snippets of frustration:

“Why won’t it…?!”
“And who the fuck are you?!”
“And why is he on a fucking turtle?!”

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I feel kerplunked

Being plopped down in reality after two weeks of total escapism is rather brutal; work is just as crazy as ever if not more, and right now I feel like I’m part of some sort of weird kerplunk experiment. I am trying to keep positive and do things in a steady pace and not get stressed out but cheez, sometimes I feel like it’s impossible to do a really good job. Sometimes I suspect my standards are too high, maybe it’s not healthy to care so much.

Anyway, there’s a lot going on on the home front right now, I’ll try to write a bit more about that later. But, for one thing, I moved out my Xbox the other day… However, I’ve figured out that I’ll have some time left to try out Rift, so I’m picking up my copy today. I’m getting a buddy pack… You never know, I might get Jed to try it out. See you on Argent!

Everyone Needs a Companion Cube

I am looking forward to Portal 2 as a kid to x-mas. The thought of it makes me feel all bubbly and squee-ful, and I don’t want to go to sleep because I want to stay up late and ambush Santa Claus. In fact, the game was due for release before x-mas 2010, but Valve decided to postpone it until 2011. They promised that the world would not come to and end because of this (and they had good reason and that the game would be better).

So meanwhile, I’ll just have to comfort myself with the mock-companion cube in Everquest2. *hugs* *seeks comfort* *shivers*

Dear Companion Cube