Friday, I installed and started to play Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil (the new expansion pack).
A few thoughts on the proper way to handle alien artifacts...
You would think that after the first 'incident' (i.e., having their Mars base invaded by extra-dimensional creatures from Hell, and the associated near-total massacre), the UAC (United Aerospace Corporation) would teach its marines about what to do (and not do) when they encounter strange alien artifacts. ::rolling eyes::
Most specifically, you'd think that they would mention somewhere in their training manual or during their mission briefing that "Unless you are in immediate danger of death or unless the world is coming to an end, do not -- DO NOT -- attempt to approach, handle, or otherwise tamper with an unknown alien artifact, especially if it appears active (e.g., glows, pulses, etc.)"
You see, Doom 3: RoE (Resurrection of Evil) starts out as a team of marines track down a mysterious signal in some barely explored alien ruins. Now, after the first incident, you would think that the UAC would send a large, well-armed party, but noooo... they send in 4 barely armed marines. And when the team finds this strange, glowing, throbbing alien artifact that looks like a beating heart, what does one of the marines do?
He walks right up to it and tries to pick it up! With his bare hands!
Naturally, all hell breaks loose... literally. O_o
When I saw that cutscene, all I could think of was, "How totally stupid can you be!?"
Now, it wouldn't be so bad if I, the game player, ended up playing the role of one of the poor other marines in that exploration party. Instead, I ended up playing the idiot marine who started the whole mess by picking up the damn artifact in the first place! Sheesh!
Saturday morning, I suddenly felt the urge to crochet something. And so, I spent Saturday and Sunday alternating between: (1) blasting the crap out of all sorts of demonic creatures; and (2) crocheting an afghan.
So the last two days has basically gone like this:
10:00 AM - running around a wrecked futuristic spacebase, fighting off imps, vulgars, revenants, and zombie security personnel
10:30 AM - poking through my crochet patterns to find just the right granny square pattern
11:00 AM - lunch
12:00 PM - picking through my stash of yarns for just the right color combo - main color black, of course!
12:30 PM - whipping out my rocket laucher while very clumsily dodging - not! -- a Hell Hunter's fireballs
1:00 PM - crochet
2:30 PM - creeping through a dimly lit pumping station, shotgun in hand, as the scrabble of demonic claws gets ever louder
4:00 PM - more crochet
5:00 PM - dinner
6:00 PM - attempting to shove the alien artifact that started all the damn trouble down the end-boss monster's throat. Neh!
7:00 PM - yet more crochet
You get the idea. ^_-
So this is the afghan so far....
BTW, I really don't have a pattern for the afghan. I'm sort of designing it on the fly, so there's no telling what it will end up looking like. Or maybe I should turn it into a cover for one of my euro pillows? ::sweatdrop::
But I think I need a break, so I'm off to watch episode 3 of Loveless. ::drool::