And freedom... O Freedom...
Free llamas to whoever can guess the song from the lyrics in the above line... And maybe, I might throw in some free points if you can tell me the ORIGINAL artist who performed it.
But for right now, greetings and salutations devious dragons and dames, and welcome to the holiday edition of The Didge Digest! Well, for some they're coming off a stuffing Thanksgiving dinner but for me, I'm happening to celebrate my own personal freedom and return to DeviantART!
That's right, after going weeks and even months not keeping up-to-date with my feedback and poetry, I'm finally ready to become more active again. It was certainly not my intention to let those 250+ pieces of art fester in my collection, without providing some thoughts, but ultimately here we are.
Perhaps what tortured me most was the fact that I'd much rather be here keenly studying details instead of studying dusty dry textbooks, but that's all over now, for a blessed five months!
Anyway, where did we leave off from last time?
Well, in my previous adventures I was studying for my second exam and attending social graces with my mum's friends (Hey, not like me to refuse lunch!). Over there, yours truly picked up a pretty sweet book to read, and explored various antiques stores boasting a collection of history I had never seen before, and probably never would see again.
As I'm writing this, those two exams have now been completed; the one regarding Computational Finance working out about as well as I had hoped (that is, okay at best), and the one regarding Economic Growth and Stability being a rather tough affair (though thankfully there was no hurdle, so I didn't need a great mark.) I can't lie and say I expect great results from these exams, but that's the way it is.
Straight after that peak morning exam, I was off again with my folks to meet a foot specialist in a Dr. Edwards, and after several hours where we had some lunch (Hungry Jacks, turns out, is great when you're starving), walked 'round the city and even stopped by our brother's apartment to say hello, we were given the conclusion that nothing could really be done for my Dad's feet, other than the usual spiel of looking after diet and all that. Not that my Dad's gonna lose his feet, mind you, but they have bothered him with constant nerve pinches day and night.
Serious cash money paid for a ridiculous conclusion... Needless to say, Dad coined it best when he said "WOFTAM"... Waste Of Fucking Time And Money."
It was certainly an all-day affair, and we were tired out after taking the Route 72 tram back to Flinders Street, and then back to our station.
After that trip, give or take a few hours, I was busy savouring my freedom with a half-glass of straight Dimple and a can of Coke on the side. With a scent to really invigorate the senses and a taste that had to be swished around to appreciate, it certainly went down quite well. And hey, the Coke was a great way to clean the tastebuds so I could do it again! Is that weird, or is that normal?
Eh, so what, not my problem.
Since then, not a whole lot of note has happened... Oh wait, of course, I'm forgetting about Fallout 4, which I was finally able to play!
I think within next week I'll be giving my "Vault 111 1nit1al 1mpress1on1sms (Terminal conveniently corrupted my text, see?
) but as of right now, I really do not see why everyone has basically crucified Bethesda's latest trip to the Wasteland.
Granted, I played the game a week after release and since then, several patches were made, but the reason why I'm having such a fun time is because I was patient. Hell, even then I noticed bugs, and we're up to Version 3.11... Could only imagine what it was like at launch.
For right now, and consider this as a teaser of things to come, I have really lamented the seeming lack of variety in quests (Especially glaring with the omission of the skills from Fallout: NV, more on that soon), and I felt that going off the beaten path was discouraged due to tougher enemies being around (or maybe that was my rotten luck, I don't know.)
I have been really enjoying the concept of settlements though, and the ability to scrap everything in sight for materials has given life to previously useless items from the other games. Dad in particular had quite the grin on his face... Now I'm just imagining him spending hours COMPLETELY stripping a town bare! Scary thought...
Perhaps later down the line I might look into writing video game reviews for PS4 and beyond, as it would be another way to really flesh out my writing and show my love and appreciation for details. I don't know where I'll start, but taken with my poetry and other projects, 2016 and beyond is looking promising!
Speaking of poetry, keep an eye out for my latest work, RPG: IRT! Standing for Role-Playing Game: In Real Time, it was an idea that had been about two months in the making; a juxtaposition of role-playing games with our real lives. It hasn't been finished yet, but I feel that it's coming along quite nicely. Hopefully you'll think the same.
I think that just about sums it up for this entry, so I'd like to thank everybody if you read this through to the end, and please, keep an eye out for my pseudo review of Fallout 4, and my latest poetry.
For right now, my pen and paper need me. Peace out!