So. A few months ago we bought an XboX.
I've never been the sort to play. I like Heroes of Might and Magic, and sometimes spend three hours with it. I've never played first person shooters. Ever. I don't like killing. It pains me. I refused to eat meat for 7 years because it hurt too much to eat something that had once been cute and fluffy and said moo.
And then the XboX came.
It was, since it came from a friend, filled with games. I figured I'd never touch the thing. But then we were bored one night, and he said let's play something, and I said whatever, and he dug out Halo, and told me to point and shoot.
And oh boy, did I love that.
I have an addictive personality, so after the first night I was literally clued to the control for a week. If I wasn't playing I was thinking about playing and the sound of an assault rifle followed me into my dreams.
Oh, the bliss of blasting out all bottled up aggression by shooting things that move and fight back without ever having lived.
We went through Halo together three times. After that, Husband refused to play. So he dug up Halo2 from a flea market.
Despite Halo2 having much more cool guns, I like the first one better. More flood. And more shotguns. On the plus-column though, there ain't nothing better than double-wielding an assault rifle. Ah <3
It's funny, less than two years ago I never would have imagined myself with 1st person shooters. Also, I never would have imagined I'd find them therapeutic.
Husband also found Half-Life2, second hand. I tried the first one on his laptop, and found it difficult, so when he handed me the second part, I was thrilled.
It's not as therapautic as Halo, though. You have to think, and thinking can be frustrating. Right now I'm stuck. Can't find a way through a closed-up channel. Tried grenades, tried climbing, tried everything, and still stuck.
Must play Halo some more.
Most of our games are stored in the hard drive of the box, but two we have on CDs. Or are they DVDs. Don't know.
New love leads to old love. War is the path to - shopping?
Well, in my world it is.
Husband's away on a course, by the way, so I'm home alone most of the week. On the first week, I consoled myself with online shopping. H&M is the target of all true goths.
I shop most my lingerie @ H&M. Right price, right size, and the correct amount of cuteness. I try to hit the sales, but this I could not resist even though I had to pay full price.
Green snake skin!
I drewled at this for two days before buying it. I was afraid I'd have to return it for some strange reason, but no. Perfect fit, perfect happiness.
Of course, I would be happier if someone else paid the bill, but you can't win every time.
So. Now I've done my writing for today (1200 words on new book), I've done my blogging, and now I should do my sewing. But elna is still at the shop.
... what to do, what to do...
PS. I cheated with half-life2. Got stuck on water hazard, and had to google my way out. Now I know what to do. So let's play <3