Monday, 12 March 2007

How to annoy people

Fuck it! I hate this blog. what kind of dumbass calls their blog paper, scissors, rock? I miss my old ID, I have an unnatural attachment to it, call it some sort of dependency issue if you like. So....

I've gone HOME.
Sort of. Old addy, but only the posts from this blog, blah, blah, meh.

Now I'm just hoping that my blog favourites (you should know who you are) don't decide I'm completely insufferable and abandon me completely.

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Headless and Historical

While surfing google images for pictures of Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette I came across the most charming little website. It's called Headless Historicals and is dedicated to making dolls of historical figures in death.

Now, I wouldn't want to risk sounding like some morbid cemetery worshipping goth wannabe, but these dolls are adorable. They encompass my sometime love of history, especially violent history, and stay true to my Barbie and Bratz may suck but some other dolls can be kinda cool mentality.

My favourites are the Anne Boleyn and Marie Antoinette dolls.

One day I swear I'll subject this blog to a long entry on why I love Anne Boleyn, but for now I'll just grin away at this headless rendition of one of my favourite characters of the English Tudor era.

And of course one cannot leave out Marie Antoinette. I'm not sure why yet, but I'm putting it down to my current fascination with the costumes of the era, which prompted the googling in the first place.

I'm also considering trying out an homemade version of this idea at some point, because I'm too much of a tight-arse pauper to buy them off the site. More's the pity, because I know that a headless Anne Boleyn residing in my lounge would be beyond awesome.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

My Only Gaming Addiction

I have a new addiction, Civilization IV. I finally have the computer running well enough to play it, so only ages after its release I bought it. In a mad dash to get my much coveted game, I bused, I ran, I bused home, and immediately installed. I was quite enthusiastic. Now I'm building kick arse civilizations that totally rock. Ok, I think my civilizations may not rock compared to seasoned game addicts, but it's better than all the other civilizations in the game so I'm happy.

It's an odd addiction, since I'm of the gaming sucks crusty balls mentality. I do not understand Playstation, or XBox, or computer games in general. However I do understand, and possess deep and abiding love for the Civilization games. I get all giddy playing them, and find myself able to focus for hours at a time. That in itself is an extreme personal anomaly, as I usually have trouble focusing for more than five minutes unless I'm doped up to the eyeballs on Benzos. Civilization IV is better than clonazepam!
Well, right up until I start considering the nature of my civilization. You know the whole world dominance, and I'm the superpower determined to hang onto my power by any means necessary, thing. Then I feel all guilty, and kind of American-slash-gnerally Western. Creating Hegemony where possible, and kicking arse when I want some more resources. And god help them if they piss me off! I like my tools of modern warfare, and I will wait until I'm more advanced than every other puny civilization and then bomb them into almost oblivion.

Yes people, I am capable of feeling all guilty and morally corrupt while playing a game. Like back when I used to play CivIII and I would demolish a civilization, but always leave that civilization one city because I couldn't quite bring myself to totally destroy the poor buggers.

I definitely have issues.
I blame it on my pinko inclinations. If I was a nice shade of classical liberal I probably wouldn't go all guilt trippy over kicking the arses of simulated civilizations. In fact I may even want to trample and maim a few real ones, you know, because they suck and won't do as I say.