Time off from everything

My vacation location looks nothing like the picture there, but the temperatures are near enough to that. I’m starting a week off work, and don’t really have any plans, which is probably the best way to spend time off every now and then.

Not doing a heck of a lot of writing, either, but I figure that’s just par for the course. I’ll be able to hit the ground running once my times done and get some good progress on whatever project it is I’m gonna be working on at the time.

March marks a few big dates. Not only is my novel dropping on the 13th, but we also get the release of Mass Effect 3. I was pondering the many calls recently on how it’s this generations Star Wars. One of them made a good point though, it’s very much rooted in what it is; essentially a video game, with a very personal journey that involves you.

I’m hitting another playthrough of Mass Effect 2 in prep for Mass Effect 3, and I forgot how close one gets to the story. There’s the story we’re all involved in,¬†Shepard’s saving the galaxy in all its space opera glory. But there’s also the story that only you or I are involved in along the way. My Shepard is different from yours. Heck, I’m running three different Shepards. I think it’s that level of personal choice that makes the game so cool, and so memorable.

Did you save the Rachni? Did your Wrex survive the first game? What was the shape of your Council in game 2? It will be cool to see where it all ends up.

I also forgot how many cool backgrounds there are in the game.

Actually, while I think of it, and speaking of grand sci fi stories, I should probably use some of my downtime to finish season 3 of Battlestar Galactica. There’s a whole ‘nother post.


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