Been rather flattered this week. Ive recieved a dedication in a book but I cant really speak about it right now as its still in production stages. I feel rather proud. Today is my first day off work, as im using up the leave I have left over. Vics got sky now, the internet isn’t working but the tv plans active. Means I should get Walking Dead back, but for tonight im looking forward to #HotFuzz at 9pm
Theres much to do while im off. Painting, laying a carpet, check up at docs. If only I could win the.lottery I can get out of all that
The last few hours have been rather exciting for me. When I was about 11 years old, my ‘then’ brother in law had managed to pick up a 48k Spectrum computer. For several weeks throughout the summer holidays I’d go round my sisters and have a game of Saboteur II. Remember it? The sequel to Clive Townsend’s masterpiece, Saboteur.
By todays standard you probably wouldn’t appreciate the impact it had on me, but it brought me and inlaw closer together although being a bellend he was still full of front and bullshit. I digress. We enjoyed this action adventure where we played some kind of stealth assassin. (The sister of the previous Saboteur). Starting off on a hang glider was origional to say the least, and you had to wait a certain amount of screens for a safe enough leap off. Jump too soon and you’ll fall several hundred feet onto a craggy cliff.
Once you have leapt off safely, the adventure begins. You need to infiltrate a huge enemy compound (much larger than the origional) fight your way past armed guards and viscous pumas (wtf), locate a dozen or so bits of paper hidden about the complex, deactivate a huge silo, find the lower levels while you dodge vampire bats, and escape on a motorbike. What a rush!!
Canny players will draw a map or direction list as they play. I do remember managing to escape, but only my inlaw found all bits of paper and deactivate the silo. It took him three hours apparently and even then his friend lent a map to him.
This game had everything, even the graphics improved on the origional, the pace of the hero, the flying kicks and somersaults and general flow were all nice and smooth. The pumas were especially fun to watch, and when you killed them left you feeling a wee bit guilty. (If you have any conscience at all)
It was a great privilege to chat breifly to Clive Townsend himself and if you are also a fan then check out his website clivetownsend.com for news and the saboteur goody shop. He is currently working on bringing Saboteur II to an app format having already released the first. I will certainly be waiting in the shadows for this! Goodluck Clive.
Well…. aren’t the IMPS doing well eh? 3-2 against Woking and our mate won I couple of hundred on a result bet. I must say it’s great to see ones hometown doing so well. Short but sweet, Jam out!
Takes the piss. Yes folks, in the news recently that prince of charlatans #UriGeller appears to have been making some sort of comeback along with his bullshit stories of how he was bequeathed mind powers by a strange ball of light in the sky.
IS ANYBODY STILL FALLING FOR THIS BOLLOCKS?
Here we have magician James Randi debunking Gellers simple conjuring tricks way back in the 1970s!!
After this was aired, Geller moved to England and laid low for a while before re-emerging, creating the Uri Geller Mind Power Kit. In this little exercise book he tried to convince people crystals and gemstones had special energies and could help towards ailments of the day. Real crap cos the truth is the do fuck all apart from erode like any other mineral.
Uri Geller, he’s not the messiah…he’s a very naughty boy.
Clues in the title really. This is only the second post ive made to the blog this year. Forgive me it’s been all go. We’ve been poorly, we’ve been unlucky and we’ve also had a bereavement lately. There are never any ways to get through unhappiness easily, as I’ve covered before when I’ve spoken about depression. You really do need to immerse yourself in activity…preferably with people around.
On a cheerier note, we got round to learning the #Zombies card game yesterday to take our mind off things. Its never gonna win best game ever awards but it really is fun and quite simple to play. Would recommend it.
I know its always rather unwarranted but to wish someone’s New Year to be good is always properly nice. With last year being such an emotional roller coaster im hoping this year will be much brighter, more enjoyable. There are several events this year which could doubtlessly provide the highs. More on those when the time comes. Bit of a shadow looming over me at work due to illness absence but fingers crossed it’ll not get bad. Must charge the phone, back soon 🙂