Well the weekend is finally here.
This week seemed to creep and crawl, taking it’s sweet-ass time to get here. It wasn’t without enjoyment or merit, however.
I’ve revised my manuscript thus far, as well as fixed some vocabulary.
I’ve added sentence after that so I know where to head to next, or what
my parting idea was that I could not fully develop at that time. I’ve
done a few blog posts as well, as you might
have seen. I’m not intending for this to happen, but it seems every
time I do a blog post lately, something about Tolkien pops up!
The book I’m reading is also coming along well. I’m finishing off Bernard Cornwell’s Warlord Trilogy, and am on the third book,
Excalibur. Once I finish that, I’m not quite sure what I’ll feel
like reading. I know what I have that’s unread, it’s just a question of
what kind of mood I’ll be in when I finish
Excalibur. Will it be Neil Gaiman? Will I finally get around the reading
Alice? (I’ve got a sort of collection book that has both stories
plus a bit more in it). There’s a couple options but in my review here
on the blog for
Excalibur I’ll mention what I’ll decide to open up next.
I’m also reading on my Kobo. At work during lunch, and on the bus I’m reading
The Elfstones of Shannara still. After I finish that, I’ll read Wishsong, and then something non-Shannara after that.
Haven’t been watching that much TV….been playing a bit of Skyrim
here and there as well. My character is level 51, Imperial, heavy armor,
no shield, and using a sword as a weapon. My magic is destruction for
attack (mostly fire based), restoration for
recovery after a fight / during one, and alteration for extra
protection going into one. In terms of talent trees, aside from a few
perks to enhance destruction, restoration, alteration, one-handed (sword
based) and heavy armour usage, I’m also enchanting
and smithing. I’m close to unlocking the perk that lets me put two
enchantments on one item. As soon as I’m able to do that, I’m going to
maximize my stahlrim armour. My gear is pretty good too. Going from
Oblivion into Skyrim, I knew how an Elder Scrolls game
‘functioned’ but your first character in any game (especially Elder
Scrolls) no matter how much previous experience you have with previous
installments, is more of experimenting as you figure
the game out. My first character got to lvl 47 so it wasn’t too bad. I
think it was corrupt game saves or something that made start over again,
not dissatisfaction with my character. I will say the best way to
defeat a tough opponent is this: Marked for death
shout, dragon aspect, power attacks.
I’m also gearing up for Christmas, slowly. If finances allow (and so far
they have) I always like to finish my shopping by Dec 1, at the
latest. There may have been the odd year that I’ve finished on the 9th
or something, but generally, if I can
finish before December, I’m happy. If it turns out a few days into
December, no big deal. I just prefer to avoid the crowds etc. I’m going
to do some shopping + browsing tomorrow morning. So my next bunch of
purchases, deliveries etc aren’t for me ultimately!
Tomorrow morning I may completely finish someone on my list. There are 1
or 2 I’m still undecided on what exactly to get. The important thing
is, I’ve started on everyone!
So that’s what’s going on with me right now.