I couldn’t have put this better myself:
“Games are belief engines. Games are canvases for stories in motion. Games are a challenge and a learning activity. Games are ideas. Games are explorations both intellectual and meaningful. Games are positive. Games make life better. Games help you feel success when all around you is grey and confusing. Games are change. Games are illuminating. Games are insightful. Games are irreverent. Games are very old. Games are very new. Games are tests. Games are addictive. Games are pressure. Games are motivational, inspirational and educational. Games are fun. Games are exercise. Games are good for body and soul. Games are about you. Games are projections. Games are worlds which we superimpose on this world in order to escape or make sense of it. Games are dynamic, chaotic and delightful. Games are there to be mastered, used up and then forgotten. Games are participatory, cultural and shared. Games are demanding. Games are emotive. Games are sometimes indescribable and yet all too real. Games are made, but more than the sum of their made parts. Games are a constant source of the strange. Games are risky. Games are playful. Games are one of the key experiences that life is for. Games are brilliant. Games are an art form. Games are numinous. Games are thaumatic. Games belong to us.”
– Tadhg Kelly
This weekend I’ll be attending a birthday party. It’s a “Back To The Future” themed party, so at some point this week all 3 movies will be watched in one sitting and a costume will need to be assembled.
There’s a fair amount of scope for picking out what to wear. Granted, the films start in the 1980’s but of course Marty McFly and the Doc end up in different eras throughout the films. For now I reckon some sort of sheriff-style outfit based on Part 3 would be pretty awesome. It would have been a bit much to somehow dress up as a DeLorean, and no doubt someone else will go as the Doc or as Marty. Besides, sheriff outfits are always cool.
Well that was tough. It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, combining work with the blog challenge and getting the last pieces of coursework out of the way. Now though it seems like I’ll actually have time to do stuff, so I suppose I should come up with some sort of plan over the summer besides find some web design work, watch lots of movies and resume gaming….
Season 6, Episode 19 – Legendaddy
Not much needs said really, aside from this is when Barney finally meets his father.
Season 6, Episode 14 – Last Words
Last words. This episode got to me on a personal level, knowing exactly what Marshall was going through. It’s the funeral of Marshall’s father, and his friends do everything they can to get him through the day. When it comes to saying something at the memorial, the suggested theme is “last words”, and Marshall’s family ponder their last words with Marvin Eriksen.
This is something that Marshall really struggles with, as he discovers his father left him a voicemail and is afraid to listen to it. Listening to that voicemail is like being forced to say goodbye to someone he idolized, and Marshall is devastated and outraged that his hero was taken away from him just like that.
For the record, my father’s last words to me were “Thank you”.
Season 6, Episode 13 – Bad News
This was quite the episode, with bad news being the theme of the episode. You also notice a countdown during the episode, leading to a shocker at the end.
Robin begins her new job hoping for a fresh start, only to discover one of her coworkers is someone she previously worked with, and reveals her “colourful” past to everyone leading to endless mocking. Lily and Marshall are having no success trying to conceive, and are referred to a fertility expert.
The countdown also builds up to something at the end, something you just don’t see coming (admittedly I also didn’t notice the countdown until midway through the episode).
Season 6, Episode 9 – Glitter
“It’s Robin Sparkles 3, y’all!!”