Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bioshock Infinite

Ok, I've had a good 24 hours to pull myself together to talk rationally about Bioshock Infinite, and I've got to say--I'm still pretty stoked.  I have seen most of the videos and interviews and game plays online that have limited spoilers, so now that the game is out, I find that I'll have to limit myself even more in watching what's on YouTube.  The original Bioshock will always have a special place in my heart, but I can't help but be excited for Infinite.  According to their website, 5/8 of Infinite's reviews were perfect scores, and the 4/8 that weren't perfect would still count as an A in any calculus class that I know of.

For those of you who don't know much about Infinite, here's a super quick overview:
     You are playing as Booker DeWitt, an indebted former detective.  In order to pay off his debts, he must go to the lost city in the sky named Columbia.  Columbia was originally created in the late 1800s as a way to celebrate the success of the American experiment.  However, due to political differences, Columbia seceded from the United States and hasn't been seen since.  Your job is to find a girl named Elizabeth and bring her back to the US unharmed.  Elizabeth is guarded by a giant creature called the Songbird, and is imprisoned within her room, not knowing much about the outside world.  Elizabeth has a special talent of (amateurly) expanding tears/riffs in time-space, which could be used as a very helpful weapon for whoever is in possession of her.  The current state of Columbia is that of a civil war.  So your objective at the beginning of the game is essentially to find and rescue Elizabeth without getting the two of you killed by either faction in the war, the heavy hitters, or the Songbird.

I have heard some mixed reviews about this game; some say it was overhyped, other agree with most reviewers in their complete enjoyment of the game.  I personally have yet to play Infinite, and won't play until this summer, late May at the earliest.  However, I am still able to sit back and admire the complete artistry that was used to make this game.  The location, characters, and overall storyline are a revolutionary new step for first person shooter games, and I cannot wait until I can be a part of it.

For more information, here's a link to the official website:

Best Wishes!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Infinite Happiness

Guys.  Bioshock Infinite is out.  FINALLY!  It has officially been released into the wild that is the gaming community.  I wish I wasn't in my dorm room so that I could just go home and play it.  I seriously can't contain my excitement.
Gah! Yes!  More on this tomorrow--but seriously.  I'm just so dang excited.

“…because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.”

     -John Green

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

From now until March 31, Hulu is allowing anyone and everyone to enjoy all the episodes of all the seasons of all the series of Star Trek.  Please excuse me while I have a moment to bask in the greatness of this moment.  I have so much homework to do this weekend and I can't afford to have a super Star Trek marathon, but I'm not sure if I will be able to resist.  I'm sure my resistance will just be futile.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Easily Internetained

I just spent the last 15 minutes looking under the "usb" tag on Pinterest.

And legitimately enjoyed myself. Like, I felt mentally stimulated and everything.

I have a serious problem.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Live Long and Prosper

So last night, my roommate, Natalie and I were all hanging out.  I commented that it might be cool to have a robot as a roommate.  My roommate preceded to tell me a robot may be a good roommate, but would be a terrible friend.  It'd be like Spock from Star Trek. (She was of course referring to the newest movie with Zachary Quinto, but i digress)  Then someone--I don't remember who--asked "Does Spock even have feelings?"  All I could do at this point was laugh at myself as I tired to explain all I knew of Spock.  And finally I got the words out.
"Spock is a Vulcan.  The Vulcan race has a very violent history on their planet--also named Vulcan--of horrible battles and much bloodshed.  They all feel very intense, raging emotions.  Those grander than the emotions of humans.  So the way the Vulcans remedied their violent behavior was to keep themselves from feeling any sort of emotion.  Now--Spock is half human, so not only does he have this culture to live up to and carry out, but also has a human side that wants to defy the Vulcan way and allow his emotions to be expressed.  He is encouraged by his Human mother to be more human, and expected by his Vulcan father and the Vulcan society he lives in to live a purely Vulcan lifestyle and disregard his Human side completely.  This causes inner turmoil for Spock, making his emotions even harder to control."
I then stopped myself before going on into more detail, like how Vulcans are directly related to Romulans, live much longer than humans, have green blood, their hearts are where our stomachs are, and so on.

And it was in this moment I once again proved I am a huge nerd.

Best Wishes,

Friday, March 15, 2013

Well Hey There!

Alright.  So a friend of mine, Natalie, recently made a blog here on blogspot.  Naturally, I wanted to go look at it, so I was very surprised to go to the website and see I was logged in!  Basically, I had made a joint blog with a friend in high school and totally forgot about it.  Now, by the encouragement of Natalie, I am making my own blog.  Yippie..? Sure.

So what I hope this blog is--or at least turns out to be--is a sort of an outlet for myself and my thoughts. I know!  How original!  But stay with me.  My catch: I am a huge nerd.  From the outside, I appear to be an average college girl (at least I think I do), so when I talk to people who don't know me well, I am forced to realize just HOW nerdy and awkward I am.  And this blog is basically here to describe all of these awkward, nerdy moments--And More!!  And so with that, I cheerfully welcome you into the craziness that is my life.

Best Wishes!