Computer problems at the beginning of the week followed by a summer cold and ennui have cramped my style somewhat, so I apologise for lack of updates.
But this afternoon I've settled down to a docco on Revolution in WWI (Russian, British strikes, French mutinies, Italian mass surrenders, Arab Revolt, Irish Uprising and Indian Nationalism). All very interesting - especially if your mind tends towards the Counterfactual.
Now I am beginning to plow through a back-log of blog-reading.
You'll be pleased to know that I've been keeping my Geek up though.
I'm still playing the on-line game Pirates Glory*, and was stunned to be promoted to joint leadership of my guild. I use the handle Diplomatist there too, so it shouldn't be too hard to find me.
*Of course I'm no much, and I get Gold everytime an unwary type clicks on that link.
Diplomatist Books recently acquired a pile of graphic novels, so I've been reading the early numbers of The Walking Dead. Only having seen a half-dozen episodes of the first season of the TV series, I've found these rather good. I can now certainly see where you Z-freaks have been getting inspiration (and also now recognise some the the Not- figures). In more traditional reading, there's also be Pratchett and Baxter's The Long Earth and a book on Bletchley Park.
The most surprising thing is the The Wife and I have become hooked on Geek and Sundy's latest on-line show, Titansgrave.
If you'd told me twenty years ago we'd be watching Wil Wheaton playing Role-Playing Games, I wouldn't have married you!
As the above suggests, this is basically as streamed RPG. It's in a techno-fantasy setting and is quite fun. Now, I haven't played a RPG since before some of these telegenic 30-somethings were born, but this seems to me like RPG-lite. There's very little number-crunching, and the systems seem relatively simple, Perhaps this is due to good editing, or Wheaton's strength as GM, but everything seems to roll on just as good story-telling.
Episodes come out each Tuesday, and there have only been seven so far, so it won't be hard to catch-up if you wanted to.