With just over a week left in the month, I realize I've only blogged once within the past 31 days gifted to us from old sir calender, and this after I swore to be more active on the site after acquiring a 1 meg connection.
Now I could claim to have been too busy but that would be a lie for the most part, while I have had a few things to occupy myself its not taken so much time away that I could not find the time to jot down a few things in a blog or on a board, the main issue being none of it very interesting to be blog worthy, and I've been a bit lazy lately.
What could be keeping Havok so mildly busy you ask?
I know a few people around these parts have heard some, I've decided to get back into school, as so many other of my friends both in person and on GS around my age have done, we've realized the job market, not really caring how qualified you are, is still circling the old porceline bowl. Not being one who truly has any responsibilites to speak of, or anyone to support, save for myself, it seems the only logical next step is to pursue a form of higher education. I've up and gone the route of online schooling pursuing an Associates degree in Criminal Justice, in an 18 month program I can choose to continue afterward for another 13 months moving right into a Bachelor's program, which is most likely going to be where I'll aim. Already being enrolled cl@sses starting next month I've had to spend the last few weeks dancing with the government thanks to my status of being completely and utterly broke and unemployed still being dependent more or less in the government's eyes on my parents, tediously dredging up their tax information aswell as my own to complete dozens of forms, some of which needing all but my hair/blood/saliva samples, including a FAFSA which wasnt so bad once I found the almost 2 year old information they needed. But as far as I know now, once all is said and done and I'm merely waiting on the powers that be to grant me whatever they deem I qualify for in the way of not making me pay for my own schooling, Thanks to Mr Obama it looks like I'll more or less get a free ride. So I guess sometimes work does pay off :lol:
Anywho...Gaming...I said awhile back I was in a bit of a slump, I've gotten over it I suppose, Started playing Dragon Age Awakening, not bad I guess, considering I rather liked the first game despite the empty promises it held, I've only made it through about 5 hours give or take in the main story arc and I'm still enjoying myself. The characters in the expansion are my biggest complaint, they just dont strike me as interesting as their predecessors. (I've already discussed at length with someone how the male mage who joins toward the beginning makes me a tad uncomfortable for some reason) I've also played all the way through Bad Company 2, and I might step on a few toes here, but after all the rave reviews I've heard I cant say that I completely agree. It was lauded to be "Better than Modern Warfare 2" "Contender for online shooter of the year" etc etc. Now the game is good I'll grant you that, But to me MW2 had the upper hand in certain areas, personally I think MW was the better game where graphics are concerned, not that BC2 was bad in that department, although I did appreciate the fact that when you got shot your screen wasnt smattered with strawberry jam, kudos DICE. The single player experience is where I weigh my biggest comparison, I thought the shooting flat out was better in MW, weapon to weapon, firefight to firefight, something about them felt alittle more satisfying. BC2 hands down had the better story, characters, and writing, which shined when it was backhanding MW2. There's one scene towards the end of the game where your riding ATVs and one of your squadmates makes a comment concerning snowmobiles, and another scene bashing the use of heartbeat monitors, both of which brought a laugh for me atleast. Now it is a good a game, and I did dabble around in the multiplayer, but do I think its better than Modern Warfare? No. I know in some circles I'd be beaten to a pulp and spread on toast for saying that, but its my opinion, both have their ups and downs, both are excellent shooters with some weak spots.
And one last thought about it that really pissed me off, all the damn dust...I would've liked to see what I was shooting at once in awhile.
Well...Other than that I suppose I really dont have much to say...ah other than this: after being in jiu-jitsu for close to 3 months now I've decided to compete in an open inter-school grappling tournament tommorrow night. Competing still at white-belt level of course, I've gained considerable weight over the last few weeks bringing myself up to 170lbs (I was 158lbs at the end of February) making myself the heaviest one can be and still stay in the lightweight division, I like my chances. This is however my first real competition, wish me luck. :P