Yes the bad news is it's finally April ([wow] it doesn't seem so long since crimbo), and also it's April fool's day.
I was very tempted to tell Mrs. Dark this morning that there had been news that Trump had reinstated his travel ban in spirit of the day, but decided against it .
Well as people know this is the monthly chat topic for, well chatting about months, or indeed weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds, nanoseconds or picoseconds, ---- ut not years! talking about years is definitely out! .
Either way feel free to discuss anything (accept years), what your listening to, playing, watching, reading, brutalising murdering, or inserting into your nose (hay we're not hear to judge), right now, how university/school/work/anything else is going, you know, all those generally lify little matters that you might be doing this month, ---- but not this year!
Anyway for me things continue moderately quiet. as is getting to be a habbit these days I couldn't decide what to read so have started another nebula collection which are fun, even if all the essays about different science fiction authors saying how great other science fiction authors are, and how good it is to be a science fiction author since all science fiction authors are such good friends and spend so much time saying how great other science fiction authors are while they themselves say how great the science fiction authors who say how great they are are.
But despite all the circula cleaquiness there are some pretty good stories in there, though it is a trifle depressing reading the nebula awards reviews for films from the nineties and cmplaints about things like terminator and batman considering the drectacula mess we have now.
Oh well, on the other hand Mrs. dark and I watched Starwars last night, since having watched revenge of the sith she wanted to do the original films again, and surprise surprise it was as good as ever .
This morning have been checking out the 7th plane mud, though methinks I'll start a new topic about that. It's odd, since i'm liking the game, but not! the total lack of descriptions, really it reads like the hole thing is in brief mode, which is sort of a shame and why i suspect I won't be playing this one for too long, that and the fact that it's very hard to get questions answered.
I've been trying it since I really want a crafting mud as I've been a bit heavy into things like aardwolf recently, though maybe I should just give in and give avalon another go since I suspect there is a good game in there somewhere, that if I don't finally! get around to starting manamon, which is something jI've been looking at doing for a while.
I've also been racquainting myself with some arcade titles, in partiucla rthe esp pinball games and beatstar, and yee gods it's nice to play something simple occasionally.
Of course I still have lots of things related to windows 10 to sort out, from mail to the amazon ecco to learning more about nvda, not to mention fixing for music school in a few weeks, but hay it's nice just to relax a bit, drink coffee, spend time with mrs. dark, read and casually wander in and out of some games on a nice saturday morning.
As to the conversation in Last months thread, I can't really speak for Nocturnus' problems with his son, but I do hope things work out and resolve, since that really did sound pretty dire, though as someone who has no skill with kids at all I don't know what to suggest.
indeed, Ironically I'm quite happy looking after babies, ---- hay when you've looked after a puppy it's remarkably how similar the principles are, and obviously I get on with adults, so I've always joked that if I ever had kids I'd be quite happy taking care of them until about the age of 18 months or so, after which point they'd have to go in a box and only be allowed out once they were rational .
Well in fairness I suspect I could've got used to the idea, but by a random twist of fortune , since Mrs. Dark cannot have, and does not actually want kids, it's not something I'm ever going to have to worry about, and the gene pool is likely already getting pretty scummy even without my nutty dna in the mix, ---- oooh dear, before this metaphore gets anymore synical methinks I'd better stop.
Good luck to everyone out there who actually does! face the business of having children, your a braver woman/man than I .
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)