Thursday, June 30, 2016

Muddy shoes

Grrr... last day, all done, nope. Gotta run around in the cold rain and mud one last time.

Wouldn't be too much of an issue but I only have one pair of sneakers with me and I'll be flying early in the morning. No time for cold wet shoes to dry out.


Oh well, suck it up and move on.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rainy days

Down in the bottom half of the country at the moment, learning stuffs for work. It's worked out well for me, having a bit of a buffer so I can aclimatize from the Darwin heat to the (icy) cold of the bottom half.

Not so good for all the other chaps who went straight from the hot north to the cold mud.

I'll be joining them soon enough.

Sunday, June 19, 2016


Got a chance to go and see the new Warcraft movie. Normally I like to watch trailers and feel that the movie will be 'better' at the cinema rather than just waiting for the dvd.

In this case, I went in blind, just happened to go because a few friends were going. Didn't even know there was a Warcraft movie.

Overall, it was a fairly average sword and sorcery movie. Plot was okay, game aspects were nodded but overall a resounding 'meh'. Not one I'd recommemd running out to see.

What really stood out to me was the orc skin tones. They started out suitably green but scene by scene they got lighter until they were pretty much human skin tones. Probably to make them more relatable but it really stood out to me.

The characters were okay but there was probably too many principle characters to get invested in them. Good for making epics, but they got diluted so when one dies, there's no emotional content to draw the audience in.

I did like how they handled languages, and didn't opt for the old "everyone just understands everyone, because" trope.

Don't regret going to see it, but wouldn't recommend it. Wonder if they'll make a Starcraft movie? :P

Saturday, June 11, 2016

First week away

Being away from home sucks.

Being away from home and not knowing when exactly I'll be back double sucks. :(

Down in the bottom half of the country, bit colder down here than it is in Darwin. Missing the heat a bit but getting used to the cold. At least I haven't been rained on yet.

Missing the family, glad to have mobile phone so we can message and talk.