Sunday Post: Warp Speed Ahead

It’s Sunday once again and I’ve been hard at work. Well, I rang both parents and spent a fair while adding blogs to the blogroll in my sidebar. I severely missed being able to take a quick glance in my sidebar to see who has posted most recently so I’ve gone all out and got a big old list sorted by most recent which I will add to and update over time.

That isn’t all that has changed, however. I got a new theme! If you’re reading in a reader, click through to see. I quite like it. What do you think? Personally, I’m not fond of the colour scheme. Too much grey and red for my tastes and I need to fiddle with CSS to sort that out which is difficult as I don’t have ftp access to my blog’s database as I’m hosted by a friend at present and I don’t know CSS. However, I love the use of space, the look of the front page in general, the featured slider, the sidebar and nav bar.. I like a lot more than I dislike, whereas the last theme I got bored of its use of space and had a pretty large ‘meh’ feeling over the entire theme.



Speaking of newness (or not… really.. ) – I have never seen Star Trek.

The-Man-Trap-star-trek-the-original-series-19286730-694-530Yes yes *gasp* etc. So as I’m so esconced in this “fantasy in space” mood at the moment, I spent last night watching Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope while playing WildStar and today I watched both the pilot and the first episode (or second, if you believe Netflix) of the original Star Trek series. It was sexist, cheesy, and hammy but all in all it’s a lot of fun. It really reminded me quite a bit of the old Doctor Who and certainly has its charm.

This episode had way too many fun moments not to pictorise - it was called "The Man Trap" people!!
This episode had way too many fun moments not to pictorize – it was called “The Man Trap” people!!

One mistake I made, however, was asking where to begin with the franchise on Twitter. *ducks* Yes, yes, I know. Trekkies are an odd mix and I shouldn’t have done that but in my defense I directed my question at Roger and Ardua and suddenly it felt like the entire Twitterverse was chiming in and I’m fairly sure I was told to start everywhere. And I mean everywhere. I’m pretty sure I was informed to start everywhere but the comics (are there comics? I’m sure there must be comics). So naturally I went with my gut instinct and the first answer I received: From the very beginning. It will be a slow burner, for sure, but a small pleasure to watch when I want something fun while doing more menial tasks and this way I get to watch chronologically which is my preference. Hurray!


ws_farsidebiome4In WildStar, as I previously mentioned, I finished up Biome 4 in Farside which is the zone I quit in. Can you blame me? It’s quite brown and I think the scorpions peed me off way too much. That and several other factors.. I think I was burnt out from forcing myself to level and feeling the pressure from guild.

Speaking of, a few people have mentioned to me about my comments on feeling frustrated with playing catch up in Final Fantasy XIV. The fact is, I was forcing myself to work on the main story quest to obsession and I found myself resenting the whole process. I’m not necessarily behind in a level sense, and dungeons don’t bother me in the slightest, but in a story sense I am flagging and there isn’t much to be done to get me caught up there. There will still be way too much quest text to read through and zone jumping (which is something I despise more than anything) and very little other time to spend exploring with side quests and FATEs and just everything else that the game has going for it. At this point, I’m somewhere around level 42 and on the level 31 part of the main story quest. I just don’t enjoy feeling forced to do something I don’t enjoy in order to do stuff I do enjoy when I can go elsewhere and get my enjoyment with none or less of the pain.

Yeah it sucks, but I’m gaming. Gaming is a hobby to be enjoyed and this is something I am determined to do.


12 thoughts on “Sunday Post: Warp Speed Ahead”

  1. As a Trekkie, I would have to agree that starting from the beginning is the way to go. ^_^ My personal favorite is Deep Space Nine, though it does drag a little bit in some seasons. Glad you’re enjoying TOS! I haven’t watched it in forever. Maybe I’ll make it my next Netflix binge…
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  2. (Yay your blog is working again!)
    Awesome that you’re getting into Star Trek. I basically grew up with The Next Generation (captain Picard! Data! Worff!), Deep Space Nine and Voyager and am a huge fan of the series.
    The original series are really good aswell, if considered in the time setting they were shot. There’s a lot of cheeziness in all the series, a lot of silly special effects, but I’ve always loved the space exploration and how life aboard a starship could be.

    I have installed Wildstar for a bit for the 10 day trial again aswell but have found myself not playing it much. My warrior is level 21 and stuck in… Wow I don’t even know where haha. I guess my priorities have been in other games. I still have two days to go so I might poke my head in again a bit.
    As for the FFXIV stuff. I totally get what you mean. The story is… exhausting. For someone who is a lore freak like me it’s awesome (I read all the text and watch all the cutscenes, for all the quests) but I get that it can be a bit draining aswell. Especially when there is so much else to see and do! If you find yourself working through it again and hit 50 (or 60 in less than a week!) I really recommend doing the Postmoogle quests and the Hildibrand quests. They are hilarious and show how much humour Square Enix has as a gaming company.
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  3. Wildstar is certainly a fun game. Housing is excellent. I’m not surprised you quit where the Biodomes were. That was certainly a tough place, but not as bad as the caves in Whitevale IMHO.

    Star Trek is fun, and a bit campy. Once you’ve watched all of the original Star Trek, you have Next Generation and the rest to watch too 🙂

    Sad that my blog didn’t make your blogroll, but understand that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

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  4. I’m watching Star Trek: The Original Series with a friend of mine (before that we watched all of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). I love Star Trek to bits, but some of the Original Series episodes are hard to stomach. I’m really impressed you started out with them and didn’t get scared off!

    I adored your previous blog theme (maybe also because I love turquoise so much; I used to have that on my blog as well, but the links were hard to read). That said, the banner thingy of this one is really cool. It’s something I’ve wanted for my own blog for a while, but I have no idea how to make that work. Probably requires extreme pro skills with CSS and/or html (and maybe even some javascript D:).

    Good luck with making it look like you want!
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    1. Of yes, I particularly liked the part where Spock went all, “If this were Nancy could I do this?” *proceeds to slap her several times across the face* Oh god the cringe! Still, it is certainly heartening to see how far we’ve come and the camp cheesiness is a lot of fun.

      I’d like to bring back the turquoise! I love mixing purple and turquoise.. and I miss my book blog’s theme ( so ideally, I’d like to find a sweet spot.

      I didn’t use any CSS for my banner. I just break stuff when I attempt CSS, haha.

  5. Amen to that last sentence. Gaming is for fun. As soon as it starts to feel like a chore I usually lose interest. Doesn’t mean that I immediately quit, though. It took me about a year to finally leave WoW.

    1. Nah, I just take “breaks” for however long I need to. Whether it’s indefinitely or just a week, I take what I need. At the end of the day, I enjoy seeing what’s out there and to experience all these games, I don’t have time to tolerate things. Right now, I’m loving swtor and WildStar so I shall indulge myself. 😀

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