Monday, September 14

Batwoman ;) A video game i don't want to play..!!

Dimmed lights, high resolution graphics, life simulation, real time sound effects amplified to good measure and 10 levels to scale in batwoman 3.0. Its the new game on the block. Haven't heard of it? Whoa! you just don't know what you are missing out on.
Its a single player game and a very engaging one at that. Hours whizz by and you never know.
The player is marooned in a castle,surrounded by a cursed net. The net which is supposed to keep the malignant beasts away has betrayed the princess, secretly granting them access into the castle. The princess has only a bat weapon which destroys all beasts it comes in contact with. She also has a bottle of elixir with which she can recharge her energy from time to time, an information gadget which helps her to be in touch with other players in order to draft effective strategies which also serves to be an entertainment device, and a source of light.Sh also has a duvet, comforter and a pillow which she can use creatively to protect herself.
The point of the game is to kill maximum beasts in a reclining position, while simulating the attempt to salvage some sleep within the stipulated 7 hours. The passage of each level makes the beasts more gruesome and persistent. The elixir and the gadget have limited validity and therfore must be used very judiciously.
This is a game I play every night now. A game i most definitely do not want to play..!!
The mosquitoes are unbearable out here in Chennai. I thought Cochin was infamous for them. Learnt a new lesson. DO NOT TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED. I usually do not like to defame brands outright, but his one just asked for it. Allout they call it. My mind churns out a million better suited names. For the first time in my life mosquitoes have actually robbed me of my precious sleep(ask any of my friends and you will know just how precious sleep is to me). Now this game keeps me engaged :(

Wednesday, September 9

It was the time just before giving in my final exams that i got a call from my professor asking me if i would find the job of lecturing intersting. Not even out of college, the idea held some appeal. I wasn't very sure i wanted to become a lecturer, but i was quite sure i didnt want to leave Chennai.

After answering in the affirmative, some doubts began to creep up the back of my head. How could I (never the model student), become a lecturer? Setting question papers, evaluating seminars, correcting answer papers et al..especially draped in a saree ...!!! Lol..!

Tuesday, September 8

Intoxication digitalised..!

yup..!! Glad i moved on. Thought of doing this long ago. Don't know what held me back. Now i breathe an air of satisfaction. I put my foot down. Didn't believe i had the strength to do it. But here am i now, this is me :)

Orkut & FB were intoxication digitalised...the high of seein old pals, the animated discussions on the forums, posting, snaps, videos, writing testimonials (lol..!!) and of course scrapping...delineation and fantasy, Perfect antidote from a boring day..Freud would agree..! Alas, almost 5 years on orkut now, there isn't much to do :( Googl'e gift to mankind was getting little rusty at the edges..

Life was getting so monotonous on Orkut & FB... the initial excitement of finding loads of long lost friends soon was relinquished by the more pushing need to constantly update everyone as to what is happening. Not being able to update my status message atleast twice a day gnawed at my conscience all day..!!Of course getting most hits and comments also occupied a major portion of FB mind space B-)...

People i wasn't in touch wid also were updated about the little empty nuances of my day cuz we commonly connected through contacts four times separated..!! that was the first warning i've posted too much already to trty to become an enigma :P but i think this is a beginning.. Hasn't someone said the veiled holds more allure than the unveiled?

Jus to make it clear, i dont consider twitter to be in the league of FB & Orkut..or maybe i just want to salvage some of this guilty pleasure B-)