“Bound” for “No Man’s Sky”

Both games “Bound” and “No Man’s Sky” will be delighting me (hopefully) very soon. Having had pre-purchased them, as their release dates approach, I feel all tingly with anticipation. Why? Well, let’s take a look

“Bound” will mesmerize the young girl in me who had wished to be a dancer but with a hiney proportioned in a way to knock even a metronome off kilter, that wasn’t really a doable delight. This piece of interactive elegance looks quite promising.

As far as “No Man’s Sky” is concerned, the excitement has been brewing for months.

QUADRILLIONS of planets will be available for the finding by millions of players worldwide. With such a number of planets, each one generating unique life forms, this is going to shake many of us out of our Multiplayer game verse doldrums right quick.

UPDATE:

Well…It turns out the folks who put out the game hyped it up far beyond their abilities. It would seem beyond their intentions as well. Not a new treat to the multiplayer online community at all. Just another “hunt and pecker walk around by my own damned self” disappointment.

Starting  with my love for NES  techy-mechy “Shadowrun”, up to my residencies within “Descent” and “Defiance”..I have wide open arms ready for this stunning new sci-fi adventure. I don’t set any battlefields ablaze with my middle aged momma-nessity, but an original gamer’s adventuring spirit quests forever onward.

Speaking of being an original 80s arcade playing hatchling (earthly arrival being late 60s) , my fingers are crossed for parents and grandparents from the era. Many of us have quietly bowed out of being participants to being financial suppliers and onlookers. It would be quite swell for a good number of the original gaming generation to rejoin the fold through these two games.

The following are games I continue to enjoy. I consider them as perfect examples of smart and engaging video games for Mom and Dad to rediscover- sans blistering verbal abuse from disgruntled pre teen teammates. Or finger splints.

 

 

 

Turning a Nasty Table

I suppose we’re all entitled to act the self righteous prick role, every once in a while. I’ve done it, albeit at a much younger age. Sometimes, when I felt the floor of debate buckling underneath me, a sarcastic sideswipe would “slip out”. We’re human. Things happen.
I don’t support a solid lifestyle of doing and being so. It’s especially unseemly when one is over the age of thirty or in a position of authority. Name calling and punk shots to someone’s intelligence are definitely an ugly habit that too many of us engage in.
Take the vaccination debate, for example. There is ample room for adult discussion on the boundaries of government and protecting society at large. There’s no need to declare people “ignorant”. It’s almost a shame, really, when you consider one parent being as nasty as possible to another parent-who loves his children just as much as any self righteous ‘accuser’ parent may love his.
There isn’t a shortage of obvious disrespect towards parents who choose an anti vaccine route, in major publications and minor blogs. As a matter of fact, there is a definite slant towards the “more sane” path of vaccination.
One example here…
Another example
One more..
There are even articles covering how to approach “anti-vaxxers”-as if they were children or special needs adults who were somehow incapable of understanding “obvious truths”.
I’m not here to argue for or against. I’ll write a little blurb on vaccines sooner or later.
I’m voicing pure disgust over the childish and nasty ways we are treating each other.
From top to lowest bottom, the impolite squawking and slandering of people’s reputations..is shameful. Once again, I’m presented with an opportunity to say a little something of our hypocritical natures. Only this time, I feel it better to approach this matter with a speculative twist.
I would love an opportunity to round up a good number of those who have raised their swords the highest in condemning those they deem “ignorant”, “dumb” and “paranoid.” We could have them comfortably seated while another crowd, equally fired up but with a different agenda, files into the room. Then the show could really begin.
First, I’d turn to those who feel the need to voice  objections, punctuated by the sarcastic scoffs on how ridiculous citizens would have to be to think our government would intentionally harm its citizens. I suspect a smirk would creep upon my face as I saw a good number of faces melt over exactly that kind of information.
Information contained within a ‘few” examples such
These uncovered governmental experiments
I feel the smirk would broaden into a  grin as more of them got hot under the collar. Not because of any miscalculations or misstatements of fact-but rather when they started hearing jeering over “How ridiculously naïve” or “plain dumb” they could possibly be to think, for one minute, their government would and has  given two damns over the lives ruined at their discretion. They would, of course, have to be reminded that it’s an institution, not just certain individuals, that we are speaking about.
Then, my attention would go to the really sassy lassies and lads who love to spout about how ignorant people are to “ignore solid science” or “proven facts.”
I could see a good number mocked for blindly and trusting those, such as the CDC, who have been known to be scandalously negligent on important matters….
Click here for Anthrax blunder
Since a lot of the self righteous ones tend to parallel the “anti vax” protestors with those who dispute the “indisputable facts” of global warming, I could truly dig experiencing them getting the same kind of rude treatment after a few folk gave them “what’s what” on the broader range of truth concerning those original predictors concerning our global doom…
Click here for the global warming scandal
..then a little to top it off.
My word.

You could just hear the remarks, can’t you? As the red faced accusers and name callers squirmed in their seats, being asked if they bothered cracking open anything other than a Minecraft strategy guide within the last few years.
Never mind “discussion” over global warming
legislation and fraud
Once again, I’m not here to argue one way or another.
We can’t even muster enough class or adult temperance to refrain from treating each other like a pack of insulting playground brats..never mind get a grip on the issues which have been either torn from or surrendered over by..our own hands.

From a “cow” who can read

The italicized passages in yellow..
Give them a read.
They should not sit well with most of you.
Allegedly introduced and adopted in 1954 by highest ranking “powers that be”..
Allegedly a copy found in 1969 in the possession of Naval intelligence…
Allegedly found in a copier in 1986-while dated from 1979….
Most definitely published in a book from 1993.
It is now 2016-at the very least, understand that we are well removed from the creation of the book by over twenty years.

I specifically state each “allegedly” because I’m not ready to fend off a stream of guffaws or the occasional “tsks” launched in the direction of so called conspiracy theorists. I am well aware that the possibility exists for falsification . Worse still, one can’t even rule out a deviously placed distraction for whatever ugly purposes.

However..
We all have rights to investigate and study whatever it is that we wish to study. In order to make better sense of this massive socio political mess we are ruled under, it’s the very least we owe our children. The VERY least..if you truly feel Freedom was or is their divine right.
Read the passages.
Read what they have to say about the “roles” of individual members of families-think of your own. Let the cold words drift around what you’ve been taught of “how special” you’ve been groomed to believe you are as a citizen.
If what you read in these few excerpts pique (or rile) your interest, then the entire doctrine can be studied through a link at the end of this article.
I encourage an open mind & a decent measure of respect. I would like to believe there’s enough “big boy and big girl” in each of us for these simple considerations.
No matter how far fetched things may sound, we must still maintain civility. If you disapprove or disagree, then move on; most of us may not. There’s no need for mockery on this important subject, no more than many would appreciate others chuckling over the idea of a crucified prophet rising up into the air like a man shaped balloon.
We exist on this earth subject to many rules and many laws taught to us. Sadly, we are subject to many that remain hidden.
Read the passages.

NOTE-I’ve underlined a particular section which struck me cold years ago. It may for you as well, when thinking on the accelerations of prescriptions and ‘affected’ youth under care for any number of neurological disorders (without clear definitions nor explanations coming easily), since the published existence of the documents.
“….Factor II – Father
The man of the household must be housebroken to ensure that junior will grow up with the right social training and attitudes.

The advertising media, etc., are engaged to see to it that father-to-be is pussy-whipped before or by the time he is married. He is taught that he either conforms to the social notch cut out for him or his sex life will be hobbled and his tender companionship will be zero. He is made to see that women demand security more than logical, principled, or honorable behavior.

By the time his son must go to war, father (with jelly for a backbone) will slam a gun into junior’s hand before father will risk the censure of his peers, or make a hypocrite of himself by crossing the investment he has in his own personal opinion or self-esteem. Junior will go to war or father will be embarrassed.

So junior will go to war, the true purpose not withstanding.

Factor III – Mother
The female element of human society is ruled by emotion first and logic second. In the battle between logic and imagination, imagination always wins, fantasy prevails, maternal instinct dominates so that the child comes first and the future comes second.
 
A woman with a newborn baby is too starry-eyed to see a wealthy man’s cannon fodder or a cheap source of slave labor. A woman must, however, be conditioned to accept the transition to “reality” when it comes, or sooner.
 
As the transition becomes more difficult to manage, the family unit must be carefully disintegrated, and state-controlled public education and state-operated child-care centers must be become more common and legally enforced so as to begin the detachment of the child from the mother and father at an earlier age. Inoculation of behavioral drugs [Ritalin] can speed the transition for the child (mandatory).
 
Caution: A woman’s impulsive anger can override her fear.
 
An irate woman’s power must never be underestimated, and her power over a pussy-whipped husband must likewise never be underestimated. It got women the vote in 1920.

 

Factor IV – Junior
The emotional pressure for self-preservation during the time of war and the self-serving attitude of the common herd that have an option to avoid the battlefield – if junior can be persuaded to go – is all of the pressure finally necessary to propel Johnny off to war.

Their quiet blackmailings of him are the threats: “No sacrifice, no friends; no glory, no girlfriends.”


Factor V – Sister
And what about junior’s sister? She is given all the good things of life by her father, and taught to expect the same from her future husband regardless of the price.

Factor VI – Cattle
Those who will not use their brains are no better off than those who have no brains, and so this mindless school of jelly-fish, father, mother, son, and daughter, become useful beasts of burden or trainers of the same.”

It’s beyond time to crawl out from under the entertainment we choke down that is “below a sixth-grade level” -as mentioned in The Diversion Summary chapter #38.
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Without You

When you are finally
at ease with the lack of true love from man,
bring your dreams to the hills to light them,
one by precious one,
to create a new daylight.
There , where Angels dance all around you
Embracing you
Kissing you
Gently reminding you
that there is no more room  to accommodate the sallow and selfish  who live merely to
swallow whole, all joy.
Leave them be.
Let them await the creation of a new night..without you.

Ramsy

Playing on Player

A Then and Now of Mr. Pete Beckett , of hot 70s band “Player” fame. …complete with a big, wet 💋for Mother Nature’s precious blessing.😊

In addition, this is a perfect opportunity to include various other beautiful balladeers a certain young lady of the time simply adored on a non-stop basis.

 

Throwing together a Cake

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7b–

I’m not a professional baker.

However, I love “throwing things together”.
If you can pardon the informal instructions, I’ll start by giving you a list of a few things you need to collect to throw your own thing together.

If all goes well, the thrown together project will be an Orange and Dark Chocolate w/ chocolate chips double layer cake..or something like that.
2 boxes of orange flavored instant cake mix
1 bottle of pure orange extract
2 cans of dark chocolate frosting
1 can of orange-colored vanilla frosting. If you find an orange-colored frosting with the orange flavoring, all the better. Drop me a note about it as well, if you don’t mind.

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1–Prepare orange cake mixes according to whatever brand you choose. Take a couple handfuls of chocolate chips and press into one of the cake rounds before baking. The chocolate chip layer will be the bottom layer.

2–After your cake rounds have cooled, take the bottom half (the one with chips baked into it) and frost it with dark chocolate frosting. I suggest using an entire can-evenly distributing between sides and surface with flat side of a knife or frosting spatula.

3–Place a healthy dollop of orange frosting (3/4 of the can) on top of your frosted chocolate layer. Spread that as evenly as possible, spreading close to the edge without going over.

4–Place second cake layer on top.

5–Use your second can of dark chocolate frosting to decorate the top and remaining sides.
First, try to seal off the orange frosting seam with chocolate frosting on a butter knife or spatula. It’ll make for less (if any) smearing of the orange with the chocolate.

6–Take the remaining orange frosting and place it into a plastic baggy. Pour a few drops of pure orange extract into the baggie. Squeeze the baggie, with the top sealed close, to mix frosting with extract.Heat the bag in microwave for app. 10 seconds. If it becomes too runny, add teaspoons of powdered sugar until it’s a thicker consistency .

7–Poke a tiny hole in the end edge of the baggy and get to drizzling.

8–I’m not a chocolate lover as a rule, but with the marriage of orange, this hunk o’ yummy is downright irresistible.

 

 

 

Advice to Sing by

If the rest of your life is too much of a commitment, then let’s try these bits of advice for the weekend, hm?

Hold Your Head up……..

 

Enjoy the Ride….

 

Keep on Movin’..

 

Let’s make some Noisa

Don’t be shocked if your ears reach over to give you a big fat kiss for the introduction.
Dutch electronica group Noisa .

 

 

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