It’s as if the web has been engulfed by a blanket of silence. For the past few days that I’m home, there hardly has been any activity. Instead of the 50 over new articles that my RSS reader picks up per day, it has been a trickle of two or three max. It would seem that the activities of the holiday season was successful in uprooting people from their seats.
The extended weekend has been unremarkable for me, even borderlining on absolute boredom. I did manage to play a couple hours of EQ2, which is quite remarkable considering I hardly find any reason to do so these days. Station Market has a really neat 44 slot backpack, the Sinister Frostfell Backpack, complete with a Frostfell-theme appearance. At $20, it was pricey, but I gave in, though more so for the number of slots than it’s appearance.
At the same time, Steam is having a major discount on a number of games, and Christmas capitalism was having an effect on me, resulting in me buying a number of games for $10 and under. A number of them, despite their ratings and associated hype, felt rather mediocre to me. The campaign in Red Alert 3 seemed to be progressing at too fast a pace compared to it’s predecessors. A few missions in and I already had the full tech tree unlocked and was driving the enemy back into, uh, wherever they came from. Contrast that to the campaigns of before, where one side usually had a solid 12 – 15 missions. FarCry 2’s gameplay was unimpressive either. The majority of time involved traveling and the firefights were sporadic.
My spending didn’t stop there. While reading an article entitled Faux Friendship about the changes in the way friendship is characterized and defined in relation to the proliferation of social networking sites, I stumbled across an amazing TV series, ‘In Treatment’.
In Treatment is drama revolving a psychotherapist and five patients of his, with five episodes each week, and each episode being a session with a patient. After watching an episode on Google Video, I was completely hooked, and bought the whole season on DVD. I don’t know how to describe it, but it’s phenomenal. I’m trying to not blow through the entire season at once, but there’s hardly anything else to do.