Jul 10 2014

The 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermons 25-36

I don’t know why I didn’t post this here. I posted it everywhere else. Poor, neglected blog.

May 2 2013

The 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermons 13-24

Apr 26 2013

The 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermons 1-12

If I don’t post these up now, I’ll just keep futzing with them until the heat-death of the universe.

Sep 20 2012

A Meditation on Creation and Divinity

Okay look I’m just talkin’ here:

The entire Elder Scrolls lore revolves around the concept of Creation.

At the lowest levels, we reproduce. That act of creation is not a divine act in the poetic sense, but basic survival instinct. It is the least “powerful” form of creation. Even ants can do this.

At a higher level, we build things. Rocks become Cairns. Trees become Logs become Houses, Bridges, Walls, Weapons. Ore becomes Blades and Armor. But this is just the manipulation of one thing into another. It is not as much Creation as it is Conversion.

So we move to the next level. We create with Magicka. Fire between our hands, ice from our fingers. But again, this is Conversion, though the brush is loaded with the phlogistonic paint of Aetherius.

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Aug 30 2010

Not a complete waste of time after all…

It’s good to know that, even though I still think it wasn’t worth all the money, my Bachelor’s in Computer Forensics can still come in handy.

Like this weekend, when two drives died in my main computer. At the same time.

Yet, here I am, at work, backing up the data off what Windows 7 thought was a completely unreadable drive. One of these drives wouldn’t even show up in POST. But thanks very much to my decision to blow a boatload of money and go into debt for fifteen years, I now won’t have to restart my Morrowind save game and make up the thirty-five hours of game play I’ve put into it. Whew!