Things Rhien has been doing lately -
~ Disneyland! We went for a week with some friends. Overall, a great trip. It rained, though, for most of the time. Our first day there, it rained sideways, and that night there was us, many rain-drenched cast members, and maybe 150 other brave souls in the park. We walked onto Space Mountain. At Pirates, they told us if we wanted to ride again, we could just stay in the boat. It was amazing! Somewhere, we have a picture of main street with no one there.
Also, we saw a REALLY AWESOME Pirates: On Stranger Tides
sneak peek on our last night there. They had a really amazingly good Jack Sparrow we weren't allowed to interact with, which made me almost cry. When asked if he was going to be out in the park at all, a cast member told us he would be, starting this weekend (after we were already gone), through the release of the movie.
Sadly, we had to leave before that was going to happen. :(
But, did I mention the AWESOME Pirates
preview? It was awesomesauce. Ian McShane is going to be an amazing Blackbeard!
Also, we are now Disney pin collectors. I won't tell you how much we spent on pins. Because it's kind of embarrassing! I am sad that we had to leave before we could find and trade for all of the sets we wanted to complete, since it'll be a few years before we get back. Alas! (Did I mention the Jack Sparrow I will never
get to meet? *sad face*)
The ElecTRONica rave thing they put on at California Adventures was also awesomesauce! Members of our party alternately danced, played classic arcade games in Flynn's Arcade, or purchased and consumed glowing mojitos
to drink (they were heavy on the rum, and came in glowing glasses! Actually, it was a glowing fake ice cube. I still have mine!)
World of Color was fantastic. Well worth the price of admission, so to speak.
~ Dragon Age 2
WTF game?? OMG, talk about traumatizing! I played last night, and I cannot believe ( <<spoilers>> )
Wait, it's Bioware, I can totally believe it! Still, if this is midway through the game, I'm afraid of what I'll have to deal with at the end!
Party banter continues to win, btw. I may play this game through a second time, just to see what other party configurations give me.
Yes, I got lots of nefarious ideas while in Disney, because it was a lot of pirate thinking time for me. I wrote today, and will continue writing until the rewrite is finished. Also, the villain is way more evil now, which makes me happy. Although I kind of don't want to kill her off. I'm not going to in this book, I don't think. We'll see when I get to the end.
~ Back to Dragon Age 2
Seriously, Bioware, WTF? Do you guys lie awake at night and think "Now what can we do in this game to TOTALLY TRAUMATIZE THE PLAYER?" Yes, I think you do! You are making me afraid for Mass Effect 3!