Jan 172010
 

It’s easy to blame the weather. It had been cruelly dull, but to be honest, the reason why you haven’t seen anything since Thursday is much more trivial: I was completely uninspired and uninterested in this world. I spent all my time in Morrowind 🙂

Morrowind, for all of you who don’t play computer games, Morrowind is a computer role playing game, and in fact it is one of the best RPGs of all times. I’ve played it seven years ago when it was new, I’ve started over some weeks ago, and at the moment I am again in a phase where I’ve technically beaten the game.

It’s always the same in Morrowind and in its successor, Oblivion: I can’t resist the temptation to use Alchemy. You know, walking around, collecting flowers and brewing potions. It’s really the most powerful skill in these games. Once you are advanced in Alchemy, you can boost your stats to insane levels, making it possible to create powerfully enchanted armor and weapons. I really had intended to resist the temptation, to just play a humble wizard, but then I got drawn in again. Well, I’ve become pretty good over the weekend. Not yet god-like, but I’m getting along 🙂

It’s Sunday night now, I’m on the train to Vienna, and I intend to cheat, at least according to my rules. You’ll get three posts with a total of four images, one for Friday, one for Saturday and one for today, but all images were taken today. On Friday I was too much in a hurry, I didn’t manage to make a usable image, and on Saturday I took no single image at all. Morrowind.

Today was sunny and I forced myself to go out, drive up mount Dobratsch, and indeed I came back with enough usable material to bridge the gap. Hope you don’t mind.

The Song of the Day is “It’s Easy To Blame The Weather” by Billie Holiday. I have it on a 10 CD collection that isn’t available via Amazon, thus I link to “The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol.7: 1938-1939”. Hear it on YouTube.

  4 Responses to “1190 – It’s Easy To Blame The Weather I”

  1. Both images are lovely – but my fav is one one you chose to show larger. Reason is that the pastel pinks and blues make my heart sing. Also the POV makes me wonder what’s up ahead and maybe if I climb up a bit, to those trees, I’ll get to see down into the valley.

  2. Actually if you climb up a bit, it gets pretty dangerous 🙂

    This is the same place as in “1191 – It’s Easy To Blame The Weather II“. This tree is the tallest of the group on the cliff. If you step too far, it’s about 30 meters until you even pop off the next rock.

  3. Oh yeah, Morrowind is a real classic (so is Oblivion). And it really eats time like nothing else (mhh, except perhaps Civilization in one of its many incarnations). But you seem to have had great weather when you re-surfaced.

    Now that I think of it, a weekend spent in Morrowind and topped with some hours of photography… Oh, life could be worse.

    • Eating time? Oh yeah, especially when you begin messing with mods. This time I’ve made it a strict rule to not build my own house though 🙂

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