Its that time of year again where people actually make the effort to make their houses appear dirty (at least on the outside) and decorate with things they normaly wouldn't use the rest of the year: Cobwebs, spiders, and all manner of things people think appear "spooky." I've never decorated with this kind of stuff, have you? If you already have spiders in your home (natural flycatchers), there's no need to buy flypaper! I'm actually serious about the spiders, though.
This Week's Trivia
In "season" of Halloween, a couple of facts of the holiday:
- The candles in the pumpkins comes from the druids' belief that the sun would go out during the winter (because it comes up later and sets earlier in the later part of the year), so they set lots of bonfires and candles to "power" the sun. Dumb idea, if you ask me. I have no love for the druids, but that's another edition...
- The alternate name for Halloween - "All Hallows Eve" - comes from the Church's desire to try to offset the "pagan" worship of gods and deities and spirits on that day by worshipping all the saints that had no day for themselves. It worked for some time, but rowdy parties for "pagan" rites were apparently much more fun than sitting quietly in church, because people went "back" after a while.
Last Week's Polls
Ever thought that stores put out different "seasonal" decor too early?
- Third was you never really noticed/thought about it. What are you, blind?! How can you not notice the stupid Christmas wreathes next to the Halloween candy?
- Second was that they have to be ready early. Too early, if you ask me.
- And first was all the time. I swear that one of these days Christmas decor'll be there next to the Fourth of July firecrackers.
Have you ever had a character "grow" on you?
- Third was that characters aren't plants. He he he. I love joke options.
- Second was once or twice. I used to hate Butch, but liked him later on. ... Hated the constant refferences to the Tunnel Snakes, though.
- And first was that you couldn't stand them at first, but liked them in the end. I hated Cicero when I spared him in the Dark Brotherhood quest, and started to wonder if I should go back a few saves and kill him, but after traveling with him for a while (and changing out his dumb outfit), I acutally laughed at his bad jokes. What a turnaround.
Do you think you should be able to watch your character age the longer you play a character? (I.e., years pass by and you start to see wrinkles, etc.)
- Third was Yay! More realism! Even more real than being killed in hardcore mode and going to the main menu.
- Second was that you want your characters to be the way you made them forever. I can imagine that the Elves I made in Skyrim would be (according to game time) over 200 years old now (I made them so they were 20 or so), waiting for me to come back and play with them. Yikes.
- And first was that you wouldn't know how it would be implemented. I imagine that it would cause the "System Requirements" to up significantly.
This Week's Polls
That's all, folks!
THAT'S ALL THIS WEEK! IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS, LEAVE THEM ON MY TALK PAGE!