Autumn air

So we are already halfway of September, it can be felt in cool morning air.

After a pause from video gaming, I found myself playing X-COM: Enemy Unknown again. It is a tactical game where the player leads an near future secret defense organization from an unknown alien invasion on earth. I seem to like these kind of tinkering games that don’t rely on reaction times, but more of crafting things in no hurry. And oh how the game has that, “one more thing and then I’ll go to sleep” hook.

What I especially like with the game is the “Ironman” game option, which automatically saves each decision you make into the same save file, making it impossible to return to a previous state of the game. So if I lose an important soldier on the battlefield, I’ll just have to live with it. This kind of setting makes the game much more exciting and makes decision making more intense, since the thought of “I’ll try this tactic and if it doesn’t work out, I’ll just load the previous save and try again” doesn’t exist. Good game.

Aside from gaming, I went to my first Pilates class. I have to admit I was disappointed how it was not as demanding as I hoped, but maybe the pace will pick up after a few times. I will continue practicing yoga at the same time too, if you were wondering.

I also bought a festival pass (11 movie tickets) for the Love & Anarchy Film Festival. The last time I did this was maybe ten years ago. I will expect to see some good movies, but also some misses. Above all, I just hope I don’t get the festival flu that always haunts this autumn festival.

My new friend the compact camera I bought a few weeks earlier has been on a regular use so far. While I have to be happy with the technical side of the gadget, just being able to carry it in my coat pocket at all times proves once again that the best camera is the one that is always with you.

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