Thursday, December 27, 2012


No bison were harmed in the making of this video. Honest.

Something I've eaten over the Christmas period has quite radically disagreed with me, to the point where I'm having trouble persuading water to remain in my digestive system. Such are the perils of Christ mas indulgence, I suppose. I certainly wouldn't recommend this as a weight-loss plan either, however effective it might currently be, but for now I should apologise for absence yesterday. Partly it was because of poorly sickness, but mostly because I was swayed away from Warcraft TO ANOTHER GAME, hence the post title. I am reliving my past.

Once upon a time, it was Sim City on the Amiga. Then Civilisation came along and for a long time, it is all I would ever touch. 'We Love the King' days became a thing in our house: in fact, my husband asked me last night if they still existed (they do, no special animation unless I've missed it in Civ 5) and suddenly we were off on a raft of nostalgia. Civ 5 was on sale at Steam and looking at my Twiitter FL this morning I know I'm not the only one playing (plus it appears a fair number of Guildies share my passion) My sun keeps telling me I need to have more than just one game to play, and as I was finally able to 'win' last night (despite the French being on my case for the best part of 900 years) I'm looking forward to a) not feeling sick and b) having something else to distract me from Warcraft.

In the meantime, I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas: I still have a Furtive Winter Santa Post to make (and to send, hoping for some inspiration real soon, brain!) but right now I think me and the Hippo Hot Water Bottle I've requisitioned from my daughter will be off back to bed for a bit. Stay safe, enjoy your time off (if you're lucky enough to have some) and I'll do my best to be back to something resembling Normal Service tomorrow... ^^


TheGrumpyElf said...

Civ has always been one of my favorite games. I have not played 5 yet but maybe some day.

Too much going on in WoW to even entertain the idea of playing anything else. Sad to say but WoW is beginning to feel more like work and less like play.

Jonathan said...

Get well soon!

Andrew Sutherland said...

Best thing about CiV is the number of ways there are too win. Because I've always micromanaged, old games of civs sometimes dragged. With CiV I can run a small 3-5 city civ and be able to win most ways.