|I played a lot of Age of Empires III: Asian Dynasties this weekend. And by a lot I mean about 36-hours. Of course it would be just as foolish to play a complex RTS as it would a mind-numbing FPS for that long...which is why we swapped between the two every-other-game. We played UT2004 as our FPS and one of my favorite maps there is "Morpheus 3."|
|Advantage comes in different forms. For example, my son and his friends are rapid-fire quick on the trigger and can usually zerg-rush me to a quick and effective death. But what they have in youthful reflexes, I have in patience. There's nothing quite like sitting atop a distant perch with a sniper rifle and taking out my kids one-at-a-time, ninety times a game as they balk in frustrated hysteria.
It makes me giggle.
|Then last night, atop 36-hours of destruction, one gigantic-ego-filled dream; but I think I know where it came from:
I dreamed last night that the Air Force Base on which I was living had been overrun by an evil overlord and it was up to me sort things out. I tried to organize everyone best I could into a focused attack, but those individuals in positions above me, and those under me were either too lazy, disinterested, scared, or couldn't find their gear. What a disappointing group of people.
|As a geek, I'm introduced to many things via Sci-Fi (the genre, not the channel, though the two aren't always mutually exclusive). One of these things was Filipino stick-fighting. Stargate: Atlantis' indigenous Pegasus-galaxy resident Tayla Emmagan was an accomplished stick-fighter which was based off Eskrima - a weapons-based martial arts originating from the Philippines.
Guess who else has been to the Philippines lately? My taekwondo instructor.
And he's preparing to offer a Filipino Arnis Combat Program.
I know I'm not ready for that, but its something I want to do.
Because of Tayla.
And its effectiveness against Wraith culling.
And I'm a geek.