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09 December 2005 @ 09:48 am
All Civ, all the time!

Well, not quite - I got emails off to people, and addresses from people. I've still got a few left to get, but I got bored with writing similar things to people (just phrased differently depending on how I know the person) so I stopped once I'd covered the US ones and a handful of UK ones. I do wish people would mailshot (or LJ equivalent) when they move :P (And yes, we did - albeit with our Christmas cards that year, and we'd paid for mail forwarding past the point of Christmas too, so it didn't matter where stuff went).

And then I played the first of my turns in the Succession Game of Civ I'm in - basically it's a single player game but you get a 10 or 20 turn chunk to play, then you upload the save and a bit of chat (& some screenshots) about what you did to the forum for the next person. Slightly nerve-wracking, as a) I was second in the rota so not much chance to see how others were going to play and b) I don't normally play on Noble difficulty level. Still, that inspired me to try the GOTM for this month (Game of the Month - you get given a starting save, and play from there, submitting the save to the competition forum to be ranked) ... which is also on Noble. I'm quite far through, killed one civ, going (hopefully) for cultural victory as I'm not powerful enough for conquest/domination, not liked enough for diplomatic and not advanced enough for spaceship. Not sure I'm on track for cultural either, but we'll see. Think I should probably be playing on Noble though - this is harder, but it still feels doable, just needs some practice.

Played some Quake4 in the evening, too - new update to the Domination mod, so we just had to try it. But my mother rang after we'd played a couple of games, so I stopped to chat to her. I now know what I'm getting Dad for Christmas, and Mum's going to email me a thought (and I need to email her what J & I would like, I blanked on author names for the books). I've also thought what my brother can get us if he has no ideas of his own. And had a thought about what to get him & his wife, too. I know we've got J's sister's, Dad's & Gran's pressies, we know what we're getting for Chris ... not sure about J's Mum yet. But! We're nearly there for family presents. And we don't really do much in the way of non-family presents (mostly because we're crap at thinking of presents people would like, but partly for budgetary reasons), there are a few though so I need to put some thought into that.

Oh, and we sorted out where the cat will sleep when we visit my folks ... we couldn't get him in a cattery, so he's coming with us. That'll be ... interesting.

There now, that was dull for the rest of you, wasn't it ;)
Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: U2 "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb"
contents under pressure / handle with care: home - boxgraphxgrrl on December 9th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
I posted my address when I moved. ;)

Any time for some Civ this weekend? I'm doing things around the house and not much else.
Margaretpling on December 9th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
I posted my address when I moved. ;)

Couldn't find it coz I couldn't remember when you'd moved, and you don't use tags ;) (and it's not in your memories that I could find). I did look though :)
contents under pressure / handle with care: cats - close upgraphxgrrl on December 9th, 2005 02:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I went looking for it in my memories just now. I will have to rectify that. Though my current style isn't terribly memory adding friendly.

I object to aspects of the implementation of tags so boycott them. ;) I'm also scared by the idea of going back and tagging all my old entries.
Dai Akustipe on December 9th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Kitty usually travels with us when we go places and survives (she's not happy about it though). She even manages to tolerate other pets most of the time, though rather sullenly.

This Christmas I'm going to a couple different places, though, and I'm not sure if I want to subject the cat to multiple car rides over a couple days. I might have to find someone to keep an eye on her.
Margaretpling on December 9th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, at least we could get him in a cattery for visiting J's parents, I think the dog and Toby would've had arguments ;) I'm mostly concerned about anything breakable my parents may have foolishly placed where cats can get at, given it's been a few years now since their cat died.