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Man. April already. How does that even happen? Tonight I'm going to really sink my teeth into my China water preservation essay. I've resigned myself to the fact that I won't break any new ground on this subject. There's basically no way I won't rely heavily on the two or three sources that I'm going to use. This is fine with me and I'm sure it's fine with my professor.

I've kind of lost touch with him, things have been a little busy!

Last week I got into a pretty heated argument on my friend's girlfriend's wall. I am the epitome of class. What was this fight over, you ask? The Elder Scrolls Oblivion. I wrote a long incoherent post about it on this blog once. I attacked the aesthetics of the game without properly getting at the root of the problem-how generic and white the game is.

In Morrowind, Bethesda had a game that examined the cultural, political, and psychological consequences of imperialism. Its sequel Oblivion reinforces and legitimizes traditional power structures run by white people. This, unfortunately, makes it similar to 90% of all fantasy. Not much more to be said on the subject. One of my friends (who thankfully agreed with me) argued that I should probably *beat* the game before I fully judge the way the game handles ruling by divine right, and legitimacy through succession. So I've been playing a lot of Oblivion.

I haven't given a lot of thought to my Dread Zombie Campaign One of my friends sent out questions for a game based on the universe of Avatar, the Last Airbender, and everyone's pretty excited about that. At least... I am. My response to the questions resulted in six pages worth of backstory written in the style of Outlaws of the Marsh (kind of).

I'm still going to do 'a' zombie game this summer. There's no telling whether or not it will be a campaign. I think I should have no more than three sessions--the logistics of getting the whole group together can be a bit of a nightmare.

This means that the probable outline of the campaign will be:
Radio Messiah
Post-Apocalyptic Road Trip
Return to Civilization

Things have been pretty great lately. I found out I'm leaving for China around August 4. YEAHH
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