Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's Monday! err... Tuesday...

I've been plugging away, keeping my inner-geek well fed on all sorts of geekery.

Namely, that I've purchased the Game-of-the-Year Edition of Oblivion.

And I've got to say that I'm adoring this game quite a bit. It's fun, it's immersive, and it's huge.

And I've not played the expansions that came with the game.

Nor have I installed any of the Mods or Patches which alter the game to N extent.

Ah the joys of a Geek with a New Toy.

Of course that's not the most amusing thing in my life at the moment. The most amusing--and heart-warming to this Old Geek--is that my sons are utter, and hopelessly corrupted into being Geeks.

There's no way around this for them. It's a part of who and what they are shaping into being.

Take last night for example. When I got home from work, Star Wars Episode III was playing. Which, having a Star Wars movie playing when I get home is a rather routine event. But still, we turned off the TV when dinner was prepped, and after dinner and a bath, my youngest turned the tv back on, just in time for the climatic duels at the end of the movie.

So of course he rummages through his collection of Star Wars figures until he has Obi-Wan and "Bad" Anakin. Which is over there to the right, and if you'll look closely, you'll see that he has the red/orange eyes of a Sith.

Anyways, as the climatic duel plays, he's there emulating it with his two action figures (or inaction figures, as those Galactic Heroes generally have at most 1 or 2 points of articulation).

But, it gets better.

Bed time rolls around, and so the little one is packed up, read a story, and allowed to take the two toys to bed with him.

A half hour later, his older brother follows him, and me and the Beloved Wife settle down to watch a tv show (the Harper's Island two-hour finale, which we had DVR'd).

And for the first hour of that show, you could hear the youngest, off in the Outer-Rims of his bedroom, singing the Star Wars theme song.

Over, and over again.

It was heart-warming, and good for this old Geek.

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