Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Keep on Trucking

Got another rejection letter today for one of GGE's stories. That makes two rejections this month! (Three if you count the Pendragon Short story that also got rejected).
Ouch. It always stings. I should be used to it by now. I have submitted lots of works. Been rejected A LOT. Been accepted A LITTLE.
I don't know why it hurts. I think because hope springs eternal, so each time you send one off, you think "They'll love it!" and then they don't.
One rejection letter was great. Great in that it provided some very specific reasons for the rejection. The other was the standard "We aren't interested right now".
So, I was discouraged for a few minutes, but I am getting over it. I'll just keep doing what I do. There is a "Yes" or two out there for me still. Just have to wade through the "No"s until I find them.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mass Effect

I first played Mass Effect a few years ago and I was totally hooked! I am not a huge gamer these days, but this game is like playing through a really good sci-fi movie. Maybe more like playing through a really good sci-fi novel. Anyway, the story is great and very immersive.
When Mass Effect 2 came out, I vowed that I had to play it. One thing I loved about it was that your choices in the first game were imported into the second so it was like a mega roleplaying experience.
I finally moved on to Mass Effect 2 and I must say that so far it is even better than the first! You know a game is immersive when you "miss" the characters who haven't shown up for awhile.
So, more on Mass Effect 2 as I play through it, but for now, I will just say that if you haven't played through the Mass Effect universe, and you like immersive storylines in games, then get started! I love how the coices matter so much in this game! Reminds me of the first time I played "Knights of the Old Republic". In Mass Effect 2, the endgame can see your character die, all the characters die or none of the characters die. So choose wisely. I personally, hope to keep everyone alive! (Mass Effect 3 will be coming out soon and I think I will need them!)