An Opera

I’ve never been to an opera. Actually, as of today that’s a lie. I went to an opera today (technically last night) and it was a very interesting experience.

Unfortunately it wasn’t a great experience due to them often having multiple people singing different songs at the same time, which just ended up drowning each other out and making it impossible to make out what they were singing about.

The opera was “Vampyren” (The Vampire). It was the dress rehearsal, it’s supposed to premiere at Läckö Castle tomorrow (Sunday). My boss got an invitation for the company because we work on their website, so my boss, his wife (who also works at the company) and me went there.

It is originally a German opera (Der Vampyr) by Heinrich Marschner from 1828 translated to Swedish by Catarina Gnosspelius.

It was about 3 hours and I have to admit I got a little bored towards the end.

I can’t say it was the greatest opera experience for the first time, but I also don’t believe all operas are like this. But I liked the story. It was just ruined by the presentation unfortunately.

That said I think I prefer theatre. Though I don’t really go see plays a lot either…

The stage as we are entering the courtyard

The First Move

So, as usual the frequency at which I write these is severely lacking. I should try to write more.

A significant thing has happened since the last post, I’ve moved! I moved out of my parents house, after roughly 26 years of living there (I’m 28, the first two years we lived in an apartment). Continue reading “The First Move”

Bowling

Went out bowling with my girlfriend and a group of friends last weekend. First we had a nice meal at the restaurant.

The bowling didn’t go well at first, and didn’t seem to go very well overall, but then I ended up winning somehow anyway, although the margin probably wasn’t that large. But still.

Always a nice surprise to win at something I guess. I continue to annoy my girlfriend by being surprisingly good at bowling. I’m sure she’ll end up winning at some point.

We’re supposedly going to have a go again in about a month, as 3 out of the 6 of us have our birthdays pretty close together. We’ll see how it goes then!

I need to look up how scoring works in bowling.

Falling into Fallout 1

When Fallout 4 came out I thought it’d be nice to try starting a lets-play of it alongside my Minecraft series. I lowered the frequency of videos from that series to make room for a new one and started playing and recording.

I quickly noticed that my computer didn’t enjoy running Fallout 4 and recording at the same time, just like it’s been having trouble with Minecraft (although not quite that bad).

Not having enough money for a new computer I powered through it and kept playing. But eventually a friend tells me he thinks I should suspend the series until I can fix my computer to be able to run it properly.
He also suggests I should play Fallout 1 instead. And having built up a buffer of Fallout 4 videos to last a while I thought about it while the buffer ran through.

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Past the 100th episode

It’s a new year! I changed the theme of this blog to one that was created for the new 2016 version of WordPress called “Twenty Sixteen”. I like it.

A bunch of things has happened since the last post. I’ve published over a hundred episodes of the Minecraft lets-play, I’ve started another lets-play series of Fallout 4, which then got suspended, replaced by a lets-play of the original Fallout. It’s fun.

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Dreams of Lets Plays

I started my first Lets Play series 1 month 15 days 9 hours 55 minutes 33 seconds ago.

I have published 23 episodes so far, with 5 more uploaded and ready to be published right this moment!

It’s been fun so far! Even thought I’ve died more than 100 times over 29 episodes, but that’s just something that happens in Minecraft. You die. A lot. Especially with the set of mods I have, specifically IguanaTweaks, the combat is very different from normal Minecraft.

You really cannot fight by backing away from your enemy. And the terrain matters immensely.

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Modded Minecraft LetsPlay Series Go!

I’m starting a modded Minecraft lets play series! It’s sort of exciting, trying new things!

I have no idea how it’ll go. It might fail spectacularly. I’m used to making one-shot tutorials and instructional videos. I’ve never done a longer series before.

My biggest worry is maintaining a steady pace of one video every other day, which should be about 3 videos per week. Hopefully I’ll be able to maintain a backlog of at least 4 videos or so to ensure a steady pace!

I recorded the introduction yesterday where I listed the mods I’ll be using and showed what some of them do.

Series playlist click here!

Here’s the intro video: