If Oblivion doesn't arrive soon

…obviously jonesing for Oblivion here…

I am praying to the sweet lord Jesus that it hits my door today. If the fucking stores are getting it before I am then I will be violent.

Steady on, old boy: today is the “ship date,” isn’t it? Tomorrow is when overnight airmail and the delivery trucks actually turn up, right?

Frickin’ gogamer.com doesn’t even list it shipping until tomorrow. So my overnight pre-order is looking like Wednesday. I’m hoping the “flagship” BestBuy around the corner from me here in NYC gets it today, and I can sneak in an order cancel.

Well, there’s quite a few reports that stores will be selling their copies today and, in the past, I get my EB stuff the day stores do. It’s kind of 50/50, but I will be angry if I have to wait because I paid for and ordered months in advance.

Change down, man; find your neutral space.

Apparently Play.com have started shipping out copies of the standard edition, breaking the UK street date. Hope the others follow suit…

Here, this should tide you over.

from hells heart I stab at thee, Gallant.

I endorse where you were going with that joke, but gamefaqs denies direct linking, unfortunately.

I fixed it. By stealing!

You rapscallion

My retort is contained within the text of 36 Lessons of Vivec, Sermon 20:

The Thirty-Six Lessons of Vivec: Sermon Twenty

The first monster was actually two, having been born twice like his mother-
father, Vivec. He was not the mightiest of the eight to escape Muatra, but
his actions were the most worrisome. He was known as Moon Axle, and he
harvested the leftovers foibles of nature. This he did twice, as was said,
and the second harvest always brought ruin or unwritten law. His aspect was
faceted like a polyhedron.

No perils are mentioned in the finding of Moon Axle, but it was known that he
was immune to spears, so Vivec had to use the sword not held against him.
Before he took issue with the monster, the warrior-poet asked:

‘How came you to be immune to spears?’

To which Moon Axle replied, ‘Mine is a dual nature, and protean. I am in fact
made of many straight lines, though none last too long. In this way I have
learned to ignore all true segments.’

Luckily, the sword not held was curved and therefore could cut into Moon
Axle, and before the sun was up he was bleeding from many wounds. Vivec did
not slay him outright for to do so would to keep the foibles of nature within
him and not back where they belonged. Soon Vivec had traced geography right
again, and Moon Axle was ready to be slain.

Vivec rose up in his giant-form, to be terrible to look upon. He reached into
the west and pulled out a canyon, holding it like a horn. He reached east and
ate a handful of nix hounds. Blowing their spirits through the canyon made a
terrible wail, not unlike an unsolved woman. He said:

‘Let this overtake you,’ and Moon Axle was overtaken by the curvatures of
stolen souls. They wrapped about the monster like resin, until finally he
could not move, nor could his dual nature.

Vivec said, ‘Now you are solved,’ and pierced his child with Muatra. Moon
Axle had been reduced to something static, and therefore shattered.

The lines of Moon Axle were collected by Velothi philosophers and taken into
caves. There, and for a year, Vivec taught the philosophers how to turn the
lines of his son into the spokes of mystery wheels. This was the birth of the
first Whirling School. Before, there had only been the surface thought of
fire.

Vivec looked at his first wheeling students and observed:

'Alike the egg-layered universe is this morbid possession of three-distant
coverage, soul-wrecked and alive, like my name is alive. In this cloister you
have discovered one walking path, hilled like a sword but more coarsened. So
edged it is that it has to be whispered to keep the tongue from bleeding,
where its signs evacuate their former meanings, like empires that tarry too
long.

'The sword is estrangement from statesmanship.

‘Look on the estimable lines of my son, now crafted star-wise, his every limb
equidistant from the center. Is he solved because I will it so? There cannot
be a second stage. Think on the theory that my existence promulgates the five
elements and alike the egg-layered universe I am cause for great density.
Here is a thought that can break the wagon’s axle; here is another that can
soar.’

The ending of the words is ALMSIVI.

Hmm. Where did you hear this? At least my order for the standard edition at play.com still says “Coming soon”.

36 Lessons of Shut the Hell Up

You do not appreciate my free web game version of Morrowind?

In my list of things to do today, I have a bunch of scribbled stars and smileys next to the item :CURSE MATTHEW GALLANT.

I can’t sit in a nice tower and look at the lovely moonrise while I read, er, play it. :(

Yes you can, just use your imagination. While you’re doing that, imagine that you no longer exist. Here’s hoping your imagination is powerful enough to affect reality. :P

My barbarian character, the one I will play first, will take books and throw them at people, raining Havok upon them.

Books are the new throwing star.