Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle

The last few days

  1. Monday evening was spent looking for unusual things to do for the rest of the week, since I couldn't find anything memorable for Monday itself. I'm pleased to say I've found some good candidates :)
  2. Yesterday I learned that the attorney who will be supervising the other University of Washington law student and I on our IFAP case wanted to meet this Wednesday, so I spent the evening reviewing the basics of the U-Visa program (a special immigration status which can be granted to people who cooperate with police in solving or prosecuting a crime). I spent the day getting my books for next quarter, supplies for later this week (more on this later...), and finishing up holiday gifts.

Two other discoveries:

  1. If you'd like a scary video game, look no further than Dead Space. I don't normally go for horror, but this thing is like a Francis Bacon painting: compelling because it has a clear vision (though admittedly a horrifying one...) and is absolutely true to that vision.
  2. If you'd like a simple video game to play with one other person, and you own an Xbox 360, then look no further than the $10 downloadable game Schizoid. This game involves only one control: a stick that you push in whatever direction you want to move. Two people play it at the same time, cooperatively. The gameplay is simple (i.e. it can be learned literally in seconds), but it's impossible to play without real cooperation: as you play, you think as much about what the other person is doing as about what you're doing. Plus, it looks beautiful on an HD TV.
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