Quietly about 6 months ago we just put our heads down and worked nonstop on God of War 2. While there are a handful of things left to finish up the end is completely within grasp and I feel like when a bear wakes up from hibernation. I'm starting to see the sun again, leave work at a normal hour, starting to eat healthier and hell, I even went running the past couple of days trying to work this crunch weight off.
The insanity of this project came with a lot of laughs though, I can't lie. Such terrible ideas as, 'babies by may' and 'pancakes and pie' where all we did was go to those old people restaurants for lunch such as denny's, carrow's, coco's, norm's, marie callendar's, etc and just ate nothing but obscene amounts of breakfast food then finished it off with dessert. Which is why I need to start running again. Watching Eric/Todd battle over the norm's breakfast challenge and Eric getting hives immediately although was fucked up, was pretty damn funny at the same time.
So now I need to figure out how to rejoin life - how to interface with my girl again (I don't know why but that totally feels like a Sirlin line right there), how to eat healthier, enjoy the small things and even get back to playing games. I haven't touched Zelda since November so I'm hoping it will be easy to get back into. I have a stack of games all in shrinkwrap that I would love to start playing as well - such as Lost Planet, Call of Duty 3, Tony Hawk Project 8, Hotel Dusk, etc. I also have a few books that I want to catch up - I recently got Geek Mafia which was written by a Game Designer.
Speaking of Game Designers - what is arguably one of the best threads ever on SRK is going on - one of the designers from Street Fighter The Movie is talking about making the game and what not. Definitely worth checking out - click here to go to the link. For some reason I can totally relate to this guy. Him and the peeps making Ghost Rider.
Young NKI is in LA this week, so i'm going to try to hang out with him. It's funny - now almost everyone I grew up playing SF with in the midwest is gone. Even Seth Killian is in Nor Cal wearing big boy clothes working for Capcom. It's like our little community of players who set out to take over the world are slowly doing it. Proud of all y'all.
Time to go do some 'normal' things that i've been neglecting to do - get a haircut, fix my glasses, get my car washed, etc.