After work today, some friends and I are going out to see the brand new The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. In anticipation for this, my wife and I bought most of the books in the trilogy and have been frantically trying to read them. I am currently on Life, the Universe, and Everything, which I have read before.
In other news, play practice started this week and I have been going to rehersals. I am doubly cast as a Thug and as a singer in the Angel Chorus. Of course, I like to sing, so I’m happy to be in the chorus, and we have been choreographing a fight scene in which I get to do some old-school thuggery, so that is pretty cool too.
My stake is putting on a play, which I am going to sing and act in. The play is called First Light, written principally by Brett Raymond, a member of the stake. This will be the first time it has been performed, and I think it will be a very fun experience. I don’t know what part I will play yet, but I expect to find out soon. My wife is going to help with behind-the-scenes stuff like props and sets, and I have an uncle who is interested in singing and acting in it. I’ll let you know how it goes!
In other news, I’ve finsihed reading The DaVinci Code last night. I couldn’t put it down! I read it in just two evenings. It was a rivoting, thrilling storyline full of puzzles that were fun to solve. Three things I didn’t like about it, though:
- It was kind of dirty. Parts of it, at least. Cussing, blood, and sex. None of which were very glamorous.
- It portrayed the Catholic church in an unfairly dark light. I’m not catholic, but I sure got offended by the first Sherlock Holmes story, which portrayed the Mormons as a secret conspiracy with hired assassins. I could understand why a Catholic might feel the same way about this book.
- Much of the philosophy around the book centered around how Jesus Christ is not divine, and that pagan goddess worship is the real truth. I mean, if I wanted to hear that, I’d just take a social science class at the university.
It was an enjoyable read, though. Certainly good movie material. (They are making a movie about it, by the way. As we speak.)
Lately, I’ve been spending much of my free time working on an old game project, The Forgotten Star. My friend who I had been developing Miniature Warfare with has moved on to a game ratings calculator in Visual Basic, which has left me free to return to this project.
The Forgotten Star, for those of you who don’t know, is a computer-role-playing-game (CRPG) that I had been developing back in High School with some friends. Unfortunately, the project fell apart because of poor organization, but I have been tinkering with it off and on for the past couple of years. Most of my effort lately has been revamping some of the back-end 3D graphics code to make it better, and cleaning up and organizing the code.
I hope to update a little more about the game as time goes on.