Welcome to Empirical Purple

A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Biting off more than enough to chew

Polish Language vs English Language
I like a challenge. The satisfaction gained from overcoming difficulty to achieve success is matched by few other emotions. It lets you go all Daniel Bryan for a moment and bask in your own glory.

The difficulty level is proportional to the enjoyment, of course. No sense in completing things on Easy mode, after all, unless trival goals are your thing.

So, with that in mind, I'm learning to speak Polish. Difficulty level? It's over 9000. Let's quantify that a little more, shall we?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Strange Childhood Recollections

It's on rainy days like this that a line from a cartoon I watched as a child comes back to me. I now know that it comes from the song 'Stormy Weather', but back then it was just some guy on a boat complaining about the weather.

"Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky."

That was from the first anime I ever saw, a VHS tape of two episodes of Thunderbirds 2086. It had, essentially, nothing to do with the Gerry Anderson Thunderbirds, save for the concept of International Rescue on an island and some fantastic machines.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Following up the Force

It was not quite two years ago when I first posted about Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Even then I was already a couple of years late to the party on even playing it, never mind reviewing it.

That was the PC version, though, and I hated it. As lovely as the idea was, with nice technology behind force-gripping and repulsing everything in sight, it just didn't work, didn't flow through the keyboard and mouse control system.