1st Annual Post

I didn't realize it but this Blog just got a year older last Thursday (8/24/2006). Originally named as the Mysartheron Project, instead of Radioactive Culture, my first intention -as written on my First Entry- when I created this blog was to record the development of my Neverwinter Nights module, Chronicles of Mysartheron, and something about music and PC gaming.

While most articles in this blog is still about music and PC gaming, I already stopped working with my Neverwinter Nights module because I really got busy with school and clinicals in the past year. In addition to the music and PC gaming, however, I also had posts about music, RPG, books, graphic novels, and even adult magazines.

Well that's that and I hope somebody enjoyed this blog, other than myself. May this year be more interesting than the last so I'd something to blog about.


First Impressions: Darkstar One

It has been a silent summer in regards to PC gaming, at least to me. The only game I got this season was SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars. However, the silence is over and Darkstar One is here.

Darkstar One is a space simulation game, which are very scarce nowadays. The gameplay of Darkstar One is much similar to Freelancer, from trading to its mission systems. Moreover, like Freelancer, and to my delight, it doesn't require the use of a joystick and can be controlled by a mouse. The interface, however, seems a bit awkward and I'm learning it not as fast that I had hoped.

All in all, Darkstar One is a very enjoyable game and I could see myself blasting my time away with it while waiting for jobs. I'll play it a little bit more and maybe I'll write a review sooner.


Perfect 9

Last month, I complained about Playboy having unnatural models, and because of that, I switched to Penthouse. Just this morning, when I went to submit an application to a certain hospital, I came across a nice little bookstore that sells Perfect 10, a men’s magazine reputed for showcasing natural women in its pages.

I got the magazine, of course, since I’ve been looking for it for years. The magazine is really scarce and hard to find. Since it’s not that popular, not many bookstores or newsstand are willing to sell it. If they do sell it, however, it’s only in limited quantities. Also, it’s hard to find a copy because the issue is released quarterly, so there’ll be only four issues in a year. Furthermore, you can’t find free pictures –free passwords to their website- on the net, ever since Perfect 10 sued Google for not blocking their images on the search engine.

The content of the magazine is quite true and their reputation is well earned. The women are naturally young and beautiful, especially the ones from Eastern Europe, with firm and rounded breasts, and tight bodies. The poses are also simple and lacks certain appeal but is more focused on delivering the natural beauty and sexiness of their models. They also have a handful of models -12 in this current issue- although some have only four spreads in the magazine. While the magazine contains women with smoking bodies, the articles were a lackluster. There were only interviews –of people I don’t know or care about- and some crappy short stories, and no reviews of any sort.

I am pleased with Perfect 10 overall. The models are beautiful with natural bodies and nice breasts. The articles, however, were crap. If only they’d get rid of their articles and spread their pages with more pictures of beautiful women, I’d give this magazine perfect score of 10. For now, I'm sticking with Penthouse and giving Perfect 10 a score of 9.


Beyond the Gates of Atrocity

3 months since graduation, 2 months after I've passed the certification boards, and, here I am, still unemployed. I'm getting worried here. I don't want to spend my birthday penniless.

On the bright side though, I'm running and playing a lot of campaigns at Role-Play Online. It takes out most of my time -besides applying for jobs- writing campaigns, house rules and character concepts, and dealing with clueless players. Recently, I've joined games based on my favorite fantasy books, Kushiel's Legacy and A Song of Ice and Fire. Of course, I'm still running my post-apocalyptic campaign, Children of the ARK, which is doing quite well.

In addition, I also bought D20 Future Tech and D20 Cyberscape and started a cyberpunk campaign, Beyond the Gates of Atrocity, which will start tomorrow (8/21/2006). I knew fully well that running a cyberpunk game was inevitable since my mood was very dystopian for the last couple of months. I've put a lot of thought into this game, especially the story and the world creation, which were heavily influenced by the Deus Ex game and Transmetropolitan comics.

Even though I enjoy being unemployed at the moment, and running RPG campaigns, I do hope I'd find a job sooner.



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