Before the awesome adventure game, Fahrenheit, Quantic Dream developed Omikron – The Nomad Soul, which was a hybrid action/adventure/fps/fighting game. Unfortunately it wasn’t fun in any of the genres it tried to tackle, but it was still a pretty ambitious game. For one, it featured David Bowie, great music, and at the time great graphics (no computer could run the game at full quality.)
Now computers can, and when I found the Omikron disc lying around I decided to record a movie at the beginning of the game.
There’s something nice about having your own swimming pool. Of course, I had my own lake out back at the old house in Interlachen, but I never felt comfortable swimming in a lake, especially with all the fish peeing and pooping in it. However, a swimming pool is like a whole new world.
Not only is it great for physical fitness, and enjoyment, but it looks great. The swimming pool is inside a screened-in enclosure, so there’s no leaves falling in it, no bugs, no mosquitoes or horse flies buzzing around. It’s always pure looking, bright blue, and inviting. Everytime I walk by it to take the dogs for a walk, it invites me to dive in and enjoy the crystal cool feeling of clean water.
At night, it’s neat to turn on the light in the pool and look out there. At 6 in the morning, right when the sun starts rising over the horizon, it’s fun to start off a day with a brisk swim. Before, I never realized the value of having your own swimming pool, but now I do.
I can’t remember when I first heard this song, but it was on the radio, and I remember thinking how utterly catchy it was, and the lyrics rocks too. At the time, I was into Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins, so I was surprised that I enjoyed this song so much. For some reason the song didn’t get much radio play when it came out, but it has managed to stick in my collection of awesome rock songs.