Last night was a bit of a strange night for me. Originally I had plans to get together with some of my friends and work on Karazhan attunements… of which I have not even started running the dungeons. However I had apparently forgotten that last night was the RiffTrax live show. By “live” I mean streamed to theaters around the country as the original show is going on in Nashville. This time around we got to see two shorts and the really bizarre feature film “Carnival of Souls”(which is apparently up on youtube in its entirety). The film is apparently by the same guy that did another RiffTrax classic… the “Shake Hands with Danger” PSA from Caterpillar. This literally is probably one of the more bizarre movies I have watched because really from the entire moment it started… it felt like this strange meandering film about nothing. The RiffTrax send-up however was great, the movie itself just ended with what was supposed to be a shocking reveal… but largely felt like maybe the director was the only one not in on the secret? In any case by the time I got out of there, and drove home I was a little out of it. I existed in that state of too tired to do anything serious, but not tired enough to actually head on to bed.
Instead I decided to install the Skyrim Special Edition and check it out. I have to give Bethesda a lot of credit for giving it out for free to anyone who already owned the original game and all of the expansions. The install was roughly 9 gig so I am guessing that the improvements were more or on the processing side of the equation rather than just pushing a lot of upgraded textures. Whatever the case the game looks gorgeous, if I had been thinking I would have installed the base game on this newer machine and done some side by side comparisons. It is enough of an upgrade to make me happy, and I am always willing to have a new excuse to roam around Skyrim being a murder hobo. Once again however I am torn between sword and shield and bow… ending up mixing between the two quite a bit based on the fight. As is always the case I had trouble staying to the actual missing and instead have already cleared out the first barrow while retrieving the golden claw. In theory I think I probably should have gone to Whiterun, but whatever the case I am wandering down my own path once again. The game doesn’t really feel that changed, more like you installed a graphical upgrade mod. Whatever the case it looks pretty, and runs well so that pretty much ticks off the boxes I needed. At some point I might check out the mods available, but for the time being I am largely running vanilla.