Top Dog

Silke and I always knew that Vader is a beautiful dog. We frequently get compliments for both his looks and his behaviour. But now we finally have another proof: Vader came second in a pet portray competition.

But Ā Silke and I both think that Vader is way cuter than the crumpled dog who actually won the competition. šŸ™‚


Last weekend Stelios, Yash and I finally gotĀ the Unwavering trophy for wining all of the six originalĀ Mass EffectĀ MultiplayerĀ maps on Gold difficulty level. šŸ™‚

It was a long journey from our initial Bronze matches, via a lot of hard Silver matches to the gruesome Gold battles. We had to play on Firebase Dagger with only three players because of server side problemsĀ but still somehow made it. It took us three attempts (spread over two weekends) and a strategy change before we finally won on Firebase Reactor. We even managed to complete a retrieval mission during wave 10. After that fight the final Gold match on Firebase GhostĀ felt almost easy.

When the trophy finally appeared on my screen it felt really good, in particular because we did this as a team.

Movie of the Week: The Avengers

Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and a bunch of other super heroes in a movie directed by Joss Whedon? That can only be awesome or awful but nothing in between.

In the movieĀ The AvengersĀ our planet earth is threatened by a powerful alien army. The secret organisation S.H.I.E.L.D. is desperately trying to prevent the evil demigodĀ LokiĀ from opening a dimensional portal which would allow this alien army to invade. To be able to succeed S.H.I.E.L.D. is trying to build a team of super heroes, the Avengers. But most of the possible candidates are not exactly team players and a lot of them don’t trust S.H.I.E.L.D. in the first place. Only when the catastrophe seems to be almost unavoidable the Avengers finally stop to fight each other and join in a desperate effort to stop the invasion.

The Avengers features the well known mix of spectacular action, comedy and interesting characters which made the other Marvel Comics based movies worthwhile to watch. But with multiple featured super heroes, an excellent cast and even moreĀ spectacular action sequences the film surpasses all itsĀ predecessors.

If you like entertaining action movies you should definitely watch the The Avengers. Silke and I both enjoyed it very much.

Taking comfort in the Unfairness of the Universe