I finished my ME2 run through with Jax Shepard and decided to put my obsession on hold for a short while, replacing it with other video games featuring epic story, morality, important choices, intriguing characters and familiar voice actors. And made by Bioware.
I checked in on Illumin Dust, first, to see about the changes. I didn't test the results, but the first change was that I had to completely respec. I checked out the companion affection incentive stuffs and was pleased to see the results of my labours. All but one of my companions is at 10,000. And finally, I checked out the impatiently awaited Legacy System. I'm already at Legacy Level 13, so a few things were unlocked, but nothing of particular interest. I see that I could have finally gotten my wish to have a Twi'lek Agent, but by now, it's too late. No interest in playing Agent again, having already finished the story and fallen in love with my original character, who is now happily dressed in almost full Columni gear after only a short time.
After sorting out family trees, I worked on finishing up Nar Shaddaa with Jemadya. It took foreeeeever. I was reminded of all the things I hate about MMOs. Nothing like killing 27 mobs trying to get a single drop, competing with others for the same and lag. Blessed lag. It's a good thing the Trooper story is interesting, or I would have given up, reiterating my conclusion that SWTOR is my last MMO. (I don't say that with bitterness. I'm just ... over it.)
Dragon Age: Origins. I created a mage named Caleya with the understanding from my friend that mages gain their powers from sleeping with all the things! So far, Cullen has run away from my suggestions, and Duncan did not offer me an option to share that giant bed with him. I'm sure he will in the future. My one major disappointment (aside from no Duncan sex yet) is that there is no actual voice acting for my character (other than the in battle dialogue where she says inappropriate things while being mauled by giant spiders). I've been spoiled having playable characters that speak. S'okay. I've started speaking my lines out loud myself, much to my husband's amusement. Wait till the romances really start!
Cowboys & Aliens. Not a bad movie. Presumably anyone who watches it would have already put on their suspension of disbelief hat on for what ought to be obvious reasons and kept it firmly in place at the end when even I was having trouble. But hey, it was a fun romp and I won't ever complain about watching Daniel Craig. Actually, it was Harrison Ford I really payed attention to, though. I've always loved him, but he tends to have only a few notes in his arsenal. They are great notes, but they get old, as does he. Here he embraced the old and got to play a basic crotchety old bastard - with a heart. I liked it.