Today I got back from my trip at the Las Vegas strip. I actually stayed off the strip at a nice resort, but went into the strip during the late afternoons. There is so much going on there that I thought I'd take a second to reflect and comment on the happenings at the planet's party city.
Fabulous Las Vegas. It is an interesting place nonetheless. A social hub that is possibly the nation's most densely populated area of wealth, yet the state of Nevada (as I saw on a late night news episode) is 2nd worst in the nation in terms of people in debt. Las Vegas itself is a very rigid area; there are some nice places, and then there are complete shitholes. It's crazy how scattered the wealth is and how many homeless there are within the greater strip area. Additionally, it's a bit more discouraging how people will gamble away tons of money and not even consider distributing some of it to, say, the street performers who actually do work for their living. Money, money, money. How to distribute wealth is for a more political talk though, and I think I will leave it there.
Kid friendly is definitely not a term that belongs here. In terms of laws, Nevada rides a completely different wavelength than say coastal beach cities in California. The two come hand in hand when drinking in public is allowed and people selling prostitution line the strip every 40 yards on the yard. It's actually quite frightening that families of average ages walk up and down amongst sites like the a fore mentioned with tons of second hand smoke lining every walkway and casino, which is conveniently placed so everyone must walk through it to reach the hotel. I'm not going to argue with these laws since they have been voted on and passed, but perhaps a redefined limitation would help. Nah, I'd say stick to Circus Circus and a nanny. That'd shield you from the smoke and booze, at least.
All these complaints aside, it is still a marvel to see. Technologically, it is amazing; Vegas is like no other city because like no other, the buildings within the strip are all for entertainment rather than Los Angeles where they are mostly for corporate offices. There's also no better thrill of driving down scenic Las Vegas Blvd underneath the lights at night. The action, the movement, and the hundreds of early adults running across the street makes you really feel alive and in the know-how. Every huge hotel on the strip, too, has middle-class and upper-class luxuries that make it a comfortable and fun getaway. It's a great vacation place if you've got money to spend and mates to run around with.
Would I return? Absolutely. I look forward to seeing it evolve even larger, and perhaps even expanded. MGM Grand and Luxor both had a ton of class and look the best at night, and the Luxor had a great buffet to boot, so I would most likely stay at one of those on the strip. Off, I'd go back to the resort. Avoids: downtown. Events: all of them. And it would be a smashing good time.
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It feels odd that I've been on this site for 10+ years now, I should try to make an effort to check up every now and then but honestly I don't use many forums nowadays... it still boggles my mind that I was 13 when I joined and I'm 24 now.
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Well. I'm still wondering why I do not use this site much anymore. Or any site really. Is it perhaps that I have even too busy; or maybe because...well, I'm not really even sure myself. I haven't picked up my 3DS months, yet from time-to-time I do come back on this site, and maybe some day I can go back to how things used to be. As I write this, it is lagging a lot, so I will go now. Thanks for those who still are thinking of me. <3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSqTF5RFdks As Jordan discusses in the video above, exactly one year ago today we released Shadowrun Returns on Steam. It was a pivotal moment for our little studio here. In 14 months, we'd gone from a dozen developers...
I've just returned to the site after a couple of years of not using it. And I remember now all of this. So many memories of this place. I've kinda missed it, honestly. I just went back through all of my old blog posts and messages and just.. Wow.