ROTD VI.V: On Computer Gaming
By Dwip September 30, 2000 at 10:21 pm Comments Off on ROTD VI.V: On Computer Gaming RSS Feed for this post

Can you do decimals with Roman numerals? I guess I just did. Whee! While BG2 installs, I figured I’d go for a bit more ranting. Or semi-ranting, or whatever. First off, Oregon State Football. I’m glad that our football team finally doesn’t suck. After not winning a season for like 23+ years, we’re finally getting somewhere. Even for a sports non-fan like me, that’s sort of nice. The downside of this is, of course, that there is NO PARKING SPACE AROUND HERE on game days. Which means I had to drive around the parking lot twice to find something. Compare this to last year, when I was routinely able to find parking fairly close to the dorm with no effort. […]


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ROTD VI: Stories From the Tonto Bash Night
By Dwip September 29, 2000 at 10:20 pm Comments Off on ROTD VI: Stories From the Tonto Bash Night RSS Feed for this post

I know you’ve all been eagerly awaiting VI. The alternate title for this is Stories From the Tonto Bash Night. We got war stories, and we got some commentary. Let’s start off with the war stories. And since I’ve played like 6 games or something, I’ll only hit the high points. Lemme see. First game I remember is Czar, Desert, and I (Marechal co-oped with Czar for a bit, then left) against Andy, Sammy, and Stick. Features of this game include me getting my base utterly squashed by Andy’s Mongol scorpion hordes (Ghengis really needed a few of these), me relocating to Czar’s town while Czar/Desert pretty much squashed Stick and Sammy. Andy dropped most of the way through, after […]


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ROTD V: Dorm Life
By Dwip September 27, 2000 at 10:19 pm Comments Off on ROTD V: Dorm Life RSS Feed for this post

Oh dear, am I up to five already? That’s bad. I should probably cut back. But, since it’s 12:30 in the morning, I’m totally bored, and I really should go to sleep because I have 2 hours of utterly boring econ lecture tomorrow morning, I’ve decided to grace you all with another rant. Today’s subject? Dorm life. There’s some good stuff about it, definitely. There’s tons of people, so it’s (sort of) easy to meet people, and I’m all of five flights of stairs and 50 feet of walking between me and all sorts of unhealthy food like pizza, burgers, and pasta. I also live in a single room this year, so I’ve got lots of space and no roommate […]


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ROTD IV: I’m Baaaaack!
By Dwip September 26, 2000 at 10:17 pm Comments Off on ROTD IV: I’m Baaaaack! RSS Feed for this post

*watches hordes of screaming Tontos running for the nearest exit* Anybody miss me? No? Didn’t think so. Yes folks, after a full week with no internet connection period (oh the horror), I’m finally back. I had an appointment with the tech folks to come fix it, and said appointment would have happened in a couple hours, but fortunately it just sort of started working earlier today. I’m now the proud possessor of a nice fast college ethernet connection. Yeah! Now then. Browsing the forums, a lot has happened this week, hrm? Welcome to all the new (what is it, 5?) tontos, and welcome back to _badkitty. I’m sure you’d all be entertained by some college life trivia, so pull up […]


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ROTD III: Marius Goes To College
By Dwip September 23, 2000 at 10:13 pm Comments Off on ROTD III: Marius Goes To College RSS Feed for this post

As various of you may or may not know, I moved into the dorms at Oregon State 3 days ago. Seemed like a good topic for a rant, especially since I haven’t been here for 3 days (this gets better). Moving in was surpsingly easy. I was the first person in the checkout line, and it was vastly simple to get all the cards and things, which it most certainly wasn’t last year. Moving myself in was semi-easy. One of these days Callahan Hall is going to get 2 elevators, and then watch out world… Only problem: Some beat up the little panel that tells you what floor you’re on last year, and nobody bothered to replace it. They painted […]


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ROTD II: More Tales of Home Improvement
By Dwip September 17, 2000 at 9:42 pm Comments Off on ROTD II: More Tales of Home Improvement RSS Feed for this post

The last one was funny, this one’s serious. But we’ll start it out with an amusing part anyway. Me: *just woke up, wanders down into the laundry room to find something in the freezer, steps in a puddle of water on the floor* Say, wait a sec… *looks up, sees the water filter spurting water everywhere* Um. Hey dad? You might wanna have a look at this… Dad: Uh-oh. *starts playing with hoses and pipes>* Now for the serious part. Fun with chemicals. I got to play around with that oil you weather seal decks and other wood things with. Did the majority of a deck today. Well, this stuff SUCKS. Right at the moment I’m light headed, working on […]


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ROTD I: Tales of Home Improvement
By Dwip September 16, 2000 at 9:34 pm Comments Off on ROTD I: Tales of Home Improvement RSS Feed for this post

Ok, it’s not really a rant, but… it’s funny though, in a weird sort of way. The topic? Home Improvement. We start with our old 15 foot satellite dish in the back yard that somehow died a while back. Dad decides to rip it out. First try: Chain from the tractor around the pole. *yankyankpullpulltugthump* Nope. Dad’s next idea? PUSH the thing. The end result ended and sounded something like a rape attempt on a donkey in a metal shop. It also didn’t work. Next idea? *digdigdigdigdigdigdig* After a couple feet of hole got dug, we tried the push thing again. Nah. Well, what if we take the dish off? Dish comes right off, leaving the pole. Except during this, […]


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Marius’ Rants of the Day
By Dwip September 15, 2000 at 11:26 pm Comments Off on Marius’ Rants of the Day RSS Feed for this post

This is not the beginning of this blog. That is in March of 2003. But this is A beginning. The entries for 2000, 2001, and 2002 comprise Marius’ Rants of the Day, which were originally posted to several sets of now defunct Tonto Clan message boards. They were my blog before I had a blog, and indeed, they’re part of why Whir got me to create my this. These entries stretch almost the length of my Tonto career, the first being a mere four days after my 9/12/00 join date, and the last of them being a few months previous to the creation of this blog. Many of these appeared previously on my Writings page, but some appear for the […]


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