Do You Have A Soul?
By Dwip April 30, 2003 at 3:15 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

“Well, do you?” “No, sorry, forgot mine in the car. Would you excuse me while I go grab it?” So all of a sudden all these “Soul Inside” T-shirts start showing up, and there’s little signs and chalked letters on sidewalks and things saying “Do you have a soul?” and such as that. Funny how I don’t notice this until Suzanne mentions it the other day, but I’m me, I guess. Best I can make out, this is part of the Vast Christian Conspiricy to Convert the Masses. Which, when you get right down to it, is fairly offensive. Not just in the religious sense, either. I mean I get pissed whenever I see anything spammed to that degree. It’s […]


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Nothing to Say
By Dwip April 28, 2003 at 12:38 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Just ’cause I’ve always wanted to do this. Nothing, nothing, nothing but the one thing Someone said my words are out of balance nothing to say, you’ve got nothing to say dying words I bury every day nothing to say, I’ve got nothing to say nothing but the one thing you’ve got nothing, nothing to say nothing but the one thing big bad word, spell it with four letters nothing to say, you’ve got nothing to say Oh my God, your words are out of balance nothing to say, you’ve got nothing to say nothing but the one thing nothing, nothing You’ve got nothing, nothing to say nothing but the one thing nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing And there you […]


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CFS3 is FUN, I say
By Dwip April 25, 2003 at 6:37 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So I’m doing a fighter sweep mission in a P-47D. These usually mean kill 4 random Fw-190s and go home. I run into 4 Fw-190s, watch my wingmen cut them down because I can’t fight Fw-190s for shit. And I’m thinking “Hey, I’ve got tons of fuel left, and I’ve still got a full bomb load. Extra credit, dude.” An unsuspecting German flotilla just so happened to be right there. So we start bombing the hell out of destroyers and cargo ships. About halfway through, 4 Bf-109s show up, so I kill 3 of them, and my wingmen kill the other, then I go back to sinking stuff. ALMOST through with that, 4 MORE Fw-190s show up. This time I […]


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They really are all named Mohammed…
By Dwip April 24, 2003 at 4:44 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Yay for CNN. “Mohammed Imran, Mohammed Hanif, Mohammed Sharib, Mohammed Ashraf were named in the indictment.” The joke has the ring of truth, as it were. Everyone really DOES have the same name. ;)


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*YAWN* Part III
By Dwip April 24, 2003 at 4:35 am Comments Off on *YAWN* Part III RSS Feed for this post

Well, that’s that. A not-quite-3-page summary of an article entitled Soviet Perceptions of U.S. “Positions-of-Strength” Diplomacy in the 1970s. 25 pages. Serious stuff, though sort of…dated at 1979. At any rate, it was a sort of hard assignment, but not as hard as she made it out to be. OTOH, I haven’t got a grade on it yet… It seems, though, that if one reads with an eye to the main points, it’s not all that difficult. Could just be me. At any rate, it’s 4:30 in the morning, and I’m starting to lose the effects of the massive caffiene ingestion. I may sleep yet. All I know is, if I never see the interior of MS Word again, it’ll […]


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*YAWN* Part II
By Dwip April 23, 2003 at 4:26 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

And so, after having class for 3 hours just now, and 1.5 earlier, I now need to read a fairly large journal article and write a summary on it, which is harder than it may sound, all by tomorrow. I have yet to start. And I’m way way tired. Argh.


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*YAWN*
By Dwip April 23, 2003 at 11:01 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So on a whim I was up last night until like 2am reading Civ 3 SG reports. So now I’m exceedingly tired today, and I have to read 30 pages and write a precis summary of it ’cause it’s due tomorrow. Had two midterms Monday/Tuesday, ruled over them. Got my paper back from Friday, turns out I wrote on the wrong topic, didn’t do it in the exact style he wanted, and he gave me a B- anyway. Rule. And MS Combat Flight Sim 3 is fun, even if I suck at it harshly. Then, I haven’t played a flight sim since, oh, F-15 Strike Eagle III in like, 1993. Didn’t REALLY play em after F-15 II and Their Finest […]


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Happenings
By Dwip April 21, 2003 at 9:12 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So I randomly fell asleep last night at 9pm. Woke up at 12. Then I proceeded to catch up on homework until like 4:30. Accomplished what I thought would take two days in like 4 hours. I rock. I’m tired, but I rock. Easter ruled. Got food, got candy, hung out with the parental types. All the good stuff. And we all know about the keyboard entertainment now. *grin* Friday was, uh…yeah. Fun, of course, since Suzanne and I DO have a good time together, and I did finally get her over here on her own initiative. How I feel about this exactly is something I’m still trying to figure out. And along those lines, I do believe I’ve run […]


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keyboard_death_sucks
By Dwip April 19, 2003 at 11:58 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

as_does_typing_with_character_map.stupid_pop_spill.RRG!


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Heh
By Dwip April 18, 2003 at 2:27 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So he does this of his own free will. And I quote: Whir plays with barbies.


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Hey Dwip
By Dwip April 18, 2003 at 3:08 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Hey Dwip where you going with that gun in your hand? Hey Dwip where you going with that gun in your hand? I’m going down to shoot my paper, yeah. (what? I’m high on caffiene, tired, and Whir gave me all these Hey Joe covers. And my paper is still on page 2.)


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Sacrifices on the Altar of Academia
By Dwip April 17, 2003 at 10:55 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So it’s 10:49 here, and I just got back from getting myself some more Cherry Coke to keep running. I shouldn’t drink it, but I know I will, and I’ll keep gorging myself on brownies, despite feeling both way too full and way too sick. Food is…useful though. Killing myself like this is all part of the paper-writing process. Measly little 5 pager on Stalin. I can write it all on my head, but not on paper, but I need to do it, ’cause it’s due tomorrow. Four years of undergraduate academic papers has yet to teach me how to not stress out over even the smallest paper, sort of like how it has yet to beat out of me […]


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Three Kings Lives
By Dwip April 16, 2003 at 4:10 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So I’m sitting here, with my modern armors racing through the ruins of Greece’s cities in the Middle East and into North Africa, and Queen is blaring in the background, and I’m having this weird vision like something out of Three Kings: The Sequel. It’s like this: Column of M1A2s racing through the desert, cloud of dust behind them, big American flag flying on one of em, and in the background We Will Rock You is playing. And somewhere in there is some bullshit thing like, yknow, the C4 football shooting scene or something. The mind is a funny object.


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We Will Rock You
By Dwip April 16, 2003 at 3:07 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise playing in the street gonna be a big man someday you got mud on your face, big disgrace kicking your can all over the place, singing we will we will rock you we will we will rock you Buddy you’re a young man a hard man shouting in the street going to take on the world someday you got blood on your face, big disgrace waving your banner all over the place we will we will rock you sing it! we will we will rock you Buddy you’re an old man, poor man pleading with your eyes gonna your peace someday got mud on your face, big disgrace somebody better put you […]


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Heh
By Dwip April 14, 2003 at 4:37 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Whir is no longer afk. Whir chats ‘We’re generally known as AFKMUD for a very good reason. :P’ Whir is now afk.


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Baal Is A Capitalist Running Dog Lackey
By Dwip April 13, 2003 at 2:32 am Comments Off on Baal Is A Capitalist Running Dog Lackey RSS Feed for this post

Guess the reference, win a point. So I sat down tonight, decided “Yeah, need to be playing some more D2X here.” And I’m thinking that no, don’t really want to play Heraclius, my Nightmare-level Paladin who’s been stuck on the Mount Arreat bosses that I ranted about. So maybe I’ll play Theodora, the assassin I started last night. Get her through Act II or something. I clicked Heraclius. I said to myself, “No self, those bastards die. Tonight.” I said this to Whir, too, but as he was not actually involved in any way shape or form, he doesn’t count. They died. I ran around in a lot of circles, drank a lot of heals, and shot a lot of […]


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It May, In Fact, Rain
By Dwip April 12, 2003 at 10:16 pm Comments Off on It May, In Fact, Rain RSS Feed for this post

Oh will it. Just walked all the way accross campus in pouring rain. So wet that I’m forming an honest to God puddle on the floor. Time to go take a shower and dry off.


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Ha!
By Dwip April 11, 2003 at 8:46 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Die, fucker. Only had to plink you to death over the course of half an hour. No big deal. No, the +21% all resistances/+1 dex crown shield, the super mana potions, and the 2 super heal potions weren’t worth it, particularly. Didn’t even pay for the merc ressurect. But the way is clear, now.


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Act V Kicks My Ass Too
By Dwip April 11, 2003 at 8:30 pm Comments Off on Act V Kicks My Ass Too RSS Feed for this post

So Act V D2X isn’t all that bad after all – sort of. There are some very long levels, filled with some very hard monsters, and it’s actually pretty challenging. I like it. Except there are these Evil Urns all over the place, right? They pop goodies, but also spawn a boss pack most of the time. As it happens, they pretty much always spawn Hell Lord boss packs. And it’s like this. One Hell Lord, maybe 2, I can handle. Anything above that is insane, simply because they do so much damage I can’t really cope with it. Bosses are pretty much one-shot kills on me, never mind my poor merc. So I resolve to myself, after a particularly […]


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I Kicked Diablo’s Ass
By Dwip April 7, 2003 at 11:38 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

As much as one can possibly have said to kick ass with 6 deaths, 4 inventory loads of greater healing potions consumed, and two quivers of bolts consumed, and an hour and a half spent on the killing. Diablo is the reason why I ask myself WHY I keep playing Diablo II. Simply put, Diablo II itself is pretty fun. Diablo himself is not fun at all. Why? How about how he can shoot you with fire from outside the screen area, so you can’t see it coming and can’t avoid it? How about how he can shoot this insanely damaging fire stuff, so if you don’t move fast enough, you’ll die? How about how he shoots lightning that isn’t […]


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Diablo Kicked My Ass
By Dwip April 6, 2003 at 7:41 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Hard. Or rather, I died like 6 times getting my paladin through the last level. I blew like 500k on merc ressurections. And then, Diablo leaped out, and my computer lagged like mad. Like almost locked up lag. Like “it’s taking Diablo 10 seconds to cross the screen while running” lag. And then the game crashed. And I really don’t care to play anymore, which is just as well. Also, some bastard pulled the fire alarm at 12:30 last night, thus forcing us to go camp out in the Wilson Hall lounge for half an hour. Whoever did it will rot in hell for eternity. I don’t normally believe in hell, but for this sort of thing, I make exceptions.


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Another Friday Night
By Dwip April 4, 2003 at 11:19 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

And life was good. Went out with Tali and Laura, watched Spaceballs, ate some kickass pizza, and played with the cat. Cats rule. I wish I had a cat. And now there shall be some serious Diablo II playing. Those of you waiting for updates, well, the week is exhausting. Why? Schoolwork. Exhaustion. The usual reasons. The week for me involved going to class, coming home, mindlessly websurfing, and then doing homework until bedtime. And that looks to be the way of my term. It will suck. But there’s always the weekend.


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*yawn*
By Dwip April 2, 2003 at 4:42 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Nothing to say, really. Sort of tired, since I was stressed and insomniac last night for no apparent reason. That’s not supposed to happen until LATER in the term, dammit. Too much freaking about the workload, I suppose. My classes are pretty cool, so far. Hellenistic Greece and Stalin are both really cool, even if I have to write like mad to keep up in my notes. It’s worth it though. My Peoples of East Asia class will maybe or maybe not suck. It’s an anth class, which means it probably will, but it’s talking about North Korea, so it might not. Dunno. Historiography will likely be cool, as it’s covering an awful lot of stuff that I’ve been asking […]


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My Take on Iraq
By Dwip April 1, 2003 at 8:47 pm Comments Off on My Take on Iraq RSS Feed for this post

For those of you who don’t listen to me at Tonto, and have no idea where I am on the whole Iraq thing (that’s you, Samson), this thread ought to fix that. The Marius posts are me.


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When Jokes Go Horribly Wrong
By Dwip April 1, 2003 at 8:24 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

First there was Joan of Orc. Then there was Orcsama bin Laden. Then came Orcsef Stalin, Saddam Orcsein, Georc W. Bush, Bill Clintorc, Jaques Chirorc, Mao Zeorc, Adorc Hitler, and Winston Churchorc. Cole, this is all your fault. Rumors of my coming up with everything but Joan of Orc are a vicious lie. So are the rumors about my having way too much free time. In all seriousness though, what free time? Tonight’s homework: Stalin Book #1: pgs 1-7 Stalin Book #2: pgs xviii-49 And as much of 3xPlutarch’s Lives Greece Book #1: pgs 162-219, 346-386 as I can get done. And that’s just the first day. And that’s not counting the 40 pages worth of papers or the work […]


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