Trim to Intersection
By Dwip February 28, 2004 at 3:31 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

I promised a CC2 blog entry, so here we are. Many image files abound. Fair warning: Most of them are pretty freaking large. Understand that these are all a fair amount of work on my part. The Tharavel map took probably about a week of solidly working on it, some of which was learning how to do things in CC2 I’d never done before. Niriath Henning took most of a week. Littlefang took two solid days of work. Bremberthwaite maybe about half a day, because it’s very small and simple. Utna took a good long time, since it was the first CC2 city I’d ever done. The complexity of all this comes from the way CC2 works. If you’ve ever […]


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Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
By Dwip February 27, 2004 at 4:15 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So, how about some Civ? Cole and I played a multiplayer hotseat game from about January to the other night as the Incans and Mayans. The Last of the Mayincans is over on the Civ page. RBC9 is over. We’ve lost, victims of rampaging out of control Mongol hordes. Between that and the Last of the Mayincans, I haven’t got a lot of love left for the Hittites. Too, it’s looking like RBC11 is about over, but it’s got a while yet. Also, I’ve been playing around a lot with CC2, the 2nd Edition Castle Guide, and a certain 1989 Dragon Magazine. Maps rock. Castles rock. Castle maps rock, too. If I can ever figure out how to get good […]


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And Now…
By Dwip February 26, 2004 at 9:13 pm Comments Off on And Now… RSS Feed for this post

For something COMPLETELY different. The HST 407 paper-writing theme song. When Johnny comes marching home again, Hurrah! Hurrah! We’ll give him a hearty welcome then, Hurrah! Hurrah! The men will cheer, the boys will shout, The ladies they will all turn out, And we’ll all feel gay When Johnny comes marching home. The old church bells will peal with joy, Hurrah! Hurrah! To welcome home our darling boy, Hurrah! Hurrah! The village lads and lassies say With roses they will strew the way, And we’ll all feel gay Whn Johnny comes marching home. Get ready for the Jubilee, Hurrah! Hurrah! We’ll give the hero three times three, Hurrah! Hurrah! The laurel wreath is ready now To place upon his loyal […]


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Erk.
By Dwip February 26, 2004 at 8:38 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

KILL THE EVIL PAPER! RAISE THE BANNER OF REVOLUTION! DOWN WITH THE TYRRANY OF SCHOOL! STUDENTS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! DESTROY YOUR HOMEWORK! Right. Anyway. Been up since like 1pm yesterday, have a 3 page chunk of my 20 pager due in like, 2 hours, and the GODDAMN MAIN SOURCE I WAS USING DECIDED TO CRASH ON ME. KILL! KILL! Sorry. Working on that. Really. The stick is helping a lot. It’s a big stick. A very nice stick, as sticks go. Sort of hurty, or so I’m given to understand. I wouldn’t know personally, you understand. I’m not hitting myself with it.


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Quote
By Dwip February 25, 2004 at 3:09 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs rolls over your neighbor’s dog. what’s great for a snack, it fits on your back, it’s log log log. it’s log, it’s log, it’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood. it’s log, it’s log, it’s better than bad, it’s good.


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Argh
By Dwip February 24, 2004 at 7:57 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

President Bush’s whole support of the Federal Marriage Amendment deserves a lot more thwacking upon that I can give it right now, but fortunately there’s people like Andrew Sullivan to do it for me. I really want to say I’m surprised by the whole thing, but I’m really not. Just one more reason to vote for whoever it is gets the Democratic nomination. Along those lines, Nader, go away. We don’t want you. We told you that in 2k, and you didn’t listen to us. Now run off and go play in the corner or something.


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Ha.
By Dwip February 24, 2004 at 10:16 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Quoth Whir, in regards to the current picture of Bush on CNN.com right now: “I think he looks rather dignified. You know, in that “OMG! Someone’s shoving a carrot up my ass” way.” [edit] And for more entertaining stuff, we present this letter for your amusement.


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Arrrrrrrrrr!
By Dwip February 23, 2004 at 3:48 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

You may or may not remember from, uh, eight days ago, the whole big list of Civ games I put up. Well, RBC12F has ended. Rome has fallen. Good times were had. Have fun reading, Toast.


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Another Kodak Moment
By Dwip February 22, 2004 at 3:15 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Now that the camera has a battery again, and I really do need to get another one of them at this rate, I took a shot of the awesome custom repaint MadCat III I won a few weeks ago. The darkish, awesome-looking one? Yeah. That’s it. The other one is the random Bannson’s Catapult I keep around for no apparent reason. Because desk ornaments are fun. Click me! Click me!


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Faith in Government
By Dwip February 21, 2004 at 5:06 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So the news of the day is that my paper topic for HST 407 got shot down on Thursday, and I have until about Monday to come up with a new one. So I’m digging through various things online, such as the Congressional Globe for July 4, 1861. The Senate’s proceedings therein take like 2-3 pages, and are on the order of “Right then. Here’s some messages from the President and the cabinet secretaries. We all done, then? Excellent.” The House of Representatives is slightly more chaotic. It’s on the order of: Clerk: Ok. Down to business. Roll call. Guy 1: I object. Flunky over here wasn’t properly elected. He went and got elected in Virginia, then voted in Ohio […]


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Thine Attempt To Ford the River Hath Failed…
By Dwip February 17, 2004 at 10:01 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Lame as the jokes are, many of these are pretty funny. Given certain conversations recently, the Oregon Trail ones were funny as hell.


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Hrm.
By Dwip February 17, 2004 at 4:59 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Because I find this blog fairly interesting. Must remember to get back there at some point. On another note, today, in the “I’ve been awake since like 11 am on what was technically yesterday” sense of the term, sucked. This has been one of those terms where I’m not even remotely prepared for anything at all, despite the desperate longing to be so prepared, and despite vague motions to actually attempt something approximating real preparedness. On occasion, you get your face rubbed in your lack of preparedness, and today was That Day. I should start by noting I had like 6 hours of sleep. One day I will learn to better regulate my sleep habits, but the fuzziness of schedules […]


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We Create Worlds
By Dwip February 15, 2004 at 2:20 pm Comments Off on We Create Worlds RSS Feed for this post

It’s been a busy sort of weekend. Saw Fight Club again on Friday with Tali and Laurent, which as always was entertaining. Fight Club rocks. Yesterday involved a whole lot of sucking at pool, and a whole lot of D&D, as Kyle’s being shipped off to Korea for a year or so. And later on tonight, I have the OTHER D&D game, whereupon we all ponder our new level 1 existances. On another note, I’ve been working on my world again, which is really going to suck come schoolwork tomorrow, but ah well. I shall need to attempt to post a map at some point, because I think my new map is pretty awesome. But. Also, there has been much […]


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GRAAAAAAAAR.
By Dwip February 13, 2004 at 2:25 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So, in a stunning display of brilliance, after reminding myself ALL WEEK about this stuff, I drive home, remembering to pick up Office 2k, CC2, and Fight Club. I did, however, forget the ethernet cables, without which my laptop is essentially crippled, as well as my original DD2 disks and my Office 95 CD, which means no installs for Dwip tonight. Considering I’m dying to work on a few things IN WORD, that’s sort of a problem. *snarl* Also, I have been thwarted by rd_parse once again, but I’ve been being thwarted by rd_parse for like 4 years now, so no big deal.


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In My Time of Dying
By Dwip February 12, 2004 at 1:33 am Comments (12) RSS Feed for this post

Well, I’ve gone and resigned from Tonto. First time in 3.5 years that I haven’t worn the Tonto_ prefix. I won’t elaborate on it here, it’s all in the post, but it was time for me. *shrug* On another note, we played some pretty good Mechwarrior down at the shop. As I’ve always wanted to take some pictures of the thing, I have done so. They follow. Me Getting Stomped: Me getting thrashed. The mech getting shot in the back is mine, the two infantry by the tank in the middle are mine, the rest is either his, or dead units of mine. That little orange mech in the center is a killer. It’s also mine now, thanks to a […]


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Interview With A Dwarf
By Dwip February 10, 2004 at 8:34 pm Comments Off on Interview With A Dwarf RSS Feed for this post

You know it’s going to be one of those classes when your brand new D&D characters, begging for seperate lives of their own, begin having little conversations in your notebook. Picture, if you will, a dwarf, of the same general physical characteristics as Gimli, from a race where Gimli is the stereotype, sitting at a bar being questioned by somebody. “So your name is…Grog Halfplow?” “Grogni. But they call me Grog on account ‘a I likes me ale, see. The Halfplow bit, well, great-grandpa Derek was a bit…odd. Took up some undwarvish ways, like farming. Me, I liked the mines better.” “That explains the pick at your belt. What about those massive burn scars all over your body?” “There were […]


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Out of Context
By Dwip February 10, 2004 at 4:15 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Because out of context Marechal quotes make the world go ’round, or something. Or, you think it would, but no, no I can’t let the opportunity go by. *brings out the ol’ moral superiority stick* Yeah, that’s right. I’m going to keep 0wnZ|ng you with this stick until I see fit to stop. =p Oh hell yeah.


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Shoot To the Music
By Dwip February 9, 2004 at 4:43 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

You know, I was thinking about a new MP3 player, too. But…yeah.


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And In the End…
By Dwip February 9, 2004 at 3:12 pm Comments Off on And In the End… RSS Feed for this post

The fight you take is equal to the fight you make, or something to that effect. So, Sunday night. Weekly D&D ritual. You may recall that we had twice previously fought a certain very large spikey black monster with psionic powers to a standstill, losing our robot, and then losing me. Well, this time, we went down for the third try at the thing. This time, we had a plan, however, involving lots and lots of fire and acid damage which it can’t regenerate. The other two times, we had had a bunch of shrieker mushrooms to have it come to us. However, last time we fried said ‘shrooms, which meant we had to explore. So we did. All of […]


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A Kodak Moment
By Dwip February 7, 2004 at 4:38 am Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

In the spirit of desk shots, I offer a view of my own, slightly messy, desk. I remind you that this is a BIG desk. Too, I have absolutely no idea who Katie is, and why she thinks she stole my towel, before I even moved into the room. I thought about posting some other random pics of my humble abode, but I think perhaps I’ll wait a few. Like until after I’ve cleaned a bit. Strange idea, I know.


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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
By Dwip February 5, 2004 at 10:59 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Today’s been a good day. Took care of my passport, made my car like me again, and got that doctor’s appointment I need. Then I went home. And I’m there talking to my parents, and I’m like “Yeah, so why did I need to bring my checkbook, again?” Dad walks off, comes back with a laptop carrying case and some shopping bags. Santa had Arrived. And the people of the world rejoiced. I got, amongst other, lesser peripherals, a very nice laptop and a very nice digital camera, upon which the preceeding shot was taken. There is much goodness and joy in the world. Oh, and I swiped a box of cornflakes, too. Cornflakes rock.


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Until the End of the World
By Dwip February 4, 2004 at 4:36 am Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

(You non-MUD types will have to forgive this one, I’m afraid.) Well, here we are, camped inside Argalath’s Keep, sleeping after beating the hell out of some undead. Oddly appropriate time to be saying this, I guess. One score days and eight years ago, I came forth into the world of Multi-User Dungeons. It was January of 1996. I’m all of 15 and a month. I’d had my first computer of my very own, a blazing fast P166 with a monster 1.2 gig hard drive, and it was about time to explore the wonders of the Internet. Understand that I’ve been playing Dungeons and Dragons since 1993 or so, and roleplaying was something akin to life at that point. So […]


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Rrrrrrrrg.
By Dwip February 2, 2004 at 12:17 am Comments Off on Rrrrrrrrg. RSS Feed for this post

I’d like to make mention that my homework is really pissing me off right now. It’s making me tired, and I hate being tired. And for some reason I’m completely full, and yet I keep thinking of jerky and getting insane attacks of mouth watering. And I mean, of the sort where your mouth tingles for a sec, this little jolt runs through your mouth, and then *gush*. I dunno. Strange. And I figure since I read Megatokyo like every single day almost, I should probably stick a link on the side, so now there is one. Whee.


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The Great Events Of Our Times
By Dwip February 1, 2004 at 2:22 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

In the spirit of updates and such, I suppose I should offer one up, even though most of my attention blogwise is concentrated on that raging history thread down there. That having been said: Lots of school. I have more reading than I care to think about, more work coming than I care to contemplate. This is, however, the last of it for a time. In case I haven’t made this entirely clear, it does appear as if I will be going to England in the spring. So if I make it through this term, I’m free and clear. This is good. My creative urges are running rampant lately. I’ve done some more work for Alsherok, and even gotten further […]


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