A Long December
By Dwip December 31, 2005 at 11:59 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

A long December, and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin’ now the days go by so fast and it’s one more day up in the canyon and it’s one more night in Hollywood if you think that I can be forgiven….I wish you would The smell of hospitals in winter and the feeling that its all a lot of oysters, but no pearls all at once you look across a crowded room to see the way that light attaches to a girl And it’s one more day up in the canyon and it’s one more night in Hollywood if you […]


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I Beat The GRE. The End Guy Is Hard
By Dwip December 29, 2005 at 1:54 am Comments Off on I Beat The GRE. The End Guy Is Hard RSS Feed for this post

With a nod towards that classic bash quote. 650 Verbal, 590 Math, some unknown on Writing. Out of 800 for each one, 10 point intervals. So pretty much like the SAT. Speaking of which, back in the day when I took THAT, I got 640 verbal 580 math. So go figure. Bliss is a good movie, an SBI, and some popcorn. I’m not sure if Kingdom of Heaven is all that, though. I need to think about it some more. Shooting Nazis in CoD2 sure is fun. You may go now.


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Information Processing
By Dwip December 26, 2005 at 4:34 pm Comments Off on Information Processing RSS Feed for this post

Many people, I expect, will be blogging about what they got for Christmas and the like, and/or shopping. Being efficient small forest animals, we’ll take care of that in short order: Christmas Presents Include: Clothes – lots. Because as fun as going naked in Oregon in winter is, well… Books – More. Terry Pratchett, Neal Stephenson, and assorted history for the win, if not the bookshelf space. Games – Call of Duty 2 is freaking awesome, but is 6(!) discs and takes 4 gigs of HD. Also an 8x CD drive, the requirements of which I only exceed by…5 times. Which is up from the 10 times I exceeded previously required 4x drives by. Because, you know, 8x was awesome […]


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Ho Ho Ho
By Dwip December 25, 2005 at 12:06 pm Comments Off on Ho Ho Ho RSS Feed for this post

Being the season, and all…Happy Christmas, boys, girls, and squirrel aliens. Hope it was a good one. It’s turning out that way here. Far too many books to read, games to play, and clothes to wear for the first time since the early 90s. Wrapping Paper: $1 Fluxx: $12 “WTF!?” expression on parental faces while playing Fluxx: Priceless So, yeah. Peace on Earth, goodwill towards rabbits. But not Mansa. You’re next, after I deal with Izzy.


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Quotable
By Dwip December 22, 2005 at 10:06 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

6 player Civ games are never going to be in my future again, I think. OTOH, Regina was funny tonight, and didn’t try to deny it this time, so: [21:15] TontoMarius: Well, do I look like a plucky Japanese schoolgirl to you? [21:15] starflier06: *falls over laughing* [21:15] starflier06: cosplay! [21:16] starflier06: You’d look so cute with the pigtails! [21:17] starflier06: why is it that these days, i find myself making bizarre statements for your amusement? [21:17] starflier06: Not that you mind, I’m sure, but. [21:35] starflier06: I should get food and stuff. [21:35] TontoMarius: That was a really me comment. [21:36] starflier06: heh. [21:36] TontoMarius: “Like, oh yeah. Food.” [21:36] starflier06: heh [21:37] starflier06: i had toast for dinner […]


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The Light Before We Land
By Dwip December 19, 2005 at 12:55 am Comments Off on The Light Before We Land RSS Feed for this post

Having nothing to do with anything, except I felt like using the title. GSG rocks. On that note, there’s a Haibane Renmei box at the shop I’m desperately trying not to blow a bunch of money on because it’s awesome. I might have a job soon, though, so we’ll see. I should know RSN. We’re back in RBCiv Epic mode again, and Epic One is up here. Actual site linkage will follow when I get some energy, which may be never, at this rate. To reprise something I said to Whir this morning, which was true in that time, just as it’s true today: “We’re sorry, the enthusiasm you have dialed is not in service at this time. Please insert […]


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Exercises In Photoblogging
By Dwip December 17, 2005 at 2:32 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Wherein I qualify a statement I made to Regina earlier, along the lines of “Christmas decorating. Ph34r it. With great ph34r.” Witness: Well, your standard tree is pretty tame, I will admit. There’s not even a lot of presents under there this year. The rest of the living room. You can only sort of see the row of cards along the windows. Note the snowman, which will cackle evilly for about a minute and wish you a happy holiday, without mentioning how it would like to murder you, with an axe. Random porcelain angels. Random porcelain Santas. Usually we edge the window in tinsel, too, but we didn’t do tinsel this year, mostly because I didn’t really want to do […]


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What’s My Age Again?
By Dwip December 12, 2005 at 11:33 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

25, apparently. To quote Regina’s card, “Just think! Soon, you’ll be able to do ‘back in my day’ shpiels!” Little does she know. But she got me a neat book, so that was all good. And I got another neat book from my parents, as well as shoes and a new pair of BDU pants to work in, which A) means I no longer have work pants that are pushing ten years old (or my old BDUs, which were more like Gulf War vintage), and B) is the first time I’ve recieved clothes as a gift in…many years. But I need these things, so. Too, Cole came over, and we played a bunch of MP Civ with Whir, and then […]


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Drive-By Quotage
By Dwip December 6, 2005 at 4:50 pm Comments Off on Drive-By Quotage RSS Feed for this post

Whir: Get back here and entertain me. Me: No. Whir: Wrong answer. Me: I thought it was a perfectly good answer. Whir: I’m not arguing the validity of said answer, just that it’s the wrong one.


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Sparkle and Fade
By Dwip November 30, 2005 at 11:31 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Talked to _real for a time tonight. This was, in general, good, because we haven’t talked for a while, and Ken has always pretty much been the Man. This does bring me to a sort of strange place, though. I think I’m tired, because these things always happen when I’m tired. At any rate, I guess Tonto Clan, as heard through _real and assorted conversation on Regina’s blog, is going to die the final death on December 12th or so. Happy birthday, me. This is all fairly strange, because I haven’t been able to get to Tonto in I don’t know how many months but a lot, and had assumed it was already dead. To find that it was apparently […]


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Butt-Kicking, For Goodness! Part II
By Dwip November 27, 2005 at 3:13 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Because I’m not done yet. You people who could care less (which I realize is almost everyone) can just deal. First, a pretty picture for everyone. Yes, I’m getting totally schooled. Keldorn, Minsc, and Jahiera are dead or out of it, and big ass demons are eating the rest of my team. However, this is way more fun than, say, the Diablo fight or the Mount Arreat fight was. Just so we’re all clear that even losing is fun in this game. There’s only one fight I get overly frustrated with, and…well, let’s not talk about that. Let us make note of those characters of yore, and demonstrate this whole replayability thing I keep talking about. Thag (CN Dwarf Male […]


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Butt-Kicking, For Goodness!
By Dwip November 27, 2005 at 11:52 am Comments Off on Butt-Kicking, For Goodness! RSS Feed for this post

Because Minsc rocks, Boo rocks, and we all know it. We haven’t had a good CRPG post around here in a while, and I’ve been ranting about the Baldur’s Gate games for a while now, so let us just hark back to the days of yore and do so, since I just got done taking Ergos and party through the trilogy. Some of you have wondered about my sad devotion to those ancient games (BG1 dates to 1998), which I have attempted to answer, and never quite got out. So let us attempt once more. It’s easier to talk about what the original Baldur’s Gate did wrong rather than what it did right, because it got an awful lot right. […]


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In That Epic Struggle Against Food
By Dwip November 25, 2005 at 11:56 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Because if you can fit another dish on the table, you did something wrong. Dad’s turkey gravy is too awesome for words. I also love how I ate enough food to keep me going for like, two days. And on a serious note, for all I bitch about ’em, I did pretty good in that lottery to determine who got what family. It’s days like this that remind me of it. Which isn’t to say we weren’t all evil bastards to each other while playing Farming Game, but that’s really why that game is so much fun when we play it. Hope y’all had a good one.


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Words Defy the Plans
By Dwip November 21, 2005 at 1:41 am Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

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Lethargy
By Dwip November 14, 2005 at 2:07 pm Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

Because I guess people want me to be posting stuff, or something. Well, ok. Let’s see here… 1. Civ IV – this game owns, for all applicable values of owningness. If you take almost everything that was ever good about any Civ game ever, and put it in a game, you wind up with something about like Civ IV. About the only complaints I can possibly make of it is that the wonder movies in Civ II were better, and combat is still vaguely annoying to me, in that they tried to nerf stacks by use of collateral damage, and stacks weren’t particularly broken in the first place. However, if another MP game with Whir comes down to me vs […]


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Chirpa Clicka Jihad
By Dwip November 7, 2005 at 11:40 pm Comments Off on Chirpa Clicka Jihad RSS Feed for this post

A) You know you’ve totally lost your alcohol tolerance when 3 SBIs is enough to get you staggering drunk. Man am I a lightweight these days. Not that I wasn’t before, but. B) Whereas I was pleasantly tipsy the other night for D&D, which worked because my entire dialogue consisted of “Chirpa clika jihad” and other such lines, which works when you realize that I was playing a giant bug for a character, and when you’ve seen Team America, which I didn’t think was that good, but sure did fit for the session. C) Serial Experiments Lain is pretty much totally fucked up, drunk or not drunk. D) There’s totally a piece of ramen on my keyboard. I have no […]


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The Revolution Has Begun!
By Dwip November 5, 2005 at 12:50 pm Comments Off on The Revolution Has Begun! RSS Feed for this post

The first strikes in our campaign against the tyrranical human kulak burgoisie huntist-capitalist oppressors have been made! Viva la revolucion! Courtesy of Regina’s mom, who’s awesome for continuing to find this stuff, and Regina, who keeps awesomely forwarding it to me: IS IT POSSIBLE IT’S NOT THE BIRDS? [Warren Bell] Is it maybe the deer? Have the formerly innocent-appearing woodland creatures used the avian menace as a cover, all the while lulling us into a perilously false state of ease? A deer goes after Gov. Tim Pawlenty, breaking windows. A deer attacks a home in Arkansas, breaking windows. A deer rampages in a hospital in Michigan, breaking windows. All in the last three days? I’m no conspiracy theorist, but this […]


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Contradictions In Technology
By Dwip November 1, 2005 at 2:42 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

I have, sitting next to me, a GeForce 5200. 128 MB, DDR, etc, etc. Only has digital out and s-video. It’s freaking PCI. I didn’t even know they MADE PCI anymore. Oi.


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Even the Box Is Beautiful
By Dwip October 31, 2005 at 12:05 pm Comments Off on Even the Box Is Beautiful RSS Feed for this post

With reference to that classic Megatokyo strip. My copy of Civ IV just got here, so I guess I’ll be seeing you guys in a couple months or so. (I haven’t forgotten about you, Laurent. Honest.)


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Seen While Doing Book Check-In
By Dwip October 27, 2005 at 2:05 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Best. Cover. Ever.


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The Ravings of Tired Rabbits
By Dwip October 25, 2005 at 7:29 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

Because I woke up at noon today, having had 10 hours of sleep, and right now I’m totally exhausted. Figure that out. So I got my Praxis II English scores Saturday. 185/200 and 160/200, which is reasonable. And Western’s like “Oh, bring them up when you get them!” and I’m like “Ok.” So I do. And they’re like “Oh, did you get your letter yet?” “No, but I’ll check when I get back.” And then I get back, and it’s all like “We’re sorry, but your application has been rejected. Have a nice day.” So, yeah, that kinda sucks. What’s funny here is that my parents seemingly care more about it than I do. Maybe I’m just so tired I […]


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Knife of Dreams
By Dwip October 19, 2005 at 11:09 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Which it certainly was, because I stayed up until like 4:30 am to finish it. Your discerning Robert Jordan reader what hasn’t read the book yet might want to skip this one, as well as you lot what don’t read the books. Thar’s spoilers in them thar hills. You have been warned. Yes, I realize that means more or less nobody will read this ever. But it’s my blog, and I’ll rant if I want to, rant if I want to, rant if I wa…sorry. So I read the whole thing in one sitting, which is like 800 pages in hardcover. It’s been a pretty long time since I could say I’ve done that, probably as far back as 1997 […]


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Modem Reset
By Dwip October 17, 2005 at 12:04 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Instead of my standard complaints about my ISP sucking the good suck, as it were, I shall instead reprise that great quote of yesteryear, which was true in that time, just as it is today: bash.org: i think in the whole sense of the “information superhighway”, my isp ended up driving a yugo down some dirt road Me: “Monroetel lives!” Clyos: “cept ours is a 80s Trans Am on cinder blocks, it doesn’t move” In other news, I have been somewhat remiss in my blogging lately, for which I have essentially no excuse. I fear you may never see the rumored bloggage of my adventures amongst the youth of today, but most anybody who cares has heard what there is […]


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BT In-Jokes
By Dwip October 9, 2005 at 12:38 am Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post

So, here we are, 7 (or was it 8) of us, playing a MegaMek free for all game. It so happens that there’s a map in there with little cars drawn in by the roads… Hurlbut: guys you see those cars? Tiger1833: yup Tiger1833: nice touch Hurlbut: who want to bloew them up? }:) Hurlbut: so pretty cars GhostViper: and they wouldnt crush Hurlbut: eye candies tend to do that GhostViper: still be funny Thag: “I’m sorry officer! I didn’t mean to double park! Please don’t blow me up with your assault mech!” Nightsong: *imagines an Arti-strike on the cars. ;)* GhostViper: i wont blow it up i promise…..cruch….oops was that it Thag: Aaaaaaa! My CAR! JediBear: Hm. Speed Limit […]


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Musical Doubletakes
By Dwip October 7, 2005 at 3:18 am Comments Off on Musical Doubletakes RSS Feed for this post

For the BT fans among you, I just had to write down every single warship and aerospace fighter in Clan Snow Raven. Let me assure you that there are a lot of them. It took me all day. Some people need to think a LOT harder before writing rules, let us say. Anyway. So, in previous episodes, we have learned that Our Hero, whilest semi-gainfully employed at the library, can pull things off the shelf and check them out. In this week’s episode, we note that Our Hero can do this with CDs, whereupon he returns to Monroe with a Donnas CD, a Kings of Leon CD, and a 4 disc Ozzy Osbourne set. Thus further leads Our Hero to […]


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Random Verbage
By Dwip September 30, 2005 at 5:45 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

I think about 3 people who read this blog will understand the full impact of this whole thing, but I guess we’ve turned the phrase “wash the dog” into a sort of verb. Witness: Cole: Yeah, sorry for not showing up earlier. I kind of got wash the dogged. Y eah, you have to be one of those three people. But it’s funny if you are.


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Overheard At The Gaming Table
By Dwip September 25, 2005 at 11:30 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

*I walk in the door* Me: Hey y’all. Mel: Yeah, so the hamster thing was kind of disturbing. Me: Well, yeah, a little. I have a warped sense of humor. Chad: That was an interesting greeting. “Hi.” “The hamster thing was disturbing.” *insert chortling* Somewhat later… Somebody: So what’s the plan? Me: Let’s build a steam powered submarine, sail it to the evil nation of undead ruled by a dragon God-king, and take it over. We can do it. We’re level 2. Everybody: No. Somewhat later… *I’m reading a handout* Me: So under the Cygnar entry. Is this “War-caster Nemo” guy important? Matt: No, not at all. Why? Me: So we don’t have to go find Nemo or anything? Matt: […]


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For Your Low-Cost Fighting Needs
By Dwip September 22, 2005 at 8:24 pm Comments Off on For Your Low-Cost Fighting Needs RSS Feed for this post

This is about the funniest thing I’ve seen in days.


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WHAT THE HELL
By Dwip September 20, 2005 at 10:32 pm Comments Off on WHAT THE HELL RSS Feed for this post

Let me advance to you the idea that, and let us put this politely, Linksys is fucking shit, Monrotel is fucking shit, and that I am living in the 21st fucking century, and that for me to have internet access that works largely intermittantly is, quite frankly completely and totally unacceptable. This was actually going to be, you know, a real post, but I’m pretty much out of patience at this point. It’s coming, I promise.


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Some Days Are Better Than Others
By Dwip September 15, 2005 at 5:02 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

I swear to you all that I will fully recount the whole High School 2: The Revenge thing to you fairly soon. However, as I have a ton of stuff to get done before I apply to grad school tomorrow and before I take my Praxis IIs Saturday, soon does not equal now. However, I WILL mention a couple of things, the first being that I finally got my Praxis II scores from the previous test, which turn out to be: Social Studies: Content Knowledge – 191 of 200 Social Studies: Interpretation and Analysis – 165 of 200 As to that first test, I have this nice little certificate here that says, among other things… “Congratulations! You have earned the […]


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Blake’s Gonna Set This World On Fire
By Dwip September 12, 2005 at 12:18 am Comments Off on Blake’s Gonna Set This World On Fire RSS Feed for this post

Best. BT. Cover. Ever. And I will have mine Wednesday. Still laughing. “Water! I need water!” “MUAHAHAHAHA!”


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To Make the Impossible Fix
By Dwip September 8, 2005 at 3:50 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

To quote Samson: “I bring news! The function which shall not be named has been defeated. Ironically with a single line of source code being corrected.” To quote Whir, upon hearing the news: “SOMEONE FIXED RD_PARSE?!” And for the rest of you, well, it’s a MUD thing. rd_parse is the function that controls damage dice for spells and things. And for the longest time, and we’re talking since 1997 or so, it had some serious issues with not working. Said issues prompted me personally to attempt rewrites at least twice, and plenty of others to do the same over the years. One line of code. Dammit. For those of you who could care less, I’ll write up my experiences amongst […]


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In the Epic Struggle…
By Dwip September 5, 2005 at 7:13 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

…between rabbits, and, well, rabbits… Dad: Oh yeah. Seeing your blog reminded me. The black rabbit clan won. Me: The what? Dad: Well, in this park where we went, the last time we were there, there were tons of rabbits of all different colors. We come back this time, nothing but black rabbits. So the black rabbit clan won. Little did those poor other rabbits know, they stumbled on the secret rabbit ninja training grounds…


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Seeing the Light
By Dwip September 5, 2005 at 6:48 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Nasty sunses! They burns us, precious! The burns us! Wow. Haven’t done THIS in a while. I SO need sleep.


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Party Like It’s 1995
By Dwip September 3, 2005 at 5:36 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

And then there are those days when you’re on, like, the bleeding edge of old school, so to speak. It all started innocently enough… Me: Hey, Mechwarrior 2. I haven’t played you in a long time. I bet you’re still fun. MW2: I bet I am. Me: How about I install you and play you? MW2: OH MY GOD IT’S WINDOWS XP SAVE ME SAVE ME HELP HELP! Me: Well, that’s no good. Hey, The Internet, why can’t I get MW2 and Windows XP to play together like good children? The Internet: Well, Dwip, it turns out that for some random reason, the Windows version of MW2 won’t work in XP. You need Win95 or Win98 to make it run. […]


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Vintage Entertainment
By Dwip September 2, 2005 at 5:21 pm Comments Off on Vintage Entertainment RSS Feed for this post

Harking back to the mechanized days of yore, I was digging around in my Trillian message archives looking for something totally different, and found this old conversation of Cole’s and mine: [01:58] Dwip: Time to jot that down on the list, along with the 9×9 volcano map. [01:58] Dwip: I mean, not that we’ll ever PLAY on a 9×9 volcano map, but it would be kind of cool. [01:58] Clyos: 9×9 volcano map? ummm….. that’s a little out of control you realize, we’d need like ww2 shufflboard sticks for that [01:59] Dwip: Er, 3×3 [01:59] Dwip: 9×9. Aeeyah. [01:59] Clyos: ok, 3×3 i can handle [01:59] Dwip: I can’t even comprehend a 9×9 map game. [02:00] Dwip: Like, it’s the […]


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Minion Equipment
By Dwip August 31, 2005 at 8:43 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Having watched Last Exile, I have realized several things about the future equipment of my evil minions. First, the whole black and silver theme the Silvana officers had going on was pretty nifty looking. Also, my minions must fly around in those fighters the Guild had. Because, ok. Not only does it fly pretty much wherever it wants to, it can also walk around on land like a spider, or float in water. The only downside is the weaponry. Because, while quad MGs may have been respectable in the whole Sky Captain and the Chivalric Combat of Tomorrow world of Last Exile, or the 1930s, and while I have all confidence in my men’s abilities to defeat Tom Cruise in […]


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In the Summertime
By Dwip August 29, 2005 at 5:33 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Late summer. Wherein A, it apparently rains, thus relieving the working rabbits of the world, who enjoy a nice temperate day for once, and B, we discover that you can apparently eat corn on the cob with any random meal, including assorted Chinese food and ling cod. Because, well, Dad likes corn on the cob, and it shows.


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Quote
By Dwip August 29, 2005 at 3:17 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

“Falling Water of Warmth, +5 Con.” —Whir


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Hoops Revisited
By Dwip August 25, 2005 at 6:19 pm Comments Off on Hoops Revisited RSS Feed for this post

Western Oregon University August 24, 2005 Dear Erik: Congratulations! Your application for admission to graduate study at Western Oregon University has been approved for Winter 2006 as a Resident. I am pleased to welcome you and am glad you will be joining the Western Community. etc, etc. Also wherein we register for the English Praxis IIs for 9/17, and rediscover that ETS sucks the good suck. Also wherein we discover that the only available Praxis I date is 9/14, which is way less than good, but oh well. Now then, Diablo. I’m going to thwart you, too.


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On Reading
By Dwip August 25, 2005 at 2:00 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

I guess I should probably, you know, say something here every so often. Apologies. I started playing Diablo II again, and then I dragged Whir into it, and, well…yeah. You know how it goes. Working at the library Wednesday, as I am wont to do from time to time, I ran into a delimma, and it was this. Working check-in, as I do, it is astonishingly easy to come across books than people have checked in that sound like books that you may like to read. And since you’re right there and all, you can set said book to the side and check it out for yourself. Figure I check in a few hundred books each day, and you perhaps […]


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OBEY THE BIG VOICE.
By Dwip August 18, 2005 at 5:43 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

For you Wheel of Time readers in the audience, I encourage you to read these plot summaries, because they are funny. In fact, I encourage you all to read them, because much of what goes on is universally amusing. If nothing else, you need to browse down to the Lord of Chaos one and read the first part, because it’s the funniest thing on the Internet since the WWII as an RTS thing. Anyway. So I had a day today, which is aptly described by a conversation I had with Whir earlier: Me: You know, today was considerably less fun than it could’ve been. Whir: Oh? Me: Yeah. So I’m doing more mowing up the hill, see. And it’s all […]


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Bookshelves
By Dwip August 16, 2005 at 2:48 pm Comments Off on Bookshelves RSS Feed for this post

In one of those events where it becomes obvious that my mind works a bit strangely, I was cleaning my room today, and I was like “I wonder how many books I own?” Turns out it’s about 500, counting everything from my multi-thousand page history of the world to play manuscripts. As a conservative estimate, you can further figure that I’ve read somewhere between 3 and 5 times that number of books I don’t own, be they borrowed, loaned from the library, or things I used to own. So I’ve probably read something between 1500 and 3000 books of all types over the course of the, oh, 20 or so years that I’ve been able to comprehend the written word. […]


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Can’t Believe the News Today
By Dwip August 15, 2005 at 1:47 pm Comments Off on Can’t Believe the News Today RSS Feed for this post

Firstly, on the topic of Ghost In the Shell SAC, I have two things I want. The first is a video game, and the second is a Tachikoma of my very own. If I could drive the second around in the first, that would be spectacular. On the one hand, summer is conspiring to piss me off a lot. On the other hand, the AC in the house seems to be working so well that I’ve been resorting to my NINJ4 hoodie, which, while l33t and all, as it were, is something I didn’t expect to do for another few months. On a totally unrelated note, today’s blog surfing seems to have involved a lot of people talking about assorted […]


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The Best of Marechalisms
By Dwip August 13, 2005 at 2:08 pm Comments Off on The Best of Marechalisms RSS Feed for this post

Since we all love Marechal quotes, and since Regina asked me to put this together, I present to you the best Marechal quotes from my ICQ logs, 2001-2003. Let the tomahawking commence!


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Refreshment
By Dwip August 12, 2005 at 2:17 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

And it came to pass in those days that it was summer. And God looked upon summer, and was not pleased: God: You know, rabbit advisor, this whole “blazing heat” thing? Yeah. Maybe not such a great idea. Rabbit Advisor: *wipes brow* Yeah God. It’s pretty hot out here. I could use some refreshment. God: Say, that’s a good idea. *creates the Icee* Here, try this. Rabbit Advisor: *slurp* Dude. This is great! *slurp* God, you’re the Man. And so it was that Icees appeared amongst the small forest animals of the world. And lo, there was much rejoicing. And slurping. The management would like to thank Target Stores, Inc, for being awesome and being like the only place around […]


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Ph34r Teh Squirr3l Ones
By Dwip August 9, 2005 at 9:10 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Suzanne: Also! on this subject! Interesting coincidence: wed. last week my co-worker and I were attacked by a baby squirrel. Then the very next day at work I found a rabbit skeleton. Me: Drat. You’ve discovered the squirrel-rabbit zombie conspiricy. You must be destroyed! Suzanne: Really, the baby squirrel was almost unbearbly cute Me: It’s a stealth mechanism. You say “Oh! How cute!” And you reach down to pet it, and it runs up your arm and rips your throat out. Fear the baby squirrel assassins. Suzanne: This one must’ve been a rookie. All he did was run in front of the car, and then when we stopped and got out to see if we hit it, sniffed our shoes. […]


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The Eve of Destruction
By Dwip August 9, 2005 at 2:49 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

The time has come for random Civ bloggage, as we are wont to do from time to time around here. First, let us note the existance of Epic 50 over on the Civ page. Second let us note a couple of screenshots, starting with: This one right here. There are about 95 more guys in Stockholm, plus another 50 or 100 guys in random stacks. Something like 150 more guys show up each and every turn for almost 10 turns until I beat them all down. So, for those of you who’ve played Civ, you may, at one point, have thought you were having an enormous war with the AI. You might think my little spat with Babylon up there […]


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Hoops
By Dwip August 8, 2005 at 12:31 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So I’ve been talking about this whole “I’m trying to get into grad school for teaching” thing for a while now, but I haven’t really talked about what that entails. It turns out that it’s pretty complicated, especially compared to what it took to get into college for my bachelor’s, which pretty much involved me taking the SAT, sending my results off to some places with some transcripts, and having them go “Dude. You’re like, SO in.” Not so much this time around, as it turns out. The first step is applying to Western Oregon University for admission as a graduate student. For normal people, this requires above a 3.0 GPA, plus transcripts. Since I’m special and don’t have a […]


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On the Training of Chimpanzees
By Dwip August 6, 2005 at 10:23 pm Comments Off on On the Training of Chimpanzees RSS Feed for this post

So, as some of you may have previously known, today was about me taking the Praxis II Social Studies exam set, which is one of those hoops I need to jump through to get into teaching school. It turns out that that A, the closest test center to me is Monmouth, which is an hour away, and B, the test starts at 7:45 in the morning and you’re supposed to be there half an hour early. Which is how I came to find myself, with a whopping 3.5 hours of sleep, outside this building at Western at 7 am, where I am met by one of the test people unlocking the doors. “Here for the Praxis tests?” “Yeah.” “Well, check-in […]


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Proving the Point
By Dwip August 4, 2005 at 11:07 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

We’re going to abuse some context fairly hard here, but bear with us. *talking about American Pie* [17:35] starflier06: That title is a desecration of a good song, btw. [17:36] TontoMarius: Yes, but since I desecrate a whole lot of songs daily, I can’t really complain. Now, just to prove a point to Regina, here, let us snag the contents of various random ICQs to Whir about the status of my latest game of Civ. Though I can claim with some confidence that this latest round is Whir’s fault: *Talking about me beating up some Vikings* Whir: Despite all the Vikings’ rage, they are still just going to die. (Smashing Pumpkins, Bullet With Butterfly Wings) *Talking about me about to […]


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Ph34r!
By Dwip August 3, 2005 at 7:58 pm Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post

You scored as Yuki. You are Yuki! Kimiko 70% Yuki 70% Miho 70% Erika 65% Piro 60% Seraphim 60% Dom 55% Largo 25% Which Megatokyo Character Are You?created with QuizFarm.com Yeah, I don’t know what I think about that, exactly. Yuki or Kimiko… Or Miho of all people. [edit] And I quote: Me: Ph34r t3h bloggage! Ph34r! With great ph34r! Whir: Neg. I’m too busy breaking my skull on sub timing. Me: This will amuse you a lot, I promise. Whir: If I don’t get this done, I’ll be packed into a 2lb coffee can and set adrift in the arctic sea. Me: Sweet! Me: I’m pretty sure you’ll laugh your ass off, though. *time passes* Whir: OMFG Whir: OMFG […]


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In Other News…
By Dwip August 3, 2005 at 5:39 pm Comments Off on In Other News… RSS Feed for this post

You know you live in a hick town when, driving down the highway, the order of traffic is something like: Combine / semi / combine / log truck / 10 cars / you / 10 cars / semi / 10 cars All going 15 mph. Bless you, Alpine Road. Bless you. And Kyle Road. Funny random thing: Kyle, who I mention from time to time, lives on, yes, Kyle Road. Also, it’s freaking hot out. I hate summer. I just got back from pressure washing a house. For those of you keeping score, this would be the same house where I was climbing around on the tile roof and scraping moss and pressure washing. In the sun. And while the […]


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Utterly Devoid of Context
By Dwip August 3, 2005 at 4:16 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Since Regina’s been fairly amusing lately, as she is wont to do from time to time… [13:08] starflier06: oh, and i got him hooked on u2. [13:08] starflier06: bwahahaha. [13:08] starflier06: it was awesome [15:40] starflier06: So you start in Sept., eh? [15:40] TontoMarius: Yeah. Like the 6th. [15:40] starflier06: When I start, too. [15:40] starflier06: Haha. You and I will be starting HS together! *cracks up* [16:09] starflier06: You give yourself to this, the longest day… [16:09] starflier06: Yo, I typed that AT THE SPEED of the music. [16:09] starflier06: I am t3h aw3s0m3. So you see that our corruption begins to take hold. W00t.


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When Squirrels Attack
By Dwip July 28, 2005 at 9:22 pm Comments Off on When Squirrels Attack RSS Feed for this post

This. RIGHT HERE. CLICK IT. CLICK IT NOW.


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Comicage
By Dwip July 28, 2005 at 3:29 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So we read the latest Megatokyo. And we say to ourselves, “Archie Meets the Punisher? This I must see.” So we browse random forum threads on the subject. Damned if it ain’t true. But then we dug deeper. And we were horrified by what we found. I mean, you know, at some point, words fail. These are worth browsing through for a laugh. And you know, it’s not like comic book reading was at all a part of my childhood, here, and it’s not like I read anything vaguely like them except MT and Penny Arcade, but yeah. I dunno. I just dunno.


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*sigh*
By Dwip July 24, 2005 at 12:40 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

Square drive screws are teh evil. Square drive screws that strip out faster than $2 hookers are so fantastical evil I can’t believe it. Why do they make them? We can only guess. That will be all. [edit] The real kicker here is, these are stainless steel screws that cost some ludicrous amount per screw, which we have to use because the new style of treated lumber corrodes normal screws like butter. Aeeyah. [/edit]


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Teh Funny
By Dwip July 22, 2005 at 3:42 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

This is like the funniest thing I’ve read in weeks. Maybe ever. I’m having AoK flashbacks. [edit – pasting whole thing here just ’cause] If World War Two had been an RTS game, it would have gone a little something like this…. *Hitler[AoE] has joined the game.* *Eisenhower has joined the game.* *paTTon has joined the game.* *Churchill has joined the game.* *benny-tow has joined the game.* *T0J0 has joined the game.* *Roosevelt has joined the game.* *Stalin has joined the game.* *deGaulle has joined the game.* Roosevelt: hey sup T0J0: y0 Stalin: hi Churchill: hi Hitler[AoE]: cool, i start with panzer tanks! paTTon: lol more like panzy tanks T0JO: lol Roosevelt: o this fockin sucks i got a depression! […]


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Ph34r T3h Cute Ones
By Dwip July 22, 2005 at 2:54 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

With the obligatory homages to Megatokyo and my desktop. Also known as “Wai~ for detergent!” Yes, you pretty much had to be there. In fact, I’m sure that unless you’re Whir and maybe Cole, this entry will totally make no sense to you. Suffer. So, as long time readers will know, I am addicted to Megatokyo. Despite its making a ton of references to assorted manga/anime, I have never felt overly compelled to pick any of it up. Possibly I fear turning into the second coming of Whir the Anime Zombie. But then Fred’s like “I’m going to do a Haibane Renmei omake after Chapter 6 is done!” After a page or two of me going “Dude, this owns. I […]


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It’s Aliiiiiiive…
By Dwip July 22, 2005 at 1:48 pm Comments Off on It’s Aliiiiiiive… RSS Feed for this post

*maniacal cackling* So we like, live and stuff again. This is good. I’ve gone ahead and blogged what I had to blog and backdated it. The easiest way to see it all is to just go to the July archives page, and read all of it. I’ll talk about even more stuff later, when I decide what to say.


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Alas, Babylon
By Dwip July 21, 2005 at 1:45 pm Comments Off on Alas, Babylon RSS Feed for this post

So, being bored with all other forms of entertainment lately, I have returned to that old standby, Civ 3. I’ve been playing this same game pretty much every day since the 12th, and oh what a game it is. Emperor, World map, 10 civs, historical starting locations. I’m America, and I own pretty much the pre-Mexican War boundries of the US, plus California, plus all of Canada except BC and Ontario. Aztecs have Mexico, Central America, the Pacific Northwest, BC, Alaska, and Ontario. Maya owns all of South America. There are assorted other civs over in Eurasia/Africa, including the Vikings, Babylon, the Hittites, the Mongols, and Spain. The Dutch are OCCing it off the coast of Africa, and the Romans […]


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We Are the Champions
By Dwip July 15, 2005 at 12:53 pm Comments Off on We Are the Champions RSS Feed for this post

Picture, if you will, a stadium full of small forest animals. They’re all doing the whole stomp stomp clap “We will, we will rock you!” thing. Rabbit chearleaders with pom-poms, the whole bit. I hold, in my hand, or did until I put it down to type, my Miller Analogies Test score report. Percentile for Intended Major: 96 Percentile for Total Group: 95 I am now officially one of the Smart People again. Woot. Next stop, Praxis II Social Studies exams. 7:30 in the morning on the 6th, in Monmouth, which is an hour and a half away. Most nontriumphant. Incidentally, nothing about emus appeared anywhere on the score report.


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Dwip’s Addiction
By Dwip July 13, 2005 at 12:41 pm Comments Off on Dwip’s Addiction RSS Feed for this post

This whole Alsherok being down thing has really sucked, not in the least because I’ve lost both the blog and email, and I’m kind of wondering where the hell my MAT scores are. The application process for grad school is kinda freaking me out. It’s hard, and it’s bloody expensive – I just spent $205 on a couple Praxis tests, and there’s like 3 more I have to take before it’s over. And if I fuck this up, well, I’m not sure what happens then. It’s scary. Beyond that, this is the first time since I was in Europe that I’ve been typing up entries beforehand and posting them later. I still have a big text file with all my […]


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I
By Dwip July 5, 2005 at 8:47 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So, I have this random phone conversation with Cole. And I get off the phone, and my first thought was “Wow, how totally last century was THAT?” Yay IM.


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Ruh-Roh, Raggy!
By Dwip June 30, 2005 at 2:07 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

While doing my weekly bit of library work (OMGWTF it’s been 6 months already!) I came across this book. The title? “Watch Out For the Squirrels!” Clearly, they’re starting to catch on.


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Minionhood
By Dwip June 28, 2005 at 11:54 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Regina never ever ever gets to say I never quote her ever again. Ever. Got that? Good. [17:03] starflier06: heya. [17:04] TontoMarius: ‘lo ‘lo. [17:04] starflier06: Anyway, you. [17:04] TontoMarius: Me. [17:04] starflier06: I figured out your scheme and I’m not having any part of it. [17:04] TontoMarius: It. [17:04] TontoMarius: Them. [17:04] TontoMarius: Roo? [17:04] starflier06: You’re going to indoctrinate me, bit by bit, with all your movies, music, and cultural references. [17:04] starflier06: Until I am your minion. [17:04] starflier06: Then I will become your pawn in the you v. marechal games of power. I see where this is heading! [17:05] TontoMarius: Agh! She’s discovered secret plan 36J! [17:05] TontoMarius: Damage control! Damage control! [17:05] starflier06: Do you […]


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Mechanical Anomolies
By Dwip June 28, 2005 at 9:11 pm Comments Off on Mechanical Anomolies RSS Feed for this post

Right, so about that update thing. Since absolutely nothing of interest has occurred in life in the past few days except that I ran the tractor out of diesel, and how exciting is that, I shall simply post excerpts of the ICQ conversation Cam and I had. And you shall fall down in amazement. Or something. … Me: Also the guys to pump the gas for us, which sure is great, because you don’t want to see me try to do it. IT GOES EVERYWHERE. Cam: Gas ranks on the low end of difficulty you know. Me: My incompetence with fuel knows no bounds. Well, ok. I was doing great until I had to rescue the cap to the diesel […]


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Thing Is To Stuff As Stuff Is To Thing
By Dwip June 24, 2005 at 4:55 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

So, as part of my continuing efforts to get into grad school for the whole HS teaching thing, I got to take the Miller Analogies Test today. Now, you’ve all done these things at one point or another. But here’s 120 of them to do in 60 minutes. Not so bad, really. I happen to r0x0rz standardized tests, as it were. While waiting to start, I was having flashbacks to the SAT, my last super-huge test, wherein I walked in without studying a minute and got 640/580 on it, which was more than adequate for a thing that got me up at 7am and screwed with me a lot. I figure the MAT will likely be the same way, though […]


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Horrid, Yet Strangely Amusing
By Dwip June 21, 2005 at 12:40 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Jason will be purged for providing me with this link, come the Revolution. Purged for being the kulak burgoisie capitalist exploiter of peaceful working rabbits that he is. Click Me!


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Know Your Roots
By Dwip June 14, 2005 at 9:36 pm Comments Off on Know Your Roots RSS Feed for this post

On the subject of that whole “Know Your Roots” thing, and I have no idea why I’m bringing this up now, but: Yes, I’m about 3 in that picture. And, uh, wow. There’s been carpet on that floor for a long time now. Also: I’m still about 3. And that door is still my desk. And this isn’t exactly about knowing your roots, but it prompted the whole photo album trip: Obviously I was enjoying breakfast. And not that this bears any relation to anything at all, but: They tell me it was pretty good, actually. Also, there are a distressing number of pictures of me in nauseatingly awful 80s clothes. In fact, everyone else is wearing nauseatingly awful 80s […]


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Insomniac Musings
By Dwip June 14, 2005 at 4:03 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Because, well, I can’t sleep. So instead of laying around in bed going “Dude, this totally sucks” a lot, I figured I’d do something useful, like blog. So Regina’s silly little quiz (you can find my answers somewhere in the comments) got me thinking, funnily enough, about, well, what IS my favorite book? And while I ended up saying something like what Regina said, namely that there are way too many to list, the thought hasn’t gone away, and I think it’s interesting enough to post about. If not about my favorites, then at least the most influential, which may be one and the same. The first book I can remember reading is James Clavell’s Shogun, and this would’ve been, […]


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Textual Harassment
By Dwip June 12, 2005 at 11:33 pm Comments Off on Textual Harassment RSS Feed for this post

Our title is, apparently, somebody’s name on the MT forums. Just so you know. In tribute to our misbegotten MUDing past, I quote Cole: “something of note, i just threatened Xorith with the spamming of his e-mail addy with ads from “Cam’s Lesbian Puking Sheep and Razor Bladed Dildo Emporium”” Maybe you had to be there, back in the day. But the same mind that gave rise to the squirrel aliens also came up with the LPSes and the RBD. Fear. With great fear.


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Home Improvement
By Dwip June 10, 2005 at 10:20 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Harking back to the days of yore, let us note a few things. Firstly, when putting down vinyl flooring in one’s bathrooms, remember that less glue is good, 20 years down the line when the time comes to replace the stuff. Because in that choice between spending 10 minutes banging a putty knife between the floor and the vinyl, only to take up a 4″x10″ section, and spending 10 minutes banging on a crowbar, taking up the entire bathroom’s worth of vinyl, well, that’s not really a choice which one to prefer. Though it should be noted that however much fun you thought ripping vinyl up was previously, let me assure you that in reality it is likely somewhat less […]


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The Good Old Days
By Dwip June 9, 2005 at 12:28 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

As pertains to last night’s BT gaming, and also because I love the quote: “But noooooo, the WoB is crap and MWDA is crap and the Clans are crap and why can’t we all just go back to 1986 and shoot an AC/5 at a light ‘Mech for six hours without hitting more than twice!” – Quentil on the CBT forums And because the random video gamage what takes place at the shop reminds me of this Penny Arcade. Also, I’m fairly happy about completely and totally jacking my MW3 party Friday night in new and inventive evil ways. And apparently they enjoyed it reasonably well, so that’s all good. And I made up for that time, way back when, […]


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In the Summertime
By Dwip June 7, 2005 at 4:52 pm Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

It freaking hailed earlier. Little balls of ice covering the ground. Followed by a torrential downpour. Welcome to June. Enjoy your stay. We’ll get around to some substantial bloggage of substance at some other point.


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Heathenry
By Dwip June 3, 2005 at 5:53 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Clyos: our chocolate gummie bears pwnzorz all you stand for Clyos: or sit for Me: Since I stand for sour gummi bears, no. Clyos: choclate covered gummie bears r0x0rz j00 Me: Our sour gummi bears do not tolerate such heathenry. Clyos: at a dollar a pound, they cant’ do a damn thing about it Me: No, they can use the word “heathenry” in a sentence. You lose. Clyos: Bah, my gummies wield the vorpral blade of cholately goodness Me: *snicker* Because, as Whir said, “Chocolate gummie bears? Who’s the blasphemer who’d ruin a good gummie bear by covering it in chocolate?”


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Infinite Happiness
By Dwip June 2, 2005 at 4:10 pm Comments (11) RSS Feed for this post

I don’t really expect you musical heathens to understand my ecstaticness about this (robed and hooded rabbits with Billy Corgan icons indicate Regina, who is dragged off), but I now have the entirity of the Smashing Pumpkins’ Mashed Potatoes set. All 5 CDs worth of early Pumpkins ownage. Good find, Whir.


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Quote
By Dwip June 1, 2005 at 3:21 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

“I know who I am…and who I may be, if I choose.” —Don Quixote


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Sheer Randomness
By Dwip May 31, 2005 at 11:14 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

As opposed to opaque randomness, which…nevermind. So I think in my Sith review, I forgot to talk about the discussion we had about where, presumably if you got enough monkeys together, you could train at least one of them to be a Jedi. It is then further possible you could train this Jedi monkey to wield three lightsabers, including the tail one. I managed to find the Tape I Had Been Looking For For Ten Years yesterday. Except it wasn’t the Awesome TIHBLFFTY, it was that other one, the Tape I Locked Away For Ten Years To Avoid Reminding Myself Of My Crack-Fueled Childhood. Because, well, if you take every 60s song I hate with a passion, put some of […]


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Sith Sith Revolution
By Dwip May 28, 2005 at 12:43 am Comments (12) RSS Feed for this post

You folks what haven’t seen Episode III yet, know that there will be spoilers. So, beyond discovering the horrible truth that Laurent has not seen ANY Monty Python, Men In Tights (or any Mel Brooks movie), Spaceballs, or Bill and Ted, we all went and watched Episode III. Which, as we all know, would determine the fate of George Lucas, because if it was as bad as I and II, I was going to drive down there, kill him, and stick his head on a pike. I fully expected to go do that after the movie got out. Boy was I ever wrong. That movie rocked. The bad points: Well, George still can’t write dialogue, and he can’t write romance […]


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Quote
By Dwip May 27, 2005 at 3:16 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

“Soon we shall rule the universe as father and son…and…er…Thag…” —MD on CBT.com


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Blast From the Past
By Dwip May 27, 2005 at 4:13 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

First, damn all you people with SC4K. All I have is SC2K. Or, as it calls itself, SC2K4WIN, because, well, back in 1993 there was that whole DOS thing still going on. Also, the 3.25″ floppy. Such as, for instance, the two my copy of SC2K are on. Now. SC2K is awesome for a variety of reasons, but I’ll simply quote you one: AVID CAPITALIST RUNNING DOG LACKEYS – Yemen grunted yesterday that it supports its capitalist running dog lackeys. In their peace-keeping efforts, the capitalist running dog lackeys infiltrated the opposition’s capitol. Their actions, they reported, were the only way they will possibly avert hostilities. Grand Poombah Watanabe, cranky with the news, sputtered “I’m not ready to hold back […]


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LOTR Geekery
By Dwip May 22, 2005 at 2:10 am Comments (14) RSS Feed for this post

Tali, Laurent, Laurent’s friend Chris, and I just watched the extended editions of all three LOTR movies, back to back. It took like, 12 hours. And it kind of dragged for a while at the end, because, well, let’s face it. That’s a lot of movie watching. But now I can say that I’ve done it. And that makes me glad. Random commentary during the film involved such things as: (during the Balrog scene) “The Balrog sure does look like Diablo.” (randomly during the Balrog/Gandalf falling bit) “…and the IRS always gets you.” “So when the IRS gets you, you have to fight Diablo?” Also, there was various discussion about the sexual orientation of hobbits, as has oft been a […]


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Invasion of the Rabbit People
By Dwip May 19, 2005 at 4:57 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Thanks to Regina, we grow stronger and stronger every day… Now we are legion! In other news, thanks to Suzanne, you may now see the Deerphin in all its aquatic, fish cavorting glory.


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Cavort to the Music (Live)
By Dwip May 17, 2005 at 6:30 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

We might even find some robot slaves, too, if we’re lucky. Because, as we all know, we’re all about robot slaves and free food and all that. However, we are not all about driving on I-5 between semis, nor are we about Continental Airlines, which is perhaps the worst airline I have had the misfortune to take in recent memory. But the tickets were cheap, and I got to sleep on the plane, so whatever. As it happens, I ran into a couple of guys from Portland while trying to make the train ticket machine spit my $3 back up, both of whom had made the same midnight flight from Portland to Houston, then to Philadelphia. Small world. To make […]


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Nyah
By Dwip May 12, 2005 at 3:28 pm Comments Off on Nyah RSS Feed for this post

Since various people want me to update, but I have nothing to update WITH, I shall simply note that in 5 hours I shall be leaving for Philadelphia, a U2 concert, and vast entertainment, and most of you will not. So nyah. That will be all.


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Vroom
By Dwip May 1, 2005 at 4:12 am Comments Off on Vroom RSS Feed for this post

The new support vehicle construction rules in the Battletech Combat Equipment Guide are way too much fun. So far, since getting the book, I’ve made 2 different helicopters, 2 assorted naval vessels (Because we all remember The Boat, right?), and a train. Then there’s this: Clan Monocycle of Doom: Weight: 100 kg (Monocycle, Ultra-light chassis) Engine: Fusion Cruise MP: 15 (162.0 km/h) Flank MP: 23 (248.4 km/h) Weapons and Equipment: Heavy Recoilless Rifle w/Advanced FCS (2 shots) Cost: 4,789 C-Bills BV: 81 Yes, Virginia, they do make 29 kg fusion engines in the future. And this is the Clans, so picture sticking an aerospace pilot in an armed version of one of these, and going off at 250 kilometers per […]


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The Infallibility of Youth
By Dwip April 28, 2005 at 2:51 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

This, besides being a comedic gold mine the likes of which bash.org can only gape at in awe, is also a reminder that Whir should probably make his archives pages spiffier and get them to, say, match the rest of his site. Now, off to see about some deer cavortation. [edit – Placing a copy here for great justice] Whir: This one kid thinks that he has the answers for a utopian society, and that “old farts” like me are just ruining it because we don’t care about the younger generation. Whir: One of his ideas, mind you, includes printing fake “real” money and ruining the value of the dollar so that people realize that money is evil. Whir: I’ve […]


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Napoleon Tauntage
By Dwip April 26, 2005 at 7:37 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

We’re on a roll today. Quoth Whir: We need to have an entire website dedicated to Marechal conversations. Me: Napoleon lost, though. Besides, he completely subverted the Revolution. Which isn’t to say that the Revolution didn’t need subverting, but when the whole goal of the thing is to ESCAPE monarchy, well. But it’s, you know, the French. Can’t do anything right. Marechal: Napoleon abolished the monarchy! Me: Yeah, you could sort of say he did. Except then he set himself up, which sort of, you know, defeats the purpose. Marechal: As Emperor. Me: Because, you know, changing the name makes your dictatorship that much better than other, wannabe dictatorships. Me: Whir: Ask him how he feels about giant airships, steam-powered […]


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Radio, Play My Favorite Song
By Dwip April 26, 2005 at 5:02 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Radio, radio… So, for today’s exciting Driving In Cars story, they’re ripping up Highway 99 through Monroe, and due to the ludicrousness of their flagger placement and the incomprehensible signals I was being flashed, I almost got run over by a semi. That was fun. I have since resolved that Kyle and Alpine Roads will be my friends. Screw you, ODOT. We don’t need your stinking traffic light anyway. Anyway. So I was musing about the current state of radio today, and I came up with a few things radio stations ought to pay some attention to. They won’t, but they can’t say I didn’t warn them. 1) I don’t care what your morning or afternoon or whatever show is, […]


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The Rabbit Candidate
By Dwip April 26, 2005 at 12:36 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

As it happens, yesterday was a fabulous day. Bright sunshine, warm, perfect day to blare music and drive down the road a lot, which is what I ended up doing. This was prefaced by an excellent weekend wherein the parental types left for the coast, and I had the house to myself for three days, which as you can imagine was just fine by me. I also watched the remade Manchurian Candidate, which was exceedingly cool in a very creepy way. Kind of reminded me of Fight Club, in a way. I shall now need to acquire and watch the original. I also read all the way through Watership Down, which although it contained no actual rabbits in space*, was […]


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Zot Zot Revolution
By Dwip April 21, 2005 at 11:11 am Comments Off on Zot Zot Revolution RSS Feed for this post

(Because we all remember our Megatokyo, right?) While I recognize that most of you will have no freaking clue what I’m talking about, I find it heartily amusing that, no matter how much Liao or Jade Falcon I play in MWDA, I never seem to win with them, yet the instant I go back to my Spirit Cat light mech roots, I suddenly kick ass all over the place. Yes, in a total triumph of old school I’ve-had-these-pieces-since-I-first-started-playing-two-years-ago pieces, Kym Nova Cat, Malisa Nova Cat, a Locust, of all things, and a Panther pretty much totally cleaned up in our multiplayer lance battles last night. Huzzah. Newest piece there was the Panther, from the last set. Newest piece before that? […]


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Food Heresy
By Dwip April 18, 2005 at 6:11 pm Comments (11) RSS Feed for this post

Me: You know, craving cherry-flavored cough syrup is a bit strange. Whir: Um. You’re sick. See a head shrinker. Me: Well, I don’t think it was the cough syrup so much as the artificial cherry flavoring. Whir: I stand by my original statement. Me: What’s wrong with artificial cherry flavoring? Whir: You’re not right in the head. Me: So you’re a blasphemer against artificial cherry flavoring. Whir: No, you’re a heathen who likes it. Me: Ok, so what do you get on snow cones then? Whir: The blue stuff. Me: WTH is blue? Whir: Usually raspberry. Me: Nononono. The true flavors for snow cones are cherry or root beer. Maybe bubble gum, but that’s more properly applied to the Baskin […]


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*bumpbumpbumpbump*
By Dwip April 11, 2005 at 6:01 pm Comments (10) RSS Feed for this post

So, you know, here I am. Highway 99, middle of nowhere, coming home after a reasonably lengthy day. Looking forward to some food. *BANG!* Whoops, that didn’t sound so great. Wonder what it was… *bumpbumpbumpbumpbump* Oh hell. I’ve got a flat. Doesn’t that just suck. So I pull over, which is no small accomplishment, considering that the shoulder of 99 is just about wide enough to ride a bike on, if you’ve got small tires and don’t mind the 2 foot drop if you slip. Turned out my right rear tire had a fairly nice gash in the side, which pretty much killed any chance of making it very far. Too, attempting to change it for the spare right then […]


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Gimme A Ticket For An Airplane
By Dwip April 6, 2005 at 11:27 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Oh boy did I butcher THAT song title. Anyway. Since previous bloggage has fallen off the page, I guess I should say something. Not that anybody said anything to the last post. Since most of what I’ve done lately has been Mechwarrior/Battletech related (I ran BT for 8 hours straight at a local game con last weekend!), I guess I’ll settle for a tiny other bit of news. I’m going to go see Regina in May, and she’s taking me to go see U2. Yeah, that’s pretty freaking awesome, to say the least.


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Quote
By Dwip April 3, 2005 at 3:16 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

bash.org: i think in the whole sense of the “information superhighway”, my isp ended up driving a yugo down some dirt road Me: “Monroetel lives!” Clyos: “cept ours is a 80s Trans Am on cinder blocks, it doesn’t move”


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The Rabbit Reader
By Dwip March 26, 2005 at 4:11 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

The newly changed quote above should tell you about what needs to be said about the service I’ve been getting from monrotel lately, which hasn’t been much. Granted, some of it isn’t their fault, but that doesn’t make having 5 minutes of internet in every 15 much better. On a totally random other note: TontoMarius: (Quoting an ICQ to Whir) You know, some of these spam comments Regina gets are kind of amusing. But always I shall guard against the unmistakable and insatiate lobster gram, lord of sleep, against the night sky, and against the unmarried maine lobster of knowledge and philosophy. Shall I say that the voice was deep, hollow, absent-minded, isolated, unreflective, coy, yelped? None could tell just […]


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Random Ponderances
By Dwip March 17, 2005 at 6:10 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Screw coherency. Let’s just randomly think about things. I’m not sure what I think, for example, about either the new Nine Inch Nails or the new Audioslave songs, which are certainly different. I don’t think I remember when either one is coming out, either, but I should probably fix that. I DO think that having radio stations that play Lake of Fire are good, but to return to Audioslave, I wish they’d play something besides Like A Stone, because honestly, there’s about 10 other tracks on that album that are better. OTOH, consistent playing of Tonight, Tonight is ok, and playing Zero is ok too. I think I have Megatokyo Book 3 on my desk, and I think that’s cool. […]


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*shrug*
By Dwip March 15, 2005 at 5:46 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

I was actually going to say some things, but instead I’ll just post this email from Suzanne, and let it go at that. I don’t know. I really don’t. No, wait, I do. It’s because your warped mind sometimes spits out these images that scream “draw me!”, and if nothing else, I’m one for listening to the non-corporal voices. Ok, that and another one of my lectures got cancelled today. None the less, rare it is that I giggle so much when I’m drawing. For this, I have you to thank. HAHAHAHAHA. and guess what song just came up on my playlist? “Golden Retriever” by.. wait for it.. “the Super Furry Animals”. Dear god I’m tired. Here ya go, hope […]


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World Domination
By Dwip March 13, 2005 at 3:02 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

(Talking about the SATs) starflier06: On the test, there were these 2 questions starflier06: One was a “find what’s wrong with this sentence” starflier06: and talked about roots starflier06: the other was a math problem starflier06: which dealt with increase in squirrel populations starflier06: So clearly the squirrel aliens are gaining influence over at ETS. TontoMarius: Woot. (and on a totally other note) starflier06: Still working on the parentals, btw TontoMarius: *nod* starflier06: The gist of it is this: were you female, under 20, flamingly gay, or a eunuch, there would be no problem. Since you are, I told them, AFAIK, none of these things, they’re still considering. TontoMarius: *laugh* starflier06: I thought you’d find that amusing.


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Least Worst Of
By Dwip March 9, 2005 at 3:05 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Exceedingly long-time readers and/or Tonto members will remember Marius’ Rants of the Day, posted to the Tonto boards at random intervals over the course of about two years, from 9/00 to 12/02 or thereabouts. Somewhere in there, and I’m going to call it about December of ’02 or maybe January ’03, Whir decided that I ought to have my own blog. “Bah,” I said to him. “I’ll NEVER be able to generate this much amusing crap on a daily basis. It’ll never work!” And there I sat for a few months, because as my mother would love to tell you, I am exceedingly stubborn when I have the mind to be, especially about tech sorts of things. I was, after […]


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The Evils of Drink
By Dwip March 6, 2005 at 2:58 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Assorted random and mostly out of context conversation between Cole and myself. Yes, I know I’m an evil bastard. Cole: dude,,. i’m plowed to shit, you ba ve bnow idea Me: Well, if I didn’t before, I sure do now. I mean, given the spelling of that thing you just sent me and all. Cole: yeabh, i heugss Cole: or guess as the ase mayb e Cole: *case Cole: keep in mind i don’t have my gleasses on so i can’t see the screen Me: heugss? Look, I’ve heard of beer goggles, but that’s a little extreme. Cole: the fact of the matter is that i shgould go to bed but i’ Cole: m reall6 easted ah have no idea […]


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“K-U-RYE-T-A”
By Dwip March 3, 2005 at 2:40 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So tonight’s random entertainment is like this: 1. Open up Acrobat Reader. Make sure you have the latest version. 2. Open up some sort of text PDF. If it’s one with a lot of screwy words/slang, foreign languages, or both, so much the better. 3. Go to the View menu, find Read Out Loud, and have at it. “Blood Spirit PraaaaaahtoMech Pilot” Whee. Too bad I’m still sick.


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Blogger Inservice Day
By Dwip February 28, 2005 at 5:56 pm Comments Off on Blogger Inservice Day RSS Feed for this post

As it happens, I have a few things I want to talk about, but as it also happens, I’m having a good long talk with certain viral invaders of my body. Neither one of us seems to be taking it all that well, so we could be here for a while.


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ObMarechalism
By Dwip February 22, 2005 at 6:29 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

“…godless infidel damnded red communist liberal heathen pagan heretic Genghis Khan and his bastard horde.”


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Woot
By Dwip February 21, 2005 at 4:56 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Beat the O course today. Three times. Including the wall. Gome. About the first time ever I outlasted Laurent, too. :P *ducks* I sure am tired now.


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CracKOTOR, Redux
By Dwip February 19, 2005 at 2:08 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So it turns out that almost nobody has seen me since about Monday or so, and if they have seen me, the conversation hasn’t been worth a lot, as I have been firmly focused on one thing, and that one thing has been KOTOR II. Because, well, holy shit. Those of you who remember me talking about the original KOTOR, be it the first or second times I played through, will remember me saying much the same thing, namely that this game is awesome and to sacrifice sleep and friendships for it is a small price to pay to bask in such glory. It’s not a hard game, really, not in the way the first game could be frequently deadly […]


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On Friendship
By Dwip February 15, 2005 at 7:04 pm Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

This was actually supposed to go in the comment section of Regina’s blog, in response to this post here, but it sort of outgrew that, so here we are. Since most of the people involved in the discussion read us both, this shouldn’t be an issue. Those of you who don’t read this one, don’t worry. The evil-looking, lightsaber-wielding small forest animals are kind, friendly, evil-looking, lightsaber-wielding small forest animals. (We’ll talk about the vampirism and the squirrel aliens some other time) So, let’s talk about friendships and things. But first, a word from our sponsors reminding you that Valentine’s Day can only be a cool holiday IF you’re not single. If you are, it’s decidedly the opposite. Yeah, I […]


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Zottage
By Dwip February 11, 2005 at 9:17 pm Comments Off on Zottage RSS Feed for this post

As I come to the end of Call of Duty, I realize that I’ve been playing an atrocious number of first person shooters lately. I blame this on Battlefield Vietnam, though why I picked it up in the first place is beyond me. Having almost nothing to play but Half-Life while I was overseas didn’t really help me not playing them any, and then the month Whir and I spent blowing the crap out of each other in BFV when I got to MI made me realize that, for whatever reason I didn’t like FPS games before, this attitude was stupid and wrong, because really, sniping pixelized NVA dudes is fun. Or, if you’re Whir, you’d note that watching me […]


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Pain Is A Sign Of Weakness Leaving the Body, Part II
By Dwip February 8, 2005 at 4:15 pm Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

So we figure that, if bigger, neater blogs than this one can do the whole guest blogging thing, us demented rabbit types can do it too. Laurent’s here to tell us all about my adventures on the obstacle course at OSU. I’ll have my own comments on this whole experience, but we’ll do those in a post that’s not this one. Yes, small forest animals were harmed in the creation of this post. But only in one of the parts you might think. =================================== Here comes the long awaited account of Erik’s great adventure through the “O-Course” (not the big “O” so get your mind out of the gutter.) In order for you to have an idea of who the […]


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Compare and Contrast
By Dwip January 31, 2005 at 5:01 pm Comments (9) RSS Feed for this post

So I kind of told Regina I’d do a political post today in honor of the Iraqi elections. But first, I’d like you all to witness Darth Fuzzy’s pictorial debut. Woot. That having been said, let’s talk about Iraq for a bit. I’ve got a whole host of things I want to say on the subject, but let’s start by noting the vast numbers of Iraqis that showed up and voted in the elections with a considerable amount of pride, risking life and limb to do so. Pretty much no matter who ends up winning said elections, the mere fact that they showed up and did so is worth an awful lot. In the sense that our two biggest goals […]


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By Dwip January 31, 2005 at 3:15 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

“Well, hopefully legless zombie pigs with knives don’t work their way into porn.” —Whir


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Dancing In the Moonlight
By Dwip January 24, 2005 at 4:11 am Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post

This one’s a bit odd. I don’t usually get all Livejournalish on here, but there are days, and then there are days. I’ve got a few things to say about RPGs, but I’ll do that tomorrow or something. Some of the best moments I had at OSU were, oddly enough, usually about 4am at night, in dense fog, walking campus. We all have our ways of relieving stress, of escaping it all for a little while, and that was mine. Campus at night was very quiet, very peaceful, and the MU lit up in the fog was spectacular. So every so often, I’d go out for a walk, and half an hour later I’d usually feel better. I find it […]


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Ice Ice Baby
By Dwip January 20, 2005 at 1:39 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

I plead forgiveness for the title. But it’s sort of appropriate. Some time back, like in December, Tali says to me hey, you should come up to Portland, hang out, see Laura and me, and see Portland. Ok, I say, give me a date and some directions, and I’ll show up for a weekend. The 15th/16th gets picked as the Days, and that’s that. So I leave about 10am on the 15th. It’s a 2 hour drive to Portland down I-5, plus a bit more time to get to I-5 from my place, so I’m cutting it a bit thin if I want to arrive at noon, but ok. As I’m getting in the car, I scrape a very very […]


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On Rabbits
By Dwip January 19, 2005 at 5:30 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So I need to post that entry about my epic trip to Portland, but the pictures are elsewhere, so I’ll do it later. For the moment, I’ll talk about some other things. Things like this drawing of Suzanne’s. Also, something Regina said: [17:16] starflier06: They’re about mice, rabbits, and small forest animals banding together against evil small forest animals. [17:16] TontoMarius: Hee. [17:16] starflier06: They’re right up your alley.


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Updates
By Dwip January 17, 2005 at 2:24 pm Comments Off on Updates RSS Feed for this post

Yes, I went to Portland over the weekend and didn’t tell anybody. I’ve got things to say about the experience, which I shall do later. For now, all you Civ fans can go check out Epic 46, and the RomeoRedux SG over on the Civ page. For the Rome: Total War fans in the audience, Marechal and I are working on an SG/story along the lines of Kings of the French, except betterer and gooder and stuff. Expect the first couple of chapters relatively soon.


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Sort, Sort, Repeat
By Dwip January 12, 2005 at 3:33 pm Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

Some of you may know that I applied to volunteer at the Corvallis Public Library, like, oh, months ago. Well, it turns out that I got accepted, and so now from 12:30 to 2:30 on Wednesdays I get to go in and do check-in, which is pretty much a lot of book sorting. So I get there, and I feed the meter 2 hours worth of change, go in, and get ushered back and given the tour. There’s like, a whole floor under the library I never knew existed. Got my parking permit, met a bunch of nice people. Then they set me up where I’m going to be working. Got a computer, a bar code scanner, and a whole […]


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Signs of Life
By Dwip January 11, 2005 at 5:59 pm Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Yeah, ok. Not dead yet. Not much to talk about, but I’m not dead. Pretty much accept that I’ve been doing a bit of reading, a bit of gaming, and a bit of random other stuff, like torturing myself on the hill out front. So, the reading. Omar Bradley’s book isn’t bad. It’s not like you didn’t know all of the stuff he says already, but it’s interesting merely because he’s saying it. By contrast, Hans von Luck was a Wehrmacht officer who, amongst other things, was with Rommel a bunch, which is pretty interesting. He also had the misfortune to get captured by the Russians, where he spent 1945-1950 working in POW camps. Which sucks for him, but is […]


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Pain Is A Sign Of Weakness Leaving the Body
By Dwip January 2, 2005 at 1:30 pm Comments (11) RSS Feed for this post

Or so says the shirt Laurent wore the other day, which was pretty appropriate considering what we were doing, but we’ll talk about that in a bit. I’ve been rather behind the times with my holiday blogging, for which I have few excuses. Christmas was, well, about the same Christmas as usual, except that Laurent came out and pretty much ran around dominating the gaming part of the evening in harsh, harsh ways. I also got a bunch of stuff, including far more books than I can concievably read in the next few days, and a variety of computer related stuff, which means that my computer is now happier, shinier, newer, and betterer than it was before. It’s also rather […]


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By Dwip January 1, 2005 at 3:06 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

Be all that you can be. —United States Army


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