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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