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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