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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