Evocative Of the Tapeworm Kingdoms of Yore
By Dwip April 28, 2007 at 10:36 am Comments (7) RSS Feed for this post

My thoughts on that new Guy Gavriel Kay book, Ysabel, may be summed up adequately by the following communications: 4:30pm – wherein Sarah calls and mentions she’s like 50 pages or so in, and by the way it’s really good. 1:42am – wherein I respond to Sarah’s email and mention that I am like 50 pages in or so, and by the way it’s really good. From: Erik Subject: Re: Late-night encouragement Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2007 05:17:06 -0400 To: Sarah So it’s a pretty good book, yknow? All tapeworm-evokey and stuff. —Erik About 4 hours or so for 421 pages. One sitting, no breaks. Haven’t done that in a while. Felt pretty good. Needless to say, and I don’t […]


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Waitastic
By Dwip April 22, 2007 at 4:58 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

First, I should like to acknowledge Tali and Laurent, who should be rather married at this point in time. I think this is a perfectly great and excellent thing, and couldn’t have happened to two better people. So congratulations, you two. Now, I was not on the other side of the continent yesterday (teleporter broke again…sigh), but I WAS in New Haven with Sarah, celebrating birthdays, watching plays (Our Town = good), playing frisbee, hanging out, and generally Enjoying Life, which I also think is a perfectly fine and excellent thing. However, a certain imbalance in the present giving arose. Among other things, I got our resident Great Artist, Suzanne, to do me a couple of drawings, which can be […]


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More Tales Of A Scorched Youth
By Dwip April 15, 2007 at 3:10 pm Comments (9) RSS Feed for this post

With a nod towards my dad’s comment on the previous entry, which can be found here, I think, for the record, that this marks the first time anyone related to me has posted here, so let’s just all pause and appreciate it for a moment. Because I started writing this as a comment and said “Actually, there’s a post in here…” let’s just talk about this for a bit. Starting with Hemingway, the comment relating to whom amuses me greatly, since hey, who else in the family wears flannels? ;) I understood, at the end of the month or so we spent reading Old Man and the Sea, pretty well what Hemingway was trying to say, and how he was […]


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Shivering Isles In Review
By Dwip April 14, 2007 at 11:26 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

I realize I’m behind the curve having just finished this yesterday, but I’ll make up for that by being the first Alsherok blog to review it. Or something. Thar’s spoilers in them thar hills! Now then. 1. Graphics. I trust that you won’t be surprised when I say that they’re really great, really supurb, because it’s Oblivion. Bethesda’s art people basically conquered the Internet with Morrowind, and have ruled it with an iron fist ever since. We exist as slaves to worship their greatness. It’s ok, we like it. Our screenshot posts tell us this. Speaking of Morrowind, SI sure does make me want to go load up some Morrowind and play my Telvanni guy. Little Diablo II Act 3 […]


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Tales Of A Scorched Youth
By Dwip April 5, 2007 at 9:41 pm Comments (13) RSS Feed for this post

You get the reference, and you know you do. So I was doing my homework for my public libraries class today, which dealt with youth/outreach services. And I started thinking about it, because I kept reading all these articles which were along the lines of “Wow, young adult lit these days has themes like death, and sex!” Wow guys, who knew. I just turned in a homework assignment with about that same level of sarcasm, if not worse. And, well, lots of reasons for that, really. Let us examine: 1. I’m pretty seriously out of touch with the normality of this whole YA lit thing. I mean, the first time I read Shogun, not to mention Roots, I was like […]


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Over the Hills And Far Away
By Dwip April 3, 2007 at 12:02 pm Comments Off on Over the Hills And Far Away RSS Feed for this post

Because I’ve been playing a stupid amount of Oblivion lately, I figured I’d share with you all and post some screenshots. I realize that most of you PLAY Oblivion, and so have seen things like these. However. To you people, I say, post your own screenshots. We can get at least three blogs in on this! We can RULE THE INTERNETS! Anyway. Pictures. Baurus, who has been shot by an arrow. I’m not sure how he managed to get shot like that, but I bet it hurts a lot. My Crusader character, who, dare I say it, looks utterly ridiculous in that pose. But he looks awesome otherwise. Some of the best-looking armor in the game right there. As we […]


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Quote
By Dwip April 3, 2007 at 1:55 am Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

You know what I’d like to be? I mean if I had my goddam choice, I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all.” —Ghost In the Shell: Stand Alone Complex


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