Titular
By Dwip June 29, 2007 at 8:47 pm Comments Off on Titular RSS Feed for this post

Wherein I’m going to talk some more about the whole book disposal thing, providing you with pictures and titles I’ve jotted down for your amusement. Yes, dear readers, I did this all for you. Pictures first. As a counterpoint to the Royal Society cover, we also have: Somebody was…irate… Our entire collection, and yes Sarah this is for you, of Phillip Pullman books was gutted by the Flood. I think we maybe still have The Amber Spyglass, and that’s it. I also destroyed our entire collection of Robin Hood books. We now have ONE, which I know because I reshelved it today. The following is in Chinese. There are in fact about ten of these books, which I guess are […]


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I, For One, Welcome Our New Air Conditioning Overlords
By Dwip June 28, 2007 at 11:02 pm Comments Off on I, For One, Welcome Our New Air Conditioning Overlords RSS Feed for this post

Which has nothing to do with anything other than I said I was going to use it as a post title, and I did. Because 87 degrees with high humidity? Just say no. Friends do not let friends experience this sort of thing, and where this leaves my friendship with Sarah, I don’t know. On the other hand, she took me to this comedy show at Yale a few months ago, and I’ve been telling a joke from that ever since. Well, she found a video of it, which you should watch, because OMFG. Also, I should note the whole Talks At Google thing, which is basically Google saying “Hey, awesome or important person, come talk to our people!” John […]


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Quote
By Dwip June 28, 2007 at 6:53 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

[21:53] TontoMarius: Well, I cooked dinner. That was a mistake. [21:53] serenadingwords: This is why around here, we keep mothers.


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Readable
By Dwip June 26, 2007 at 7:49 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Let’s do some before-work story discussion. First, by nodding at this post of Regina’s, which in its last moments asks a question that I think is particularly interesting. That aside, I finished two things last night. The first of them is Trigun, an anime about which some of you may have previously heard, and which I watched for the second time. It’s a bizzare show, in that the first thirteen or so episodes are just generally …there, and one gets the sense that they could have made a much better series at about half the length, since the second half of the series is, well, quite good, if sometimes nonsensical. It also puts me in the position of utterly disagreeing […]


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Samurai Bears
By Dwip June 24, 2007 at 9:45 am Comments Off on Samurai Bears RSS Feed for this post

Because some insanity needs sharing with the world. [22:57] serenadingwords: *clutches my bear* I will take Yuki and her bear ON. [22:57] TontoMarius: “Bearfight!” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. [22:58] serenadingwords: Magical bear fight? [22:58] TontoMarius: It’s got more of a “bear vs guy with pocketknife” feel to it. [22:58] serenadingwords: Ew. [22:58] TontoMarius: Than “catfight”, which is, well, yes. [22:59] TontoMarius: Magical bears fighting would be like…care bears going apeshit with katanas. [22:59] serenadingwords: You just won today. [22:59] TontoMarius: Which, actually, I want to see that now. [22:59] serenadingwords: Ask Suzanne. :P [22:59] TontoMarius: *laugh* [23:00] serenadingwords: I’m still laughing, not least at the fact that katanas are like 4x the size of Care Bears. […]


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New Damage
By Dwip June 22, 2007 at 12:33 pm Comments Off on New Damage RSS Feed for this post

With regards to everyone who sent me a link to today’s xkcd, thanks. I laughed. In a kind of evil way, evilly. Because, well, it turns out that, as I have discussed previously, a large part of my job has me acting as what amounts to the curator of a death camp for books. If there are ever war crimes trials for this, I’m probably going down. Because, let us examine: Here’s a typical box of children’s books that comes to me for disposal. I like dealing with these because they’re lighter to move and generally can be disposed of faster. This is a box of oversize books. I don’t like these as much because, while there are less books […]


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I Has A Work
By Dwip June 20, 2007 at 7:38 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

In that vein of telling everyone about our awesome library jobs, I’ll just go ahead and tell you about mine. Originally, it was supposed to be an internship, which, mostly due to my being lazy, didn’t happen in a timely fashion, which turned into a conversation between my department chair and I along the lines of: Her: So how’s the internship? Me: Well, actually, I’ve been a little slow, and don’t really have one, and… Her: Oh, well, we’ll just line you up with some work downstairs in the library! Come with me! …a short time and 3 floors later… Her: Tech Services people! This is Erik! Hire him! Them: We are powerless to stop your Jedi mind powers. And […]


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Alive
By Dwip June 19, 2007 at 7:45 pm Comments Off on Alive RSS Feed for this post

The management would like the readership to know that it IS alive, though rumors may have suggested otherwise. I should have a couple of posts worth of material here…shortly, since: 1. I’ve been playing BG2 again, and I know you all love hearing about it. 2. In addition to taking an online class, I have two jobs, one of which I’ve started and one of which I have not. The one I HAVE started involves tech services work in the SCSU library, which is wildly interesting thus far, but I’m only on Day 3 as of about an hour from now. I promise I’ll have much to say later. Also pictures, hopefully. Let us ponder the transcendant greatness of kittens. […]


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Butt-Kicking, For Ludicrousness
By Dwip June 11, 2007 at 6:28 pm Comments Off on Butt-Kicking, For Ludicrousness RSS Feed for this post

Brought to you by a vicious bout of insomnia last night before I had to be up at 8:30 am, I bring you Yesmalin, Child of Bhaal and my favorite BG2 PC, converted to 3.5 edition D&D stats. Yesmalin: Male moon elf Ran19/Rog10; CR 29; Medium humanoid (elf); HD 19d8+10d6+116; hp 238; Init +9; Spd 30 ft.; AC 28, touch 15, flat-footed 28 (+5 dex, +10 armor, +1 feat, +2 items); BAB: +22; Grapple +31; Atk Flail of Ages +38 melee (1d8+1d6+1d6+1d6+1d6 plus poison); Full Atk: Flail of Ages +35/+30/+25/+20 melee (1d8+16+1d6+1d6+1d6 plus poison) Celestial Fury +33/+28/+23 melee (1d10+14+1d6); SQ: favored enemies (vermin/undead/dragons/evil outsiders), wild empathy, woodland stride, swift tracker, improved evasion, camouflage, hide in plain sight, trapfinding, trap sense […]


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By Dwip June 10, 2007 at 12:54 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

You must gather your party before venturing forth. —Baldur’s Gate


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