Strength And Honor
By Dwip September 28, 2004 at 11:57 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Wherein many many people are killed, and screenshots are taken. If you haven’t read the post below this, do so now, then come back. So, I’m still fighting a lot of Germans. But first, random screenshots. Here’s Massilia, the biggest city in southern Gaul. It’s currently almost being attacked by barbarians, except I kicked their asses so then it wasn’t. Here’s the site of a great battle between myself and the Gauls back in the day. Yes, it marks these things. Yes, that’s awesome. So anyway, I fought these Germans. Or rather they fought me. There was a first army that attacked, and note those spears there up front, and I beat that with seriously heavy losses amongst the hastati. […]

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By Dwip September 28, 2004 at 8:42 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So I’d love to post some RTW screens for you all, since I just fought a most triumphant battle with the Germans, but since printscreen apparently isn’t doing screenshots these days, that’ll just need to wait. Meanwhile, let’s talk some more about the game I’m currently playing as the Julii. The scene is just outside the walls of Trier, in Germania Superior. The year is 233 BC, and the north is gripped by the icy hand of winter. An army of 500 brave Romans is lined up on a hill overlooking the city, awaiting the sally of some 800 and more Germans. They are led by Marcus the Infantryman (who has other names, too, such as the Brave and the […]

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By Dwip September 24, 2004 at 7:22 pm Comments (9) RSS Feed for this post

So I’m holding, in my hands, right at this very moment, Rome: Total War. The goodness of this can perhaps be summed up by this Megatokyo strip, and let me say again that there IS a Megatokyo for everything in this life. Now, before I go off to install RTW, let me point out two things. Firstly, the guy on the cover of the game sure is pissed off and screaming about something. Might I suggest that he’s rather displeased at the decision to put a pair of chickens on the visor of his helmet? Just saying. Also, I’m typing this from the laptop, because the big comp is currently generating terrain shadows for my BFV map, which apparently involves […]

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Will Work For Food
By Dwip September 21, 2004 at 11:08 am Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Or minimum wage and awesome homecooked meals, as the case may be. For those of you wondering how my weekend went, it was sort of like this. Friday and Saturday, there was much gaming, and it was good. Sunday, I rolled out of bed, and Cole and I went to work ripping up our front deck, which you may or may not know is like 20 years old and made of untreated lumber, which as you might expect sort of rots after 20 years in wet climates, which in turn leads to fun adventures like walking across it and suddenly not having a deck beneath you anymore. So clearly it was time for it to go, and clearly we were […]

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Visual Excess
By Dwip September 17, 2004 at 7:23 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Just for Regina: Anyway. It’s picture day. I came home tonight with Megatokyo Volume 1 and Volume 2, but I won’t give you pictures. And they’re both really cool, even if I’ve already read the comics online. But since I’m the only Megatokyo reader in the audience, you probably don’t care. Fortunately, I have squirrel aliens on my side, and you don’t. Also, I played some Mechwarrior, so we’ll start with those pictures. The new set came out a couple weeks ago, and Ryan and Luke split a case between them. That’s the background of the picture. In the foreground is a tiny fraction of Rema’s collection. Rema has a lot of stuff. And my random stuff is all in […]

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Peace Through Superior Firepower
By Dwip September 12, 2004 at 4:37 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Well, I thought it was a cool slogan, anyway. So hrm. I don’t think you all really want to hear about how Whir and I shot each other a lot at BF1942, though I ought to point out that the Italian engineer kit gets a bayonet on the end of their rifle, and that’s way more fun that is legal. So’s the rocket pack in Secret Weapons, for that matter. Maybe I could talk about how Cole and I played Battletech, and Cole’s Goliath Scorpion mech star held off an assault mech star of Hell’s Horses stuff, finally retreating before the awesome might of the Dire Wolf Prime, if maybe not the Black Lanner Prime. Ye Olde Custome Night Gyr […]

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D4 P41|/|
By Dwip September 9, 2004 at 6:18 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Strip title courtesy, as always, of Megatokyo. So the moral for today is to remember a simple lesson. No matter how good of an idea it may seem at the time, accidentally biting yourself in the lip, leaving a nice open wound, is not a good idea. The reasoning behind this is simple: Dinner that is this well prepared and tastes this good should not bring this much agony. [edit] I put salt on the corn. Good move there, self. [/edit]

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Good Times Bad Times
By Dwip September 7, 2004 at 5:05 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

We have, on the one hand, a particularly annoying start to the day, wherein I not only sleep for 10 hours randomly, thus screwing my early start to the day where I was going to do last night’s work I didn’t do last night because I was exhausted, I then get in a fight with Dad about said work. We also have, on the other hand, my randomly recieving a $109.65 check for being wise enough to buy XP from Microsoft and then them getting sued for some random thing, resulting in my essentially getting a free copy of XP. Along with this, I walk in the house, and the whole thing smells like cooking turkey. So I’m getting what […]

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By Dwip September 3, 2004 at 9:05 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So, while I got what turned out to be the totally wrong router today, I also picked up U2’s Slane Castle DVD. This, given my level of U2 fanaticism, might be thought of as a Good Thing, and you’d be right. Because it’s good. But before I get into the details of why it’s good, a word on DVD players first. It turns out that somehow I managed to totally screw up the DVD player in the living room while watching Band of Brothers the other night. Don’t ask me how, but it’s not recognizing any disc I put in there. That’s bad. So there’s always my desktop. Unfortunately, the DVD player in there is 6 years old and apparently […]

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All Apologies
By Dwip September 2, 2004 at 4:55 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

As was so aptly pointed out by Laurent in a comment to the last post, I need to actually, you know, reply to my email once every so often. I’ve been pretty lax about it lately. Sorry. I’ll see what I can’t do to correct that. In a more general updatish type sense, I’d love to tell you witty and entertaining stories about my life, but I’m thinking that rather than make up a bunch of shit, I’ll just tell you that job hunting sucks, and being micromanaged by parental authority while doing so is even worse by large orders of magnitude. So the end result is that we all get pissed off and nobody acts altogether rationally, and it’s […]

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