Previously, in Trip's Life...

31 December 2005 - Saturday

Last day of 2005! What have I done this year?

... bugger all, looks like. Oh well.

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Yum, Thai lunch.

I am reading Dead Witch Walking (Kim Harrison), which is in the first-person smartass female PI subgenre of the urban fantasy genre, but is reasonably entertaining anyway. Bonus points for the protagonist not looking like a pinup girl. Good sexual/predator-prey tension between the protagonist and her roommate.

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Bah, Tower had no useful Utena DVDs. At least I managed to bring Marith some pad woon sen.

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Ayse and Ken lured me to Chef Liu's for Chinese food. Marith scorned us as n00bs, because she was still full of pad woon sen.

Today's fortune: "Your feelings are intense and warm." I look dubious.

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In a fit of virtue or unsociability or something, I walked to Harold & Chris's's New Year party, which was held at Jim's place instead of getting a ride.

Attendance this year was maybe a third or a quarter of what it was last year. I don't know why; there was plenty of room, even if Jim's house isn't as extravagantly large as Harold's Palo Alto property.

Ayse (re)introduced me to Jim's cats, who clearly need a new home. Maddy(?) also needs to go to the vet, as she is skinny and unkempt, but she seems happy and friendly otherwise. Marmalade is a Giant Orange Cat of Magnificence, who is also very friendly. Ayse is trying to persuade me to take them in, but I say meep. Every cat I've ever had has come to an unhappy end, and even without that, I'm not sure I'd be very good at taking care of other living things. I can barely take care of myself.

But they are pretty fine cats.

I talked to Carl some about indie games (I'm so not cool enough to play games, never mind design them), and Rachel told us about her quest for a degree in military history, which sounds like it requires all the writing in the entire world. But Rachel likes writing 6000 words about bayonets, so all is well.

By midnight, only about six or eight people were left, and the party broke up half an hour or 45 minutes later.

I never thought I'd see a party that was too small. I hope the Zables weren't disappointed.

Walked home. Yay, cold.

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Writing: HOLIDAY.

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30 December 2005 - Friday

Another day of lethargy! And only three more days of vacation after this, sniff.

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I had Hong Kong style crispy pan-fried noodles for lunch, which makes almost everything better.

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Ayse and Ken went to a Hanukkah(?) party tonight, so nothing much happened. I watched some Ikki Tousen, which is still very much what it is.

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Writing: check.

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29 December 2005 - Thursday

Ayse and Ken are unable to decide whether they want to see an afternoon or evening showing, never mind what day, so Marith and I have had to go see Narnia by ourselves. Tragedy! Woe!

It was pretty good. Being me (because I'm not cool enough to be PZ Meyers), I was of course noting all the ways in which the movie was programming children to be the next generation of televangelized zombies, but it wasn't actually too bad in that respect. Plus, Tilda Swinton as Evil!

Marith didn't understand why Edmond behaved the way he did, which leads me to believe that her little brother was never 11. Or maybe that a big sister isn't nearly as annoying as a big brother. Anyway, he was obnoxious in just the way my younger brother was at that age.

White Witch swordfighting! Griffons! Fauns! Minotaurs!

But what are fantasy movies going to do when huge CG battle scenes stop being impressive?

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Sandwiches of leftover Christmas bird! Then we tried out the Mythos decks that we tuned. Ken crushed us like insects, although if I had shuffled my deck properly so that my adventures weren't all on the bottom, I could have had a shot at it. And I need some way to gain San (only one sanitarium in the region) and maybe some cars.

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Writing: check.

Mythos Decks by Ken (Mon Jan 2 09:59:17 2006)

I noticed that your deck involved a lot of walking from place to place. Cars seem like a great card, since while they do add a bit more bulk to your deck, they're some of the only cards that can be played at the same time as another card, meaning you can get through your hand a lot more quickly, hopefully before others have had a chance to play everything they wanted.

Re: Mythos Decks by Trip (Mon Jan 2 15:22:14 2006)

Yes, exactly. Also, I need some way to gain SAN. Although if I cycle cards faster, my one sanitarium will come up more often.

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28 December 2005 - Wednesday

Day of fun! First we will go see the Narnia movie, then we will feast upon the flesh of the fondue beast!

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We have failed! The 13:40 showing of Narnia was sold out by 13:20, and the next showing isn't until 15:45, so there is no movie for us today!

I guess we will sit at the coffeehouse until it is time to go get ready for fondue.

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Despite weird people who won't eat perfectly good food but won't have an opinion, we have not failed at fondue! Pesto cheese! Savage wild duck with mango chutney! Cinnamon-dusted cream cheese in decadent chocolate! Round us!

Now we are all very round.

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Fondue didn't put us all to sleep immediately, so we went back to Earl & Cat's and watched the rest of the Black Rose arc. Now maybe Carl will come back to Utena nights.

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27 December 2005 - Tuesday

Day of lethargy!

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Hey, look at all these DVDs stacking up on my TV! Maybe I should watch one.

[...]

Spy Kids is pretty good! Very silly, of course, but it's not like that's a bad thing. Definite bonus points for non-WASP protagonists.

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26 December 2005 - Monday

We had all planned to go over to Earl's and force him to game with us, but Ayse and Ken were too worn out after cooking and having people in their apartment all day yesterday. It ended up being just me and Earl playing Carl's Dogs in the Vineyard adventure. I think narrativism is still not entirely like roleplaying for me, although maybe it's just that I suck at it.

Also, I think narrativism, or at least Dogs's take on it, may be incompatible with any NPC except the major villain having motivations of their own. This is the story of the Dogs vs the Demonic Heretic, and no one else exists except to embody an action by one side or the other.

Admittedly, this is probably true for a lot of fiction as well, but when you can go back and revise, it's easier to give the window-dressing an appearance of independence.

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Today's book of excellence: Orphans of Chaos (John C Wright). It has orphans at a peculiar institution, astounding revelations, multiple systems of magic, mythological references, and B&D romance. It is cooler than you can shake a stick at, and I want the next book RIGHT NOW!

(Warning: there are some poorly-supported Christian bits, because the author converted upon having major surgery or something, but they are fairly easily skippable.)

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Dogs Villainy by Ken (Mon Jan 2 10:03:18 2006)

The whole "only the makor villain having motivations of their own" thing... I haven't played Dogs so can neither confirm nor deny that statement, but I can see it being something of a design goal. It's a common Christian meme, particularly among Fundamentalists, that there is exactly one enemy behind all the evil in the world, and that all other bad things are secretly his doing.

I suspect it's part of why Christian countries are susceptible to conspiracy theories becoming the common belief. Then again, that seems to happen everywhere. So maybe it's a common human meme.

Re: Dogs Villainy by Trip (Mon Jan 2 22:05:53 2006)

I guess it's actually only the main opponent in any given conflict gets a motivation, which is an artifact of the stakes always being "Does X happen, yes or no?". You can't really have more than two sides on that and still fit into the paradigm.

But yes, Christianity is pretty binary. "If you're not with us, you're against us" and all that.

Humans suspect deliberate, conscious causation behind everything that happens, because they don't understand that there's anything in the universe except humans. Thus, religion.

Re: Dogs Villainy by Carl (Mon Jan 2 23:27:11 2006)

I think you're generalizing from a vastly limited sample. If you're not seeing motivations from all the NPCs, that's either me doing a poor job running the Town, or choosing towns poorly. Dogs is intended to have lots of NPCs all wanting incompatible things from the PCs, and the players choose who gets what.

One of the reasons I'm starting to prefer towns that don't go all the way to Sorcery is that players used to conventional "find the bad guy and beat on him" scenario design will fixate on the Sorcerer and pound on him (or her) happily, when Sorcery isn't the cause of a town's problems, it's a symptom. Demons aren't the cause of a town's problems, they're a symptom, too.

The real question conflicts should be asking isn't "Does X happen?" but "What price are you willing to pay for X?"

Also, we need to remember to include relatives of the Dogs in the town.

Re: Dogs Villainy by Trip (Tue Jan 3 10:34:37 2006)

I'm thinking of things like the posse catching up when the Dogs were with Brother Seth. The posse didn't have any independent existence, they were just window dressing for the conflict between Dogs and heretic.

"What price are you willing to pay for X?" is probably a better question in general, but it doesn't actually affect the issue at hand because the bidding war is still between X and !X: it doesn't add Y to the possibilities. Also, I'm not sure it's well supported by the mechanics, since the price you pay isn't known (or even knowable except in broad details) until after the conflict has been resolved.

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25 December 2005 - Sunday

MERRY XMAS!

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Opening of presents!

Marith squacked and squacked when she opened the package containing two beautifully-framed Ursula Vernon prints! It was very gratifying!

(The prints are mostly Kit's fault, but Ted, Ayse, Ken, Earl, Cat, ChrisZ, Harold, Jeremy, Rachel, Al, Sherilyn, Dave, and Bryant all contributed to the squackage.)

Ken's coolest present was an Egyptology book with shiny bits and openable bits and stuff. Ayse's was a Ginormous Cookbook of recipes from all parts of the world, which must be used for evil! Also there were many other presents, of course.

We didn't really do much for the rest of the day until it was time to start cooking dinner, but that's okay. This was an auspicious day for basking in the company of friends.

Dinner was a capon, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, leeks, green beans, and more stuffing. Also, more swooning. Despite some worries, the capon turned out wonderfully.

There following more lying around, plus some desultory working on Mythos decks.

It was an entirely successful holiday!

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24 December 2005 - Saturday

Obtaining of presents! Wrapping of presents!

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Ken made us some goat cheese olive pesto sundried tomato pizza, which occasioned much swooning. Also we watched Iron Chef Battle Turkey, which was very Christmasy and included much amazement at the strange Christmas customs of America. ("They eat a whole bird!")

Ayse, Ken, and I tried out the Dragon and Princess expansion for Carcassonne, but it did not get a passing grade. Being able to tear down other people is too un-Carcassonne-like: it would be like a Settlers of Cataan variant in which the Ritter burned down villages instead of just stealing cards.

Using the tiles from both expansions makes a really big board, though!

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Writing: HOLIDAY.

Ritter! by Dave (Fri Dec 30 20:42:45 2005)

You mean, like Knights & Cities?

Re: Ritter! by Trip (Fri Dec 30 20:59:44 2005)

No, because there is no control over the barbarians in Knights & Cities. You can't sic them on anyone.

Re: Ritter by Ken (Mon Jan 2 10:05:53 2006)

Well, you sort of can, but it's very tough, and there are things they can do to avoid it. Also, in Cities & Knights, they turn cities into settlements, which just damages someone's position, rather than removing their little guy, which entirely obliterates their position, leaving it vacant for someone else to jump in.

Re: Ritter by Trip (Mon Jan 2 13:29:58 2006)

Yah. The ritter only takes cards (present or future) away from people.

It is possibly worth noting that I'm not really as fond of Knights & Cities as I am of Seafarers, or even bare Settlers.

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23 December 2005 - Friday

First day of vacation! Mostly seems like a Saturday, though.

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Ayse has triumphed in the Great Capon Hunt, despite the hordes of shoppers at Dittmer's!

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Ayse, Ken, Marith and I all sat around the coffeehouse reading until finally it was time to creep home and eat our various dinners. I should probably have been working on an Oriental Adventures adventure, but instead I read most of Gaudeamus (John Barnes), which was pretty good, although it reminded me of Ken Macleod for some reason.

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The hypothesized after-dinner fun never materialized, so I went to see the new King Kong with Earl.

"Skull Island: the land the cube-square law forgot."

All those people saying it's too long? They're right. I'm almost certain this version didn't need to be nearly twice as long as the original. I think at least one random combat on Skull Island could have been cut, maybe two.

The degenerate cultists of Skull Island were suitably creepy.

Wow, the past was primitive. And barbaric.

Anyway, I don't feel compelled to hunt down Peter Jackson and demand my $10 back, but I also don't feel compelled to hunt him down and give him another ten-spot.

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22 December 2005 - Thursday

Today is actually the last workday of the week, and of the year, but now it doesn't seem like it. Sheesh.

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Ack! Rain! Fortunately I do not dissolve in water.

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Free! Free at last!

Now what will I do with myself?

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Marith came over and we started season 5 of Buffy. Somehow, it's not as confusing the second time through. Dracula is still cheesy, though.

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Writing: check.

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21 December 2005 - Wednesday

Argh, stupid alarm clock! Why do you require me to operate a switch before awakening me?!

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Today also seems like it should be the end of the work week, or work year, or something. But it isn't.

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After scavenging a few comics, I met up with Ayse & Ken and Marith and we went over to Earl & Cat's for a Solstice Shindig. The hosts made fondue, I brought Lovecraftian monstrosities and chocolate, and the others provided the pleasure of their company.

That's some good fondue!

We ate and talked and watch Utena (although we had only analog media, so the playback quality was not as good as one might hope) and ate some more and talked some more, which is all one can expect of a party, I think.

Some of the discussion involved romance, Gretchen's Overwhelming Vamp Technique, and other such matters, so I hid under a rock and let the cat savage my hand, as is my place. There was also discussion of l33t indie games, so I hid under a rock some more. But the rest of it was good!

Many things borrowed from Earl.

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Many parcels retrieved from Ayse & Ken's! Now I must wrap! Well, tomorrow I must wrap. Or something.

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Writing: check.

Mixing the Threads by Carl (Thu Dec 22 21:54:22 2005)

Was any conclusion reached regarding which l33t indie game would work best with Gretchen's Overwhelming Vamp Technique?

re: Mixing the Threads by Trip (Fri Dec 23 12:45:01 2005)

Not sure! Do any indie games besides DitV have persuasion mechanics? That might be contrary to the spirit of Narrativism...

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20 December 2005 - Tuesday

Look, it's another big slap in the face for the ID scum!

Go science! Go Judge Jones!

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It seems like today should be the end of the work week. But it's not.

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Dave has run off to have fun without us, so we showed him!

Actually, it's probably for the best in this case, since the fansub of episode 28 of Full Metal Alchemist had the subtitles completely off the bottom of the screen when shown on the TV and we ended up having to gather around spore's 12" screen to watch it.

Two out of three cliffhangers! Muahahaha!

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Writing: check.

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19 December 2005 - Monday

Oh look, it's Monday. Well, at least this is a short week.

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Watched disc 3 of Shadow Star (aka Narutaru). There will be so much doom.

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I should clean up this place. Tomorrow.

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Writing: check.

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18 December 2005 - Sunday

Today I went shopping again, although mostly as an excuse to get out of the apartment. Fortunately it did not start pouring down in buckets (ow!) until I had returned to my lair.

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On Earl's recommendation, I made Greencine bring me Primer, a strange movie about a couple of guys who invent a Device. I didn't like it as much as Earl seemed to, possibly because I'm not smart enough to have followed the ellipticality of the narration.

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Writing: check.

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17 December 2005 - Saturday

Today, I went shopping. Then I went to the coffeehouse with Marith, and then we went shopping. After that, Ken went shopping.

However, at the conclusion of all this shopping, we were able to make ginger cookies for St Lucia Day (observed). Marith and Ayse and I managed to convert the dough into small sugar-covered spheroids in a reasonable amount of time, so we played Super Munchkin while the cookies cooked.

Everyone agreed that it was correct for Marith to get the Cleavage Stun power. From there it was only a short step to the Spray-On Costume, the (completely transparent) Crystal Armor, and er something else that fit the theme.

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Writing: check.

super munchkin by Marith (Tue Dec 20 10:31:21 2005)

The monkey in matching costume (sans cleavage)?

Re: supermunchkin by Trip (Tue Dec 20 11:51:21 2005)

I thought there was something else that went with Cleavage Stun and Spray-On Costume, but maybe not.

Anyway, monkeys are always good! (Except when they're bad.)

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16 December 2005 - Friday

Yay Friday!

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Marith came over so I forced her to watch one disc of Inu Yasha.

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Writing: check.

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15 December 2005 - Thursday

Apparently this is the day when I make up for missing an hour on Tuesday, because it's 17:30 and there are still customers.

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Completely random book that didn't turn out too badly: The Myriad, by R M Meluch. I won't say it's good, but it was strangely entertaining. I'm not sure it actually has girl cooties, but it doesn't not have them.

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So sleepy. But I watch Futurama and then sleep.

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Writing: check.

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14 December 2005 - Wednesday

p>Whee, tickets.

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Whee, comics!

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Whee, gaming!!

One flying assault vehicle repaired, one eccentric artist used for social cred, and one air-crash-generated shadowland infiltrated! We would have exfiltrated successfully, except that someone dropped the remains he was carrying and set off the ghosts.

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Writing: check.

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13 December 2005 - Tuesday

Robin Laws's LJ pointed me to these thoughts on how gaming groups can be dysfunctional, which were pretty interesting. We do seem to do the endless discussion thing a lot. I think it's reasonable for D&D because it's awfully lethal and has a lot of rules that can drastically affect the outcome if only you think of them in time. With Hero, not so justifiable.

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Being an hour late to work when I need to run errands after work and still be home and have the place somewhat cleaner by 19:00 is not ideal. I guess I'll have to make up the hour on Thursday/Friday.

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Oh, and I better do laundry, or I will have no socks tomorrow, and no underwear the day after. That would be bad.

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Victory! Errands run, laundry done, and the end of Fruits Basket shown!

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Also, ridiculous amounts of Christmas loot ordered online.

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3 minute rule by Carl (Tue Dec 13 21:41:07 2005)

Buy Earl an egg-timer for Christmas?

Discussions by Dave (Wed Dec 14 08:10:15 2005)

Well, at least in the Hero groups, I get the impression it's more lapsing into social mode during a game. It's not like we get that many chances to discuss rules outside of the game, after all. As for the D&D groups, yeah, survival often hinges on making sure the GM and players have the same understanding of the rules. As we've seen recently, it's quite possible for them to be rather amazing out of sync, even while both are reading the same words on the same pages.

Re: Discussions by Trip (Wed Dec 14 12:22:19 2005)

I think you may be right about the Hero group. This may be an inevitable result of people who only get together to game occasionally and rarely see each other otherwise. (The obvious solution is for those silly people to stop having kids and lives and stuff!)

As for D&D, perhaps this just shows that rogue-likes (not you, Kit!) are the future of rules-heavy dungeon-crawling, because C++ is so much less ambiguous than English.

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12 December 2005 - Monday

Our customers don't appear to have died over the weekend this time Apparently they waited to die until I was fetching lunch, because almost none of the tickets I responded to in the morning had any more activity in the afternoon.

While waiting for customers to rise as zombies in need of help, I found a couple of new webcomics:

  • Red String, pretty straight-forward shoujo
  • Better Days. Yikes. It is in the same genre as Shanda the Panda, but darker. Do not read this comic if you are prone to being triggered.

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For reasons which are unclear, I went with Ayse and Ken and Marith to the Handel's Messiah Sing. I am completely unmusical, but everyone else seemed to be having fun. I am also completely unreligious, so most of the lyrics were not as impressive to me as they were supposed to be, but it's not like I didn't know that was going to be the case. (Insert standard rant on how most common varieties of Christianity are Lawful Evil here.)

But now I'm cultured!

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Tonight's random anime smut: Masquerade, by the same person responsible for Spaceship Agga Ruter (and thus Tenchi Muyo). Enh. Less consensuality, which is bad, and possibly too many [SPOILER]s. There was one nice scene in episode 3, but the rest of it was insufficiently interesting.

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Writing: check.

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11 December 2005 - Sunday

Gingerbread party at Jeremy & Rachel's!

Okay, so not as exciting for me as for some other people, but there was plenty of chips/cauliflower and dip, and cheese and crackers, so I did not have to die of candy.

These modern M&Ms have deeply unnatural colors.

Kids grow even when you're not watching.

Cat is distracting enough with checkered stockings. The checkered arm warmers do not help.

Just a parasite.

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Since we failed to go out to dinner with everyone and their dog, there was some Adventures of Jehanne & Alazaïs! Creepy things were discovered, and old records searched, but we had to break at the point we decided to head off to the ruins of the old keep in the middle of the monster-infested forest, because Ken hadn't written up whatever was going to jump us on the way.

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Apparently I am going to be running Oriental Adventures for Ayse & Ken and maybe Marith over the holiday break. Now all I need is an adventure for 10th level characters! ..that allows for both a grunting samurai and someone from the World of Martial arts.

Hm, what's Chinese for "balrog"?

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Writing: check.

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10 December 2005 - Saturday

Yay Saturday!

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I ate yummy Thai lunch, but otherwise I haven't accomplished a whole lot today. But that's okay, because it's the weekend!

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Marith came over so I forced her to watch some of the huge stack of Inu Yasha discs. Then we finished season 4 of Buffy.

"I wear the cheese. The cheese does not wear me."

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Writing: check.

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9 December 2005 - Friday

Yay Friday!

Apparently our customers are also slacking off. Whee!

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Ken's Vampire LARP was cancelled, so instead of watching Sailor Moon we got him drunk and crushed him at Brine Shrimp of Cataan. Ayse ended up winning, but it was a pretty close game (except for the drunk guy and the guy who never trades).

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Writing: check.

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8 December 2005 - Thursday

Today I used tcpdump and ethereal. That's like a skill, right?

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Yay Futurama!

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Writing: check.

tcpdump by gregbo (Sat Dec 10 21:04:34 2005)

Coincidence? I've been using tcpdump a lot lately also.

Re: tcpdump by Trip (Sun Dec 11 12:11:58 2005)

Just coincidence, I think. At least, if there's a global initiative to use tcpdump more often, no one sent me the memo. :)

But I did get to use it to prove that whatever was broken, it wasn't anything I was responsible for fixing, which should be worth bonus points!

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7 December 2005 - Wednesday

Bah. Stupid calendar system. (Oracle, I think.)

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Yay, comics!

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Aw, only 13 episodes of Mezzo.

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Writing: check.

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6 December 2005 - Tuesday

I spent some indeterminate amount of insomniac time in the middle of the night trying to figure out how to port my old Nexus character Victoire to d20. This is because I am an enormous stupid freak, yes. And now, I am an enormous stupid sleepy freak.

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Oh Great Cthulhu!

I have been an extremely busy devotee this year.

Last week, I stopped [info]tersa from defiling Lovecraft's grave (-20 points). Yesterday, I recruited [info]tayefeth as a new cultist (30 points). In March, I defiled the grave of that traitor, Lovecraft (90 points). When the stars were right, I prepared an ocean voyage to R'lyeh (200 points). In August, I called down the wrath of Yog-Sothoth upon [info]silkiemom (65 points). In June, I rammed a ship into you (sorry Cthulhu!) (-1000 points).

In short, I have been very bad (-635 points) and deserve to be left to whimper as my mind shatters before the vision of your greatness.


Your humble and obedient servant,
space_parasite


Submit your own plea to Cthulhu!

Um, I'm sorry, Silkie. :(

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I am sad. No one reads the Tuesday Night Anime schedule, so no one noticed that I had skipped an episode of Fruits Basket. Oh well, more cliffhangers!

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Yog-Sothoth by Silkie (Wed Dec 7 14:35:31 2005)

Well, that explains a lot about August. :)

Re: Yog-Sothoth by Trip (Wed Dec 7 15:21:16 2005)

I didn't mean to!

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5 December 2005 - Monday

Not only was I too slow getting up to catch the correct bus, but the next one didn't come (at least, I don't think I was too involved in Fruits Basket to not notice a huge bus pulling up in front of me). Bah. Now I can't leave work until 18:30.

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Huh. I guess all our customers died over the weekend.

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Bleargh. But, I am finally home!

Yay, Futurama!

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It appears that there is no day in December on which we can finish the pirate adventure we started on Thanksgiving weekend. Bah.

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Writing: check.

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4 December 2005 - Sunday

Red Room fell through today due to a complete failure of organization. We suck.

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There might have been D&D, but there wasn't. There was homework (for Ayse) instead. On the other hand, I got Worldwired (Elizabeth Bear), which was a fine way to spend the part of an evening that wasn't eaten by sudoku.

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Writing: check.

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3 December 2005 - Saturday

Glarg. Not having anything to get up at any particular time for, I slept until almost 14:00. Serves me right for always staying up too late during the week, I guess.

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Carcassonne! With pigs!

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Writing: check.

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2 December 2005 - Friday

Whee, Friday!

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I somehow seem to have ended up reading Wapsi Square. I blame Cat. Or maybe I blame Christy's breasts.

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More Mezzo, which is very something. I don't think it's like Shadowrun, except in that it has both robots and ghosts, but I'm not sure what else it might be like.

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Writing: check.

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1 December 2005 - Thursday

Yay raise! Not as much as I would have liked, but I blame any inadequacy on Corio.

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I have finally finished all of Spiral, and boy, that was not like answering any questions at all!

I mean, by the end it was somewhat clear that it was all about the interior journey, not mere facts, but still!

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If I weren't lame I would have done laundry tonight.

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Writing: check.

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