Previously, in Trip's Life...

28 February 2006 - Tuesday

I got up an hour and a half early to go to the doctor and still get to work on time, which all worked, and did not cause the doctor to think I was about to die, but it meant I was very sleepy when I looked at the queue and found it full of people who had broken their Minis early Tuesday morning.

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The interwebs are MINE! MINE, I tell you! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

This is because I was clever enough to apply all the patches and then reboot, which is maybe not that clever at all, but hey, my Airport shines a cheerful green and sends my packets to the DSL modem.

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Mmmm, the pizza of Hawaii!

I think people like Bleach, despite the annoying audio/video missync in my copy of episode 2. Wum!

We thought that Ghost in the Shell had no doom, but tonight we saw the doom.

We are not surprised by doom in Scrapped Princess or Full Metal Alchemist, of course.

Next week we finish Scrapped Princess and GitS! After that, um! Samurai Champloo and Shadow Star, probably, unless someone presents a strong case for why not.

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Cats: Dani seems to be using her voice more and more. I have no idea if this means she's been taking IMPACT, or just that she had laryngitis when she was most sick. But she is adorable.

Writing: check.

Dani's voice! by Ayse (Thu Mar 2 20:44:08 2006)

Yay talkative Dani! Talky cats are *so cute*.

I was going to come over tonight and nihao them but I ended up realising that being so sleepy that I skipped my last class does in fact translate into being too sleepy to move or speak coherently. Soon, soon I will snooze.

re: Dani's voice! by Trip (Fri Mar 3 10:13:34 2006)

She's still not very talkative, but at least now she actually makes a miau-like noise instead of opening and closing her mouth silently. And she is pretty cute anyway, especially with her upside-down-ness and her tummy!

But she is still pretty coughisneezy, and seems to spend most of her time lying near the space heater in the back room. Possibly I should take her to the vet again, but last time wasn't very helpful. :(

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27 February 2006 - Monday

Hey! Where did all this weather come from?

I should probably get the apartment people to fix my balcony door so it doesn't leak spookily when the wind blows on it. But that would require compiling the list of everything that's broken and then not only admitting to it, but letting strange people into my apartment. Er. As opposed to the strange people I normally invite over.

Anyway, instead of doing that, I ventured forth into the downpour, which was not as bad it sounded when I was listening to it on my windows, and grocery shopped without drowning. Then I continued to not be terrifically useful by heating up some food and watching more Battlestar Galactica.

I would pay good money to watch PZ Myers and his Cephalopod Army vs the Cylon God-Weirders. Not that I don't like BSG, mind you.

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Cats: Spooked by the strange wind noises, yet still orange.

Writing: check, just barely.

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26 February 2006 - Sunday

I went back to sleep after turning off my alarm, and now I am paying for it with headachiness and lethargy. And a complete lack of accomplishment.

(I suppose technically heating up frozen pizza in the oven instead of the microwave is something I've accomplished, but I don't think it really merits much mention.)

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Hm. I wonder if I'm sick. Not only is my tummy a bit oogy, but I went into a bookstore and came out with no books! (Who am I, and what have I done with Trip?!)

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Cats: Marmalade is a Top Shelf Cat! Of course, he only broke into the hall linen closet so he could nest on the blanket of Marith's I put in there to keep it from getting covered in cat hair.

Writing: check.

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25 February 2006 - Saturday

Hey, look, Christy and Chrisber aren't dead! I know this, because they showed up to see Night Watch with Earl and I at the Aquarius.

We agreed that Night Watch is very Russian, since there is plenty of doom for everyone, but each character brought his own doom upon himself.

Despite being billed as horror and having a somewhat disturbing psychic surgery scene, it's really pretty straight-forward urban fantasy of the "secret underground world of magic" subvariety. But with extra Russian doom!

After the obligatory coffeeshop hangout to discuss the movie, we went back to Earl's place and attempted to game, but mostly sat around reading InSpectres, OctaNe, and The Mountain Witch until hunger overcame us and we had to pillage Chef Chu's. Mm, sizzling rice soup! (It's nice to go out to eat with people instead of just by myself; more variety!)

Finally, we returned to Earl's (but he warned Cat, so we didn't interrupt her half-naked DDR session) and played Inspectres. We wrote up the first franchise in Moscow (funded by the mafiya moll's boyfriend) and investigated a famous TV tower fire, which did not involve getting the moll eaten by blood-thirsty electrical equipment. Also, rocket truck!

We sort of flailed at how to work Stress rolls into the narrative, but otherwise it went okay. We must try again at some point! Also, if we can get Earl or someone drugged heavily enough, I want to try OctaNe.

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Cats: Maramalade found Dani's collar! Of course I rewarded him by taking away the shiny jingly toy, so if this happens again he'll probably hide the collar somewhere and not tell me. Anyway, I recollared Dani, and she doesn't seem to be unhappy about it, so I don't think she deliberately ditched it.

Writing: check.

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24 February 2006 - Friday

I think I need to vacuum. Marith was only able to watch three episodes of Saiyuki Reload before her allergies forced her to flee.

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Cats: Somehow, Dani has managed to escape her collar! Unless she has a higher Tool Use skill than I find plausible, she must have snagged it on something and activated the stretchiness, but I can't find it hanging on any obvious corners or projections. Hmph!

Writing: check. Yet, somehow, I have not done anything with any of the thoughts about Transmundane I had on the way back from Roseville last weekend.

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23 February 2006 - Thursday

Cats: Orange.

Writing: check.

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22 February 2006 - Wednesday

No Dragonblooded again, because Ken's job is still beating him with live weasels. (Also, Mike is in Mouseland.)

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Still can't get DSL working. Bah!

First disc of Jubei-chan 2: enh. It wasn't actively bad, but it had too much random wackiness and not enough forward motion.

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Cats: Orange, orange, orange! Marmalade has been sort of standoffish lately, but tonight he came and purrbucketed me for a while, so I feel less guilty about collaring him.

Writing: check.

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21 February 2006 - Tuesday

Bah, virtual Monday. And look at all these customers who are offended that we didn't answer them within thirty seconds on a business holiday. They must all be slapped with fish.

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The new DVD I burned works in Dave's DVD player (unlike the previous one, which works in mine but not his), so we were able to experience the impending doom which is Full Metal Alchemist. Whew!

Paranoia Agent sort of makes sense in the end, although it does leave the question "Why her?" unanswered. Dave noted some similarities to Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.

Next week... uh... something else! Maybe Bleach, since I have like 60-65 episodes out of 71 already downloaded, and the rest are probably downloadable now, or will be by the time we finish what I have.

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Cats: So! Much! Dani-love! I don't know if the apartment is too cold or what, but at bedtime she came and snuggled and purred and rolled over to have her tummy petted and generally reminded me why cats are not suitable for use as mittens.

Writing: check.

mittens and cats by Ayse (Wed Feb 22 21:53:30 2006)

Why are cats not suitable for use as mittens? Except that if a ca t is sleeping on one's hands the hands are likely to fall asleep, I guess. Mine usually do when Jinian lies on them. When Aime lies on my hands she tends to end up grooming them...

Re: mittens and cats by Trip (Wed Feb 22 22:21:27 2006)

"The Duke is fond of kittens..."

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20 February 2006 - Monday

Musaman beef. Shopping. More shopping. Finished reading Fledging, which apparently is the result of Octavia Butler reading too many vampire books and going, "I can do better than that!" (She can, being a Real Writer. Also, her protagonist reminds me more than somewhat of Candy from Emergence (David R Palmer).)

Marith came over and made me show her some more season 5 Buffy. Oh, the horror.

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Cats: Still so very very orange!

Writing: check.

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19 February 2006 - Sunday

Suddenly, my telephone said "Dim sum!"

I'm not sure what I was going to do, but dim sum was clearly better! Especially dim sum that only cost $8/person! Then we played Hunters and Gatherers of Carcassonne, which is like Carcassonne but with more saber-toothed tigers and also more fish and shiny rocks. It was just different enough from stock Carcassonne to be somewhat confusing, but eventually we figured it out and Ken destroyed us in the usual manner. Then we played Tigris & Euphrates, and were crushed again.

But then we had fajirritos, or something like that, which were entirely yummy even though Ken complained bitterly about the perfidy of his stove. Dave had not quite keeled over from hypoglycemia by that point, so we were able to revive him.

By stages, we drifted into playing D&D, which may have been a mistake. I, at least, was utterly incompetent, but on the other hand I so rarely contribute anything that it may not have mattered. Anyway, the barghest got away clean and we looked like idiots.

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Cats: I think Marmalade tried to tussle with Dani, but she was so surprised when he pounced her that she bonked her head on the coffee table and ran away. I am still not certain that they actually entertain each other at all.

Writing: check.

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18 February 2006 - Saturday

I wonder what it means, that I will get up earlier to game with Sherilyn than to work for a living.

Because Ayse and Ken were not available, Marith had to drive Dave and I up (Harold, as usual, travelled separately from his lair in SF), but we allowed enough time to flail, and apparently Presidents' Day isn't a real holiday with real holiday traffic, so we all arrived in good time to play...

Amazon Quartet of Justice Xc: "Theft is a Legitimate Military Tactic!"

A combination of bribery and magic convinces the captured yuan-ti to lead the way to his home base, so Marika escorts the caravan the rest of the way to Newburg and the other four Amazons go to rescue the hostages, crush the yuan-ti threat in this region, and perhaps learn something about the dark elves and goblins that the yuan-ti are arming with all the weapons they are stealing and buying from across the world.

Beneath a mountain on the border of Nööl is the great lavafall that the yuan-ti described, but ethereal scouting finds nothing behind the molten rock but more mountain. Whatever teleportation is used to get from this point to the secret base is obviously going further than that. Amaryllis attempts to impersonate a hapless halfling babe looking for Shinbo (the cutest evil monk of Hextor), but whoever is scrying on the cave is not mammalian enough to be addled by its perspective on Amaryllis's bodice.

Plan B is to use divination magic to find the physical location of the place the hostages are being held, and when it turns out to be deep beneath the roots of the mountain, travel there ethereally. Several humans are there in a cage in a small room, guarded by two yuan-ti. After a bit of careful pre-positioning, the Amazons drop into the material plane and kill one guard before he can more than blink. The magician concealed among the prisoners fills most of the room with an anti-magic field, but it doesn't quite reach to the corners, so the other guard in the room and the one who breaks through the wall Amaryllis builds across the doorway are dispatched in short order. The magician and the other guard from outside flee before they suffer a similar fat.

Two of the hostages were incinerated when the half-red-dragon guard tried to burn Alyra, but the others are mostly intact, and exploration of the underground complex turns up a few more, adults and children both. Derwin's wife is there, but not his children -- there are clear signs that a party of yuan-ti dragged several humanoids to a black pool of evil like those found in other dark temples and perhaps into it, but there are no volunteers to follow past that point.

The other interesting discovery is a series of storerooms containing large quantities of military materiel. Seizing the opportunity, Our Heroines teleport to Pelagos (with an unscheduled detour through Louis-town) and inform King Penn of what they've found. The military-minded monarch leaps into action, and within an hour, the Amazons are on their way back to the warehouse with a pocket dimension full of elite Pelagian troops and strong-thewed laborers.

The two guards who escaped from the previous fight and a comrade are lying in wait among the rows of crates, of course, but although they corner Alyra and severely wound her, Amaryllis stuns two of them so they can be finished off. The third, badly hurt, turns into a snake and escapes through one of the many narrow crevices in the rock.

That seems to be the extent of meaningful resistance for the moment. A couple of soldiers are killed by groups of serpent-formed yuan-ti who ambush them from the crevices, but the snake monsters take worse casualties as none of them can stand up to the Amazons at all. By the time Amaryllis runs out of magic, the first warehouse (of three) is mostly empty and the supplies are being examined and stored in a Pelagian naval base.

It is generally assumed that the yuan-ti will have reinforcements by the next day, but the Amazons will have replenished their magic by then, and Penn and his troops are up for another raid, so plans are laid and arcane spellcasters sent to bed.

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We called it there, since it was getting late and the next scene was obviously going to be a huge fight. There was some discussion of what to do about Fresa feeling personally responsible for the kids who got killed in the first fight and wanting to raise them from the dead, but no consensus was reached. My preferred solution is to say that normal people don't come back from the dead. In 3.0, the subject of resurrection magic gets to choose whether to return, so it seems reasonable that most people are either in a heaven and don't want to leave, or are in a hell and can't leave. Only people who have critically important unfinished business and aren't trapped in hell come back to life. I'm fine with avoiding the contentious moral issues, because this is D&D, not Dogs in the Vineyard.

Then Harold went back to his mate, and the rest of us gaming weirdos gook Sherilyn out for diner food and grown-up conversation. I ate too many fried things, but only stole a tiny bit of milkshake.

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Home before midnight, although not by much.

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Cats: Orange!

Writing: check.

getting up to game by kit (Tue Feb 21 04:00:21 2006)

Oh, I'd say that probably it means gaming is more fun than working.

Look! Look! I have the password to leave comments on your site again! Yaaaay! :)

Re: getting up to game by Trip (Tue Feb 21 11:55:25 2006)

Yah think?

Yay comments! YAY!

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17 February 2006 - Friday

Cats: My apartment is more orange, but the cats are somehow not less orange! I tried to get Marmalade a collar that would fit with less sticky-out bit, but the pet warehouse was sold out.

Writing: check.

orange apartment by kit (Tue Feb 21 04:01:02 2006)

O, How I Feel Your Pain. :)

Re: orange apartment by Trip (Tue Feb 21 11:17:19 2006)

I figure I'll just wait until I can scrape all the orangeness together and build a third cat.

Step 3: Profit!

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16 February 2006 - Thursday

Oh. Apparently the reason I can't get DSL to work is because it's not set up. The email I got from Covad only says that they agree that they can set up DSL, not that they actually have. I was misled by the green LEDs on my DSL modem.

I'm not sure if a failure of reading comprehension is more or less embarrassing than a failure of networking fu. Possibly each is more embarrassing than the other.

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After determining the above, I punted on doing computer stuff for the rest of the night and watched the second disc (first four episodes after the miniseries) of Battlestar Galactica. It was pretty good! (Mm, cooties.) Certainly there were some apparent plot holes, but for a visual medium, not bad at all.

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Cats: Orange! Possibly not as affectionate as before they got stylish black collars, but Dani does come and sleep on me sometimes, which I interpret as a mark of favor.

Writing: check.

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15 February 2006 - Wednesday

ARGH! I have DSL, but I can't get spore to talk to it! I tried to use wireless like I had before, but although the wireless network from the AirPort Express showed up, I couldn't get the setup utilities to admit that it was there to be configured, even after resetting the AirPort to factory defaults. ARGH! Trying to connect spore directly to the DSL modem makes both ends of the connection think nothing is plugged in, even after I went out and bought a new ethernet cable. ARGH!

I think some of the problem is that it's difficult to get OSX to change its mind about what hardware it's using for network connectivity (wireless vs modem vs ethernet), and I may not have fully convinced it to switch back from modem. There may also be something wrong with the AirPort, or with the DSL modem, but I can't tell.

Sullen parasite.

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Cats: Marmalade was so neglected when I was trying to beat spore into submission instead of playing with him! Saddest cat ever! Then I tormented him and Dani both by strapping things to their necks! So cruel! But now they have stylish black collars with their names and phone number, and don't seem too upset. I wonder if they've had collars before.

Writing: check.

cats and phones by Ayse (Thu Feb 16 22:59:07 2006)

I read about the stylish black collars to Ken! Now our cats are saying 'Why do we not have our own phone? Marmalade has his own phone!'

Ken says, "But that is not how it works, oh cats!"

'We are so busy and important!' say the cats. 'We have so many phone calls to make! For instance, we must call Marmalade, since he has his own phone...'

(Ken agrees that this is an accurate summation of events.)

Re: cats and phones by Trip (Fri Feb 17 09:41:04 2006)

Does it help to point out that Marmalade has to share his phone with Dani and me?

Anyway, I'm sure Marmalade and Dani would be delighted to receive calls from your cats, although since they are also so very busy and important they might have to have a Lesser Servitor take a message.

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14 February 2006 - Tuesday

The DVD of Full Metal Alchemist that I burned doesn't work in Dave's DVD player (although it worked in spore), so we were forced to watch an extra episode of Ghost in the Shell. The tragedy!

Paranoia Agent continues to be weirder and weirder. Next week, we will find out if it really does make sense in the end.

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Cats: Marmalade made a break for it when I tried to re-enter my lair upon returning from work. He only made it about two meters before he paused long enough that I was able to grab him, but perhaps Marith is right that he and Dani should have collars.

Writing: check.

Collars by Jeremy (Wed Feb 15 15:25:48 2006)

If they dislike the collars, they'll remove them pretty easily. Try that, but get them 'borged by your vet, too. The RFI service wasn't very expensive when we did it.

'Course, the registry still has us listed at our old apartment in Mountain View. Good think Jim's phone number hasn't changed, so they'd track us down eventually. I should update that someday.

Re: Collars by Trip (Thu Feb 16 11:01:49 2006)

Getting them chipped is a good idea! Actually, I should find out if they already are.

A collar has the advantage of being readable without a trip to the vet, though.

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13 February 2006 - Monday

Argh! Got up 1½ hours early to go to my doctor's appointment before work, and the doctor called in sick! And, she's going on maternity leave next week, with only one appointment slot open between now and then and that in the middle of the day. Bah!

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Oh well, I'm at work early. That's gotta be good for something.

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Finished the first disc of Lost. Okay, it actually is pretty cool. I still like Said (Sayeed? Sayid? Saeed?) best. If more people listened to him, I'd give better odds on any of them surviving.

Good job with the characterization so far. Even the annoying dipshit (Sawyer?) has at least two dimensions. And look, a fat person who, if not one of the three heroes, is unambiguously less worthless than the skinny blonde floozy!

All the things I'm wondering about now are the obvious things everyone was wondering about after "Walkabout", so I guess I don't need to mention any spoilers or anything.

Apparently I know more about spear use than any of the characters on the show, but I'm a weirdo.

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Cats: Orange!

Writing: check.

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12 February 2006 - Sunday

Space... Pirate... ZETAAAAAA!

All my hard work and agonizing over starship design was mostly for naught, but we successfully rescued a hot babe from being lost in the depths of interstellar space forever, got some idea what she was up to while being shot at with nuclear weapons, pirated valuable cargo, rescued slaves, and found a very strange variant humanoid. No buckles were actually swashed, but we've probably pissed off the Peacekeepers (the ones with nuclear missiles) so next session should be exciting.

I find Earl's numbers for interstellar travel via compressed-space corridor unromantic but I don't know if anyone else will agree with me.

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Marith and I went to Chef Chu's and ate way too much food, but it was tasty food.

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Cats: Knowing that I have to get up early tomorrow to go to the doctor's, they demanded extra attention at bedtime.

Writing: check.

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11 February 2006 - Saturday

Cats: Dani is even more adorable when she rolls over so I can pet her tummy.

Writing: check!

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10 February 2006 - Friday

I have been saved from the falling sand game! I wasn't able to use a computer for a couple of hours this morning, so once I was able to do my job, I had to scuttle frantically to keep up. I did manage to survive to the end of the day, though.

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Hey, wait, I have a modem! And I have a phone line which mostly works. This is a lot like internet access, so long as I don't care whether people call me on the phone!

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Cats: Marmalade displaced one of my stuffed animals so he could sleep in her place. Sheesh!

Writing: FAILURE.

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9 February 2006 - Thursday

Argh! Meant to get up early and go to the doctor's to get my ichor extracted, but I stupidly ate breakfast. Bah.

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Uh oh. I got the falling sand game to run on my work computer. Doooooom.

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Cats: Orange!

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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8 February 2006 - Wednesday

I must have one.

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My DSL will return in a few days!

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I must not have one. I can tell, because when I tried to take Marith her Katamari discs, I was trapped for an hour or more.

Eventually I escaped and watched the first episode of Lost, because Al keeps hyping it. It was okay, I guess. :)

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Cats: Orange! Cuddly!

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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7 February 2006 - Tuesday

I have gotten TPC to promise to reconnect my phone line tomorrow! Soon, I will be able to communicate!

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Paranoia Agent is still SO. WEIRD.

The next disc of Ghost in the Shell is still sealed! Not even I know what will happen next! But there will probably be crime and the Laughing Man.

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Hey, cool, my phone is already working! DSL still horked, though.

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Cats: Still orange. Still adorable.

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES. (But not for much longer!)

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6 February 2006 - Monday

Bah, stupid SBC still hasn't fixed my phone, and I forgot to hassle them while I was at work.

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Marith came over to watch Inu Yasha and photograph the cats (who did not cooperate). Inu-Yasha taunted us with plot but then foisted off some romantic comedy on us. The cats purred.

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Cats: SO. ORANGE. Also, Dani got her last medicinal nugget today. Presumably she will someday stop looking nervous when I approach her in the morning or evening.

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

Cats! by Ayse (Tue Feb 7 20:02:31 2006)

Oh my goodness! So very very very orange.

Seeing pictures of them makes me want to pet them!

Re: Cats! by Trip (Wed Feb 8 10:22:13 2006)

Eventually I will remember to give you a key so you can pet the cats and ABC my books!

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5 February 2006 - Sunday

Ayse is teaching and Marith has gone to be camerawoman, so apparently I will just sit here today going bdebdebde. Still, that's better than a lot of things I could be doing with my weekend!

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I finally got around to watching In the Mouth of Madness, which Earl lent me weeks and weeks ago. It was pretty good, although I may by now be completely incapable of taking Lovecraftian horror seriously.

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Cats: Still orange!

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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4 February 2006 - Saturday

Polaris! There was some lateness because Ayse lost her engagement ring, but finally she left Ken to look for it and do laundry and we zoomed to the Southern Suburbs

It went pretty well, although everyone agreed that it was less steady than the first session, probably because drawing plotlines together and resolving them is more difficult than spinning them off.

More demon babies! Sir Al Thalimain trapped in a magic spring while his arch-nemesis gloats! Lady Altair has to kill a demon who looks like her star-crossed lover! Doom for everyone!

It might have been mean of me to inflict so many demon babies on expectant father Neil, but I have a solution for next time.

After returning home, we fell apart.

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Watched more Popotan. Still weird. I like the maid.

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Cats: I'm getting better at medicating Dani! Or else she's getting more resigned. Or, I suppose, she's found a secret place to barf up the pills, but she is getting better so I'm presuming not.

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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3 February 2006 - Friday

Ayse is all frazzled from teaching and learning and stuff, so anime-watching fell by the wayside (somewhere near the corner of Cliche Drive and Overused Way). After some adoration of the orange fuzzles, we went to Ayse's and lay around reading/studying/geeking.

Flump!

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Cats: It has now been a whole week since Dani has had to go to the vet! Yay! Also, still orange.

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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2 February 2006 - Thursday

New (to me) webcomics: Misfile, and The Wotch. Added to my Web Habits 'cause I'm a big freak! (No bonus points awarded for figuring out why.)

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Cats: Orange! I think I'm getting the hang of how to medicate Dani, and she's not holding it against me too much.

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

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1 February 2006 - Wednesday

Recent reading: Creatures of Man, by Howard L Myers. This is more old SF reprinted by Eric Flint/Baen, as they have been doing recently.

All the stories in this book were written in 1970 ± a couple of years, which apparently was the whole of Myers's writing career: he died at 41. Although he was unmistakably a product of his decade (this is especially visible in any bits involving women, sex, or both), Myers had a few ideas that were well ahead of his time. For example, the Admiration Economy in the almost-post-scarcity future of "All Around the Universe", which is very similar to that in Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Cory Doctorow) from 2003. Uplift of nonsapients appears in the title story as well as "Questor". The ubiquitous human enhancement (to the point of interstellar travel in shorts and Tshirt -- remember "Remember spaceships?" in "Original Sin" (Vernor Vinge)?) in the stories of the Chalice Cycle isn't seen much even now, at least in written SF. Comics have been doing it for a while, but even good superhero comics are rarely decent SF -- "What if you had three wishes?" vs "What if everyone had three wishes?".

Recommended, at least for people who aren't offended by books written in older, more evil times.

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Hm. My DSL appears to not be working, apparently because TPC hasn't gotten around to reconnecting my phone line. Bah!

Well, I can still waste my time on zangband, since that runs locally. Almost everything else (like, say, writing) I do on idiom, though.

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Yay more Utena! We have entered the final plot arc, which mostly consists of the bit at the end of the arc that plummets steeply into the abyss.

The red car officially represents Adolescence, by the way.

Also, pumpkin cheesecake of DOOOOOOOM!

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Cats: Dani has forgiven me for making her swallow yucky things, but I don't think she will ever be as affectionate as Ginormous Orange Purrbucket Marmalade.

Writing: TECHNICAL DIFFFICULTIES.

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