Previously, in Trip's Life...

30 June 2006 - Friday

Sleeping and sleeping and then sleeping some more (well, by my standards) seems to have done the trick, as I am hardly dead at all this morning!

Also, Friday is not the new Monday.

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I spent most of the evening fiddling with Inform 7, and got as far as being eaten by a ghoul of my own design. That's cool, right?

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Cats: Still so very orange!

Writing: check.

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29 June 2006 - Thursday

Apparently it wasn't just the Morocco chicken, because I am still quite oogy. There are days when this would not be so bad, but apparently Thursday is also the new Monday around here, and being sick on a week with two Mondays is not good.

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I survived the work day, without falling too far behind. I even managed to fetch my prescription from the pharmacy and hike home. Yay me.

Marith came over and watched Dead Like Me and got sat upon by Dani, which was pretty nice of her. Ayse sent me very nice email. Perhaps now I will go to bed in an attempt to not die.

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Cats: Still orange.

Writing: check. Fortunately I already knew what I wanted to write, so no thinking was required.

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28 June 2006 - Wednesday

Ow. My brain.

I couldn't get to sleep until some horrible time last night, so I was right in the middle of a REM cycle when the Hideous Beeping Noise happened.

Ow. My brain.

* * *

Ah, this week Wednesday is the new Monday!

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Wow, an Order of the Stick game! IT MUST BE MINE!

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Reading the LJs of real authors always reminds me of how hopelessly inadequate I am in various ways. Today, matociquala is demonstrating why I am Just Not Smart Enough.

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Oog, my abdomen. I'm not sure if it's just that I over-indulged in Morocco chicken at lunch, or if alien space worms are invading, but bleah. (Somehow, being tired does not make this less annoying.)

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Fortunately the super-powerful NPCs took on the super-powerful monster, so I didn't have to actually think or anything during gaming. My character is pretty darn lame in any case.

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Spore successfully finished upgrading to 10.4 while I was at gaming. Yay.

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Cats: Orange.

Writing: check.

LJs of real authors by marith (Wed Jun 28 21:10:35 2006)

I'm not smart enough either. But wow, that's a really interesting discussion. Thank you for linking to it!

...I really ought to friend her. Not sure why I haven't. It may be fear that my brain will explode.

real authors by kit (Thu Jun 29 00:13:27 2006)

If it helps any, she makes me feel hopelessly inadequate, too. :P

Re: real authors by Trip (Thu Jun 29 10:24:31 2006)

It's okay, there are many aspects of writing in which I can feel inadequate! (Ms 13347 book contracts in her first year as a professional author!)

Re: real authors by kit (Thu Jun 29 13:47:33 2006)

Oh, c'mon, it took me like ... no, crap, you're right.

*slinks off* :)

Re: real authors by Trip (Fri Jun 30 11:19:55 2006)

Ms 400 000 words per year!

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27 June 2006 - Tuesday

Tuesday isn't this week's Monday either. Huh.

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Gunslinger Girl: DOOM! Kiddy Grade: Doom! Bleach: ...okay, not so much doom. Samurai Champloo: DOOM!

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Cats: Dani is the most upside-down cat with the cutest tummy ever!

Writing: check.

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26 June 2006 - Monday

Apparently Monday is not the new Monday. This week.

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Wow. Kamichu is astoundingly cute. And Japanese spirits are so peculiar-looking.

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Cats: Still orange!

Writing: check.

Girl Goddess by Carl (Tue Jun 27 22:32:03 2006)

Kamichu is awesome!

And it seems very unlikely to spiral downwards into a doomful ending, but I've been wrong about that before.

I've heard there's a Japanese belief that things older than 100 years gain a spirit, and since Kami translates as spirit or god, there should be no shortage of strange gods. Japan has lots of strange monsters too, like the umbrella monster that gets briefly referenced in Azumanga Daioh. Note to self: try to include umbrella monster in some game of The Mountain Witch.

Re: Girl Goddess by Trip (Wed Jun 28 15:45:54 2006)

It sure doesn't look it's just waiting to pull out the doom.

Japanese mythology is full of weird monsters, like the rotating waterwheel spirit from Ushio & Tora. (You know it's weird when the giant disembodied flying heads seem sensible in comparison!)

I don't think the 100-years rule applies in Kamichu. Maybe it's been reduced to 100 years in Internet time...

I wish the whole series was available so I could show it at Tuesday Night Anime.

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25 June 2006 - Sunday

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Monnnnnnster Dim Sum!

Or something like that. Anyway, we(AKMT) and Ayse & Ken's houseguest Rick went to the usual dim sum place and ate the usual huge quantity of dim sum. Yay!

Ayse had to run errands and Ken had to not leave his WoW group in the lurch, so Marith and I went to the coffeehouse with Rick and he and Marith talked about music until Ayse showed up to expose Rick to the glory that is Book Buyers. I feel like such a philistine.

Eventually Rick had to go get on a plane so that eventually (I think there's a work week intervening or something) he can get on a different plane to go to New Orleans to study international law. I feel like such a slacker.

* * *

Not so hot as last week, but shopping on foot is still pretty annoying. Oh well, it probably builds character.

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Then there was More D&D! Like yesterday, the session was mostly one big fight scene. Also like yesterday, we triumphed utterly. This is how utterly we triumphed:

Father William had one spell left over from the previous session's fight, which was Send Demon Back to the Pit From Whence It Came. He used it on the buxom blonde in the robes of a lawful good nun who showed up at the #2 villain's side. Poof! Jehanne blinded said #2 villain with a spell, which let Alazaïs do two sneak attacks which both critted, Tobias exploded him with a fireball, and then two of the six mooks who filled him full of crossbow bolts also critted, reducing him to well below 0 hit points.

But that's not all! Since he was some kind of vampire thing, that just turned him into a cloud of mist which drifted away at a slow walking pace. Alazaïs followed him, dissolving him with her rapier of acid to make sure he wouldn't wake up for months, until she spotted some sailors and made them bring sailcloth and tar to trap the vampire. Vampire in a balloon!

Sadly, the people at the temple of the sun god didn't have any way to interrogate a vampire, so we ended up decanting him into the sunlight. It didn't bother him -- apparently that's what he got in exchange for having working internal organs that took crit/sneak attack damage -- but the undead-exploding mojo of a sun priest sure did!

We are, in fact, Just That Cool. Also, level UP!

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Cats: So busy and important!

Writing: check.

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24 June 2006 - Saturday

Too early! But French toast!

However, zooming early in the day was clearly the right choice, since there was almost no traffic and very little heat (compared to what the Central Valley of Death would be like later in the day, at least). Sure, we(AKMT) arrived well before the appointed gaming hour, but that's a feature!

Kate was suspended upside-down by her ankles. Ayse received dinosaurs.

Eventually Harold and Dave (who apparent has demonstrated his immense brain by actually learning from experience) arrived intact. By that time Ken and I had made characters for Ayse to choose between, so she could join AQoJ.

Amazon Quintet of Justice Xe: "No One Lives Forever! Into the Caves of Lightning and Death!"

Having concocted a plan which they think will be effective against the blue dragon that holds the key to Queen Ditte's prison, the Amazons go shopping for high-end magical devices to implement it. While in Vikjor, they are accosted by a strange woman and an urchin. After some rhetoric about who is the greatest adventuress, and why the other Amazons don't (un)dress like Gabrielle, the newcomer is introduced as Natalya, a priestess of the god of travellers who received a revelation directing her to join up with the Amazons and save the world. She passes the usual checks, so the Quintet agree to accept her help, and move on with the plan.

Before they depart, the Amazons receive a parcel with some important bits of Natalya's urchin and a note reading, "Thus perish all who aid the enemies of the Dead God!" The villains responsible for this atrocity must be brought to justice, but the dragon comes first!

Using some of their purchases to attain a closer connection to her god, Fresa locates the dragon and describes its location to Amaryllis. Fresa and Natalya have to be magically shrunk so that Amaryllis can transport them all, because there will be no time to open the pocket dimension at the other end. Everyone has the best spells available on them.

The magically-obscured cavern the Amazons arrive in contains no actual dragon, but a huge scaly blue scorpion. Our Heroines dispatch it instantly, before anyone is forced to visualize the mating which could produce such an abomination, and turn their attention to the hieracosphinxes entering from the two tunnels.

The dragon strikes then, while the Amazons are dispersed, but it can barely scratch Amaryllis through her magical protections, and then Alyra is in position to be enclosed with the dragon in a cage of invisible force.

Denied its magic and prevented from escape, the monster is no match for Alyra. Its minions are only slightly more trouble, although the giant among hieracosphinxes resists Marika's and Natalya's onslaught for a while. In a surprisingly short time, the victory is complete!

Our Heroines shovel every bit of loot they can find into the pocket dimension, including several dozen of the forked metal rods used as keys to other planes (one of which is suggestively carved with snakes), and scarper.

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That was pretty much all the gaming we managed. There was some meditation upon the loot -- should we keep the helm of teleportation? what about the 2945629616 assorted rings of energy resistance? -- and snivelling about the way dragons give so few XP for their toughness, and consumption of Chinese food, and then it was cool enough to drive home.

Barely.

* * *

Cats: Glad to see me, but apparently not grievously oppressed by my absence.

Writing: check.

Foreshadowing! by Carl (Tue Jun 27 22:28:00 2006)

One can only hope that key leads to SNAKES ON A PLANE!

Re: Foreshadowing? by Trip (Wed Jun 28 09:39:03 2006)

Actually, it's aftershadowing.

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23 June 2006 - Friday

Fortunately it is not as hot today.

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Cats: Ayse and I took Jinian and Dani to the vet for their respective checkups. They are both excellent cats (although Jinian is quite growly and plump, and Dani is extremely wiggly), and now Dani has her shots so she can continue in her excellence. Also, I opened the top of the cat carrier while we were in the waiting room and some quite nice young boys admired and petted her.

Writing: check.

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22 June 2006 - Thursday

Ack, where did all these customers come from? Is Thursday the new Monday?

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Today's random discovery: Inform 7, a development environment for writing interactive fiction in something like plain English. One's first reaction is naturally, "OMG! These n00bs have invented COBOL! LOL!", but on the other tentacle, IF is a very limited and specialized domain which is already all about communicating with a computer in a fractured subset of English. (You know, like the way I normally write.)

Coding in English aside, the really cool bits of Inform 7 seem to be the debugging features. It keeps a tree structure of all runs through the game (as defined by the sequence of player commands), lets you replay from the beginning to any point, edit code on the fly and run through the revised version, define test routines in the code but have them automatically removed from the release version, and many other things the coolness of which I will probably understand in due course. Oh, and the error messages appear to be actually informative.

(Possibly these are standard in all modern IF development environments, but that doesn't really make them less cool.)

I haven't gotten Inform 7 to run reliably on spore (need to upgrade to a recent version of OSX), but just reading through the docs and doing a few examples makes me want to write IF.

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Augh, too many thermions in my apartment! On the other hand, having one fan pulling air into my bedroom and one pushing air out of the back library directly across the hall cools off that end of the apartment pretty well, so if I had another fan to set up something similar in the living room or kitchen-- hey, wait, what's this in the hall closet?

* * *

Petite Princess Yucie is growing on me, like a very cute fungus. (Although, uh, Glenda is supposed to have stopped growing at age ten? Well, that's demons for you, I guess.)

* * *

Cats: Overheated! Poor kitties.

Writing: check, barely. See above about spending all evening reading Inform 7 docs.

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21 June 2006 - Wednesday

Ayse is almost entirely germ-free, and Ken's employers have not converted him into a less durable form, so Revolutionary Girl Utena was viewed. And completed!

Now I snivel the snivel of one who will never make anything that cool. (This goes with the snivel of realizing that a major plot point in the thing I'm not working on (because I suck) is also a major plot point in something that someone else is working on. Bah!)

I really should do something with the "Revolutionary Mithril Angel" idea.

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Cats: Dani still has the cutest tummy. Marmalade only attacked about twenty minutes before getting-up time this morning, which is a trend I must figure out how to encourage.

Writing: check.

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20 June 2006 - Tuesday

Blarg. Still want my weekend back.

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Marith came to anime! Also, she has new fangs.

Kiddy Grade has gotten to the plot (mm, Space Republicans). Samurai Champloo, on the other hand, with only three episodes left for whatever plot resolution may actually happen, has wigged out.

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Cats: I haven't seen them do much with the cat tree since Sunday, although occasionally Marmalade will sleep on the highest platform. Possibly it's just that not only is the air hotter higher up, but it's further away from the nice cool linoleum. Maybe I should shave Marmalade. :)

Writing: check. Getting home from evening activity X at 22:00 or later and trying to be in bed by 23:00 or so doesn't leave a lot of brain or time for writing, though. I need a better plan. Or better drugs. Or something.

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19 June 2006 - Monday

Blarg. So sleepy. What happened to my weekend? I wasn't done with it yet!

* * *

I meant to accomplish something today. I'm not sure what, but something. But I failed.

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Cats: It's very difficult to use a mouse when Dani is sitting on it, but I can unplug it and use the touchpad, so that's okay and I don't have to nudge Dani from the desk.

Writing: check. No guarantee as to quality.

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18 June 2006 - Sunday

Because I am lame, I was not able to put down Kushiel's Scion (the latest Carey) before finishing it, so I was a little late to brunch. But Jeremy and his spawnettes had not been seated by the time I arrived, so it was all okay.

In Space Pirate Zeta, we have finally gotten to the mysterious sunless planet, which turns out to be inhabited by bat-people who assure us that the person we've gone to so much trouble to return is really not sapient. However, they're willing to give us the benefit of the doubt even though we don't have wings, so perhaps we can get them to show us the mysterious ancient lootable bits of their artificial worldlet.

That's where Earl ran out of preparation, so we stopped gaming and ate pizza with Jeremy.

* * *

Today's band name: "The Billable Zombies".

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Cats: The Gollubs have only one cat now, so they have no need for more than one cat tree. Thanks to their generosity, I am now the owner of Tara's old cat tree, which my cats seem to like despite whatever odors it might hold. At least, Dani jumped right up onto it as soon as Dave and I put it down, and Marmalade joined her as soon as he could tell it wasn't going to eat her.

Writing: check.

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17 June 2006 - Saturday

Yummy Thai lunch! But no dim sum, because Ayse is still sick with terrible Canadian germs.

* * *

I went into the bookstore to see if they had anything I wanted and came out with five hardcovers. I guess that was a Bookstore Accident!

But because I am a moron, I did not get any new DVD-Rs. Bah.

* * *

Yay fans! Now I can have airflow while sitting at spore, which will make writing about 2956129531 times more feasible.

Of course, it also makes playing zangband more feasible, but at least I finally killed the stupid Unicorn of Order.

* * *

Marith came over to catch up on Samurai Champloo and Kiddy Grade, but couldn't catch up on Bleach because my TV overscans too much. Oh well.

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Cats: Marmalade has been lying on his side on the linoleum floor of the kitchen. I think maybe he's hot. (Dani doesn't have as much fur, so doesn't seem to be bothered.)

Writing: check. Because if I sit at spore, I don't have to die of thermions!

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16 June 2006 - Friday

Bah, customers.

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Cats: Marmalade has taken to sleeping in the empty space on the bottom shelf of my gaming bookcase. Marmalade: the RPG!

Writing: check.

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15 June 2006 - Thursday

Marith came over to catch up on Gunslinger Girl, which kept me from watching too much anime on my own. Instead I played a lot of zangband wrote more. Really.

But then I finished Elfen Lied anyway, because I'm not very clever. The ending was either okay or not, depending upon how much denial you bring to the last shot.

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Cats: Still orange and fuzzy!

Writing: check. Also worked some on Exaltedway, but it's not yet in a fit state to be linked to.

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14 June 2006 - Wednesday

The more I play Dragonblooded, the more I think that Exalted is completely the wrong system for Kung Fu Action. I should finish up Exaltedway to the point where it can be playtested. Of course, that would require me to run something...

Anyway, take that, horrible leech-worshipping mutants!

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Cats: orange!

Writing: check.

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13 June 2006 - Tuesday

Marith bailed on anime again. Something about having stayed up until 2:30 this morning writing slash. Some people.

Thus, she missed the first showing of Bleach with synchronized audio! iSquint has not failed us! (The video was a little low-res, but I can fix that by doinking with the conversion options on the next disc.) Donate donate OK!

Cyborg doom! More cyborg doom! Samurai drama!

Neil stopped by to borrow some DVDs to catch up, so apparently he's still alive despite now being genetically redundant. He thinks he might be able to return to TNA in a few weeks.

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Cats: Less pointy, at least in front! I tried to trim Dani's back claws as well, but she was having none of it. Maybe tomorrow.

Writing: check.

anime by sleepy lizard (Wed Jun 14 20:53:58 2006)

Sorry! It's not that I don't love you and Jin and whatsisname with the ponytail on Kiddy Grade and Rukia and Triela!

Yay iSquint!

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12 June 2006 - Monday

Eeg. Monday and stayed up too late. Doooooom.

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Today's link: Origami!

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Though I am tired, watch me not go to bed early, because I am a dumbass.

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Cats: The problem with keyboard shortcuts is that they can be accidentally triggered by a BIG FAT KITTYBUTT that plops down on the keyboard. Of course, Dani also likes to lie just to the right of the keyboard, so the mouse isn't necessarily a lot safer.

Writing: check.

origami MOOSE! by kit (Wed Jun 14 05:10:26 2006)

best origami EVER!

Re: origami MOOSE! by Trip (Wed Jun 14 09:41:43 2006)

Everything is better with mooses! GRONK!

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11 June 2006 - Sunday

None of us had any brains, so instead of playing D&D, we lured Marith over and played the World of Warcraft board game.

We started playing at about 18:00. At 23:00, we cut to the chase and let the leading team teleport straight to the end boss and beat him up. Marith had already bailed because the cat hair was overcoming her.

The leading team was the Dave-Ken Alliance; Ken's drinking did not overcome my hideously pathetic rolls or my getting killed on the first turn or the Ayse-Marith-Trip Horde's slightly poorer quest placement. Bah!

* * *

Cats: Miau!

Writing: FAILURE. (So tired!)

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10 June 2006 - Saturday

I was viciously attacked by a book and held captive until like noon. I hope Jinian and Aimee are not horribly oppressed by being fed late.

Now I have finished rereading all of Jim Butcher's available works. Hm. I think I might like the earlier Dresden books slightly better; the last couple have been a lot bleaker, especially Dead Beat. It's entirely possible this is by design, of course, but that doesn't really affect whether I like it or not.

There are only two Alera books, so it would be premature to guess what direction they're headed in, but there's certainly plenty of scope for Horrible Doom.

Write faster, Longshot!

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Speaking of books by people I've met, I finally collected my copy of Thunderbird Falls, by some chick named Murphy. Apparently I have been implicated in this book, so I guess I should read it and see if it's changed since the beta.

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Ayse and Ken have returned from the wilds of Vancouver, bearing smoked salmon for all mankind! (Or at least us.) Also, Portland worked its wicked wiles on Ayse, who now wants to move there once she finishes her degree.

No puppies were harmed in the making of this vacation.

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Cats: I don't have to feed Jinian and Aimee any more. This is good, because now I don't have to worry that I might break Ayse's cats!

Writing: check.

implications by kit (Wed Jun 14 05:14:50 2006)

I'm going to have to implicate you even more in Coyote, and you haven't even read that one!

Re: implications by Trip (Wed Jun 14 08:44:48 2006)

I didn't do it! I been framed! I'm innocent, I tell ya! INNOCENT!

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9 June 2006 - Friday

Bah, customers. Although to be fair, also bah humans who think they can create software. Vertebrates can barely use their own minds!

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Today's NSFW link: cheesecake by the artist of Megatokyo!

(Exclamation mark because I like the art style, and who else could possibly have a meaningful opinion?)

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SFW: Art of Science.

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VICTORY!

iSquint has done what I ask of it, so it need not languish in obscurity forever!

I encourage all Tuesday Night Anime people who like their audio and video to be synchronized to donate in proportion to their increase in enjoyment!

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Cats: Miau!

Writing: check.

Hooray! by marith (Sat Jun 10 00:28:21 2006)

Yay for iSquint! If it does in fact synchronize our Bleach, I will help with the donating.

blurr by kit (Sat Jun 10 12:47:46 2006)

Huh. I think the blurr site would be much more effective if the blurred graphics and the sharpened ones were identical in size, so the illusion of looking at the same piece was kept. But pretty stuff, anyway. :)

Re: blurr by Trip (Sat Jun 10 23:54:46 2006)

Yah, I was noticing that. But oh well.

Re: blurr by Dave (Mon Jun 12 08:48:34 2006)

I dunno - the blurring is effectively reducing the resolution of the picture, which implies to me that if you want it to look at all good, you're gonna have to reduce the size of the image.

Re: blurr by Trip (Mon Jun 12 10:07:00 2006)

Nah, you can blur an image and keep it at the same resolution and have it look okay, as long as you have a reasonable number of bits per pixel. (Basically, every pixel in the new image is the average of the corresponding pixel in the old image with some number of surrounding pixels.)

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8 June 2006 - Thursday

I randomly encountered a link to a free Mac video format convertotron that claims to be able to convert stuff to a TV-friendly format (although its main purpose is making videos for iPoDs). Running my Bleach fansubs through it produces files that have proper audio sync and seem to be acceptable to iDVD. We will have to see what they are like when burned to DVD and watched on TV. But I am hopeful!

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I have now watched all of Heat Guy J. I'm not sure the final conflict was sufficiently foreshadowed, but at least it was final and things ended and stuff.

* * *

Cats: Jinian came out while I was feeding them this morning! Yay! She is still pretty sullen about her bipeds not being there, though. My cats are still quite orange.

Writing: check.

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7 June 2006 - Wednesday

Cats: Miau!

Writing: check.

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6 June 2006 - Tuesday

Vote! Vote! OK!

(Yay absentee ballot, even if I forgot to put it in the mail and had to hand-carry it to a polling place. Beats throwing my vote into the maw of an automated election-rigging machine.)

* * *

Marith claimed to be too dead to go to Dave's, so we had anime at my place. I tried to clean up some of the cat fur, but of course the vacuum cleaner was useless. Bah. At least Marith had drugs so the allergens I stirred up didn't do her in.

Samurai Champloo is full of doom! Gunslinger Girls is full of doom! Kiddy Grade is starting to fill with doom! Only Bleach remains doom-free for the moment (assuming you don't count the lack of audio sync).

* * *

Cats: Aimee is cute. My cats are cute. Dave says Jinian is okay, so presumably she's cute too.

Writing: check. Not much, though, because spore is busy downloading 4GB of Honey & Clover, which makes my network slow.

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5 June 2006 - Monday

Yuck, Monday.

* * *

Best feature of my new backpack: one of the external pockets is just the right size for a paperback or a tankobon. No more digging through everything to find the book I'm reading!

* * *

Cats: My cats are orange. Ayse and Ken's cats are not orange (except a few spots on Aimee). This seems to cover all the possibilities.

Writing: check.

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4 June 2006 - Sunday

No Space Pirate Zeta today, although as it turns out Earl's other engagement was at a time such that we could have gamed at least a little. Bah!

However, we did see District B13, which is essentially a Hong Kong action movie except for the minor detail that it's French. Leaping! Climbing! Martial arts! Mooks with guns! Races against time! Mismatched buddy action!

At least 1½ tentacles up!

* * *

Cats: Still orange!

Writing: check.

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3 June 2006 - Saturday

Sproing! Scuttle! Feed Jinian and Aimee! Scuttle! Ride the bus! Ride the bus! Successfully extract package from USPS! Realize that the bus was unneccesary! Scuttle! Remember I need a new backpack! Pillage Office Despot! Scuttle! Pack gaming stuff into new backpack! Scuttle! Ride the bus!

Finally, I got to Earl's so we could continue the Afraid playtest!

There was substantial discussion of the new rules provided by Illustrious Game Designer Baker, and we didn't agree with all of them, but eventually we got to the beating-on-PCs phase. Finally, the PCs joined forces so that Earl could demonstrate the group-NPC rules by having them beaten severely by Tiger Claw style martial artists, at least one of whom was an actual were-tiger. Yet, no PCs actually died! We must be doing something wrong.

Sadly, Dave's brain exploded, because he is an immersionist gamer and Forgie narrativist games are strongly anti-immersion. (In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there are posts on the Forge forums claiming that immersion is impossible, a sign of mental illness, or both.) Oh well. Not all games are for everyone. I'm really not completely sure that hard-core all-author-stance-all-the-time nar games are for me, for that matter.

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Divergence Eve could potentially be interesting, but the character designers really needed a lot more saltpeter in their diets. A lot more. Bah.

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Cats: Ack! Dani has what looks like a big scrape on her leg! I don't think it's my fault for trying to remove fur mats, since none of the fur I cut off had blood or anything on it, but perhaps I will leave the mats alone for now anyway.

It doesn't seem to be bothering her, so I'm not going to worry too much about it at the moment.

Writing: FAILURE. I have no excuse.

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2 June 2006 - Friday

Cats: Remember how I changed my getting-up time because Marmalade was conming to bother me an hour before my alarm went off? Want to guess when he bothered me this morning?

On the other hand, apparently it's still dark enough in my room that I can go back to sleep after getting up to feed the wretched beast, so I don't mind nearly as much.

* * *

Writing: check.

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1 June 2006 - Thursday

HAPPY HAPPY KITDAY!!

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Now I have a key to Ayse and Ken's apartment so that I can stop by in the mornings to feed and pet their cats while they are vacationing.

I must start Saturday morning. Meer.

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Tonight's random anime: Maburaho. OMG the breasts cheese. But I might watch more because the main character is already half-way to exploding after only four episodes, and I want to see how they're going to get him out of it. On the other hand, I have so much else to watch that I may just never get back around to it.

* * *

Cats: Oh, sure, Marmalade, frolick all over Ayse! At least Dani still likes me.

Writing: check.

:)! by kit (Fri Jun 2 04:01:28 2006)

Thank you! :)

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