yodathedark: (sad bunny)

This is something that's been plaguing me for a long time now. And I have to say, I think I've reached the point where I feel comfortable posting it online.


At least, I feel comfortable enough to take the leap and post it. As I type this, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I'm typing it on my Tumblr blog and I plan to post it on my Livejournal as well, but I don't know if it'll be friends-only there or not yet. Depends how I feel when I get there I think.


After all, Tumblr is open to all, so why not post it to everyone on LJ as well? One of the answers to that is of course that only a few people even know about the existence of my Tumblr, so anyone potentially reading it would likely be a stranger, and for some reason that's more comfortable than having lots of my friends definitely reading it.


But I will take the plunge. I'll broadcast this out, via my Twitter to my Buzz as well, though I will remove it from my Facebook. Friends are one thing - family are another. And there are young folk who would see my FB.


Anyhow... to get to the matter at hand... If you don't want to read it, don't feel you have to. I just want to put it out there.Read more... )

yodathedark: (leo dance)
Ok, so it was Christmas, but the alliteration looked better. And the Solstice songs are better. :D

I got stuffs!

Have a handmade woven silver bracelet, chocolate shots, Neverwhere on DVD, Scrubs season 2, Lego Indiana Jones, Lego Star Wars, Boom Blox: Bash Party (all 3 for the Wii), some money, the mandatory toiletries and a brand spanking new 1.5TB external hard drive. Least that's what I remember without going downstairs. Oh and some chocolates.

And of course there was Christmas dinner with duck, mutton and all the trimmings. And a proper homemade-and-marinated-in-brandy-for-months Christmas pudding with Cornish clotted cream. And we'll have another one tomorrow. :D

I'm on an enforced ST-break from Leaping Stag, given that after a month of it, I was starting to burn out from the stress.

Been playing WoW. Just got my main to level 20 last night. Yes, I know, I suck. But that's in under 30 hours playtime and I've only been on this account 3 weeks.

Umm... think that's about all I got...

Hope you're all having a good holiday.

- y.
yodathedark: (guy bunny)
You know what single thing makes my game every time it happens? No matter what the venue, or who the character is?

It's quite simple really.

It's the point where I realise I've just discovered something new about my character. Something I didn't know before. Something that makes them what they are.

In some ways I'm quite of the belief that characters we create are something of ourselves - some part of our conscious or subconscious that surfaces and emerges primarily through the roleplay of that character.

Rocker for instance is an expression of my anger, the collected rage and emotion bottled up inside. (And there's a revelation for you as well)

But that gets away from the point of this post.

Last night, Laine revealed to me a lot. I know his goals, I know why he wants to expand his business, I know how he treats his friends and I know he hates being torn between keeping his Freehold safe and being Courtless.

So, yeh, Laine told me a lot last night. And it's up to me to act on that for him.

Tell me, do I sound a little bit crazy? Because it sounds to me like I am...
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You have a single adjective. Just one tiny, little adjective, to sum up a character. Which one do you choose?

The adjectives I've chosen represent them as they currently are in play (or not in some cases)

current characters under here )


past characters )


Student Nationals Characters )

ETA: Lots :)
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I finally remembered to do things in time and so today, for the first time, my business cards for Laine arrived.

For those of you that are not aware, Laine is my Changeling: the Lost secondary in IoD who runs a Hotel in Inverness. And now I have many business cards that attest to this fact. :D As well as a free pen!

I also managed to get two rubber stamps for the princely sum of £0.08. One says "APPROVED" in black ink, the other "Denied!" in red. I'm going to have fun with those...

Also arriving today was my new phone - the HTC Magic (otherwise known as the Google G2). They're not actually out till next week, so when Vodafone phoned me yesterday and said "you know you said you were interested in upgrading to the HTC Magic? Do you want it delivered tomorrow?" I said "yes!" and lo' it did arrive and is currently charging. :D

So all I need now is a job...

Too long

Apr. 15th, 2009 12:38 am
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People have been telling me to do a real post for ages, and so here it is...

Basically, I quit McDonalds at the end of March. This was to go into the opportunity of "Trainee Sales Manager". Turns out that "Trainee Sales Manager" actually means there's a 6-stage development programme reminiscent of a pyramid scheme that involves 10-11 hour days. Also means I'm self-employed and purely "paid" from the commissions I earn. This has been repeatedly wiping me out in more ways than one.

Today, I went into work, told them I intended to pack it in and as a result am on a leave of sorts while I decide what I want to do. Incidentally, I think McDonalds still have me as an employee on the system because I think Ali's fudging things so her numbers look better. I'm probably going to phone McDonalds HR with my concerns going "I left last month and I'm still getting McTime texts and I know I'm on the rota as being 'on holiday' - want to tell her off?"

So, had a good day today involving much shopping and purchasing of books.

Until I get home from Forsaken that is. Because I take my laptop out of my bag, switch it on and go "why isn't it working?" Screen's fucked. Or the graphics card is. Or something is and the screen is suffering as a result. Either way it seems I have to take it to Comet and go "fix plz". I seem to remember that not going well last time I tried it. May also involve finding the receipt...

ETA: Incidentally, my friends are awesome. Off the top of my head... Rick, Kat and Mags - thanks :D

ETA2: Also, Ruth is uber-awesome
yodathedark: (batman!)
The five things meme where you get given 5 things to talk about then commenters on it get given 5 things and so on...

Islands in the North, Kilts, Reb, Fire, LARP )
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Must have been a couple of months…

I’m enjoying myself in general at the moment - apart from the uni stuff and work.

Dissertation’s going to pot - really need to pull my finger out over the hols. Work just plain sucks. But if I stick with it, I might get a managerial post (maybe) which is a better position to apply from.

Need to read more. Need more books to read. Need more money to buy books… And to play for a flat deposit…

Cam stuff is fun. I’m muchly enjoying Changeling and now Forsaken as well. They want me to run a Mortals venue in Edinburgh too… I’m thinking I might. I also seem to be going to be playing Promethean with [Rebel].

I spend far too much time on Facebook. Not actually doing much though… Also spending lots of time on IRC with the Cam lot. Not that that’s a bad thing!

Also still watching lots of anime - need moar!!! Seen lots of films too - Unlimited cards are useful things!

Laptop still broken - still need to get it sorted.

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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Right, update time now I have 5 minutes. Well actually, I don’t but I need to make some sort of update…

Laptop is fucked. Again. Borrowing Trenchcoat’s at the moment (Thanks!) so have internet again.

Wii won’t connect to router, so no internet for Wii. I’m going to try changing the router security, see if that helps, but if not, there are other solutions.

Dissertation first deliverable got mixed response. Turns out it’s a crock of shit. Basically. Have to re-do a lot of it in the next couple of weeks.

In other news: coursework coming out of my ass; back is royally fucked - painkillers are being taken fairly regularly now and I have to add co-codemol to the mix if it gets bad (note to self: get more co-codemol); game is going well, I think - players may or may not currently hate me :D - this remains to be seen; McD’s suck, but other jobs seem to not exist for me; oh and elections are coming up again.

Elections… the bane of my year. Once again, I shall be campaigning for the position of President of the Association. With all of the afore-mentioned problems. Great

Still, at least I have anime again. :) And Ugly Betty.

Also, thinking of giving DoC another makeover. Any opinions?

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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The parents are awesome. I only have Wii Sports, Carnival and one Wiimote, but is quite quite cool.

For those who have similar tech, the address is 6009 7928 9720 3813

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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So what have I done since my last post?

  • Worked on my dissertation - actually put in solid work-hours!
  • Went out drinking for my birthday. Had a small meal as well with close friends.
  • Read many books, watched much anime, seen lots of films.
  • Bought all my Christmas presents at the Christmas Market
  • Bought many custom dice
  • Come back home for Christmas
  • Had repetitive bouts of chronic back pain. (Have prescription painkillers for it) (Should really go and take some now)
  • Created a talking chatbot somewhat representative of Jamie Gabbay
  • Gone practically vegetarian at many points
  • Listened to A Very Scary Solstice
  • Gotten annoyed at the WGA strike meaning my TV watching habits have gone to pot. Not that I disagree with the strike, but I like my American TV…
  • Done lots of lovely work at McDonald’s - especially with doing 11 and 12 hours shifts…
  • Resisted the urge to buy lots of stuff from Liam’s
  • Started doing Camarilla - or more to the point Changeling
    • Also did the Cam Regionals as an NPC and played ghosts the entire time I was there :D

Also, anyone got a suggestion for a quote to go on my Gamers t-shirt?

Oh yes, and have yourselves a scary little solstice!

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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And I don’t have that much to say really…

WoD game is going well - possibly too well… I mean [Sam] advanced the plot!

Been to cinema lots recently - definitely getting the use of my card. Ratatouille, Stardust, Res Evil 3 have all been seen this month and I’ll likely go again on Wednesday :)

Work sucks. Don’t think I’ll be getting anything out of McDonalds I don’t already have, so am considering applying other places. I mean if I’m going to have a dead-end job for the next year, I’d rather have one I enjoyed more. Waterstones perhaps, or The Hive…

Been watching much anime. Am now watching Black Lagoon which has pirates, Gundam 00 which is new, Rental Magica, Hero Tales and a few others as well as the staunch favorites. Also read Book 1 of A Song of Fire & Ice by George R.R. Martin - need more!

Still partially deaf and back hurts like hell at times but am surviving. Have only skipped one day’s work due to back so am being good.

And now, since I want to see how peoples’ views have changed, a meme.

Read the rest of this entry » )

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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It’s a bit hard to tell…

The last couple of weeks have been fun. For those of you who didn’t know, I’ve been being a Freshers Helper. Lots of fun!

It really was as well. The days have blurred into each other; there was free food, drink and sweets; there were many fun people; lots of fun events and lots of cool freshers.

Though I am partially deaf after Live Music on Thursday night - need to go arrange an doc’s appointment for that.

Even so, I’d say this is probably the best start to an academic year I’ve ever had. :D

And they let me into 4th year - the fools!

Starting my game tomorrow - or at least the character gen. Should be lots of fun.

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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So what have I been up to since August you might ask…

Well, not a hell of a lot really. I had my resits, got my results (E for Langs & Defs, F for Comp Comms) and managed to get into 4th Year.

Now if only I had Dissertation ideas…

Haven’t had any shifts all month, discovered it was down to a misinterpretation. Also managed to talk my boss into giving me a bigger pay-rise which also means I can go for a promotion which will give me another pay-rise. :D

I’ve not done some things I was supposed to do, done things I wasn’t.

Downloaded and watched lots of anime. Including Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny (which seems essentially to be fighting hentai. It’s continual fan service…), D.Gray-Man, Night Head Genesis and Innocent Venus as well as more Kenichi, Zombie Loan, Bleach (and the movie!), Naruto, Devil May Cry…

Also started watching Stargate Atlantis again. Due to torrenting problems, only have half of seasons 1 & 3 so far, but I’ve seen 1 & 2 before so big deal. Watched what I have of season 3 then moved on to season 1 again. Definitely interesting watching it over.

Read many books (as usual). Finished the first 5 Horus Heresy books, the 2nd and 3rd Temeraire books, Grey Knights, Neuromancer (again), Good Omens (again) and am vaguely wondering what to read next.

Which reminds me! Went to the GEAS murder mystery pub crawl last week. Met people I met last year, met new people, got a few drinks in and left with an extra book. I now have a copy of Machiavelli’s The Prince which I should read at some point.

Also discovered a couple of new webcomics. First up, [DM of the Rings] - which covers what Lord of the Rings would have been like if it was a roleplaying campaign instead of a book. I found DMotR through [Irregular Webcomic] Then we have [Chainmail Bikini], the new webcomic written by the guy who did DM of the Rings. It’s just started and it’s about roleplayers.

Been to see Shoot ‘Em Up, Superbad, Evan Almighty, Rush Hour 3, Run, Fat Boy, Run and Knocked Up recently. Didn’t manage to see Stardust or Day Watch at the festival, but they’re out soon enough anyway. Also been through most of my DVD collection. With the laptop issues I was having, having something to watch while laptop recharged was a good thing.

I’ve joined Nick’s (Turelio for LARPers) Shadowrun game this summer as well. It’s run by my flatmate, in my flat so I figured it was worth a shot. :) Also joined back in with my Earthdawn group since that’s been held here over the summer as well and with no work, I have Sundays free again.

I have a plan for a campaign to be run at Gamers, and will be looking for players. Not decided when I’ll be running it, but I have a cunning plan which hopefully Gamers as a whole might implement.

There’s also been LARP geekiness, especially in the wake of Xanthe’s death. I’m working on IC documents at the moment for House Vel and the Sapphire Court and it’s all part of a devious plan! I also have my backup ready to roll for when people decide my new character’s gone crazy. :D

Laptop still fucked up, but not as badly. Well, it’s worse actually but I found a way to control it. Kind of. I found out why it crashes. It crashes when the fans are on “normal” mode as opposed to “silent” mode and the power is plugged in. Since the de-facto mode is “normal”, this meant is was crashing all the time. Now, it only crashes when I forget this. Though it may be getting quite hot…

This post is a real mess. I mean I go rambling all over the place about all kinds of things.

Oh, I joined Facebook should anyone care and not already have me added. I’m using a ‘pseudonym’. Have to say, the Facebook Mafia game is addictive.

I’ve also revamped the [Watt Gamers] website with new stuff. Not that people can tell most of it’s there.

Unicorn Parliament dates are confirmed. The 2nd - 4th of November. Booking form out by the end of the week hopefully.

Oh and [Kit] had me half-naked last week as well, but that was all perfectly innocent.

I think I might be done rambling for now. Back to your regularly scheduled nonsense?

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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Should I start by mentioning the girls at work whos’ goals include stealing my hair (because it’s longer, prettier and generally better than theirs) and stealing my (sexy) top hat, my recent trip to a different store or my increasing collection of burns?

Or possibly the fact that I’ve (finally) been “trained” on front counter. By which I mean they gave me a float and told me to do front counter for a day. But they had confidence in me. :)

Shall be moving next weekend. Or at least this is the plan. Have taken Friday, Saturday and Sunday off to do “moving”, so should at least get the internet sorted, and that’s all I need really. ;)

Have been watching many animes recently. Including, but not necessarily limited to: History’s Strongest Disciple: Kenichi, Heroic Age, Zombie Loan, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Claymore, Naruto, Bleach, Devil May Cry, Today in Class 5-2, Ojamajo Doremi Naisho…

Have also been reading lots. Have reread Sandman 1-4, and almost all of the New Jedi Order series. Also read Nikolai Dante, Sinister Dexter, Global Frequency, and Order of the Stick: Start of Darkness (all graphic novels). I have a Douglas Coupland book from Jen downstairs to read as well as the 4th and 5th Horus Heresy books. (Oh and I read HP7 as well, but I already mentioned that on here)

Been to see Transformers, Harry Potter and Die Hard. Not seen the Simpsons film yet, but will soon-ish I think. I want to see Day Watch and Stardust over the festival as well.

I need to get gaming again - either GMing that Orpheus game people wanted me to run (which seems unlikely) or actually playing in a game of some sort… I did acquire the “phonebook” recently, so that may distract me enough… Need a LARP fix as well really.

Talking of LARP, me and Christine have bought a new shiny tent. :D

Shit. I need to send in that bloody resits form. Need to remember to do that tomorrow at work somehow - keep forgetting to grab an envelope.

And I’ve kinda strayed away from the work part, haven’t I? Thursday I was at P2 (Princes St, East End) instead of my usual store (Asda Chesser) which was interesting. Made quarter pounders and “Big BBQ”s for most of the day which made it different from normal work. Though the fact that the grill area at P2 is about the same size as the entire kitchen at Asda Chesser amused me as well.

Oh yes and the burns… they look like they’re shaping up to be ugly… They’re all off toasters, so they’re high-temperature dry burns - fun.

Ah well, Ben & Jerry’s will cure all :D

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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As an aside, I just looked at my MSN list. Two people - just two - were people I didn’t know through Warbird Wing.

I found that vaguely interesting. Chances are the majority of people reading this will have no idea what Warbird is/was - even if they follow the link.

Such is the nature of things that they do eventually change, mutate and move on. I think I started to fall out of Warbird around the time I went to Australia (July 2004) and it was cemented when I went to uni for first year (October 2004).

But still, I have the people I know and the friends I made from my 3 years among the Warbirds - even if we don’t speak as often as we might.

/nostalgia

Originally published at DoC 3.0. You can comment here or there.

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this looks really cool - Stubbs the Zombie!

and there's a Mac version!

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