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 - 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?
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
Also, anyone got a suggestion for a quote to go on my Gamers t-shirt?
Oh yes, and have yourselves a scary little solstice!
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.
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.
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?
While at work yesterday, a thought struck me - I know! - and I realised what my first fandom was.
It wasn’t Star Wars despite what you might think. But it has defined who I am and certain parts of my personality since I ran into it.
Either that, or there’s a fecking huge coincidental relationship between it and my personality.
What I believe to be my first fandom was in fact Gladiators - you know, the TV show where ex-wrestlers fought “normal” people for the entertainment of the masses.
The first CD I recall owning myself? The Gladiators TV Show Soundtrack (with such classics as “Holding out for a Hero”, “The Final Countdown”, “Wild Thing”, “Bat Out Of Hell”…) - i still has some of favourite pieces of music on there. And it’s going to be pretty much what got me into rock and metal proper.
Favourite animals? Wolves, cobras, hawks… Favourite Gladiators? Wolf, Cobra, Hawk… Talking of Wolf, I’ve always preferred the bad guys, and Wolf was the baddest.
The show was just so cool when I was a kid. *goes and relives some of his childhood memories on the intarweb*
I’ve just gone and signed a petition to get Gladiators put on DVD - so am I sad or what?
So, over the last week, I’ve spent ~23 hours in Shetland, ~72 hours in Derby, ~10 hours in Aberdeen, ~53 hours on a boat and ~19 hours on trains as well as a smattering of time in Edinburgh. But now I’m back here for the summer
Start work again tomorrow with around twice the hours I had during term time, so more money! I’ll be doing front counter most likely as well since Martin wants to get me trained up on that (it’s the only area of the store I haven’t been trained in).
@Vicky: I have to say that I’m more likely to be taken up as a ley hero than you my dear… Though I have plans which I need to set in motion…
I have my sword back - it’s been remade and is shiny, but I never had cause to use it at the Moot. Wonder why…
Fucked up this morning though. Slept in (an impressive feat considering the PAs they broadcast) on the boat and missed my train. Had to buy a new fecking ticket which I couldn’t afford. I mean that’s probably going to instigate overdraft charges.
But I saw Doctor Who on Monday morning (I managed to get online and start downloading on Sunday night) so I don’t need to worry about the spoilers that managed to get everywhere. I mean there were spoilers in the Metro I picked up on Monday after watching the ep.
I’m half contemplating going out to the cinema tonight… the only decent thing on is Die Hard 4.0, but it’s something to do. Might wait till Sarah & co return though.
Suppose I could just watch more anime…
Still have another 3 days of travelling ahead of me though.
Tomorrow morning, I head up to Aberdeen to get the ferry to Shetland overnight. Tuesday, I’ll be hanging around Shetland for about 12 hours before I get the ferry back and then Wednesday, I’m coming back down to Edinburgh again. I fully expect to get a phone call over the next few days wanting to know why I’m not at work…
But still, I enjoyed myself in a way at the Moot. It wasn’t exciting and it was boring most of the time, but there were the odd moments where things happened and I had fun. And, despite popular belief, I did not spend half the event OOC to avoid getting slotted. I went down to the Moot again in search of more entertaining events.
Xanthe survived and made some new acquaintances, though not as many as Mestari - I really need to play a character that gets involved in things like the guilds… Keitro wasn’t interested and Xanthe won’t acknowledge anyone as better than him.
I also played around with glamours Changing costume halfway through the day for teh win!
Have caught up on LJ and comics now. Only almost a weeks worth of LJ (180-ish posts) and 3 days of comics. Hopefully Doctor Who will finish downloading soon…