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Archive for April, 2007

Long Weekend

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Although god knows I didn’t really do anything with it. Saturday I worked out and then went to help John and Summer move into their new place. That took up my entire evening.

Saturday they also had a 30% off sale at Dreamhaven so I picked up a lot of books as well as the new Cable/Deadpool trade and the Showcase Legion of Super Heroes thing. Ended up spending $80 after the discount. Very nice.

Sunday I ran the lake and came back to find really bad blistering on my feet. I’ve been running far more than I usually would by this time of year to make up for the extra long cold spell we had here and my skin isn’t ready for it I guess. Alas.

I’m had my Wii for 8 days and yet the only thing I’ve done with it is play Alien Crush and a lot of Tecmo Bowl. Pokemon’s occupied a ton of my time. I have two badges and the Elite Four left to go.

Less than a month until the ABQ biz trip. I think the bunnies will need a sitter as it’ll be a week long excursion.

Speaking of bunnies, I got no sleep last night. Usually its Baby or Thlyali that keep me up. This time it was Mr. Chewie Biteums.

MCB: Mrrr mrr mrr!
Me: Chewie, it’s 2am. What do you want?
MCB: Mrrr mrr mrr!
Me: Food? Water? New litter? Let me sleep you godforsaken animal!
MCB: MRR MRR MRR! (Humps Thlyali)
Me: Yes, that’s very nice.

All night long they were fucking like well, rabbits. And these are fixed animals. Then Baby realized they were fucking and she joined in with the talking and rabbit sex noises. It was surreal and awful. Finally I locked Biteums and Thylali in my bathroom and but Baby in the living room. I woke up this morning 90% groggy. I let the rabbits out of the bathroom. I bend down to pick up what I think is a tuft of Thlyali’s fur as it’s white and fiberous.

I get a hand of rabbit jiz. Oddly enough instead of being hideously disgusted first, that was instead my second reaction. My first was “How does he cum on my bathroom mat when his testicles have been removed?”

I hate Mondays.

Final 4!

Monday, April 30th, 2007


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Interesting. Only one of the top 4 seeds made it this far, but all of the semi-finalists are top 16 seeds.

Also, 3 out of the 4 are Disney. I never pictured my friends and readers as Disney fans. I expected this to be pretty heavy anime dominated..

As well, I find it funny that two of the top 4 films are heavily plagarized. Or three if you count the conspiracy that Transformers the Movie is basically Star Wars. ALL of them if you count Aladdin being a remake of well…Aladdin. Although god knows the cartoon and the actual Arabian Nights story have little in common save a genie and the title character’s name.

Best Animated Film Tourney -The Great 8!

Friday, April 27th, 2007


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Since there was a draw in the last round I decided to go for a three way dance instead of a bye. I’m flighty that way. I swear though if Batman loses to a third rate Fantastic 4 rip off, I’m be very sad indeed.

Oh my God, am I glad it’s no longer yesterday

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Yesterday was just amazingly frustrating. I spent over an hour trying to get these new style contacts into my eyes. Okay. Well, my left eye. My right one went on with the third try, but I never could get the left one in. They just would not come off my fingers no matter what I tried. It was comical and yet amazingly frustrating. It’s like I had Peter Parker fingers yesterday. But fuck it, Jessica told me she had LASIK done, so I’m just going to find out where she had it done and bite the bullet.

Then it got worse as I tried to use my Wii for the first time. Seems the CD-Rom drive on my desktop I bought less than six months ago is dead. Oy. It wouldn’t read anything. So my wi-fi is connected through my Laptop. Holy hell was that a pain to set up. Stupid Wii.However I ended up relaxing with a lovely game of Splatterhouse and then a game of Tecmo Bowl in which the Bears raped the Minnesota Vikings by a 40 point margin. It’s been at least a decade since I’ve touched that game and I’m still great. The kicker. The MVP of the game was MONGO MCMICHAEL! 4 Horsemen baby! Yes, my Wii downloads were those two and Bonk. Now I have to decide if I should trade in Excitetruck for some Wii points and get a bunch of shooters.

Widro asked me to do a Top Ten Pokemon Games countdown list for Inside Pulse. I figure why not? I can do a variant of that for the site, and then maybe one for the Magazine. That did get me to thinking. I’m enjoying gaming against thanks to Pokemon, the VC, and today’s release of CARD FIGHTERS which everyone should buy. Seriously. If it’s even half as good as the original NGPC games, it’s your DS game of the year. And fromt he Japanese reviews, it’s supposedly BETTER. Holy crap.

Anyway, I was thinking. I did the the Top 30 RPG games countdown in what 2003, I think. Nearly four years. Should I revisit it on the 5 year anniversary. I know I’d remove some games like Baldur’s Gate 2 (which is still fun), and Thousand Arms and add DDS1 and a few others. It’s still a year off I believe, but what do you guys think?

I’m also putting a monitorium on spending. I need to save up for the new place this fall, and if I’m doing LASIK as well, which is not covered by insurance but might be covered by parental 30th birthday present, I need to make an even bigger nest egg. So I’ll probably not be going to any plays or orchestral stuff or anything grandiose like I usually do for a few months. Just a head’s up.

Also - my MII? I made Brock from Pokemon. He’s awesome.

My WII Code

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

1467 3518 6723 1102

So guess what? I’m a freak of nature

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Okay, I had a two hour eye doctor appointment today. It cleared up a lot of crazy stuff, but it also leaves me with doctor’s orders never to wear glasses again. But I’ll get to that.

We go in. I have the optional photos taken of the back of my eye to check for freckles and macular degeneration and all that. I did warn that every time I’ve agreed to have this done, it’s never worked. They asked me to clarify, I pointed out that my eyes are really blinky around lights. Turns out I was right. Ten attempts to take the pictures, ten misfires because I blink faster than a camera shutter. Crazy.

Then we went on to the eye exam itself which is what took the time. The Doc was noticing some things and going “This is just bizarre.” I’m like “please tell me what is bizarre.” He said He wouldn’t in case my concious thought influenced what was going on akin to a placebo.

He tested my eyes with lens normally. Then in the dark. Then eye charts in normal lighting. Then in low lighting. Then with various flashes of light and my muscle strength and so on.

Now I’ve known for a long time I have more rods than cones in my eyes, or maybe it’s the other way around, but I see better with my sunglasses on that with normal glasses. I’ve always known that. And the doctor was doing these tests to actually confirm this wiithout explaining it to me.

At the end of the exam I learned several things.

1. I need different strength perscriptions for normal lens and sunglasses. Turns out if I wear normal glasses I’m a -3.25 in my left eye and a -3.75 in my right. With Sunglasses, this drops down to -.25 (he said only half a lens but what he gave me -.25 so who knows. I’m not an eye doctor) and my right drops to a -1.00 even. I’m not sure why this is. I can give conjectures, but to be honest I was mroe relived that I didn’t have Glaucoma or something. Holy crap people, if you are a doctor never be all like, “HMMMM.” or “This is weird.” or “This is strange” to a patient and then delay telling them why! It makes the imagination go CRAZY!

This also explains the source of all my migranes and headaches. It’s because when I wear normal glasses or contacts lens my eyes are so light sensitive the nerves and muscles are constantly contracted and relaxing. Far more than the eye ever should. My right eye suffers from something skin to snow blindness under normal everyday light, and the headaches are from my eyes trying to compensate to my light sensitivity and the over working of the eye muscles. I didn’t even know that was possible.

The other was that my sunglasses were too strong a perscription. We cut them down and oh my god, was it instant relief. It’s like I could feel the muscles just contracting in my head and neck.

2. I was also advised to never wear normal glasses or lens again. This gives me three options. The first is to only wear sunglasses. Yes, even at night. Which really isn’t a problem for me as I tend to forget I’m wearing them indoors or at night anyway. Several of my friends can vouch for that. The second option is to wear these “Sunglass Contacts” made by Nike of all companies! It’s sunglasses in contact form. They gave me a trial pair for a week to see how I react and then I’m coming in next weds to do a follow up exam. The third option is LASIK. The doctor strongly recommended it for me but also warned even with normal eyes it increases a person’s light sensitivity and for me, he has no idea what it would do as I pretty much have Johnny the Cave Troll eyes already.

My boss said she has relatives who have had LASIK but that I guess it wears off after a while? I’d never heard that before. Anyone have had or know anyone that has had LASIK? There’s a place right near work here that offers it, but I’m worried about it being temporary and the increases my light sensitivity even more. The fact it’s behind my once a week migranes is bad enough? If it got worse then I’d just be walking into the further “Alex is a Vampire” stupidity.

3. I am currently at my desk working with my sunglasses on and I feel like a tool.

Best Animated Film Tourney - Last half of Round 2

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007


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Friday will be the Quarter Finals, Monday the Semi Finals and a week from today will be the Final Round!

Give me your Wii and Pokemon Codes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Leave them here and I’ll add you once I get everything set up later this week.

Quick Tuesday Post.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Today IP should be getting one of my three Pokemon DP reviews posted to it. Another will follow this week I’m sure.

I’ll also be scanning in my articles on Kitsune and the folklore or RPG’s today and putting them in Myspace. Sheesh. I knew I was supposed to do it last week, but wow. It just got away from me.

I’m tempted to do mini reviews for IP of Raiden III and Puzzle Quest, but I can’t find the motivation to actually sit down and type. It’s hard to write about any game really these days. Although, Card Fighters does come out this week!

Not much really to say. Yesterday was day job and then lots of Pokemon via the GTS. Oy.

 

Ha. Ha Ha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Someone Got Excommunicated!

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

First I got my apology letter from Six Apart.

Now I have this over at http://clearblogs.com/catherinefearnley/

Proclamation from Archbishop Thomas To Patrick Sean Manchester

This document being an Instrument of Laicisation in the name of the Most Holy Undivided Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

An Anathema upon any person or persons who deliberately set aside this information.

In faith and Testimony wherefore we have set our manual and sign.

I’ll be getting a scanned version of the actual letter and I’ll post it in here for hilarity’s sake.

From reading Catherine’s LJ, Manchester went totally nuts and claimed that it was HE who excommunicated the Archbishop and not vice versa. Who knows though? All the comments were deleted.

I’ll be getting a scanned version of the actual letter and I’ll post it in here for hilarity’s sake.

From reading Catherine’s LJ, Manchester went totally nuts and claimed that it was HE who excommunicated the Archbishop and not vice versa. Who knows though? All the comments were deleted.Hmm.

LJ Abuse got ridiculed, Six Apart gave me a nice “compromise,” and now Sean Manchester is excommunicated by the Catholic Church. Oh me oh my, I love my life. Silly vampire hunter, no mortal can defeat Dracula! see what happens when you stalk an innocent Pikachu loving folklorist?