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22 July 2010 @ 11:43 am
OMG, this thing is still alive? I thought they would have purged me by now for not posting in such a long amount of time!

How are people?
30 March 2009 @ 10:07 am
If you were sent to prison for an undefined amount of time, what would you miss most?

Consensual Sex.
20 July 2008 @ 12:07 am
For a little background, I have been playing D&D since the onset of 3rd edition. I have been actively playing pretty much every Sunday since I started. The group members have changed over the years, but the idea hasn't.
Every Sunday (if possible), the group gets together and we take off for other worlds. I personally have played all but the Bard from the basic classes.

So, it's come up on it's 8th year and the group is wearing thin. More often than not, the game day is taken up with anything but D&D. The group either delves into the mystery of the player's cats, how toons are doing in WoW, or it just devolves into sometimes pretty petty arguments.

I personally still love the game and am looking for ways to improve it or revitalize it. I enjoy the aspect of having some pretty kick-ass characters that involve powerful builds without sacrificing roleplay.

Lately though, the games get low scores from me on how I feel the overall day went. There are characters that I won't build now, because they don't last long or I feel that they are too good for the game and would rather play them when I know they can be played out to their fullest extent.

Some of this stems from the fact that my first two DMs were extremely talented. The games they ran were well thought out, practical and in depth. This has of course led me to want a DM and game of this caliber all the time. I have high standards. Maybe too high?

These days, gaming feels like work, not play. At least half the time that I think about gaming, I think about dropping out entirely. My thought has always been "if you're not having fun, don't do it." I feel a sense of responsibility to my group, but more and more, I'm losing my interest and am becoming apathetic towards gaming in general.

That's it. There really isn't more to say on the matter at the moment.
Current Location: The Roxy
Current Mood: geekygeeky
Current Music: The Jukebox
05 September 2007 @ 10:42 pm
So today... today, I went running around town. Well, okay, I wasn't really running, I was driving. I drove all sorts around town today to get my new car licensed.

It took only about an hour, if you remove the drive time. An hour!
It took weeks when I got my Honda.
I have no idea why it went so easily, but I don't think I will complain.

The thing though was that while it may have only taken an hour to license, it took and hour and a half to clean!

That's right, I dumped massive amounts of quarters into one of those do it yourself places and used their vacuum to suck up melted crayons, some loose change (pennies), what amounted to a full bag of spilled marbles, at least a small wreath's amount of pine needles, wrappers, parts of toys, etc.
These people used their van for 10 years and apparently didn't clean the damn thing at all!

Though now, it's vacuumed, clean and sent through the car wash. It's pretty damn decent now.
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: None
27 August 2007 @ 10:11 am
So I'm sitting here, goofing off at work. Don't worry though, I'm really only here to make sure the cleaners don't steal anything. I don't really have to work if I don't want to. I probably should, but it's supposed to be my day off (since the Work is closed on Mondays) and I just don't feel the real need to be doing anything responsible. Don't worry all you people with Work Ethic, I didn't clock in.

Yesterday was the second installment of the Epic Level(30th) adventure I'm running my players through. All I can really say is that Epic Level play sucks. It's not that fun to DM and I don't think the players are having the time of their lives.

Here's some reasons why Epic Level campaigns aren't very fun (IMO).
1. Battles take freakin forever! Please remember that once you're epic, your players have hundreds of hit points, while the monsters have close to a thousand if not more.
2. Battles take no time at all! Please remember that lovely monster you threw in was killed in one strike by the guy who managed to stack the right feats and do 1020 hit points of damage in a single turn. BOO!
3. The fear of dying is tremendous. Not because you lose your character, but because it will now take you five hours to create a new one, where as before it may have only taken you an hour and a half.
4. Players who create their characters at 30th level, have no real idea what their characters can do. If you just start them off at 30th level, there are times that even the most experienced player shuts down a couple of times because he's not used to all his advantages or disadvantages.

Really, it wasn't that bad...
Okay, it might have been.

I think Epic Level play really should be earned. In my most humble opinion, if you actually play to epic levels, you know what you can do, you've been doing it for a while. Of course there are always the idiot savants who know what they're doing no matter what it is (damn you Sarek!). You've also had time to work things out with your group; the druid knows not to wild shape into a melee only dire tiger when the "big gun" war mage wants to unleash his potenet spells that cover areas.

Of course, these aren't problems reserved for just epic play, these problems can stem from any group unwilling to work together, or who just haven't had experience together for very long.

Anywhooo... my rant was about to go off the cliff there and into the woods.

So next time, I'll post the joys of epic play.
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Current Music: Pandora.com
24 August 2007 @ 08:46 pm
Okay, so scanning through the web, searching for a free radio site, I happened upon Pandora.com. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for some listening music.

Here's what you do.
1. Go to the site.
2. Tell it the name of one of your favorite songs or artists.
3. Let it do the work.

Pandora.com uses the elements of the artist or song you choose to create personalized radio stations from their massive database of music. I personally started with songs from the Cool World soundtrack. I told it one song, and then added three more from the soundtrack to change the type of selections the station choose for me.

Anyways, it's free!

Try it, really.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
21 August 2007 @ 08:42 pm
It's been so long, hasn't it? Or maybe not that long, but feels long enough?

So much changes in such a short time, but so little changes when it comes down to it. People's personal lives have changed, I can see that. The rants are still there though. The little complaints, the little self indulgences.

Maybe when he asks "How do you feel?" it's a boost to the ego and to make sure you had a good time? Can you be as equally selfish as equally giving?

Feeling the need to reach out, but not really sure where or to who. Maybe that's the thing though, maybe I reach out and a shining wondrous thing grabs hold. One can hope. One can always hope.

Not much has changed here. Still looking for the Inner Temple. It's a lifetime search. I feel very strongly sometimes that I have found it. Other times, I feel lost and in the dark. Even with guides, sometimes you just take a path, and it ain't quite what you expected. So you go back and you try again.

I've gained some weight. Then again, I lost some more vices. I no longer smoke. I don't even remember the day I quit. I just did. I think not knowing the day, how long ago it was, has helped. Counting up time has always been like running in mud uphill. Counting down is so much more fun.

Also, coffee, soda, anything containing high fructose corn syrup and the like are also gone. Today has been a fuzz without coffee. Moments of complete, clear concentration. Moments of totally brain farts. No headaches anymore though.

Now, here comes the important part of the post...

How are you?
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
16 November 2006 @ 08:53 pm
well, it's November. Rainy, dreary, and seemingly the best time of year for most people I know. Lame.

So how are all you folks doing in the world?
29 May 2006 @ 12:40 pm
So, lately, my Comcastic connections have not been so Comcastic. For the last couple of weeks, my roommates and I have steadily been dealing with a divebombing connection rate. I've called Comcast and did some quick fixes over the phone as well as have them send out a tech to fix things. Neither one of these options have worked.

Has anyone else been having these problems?

I'm considering that it might be that the wiring leading to the apartment itself is degraded and needs to be replaced.
12 January 2006 @ 10:29 am
This is a special post to my friend and roommate Beamer, who lovingly left me a present at my door this morning before heading off to work.

I love you!!!
Current Mood: thankfulthankful