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06 February 2003 @ 08:46 am
Things I did while Procrastinating on the Capstone Paper (In the Last Three Days)  
I sold the last of the CD's - and bought a CD called Ice-9 Ballads, which features the lyrics (and the musical [read, clarinet] stylings) of Kurt Vonnegut, an orchestra, and some other guy who does everything else (ah, Dave Soldier). It's that godd kind of odd - and, uh, Gunn already has borrowing dibs, so neener.

I beat the Protoss and Terran missions in Brood War without cheating - except for the lame missions without resources, which I just skipped. There are few moments in time so perfect, so breathless, as the "twelve seconds to impact" of a tactical nuclear warhead exploding in the middle of a Zerg encampment with your last ghost painting the dot. Then I just kept doing it over and over again for kicks. Kicks, man.

I finished The Big U, That Hideous Strength, The Book of the Dun Cow, and I'll probably finish The Tin Drum today. Also? The dishes got washed in a collaborative effort between Fuck-fuck and myself . . . <applause> . . . Thank you, thank you - I'll be here all week.

I have a new background for my desktop, which I've been waiting to find for a while - turned out it was here. Like all the other Propaganda tiles, it's fully toroidal. Mmm . . . torus . . .

Phil accidentally lent me the new Pigface album, so I've been listening to that quite a bit. In closing, all I have to say is:

Fuck Penn Jillete. Fuck Pigface.
Current Music: Pigface - The Horse You Rode In On
ninja in the shadows: cloudblueseiryu_16 on February 6th, 2003 09:15 am (UTC)
AIEEE! The jpg! My brain! The two cannot combine! YIEEEEEE!!
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Devourdiscoflamingo on February 6th, 2003 09:39 am (UTC)
We need energy . . .
And it's a GIF, nooch.
XCorvisxcorvis on February 6th, 2003 10:24 pm (UTC)
Re: We need energy . . .
Well, it's my wallpaper now too. It fits my color scheme!
Oυτιςerragal on February 6th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC)
My favorite new insult from that song is "fuck the whore that started your fucking family."
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on February 6th, 2003 09:43 am (UTC)
Also? Girl Bands.
But my favorites are "the lottery" and "space," just because of the inflection in Penn's voice.
Scottscott_lynch on February 6th, 2003 11:34 am (UTC)
Hey, Brood War! Damn, it's been some time since Scraft ate my soul. How right you is about resourceless missions and the like. When I'm grooving on a game that involves moving hundreds of units over a wide area to engage hundreds of enemy units, the last freakin' thing I want to be punished with is a goddamn dungeon crawl.


masui on February 6th, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC)
sick starcraft practices...
I knew I had a problem when I decided I didn't want to see other colors on the minimap. It VEXED me that other colors than mine would dare to exist.
In case you miss my point...
Minerals and Gas also are colored on the minimap, and they don't go away until you MINE ALL OF THEM OUT.

so that's when I'd end the game, in an Aryan fit of glory. Only ME. MY COLOR.
Scottscott_lynch on February 6th, 2003 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: sick starcraft practices...
If I ever worked on a strategy game, I'd make damn sure that it *recognized* such elite, galaxy-spanning acts of anal retention. If I stay up until 5 AM crafting the shape of a giant anarchy symbol out of Protoss pylons (and I did), dammit, I want to see a message that says "Truly, you are the King of Kings. StarCraft has no challenge that is fit to lick your knees. Huzzah!"