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Me whining and cussing like a sailor; please ignore

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 9:48 am
by Mirober
*edit*

The post served it's purpose, allowing me to get out my anger and vitriole. However, I don't much feel like inflicting it on you guys; it's not your problem, you shouldn't have to be aware of it. Other than a pressure valve, it served no useful function, and so I have deleted it.

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 9:00 pm
by Seafog the 3rd
Ummm. Ooookaaaay.
Now I want to read the rant (Wadda ya mean I can't see it!).
I'm bored at work, don't mind me.
Oh, 3rd episode of Tenchi is out now. Go watch.

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 6:23 pm
by Mirober
Seafog the 3rd wrote:Ummm. Ooookaaaay.
Now I want to read the rant (Wadda ya mean I can't see it!).


It was mostly me blowing off steam about my math class. The teacher has made it clear in no uncertain terms that 1) she had no interest in teaching the class and 2) she considered all of us inferior students. I believe the quote was "If it were up to me, only four of you would pass this course". I shouldn't have a problem, since I'm pretty sure that, up until Tuesday, I was one of those four. Unfortunately, I blew the final (I left a good half of it blank). A combination of anger at myself mixed with anger at the Professor resulted in a diatribe against the math department of NMSU. I still feel the department as a whole is substandard, but I probably should have put more effort into studying for the final. (I still hold that "Everything we've covered in the homeworks is fair game for the final. You may now ask me questions concerning specific problems; otherwise, you may leave" is not, in fact, a review session).

Anyway, that's behind me; I had my last Final Exam today, and it went fairly well. I know that I've passed all my other classes with B's (not great, but I can live with it), and I attend Graduation Saturday. A wine tasting course this July, and then I'm completely done.

I'm bored at work, don't mind me.
Oh, 3rd episode of Tenchi is out now. Go watch.


Eh? Everything I've seen says the third disc isn't coming out until the beginning of next month.

PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 11:50 pm
by Seafog the 3rd
Ahhh, I said episode, not disc. I was refering to the new OVA. I'll probably wait for a box set to get GXP. And I'll get the OVA box set when it comes out too. You really should read 101 Tenchi FAQ's. Tired, must sleep, goodnight.

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 5:57 am
by Jackiesfridge
Aaaaaaaaaaah, just remember - Buffy and beer, XBox and stout, DRUNKEN VIDEO-GAME CATFIGHTING ON A 61" TV! We can drink every time Faith or Buffy let fly with a witty bon motte (sp?).

If that doesn't cheer you up, well, then I got nuthin'.

When are you potentially planning on coming around, BTW?

-S

Oh, and speaking of Buffy, has anyone seen the new Playboy? Just curious as to whether seeing Charisma is worth risking the Wrath of Spouse (like Khan, but worse).

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 10:28 am
by Mirober
Seafog: Could you provide a link?

Shannon: Right now, I'm considering the first week of June. I have another friend up around that area (St Joseph, Michigan) who I'm also planning to visit, so I'm trying to get our schedules straight. Which reminds me: are there any dates in particular that work well for you (or, conversely, any that are not so good)?

Definitely looking forward to this trip!

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 11:37 am
by Jackiesfridge
Mirober wrote:are there any dates in particular that work well for you (or, conversely, any that are not so good)?

Definitely looking forward to this trip!


Well, weekdays I pretty much work, weekends are pretty clear, but if you know about when by next week, I can probably finagle a little time off from work. :) Gimme a call sometime (I'll email you the #) and we'll discuss. We'll need to let BJ & Joey know, too, so they can maybe come out.

Glad to hear you're looking forward to it - it'll be cool to see you again!

-S

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 11:27 pm
by Acolyte
Ever notice that the best way to ensure people will reply to a post is to put "please ignore" in the subject?

And why the hell couldn't *I* have gone to a college that offered wine tasting courses? Back in my day we had to taste all our own wine! Ourselves! Waist-deep in the snow! Uphill both ways! And we were thankful for it!

Actually, the above isn't too different from how I discovered grappa....

PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 7:51 pm
by Seafog the 3rd
What is grappa?
I got tenchi off bittorrent, I'll try to find a link for you.
I find I actually have some interest in 3 shows this year. Joan of Arcadia, Tru Calling and Smallville.
Have fun on your trip, Mirober. Shannon, you do realize you are making it less likely we will get as many comics this summer, don't you?
Some day I'm going to have to take a trip down to the States so I can meet some of you people.
I'm rambling, good night people.

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2004 9:56 pm
by Acolyte
Seafog the 3rd wrote:What is grappa?

A distilled Italian spirit made from the second squeezing of the grape. It's mighty. It's also pricey at times, having attained a certain chic at about the time the premium cigar fad started. But the price doesn't really reflect what it's worth. In Italy it's a perfectly routine drink, and the entire family might enjoy some after dinner. Including the kids. Which explains much about Italy.

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 7:08 pm
by Seafog the 3rd
So, how goes, 'The Plan', Matt?
I also just ran my first D&D game session as a DM. And fun was had by all, so I'm psyched about that.
Sorry, no link to Tenchi yet. Mia culpa. I'm forgetful. But I do still have the files if you'd like me to get them to you somehow.
Must get flatbed scanner and scan Trump card. Don't let me forget.
It's amazing what sugar can do to me sometimes. I found out something wierd about coke and pepsi (and probably most other colas). Apparently in the States they are made with molasses and in Canada they are made with sugar.
I'm not going to be sleeping much tonight, am I?

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 7:42 pm
by Acolyte
Seafog the 3rd wrote:I found out something wierd about coke and pepsi (and probably most other colas). Apparently in the States they are made with molasses and in Canada they are made with sugar.

You'd taste the molasses if that's what is was. Actually, they use corn syrup in the US and sucrose (regular sugar) in Canada. I'm not sure why. There's still a slight difference in taste, and when I still drank sodas I preferred the sucrose. That's all they used to use in the Auld Days -- back when I could get a deposit bottle for 25 cents out of the vending machine at the barbershop, but you had to leave the bottle so they could send it back.

God, I feel old.

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 8:11 pm
by Seafog the 3rd
Yeah, you are right. I noticed my blunder and was comming back to edit, when I noticed you'd beat me to it. But it also looks like Coke changes back to sucrose in some parts of the states during passover. Any Jews in the audience know, or can figure out, why?

PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2004 9:14 pm
by Acolyte
I'm not Jewish, but a lot of my friends are so here goes. This is one of those situations where the kashrut regulations are more stringent than Torah calls for to ensure that no mistakes are made. Kind of like the restriction that forbids mixing cheese and chicken.

It is absolutely prohibited during Pesach for Jews to eat anything leavened. To ensure leavening is avoided, and since moistened grain products can begin to leaven with wild yeasts in a very short period of time, they must be eaten within 18 minutes after coming into contact with water. How they settled 3/10 of an hour I have no idea. But processed grains, being prepared and packaged weeks before consumption, clearly fall under this prohibition.

Now, there are two classes of produce affected here. Chometz, which are grains like wheat, rye, and spelt; and kitniyot, which are legumes. The above regulation strictly speaking applies only to chometz. But some traditions also apply it to kitniyot since the two are often mixed when making bread. Corn is considered kitniyot, and so many observant Jews will not eat anything prepared from corn during Pesach. Thus corn syrup, and anything made with it, is right out.

PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2004 7:59 pm
by Mirober
Seafog the 3rd wrote:So, how goes, 'The Plan', Matt?


Not as well as I hoped; only have four loaded and ready, one waiting to be scanned in, and starting on my sixth right now. Granted, they're all full page drawings, but I still was hoping to be a bit farther ahead. Probably shouldn't have picked up La Pucelle Tactics, which has served as a major distraction (though an enjoyable one). Anyway, I'm pretty happy with how the comics themselves have turned out so far. Updates start up next Monday.

I also just ran my first D&D game session as a DM. And fun was had by all, so I'm psyched about that.


Congratulations! I know how daunting a first game can be; glad to hear it went well. Did you run any particular campaign setting?

Sorry, no link to Tenchi yet. Mia culpa. I'm forgetful. But I do still have the files if you'd like me to get them to you somehow.


Well, I'd like to see 'em, but only if it's not a bother.

PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2004 4:47 pm
by Seafog the 3rd
Sorry about the Plan (damn it, I want my fix), but I'm glad you approve of the work you have finished.

I ran my game in my own world that I'm developing. It borrows heavily from the Discworld, and the webcomic Acid Reflux, some from Ebberon, Nadia, Laputa, and Atlantis and even a little bit from Strange Daze and the 5th millenium books. It's basically everyting I thought was cool from many sources thrown together for me to play with. I even got an avatar of myself in there. A god (one of a vast number of godlings), who is an ascended human wizard, who survived the near apocolypse and has been desperately trying to rebuild civilization ever since (because he intimately knows what has been lost). One of the PC's even decided to worship my god, I thought that was cool.
My only problem is comming up with original adventures, fortunately there are lots of published ones I can utilize for now. And my world allows me to use them basically as is. I did come up with one idea that if it works will have the PC's carrying around for a couple weeks an artifact that causes winter for miles around them, wherever they go! All the while being chased by the rampaging ice barbarians who want it back to prevent thier iceburg home/base from melting any further! The kicker is when/if they get it to someone who can take it off thier hands, it's going to be used to create the equivilant of a cold storage warehouse. "Wadda ya mean we went through all that grief just so he could make a big freezer?" I'm looking forward to dropping that one on them.

Dude, you go to large amounts of effort to provide me with this rather entertaining comic, the least I can do is transfer you some files. Besides, I love Tenchi Muyo, and would count it a pleasure to help a friend get access to it (especially when I'm pretty sure you're going to be (like me) buying it first chance you get). Now we just have to figure out how to get them to you. Any ideas?

PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2004 12:36 pm
by Mirober
Seafog the 3rd wrote:My only problem is comming up with original adventures, fortunately there are lots of published ones I can utilize for now. And my world allows me to use them basically as is.


Mm. A lot of times I'll pick up a packaged adventure, strip out a couple of the main ideas and then adapt them to my current game.

Dude, you go to large amounts of effort to provide me with this rather entertaining comic, the least I can do is transfer you some files. Besides, I love Tenchi Muyo, and would count it a pleasure to help a friend get access to it (especially when I'm pretty sure you're going to be (like me) buying it first chance you get). Now we just have to figure out how to get them to you. Any ideas?


Hrm. Unfortunately, no. I'm using dial-up, so transferring files it not something my computer does particularly well.

Eh, don't worry about it. I'll pick them up when they come out. But I appreciate the offer greatly!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 9:57 am
by Seafog the 3rd
I am curious though, if you only have dialup, how would a link have helped you? If you're patient, bittorrent could work while you sleep and it has no problem with starting and stopping the download. If there are no seeds, I can start one for you. Just contact me.
If it's still no good, I could mail you a cd or two.
And if you wait, you will be waiting for at least a year if not two before this stuff gets released. Just a heads up, let me know your decision.
As for links, try these:
http://www.animesuki.com
Go to series, find Tenchi, this should list the people working on the series and the torrent links.
http://www.anime.mircx.com
Not as organized, you'll have to search the list for it.
http://www.animelab.com
Another option, but they don't seem to clear the dead links as frequently.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2004 4:13 pm
by Mirober
Seafog the 3rd wrote:I am curious though, if you only have dialup, how would a link have helped you?


I misunderstood what you were talking about; I thought it was just a webpage describing the new series.

If it's still no good, I could mail you a cd or two.



Hrm. Lemme think about it, and I'll let you know. :)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:14 am
by Orion
Seafog the 3rd wrote:I ran my game in my own world that I'm developing. It borrows heavily from the Discworld, and the webcomic Acid Reflux, some from Ebberon, Nadia, Laputa, and Atlantis and even a little bit from Strange Daze and the 5th millenium books. It's basically everyting I thought was cool from many sources thrown together for me to play with.


Sounds cool, all good sources. I love to steal bits from webcomics and books for my games. Only one of the players ever catches on and its great to just watch his rage when he realizes that he's running around in a place modeled after santa's north pole base from sluggy, or when he realizes he's been talking to a character from a comic for the past 15 minutes.