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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
2:58 am - finalized Apr 23, 2006, edited Feb 13, 2007
Hey hey.

For no appearent reason except for my own in my secluded mind, my journal is once again going f(r)iends only... except for quizzes. No, really. It's nothing you did. Honest.

If you need a chat, see you in email or MSN.

EDIT: Or go here for public posts, memes, etc.

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Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
11:38 am

We're all vice presidents in the Joe Biden fan club.

This is amazing coming from someone in power. I'd expect smoke and mirrors, but not anything useful from either side.

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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
10:09 am - harry potter yo mama jokes

In case I ever need these.

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013
7:10 am - Because I still crave Harry Potter

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Monday, August 19th, 2013
1:37 pm - xkcd band name generator
I now want to start a band called Asshole Jupiter. We'd be a modern-glam fusion with a touch of Sonic Youth/My Bloody Valentine distortion wave.


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Thursday, April 11th, 2013
10:16 am - mailto:overlords@thinkgeek.com

Despite your recent donation, I still see you passing the buck off to Fox yet again. If the Jayne hat was pulled from ThinkGeek temporarily till this was worked out then Fox wouldn't have anything to complain about, would they? I see your solution as a PR stunt while trying to protect your profits. I not longer wish to spend anymore money funding you or your corporate overlords. Please remove me and all my information from your site.

Thank you
And account deleted. Hooray!

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Monday, September 10th, 2012
10:52 am - wow bug report
When mirror images are summoned they stop attacking after the current target is slain. They got out of range and stopped casting altogether during a bossfight yesterday in the Halls of Origination. Are they bored? Uninterested? It's very unusual behavior for them since they used to attack everything that moved, wanted to move or even though about moving. This has only occured since the last patch. Please give them the encouragement they need to properly get back in the game.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
9:43 am - my reply to Roger Ebert (again)
I'm certain if you reviewed Manos The Hands of Fate (or nearly anything that MST3K covers) you wouldn't necessarily deem that 'Art' as well.

Video games, like all other forms of escapism and entertainment - see television and movies, can be good or bad depending on their plot, direction, acting, etc. Singling one out and saying they're all garbage would be like watching Manos and determining to not watch The Dark Knight.

And do they inspire? Gamers certainly talk about them, write their own fiction (which sometimes turns into disturbing best sellers http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/340987215), post fan art (http://us.battle.net/wow/en/media/fanart/#/1) and remake the inspiring music (http://ocremix.org/). So, I'd have to say yes.

Do they take skill to make? As much as a high end movie for some and for a small developing team for the independent games/movies for others.

Quite frankly, you still sound like a Jack Thompson caricature. After reading this article I feel relief that I mostly disagree with your opinions on movies as well. Thank you for enlightening me to your generational bias. If you, or your employer, has a professional reviewer that is perhaps younger and more open to newer forms of media, I would like to be informed of their opinions since they'd benefit me. But thank you for explaining to me that you can't teach an old dog new tricks, especially when they don't want to learn.

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
3:43 pm - amazing news time
Just came back from the Doctor's office.
He's 20 weeks in.


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Saturday, July 21st, 2012
1:06 pm
Don't go chasing waterfalls.
Please stick to the rivers and lakes that you're used to.

REdoing my computer this weekend and I got a little nostalgic for lj. There's really nothing else like this. We're not limited by characters or like buttons. It's really where expression comes out in length.

I guess I just get intimidated by it all, so that's why I hide. I have a hard time expressing myself. Baby steps, though. I'm bad at those too, but I'll just have to learn.

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012
9:31 am

Have an hour of free time? This is a wonderful show about one of my favourite people in the world.

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Monday, March 26th, 2012
4:17 pm
Yay for the weekend. I had a good time and didn't drink much. I only mention that as I've noticed that I never have been in the house any more. It tends to go quickly. I only buy the kind that is a little pricier so by not buying it I'm saving money. The pricier stuff tends to taste better, too, which means more goes down in each sitting. I don't think that I've been overdoing it, but I know that I'm prone to do so once in a while.

I'm down to one business officially. My lease is up because I'm subletting from someone who is letting their lease up. Happily, I'm working that part time job at the chiropracter's across town that'll expand to a full time position eventually. I just need business still. I'm bad at rounding up business but I'm getting a lot of help from my dad which is good.

I'm been writing quite a bit. I'm getting a module ready for our tabletop gaming nights. The level of planning that I've been doing on this is immense. It's against what I've usually done, since I love the improvization that gaming nights usually consist of, but the last DnD campaign module that I ran went so well that I want to have something equally impressive this time.

There's a Real ID Horde Raid group that I'm going to apply for. They'll get forewarned that we're rookies, but maybe it'll bring some fun back.

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Friday, March 9th, 2012
8:30 am
In WoW, we're struggling to keep our guild nights running. We need new blood, but we just don't know people who'd want to join. And if they did, they'd probably want to raid or etc and we just don't have the population for that. Hopefully we just meet more people. It seems like WoW is facing another mass exodus, at least on Sentinels.

I'm very glad that I'm going to be down to one business, soon. I'm sick of dealing with unresponsive support at Hillcrest. Their fluff off phrase tends to be 'I've got 55 other clients, so you can't expect me to listen to you right now.' Being too big so you can do your job should never be an excuse.

And the chiropracter is much, much nicer.

Installing Mass Effect 3. I will finish the hell out of this game. Hopefully my guys won't die at the end, or at least just the ones I don't like.

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
4:14 pm
So, I'm trying to sublet an office in hillcrest (thunder bay centre of change) and it's been like pulling teeth. It's really been horrible having to jump through many, many hoops in order to do any sort of advertising and to get anything done physically to the building requires a runaround that's tiring and exceedingly unprofessional.

Here's my latest letter to Sandi Boucher:
Sandi, I just put in a call to maintenance to get a ring out of a drain. This was an embarrassing incident enough for my client, but to be told that the maintenance guy MIGHT be by after 4 does not help at all. After getting fluffed off on the phone I ventured down to the main office to interrupt the young man on the desk emailing us while we were waiting for the phone call.

I was told by the young man at the front office that the problem would be fixed 'first thing in the morning'. I confirmed with him that this meant '9 am'. I'll be there then to get this sorted out and I would appreciate if you could notify me if there are any delays.

This kind of runaround is insulting from a professional standpoint.

To remove the pipe and get the ring will take approximately 5 minutes. This delay will cost me upwards of 2-3 clients (75$ appointment, roughly 2 appointments per month per client) let alone the bad reputation from this incident that myself and the Centre of Change will receive.

Please tell me this isn't standard procedure because if it is, then I'd like to make a few suggestions.

I'm unfortunately not going to be there for too much longer as the lady that I'm subletting from is letting her lease expire.

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Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
12:39 pm - Apple Scotland

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12:40 am
More please.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
1:07 pm
This looks so good. I can't wait to lose a couple weeks to it.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012
9:49 am

It's no secret that I love little games. Nor is it a secret that I love penguins.
This may be the best thing ever.

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
9:11 am
Successful business trip to Fort Hope! It was fun and somewhat educational.

Successful guild dungeon run last night! Only one wipe, which is normal. We're undergeared and not very good, but at least it was fun.

Time to set the office back up and get to work.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012
6:31 pm
Now THIS is journalism. I hope Klaus get a nice big pinkslip.

Vincent Browne is now my hero. I wish I heard of him earlier.

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