Monthly Archives: February 2006

Happy Post Op Friday!

Hey all. I’m fine! Chatted a bit with my gastroenterologist after the procedure, and I’m okay. Also found out more about my condition. So, if I’m out to dinner with any of you and I appear to be eating too quickly, please ask me to slow down.

Overall, the experience was pleasant. Terrie, Dan, Kim, and Dr. Carroll were all friendly and er, hospitable.

I was early, and I was admitted early. I got undressed, got comfortable on a bed and they started a standard IV drip. The only really uncomfortable part was the fact that I had not eaten since midnight before. Starting the IV was not bad, the only thing I felt was the presence of the cold liquid flowing through my veins. I had the risks outlined for me. Of note was this particular statistic:

Perforation, Death 1:10,000


Then the anesthesiologist came and assured me I’d be, “schnockered.” Just like my birthday that one time. You know what I’m talking about. At around two o’clock, I was wheeled into one of the procedure rooms and hooked up to all sorts of monitoring devices. For fun, I started meditating and tried getting my pulse down as low as possible.

I was asked to do one thing, which was turn on my side, and then I watched as the milky white liquid crawled up into the IV and then, a few deep breaths later. . .

I woke up in the recovery room, two hours later.

Many thanks to Sean and Morgan who made sure I got home.

Now I’m here at my desk, eating a paste composed of brown rice and refried beans. Pretty tasty, actually. Throat’s a bit sore, but looking forward to having dinner with you all in the next couple of weeks.

Just give me some time to recover.

Your Local X

Quick kudos to Fantom Comics in TenleyTown.

Knowledgeable, friendly staff that don’t feel like they’re waiting for you to steal something.

Yeah, I probably shouldn’t write their copy, but they are pretty cool. I mentioned I was going to pick up two of the back trades of Fable, guy at the register gave me four “Fantom Bucks” towards my purchase when they come in tomorrow.

Pretty cool.

So, in short, check’em out.

Right, well I guess that’s four dollars worth of promotion.

Best Title Ever

I was looking forward to a game that I couldn’t remember the title of. Now, I don’t look forward to a lot of games. This one was unique, in terms of story and presentation.

The premise is that instead of cars, robotic two legged vehicles became the norm. The game is about an amnesiac boy that owns one of these vehicles. As far as I can tell, it’s a game about him, his robot and travelling from town to town being a roadie for the “Trot Band.”


So I couldn’t find the name and I knew it was due for a localization and release here in the states sometime. Finally found the title. (Thank you interwebs!)

Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot

Which translates to

Junk Romance Great Action Bumpy Trot

Which, when released here in the states, will be shortened to

Bumpy Trot

For the life of me, I don’t know why the name was difficult to remember.

It’s so intuitive.

Don't understand

So Blizzard says, “No GLBT friendly guilds because we don’t want to create an environment where people harass each other in game.” I can see where they are coming from. It’s in the terms of service and all that. You know, the one I barely read through and says that Blizzard owns my first born children.

That is fine. What was not fine was that they are reprimanding the potential harassee instead of the potential harrassers. They let that person off with a warning instead of banning them outright. Of course, I would like to know how many religious guilds they have disbanded or prevented from forming.

There is pending litigation, which leads to some interesting questions about whether or not an online world is a “place of business” in the real world. Anti discrimination laws would then apply to Azeroth. Soon, I expect property taxes to be levied against my Evil Lair in City of Villains.

In a situation that could only be considered timely, Blizzard has released a Valentine’s day set of quests. I am going to quote part of the article from

A slightly disturbing goblin in a diaper named Kwee Q. Peddlefeet can be found floating near each hero (…) If players /kiss Kwee (guys, this means you too!), he’ll shoot them, in true Cupid style, with an arrow of goblin love that grants a special little bonus to the player.

I would like to point out that Kwee Q. Peddlefeet is a Goblin male, and male and female players alike are rewarded for “kissing” him in game.

Sure, my male characters don’t have to kiss a Goblin male if I don’t want them to. But those male characters won’t have the same advantages as other male characters that did kiss Kwee. (Not that there’s anything wrong with Goblins. Or males.)

I guess ultimately, it depends on how good that bonus is.

Which makes Blizzard morally corrupt for encouraging and rewarding Human, Night Elf, Orc, Tauren, Dwarf, Gnome, Undead, Troll / Goblin homosexual interspecies necrophilia.

Way to go.



At least that cup of tea got taken care of.