Monthly Archives: August 2008

LFG Ponzi Scheme

I finished World of WarCraft a couple of years ago.  The end boss wasn’t too bad, you just had to remove your credit card info and wait a month, then you beat the game.

There were numerous reasons why I left.  The core audience just wasn’t anything I was willing to put up with.  The main reason was that I was just not willing to put in the extra forty hours a week to keep up with my friends, the people I would have wanted to play with.

I recall that when I was playing, it was difficult to get up level 60.  It was an event.  I mean, you got there and you took screenshots and opened a bottle of champagne because you earned it.

Now, not so much.  Especially with the pyramid scheme they have going on. Continue reading

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The Wii is Family Friendly

I watched Grindhouse.

Yes, both movies.  Although I did prefer Rodriguez’s Planet Terror to Quentin’s Sex in the City Deathproof.

That said, I think that the trailer for House of the Dead: Overkill is a joy to watch.

Best line of the trailer:

They’ve come for brains.  You will give them. . .  Bullets.

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"Well, there's your problem."

I’m in the telephone room of my condo building.  Located in an unlit hallway, I have no idea where it is in relation to my building because I can’t see the sky from the one single window into the room.  It’s lit by two bare compact fluorescent bulbs that illuminate . There is a mass of wire that flows into the room and separates into individual wires that spread out and flow into a main junction box.  They’re like the roots of some grand, vast technological tree growing above us, taking sustenance from the graffiti adorned grey metal box.

The air is thick, and stale.  The one intake fan into the room has been covered with a black plastic bag, and duct taped shut.

I have come here, to this forbidden place, this dark, grungy, forgotten room, because for the last three weeks, I have been without DSL.

To put it another way, I have had no internet connection for three weeks. Continue reading

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As an experiment in writing, I wrote one line of a conversation I pretended to have between two fictional characters that isn’t actually in a story.  I just wanted to use it at some point in the future.  Then I did the editing.  But as a twist, I did not actually delete the original line I wrote.  Instead, I wrote and rewrote the line until I was happy (for relative values of “happy”) with the finished sentence.


So in the end, we cannot sit around and wait for deities to descend from the celestial reaches, surrounded by angelic choirs. We have to settle for the love of human beings. And this one
 loves you. And that’s going to have to be enough. Continue reading