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|Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013|
|Monday, September 17th, 2012|
|New school year...
...and all is quiet in the house during the day. Both kids are gone to class starting this year, and the quiet is taking abit to get used to. Keep thinking it's that 'dangerous' quiet that usually results in something bad.
|Saturday, January 14th, 2012|
|meme via schmevil
Pick up the nearest book to you. Turn to page 45. The first sentence describes your sex life in 2012.
"Her, and another" ---Lord of Chaos, Wheel of Time #6
That's all sorts of wrong...
|Wednesday, January 12th, 2011|
|State of the Troll address
Ok, the last thing I wrote was that we were getting kicked out of our place. Since then, here's what's happened. We were forced to move at the end of December, no appeal possible. We were caught without any money to move on, so we had to look for a place we could stay at. None of our friends or family locally were able to help us.
A friend of my wife offered to let us stay with him, and we wound up taking him up on it. the catch is that he lives in Ballantine, Montana. We lived about 925 miles away in Vancouver, Washington. Now try to imagine spending New Year's night on a 20-hour drive (not counting a 7 hour sleepover) in a 2-wd Toyota Corolla that's about 20 years old with questionable tires. Packed so full of crap that it looked like a blanket sea from the neck down. Not a typical fun road trip.
So we're about 1/3 of the way into January now, and I'm looking for work out here. Hoping that a lead turns up, because it's the 4 of us squeezed into a basement this month. A comfortable basement at least, but we don't have any level of husband/wife privacy. We get our tax money back towards the beginning of February, and when we do we have to make a choice. Find a cheap place to stay here and hope work sorts itself out, or go back to Vancouver and hope work sorts itself out there.
The cost of living is much less out here, but all of our friends and family are there. The hardest part about the choice though is our daughter. She's 10, in 4th grade, and just changed schools in the middle of the year. As much as we don't want to make her change schools *again*, we may not have a choice. It's a messed-up situation, but at least we have a warm roof over our heads. Some folks don't even have that much right now. We do have some money coming in at least, my unemployment and some other benefits. Current Mood: depressed
|Saturday, December 11th, 2010|
|Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like an eviction notice.
I pay my rent on time, nobody comes to us with any complaints, yet today I get a 'vacate in 20 days' love note on my door. Chickenshit managers didn't even leave a contact number on it, have to wait until the office is open on Monday to figure out what in the fuck is going on. I've got kids to take care of, so I can't do anything that would land me in jail, much as I'd like to. Think if we do wind up getting forced out I'm going to stuff pieces of fish in the structure of the apartment.
|Sunday, August 22nd, 2010|
|New job or sign of desparation?
Last week I came across a network marketing opportunity that involves pre-paid legal protection. I hope this is a good idea, but only time will tell. I've been burned by work-from-home programs in the past, but this time I think I've found the real deal. I'll let you guys know how it's working out in a few months.
|Friday, May 7th, 2010|
|Marvel RPG basics
Ok, without delving too deeply into the mechanics of it, this is a game based completely around a d100 system. Powers, abilities, and skills revolve around 7 basic stats, called the FASE/RIP. This breaks down to:
Fighting - How likely you are to succeed with a physical attack.
Agility - Success in range attacks, evasion rolls, etc...
Strength - Damage done in physical attacks, lifting, general mayhem.
Endurance - How many cheezburgerz can you take before your head goes all assplodey.
Reason - Intelligence-based rolls like building a device or solving a Rubik's Cube.
Intuition - Very similar in usage to Reason, actually. More "By-the-gut" type focused though. What cup is the pea under?
Psyche - Your mental strength and capacity. Prof. X would score very high, Ant-Man not-so-much.
I found a link for the bookless out there who would like a deeper look at how it runs. You can go here to download all the core information I'll be using. Look under the "Other Stuff " tab.http://www.classicmarvelforever.com/cms/
Basically, what will happen is that I'll post an update, everyone responds to it, and I use that information to post a new update. It could be as simple as "I attack Defiancy with a ranged lightning blast" or as complex as you think a conversation/role-playing situation allows. Naturally there's less time for some actions than others, so sometimes I'll have to narrow down the scope of what you want to do if it's in the middle of a fight or something.
As far as character creation goes, I can handle all of that. What I need from you is basic information like how he attained his powers, and what they do. There's probably over a thousand powers and sub-sets in the books, so anything you can come up with I can find mechanics for. If you want to take a more hands-on approach and submit your own character information to me, I can roll with that too.
I'm going to leave the post as it is for now. Depending on how many responses this thread gets will determine if I take it any farther or not. It could be fun! And I promise not to stuff anyone in a refrigerator! Current Mood: creative
|Status of Marvel Superheroes RPG
Ok, like I posted in NoScans_Daily, I'm planning on starting a Marvel RPG online if there's interest enough to support it. I *just* got my computer repaired today, so later this afternoon I will be writing up the basics of what the game is like. After that, I'll go by the reactions to see if it's worth persuing further.
|Tuesday, March 9th, 2010|
|Avatar gets put in the Hurt Locker!
Ok, I'm not what you would normally call an "Oscars guy", so to speak. But Avatar won 3 awards this year, and a little indie film called The Hurt Locker got six!
Out of the three awards Avatar did win, only one was from a category where Hurt Locker was also nominated.
A 20-million dollar film vs a 700-million dollar film.
And it was directed by James Cameron's ex-wife, to boot!
|Saturday, September 26th, 2009|
|I'm not dead, really.
I've been working a new job for he last month, and things are going pretty good. Unfortunately coming off 5 months of not working has left my bills abit stacked up. No internet access right now from home, leaving this note so folks have an idea where I vanished off to. I probably won't have ISP from home again for at least a couple more months, but that's ok. I can get some more reading done this way. :)
|Monday, August 3rd, 2009|
I decided that since I like Fallout 3 so much I thought I'd give Oblivion a try. I'm abit overwhelmed with options though, and I was hoping someone listening out there might be able to give me a few beginner's pointers for the game.
|Friday, July 24th, 2009|
|Thursday, July 23rd, 2009|
|Friday, April 17th, 2009|
|I found the bloody thing, amazingly enough...
Four days of turning things upside down, and I finally managed to track down the runaway windows key behind the couch. I think I have it recorded in about five different places now, just in case the little runtling manages to repeat his trick. Will be harder for him though, considering I have the code strapped under two pieces of packing tape this time. Current Mood: Victorious
|Monday, April 13th, 2009|
I reset the CMOS, made it dump the raid in preperation for a complete rebuild, and when I went to install the OS, I discovered that the baby had at some point stripped the Vista code off the side of the case. GODDAMNIT!!!! *MAYBE* If I yank a hard drive out it will boot normally again, but only if my luck changes. Come to think, that probably won't work either since I think it pulled out the hard drive partitions when I did that. There is no God.
|Sunday, April 12th, 2009|
|Need a little help from my more technically-inclined friends...
I'm having crash issurs with Vista. I've updated everything I can think of, but I still haven't tracked down the cause of the problem. did a google search for info, and the results cover *alot* of ground. I'm hoping someone out there has some direct experience with this bug and has a few ideas.
the file referenced usually is win32k.sys, and the message is "page fault in non page area".
|Saturday, March 21st, 2009|
OK, I get to install my games back into my computer again, after a reformat. Joy... Decided to record all my titles here for posterity, and I'm morbidly curious as to what the actual count is these days. ( Game table of doom...Collapse )
|Thursday, March 5th, 2009|
|Hey, it's a questionare!
You're on my friends list! I wanna know you. I want to know 33 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, talk every day or already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine. I just want to know you. Copy this and post it with your answers in the comments.
1. Can you cook?
2. What was your dream growing up?
3. What talent do you wish you had?
4. Favorite place?
5. Favorite vegetable?
6. What was the last book you read?
7. What zodiac sign are you ?
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings?
9. Worst Habit?
10. Do we know each other outside of lj?
11. What is your favorite sport?
12. Negative or Optimistic attitude?
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15. Tell me one weird fact about you:
16. Do you have any pets?
17. Do you know how to do the macarena?
18. What time is it where you are now?
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22. What color eyes do you have?
23. Ever been arrested?
24. Bottle or Draft?
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew?
27. What 's your favorite bar to hang at?
28. Do you believe in ghosts?
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30. Do you swear a lot?
31. Biggest pet peeve?
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Current Mood: tired
|Friday, February 27th, 2009|
|Status of Scans_Daily
This is a direct message from Schmevil, one of our three moderators over there. Cross-posting it here for reference, and adding a link of my own at the end.For all members of
</em></a></font></b></a>scans_daily: the community has been suspended for posting copyrighted material without the permission of copyright holders, which is against LiveJournal's ToS. Before you ask:
1) At this time we don't know who made the complaint. But guys, we don't want this to turn into a witch hunt.
2) No, we don't have backups, but we're looking into recovering our entries.
</em></a></font></b></a>skalja set up a backup comm on insanejournal some time ago. If you're in dire need of scans, go here for now.
4) No, this will not be the end of us. Vive les scans!
The mod team is looking at our options; check this space for updates.
ETA: Guys, do me a favour and link to this post in your personal journals/blogs/whatever. I don't want people to get misinformation. I'm monitoring the comments and will be around to answer questions
The actual post and ensuing message thread can be found here:http://schmevil.livejournal.com/161736.html
I have a message board set up for veterans of S/D here, if any would like to come visit and gather our wits up:http://scansdaily.freeforums.org/index.php