Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Yes, I'm still alive. Was grounded. A quiz:














the Wit

(52% dark, 38% spontaneous, 26% vulgar)


your humor style:
CLEAN COMPLEX DARK




You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're
probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean pretentious. You
realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons'
philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most
other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.



You probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm
talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.



PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais






The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -




If you're interested, try my latest:
The Terrorism Test












My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 51% on darkness
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 29% on spontaneity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 23% on vulgarity




Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Sunday, December 11, 2005


According to my referrals listing, my site is the highest-rated Yahoo result for "tango lockstep" w/o the quotes. All that really means is that I picked a really bizarre combination of words for the name of my blog, but still.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Want.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

This is a completely accurate depiction of events. Really.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Wanna pimp a crazy-cool band I found. The Frontalittle Squad have some free mp3s on their site--go check 'em out!
Okay, I think eveyone knows what side of the video game censorship debate I stand on, but this is just stupid.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

My cousin "whatever alias she likes this week" (blog) made a really good quiz over at Quizilla. Apparently, out of 108 people who'd taken the quiz I was the only one to get this result:

You are a elemental. Your personality and goals
vary with your element but no matter what you
tend to speak in riddles and you love to
confuse your enemies.

Weapon:A spear of some sort
Animal companion: You are friends with all animals
Personality: as I said, it varys with your element,
but most elementals tend to be random
Magic powers: You control elements and can talk to
animals


What Fantasy Class are you?
brought to you by Quizilla
I just found a nifty site known as "Userbars," which makes little bars to put in one's signatures in forums to tell people things about onesself. Surprising how much they can tell about you...










And therefore:



And one more I made myself, without the nifty sheen or the right effect on the text since I only have Fireworks not Photoshop and don't really know how to use Fireworks:

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

"Follow your weird, ladies and gentlemen. Forget trying to pass for normal. Follow your geekdom. Embrace your nerditude. In the immortal words of Lafcadio Hearn, a geek of incredible obscurity whose work is still in print after a hundred years, "woo the muse of the odd."

You may be a geek, you may have geek written all over you; you should aim to be one geek they'll never forget. Don't aim to be civilized. Don't hope that straight people will keep you on as some kind of pet. To hell with them; they put you here. You should fully realize what society has made of you and take a terrible revenge. Get weird. Get way weird. Get dangerously weird. Get sophisticatedly, thoroughly weird and don't do it halfway, put every ounce of horsepower you have behind it..."

From this. It was a speech on video game design, but why let that limit it? I'm just annoyed it stated what would become half my philosophy of life, and it did it before I'd even thought the stuff up.
I've just realized something--I like high school. There are fewer, longer classes in a day, which makes the day seem to go quicker, I get band every day, chorus is a whole class, I can carry my backpack around instead of going back to my locker constantly, I only get any given class every other day so I have two days for all homework...it's weird. Everything told me highschool would be harder, not easier.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

I want all of these shirts. But especially the "secret scary friend" one.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Weirdness. Two days after I have a mammoth argument with my dad about Jack Thompson and video games, I see an article called "five reasons why jack thompson is right (and five reasons he's not)" that contains everything I wish I had thought to say in said argument.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Just finished a truly incredible book called "Peeps," by one Scott Westerfield. Peeps is his personal revision of the vampire myth, and he's written one other YA book that I know of, which is about extreme consumerism in the future, all of which is creepily similar to M.T. Anderson, but I digress. The book is incredibly smart, well-written, and most of all fun to read. You'll also learn a lot of information about parasites that you really didn't want to know, but ah well. Go read it. Now.

Monday, October 10, 2005

David Wong of PWOT has posted yet another interesting game of devil's advocate. If you take a moment to see the past the rudeness you'll notice that there's a very intelligent logical construction there. As the text I made the the link indicates, Mr. Wong must realize that whether what the article says is true or not has absolutely zero impact on how we live our lives--either by choice or simply because we must--but it's an interesting thing for them to say. Read it. C'mon. You know you want to.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

LST broke 1,000 pageviews this week, God knows how. It also passed 500 visits last week, although I didn't notice then. In other news, certain social situations have me feeling very teenage-angsty lately, so if there's a really emo "everyone hates me" post up next time you visit, I've given in to the pressure.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sci-fi becomes reality once again...

This should be interesting to those who've read Dune. It may be designed for explosives, but basically what they've got here is a working poison sniffer.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

I have just returned from my local county fair, which while a reasonably fun thing, was slightly marred this year by two things. First of all, my braces got switched to a retainer today, which was rather painful and meant I couldn't chew any of the tasty fair food. More importantly, however, was the fact that when we entered one of the exhibit buildings, a large pumpkin with no one anywhere near it rolled off of its table and attacked my father, almost breaking his toe. O.o

As you can see from the image at left, I am once again going to attempt National Novel Writing Month this year. Last year I didn't even make 5000 of the 50,000 word goal, but I shall foolishly tilt at the windwill once again. (see? I'm already writing as wordifersouly as possible.) Wish me luck...

Monday, October 03, 2005


I just got myself a nifty little program called Konfabulator. It's kind of hard to describe what it does, but just click the link and read the small, comic history of the program and you'll figure it out soon enough. As you can see from the image, it's possible I went a little bit overboard with picking widgets.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I just found an incredible new way to tie your shoes. It really works, too.
The trouble with reading House recaps at TWOP.com is that both House and the recappers love the snark so much that if they don't happen to put the text in quotes, which they often don't since recaps would get pretty thick with them, sometimes I can't tell if a sarcastic comment was put in by the recapper or was in the script in the first place.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Once again I link something Slashdotted; my parents and other family won't know about the US's escaped killer gun dolphins. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1577753,00.html

Monday, September 26, 2005

Two things

First: on the topic of things that involve six layers of cool with awesome sauce on top, the current topic in my World History class is the feudal era, and as such we watched the first half of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Second, on the topic of things that are this close to being really awesome, the serial number on my school-issued piccolo when they made me switch from flute for marching band is "30337." That's right, my piccolo is just one digit away from being "31337," or "eleet" for those of you who didn't read this post. Annoying!

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Cool thing!



click it!

EDIT: Crap, it's too big and looks crappy. Ah well.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I really need to cut down on my...not-eating.

Yes, odd as that seems, it's true. I miss breakfast far too often than is good for me, I miss lunch a lot of the time, when I come home I eat asnack or two and tend to only eat small portions at dinner, and then I play my ass off at DDR for an hour. I'm violating the law of conservation of energy, or something. Surely I must be metabolizing brain cells by now. It's not like I have an eating disorder or anything--God knows I'm aware of how thin (that is, scrawny) I am--it's just that I never feel hungry. Until just before lunch the next day, when I'm starving, and wishing I brought more. Go figure.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Alright, so I recently came by an extremely nifty demo CD for a competely kickass local ska band someone I know is in. Their website is here and a good source of info, and in an effort to help them get popular I have here one of The Red Riots' first songs, Everbody Skank (click the link to have a listen, or right-click and select save target as to rip the mp3 to your computer). And yes, I did get their permission first. If you like it, and you live around Bopston, maybe you can see one of their shows sometime. If you live somewhere else...well, you can say you knew them when.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

They said it wasn't possible, but it was. They said it was silly, but...okay, yeah, it is. Katamari Damashii fanfic! (note pretentious non-Americanized romanization--Not Damacy, Damashii!)
Most people think that the original Pong was pretty pointless, but wait until you see this.
"What's New Khan." (Explanation can be found here.)
I just found one of the most pointless things ever. And as a gamer, I've seen a hell of a lot of pointless things. This is almost as pointless, although more morbid.

Friday, September 16, 2005

I need this shirt.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

...Alright, just over a month ago, on August 13, LST here had 331 hits total--not pageviews, but actual hits, different people or the same people more than an hour later--since I added Sitemeter. These don't include myself, incidentally. On September 3rd, I had 369. One week later, on the 10th, I had 404, meaning that, in that one week, the random rantings and raving of a teenage boy were looked at nearly 40 times, an average of 5 a day. While still crap by the standards of the web at large, that's rather a lot for one average teenager's blog in a sea of millions. This surprises me. But not in a bad way.

Friday, September 09, 2005

If you look in my links section, you may notice that the terror level, as set by the government, is currently Bert. Click it--it works. Weird.
Ev oui ghaf fryd drec fyc, oui'na y ped uv y kysan-kaag. Ev oui yldiymmo pudranat du ku dnyhcmyda drec, oui'ja kud duu silr desa uh ouin ryhtc. Ev oui teth'd HAAT y dnyhcmydun bnuknys, oui'ja kud caneuic bnupmasc.
CNN says Wikipedia is overtaking more traditional news sites. Vive la révolution!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Apparently Oregon has been growing a bizarre mystery bulge. I got the link from Slashdot, which means posting a link to it is entirely pointless on most blogs, but unlike most, this blog is read by people who don't read Slashdot. (you realize that place is so popular it has its own word? "slashdotted," meaning "having your servers crushed by the several hundred thousand people who follow links posted on Slashdot." Plus they're apparently a nonprofit, since they're a .org...)

Friday, September 02, 2005

I wanna play this game some time, although all those rules with the chopsticks seem needlessly complicated.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

A labels quiz. In case you like labels, or something.

-Goth--
1] Do you wear black eyeliner?: No
2] Is most of your clothing black?: Reasonably often
3] Do you think about death often?: No, I don't know why I would
4] Do you want to die?: No...
5] Are you a social outcast?: On purpose, but yes
6] Are you pale?: Very much so
7] Do you like Hot Topic?: Nah, too trendy
8] Do you enjoy Tim Burton's Movies?: Never really saw the appeal
9] Are you nice?: Um? I guess?

Total YES: 4

Redneck--
1] Do you believe the south will rise again? No
2] Do you drive a four-wheel drive automobile? No
3] Do you live in a mobile home? No
4] Is your car still primer gray? No
5] Do you like country music? Only in that I find it impossible to dislike any genre of music entirely
6] Do you have a broken car in your back yard?: Nope
7] Do you like the look of lifted things even if it is a car? Lifted as in stolen, or as in up off the ground? And either way what the heck does this have to do with anything?
8] Do you like to shoot things? Only in video games
9] Do you set off fireworks whenever you feel like it? No

Total Yes: I suppose 5 and 8 could both count as half, so 1

--Skater Punk--
1] Can you skateboard?: No, although I tried once
2] Do you wear Vans?: Nope
3] Do you do stupid stuff with your friends?: Sometimes
4] Have you gotten in trouble with the police: Not even once
5] Do you listen to punk bands: Yeah, lots
6] Do you have any piercings?: One, in the ear
7] Do you spend most of your time skating? Nope
8] Do you wear Band t-shirts: Lots
9] Have you called someone a poser?: Quite often

Total YES: 5

--Prep--
1] Do you say the word "like": Ony to the degree nearly everyone does, as it's part of the language to use it like that now
2] Do you shop at Abercrombie and Fitch?: No
3] Are the A&F models hot?: *Shrugs*
4] Do you pop the collar?: Don't know what that means
5] Do the people in Hot topic scare you?: No
6] The only nerd you like is Seth Cohen: Who?
7] Do you watch LAGUNA BEACH?: No idea what that is
8] Do you like pop music: Only if it's J-
9] Do you want/have a little dog?: No

Total YES: 0

--Hippie--
1] Is your hair long?: Only in the back
2] Do you own a tye-dye shirt?: Nope
3] Do you want peace?: Yeah
4] Do you want to save the animals?: Only the cute ones (<--joke)
5] Do you think the war is unnecessary?: Extremely
6] Is love essential in your life?: I suppose
7] Violence is bad: Well, in real life, yeah
8] Do you go long periods of time without shaving?: Well, still haven't started actually, though I'll have to soon.

Total YES: 7

--Gangsta-
1] Are you from the ghetto?: Only the ghetto of my little suburban town, which is more than 95% Caucasian, so no
2] Do you own "bling bling"?: Only geek bling (a Griefer necklace like the one from FFVIII)
3] Do you wear do-rags?: Never
4] Do you like hip-hop?: See answer to country music question above
5] Was Tupac truly the greatest rapper in the world?: Don't know, don't care
6] Do you believe he's alive?: See above
7] Do you like afros?: Meh
8] Have you ever said "Fo Shizzle": Only as a joke
9] Do you like to dance?: Yes, although I can't. I'm moderately kickaass at DDR tho.

Total YES: 1 1/2

--Emo--
1] Do you cry often?: No
2] Are you emotional?: Not really
3] Do you like soft music: It's not bad
4] Do people not understand you?: Occasionally
5] Do you write your own songs?: Yeah, or at least try
6] Is your hair dyed dark?: No
7] Do you cut? No
8] Are you lonely?: Somewhat
9] Is Ohio for lovers?: What?

Total YES: 2 1/2

--Surfer--
1] Do you surf?: No
2] Do you wear flip flops year-round?: No
3] Is your hair shaggy?: Not really
4] Do you wake up at 6 or before every morning?: Only when I absolutely have to--which unfortunately is going to be all this schoolyear (*sob*)
5] Do you own any pairs of shorts?: Yes
6] Are you tan?: Nah, I'm pasty
7] Do you have a lot of patience?: No, very little...what's this have to do with surfers?
8] Do you want to be at the beach right now?: No, can't stand it, water's always way too cold
9] Do you hate tourists?: No

Total YES: 1

--Geek--
1] Do you wear glasses: Yes
2] Do you get good grades? Yeah
3] Do you use an inhaler?: No
4] Do you stick pens and calculators into your shirt pockets?: I should think it's geeky to even WEAR shirts with pockets often. No
5] Does your mom pick out your clothes?: No
6] Are you on the computer often?: Constantly
7] Do you ever get picked on?: A bit, but my responses are generally confusing enough to get them to leave
8] Do you look forward to go to school?: Not really
9] Are you shy around the opposite sex?: A bit
10] Do people laugh at you?: Only if I do something funny

Total YES: 5

--Rocker--
1] Do you wear shirts with bands on them?: Lots
2] Are you in a band?: Yeah
3] Do you play a musical Instrument?: Three (O.o)
4] Were/are you in a school band?: Yeah...
5] You you like to go to concerts?:If like to doesn't mean actually gets to, then yeah
6] Do you like music?: Yes
7] Do you and your parents agree on music to listen to?: Oddly enough, yeah
8] Do you have a lot of friends who are in a band?: about 1/3
9] Is the music the first thing you notice in a badass movie?: Not really
10] do you have more than one musical instrument in your house?: Yeah

Total YES: 9

So I'm a rocker-hippy with a side of geek and skater, plus a little bit of goth. Meh. I think the hippy thing was misleading though--nearly everyone wants world peace and save the animals and all that, that doesn't make you a hippie. Actively doing something about it, maybe. And like the guy I got this from, I think there should be a "gamer" category up there.
I've joined another online game...this one doesn't give me anything for your click, but it is kinda interesting.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I think I've worked out part of the reason why books like Harry potter and anime like Naruto are so popular. Hearing about people who are really good at what they do can be entertaining (most kung-fu movies, for instance), as can hearing about people who know absolutely nothing (i.e. North by Northwest,), but there's a special kind of thrill you get when the people in you book or movie or whatever are learning about something. It gives you a subliminal feeling that "hey, if they can start out not knowing much and then learn to do amazing magic tricks (or whatever), then if I were to somehow get to one of these schools, I could too!" that makes you want to watch the show more. Of course, this is a fourteen-year-old expounding on his psychological theories here. On the other hand, he's a fourteen-yeer-old who uses the word "expounding." Could go either way, really.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Oooooh.
Alright, I told myself I wouldn't link any more Wikipedia articles today, but this is just too much.

The Prime Number Sh***ing Bear

Well...it's a bear. Which excretes the prime numbers, in sequence, until you computer runs out of memory or you close the page. I really don't have anything else I can say about that.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

This amused me greatly. Also, I stole the previous phrase from the place that gave me that link in the first place.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Arena really needs members...Lilly might be the only person who reads LT who'd play it, but she at least should join.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Wow. Megatokyo has been stealing jokes. Who knew?

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Why is it that DVDs have theatrical trailers on them? Is there any possible purpose other than just something to justify putting the phrase "DVD Extras" on the box? I don't watch them. No one I know watches them. Are there really people out there who see a movie and go "Meh, the movie was pretty fun, but now I really wanna see the trailer!"? They're not entertaining, and they're made up entirely of scenes from the movie you just saw. The one exception is the theatrical trailer to "Time Bandits," which was one of the funniest minutes of my life and would have made me go ravening to see the movie if I hadn't just done so.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Brian Clevinger, webcomic author extraordinaire, can be a bit of an odd person sometimes. Case in point: he's recently written a fifteen-paragraph rant on the relative usefulness, quality, and aesthetic satisfyingness of assorted types of store-bought luncheon meats. I rest my case. Go back a comic or two if the rant in question has been replaced by a new one by the time you read this.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

So I was replaying Kingdom Hearts yesterday in preparation for the upcoming sequel, when I notice that Squall/Leon's voice seems oddly familiar. Nah, it couldn't be, I think, but then I IMDB it, and I was right--he's voiced by David Boreanaz. That's right, Angel is in my video game. *joy*

Saturday, August 13, 2005

I have recently found a disproportionate amount of my free time taken up by a game made before I was born, whose graphic interface consists of ASCII diagrams: NetHack, a randomly-genereated dungeoncrawler born in the days before Windows and updated continuously since. You move your little at-sign of a character through a field of periods representing rooms, and run him into letters to fight the monsters they represent, but for all its primitveness (primitivosity?) it's strangely addicting. And no, Mom, I didn't download it from that site, which is the site of the people who made it, I play it through a Java applet at this other site.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Whoa. Insightful.

The Guys at PWOT have done it again. Parental units, please read.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

I've joined another game where I get stuff if you click a link. You won't have anything nasty happen to you this time, I promise. Click

Friday, July 29, 2005

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

It'd be really nice if someone would tell me what the hell has een going on in the latest MT omake.

Friday, July 22, 2005

I recently saw one of the most amazing pieces of Flash I've ever watched...the only trouble is, now that I want to read the comic the movie is based on, it's in Spanish. I wonder if anyone's going to translate it...if only I'd taken Spanish instead of French last year...
So, the Youth Advisory Board I belong toat my local library is putting on a DDR tournament on Tuesday from 5-7. Anyone reading this blog who lives in the same town as me already knows about the tournament, but that's beside the point. There are some pretty good players inYAB but I think I have a good chance of winning--not that it matters, since there aren't any prizes.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

I got my new pad yesterday. It cost me mentire bank account ($60, that's what you get when you have no allowance) six video games ($21, apparently they judge on age not quality and I had a bunch of classics) and a $25 loan from my mom, but I'm the proud owner of the best softpad on the market. I can really feel the difference when I play, it makes it a lot easier. Plus, if I use the old pad too I can now play Doubles, which is more fun than normal mode.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

I've recently started playing an online game called AdventureQuest...it's pretty cool, nice battle system, all kinds of classes that you can level yourself up in, a lot to do even with the free mode. If you donate $15 to them just once--not subscription--then you get about three times as much stuff to do. Plus, as you can see, my character looks like a total badass.

The only thing you need to know about the latest Harry Potter and the Adjective Noun...

...is that it contains the words "the constipation sensation that's sweeping the nation." Nothing further need be said.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

I have just returned...

...from the wilds of Maine, where my aunt owns a house which she lets us stay in for free for half a week each summer. It's right on the beach, very nice place, and at the end of the two-hour-drive up there we arrived to supernaturally beautiful weather--there were not literally no clouds in the sky, since there was a tiny scrap of fluff somewhere way off to the west, but the sun was very bright while a sea breeze cut the temperature down to a completely comfortable level. It was like that all three days, except for one small rainstorm. So we did what anyone would do in this situation and location...we sat inside and read books for hours on end. Oh, there was a beach trip at one point, but it only lasted an hour and no one actually went in the water. Still, it was a fun trip...and I got to play some DDR at the arcade at Old Orchard Beach, and find out just how out of practice I was. But my new pad should be arriving within the week, so not for long!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

This is pretty nifty.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

I need to ditch my pad.

I have attained the level of DDR skill that means a pad as cheap as the MadCatz one I have on loan from my uncle is seriously hindering my performance. Thus, I'll be returning it next time I see him, and my Amazon wishlist has gained new, top-priority denizen: a $99 RedOctane foam-core Ignition v2.0 pad. There are better pads; if I were buying this myself (I.E. if I weren't broke) I might get a $200 Afterburner or even a $300 Cobalt Flux. It doesn't get better than that short of $4000 arcade-authentic metal things that literally weigh multiple tons. But $300 is a lot to ask my friends and relations to shell out just for a peripheral, and the Ignition should be perfectly good for now. It may seem like I should keep the cheap one until I get the new one, since that isn't likely to happen until my birthday in November, but frankly playing any more on it is likely to only leave me with more to unlearn later.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I am, as of today, a Man with a Plan.

First: I start a cable access TV show. It'll be hosted by me and maybe one or two other people, and have a variety of segments, but the segement important to my Plan will involve video games--it'll have reviews and suchlike. Second: Once school starts again, I write for the school newspaper, and among other things will write about video games. Third: I keep a portfolio of these writings, and the tapes of these shows, and I send them--along with some sort of video of me and my possible cohost begging--to the people (whoever they are) who run E3 in an attempt to get in. It probably won't work...but who cares?

Monday, June 27, 2005

AAAARRGH.

I don't need them to be simple. I don't need them to be slow. I don't need them to be predictable. All I ask of my DDR steps is that they ACTUALLY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE MUSIC. Not just some random counterpoint to it. If you can't hear a certain rhythm in the song, that rhythm shouldn't be in the steps. It's not that complicated, people.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

School's out for summer!

No, that isn't a song lyric, just information. Once again I can look forward to three whole months of sitting around and accomplishing exactly squat. Well, not quite, since now I've got band practices, but still, it's mostly gonna be wasting my time. Next year I go on to that infamous place of soulless existence and infinite torment...High School. Ah, well, I guess I'll deal with it.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

The South is attempting to rise again...in math class.

I had a school trip to the DC area last week...a bunch of mainly inconsequential stuff happened...but what I'm posting about is that one whole day was spent in Gettysburg, since my class has been studying the Civil War recently. While we were there, as part of all the normal tour stuff one would expect, we went through a gift store where many of my classmates, including some I generally consider to be pretty groovy people, bought assorted knick-knacks and memorabilia featuring Confederate flags. Now, I'm not saying they shouldn't have been allowed to have these, or anything--I support free speech rather more than the average guy, I think--but I'm just wondering why the heck you'd ever want to. Think about it--this is the flag waved by people who wanted to break away from their parent nation, not for some admirable reason like oppression or unjust laws, but mainly because they didn't like them and also because of SLAVERY. It's a symbol of that, a symbol of racism and hate and injustice. These people are strolling out of General Pickett's Gift Shoppe waving a something that's basically on par with a fricking swastika. And yes, I'm well aware that the swastika was originally some sort of religious symbol for an ethnicity other than German--that doesn't change what it symbolizes now, which is anti-Semitism and and evil regime.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Mobius

is a Giant Moth that spins Vast Webs, leaves a Trail of Goo, has Black-and-White Stripes and Huge, Sharp Claws, Escaped from a Secret Government Research Base, and carries a Flamethrower.

Strength: 5 Agility: 7 Intelligence: 5



To see if your Giant Battle Monster can
defeat Mobius, enter your name and choose an attack:

fights Mobius using


Don't ask me. I got it from the TMBG newsletter.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Just started a new comic...

...Errant Story.

"Wild magic and miracle working...chaos theory and weird science...acts of god and freak occurences...at the point where unbelievable coincidences and contrived events converge...I reach my hand into the gaping hole that exists within the plot of the universe...I send my prayers across barrier of logic [sic], calling forth the powers of pure dumb luck to aid my quest...Let the improbable happen...I summon...DEUS EX MACHINA!"

An Embarrassingly Pedestrian Teenage Cesspool

I just finished the third volume of "Hopeless Savages," a comic (I know, me reading a western comic?) about the family created when imaginary punk rocker Dirk Hopeless marries imaginary punk rocker Nikki Savage. The resulting children are named "Rat Bastard," "Arsenal Fierce," "Twitch Strummer," and "Skank Zero." The intro includes the words "Not only did I burgle the Louvreone Friday night, but my accomplices were Joe Strummer and that guy who played Jimmy in Quadrophenia. Winston Churchill drove the getaway car with a Mohican wig on so no one would recognize him," and the books also include the quote I used as the title of this post. What more do you need to know?

Whither Cale?

I dunno what happened, but Calenine has suddenly vanished off the face of the Interweb. Come back! You can't die on me now!

Monday, June 06, 2005

I find it extremely amusing...

...that The Darkness or The Unseen or whichever goth-metal-punk-pop-poser-whatever-the-hell-they-are band it was and Vanessa Carlton have covered the same song at the same time. Someone should play both versions of "Paint it Black" simultaneously and see what it sounds like.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Force is strong in this one

www.sithsense.com is quite incredible...I've never seen a computer program manage something so open-ended before. It got "a tank" (my personal homage to Bill & Ted) in 17 questions or so. In other news, the users on Cale have seen fit to elect me the new Mod of the Saipher Empire...go me!

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

"You're fighting the Spirit of New Wave."

"This spirit somehow embodies an entire flock of seagulls, a couple of durans, several bangles, some cars, two identical thompsons, and much more."

Seriously, you need to play KoL.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

JoA--Cancelx0r3d!

That's right, folks, Joan of Arcadia has gone the way of Firefly, Freaks & Geeks, and Spy Game (among others)--cut off in the prime of its life, extinguished before its light could even begin to blah blah blah. I'm getting really sick of this. And JoA isn't really the kind of thing that's going to have a Serenityesque movie revival either. Oh, Joan, how I do weep for thee...we never even got to find out whther you'd redeem that devil guy...

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A 1337 d1{7i0/\/4r33

Note that you don't want to make every character 1337 or it'll be unreadable--a 2:1 ratio of 1337 to normal is generally good. Also note that 1337speak is really pretty lame to use all the time or for serious ever--it's mainly a humor thing. This is not including non-ASCII characters, which had a whole new dimension of 1337ness but also of confusion, difficulty, and time taken in the writing. "none" means just use the regular letter and surround it with as much 1337 as possible.
A= "4" or "/-\"
B= "8" or "|3"
C= "(" or "[" or "{" or "<"
D= "|)"
E= "3"
F= "|=" if absolutely necessary, but generally none
G= "6"
H= "|-|"
I= "1" or "|"
J= none
K= "|<"
L= "1" or "|" or "|_"
M= "/\/\" or "|\/|" or even "/||\"
N= "/\/" or "|/|"
O= "0" (that's a numeral, folks)
P= none, although it isn't THAT hard to make |°
Q= none
R= none
S= "5" or "$"
T= "7"
U= "|_|"
V= "\/"
W= "\/\/" or "|/\|"
X= "><"
Y= "j" (replaced--as in "relax, we understand j00--" but only when y is the first letter of the word)
Z= none

Always spell "the" "teh" and "my" "meye," and add "-orz" to verbs and plural nouns at random.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Fear the quiz barrage!


What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Defender-ship.I am a Defender-ship.


I am fiercely protective of my friends and loved ones, and unforgiving of any who would hurt them. Speed and foresight are my strengths, at the cost of a little clumsiness. I'm most comfortable with a few friends, but sometimes particularly enjoy spending time in larger groups. What Video Game Character Are You?



What Flavour Are You? I taste of Death.I taste of Death.


Doesn't everyone want a taste of death? Well they should. Most people deserve death. Keep away from me unless you think you're better than that. I probably won't like you. What Flavour Are You?



What Sort of Hat Are You? I am a Hood.I am a Hood.


I'm a dark horse, mysterious and sinister. People are never quite sure what to think of me, but at least I make them think. What Sort of Hat Are You?




Ottava rima? Me? That can't be right!
Too frivolous? But tut, there's no such thing!
Let others ponder thoughts of wrong and right,
Or sit and think how much they love the spring;
I'd rather spend my time in gleeful spite,
Or maybe laugh, or maybe sit and sing.
Besides, it might be fun to be inspiring -
But surely it would get so very tiring.
What Poetry Form Are You?

Sunday, May 22, 2005

This link, as well, might bear some going to.

If you saw the one four posts ago you will realize the relationship between it and this.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

eXceptional!

I've just come back from the first rehearsal of my band, The eXceptions (stupid capitalization to probably be dropped later). I (bassman, "Quelquechose" being my stage name), "The Drummer" (the drummer,) and The Notorious CAM/The Almighty Sausage (stage name still undecided--he's the guitarist) got together in the garage of the Drummer house and played Green Day's "Holiday" for about half an hour, total, over the 2 1/2 hour rehearsal. The rest was spent talking, pretending to hit each other with guitars, actually hitting each other with guitars, eating pizza, and trying to stop TNCAM/TAS from madly, loudly, and randomly soloing and playing riffs from other songs. The most interesting event was when, about a third of the way through, some random guy showed up with a guitar and asked to play with us. We all knew him from school, but we had never mentioned that we were a band to him, let alone say when or where we were rehearsing--he lived nearby and heard us playing. Giving that he's a pretty cool guy and knows how to play pretty well, he's now in the band, under the name The Unexpected and Unusual Rhythm Guiatarist, or "UURG (pronounced "urgh")." We plan to get him on stage with a Three-Arm Sally in at least one gig.

Also, this is SUMA cool.

Friday, May 20, 2005

I wrote this today during science...

And a few other periods, but whatever. The thought is rather unoriginal but still important, I think, and the phrasing is rather nice if I do say so myself. It's angry hippie-rock, if such a thing can be said to exist. It doesn't have a tune as yet, but...

REVOLUTIONARY

INTRO:
You are not your eyes, your hair
You are not the clothes you wear
You are not your race or creed
Can't you help your friends in need?

CHORUS:
Stand up! Rise up!
Look for a solution!
Take your place in
Human evolution!
Help us stop the
War and mind pollution!
Stand up! Rise up!
Join the revolution!

We live our lives in joy and ease
We live our lives among the thieves
We burn our oil, our gas, our trees
And it strikes me there's something wrong
We while away our idle time
Existence, no rhythm or rhyme
I listen to the lies, and I'm
Beginning to think we don't belong
Beginning to think it won't be long

CHORUS

I'm here with some impropaganda
'Cuz I'm too proud to stoop and pander
I'm saying now with perfect candor
I think we need to change our ways
I can't stand up for fallin' down
Whose sorrows are you trying to drown?
Oh well, just buy another round
Keep joking through self-induced haze
Waste your way through all your days

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
I may seem inflammatory
But you have to be, in bids for glory
If there weren't those who'll tell it true
Who knows what we would all come to?
This is no kind of holy task
I wasn't told and wasn't asked
But when you see a life in danger
Does it really matter if it's a stranger?

CHORUS x2
Stand up! Rise up!
Join the revolution!
Stand up! Rise up!
Join the revolution!
Stand up! Rise up!
Join the revolution!
Stand up! Rise up!
VIVE LA REVOLUTION!

An Adventurer Is Me!

The Kingdom of Loathing involves very little loathing, but great big gobs of humor and funny link-based gameplay (a phrase which you will understand once you get there.) I'm a Level 5 Disco Bandit known as Mobius.

Grraaaaaagh

I think it might be a good idea for some of my visitors to go here--you'll understand why once you get there.

Friday, May 13, 2005

If my band wasn't already named something else, I'd soooo take this one.



Declan Patrick Notmyreallastname's Aliases



Your movie star name: Cookies Patrick

Your fashion designer name is Declan Luxembourg

Your socialite name is Almight Sausage Boston

Your fly girl / guy name is D Cow

Your detective name is Hawk Notmyrealhighschool

Your barfly name is Peanuts NA

Your soap opera name is Patrick West

Your rock star name is Heath Cheetah

Your star wars name is Decset Cowlin

Your punk rock band name is The Bored Pants That Turn Into Jam


Monday, May 09, 2005

You can go. But if you do, remember this:

Walk away now and you walk away from your crafts, your skills, your vocations; leaving the next generation with nothing but recycled, digitally-sampled techno-grooves, quasi-synth rhythms, pseudo-songs of violence-laden gansta-rap, acid pop, and simpering, saccharine, soulless slush. Depart now and you forever separate yourselves from the vital American legacies of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jimmie Reed, Memphis Slim, Blind Boy Fuller, Louie Jordan, Little Walter, Big Walter, Sonny-boy Williamson 1 and 2, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Elvis Pressley, Lieber and Stoller, and Robert K. Weiss. Turn your backs now and you snuff out the fragile candles of Blues, R&B, and Soul; and when those flames flicker and expire, the light of the world is extinguished because the music which has moved mankind through seven decades leading to the millenium will wither and die on the vine of abandonment and neglect.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Heh. The last panel is my life.

They just keep coming!

Your English Skills:

Punctuation: 100%
Vocabulary: 100%
Grammar: 80%
Spelling: 60%



Yee guds, i thot me speling waz beter then thate.

Friday, April 15, 2005

Monkeys. Also spheres.

A friend of mine recommended a site to me, called Pointless Waste of Time or PWOT for short, and while much of the material on this website is not the kind of thing I can mention here without getting yelled at by my mom, this is. I've noticed very similar things but this guy puts it more clearly than I ever could. Read it.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Not that I have any readers who I don't know in real life, but...

...I really, really want some flute sheet music of Red XIII's theme/ Cosmo Canyon song from Final Fantasy VII. Anyone know where I can get some?

SECRET BIOENGINEERED SOVIET NUCLEAR TOMATOES

Don't ask.

Books are good for you!

Well, maybe not. But I just read two really great (not to mention really different) books. One of them was Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars, by Quentin Dodd--an exceedingly odd book, as the title says, containing such diverse elements as:
the aforementioned beatnik rutabagas,
a scholarly giant robot,
bookcase creatures,
a gang of aliens who all look like your uncle,
a supervillain who would be Doctor X, except that he hasn't quite finished his thesis yet, so he's doctoral Candidate X,
and Space Mice from Galaxy Four. Read it.

The other one is very much more serious, called I Am The Messenger by Marcus Zusak. The story involves a young Australian cabdriver who accidentally foils a robbery, then finds himself getting mysterious aces in the mail. It's not a thriller like you might think--it verges on realistic fiction (ugh) except not. It' s a book with a message, and with impact. Definitely a good thing.
There needs to be a game called Grand Theft Hyrule. you can guess what it would be like.

Monday, April 11, 2005

Yes, I AM going to keep doing these.

Pirate!
Pirate!
You are a scurvy Pirate.


Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot?
brought to you by Quizilla

Gotta love a game called Monkey Ninja Pirate Robot.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

In My Pants

The other night on the Discworld MUD I played a game which is called (well, by me anyway) Movie pants, or the In My Pants game. An order of people is chosen, and as you go down the list, the player whose turn it is has to think of a movie title which would be funny said in front of the phrase "in my pants." As in "It's a Wonderful Life...in my pants." Or "It Happened One Night in my pants." If you don't mind the slight inappropriateness, it becomes quite funny (if rather sophomoric.)

Ba(n)d names

I now present you with an incomplete list of band name possibilites me and my friends puzzled over before finally settling on "The Exceptions:"

Felonious Monkey
Spastic Desperado
Bewilderbeest
Spam
Samurai Nemesis
Condensed Baby
Jayne Mansfield's Head
Slitherish
Grandma Wants Grape Juice
Squirrels Just Wanna Have Fun
Chicken Gun
Formerly of the FBI
The Importance of Fettucini as an Instrument of Social Change
Diseased Knee Fluid
Secular Soup and the Butt-Ugly Grandma
Alterations in Fluid Volume
Stalinist Oranges
Apathetic Anarchy
Anarchic Apathy
Invasion of the Bygons
Cobalt Jones and the Strawberry Apprehensions

Yes, it's another quiz.

HASH(0x8a8d03c)
You are Walt Whitman! Champion of the
Transcendentalist American Ideal, Walt Whitman
is one of the first poets to use the

Which famous poet are you? (pictures and many outcomes)
brought to you by Quizilla

I contain multitudes. Or something. This thing seems to be doubly broken...

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Inspiration!

Hokay, here's my idea...reverse insurance. You get a company to pay you x amount of money every month. Then, if you win the lottery or your book gets published or whatever it is you're reverse insured for, you have to pay them money. if whatever it is flops, you've got money. if it succeeds, well, it succeeded, so you've STILL got money, and so does the insurance companies. Just like normal insurance, the higher the likelihood of your event and the greater its cash value, the higher the primaries are...writers and things could use it. Now I just need the huge amounts of capital accomplishing this would require.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Controversy! Dissent! Acrimony!

So Massachusetts is now considering implmenting a shield law. A shield law, in case you didn't know, is a law stopping courts from forcing journalists to reveal their anonymous sources. Several states have them already, and it would already be a topic of some argument, but the big deal about this one is that they're debating whether to include us bloggers. Websites already have to reveal a user's IP adress if a court orders them to, but should they? Do bloggers count as journalists, or anonymous sources, or both, or neither? I guarantee most bloggers, and a good part of those who read blogs, would say yes, but what about the majority of people? What's more, there's a school of thought saying that only SOME bloggers should count and thus be covered--those who either pass a certain test, or sign a certain agreement. Which obviously opens the door wide to all kinds of corruption and favoritism. Commment, people. Let's hear opinions. (I say this to my couple of close friends and my mom, as they are my only readers. Oh well.)

Jungian analysis of yours truly

INTP - "Architect". Greatest precision in thought and language. Can readily discern contradictions and inconsistencies. The world exists primarily to be understood. 3.3% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs)

I would have thought ISTJ or maybe ISFJ, but I definitely expected a J. Huh.

"Nothing says love like a monkey! It's a fuzzy, screeching ball of tenderness!"

Queen of Wands

Sunday, March 27, 2005

"Omnium Finis Imminet" Finis Arrivet.

It turns out my big mystery is just an "NBC Event." Just goes to show, there's no mystery in the world anymore...*sighs*

Guess what I got in my Easter basket.

It was a wind-up chicken, packaged with some oval gumballs. The chickens head can be unscrewed--no, that's not the creepy part--and you can put the gumballs inside. that isn't the creepy part either. then you wind it up and it walks. Whcih is still not the creepy bit. No. the creepy bit is that as it walks, it...extrudes the eggs through its nether regions. That is most definitely the creepy bit.

In other news, I have joined an online RPing community called Calenine, which can now be found in my links bar.

Friday, March 25, 2005

New links

I've added a few more webcomics in the links bar. And yes, since you ask, I am going to persist in acting like I have readers. Otherwise what's the point?
Am I the only one who's getting really sick of this Terry Schiavo nonsense? There is no reason to keep the feeding tube in, people. It weren't keeping anyone alive, and nobody is starving to death in that bed now. There's NO ONE IN THERE. The thing that is laying in the bed is not only not sentient, it's not even conscious. It's an empty shell, literally a vegetable, alive in only the most scientific sense, certainly not in any religious, moral, or social way. Terri has left the building! To take a religious point of view, since a lot of the objectors to this situation are religious people, then if Terri is lucky, she's in Heaven or Nirvana Or Paradise right now. If she's unlucky, she's trapped halfway there because she's dead and you won't let her rest in peace! It was her expressed wish that were her body to be left in this state, it shouldn't be forced to keep going. Even if you have reason to disbelieve or simply ignore everythying I've just said, what gives this particular woman the right to have thousands upon thousands of man-hours, resources, and money devoted to her especially? Go and stick your feeding tube into an infant orphan in Zimbabwe or a homeless girl in China. They have a functioning brain, for pete's sake. The whole thing is a travesty, and an insult to this woman's memory.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

I just finished Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash." I must inform you: This books kicks levels of @$$ heretofore unkicked by man, machine or monster. It's got cyberspace, nuclear motorcycles, nuclear motorcycles IN cyberspace, harpooning skateboarders, language viruses, computer viruses, drugs, burbclaves, the Black Sun, evil communications magnates trying to take over the world, and a guy with a katana. Even just that last would be enough that I'd give it a cursory read, but the whole package makes it utterly, incredibly, unspeakably awesome. It isn't for our younger viewers due to one sex scene, but that's a small price to pay for the best parts of Neuromancer, Jennifer Government, and every Honk Kong action flick ever made. Read it, or die old and lonely becasue nobody loves you because you didn't.

I have just found a great new source of amusement...

...it's one of the most pathetically amusing things i've seen in a long time. It can be found here, though beware of offensive content such as excessive stupidity, conformity, closed-mindedness, fundamentalism, and pathetic old white religious people trying to be "hip." Few things are funnier than the attempts at slang usage found at this site.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

"In the contruction of houses, choice of woods is made. Straight un-knotted timber of good appearance is used for the revealed pillars, straight timber with small defects is used for the innter pillars. Timber of the finest appearance, even if a little weak, is used for the thresholds, lintels, doors, and sliding doors, and so on. Good strong timber, though it be gnarled and knotted, can always be used discreetly in construction. Timber which is weak or knotted throughout should be used as scaffolding, and later for firewood."
--From Miyamoto Musashi's The Book of Five Rings

Monday, March 21, 2005

A Paella Recipe

Ingredients: 400 gr. rice, 150 gr. cuttlefish, 250 gr. mussels, 150 gr. shrimps, 1 little onion, 1 red pepper, 150 gr. tomato, 100 gr. green peas, garlic, 0.10 gr. saffron filaments, 1 little paprika spoon sweet, 1 extra virgin olive oil glass, salt. Into a large pan or "paellera pan", put olive oil for fry cuttlefish, chopped onion, red pepper and tomato. When the ingredients are guilted add the paprika. Following add the green peas and the mussels previously washed. Fry all together and add the rice and the salt removing slowly. Put the water (1 rice portion = 5 water portions). One time boiling has begun add the shrimps and garlic, firstly mashed with the saffron and dilued with olive oil. Let boil 20 minutes until total water evaporation, checking the cooked point. Let read two minutes and serve hot.

Note: I do not mean this as an insult to any individual or group. I know that it's not the translator's fault that this is so funny, and they probably did their best. but when you hire translators, you should really at least try to get someone who is a native speaker of the language you're translating to. And when you don't..the results are funny.

Binswanger!

One of my friends recently said to me in email "Squash my creativity into a mushy blob that bleeds productivity!"

On an unrelated note, the title of this post is the name of my local 7 News anchor. I see this as a sign that even I (having a rather unusual name) can get into a profession in which one's name is important.

Which PA character are you?


Why am I not surprised?

Sunday, March 20, 2005

More quotage.

" 'I was getting bored with absolute evil, anyway. I find that you can do a lot more damage with ambivalence...and it's not as easily detectable from a distance, not anywhere near as memorable. Pure evil sticks out the way pure anything sticks out in a world full of mixtures and melanges and shades of gray. Ambivalence can be discounted, or explained away, or mistaken for confusion or a mind not completely made up yet.' 'Sometimes it really is...' Kit said. 'Oh, sure. but how often? The rest of the time, in humans, it's more often about the refusal to make a choice. People are eager to excuse it, though. Ambivalence is seen as a sign of maturity, whereas actually taking a stance on one side or another is easy to describe as simplistic...or juvenile.' "
--The Lone Power, in Wizard's Holiday, one of Diane Duane's many excellent books.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Men made up to look like monsters! Monsters made up to look like men! Lookalike men made up to look different! Different men made up to look alike!

Just go rent a copy of Time Bandits. And while you're at it, get Bubba Ho-Tep too--it's the best redemptive Elvis mummy flick I've ever seen.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Linkage.

Wow. I'm not the only site not really about anything on the Net. Who'da thunk it. Check out Happy Scrappy.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Hairsicles!

My sister has just informed me that at the "Nature's Classroom" camp-type thing she's been at for the past week, one unfortunate individual failed to dry their hair well enough and ended up with what she referred to as "Hairsicles." My (slightly imaginary) band, which had been heretofore referred to as The Exceptions, may now have a change of name. Or it possibly may revert to Doctor Whom. Either way.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Ter-da.

It's a message from God! And in a comic made from spam subjects, no less.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Triumphant Losers

...is a webcomic I just finished the archives of, and it is officially cool. you can find it here. And also, someone on DWMUD just told me that a man and his wife in California recently got attacked by two escaped chimpanzees, causing him to lose "all the fingers from both hands, an eye, part of his nose, cheek, and lips and part of his buttocks, one of his feet was mutilated, and his groin area was mauled." They were at the zoo to celebrate the birthday of an entirely different chimpanzee who had been taken from their home in 1999 after he ate someone's finger. Both the chimps are dead and the guy is in intensive care. Owie.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

FOMCLMAOASTC!

It means Fallen Off My Chair Laughing My A** Off And Scaring The Cats. And it refers to this. For FOMCLMAOASTC is exactly what it is.

Whoa, deep.

"A human being should be able to change a diaper,
plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects."

--Robert A. Heinlein


Friday, March 04, 2005

Wikipedia, as you may know, prods buttock...

...and this is an interesting article about it.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Omnium Finis Imminet

TV ads...Rockefeller Station...the phrase is cropping up, but no one seems to know what it means. Its only appearance on the web is conspiracy theory sites and blogs. It always seems to appear after shows made by a certain company--maybe it's just a gimmick. But it's still creepy. "The end of everything is near." Hmmmmm...

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Hmmmm...

Have you ever noticed that A.) Vash the Stampede speaks French and B.) "Vache" in french means Cow?

Something to think on.

It'd be funny if it wasn't so sad.

When you're watching the news, you expect to see some smart people, some average people, some stupid people, and occasionally an utter imbecile, making pronouncements on assorted subjects. But this is one of the few times I've seen someone say something inherently self-contradictory and utterly nonsensical as if it were an actual argument. The story I am speaking of was on my local CBS news, an interview with the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who made a Ten Commandments monument in the state judicial building. You may have heard about it. The intro featured footage of the protesters outside the judicial building, then cut to a close-up of one of them who asserted that the judges shouldn't go by "Man's law," but instead by the Constitution.

Great hula-hooping saints add preservatives to us.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Introductions

So, who am I? Well...I'm Mobius* Soul. I'm a teenage boy who lives somewhere in an unspecified suburb in New England and does nothing much. I like video games, writing, and anime. If I were a D&D character, my stats would be STR 11, DEX 13, CON 9, INT 15, WIS 10, CHA 8. I write posted some bad writing to Fictionpress once. And now, I blog. Doesn't immediately interest you, maybe. Don't worry. It will later.





*If you know what a mobius is already, skip the following footnote and bad ASCII art. If not, a mobius is the thing created when you take a strip of paper--thus--
___________
l___________l

and give it a half-twist, thus--
_____ _____
l_____X_____l

then curve the ends to touch each other. The end result is an object that a.) I can't make in ASCII, and b.) in theory has only one side. If you don't belive me, do it yourself and then take a pencil and drag it along the paper in a line parallel to the edges of the side you're on. Keep going until you hit the beginning again. There won't be any sides without lines.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Oh, and about the name...

I wish I knew. It's just some random thingy.

i think this is the beginning of a beautiful...something.

So, dear Reader, this will be my blog. I just read Biz Stone's second book, and I am filled with...not much really. It was a cool book, but not exactly inspirational. But it told me how to do something I've wanted to for a while now. So here I am, blogging. This blog will be mostly about my life, but it won't be navel-gazing--it'll sort of take the same tack as webcomics. There'll be no "Arthur Dent put on his socks, the left one, then the right. He walked down the stairs, carefully putting his foot on each one so as--" No. None of that. Many webcomics are loosely based on the lives of their authors, but only the interesting bits other people will CARE about. So, yeah. More to follow.