18 September 2014
Is it bad if all my kittens starve?

Imagine you’re me. You’re looking through solutions for a code-related issue and you see on the sidebar of Stack Overflow: is it bad if my kittens starve?

How could you not click?

It’s one of those things that’s better without context, I’m sure.

Here’s the game. I think.

12 September 2014

For those of you unaware, several dozen Labour Party MPs traveled to Glasgow hoping to convince Scots to vote “no” in next week’s independence referendum. Scotland (generally) seeks to be independent of its United Kingdom masters.

So some guy from Glasgow welcomed the Imperials as any reasonable citizen might: with the Imperial March theme from Star Wars.

10 September 2014
“You’re wide-eyed; realizing.”

Having a good time writing Daiele. This is a tiny excerpt from my favorite moment in the game so far.

9 September 2014

I cannot resist the effect of making a base character and then applying different costumes to them based on their abilities.

Chocobo’s Dungeon 2 was a great game. They made a sequel for the Wii, but I’d never get around to playing it.

8 September 2014
Humble Store’s got a sale.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/p/

Until the 22nd. Every Monday they have a free game give away, and today is Warlock: Master of the Arcane.

Holding out for Crusader Kings DLC deal. I’ve fallen in love with the game, but GW2’s got a huge patch coming out tomorrow so ;~;

6 September 2014
Movies I’ve watched recently and what I think of them.

Posting solely in case any of you wanted to watch a movie soon. I do not imagine that I am some credible critic or that anyone really cares.

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http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/oculus/
I don’t usually watch horror because it gives me anxiety: I’m a very anticipatory individual. I admit even watching a microwave tick down to 0:00 has been known to make me anxious. I get quite nervous just waiting to be scared by jump scares. I was quite pleased with this horror movie, even if it did have a few jump scares in it. (mostly toward the beginning) It spends a lot of time building up this sinister mirror and what it’s done in the past. When it comes down to the action, it’s frightening and very satisfying: I was pleased to see the measure of the mirror’s radius, its desire to snuff life, our application of technology vs. paranormal forces. The transitions between past and present in the house are unlike anything I’ve seen in cinema, and were natural and well done. Highly recommended, if you have a taste for horror. The jump scares are predictable.


http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/buried
What a fine example of cinema and story. A man has been buried alive in a coffin underground. Hell of an ending as well. Highly recommended.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hanna/
A very fun “chase thriller” about an extraordinary young lady and her father who are on a mission of revenge. The story of the daughter is interesting, it’s really something to see how she understands society after being away from it her whole life.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/take_shelter/
I found it hard to actually enjoy Take Shelter. It isn’t easy to watch someone slowly descend into madness, especially when they’re the head of household and their insanity is a serious detriment to the family unit. Still, it isn’t a bad movie, and if you like the premise, go for it.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/its-kind-of-a-funny-story/
It is a kind of funny story! And it’s also a movie best suited for adolescents. Wish I watched it when I was depressed so long ago. A teenager spends some time in an adult psych ward, and truly learns why he felt so miserable all along. Ending is done well.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mud_2012/
A dash of coming-of-age mixes into a very adult story with a pretty great ending. Recommended for all.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rescue_dawn/
A real-life tale of a soldier whose aircraft was downed in Vietnam. Tales of escape, imprisonment, insanity and comraderie abound. Recommended if you want to watch a “war movie”.

5 September 2014

garbagelover666:

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Masculinity is so fragile.

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(via sunshin3x5arcasm)

5 September 2014

As a generally dark fellow, I can vestigially relate to this. As an adult, I am less overt with my fashion, but I’m sad to say I cannot comfortably wear a trench coat any longer because it attracts too much attention from the more colorful people of the world. It’s just bothersome to weather their attentions. This is a touching video. So many parents would want to fix or change her.

They thought it was a phase for me, but I’d felt it since I was eight years old.

5 September 2014

crateofnonsense:

brianthuff:

Is there anything a natural 20 can’t do?

One day, I would like to get into some pen and paper RPG’s.

Same, I have four D&D books that I read for inspiration. The 

Crate, if you live close enough some day, we’ll start up a D&D campaign. I wonder who would be the DM.

31 August 2014
Oh man, MurCity.

This message is to notify you that we have just had to move one of your account’s databases ([MURCITY DATABASE] on [MY HOST ACCOUNT]) from the /var partition to the account’s /home directory under the “MYSQL_DATA” directory. 

This was simply due to the /var partition beginning to fill up and this database was one of the larger ones that could be easily moved.

I paused for a moment, and realized that two years after abandoning the game, the game was still running. Hunters have been generating and fighting for years.

While I did purge the battle tables often enough, there appears to have been so many hunters generated by now that there have therefore been more battles before a purge takes place, and now the battle table holds 65,000 rows and we’ve had 5,509,925 battles. Totaling 1.3 gigs because I was a kinda bad programmer back then!

The more I think of MurCity, the more I want to see it return, so I’m going to just stuff this away in the back of my mind, disable the scripts, and perform a proper purge before my entire hosting account shuts me out.

30 August 2014

The Internet’s really funny today.

Doublju.com's my favorite place to shop for new clothes, but their programmers are pretty ass; always bugs, always apologies, and though I'm happy to say I did receive free shipping on my $100+ order, they tried to load insecure content on an HTTPS connection and therefore order was blocked. I notified customer service, who may very well know me by name. Sad. I want those damn shirts.

30 August 2014

Oh! I’ve finally found one. I’ve been looking for a Black Cyber Mask Cyber Goth Respirator Gas Mask 44 Spikes Fetish Fetish Respirator Mask for ages.

The double-Fetish denotes the exact quality of respirator that I desire. I have needs.

27 August 2014
I ended up enjoying Crusader Kings 2!

It’s definitely a good story generator. Favorite thing so far in this playthrough: married a lesbian princess who was -15 fertility but +15 fertility because of another trait, thereby “canceling out her lesbianism”. Three years into the marriage, she’s pregnant… by another man. How low can I get?! My guy has to marry a lesbian who proceeds to cheat on him with a man. And the baby was a girl. I named her Melatonin, because I’ve decided to name all my children after objects on my desk.

Another fun one: manage to find a suitable man for daughter. Took a -200 prestige hit because he was perfect but also a lowly baron. Married matrilineally, which means the baby is part of my dynasty. He’s Lustful, I’m totally going to make some babies. The guy dies from an accident a week later. A week is about 5 seconds in this game, so it was seriously: “You’re married! Congratulations!” (vael blinks IRL) “Deepest sympathies. Awesome Husband Man was lost in an accident.”

27 August 2014
Crystal Warrior Ke$ha
27 August 2014

I told Abel about Black Coat Bear Week and he loved the idea! He wanted to dress up as a bear, so we took Eve’s kigurumi and slopped it over him.

What are kids for?