Previously, in Trip's Life...

31 May 2010 - Monday

Gaming: Dave has been investigating optimization strategies for various classes so that the GMs of the D&D4 games he's in will feel properly oppressed. So far, he has determined that a properly built and equipped warlock is darn scary.

Ken claims wizards can also be made scary, but that makes no sense: how could I have picked a class that wasn't lame?

Textual Entertainments: The Reckoning is the conclusion to Kelley Armstrong's trilogy that began with The Summoning. It didn't feel very conclusive, though: some things were explained, but many weren't, and the plot was clearly only temporarily resolved. Perhaps Armstrong will write more in that world?

I award many points for <rot13> hfvat gur zrgubqf bs fpvrapr gb vairfgvtngr gur "fhcreangheny" </rot13> although I think the story was supposed to show that it was Just Plain Wrong rather than that humans can use anything to be evil. I understand people differ on this point, though (because some people are wrong).

Visual Entertainments: Marith missed Soul Eater last week, so she came over to watch the ones she'd missed. Dave was there too, so it was like a (very small, very short) party. I even vacuumed some of the cat hair off the carpet so Marith wouldn't die as quickly!

  • Soul Eater 21: It's the Sailor Moon Finishing Move!
  • Soul Eater 22: The little scribbly guys are a lot creepier in the anime than in the manga (which coincidentally just caught up to the same point).

Silly Computer Games: I finally got around to scripting cheating at Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (by backing up and restoring save files), since my Kenku Berserker is doing well.

Cats: I not only oppressed Aspen with the pettins on multiple occassions, I oppressed her with liftins! My perfidy knowns no bounds!

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30 May 2010 - Sunday

Textual Entertainments: Demon Hunts, another "Urban Shaman" book from World Famous Author C E Murphy! I am pleased that the monster was <rot13> abg Eniravat Zrgnculfvpny Rivy, whfg n crefba qevira znq ol pvephzfgnaprf orlbaq ure pbageby </rot13>. It hurts my brain to read about a coyote-themed character called Cyrano, though.

Gaming: Ken was at a con all weekend and now is sick, so no Thrace for us. Sniff!

Visual Entertainments: Slayers 14-15: Traps! Waterfall! Giant fish! No food! Lina in a wedding dress! BOOOM!

Food: Someday I will remember to look at the Secret Menu before going to In'n'Out, although now that I look, the only thing that's interesting is Animal Style.

Cats: Not too much fighting!

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29 May 2010 - Saturday

Work: I was the only one awake, apparently, so I tried vaguely to help a guy with a thing, but I think I was too cautious. Eventually the guy who is actually on call this weekend woke up and I left it in his hands.

My, the Internet could be full of things: But I wouldn't know, since my phone line exploded and AT&T can't be bothered to do anything about restoring service until Thursday.

Textual Entertainments: Magic on the Storm (fourth in the series by Devon Monk). The first one was interestingly different, but I'm not sure the successive ones are maintaining that.

Textual Entertainments, Part II: The Dead-Tossed Waves is a "companion" (ie, same world, not particularly a sequel or prequel) to Carrie Ryan's previous book, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, also about a teenage girl trying to grow up after the Zombie Apocalypse. It's mostly hopeful, although civilization is really not coping well in that setting.

Visual Entertainments: Claymore 11: That looks like a major plot! With extra revelation and doom!

Silly Computer Games: No Echo Bazaar for me, sniff! I'll have to be content with Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, which uses only local computing resources.

DCSS looks like it forked off rogue or hack fairly early. The victory condition is getting the Maltese Falcon from the lowest level and escaping the dungeon, inventory is hack-like, equipping armor uses a different command than equipping weapons or rings, there are only three stats (Str, Int, Dex). The dungeon features feel a lot like hack's too: fountains, altars, stores. It's clearly evolved a lot in its own direction, though, with somewhat idiosyncratic commands (V to use a wand?!), skills that get experience randomly allocated to them as you use them (unless you shut some off to concentrate experience on others), a map display that only takes up half the screen, and about a jillion species and classes with various sets of spells and special abilities.

Cats: Less fighting, same fuzziness!

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28 May 2010 - Friday

Work: Today I fixed a customer, and then I sucked less by revisting many tickets I had not been keeping up to date on. I guess that's kind of like yay me, if the bar is set sufficiently low.

Textual Entertainments: Black Blade Blues (J A Pitts) is the first in a planned series about a young female blacksmith in stompy boots who gets mixed up in the secret world of what remains of Norse mythology. As is traditional for heroes, she is young and not teribly sensible, but good-hearted and brave. Plus, <rot13> qentba Vyyhzvangv! Frperg fbpvrgvrf gb bccbfr gurz! Ubg alzcubznavp inyxlevrf! Tbqf jnaqrevat gur fgerrgf bs Frnggyr! Zrynapubyl qjneirf! </rot13> It's pretty swell.

Visual Entertainments: Finished the second disc of Claymore. The events of the three-episode flashback giving the backstory of the female lead are already relevent, yay! (But that monster tongue is Not OK.)

Food: Canned shrimp + mayo + pickle relish is okay for sandwiches, but I think the shrimp flavor is not strong enough to make it as yummy as tuna salad.

Silly Computer Games: I have now found out what happens when you get each of the four bad qualities in Echo Bazaar too high. Wounds and Suspicion are the easiest to escape, Nightmares the hardest.

Cats: More fighting! Sheesh!

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27 May 2010 - Thursday

Work: The local vicemanager (viceroy and vicepresident are really not very similar, bah) is more technical but less laid-back than the old manager. I don't know if this is a net positive yet.

Visual Entertainments: Wow, we're already half done with the first season of Slayers. At this rate we'll be up to the new stuff in no time!

  • Slayers 11-13: Nom! Boom! Pacifist Crush! Nom! BOOOM!

Food: Usually I save Marith with chicken strips, but tonight Ayse saved us both with chicken strips (and hot sweet mustard)!

Cats: Argh, more cat discord! And possibly Aspen is getting into it too! At least, I'm pretty sure I saw Ghirardelli behind her when she scampered in and out of the room, and the tufts of extracted fur all over my bed that weren't dark were suspiciously light-colored for Marmalade. (There does not appear to be any actual bloodshed, at least.) Meep.

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26 May 2010 - Wednesday

Work: Hm, my manager seems to have been laid off. So has the guy who had that position before her, the... receptionist? admin? woman who defended the front desk and made sure food got delivered, and apparently a couple more people. Allegedly this is not a sign of impending collapse but just a measure to free up resources for more engineers. More engineers would certainly be good, but it's still somewhat alarming.

Anyway, now I report to my previous boss², but he's on the East Coast, so another guy who was previously off to the side is being leveraged as his local representative. (Being leveraged sounds uncomfortable, but at least he's still getting paid.)


Random Activities: Ayse and Marith are thinking about taking up shotokan karate again, so we went to observe a class at Stanford. We dunno. They do a lot of pushups, and their space is very loud (one end of a gym, separated by only a completely non-sound-impeding cloth partition from the basketball games at the other end).

We wibble, both individually and collectively!

Nature, Red in Beak and Talon: Is that a pigeon proud of the pinecone it's found to sit on? What unusual behavior for a-- Hey, that's a small raptor guy! And it's caught a pigeon as big as itself! (It then flew off a ways carrying the struggling pigeon and hopefully put it out of its misery.)

Textual Entertainments: White Cat (Holly Black) is set in an alternate-modern world where some people can work curses on others just by touching them with a bare hand. This is not looked upon favorably, so everyone wears gloves and curse-workers generally end up in the Mob. You can see how much doom this could create, even if the main character's family wasn't a strong contender for Worst. Family. Ever.

I don't use familial doom enough for characters I create.

Cats: A little spatting, but not too much. Maybe they are chilling out for good?

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25 May 2010 - Tuesday

Work: Check.

Textual Entertainments: The Demon's Covenant is the swell sequel to the awesome Sarah Rees Brennan's equally swell The Demon's Lexicon. This book is all from Mae's point of view, which is pretty cool. Nick from the outside is certainly more alarming than Nick from the inside. Also, in accordance with Rees Brennan's theory of trilogies, the second book should be the make-out book, and there was indeed a lot of smooching. I hear humans like that sort of thing.

Visual Entertainments:

  • Soul Eater 21-22: Maka's clever plan worked! But there is massive creepiness ahead!
  • Natsume's Book of Friends II 1-2: Much the same as the first season, although Natsume seems to have gotten a little more assertive.
  • Higurashi When They Cry 11: That's a different sort of doom than in the previous story arcs! But clearly there is lots more doom on the way!
  • Kimi ni Todoke 9: Awww!

Food: The "Natural Bridges" pizza (pesto, ricotta, tomato slices) is pretty good, but pizzas without red goop always seem a little bland to me. Maybe it's because they often don't have a lot of exciting toppings.

Cats: If there's been more fighting, they settled it by the time I got home.

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24 May 2010 - Monday

Work: Back in the office, whee. (I don't understand how anyone gets anything done with a laptop, never mind a Windows laptop.)

Visual Entertainments: More Claymore. Wow, that was a lot of doom.

Cats: Marmalade and Ghirarelli are still spatting, although Marmalade chilled after I exiled him to the bathroom for a couple of hours.

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23 May 2010 - Sunday

Work: Yay! No on-calls!

Gaming: The PCs finished driving off the giant wooden beetle and giant glue-spitting worm and rescued the lost souls without any more of them dying. In fact, they rescued a bonus soul, who appears to have been released when his body was ritually dismantled, unlike the others who were just battered to death by possessed swans. (They also rescued some will-o-wisps, although they aren't mentioning that part.) The priestess of the Raven Queen wants all the souls being used to dam up the inside of the rock retrieved and the rock made non-soul-sucking, but no one knows how to do that so they ended up sealing it inside a magic circle vs everything of strength 35, which should probably keep it safe for a few days. Then they went out looking for ritualistic serial killers, and instead found some gnolls to crush. The gnolls might know about serial killers, or they might be making stuff up.

None of my clever plan was actually implemented, although it probably still can be.

I really need to get the PCs their 9th level treasure before they level to 10th, or at least before they level to 11th.

Sequential Entertainments: Ayse insisted I read the second volume of Phonogram, the Singles Club (Kieron Gillen, Jamie Mckelvie), but I'm not sure I get it. It wasn't bad, but I think it might be more appealing to people with the fangirl gene, since it's more or less about obsessive knowledge of Britpop granting magical power (and how people can use any power they have to screw up their lives, but that's hardly unique).

I fail at reading comics!

Visual Entertainments: While I was trying to decide whether to shuffle around my queue, Netflix sent me the second disc of Claymore, so that's what I watched. It has a lot of doom, but is a low-brain activity, which is fine by me.

Cats: WTF is your major malfunction, cats?! Marmalade and Ghirardelli often tussle, but tonight they decided to have a big fight, with growling and cussing! Marmalade seemed to be the aggressor, so I tried locking him in the bathroom (with water dish and litterbox) to separate them for a bit. It helped for a little while, but then he got back into Ghirardelli's face and didn't chill until I put him back in jail and left him there for a couple of hours. WTF, cats?!

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22 May 2010 - Saturday

Work: Blargh, potential customer ran into freakish problem that I had to try to debug. Of course I couldn't, and had to get the cow orker who actually knows stuff to recognize that it was similar to a previously-encountered problem. (Which, admittedly, happened around the time I joined the company and certainly before I knew anything; also he was the one who worked on the issue when it first cropped up yesterday afternoon.)

Gaming: After trying to write up several things that could come next, I realized many of them could be combined into one huge road trip of doom. Then Ken and Ayse lured me over to play Dominion with them and Marith and Dave while they drank, so I guess I have to hope I can scan and print monsters tommorow morning!

(Tipsy Ayse was very cute!)

Sequential Entertainments: I'm not sure Foiled (Jane Yolen, Mike Cavallaro) was really good, at least at the end, but I liked it anyway. (Yay girls with swords!)

Cats: Still furry!

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21 May 2010 - Friday

Work: I suppose I should have gone back to the office when training wrapped up, but I crept home instead. I am on-call this weekend, anyway.

Gaming: I have to run D&D on Sunday, and I don't seem to have anything prepared. This is because I suck.

Textual Entertainments: Bite Me is the third in Christopher Moore's vampire subseries that began with Bloodsucking Fiends. This time the story is told mostly from the PoV of the wannabe vampire goth freak girl, which I found amusing but could easily rub someone the wrong way. Also there was a plot development which made me sad, but that is only because I am feeble and sentimental. Anyway, it was silly.

Visual Entertainments: Finished the first disc of Tweeny Witches, which doesn't really have much of a plot, but is kind of interesting to look at.

Cats: Paw count holding steady at 12.0!

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20 May 2010 - Thursday

Work: Took fewer notes today, possibly because my brain is smaller, possibly because there was more performance-tuning type stuff that's less relevent to my job.

Textual Entertainments: A Local Habitation is the sequel to Seanan McGuire's Rosemary and Rue, about a half-faerie private investigator and the doom she gets sucked into. I was saddened to learn that the main character is prejudiced against non-biological modes of existence, but on the other hand, she was a fish for fourteen years, so she can be forgiven for being behind the curve.

Visual Entertainments: Training let out early enough that I could have made it to Slayers after all, but Ken and Ayse and Julia are on vacation today.

Cats: Twelve paws!

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19 May 2010 - Wednesday

Work: Getting up half an hour earlier shouldn't be so annoying. Bah.

Much of the special training stuff I already knew, but much I did not. If I got to count notes toward writing, I would have about ten days' credit. (But I don't.)

Cats: Marmalade and Ghirardelli are not very good at eating from my hand, but they don't mind eating kitty treats that have been knocked onto the floor by kitty noses, so it all works out.

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18 May 2010 - Tuesday

Work: No special training today, just customers.

Textual Entertainments: Hard Magic, the first in a spinoff from Laura Anne Gilman's "Retrievers" series, following the backstory of one of the secondary characters. I think this is technically in the paranormal romance genre, but the protagonist is both openly bi and sleeps around. It's almost like it's not the 1950s any more!

Visual Entertainments:

  • Higurashi When They Cry 10: Is Oishi actually different, or just showing what was there all along?
  • Summer Wars: That was silly, but pretty cute. Kazuma rocks.
  • Soul Eater 20: Oh, this is sure to end well.

Food: Sniff, Marith does not like the Watsonville Apple!

Cats: Miaumiaumiau!

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17 May 2010 - Monday

Work: The special training stuff this morning was in an even more benighted place than the office (as measured by train service) but now I understand the doom and only have to get up half an hour early on Wed-Fri to not be late. Yay?

Today's special training stuff was pretty introductory, since it is for the benefit of sales guys (who outnumber support guys 2956129463 to 4). Hopefully the later part of the week will be more useful.

Rampant Consumerism, part 28356189: Yay! New monitor works!

I remember when a 23" LCD monitor cost as much as a car. Sheesh.

Cats: Supermiauness!

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16 May 2010 - Sunday

Rampant Consumerism: Bah, looks like it's the monitor that's dead. I'll have to stop by Fry's after work tomorrow and get a new one.

Gaming: We only did the resource minigame for Thrace before Ayse and Ken exploded from tiredness, but at least we ensured the financial survival of our town (we didn't need that trade route with the orcs anyway (especially since it seemed to mostly carry weapons for the goblin tribes)) and appeared almost semi-competent.

Next fortnight: the glade of dryads and death! At least it's not gleaming.

Sequential Entertainments: I had to reread all of Yubisaki Milk Tea to prepare for the latest volume, but it was still swell! I'm not sure how to describe it in a way that makes it sound swell, though.

Spawn Achievements: Julia can now change her position voluntarily and with some degree of repeatability! Thus: baby-proofing party! Sadly, it is only the barest beginning of the project that will occupy Ken and Ayse for the next few years.

Cats: Yay furry kitties!

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15 May 2010 - Saturday

Work: We tried to have bonus work session today to clean up the knowledge base, but shortly before we got there, the company's core router went up in flames (not literally). We went to lunch at Whispers, but the network wasn't back up, so we bailed. Bah.

I have no idea what the new guy (who just arrived in the US for the first time yesterday) thought of it all.

Rampant Consumerism: My ancient Powerbook spore has been ailing for a while now, and now it won't even wake up reliably, so I succumbed to the pull of the Apple store and bought a Mac Mini on the way home from not-work. It has four times the disk, eight times the memory, and an advantage in processor that probably can't be quantified as a single number because it's a completely different architecture. It needs a good name.

I finally rearranged the computer pit to include the desk Ken and Ayse bought me ages ago. This involved throwing away a lot of accumulated cruft.

OS X kindly migrated all my files over (after I bought a Firewire cable) but now I am not reliably getting any sort of image on my monitor. Perhaps the cabling is hosed. I will get new cables tomorrow.

Visual Entertainments: Two more episdes of Tweeny Witches. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of plot here.

Cats: An apartment full of kitties is the correct sort of apartment.

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14 May 2010 - Friday

Work: Check.

Textual Entertainments: The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan) is in much the same genre as his earlier "Percy Jackson" series, but using Egyptian myth instead of Greek. Yay!

Visual Entertainments: Tweeny Witches is a dumb name for an anime series that is at least visually interesting. The character designs look more like American animation, and the backgrounds remind me a little of Myst.

Cats: Twelve fuzzity paws!

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13 May 2010 - Thursday

Work: Check.

Visual Entertainments: Wow, this is getting to be a regular thing.

  • Slayers 8-10: BOOM! Also, BOOM! Next week: new plot arc!

Food: Apparently if you're as cool as Ken, sometimes you can get Pizz'a Chicago to deliver to the southern borders of Mountain View.

Cats: Twelve fuzzy paws!

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12 May 2010 - Wednesday

Work: Check.

Textual Entertainments: Feed, by Mira Grant (who is apparently really Seanan McGuire), is all about heroic bloggers in the world after the Viral Zombie Apocalypse (although "after" may be the wrong word, since the ZA never ended, people just got used to it (for a definition of "used to it" that involves being in a perpetual biohazard panic)). It's fairly depressing because well zombies, but pretty swell anyway.

Visual Entertainments: Finished the first disc of Claymore with some of Clare's backstory. I'm not sure if I'll bother to get the second disc. I might.

Cats: Twelve scampery paws!

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11 May 2010 - Tuesday

Work: Check.

Visual Entertainments:

  • Soul Eater 19: And now: fighting!
  • Natsume's Book of Friends 12-13: End of the first season, but since there wasn't much of a plot arc, it wasn't very end-like.
  • Higurashi When They Cry 9: Third plot arc, and we're back to the "something creepy happened here and no one wants to talk about it" point.
  • Kimi ni Todoke 7-8: Awwww!

Food: Cloves of roasted garlic are yummy, but maybe not ideal for a pizza. The flavor isn't as strong as regular chopped garlic, but it comes in big lumps instead of being blended with the rest of the toppings.

Cats: Twelve paws!

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10 May 2010 - Monday

Work: Oh, that's what could have happened over the weekend while I didn't have my phone. (And er never got around to unpacking the work laptop to check email, because what could have happened?)

Silly Computer Games: I think Bubble Shooter may be losing its grasp on me.

Cats: Twelve paws!

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9 May 2010 - Sunday

Gaming: The rumors of Dave's demise turned out to be exaggerated.

Hm, maybe I should have picked a different monster? At least this time the master villain said a bit before Naled started the fight by trying to crush someone's head shrink the giant wooden beetle down to an easily-stompable size (it didn't work, but once he realized he could affect the environment with The Power of His Mighty Brain, how could he not try?), but then there was a huge long fight that didn't end before we had to break. The master villain and the mooks were taken down, but in the last round of the session, half the party was KOed by the giant wooden beetle, and the glue-spitting worm was still crawling around causing trouble too.

Jeremy's character is technically dead, but they're in a spirit realm, so I have an excuse to not enforce it.

Textual Entertainments: Wizards at War. Huh. I had apparently almost entirely forgotten all the doom that happened in this book.

Textual Entertainments, Cont'd: Finally, A Wizard of Mars!


Huh, I never would have guessed that Kit and Nita were [SPOILER]. I'm not sure I approve of them [SPOILER] either, after pointedly not for like eight books, but I understand the desire that led to it.

This feels slightly like it could be the last book in the series, except that Dairine's subplot is nowhere near wrapped up.

Carmela continues to be made of awesome, but she needs some doom before she has to change her middle name to Sue.

Visual Entertainments: Third episode of Claymore. (I only seem to be able to watch about one episode per evening. Bah.) More monsters, more monster hunting, additional paladins.

Cats: Ha hah, I fuzzled Aspen's tummy! (It was very warm and soft, 'cause she's a kitty!)

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8 May 2010 - Saturday

Gaming: So many monsters to choose from, but none of them quite perfect. Eenie meenie miny mo...

Textual Entertainments: Wizard's Holiday (much like any other battle in the war against entropy, only maybe on a beach). It's hard being Entropy.

Visual Entertainments: Earl and I went to see Iron Man 2. The plot holes from the first movie are still there, but was entertaining, plot elements from the comics were included, and we got to see gadgeteers actually build stuff. Plus, Scarlett Johansson as [SPOILER]!

Visual Entertainments, Cont'd: Another episode of Claymore. Well, that's pretty tragic.

Cats: Twelve paws!

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7 May 2010 - Friday

Work: Hm, my Blackberry seems to have stopped working. I guess it's safe enough to leave it until Monday to fix; what could possibly happen over the weekend?

Visual Entertainments: Started watching Claymore, the story of monster-hunting mutant women and the mutant monsters they hunt (as seen by a normal schmoe who becomes the entourage of a hunter after being kicked out of his hometown for having gotten too near a monster). It's okay, but not great, at least as of the first episode.

Cats: Everybody likes kitties, kitties go "scamperscamper"!

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6 May 2010 - Thursday

Work: Check.

Textual Entertainments: A Wizard Alone. Aww, dog!

Visual Entertainments: Despite Julia using modern radio communications to explain to us how hard it is to be a baby, we got in a couple of episodes of Thursday Night Anime.

  • Slayers 6-7: Boom! Also, BOOM!

Cats: Thanks for helping me stay asleep all night, Ghirardelli.

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5 May 2010 - Wednesday

Work: Workingu, workingu, la la la.

Textual Entertainments: The Wizard's Dilemma. This bothers me more than it did last time I read the book: <rot13>Nygubhtu fbzr pnapref ner pnhfrq ol ivehfrf, pnapre pryyf ner abg ivehfrf.</rot13> I have some other quibbles, but I think they can be summarized as, "If you want the characters to be faced with inevitable doom, make the doom more inevitable". I mean, I'm not anything like educated in the relevant field(s), nor do I have a magic book containing all the knowledge in the universe, and I still thought of a bunch of things they could have tried. Those things could easily have been ruled out, but it wasn't mentioned in the story, so it made the characters appear less competent.

Yes, I probably should be forbidden to read books in which characters make plans.

Cats: I still don't know why Aspen doesn't want kitty treats! Both the boy cats come running as soon as they hear me get the bag down from the top of the fridge!

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4 May 2010 - Tuesday

Work: Check.

Visual Entertainments:

  • Soul Eater 17-18: Poor Tsubaki! But at least she doesn't have to put up with Excalibur.
  • Natsume's Book of Friends 11: NO! BAD WRITER! Do not encourage people to feed chocolate to cats! BAD!
  • Higurashi When They Cry 7-8: Gah! Also, not compatible with the first plot arc, but mostly GAH! li>Kimi ni Todoke 6: Awwwww!

Cats: No, no! Breakfast time is after the beeping noise! But at least I won't feed you chocolate.

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3 May 2010 - Monday

Work: Brain? Brain? What is "brain"?

Textual Entertainments: I'm not sure what I think of the conclusion to the "Keys to the Kingdom" series in Lord Sunday, but it was definitely conclusive!

Textual Entertainments, Cont'd: The other series that had a new book (although not necessarily the final one) come out recently after a long wait is Diane Duane's "Young Wizards", so now I must reread some of that series. I've read the first few several times, so I think I'll start with A Wizard Abroad.

[time passes]

Oh yah, this must be the one Duane wrote when she first moved to Ireland. (If you've read it, you know what I'm talking about.)

Silly Computer Games: I tried out some of the other bubbleshooting games, but Bubble Shooter is the best. Candy Shoot was interesting, but really wanted a bigger window: the innermost ring was awfully small.

Cats: Ghirardelli's fur is getting very matted. Maybe I should just shave him every spring. (Not really; apparently shaving cats messes up their thermoregulation, which is Not Good for mammals. (I have no idea what this implies for the hairless sphinxes.))

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2 May 2010 - Sunday

Textual Entertainments: Finished the last of the "Keys to the Kingdom" series that I've ready before, Superior Saturday. Now I can start the new (and final) one!

Gaming: There was much lack of brain, so no Thrace for us.

Visual Entertainments: Instead, we watched more Slayers. D&D characters don't get taken prisoner enough.

Silly Computer Games: Spent almost the entire day playing Bubbleshooter again.

Cats: I wish I could teach the cats to read a clock.

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1 May 2010 - Saturday

Work: Hm, I should have stopped playing Bubbleshooter and done that work earlier, before some of the logfiles rotated away. Oh well, it looks like it's exactly the same as the previous incident anyway.

Gaming: Apparently Rob Heinsoo thinks the Astral Plane is suitable for heroic-level adventure. Huh. Well, I guess no one should be denied the opportunity for piracy!

Textual Entertainments: Sir Thursday and Lady Friday. Almost to the new stuff!

Visual Entertainments: Marith missed like three weeks of anime, so she had a lot to catch up on! More than we had time for, in fact, but now she is caught up on the most plot-a-riffic series, When They Cry, and has seen enough of the beginning of Kimi ni Todoke to know that the one episode she saw was completely representative.

Theories about When They Cry abound!

Silly Computer Games: 153000+.

Cats: I petted Aspen again! This time, I stopped before she ran away, and she just went back to eating!

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