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I made a dumb Utena meme on the tumblr I share with [personal profile] schoolpsychnerd. You might like it.

On Tuesday, before Japanese class, we went to the Museum of Contemporary Art to see The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, an exhibit of Murakami Takashi (村上隆)'s art. I didn't know anything about it before we went and modern art isn't usually to my taste, but I was surprised by how much I exjoyed the exhibit. Not the pictures where DOB, Murakami's cute Mickey-Mouse-esque character, is unfolded and stretched across a campus in a nightmare of teeth and eyes, but the works that are more traditional.

Click for art )

Yesterday, both [personal profile] schoolpsychnerd and I went to the farmer's market together, which meant that I had some input on the contents of the meal! I originally thought about having duck and pita bread, but there were no bakers selling any pita at the market, so we settled on something different and made sandwiches instead. Ingredients are mostly my idea with [personal profile] schoolpsychnerd's input, [personal profile] schoolpsychnerd was the one who put them all together into the final meal. Emoji Kawaii heart

Farmer's Market food pictures )

I have a dentist appointment in two hours to reapply a sealant on my teeth, so of course I'm very nervous. I'm going to [personal profile] schoolpsychnerd's dentist, because he's within walking distance and she recommended him to me, and I know that sealants are an easy procedure and it shouldn't take more than half an hour, if that. But any number of things could go wrong, and even though I know they won't, what if they did? Emoji Panic flailing

But there's not much point in worrying about that now. Back to playing Wind Waker.
dorchadas: (Not the Tale)
It's been a very long time since I actually answered one of these memes, so I'll try my hand at this and give the ネタ tag a workout.

Read more... )

D&D Meme

2013-Aug-11, Sunday 12:07
dorchadas: (Enter the Samurai)
I haven't posted one of these in an incredibly long time, but one of the blogs I read linked this "What D&D Character are you?" quiz and I tried it out. It's rather long, as a warning if any of you want to take it.

I Am A: Lawful Good Elf Wizard (5th Level)
Ability Scores:

Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment when it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.

Elves are known for their poetry, song, and magical arts, but when danger threatens they show great skill with weapons and strategy. Elves can live to be over 700 years old and, by human standards, are slow to make friends and enemies, and even slower to forget them. Elves are slim and stand 4.5 to 5.5 feet tall. They have no facial or body hair, prefer comfortable clothes, and possess unearthly grace. Many others races find them hauntingly beautiful.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells/

Detailed Results )

Charisma 11, which I suspect is because of all the introverted answers I put in, though with those stats it looks like I used 4d6-drop-lowest for stats. Clearly, I'm not a real old-school character. :p

Okay, I admit it.

2008-Apr-02, Wednesday 00:39
dorchadas: (Dreams are older)
Youtube Rickrolling people was funny. ^_^

Normally, I'm not a huge fan of Internet Asshole Day, since most of the "jokes" aren't funny, and you can't trust any news you read (Sony to remake FFVII for PS3! No wait, it's April 1! HAHAHA!). Some people do a good job (Blizzard and Wizards of the Coast this year, I thought), but most don't. I suppose it's because I think that Rickrolling, much like This! Is! Sparta!, is one of those memes that may never get old.

To this day, the sound Lavos makes makes me twitch. I should really play Chrono Trigger again. Same with Homeworld and the third mission... "Kharak is burning." I think video games have had more emotional impact on me than any novel I've read yet or movie I've watched. Maybe it's the interactivity? For another classic example, "But...the future refused to change." I've explained them to [personal profile] schoolpsychnerd, and she doesn't feel strongly about them, probably because it's the identification through having interacted with the characters in an active fashion.

Two of my friends from college came to visit this weekend. It was all kinds of fun, though the weather was probably the worst March weather for a visit imaginable. Drinks were drink, karaoke was sung (though not by me, as I had to work), Smash was played (Sonic boom, sonic boom...) and for a few days, it was just like old times. It was a nice feeling.
dorchadas: (desu)
Bowster is less charitable than GLaDOS was. ^_^
dorchadas: (desu)
Most of you, no doubt, have no idea where it comes from.

But I like it.



2007-Jul-31, Tuesday 22:14
dorchadas: (Dreams are older)
PingPlotter is reporting between 25 and 50% packet loss on the first leg of the journey from the modem to Comcast's router, though it's a bit harder because the packet loss average percentage gets thrown off every time the modem gives out.

Pretty sure that either the modem they gave me or the line connecting it to the wall is crap.

Also, if you want to see the true workings of the Internet Hate Machine, as well as hear a Fox News reporter unironically say the phrase "truly epic lulz," you could do worse than to watch this clip.

Explanation )
dorchadas: (Zombies together!)
I could instruct you... )

[ profile] softlykarou and I almost had a heart attack when my e-mail to the person facilitating our move into our apartment bounced. I tried again, and it bounced again, but it was 11:30 at night, so I couldn't really do anything about it. I had [ profile] softlykarou call again today, though, and it looked like it was a momentary fluke. He still worked there, and he didn't have any idea why our e-mail didn't get through. Incidentally, the e-mail was about what apartment number we were, since we were told the wrong one the first time. As it turns out, we are Number Six.




How reasonable is it for me to expect someone working in a modern office to understand basic computer functions? For me to expect them to know that, say, if there are two distinct locations to save stories to (on the network or on the hard drive), and I give a location which is on the hard drive, not to load up the network save option and stare at it with a dumbfounded look on their face before asking me what they're doing wrong. For me to expect them to know basic tricks like copy/paste to a new document when the current one isn't saving. For me to expect them not to constantly fuck up and save over their previous documents (something that, in several years, I have never done), requiring multiple redundant backups to keep my/their work safe from them. It's kind of weird how I'm the computer go-to guy for minor things, and yet I would describe myself as having "adequate" computer aptitude.

In further news, I ran into two of the most ridiculously named twins today I have ever seen--Destinee Mi’Amor and Charitee My’Amor [last name omitted]. Sometimes, I think we'd be better off if we had a board like Germany, where you were required to submit the name of a newborn and they checked it to make sure it wasn't stupid or likely to make your child want to kill you when they came of age.

Only a week and a half until we move into our apartment. Watching [ profile] softlykarou's Sims game (which has sims of us living together) makes me itchy for it. As a note, we'll have a wireless adaptor, but with enough security (set up by my father) that random assholes can't come in and leech off our bandwidth. I figure that it's reasonable, considering how many of us have been that random asshole before.

Be seeing you.
dorchadas: (For the Horde!)


Clearly, this will revolutionize the computing world!
dorchadas: (Jealous)

Crush this person!
Get your own CrushTag!

According to the original page, each person with a tag has an average of 3.09 crushes. The statistic is meaningless without knowing anything else about it, but I'm bored and figured it out.

If anyone reading this is a subject of the Queen, Terry Pratchet is up for consideration for a knighthood.

Sweet Raptor Jesus!

2007-Mar-07, Wednesday 18:53
dorchadas: (Iocaine Powder)

That song has been stuck in my head for days, so I now inflict it on you.

My insurance company continues to confound my attempts to see them as villainous bastards. A week ago, I got a letter from Tri-City Radiologists, telling me that I owed them about $500 for the CAT scan I got (which the hospital had already billed me for), with the rationale that they had sent the bill to the insurance and gotten no response. I was all set to call and yell at my insurance company for not paying for something when they had already approved it (since they covered my hospital bill), but instead I was told that they paid the bill the day after it was sent to my house. Well then.

Heroes rocks. NBC does not. Hey NBC--if your other shows didn't suck so much, you wouldn't have to make sure Heroes was running during sweeps!
dorchadas: (Angst)
That ys ynogh. I haue hadde it wyth thes cursed by Seynt George snakes on this cursed by Seynt George shippe! ^^

Also, yesterday was my birthday. It was nothing special. But thank you everyone who wished me a happy birthday
dorchadas: (Enter the Samurai)
Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now. I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.
I wear glasses or contact lenses. I love to play video games. × I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies. I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes. × I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.  (Not a lot this year. More the year previous) × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
it goes on... )

There's more, but I'm under NDA. Ask me.


2006-May-18, Thursday 16:53
dorchadas: (Dreams are older)
The internet for porn? Nononono...

dorchadas: (Broken Dream)
Yeah, you read that right. Kompressor did a cover of Tunak.

I realized, after I wrote that poll, that I probably should have made it anonymous. Otherwise, people would (justifiably) be worried that voting for the misery option could be read as "HAHAHA!!!! SUFFER, FOOL!!!!!!!" Also, as [ profile] uriany pointed out, I should have included an, "I'll read it anyway" option. Oh well.

I'm really sleepy. My father is down here staining cabinets...anyone know if stain odor is soporific? When I was upstairs talking to [ profile] softlykarou, I started feeling sleepy after maybe 5 minutes. Not cool.
dorchadas: (Zombies together!)
Damn them and their thieving ways.

Today is my and [ profile] softlykarou's year anniversary! Yay! It certainly doesn't seem that long...I remember when she was just a person on the other end of the IM texting me. It doesn't seem that long ago...

Following [ profile] greyselke, here's my Japanese name:

My japanese name is 中島 Nakashima (center of the island) 陸 Riku (land).
Take your real japanese name generator! today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.


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