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Doc D
08 August 2006 @ 03:08 pm
Arg, working is tiring. The Snail is fun, but god damn, I wish someone would actually define why I was hired, and my duties, so that I'm no longer shuffled around every two seconds (the personnel manager trained me on using the cash register, yet the other manager freaks everytime I wind up on cash, saying it's not within my duties, so I shouldn't do it, even if I'm the only one running the upstairs), and things of that nature. It wouldn't be so bad, but it's rather irritating to have them create a delineation between trainee and new guy. This being that I'm not actually the newest employee, and that I go about my duties quicker than several of the lazy employees I thought I was to counterbalance. Ah well, and the discount encourages me to waste money.
 
 
Doc D
17 July 2006 @ 10:40 pm
Finally caught up with Naruto, up to chapter 315 of the manga. Decent stuff, but it takes way too fucking long. The art is better, but I totally called it years ago, when I said this was the new DBZ (and got bitched at by everyone saying how wrong I was).

Preordered Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess and Red Steel for the Wii. EB games said because of extreme shortages of 360s (read: Microsoft lied and shafted them), they won't preorder the new systems, so I either have to order it elsewhere, or else line up all night, or something.

Working downtown has been a blast, though I need to budget for groceries and stuff, as eating downtown is retardtedly expensive.
 
 
Doc D
18 June 2006 @ 05:54 pm
I'm disgusted at the lack of interest in Tiki.
 
 
Doc D
Yeah, Star Wars has me once more. Obsessively so.

As well, I had the oppurtunity to visit James at Waterloo. I was intially discouraged, due to this bus driver (who dressed like a truck driver). Here is a rough approximation of our tete a tete:

Myself:Excuse me ma'am, does the 7E (her route) drop off at the same spot on waterloo's campus?(both the 7E, the 7, and the 8 all say they go to waterloo, but by different routes)

Her:What? Do I look like I know where the 8 goes? Why don't you tell me.

Me:...

It says it goes to U of Waterloo, via columbia, or something. My friend told me this, after looking at the schedule.

Her:Well your friend is a fucking moron. The 8 goes by, it doesn't fucking touch campus. You're friends with a fucking idiot.

Me:...oh. Thank you, I guess.


Anyways, once I got there it was fun. The campus is many times larger than Bishop's, and filled with architectural delights. James and I watched movies, drank screwdrivers made with premium vodka, talked about how boring high school was, and burned over 25 dvds worth of stuff. If that isn't a way to waste a weekend, I've been sorely misinformed (I wanted to say my Jedi senses failed me, but this look/title change only reflects interest, not a fanatical belief).

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While there, I finally got to brainstorm with James on lyrics for the album we're doing. While it's in it's infancy (like all our massive undertakings), I've been putting in a lot of effort to have some content to work from. It's probably going to take several years, as we hope to include many genres in unique ways (not shit like Mars Volta, more along the lines of Transcending Bizarre?, Sigh, UneXpect and other metal bands that combine disparate ideals).

The game is still progressing, but I've really got to learn modelling, though James and I brainstormed some incredible ideas for physics and effects.
 
 
Current Music: Darth Metal
 
 
Doc D
15 May 2006 @ 03:15 pm
So, my new cat was hit by a car yesterday. She had time to run back to our backyard, and died under a chair. Sadly, it was my younger brother who discovered her, right after she had run under. We only had her what? 6, 8 weeks? In that time, she easily became my favourite pet I've had, given that while Bert was insanely sweet, my memory of my childhood is sketchy at best, Isis has gone from being a psychotic monster to a whining suck, and Stella freaks out at the slightest movement. Ah well, it does is reaffirm how transitory life is, and how unjust the world is.
 
 
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
Current Music: Bael-Ma Destruction
 
 
 
Doc D
13 May 2006 @ 03:32 pm
Fuck Wikihow. Unlike Wikipedia, where pages will be locked, when agreements can't be reached, on WH, the fucking admins just revert the changes you make, if it disagrees with what other people say. What have I been so adamant about editing, you say? There's this stupid page on "how to dodge bullets". As so many people (given the discussion page) are convinced it's possible/want to try it with paintball/airsoft at a friend's, others (and myself) have repeatedly tried adding a disclaimer at the top, stating it's a joke. Honestly, it wouldn't bug me too much, 'cept the little bugger who wrote it claims we're vandalising the page by repeatedly changing it. DAMMIT MODS-EITHER LOCK THE FUCKING PAGE, OR DON'T SIDE WITH SUCH A DUMB SHIT.
 
 
Doc D
02 May 2006 @ 11:49 pm
Fuck. One week until the season finale of Veronica Mars. It's going to be long.

On a happy note, I'm getting a job (hopefully) at the Silver Snail, downtown.
 
 
Doc D
18 April 2006 @ 03:34 am
Whilst downtown, I saw a movie entitled Jesus Christ:Serial Rapist. I laughed so hard I almost spent the $30 on the spot, just for the hell of it.
 
 
Doc D
11 April 2006 @ 07:39 pm
the MTG Code of The Orzhov deck is pretty kickass, for a preconstruct. Quite a good deal for 12 bucks.
 
 
Doc D
03 April 2006 @ 03:00 pm
I've read multiple articles in magazines this month (Wired, Game Informer, Play), with developers citing that games are not the same medium as films, and need to get out of the fucking habit of making you 'play a film', instead, taking advantage of what games are. This is why I liked God of War-as the developers said, Kratos reveals brutality through his actions, not exposition. Why tell me of his badassery, when I can actively slice the hooves off a centaur, stab him in the chest, and then slit his throat? That isn't to say that the cg scenes weren't deeply impressive (as they used this clever technique of turning 3d characters into relief sculptures of a sort), but I liked that it did not attempt to throw endless [meaningless] text at the player, and hope that some sticks.

Also, on the film front, V for Vendetta did surprisingly well in its own right. It's not wholly faithful to the comic (unlike the slavish rendition of Sin City), and manages to keep its own medium in mind. Hugo Weaving as V was also a great casting choice. Natalie Portman was decent as well.