Monthly Archive for January, 2010


I keep going to write this, and then getting distracted by shiny objects. I have like, six webcomics on my “to check out” list and yush. Emmy is barking at me, I don’t know why.

Had pizza for dinner, they apparently opened a Dominoes around here somewhere, must be the first time I’ve had that in like, almost two years. xD

Emmy is chewing my shoes now…

Booked the plane tickets for feb, Tera paid for them but I’ll pay him back. Should be fun! I will go back to Finland eventually, promise. When I can drive and we can hire a car or something. Plane ticket company keeps sending me emails now. “HIRE A HOTEL” “HIRE A CAR” “GET TICKETS FOR ALL THE AWESOME ATTRACTIONS”

I got the lava lamp working, bulb AND fuse had blown. I uhh… slept a lot… I dunno, I’m sure there’s other things but I can’t think of them.

I evicted Emmy from under my desk (where she was, worryingly, making “nom nom nom” noises) and she’s now lying on her back and attacking a clear plastic box.

I am in love with this webcomic. <3

Taught Emmy to stand on her hind legs. She has lots of tricks now! She gets bored so easily if left on her own… Not like Sophie, who falls asleep if you just stand still long enough.

Oh yeah, I Found my pendrive!

Thing to put on it

1. Some terrible films.

2. All the Austin Powers movies.

3. Dwarf Fortress~ <3

4. …Dunno. Thunderbird I suppose, emails are always useful. 8gb of space to fill, although, movies fill that pretty fast.


Thing to take:


Insurance card and metro card thing I stole from Tera by accident. :(



Birthday and Christmas present, bought magazines too…

What shoes do I take! *spazzes out*

Oh well

Wanted to post something before midnight, but site was down. Went into the live chat and got “No, your server had to be reboot due to a problem” maybe that’s the problems you’ve been seeing?

This, is well impressive.


*goes back to browsing somethingawful*


I just realised, that “Curry for dinner!” was my 100th post.

Other than that, I think I’m getting a migraine. Mint tea and food is helping, it’s probably because I didn’t make any food until 7pm, just had one apple when I got up.

Won the ebay bid on the Strawberry Magic game and donated £1 to Haiti too. Also bought some bulbs for a lava lamp I’ve had for years, sitting totally dead, and some new screen protectors and a new screen for mums DS. She’s managed to wear it out or something, in just over a year.

Also bought a new SD card for my flash cart but it hasn’t arrived yet, gave my one to brother at Christmas, he’s getting great pleasure out of Pokemon Platinum.

Headache. I’ve slept most of today, I’m so lazy…

I’ve been trying to write this for about 4 hours, I give up. afk.

Good lord

Look at those graphics! Time dulls even the most vivid of memories.

Went out today, had an interview with a woman about getting Carers allowance, which basically means I’d have a bit of money, instead of absolutely nothing! She helped fill in the forms and everything. Then we went to Tescos, bought some Boczek (Basically really fatty, ready to eat ham. The English wiki page just redirects to “Bacon”) and some more Pukka tea. The Three Mint is made of awesome and they don’t sell it in the Tescos near here… (They don’t sell much really, middle of absolute nowhere…) also had a veggie burger at the pub nearby before getting a taxi home.

I really, really miss being able to get to a bookshop. I want a nice, second hand bookshop, where I can just seek out the scifi section and stare blankly for ten minutes before grabbing something random off the shelves. All that’s within a bus ride is… *gets distracted by google maps* Apparently there is one book shop, hidden away, selling mostly “sports and celebrity books” oh well. The only other thing that’s there is a WH Smiths, and their books are so expensive. What few they have.

Amazon is great, but it isn’t the same.

All in all, it was a long day, but good I guess. After that we came home, put the shopping away, and I played Dwarf Fortress for a bit. My favorite dwarf died though! ;_; She ran out the front gate for some spurious reason and detected a goblin ambush with her face.







Here’s the map of my current fortress, anyway. I added a load of Points of Interest at the side. It’s interesting to see how it grows over time. I didn’t know the DFMA linked maps together like that.

Curry for dinner agaaain!

The racing game was fun… Tempted to gather together £20 and buy four copies of it. It wasn’t overly brilliant, but I still liked it. The football bit was the best, a bit like trying to play football on a bike, on grass.

Torrents, haven’t ever really had a problem with them. There’s the odd thing I found hard to get, an obscure film mum wanted, Serenity (For some reason I could only find one torrent and it always stuck at 95% and was packed into a rar, maybe Firefly fans don’t pirate what they can buy…) the odd very obscure game. I try and buy films and what-not if I can, I bought all the Firefly DVDs and Tera got me Serenity eventually. I bought 28 days later and Fight Club the other day too, but I dunno, it’s like a demo, why should I spend money on something if I’m not even sure I’m gonna like it. DVDs are so cheap now anyway though…

Yesterday was ok. Brother came round, he was in a bad mood but he’s got an awesome new laptop, I filled it up with games for him, but he kept whining about wanting different things I couldn’t get. (An obscure PC game named Strawberry Magic. It was a puzzle/adventure game about a kid who got turned into a strawberry or something. If anyone can find even a mention of that, beyond a single “OMG YOU’VE HEARD OF IT OMG” then you are a better man than me. If you can find an actual copy of it, you are God.)

I have a sudden urge to play dos games now, having done that for him. There was a CD with 99 games on it that I loved as a kid, managed to dig it out of the “these shouldn’t actually work anymore but somehow they do” spindle and installed that for him. (All you actually need is fun.exe and the GAMES folder)

I also managed to disable the bullshit security school had put on his laptop. Whoops! They’d disabled him from downloading any .exes but at the same time hadn’t bothered to put any safesearch or anything on. Had to turn off his (about to expire) virus protection for a while too… *whistles* Windows 7 is pretty shiny though, I hadn’t had a chance to play with it before, it looked pretty decent but I think I’ll stick with XP for now. The whole taskbar “LETS SHOVE EVERYTHING INTO ONE ICON AND THEN MERGE IT WITH THE QUICKLAUNCH SO YOU CAN’T TELL THE DIFFERENCE” thing confused me a little but I’m sure it was curable.

Granddad also came round. By the time he left, I’d been volunteered as an aircraft catcher/hunter/fence hopper or something. Should be interesting if he remembers to ever pick me up. He does something with model airplanes but I’ve never been 100% sure what, apparently they have motors in or something, I just thought he chucked them and hoped they flew.

I dunno, I’ve never really had a real conversation with him, I know I should, I just get shy around people. I get scared I’m gonna say the wrong thing and that they’re gonna dislike me for it or use it against me, even though I know they won’t.

Then we had a curry and brother went home and I played Dwarf Fortress for a few hours while I tried to unwind my brain. The end!

I think I’ll go install DOSBox…


Sucks. Life’s a bitch and then you get cancer. At least two family members have it at the moment… Seems to be what everyone dies of eventually… But hopefully he’ll be fine!

That fortress I made fell to orcs when dwarves refused to pull the lever to get the bridge to go up. Next time I won’t build it outside. It doesn’t seem entirely worth playing, the whole time, I’m waiting for the next release to come out.

MSPA update for today. Damn. Worth watching through even if you’re not following it. I can see why he sells the music too.


*finally remembers to grab torrents of the new eps of Survivors and Being Human* I managed to miss them being on telly, kept tying to sky+ them but it wasn’t playing. Should pick up the new years Doctor Who, I missed that too… I really am not good at sitting down and watching telly. xD

They’re both exactly the same size, lets see which downloads first! So far Being Human is in the lead by 1.5%!


It rained today, most of the snow is gone now, can see the road and the grass in the back garden for the first time in ages. Oh well, maybe it’ll snow again, maybe it won’t. At least things will deliver properly now.

There’s some racing game for freeplay on Steam at the moment, gonna see how that works tonight. Should be fun. I miss Onni so bad though… He woulda played it with me. He would have been prodding me to play it with him, even after he lost his arm it didn’t stop him for long. He gave me so much motivation to do things, he’d prod me into playing new things or listening to something or whatever… At the moment, nothing seems worth doing, all I want to do is sleep.

I’ve had a headache all day, time to go find some dinner…

banana smoothie

Lego Gummy Bricks! I need to work out where to buy the stuff to make the mould.

I should buy the Kings Bounty expansion before the price rises again

This silly little MMO-Flash game is way too cute and way too addictive.

Went shopping for stuff today, bread, milk, squeezy-cheese to go on the bread.  I made pasta for dinner yesterday with tomato sauce. Tonight is frozen chips and frozen pies. ;p

Here, this took forever to upload, but my current fortress. All the little groups of circles/bits of wall at ground level are orcs.

That’s about it I guess. Spent most of the day playing the cute little mmo game and DF. Now watching S02 of Six Feet Under. Gonna download the stuff that was on telly that I missed and go back to playing DF.

Maybe I’ll update this again later.

Chocolate and Nom!

Thought you’d just decided it wasn’t worth commenting anymore. :p And you should try DF, it’s fun. You don’t have to have the ascii graphics either. It does takes an hour or two to work out the controls though. But once you’re in, it’s awesome.

More snow is predicted here today or tomorrow, it’s only today that’s it’s actually started melting. Had huge icicles outside my window, I’ve never really seen icicles before!

I keep getting distracted from writing this by Dwarf Fortress. This has been open about 5 hours now and the above two paragraphs are all I’ve managed.

I made a fortress in a wilderness/terrifying area.  My seven starting dwarves set off, but a week or so after landing and starting to dig their new home, six of the seven were killed by Tigermen. The one lone survivor dug himself in and became quite content for a while, even with a broken arm that stopped him sleeping.

After a few weeks of living on his own, a group of seven migrants arrived. Survivor dug himself some nice rooms and went to sleep off the broken arm.

A season or so later, three Skeletal Lions appeared at the top of the main staircase. They smashed through the doors and proceeded to slaughter everyone they came across, man and animal alike. Survivor was struck down in his bed and eventually there were only two dwarves left, both locked and slowly starving to death in their bedrooms. These two brave dwarves were about to make a final lunge at the enemy, knowing that their fortress was soon to fall.

But what’s this! Some migrants have arrived! Slowly, around twenty migrants trickled in, all getting slaughtered by the lions, despite their efforts to fight back. Eventually one fishcleaner and a kitten led the lions away for long enough that the last six migrants could sneak into the fortress and seal themselves in. With enough food and booze to survive, as long as they could get a door up between the farm and the lions, they’d be fine forever. But the room they were sealed into had no mining picks for expansion, basically, it was a dining room. Tables and chairs and a masons workshop.

They made a brave effort to get a new door in place, which they did, a moment later!

Both lions wandered off the map.


Time to start clearing out the bodies and deal with the skeletal chimpanzee problem.


Been watching Heroes S02 and playing Dwarf Fortress. I wish Toady would release the next version already. Redownloaded the thing for Ruby and messed with the DragonDwarf, I’ll try and get more into it tonight.

Problem I’ve found with Heroes is:

I don’t want them to save the world. It would be so much more interesting if they didn’t. I don’t really give a shit about any of the characters and if a couple of them died and everything else went all angsty and actually INTERESTING, I’d be a lot more inclined to keep watching.

But oh well, I’m only up to series2. Maybe it’ll improve, but I doubt it.

Oh look, now the only character I liked is dead.

Thanks very much.

This series irritates me ever so slightly. And those were the most stereotypical Irish accents I’ve heard in a while.

Oh apparently nevermind the whole dead thing.

Trying to make a decent waterfall in DF, every other time I’ve tried it I’ve flooded the whole fortress, lets hope I don’t do that this time. :D~

15 minutes later : shit, I forgot about power. Wonder if a windmill will work. I also placed it badly… It’s not even my main dining room! I suck at this. xD

Noo, my best miner has been posessed! In other news, windmills work, sort of. There’s bugs with gears and axles and zlevels and crap. And one windmill isn’t enough.

Huh, two might not be enough either. And my dwarves have drunk all the water…

…I think I need to look up how vertical axles work.

Seriously. This is confusing, I got the power to transfer to the right zlevel but now it’s there nothing I connect to it will do anything? I’m so confused. xD

Think I’m done for now. This is a rubbish post but I can’t be arsed to do anything with it. Think of it as about 2 hours of my life.

Snow snow snow! :D

Watched the first season of Six Feet Under, for lack of anything better to do. Downloading Heroes S02 at the moment, because I feel I should see if it gets any better after s01, and I kinda wanna see where it goes, while at the same time not really caring.

I played some Multiwinia (Turn your speakers down before you click that) and Bullet Candy. I love having two screens, I can watch shit on one, and play games on the other, both at the same time! I’d hate to have to go back to one now… I admit I paniced at the sheer size of this thing when it arrived, but it’s been well worth it.

It started snowing last night and it kept it up for about 18 hours. Good eight inches or so of snow. I ran around in it and built a very small snowman, which Emmy then ate. Emmy ran around in it too, it was deeper than her shoulder, so she kept mainly to my path. Sophie went out too, fell in, had to swim back to the house and decided no, that wasn’t the life for her. They were so funny to watch though. I should try and get a video of Bella bounding through it, she can’t just walk like normal, she has to jump like a rabbit. There was another moment where Lucy ran at me, veered off the path so she didn’t hit me, sank into the snow and came to a very sudden halt, she had to kind of turn around and go back the way she came.

It’s so awesomely pretty and shiny and it’s like running around in icing sugar! I watched the news for a bit and it lots of rambling about how this is the most snow in 30 years or whatever and how we’re all gonna grind to a halt and die and how everyone who leaves the house falls over on their front door step and breaks both their legs and then has to wait six hours for an ambulance to arrive. But I’ll admit, I’ve never seen more than a couple of centimeters before, (that I remember) so it’s all new for me.

There’s a giant hedge-tree thing out back, it’s in somebodys untended garden and it covers like, three gardens now, it’s huge and all the birds live in it, bats too, and it’s totally collapsed under the weight of the snow! A lot of birds are very unhappy, but on the bright side, I can see loads of houses and gardens I’ve not seen before! Spying is fun.

Oh yeah, unrelated, I also watched Rocky2. It was ok I guess. A different sort of film, but it didn’t grab me that much. I’m sure I’ll get through the whole series eventually.

I’m gonna go out tomorrow and buy milk or something. Just for an excuse to run around in the snow. Whee! I’ll take my camera with me too.