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I love how easy wordpress is to upgrade…

No fucking around with uploading and backups and shit. Just OK THX BYE.

Tera and his friends stayed here overnight on.. Thursday I think. It was shiny even if I was a terrible host.

Thinking about getting an Orpington chicken to replace Peep Peep. They’re huge and fluffy and when I went to get the Light Sussex there were two there raising the chicks and I wanted them. (They make good mothers, they go broody quite a bit and THEY’RE MASSIVE) Hopefully we can get hold of one or we’ll wait till Henrietta or Hermia go broody and let them raise a couple of eggs.

This thing here looks fairly interesting. I hope they get the funding to finish it. I remember going on Newgrounds a lot when I was younger, but I haven’t been back in a while. There was some great stuff on there but there was some total crap too. Might donate a couple of $ to it if it’ll let me although I’m not a great fan of Kickstarter.

Been playing a lot of Dwarf Fortress the last week, but my current fort pissed me off so I’m going to play Crawl for a bit instead.

I flooded my moat…

I think the river might freeze over in winter, but it’s spring now…


Kocoro cancels update : Interrupted by Dwarf Fortress

Hmm. People came round yesterday, the deaf anorexic, her kid and the man with no feet. It was fun, we went for a walk, he did remarkably well.

Still playing the new DF release, one patch has been released so far but it’s still buggy as hell. Very few things that’re game-breaking for me so far, though, just one fort where everyone refused to use the main stairwell. In my current fort I seem to be having issues taming wild animals, but it might be just because I don’t have a dungeon master yet. (Edit : it is)

I hope. ;_; I have three wolves, a breeding pair of foxes and a couple of deer all sitting in storage.

I wonder which rocks are magma safe… Having my metal industry 150 z levels down is kinda slow. Using burrows to make a metal crafter live down there permanently but stupid dwarves keep going down there to drink his dinner, sit on his chair and sleep in his bed, ignoring the fact there’s all those things over ONE HUNDRED levels closer to home. Managed to fix both of it with restricted pathing (setting one square to mean 80 steps or whatever) but it’s still a pain. I can’t just seal him in totally because then the upstairs dwarves freak out.

Pif. About half an hour after I typed all that, the game bugged the hell out over a couple of inconsequential ramps that weren’t even inside the main fortress and I had to give up, I wish channeling worked properly. Digging a 5-level pit shouldn’t require micro management to the point of each individual square. I wanted a pit shaped like this (side view) x being open space and – being solid wall. It could have worked if the miner wasn’t an idiot.


Instead I got something like this.


My “best” miner threw himself all the way down it, broke both his legs and then complained he couldn’t path properly to dig himself out. He’s now lying on the floor of the hospital while my diagnostition drinks heavily.

And I’ve not even tried getting a military going yet.

Anyway. I booked the pups in for the groomers on Monday, Emmy is well cute with her long fur but it’s started to get really badly matted if I don’t brush her twice a day. Time for it all to go! I tried trimming Emmy’s bum and almost two days later she still hasn’t forgiven me. I offered her a pigs trotter earlier as a truce, so she’s not as upset as she was.

Somebody mailed me requesting a copy of Strawberry Magic, that was amusing. I sent one off. Most of my (very few) hits seem to be from people searching for that, (STRAWBERRY MAGIC 90S PC GAME OMG PHYSICAL COPIES STILL EXIST?!!), which is kinda amusing.

I think I’m gonna go to bed and see if my fort has sorted itself out in the morning.

So uhh…

Time to start chicken-proofing the garden.

Not been doing much recently, Terence was home for easter, granddad dragged me out to a carboot sale but it was pretty much closed, Dwarf Fortress is buggy but fun, and mum suddenly decided that chickens would be awesome and lets do it for my birthday. I also finished reading through these comics which were kinda fun.

Currently eating egg sandwiches and lime doritos (Which are amazing and everyone needs to eat a bag RIGHT NOW) and I just broke one of the good plates we got at my birthday last year. :( That makes me sad.

Been playing Pokemon with Chibi, with perma death and stuff. It’s fun. Fire Red seems more brutal than Emerald, but at the same time I have a full team now which I hadn’t managed before.

…That’s it I guess.


Best April fools day ever!

The new DF release was released!

The list of new features is here.


Oh and RockPaperShotgun is worth reading through today (Not that it isn’t always) Starting here and ending here. There’s a “Next Article” link a the bottom of each one. I liked the CAPTAIN FUTURE one xD

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.


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.