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    Saturday, May 26th, 2007
    7:01 pm
    I can't wait to move. Christ.
    Friday, April 27th, 2007
    5:25 pm
    The worst part about working through the night is that it fucks up the rest of your week. When I go in tomorrow, I will feel like I've never left the office.

    There is definitely something wierd about getting back to the office at like 6:00 AM, taking off all your stupid gear, and then eating breakfast while everyone else is eating breakfast, except that's really breakfast for them but it's dinner for you.
    Thursday, January 18th, 2007
    4:47 pm
    This is harder than I thought it would be.
    Monday, January 1st, 2007
    12:08 pm

    Nothing is hotter than talent.
    Saturday, July 22nd, 2006
    2:22 pm
    Put on your nerd hats
    So I just finished rereading the Belgariad, and it got me thinking about your several classic fantasy series. I'm gonna list them here. Point out anything I forgot, if you're a nerd. This is just your standard swords and sorcery fantasy stuff, no sci fi or modernish crap like Harry Potter.

    Lord of the Rings: Obviously, this is the grandfather of all of them. From its loins sprang:

    The Belgariad/Malloreon: Eddings recycles these characters into all his other novels, which would be annoying if people didn't like those characters so much. Still a classic.

    The Wheel of Time: Robert Jordan's excruciatingly long series was enjoyable for a while, but I started to hate most of the characters by like book six. I'll still read the series, though. I just won't buy the hardcovers.

    The Chronicles of Amber: What can I say? Zelazny's cycle is still a classic of swords and sorcery.

    The Shannara Series: Not one of my favorites, but I'll be the first to admit that Terry Books ranks up there in your meat and potatoes necessities for epic fantasy.

    The Riftwar Series: This one might be a little disputable, but I don't think I've ever not enjoyed one of these books. Not sure if it's up there as far as classics of the genre go.

    The Chronicles of Prydain: Not sure if this is young adult or what, but Lloyd Alexander wrote a hell of a series.

    The Thomas Covenant Series: By Stephen Donaldson. This one's up there too.

    Earthsea: This one's always been a classic.

    I think that George R. R. Martin's books will, er, join this Fellowship at some point, but they're too new to really become classics of the genre.

    So yeah. If you can think of anything else, or disagree with what I've mentioned, please say so.
    Friday, July 7th, 2006
    8:29 pm
    So usually I see a new band referenced somewhere online and download a bunch of stuff. Usually I get through like three or four songs, and go 'sucks!' and that's it. This band "And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead" has managed to not suck for quite a few tracks. I'm kind of scared that it might be too indie for me to listen to, though. Plus the name. While that appeals to the part of me that reads pulp fantasy novels, I don't think I could say that out loud without laughing.
    Wednesday, December 28th, 2005
    10:24 pm
    I think...
    I think we may have found our goth club for ironic visitage, Aisha.

    The Haven Club

    This shit looks far superior to Gotham Citi. Main problem is that it's in Northampton, Mass, so it's like an hour drive. Not quite sure if laughing at goth kids is worth the drive.

    Thursday, October 6th, 2005
    6:01 pm
    Heave To
    Tomorrow will be my first armed Coast Guard boarding of a foreign ship. I think the reason we're doing this one is that it's been through Indonesia.

    Wish me luck.
    Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
    5:01 pm
    72% Good, 26% Chaotic
    Plane of Existence: Mount Celestia, "The Seven Heavens". Description: Countless paladins and saints have ascended here. Notable Inhabitants: Angels and Devas.

    Examples of Lawful-Goods (Ethically Lawful, Morally Good)


    The Tick ("Lawful Stupid")

    Abraham Lincoln

    Sherlock Holmes

    Phileas Fogg

    Captain Picard

    A person with a lawful good attitude believes in the use of authority
    and rule of law to bring good to the greatest number of people. Her/His
    actions support the status quo and s/he uses systems and organizations
    to achieve good goals.

    S/He will keep his/her word and value truth.

    S/He will avoid the use of poison and use violence only when authorized to do so or in self defense.
    may or may not be disciplined, organized, emotionally restrained,
    caring, compassionate, and peaceful, but s/he believes that these are
    admirable qualities.

    Respects law and order and is willing to suffer limitations on individual freedom for the benefit of the group.

    Puts moral principles before material considerations.

    The lawful good person will be a very faithful member of a group, but
    if the laws of the group clash with the ethics dictated by his or her
    moral alignment, the lawful good person will probably leave that group
    and look for a group more closely aligned with his or her ethics.

    The lawful good person is an active advocate of his or her beliefs.

    Lawful Good


    A lawful good [person] upholds society and its laws, believing that
    these laws are created to work for the good and prosperity of all. He
    is both honest and benevolent. He will work within the established
    system to change it for the better, and strives to bring order to
    goodness that other good-aligned [people] might pool their resources to
    better the world. A lawful good [person] combines a commitment to
    oppose evil with discipline. Most lawful good [people] live by a strict
    code of honor, or by the rules of conduct set down by their deity. They
    will generally selflessly act by these codes even at the cost of their
    own life.

    Lawful good combines honor and compassion for the innocent.

    A knight/paladin who always follows the orders of his superiors is an example of a lawful good [person].

    Other Alignments and Tendencies (Tendenices are what you would more often sway towards; esp. for Neutrals):

    0-39% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Evil

    0-39% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: Neutral-Evil

    0-39% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Evil

    40-60% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Neutral

    40-60% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: True Neutral

    40-60% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Neutral

    61-100% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: Neutral-Good

    61-100% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Good

    My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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    You scored higher than 69% on Good
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    You scored higher than 4% on Chaotic
    Link: The Alignment Test written by xan81 on Ok Cupid
    Friday, September 9th, 2005
    4:56 pm
    Connecticut: At least it's not New Jersey.
    Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
    7:45 pm
    "When you're young, sex is like a buffet, and you're a fat man with a fork."

    I love this goddamn show.
    Friday, July 29th, 2005
    5:43 pm
    How come people whose 'passion it is to write' a lot of times don't use proper punctuation and capitalization?
    Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
    10:10 pm
    Girls who use the word 'chica' to refer to other girls are fucking FIRED.

    The only time this is acceptable is when you are speaking Spanish.
    Thursday, July 21st, 2005
    5:11 pm
    Wednesday, July 20th, 2005
    4:27 pm
    "Fiercely independent" is another one of those phrases that will get you not only lambasted, but unfriended by me. If you say this about yourself and you're older than, like, 15, please die.

    There is no pattern to this shit.

    Current Mood: tired
    6:54 am
    I have gotten back into punk rock, and it is good. Again.

    Thinking about taking some leave back to CA, but i only have a couple weeks. Not sure if I should blow it all or wait another few months.

    Work is basically just your typical office crap. Sometimes we drive around not doing much.

    Everybody is migrating to the east coast lately; apparently NOBODY LISTENS to me when I say that this place suxx0rz with the psi of the black vacuum of space.

    Current Mood: sick
    Thursday, June 30th, 2005
    9:42 pm
    OMG they have fireflies here.
    Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
    10:52 pm
    If you use the phrase 'social mores' in a post, I'm fucking unfriending you. Just a warning to you all.
    Tuesday, June 21st, 2005
    5:38 pm
    I think the barbers in Hamden have some kind of agreement to all close at the same time, so as not to leech anybody else's business. Or to create a shaggy population.
    Thursday, June 16th, 2005
    6:13 pm
    Me = sharpshooter, bitches.
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