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Reading Lirael, As You Like It, The English Patient, Heart of Darkness, Suikoden III, Candidate for Goddess

Watching House, Rick Mercer's Monday Report, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Corner Gas, Aishiteruze Baby, Prince of Tennis, Hikaru no Go

Playing The Bard's Tale, Katamari Damacy, Curse of Monkey Island, Final Fantasy VI, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, Pretty Barbie Dressup Party Final Fantasy X-2(group gaming)

Back-burner Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Final Fantasy Tactics: Advance, Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast, Planescape: Torment, Final Fantasy VII

Obsessing Firefly, Erik and Ray, Impulse/Bart Allen, Ford Prefect, Monkey Island, Nostalgia.

Upcoming Things of Importance
January 5 First day of classes
January 14 Birthday party
January 16 Jaryn and Matt Are Old Day

Ninja and Roommate
Crack for Crack
Story and Art Journal
Mythical Detective Loki Screencap Recaps
Prince of Tennis Screencap Recaps

Previous Games

American Gods
Carnival of Bargain Madness
Grumpy Gamer
The International House of Mojo
Logic and Chaos
Worm Blog

scented // midnight rain

Is by Meimi, that wonderful Goddess who brings joy and happiness to the hearts of Ingrids.
This time, Meimi brought joy by doing a layout of Isumi Shinichirou and Waya Yoshitaka, of Hikaru no Go. It is full of wub.


Oh no! It's a menacing and deadly box! That growls!
9/4/2004 11:08:32 AM
"She can do hard labor and menial chores! If worse comes to worst? We sell her kidneys."
"Always an optimist, eh?" - Collin Sri'vastra and Fox Maharassa, Friendly Hostility.

I know a lot of fans of Boy Meets Boy were upset with how Sandra ended the comic, and are therefore refusing to read Friendly Hostility . . . But man, all I can say is they're missing out on so much.

Yesterday, I went to campus to figure out where my classes are. Because they start on Wednesday and the class location lists online won't -work-. And I did, and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I'm going to be doing a lot of running from point Normal COllege to point Geology/Biology College for Shakespeare and back again. There's a ten minute break between classes. I should just be glad I don't have to get from Normal College to out in the middle of nowhere. And somehow, I found myself not really caring, because the GeoBio building has a little tiny museum of natural science thing in it. There's dinosaur skeletons, and a squirrel, and plants, and rocks, and there's fish! All kinds of displays of fish. I spent forty odd minutes just staring in the four different fishtanks there. Especially the one with the crab and the huge tube worms. The crab was climbing across the tube worms, using them like a jungle gym, and the multicoloured feelers they stick out from the tops would shoot back inside the tubes, super fast, when the crab got close to them. Then, when it was done, they would slowly, slowly push them back out. It was fascinating.

When I was able to pull myself away from the fish, I returned to the Park with renewed vigor and all around general respect for life and how wonderful it is. Then, Geoff instant messaged me on MSN and offered to take me out for lunch at a Chinese buffet near his place as a reward for not killing myself or others after the ordeal that was my summer job. Having not eaten any breakfast, I accepted.

Thus, I said good bye to my plans for the afternoon, because Sarri called while we were eating. She and her brother organized a wacky surprise in honour of their parents twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, which included going out for supper when they arrived in the city. Unfortunately, with the parents comes the dog known as Pippin, a source of evil who cannot be left in the condo by herself. I am asked if I would be so kind and not evil to keep an eye on Pippin while they go out.

Because I'm stupid, and because Geoff got roped into it as well, I accepted.

After some more food and a couple stops, which included me getting Hugo and Shadow Hearts so Geoff could play at Sarri's place, we went there, and Wackiness Ensued.

It was revealed that Sarri's parents had expressly not wanted anything silver and engraved, and this gave Geoff Ideas. We went to the dollar store, eventually, and bought, among other things, a plastic pseudo-silver platter and a hideous porcelain cat with a bobble head. And by bought I mean I paid for it all, and will quite possibly never be clean again.
Later, the cat was spray painted silver.

It was Special.

So painfully Special.

More wackiness, some cookies, a hyperactive lunatic dog with a fear of plastic bags, Geoff playing Shadow Hearts and thinking it's the best game ever (which is good, it means he's not saying painful things like how hot he thinks Tidus is), and then the return of the people who actually lived there. More Shadow Hearts until Geoff got burnt out, and then it was time for nostalgia with Starfox and one of the Zelda games, which I didn't actually play for long because Jaryn revealed that he had a copy of Doom 3.

Oh, be still my heart.

After a certain amount of taunting, Jaryn let me play, which means he's forgiven for the taunting, and is in general awesome. Because Doom 3 rocks, and you get to kill things, and I lasted a lot longer than I thought I would. After that Jaryn loaded his game and showed us his kickass collection of guns, chainsaw, and lots and lots of big, scary monsters via code, including a chainsaw zombie that appeared as a small growling box.

Go figure.

It was, in a word, a rocking day/evening/morning and Pippin didn't shove her nose in my crotch once. Truly the mark of a successful bit of socialization.

Maybe someday in the near future I'll get to play Doom 3 again. That would be fabulous.

Smashing up hellbeasts,
Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off

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It's like he has a spycam set up in my BRAIN
8/29/2004 09:12:18 AM
"Boy, everyone tells me to think, and then they always hate what I come up with." - Impulse, Spyboy/Young Justice.

There's always a sense that criticizing webcomics is a bad thing, because they're free, and you're evil incarnate if you say something about them that is less than shining praise. So I was delighted when Lore posted a link to a new weblog - Websnark.com It's wonderful and it's obviously written by someone who cares about webcomics, and comics in general, and not for the point of just criticising the creative efforts of people who work on webcomics. It's very intelligent and very amusing and it's definitely going to be something I check out on a daily basis. I especially appreciate it for basically saying everything I could ever want to say about Megatokyo - You Had Me and You Lost Me. Saying critical things about Megatokyo pretty much guarantees that someone's going to acuse you of being a nasty, nasty person, so I've never vented my feelings about it here (also because of the "criticising webcomics is BAD" thing). And now I don't have to, because Eric Burns pretty much said it all for me.

Giving the Ingrid stamp of approval,
Almighty Ingrid, Signing Off

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