by Megan M. on September 21, 2005 (Blog) |

Should I have another Coke?

I think yes.

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by Megan M. on September 21, 2005 (Blog) |

I haven’t been playing a lot of games lately. I was Dungeon & Dragonning for awhile, but with my priority list the way it is, that managed to slip off my radar. I’ve been missing it – missing something – but there are a handful of other things that are just too important to me to replace.

So last night, Marty was testing a new game on me. It’s a game he’s putting together in d20 format to play with a few of our friends, but I knew my brain wasn’t up to d20 tonight. So he started talking it out to me.

I don’t want to give it away by typing out details. But do you know, it was like one of the old text-based games – Hitchhiker’s Guide, or even Dragonrealms. Dragonrealms still uses that format, and it’s a perfectly good format. The only problem with those games, really, is that the computer will only accept certain phrases as actions, so unless you know the set really well, you have to cast about for them every time you want to do something. And furthermore, this wasn’t just a pre-planned scenario – he was tweaking it as he went along, depending on what I decided to do.

It was like playing chess. It was incredible.

We got through one obstacle and, rather pleased with myself, I wanted to keep going – but at that point it was already pushing 1:00am and my thought process was getting fuzzy. Then he gave me a hint, and that was it – no hints. I don’t want to play if you have to give me hints. Screw that! :P

But I have to do this again. It’s too unbelievably fun and interesting to forget about. It takes everything I adore about D&D and condenses it into one game, without the math, without the rules. It’s just the story, and two people trying to trip each other up! Excellent!

Besides which, he’s very good at it. So nifty.

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Procrastination Station

by Megan M. on September 20, 2005 (Blog) |

I know, I know. But I’m going to do another first, because I just made a new shower cd and I need to get in the shower. My brain’s workin’ funny. Check these out – click here or on the link on the bottom left to listen.

  • Technologic: I haven’t heard any Daft Punk at all, except for this song. You’ll remember it from iPod commercials past.
  • Sixteen Military Wives: By the inimitable Decemberists. Guys, you haven’t heard anything till you’ve heard this band.
  • Satan Is My Motor: Cake – I only discovered this recently. How did I miss this song?
  • Ecstasy: D’you guys remember Rusted Root?? I just started listening to them again and I just adore them, I can’t get enough. They’re from Pittsburgh, even. (I think?)
  • The Mariner’s Revenge Song: Also the Decemberists. Probably the best song on here. Pay attention.
  • Carbon Monoxide: From Cake’s latest album. Someone called this album pure liquid prozac. Was it Wil Wheaton, or did I make that up?
  • Twisted: I kind of think Joni Mitchell is neat, but haven’t heard a lot of her stuff. Todd made some of us listen to this song and every time I listen, it gets truer… (uh oh…)
  • The Bagman’s Gambit: Decemberists. You have to really listen to this one. It gets better every time you listen.
  • The Distance: This was my first Cake song ever. I heard it in Marty’s dorm room in college.

And really, isn’t a post sort of exactly the same as an A/V post? Should I make them the same? Are they kind of different? Does anyone have thoughts on this, or am I on my own?

You know, it feels like autumn out there.

Gives me shivers. Makes me happy.

Shower time.

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Whoa, dude.

by Megan M. on September 20, 2005 (Blog) |

Some of you might have noticed already that Flickr isn’t showing my photos at the top of my blog – it’s showing some entirely different set instead! I’m not sure what’s going on but I’m going to look into it, so sit tight. I’m not honestly sure what could appear up there while I’m fiddling… ha!

Update: Hmm, fixed it. That was weird. And now I can have it show only photos with the ‘worldmegannet’ tag, that’s kind of nice. Ah, control… :-D

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Orlando, Part Three

by Megan M. on September 3, 2005 (Music) |

I won the David G. Morris Semi-Professional Competition in this morning’s eisteddfod. More details soon!

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by Megan M. on September 3, 2005 · Comments (Blog) |

I won.

News at 11! Hee!

Update: Okay, news in a couple of days. Dude, I am zonked. If you need details, ask me. Otherwise, you’ll read it here as soon as I have the braincells to donate. :-D

Update Again: Okay, news in a couple of weeks? I’m catching up, I’m catching up! Soon!

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Approaching the Grand Floridian

by Megan M. on September 2, 2005 (Blog) |

We took the monorail this afternoon to eat at Kimonos, a sushi restaurant in the Swan Hotel. Here’s one of the little videos I shot out the window.