Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 10:40 AM
My cat woke me up at 10 this morning, so here's blog.
World of Warcraft just
posted a big ol' Hunter
talents preview on its main site. I've got a low-level-and-rising
dwarf hunter up on Lothar (named Madoran... ::shrug:: only name I could think
of that wasn't taken), so I'm checking it out. The hunter
reaction seems to be mostly positive, and of course there's the requisite
fools bitching and moaning in general
Penny Arcade finally gave WoW
its game of the year award back, albeit grudgingly: "I suppose
that since Gabe and Kara raid every night, and I play it whenever I possibly
can...." (Hey PA, please don't link me... I don't want my webhost account to choke on
its own blood. =] )
Check this video out:
the Chemical Brothers and
kung fu get together for some sweetness.
Thursday, July 28, 2005 - 9:20 PM
Went to Hot Tomato's for lunch
today, to celebrate with my friend Diana
the fact that she's finally going back to Bulgaria and getting out of
our hair. The waitress we had at the restaurant was off her beam...
offered Emily fish instead of the wrap she'd ordered, gave Em a glass of
water with a bug in it and another glass, in replacement, after we asked
twice, with lipstick on it. She also managed to forget which one of us
(Emily) had gotten our meal wrapped in the three minutes it took her to wrap
it. (Maybe she wasn't forgetful after
all...) Jason my push-over boss left her a good tip anyway though...
possibly because she was hot, or possibly because she brought us our Irish
car bombs-for-desert without a hitch. (Public Service Announcement: Never order Irish car bombs
in Ireland. Black and tans
either, it turns out.)
The story's been ruminating all week, but
work has been busy and friends have been taking up my sleep time. I
took an accidental nap today from 6 to 8, so I should have presence of mind
for a few hours to cook something up.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 - 9:40 PM
I seem to have completely confused Google.
The ads showing up on the banners range from prefab essays for hire on
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (granted, on a
page in which I link to the full text of that
excellent and ethereal poem) to body odor products at the bottom of Chapter Nineteen,
which does indeed include unpleasant odors... no bodies yet though!
Edit: anyone need a bankruptcy attorney? Check out the ad on my faq page...
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 2:10 PM
So the story's coming along, in my
head. For new peoples' reference, I post this thing as I write it, and
that's a pretty slow process, especially here between parts. I've
written past the hardest moment of each part to write, which is the first
paragraph. The rest is coming as soon as possible; unfortunately, my
job decided to heat up this week, and my boy Nate just got back from Europe,
and ... um... Harry Potter.
Soon, though. When it's ready.
Monday, July 18, 2005 - 2:00 PM
I threw a couple of Google ads up around the site in the hopes of making
back some of the hosting fees. I noticed that a lot of them are for
buying gold in-game.... Folks, don't buy gold in-game. It ruins economies.
In other news, I can post on the WoW forums
again. This is not to imply that I have anything interesting to
say. (I'm fairly certain the glitch was on their end, regarding account
renewal or something.) In other news, my friends rock and took me
drunk-minigolfing in the remnants of Hurricane Dennis yesterday for my
birthday. It ruled, except that we kept accidentally swearing in
front of kids. Oops.
Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 9:30 PM
Blizzard has apparently decided to rescind my forum-posting privileges for
the time being. I'm also taking my standard between-parts breather, to
get a final sense of what Part Four has in store (lots) and to get this site
up and ready for unveiling. I guess my thread
is just gonna chill until Blizz figures out that I'm still a subscriber.
p.s. it's my birthday tomorrow!
Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 12:17 AM
Website designed and created in less than twenty-four hours! The
minimalist design (ascetic aesthetic?) is intentional. It'll be tweaked
in the ongoing, although not much, because despite my boy Sheeley's attempt to explain php to
me, it's all written in basic Frontpage. =[
For the time being, this website is essentially dedicated to hosting my Warcraft-inspired serial, The Murloc is Lonely. Eventually, it is
intended to build into a community of writers
and readers, of creative plotters and prose-crafters coming together to
ferment and foment ideas.
For now, though, have a read, throw
up an idea, and check back periodically for more. I usually post
new story bits on the Warcraft
Forums at least once a week.
(I'd like to thank www.theangrymurloc.com
for hosting my story in the months between when I finished Part One and when
I built this site.)