All entries for January 2007

January 29, 2007

A poor beginning to a non–existent performance

In a complete reversal of last time, I died just 7 short hours into the first Assassins’ Guild game of the term.

The plan was to kill the guy outside his lecture with my poisonous spider. The spider should have been attached to me by a string of web, in case I were to miss. However, my spider apparently decided to betray me, and when it flew through the air where my target no longer was, it took the string with it.

I panicked and ran for the door, but there were too many people about, and as I was trying to wade through them, he stabbed me in the back.

I wonder if I can bribe the umpire to make everyone Wanted…


January 22, 2007

Update for the sake of updating

It’s freezing outside, so I decided to warm up by doing some fire juggling.

Took part in the RAG pub quiz with the Assassins’ Guild yesterday, where we tied with VGDSoc, despite having about half as many team members.

Also saw a house with a tiny kitchen that we probably won’t be getting. It’s hard to find a house for six people.

I’ve settled on which modules to take this term, which means I no longer have 6-7 hours of lectures in a day.


January 16, 2007

Cracker Watch – 6 months on

Follow-up to Cracker Watch from Draknek's Deprecated Devlog

Mairead, in her deluded fashion, has decided that a cracker, if left outside of a cracker jar, will eventually go mouldy.

Rather than pat her on the head and say, “Yes, deary,” (followed by running away quickly), I decided to prove her wrong in the greatest scientific experiment ever performed on a cracker.

That was 6 months ago. Our highly trained team of scientists have been examining the cracker in microscopic detail since then, and today I’m happy to announce that it is absolutely mould-free. Hopefully, my critics will realise their mistake and issue a full retraction shortly.

Here are the latest photos of the entirely mouldless cracker:

Cracker (top side) Cracker (bottom side)


January 09, 2007

Tiny Tim's TV Time

I just finished watching Wonderfalls. I think I have a new favourite TV show. It’s hilarious and has great characters you really care about. It was, of course, cancelled by Fox after four episodes. I feel I should say more about it, but it would really just boil down to “go watch”, so that’s what you should do.

I’ve also finished season 1 of Veronica Mars. Also awesome, but thankfully less cancelled. The characters are brilliant; most of the time you won’t be able to decide if you love them or hate them. They all change over the course of the season-long story arc, which itself is enough to watch it for. Season 2 should be arriving very soon now – I can’t wait.

What else? I got to the end of season 2 of Babylon 5 recently, but it doesn’t grip me as much as the other two do. I would have thought that a program with a five year story arc planned out from the start would be right up my street, but it moves much slower in comparison. Still, I’m definitely going to keep watching.


January 03, 2007

New Year

New Year’s Resolutions:

1) Update at least once a week
2) Don’t leave things to the last minute

Rather fittingly, it’s only just less than a week since my last entry.

New Year’s Eve/Day was fun. We made up a dance for some European country I can’t remember and played Ligretto until the new year. Then we had sparklers in Pete’s garden, which Mairead seemed to be afraid of. After that, we had a 6 hour game of Risk in which just about everyone almost won. I found that chatting up the dice works, until you get too cheesy. We played Poker, which bizarrely ended up with Mairead and Hennell having all the money.

Chris got everyone a “A man walks into his flat” T-shirt. He also got me Winnie the Pooh, which I suspect excites him far more than it does me. Throughout the evening, I scared myself and everyone else with my knowledge of songs. Rather boringly, we all left in the morning to our respective houses, rather than doing something random.


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