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(no subject) [Nov. 5th, 2007|07:11 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Music |Fireworks outside my window]

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot.
I know of no reason why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.
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What's this, a post you say? [Oct. 30th, 2007|10:46 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |busybusy]
[Current Music |Delirious - SiLC]

It really has been a while since I last posted on here, which really is a bit of a shame.

As always I'm busy, and, in fact, I'm even more busy now that I'm a second year student, but it's good, though sadly it means my internet time suffers.

In other news, whilst marathoning Haibane Renmei followed by Lain might be bad for you, it's worse to watch first episode of End of Eva, followed by the first episode of Puni Puni Poemy, then second episode of End of Eva, and then the second episode of Poemy. People with a lesser mind would be broken.

Wow, this really has no coherent point, oh well ^_^

It's good to see y'all.
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Photos, and the post event [Oct. 4th, 2007|12:54 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Verbum Caro]

Well, that's it, Shadovald (the LARP I did) has finished with a bang (and a big one at that). The event was awesome on so many levels, and it was thoroughly worth it. My character also got to fight what was effectively the God of War, and as far as I could tell, it ended in a draw.

This is posted slightly late due to recovery time. At any rate, if any of you are interested, here are pictures: http://shadovald.dyndns.org/gallery2/v/shadovald/Event+-+End+Game/.

And yes I am in them, you need to work out which one on your own though.
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Randomness [Sep. 27th, 2007|12:24 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[Current Music |Miri It Is - Mediaeval Baebes]

Dum di dum. Well, this evening I got called both 'resplendent' and 'effulgent' within the space of five minutes, not something that happens every day you know.

At any rate, I have the unmitigated joy of going to the Shadovald event this weekend. Shadovald being the uni LARP I'm in, to give a brief summary of how the event will go, I shall attempt to describe it thusly: "We're all going to die."

The theory that 'we're all going to die' is based on the fact that we're going into heavily infested undead territory to kill an undead king, easy, no?

I'm still waiting for term to start (8th of October), and so the days just fly by.
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Roleplaying [Sep. 10th, 2007|10:26 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Location |Home]
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Porcelain - Yuki Kajiura]

Well, I just got back from the fourth Maelstrom event of the year, and my first Maelstrom (You too can order a My First Maelstrom by calling 1-800-747633 [good ol' 6 digit British Phone numbers {yes I was sad and those numbers mean something, though the number itself is random -I'm using too many brackets now, it feels like I'm programming in Scheme all over again (I've run out of different types of brackets [these brackets are getting really tangental {It's pretty much one for a sentence -right, stopping now (edit: and of course the angle brackets don't work, so hyphens it is)-}])-}]).

It was good, and I am tired, as evidenced by my bracketing spree. Though when I say good, for our group the event was quite bad. This has also proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that camping sucks, nice, warm, proper beds win. Of course, I do it all again in a couple of weeks time, but with more fighting (it's the event for the system at Uni I'm in, and I'm fairly certain at least one Shadovalder knows about this blog).

Now to change topic slightly over to online RPing, and maybe a bit of Aria in there too. I've recently joined a not very active, but awesome RP for me right now. It's interesting, I feel I've grown as a roleplayer, largely due to an increase in maturity, and actually making sure posts are in character. This is partly helped by not RPing a new character, but instead having something to cross-reference to.

!shameless-plug! maison_du_seul !shameless-plug!

Warning: I think there are more Kingdom Hearts characters than all other characters combined, this hasn't stopped me.

It's also nice to play a genuinely happy character (Akari), not an overly energetic, cheer everyone up person by ENERGY AND SPARKLES, not an angsty, MY LIFE IS WOE character, and not an insane psychopath, who HEEHEEHEE!'s all the time, for a change. It may have something to do with the fact that I think, for now, I am truly happy.

Finally, an idea for a journal-rp has occurred to me, rather, it is a continuation of a novel idea I've had churning around in my head for ages, added in with a bit of Maelstromy stuff... Possibly look forward to something.
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Meme time! [Aug. 28th, 2007|12:57 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Music |Pretty Girls - Prozzak]

A question occurred to me last night, thus I decided to start my own meme, because I'm curious.

If you could choose one fandom, which, from that point on, would have an infinite number of books/episodes/etc. done by the original creator, each with the same quality of story telling as the original, and you would gain access to the entirety, what fandom, and why? Comment with your answer then post this onto your journal and see what your friends have to say

As an aside, feel free to change the wording, since I think mine is relatively poor.

And if you want to find out my answer... well you'll just have to continue the meme ^_^
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Long time no post [Aug. 27th, 2007|10:43 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |contentcontent]

It has certainly been a long time since I've posted on this thing, though it'd be nice to do it more often.

At first, it was largely due to uni life that I slacked off (not that uni life is a bad thing), then I just kinda got out of the habit.

Still, despite all this, I think this has been the best year of my life, God has shown me things, I've made good friends and things are going well. I've had many fun and enjoyable times, I remember the time when I fully realised I was programming, my first LARP mission, more recently going to Riding Lights Summer Theatre School (and being told I'd done my best performance to date). True there have been hard times, struggling through an all nighter to get an assessment done, assorted pieces of bad news and so on. Yet this has truly been a wonderful year.

As a person I've grown and changed, yet at the core I'm still the same.

I think, perhaps, right now, I'm being influenced from watching Aria, but still, it's nice to ramble some times.

So to you all, hello again.
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Good times [Apr. 24th, 2007|11:26 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |goodgood]
[Current Music |Lying Awake - Our Lady Peace]

Today has been a good day :)

Firstly, my Amazon order arrived with both Manga Shakespeares and Boogiepop Returns: VS Imaginator part 2 Parade. Of the Manga Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet was by far the superior, though this may in part due to me knowing the story better than that of Hamlet. Whilst the art style is occaisionally bad, especially in Hamlet, there are some other parts where I quite like the art style (Juliet was done particularly well), and whilst the verse may seem distracting at first, I got used to it due to previous experience of it.

Boogiepop was indescribably good, everything in the previous book led onto the story building up to a couple of fantastic chapters. My only regret was we only got a couple of scenes with Nagi Kirima.

Secondly, went to a Japanese restaurant to celebrate my birthday, and food was good, as was the warmed saké. Finally baking cookies for tommorow was... well, not quite fun, but something that was worthwhile.

I also have the start of a Neverwhere RP being run in SF&F to look forward to.

In other news, I think I may be starting to really like well written shojo. Speaking of... according to the spines of the volumes of X/1999 I have, it's a shojo manga... complete with weaponbirths ^_^
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Meme [Apr. 20th, 2007|02:22 pm]
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This is largely to give Yoshimi a chance for revenge, but anyways, meme:

Give me three characters from any fandom I know. I will pick one to marry, one to have sex with, and one to push off a cliff.
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Return from holiday [Apr. 14th, 2007|10:59 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]

Well, even though I didn't actually mention it to anyone online, I've been on holiday in the south of France (hence the abscence and stuff).

At any rate it was a good time and relatively good weather. However, the most crucial point is that I got the French versions of Gunslinger Girl 5-7, as ADV stopped translating it after the first three. This will be leading to my endeavour of translating from French to English all three.

At any road, see you all around.
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(no subject) [Mar. 11th, 2007|08:42 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |busybusy]
[Current Music |Opus Magnum - E Nomine]

I feel like it's been a rather long time since I've posted anything here, so I'll just give you all a quick update on what's been going since I have the time (for some reason I've been going to bed and getting up earlier these past few days).

To begin, for those of you who don't know/can't remember, I'm a first year CompSci at Uni, I also hadn't done programming until university. The course itself is enjoyable, and I get along well with people on my course. This said I'm struggling a bit due to less knowledge than most in the area of programming.

Society wise, I'm currently in C.U. (Christian Union), S.F.&F. (Science Fiction and Fantasy, also includes LARP) and Animé Soc., and am currently enjoying all three though they do make me rather busy. The busy really hits on Sundays, I have a half hour walk to church at around 10, have church from 10:30-Noon, then walk home, have a quick lunch of noodles, then go onto LARP, then after LARP go onto Animé, which finishes at 11pm.

It's worth mentioning that quite a lot of my daydream time is currently dedicated to LARP (Live Action Roleplaying, otherwise known as hitting people with foam weapons) due to it's awesomeness. It's also a good way to get exercise.

So overall, I'm doing well and stuff. I'll also be around a lot come next Friday due to end of termness. Y'all be well too.
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Facts of the universe [Feb. 5th, 2007|11:15 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |sorehaving a cold-y]

A quick and simple list of facts about the universe as I see it right now in my not fully coherant state.

1) Boogiepop always wins, always.
2) Having a four hour lecture trek with a cold fails.
3) Ergo Proxy = Texhnolyze done right.
4) When you have more free time (excluding sleep time) on Wednesdays than on a weekend, your schedule is rather screwed.
5) Living at home whilst going to Uni is really rather convient

Have a nice day y'all.
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No Words. [Jan. 18th, 2007|12:22 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Music |Wolfen (Das Tier in Mir) - E Nomine]

My favourite author has noticed a fan-forum of his that I'm in. He has just pointed traffic our way, and looks like he's registered as a member.

Words cannot express what I'm feeling.
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On random goodness [Jan. 17th, 2007|04:36 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |goodgood]
[Current Music |Consequences of Laughing - Our Lady Peace]

And for once, I'm posting about my actual life rather than a few arbitrary comments. At any rate, today's been interesting.

Firstly, I got a phone call earlier asking if I wanted a job as a steward at a theatre, what makes this really surprising is that I was just asked if I wanted it, without doing any form of application form. It should be a pretty good job too, it's semi-regular, so it won't really interfere with my uni schedule, and the pay is surpisingly good. All in all, this event truly was made of win and awesome.

Secondly, I now have two different options, I originally planned to be staying at home this weekend (which is the church weekend away) because of possible exams, and later, it was really too late to book on. So I was looking forward to the convention (the sci-fi fantasy society's big social weekend thing), which happened to be on that weekend. However, two spaces on the weekend away have become available... This leaves me with the tough decision of go or stay. One of the main reasons for staying is that there will be a LARP kit trader at the convention, which makes it a lot easier to get a hold of, and you can properly see what the kit is like.

Finally, at least for now, I have Wednesdays off, which makes it a good day ^_^

Also, since I rarely get to speak to y'all on MSN anymore, you're all awesome. Have a great day!
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Dying a blissful death [Jan. 5th, 2007|12:02 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |ecstaticecstatic]

http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=allezcuisine

Get it while it's there.
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Idea [Nov. 17th, 2006|07:49 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |creativecreative]
[Current Music |Im Zeichen des Zodiak - E Nomine (on YouTube)]

... I have the sudden desire to create a medley of 'Im Zeichen des Zodiak' by E-nomine and 'Your Horoscope for Today' by Weird Al.

There's the slight snag I own neither, but that's besides the point.
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Business [Nov. 17th, 2006|12:33 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]
[Current Music |Ground Stream - Dolce Triade]

It lives! It lives!

Or rather my program finally works, it took me most of my free time over three days, but the thing finally works!

Sorry, bit excited there, but it makes me feel good to know it's done now all that's left is the testing. At any rate, that conjoined with cough, cold, injured right wrist and something on every night of the week except Fridays has made me rather absent around, so in case you're wondering, that's where I've been/gone.

So I'd just like to say to everyone, have a nice day ^_^
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Guido Fawkes [Nov. 5th, 2006|09:49 am]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |thoughtfulthoughtful]
[Current Music |Kein (because German wins)]

Remember remember the fifth of November,
gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.
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Relentless [Nov. 2nd, 2006|11:29 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |awakeAwake and slightly nauseous]
[Current Music |Die Schwarzen Reiter - E Nomine]

The following is a discourse on the energy drink Relentless based on baseless rumors and my experience of my first can:

Manufacture: Made by Coca-cola company. The method of creation is you take one (1) normal person, squeeze all the energy and happiness out of them, repeat this to more people until enough has been extracted to fill the can quota. Then re-sell said energy to other unsuspecting humans, including those who've been squeezed.
Side effects of process: The people are transformed into Goths, this explains their lack of energy.

Drinking: Generates a powerful sugar and caffeine rush to which a cup of strong coffee pales. The level is enough to reduce a normally sane person to a highly strung trainwreck waiting to happen. The rush lasts mainly for thirty (30)- forty (40) minutes, and then tails off with a slight sugar rush.
Side effects of drinking: A degree of nausea later, it's strongly diuretic, shaking from sugar rush, possibly more as it hasn't worn off completely yet, though I suspect insomnia.

Health warnings: Approximately 8 cans of the stuff gives you a highly dangerous dose of caffeine. Drinking one (1) can grants temporary insanity, consistent drinking of multiple cans leads to permenant insanity.

In summary: If you want the ultimate sugar high, drink it, if not, don't

Thank you for your time.
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Firsts and the curse of doom Thursday [Oct. 19th, 2006|03:27 pm]
the_factionlair
[Current Mood |tiredtired]

My brain is really rather dead now, because I've just had around 6 hours of university level teaching, and that, is killer. Even better, in weeks 6-9, I get another 1 hour practical. In light of this, I now rename Thursdays, Doom Thursdays.

Some things made it bearable, however, first things in fact. All the following events happened for the first time in the same lecture:
1) The wrong lecturer came to our lecture
2) Our lecturer went to the wrong lecture
3) Someone fell asleep and snored really loudly

Also, I pulled a muscle in my neck on Friday morning, now it's finally starting to heal, which is prosperous as well.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be collapsing.

Edit: In other news, that was most unexpected and leaves me going "what?" in disbelief.

Edit 2: not so much disbelief, but surprise continuing. In honor, a new ganked icon I've not gotten around to putting up 'til now.
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