May 13th, 2003

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Crime Is King

Just finished Grand Theft Auto 3...man, that was sweet. Still a few minor things for full completion (taxi missions and the like), but that can wait...I really should get back to life for a couple days, at least. Still, it kicked MAJOR ass.

Speaking of kicking major ass, I just saw the advance trailer for "Freddy Vs. Jason"...WOW. I can't wait for August 15th to get here...
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    Spinal Tap - Hellhole
Jet (Cowboy Bebop)

Goth Toys

As if the day couldn't get any cooler....

I never did post about this -- the other day, Bug and I were at Value Village (second-hand thrift store kinda place, for those that don't have it it your area) with Di, and while she was looking for some costume pieces, he and I wandered off to laugh at other things. Had a great time bouncing on couches and throwing stuffed animals back and forth at each other, and eventually, Di came over to us to get our opinions. As Bug was digging through the rest of the stuffed creatures, he tugs on one, and wonders aloud why there would be a stuffed candy bar in there. Curious, I looked for myself, and what I came across was immediately snatched up, as I knew I'd never find another. Thus, thanks to my little buddy, I'm now the owner of a toy that is a true mark of goth-dom: the foot-and-a-half-tall smiley stuffed coffin.

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Now, I hit the mailbox today, and what to my wandering eyes should appear but a box, one I had been waiting on for a good couple weeks. This box was sent to me by poisonous_vine. I partly knew the contents, as she had mentioned that she was sending me a 'Living Dead Doll' that she didn't want, and which I had expressed interest in, mostly because it looks like several people I know. She had mentioned that there would be a couple other things inside, but I didn't know what to expect.

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Jessie, I cannot thank you enough...that was so sweet, and so wonderfully cool, that it simply made my week. Devil Duckie is presently sitting next to Duckbrain on my monitor, and I shall find homes for the rest. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Consider this a big hug and kiss from across the country for being entirely too cool for further words!
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    REM - The One I Love
Typing

I'm Not The 'Mad Professor' For Nothing

I've had more than a few nicknames over the years...some in general use, some as only "titles", a few as insults. I am proud to carry 'Mad Professor' and 'Encyclopaedia Chaotica' as two of them, and I got them for a reason. This is going to sound bitchy and arrogant, and I'm OK with that, but the fact of the matter is that, 99% of the time, I'm right.

I don't mean opinions about things...we all know that opinions are like assholes (everybody's got one and they all stink). But, dammit, I'm proud of the fact that I can look at anything objectively and logically, and give advice that isn't based on some emotional attachment or position of faith. Besides, I've damn well been through a lot of shit in my life, more than most, and that experience has made me into quite a character...but that experience helps.

On top of that, I've always liked to learn, no matter what the subject. I'm a veritable storehouse of knowledge, more of it useless than useful. Plenty of people have figured out that you can ask me almost anything, and I can answer it with at least an iota of knowledge, and if I can't, I'll find out. Obviously, I can be a real bitch to play 'Trivial Pursuit' against. ;)

What does all this sum up to? Not much, really. I don't think I'm actually that arrogant about my IQ, I just happily get to use it to help my friends out when they wanna know something. I'm also happy to be anybody's counselor/sounding board/psychiatrist, and goddess knows there are a few that seem happy I'm there. OK, I take it back, I was, not too long ago, VERY arrogant about my IQ, but it was to someone that was, frankly, asking for it.

What brought all this on? Eh, ner0sputnik mentioned in a post today that something I'd said a while back was right...and my brain just sorta spiraled from there. Go ahead, lambast me for being an arrogant sonuvabitch, I admit to it.
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    Everclear - When It All Goes Wrong Again