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RTX and other things.So as the event approaches, I am, on the one hand, very interested to see what it will be like. Never been to an RT community type event before. On the other hand, I am somewhat concerned because very few people that I know on the site are going, and I don't think there's anyone who I've actually met before. So it could potentially be a pretty sad and lonely couple of days wandering the event on my own. On the other other hand, I am worried because I don't have three hands.

The concern is probably unfounded. I'm sure there will be plenty of stuff to hold my attention regardless. It's just hard to know what to expect at this point. I had friends with me when I went to comiccon but still ended up spending most of it on my own because they weren't interested in stuff like JMS talking about professional writing or relaxing at a screening of the original Day the Earth Stood Still and then Star Trek: First Contact. Man, that was a fun afternoon. Sorry, getting off track. Anyway, RTX should be an interesting experience one way or another I guess.

If you haven't voted in the final round of world leader fantasy fights, do that now!

Speaking of which, I'm interested in people's thoughts about this most recent Fantasy Fights tournament. Other, than the fact that it took like 2 years+ to actually complete. I thought it would be an interesting change of pace to use real people with fun true stories as competitors, but after a while I felt like the fighting was less interesting without the super powers and craziness of the fictional characters. So I'm curious about what other people thought as we're hitting the finish line here.

I've got an idea for another round of the game that still has a theme but goes back to fictional characters and mostly super-powered people and such, but I also don't know if people would be interested in that at the moment or if this idea has pretty much played itself out and I need to come up with a new game to keep people's interest. So let me know what you think.

On a completely different note, I'm looking at some different apartments, but I haven't done a whole lot of renting on my own before. So I am curious to hear from people who have. Any advice you might have on the matter would be welcome. Just now I'm wondering about whether the ground floor or a higher floor is better. A higher floor means having a bunch of stairs to go up every day and any furniture and stuff will be a lot more work to move in, but somehow in my head, I feel like a higher floor would be less likely to have problems with, say, bugs or flooding or other things. Maybe that's not true. Maybe bugs like to start from the top and work their way down. I dunno.

I've been watching through volume 1 of Batman the Animated Series (actually, this weekend I took a break from that to watch through the Hellboy live action and animated movies, but that's beside the point). It's been a while since I watched this show, and it's interesting to go back. There have been several times that I've wanted to make short journals or posts somewhere when I ran into some of the more ridiculous things in episodes like Alfred in his ridiculous helmet arguing with the Batplane. I actually did make a post in the CBM thread when Batman tells Robin to initiate "Operation Cause and Effect," which apparently translates to, "You know that big observatory telescope that's been turned into a laser cannon that you're standing 5 feet from and is trying to kill me? Blow that up!" I mean, is Batman worried someone might be listening in to their radio conversation and he wants to keep it a secret that he wants to stop the giant laser cannon that's shooting holes in the countryside? Because I have to say, that's not much of a secret. Anyway, I say all that to say that you may see some short, almost-twitter-like comments on the show here if I run into something else that I just can't help but make fun of. So keep an eye out for that. Don't get me wrong. Still a great show. Pretty much revolutionary as cartoon series go. That doesn't mean I can't have some fun with it.

That's all for now. Keep watching the skis ... I mean skies.
2 years ago  |  Comments (8)  |  + 4 Cool
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Jalnor Politician
I hadn't previously met anyone when I went to my first Discworld convention 2 years ago... I mean, I knew about 8 attendees from the thread on this site, but I'd absolutely no idea what to expect and I did spend a good quarter of the time separate from all of them. However, I also found that having that common subject of interest among everyone present (probably missing at wider-variety cons) meant I could strike up a conversation with anyone who passed.
#1  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
TBSWK Best Nami NA
All I hear about RTX is that if you end up adding a bunch of people to your friend's list after it's over. According to folks who went last year, it's really easy to meet cool new people. Don't sweat it.
#2  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Cool
Jalnor Politician
Also something I've experienced - my Facebook friends list exploded after each DWCon I attended. I think Data will be just fine
#1  Posted 2 years ago
datalaughing Forum Mod
Another BtAS note:

There have been a series of crimes committed by a guy with a freeze ray. Batman figures out where he'll strike next and shows up having taken absolutely no precautions to help drive on ice or counter a freeze ray being shot at him.

Batman, I am disappoint.
#3  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
ErokDragun Forum Mod
unless you plan on leaving the area any time soon, dont rent...buy...especially in this market. Rent is money wasted, with a mortgage, you at least get your money back when you sale.
#4  Posted 2 years ago
I don't make enough money to buy anything. I'll be lucky if I can afford to rent a tiny one-room apartment. Even if I could, with my credit no one is loaning me that kind of money at a sane interest rate. There's a reason I had to put 15 grand together before I could get a car. And on...
#1  Posted 2 years ago
craZboy87 LoZeldaTHON
RE: RTX - Find me, I'll get you taken care of in terms of people.
#5  Posted 2 years ago
tonyski Fck It Im In
I was like you for last year's RTX. going and I DON'T KNOW WHO WILL BE THERE!!!!

And then I hung out with people simply on the grounds that we liked an internet site. Even meeting Knuckles Dawson, who I had hated before I met him, was a very pleasant experience.

So just don't worry about it. also wear MLP shirts. that will get you LOTS of friends first day.
#6  Posted 2 years ago
craZboy87 LoZeldaTHON
And we ended up being in the same room Thursday night without even planning it. Crazy.
#1  Posted 2 years ago
tonyski Fck It Im In
oh yeah, that was you.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
RoadBlock Site Admin
We Texans take care of each other.

Yes, I'm a Texan in exile. :D
#7  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
In exile? So I assume you'll have to sneak back across the border dressed as an old woman or half of one of those two-person horse costumes. That's gutsy of you.
#1  Posted 2 years ago
craZboy87 LoZeldaTHON
If it's dark, they might thing he's trying to get back to Mexico. They'd probably escort him through if that's the case.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
Count3D Site Admin
It's not the same event it was last year. I'm not even sure attendees are sure it was the event they expected last year. It is definitely more conventional this year. Less videogames than PAX, but definitely more "internet culture". Which is pretty cool, because I can't really think of events that have attempted something quite like that.

I get what you're saying, RT community type event, but that's not it. People seem to think SideQuest is that event. And that's cool of them. At the end of it, you'll probably be wondering why you ever thought it was so hard to meet people in the first place.
#8  Posted 2 years ago
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