Calicantzari

Male
from Atlanta, GA

  • Activity

    • "Home!" or "It was good."

      10 years ago

      Calicantzari

      Two years have come and gone and California is 2,000 miles away. I got home last night and I'm still tired. I'll be writing about the entire experience later on. All of it. All at once. Two years summed up in one sentence.
      But seriously, I just get done with something huge that took place over the course of two years and people ask 'so how was your mission?' To which I ask, 'well, do you have an hour or two.' After a brief empty expression, I get the answer no, and then I say, "It was good."
      I'll be posting some bits and pieces occasionally, so stay tuned and keep an eye out. I'll be updating my profile too, to more accurately increase the growth in coolness I've experienced in the past two years. Por ejemplo, ya puedo hablar espanol. But I don't know how to put the ~ on the n. And I've never put a lime in a coconut. I've also upgraded my job field from Professional Procrastinator to a Return Missionary Man. Look for these and other changes as you read my new, exciting, action packed, door knocking journal entries.

      post script - After being gone for 2 years I've forgotten how to use the internets, so I can't take a picture, but take my word at it that of the threads I was watching when I left, the Battlestar Galactica thread won by far with 9287 replies since I left. It won by 7000+. Just wanted to throw that out there. Time will tell if I spend the time to catch up on two years of BSg.

      Another ps - I unlocked awards? I didn't know RT gave us awards. Can I redeem my rewards for anything useful? Cash? Food? A house of my own? Something to dive other than the family Odyssey? Have you ever tried pickin' up chicks in an old school Odyssey? It sucks. I'll be monitoring things on the awards side of things and let ya'll know what cool things you can do with them, if indeed they're good for anything. And if anyone else has been gone for two years.

    • Gone to Serve

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      Tomorrow (Monday, November 13th) at 11a.m. I'll be set apart as a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to serve in the California San Fernando Spanish speaking Mission. My flight departs at 7 p.m. of that evening and arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah at 9 p.m. where I'll stay with friends until Wednesday, November 15th, when I report to the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. It is anticipated that I serve for two years, including time spent in the Missionary Training Center, and return in the month of November, 2008. Have a good two years while I'm gone, I know I will.

    • Clean Shaven

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      Shaved for the first time in forever. I feel naked. So smooth and naked.

    • How'd that happen?

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      My cockatiels had eggs. Well, the female did, anyway. They probably aren't fertile, though; Fred and Pearl don't really get along. Fred's the girl, btw. When we got them they were really young and their sex was actually opposite of what we were told. Imagine how much it would suck to be a female bird. Sex or not, your still gonna be layin' eggs.

    • Wildlands West, Onyx Hollow

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      Alright so the event was good. My PC is a stone dwarf named Gritz Sandstone, and to keep in character, I put a few of my build into armor and weapon smithing. I get those skills for half price, too, so it's all good. As far as I know, I'm the only armorsmith in town and one of two weapon smiths. I would've started smithing last game, but the last Onyx Hollow larp was my first event, and it was an overwhelming skill, so I opted not too.
      As for the field battle... I woke up when the bandits were leaving town. They were calling crazy amounts of damage and, short story shorter, we lost. I had to take a friend who sprung his ankle to the bath house and three times we were approached by bandits. He's wearing his orange non-combatant head band. "Is that a real injury?" "Is that legit?" "Is that in or out of game?" All three times they left us alone. I drop him off and see a friend nearby lying on the ground, presumably dead. I see a woman do some healing arts to see his status, put him against a tree, and then leave. Hm. She must've forgot to actually heal him, I thought. So I went over, crouched down beside him, and I was about to pull out my (one-time use) healing salve, when I see a guy with spell packets walk up. Not wanting to waste my salve unless absolutely necesary, I ask "Do you have any healing spells?" "Yeah, I've got healing spells. But you're a townsfolk." To which I reply a resounding "Oh..." And assume the fetal position next to my friend. "I call upon chaos to cause wounds 10" and I'm bleeding out. That's how I missed the field battle, but managed to die anyway. I didn't actually die though, a healer came before I bled out.

    • Wildlands LARP

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      It was fun, but I slept through the field battle 'cause I stayed up too late Saturday night. I still managed to get killed in it, though. Long story, but I'm tired now, so I'll delete this and post a more descriptive journal later. That way you'll all get more alerts! smiley0.gif

    • September 11th

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      If you feel compelled to post on the picture, do it here instead. The picture gets deleted after a week but the posts here stay, likely to be lost and forgotten to the vast expanse of the internet.

    • At Dragoncon

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      I was up till 4 last night at the Hilton. At a friend's house now. And away I go!

    • Iran defies U.N. People shocked!

      in Forums > Iran defies U.N. People shocked! | Follow this topic

      Calicantzari

      They've decided to bring up a nuclear reactor despite what the U.N. says. I, for one, am compeltely taken aback. Who do they think they are?! Defying the U.N.... pfft...

      Thoughts?

      Edit: fixed link.

      Post edited 8/26/06 6:06AM

      108 replies

    • Called to Serve

      12 years ago

      Calicantzari

      Today I've been called to serve the Lord in the California San Fernando Spanish speaking Mission. I report to the Missionary Training Center on Wednesday 15 November 2006 with an anticipated return date of November 2008.

  • About Me

  • Comments (184)

    • Elisha

      10 years ago

      Welcome back! 2 years already, wow.

    • Gavman

      10 years ago

      I can only imagine smiley2.gif

    • Halfling64

      12 years ago

      You're missed!

    • Halfling64

      12 years ago

      I like you. Too bad I didn't jump on getting you a friend request.
      Have a great 2 years.

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      I miss my GameCube... /cry
      You must have gotten everything in the whole game by now, hehe. ;)

    • SirDeeSee

      12 years ago

      I'll admit, I do condition it. Makes it a lot easier to cope with - no big knots! Other than that, I don't do a thing.

      Oh, I brush it.

      ...

      Yeah, it's like a science. Or an art. Or... both.

    • SirDeeSee

      12 years ago

      Ah. No, I'm afraid this name came from my own head. And unfortunately, it's too late to change it. =/

    • SirDeeSee

      12 years ago

      ... I have no idea what RPPR is.

    • ElfLuvGaddoo

      12 years ago

      Except all those quotes were true and I wasn't making fun of them.

      "bu but he didn pots abut teh warrrr or aborartions 1172-1156525005.png"

    • Scapino1974

      12 years ago

      Could you be a little more specific?

      As far as DM is concerned, he's e-dead. My understanding is that he ticked off hobbie and hobbie purged him from the site completely.

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      Wow, you are beating the heck out of that thing! smiley12.gif Now I'll have to live up to you when I get it back. My current obsession in its absence is Okami... seriously, if you have the means (a PS2 and forty dollars), pick it up. It is the essence of awesome.

    • Scorptilicus

      12 years ago

      Ron Moore's podcast:

      www.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/mp3/301-302/bsg_ep301_302_FULL.mp3

      You should be warned it's about an hour and a half long as is meant to be listened to as audio commentary when you watch the episodes. For the audio file, go here:

      www.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/season03/

      Right click and save on the link that you want.

    • jokingclown

      12 years ago

      Everyone views truth from a different angle. Imagine that truth is a physical, three dimensional object that you can touch, feel, and see. it emminates music, if has texture and color. Everyone in the world looks at this objects and their mind interprets it in a completely unique way based on their life experience and their natural instincts. people who are blind miss part of truth.

      Well, truth IS like this. You are standing looking at truth, and so am I, but we are standing in different places, so Our perspectives differ.

      The truth, or the object that repressents truth is always the same, completely unchanging and it never will. Everyone interprets truth in their own way creating their own unique set of beliefs about what truth is. If you are figuratively blind or deaf your version of truth will be less complete than most peoples. I say fiiguratively because its an analogy, instead of being actually blind you may have had parents who were strongly Christian or Athiest etc, so they have tainted your view. You live in one part of the world which means most people around you have similiar perspectives. Most people never try figuratively walking around truth and looking at it from all angles.. There is a Buddhist perspective, Islamic perspective, etc, and not just religious perspectives, thats just an example. Every perspective has something to offer you, no matter how "flawed" their view is.

      In fact I should point out that no ones view is necessarily flawed, only incomplete. Suppose you look at a picture of a flower bed filled with colorful flowers. If you took the picture and edited it in photoshop so only the color red could be seen, that is like one version of truth. that could be a mormon perspective or anything else.

      Back to the object that represents truth. There is no "wrong" angle to look at truth from, the problem is when people forget there is other angles.

    • Calicantzari

      12 years ago

      For me to remember.

      "Truth is not relative. Truth is undiscovered. Relativism is the death of truth because it advocates that anything can be true. My eyes are green. Despite contact coloration, they are always green. The truth is always there, and there is only one truth. We must endeavor to discover it. If we don't, we are helpless to opinionated sophistry, which over history has proven to truly corrupt the truth. "

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      I've never tried it, but I doubt I'd be able to do it.
      I'd probably die

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      One more will keep appearing each day, until at long last, you are covered in eggs. The house will be full of them. You will learn to eat them, or perish.
      Something like that anyway.
      The finger patterns on band instruments never made linear sense to me, and I'm kind of fragile and low on the lung capacity. :P

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      Wow, that is a long list. Then again I can play essentially anything with strings, but nothing that one can blow into. :P Guitar, bass, violin, viola, a little cello, piano, the ukelele (yeah, the ukelele. It's fun!), etc. My sister is the same as you, though her primaries are flute and alto sax. Do you do any jazz band, or just the standard march and orchestral stuff?

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      Whaa.. awesome indeed. *keeps that mp3 for ever and ever*
      What do you play, then? Aside from the harmonica, I mean. Which is awesome. I suck at those (metaphorically). I have an old chromatic at my house, but it's my Dad's and I wouldn't part with it for the world, lol.
      You beat that really fast, but then I suppose you probably had more time with it than I generally do (blast work!!). My favourite ever is still Majora's Mask. I can't wait to play TP when it comes out... on my shiny new Wii. *gets Nintendo fan girl mess all over your message board*

    • Tigerchild

      12 years ago

      You have that Reese's shirt too? Awesomeness, and DDR is awesome

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      Hey! lol. So I'm an orchestra nerd. And you are....? ;P (Just kidding, not like I'm in a position to get you back anyway - you have my Cube. XD)

    • XboxFanBoy

      12 years ago

      who the hell are you who the fuck is kenji I say somthing good about the PS3 and Im someones fuck bunny shut the fuck up you dumb son of a bitch

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      Arrr! emot-eng101.gif

    • SloeBombFizz

      12 years ago

      I don't like saggy, old, smokey clowns...

      She's probably willing to blow the smoke the other direction for an extra $5.
      Maybe even put it out altogether if you come up with a bottle of Mad Dog.

    • phoenixman

      12 years ago

      I know dude. I thought it was funny. It was me that modded it.

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      Ah yes. The ghost ship doesn't actually do anything until you get the map.
      I'd be sitting on an island, constantly playing the Song of Passing in a lazy attempt to get the Ghost Ship to come to where I was. finally, it'd appear at an island near me, so I set sail with all haste. But by the time I got there it had vanished!

      Vexing.

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      Yeah, I'm actually playing it just now as well. I'm trying to hunt down the damn Ghost Ship.

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      Right on! I have no further objections. Now... when's it coming out? ;P

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      That is perfect, and you're right, the way they laid the history out it would be canon. And fun. :D It would feel kind of weird, but imagine if it were done as sort of a darker, slightly wicked version of the same game style as say... TP? My only qualm would be this: if the hero never came, what would be the conflict to overcome when playing as Ganon? Just a rise in power, or what?

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      Heh, that'd be pretty cool actually.
      In my opinion, there aren't enough games when you play as an Honest-To-God baddie.

      I mean, I'm almost always a lights-der. But still, it would make a nice change of pace. wink.gif

    • redtombinn

      12 years ago

      Somehow, I doubt that.

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      Hm. I'll let it slide this time.

    • Aarpia

      12 years ago

      Ah knew you had to be an Armored Core fan. I recommend the guns and weapons section. But you have to scroll down past all the bollocks information to get to the good stuff.

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      Excuse me?
      What did you call me?

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      It sounds like fun, and I've always enjoyed a good RPG.
      Although I don't really have any friends who play RPGs

      . . . . come to think of it, I don't really have any friends at all. unsure.gif

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      :O Flippin' rad. I will need to see this in action, of course. And in process. In other words... pics plz, kthx.

    • pal_sch

      12 years ago

      Well, I have no one opinion of the recomendations. A lot of them seems stupid to me simply because they shouldn't need making. They were simple common sense. Others seemed phrased in a very vague way, which meant that they could be forfilled without actualy acomplishing anything. However, some were very good and insightful.

      As for the governments responce, I disagree on a very basic level. They took things too far without confronting critical, ground level issues. A bit like building a house in a swamp. No number of high level restrictions will make a blind bit of difference so long as the grass root issues that make terrorism a problem are left unanswered.

    • Gavman

      12 years ago

      Not quite.
      I'm more into Real-Time Strategy. There's a difference, believe it or not. smiley6.gif

    • BigGator5

      12 years ago

      I just think it's a senseless arguement they are having. Someone needs to tell them how pointless it is.

    • rockfx01

      12 years ago

      It partly has to do with age, and partly with the size. Nowadays companies hardly even produce 14" monitors anymore and most are 15" or larger. I'm sure you could get a 14" if you wanted to, but the price difference(if any) will be negligible. If you are getting a new monitor, I recommend going with a 15" or 17" Flatscreen CRT or LCD. LCDs are getting cheap and the price difference between a cheap LCD and a CRT isn't very much anymore.

    • rockfx01

      12 years ago

      If I'm not mistaken, the Compaq 471 is a 14" monitor, correct? Well, your monitor is very old and small and considering that I know the Nvidia Riva TNT cards can definitely support a higher resolution than what you're running, I would say you need a new monitor if you want to go any higher. Either way, you should update your video drivers anyways and you can do so by going to Nvidia's driver download site and select:

      Graphics Driver > GeForce and TNT2 > Your Operating System

      If you want a higher resolution, you'll have to get a new monitor.

    • rockfx01

      12 years ago

      Same thing was happening to me, that's why i sent a new message. I think there may be something wrong w/ the RvB servers(as usual). Just post your computer info in my comments area.

    • wussie

      12 years ago

      no San Diego Comic Con 05 and 06

    • Sir_Render

      12 years ago

      Well, in a way , you were right. All those morons do is go like:

      "Should we do this?"
      "I dont know, what do you think?"
      "I dont know, what do YOU think?"
      And so on.

      BUT when it gets close to election times, then they promise gold and wonderful forests, lowered taxes, better economy and all...

      But when party X wins the election, they go; "The party that was in charge BEFORE us totally messed up for us. Sorry. Have a nice life."

      So I guess we dont have --

      Wait a sec, that IS politics!

      =P

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      Yeah, I saw that. What a trip :) Literally and figuratively, of course. I have a friend who grew up with his parents doing that sort of thing in China.

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      If you've been playing Zelda games for a while, it shouldn't take you very long.

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      How long do you think you would have it for? I need to give it to my sister if when I get a Wii for christmas, hehe. I'd pay for return shipping, that way it'd be even. *makes a note to weigh the thing when she can, as she doesn't have a bathroom scale of any kind*

    • Osaka

      12 years ago

      If you're serious, sure, I just want it back in good condition... hehe. :P GA is a bit of a ways away... I'm not sure how much postage that might be.

    • bnlboy04

      12 years ago

      ditto on that. i think that using a "/sarcasm" would have been helpful

    • mynameisTODD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Yeah I couldnt tell you were being sarcastic

    • mynameisTODD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      We owe alot to Apple. Without the Apple 2 most prominet game designers wouldnt have ever have started making games and without the Apple 2 Bill gates wouldnt have made Windows which originaly was mac software. Plus most games are built at one point or another with Macs. So yeah Apple will be remembered in 5 years. That and the iPod will keep them in buisness for many years until something better is made.

  • Questions

    No questions have been answered yet