Dachande

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    • I'm baaaaaack

      8 years ago

      Dachande

      So, here's the thing.

      It's been awhile, I'll admit that. However, I recently attended PAX East and wandered into the RoosterTeeth panel... Seeing all the guys from the show (plus a bunch of new additions) together again was totally awesome. Furthermore, the new content they previewed looked really fantastic, and inspired me to hop on over and see if the site was anything even close to what I remembered.

      'Lo and behold, the site still existed in more or less the same framework I remembered, and my account even still worked, WITH all of my previous contacts intact! Now, to be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if folks didn't much remember me - it's been a long while since the original Xbox, Halo 2 multiplayer, and the Blood Gulch Regulars. That being said, it was definitely nice to come back (after what could be considered an eternity by internet standards) and not have lost all of the connections I made years ago.

      For what it's worth, I'm back and I'm glad to see that some of you are still around. I'd be happy to catch up with anyone willing to do so! Also, I'm still gaming (I have a PC, a PS3 and, as of a month or two ago, a 360), so maybe I could join in on whatever fun people are already having.

      Also, I've got some important decisions coming up - like should I buy this or this to round out my DVD collection of the series?! Any suggestions folks?

    • Starcraft 2 Announced!

      12 years ago

      Dachande

      According to the IGN employee attending the Korean Blizzard game conference, they've just confirmed that they'll be releasing Starcraft 2.

      FUCK YEAH, BABY!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAW!

      Linky goodness

    • Halo 3 Beta

      12 years ago

      Dachande

      Wow... I got selected for the Beta... And I don't even have an XBox 360... WTF do I do now?

      /accepting bribes for my place in 3... 2... 1...

    • The day of days!

      12 years ago

      Dachande

      Happy birthday to me!

    • More Rental Funnies

      13 years ago

      Dachande

      Aaron's Letter:

      >From: ***
      >To: ***
      >Subject: Renting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx
      >Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 14:40:36 -0600
      >
      >Hi Brian, I am a student at the University of Ottawa, and I need to
      >find somewhere to live between the beginning of September 2006 and the
      >end of April 2007. I am interested in apartments that range in monthly
      >rent between 300$ and 500$, that include furniture, and that provide
      >telephone, internet, and laundry services. Traveling time to the
      >university is also important to me.
      >
      >I have looked at the University of Ottawa’s Student Housing Billboard,
      >and know that your apartment at XXXXXXXXXX meets my needs in
      >principle. However, do you still have rooms for rent available that
      >meet these criteria? What procedure do you go through with a possible
      >tenant when renting an apartment? When can I come to Ottawa to look at
      >the apartment and rent it?
      >
      >I will be in Ottawa on Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th to
      >tour and rent an apartment. Please let me know if and at what time I
      >can visit your apartment on either of these days.
      >
      >Thank you,
      >
      >Aaron Pegg
      >
      >Bonjour Brian, je suis un étudiant à l’Université d’Ottawa, et je
      >cherche présentement de l’hébergement pour l’année scolaire
      >prochainâ€'entre le commencement de septembre 2006 et la fin d’avril
      >2007. J’aimerais louer un appartement à un taux mensuel d’environ 300$
      >à 500$. Il devrait aussi être meublé, et offrir des services de
      >téléphone, d’Internet, et de buanderie. Je serais aussi très content de
      >trouver un appartement assez près de l’Université.
      >
      >J’ai fréquenté le babillard de logement hors campus offert par
      >l’Université d’Ottawa, et ainsi je sais que votre appartement à XXXXX
      >XXXXXXXXX offre représente en principe ce dont je cherche.
      >Cependant, j’aimerais confirmer que vous avez encore une telle chambre
      >libre. En surcroît, j’aimerais connaître le processus que vous
      >poursuivez avec des tenants prospectifs, et quand je pourrais venir à
      >Ottawa pour visiter et louer un appartement.
      >
      >Je serais à Ottawa le vendredi 4 aout et le samdi 5 aout pour visiter
      >et louer un appartement. Communiquez-moi s’il vous plait si, et à quel
      >heure soit le vendredi ou le samedi, je peux visiter votre appartement.
      >
      >Merci,
      >
      >Aaron



      Bryan's Response:

      Dear "Aron",

      I can tell, by how generic your e-mail was (and how you neglected to spell
      my name correctly), that you've been sending out a lot of e-mails, heh heh.
      Good strategy - I should have done that when I started responding to rental
      inquiries.

      Just your luck! You fit our apartment needs! We're looking for an
      individual who's willing to pay between $300 and $500 a month!... Let's
      say... $378, as a rough figure. As a sitenote, nine-tenths of our room
      still meets your criteria, as outlined in the below e-mail. Traveling time
      was listed as simply 'important' - a term which is vague at best.

      Transit time could possibly be described as "quick". However, depending on
      your perspective, it could also be described as "sloth-like", "warp-speed",
      or the every popular, "roughly equivalent to the airspeed velocity of an
      un-laden swallow (European)"! The bus ride averages about 5-8 minutes to
      the school. The bus stop is 30-60 seconds away from our apartment.
      However, the time may vary depending if you decide to take an elevator
      (which averages 2-5 minutes to arrive at our floor), or simply decide to
      walk down 3 floors of stairs instead (which takes about 30 seconds). So,
      from door to school you're looking at about 6-9.5 minutes if you take the
      stairs, and 7.5-14 minutes if you take the elevator.

      Our procedure for selecting a roommate is fairly straight forward. He or
      she is asked to participate in tasks which increase gradually both
      difficulty and absurdity. When the difficulty (and/or absurdity) of the
      task reaches levels equal to or greater than the applicant's skill, we place
      them alone in the room-for-rent, and flick the lights on-and-off repeatedly
      until the room itself is awakened from its deep slumber and makes its own
      judgement on the applicant. Should the stuccoed-consciousness of the room
      accept the applicant, he or she is rewarded for their efforts with fudge!
      If rejected, the applicant is instead rewarded with a bowl of considerably
      less appetizing (but substantially healthier!) All-Bran®.

      If you're still reading right now, you've probably realized I'm just being
      humourous. The apartment fits your description, is still available, and is
      very close to the school. Our application process is nothing more than a
      simple conversation with the applicant when they come to see the room.

      We will be making our decision on Sunday, August 5th. All visits and room
      viewings will be finished by Saturday, August 4th. So, if you have time to
      tour on the 4th, let me know!

      If you have any questions, don't hesitate to drop me a line at XXX-XXX-XXXX. This is also the number to call to set up a meeting for Saturday.

      Hope this answered your questions (and possibly amused you?)!

      Sincerely,
      Bryan

      PS - I'd translate this to French, but I'm not sure what the French words
      are for "slumber", or "warp". Heh heh. I sure hope you like a sense of
      humour!
      PPS - For future reference, it's "Bryan", not "Brian". If you promise to
      spell my name right, I promise to do likewise... "Aron". :)

    • Rental Funnies

      13 years ago

      Dachande

      Well, I'm officially renting out a room in my apartment now. My overly-cleanliness-crazed roommate (who, herself, is a slob, but won't admit it to herself or us... or her mom) is saying we're too disgusting to live with. She's moving out at the end of August.

      Let me get something straight here. Disgusting, to her, is far from the recognized 'norm' of disgusting. It is not flies buzzing around. It is not clothes, books, papers and other shit lying around. It is not dishes rotting in the sink.

      No, "disgusting", to her, is a book and two videogames being left on the coffee table. Disgusting to her is a dinner plate left for more than an hour, that will undoubtable gather some bacteria of some kind, that will proceed to jump onto her 'immaculate' dishes. No, I emphasis 'immaculate', because a day after exploding at us all, she left her pot out for like three days, which was absolutely dumbfounding and ridiculous...

      Not at ridiculous as, say, having her mother call my girlfriend's mother. Oh yes, did I neglect to mention? My girlfriend and this roommate are childhood friends (yay!). Which means that our roommate complains to her mother (who is equal to or greater than her daughter in the neurotic bat-fuck-crazy department). Her mother then takes it upon herself to contact my girlfriend's mother about the 'disgusting' state of affairs. Then, my girlfriend's mother calls in a huff wondering why we're subjecting 'precious' Marie-Helene (the roommmate) to a pig-stye!.. After much anger on my girlfriend's part, it was revealed that "pig-stye" meant quite literally two games and a plate... At which point girlfriend's mother withdrew... But still... WTF?!


      Anyway! The whole point of this was to post a fairly humourous exchange I had with someone who applied for the new room. Now, I've already pretty much found someone for sure, but we're leaving the posting up for good measure and incase our Plan A falls through. Nevertheless, we're getting on average 3 eager applications a day. Our apartment is cheap, located near school, and looks NOTHING like a student apartment. We've got nice furniture, a deep-freeze, huge kitchen... etc...

      So, needless to say, we're rolling in applicants. So, me being me, I'm starting to have a little fun with people. Nothing too serious, you know? But, for example, when the ad reads, "The room is carpeted, 10X16 feet, has a closet, and a window"... There's really not much else to say about the room. So, when I get e-mails saying:

      "Yo, Byrian!

      Im liek, kind of intorested in ur place!!1 Can u tell me more about the room?

      K thx bye,
      Trish"

      I'm not taking that shit too seriously. In all seriousness (okay, usually the grammer's more presentable), these are the kind of e-mails I'm getting en-masse (in mass amounts)! Honestly, my replies have devolved from full, friendly explanations to,

      "Dear 'Trish',

      I would appreciate it if you would please more carefully review the posted ad. If you need more specifics, please contact me.

      Thanks, Bryan"



      Honestly, you can't put much faith in people.

      I also sent a GREAT letter to someone today, because I was bored. I'll post that tomorrow to space out the 'awesome' material I've got for journal entries.

    • BGR Clan - Just as a general census...

      13 years ago

      Dachande

      What would be a good night to set for a weekly get-together?

      I've heard and seen increased demand for some more XBL clan action. And, as Overlord, I aim to please! Recently, I promoted BGR's Big Goalie Dan (who recently secured our place as Bungie Humpday competitors.... Good job team!) to Overlord, to help coordinate the clan's flagged efforts and attendence.

      The next step is to set up some sort of semi-regular meet. Now, I know we've tried this in the past... But, I think once a week would be a good effort nonetheless.

      Friday and the weekend in general are good candidates. We can have one date solid day/time (ex: always Friday @ 9:00), or rotate days/times by week (Friday @ 9:00 one week, Saturday @ 10:00 the next).

      So, what do you guys think?


      -----
      Update: Just to try and get the word out, anyone who can please post a link to here and/or a link to the BGR forums, to try and get people involved/interested/aware again.

    • Headphone update!

      13 years ago

      Dachande

      So, good ole' reliable Texan Gorbash ended up being my contact in the US. I purchased the headphones yesterday, and they're en-route to his Texan residence, even as we speak.

      All that's left now is to send him a money-order for shipping to Canada. I figure $20 USD will be enough for decent speed of delivery.

      Anyway, I hope this all works out.

    • Calling all Americans!

      13 years ago

      Dachande

      I am in need of your assistance! Possibly a few of your Earth-dollars!

      Here's my situation:

      I want to buy a pair of Audio Technica headphones. They're awesome quality, but the best priced vendor I've found only ships to the US.

      So, what I need is someone who lives in the US, that I trust (preferably a member of our clan) that I can ship these headphones to. From there, I'll need them to ship it to me in Canada. Normally, I'd just goto another vendor. But these guys are selling it for $110 (with free shipping!!)... everywhere else is $200+...

      I'll find some way to pay whoever helps me for the troubles/shipping costs. Be it wiring/mailing them the money, or simply buying a subscription or two for Roosterteeth (or maybe some swag?)... Anyway, volunteer slots are open.

    • NOW INTRODUCING...

      13 years ago

      Dachande

      HALO 3

      WHOOPEE!

      For all who haven't seen the preview trailer, check it out here


      Saaaaaaaaaawheet.

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    • cswilson

      12 years ago

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    • DeadDragon

      13 years ago

      With a little Stargate, anything is possible...

    • Microbe

      13 years ago

      Hello,

      I was just wondering if I could get your support on Google Idol. I'm the only Canadian contestant in this contest. You can vote once daily if you want. It would help a lot. The competition ends on June 2nd. Pass on the informatio if you like! Canada is gonna win this baby!

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    • DeadDragon

      13 years ago

      i'm a lumberjack and i'm ok

    • wussie

      13 years ago

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

      13 years ago

      you?


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    • cswilson

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas

    • DeadDragon

      13 years ago

      panics.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=605271
      Exiles journal -the Inter Clan Match discussion

    • TheGreekMind

      13 years ago

      Hello

    • FinalCutMin

      13 years ago

      long time, no talkie

    • Daneja2002 TACTIKILL

      13 years ago

      "Dachande"...isn't that the name of the main Predator character in the book Aliens vs Predator: Prey?

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

      14 years ago

      Hey punk. Why are you hiding under a rock?

    • Godzilla2K4

      14 years ago

      Dachnuts is the man.

    • FinalCutMin

      14 years ago

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    • Eidolon49er

      14 years ago

      Wow, that's quite a list of games...

    • Seraph_Six

      14 years ago

      As per latest journal comment: See my online time and subtract the 40+ minutes I've been sitting idle

    • JLI417

      14 years ago

      Post in Shai's comments!

    • Seraph_Six

      14 years ago

      Good gaming tonight

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

      14 years ago

      Give me what I want, and I'll go away.

    • Crprl_Stupid

      14 years ago

      how do you get the character to save?

    • ToolPackinMa

      14 years ago

      Be my friend, I insist. :)

    • Dizzy

      14 years ago

      ^_^ Hey, the Predator from the first book! I liked him...and man was I happy when he killed his one stuent who thought he was cool. I have the read that book again...

    • 1st2nd3rd4th

      14 years ago

      supp... just checking out your page.. well, peace

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