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  • Activity

    • 6 years ago

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    • 6 years ago

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      anime boston was really fun!!

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      fun fact about this photo: I was in so much pain from the belt underneath my corset and danielle from her totally busted knees that we were taking shots from malibu nips in that room behind us and we look dazed and happy in the photos because the pain is finally subsiding

      ahh cosplay

      danielle (vaporeon) won an award for attention to detail in cosplay and we all ended up on MTV's website!
      yeah it was p cool

      ALSO this is just a weird heads up type thing but I'm taking commissions for custom kigurumis! wear a onesie styled after your favorite character because you're an adult and you can! message me if you want about it but i'll do a journal regarding it in a bit

    • Hurricane Sandy: In Photos and Storytelling

      6 years ago

      Ziontific

      I live about 8 miles from the coast in South-Eastern Connecticut. Weather sites predicted that we would be roughly 30 - 75 miles outside of the eye of the storm, reaching wind speeds of around 40 - 50 mph with gusts up to 80. I took a predictably lazy approach to the storm, thinking it would be similar to last year's Irene (stocked up, didn't lose power, spend a grueling 6 hours playing trivial pursuit and wondering where my life went wrong).

      I moved the lawn furniture and recycling bins into the garage, turned the wrought iron bar chairs onto their side, and covered up the grill. I filled a few aluminum bottles with water and put them in the fridge, and filled the brita filter. Bought cat food, chips, and a case of beer.
      Good, I think to myself, look at me. I'm an adult. I prepared for the storm.

      I hope you're prepared for a story.

      I wake up on Monday morning and it's bone dry outside, and barely windy at all. I thought murder to myself while getting dressed for work because I don't want to go. At 8:17, the store decides to shut down. Someone tapes X's over all the glass windows and doors, and places sandbags against all the exits. I get in my car to go home. The wind is blowing so hard that I risk toppling over at every curve. The highway is a parking lot and I get off the first exit and weave through route 1 and the backroads to try to get home (which takes me almost an hour).

      For the first few hours, it can't decide whether to rain or not. It drizzles. It pours. It stops abruptly and the sun comes back out. But all the while, the wind is raging and that's what, it turns out, is so damn dangerous about hurricanes and tropical storms. We play WoW for several hours. I nap. I wake up and make dino nuggets, pour a glass of wine, and we smoke a little from our new tiny bong. We start playing WoW again. It's about 4:48. My mom calls and we converse a little. Abruptly, I hear a little click, and everything shuts off.
      We lost power. I hang up with my mom, realizing I did not charge my phone at all and pandora had been open and I was at 21% battery. Amazing.
      I hear a very loud thump. I peek out the back door to see this

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      Sandy, you vile whore.
      It hit my car and rolled off the front into the garage. Took out our little garbage can fence too. Rude.

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      My poor car.

      There's nothing I can do. I waste some more phone battery to call my mom and tell her.

      We bump around the house and light candles. We get our DS's (which I mercifully remembered to charge that morning) and play pokemon for a few hours. We eat some chips. I open the fridge for a few brief moments to retrieve a can of dip, a bottle of soda, a bottle of water, and 4 bottles of beer. We talk for many hours. I get a book and try to read while holding a candle in my hand. I burn my fingers like 6 times and give up. I get bored and drink 3 of the beers very quickly. I stayed up looking out the window watching the sky flash like bombs going off - transformers blowing. Crazy shit. I get too drunk and go upstairs to bed at 10:30.

      We wake up. Still no power.Fuck.

      The storm is, however, not as scary right now. We get dressed and go outside to see if there's an obvious reason we have no power. Lucky us - about 5 houses down........

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      This motherfucker cracked in half and took down at least 2 lines. There were 3 but I think one of them was just a cable line.
      We walked by later that day and the neighbors had hacksaws and clippers and were tearing the tree apart and stacking it on the curb in the hopes of getting UI out to look at the line quicker.

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      just look at this bullshit.

      But wait! There's more!

      We tried to drive just out by Best Buy to see how it fared.

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      It was impossible

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      to get fucking anywhere

      We had to go all the way down the road, cross over on like the one street that didn't have downed trees, and come all the way back up. I didn't get pictures but an enormous tree fell and ripped down powerlines on both sides of the street, and another fell and took out two lines and blew a transformer on the other street. The entire area is still without power as of this writing.

      We go home and move the tree off my car.
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      took out my butterfLY BUSHES FUCK

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      inspecting the ripped gutter, how nice

      The day passes slowly and shittily. We go out and get food. We go to the Danbury Best Buy with a friend. I buy the professor layton game. I go home to play it and the gameboy dies within 45 minutes. The house grows steadily colder. I light candles again and we walk to a deli on main street that has power back for some food.
      (Now that I remember, I put half the sandwich in the freezer because the fridge wasn't cold anymore. It's probably still in there. Frozen cheese. Fantastic.)

      We go to bed around 9 for lack of something to do. I lay in bed being irritated at missing a day of headless horseman for a good 2 hours.

      The next morning, still no power omfg. My car is functioning though and the storm is well over. I get dressed with a flashlight and go to work. When I get home at like 4:15, there is a cherrypicker working on the line!!!
      I sit on the curb and eat my boston market. I cheer with everyone else when all the lights suddenly come on in our homes.

    • NYCC

      6 years ago

      Ziontific

      This is probably gonna be pretty long. FYI.

      NYCC had really really great parts this year and really really disappointing and awful parts. We'll start with the good so as not to ruin the post too early in.

      I cosplayed Liliana of the Veil which was really fun!
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      I was also with Jace, Lady Loki, and God Tier Dave. :o)
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      (I have no idea why our poor Jace's face is like.. sucked in here!)

      We got stopped by professional photographers and news outlets which was really exciting and stuff.

      We also got to stop and say hi to Adam West and the boxer Butterbean (who was a GIANT SWEETIE PIE omg).
      No, I didn't wait in Tom Felton or Sean Astin's absolutely massive line.

      I bought tons of stuff.
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      The Adventure time thing is a bathrobe, the rolled up poster is a map of the entire Game of Thrones world (not just the seven kingdoms). The pin on the bag says Gandalf for President. The other bag slides onto your belt instead of using a strap. It is my dream to never pay full price for Death Note - I've gotten almost the whole thing from cons.

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      My friend was working at the Jerry's Artarama booth where you could draw with these markers and they would give you two free ones. My friend just kept handing me markers?? (They're nice, they're supposed to be comparable to copics.) The mega man things are air fresheners. The ghostbusters one in my car is almost entirely faded out now.
      We Didn't Playtest This At All is an insanely fun and quick game and gets very, very funny especially drunk. I highly recommend it. The orange bracelet has the aperture logo on it and says Test Subject; my best friend has the blue one.

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      Also these cute tiny dice.

      So.. the bad I guess?
      The IGN Theatre was a huge disaster. People got to the doors at 8:00 in the morning and reserved seats for the entire day. Then a line formed just in case those people didn't show up, so they could take their seats. Basically - if you got to the con after 9 am, you were not going to see a single panel in that theatre. Point Blank. I was REALLY upset as I wasn't aware of this weird booking thing going on, and I was dying for the Firefly panel. I was even more upset (I started crying actually but don't mind me) when fukcing NATHAN FILLION, SEAN MAHER, AND JEWEL STAITE SHOWED UP ARE YOU KIDDING ME??????????????
      It was just really disappointing and if they plan on pre-booking seats in the future, you should be able to select only ONE when purchasing your ticket and that's the end of that. People camping the theatre all day was completely shitty.

      Also we went to the tabletop gaming area and there was absolutely no magic going on because apparently Wizards "pulled out". So, with no judges and no prize support... nobody was playing. Sucks, as that is a major part of cons for us.

      So we didn't end up seeing any panels because other than the firefly one, none was really interesting enough for us to stand in an hour long line to ~maybe~ get in. I can't really find room to complain about it, it's just the nature of there being 150,000 people streaming through the convention center, but we didn't want to remember NYCC as being a series of giant lines.


      Oh yeah, I also saw Rush on the Wednesday prior. That happened.
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    • 6 years ago

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      NYCC was a blast! I managed to crack my phone and break two toes on Sunday.
      I cosplayed Liliana of the Veil with a Jace Beleren and a Lady Loki, and I have a few pictures. We made it into some local news articles too.
      I bought a ton of stuff and we pretty much survived on Ramen, Bibimbap and Pizza (surprising amount of Korean food in that area). I'll post a more detailed post later but I'm really hungry and still trying to recuperate even though I have to hobble around work with taped up toes and an ACE bandage on my foot.

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    • Butterbeer Cupcakes

      6 years ago

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      These cupcakes are good on a "not ashamed to eat them at 8 in the morning" level.

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      Mine don't look quite so photogenic because I am a disaster with a frosting bag oh my god it just goes everywhere

      As an aside though i'd like to start a blog about.. idk geek crafting including baking, cooking, sewing etc both to encourage me to do something interesting and new once a week and so i can make videos that are 90% me talking to my cat and laying on the floor. Because contrary to popular belief, I spend time making really neat stuff.

    • 7 years ago

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      My best friend and I got matching tattoos yesterday
      She's not awake yet so I don't have her half but I think you'll get the gist from mine :o)

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      She has the blue one (obviously)! It's also really hard to take a picture of your own forearm so I'll have someone take a picture of both tonight and just put it in my pictures.

      We've been best friends since 8th grade (almost 8 years) and while we're both gamers, there's only a few games we've both played to a crisp - and this is probably the only one we actually played together! (Except Donkey Kong Country for Wii but that one almost broke up our friendship so we don't talk about it anymore)


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      In other almost exciting news, I've been getting much better at detail work on plushies and I want to progress from using someone else's pattern to make a great one to using my own pattern to make a mediocre one.
      If someone could give me some ideas (I've been thinking I'll start with Avatar creatures; maybe a Pabu??) that would be really helpful and maybe if I use your idea I'll mail you one :O)


  • Comments (93)

    • JDunlap The Dude

      6 years ago

      Remember that issue I had with TOR like a year and a half ago, where you were walking me through port forwarding? Turns out I think my internet is set at just around 1MB/s.

      • JDunlap The Dude

        6 years ago

        I'm trying to decide if I should upgrade or just change providers. I thought I was moving this summer (again), so I wasn't going to switch until I did.

      • Ziontific

        6 years ago

        oh! wow that's pretty lame! I know a lot of ISPs do cap unless you get their fancier service and I don't know why I didn't think of it

        I pay for the business line b/c they don't cap and they won't throttle you for going over bandwidth either which I did once by downloading the entire series of MST3K

    • crunchbite22

      7 years ago

      Hey, you still playing TOR?

    • crunchbite22

      7 years ago

      Do I need to give Inkee an invite to the guild?

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      7 years ago

      When did you tell me the first time?
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    • Daveski

      7 years ago

      Haha, intriguing! You mind-fucker D:

    • Daveski

      7 years ago

      ...oh right. you were joking?

      *leaves* >_>

    • Daveski

      7 years ago

      REALLY? ME TOO :O How big do you think i should get?

    • Daveski

      7 years ago

      They're probably too much money to be worth it haha. But yeah, I like the one you chose too! I need to start researching computer parts again so I remember what I'm looking for. Keep forgetting what the best graphics cards are and stuff!

    • crunchbite22

      7 years ago

      Aw. smiley2.gif Yeah I guess so.
      I have Halo Anniversary if you ever want to do co-op.

    • crunchbite22

      7 years ago

      Hey, you going to RTX?

    • crunchbite22

      7 years ago

      Still playing TOR?

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      7 years ago

      My gorgeous redhead Conneticuit dweller: I've been absent from work for quite a bit here lately. How abouts we get on Skype sometime? Or Windows Live & have us a catch-up? Cause no BS: I miss talking to you greatly. I've also been working a lot of evenings & been out of work for a few days... I'll be there tomorrow morning though.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      7 years ago

      I am ALWAYS on MS Comm when I'm on the clock. Or my COA is but we share, more or less.
      Never home? mmmhm, out running our town with them boys. Shameful business that is.
      We need a Skype date so I can chat with you again; preferably after Wednesday when I get real internet again instead of tethering my phone (like I am now).

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      7 years ago

      Sorry I missed you on MS Comm. I went to lunch & forgot to say anything cause my DCI got my mangled up in some nonsense. I'll be on Skype probably around 5:45 or so as I'm off at 5. Hope to see you then!

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      I almost forgot but happy birthday to you Madam Hess! I hope it was good & the weather was warm (or reasonably warm).

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Well ma'am that is just NOT appropriate work attire. I'd have bought my own too.

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

      8 years ago

      I missed last year and I'm going to miss it this year too due to being in Iraq. I was born and raised in Fairfield though, so I've been to a couple of them. Really bummed I can't go this year, looks like they've got a great lineup

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Sweeet. I just got a new tie, my was getting a little haggard so it was time.
      We need to Skype it up here soon madam.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      If you want to that badly then I can certainly see what I can work out... But it'll be a bit. I got a 2 week plan for Japan that I am not able to change & a significant amount of money is being diverted to that trip first.

      In the mean time we need to Skype more. You gotta prove you want it!

    • canipe2nrguy

      8 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmPmQTHBkhs

      Adventure!

    • canipe2nrguy

      8 years ago

      Dee-runk.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat's crackin'? Wanna chat films and such?

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      What I didn't put in that journal, that I later found out, is that she's in a relationship. ALL over the Facebookz, lol.

      And this is why there is a 3-year rule...
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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Just something you should know:
      When learning Klingon you do not conjugate verbs - you subjugate them.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Niki! My darling I feel I've been so rude, I'm sorry. I let the dog out & then (cause I had my window open) I found a swarm of gnats in my room! Then my best friend from Canada called & it all happened so fast... I'm ashamed to say I forgot about you! smiley7.gif

      Don't be mad at me please! I might cry.
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    • Publius92

      8 years ago

      That man is just pure awesome. I wish the LoEG would come out faster. Have you read From Hell? I was thinking of buying it.

    • Publius92

      8 years ago

      hey, how much is alan moore the best comic book writer of all time?

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Hehe, I saw this. And cause you're a geek like me I figured you'd understand.
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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      So I have been hoping to see you on Skype at some point. I want to know how the JOS went for you.
      And I wanted to seay happy singles-awareness day to you as well.
      So take a smiley12.gif my CT friend.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      When you gettin' back on Skype girl? I been sick, not avoiding you!
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    • canipe2nrguy

      8 years ago

      so sleeppppyyyy. nap time. yes.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Not likely. AT&T's knickers are being twisted too well to allow that. Verizon hasn't officially announced data plans for the iPhone4 but speculation is unlimited data.
      Sprint has had unlimited data forever & I don't see that changing personally. Android + Sprint FTW.
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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      PLEASE re-post this in your status if you know someone or are related to someone who has been eaten by dragons. Dragons are nearly unstoppable and in case you haven't noticed, they breathe fire. 93% of people will not copy and paste this because they have already been eaten by dragons. 6% of people are sitting in the shower...armed with fire extinguishers, and the remaining 1% are awesome and will re-post this.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      So this is what your (our) corporate office says about your made-up words.

      Autumn [1:52 PM]:
      um no. Blizzarded is only a word when talking about getting hosed by Blizzard the game company

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      Post edited 1/04/11 1:00PM

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Sorry I missed your initial FR on skype. I was to busy playing the DLC for DAO, lol.
      Got you on there though so I'll be seeing you around before long I'm sure.
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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Well if you wanna talk to a kindly young lad in SC let me know. Nothing raunchy I promise!

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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Ah I see then. I'm an ATI fanboi myself so I cannot condone such things!
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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Yea the 580 is a series.
      But an i5 & GTX580? It can't have been that long ago. And since it's an Inspiron I'd be amazed if it had a second PCI-ex16 slot to add a second card... Unless you literally meant a dual-core card & not dual cards like I was thinking.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Merry Christmas to you Niki!
      I hope it is filled with cheer & you don't freeze in CT!
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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      I am going to attend the seminar but I don't know if I'll be taking a job there or not. It's downtown & downtown blows hard, had a job there once & it's not gotten any less crowded.
      It's also, if I take the job, kinda like a lateral move. One company to another but not really in the direction of my career goals. I was thinking more like network engineering & security, this is going to be front-end user support. Not so different from the Squad but I'm pretty sure Apple pays better.

      Still, time will tell!

    • Robotrek

      8 years ago

      Hey, did you hear already about tonights Monday night lunar eclipse, it is supposed to be a full eclipse of the moon, I am not totally sure when it is supposed to be visible for all of us here in the central time zone, but I think it is supposed to begin around 11pm "approx" first the moon will turn sort of orange and then go black, and it will be a long time before it comes back out again, it will be cool.

      info about the eclipse can eb read here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Aw, that's sweet of you to explain it all! Very glad to have read it.

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      You're gonna have the same message from me 3 times. I apologize, Chrome decided to tell me "Page not reachable" every time I clicked Submit so I wasn't sure it was goign through.

      Opera FTW as backup browser lol.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      H&G!

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Journals yo! Where they at?!
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    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Let me edit that last comment to say that I have DAO on PC. If you got it for a console then trading it in at your store + that employee discount would be a good deal. I got The Force Unleashed 2 for $30 on launch day.
      Could be a sweet deal for DAO Ultimate... :D

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      When ya gotta go...
      We tried that one time. Well it was 4 of us Agents & one guy form warehouse. Just BSing on a Sunday night & we called up our DA to being drinks (in the bug LOL). He arrived then 2 minutes later one of the CEMs rolls by and is like "WTF are yall doing? Get outta here! Can't be doing that!" (She 'says' it was happenstance). Threats of write-ups for loitering & public drunkenness, etc. So we only made it like 3 hours before getting busted, not even by the cops. None the less, we carried the party on back to the DA's house.

      DAO is alright so far. I got the entirety of it for $25; that is DAO, DAOA & all it's expansions... now, "all its expansions" is a misnomer you see. Cause apparently there is a bug when you buy on Impulse that doesn't activate the DLC. So they all say "Available (unauthorized)" meaning that I can't play any of them.
      /geekrage
      /end rant

    • Jim_Survak Ain't Nobody

      8 years ago

      Heard. Those of us at my store have a tendency to all gather up at a co-worker's house just down the road & have noise ordinance violations... at 6am that is. I am, nearly always, the biggest offender. My bad? Haha, whoops?
      WoW (though I did love Warcraft) never actually caught my attention. That, FF14, SW Galaxies, EVE online... all got bored after a few weeks. smiley3.gif Such is how things are with my gaming habits I suppose. Save for Galaxies, I had an involved & terrible misadventure there. Though I'll attempt the next Star Wars MMO just for giggles at least.

      Say your avatar has Morrigan's outfit. I just got DAO last week. Have you enjoyed it?
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    • r3ddbull

      8 years ago

      sublime, streetlight, and bosstones ftw! just sayin

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

      8 years ago

      Haha, love Moosh from LoZ.

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