paddymcgee

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    • Anyone here

      5 years ago

      paddymcgee

      Hey there, if anyone's watching (people always used to be watching).

      So it's been a while. About a year, in fact. That's kind of a shame. I used to spend a lot of time on here, talk to people a lot. Now those times are but distant memories, scattered in the wind (or somesuch poetic nonsense). I think I'll start logging on here occasionally again, see if anyone turns up.

      According to my profile page, which records fancy statistics like that, I have been a member of this website for nearly five years now. When I signed up, I would have been in... AS-Level, I think? Now I'm but a few short months away from absconding from Uni with a degree in Computer Science before they realise who they're giving it to.

      If you are out there... if anyone is out there... I can provide food, I can prov- Oh wait, sorry, that's I Am Legend. Point stands, however. If any of the old crowd logs on here again, it'd be great to hear from you again.

      No Worries!

    • A year later on

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      About a year after my last headset broke, I eventually bought myself a new one. To help justify the purchase, I went ahead and finally signed up for Skype. Anyone here who wants to add me can feel free to do so. I'm using the name 'purpleboomerang', unsurprisingly.

      "Ohh, how to explain the mechanics of the infinite temporal flux? I know, Back to the Future. It's like Back to the Future." The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who

      No worries!

    • I'm free!

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      My exams are over and done with. Fetch the drinks, my first year of uni is over. 'Twas excellent.

      Now to finally finish Diablo 3.

      *error 37*

      Naturally...

      "Imagine the biggest, meanest, most badass evil diabolical puppy-kicking spine-crushing insane-o demon you can possibly think of. Then multiply that by infinity and you get SATAN, the Lord of All Evil and Infernal Ruler of Hell." St. Michael, Badass of the Week

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    • Eurovision

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      The Eurovision Song Contest is on tonight. As is traditional, all family members within a ten-mile radius will be gathered and placed before the holy picture box. We will then all proceed to complain loudly about it over the next three and a half hours. Bonus points will be awarded to the first person to point out that some places (e.g. Israel, the uninhabited bit of Russia (read: most of it), Azerbaijan, etc) are not part of either Europe, or the European Union.

      This yearly ritual resonates quite well with the English side of my perpetual national identity crisis.

      "We are the winners of Eurovision" LT United, We are the Winners, Eurovision entry for Lithuania (2006)

      No worries!

    • Homestuck

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      Homestuck is one of those things on the internet which I've heard about, but have always paid very little attention to. Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I decided to change that and added it to my already sizeable to-do list a few days ago.

      I have seldom been so confused.

      I have no idea what is going on and I'm only getting more confuzzled with each page. My working thoery is that if this goes on for the four thousand pages I have yet to read, the hitherto unprecedented incomprehensibility of it all with leak into the rest of my life, and I will be rendered unable to understand anything. I will start trying to access the internet on my toaster and all written text will shift and morph into wingdings.

      Now back to revision.

      "I don't merely draw Homestuck... I CONJURE THIS INTREPID FANTASYSCAPE WITH TEARS BLED FROM THE WISDOM-WEARY EYES OF FIFTY THOUSAND IMAGINARY MAGICIANS. I PULL HEAVY DRAGS FROM THE BRUMES OF INSPIRATION WITH ENCHANTED BELLOWS MARAUDED FROM A GUILD OF CHURLISH MYTHICAL DWARVES. VAST BULBOUS RIDDLESPIDERS PUSH THE SILKEN STRANDS OF PURE WHIMSY THROUGH HIDEOUS ABDOMINAL SPINNERETS AND IT IS THAT WITH WHICH I WEAVE THIS AUDACIOUS COCOON OF EXQUISITE LIES. AND WHEN IT HATCHES A GREAT MOTH OF TITILLATION WILL AWAKEN AND ROAR AND BEAT ITS WINGS, AND THE POWDER SETTLING DOWN WILL ARREST THE HUMORS OF AN ENORMOUS TERRIBLE OLD BEGGAR, RELAXING THE VULTUROUS LEATHERY VICEGRIP HE'S FIXED AROUND YOUR CAPTIVE MIND." Andrew Hussie

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    • Rumours of my death

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      have been greatly exaggerated.

      Haven't been online much lately. Been quite busy. I've handed in all my coursework now and my exams start in five days. Naturally, within the past week Valve released their Portal 2 testing initiative thing and Diablo 3 was unshackled from it's retailer-enforced prison.

      I tried to resist. God knows I tried. But Diablo is as faustian as its namesake. I'm working on getting one of those IV poles and just hooking a solution of pure caffeine directly into my veins. I have revision on one hand, Diablo on the other and sleep on another, and I only have two hands so one of them has to go. And it sure as hell is not going to be revision or Diablo.

      And now for something completely different.

      This is something which has been bugging me for a while, and I'm not quite sure why. Really, it shouldn't bother me, but sometimes I'll be working on some mindless, repetative task and my mind will wander, and if it happens to wander into the no-mans land of this particular subject, I will become indecently frustrated for no reason I can fathom. My problem is this: Isn't Trojan the worst possible name for a condom company?

      It's like when a company calls their product something like 'Fisherman's Friend' and you have to wonder if the marketing guys recognised the double entendre and called it that on purpose. The difference is that I can see no possible way in which the name Trojan could benefit them. To anyone who's heard of the Trojan Horse the reason should be obvious; The Greeks hide in a big wooden horse after a ten-year siege and say to the Trojans "Yep. We're surrendering. As a trophy for your victory take this not-at-all-suspicious hollow horse which does not contain our soldiers, no siree Bob." The Trojans or, as we shall hereafter be referring to them, the Stupid Bastards pat themselves on the backs and bring the horse into Troy.

      Not to spoil the ending, but the Stupid Bastards all ended up dead, since there's no cure for a terminal lack of common sense. I probably shouldn't have to extend the metaphor any further than that for you to understand where I'm co- what my poi- what I'm saying.

      And that's how my revision has gone.

      "I've started project "Fuck The World", a top secret attempt to funnel magma to the outside. I'll kill those elephants. I'll kill all those fucking elephants." StarkRavingMad, Boatmurdered

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    • Duivel drie

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      So the Diablo 3 beta is open to the nerdy, RSI-prone masses for the weekend. Christmas has come early and it turns out Santa did exist after all.

      I've been having tons of fun playing through as the 'Demon Hunter' class or, as I've nicknamed it, the 'Dirty, Dirty Coward' class. I appreciate the option of standing out of range of the hungry, hungry zombies, surprisingly sturdy skeletons and other such nasties when fighting.

      I feel sorry for the poor monk, though. Being able to project energy blasts at demons with your fists is not worth having to project energy blasts at demons with your fists. Especially since they don't get the alledged redundant nervous system and impenetrable skin of the barbarian. Plus, a lifetime of praying probably doesn't prepare you for the opening of the Hellmouth. We never went over that kind of stuff in Catholic school, anyway.

      "Hello, my friend. Stay awhile and listen..." Deckard Cain, Diablo

      No worries!

    • So yesterday marked my third year on this site

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      And I forgot to make a journal about it. It's been good times throughout. I've met some witty, charming, and wonderful people since I signed up and it's been a joy to know them. I also met SniperEye.

      It's been a good few years, and I look forward to the next one.

      "1918. No using the time machine to give Nostradamus a sneak peak at the future. Again." Things Mr. Welch Is No Longer Allowed to Do in an RPG

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    • Happy St. Me's day

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      Guess who's staying sober.

      "In a truly magical universe everything has its opposite. For example, there's anti-light. That's not the same as darkness, because darkness is merely the absence of light. Anti-light is what you get if you pass through darkness and out the other side. On the same basis, a state of knurdness isn't like sobriety. By comparison, sobriety is like having a bath in cotton wool. Knurdness strips away all illusion, all the comforting pink fog in which people normally spend their lives, and lets them see and think clearly for the first time ever. Then, after they've screamed a bit, they make sure they never get knurd again." Sourcery

      No worries!

    • Happy pi day!

      7 years ago

      paddymcgee

      Yes, I am a tremendous nerd!

      "Don't panic. Base eight is just like base ten really - If you're missing two fingers." Tom Lehrer, New Math

      No worries!

  • Comments (73)

    • PSYCHOsev

      6 years ago

      Get back on the republic commando forum and insult me dam it!!!

    • grif99

      6 years ago

      Paddyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. So I was reading a 3 year old comment on Scorch/sevs 101 rules thread, and I came across a statement of mine that I never clarified when you answered! D=
      Well you can imagine my unbridled horror. (top of page 2) I said that I lived in Manchester, having previously said that I was Scottish. Naturally your keen mind called b.s., so I now present to you an explanation for no discernible reason!
      ...
      I am Scottish. I lived in Glasgow till I was 7, then I moved to Manchester, where I currently live. Lost my accent somewhere along the way. I still prefer Scotland to England. Cept in the summer, when one may (read: will) in Scotland encounter 2000 metric tons of midges that bite all your skin off. Whereas in England, you get 1 metric ton and some rain.

    • grif99

      7 years ago

      Heyy, I'm back bitches! Hi.

      That's about it, really.

    • Shotgunchief

      7 years ago

      You changed your avatar. I didn't recognize you for a second.

      Now I know how people feel when I change mine...

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Ha! Bet that's a sore subject!

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Alright, alright simmer down, you jumped-up twat. I had a hangover... ALRIGHT? =)

      I AM NOT A PEDANTIC BASTARD. (I am a free man)

    • HereToStay

      8 years ago

      I considered the pure caffeine option once, but then it was determined that I'd die from over excitement within minutes of the injection. So orange juice was suggested as a safer alternative. However, I have yet to write the god damned paper. Oh well. Looks like I was up all night for no good reason after all hahahaha.

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Sorry. I'm trying new and interesting drinks, anyway.

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Huh? Where's omega gone?

    • Shotgunchief

      8 years ago

      Oh my God...

      It's been like... three years since I haven't written my sig. That's terrible! XD

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Well, this is annoying. Why can't we connect to each other over Live?

    • TheTyper

      8 years ago

      I'm sure it will be worth the wait. :)

    • TheTyper

      8 years ago

      I'm expecting a PC demo for the SP campaign to show up anyways.

    • omega14

      8 years ago

      Getting to play with you today on Reach was really fuckin' awesome. Gotta do it again sometime. 8D FUCK THE GREEN TEAM.

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Yay! I wonder if there's a Mercia University? etc.

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Aye? Is it actually called Northumbria University or is it Leeds or something?

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Um... scratch that whole "dusting of frost" thing and replace it with "two and a half sodding feet."

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Aye. It was foggy when I went though (October Germany? no surprises there) so you won't be able to see a right lot. One thing I did see though was all the bloody Kommerzbanks. Fuck, how many do they need?

    • grif99

      8 years ago

      Respectively, that would be Sorrento and Frankfurt, mate.

    • omega14

      8 years ago

      That's a very good question. Unfortunately I don't have an answer to that.

      Maybe the watchmen watchers? And those guys are watched by the watchmen watcher watchers?? Something like that? I don't know. smiley7.gif

    • Shotgunchief

      8 years ago

      Probably. That's Valve time for ya.

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      Hey. Just felt like saying hi.

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I've not actually bought it yet so please refrain as yet. Thanks. =)

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      I haven't either. But who cares? That video is pretty fuckin' awesome.

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      Well, yeah. Obv. Isn't it still in my profile?

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      Yo. D'you fancy playing The Resistance with us? It's a forum game

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      Cheers mate!

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      I pity the fool who doesn't buy that.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Wasn't a big fan of that one, honestly. Although the blue environment was a nice change of pace, and Chinese Stealth Armor was friggin' bad ass. But another reason why I like The Pitt so much was the Perforator (which took fuckin' forever to get) because it went so god damned well with the Chinese Stealth Armor.

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      Well about the friend request. I didn't see it and I only got the 360 fixed two weeks ago and now it's broken again, so you can consider that particular plea to be null and void. =(

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Yeah, that does suck. It also doesn't make too much sense if it's after your first exam.

      AGAIN, WHY I WANT A +1 SUCKS. smiley6.gif

      Post edited 5/12/10 5:56PM

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Study leave as in them giving you time to study?

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      That sucks, man. But good luck on 'em!!

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Hahahaha, yeah. You'd think the same for me too, huh not really . But if you ever need to waste some time doing something completely pointless, let me know. smiley6.gif

      Post edited 5/09/10 7:56PM

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      So you know how in the last Omegle screen cap, the person asked if I saw sean?

      Well, if we come up with a code (eg: I'd type Gamma123, and you would respond with Sigma333) or something like that to identify who we are, we could just waste time trying to find each other on Omegle. I bet that's what that person was trying to do. Although it would be hard, since they are at least 1000+ people on at one time. But a pretty good time waster, I think.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Holy crap, I have the best time-wasting idea ever.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Being a third trimester senior who's gotten into college does not mean I get to stop working. Eh, go figure. I hate high school sometimes.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Thanks much paddy!!

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    • grif99

      9 years ago

      I'd prefer PC, mate.

      Nar dralshy'a!

    • grif99

      9 years ago

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      Darasuum holidays...

    • grif99

      9 years ago

      Hmm. When did you turn 17?

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I guess. But it'll depend on how lazy / motivated I'll be at the time I'm writing it.

      Though I wasn't all that impressed with the P's that came with Broken Steel.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Yeah, I figured I'd do something special for the 20th one (since I can't come up with more than that maybe, unless you or someone else starts giving me ideas). But that Alpha / Omega one is the grand master of them all, the one I'll put the most effort in, and the one that'll in general, kick the most ass. Maybe I'll go to level 30 for this one, just to see how powerful it can get.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Captain Charisma? I like the ring of that. And I updated the Index for the next nine builds, so you can see which one is coming up next.

    • Shotgunchief

      9 years ago

      You're right, I completely messed that up. I forgot it was May and not March. Big fail on my part. smiley4.gif

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Eh, go figure. Reality's a bitch like that sometimes. That's why I yell. It's funner (or more fun if you wanna be grammatically correct). smiley6.gif

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Yeah, but I have no problem with it; you still get to lock onto enemies, and that makes strafing a whole lot easier.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Yeah, probably.

    • omega14

      9 years ago

      Question: Should my next build be "BOOM HEADSHOT" or Darth Sidious?

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