paddymcgee

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    • The calm in between the storms

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      If I were to keep the world relative to me and anything that directly affects me, I would describe the current state of affairs as "World peace"; A term that has always been used to describe the period of time that allows for rearmament for the next large confict. The last few weeks have been magnificently hectic. If my powers of clairvoyance have any merit whatsoever, any time past New Years will be just as busy.

      I also got my second uni offer, this time for Durham University. I'm going to see if I can get an offer from every place I applied to. It'd be nice to have the whole set.

      The reason I have been struggling with Further Pure Maths 4 has also recently come to light. As it transpires, we were trying to learn the entire sodding thing in a third of the time that has been allowed in all previous years. Apparently, we have been coping fantastically under the circumstances. "Coping?" Says I, "Is that what you call it?"

      I'm also going to be gone a few days for my 18th. See y'all when I get back and have cleansed the mess known as my email inbox.

      I shall enjoy the peace while it lasts.

      "This comedy bus is going to Giggle Street." Stewart Francis

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    • This is the way the world ends

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKLmfpKTu9g

      My only consolation is that the Cockneys will be the first to go. Take that, Oliver Twist!

      "I'm sorry, I'm having trouble hearing you- I'm getting a lot of bullshit on this line." Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 2

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    • The point of no return

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      I just got my first uni offer. Hopefully more will follow.

      I wasn't ever going to back away from my decision to go to university, but I'm still very conscious now of the fact that I have essentially passed the student event horizon. Speculation on courses and establishments has made the transition to something much more solid.

      So long as I get good enough grades, I'm now garanteed a placement at a university. I may be in debt for the rest of my life, but It's fantastic to know that I've come so far since the start of my education, age four.

      "Secrets are like herpes, if you've got 'em, you might as well spread 'em around." Harkin, Mass Effect

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    • Best. Mugshot. Ever

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1335222/Art-Taylor-swallows-entire-bag-cocaine-escapes-drug-charges.html

      He seems a fairly mellow fellow.

      We shall see how accurate my powers of clairvoyance are if this picture becomes a meme.

      "You think you gonna finish me in here, you old fruit? The other saps you tossed in this meat locker all panicked like rabbits. I just watched and waited. And when they started to kick, I started to scavenge. Made myself a little splicer cocktail I did. If you can't come in from the cold, then you gotta grow ice over your heart. And the iceman cometh, Sander baby. The iceman fucking cometh." Martin Finnegan, Bioshock

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    • Carpe diem

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      I've been considering my choice of subject for university since I started sending out applications. Mostly, I've just been thinking "Holy shit! I'm going to university!" I've also been considering, however, the ways in which I can use it to benefit the human race as a whole. Nothing drastic, but I think the very least we can all strive for when we choose what it is we want to do with our lives is to shift the ratio of how much mankind has benefitted from us against how much damage we've done to mankind to the former. I don't want to look at my life forty or fifty years from now and find that I've done nothing to contribrute, particularly if I know I probably could have.

      At the same time, however, I don't want to look back and find that all of my time has been spent working towards this end. I want to see that I've spent my life living. Omega14 said in a recent journal that life is all about finding the perfect balance in everything you do. I can't think of anything that summerises what I'm trying to say here better than that.

      It's the first time, to the best of my recollection, that I've managed to break free of the cheerful apathy that's been clinging to me for as long as I can remember, and finally begin to understand the point people try to make when they repeatedly bark "Seize the day" at me.

      I can't imagine there's many people who haven't already heard this more times than is healthy, but I'm going to say it, anyway.

      Go out and live your life to the full. You're not getting another chance at it.

      Of course, this is all hinging on the assumption that I don't get run over by a car or something tomorrow...

      "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." John Keating, Dead Poet's Society

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    • Bloody snow (again)

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      Stood at the bus station for an hour before someone told us the busses weren't running today, had to dig my mum's car out of the snow (twice), Leslie Nielson died of pneumonia, and it's not even noon yet.

      Christ, I hate the snow. Still, bad as my day started, Leslie Nielson's has been a lot worse.

      "The crime rate is actually going down, but people keep saying "Ah, but the fear of crime is rising." Well so what? Zombies are at an all-time low, but the fear of zombies could be considered incredibly high." Dara O'Briain, Dara O'Briain talks funny

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    • White Christmas.

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      The way this country reacts to snow is bloody ludicrous. Just one sign of frost and everything stops. Traffic stretches to infinity, schools everywhere are shut down and everybody starts to act like it's the sodding rapture.

      "After all, no one wants to hear: 'Willy toiled for many a year to perfect the curious mechanisms that would send a sharpened spike up the arse of the unwary intruder'." Brother Denitivi, Dragon Age: Origins

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    • 'Tis the season

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      Ah, Winter and all the lovely viruses it brings. To quote Mass Effect, "my sinuses are filled with something I can't even describe." Still, can't complain. A friend of mine recently recovered from Scarlet Fever, only to get Glandular Fever two days later. Besides, this year likely won't be as absurdly cold as last year. I'm nothing if not an eternal (though admittedly a bit whiney) optimist, if that's at all possible.

      Anyway, as for the lack of journal updates. Pretty much nothing has happened over the past few weeks. Played some Fallout here, saw a Sean Connery look-alike there, etc etc.

      "I can see no other possible outcome." Doomsday Arcade, repeated line

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    • Wild PC game appeared!

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      Wild PC game used random crash!

      Paddy is confused...

      Paddy hurt his PC in the confusion!

      Games crashing/breaking/trying to tell me I'm a criminal/the dozens of other issues that plague my computer are probably the main reason I generally turn to consoles for games. Seing as how I rarely have money, I can't afford the kind of gaming computer that Zeus would own, able to play all most some any games without any too many issues. As such, I've settled for letting out my rage on a consequence-free internet by sharing such comedy gold as the reference above with all of you.

      How very wonderful for you all...

      "It's a matter of professional integrity! No girl wants to marry a doctor who can't tell if a man's dead or not!" Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes (2009)

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    • Vegas baby!

      8 years ago

      paddymcgee

      So Fallout: New Vegas has been released here and I've spent the past few days getting my arse handed to me by everyone in the wasteland. If I thought Fallout 3 was difficult when I first started and didn't know what was going on, I don't even have words to describe the troubles I've been having in Vegas. I'm not even sure if I'm not very good at the game or if I'm just incredibly unlucky.

      Large groups of enemies ambushing me five minutes after I run out of ammo, sticks of dynamite appearing in front of my face seemingly from nowhere, and sodding invisible Super Mutants wielding large chunks of concrete.

      Still, it's a fun game which I highly recommend to anyone who loved Fallout 3. Just don't buy it expecting any kind of decent story.

      "When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.” Yoda, Return of the Jedi

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