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3rd May, 2011


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I don't know what's more annoying, the fact that people are playing games and keeping me out of the loop on semi-important things, or the fact that they think i'll lag by more than a few hours.

In rather unrelated news, and in news that few thus far have been made aware of, I need to have left this place (my house) by the end of June. I've been spending a lot of the last few weeks filling out paperwork, making arrangements, and in general rushing around like a man possessed. It's left me little time in general for blogging, or for socialising - it doesn't help that the people I'd actually voluntarily go out of my way to socialise with are typically quite busy or fucking hermits (no offence meant to couragose, who, while a prodigious hermit in her own right, faces challenges from others among my friends for the esteemed title of "most epic hermit") ...

So basically the situation is I don't really have a new place to move into yet. I've filled out paperwork for Housing Assistance because it's the most viable option at present given the situation involving my father... there are other possibilities, but they're not viable at present. I'm looking for other possibilities regarding a new place to rent but I'm honestly not hopeful about finding what we require within our price range.

My current strategy is to ensure all my tech's in working order, because I may need it. I'm probably going to try and sell off some stuff in order to raise capital and lower the amount of shit that needs to be moved from place to place... Speaking of tech, there'll be updates to my website soon, about some projects I'm working on (one promising one is running Windows NT 3.51 from a solid state drive on a pentium-class laptop).

I think I mentioned Tas' return in a previous post, everything went better then expected there, we're talking and being civil and being friends and that's honestly a better outcome than I'd hoped for.

In happier news, couragose came up to Sydney and stayed here for a few days, notably during which she took me to see Distant Worlds. Any of you who haven't been, if you have the chance, for the love of god GO. Even if you're not an FF nerd it is really amazing. To think I could have gone forever without knowing of the existence of Swing de Chocobo. (Which honestly sounds amazing when played with actual brass, live.) She also had to draw me when I was crumpled over designing a starship, so ... uh ... yeah there is a kind of blobby thing somewhere that is pretty much a likeness of me that she drew. :D

Well, that's it for this post, there may be some happier stuff shortly, and in the absence of that, some memes so you'll know I'm alive.

26th Apr, 2011


pimpin' ain't easy but it's necessary

<couragose> god you're an obnoxious nerd <3
<peanuthorst> well what'd be the point of keeping me around otherwise
<couragose> so you can cook me food and look threateningly at computers until they work
<couragose> obviously
<peanuthorst> ...
<peanuthorst> so basically i'm your bitch.
<peanuthorst> that's comforting to know
<couragose> hey man
<couragose> if you absolutely have to have a pimp
<couragose> i'm probably not a bad choice

She makes a compelling argument.

13th Apr, 2011


Writer's Block: Teenage dream

If you arrived at your front door and saw your first love standing there, what would you do or say?

Probably freeze up completely.

11th Apr, 2011


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I remember the first time I heard this song. As memories go, it's one of my happier ones, actually. So why the fuck am I in tears? I sure as hell don't feel happy remembering.

18th Mar, 2011


Meme: Unfinished Symphony (stolen from corgidude)


  1. Put your media player on shuffle. (iPod, computer, whatever)
  2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
  4. Provide a suitable lyrical snippet for each.

If someone asks if you're ok - your response would be:
Loverboy - Working for the Weekend
"Everybody's going off the deep end, everybody needs a second chance"

How would you describe yourself?
Pointer Sisters - Dare Me
"Baby make your move, step across the line..."

What do you like in a lover?
Jimmy and the Boys - They Won't Let My Girlfriend Talk to Me
"There's nothing wrong with her ... that a dose of me won't cure ... but they won't let my girlfriend talk to me..."

How do you feel today?
Dragonette - Take It Like A Man
"Is it really such a deep cut, that I have to come and stitch it up?"

What is your life's purpose?
Something Corporate - I Want to Save You
"I wanna save you... I need you... to save me too."

What's your personal motto?
Rob Dougan - Chateau
(This doesn't have lyrics, it's a sweeping orchestral composition with synthetic elements.)

What do your friends think of you?
Luxembourg - We Are The Resistance
"Digital cameras and satellite phones that say "Why can't my keyboard help me now, my home has been bombed into the past"..."

What do your parents think of you?
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
"You only have to look behind you..."

What frequently occupies your mind?
Skyhooks - Women in Uniform
"Women in Uniform! Sometimes, they look so good..."

What is 2 + 2 ?
Jamie Kennedy - Circle Circle Dot Dot
"Ah-ha, O-K, I'm having fun today..." {What?!}

What do you think of your Best Friend?
Ke$ha - Boots and Boys
"I think it's time that I mention I got myself an obsession..."

What is your Life Story
Tim Minchin - Rock'n'Roll Nerd
"He doesn't want to seem self-obsessed, so he writes in third person - in an attempt to seem more rock'n'roll, but he suspects it ain't working."

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)
"If you've got the inclination, I have got the crime!"

What do you think when you see the person you like
소녀시대 - 소원을말해봐 {Girls' Genereration - Genie}
"네 마음 속에 있는 작은 꿈을 말해봐 {Tell me of the dreams you hold dear}"

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Yelle - Ce Jeu
"Je frais l'effort, je te connais par coeur {I'll gladly make the effort, I know you now by heart}"

What will be played at your funeral?
Jackson 5 - Blame it on the Boogie
"Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight, don't blame it on the good times, blame it on the Boogie!"

What is your hobby?
Daft Punk - Short Circuit
(Like Chateau, this is a piece without vocals. Unlike Chateau, it is entirely synthetic.)

What is your greatest fear?
Louis Prima - I Ain't Got Nobody
"There will come a day, and youth will pass away - What will they say about me?"

What's your biggest secret?
Calvin Harris - Stars Come Out
"I can not explain something in your chemistry - power to your brain..."

What do you want right now?
The Sound Lovers - Shake That Ass
"Rock your body now and listen to the sounds..."

What do you think of your friends?
Shakira - Suerte
"Contigo celebro y sufro todo mis alegrias y mis males... {you celebrate and commiserate my joys and my woes}"

What do you intend to post this as?
Massive Attack - Unfinished Symphony


More superstition :3

Nicked from eowyn, who is mildly awesome.

You were born during a Waxing Gibbous moon
This phase occurs right before a full moon.

- what it means -
You like to question things and have issues settled before going to work on a problem. You appreciate art, elegant forms, and efficient designs. You seek deeper meanings in things that you see and want your actions to make the world a better place.
Why not do one of these yourself? [spacefem.com]

17th Mar, 2011


More silly amusements...

If you were going to make a signature drink that was named after you, what would you put in it?

Dark Crème de Cacao, Grand Marnier, and Kahlua.

At a guess, and not having tried this yet, I'd say 4:2:3 in proportion... probably as follows:

  • 60mL Dark Crème de Cacao
  • 30mL Grand Marnier
  • 45mL Kahlua
  • Serve in a tall glass and top off with Coca-Cola.
By jove, I think that'd just about work! :D

You know, considering I'm proposing a decent whack of boozealols there, I could just call it a Gun-ther-yer-temple... hrn, has a certain ring to it, don't you think?

13th Mar, 2011


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If your astrological sign has changed, do you think your personality more resembles your current or past sign?

Well of course the fabulous thing about horoscopes is they're written so very vaguely that they can almost always be right, and even when they're wrong it's hard to say they're wrong.

Of course I tend to find astrology to be a crock of shit. There. I said it.

Crabby as hell, aren't I? Yup, definitely a Cancer. Oh wait, not anymore! And yet amazingly enough I possess a lot of the traits associated with a typical Gemini too! See? Crock of shit.

I should probably quote something I told Kate some time ago... while it was more directed in anger and disbelief at (what I held to be) her cavalier attitude at the time, it holds true about how I think of humanity, in some ways.
I prefer to think that human destiny is decided by human actions rather than by the configuration of the stars and planets in our tiny corner of the universe.


9th Mar, 2011

kawaii neko

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Tasnuva's back.

I genuinely don't know what to do. As in, I can't even brain.

7th Mar, 2011


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If you could confront the worst teacher you've ever had, what would you tell him or her?

I've only had one teacher I really really couldn't respect. A principal, actually. And I only realised the magnitude of how much I couldn't respect him well after I'd left his sphere of influence.

I don't know if he'd just been broken by a career full of dealing with bullshit, and no longer had the capacity to try; perhaps he saw little reason to create a learning environment for a school full of pathetic underachievers and violent louts.

If I could tell that man anything... I'd tell him he should have retired early and perhaps spared his school the utter disgrace it suffered in its final years.

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