Sunday, July 27, 2008

New Character Contest

For some reason, writing up this character interested me.


ST 8 [-20]
DX 10
IQ 10
HT 10

TL: 1 [0]

Flight (Temporary Disadvantage (One Arm)) [34]

Sense of Duty (XXX XXXX) (Large Group) [-10]
Social Stigma (Minority Group) [-10]

Preachy [-1]

Public Speaking IQ/A - IQ-1 9 [1]

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hellboy 2 Review

Hellboy 2 is pretty good. Fantastic CGI, (possibly the best I've ever seen in a movie), fun moments, and good action. The only major problem is the first five minutes or so, where Professor Bruttenholm tells a disturbing-looking Young Hellboy the plot of the rest of the movie.

The movie stars Ron Perlman.

5/5 Ron Perlmans

I was tempted to dock a fractional Ron Perlman for the Young Hellboy sequence, but it wasn't a big deal.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dr. Horrible

Have you seen this? It's pretty fun, and for right now, it's free.

Monday, July 14, 2008

iPod Misc

Have you seen that Square made an iPod game that turns your songs into fighters? I got it, it's interesting. I haven't played it long enough to get a feel for it. One thing: a character made from a song doesn't seem to retain any label associated with that song. That is, if I look at my fighters, there's no way I can tell which one is made from "Dream On", and which one is from "Paradise By The Dashboard Light".

To update the iPod Touch's software, I'd have to pay ten dollars. That's a bit ridiculous if you ask me. They release a new iPhone, which does everything that mine does, but more and better, and which costs less, then they expect me to pay money for update my iTouch just to allow me to use apps.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


It's been raining so hard, it looks like an aquarium out there. One of life's true pleasures is to go out in simply miserable rain, then to come back inside and get dry and warm. It teaches you to appreciate the little things, like freedom from the elements.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Hackmaster: A New Record!

I played my first game of Hackmaster in a long time yesterday. It may have been the first game I've played as a PC. I managed to set a personal record: I managed to lose a character without making a single die roll. My character didn't attempt a single thing that required a roll during her entire brief life.

By the way, I put at least five hours of labour in to character creation.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

American Medicine

Thank god America doesn't have universal healthcare, otherwise we'd have to face long lines, which is far worse than dying because you don't have any insurance. Imagine living in a country where a woman dies because she was ignored as she lay on the hospital floor for an hour. Oh, wait, we do live in that country (unless you're reading this from a country that isn't the US). The hospital promises that they'll work to reduce the waiting time to a mere ten hours.