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January 8th, 2008

So I've finally heard the original versions of Jerusalem's Lot and The Lawnmower Man. The Lawnmower Man was interesting, but I didn't like what they did with the music cues. Instead of a single music cue under the title and opening paragraph, like they do for all the other stories, there was no music for the title, but every time something creepy happened, they brought up a sinister tune. As if "Oh my god, he's EATING the GRASS!" wasn't creepy enough on its own, they had to put in the horror equivalent of a laugh track. Also, a lawnmower sound. It almost defeats the purpose of an audiobook, in a way.

Today's Bridge: Mike joined us, giving us enough people for two tables, and he was my partner. I expected to get horrible cards, but we swept the first rubber pretty handily. The turning point was a tricky hand where Dan's inexpert defense made all the difference. I describe it.Collapse )

Today's Work: I finally got to show off my code-generating macros in style, and committed what I have so far. I'm receiving the messages, but not doing anything with them quite yet. Still a bit of translation to do, and a bit of data redundancy that I don't think will be avoidable, unfortunately. But we do enough of that as it is.

We didn't get flash-flooded today, and I didn't lose power. Temperature control at the building was back to normal, and by that, I mean working normal. But the wind made the commutes difficult, and the rain on the way back didn't help matters. Still, I made it home, and I now have my five new HD-DVD movies from the rebate (Darkman, The Frighteners, Swordfish, Babel, and The Thing) as well as a pristine copy of Galaxy Angel AA 3. I even had the time to get three more stars in Super Mario Galaxy... 11 to go. The next one in sequence, however... wow. Those are going to be some tough jumps.

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Yes, I'm THAT Nidoking. Sometimes I write fanfiction... often I waste all my time playing video games and watching anime. But it's not a waste if I enjoy it, right? I can quote from a movie, video game, anime series, or British comedy apropos of just about any situation, and one of my main goals in life is to entertain people. (The other big one is amassing as much anime and manga as I can... see below for a progress report.) That's me in a nutshell. ("Help! I'm trapped in a nutshell! What a bloody great nutshell this is!")
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