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iMac Day II

Blood on my hands

Unfairly Unmentioned

A quick catch up is in order, on some of the more interesting things that I should have been writing about recently…

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Be alert, not alarmed

Please everyone stay calm. I have called this press conference because there is some urgent news.

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I can see the headline now.

EVIL CHILD GENIUS FORMULATED MASTER PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. Hmm, that might be too long.

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Whiter Whites and Brighter Brights

I’ve done it, I’ve caved. Too many people with too many DSes and it all got too much for me. Look at all the white shiny things.

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Halo Halo I don’t know why I say Halo

The upcoming Halo movie got itself a new director recently, but lost a script. My hit-sensing senses are still wavering. There’s no reason why a Halo film shouldn’t rock to high heaven but people screw things up all the time.

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The wonders of June

June 1st: DS Lite released in Australia
2nd: iinet installs DSLAMs in Cheltenham and starts transfering customers to faster broadband. We buy a faster modem.

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Sit down, Wii’ve got some bad news.

Nintendo says “Wii will rock you.” By which they mean that they’ve renamed their next console. It’s not Revolution anymore. I don’t hate the new name. It’s unique. It’s … sigh … it’s just that it’s pronounced ‘wee’ — as in urine.

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Wii should all start making puns

Or perhaps we shouldn’t. Because the last thing the internet really needs right now is another bunch of guys making jokes about this. But what the hell.

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GNAH!!

GNAH!! Stupid importing. The price of the DS lite was originally supposed to be $230. I have no problems paying that…

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My Metroid lies over the ocean.

It’s been two weeks since I ordered you,
Dropped my arms to the keyboard
and said “Buy Now”

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Fahrenheit

The musical, City of Angels, is going brilliantly. Well, pretty good. We’re a little less than two weeks out and everything feels like it’s coming together. Good cast, good atmosphere, and most importantly quite a few of us seem talented too.

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Summer Break

It’s been a quiet time around the Grapefruit office while everyone’s away on summer break. Or at least, that sounds like a good excuse for the lack of things around here.

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Jackson talks Halo

Peter Jackson was interviewed recently by Paul Fischer about the upcoming Halo film (which he’s producing) and gave some really straightforward replies.

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Important Transport Bulletin

Only for those in Melbourne, naturally. Back in April, when the Metcards had price adjustments, they changed the way that 10 times 2 hour tickets work. Now, if you validate them a second time in one day, they automatically last you until 2am the next morning. How sweet is that?

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Swotting

Ah, what could possibly distract from the important task of writing essays and studying? Bearing in mind that these things must be accessible from the same places that I’m supposed to be doing work; i.e. my room.

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Resolve

I want to quit playing video games. I really do. At least cut down. But now E3 comes along and reveals so MANY SHINY THINGS! LOOK AT THEM!! I CAN SEE MY REFLECTION!!!

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Space program

We’re starting a top secret research and surveillance space program here at our house.

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The Jade Empire Anticipation Post

This looks sweet. Reading this review makes me sensibly cautious about fighting and customization — which is a shame, as I really like fiddling around with all the character-building minutae. However, then I read the first few paragraphs again and all is well.

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Those poor mice.

How did this happen? I was prepared for such an eventuality. I took steps to avoid this problem. I knew these events would come to pass. Mad they called me. Me! HHAHAHHAHAHAHA!!

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Halo Mother of Syd!

That’s such a bad pun it’s almost not a pun. It’s mostly crap. Anyhow, two bits of news that excite me.

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Starry Knights

Well, I’ve just finished the highly anticipated sequel to 2003’s game of the year - Knights of the Old Republic II. And…

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Saving the Universe

I’m sorry I haven’t been saying more here recently. Though naturally, I’m still light years ahead of Jackson and Andrew. When did Andrew last post to his blog? The bronze era?

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Takedown

Why am I at work? I could have used this storm-screwing-up-public-transport excuse to come in at least another hour late. I could have been home, playing Burnout 3!

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The curse.

I swore I’d not be involved with the accursed cheque again. It’s only going to cause trouble I said. It’s a trap I told him. I’m not fooled by this early morning call. It’s false hope. But he pleaded with me.

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Good Riddance

Glad that’s over. Now it’s time to get down the serious business of 2005. There’s some plenty of gaming to be done. I had a dream in which I bought Metroid Prime 2. It’s clearly a portent telling me to buy Metroid Prime 2, which I shall do. Such a shiny cover.

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Games and Other Things

I knew it! I knew it! I was wandering around Halo 2, and for once, a marine survived with me. She kept saying encouraging things, and I thought to myself — You sound like Donna from That 70’s Show

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Is this site still running?

As the sole contributor to this site, I see my absence is sorely felt. Well, I can’t help it people. I downloaded Half Life 2 accidentally. I didn’t mean to.

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Focus

An Xbox stole my concentration. Playing through Halo (the original) on heroic is taking up too much of my time.

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Halo 2 continued…

How exciting. The two-minute ‘tutorial’ level which is ommited from the co-op campaign actually has a few very cool minutes of cut-scenes. So it turns out the intro I thought was the intro isn’t. It explains quite a bit of stuff. Never mind. I’ve seen it now.

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Halo 2

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! I have it. 3 years of waiting. I love it. I’ve finished it.

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Ignore them

Ignoreth these false prophets spreading their Halo 2 blasphemy. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is thine one true god. Doeth not stray from the path or thou shalleth be smote good.

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To choose or not to choose.

Now that Lara Croft is telling people to vote there will be a decent turnout.

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forum

While searching the web for things Dawn of War related, I came across this: Relic Forums - 2nd Edition Rules.

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I’m not anywhere

I came to the realisation a few days ago that I’d actually be clearing more money per week if I worked about 7 hours less.

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I’m in Here.

Bloody hell. See what happens when I stop posting. I should have been using my influential blog status to stop everyone voting for Howard and counter Andrew’s curse.

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Symptoms

That’s it. I’ve run out of Stargate.

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Urgent news!!!!

If you haven’t seen this you should now! Steal a car to drive you to a house where you beat people until they get you this video.

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Master Chief escapes the destruction of Halo: a monologue.

Time to get out of here. Ah ha! Just what I need; a room full of Warthogs. Now which one shall I take? They all look the same. Eeney meeny miney mo … What, Cortana? Only 5 minutes to escape. Then I’d better take this one.

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Wasting my time.

It’s 1 AM and I feel fine…

I’ve been awake for close to 21 hours now, and suprisingly I feel pretty good. I’m like a real life Jack Bauer — although probably on one of his normal days, when the world isn’t in peril.

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Yoda

Well, the film commenting didn’t work at all, but now it does. So go to it, and make it screw up if you can…

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Goodbye 2003

That’s it for this year. A partly successful year. We’ve got jobs and a place and tv so we are set for a couple of months.

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From the journal of Alexia. Month 11, Day 11, Hour 21.

I feel bad. It turned out that the eggs I was collecting were for an especially evil red dragon, Klauth, to keep him immortal.

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From the journal of Alexia. Month 11, Day 8, Hour 8.

Dragons are all evil I hope.

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From the journal of Alexia. Month 10, Day 3, Hour 18.

Things only get worse inside as I enter the Mayor’s office. Tar’s deep in conversation with the mayor and other officials.

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From the journal of Alexia. Month 10, Day 3, Hour 9.

I’m not sure whether to count this one as a failure or a success.

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I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell.

So then, it’s another month already. That doesn’t leave many days left.

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From the journal of Alexia. Month 7, Day 5, Hour 14.

You’ll never believe what just happened.

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From the journal of Alexia the Wise, Noble Paladin of Tyr, Defender of the Meek. Month 7, Day 4, Hour 16.

I suppose it had to happen. We can’t save everybody, so eventually we had to fail sometime.

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Woe is me.

Granted, I’m extremely tired - but there is no excuse for what has just happened.

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Ah damn.

Where does the week go. Only a moment ago, it was Saturday night and I was enjoying talking to a cute fellow performer about being nervous before your act.

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Errata good day.

There is an error at the NTGF website. It promises the next episode within 56 hours. That should read 560, or possibly 5600. I’m not sure.

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It’s 3pm, time for bed.

All I’ve get stopping from a month of holidays is one exam next Thursday.

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It’s 3am, time for bed.

This looks like it’s a regular event. However gentle viewers, tonight I get to sleep.

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It’s 3am, time to do some work.

Damnit. This looks like it’s a regular event.

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Of Milk and Men

My milk smells funny. It was only marked to expire yesterday. The one dated 27th May smells great, although I don’t really feel comfortable sniffing any of the others.

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It’s 3am, I must be lonely.

Damnit. It’s late and cold and like the guy flying over Sydney on a giant dog, things look bad. I don’t know why I bother really. Is a little organisation so hard.

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Waiting for…

About to go to bed feeling unproductive as usual, with not nearly enough time to sleep before I have to work again.

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