Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So, crazy Derek is staying with me.

He broke down and wept three times last night.

He's losing the ability to take care of himself.

You really shouldn't be unable to remember the last time you took a shower. Especially since he's been with me for 2 weeks now.

I'm not sure what to do about this. He has a minimum wage job. He has two sisters that are helping him. He has a friend (me) putting him up so he doesn't have to live with the sisters (whom he hates.)

And he still can't cope. Would he be better off in an institution?

Anyway... Maj is 78, and beginning the gear process. I'll have everything but my chest replaced when I turn 80. WoW Insider had a very nice mage gearing article...

I still don't know about a build for running heroics. Considering how miserable my crit will be, I'm leaning towards frost.

So... in the meantime, here's some lit stuff.

Here's a thread on military sic-fi.

A while back a recommended the adventures of Gotrek and Felix to the blogger formally known as Arms&Fury. If you're into fanboy/gaming type fantasy, this is pretty neat. It's about a dark elf renegade... like drizzt, only not.. um... a whiny little do-gooder. Personally, I'd recommend Gaunt's Ghosts by the same author, as Gaunt's Ghosts is perilously close to well written. Malus Darkblade is a bit more fun to read about tho...

I'm currently reading this. It's very evil and very non-PC. If you don't know who Oriana Fallaci was, or why someone would dedicate a book to her, you might not want to read this.

Alan Moore's Watchmen as Shakespeare. I am so terrified that the movie will do for the graphic novel what Phantom Menace did for Star Wars.

And then this...

Are you, or have you ever been, a Literature Abuser?

Literature Abuse:How many of these apply to you?

1. I have read fiction when I was depressed or to cheer myself up.
2. I have gone on reading binges of an entire book or more in a day.
3. I read rapidly, often "gulping" chapters.
4. I have sometimes read early in the morning or before work.
5. I have hidden books in different places to sneak a chapter without being seen.
6. Sometimes I avoid friends or family obligations in order to read novels.
7. Sometimes I rewrite film or television dialog as the characters speak.
8. I am unable to enjoy myself with others unless there is a book nearby.
9. At a party, I will often slip off unnoticed to read.
10. Reading has made me seek haunts and companions that I would otherwise avoid.
11. I have neglected personal hygiene or household chores until I have finished a novel.
12. I have spent money meant for necessities on books instead.
13. I have attempted to check out more library books than permitted.
14. Most of my friends are heavy fiction readers.
15. I have sometimes passed out from a night of heavy reading.
16. I have suffered blackouts or memory loss from a bout of reading.
17. I have wept or become angry or irrational because of something I read.
18. I have sometimes wished I did not read so much.
19. Sometimes I think my reading is out of control.

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may be a literature addict. An affirmative response to five or more indicates a serious problem. Once a relatively rare disorder, Literature Abuse, or LA, has risen to new levels due to the accessibility of higher education and increased college enrollment since the end of the Second World War. The number of literature abusers is currently at record levels.

Shamelessly stolen, of course.


Basil said...

Frost is very good for Heroics. There are very, very few mobs you can't take advantage of Shatter on, and there are plenty of fights that have adds that a frostie can easily manage.

Seconded on Watchmen. I wonder if anyone will ever try to get his Swamp Thing stuff into a movie...

Ceolwulf said...

I suppose I'll see what that Malus gets up to then.

Used to tick quite a few of those nineteen boxes, but not so much anymore.

Ratshag said...

Wait, ya mean is possible to answer "no" to some of them questions?