The Bad Place
|Aug. 17th, 2010 06:51 pm Odyssey|
I'll be honest. I haven't enjoyed Maelstrom for a long time, for a variety of reasons. It's one of the reasons I haven't been in ages and probably won't come back. So it's fair to say I had some serious misgivings about Odyssey. That combined with a long run of incredibly busy, shitty days at work and an abject lack of sleep combined to me really regretting booking on and deciding to go at all.2 comments - Leave a comment
I was wrong.
Odyssey was, without a doubt, the best fest I've ever done and, indeed, one of the best times I've ever had at larp ever. Ever. I may not have been larping as long as some, but I've been around a while. I know what I enjoy, and Odyssey had it in absolute spades!
A fantastic group. I didn't know that many people in the Roman colony, but everyone was excellent fun and very welcoming. That, in fact, goes for pretty much everyone I interacted with, largely from Egypt and Persia as well. Hardly anyone broke character (and when people did it was unobtrusive and out of the way.)
The Arena. My God, the Arena... I don't think I've had that much fun in a long, long, long time... nothing really compares to the rush of adrenaline and the roar as 30 Carthaginians charge your fragile-seeming line only to be hit by the hammer of the Fourth Legion, while the auxiliaries like myself bolster the flanks and rain in death. The cheers of the crowd, the shouts and cries... it was breath-taking.
The Quests - although we seemed to suck as a group on the quests, they were still excellent fun, and if nothing else the IC interactions they generated were a lot of fun.
Hell, one of my main complaints about 'Strom is I spend the days bored out of my skull... not so here. In fact, there may have been too much to do on some occasions! (damn demanding warleaders!!)
I know not many of the main people behind ODC know me or read my LJ, but every single one of them should be proud of creating such an outstanding experience, and, while I may not be back at 'Strom, I will definitely be returning to Odyssey.
Also - sorry, guys... Certainly I was one of the ones mocking the Greek's for their (historically accurate, mind) pederasty... looks like some people FAIL at getting the IC / OC divide. And I avoid Rule7 because most of the people there blow goats for pocket change.
In fact, my only complaint is that I was so busy kicking arse and taking names, I missed seeing a lot of people I was hoping to see and at least raise a drink with, and the few times I did see people (for a big lad, wulfboy, you're damn hard to spot!) they were always mega busy. Ah well, better luck next time!
In summary - a fucking amazing event. A-mazing. Roll on Event 2!!!
|Apr. 26th, 2010 05:12 pm Eh?|
My beard tastes unexpectedly soapy today.Leave a comment
I had a barrister in my Court today called Mr Wee.
I don't think the two things are connected.
|Mar. 1st, 2010 03:15 pm Merry times and other such things|
Despite the continuing efforts of my worthless, fucknut neighbours to destroy my happiness and calm, had a fantastic night last night. Went to Liverpool for Craig's birthday and it was just top notch. Saw a vast amount of awesome people, including some I haven't seen in far too long, had a great meal, and then went on to Flares Nightclub for to the boogie.
It seems I haven't lost my appeal, because quite apart from the sundry random personal space violations and unexpected molestations, I was propositioned by 3 men, two incredibly ropey old boilers (one of whom had a face like Bagpuss) and one reasonable lass. Hmmm. Even wearing my ring on my wedding finger to deter the attempts didn't seem to work. At one point, not content with pinching my arse, someone bit it. Seriously. I dunno, I was pretty surprised as well. Although not as surprised as the person who did it, as I farted in self-defence and surprise and nearly killed them!
On a related fart-note, in the car on the way to the station, Jon Brooks farted and it smelled so bad it made Keiron Mann sick up into his hand. Now that's some quality ass-gas! Well, I laughed :D
Other than that, life continues apace. Downstairs continue to anger me, but I intend to speak to the landlord on Monday. I'm also seriously considering going downstairs and asking when exactly it is that they expect the Magical Poo Fairy to clear up all the massive chuds left scattered outside the house. I are not amused.
Right, off to do the washing up. Laters!
ETA: It appears downstairs may have heard my loud comment about the Poo Fairy, because when I went downstairs to remonstrate with them about it, all the poo has gone. Hurrah!
Current Location: Casa del Wap4 comments - Leave a comment
Current Mood: chipper
|Feb. 4th, 2010 07:22 pm Concering things to se in a shopping trolley.|
While at Tesco's picking up a few bits and bats, I noticed a chap with a shopping trolley. In this trolley was a large raspberry cheesecake, a great variety of sweets in different colours and flavours. And a large tub of vaseline. A very large tub of Vaseline, in fact.1 comment - Leave a comment
My "see you in work soon" alarm certainly went off...
|Jan. 28th, 2010 07:19 pm Fings Wot I Done Lerned|
1) Despite how easy it may look to people that regularly do it for a living, and especially despite how easy it may sound in a professional magazine, scratch-building a brand-new PC is pretty damn hard.1 comment - Leave a comment
2) Always take out Ham-fisted Moron Insurance. It's cheap and you're going to need it eventually.
3) Everything looks better on a 23" HD monitor. Except writing. That is very, very small.
4) City Link couriers are a bit crap, really.
5) Spending time in a spa, travelling from sauna to sauna via an outdoor pool in winter is an awesome thing to do. Especially if there's a hydrotherapy pool which simultaneously massages your neck and your junk.
6) I have much love for renniek, si_lloyd and respective partners for helping me relax after a shitty few weeks.
7) The only thing better than a brand new boiler in winter is someone else paying for it. The only thing worse than your old boiler breaking down in winter is waiting a week for a useless landlord to get a new one put in.
8) Few thinks are cuter than a baby snake yawning.
9) Dragon Age: Origins is 100% made of win. Especially Shale.
10) Judges who need to be away at dinnertime are the best kind of Judges when you just can't be bothered.
11) Keyboards with a working space bar are infinitely better than ones without.
12) I need more money. Preferably from selling my back hair, as it grows back quickly and would probably make a good wig for one of those freaky hairless gremlin-cats.
13) I am very bad at keeping in touch with people and should probably make more of an effort.
14) It is surprising how quickly the magic and mystery of snow can wear off.
Think that's about it. At least, that's all I can remember.
Will try to post more frequently but meh, apathy is easier than not apathy. That's not really a new fing wot I done lerned so it doesn't go in the list.
|Jan. 9th, 2010 10:56 am 2010 Needs To Sort It's Fucking Act Out.|
Well, if the first week of a new year is any forecast for the rest of it, I think I'm just going to go back into hibernation and have done with this entire decade.
This week has largely been characterised by me having profound sense of humour failures pretty much every day, to the point where I've had at least one beer every night for the last few nights, and given that I generally don't drink during the week any more (or at least on any kind of regular basis) this is not a good sign.
Yesterday was a slightly less toss day than the rest of the week, but made up for the less work-based-tossness by me mysteriously fucking my back up, so I cannot sleep properly, bend over, or even lean forward. I am sure that today will bring yet more hilarity.
Off to St Helens to see Geoff, and help big_rob_c move house. There will also be a Campaigns meet, wherein I shall sit in the corner with Geoff and plot evil, since I'm not back on Campaigns until April. Well, technically I need to be voted in in April,, but I'm quietly confident that I will be because I rock at writing plot. Or at least I used to. Will have to see how my mojo goes over the next month or two.
My New Years Resolution is "Not to eat shit with a smile any more". It seems to be going fairly well, as I've already told Upper Management that their latest initiative is "an ill-thought-out knee-jerk reaction to a non-existent problem decided upon by people who have no idea how the job actually works." Sack me, I dare you. I'll hammer you for unfair dismissal, use the proceeds to put myself through the Bar exam and get one step closer to my new goal of being a Judge and sending assholes to prison for rehabilitative sodomy.
I am determined to be more cheerful and chirpy, but at the moment I just can't be fucked. Will see how I feel after a litre or so of Her Majesties Finest Harsh.
Current Location: Casa del Wap1 comment - Leave a comment
Current Mood: annoyed
Current Music: Mylene Klass playing something awesome in the background, overlayed with The Neverending Story.
|Dec. 21st, 2009 05:45 pm Little bit scared....|
The strange children over the road have not built a snowman.4 comments - Leave a comment
Looming out of the mists this morning, I came across a snow Mr Hoppy. Complete with manic Monkey Dust smile. And grippy ear-handle things.
I knew the fear.
|Dec. 17th, 2009 01:27 pm Bother this nonsense...|
How I wish this ljapp effort would let me post pictures as it promises so Yahtzee can illustrate my bafflement.
I have officially washed my hands of today. I have utterly no fucking clue what is going on, where it's going on, and why.
I'm off to eat a corned beef sandwich in hopes that helps.
I've had enough of this foolishness - good day, sir.3 comments - Leave a comment
|Dec. 14th, 2009 07:32 pm A brief one.|
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Well, a pretty good SoS all told. Pussied out of one dungeon for perfectly valid IC reasons (The character is a pussy) and then died a peasants death on the dungeon I did do. I was beaten like a Chipperfield monkey. Taverns were fun too, I enjoyed scheming as my dodgy necromancer, although from the sounds of things I drank faaaaar more than expected and was less than subtle by the end of the night. Ah well!
Work was mad busy, btu then again it is nearly Christmas, and the Police like as many of the burgling little shits to be locked up as possible to minimise the amount of presents stolen by unremittent cunts.
However: presents all bought, nearly all wrapped, tree up and shiny... it's all good! Two weeks to go!
|Dec. 10th, 2009 06:26 pm Hmmmm|
Is it me, or is this week taking fucking forever? I spent all day yesterday and today convinced it was friday, to be crushed to realise that, in fact, it's not. I just don't get it.8 comments - Leave a comment
Roll on SoS. A few beers and some unmitigated thuggery will ideally de-spack my retardobrain and I'll be back on the win condition.
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