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No pains, all gain :) [30 Sep 2003|12:58pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

Haven't had any pain since last thursday. Haven't had any fags for a week and a half. Have started going to bed at a reasonable time. Have got a job starting on monday (fingers crossed). Have been painting again (miniatures). Have realised I need to find my glasses. Have sold some shite on ebay. Have bought some shite on ebay :/. Have been to Rockingham Oval to see ASCAR racing and enjoyed it. Have been cycling at least 3 times a week. Have not decided to go today because I can't think of an art shop within cycling distance so will take the car today.

Have got bored with Have/Have not starting sentences. Will talk normally(?) now. I've run out of olive green paint. I wouldn't mind, but I had two pots and a tube, and both pots dried out and the tube is gouache (poster paint) so as a result it blends superbly but takes aeons to dry (compared to acrylic paint).

I'm quite pleased at how well I can still paint. I used to be a world-class miniatures painter (even though I say so myself :)) but in 1990 I had a problem with my right eye. It's called a 'Puckered Macula' and is basically a wrinkle on my retina from where pressure has caused the humour to burst out of the back of my eye. As a result my focusing in that eye is akin to projecting a film onto a curtain - you can see all the colours etc and can tell what's going on, but the actual clarity is missing. Fortunately my eyes were 20/20 before so the left eye makes up for it, but that obviously puts strain on that eye. I also now have a problem with depth perception, so catching balls and putting a paintbrush to a miniature for really delicate work like eyes can prove difficult now. I've put some photos of the stuff I do up, and you can all boost my confidence by telling me how good you think I am :)

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Desert Island Choonz [30 Sep 2003|12:55pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

phlegmbibbled from elves_uk who in turn narfled it from adrasteah

Your meme, should you choose to accept it, is to rank the following bands in order, from COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT to COULDN'T CARE LESS. To add value to this process, you must also add one band to the list, and remove one band from the list, before passing the meme on (including these instructions).

From the good to the bad:
Ok, none make the 'couldn't live without' status, but, in order:

MUSE (added)
The Stranglers
Sex Pistols
Lords of Acid
The Pixies
David Bowie
Fleetwood Mac
The Sisters of Mercy

The Eagles (remove)

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More uncannily horrible memes... [23 Sep 2003|04:11pm]

Livejournal Mood Ring

is intense.

You're no-nonsense, to the point, working all the time, looking to die an early death in a bathroom somewhere when your body finally gives out. Way to go.

brought to you by interim32. wanna know your livejournal's mood ring
color? enter your username and hit the button.

Grolloped from elfee
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Secret formula [23 Sep 2003|03:55pm]
The Potion Maker
greblordium is a translucent, gritty brown powder created from the belly of a wolf.
Mix with greblord! Username:
Yet another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern

Trilbyfelched from elves_uk
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Bloody pain [23 Sep 2003|03:33pm]
[ mood | productive ]

I don't like pain.
I keep getting pains in my chest. I worry. I've been to hospital when it got bad, and they say that I wasn't having a heart attack - which can only be a good thing. I'm going to the chest clinic tomorrow anyhow so we'll see what's what.

Busy putting more of my stuff onto ebay. The social security say that as I share a flat with a girl, I am married to her. This is bollocks, but I don't get any dole, and even worse no insurance payments on my loan until it's sorted out.

Life is weird

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Who'd have thought... [23 Sep 2003|03:31pm]
...that another meme would suggest I'm not 'all man'?

My journal says I'm 53% masculine.
What does your LJ writing style say about your gender?
LJ Gender Tool by hutta

Frelpcinched from elves_uk
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OK here goes [01 Sep 2003|02:00am]
[ mood | creative ]

Gnirpsprangled from elves_uk

who in turn sninchingly flarpled from yaruar and templeofpopart

Basically it's the film of your life, and this is the music

Do I have to?Collapse )

It's quite amazing once you start thinking back, how all these records that you never listen to any more are on your list...

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Found by mistake [01 Sep 2003|01:48am]
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Ahem, I have returned [12 Aug 2003|01:25pm]
I am a spork!

what kitchen utensil are YOU?
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Lazy weekend [20 Jul 2003|11:49pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Just sitting here with my godson Peter showing him Livejournal.
I'm a bit worried about him now :) - he is 69% Evil Genius

Evil courses through my blood. Lies and deceit motivate my evil deeds. Crushing the weaklings and idiots that do nothing but interfere in my doings.

Take the Evil Genius Test at fuali.com


I'm up in Sheffield - it was my bro's birthday yesterday. Enterprise T-Shirt and mug - was quite pleased to find it because the bloke in the space centre said there was only one design made by anyone and this was it! :)

Got hold of a copy of Player's Handbook 3.5 there too, which is nice.

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Uh oh, another one :) [18 Jul 2003|03:33am]
[ mood | creative ]

Which Donnie Darko character are you? by Shay</font>

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Goodwood, Barbecues, Sun [13 Jul 2003|10:59am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

This must be summer then. Went to Goodwood festival of speed on Friday - had a splendid day watching old cars race up a hill, red arrows, helicopter display, supercars, formula one, nascar - loads of stuff, which I took copious amounts of pictures of.
Nice tranquil moment in Arundel, then off to a barbecue, which was nice - met some nice people, and spent a good 3 hours explaining to a 12 year old why I don't play warhammer any more.

Yesterday was burti and paul's barbie in milton keynes. Lots of people, always find us in the garage at parties, some very drunk people, as you might expect :) Good bash.

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So... Yes... [08 Jul 2003|03:15pm]
Well then, young skywalker. I've finished w**k again and time to look for a new contract. Considering a change of career, but I need the money to pay debts. I want something creative with flexible hours.

I'd love to be able to sell my photographs, but I can't see any good way of keeping hold of copyright on digital images - anyone got any ideas?
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Is there a test to see if you do all tests, even if they aren't anything to do with you? [07 Jul 2003|10:12am]
I am 45% Evil Genius

I want to be evil. I do evil things. But given the opportunity, and a darn good reason I may turn to the good side. Besides I am probably a miserable evil genius.

Take the Evil Genius Test at fuali.com
I am 42% Geek

You probably work in computers, or a history deptartment at a college. You never really fit in with the "normal" crowd. But you have friends, and this is a good thing.

Take the Geek Test at fuali.com
I am 47% Internet Addict

I could go either way. Deep into the madness of nights filled with coding CGI-Scripts and online role playing games, or I could become a normal user. Good luck!

Take the Internet Addict Test at fuali.com
I am 27% Tortured Artist

I have some artistic ability, but it is probably a hobby and doesn't drive my life into a dark abysmal hole were I am alone and against the world.

Take the Tortured Artist Test at fuali.com
I am 38% Metal Head

Most other metal-heads acknowledge my presence, but they laugh at me behind my back. Maybe I need to stop spending all that money on haircuts and invest in a few Pantera T-shirts.

Take the Metal Head Test at fuali.com
I am 43% Punk Rock

Well, I may know what punk is, but... Okay maybe some people think I am punk, but is that enough? Nope.

Take the Punk Rock Test at fuali.com
I am 36% Goth

Goth ny night, normal by day. Deep in my heart I know I am evil, but not on the company's time. I do need to eat.

Take the Goth Test at fuali.com
I am 33% Ska

I know the scene, I've heard the bands, and I am burned out. Well, these things happen. I will now go ahead and go through the same thing with Punk and Emo.

Take the Ska Test at fuali.com
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D&D [06 Jul 2003|09:15am]
[ mood | awake ]

We had a fantastic session yesterday. You'll probably all think I'm a nerd, but hey, you know me.

Rasskass is my ranger - I have built him to be the archer. Legolas in the LoTR film? He does that stuff. He spent a lot of skill points/feats on riding, ambidexterity, mounted combat, point blank shot, as well as the usual ranger stuff of tracking etc. I think he's a pretty well rounded character. Early in the game he was alone in a tower when 3 troglodytes surprised him, coming up his only escape route (yeah, I know, but he had been rather distracted covering the rest of the party's butt as they were under heavy missile fire) he took the first one through the neck with an arrow, then dropped the bow and went for his sword. He doesn't wear a lot of armour, mainly for maneuverability, so hand to hand combat is a distinctly secondary option. Anyway, he took some damage, but he got all three of them and still escaped to join the rest of the group.

After this little escapade, the GM (hi JK) informed me that he had made a new level (6). 6 is one of the levels where things happen in a big way for rangers - first and foremost you get a second attack each round - double the fun!
however - I also took Rapid Shot as my new feat - that's ANOTHER attack each round! So with his skill as it stands, I can do two shots at +12/+7 or 3 at +10/+10/+5. Sufice to say he's pretty good at archery stuff now, and is nearly as fast as that legolas chap :)

As there are only 4 of us playing, and an average party is 6-8, we have two characters each. A bit much for beginners, but as we're now all in our late 30s and early 40s, we have about 20-25 years experience under our belts, so it's not a major problem.

My other character is called Lúriel. She's a half-elf Cleric/Sorceror.
When you play two classes, you can only choose one to increase each time you go up a level - so she's 3rd Cleric, 2nd Sorceror. Your level in D&D determines what type and how many of certain spells you can have, so this is not ideal, but she does get the whole other class' spells too, so it sort of makes up for it. Lúriel has never been one to get into a fight, she can sort of use a normal sword, two handed at a pinch :)
Her role is to fill in round the edges with healing, bless and other stuff like that. she follows Aviliar, the nature goddess, so she's a bit of a hippy :)

Anyway, I feel she made a major contribution this adventure - we are on a spiral staircase that winds around a central stone shaft in a tower, and all hell has broken loose below us - 12 troglodytes and some big nasty 15' snake man who casts spells and is hard. Our fighters are busy fighting them off on the stairs, and they aren't having a hard time, but numbers can wear you down, so Lúriel once again scours her list of scrolls and potions and other magic items. There it was - 'Horn of the Unholy Hunt' A horn that summons hell-hounds. Doesn't make them do anything for you, just brings them from hell, and boy, are they evil. So as a result of this it hasn't been used much b4 this (once I think) I pop my head over the lip looking down and give this thing a tootle. Our Paladin (holy fighter bloke) almost shits his armour when this thing goes off, and gets biffed for free by the bad guys, and I wasn't sure if I'd fucked up, but as it turns out it was exactly the right thing to do. The hell hounds dispatched all the remaining bad guys downstairs and got to work on the big bad guy while we finished off all the others on the stairs. Rasskass had time to pepper him with arrows too while they got in - as a result he never even attacked us - just ran! It got a bit messy after that when he made a dark pact and pulled a steaming demon out. Still, we were more than up to the task and victory was ours.

Hmm. I appear to have rambled on a bit. I'll go get some more hulk cereal now :)

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Home desktop meme [06 Jul 2003|09:11am]
[ mood | thoughtful ]

Just made an extraordinarily long reply to my friend elves_uk's post so I have linked this to My home desktop meme

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Hulk Cereal and a question about sleep [05 Jul 2003|09:36am]
[ mood | awake ]

How come if you have 3 hours of sleep at night, you feel like shit when you wake up, but if you have 3 hours of sleep during the day you feel refreshed?

Just had Hulk limited edition breakfast cereal - brought back from the states. It's sugar puffs with marshmallow bits, mainly green but with some white and blue and pink and yellow bits. I never understood why sugar puffs tasted so yukky - after all, puffa puffa rice was one of my favourite cereals ever, and this is just the same stuff, but with sugar coating. Since when has a sugar coating made something taste worse? You end up with green milk after this stuff, which can't be a bad thing in anybody's book - well, anyone like me :) I see the blue ones are actually blue and white and represent chemical flasks. I feel so much better now.

Went to see 'Charlie's Angels : Full throttle' last night. Very silly and lots of fun. I guarantee you haven't seen a stunt quite as silly as the one before the opening credits. :D

Right, time to go play D&D. Rasskass and Lúriel to the rescue!!

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These things... [04 Jul 2003|04:41pm]
So now I'm a Barcode too. Had to happen I suppose...

LJ Barcode
LJ username:
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Wrong Trousers Day [04 Jul 2003|12:42pm]
[ mood | disappointed ]

It's 'Wrong trousers day' at work. I am, of course, taking part - love fancy dress :)

I have a pair of my friend Ian's Jogging bottoms on - the ones I had to borrow off him when I gave him my bags to put in his car the morning before I left, and forgot to leave my trousers out - doh. So they are wrong in that they are not 'work' trousers and wrong in the sense that they aren't even mine. It's so fucking quiet here I doubt anyone will even find that out though.

Got summonsed by the council tax people this morning. We've been paying in on the first and having it returned on the 6th of every month. There is NO WAY I am paying their court costs. It's their fault. Will be having a barney on the phone with them shortly - they finally gave me an 'avoid the 45min queue' direct number yesterday.

Bloody Hays have only paid me for one of the three weeks they owe me for. They really are bad at paying on time. As a result of this, all my money for this week has already gone. ho hum.

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The throng swells [03 Jul 2003|03:32pm]
[ mood | chipper ]

Welcome burti to the throng!

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