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Rounding Third Forging the finest print

The next posts come from a period of anxiety, just a little latter than the last post.
Jan. 21st, 2005 @ 06:59 pmCurrent Mood: apathetic
Current Music: Strung Out on U2

I've received messages from Musashi. He wants to talk over things. "Sure," I say, along with the following:

"Someone's feeling giddy. My source was in fact Helldiver's gun site, but I've long memorized the RAMO information because twp of my favorite fictional creations like using the rifle. Listen, I know it doesn't seem like it, but the administrators at this site don't like the review columns used as discussion threads. So, since you have that paranoia
about receiving emails, I have a few items setup for a situation like this.
I have the shell of an MSN group for discussions such as these. That one's called Genome Splicing and the URL is on my Fanfiction profile. I think you'd have to sign up. Then I have the web logs. I moderate at Angelfire, but you can post on my Live Journal with being filtered. The blog URLs are both on my Fictionpress profile. The links should work OK. I'll talk to you wherever you choose."

He's broken my study rhythm, but so has my Mother, sending me some links to old novels meant for the Freewebs archives. I think I'll add one of the books.

Jan. 21st, 2005 @ 07:43 pmCurrent Mood: annoyed
he Angelfire Blog is down, leaving me thankful I maintain triple redundancy with my blogging. On my assignment, I must analyze two poems, and one must be Shakespeare's Sonnet 73. I know, I usually don't talk about school, nor with a make that a usual habit, but this assignment has me tied down. So here's the snag; I can't understand the structures, sound structures, meters, or lines of poetry. It makes no sense. What are the stresses in iambic pentameter? Why can't I hear them?
In case anyone's tempted to help, outside collaboration is forbidden. Just watch me sweat, or maybe sympathize. I'm stuck on this.

Aden/Musashi, Aliens Sentry Guns, and The Good News (PluralJan. 26th, 2005 @ 08:14 pm
Current Music: All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2

I don't recall where this entry came from, but it mentions sentry guns, so I copied and pasted this on a private entry some time ago. In the future, I'll add links to these, but I'm still learning:

"If you've seen the Director's Cut version of the 1986 Aliens movie, Corporal Dwayne Hicks showed Ripley remnants of the weaponry and equipment salvaged from the APC. Four of them happened to be remote sentry guns (turrets) with a few hundred rounds each (500 rounds, I think) and a portable laptop computer that monitored the frontal area (via the gun-mounted closed circuit camera), the guns' barrel temperatures and rounds remaining. Once armed, the turrets will fire at anything that they sense (humans, predators, aliens) without discriminating their target.

How about having a level, instead of going through mazes, flipping switches, etc, you instead set up a defense perimeter and wait for the xenomorphs to attack from random entry points?

"Must have been something that we missed..." Officer Ellen Ripley commented when the remaining Colonial Marines have sealed themselves in the Ops Room and their motion trackers indicate the presence of advancing aliens...

I also propose a close up of the remote sentry computer display so that the player could view the guns blazing away at whatever's coming close to them and see the ammo counter drop to "critical levels" - a sure indication of the xenomorphs' approaching!

I think this would be a great level of which your goal is to prevent aliens from breaching your secure perimeter and to stay alive the longest as possible and being killed will end the level abruptly. The level could have about half-dozen marine bots to help defend you by placing them at strategic places (if they die, they don't respawn either)...... just think of the tension and excitement a level like this can generate!

By ZaZ"

Then there was this test:

You scored as .

Upper middle Class




Middle Class


Luxurious Upper Class


Lower Class


What Social Status are you?
created with QuizFarm.com

It overestimates my wealth because it factors in debt or lack of it as a major factor. It also assumes a poor fellow expects government assistance. Wrong assumptions on both counts.

So, enough of the copy/paste function, what should I say?

Lafeyette Musashi, to be honest, I've never read your fiction. That said, you asked me to play Yoda to your dark side, and I should obligate myself to that. My email's been down until today, which sucks, because I received a record slough last week. That and lesser glitches have set me back, but here I am posting again.

I must say, your profile page looks sparse now, not a “cram-hole” of space to work with. I noticed Cheah got into that weird review message mode, effectively forgiving all. That's cool. He filled my mailbag over the weekend, btw, and I've meant to get back to him on that, honest Indian (Choctaw speaking here), but haven't. As to the first, you are thanked and welcomed, one the second, welcomed, and on the third, I can get on that in a hurry. It should take me two minutes in all, I've practiced it so much.

Your information in the first mailing will be most helpful, and is most appreciated. (Details will arrive in the mail, pending my Cebridge [that's also a cable company] account works.)

Musashi, I got sidetracked, as Aden Onitsuka, you have a problem working on an FF VIII story. Well, Metal_Viscount finished the game several times. He's devoting most of his free time to Empire League Mechwarrior matches, but he'd help out. You can try mailing him about talking to you via MSN Instant Messenger if you still have the willies about receiving mail from strangers.

Um, I'm almost ashamed to say this, but I didn't play past disc one. What? I sleep a lot!

Elsewhere, Tom Barnett (I quoted him in Gordian) says he's 75 thousand
words into his new book. His promotional piece in Command-Post (does anyone else in the world read that?) and interview in Frontpage Magazine (What about that one?) where superb. Do you guys think I should ask him if I can add his stuff to the Freewebs site? I'm thinking about that.

More good news! Seraphitus added me as a friend. I wonder if the ask of adding me reminded him of a certain offer...

What, there's more? Oh yes, Aden Onitsuka, Sentinel Talos, and Metal_Viscount all joined my Genome Project staff at the same time. Spooky.

OK, I'd love to hear from you guys.

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