The Animal Farm

January 31st, 2005

There are Thirty One Days in this Month?

Trigun is still on for this Saturday. Be there or be square.

Yea, that’s right; I said it. And I’m not taking it back. Be there or be square.

There really isn’t much for me to talk about right now that I haven’t said a million times before. DDR is wicked, bad Japanese movies rock, blah blah blah. The truth - the God’s honest truth, and not the lies I’ve been funneling into you for the last year - is that things are pretty stagnant right now, and it doesn’t leave room for much commentary. Yea, there was the random ask-a-girl-out day, and there was a rant against acquaintances; but hell - I think I’ve mentioned Sally some five times now after a single conversation with her, and I don’t even want to count how many times Xenosaga 2 - a game that isn’t even out yet - has been referenced on the site. There’s a point when writing about this stuff just isn’t interesting anymore, and I can’t even fathom how bored our readers are.

It’s fine, really. I’m enjoying life. There just isn’t anything to say about it at present. So I’m going to take a break from the site. It may last a week; it may last more. I’ll return when I have something new and interesting to say.

Until then, hopefully Zach will keep you company.

Later.

January 30th, 2005

Bah!

I just held the door open for some girls when I was coming into the dorm and they used the door right next to it.

Ehf them.

~Zach

P.S. DDR is good. Sowas is telling the truth.

January 30th, 2005

Your Attention, Please

Some things have been brought to my attention, and I thought it was my civic duty to relay the information:

1) I preordered Xenosaga 2, which is awesome. It does, however, come out on a Tuesday. If someone would like to take me to the mall on Wednesday, February 16th, I would love you forever.

2) DDR is awesome. I hadn’t played it for some time, and I played it at Doss’s today. Although it brought to my attention how miserably out of shape I am, I had fun.

3) I haven’t done a movie review in a long time, which is odd since I’ve watched four new movies between now and the last review.

4) I miss Sally, which is odd considering I’ve talked to her once and even then things didn’t go quite as I was hoping.

5) I completely stopped playing World of Warcraft one day, and I have no discernable reason. The compulsion to play it just left me. I suppose it’s for the best, really - I have too many other more important things I can be doing with my days now.

6) S’mores Poptarts are good, especially when toasted.

7) Rebekah’s new AIM font sucks, and she should change it.

8) I’m tired. Good night.

Metal Gear.

January 27th, 2005

Unexplainable Cash Influx

Which member of my family is sneaking money into my bank account when I’m not looking? I know you want to help, and I am appreciative, but I have five freaking jobs. I can handle this on my own. There’s no need for you to spend your hard-earned money when I’m making plenty.

Thanks, though. Even though you don’t read this site or even know about it, most likely.

Xenosaga 2 is coming out in about a month. I’m terribly excited. I’m going to pre-order it soon so I can get the special edition DVD.

I’m going to start f-ing killing people. I’m not going to name names, but you’re dead.

I’m all too familiar with that fact.

January 25th, 2005

Lo, I Vanish

Sally wasn’t on the PRT this morning. While you may think this is entirely irrelevant, I was mildly disappointed. I sortta wanted the chance to talk to her without making a complete fool of myself. Well, at least without making more of a fool of myself than I do with everyone else. Perhaps Thursday.

However, that’s not the impetus of this post. The reason I’m writing to you today is to inform you that you may never ever see me again. You see, today I agreed to work with Dr. Celik on some kind of bladder modelling project (yea, I know). That’s not the important bit. The important bit is that I now have five jobs at once. Five. Granted, 4 of them are university jobs, and I can’t exceed 20 hours combined on them, but I still expect to be quite busy. I am now a Grader, Teaching Assistant, Tutor, and Programmer all for the school. I’m also a Programmer for a friend of mine. What fun.

In other news, two weekends from now - that is, Saturday the 5th (possibly stretching into Sunday) - I’m watching the entire Trigun series. You’re welcome to join if you want, but one way or another, I’m watching it.

If I had been so inclined, I could’ve killed you three times by now.

January 22nd, 2005

Let’s Do Something

Things have been stagnant for far too long. If anyone wants to make a movie or a video game or perform some other grand undertaking, get in touch. I’m really in the mood to do/make something interesting.

LAN fest never happened this weekend, unfortunately. I contemplated going to Travis’s party instead, but after considering the likelihood that I would be the only sober person present, the appeal was gone. Instead, I ended up playing Warcraft and listening to music for most of the day. Not a particularly exciting day, but it wasn’t bad.

I’m going to add a “Writing” section to the site. By the time you read this, it should already be up. It’s just going to contain various things that me or Zach write (mostly me, since Zach can’t read or write). The first thing I’m going to put up will be The Deadliest Man Alive Episode 1 script. If you haven’t read it already, you really should.

A duck walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “Give me some chapstick, and put it on my bill.”

January 20th, 2005

PRT Cutie

I’ve mentioned the PRT Cutie before - she’s a girl I see very commonly in the mornings on the PRT. She’s extremely attractive, and I’ve had a bit of a school-boy crush on her since I first saw her.

I finally got up the nerve to ask her out this morning. Her name is Sally, and she’s a music major. She also has a boyfriend. You can see where this is going.

I don’t think I need to say that she turned me down, but for those of you with an IQ I can count on a single hand, here it is - she turned me down. I’m a bit disconcerted, but that’s okay. She was very sweet about it, and she still seems like the type of person I’d like to get to know better.

So, yea, that’s how my day has started so far. Let’s see what’s in store for me later.

That’s cold fusion, baby.

January 20th, 2005

;_;

My heart goes out to you, Sowas. j00 know I love you.

 (`.)  `.Sowas 

Alright people, I feel I need to say this, it has been swelling inside me for some time and I feel the vulgarity is justified. I am even gunna put it in “h1″ tags so you can’t miss it.

F* THE PRT!!

*Catches breath*
There, I feel better now. For those of you who don’t know, the PRT stands for Personal Rapid Transit. No clever little redefinitions of the acronym come to mind, so don’t be expecting one. This machine breaks, at the very least, once every three days. One semester it broke down on me every single Tuesday and Thursday right when I was done with my morning class, around 10 or so. This is the kind of machine that drives a man kill. If you kill someone and use the excuse, “I was POed because of the PRT,” not a jury alive would convict you. The real rage I am feeling right now towards that accursed thing is caused by this week. I would say it was up no more than 4 hours on Monday and Tuesday of this week, combined. I had to ride the bus too and from class, which isn’t a problem if the school runs more than two freaking buses at a time. I was late for work yesterday because I had to wait in a line for 45 minutes waiting for buses. I really, really hate the PRT. I used to have a counter in my profile of how many times it broke down and messed my schedule up. I think it was somewhere around 80 before I took the counter down, that was in one semester. Damn, this rant felt good.

I am gunna give a slight update on WoW, just a little one. My character is now 24 and takes names like no other. Sowas started playing the game and seems to like it, at least as a time killer. He is a level 10 dwarf named Ookiiaka or Big Red in Japanese. The name Big Red was taken, as well as every other name he chose. Anyway, recently, Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade took away the award of Game of the Year from WoW. They didn’t do it because the game initially rocked then sucked. They did it because the game rocks so much that the servers are generally always full( 20k plus people at a time, I think more ) and neither Gabe or Tycho can ever get on and play. I agree with them for taking the award away. I think the game is amazing, but it is taking Blizzard too long to fix their server problems. From what I have read, the beta ran smoother than the actual game does server-wise. I have waited in a few queues in my day, but nothing to really complain about. I am not on a super-populated server, however. Though the players that are complaining about the servers being too full could move, this would mean they would have to lose their characters, I know I wouldn’t want to lose my character.

I turn 21 in about two weeks. There is a good chance I will die sometime after that, wish me luck.

~Zach

“Your mom goes to college.”
“They took er jerbs!”

January 20th, 2005

Later That Day

I just got back from tutoring. It turns out I get paid $9/hour to walk around and help students. That makes me smile.

Does anyone remember the last time I did something as crazy as asking a random girl out? It was last semester, and the girl was named Jackie. I didn’t fancy her nearly as much as Sally - I really only talked to Jackie on an eccentric whim after a very, very trying day, whereas I’ve been enamored with Sally for quite some time. At any rate, I still wish she would’ve called. Anyhow, I saw her today. We talked a little bit - I don’t think she remembered who I was, which is perfectly expectable. We parted, never to meet again, maybe. Talk about a dramatic story for the grandchildren.

I’d like to say that I’m very disappointed with Blizzard for their work on World of Warcraft. Last night, the game went down for fourty-five minutes. Tonight, the game has gone down for two hours. There simply is no excuse for this in a professional game.

Zach and I recently watched the movies Shaun of the Dead and Alive. Shaun of the Dead was pretty interesting. Basically, it was a comedy-based zombie flick that glorifies beating hordes of the undead with nothing more than a cricket bat. While the movie isn’t remarkably funny, it’s still fun. I was entertained throughout.

Alive wasn’t a particularly stellar movie, but it wasn’t absolutely attrocious when compared to the other Asian cinema Zach and I have watched. Basically, the movie starts out with two convicted felons locked in a glorified prison cell. The prison workers are trying to mess with the convicts’ heads, getting one to kill the other. Eventually, a witch comes into play, and things just go crazy. Like I said, it’s not the worst movie I’ve ever seen, but it will never be on my top-10 list either.

Oh, and please excuse Zach’s language.

It’s just a little crush. Not like I faint every time we touch.

January 19th, 2005

Don’t Talk to Strangers

It’s widely known among my friends that I’m not a people person. I don’t fare well in social situations - it’s just a fact. Not including my complete aversion to ’serious’ conversations, I have a tendency to remain deathly silent for long periods of time even when people are yammering all around me. Sometimes talking just isn’t my thing. So when a person I don’t know says “Hey” to me in the streets and keeps walking, I go a little crazy.

Let me give you a little background, first. The girl’s name is Amy - I haven’t asked her her name; I know this because I picked it up when she was in a class with me. Zach thinks she’s absurdly cute, and I’m inclined to agree. But since Zach said it first, you know I have to give him hell about it. So every time he and I see Amy together, I start telling him to ask her out in a loud, obnoxious way that she has to notice. As a result (I think) she has taken to smiling at Zach and I when either of us pass her. Zach even makes ocassional small talk with her, which is something I hear “nice” people do when in a similar situation. I’m more inclined to punch her in the face.

Now, before you make conclusions, hear me out. I hate acquaintances. I hate passing people on the street and feeling obligated to smile and wave. I hate the general worthlessness of it - they’re not friends, they don’t care about you, and they certainly won’t bake for you. It just irritates me to no end - even more so when the acquaintance isn’t as cute as Amy. I could handle it when all I had to do was smile. But now I have to talk? Screw that.

If you want to exchange pleasantries, you’d better have a delicious cake with you.