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For Mordred, and you other mathy nerds.   
03:29pm 21/09/2007
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Mandelbrot and Monkeys!   
01:53am 19/09/2007
  Saw a Jonathan Coulton show last night. It was amazing.

You all probably know him as "the Code Monkey guy". I prefer Mandelbrot Set and Skullcrusher Mountain better, though. The first features a mathematical formula in the chorus, and the second's a love story from a Mad Scientist's point of view.

I was one of a few people shouting "Mandelbrot!!!" when he came back on encore, and apparently it did the trick because it wasn't in the set list from the previous night's show, whereas everything else all night matched. <3

Anyways, that was the best thing I've seen all year. The opening act Paul and Storm rivaled him in awesomeness too, and apparently are the touring half of the now defunct DaVinci's Notebook (which is one of my favorite a capella groups ever).

okay, more fan music videos featuring deranged love songs :3Collapse )

I two-and-a-half Jonathan.
Astronomy astounds   
08:01pm 17/09/2007
  The Earth (or Terra), is the only life-bearing planet we know of.

The Moon (or Luna), is significant in that it's a very large satellite (very large in comparison to it's primary, Earth).

Without the Terra-Luna system, there likely would not be life (at least, not as we know it) on Earth, for various reasons (Tides, Winds, subterranean barycenter, etc).

These are all facts.

I like facts. I also can like things that may not be facts, but are still objectively true.

For instance: the moon was created, very likely, by the collision of what was largely the earth and a foreign object roughly the size of mars. Without this collision, life wouldn't exist.

The similarity to certain in utero activities also vital to a lot of life as we know it comes to mind. That's the part I like.

I mean, sure, the scale is completely off since a spermatozoa is teeny, and if the earth was an egg the impactor object would properly be the size of a small state, but from a poetic point of view it's easy to compare the two events.

Poets have a license, after all.
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04:40am 11/09/2007
  Hey, it's not just a clever name...

behind this cut: the closest I'll ever get to having Jet's beard.Collapse )
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A reason to live...   
01:33am 11/09/2007

(From AutoBlog)

I now have a mission in life. And that is to procure one of these magical crystal stallions. So divine.

With a car like that, if anyone says you're overcompensating you just whip out your wang and smile. And then you punch them in the gottam eye.

"Named for the bull that killed toreador Felix Guzman in 1943..."

Yeah. It's a million-dollar car named after a MURDEROUS BULL.

Christ, It's like the machismo scale has just been recentered and we all lost ground in the transaction.
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Divine Ambrosia   
08:36am 10/09/2007
mood: Vague
"War is God's way of teaching Americans geography."
-Ambrose Bierce

With a wit and a mustache like that, how can I not have a mancrush?

A creepy... necrophiliactic... mancrush.
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So yeah...   
10:18pm 04/09/2007
  As of sometime last week, my girlfriend broke up with me.

The #1 response from people? "...I didn't even know you were dating."

Shows to go how much y'all talk to me ;(

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02:23pm 29/08/2007
  Wild Arms 5 is out.

I completely forgot that I preordered it. This is why the telephone dudes telephone you.
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Teh bad comics.   
02:03pm 19/08/2007

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I has a Vacation   
11:30am 30/07/2007
  A week ago I drove from Texas to New York City with Toby.

I got two speeding tickets on the way. The Man has taken my hymen.

I spent two days in Maine. Diagnosis: Maine sucks.

I has a Mia and a Locke and a Gayo. Gayo looks like a thinner Drew Carey who sounds like Matt Stone. Gayo is absolutely not a really nice guy. His secrets have been spoiled.

Locke is very polite and looks like a young Alan Rickman with a far deeper voice.

We're going to Waltham now. To Moody Street. This is apparently a fun thing to do!
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I'd be The Dropout.   
08:37pm 01/07/2007
mcgrue: Haha!
mcgrue: I'm dumb.
mcgrue: The Doctor.  The Master.
mcgrue: They're both titles from degrees.
mcgrue: That means there should be The Bachelor out there.
mcgrue: Nobody talks about him.  He flies around spacetime with the goal of
        drinking every drink, doing every drug, and fucking every girl.
 vecna: Haha.
 vecna: Hey baby, wanna see my spaceship?
mcgrue: OMG.
mcgrue: And Douglas Adams even wrote for Doctor Who, too.
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Epic hangover.   
01:00pm 26/06/2007
  I'm starting to think all of my recent woes are due to dehydration!

Oh, water, I'm sorry we ever had a fight. Do you forgive me?
egometrus prime   
09:53am 22/06/2007

The grid is back. You can view it here, and you can join it by msging me.
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08:25am 22/06/2007
mood: energetic
I spontaneously took a week off. I was prompted to due this due to brainrot caused by much forced work.

Within a day I was much happier. Now three days later, I'm all energetic and shit and actually doing things again!

And, for some reason, I don't feel like drinking!

Completely out of character, I know. ,_,
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02:39pm 08/06/2007

looks interesting, should read.

Ohno. I've turned this LJ into a to-do list! Quick, I need to post about how my parents don't understand me or ALL IS LOST.
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This shouldn't surprise anyone...   
11:52pm 26/05/2007
  My D&D Alignment is...Collapse )

...It's exactly what I assumed I'd turn out as, although I'm slightly disappointed that I'm not evil. Aw.
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Breakin' in the new scanner...   
08:56am 11/05/2007
  a typical groovian duudleCollapse )

Pretty typical. There's fronts and profiles of weird lookin' folk (most prominently a lightbulbish-headed surly dude), some various angry pastries (breadbros and friends!), a forest spirit from Mononoke Hime, and what looks to be two hasty sketches of Sensitive Bear (one in a duster and red mage's hat, and one wearing emo glasses!)

Yup. All's in order. I think the 3 projections of the floating bucktoothed dethbot are cute, but that's just me. I imagine he kills folk much like one would open a can of Juicy Juice.

Now it's off to work for me, seeing as it's work time and there's apparently (yet another) emergency.
A (very) short story.   
03:41am 02/05/2007
mood: None, or other.
it is behind this cutCollapse )

Eh, it's quite short and the end didn't come out how I wanted it to, but there it is, the first piece of fiction I've written in english in over a decade, as far as I know.

Unless you count my innumerous lies told to others!
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03:20am 12/04/2007
  1. Kurt Vonnegut is dead.

2. I apologize to anyone I was interacting with two days past. I was at work for 14 consecutive hours and a little unhinged that day. This is mainly to gayo, mia, and jack ;)

3. I hate computers.

4. I fucking hate computers.

5. I never, ever, ever am going to try to fuck with my own hardware again, ever. (I hate them so much.)


...I bought a new CPU and mobo because the thirdhand loaner just was too slow. So, of course, I failed to get it to work and am, again, desktopless.

At least my adorable tiny laptop still loves me :(

In other news, I've been having a crisis of faith today! This is usually odd for an atheist, but nonetheless it is happening.

It doesn't have anything to do with Kurt Vonnegut, though. I feel guilty about that.
Happy St. Liar's Day!   
08:51pm 01/04/2007
mood: indifferent

[11:38:25] thekittensmew: oh shit oh shit oh shit
[17:08:42] astradian: ?
[17:08:55] thekittensmew: I missed a period
[17:09:14] astradian: Oh shit.
[17:09:22] thekittensmew: and I'm on teh pill
[17:11:16] astradian: not 100%
[17:11:24] thekittensmew: I know
[17:11:51] thekittensmew: the best part will be telling Tristan
[17:12:07] astradian: Will you abort if it comes to it?
[17:12:13] thekittensmew: nope
[17:12:27] thekittensmew: I want children
[17:12:46] astradian: You don't want children when you're 19, kiddo.
[17:12:51] thekittensmew: 20
[17:13:05] astradian: Oh, 20, well that's a whole different story.
[17:13:09] astradian: Waitaminute.
[17:13:11] thekittensmew: I'll just tell my dad to put the rest of my tuition into hospital bills and baby fund
[17:13:14] thekittensmew: =D
[17:13:18] thekittensmew: yesss?
[17:13:23] astradian: Is this a particularly deranged april fools joke?
[17:13:32] thekittensmew: perhaaaaps
[17:13:38] astradian: Well job!
[17:14:01] astradian: I just woke up, way to catch me.

I don't know if I should feel sorry for Tristan, or envy him.