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So two of my five exams are done. In retrospect, I should have studied less for Psych and more for Number Theory. It's always rather depressing when the stuff you actually studied best for doesn't show up on the exam. On the other hand, it looks like everybody else had similar amounts of trouble, and I've been doing pretty well for the rest of the term, so perhaps the curve will be kind to me. But I know I could have done vastly better on the exam, and that irks me. At least Psych was easy.

I also got my marks back from that disaster of a Networking assignment...which turned out not to be so much of a disaster after all. 85 out of 100, including the 10 mark late penalty. Boo-yeah!

My mother is on her bus back to the city - she should be back in two or three days. I suppose this means I need to spend tomorrow cleaning up. I'm beginning to be a little concerned about the roommate situation - it's simply unfeasible and unaffordable for me to live here alone. I'll need to talk with her about it, and probably put some postings up over the break. Granted, I won't be in the city for most of it, but she will - she can handle it. She's likely to be selling a lot of our extra furniture as well, since there's no way it's going to be moved.

(ETA: She comes back Thursday afternoon.)

Hrm. I still expect it to work out. It just promises to be annoying.

In slightly less catastrophic news:

Last week's CS LAN party was a blast as usual. And we got sucked into playing Battlefield basically all day...again, as usual. It'd have been nice if I'd remembered to bring Dawn of War, but alas, it seems that I'm cursed to receive only the occasional multiplayer game of that particular gem.

On the brighter side of the gaming front, I had forgotten just how much fun Lords of Magic was. Picture a mix between Heroes of Might and Magic and, say, Lords of the Realm with a dash of Master of Magic, all dressed up in production values that were pretty damned good for its time (1998). It actually felt dramatic when I won the first game of it I've played in ages.

I also went to Tommy's this weekend, so he could show off his new pool table and Xbox 360. :D Andy did a much better job of summing it up than I did, so I'll just say that I think I liked PDZ a bit more than he did (mostly because this stuff isn't my job and I don't pay attention to stuff like the quality of the displacement mapping techniques) and that Need for Speed 4 is even better than he says it is. Even just to watch. Which is good, because I suck at it.

Also - Soul Calibur 3! *drool* Stupid PS2 exclusive.

I'm a tad behind on my shout-outs to new LJers. The ever-lovely Tara is posting from her Japanese exchange on megami_no_ushi, and the ever-bizarre Mike-t he former GM is posting from the cubicle trenches in bob13. I can't say either of them is new, I'm just lazy. :)

I am going to see Syriana this Saturday. Who wants to go with me? Putting out invites now so that we can decide on a time.

With the end of the term comes the end of the current incarnation of andur's D&D campaign. ("Wait, do we have to strip-search the druid?"). Since, as usual, nobody seems able to make the sessions during the week, I'm pondering whether to host or even DM a campaign at my house on weekends during the new year. Locals, how much interest would there be in that?

Okay, bed. Then, tomorrow, chores.



( Walk among 11 shadows — Cast a shadow )
Dec. 13th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC)
I suppose that means I should post something besides quizzes huh? Well I suppose I finally have something to talk about...

Thanks for the shout out though and the flattery...it gets you everywhere you know... *grins*
Dec. 14th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
Bah. We all go through our quiz phases.
Oh, ho, what's this about something to talk about? :P

Dec. 13th, 2005 06:41 pm (UTC)
Soul Calibur 3?!?

I should start trying to keep up-to-date on this kind of thing.

But then again, the only gaming system I own is a Genesis.
Dec. 13th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the assignment! In reality you earned a 95 *beams* I'm proud of you, love.

And this Lords of Magic intrigues me. Though I expect you knew that before you wrote it as you cited similarities to some of my favorite games.

I look forward to handing you your ass when we play Heroes of Might and Magic.

I look forward to consoling you afterward even more *evil grin*

In other news I should have phone/internet at my new place by Thursday. I say should because...well..best laid plans and all that rot. *hugs*
Dec. 14th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Well, we need to play something I have an advantage at. However slim. ;)

Dec. 14th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
On that note, I believe that there's going to be a Might & Magic online game as well as the DDO one (which is coming out when?!). I could be completely off-base though but I blame it on UPS calling at effing 7 a.m. and me being extremely tired and unable to go back to sleep. It's entirely uncivilized to call anyone before 8 a.m. I had a really rough night though so I'm even bitchier than usual. My lovely apartment decided to have all kinds of water problems and my slumlord is going to find himself shelling out cash for a plumber or finding new tenants when the lease runs out. Anyway, I'm glad your exams seem to be going well. It hasn't been long enough for me to forget the dread of high school exams, let alone college! Math and then macroeconomics... yikes.
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Dec. 14th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
Hey Tara :)

Glad to hear that the networking assignment turned out well after all. And as for Syriana, how's about the 7:00 show at City Centre? Or 7:30 at West Ed?

Dec. 14th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC)
7:00 at City Centre sounds much better to me. You had to know I would say that. :D

I'm honestly surprised you didn't know she was posting there, Nathan. But I'm glad that I've informed one person today. :D

Dec. 14th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
All right, sounds good. 7:00 it is. I'll fill you in on how awesome KING KONG is, which probably is way more awesome than studying for your networking final tomorrow night, asshat.

And Soul Calibur III is ridiculous, if only for the seven foot-tall bird-man gimmick character. :v

Dec. 14th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
If only battlefield had been installed earlier!

Well done on your networking project, and good luck with the rest of the exams!

And in PDZ's defense, the displacement mapping [not just normal mapping] was excellent... the artistic sensitivity behind its application however, and similar artistic considerations were somewhere between lackluster and laughable. :P
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