Hail to the king

Some peeps were sharing stories of video game dickery at a certain place online, and while most were so-so, this one managed to class up the joint:

In an online 8 player free-for-all in Age of Empires 2 I secretly made separate alliances with every player, then got them all to give me some resources to build a wonder so that we could win a team victory.

Wonder built, I waited until the victory timer was at about 15 seconds, and then broadcast to all "The Lannisters send their regards." and de-allied them. I alone won and they were defeated.

Cool summer

The weather this summer has been unseasonably cool in Hogtown, much like there hasn’t been anything that hot in this season of anime. And yeah, I’ve been watching Aldnoah Zero every Saturday morning, but normally I’d have more than one series occupying my viewing.

My malaise has been somewhat allayed, though, since I just saw that a new episode of Monogatari has come out. I think I’ll let the episodes pile up a bit before plowing through them, but I’d forgotten how much I liked this show. Yay for capitalism’s demand for constant production.

The names of fantasy

Just for the hell of it, I’m going to list as many names as I can remember from David Eddings’ Belgariad and Malloreon fantasy series:

  • Garion
  • Belgarath
  • Poledra
  • Polgara
  • Durnik
  • Torak
  • Riva
  • Sendaria
  • Ce’Nedra
  • Silk
  • Zandramas
  • Mallorea
  • Angarak
  • Tol’Nedra
  • Ulgo
  • Eriond
  • Barak
  • Mandorallen
  • Vo Mimbre

Nova Prime

Nova Corpsman eating bread

I’m not a racist, but objectively speaking, Xandarians look weird when they’re eating.

How odd

If you google "Hayek" you get pictures of both the Austro-Hungarian economist and the Mexican-American actress. Only one of them is in a bikini.

Also, if you google "Salma Hayek" the auto-complete appends "breast size" to your search term.