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Wow… they weather today’s absolutely awesome! 17 C and bright sunshine, it really feels like spring - almost summer - here.
Went shopping this afternoon for IDE cables, and all I could find are ones that probably won’t fit (but I’m gonna try anyway). While out I popped to the arcade for a quick game of DDR, and A’d Euromix 2’s Normal 1 course… which I’ve previously failed on the 2nd or 3rd song. I dunno what’s up with me recently, everything I could never pass before I’m passing now, and usually with an A… (oh hi Vook) Hopefully sometime soon I’ll become a proper Expert player on DDR.
And in similar news, due to my new-found Pump It Up obsession, I really want a home mat now… it’ll have to wait until the next sponsorship cheque comes through, though (whenever that happens)…
…except that today’s been really far too relaxed, it’s almost worrying ^_^; This new Programming lab module is amusingly easy…
For some reason, I’ve woken up with a really powerful feeling that I just don’t belong, that no-one really cares… especially to do with the internet. I don’t know why, though… I can’t explain why I suddenly feel this way for no reason at all…
It’s making me oddly tempted to give up on the internet, at least for a while. But I think that’s got to be a bad thing… What’s more, seeing as I’m pretty much isolated here at Uni, that would mean taking a break from just about everyone, including all my friends. So why does some tiny part of my brain suggest that that’s a good idea?
Catching up - the last two days in glorious technicolour!
First up, congrats to Adam (Adam) on… whatever’s going on. I don’t really know what’s going on (although I could make a few guesses) but whatever it is, it seems to be a good thing.
Onto more random news, my musings over whether a samurai-style character in Dreaming Awake would be a good thing are pretty much solved, with the arrival of a new supporting character called Sansuke - created by an online friend. Seems the old “Fanfic” thinking hasn’t disappeared…
And, annoyingly, it seems I can’t rely on watching Pita Ten until my eyes fall out to make me mindlessly happy any more. In fact, Episode 12 made me feel almost sad… So there you go, it’s a world first. I’m almost annoyed that a series is developing a plot ^_^;
I thought it would feel very odd to be back in Southampton again, but now that I’m here it’s not so odd after all. Going to the pub with my flatmates, coming back home and being on IRC… it all comes back so easily ^_^
Unfortunately, I did practically no work over Easter, so the work that needs to be in for this week is going to be painful… also, I have a lot less money than I wish I had…
So much ownage compressed into such a short period of time. Today really was absolutely awesome. Pictures here. Umm… yeah ^_^; I really can’t think of a way in which today could have actually been better. A really awesome end to an awesome Easter holiday.
In faggy-dance-game news, not only did I finally pass Vook (on Normal) today, I A’ed it… then went on to S two Hard mode songs. Ant’s probably right in saying that I’m better at Pump than DDR now… (Also, Exceed is purest Less Than Three in computerised form.)
Last night’s dream… I’ve dreamt the same thing before. Some kind of huge battle in the great hall of a castle, in medieval times, then going to sleep and waking up to find myself in modern times, with the castle a ruin and the central part of some kind of theme park. Eager to get back to the castle, all the people (including me) who came forward in time break into this theme park together, but they soon disappear, leaving me on my own to dodge security guards in the forested ruins…
I wonder if it’s supposed to mean something…
I guess now I realise why I don’t really like my parents, and why I do anything else rather than spend a day with them if I can avoid it… Although I still love them, I can’t really like them, I can’t be friends with them. All we ever talk about are menial things, like putting the washing out or cooking dinner, and the way they speak to me is at best dispassionate, and at worst, sometimes, insulting. We share no common interests, so whatever things interest one party are completely uninteresting to the other. And even worse than disinterest, some of my interests (most particularly anime, but plenty of others besides) I occasionally get insulted for. Even conversations where differences are good - philosophy, or religion, or politics, for example - are just met with a mental brick wall that stops the conversation almost before I’ve started…
At various points in my life I’ve had dreams that seem to be pretty much a part of the Dreaming Awake storyline… but this morning… this morning I dreamed of DA’s finale. Golden spears and magic swords and everything. Complete with the uber-headfuck moments too. Yay for messed-up-ness.
Also, I tried to start taking my antibiotics this morning. Looks like, even at 18 years old, I still can’t swallow pills… I win the prize, TBH…
And now, truly the last day. I got into town about a minute too late to see ER off at the station (sorry!)… then, lots of Shakeaway, Maplins and Pump fun later, Char and MoFo left too.
And so it was just the four of us Bournemouth people, heading our own ways from the station, into the evening light…
This really has been one of the most awesome weekends of my life. Thank you to everyone!!
And so, the Bournemouth meet comes to a close. A day of dance games, but more importantly of saying goodbye. Thanks to everyone who came down to Bournemouth, and made this such an awesome weekend!
Well, it’s not entirely over… Char, ER and MoFo are still here - Oh hi Ant’s house and IIDX!