September 29, 2012

Organise a riot

I am CJ Curry. This is the Experience. And don't look, or it takes you.

EPISODE ONE FIVE ZERO: THE ONE FIVE ZEROTH EPISODE SPECIAL BONANZA THING

Now, I've written a blog. I've had nothing but trouble ever since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character, so let me make this abundantly clear. Today, I figure it's about time you learn actual stuff about me, rather than guessing shit.

So. Let's start with the fact that I'm a fourth-year university student, and it's my last year at college this year. It's a pretty simple concept, and this simple concept is about to end. I'm moving out at the end of the year. Not sure where to, but I'll work it out.

I am a nihilist - specifically, existential nihilism. As a result I don't give a tinker's toss about my own life and/or happiness. Sure, I have the normal fight-or-flight response, and I groom myself (somewhat) and am vain, but I don't consciously care too much about the big picture - just the small stuff. Not sure what that'll amount to, but I'll work it out.

I am an atheist - specifically, agnostic atheism. As a result I am open to the idea of religion, but won't convert until and unless I see compelling evidence. Not sure where I'll find this evidence, if it exists, but I'll work it out.

I'm stuck squarely in the future. I love technology, cyberpunky stuff, science fiction, and so on. I also am very good with computers and video games. I don't like the past and I don't have the patience for the future. Not sure how that affects me in the long run, but I'll work it out.

I hate being single. This has been made pretty clear to me for some time. But it ain't likely to change any time soon. But I'll work it out.

I work things out as I go along. It seems to me to be the best way to live life, to make things up as I go. To make my own future, to carve my own path... so, I wanna do number theory.

Last: I am still writing this garbage and will do so for quite a while.

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11 5   0 0
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September 25, 2012

Bring your favourite lady.

I am CJ Curry. This is the Experience. And your face is now quite, quite itchy.

EPISODE ONE FOUR NINE: START AGAIN TODAY!

So, here's my summary of the latest video games to hit my PC, Wii and DS screens.

BORDERLANDS 2: a very sweet game. Just different enough, and just similar enough, to its predecessor to make it just as fun. Love the writing - it has just as much humour as the original - and the AI is FUCKING BADASS. I am the deadly assassin Zer0 and I cannot be happier. Screw Axton and all those chumps. But hell, I applaud the niceness of this game. A lot.

NEW SUPER MARIO BROS 2: in contrast, this sequel left me wanting more. It took me a matter of hours to beat the main campaign, and only a few more to finish everything that isn't a huge grind. The levels are kinda cool, but the amount of levels (in comparison to previous games) is pitiful. It took me a maximum of two playthroughs to collect all the star coins and moon coins. Not great. Not bad graphics though.

PIKMIN 2: it's a bit older, but hell, I ain't complaining. Much better than its predecessor - though there isn't a time limit, the strategy required is a lot bigger. Also the story line is kinda cool too - not exactly post-apocalyptic or dystopian, but not too bad either way. I love the new Pikmin too. I look like I'm going to hundred-percent it fairly quickly, but only because I like Pikmin 1. And I sure as hell can't wait for the third.

SLENDER: spooky enough.

UPLINK: hmm, not too shabby. Bit older, but I enjoy it. Probably because I like the whole cyberpunky/futuristic stuff, but also probably because I have aspirations of becoming a computer genius too. Without the hacking and shit. But hey... I'll survive if I don't.

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: deadly fun. I love the cartoonish silliness of this simple yet fun strategy game. Mind, cartoonish silliness always seems to appeal to me. I do enjoy it, and I enjoy the fact that plants can one day stop the zombie apocalypse. But hey.

PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE LAST SPECTRE: OK, first, I hate that it's spelled "specter" on the cover, because clearly we don't spell it like that. But if you get beyond that, much like its predecessors I love the puzzles. I was able to get a number of them a lot quicker than in the first game because they have a nice, similar feel to most of them, though I do still get some nice surprises. Also London Life is my dream come true.

NERF N-STRIKE: It came with a Nerf gun. The game itself did not appeal.

On my list next:
--Black & White 2 (original was fun. Bring on the sequel.)
--Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion (original was fun. Bring on the sequel.)

Currently hanging out for:
--Pokémon Black 2 And White 2 (original was fun. Bring on the sequel.)
--Super Smash Bros. 3D/Wii U (Brawl was fun. Bring on the sequel.)
--Pikmin 3 (originals were fun. Bring on the sequel.)
--Paper Mario: Sticker Star (originals were fun. Bring on the sequel.)

I think you got my gaming habits down now.

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September 18, 2012

End of an error.

I am CJ Curry. This is the Experience. And you will ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD

EPISODE ONE FOUR EIGHT: IS... IS IT OVER?

Our time is up. You have failed to prevent the year-ending process, and this... is... the... end............. To finish the game, even though we are done, you'll need the following information: 66 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes.

Yep. It's happened. The first signs of me moving out are happening: I've apparently been replaced in my job. So, next year, the team will be under new management (and they will be hella relieved, for that matter), and I wish my successor luck.

So. Down to business. What's happening around the world? Mitt Romney is suffering again, Israel might be launching an attack on Iran, Wills and Kate are looking to hunt down paparazzi, Boy Scouts are in a sex abuse scandal, and a man has tried to fly in an AEROPLANE with a monkey in his pants. In his defence, somebody told him that he was "monkeying about" and he just took it a fraction literally.

Next: what's happening in Australia? Nothing. Just pollies, suits, and other bigwigs arguing and complaining about how this country has been run and how it should be run. Although goon bags are now high fashion, thanks largely to Swedes. Are you fucking kidding me? Goon in a handbag? Criminy...

Next: what's happening in my life? I've jumped out of a moving train, scored three hundred and one in a game of tenpin bowling, stocked my fridge with raspberries, almost won the right to play video games, called shots, and sung Feel The Love by Rudimental while feeling exceedingly happy on a fine Sunday morning (causing people to think I got laid the night before).

Music you should be singing, but I am instead:

  • Running (Disclosure rmx) - Jessie Ware
  • Feel The Love - Rudimental
  • Toucan Wing - BoomBaptist
  • Polish Girl - Neon Indian
  • Idea Of Happiness - Van She
  • Nicodeine Crush / Aquaflash - Rachel Haircut
  • Hanging On - Active Child
  • Can't Get Better Than This (Jeff Drake rmx) - Parachute Youth
  • Jacquelyn Hyde - MC Frontalot
  • Baguette? - Tyler Touché
  • Warrior - Mark Foster & A-Trak ft. Kimbra
  • Catgroove - Parov Stelar
blargh.

So for those who read but aren't aware, I'm doing Extra Life. Just like my hair-dying job in March, I'm hoping to raise a bunch of money for kid's hospitals. Donate here and watch me go crazy in the coconut come October!

We'll catch our very last train, light our very last flame,
knock it all back and forget our names
'cause it's our last night, and it's one last fight
We're the last ones, the last ones standing.

(with apologies to Example)

Oh, and one more thing:

XUBUNTU 12.04 (glChess) vs. WINDOWS 7 (Chess Titans)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. 0-0 Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. d5 bxa4 8. Qe1 f5 9. dxc6 d6 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11. Qxc3 Be6 12. Ng5 Bg8 13. Qd3 f4 14. Nf3 Be7 15. Rd1 Qb8 16. Qe4 (White is setting up something sneaky here...) Qb5 17. Bxf4 exf4 18. Re1 0-0-0?? (oops! Possibly Black's biggest mistake) 19. Qxe7 Qxb2 20. Rab1 Qf6 21. Qe2 (there is nothing left for Black now. White has successfully rushed against an attempted steamroll. Even 21. ...Re8 or even 21. ...Rd7, to give the king an escape option, are both thwarted by 22. Qa8. Every other move is just delaying the inevitable) g6 22. Qxa6# 1-0

WINDOWS 7: 1 win, 1 loss from 2 games
XUBUNTU 12.04: 1 win, 1 loss from 2 games
MAC OS X: 0 games


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September 9, 2012

Holy carp!

I am CJ Curry. This is the Experience. And this time, maybe, I'll be bulletproof.

EPISODE ONE FOUR SEVEN: DON'T BOX ME IN!

Crap. Is it that time of time again when I have to make a serious post? Well FUCK THAT.

Boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes and boxes of crazy.

Curse! iBox has been foiled again / The mountainneering club is a false hope

Boxxy?

The heat in the box is the craftwork of the cheese and the box on the left has a poor man's sleep inside.

From Apanickahh: "the elf liked his new lion box very much, for it was so very furry and comfortable to lie on".

I don't believe that I am crazy in the coconut. I only believe that I am crazy in the breadbox. And on that note, the most recent result of a game of Boxes that I have been playing:

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|_._._._|   |_._._|  .

Flawless and boxless victory!

BOX = OBX = XBO = 41 = BXO = OXB = XOB

We have no Xboxes.

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September 4, 2012

Build up castles.

I am CJ Curry. This is the Experience. And we apologise for the delay.

EPISODE ONE FOUR SIX: ZED OH EM GEE!

Point A: Jayne Cobb's hat.

Point B: I have gotten a lot closer to 100% on Borderlands. So my plan is to have those four games - precisely those four games - listed in the last post done by September's end. Four games per month. One per week. Do-able. Especially with holidays coming up. Aeroplane.

Point C: Punch it.

Point D: ah, hell with the points. I'm sick of them already. All I know is aeroplanes and jelly and I'm now hungry. FUCK. Welp, time to grab some blood oranges.

...wait.

BLOOD ORANGES.

I HAVE BLOOD ORANGES NOW.

WHOOOOOOOO! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

YEAH BITCHES! I GOT BLOOD ORANGES!

YA!

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Blood oranges are MY VICE.

'Scuse me.

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*nom*

Whew. That exhausted me. And now I'm going to write in a maths joke, just like I've done every post so far: the level cap on Borderlands. Hee!

Five random pieces of advice:

  • Fill every beat with something.
  • Think of the radio.
  • Ask your body.
  • Decorate, decorate.
  • Accept advice.
Thanks to Messrs. Eno and Schmidt, I am able to give that advice.

cheds. and a baguette. BLOW YA SPEAKERS.

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