Cos I’m posting it everywhere

April 9, 2013

Cute pic of Diesel stretching I found on the iPad!



May 14, 2012

What can I say.. I was somehow bought ‘arbitrarygenius.com’ and I’m going to try and blog there. Not very regularly. Possibly about games/cats/books/libraries – who knows. It’s not going to be as mainstream or as big a deal as either Nerf the Cat or Book of Grudges – because I don’t seem as invested or opinionated anymore. But it makes sense to go with my twitter ID as a website.

See you there, or not. I won’t be monitoring who links or who reads, and it’s going to take me a while to get back in the swing of things, especially with a few job things still in flux for me and not really being sure what games I’m playing!!

Thanks all for staying watching this blog though. I still love the header and the name 🙂


Diesel says hi

May 8, 2012

Diesel says hi

He’s keeping the blog warm for me.


Freak Out

June 26, 2011

Anyone still there? Considering resurrecting the blog a little. I’ll probably talk more about my job in a library, in terms of the technology, the books I read, etc. But also about TV stuff, the games I’m playing (not many since a few back problems). But mostly wanted to freak out anyone who still had this on their RSS!



Where I am

July 18, 2010

Ok, so blogging took a backseat to my new job – well, same job, new hours. But, also new responsibilities.

Will be blogging again, but as a guest poster over at Spinks’ blog (unless I suddenly get the bug again). Am off to Comic Con on a trip from the UK that starts today, so if I get any interesting tales, keep an eye out for them over there.

Or – this one might get a bit more personal, about my tech, and books and stuff. Or I might find a more suitable name for one ;p And post more cute pictures of 3-legged cats we all adore.

Sometimes it’s just easier being a guest.



May 10, 2010

Ok, so this was really Spinks’ triumph, I was tired – I just used it straight after she did, and then explained what it meant to the group:


Will do another word of the week sometime, busy week ahead of me so I may be a bit scarce.


Old Raiders don’t die…

May 6, 2010

…they just wipe at 1% (with thanks to Spinks for the ending, I was too lazy to think of one).

Or, can you just drop raiding and not worry about it? I know at least one person who’s happily made the transition that way. I’m vacillating about it.

There’s things I don’t like about the current raiding I do, solely in LotRO, in the Dol Guldur cluster. I’m not overly keen on the radiance gating, I’d rather it was trait-based, or .. hrrm many other proposed systems. I prefer a closed-ish raiding group, but our kin has opted to go for rotations, and a much more broad brush approach.

There’s things I do like about raids in general, and the current one is included in that. I like the social side, the larger group size and chance to group with people I may not group with every night of the week. I like the more interesting fights a raid can bring in (though to be fair, lots of the 3-man instances have some fairly interesting fights in them which probably allow me to display my ‘leet skillz’ more obviously than in the current raid.

But, I have to admit I’m finding myself a little ambivalent about raiding in general. Some of it is being in the doldrums about LotRO, but it’s a far more complex reaction than that and I’m not even sure I would be able to explain all its facets. I’m still signing up, but perhaps being a bit more honest about nights I’d rather sit on the sofa watching crappy TV.

And yet, when I think of myself as a player, I think of me raiding. So I guess I’m not quite done with it yet.