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October 23rd, 2002 · 4 Comments · Potpourri

Shit’s starting again. Everything’s just blurring together. I don’t really mind it much when I can manage to get what I need done. I was on a roll Monday and early Tuesday, but by Tuesday night it all started unravelling. I just came home, watched “Cause & Effect.” TNG, fifth season, I don’t remember the production number. A pretty good one. One of those episodes you remember lots of lines from, but you don’t remember they were from that episode. Also had some of the gayest lines. Worf actually says, “It is a highly localized distortion of the space-time continuum.” I ate a salad, cooked some pasta, and drank some Dr Pepper (yech) because I didn’t want to put coke on ice. Thankfully, I did muster enough resolve to put a case of coke in the fridge, for next time.

After the show, I was going to do some homework that’s due Thursday, or at least catch up on some reading for other classes. Nope. Escape From Monkey Island. And, since I can’t do anything without it all inadvertantly tying back to Trek, I discovered something cool. While playing, I noticed that one of the character’s faces kinda looked like Dr. Ira Graves (I’m not going to tell you who that is.). Then I listened — it SOUNDS like Ira Graves. This is fucked up. Then I remember, “Didn’t the guy who played Ira Graves also play the old bastard in charge of Rura Penthe?” TO THE BATPOLE — er — imdb! Yup. That’s him. That’s kinda cool. He’s got a great voice, but they also made his character’s face look a lot like him.

If you’re any flavor of nerd, and you like frivolous adventure games, I recommend playing everything in the Monkey Island series. There are currently four. Lots of really cool jokes in this series. It’s set in the 18th century Caribbean. In the kitchen of a restaurant, you find a steam generator being controlled by two brass statues of monkeys. When you look at it, the main character Guybrush Threepwood (mighty pirate) says, “Hmm… brass monkey.” Then a huge chorus of off-screen people yell, “THAT FUNKY MONKEY!” In the same kitchen, there’s a dead rat in the corner. When you look at it, Guybrush says, “So, what are we going to do tonight? The same thing we do every night. Try to take over the world.” Cheap, but fun. In a jail, there’s an open iron maiden, and when you look at it, Guybrush dons a So-Cal surfer accent and says, “Whoa! Maiden! … I have no idea why I just said that.”

There are much funnier jokes in the series, I’m just too out of phase (another piece of technobabble abused on last night’s and other episodes of Trek) right now to come up with better examples. Just play the games.

I should be working right now, but to tell the truth, I’d rather keep rambling until I get all this garbage out of my system. I have to get out of this pseudofunk.

I need a costume idea for the Moseng party.

Renfest is next weekend. I still need to get with dad and find out what we need to bring, but other than that it’s a matter of packing and getting our arses down there. I talked to the big quiet guy, < echo > Sholo the Nubian, < /echo > again on Monday. He’s a neat guy. He said, “I’ll be facing the front gate as you enter this season. Be sure to make yourself known to me so that everyone passing by will wonder why I moved for you and not for them. It drives them nuts.” I don’t know if I will or not. I’m not a Rennie, so it would be to weird trying to talk to this guy in character as if I know him. Because I don’t really know Sholo, I just know the guy who plays him. These types like to stay in character while the Fest is open, and I’d just feel silly. It has been years since I’ve had to “stay in character” for anything. I’d feel gay (and rightly so… fuck the Rennies, eh?). Whatever. Maybe I’ll just say, “Greetings, Sholo. ‘Tis Farris. God speed.” Not too Rennish, but not completely out of character for New Market village.

The dentist’s office screwed up my appointment time AGAIN. I got there at 8:30, for an 8:50 appointment, and they said I wasn’t schduled until 10. If I didn’t like this dentist so much, I would already have given up. The new appointment is at 8:50, Wednesday November 13, and I have a witness.

I’m too hungry, too tired, and too frustrated to come up with any more one-way banter. I know, I know, you’re disappointed. I’ll try harder.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Andre the Giant

    I’d forgotten how much I like TNG. LiveJournal is good for reminding me about things. Q was one of my favorite characters, what a delightful asshole he was.

    I, too, would rather write than work, but I am not in the mood to type my own, but rather to comment on the verbiage of others, so tag! you’re it right now Justeen.

    Is Renfest bigger than Scarborough Faire? Am I going to get flamed for asking that?

    For Halloween I’m gonna be that AIM icon with the toothy grin. Paint my face yellow and slick my hair back. It’ll be great.

    There are worlds within worlds, Christa.

  • Farris

    You through me for a loop for a second. I was trying to figure out who the hell Christa was.

    Yes, Q is indeed the shit. You might not be surprised to know that John de Lancie is perhaps even more of an asshole than his character, Q. I met him at the first and last Trek convention I’ll ever attend.

    Q: “What can I do to prove to you that I’m mortal?”
    Worf: “Die…”
    Q: “Ah, very clever, Worf… Eat any good books lately?”

  • Farris

    Oh, and yes, RenFest is bigger than ScarFaire. And, though you should be flamed for this, I’m too disenchanted by hunger at the moment to oblige.

  • Andre the Giant

    Of course you’ve piqued my curiosity about the TNG convention – what happened so that you’d never go back? And how was DeLancie an Ahole?

    I’m on a movie-quote roll these days. A lot of what I will be saying may or may not make sense and I will insert them at inappropriate times. It’s from Fern Gully, just FYI. You? Get thrown for a loop? Never.

    I’m eating Thai food for lunch, so nanny nanny boo boo.

    Ah, prune juice. The drink of a warrior.

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