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August 11th, 2005

Bah

Only a computer could look at two fields, one containing "Damjan Jevtic" and the other containing "Damjan Jevtic" and somehow think it wasn't a match.

I really hate being a programmer sometimes.

-The Gneech

Well, That's Quite Pleasant

Happy birthday, wesha! Your present is: Today's Forgotten English!

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"God give you a good evening."
--John Phin's Shakespeare Cyclopaedia and Glossary, 1902


On this date in 1712, Richard Steele, editor of the periodical Spectator, described his enjoyment of people-watching in an article, "The Hours of London": "It is an inexpressable pleasure to know a little bit of the world and be of no character or significancy in it; to be ever looking on new objects with endless curiosity is a delight. ... I lay one night last week at Richmond, and being restless I arose at four in the morning and took boat for London with a resolution to rove by boat and coach for the next four-and-twenty hours till [sic] the many different objects I meet with should tire my imagination. I beg people's pardon for an odd humour I am guilty of, and was often that day saluting any person I like, whether I know him or not. This is a particularity [that] would be tolerated in me if they considered that the greatest pleasure I know I receive at my eyes, and that I am obliged to an agreeable person for coming into my view."
I'm desperately seeking a distraction at work, so here's a random conversation topic! If you had the perfect GM on retainer and s/he was creating a campaign to your specifications, what would you wish for?

Me: Low-level urban swords-and-sorcery, rogues involved in heists and hijinks in and around a wretched hive of scum and villainy, a la Lankhmar, Arenjun, or Sanctuary, with occasional forays off to foreign lands in search of fabled treasures. Double points if the city is a seaport, allowing for piratey goodness and opportunities to sail off for adventure.

You: ...?

-The Gneech
The Ultimate LiveJournal Obsession Test
CategoryYour ScoreAverage LJer
Community Attachment45.16%
There's a party in your comments page, and everyone's invited!
22.39%
MemeSheepage17.54%
Only trendy when it's sufficiently entertaining
28.06%
Original Content77.42%
Newsweek, People, and the_gneech's journal
37.64%
Psychodrama Quotient30.12%
Known to go off without warning
16.85%
Attention Whoring36.36%
This quiz is part of a grand scheme to keep people reading
20.55%


A note on results: the psychodrama quotient includes large swaths of my depressive period. Fortunately, I'm much better now (and most of those posts were locked to a very close set of friends anyhow). As for attention whoring, well, it's no secret that part of the reason I do this thing is to plug my work ... but that's far from all it's for!

-The Gneech

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