Friday, 27 April 2012

A Really Big Dandelion

I was out for a walk yesterday, when I saw a most intriguing dandelion! It looked like it was sort of several dandelions fused into one. Take a look:

Monday, 23 April 2012

Oh, How I Wish Thou Would Post

So it's been six months since the last post on This is a long time. You see, it used to be that they'd post quite often, once a month at the very least. But I'm pretty sure this is the longest silence since... well, ever. And it's especially annoying, since the comment string sort of has a bug in it (you're welcome) and we had this sort of game of trying to reach 1000 comments, which had been going on for a while. And we kept asking them to post, or at least say hi, when it happened. Well, it's been two days, and still nothing.
I think it's bad for our health. For a while, we were sort of in mourning, and people kept making these posts of depression and hatred. Then the notion came up that we were all just one being in an airless void, and had constructed a huge fantasy world to escape its own loneliness. Then it went to being all optimistic and "no news is good news!", and stuff. And I think there were some really long discussions about linking books and quantum theory.
But c'mon! We're desperate! It can't be that hard to at least say "Yo what's up, we're still alive!". Arggity.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Advertisements I Truly Hate

The following are ads which I see frequently, and absolutely loathe.

Now, obviously this one is just a feeble attempt to make something original and associable. But, as companies usually do, they just ended up making it really annoying. And this one is especially bad, because it uses a hideously overused joke (spell it! "i-t"), as well as an infuriating catchphrase at the end. And honestly, whenever I hear that, it makes me want to go on a rampage. But what really gets me is that this is a YouTube commercial. You see, I watch the online news show SourceFed (which is great, by the way) on a regular basis, which means I easily watch this stupid excuse for an advertisement 2-3 times a day. Arg.

The one I actually see before viewing a video is quite a bit shorter than this one. I believe they cut out the "he cares if I can make ends meet", "and find a good job", "Jack's vision is in good hands", and "I'm Tom Mulcair. As a Cabinet Minister, then as a member of Jack's team, I've always fought for you."
Now, the ad doesn't make me feel quite as homicidal as the other one, but it's still pretty irritating after the 200th time I've seen it. For example, the people they have saying stuff just seem sort of- phoney, in a way. If you understand what I mean. But the main thing I don't like about it is the god awful music they have in it. Mostly the bit at the end where they have a clapping track. It just annoys me when songs which would otherwise be tolerable add clapping to it. In fact, the only music I can think of that sounds decent is Clapping Music. And all the stupid things about this advertisement are only made up for by the fact that this Tom guy has a cool beard.

Speaking of clapping music, it's actually quite interesting. What Reich did, was he created a basic pattern, which can be heard at the beginning, and then one set of clappers either moves a beat forward or backward. I can't remember which. You (whoever you are), should look at some Steve Reich (likely in the related videos of that link). It's all very interesting.

Monday, 16 April 2012

The Second Coolest Thing In The Universe

Ok, good, half the stuff in the Myst series makes perfect sense now.
Unfortunately, a religious argument seems to have spawned in the comments of that video. I really hate when people get into those- especially on the internet. Because in a vast majority of the cases, neither side has any idea what they're talking about.

Christian: this is fake god did not create this
Atheist: Obviously your just making this stuff up. You don't have any real evidence.
Christian: oh yeah? well this book says its true so im right!
Atheist: Just because it's in a book, doesn't mean it's true.
Christian: well u get all ur info from science textbooks!!! admit it you lost.
Atheist: No, I haven't lost. You see, if you understood the basic laws of physics, you'd get it.
Christian: you probably dont even no those!! besides those were made by the devil anyway
Atheist: The "devil" is obviously just an excuse to disprove everything you hear when you can't bring any real evidence to the table.
Christian: well, as a christian i can tell you that god exists.
Atheist: As an Atheist, I can tell you he doesn't.
Christian: YOUR WRONG!
Atheist: I think you need to calm down.

Hmm... yeah. I think I may have gotten a bit carried away there. But you get my point (I hope). Anyway, isn't that cool? The future is upon us!

Saturday, 14 April 2012


There's a new event coming to the cavern! It's called ADBMM, or
is a month long event which is supposed to bring Myst fans back to the cavern (and, with any hope, bring that CAVCON meter up a bit).
It's also known as Cavern Mysterium, so basically, it's like Mysterium... but online. There even a Q&A with Cyan Worlds CEO Rand Miller (and his brother Robyn was supposed to be there, but cancelled; apparently he's busy getting The Immortal Augustus Gladstone on the market). I'm not sure what else is happening, but it sure sounds fun.
Anyway, why am I posting about this, you might be wondering. There have been tons of MO:UL events that I didn't talk about. Well, good sir. You see; I designed the logo for this year. Take a look:

I think it turned out pretty good; I mean, it's not perfect but considering this is my first time doing this sort of thing... yeah. But anyway, there is it. For more info see this thread.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Larissa's Dream Haven

So for a while now, there's been a large monster house going up near where I live. Literally, it actually looks like a monster. I mean, it has these two big windows, then a series of doors-
Anyway. So recently, they put up a gate. Well, fine. More pretentious stuff. Anyway, they put a little piece of wood in it, I would imagine the name of their house, and it reads:

Ok, really? Of all the things you could name your house (as if anyone even does that anymore), you chose THAT? Bah!
And really, that's basically an invitation for vandalism and ridicule. I mean, you could wake up one morning, and find this:

I'm actually really tempted to do that, but I wouldn't.

And really, it just seems so out of place, even more so than in an average city. But amongst the countryside, it's just so... stuffish. Here, I'll show you:

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful!

Look at the big hill!

Good thing there's no hokey "Larissa's Dream Haven" sign! ...oh yeah.

Name your house something else.

Monday, 9 April 2012

2000 Pageviews

Ok, so this is getting kind of boring now.
I mean, does anyone really care about stats that only I can see? Probably not. And I'm probably the only who likes reading these "milestone posts" (since I'm the one who wrote them), so that sort of goes against my philosophy that if I post stuff, it should interest the readers, and not the writer. So maybe this will be the last milestone post? I don't know. Could be.

EDIT (17/04/2012): Yeah, and if you look back at my older posts, It's kinda ridiculous. Even the thousand one. Maybe I'm just getting too excited over a natural increase. Probably.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Uru Extra Music

If you have the soundtrack to Uru, you might be disappointed that it has very little of the full soundtrack in it. This means that there are two obvious ways to get the rest; either play the game, or fish through the resource files. Well, I've done some fishing, and now I've renamed them, put them in an order that makes sense, and put them on my Youtube channel!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Riven Dagger

I ordered a riven dagger replica from a person who... made them, and it arrived today. It looks very nice, actually a lot nicer than in the photo.

So! You might be thinking, "But I want one!". Well, that is easily remedied, but be warned! As of writing this, there are only three left!

And I'm sure the number is going to go down quickly, so order yours now!

Monday, 2 April 2012

NEW Look For Blog

Yeah. But anyway, I've customized something called a "dynamic view" for my blog, and after a bit of fiddling, I've gotten it working the way I want. Go ahead! Try it out! I can wait.

As you can see, there's a sidebar with all of my posts in it. I think this is really cool, and also makes searching a lot easier. And have you looked at the different pages? There's an animation for switching pages. Come on. Do it. You know you want to.
As well, there are these thingies at the side which you can use to see my followers (all one of them; the other one is me), my archive, and something else. I think it's the subscribe thingy madoo.

So yeah. I may tweak this a bit in the future, but I hope to stay with this design for a long time.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Fight Global Stilling

I've recently become aware of an extremely serious and most certainly real problem. You can find their website here:
I would also like all of you to know that I am in no way affiliated with this site, and that it is entirely accurate, reliable, and is definitely not a hoax.

EDIT (02/04/2012): Yes, this was an April Fool's joke. No, there's no such thing as global stilling.