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That's All, Folks

Well, I've decided I might as well just do this thing. I've created a wordpress blog for myself and after I finish this post I'm going to update the archive I made of my LJ (community posts that I want to grab will eventually follow) I won't be posting new material to my LJ anymore. I'll still check my flist periodically and may or may not add something to a comm here and there, but apart from that this is pretty much it for my LJ. I'm not planning on deleting my account, however. It'll be around until LJ goes away, pretty much.

I first posted to this journal on 1/19/2005 with the rhetorical interrogatory, "Ooh, ain't I angsty?" The four-year anniversary of that post is coming up in just over a week. I've enjoyed posting to my blog here and I'm glad of the friends and associations I've made here. I hope that at least some of them can continue after my departure.

Most of you either have my e-mail or chat handles, and some of you have my facebook. If you're interested, you know where to find me. If you don't have them, ask and ye shall receive. I  hope to see you on the other side.

Now playing: Linkin Park - In The End
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Onoz! Teh Sky, It Is Falling!

Well, I may have somewhat overstated that. You can forgive me later, I am sure.

As almost everybody on LJ is likely aware now, there are guys running around with "the end is nigh!" sandwich boards due to the signs of the times (to wit: the firing of over 2/3 of LJ's employees, likely an indication that LJ is going on life support before too much longer and getting the plug pulled entirely at some point).

While I'm not in a giant rush, I have decided that it might be wise to begin checking out some other blogging alternatives. I've got a social networking thing in facebook, but I want something that's specifically for blogging so I can keep my social network and my blog at least somewhat separate. I'll talk mostly about geeky stuff and odd news items etc as ever in the blog of course. Now to ponder on where to hop to. Wordpress is a possibility, as is blogspot. I hear that it's possible to import an LJ journal into wordpress as well, which is nice. I guess I'd best do some actual research on this pretty soon.

LJArchive's looking like a good thing, too.

Any suggestions? Are any folks on my flist heading off in any specific direction?

Now playing: The Specials - Rat Race
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New Year, New TekTek

Yes, once in a while I do still relapse into fascination with this cracktastic little thing.

I figured new years would be a good time to post some new stuff, and revisions on some old ones including Venture (dun dun dun)!

I tweaked an avatar of myself to suit my new look. Huzzah.

Very slight tweak to Venture Smith so he can actually have an axe like he's supposed to instead of that thor-hammer.

I was finally able to make a version of Stone Fist that I'm fairly happy with. At least this one looks quite a bit like ol' Stoney. It's a lot tougher looking than the lame old chibi too.
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Now playing: Loreena McKennitt - The Highwayman
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Even Memetards Put The Year In Review

Yes, it's that meme that's sweeping my flist. I stoled it from you, and you know who you are. I'm adding links to the original posts though, because I march to the beat of a different drummer. Also, I have noticed that "sick at home" is apparently in Pittsburg. Interesting.

Copy the first line from the first post of each month, and post them in a journal entry. (excluding memes)

In honor of the impending return of GK:1943, I've decided to post some silliness.

I've been fiddling around with this silly thing again.

The chinese restaurant owners that came across this groovy little spider-frog were kind enough not to toss him in the pot. (amusingly, TekTek got pushed back to post 2!)

Washing your car to make it rain doesn't work.

Police: Texas man trying to cash $360 billion check arrested.

The SUV is Dead: Yahoo Editorial.

That is not a fortune.

Today, I stumbled across the following: apparently this critter, dubbed the "Montauk Monster" washed up on a beach in Montauk, NY.

Ninja Parade Slips Through Town Unnoticed Once Again.

I finally watched this film tonight, after meaning to for ages.

Accused Drunk Driver Ends Up Running Over Himself.

Recently when I was visiting a household full of folks from my church that also happens to be a household full of gamers, we got talking for a short while about game-related geektude.

So there you have it. Apparently, this year in LJ has been wacky news, random observations and TekTek.
Now playing: Enya - One By One
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A Couple Of Happies For Today.

I felt like sharing a couple of happies with you, because I'm awesome like that.

Teamwork, baby! I didn;t realize they train pandas to act like me. Penguin Santas!

I am normally hostile to putting jackets, sweaters etc on animals. However, somehow penguins in Santa suits get a pass. That might be the meds talking though. Also, the pandas have clearly been paying attention to the teamwork aspects of maneuver rules in Fate3/Spirit of the Century.

Now playing: Enya - Only If
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Merry Christmas to All!

I'll make this brief, because we've all got stuff to do I'm sure.

Merry Christmas to all!

This day means many different things to many different people. Whatever your views on this precious reminder of who and what we care about (which hopefully does not in fact revolve around the collecting of swag) might be, I dearly hope and pray that your day is merry, the hours spent with those you love are many, and that the next year is better than the last.

God bless us, every one.