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    Colossus' resident canid

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    Middle of Nowhere

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    Coyote Citadel
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    The Dance Floor
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  1. I have two rules for drinking. 1. Never ever drink to excess. 2. Know why you're drinking. If it's just to alter mood, don't do it. When I do drink, it's usually a light fruit wine and either alone or in the company of my housemates after work. I have been drinking since I was well below the legal age and can handle alcohol okay, however, most 16-year olds can't. And to be honest, if you're below the legal age and drinking sensibly, you won't get picked up. It's there to catch the people that are stupid.
  2. I'll post it up when I have access. She and her family are in my thoughts.
  3. Why are these status boxes all over the interwebs now?

  4. Coyote

    Post-War ---- eh?

    The fact of the matter is, in a war game, friends end up on opposite sides. Before I came to CN, I played a war game in a slightly different style, and I fought friends ALL the time. I probably fought a quarter to a half of my wars against at least one friend (specifically them, not just their alliance). Somehow, we manged to enjoy blowing each other to smithereens and still be friends at the end of the day. CN doesn't seem to work the same way. I can only put it down to the gameplay difference. CN is much more political, and it's much harder to get out of your alliance's circle unless you're a hardcore player. In the games I've played before it really doesn't matter who you hit (we would attack each other for laughs), and there's no bogeyman in quite the same way there is in CN. Here, we have years and years of built up grudges, and as a new player coming in, it's quite confusing. I found that the grudges in my own portion of the CN universe constrained my communication with people. There are still a couple people that I find interesting and would like to get to know, but don't quite feel I can. Being so new, I consider myself fairly neutral. I read people on what I see, not on some old grudge match from when I still wore my hair in braids. Being where I am is fairly interesting with my persepctive, and I see a lot of hypocrisy and a lot of things that I'd guess are constraining CN from new blood. I've learned my lesson about power games and grudge matches from other games. I'm happy to stay as neutral as I can for now. The OOC/IC line in most games gets trashed after a while, unless the game is full of hardcore roleplayers. When people get to know each other well, it becomes really hard to find the line and put it down. At the moment I'm only at war with a couple people I joke with regularly, and none personally. Wars between close friends can get sticky in any game - if our friendships can be called close around here. I'd like to think that I could take it laughing if it ever did happen to me, but a lot of people aren't like that. They just can't put the line down. At that point, it actually ruins the game, because the spirit of wars in this setting SHOULD be to blow the pixels sky high and then drink to rebuilding. Interestingly (and aside), most of the friendships that came from the other game are now disintegrating after six months away. On the other hand, there are a couple of people from CN that I think I'll be friends with for a long time to come. Different games, different people, different structure.
  5. Well, the STA vs AZTEC+WAPA war is well up off the ground now. And as we all know, any war I'm in wouldn't be complete without food (even though I have not created a silly food blog for a while). So, since it's a war, I figured a curry would do just fine to get the heat going. Now, I can't get a hold of tiger meat, lol (sorry STA). BUT - I am taking requests that are within my budget and dietary requirements (lactose intolerance being the main one). I'll be cooking and eating a war feast, including a curry of some kind, this weekend. If there's anything you want to see on the plate, let me know, and I'll try to cook it. Everyone from both sides is welcome to make requests, and there will be pictures of the food.
  6. Coyote


    We're orange now, not blue! (Colossus)
  7. Words to live by. While I'm a fan of quality, I hate pretension. A bottle of booze is only going to taste so good or bad compared to another. I've definitely had some cheap stuff that would be better used as a fuel additive or depilatory, but going up from there is a declining difference in taste from one price to another. Most people are just paying for the name, anyway. I actually tried this a while ago, don't ask. It works to run your car at about 20% concentration with petrol, much past that and the average car will give up.
  8. Hmm. That, my friend, is quite some class you must be taking...
  9. Well, I'm sick. Hooray. Great thing to happen when I'll be headed back to work next week. My housemates cooked the lamb roast that I started with mashed potatoes, which was great comfort food. Fortunately we should be able to eat that for the next few days, and we still have potato and pea curry, pea soup and stuffed chicken. I was looking through old stuff of mine earlier today, and found a whole bunch of old poetry (oh gosh, I was so moody when I wrote most of it). Most of it's not appropriate for here, but I thought I'd post one that I'm pretty sure is fine. It's called 'The Night'. Beware of the night which consumes your heart. It creeps over you as you stand in the dark. You don't try to hide, for it's natural to you that the night should come - and you'll come through. But the darkness never yields its prey, and tonight it began to steal you away. Beware of the dark, for it takes you away to a place where you're lost to the light of the day.
  10. /me shrugs I just cook the food to order, and cook what everyone can and will eat. Have to keep the friends/housemates happy. @Auctor: You asked for it...
  11. So I spent the last half of last week in a house down by the beach. Great, right? Well, sort of. Altogether, there were eighteen people sharing the one house. Four of them were less than a year old. Another four (five really, but one's a bit older) were young children. Don't get me wrong, I love kids. I used to be able to play with my siblings and the kids I babysat for hours on end. But, now isn't then. And within two days, between kids, hayfever (we were right near a national park) and lack of sleep, I was out of it. Now, the bright side of this trip was that I had a lot of time to cook, and a lot of hungry people to cook for. A fair portion of them were vegetarians, but most made an exception for seafood. So before we left I made the much-anticipated crab stew/soup to take there, and let me say, it was delicious. I went wild on seasoning - I used a few herbs that I'd never even heard of before, and a really nice mixed pepper. The result was a flavorful broth with crab meat and vegetable pieces all through. One that I would cook again without hesitation. Later in the week the non-vegetarians all made a stuffed chicken together. Every time I make stuffed chicken, it reminds me of a piece from a kids' book where someone stuffs a chicken wth cushion stuffing and serves it to some guests... needless to say, they weren't happy. Ours came out just fine though and I was quite pleased, I haven't made one in a while. I definitely enjoyed eating it! I also made my potato and leek soup for the vegetarians and even sampled some myself. It was eaten within 2 days. When we got back I made an industrial quantity of my infamous pea soup, which should last us a week or so. By that time, everyone will probably be fed up with it and I'll have to make something else... lamb roast? A barbecue? Maybe I should try my hand at a curry again.
  12. /me throws a stock pot full of soup at Myth There you go.
  13. Garlic and saffron stock is in the pot. Potato and rosemary pizza tonight, and crab stew (at Myth's urging) tomorrow. I'm going to do the chicken on Thursday night, we're vacationing at the beach with my housemate's brother and a good friend's family so I'll do more than one.
  14. I haven't had any interesting food in the last few days, mainly because I've been far too lazy to cook anything good and because I've spent 2 of the last 3 days asleep on long-haul flights that have messed up my sleep pattern. I'm not very happy when I don't have lots of good food. I'm toying with the idea right now of making a garlic and saffron stock I love and using it as the base for a potato and leek soup. I also want to do a stuffed chicken in the next few days. I'm jet-lagged still, and pretty miserable because burials are sad. I need cheering up. *sigh*
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