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More shots from Azeroth

A few more screenshots taken last night as I made my way around Desolace and Durotar. In spite of World of Warcraft being 4 years old, it never fails to make me stop and look on in awe at some of its beauty.

August 31, 2008 Posted by | My Life | , , | 5 Comments

Fun with Nikita

Autoaim.cfg posted a hilarious montage of La Femme Nikita enjoying his hobbies. http://www.autoaim.org/?p=30

There’s also a flash game created by Overdoze that can be played here for your amusement. http://www.pictogame.com/en/play/game/toaUlXhL5qwn_sniper

August 31, 2008 Posted by | Legion of nitwits | , , , | 2 Comments

My cat

Just thought I’d share a photo of Odetta. I was messing with my camera phone and got this shot. A bit out of focus, but a nice shot I think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 30, 2008 Posted by | My Life | , , | 11 Comments

An Alaskan’s perspective

Thanks to horror geek over at SL for pointing this out. I try and avoid writing about politics, though it’s one of my passions, but there are some things that have to be said, read and digested. This blog post is one:

http://mudflats.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/what-is-mccain-thinking-one-alaskans-perspective/

August 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 8 Comments

McCain picks running mate – seals doom

John McCain picked his running mate, AK governor Sarah Palin, and in doing so, showed what he really cared about was himself. He chose someone for the votes they could bring, not what they could bring to the country. McCain’s pandering is at once reprehensible and all too obvious.

Were there no candidates that were any more qualified than her? Or is McCain so arrogant that he thinks he doesn’t need a VP for anything other than vote grabbing.

Critisize Obama for lack of experience, I’ve had my doubts about him, but at least he brought someone to the table with experience,; he brought someone credible, and like McCain didn’t pander to the swing states, yet didn’t succumb to pressure to pick anyone other than who was best for the job.

McCain proved once again that with him it’ll be more of the same.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 10 Comments

Dagstine’s true colors

Seems Lorenzo is keeping busy this morning attempting to cause problems for Janrae over on her blog. http://cussedness.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/suing-critics/#comment-715.

Like everything else, Dagstine prefers style over substance. It’s too bad he has no style to cover the fact he has nothing of substance to say. It’s the same old thing, “I’m gonna get my e-lawyers on you!”. He tries to take a page from autoaim.cfg and post her address, yet only manages to get the snail mail address for her publishing company. Yet another example of how lacking Daggy is in even basic writerly abilities such as research. He bullies and harrasses Janrae (and 43 other people apparently) with his emperor has no clothes talk, revealing him what he truly is: just another jealous, untalented hack with aspirations that will never be met by his astonishing lack of talent.

Lorenzo, do you think any worthwhile publisher will EVER consider your work with your constant talk of lawsuits? You could write War and Peace and it would remain unpublished simply because of your unprofessional behavior. You use the oldest, least successful form of intimidation; the bluff. You pretend to know something you have no clue about. You talk about people who you don’t know and never talk to, despite your claims. For all your rhetoric, you have nothing new to say, and waste valuable time (time that could be spent, say, learning how to write) saying it, anyway.

Over here, http://range.wordpress.com/2006/08/04/blog-and-internet-psychosis/, Larry writes,

I don’t even list my bigger credits anymore. I save them for my personal enjoyment.

Well, that explains SO much, Lorenzo. I know if I had major credits, I’d keep them quiet, and just post all the meaningless credits you post about. That’s a great way to publisize your work. However, as we all know any major credits you may claim are lies. Where’s the Asimov credit, Lorenzo? Have you driven out to see and stalk Rusty, lately? When you live in a glass house, you need to leave the rocks in your head where they are.

August 29, 2008 Posted by | Legion of nitwits | , , , , , | 14 Comments

Nikita the little liberal

Many thanks to ETT for posting this: http://exposethetard.blogspot.com/2008/08/nicky-during-september-11th-part-4.html. The whole thing is lulz worthy (as are parts 1-3), but this bit shows La Femme Nikita for the pathological liar he is. In almost every blog he boasts of his conservative beliefs. He uses this as his excuse for being a bigot, homophobe, racist and all around douchebag. Yet he wrote this: 

 I am a bit of a liberal and being a writer — liberal is something that tends to get under the skin of students who go to a bible college.

So not only is he a liberal, but he likes to get under the skin of people in bible colleges. These are colleges filled with the Christians he claims to align himself with.

Yes NIkita you may be a bbit of a liberal but you’re 100% asshole.

August 28, 2008 Posted by | Legion of nitwits | , , , | 10 Comments

Dinner!

I haven’t posted a recipe for awhile, so I thought I’d put up what I’m making this evening.

Fresh Pasta with Italian Sausage and Sun Dried Tomatoes

 

             
              12 Ounces Sweet Fresh Italian Sausage
               6 Tablespoons Olive Oil
               1/2 Cup Coarsely Chopped Onion
               1 Garlic Clove Minced
               1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
               6 Sun-Dried Tomatoes Cut Into 1/4 Inch Strips
               1/2 Cup Boiling Water
               1 Pound Fresh Pasta
                Garlic Salt & Black Pepper to Taste
 
Break sausage into small pieces.  Brown in skillet (cook thoroughly). Remove sausage to a bowl.  Add oil and onion to hot skillet. Cook 5 minutes until golden.  Add sausage, garlic and red pepper flakes to the onions in the skillet. 

Mix and keep warm over low heat. Place sun-dried tomato strips in 1/2 cup boiling water while you cook the pasta. Cook pasta as directed. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot.  Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the water they are soaked in, and sausage mixture to the pasta. Sprinkle with garlic salt and black pepper to taste. Serve immediately.      

 

 

August 28, 2008 Posted by | Recipes | | 2 Comments

Warning-new Nikita fiction on the way!

In yet another incoherent rant, La Femme Nikita warns us all that he’s writing stories! Not only that, he’s featuring real people! I have no doubt Nikita will be the only person capable of taking a real character and making them unbelievable. you know like every character he’s ever written. I’d say created, but that’s giving him too much credit. Nikita writes:

I have to keep those titles under my hat right now but I will mention, I am attacking the whole real person fiction writing world with a few of these stories – one of them is a bizarre story I am hammering out.

As usual he has a thought and can’t seem to finish it:

  Free speech is more encouraged in the United States, but when other countries go around posting someone’s private address.

You mean the address here? http://www.autoaim.org/?p=26#comments The one that can be found by legal means? Make no mistake if Nikita were able to do a little thing I like to call research, he’d waste no time in printing everyone’s address on his blog.

I just need a publisher who is brave enough to run it.

No, you just need a publisher who is deaf and blind and doesn’t care about things like quality.

It’s not a majority of the authors in the small press who shun me as Brian Keenis claimed.

No, it’s all of them. Except as noted above, those who don’t care about quality like Philbin and Lorenzo.

I am thinking where else can I do some damage to the political game and the world of people who write these perverse real person fiction stories then go around stealing my creative properties for the so called “Fair Use.”

This is LOL worthy. Once again NIkita thinks people actually value his opinion (these are the same figments of his imagination he calls fans as well).

   I’ve seen too many good people get hurt because of people like these assholes who go around calling themselves 50 Foot Ant (really he should be called 50 Foot Cockroach.)

Name one person you think is good who got hurt. Like your fans, that person is nonexistent.

 I began to notice more Crusty Rail clones are popping up as time goes on, and became more ruthless too.

Yes, because your blog isn’t ruthless, is it?

 That’s okay, I am still working on new short stories – and where you fail in breaking my focus I’ve been the most prolific in writing short stories.

And they’ll all suck and be lulz fodder! Thanks for the laughs Nikita!

 Also I noticed this cockshit going around stealing my articles thinking of ways to steal from the performance payment, this makes me sick – a flaming faggot going around stealing my work too. Don’t you assholes have lives? I guess not – you go around smearing everyone who bust their ass in the small press,

I do my best, thank you for noticing. And for the record, simply because your family members (the ones who haven’t gotten restraining orders, that is) doesn’t constitute you being in the small press, especially since you self publish.

  I will just say this much, I got a 5910 word short story finished and a 3200 word story done. I got two novellas finished, and I am going to make the asshole who burned my first collection squirm in his seat when I say those stories are finally done.

Winter’s coming and we need kindling! Thanks for caring about us keeping warm!

Pisses me off that a self-published erotica author gets celebrated too – and the abuse of power she does when she does her publishing seat.

What pisses you off? The fact she has more talent than you could ever dream about, or that she’s has loyal readers? Sounds like jealousy to me.  And what the hell is “and the abuse of power she does when she does her publishing seat?” That makes no frickin’ sense.

Much like all his rants.

 

 

August 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 9 Comments

A tale of two dentists

About a month ago I had an abcessed tooth. I didn’t have a regular dentist so I picked one and scheduled an appt. I knew going in what he was going to say, and what he would suggest; namely have my lower teeth yanked and get a denture. They took x-rays, and in walked a man with an arrogance, Philbin and the nitwits could only dream of possessing. He’d cut me off everytime I asked a question; told me what I had to do, what miracles he could work, etc, etc. The defining moment (aside from the cost which I’ll get to in a minute) was him telling me I could have all 16 lower teeth pulled with a local and laughing gas and what I’d save by not spending money by being put to sleep I could spend on having posts put in. Again I’d ask a question and he’d say, don’t interrupt. He begrudgingly wrote a scrip for amoxycillin and when I was getting my paperwork, the total for everything was 25,654. AFTER my insurance paid it’s share.

Cut to dentist 2. I see him today, and he asks me questions and listens! I explain everything dentist #1 said, what I wanted and he said, “We can work with you on this.” I’ll be getting my teeth pulled in October, by an oral while knocked out-which D2 suggested-and the total for a lower AFTER insurance is 650 bucks. He had samples and photos of the work he’s done and it’s excellent. The extractions will cost about 1800 bucks roughly-a big difference from the 25K from D1.

By listening to my concerns, showing me his work, and answering all of my questions, D2 is someone I’ll be recommending to anyone who needs a dentist.

The nitwits can take a lesson from this.

August 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 10 Comments