Thursday, December 20, 2007

Not So-Happy Holidays

So it's getting close to the highly anticipated holiday break and usually I would be excited to get 12 days off of work and would be even more excited to get 17 days off of the next 20 days. But to be honest I am not as excited as I should be for one reason and one reason alone. These next 20 days will be almost completely devoid of Halo and in turn, the Knights of Cydonia. I wanted to play last night but no one was on (except Adeclipse, but my connection was so terrible I didn't want to subject him to it).

I'll either be at my girlfriends house, in Mexico or in the Bahamas for 99% of the next three weeks. I do plan on bringing my Xbox to Anna's house but I don't think I'll be able to get online. It's use will mostly be her brother and us rocking out in front of her grandparents with Rock Band.

Anyways, I want to know what all you KofC members are doing for the holidays and what you hope to get from Santa Clause?

Also, last night I made the beginnings of a pretty sweet Foundry map/arena. It's essentially what I think Grifball is like (which I haven't actually played or seen) but I added some levels that could make it fun. I wanted to take pictures of it and post them but as what normally happens after a few drinks, I forgot.

Here are three poorly drawn images to give you an idea of what it's like: 1, 2, and 3. It's basically a rectangle arena with the bases completely blocked off and two goals on each side. The walls of the arena have catwalks accessible by stairs at each corner and then the cat walks connect to each other down what would be the mid-line at about 30 feet up. Right in the middle of that catwalk is where the ball spawns so it's a race to the top at the start of each round and after each goal.

Everyone spawns with Grav Hammers and you have 150% speed. Once you control the ball you turn white so you can tell who controls the ball as all other indicators are turned off. The ball carrier has a slightly increased speed. I think this is very similar to Grifball but I think with the addition of the catwalks and ramps it could be fun. I have another idea of possibly raising the goals on the ends as so you have to go up to score either by catwalk or man cannon. Let me know what you guys think. If we can make it different enough I saw we call it KofCcer? I don't know.

Anyways there isn't too much to talk about but I thought I would share a couple of things I have seen today, on what has been the most boring week of work of my life.

Stupid Halo Cartoon of the Day

This video is pretty funny and it features a bunch of stuff I like. Rock Band, Paul Rudd, Darryl from the Office, and Jonah Hill from Super Bad. Check it out.

I don't know if any of you have heard of Brotherhood 2.0 but it's really pretty cool. So these two brothers one lives in Montana and the other in New York and they decided they would not communicate by text for the next year. This was back on January 1st 2007 so they alternate posting video blogs to each other about shit workday of the year. It sounds like it could be lame but it's actually really entertaining. I started watching about a month or 2 ago, but i since have gone back to the first video and have watched everyone. I am now in to June. It's pretty crazy that I have seen these two guy's life for about 5 months, all in two days.

Dammer is working on the Java Performance Calculator App for the website and I am sincerely looking forward to that being completed. He also sent me three articles to post. A whale one, a computing one and a BitTorrent one. Through Dammer's email I have learned a lot, I learned about the Whale, Quantum computing and lawsuits, but mostly I learned that Dammer only gets his news through BBC, and thus is un-American. But better informed.

Not really sure if there is anything else to talk about. If I don't talk to you before tomorrow have a good Holiday break and I'll probably see you online in 2008.


Dammer said...

I call bullshit on whales descending from deer. Next thing you know I'll be told that humans descended from monkeys and birds descended from dinosaurs. Quick advertisement:, the news site that has news from other places instead of the US and sometimes non-sad/depressing articles.

Daymonster said...

I call bullshit on bbc being a reputable news source. Fox News is where I get me foreign news.

Pablito Neal said...

that's funny how playing halo makes you happy but not going to mexico or the bahamas

Daymonster said...

Yeah, it's more sad than funny.

Where is SB he has been MIA from this forum for far too long. I wonder if he is hibernating with Rose Bear.

locopuyo said...

i saw him online yo

locopuyo said...

He was doing the motion capture for the cockslpit game I'm working on.

Dammer said...

Lol. That's disgusting.