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06 February 2007 @ 10:37 pm
Via Boing Boing, a miracle fruit that alters your sense of taste so that sour things become sweet. Dood. I *want* one of these plants. The reason I don't eat oranges is they're too sour. If I could nibble a lil' froot that would make them sweet I'd like them!

We have a room for PCon. Yay. Not on site, but a room, so all is well.

Rapid and enthusiastic discussions in comments have brought to light the point that the Irish are extremely random with their T's and TH's, and while I never would've thought of it, having had it pointed out to me, it's clear that the "t" in "Catie" is getting switched to TH by people who do that kind of thing (the town name "Athy", which is in theory pronounced aTHIGH, is often pronounced a'TIE, for example, and 'Thurles' is frequently pronounced 'TUR-les' or 'TURrrls'), so people who are pronouncing my name Cathy are not really mispronouncing it, and are unlikely to get trained out of it. I'm going to start calling myself Kit. *squinty face*

I stopped playing my fire tanker a while ago because I couldn't get a respec on her that made her any fun to play. Similarly, this afternoon I nearly got Petite, my 22nd level energy/invulnerability tanker, killed. In a fit of pique, I swam off into the middle of Striga Isle waters and respeced. Got rid of Invulnerability, because I'm learning that I really hate the extraneous shielding effects: they seem to mostly eat up endurance and not offer enough protection for the end cost. I replaced that slot with an extra pool power health slot and picked up health and stamina, or some combination like that, which allowed me to regenerate hit points and endurance faster. I don't think I sacrificed any attacks to get that, either, and I'm using one power slot for teleport foe, which I've become very fond of.

This is SO MUCH MORE LIKE IT. The difference it made was noticeable. This discovery may allow me to get a character past 25th level, which 3 years of playing has not yet accomplished. Yay!

...that is all.
Current Music: always look on the bright side of life
Kate Kirbykirbyk on February 6th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Stamina is the Best Power Ever. It makes builds work, and reduces downtime as a bonus! Yay for Stamina!
Brian: MT Boologrusboy on February 6th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Katya? Kitty?

No, I don't think I need a "Don't make you have to hurt me" icon. Why?
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on February 7th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)

(Tonight was two levels on my Shaman. Different game, but never mind.)

We're not on site for PCon, either, nor is jemck, or dduane and petermorwood either, so you'll be far from the only one outside.
Autopopeautopope on February 7th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
PCon: which hotel?

I have to book soon and I'm trying to figure out where ....
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on February 7th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
If you want to avoid us, stay out of the Park Inn (formerly Chief O'Neill). *grin*

On the other hand, for a modern hotel, it's quite nice - not at all generic Hilton/Holiday Inn/whatever from what we've seen.
kitmizkit on February 8th, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
We're staying at a nearby self-catering place on Litton Lane (Litton Lane Apartments).
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on February 8th, 2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hmm, cute.

We've got so wedded (I initially wrote 'bedded'!) to the idea of hotels, we never thought of that.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on February 7th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
So from now on we'll call you 'Alice'?