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Subject? We don't need no steenkin' subject!

Happy birthday to samson28


I have just deleted my Greatest Journal. I'm fed up with getting comment spam and it's not like I ever use it these days. Although I am seriously less than thrilled about the sale of LiveJournal to a Russian oligarch it would be Insane Journal that I flee to if it comes down to it. I might not be using Insane Journal much but then I'm not spending anything like as much time on LiveJournal as I used to either.

One of the main reasons is that I've finally managed to get BGTutu working. It's a program that allows you to play the original Baldur's Gate game with the Baldur's Gate 2 engine. Vastly improved screen resolution, dual wielding, extra character classes; it adds a lot to the original game and I'm replaying it from the beginning. The only problem with BGTutu is a habit that it has of crashing on entry to, or exit from, Beregost; and corrupting the saves in the area where the crash happened. I was halfway through the game when I made the mistake of bringing all my saves up to date in Beregost and they all ended up corrupted. I had to start again from the beginning. This time I'm running multiple saves, only one of which is ever a Beregost save, and hopefully I won't end up in the same position again.

I am writing as well, of course; I'm most of the way through the next 'Tabula Avatar' chapter and I'm just about to write a certain long-awaited scene. I plan to finish off 'Life, Resumed' as a Xmas present to those who followed it; I do have a problem in that my beta Curious Wombat said that my planned ending was silly and made no sense, thereby derailing the whole project, and I haven't thought up any alternative yet. Hopefully something will come to me as I write. An alternative would be continuing 'Sunnydale Passions'. I stalled on that because the next chapter was supposed to pivot on a biological quirk of the kangaroo; except that I was going from memory and when I checked up on the facts I found that the quirk in question applies only to wallabies. I have an idea as to how I can get around it, by having a character make the same mistake that I made and then Skippy setting him right, but any loss of writing momentum always causes long delays in my writing. I haven't been able to think of anything at all as a Xmas short this year. Although I did have a thought about a BtVS/Robbie the Reindeer crossover...

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From: arkeus Date: December 19th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, i did try bgtutu myself with a monk at one time, but gave up when i had to play a multiplayer bg2 game with cousins, as my previous saves were all erroneous by the time i reinstalled it Y_y

anyway, this is a good idea, the bg universe is a nice one indeed, which is why i am still daydreaming of doing a bgcross one day (silly me, as if i could ever write :/).

Anyway, tell the beta that silliness is good for the heart...but maybe it would be too big a change in rhythm?

thks for giivng news!
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 19th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, how a BtVS/Futurama X-Mas crossover? :P

Magnus
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evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: December 19th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was getting the same spam comment problem on GreatestJournal as well. I will most likely, as a result, also delete that account, although the spam has stopped. Enjoy the gaming! And Merry Christmas.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 22nd, 2007 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Merry Christmas.
talesofspike From: talesofspike Date: December 20th, 2007 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Am I the only one whose first thought on seeing LJ had been sold again was to think, "Well, they've got to be better than the last lot?"

I've never had any spam problem with my GJ, but then I haven't updated it in over a year... but, hey, I have a couple of permanent accounts at IJ anyway.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 22nd, 2007 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I tend to assume the worst and I'm rarely pleasantly surprised.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: December 20th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I noticed that you have been posting less. I miss the outrageous puns.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 22nd, 2007 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I'll try to pull a few out over Xmas.
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: December 21st, 2007 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
"biological quirk of the kangaroo?" Isn't it great to be a writer? :-)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 22nd, 2007 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Not when it should have been a wallaby.
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: December 22nd, 2007 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
I see your point, but what I meant was the very fact that writers get to research that kind of stuff, and sometimes even get a tax break for surfing around, going to the library, and generally being a nerd. The idea of doing that for a living gives me an intense geekgasm.
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