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May 12, 2004

10 Things I Know About « Link O' Admiration »

I hadn't seen this meme yet. But I like it.

So. What are the top ten things I know more about than is probably healthy (in no particular order)?

Chinese Language, Society, and History
Pre-WWII Military Surplus Bolt-Action Rifles
Music Theory
Armchair Human Psychology
Armchair Theology
Styx (don't ask)
1st Edition AD&D
Speculative Fiction (specifically: early Heinlein, Larry Niven, CJ Cherryh, Terry Pratchett, Steven Brust, Barbara Hambly, Lois McMasters Bujold...)
Cats (the animal, not The Musical!)
Axis & Allies

You can challenge me on any of these, if you wish...

Posted by Nathan at 09:22 PM | Comments (5)


I'd challenge you on 1st Edition AD&D...but I think you and I only played 2nd Edition AD&D together, right? ;)

By the way...why did they eliminate the monk from 2nd Edition AD&D, only to bring the class back in the 3rd Edition? I think it must have been part of some vast left-wing media conspiracy... :p


Posted by: Dalin at May 13, 2004 07:54 AM

Styx: I liked the band, especially "Lady" and "Snow Blind".

Hamby: Didn't she write one of the follow up stories in the Star Wars saga?

Posted by: Madfish Willie at May 13, 2004 08:33 AM

Yes, she did, and I'm sure it was excellent...but I've avoided the post-Return of the Jedi novels like the plague.
I like her other stuff. She does horror-tinged fantasy as well as anyone else out there, and better than most. I don't think she's gotten the exposure she deserves, frankly.

Posted by: Nathan at May 13, 2004 08:37 AM

C'mon, Dalin...there is no left- wing conspiracies! Because the New York Times, CNN, CNBC, Air America, Michael Moore, Time Magazine, Dan Rather...they are all Centrists. Remember: if an unproven assertion is made that makes Republicans or conservatives look bad, it is merely the truth that has been suppressed by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy groups, but if something happens that might make liberals or Democrats look bad, it must be merely fabricated/falsified by the same VR-WC groups, because Democrats/liberals are as pure as the driven snow.
Armed with this new knowledge, you can be sure that every election in which a Republican gets more than 50% of the vote, is also the result of a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. So vast that it is more than 50% of the given population, to be sure, but a Conspiracy nontheless. And let us not forget that the root-word of Conspiracy is Piracy, which proves that Republicans have stolen every single election they have won.

...hmmm. I must stop channeling trolls. It makes me feel stupid and dirty.

Posted by: Nathan at May 13, 2004 10:19 AM

Sheesh! And I thought I was just making an "in" joke about AD&D, while trying to keep it pseudo-relevant to recent posts.

BTW, are those 1st Edition AD&D or 2nd Edition AD&D trolls you're channeling? (;

Posted by: Dalin at May 13, 2004 11:29 AM