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[31 Jan 2005|12:09am]
The page is going to stay for the memories and for my own personal diarisation.

And so it ends. (as far as you lot are concerned)

I knew it [22 Jan 2005|09:42am]
John Constantine Pic
You are John Constantine.
John has a strong knowledge of the occult and at
times he appears to wield strong magical powers
but he has also become known as something of a
con-man, more likely to talk himself out of
trouble than pull a rabbit out of a hat.

What Gritty No Nonsense Comic Book Character are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Of course. And to be honest its not far off.
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Words fail me [04 Jan 2005|08:51pm]
I may be not be around much for a while, thats all.

Time.... Dr Freeman [29 Dec 2004|08:11pm]
Oh well Half-Life 2 has just bitten the big one and allowed me to complete it.
Will have to content myself with the other 20 odd games on my PC.
First stop, AVP2 i think.

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Myhrr is mine, its bitter perfume... [22 Dec 2004|12:40pm]
[ mood | sad ]

Fell out with a friend last night. Apparently since i don't follow his advice then he doesn't want to hear about my problems. The concept of just listening to my worries without trying to tell me what I should be doing doesn't occur to him. Well he's washed his hands of me now. Makes me sad when you think highly of people and ignore the niggling voice at the back of yuor head screaming their flaws at you, only to have it proven right. I hate understanding people better than they do themselves.

Xmas presents are proving problematic, or more precisely, assigning them, I bought a bunch of stuff and then realised it might not quite be the best things for the people intended. In retrospect I don't think Bill Hicks is really my Dads sense of humour.

Plus i feel that I haven't gotten my parents anything decent.
I'll get them a wee something extra at lunchtime. Not like I really need themoney for anything else, so may as well put a smile on peoples faces.

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Happy Birthday Dee! [22 Dec 2004|11:37am]

Happy Birthday Blonde Superqueen!


Hope you have a great one Dee.




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absolutions not redemptions [19 Dec 2004|11:47pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

Managed to buy almost all of my xmas presents today, those that i don't already have i will grab tommorrow night.

God alone knows how i'll get them to everyone. Overall it was good for a pretty bad day.

Went back out again later to Laura and Rich's and had a lovely tea, then out to meet up with the folk from back at Warners. Its strange to see so many faces you recognise and see how little some have changed, and how much the others have. I wanted to be away from there as soon as i arrived, but I chatted and played nice, until Laura, Rich and Aaron (who had tagged along at Laura's request) decided to go, and I managed to get a lift home.

But it wasn't a good day. Even bus journeys give me too much time to think, and that alone makes me feel worse.
Going to sleep this off, and escape into a james Herbert Book.

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A bad couple of days [14 Dec 2004|07:31am]
[ mood | tired ]

My fun weekend culminated with a serious amount of upset and argument
My Great Uncle Benedetto in Italy has died, which is a shame as he was a fairly nice old guy. Not dissimilar to the Godfather in a lot of ways, (big garden and house, he was somewhat overweight) Sadly i doubt he died beside the Tomato vines playing with a grandchild. A shame though.
Their generation are leaving us in swifter droves each year. At least ther was a point to their existance though. They may well have been peasent farmers and him a village schoolteacher but theres an earthyness to such a life that somehow can't be challenged.

Can't wait till the holidays start.

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Happy birthday! [12 Dec 2004|06:11pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Happy Birthday to Maggie! Who is now old. :p

Much fun was had last night at the Auld Hoose for the triple birthday bash. Highlights being:
The taking of may silly photos and the random Ice and party popper attacks going on all round.

Decided to head home instead of going to mish, and slept lots. Hope everyone had a great time out, and sorry i was too, old tired and grumpy to make it any further.

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[11 Dec 2004|01:44pm]
[ mood | blank ]

Halloween costume picked for next year.

only kidding. I couldn't live with a "bob". But i love how he can go from sexy to sinister in each movie he makes.
A whole lotta wrong

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Cosyness is next to Godliness which is next to the Brussel Sprouts on the Produce Aisle [07 Dec 2004|07:21am]
[ mood | hopeful ]

Well the Insulation certainly works, i have a sense of even heatedness throughout my abode.
Woke up early today, feeling rested and sensible so have had a shower, am dressed and will probably catch t'other bus into work today, seeing as the Roadworks outside Bilston are causing major delays in the mornings for me on the X47 route.

Its the 15 all the way this week!

hmmm suppose i should make some sarnies.

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Weak Ends. [05 Dec 2004|04:23pm]
[ mood | crappy ]

I can't believe how long this weekend has been, especially Saturday night.

Friday was a long and drawn out day, work was taking forever and not being a whole lot of fun. The evening improved drastically when i met Maggie and Lorraine and went along to See Tony's band, Battalion of Flies. Who were ace, some girls freaks called Mab who looked like a cross between Kate Bush and the Grateful dead. but sounded ok.
And Breed 77 who were shit.
There was good chat during the gig, and afterwards Tony went home but through my ineptness I managed to keep everyone out in the cold for ages waiting on a bus that didn't arrive and in the process made Maggie miss her bus too. Instread of going to the pub for a pint.

Saturday: Dad came over to fit my insulation. Found a fecking huge inner wall wasps nest next to the attic hatch.
Dormant though, not surprising in the intense cold of my attic.
Laid the Insulation, and all was well.
Went round to Folks place where Cara Stuart and Sarah had congregated.
Tea was had, followed by decorating. I have photo-proof.

It was then i kinda lost the will, everyone wanted to watch Love Actually and I just didn't feel like it, i don't know what i felt like to be honest. Playing HL2 or NWN might have sufficed.
So i pottered around whilst being savaged by Loki, the worlds most affectionless and psychotic cat.

Spent most of the day today wishing i hadn't bothered going round there.
back at work tommorrow.
Haven't written a word of "To Be Frank" since last course meeting.


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A man's gotta know his.........cheeses. [29 Nov 2004|04:01pm]
[ mood | nerdy ]

Limiting myself to 1 Hour of Half-Life 2 a night until at least sunday.
Thus to make it last longer and encourage the doing of other things, i.e. tidying this heap of a flat thats been like this for flaming months.
Also to facilitate the playing of other games, ie. Max payne 2 on hardest so i can see the alternate (proper) ending,
And to allow me time to watch some of the large pile of DVDs i have in front of the tv, get some writing done and actually cook for myself on occasion.

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Memories of Black Mesa [17 Nov 2004|02:09am]
[ mood | satisfied ]

It Loads - He Works
It Stops - He Frowns
It Updates - He Waits
It Breaks - He Weeps
It Finishes - He Hopes
It Works - He Sleeps

"For my eyes have gazed upon that which is most fair..." Tolkien

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Half my life Twice. [16 Nov 2004|12:05am]
[ mood | peaceful ]

In a moment of indecision and misery, i decided to spend some cash i probably don't have and pre-ordered Half-Life 2.
Its as good a reason as any to grin amiably at people.

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Sundays, day of rest......in....peace.... [08 Nov 2004|12:42am]
[ mood | aggravated ]

Had the most pointless argument ever today.
Argued with one my best friends over the fact that i'd fixed some contrast problems on some photographs and put them online.
Now anyone ele would have said, "oh thats good ta", or even "Nah i prefer how they were".
But not McNeice
No. According to him I stole his pictures and have made them "shit", he then went on to tell me i must ahve done it wrong because now they looked terrible, when before they were good.
This annoys me for many reasons. Mainly because I don't see how you steal something by copying it, altering it and then putting it on the same site as the originals but blatantly labelled as being altered.
It also annoys me because the only reason he's upset is that i wanted to do it in the first place. Had he done it he'd expect everyone to be raving about his brilliance and would big himself up about it for the rest of that day.
Am I being unreasonable here?

Decide for yourselves.

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Clear skies, Cold nights, Dull shit [06 Nov 2004|11:44pm]
[ mood | bored ]

Sods law of having a night in.

Everyone you know will go out and does something interesting.
or worse just suddenly becomes uncontactable.
or both.

Lightbulbs will blow only after all the shops have shut.

You will not have any beer in the house. realisation that you want beer will only hit at 9.45pm

realisation that you need to put food in the fridge to defrost for 24 hours will hit at midnight the night before.


Sit alone and think about how much fun everyone else is having.
Light candles that give you depressing memories.
Drink Port that makes you depressed and dwell on old memories.
Eat crappy pizza that tastes like shit and don't think about what you'll eat tommorrow.

think i'll go kill more zombies on NWN.

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days that start happy and end odd. [06 Nov 2004|07:33pm]
[ mood | content ]


I woke up early, (unheard of from me)
Had anice hot shower, went online. And the amazing sexy brilliant genius Wally etc etc... had put up the new Star Wars trailer. Which looks ace.
I then got a knock on the door from the postie which meant only one thing.

NEVERWINTER NIGHTS.......had arrived, Deluxe pack with both expansions.

He also gave me a letter from the NHS asking me to come in for an interview on Friday HUZZAH!!!
*crosses eyes,legs,fingers,road*
Then i went to work, the bus drove straight past, and yet, did I care.... not a jot.
After work, met up with lil sis and went for tea in Frankensteins. Also odd green minty cocktail pitchers. Her mate arrived and I buggert off home.

Thats when oddness started. The world became a warzone suddenly half way home with the sound of explosions and fireworks like missiles and laserblasts shooting up all round the bus.
Then after i got off the air was alive with the sound of the crackling of them, which sounds not unlike machine-gunfire. and teh flashes in the sky like carpet bombing.

Right then I was 10 years old and running down the road with an imaginary Thomson. Hiding from Vermacht and shooting at war-trucks (a post office van actually). Still i finally got home and stopped being like that. I resolved to tidy my desk, room and hang the washing up before i even opened the cellophane on NWN.

Still, had fun. went to bed late.

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Quiet times [04 Nov 2004|11:46pm]
[ mood | amused ]

Have elected to stay in this weekend on the grounds that I'd like to play some of the games on the PC i spent a fortune on and use to little effect.

Also might actually get a chance to watch some of the DVDs i've got piled in front of my tv.
And then i can clean the flat, cook proper food and maybe just maybe get all this paperwork strewn about the place sorted.
Not to mention get the Playwriting assignment done before monday.

Chances of this actually happening?

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[31 Oct 2004|11:52pm]
[ mood | awake ]

Just watched Donnie Darko.

I don't get whats so confusing.

It all made sense in its own twisted way.

Damn i wish I'd seen that before Hallowe'en, A frank costume would be fantastic.

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