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The following came about when talking about why the Wizarding World from the Harry Potter books was lucky that Hermione was not a Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan:

"So what have you done today Hermione?"
"Oh, I made a ring."
"A ring?"
"Yes, a ring. Just one. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them..."
"And you aren't in Slytherin... why?"
"Oh, because this ring is also cursed to bring doom to those who seek to dominate."
"So... it is specifically designed to aid in the domination and enslavement of the will of others... and it is cursed to bring doom to anyone who tries to use it to do so?"
"Yes."
"That is dirty... Fifty points to Gryffindor."
"Thank you Proffessor Snape."

Ideas and Inspiration

I have been told that I have good ideas. I have also been told that I need to have confidence in them and to write them down.

I need to stop making excuses and listen to the people who have been telling me these things. If work leaves me with no energy to write, dream, and imagine I should eat and take a nap. Then when I wake up, I should write.

Writer's block is not the lack of ideas, but the lack of confidence in those ideas. No one likes being told what they have written is stupid, but it is better for that to happen because it means you HAVE written. An unshared dream inspires one, a shared dream can inspire millions. The following are examples: Star Wars, Star Trek, The Lord of The Rings, Battlestar Galactica (Both Versions), Willow, Harry Potter, and Dungeons and Dragons.

To sum up: Write shit down. Even dog shit (You never know when one might have swallowed a diamond)!

Vehicular Maintenance

I find myself in need of a little bit of repair work. My truck is due for its 60,000 mile tune-up, which is no big deal. What is a bit more of an more immediate concern is that the windshield wipers on my truck no longer work (While getting the tune up is more important for the long term well-being of my truck, the wipers need to be working for me to be driving in rainy weather).

From what I have been able to determine, the motor for the wipers is still working but is no longer connected to the wipers themselves. It had been suggested to me that I take my truck down to Big O Tires and have them fix these details for me, but a call to them led me to discover that my windshield wipers might be in a location that they would not be able to work on.

The man on the phone let me know that if my wiper motor was behind the firewall and the dashboard it would be the job of an auto-body shop or the dealership. I could be wrong, but I don't think that the Dodge Dealership would be all to keen to work on an '89 Dodge Dakota. So does anyone know of a good auto-body shop that won't charge me an arm and a leg?
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A Game

I am thinking about running a 7th Sea game. I currently have one player who is interested, and I am looking for more. If any of you are interested, please let me know and we will see what we can work out.
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    calm calm

A Sunday Stardust

This Sunday, I saw the movie Stardust. I had originally planned on getting together with TheRealLutien to see it. Unfortunately he informed me that he wouldn't be able to make it.

The movie kept me amused, entertained, and frequently amazed throughout the movie. The Visuals were, quite appropriately, Fantastic! There was one aspect of the plot where it was a bit obvious where they were going with it from an early point in the movie, but I felt that it was appropriate that it be so. Especially when the characters it would be important to were never given the opportunity to find out about it until the end.

Overall, I felt it was a wonderful fantasy movie with some concepts I intend to 'borrow' for a couple of game settings I am working on.

Computer

I have been considering getting a new computer. What little research I have done has shown that I have no idea what I should be looking for. I am planning on acquiring more funds before I make a purchase, so I am in no hurry. However, I got a curious about how long I have had my current computer. I was surprised to find that some of the older files on it dated back to before august of 2001. I figure that almost six years is a good run of service for a computer.

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you more technically savvy people could give me a clue on what I should be looking for in a new computer (and hopefully explain to me why)?