Other stuff to get rid of

I have some NTSC (i.e. American-format) VHS copies of Sapphire and Steel which were copied off of original PAL (British) format VHS tapes. As the show has been since released on DVD, I'd like to pass these tapes along to someone who might find them appealing.

As they're just copies, I'd hope for the cost of shipping, but not accept anything else in compensation.

For those who've never heard of the show, I suggest IMDB or wikipedia for more information. In short, it's from the late 70s and early 80s, and was so low budget as to make Dr. Who look downright Hollywood. I think it's fun, but it's not for everyone.

More CDs remaining to give away

I've recently gotten some more takers on the CDs I have to get rid of, but there are still some left!

I still need chorus to send me an email address so I can send .hack music out. Otherwise it'll go back on the list.

ProjeKct Three - Masque
Nine Inch Nails - Things Falling Apart
Nine Inch Nails - "The Perfect Drug" versions
Barnes & Barnes - Spazchow
Barnes & Barnes - Loozanteen (CDR burn)
Loreena McKennitt - Live in Paris and Toronto
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King soundtrack

Interested? Drop a response, and follow up with a private email with an address. [firstname]@[lastname].com, or [firstname]@[firstname].biz will get to me.

I appreciate at least the cost of shipping, but anything's negotiable. I'm most happy getting the approximate value of these CDs. CDR value is nil, I just offer it as something to introduce people to a CD that's not usually available on the primary market.

Other people who have requested CDs will actualy find them shipping soon. My apologies for the delay.

CDs I'd like to get rid of

Ancient Konqueror doesn't play too well with LiveJournal. Perhaps I should upgrade.

Many people know that I'm hosting a gathering on New Year's Eve, and one of the important steps in the process is cleaning and tidying. In my efforts, I've come across a number of CDs which duplicate things already in my collection that I'd like to get rid of.

Ideally, I'd get a small amount of money for these, since they're mostly in new condition, but I'm more eager to get them to good homes. Discs which are not in new condition are listed as such. People I know get first grab on them, but if strangers are interested, I'm open to sending them out to anyone.

Final Fantasy V OST (EverAnime)
Saga Frontier II (EA)
Piano Pieces SF2 (EA)
Barnes and Barnes - Spazchow
Delerium - Stone Tower
King Crimson - Happy with what you have to be happy with
King Crimson - Thrak (opened)
Brak presents The Brak Show
Projekct Three - Masque (opened)
Wierd Al Yankovic - The Food Album
Barnes & Barnes - Loozanteen (CDR copy)
.hack//Game Music Perfect Collection (opened, not first-press)
An Evening with John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King soundtrack
Loreena McKennitt - Live in Paris and Toronto
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 Limited Edition Music Sampler (2 copies)
Kevin Moore - Ghost Book

Off in Catlifornia next week

I will be in the San Francisco Bay area from Thursday, October 12 to Wednesday, October 18. Drop me an email or a call while I'm out there if you are someone who'd care to get together.

My family isn't one to stand on ceremony, but a death in the family will still get most people together.

On Saturday will be the Irish Wake, and Sunday, I'll be hosting a game of Shadowrun at 's home. There's probably still room for another player or two. I have no plans for any of the rest of the time, so I need more things to do.

yay ACen

Anime Central was lots and lots of fun. I didn't get to see enough or do enough, but I got to meet a good bunch of people, including kamalloy and zegon.

Most popular female character costume seemed to be Rikku (FFX, FFX-2), edging slightly ahead of Yuna (FFX, FFX-2), who was in turn just ahead of Rinoa (FF8). The most popular male costume was Vash, by far.

I got a chance to play Pop'n Music, and was impressed. linmayu and I got to watch the Anime Music Video set "Too hot for ACen". We were carded to enter the room, where we saw videos ranging from the fairly innocuous Pokemon video with "All the bitches love me 'cause they know that I can rock", to music set to hentai.

I'm more inclined to watch bizarre things at a con. I'm not likely to buy hentai or yaoi, nor do I have good leads for borrowing such material. A con's a perfect place to see things I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to.

We're almost certainly going next year, and will try to survive on less sleep, and get the hang of things earlier.

Being duly geekish

Following my proper geek heritage, I'm buying my tickets for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith today. I'm set for the midnight show the night of Wednesday, May 18 at the AMC River East 21 (downtown Chicago).

For those who don't know the story, I was born on May 24, 1977, the day before the original Star Wars came out. My mother was in the hospital with her new-born son, and my dad took some time out on May 25 to catch Star Wars. The line was around the block, apparently, which I don't believe was typical for theaters in that decade. My father bought tickets for the first show he could get, which was several hours later. Not particularly wanting to wait, he sneaked into the theater and saw the next show that was starting, finding himself a place to stand in the back. After that, it was about time for his show, so he used his ticket for that, and immediately saw it again. I imagine that he returned to the hospital after that.

Anyway, with the modern conveniences of the internet, I have my tickets three weeks in advance, and all that. Nice and simple.


My grandmother passed away today. I got to have a good, proper goodbye a couple of days ago. I'm very glad for that.

Wake on Friday, Funeral on Saturday.

I've had very very few relatives die in my 27 years of life. I've lost three great-grandparents, a couple of great-aunts, great-uncles, I think. Four cats. Is that it? That's all that comes to mind right now.

The poor Setzer!

Last night, just after I got home, and was preparing to eat food, I heard a lot of crashing sounds from an adjacent room. It wasn't Chris, Sarita wasn't home, and it wasn't me. That only left Setzer. And, yeah, it was Setzer. He tore out of Chris' room, ran into the dining room, turned around, skidding through the kitchen. He had a plastic bag stuck around his body, and he figured running would get him safe.

Now, this happened with Morlock once, but on that occasion, I saw him right away after hearing the noise, and dove to grab the bag before he got away. It was easy.

Setzer ran downstairs into the basement, knocking a few things down as he passed them at top speed. He finally stopped under a chair, breathing fast. I spelled cat pee, and wasn't sure if it was new or old. Setzer tends not to pee in inappropriate places, so I was pretty sure it was fresh. And it was. Apparently, he'd wet himself in his terror. I tried to pick him up, but his claws were wrapped around the metal chair leg. He didn't struggle when I tried to separate his paws, just stayed there stiffly.

I met up with Chris upstairs, and he removed the bag while I held Setzer up. The bag was pretty shredded, and came off easily when removed with human hands, but still wouldn't have easily come off for Setzer. I felt badly about the next decision to make, but it had to be done. Setzer needed a bath, since he'd wet himself. So, back-to-back trauma for the nice gray cat. I gave him a good rinse where he seemed wet, and got a few claw marks along the way. I'm glad I keep his claws fairly trimmed, or this would have been even more painful for me.

Afterward, Setzer's tail was wet, and non-fluffy. So strange!