fatality

The most epic game of BSG ever

HI everyone,

Some of you may be familiar with the show Battlestar Galactica. Some privileged few of you may even have played the Battlestar Galactica boardgame, and even fewer, the amazing Pegasus Expansion.

This is a tale about the most extreme, epic game of BSG I have ever played (and I have played A LOT).

Some of you may not be players in the game, but for those who are, we were playing a 5 player game where the turn order was Gavin (playing Helo), Todd (playing Ellen Tigh), me (playing Apollo), Jon (playing Baltar) and finally Katie (playing Duella, or as we very politically incorrectly call her, "Ni***r-tits"). It should be noted that this was Katie's second session at playing BSG, and therefore her 5th game ever.

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Why was this game so epic? I have never seen humans or cylons play so hard in my life. This is the first time I've seen almost every possible facet of the game utilised in such a desperate struggle. Cylons were so close to destroying us at every turn and with every potential win scenario; destroyed Pegasus, ruined all our vipers so we couldn't defend ourselves, fucked our resources, and frakkin' FLOODED Galactica with Centurions, all who were apparently competent enough to go directly to the life support controls as opposed to wandering aimlessly around the ship like they usually do. Meanwhile, humans were using everything they could, even considering cards I've never seen used (such as Preventative Policy) but also cards used in a way I've never had to deal with before (never have I had to cycle the Destination Deck, or basically been praying on getting a launch scout in my draw) but mainly I couldn't believe how effectively we were XOing each other so that every turn we could maximise our actions. But in the end, it came down to lucky draws - and arguably, also Todd soft revealing one turn too late (when Katie first got out the Brig, he didn't realise how close we were to jumping. He was hoping that Dee would use her once per game, then he could re-Brig her and Humans would have no hope).

Cheers if you went through this epic adventure, I know it's a long read but I think I covered the important points in it. :P Hope you enjoyed it if you managed to get through it!
mysmilesdreams

Meme meme meme

  • Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper on their LiveJournal.
  • Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
  • Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!
Happens to be this one at the moment:

http://www.creaturesinmyhead.com/droppings/wallpapers/2008/wallpaper-oculus/

Using that wallpaper because my wallpaper changer is currently running, and I pilfered all the cool wallpapers from Creatures in my Head a while back ;)

Wish that a more interesting one had come up :P
mysmilesdreams

Dante's test

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Second Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Very High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Moderate
Level 7 (Violent)Very High
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Moderate

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

Ho hoho I always get this :P
mysmilesdreams

PEOPLE IN MELBOURNE

I have two free tickets for Phoenix on Friday night - Festival Hall Melbourne,West Melbourne,VIC. Ticketing screwup means that the tickets I purchased back in December were for the Melbourne gig rather than the Perth gig, yay >.<

Anyway at the moment just want them to go to use, so PLEASE PLEASE contact me if you want them.

Comment here preazzzeeeeeee
mysmilesdreams

Because I'm clearly insane...

As most of us know, PAniC and Wai-Con have been a huge part of my life. A huge number of my friends are from PAniC, and a number of my romances as well (uhhh at this time none of which have been successful :P)

Is it time for me to get the Wai-Con eye as a tattoo? 


It will be my fifth tattoo, which doesn't bother me too much. Kinda trying to limit myself to one every couple of years, so would probably wait until just before Wai-Con 2011. Or haha should I ask Sooj to do it at the convention?

Opinion
s? Most of you people are sensible, so you're probably going to suggest don't, but I'm interested :P
mysmilesdreams

Food review - Pata Negra

I know I don't post much but the food last night at Pata Negra was freakin' amazing and so I gotta post about it. It's not a great review in that I haven't described the quirkiness of the restaurant, or the wicked spanish wines and stuff like that, but I'm just trying to remember all the food I ate :P

Wade and I got there and stared with bewilderment at the menu, since we don't speak any spanish at all, before settling on the chef's pick ($70 per person) to eliminate the problem of our ignorance :P Best choice ever!

The food came out in five stages, which I shall now detail:

First stage
- Green, kalamata and tiny olives; delicious, but heavily salted, which didn't go with the light and fruity white wine we were drinking. And besides they were just olives, compared with:
- Herb baked Turkish bread with spiced babaganoush omg soooooo good
- Thinly sliced prosciutto, hot hot salami and some other delicious cold meat.

Second stage:
- delicious mussels marinated in a carrot and capsicum antipasto thing - it was amazing, I've never tasted anything like it. Was so impressed by that one.
- Just AMAZING seared and lightly dusted calamari. It made me wonder why I had been eating drivel my whole life prior to that point.

Third stage:
- sliced cherry and roma tomatoes with cream cheese and crispbread wafers
- baked mushrooms covered in thinly sliced blue cheese <--- particularly delicious

Fourth stage:
- The duck confit in white beans and a tomato based sauce thing with chorizo sliced in. FUCKING SPECTACULAR though Wade and my stomach's were utterly destroyed at this point, as you can probably imagine.

Five stage:
- Sherry icecream with raisins and a sugar donut thing (basically a giant churro). Also just amazingly delicious.

It was one of the best meals I've had in ages, and it was also just really goddamn good value for money. 9 different courses for $70? Fuck yes, sign me up for that shit.

Thoroughly recommend, particularly if you're interested in new flavours. But goddamn the restaurant is really small so make sure you book :)
mysmilesdreams

In other news...

I had a great weekend including celebrating Jaime's birthday wheeeeee! Hooray for $3 mojitos, good times!

Non-hooray (anti-hooray, if you will) for 40 mosquito bites, boo.

Will remember to take antihistamines and mosquito repellent to Araluen :)
mysmilesdreams

Wedding presents - opinions?

Hi everyone,

Probably a bit late to ask, but if you get invited to the ceremony but not the reception, do you still bring a present?

Thougggghhhtttsss?

EDIT: Well this is bloody moot now, because of my inability to read times I will be working.
mysmilesdreams

To everyone doing Movember...

I have since discovered that there are certain rules meaning that you can't grow a beard during movember? and for that matter, neards? :P

Anyhoo I would like to see some of THIS ACTION from you lot :P



http://oddee.com/item_96526.aspx  for more craziness :)