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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
27 October 2007 @ 06:28 pm

Sorry for the lack of updates. Been busy with my other journals, and work. Recently, I got nominated for Employee of the Month, got a raise, and am schooling my coworkers on productivity :D

I love it :D

As for how I have been, I have been better. Quit WoW (reason on Spirit of Silva), and I pissed off a great deal of people with my last website review on my One Angry Gamer blog :D My PR on Spirit of Silva increased, meaning I get better Paid to Post opps, meaning more cashhhhhssssshhh.

I also bought FF 9 with my Postie Monies, and fully intend to get Chrono Cross next :D Perhaps if I get enough I can get a really nice guitar :D

Tomorrow is Guitar Hero 3 timez, and a new dresser for myself.

Yea this be a random post, but I have done 111 emails today (they want 56 a day) and schooled all my coworkers. I did 101 yesterday, double the next closest person.

I rule, that is all :D

In a few days, NANO will start. I am actually ready, got a little outline I am gonna follow, information on my plot, ect. I am gonna for the gold baby :D Maybe if I am lucky I can get it published.

Anything to make money and enjoy myself ya know?

Long post is long! I love being random. Lets see, what else can I say......

That amnesty crap is BS. Illegal Aliens are ILLEGAL FOR A REASON! The people on Capital Hill trying to get that law passed to make all Illegal Aliens legal is total bullshit, and I for one would never EVER support that nonsense. It makes all the people who worked hard to become legal null and void, and negates all the work they did. Its fuckin retarded.

That felt good to say! *rocks out*

This is now offically a post of chain of thought. I pissed off The RP Site today -

Most hilarious post EVER. Idiots. They would be sad to be a successful married happy man? :P Makes me wonder dont it?

Oh! There is a contest at work, and one of the prizes is a Nintendo Wii! I HOPE I WIN I WANTS A WII I DO! For da Earthboundz. OHYES

Do I miss WoW? Not really. I will start up again when Wrath of the Lich King comes out though. That should be enough time for that retarded troll to vanish.

Current Music: Rise Against - The Good Left Undone
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
11 October 2007 @ 04:04 pm
Please take a moment my friends to view this, and answer it. Please be honest.
I hope that I all of you view it and answer the questions.

It pertains to my blog, One Angry Gamer!

Poll #1069788 GamerPoll

Have you visited my new blog - One Angry Gamer?


Did you Favorites It?


Did you add it to your Feed Downloader?

Hell yea!
Fuck no!

If you have not visited, why?

If you did not favorites or feed it why?

What do you like or dislike about the blog?

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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
10 October 2007 @ 08:39 am
Today's update for One Angry Gamer has been posted! Come check out my GM tip for the week! :D

In other news, I was thinking of paying the $10 for the year and getting the domain name oneangrygamer.net for my blog.

Why you may ask? Cause I am serious about trying to use this blog to enrich lives, and give my opinions (which are varied and colorful)

Feel free to pass the link around! Help me build some word of mouth traffic you lazy bums!
Current Mood: amusedamused
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
09 October 2007 @ 11:26 am
Ok guys, I want some help. I have started what is called a Blog Carnival. What is this you ask? I AM GLAD YOU ASKED! *even if you didn't*

Basically its a place for people to submit posts from their own blogs on a specific subject, and then this listing is published in a central location for people to go and look around.

In my case, I started a blog carnival that I am calling "The Ultimate Gaming Resource" for all things related to gaming. Basically I want articles about games. ANY games. DND, Wargaming, Boardgames, Card games, MMO's, Console, PCs. If its a gaming article I want it.

Opinions, reviews, reports, news, all that jazz. :)

For more info, and to submit, click the link below!

Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
09 October 2007 @ 10:36 am
Well not really, but I think some residents in Edgewood Florida are thinking that. Apparently several Monitor Lizards have been sighted. These are big and slightly dangerous lizards, and from what I know they are not native to Florida whatsoever. This amuses me greatly, but at the same time worries me. I am amused because of things like finding a lizard in your dryer (which happened) but worried because they could be breeding and spreading.


Original Story Found Here
Current Mood: crazycrazy
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
08 October 2007 @ 05:57 pm
Ok, so, for those of you who know, I am starting to get into the bloggin thing. Recently, I decided that since I have a google/gmail account, I might as well check out their blogging system.

I found Blogspot! :D I am really impressed with it. It allows alot more functionality and such to what I can do.

HOWEVER! I am not abandoning Spirit of Silva or The Shiniest One!

These two blogs are for my personal life, sponsored stuff, and everything else that I feel like posting (meme's and the like)

My New blog is for a very specific purpose.

Its called One Angry Gamer and the whole point of it is for me to post gaming news, gaming information, and all things related to games. Console, PC, Tabletop, its all gonna be covered. I will also on occasion talk about Game Design and Board Games. If its a gaming thing, its going there.

Why is it called One Angry Gamer? Cause I can get pissed off sometimes :P

So please, check it out, fav it, or feed it! :D Also, anyone can comment, so you dont have to be registerd or anything ;)
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Current Music: Tenacious D - Beelzaboss
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
I heard about this on the news this morning, briefly, and decided to check it out.

I must say...what is the world coming to?! We have an off duty sherriff's deputy who goes and kills 6 people and wounds another this morning..and for what reason? We shall never know as he himself was killed by the Swat Team this morning while he apparently held people hostage.

A Photo of the Killer!

Provided from the story found At CNN.com/US

Does that look like the face of a cold blooded killer to you? It don't to me...but then again, half the time the scariest killers in the world are those you never expect. The victims apparently ranged from as young as 14 years old, all the way up to 20, and the shooter himself was 20 years old as well. Apparently the group had gathered for some sort of homecoming party with pizza and movies (always a good choice!) when the event occured.

What is going on, when a cop goes and just offs a bunch of people. Apparently he just stormed the party and opened fire on em at like 2:45 in the morning, and was killed later sunday when the SWAT team nailed him. He also had some sort of hostage.

What do you think about this...madness?
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
08 October 2007 @ 11:29 am

"There is no such thing as sin"
'What is your personal life motto?' at QuizGalaxy.com

Right.... Well in reality there isnt :D ITS ALL IN UR MIND
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
06 October 2007 @ 04:26 pm
As there is nothing ever to do at work, expect to see stuff written in both my journals about various news stories that I see either on CNN during break, or read about via one of the hundreds of news sites, in addition to my normal inane chatter :)

Today, we are gonna talk about this: Halo Games Maker to Be Independent of Microsoft

Ok, basically the article talks about how Bungie, makers of HALO, are now seperate once again from Microsoft. For the game industry this is a huge deal. Halo has been Microsofts XBOX CashCow. Anyone can see that, as millions upon millions of people play it. Heck, I am not a huge fan of it and I have played it split screen with friends. While the story of it may be lacking Halo is one of the first major console shooters that was this widely successful. Some say it is the ONLY one in fact.

Microsoft has given up something that is worth massive amounts of cash, simply by letting Bungie go. By doing this, Bungie can now develop games for any system without restriction, and can develop any game they choose. Bungie has always made quality games, and while its not my genre, every FPS they have done has been amazing. They incorporate very interesting elements into them..

Time will tell how this effects the gaming world.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Arcanum Soundtrack - The Wheel Clan
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
05 October 2007 @ 05:54 pm

I got so bored today, at work, that I decided that I wanted to write down the opening to "The Guardian", my NaNoWriMo project.

And here, for your pleasure, is what I have. Its about 300 words worth of stuff. I wanted to get this down so I have SOMETHING to go with, that way I don't feel like I dont have a beginning. I personally think that this is a very decent beginning in fact!   So here you are!

     The wind howled and whipped around the ledge on the mountainside, causing small flurries of snow and sleet to fly around the two men who stood facing each other. They were bloody, beaten, bruised, and one had several burns on his arms and clothing. They stood, panting in the cold, their breath forming small clouds of steam in front of them.
     “You can't win Gerrard. You know this.”
     “And neither can you Guardian! I have the vigor of youth on my side! Your body is wracked by age. You won't win and you know it. If you could, you would have beaten me by now.”
     The man known as the Guardian sighed, and glanced at his hands, wrinkled with age. He stared at his opponent. Gerrard stood confidently, his robes whipping in the wind, his hands at the ready. The wizard was good, and the Guardian knew it. But the Guardian knew something else as well, and it was with that thought that his plan was formed.
     “You are right Gerrard...I am old, and my time is due. But if I cannot survive this...neither shall you!” And with that, the Guardian focused his energy and slammed his fists into the ground, faster then Gerrard could react. A resounding crack followed, and the ledge began to quake. Gerrard stared at the old man.
     “What have you done?!”
     “Simple,” said the Guardian, “I have started a landslide. You cannot teleport, and your powers are drained enough that you cannot fly! We shall both die here, and the mountain shall be our tomb!”
     “You foolish old man!” However, before Gerrard could continue, the side of the mountain quaked, and rocks began to fall. Almost immediately after that, the ledge the two men stood on broke off, and began its fall down, taking the two men with it. The crash that followed as it impacted the ground hundreds of miles below echoed off the mountainside. Then, there was a bright flash of light, and then silence.

This has been crossposted to my other journal, The Spirit of Silva

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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
04 October 2007 @ 03:01 pm
Ok, this is gonna be a long post so I apologize in advance. I admit, freely I will add, that I love the show Avatar: The Last Airbender. As I stated in my other journal, I am going to give a really in depth overview and my thoughts on the series. I will cut all the spoilerish stuff, if I happen to write any in the course of this.

Alright, first up, the Setting and Background.

The basis for Avatar in is a world with 4 groups of people. The Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdoms, the Air Nomads, and finally the Fire Nation. Each group also has people who are called "benders". These benders have the ability to manipulate the element to which they people are aligned. IE Fire Benders can generate and control flame, Water benders handle water, Earth Benders deal with Earth, and Air Benders handle, guess what?

Thats right! AIR! :P

Anyway, in addition to these benders (the power of which vary from person to person) there is a single person called The Avatar. This person, who is born in cycled between tribes, has the ability to learn and control all 4 elements. The cycle is Water, Earth, Fire, Air. Each time an Avatar dies, he/she is reincarnated into the next nation in the cycle. The current Avatar is Aang, the last living Airbender. Hence the name of the show! :)

Next Plot!

Basically the show is divided into seasons, and each season thus far (there have been 2) have dealt with Aang and his friends on their journey to defeat the Fire Lord. You see, Aang was born 100 years prior to the start of the series. When he found out he was the Avatar, and that he would be seperated from his Guardian, a monk named Gyatso, he ran away from home on his flying Bison named Appa (who rules btw and is fluffy!). They got caught in a huge storm out near the South Pole, and went down in the ocean. Aang then went into self defense mode, called the Avatar State, and froze himself and Appa in a giant iceberg. 100 years late, and Sokka and Katara of the Southern Water Tribe find him. That is what happens in episode one. During the 100 years he was gone, everyone thought that the Avatar was dead and gone, and the Fire Nation attacked the other countries in a bid to take over the world.

Aangs mission? Master Water Bending, Earth Bending, and then Fire Bending (in that order) and then defeat Fire Lord Ozai.

Reasons I like the Show!

There are no stupid villains for one (Jess pointed this out). Even Admiral Chao (Whose, as Jess put it, Ego has its own Zip Code) isnt stupid.

The plot is actually very interesting. The fact that they dont try to force any of those goofy anime expressions is another, and I have yet to find the story or adventures flat. I love every character that has popped up (Even that ass Zuko :P).

So if you are looking for something that will keep you entertained? Avatar, the Last Airbender is something you want to get into :D
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
02 October 2007 @ 04:00 pm
So, this sunday Jan had me go out and get Avatar, the Last Airbender, seasons 1 and 2 on DVD.

I just finished season 1 last night. AMAZING. All I can say, for those of you who have not seen the series...is that Angry Aang is Angry! :D

Tonight is BREWFEST!!!! in WoW :D I will go and attack it in a fervor, however once I finish the quests its on to Arcanum. I got the Isle of Despair lookin at me in the face, and I got to take it DOWN.

Already level 34 in Arcanum out of 50 levels, and I am not even halfway into the story 0_o

Man I play HARDCORE.
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
27 September 2007 @ 10:56 am
Truth. The game Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura. Never beaten the thing. In fact, I usually get roped into something else rather then it.

So, tonight, when I get home, I am gonna ask my roomate isil_elen if I can borrow her copy.

I am going to sit down, play it, and beat it. I always get to Tarant, and just stop for some reason. I dunno why I do. I just...do.

However, given that my WoW addiction currently is on the wane (at least till Wrath of the Lich King), I need a game to play. Been playing GunZ, KwonDo (both are strange online games), Diablo 2 (which has gotten a bit boring), and such.

I need an RPG. I tried out the demo to Dawn of War, and, while fun (and I may buy it on Steam), its not what I am in the mood for.

Current Mood: contentcontent
Current Music: Crossfade - So Far Away
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
24 September 2007 @ 11:08 am
Seriously. I really need to NOT be so lazy. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I did not exercise. Friday it was cause of the cramps and stomach issues. Saturday I just didnt feel like it, last night I had company over and was playing DND.

Tonight, I WILL EXERCISE! I have to. I need to lose weight, and build muscle. Silly me, wanting to get fit AMIRITE? :P

I have started a DnD game up again. My roomate isil_elen/meeperie and my friend malcho are the two people playing. malcho is playing a Spellthief from the Complete Adventurer book, and isil_elen/meeperie is playing a Soulknife from the Expanded Psionics Handbook.

Some funny things that happened in the little bit we played.

Currently they are in a ruined Temple. So far, they have found a secret door which lead down to a burial chamber/tomb, and from there found another door down to a level with 2 labs and a storage room.

First, a bit of background. Spellthieves are like rogues, ie they can disarm traps, and open locks, and that sort of thing. The Labs are shaped like this -

The trap in the floor was an Inflict Light Wounds trap, Will save DC 11 for no damage. Search DC 26 to find, and Disable Device DC 26 to disarm. It took them a good 5-6 trips or more before he FINALLY disarmed it :P And each of them got zapped at least once by this simple trap. 1d8+1 damage GO GO!

Now, the Door Trap on the storage room. Specifically it was the door handle, and it was a special Shock Trap that did 2d6+1 damage upon contact. Well, our intrepid Spellthief grabs the handle....ZAP! I rolled a total of 12 damage. Took him down to like 4 HP. HILARIOUS!

He could not for the life of him though find the trap. He didnt take 20 to search, and just kept rolling poorly. As far as his character was concerned, god had struck him for being stupid :P And his character has a 14 INT. Damn smart!

Well, the two of them (they are playing siblings (brother sister)), decide to BURN the door down! :P Its a wooden door, so they set fire to it, and then proceed to leave for the night. They come back to the next day into the Tomb Room above the labs to find one of the caskets opening itself and a skeletal hand reaching out. What does the Soulknife do? Break the hand off :P

They shut the casket and go downstairs. They fail the spot checks to see the OTHER caskets being opened slowly 0_0

Well, the door had burned down. Now, our Spellthief only had 18 HP. He goes, and tells me he is Rummaging through the debris. I roll a random chance to touch the trapped handle, it hits, and he gets electricfied for max damage. I then decide that such a huge shock sends him into convulsions.

On top of that, 4 Dire Rats come rushing out of the now opened room. They bite him down to -3 HP, and then he bleeds down to -8 before the Soulknife runs over and poors a pot down his throat.

The best part! His character is a dandy, so after they leave again (and have to fight thier way past the 2 zombies and the 2 skeletons that got themselves free), he takes a bath.

In a river. thats really cold, with like 4th degree burns from electicy. WITH SOAP.

He drops to 1 HP cause of the damage he causes HIMSELF with his scrubbing.

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Jethro Tull - Roots to Branches
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
22 September 2007 @ 09:53 am
So, yesterday morning I tested my Blood Sugar. I didnt get a chance to really exercise on Thursday Night thanks to the storm, but eh, I did my walk around the complex here at work.

My Blood Sugar friday morning after my "experiment"? 130. Which, after reading a book my roomate isil_elen gave me, is right on the High Normal end of what I should be at. Like, 131 is HIGH. 130 is the border. Ok, so shakes are RIGHT out.

However, friday, I was not at work. Wasnt feeling great, and neither was da wifey. However, we both were feeling better in the evening and the 3 of us went to TGI Fridays, cause I had a $25 giftcard! :D

MISTAKE. I ordered this Bistro Steak Salad, and something was WRONG with it. I swear to god. After we left I start having really painful cramps. After an hour of it, with Pepto Bismol doing nothing, I finally decided whatever was doing this in my stomach was not gonna stay...and I induced vomitting.

Well it worked. Cramps went away after that garbage was removed. I also swear I will never do that again. UGH I HATE VOMITTING! My throat burns thanks to that 0_0

But on the plus side, the bad nasty shite that was causing me pain is GONE.

Also, today, blood sugar after Friday's meals (and no real exercise cept 1 lap around my apartments, which is a third of a mile), 124.

So, Exercise has a HUGE effect on my sugar.

Tonight, its weight lifting timez.
Current Music: The Higher - Weapons Wired
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
20 September 2007 @ 02:46 pm

Your home is a

Magic Gamer's Manor

Your kitchen is stocked with chips, dips, and assorted caffeinated beverages. There's a pantry with emergency backup caffeinated beverages. You also have some breakfast cereals in there, but you haven't had breakfast since last Spring. Your master bedroom has blankets printed with images of Mario and Link. Your study includes unread copies of various gamer magazines, each purchased for the free demo CDs.

Your home also includes a roost for griffons. You've never actually seen a griffon, but you keep the roost ready anyway. Your guests enjoy your collection of every console and associated game ever made. Except the Intellivision -- those controllers drive them NUTS. Outside is the moat that protects your home from goblin invaders and extended family.

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

Find YOUR Dream Home!

In other news! Alright, Monday Morning I checked my blood sugar. 148, right after waking up.

This is BAD. For a non diabetic it should be no higher then 110 0_0 For me, 120 is a high normal.

So, that night, I go with isil_elen and excerise. Do about 6 minutes on a elliptical trainer, but hate it, and then do like 20 minutes on a weight machine.

The next morning, my body ached a bit, but not much. My blood sugar was down to 130. Ok, 18 point drop. Not bad. All I had to eat Monday was a peanut butter sammich for breakfast, 2 bowls of soup for lunch, and a sammich for dinner.

Tuesday - Breakfast was a sammich, Lunch was a bowl of soup, and then after lunch at around 4:30 I took a walk around the parking lot. Not sure exactly how FAR I went but it took me 20 minutes. Dinner was a sammich and a single serving of sunchips.

Wednesday my sugar was 110! YAY! I ate my sammich, lunch was a sammich, and dinner was, guess what, a sammich. I went to the gym again, did 6 minutes on the treadmill (walked a quarter mile), and then went to the weight machine. Around 10pm last night I got hungry and had 3 servings of tyson chicken nuggest. Low carb things they are. Went to bed at 11.

Thursday. Today. Sugar was at 114. Hrmmm I guess the nuggets did it to me :P I didnt have breakfast *BAD ME* and for lunch today I decided to do a little test. I ate a regular meal. Captains Catch at perkins, and a vanilla shake. When I got back from lunch I immediatly went and did the walk around works parking lot, and tonight when I get home I am gonna do 3 laps around the apartment complex (which is a mile!). Dinner shall be a sammich.

We shall see tomorrow if exercise can beat the sugar issue!
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Current Music: NESkimos - Snakeman
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
17 September 2007 @ 02:44 pm
I like the word NURTS. Its like NUTS only with an R to make it, well, more NURTY.


That is a good way to describe how I feel lately. Nurts. Not in my love life (Me and da missus are going strong) and not in my gaming life (Diablo 2 and WoW), but rather my health.

My blood sugar is back up again. I have no one to blame but myself really. I get this odd aches and pains now and I am starting to wonder if it might be because of my weight and the blood sugar issues.

SO! Its back to Rabbit Food and Working out after Work.

I am gonna start to try to walk a mile on the treadmill at our apartments. I am not sure if I should go 3 times a week, or 5... Maybe on the days I work.

Also, I learned 3 new guitar chords. E, A, and D Major chords.

They are not easy compared to the POWER CHORDS!

My stupid fat fingers have issues with the A Major chord. Another reason I need to excerise. I want to get under my 318! pounds. And yes, that is how much I weigh as of this morning, when I woke up.

Current Mood: crankyNURTS
Current Music: Ra - Sky
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
14 September 2007 @ 08:20 am
Last Nights Dream -

So, I was in a big field out near my moms house, and then this huge snake pops up. I try to get away but I am not fast enough, and it bites my upper left arm and HOLDS ON.

My mom rushes out and I keep yellin at her that I cant move and to call 911 but she keeps trying to figure out a way to remove the snake. After about 10 minutes I start to be able to move somehow and I rip the snake off my arm, and tear its mouth in half, breaking its jaw so it cant bite effectively.

After that she finally calls 911, and the ambulance gets there, and finds out this is some sort of super highly venomous snake but for some reason I am feeling fine again. Turns out after some tests that my blood is highly anti-vemonatic (thats what they call it!). Basically, my blood is a natural anti-venom. Trippy.

After that it turns out that someone has been trying to kill Vince McMahon's family (the wrestler dude), and turns out I am related to him by like 4 generations ago :P I meet him and chat, and he asks point blank if I am gonna demand money and I tell him nope, the most I would do is maybe ask for some help with college so I can be a teacher, and to meet the wrestler and get backstage passes sometime.

Then I woke up 0_o
Current Mood: amusedamused
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
13 September 2007 @ 10:56 pm
I am going to start writing my dreams down if I remember them :D

This entry will be the first. It was for last nights dream

So, I was in this bizarre dare I say Dystopian/Post Apocolyptic future world. I remember at the start standing on a level in this huge multilevel city that was against a bay, looking out to sea and seeing this huge raging storm. I knew, in my dream, that the storm never abated and the whole world was almost constantly assaulted by this storm. Like a giant hurricane. Turns out, in my dream, that this was Earth after some sort of horrible catastrophy. And in my dream, I was some sort of chosen person who would awaken the four elemental spirits and use their powers to cleanse the world.

I remember that the world was ruled over by a totalitarian queen, but I dont recall her name or even if she was named. I also remember that she did her best to keep me from succeeding. I was also the leader of the rebels (of course)

I know, in my dream, that I had already woken up the spirits of Air, Fire, and Water, and was going to wake up Earth.

Here is where it gets WIERD. The place were the Icon of Earth (not altar, ICON, that was what they were called), was hidden in a forest underground. In front of the hidden entrance, there was a Sci Fi shop, filled with relics of the past (basically Sci Fi City, only everything was a relic not actually something new). I had to go in, and I woke up the Spirit of Earth.

Then I did this huge mega cleansing ritual thing on a needle of land overlooking the turbulent ocean. I dont remember the details, only that I glowed alot :P

At the end of the dream the world was the way we know it now. And I remember that my dad and ann were working in a themepark making the worlds best gourmet popcorn (and I mean like they had bigger lines then the rides in the park).
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Tantric - Hey Now
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
13 September 2007 @ 06:27 pm
So, my friend ikeepliving took an online career test, and I asked for the link. Once I had it, I took it. Here are my results.

1. Film Editor
2. Composer
3. Music Teacher / Instructor
4. Musician
5. Computer Trainer
6. Speech-Language Pathologist
7. Critic
8. Recording Engineer
9. Film Processor
10. Sound Technician
11. ESL Teacher Learning another language, and teach kids? Sure!
12. Writer
13. Special Effects Technician
14. Zoologist
15. Teacher Assistant
16. Art / Music Therapist
17. Psychologist
18. Biological Tech
19. Electroneurodiagnostic Tech
20. Cardiovascular Tech
21. Clergy WTF WTF WTF?!
22. Announcer
23. Dietitian
24. School Counselor
25. Anthropologist I actually considered this
26. Mediator
27. Bookbinder
28. Corporate Trainer
29. Multimedia Developer
30. Historian
31. Comedian
32. Massage Therapist
33. Photographer
34. Technical Writer
35. Actor
36. Occupational Therapist
37. Business Systems Analyst
38. Artist
39. Political Aide
40. Probation / Parole Officer

Can you see me as any of these? Honestly? :P I sure as hell cant for most of em
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Current Music: Tantric - Just once
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
10 September 2007 @ 03:21 pm
Well what do ya know?

Find your Celestial Choir
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: NESkimo - Castlevania 1
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
08 September 2007 @ 09:54 am
So, out of boredom perhaps, I have been playing Diablo 2 alot. I got, on battlenet, a level 19 Werewolf Druid. Its alot of fun. Especially when I have 2 Uniques already. A dagger called Gull (100% more magic find woot!) and a pair of gloves. NICE.

If any of you wanna chat sometime when I am on, just look up Marketus on US East. User name Stomphoof (the character is Marketus).

I has a silly blue hat! :D
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
04 September 2007 @ 12:25 pm
I have figured it out. I might have mentioned that I would deal with the itch by coming up with a 4th Ed adventure right? Well thats one thing I intend to do.

But something else has popped into my head. A way for me to get back into writing, creating, everything.

I am gonna build a world.

Thats right, I am gonna build a campaign setting. Cities, Towns, the WORLD. System, classes allowed, special rules, the lot.

I already have a basic outline of the world. If you have ever played Septerra Core then the basic idea behind the style of the world will be apparent.

The world is shattered. What is left are huge floating landmasses, arranged in a layer formation. They orbit around a core, which is shrouded in a dark cloud. No one knows what lies in the Core as well, or how the world came to be the way it is.

Very interesting Idea, and I really liked that aspect of Septerra Core...but the gameplay in that game sucked ass :P

So, I grabbed the idea (which, this idea for a world also exists in the anime Last Exile, and the tv show Skyland) for a DND Campaign World.

Couple of notes to myself.

Classes - No Wizard, No Sorcerer. Psion/Psionic Warrior/Soulknife replace them as standard classes. Reason behind this is Arcane Magic is no longer practiced.

Clerics/Rangers/Paladins/Druids/Bards use a power point system. Arcane Spell Failure goes OUT the window! Beyond that, Standard Classes. EXCEPTION! Monks very rare, come from a specific "plate" (continent)

Races (Playable) - Standard Races, except no gnomes, add Orcs, Goblins, and Kobolds. Orcs and Goblins are tolerated, but generally are thought of as subhuman. Kobolds are generally laughed at.

12 Months, 30 days a month. 9 Gods, one for each Alignment.

World Makeup - 4 Layers.

Top Layer - Most Habitable. Made up of 10 "plates" or floating islands. 5 Major Kingdoms.

First Kingdom - Eril. Covers the 2 Largest Plates, and the one smaller island plate that sits between the two. Is ruled by a king who must also be a Psionic. Considered one of the more advanced countries. The smaller plate is home to the great "Markteus Academy". This academy is where the wealthy and nobility send their children to train in combat, arts, history, and, if gifted, psionics. Eril is very cosmopolitan, and at any time, any of the various races can be found here.

Second Kingdom - Latveu. Covers 2 Plates that sit side by side. Ruled by a hereditary Queen. Generally considered the foremost in arts and entertainment. Home of the legendary "Bevuel Theatre". Also, the majory of the upper levels water supply comes from the huge lake that sits on the main Plate, which is fed by spring that opens up into the Elemental Plane of Water. Consequently, Latveu has the only Navy in the known world. Mostly humans, half elves, halflings are found here.

Third Kingdom - Mag-Tho. Covers 2 of the smaller plates, and floats behind Latveu. Home of the Orcs, Goblins, Kobolds, and Elves No central government is knowns, simply more of a collection of tribes.
One plate houses the Orcs and Goblins. The second houses the Elves and Kobolds. The elves live in the forest of Miru.

Fourth Kingdom - Wan Yao. Covers 2 plates, and sits between the Fifth Kingdom and the First Kingdom. Home of the only school for martial arts in the world. This country is also strictly neutral, and refuses to participate in any of the wars of the other 4 nations. In fact, the rule of this country, the God-King Jun-Wi, is a master of diplomacy and is generally called upon to mediate disputes between the other Kingdoms. This plate also houses the once a year Gathering, where the rulers of the 5 Kingdoms meet to discuss situations and reaffirm peace treaties. Primarly Humans, with a small amount of Half Elves, Elves, and halflings.

Fifth Kingdom - Duro-Togh. Home of the Dwarves. This plate is covered in Mountains. The Dwarves are the first to discovered how to harvest energy from the Energy Storms that occur on the lower levels. They are ruled by the Thane, a very old Dwarf, rumored to have lived before the time of the Sundering. They are home to the Tinkers Guild, who deals with most of the technology availble to the other races.

Second Layer - Less Hospitable. Generally only people who wish to live outside the law live down on this level. Energy Storms are not uncommon. 8 Plates, 3 of which contain stations which harvest Energy for the Upper Plates to use. Home of the "Undertakers", this worlds Mafia.

Third Layer - Dangerous. Undead and other bizarre mutations exist on this level. Large amount of ruins, strewn over 6 plates. This level rotates in the opposite direction compared to the other three plates, for reasons unknown. Adventurers frequently explore this level. Energy Storms more Frequent.

Fourth Layer - Nearly Impossibly to Survive. 4 Plates drift on this level, slower then any other rotation. Not much is known regarding this level, other then it sits right on top of the Black. Nearly Constant Energy Storms. Very few have entered and left again.

The Core - Below all the layers sits...the Core. No one knows what the Core is...
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
What's been your biggest influence in making you a better writer?

I would have to say that my biggest influence has been Raymond E Feist and Piers Anthony. Two very amazing and very talented writers in and of themselves. I love reading anything that these two have written, and I love the economy of words that is part of their style (Unlike, say, the Wheel of Time series 0_o).

So that is what would be my answer. Well that, and my own brain. Stupid creativeness.
Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
03 September 2007 @ 10:06 am
Firstly, I figured out how to handle my itch. I am simply going to get a full scale adventure ready for the start of 4th ed. How will I do this, without a monster manual or anything? Simple! I will detail for the encounters what sort of monster and what level of challenge I want for each encounter, if I want a trap, ect.

Get the map work and such done first, so ALL I have left when I get the books are the monster blocks. Which, if I am to believe things, will be easy to do.

In other news, I got a new boardgame! Its a really fun game called Runebound!. In Runebound, players take on the role of heroes, and try to defeat the Dragon Lords. The basic win condition is to defeat a specific Dragon, named Maragath, or to collect 3 Dragon Runes (gained from beating OTHER dragons). I picked it up Saturday, and played with Jess and Dan on Sunday. Took 6 hours to complete the game 0_0. Although I am sure you could just split the game up over days if it took too long *shrug*

My only complaint, if any, would be the 6 hours it took. I ended up winning because, well, I said GO FOR IT and attacked the Dragons.

There is alot to the game. I mean A LOT. You can play up to 6 players, there is PVP (Which we tried, and I won that too :P), and a multitude of expansions.

The expacs are interesting. They either add new items and allies, new challenges, or new adventure variants (win conditions). I am gonna probebly pick a few up this weekend. Possibly friday night, not sure. They are cheap they are. There are also *big box* expacs which give you a new game board, new heros, and totally new missions.

Lots of playability, and the company that makes the game is still pumping out stuff for it to this day.
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
01 September 2007 @ 03:44 pm
What itch you may ask? The DM Itch. The DND Itch. THE CREATIVE ITCH!

Call it what you will. All this talk about 4ed DND has got me wanting to run a game. Not a supers game, just a regular run of the mill game. Hell, I even found a Spell Points system I could use rather then the standard DND Magic System. Ol Fire and Forget eh? BAH!

I even have an idea I would do. But I wont post it here. Certain people...they read this. They would LEARN TO MUCH! *eyes peoples*

Ugh, I hate the itch. Now the question becomes...

Do I scratch it?
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
31 August 2007 @ 11:55 am
In trying to ponder how to make a Play By Post D20 game work, it occured to me to check something out. Back in the day (I mean when I was 18, 6 years ago!) there was an RPG site called Rondak's Portal. This site was all about Play by Post. I thought it was awesome. It had a dice roller that would automatically send your results to the DM, a map system, chat rooms, forum, everything to make Play By Post work.

So, out of boredom and curiousity, I went to check it out. www.rondaksportal.com.


Looks just like I remember it too. I may just end up using that rather then a forum. HMMMM
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
31 August 2007 @ 11:25 am
I finally got ahold of the Aberrant D20 PDF (If you want a copy, I can email it to ya, just give me a private comment or something with your email). I am rather intrigued by how they work things. Its not as flexible as I would like a Superhero system to be, but it gets the job done. Instead of spells of course you have powers, and you have power points, a la Psionics. They do a good job of letting your characters start at low power and slowly get stronger and stronger.

Here is an exert, called the Superhero Template.Collapse )

Interesting bit eh? I find it so myself. This is applied when your character "erupts". Generally an eruption is caused by a period of great stress, like getting stabbed or something :P

I am pondering doing an actual Forum based Play by Post for this, to try out both Forum based Gaming, and the Aberrant System. Gotta decide if I want to or not...
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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
30 August 2007 @ 11:22 am
And now I want the damn game. Seriously. Only Jan's new computer will run Bioshock, but thats ok cause I tend to be up in the mornings before her and I have time, if I wanted, to use her new PC.

And god the game is pretty. The setting, the sounds, everything is so interesting. I find myself wanting to know MORE. I am seriously considering droppin 50 bucks and buyin the damn things. I must decide... I hate making this sort of choice.

I mean its 50 bucks...but I make plenty of cash, but I am trying to save, but I really really really want to play the game all the way through...

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Clayton, aka The Shiniest One
30 August 2007 @ 10:47 am
((EDIT - Well, the LJ AutoPost thing is STRANGE I give it that))

Thats all I can say right now. For those of you who dont know, I am a NESkimo's fan. A big one. I like how they take old school NES stuff, like Mega Man 2's Bubble Man, and turn it into ROCK. Well recently they performed at PAX, the Penny Arcade Expo.

And they did 12 new songs.

11 of those songs are pure ROCK. (The first track I dont really remember it all too well, but it was a simple game, and fun.

Recently a person here at work board out of my WITS.

Board...game. Get it? ;)


Since I am bored at work, I came up with a good skillset for my character. I want to find. Why do I want these songs specifically? Well, I hate the vocals (but then again I always hate vocals) but I like the guitar I have, but its not the exact sort I would want, honestly. After doing alot of research (both online and in store) I have found that I am liking the Ibanez guitars, and the ESP guitars...

In other news: Been playing Tales of Symphonia again. I love that game. Also, Me and my Wife are still waiting for the new version. But for people like me, unless the new version really really WOWs me, I will be MOST pleased :D

Ya know, I hate being at work on Saturday's. I would rather be at home, practicing my chords and playing Tales of Symphonia alot lately. Dear god, one of the first I ever played.

I am not sure which one to use, but I am interested in trying to do this, when I am bored.


You see, I like the vocals on that I can use to help pay off my debts. OR use it soley as "Fun Money". Either way, it would be a help.

Hrmmm boooorrrreeeedddd...

I need more shinies.

Like this shiny

Thats the ESP F50.