Day 112

26/03/2014 at 9:54 am (Uncategorized)

WordPress at this blog post, so this is the abridged version.

It’s been a few days since my last blog post. Sorry about that, gang.

I wasn’t well on Friday. I had a panic attack at work, which made me take the rest of the day off work. On the positive side, it did encourage me to go and make an emergency appointment with the psychiatrist so I could start to sort things out.

She doubled my dosage, which will help combat my Depression, and encouraged me to see a psychologist to develop anxiety management techniques, which I intend to do.

Overall, I’m feeling pretty good now. I have a plan in place, and some idea of where I’m going and how I’m going to get there. It should be good.

This is the short version, since WordPress at my initial post. If you have any questions ask away and I’ll answer them. 🙂


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Day 112

26/03/2014 at 9:45 am (Uncategorized)

Well, it’s been a while since my last blog post. Sorry about that.

So, on Friday I wasn’t well. I had a panic attack at work, causing me to leave work early. It was pretty bad. Looking back, from an intellectual standpoint I can clearly see I was worried about nothing, however, it’s generally not possible for me to reign it back in and get a hold of myself.

Still, some good came out of it. I made an emergency appointment to see a psychiatrist and she prescribed me a stronger dosage, which should help with the Depression. She also told me to see a psychologist to develop anxiety management techniques. So, ultimately, I’ve got a plan in place to cope with it all.

That’s the super quick rundown version. A few people helped me through it all, so they have a better idea of what went on, but if you want more details ask away and I can fill you in.

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Day 112

20/03/2014 at 8:25 am (Uncategorized)

Yesterday was a pretty good day. I was really productive with uni, and I had a good chat with Laura, and I played some Magic with Dylan. Over all, I had fun, and wasn’t too stressed.

I didn’t sleep great last night, but it was better than it has been recently, so that’s something, I guess. So yeah, just enjoying myself and being back at uni. It’s good.

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Day 79

06/02/2014 at 7:28 am (Uncategorized)

I’m feeling really crappy today. I just have zero energy, and my neck is sore, and I’m feeling irritable, so I called in sick to work. My basic plan for today is to do very little and hope I feel better tomorrow.

Bleh. This sucks.

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My Fictional Crushes

21/03/2011 at 12:32 pm (Uncategorized)

Auri – The Kingkiller Chronicles
She’s sweet, and kind. No matter how dark and cruel the world is, she’s bright, friendly and innocent. Of all the characters in the series, she is the one who is best for Kvothe. Not those traits… They’ll be cropping up again.


Princess Leia – Star Wars
Okay, what’s not to like here? She’s cool, she’s brave, she’s sexy. Plus she’s a crack shot with a blaster.


Padmé Amidala – Star Wars
Okay, much the same as Leia, but with crazier hair and fewer chainmail bikinis. Plus, she totally needs a better boyfriend.


Evey – V for Vendetta
Another innocent in a dark world. She just wants to be brave and find her place. And she achieves both, and becomes good and honest.


Kaylee Frye – Firefly
A person so sweet, cheerful and kind that seemingly nothing can make her upset. That and she’s clever and a dab hand a machines, electronics and general awesomely.


Daria – Daria
Okay, this one’s a little different. She’s not particularly innocent, or sweet, and she’s not kind to most people. But she’s smart, funny and honest.


Amy Pond – Doctor Who
Okay, this one should be self-explanatory, but I’ll explain it anyway. Legs. Accent. Attitude. There we go.


Luna Lovegood – Harry Potter
She’s kind, honest, pretty and pure. Once again, a light in a dark world.


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D&D Recap

20/02/2011 at 9:28 pm (Uncategorized)

Okay, so yesterday, we played more of our Dungeons and Dragons campaign that I DM. So, for the benefit of anyone who’s curious, I’m going to provide a little rundown.

First of all, we had three new players this week, Brigette, Miles and Victor.

Brigette is playing a Changeling Psion, who often takes the form of a Dragonborn.
Miles is also playing a Psion, this time a Githzerai.
And Victor is playing a Half-Elf Sorcerer.

So the session started with these three watching, so as to get a grip with how the game works. The rest of the gang was moving through the forest still, on their way to find the Leaf Stone. This stone is part one of a two-part cure for the wife of an alchemist, who has been placed in a magical mirror to keep her alive. As the party proceeded through the forest, they noticed something was strange and wrong with the leaves on the ground. There appeared to be far more leaves than there were missing from the trees, and they were all withered and dried. A few players noticed that there was a certain bad feeling about the leaves. Then the promptly ignored this fact and moved further. along the path.

As they moved along, a Wraith appeared in front of them, and proceeded to lay some punishment in, before getting destroyed. As it died, it let out a wail and said “Arise, my servants!” and eight or so skeletons clawed their way out of the dirt. Also, another wraith appeared behind the party.

After a huge fight, that took far longer than intended, for several reasons. But when it was finally finished, the party moved on, following the magical train to the Leaf Stone. As they moved further South, they found a graveyard, and in it, the two scions and the sorcerer. So they met them, and had a bit of a look around the graveyard. They broke in to a tomb, then left, blocking it up. Because they just work that way. 😛 Then they came to the door of the mausoleum. It had written on it a riddle;

My lines are long,
Their times are short,
And they end ere,
Their first rapport.

Now, it took them a while, and a few good hints, but they eventually worked out it was lightning. They cast a lightning bolt at the door and it opened, allowing them passage. As they advanced into the darkness, a few of the party looked around while the new members moved down a corridor, and were ambushed by a ghost. They proceeded to fight it, and destroy the unholy creature. And, due to the fact that the first fight ran for so long, we ended there.

Next time, they’ll venture down into the crypt, and work to discover why there are so many restless dead, and why they sense the Leaf Stone in this unholy place.

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What Laurence Told Me To Write

05/01/2011 at 8:27 pm (Uncategorized)

He told me to write about how I lost my virginity, but I haven’t so I can’t.

Sorry Laurence, for a crappy blog post, sorry the rest of you for TMI.

I hope this was worth it.

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Webcomics I Read

30/12/2010 at 11:17 pm (Uncategorized)

Hello all.

I figured I would tell everyone about all the webcomics I read. Because I read a lot of them, and surely someone will find something they enjoy. We’ll see.

So, here’s list, in alphabetical order, because that’s just how I roll. 😛 All the links lead to the latest comic, as I was too lazy to get the link for the first.

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: Good fun. A little pointless sometimes, but good for a giggle.

Cyanide and Happiness: Always funny, and pretty out there and extreme.

Count Your Sheep: A feel good comic. Good fun to read, and has a few gems in there. Had a patch of not updating for a few weeks, but seems to be back now.

Darths and Droids: Star Wars, if it was someone’s homebrew roleplaying game, and the movies never existed. Made with screenshots from the movies. Has some telling points about RPG’s in the authors comments.

Dreamland Chronicles: Generic fantasy story. Good fun, and good 3D art.

Dirt Pony: Pretty funny, very silly, but hasn’t updated in over a month. Says “Currently under reconstruction.” so hopefully it’ll come back soon.

Gunnerkrigg Court: You know it, but for the benefit of those reading, it’s a fantasy comic about an amazing school. Think a bit like Harry Potter, in a way.

Gary the Alchemist: A story about a geeky teenager in high school(grade 9 I think) who does alchemy. Has a pet imp.

Girls with Slingshots: A good comic, with a solid update schedule. Very funny, with relatable characters.

Looking For Group: Started as a comic mocking *generic fantasy MMO number 6* but now actually has a story, and a good one at that. Some awesome characters, and good art.

Least I Could Do: By the same people as LFG. Similar style, but about real life. The main character is VERY similar to Barney off of How I Met Your Mother.

Menage a 3: A “slice of life” comic. Usually NSFW, but rather good fun most of the time. Not as good as others here, but hey, why not? 😛

Melody and Macabre: By the same person who does Gary the Alchemist. Started and finished before GtA was. Unfortunately, it had a definite end to the storyline, but well worth the read.

No Room For Magic: A story about a non-magical girl, named Magic, living in a magical world. By the creator of Count Your Sheep. Updates even less frequently, unfortunately.

Order of the Stick: Started as a D&D mockery, but now has a storyline of its own. A bit like LFG, in fact. 😛

Penny Arcade: A comic about people playing games and being silly. Updates are sporadic at times though.

Piled Higher and Deeper: A comic about PhD students. Essential for anyone who has ever considered being a grad student, and recommended for anyone who’s at uni.

Questionable Content: Read it. Do it. And follow the characters on twitter. Do it. You’ll thank me. My favourite comic in this long list.

Romantically Apocalyptic: A very cool comic, about a few survivors of the apocalypse. Very nice, and often funny, but doesn’t update too often. Excellent art though.

Rooster Teeth Comics: Hard to explain, but if you’ve ever watched Red vs Blue much, these are pretty good.

Sinfest: A comic about life, love, friendship, morality, and hitting on chicks. Very cool, and updates 7 days a week. Huge archive, as it’s got every day from 2000 until now.

Treading Ground: A pretty new comic, about life, love and the troubles those two bring. Sometimes NSFW, but nothing too outrageous… usually.

User Friendly: Has the biggest archive I’ve ever seen, stretching back to 1997. I haven’t even go up to today’s comic yet, but I’m enjoying it. It’s a comic about computers, geek news, and an ISP. A bit like Dilbert, but with more geekiness.
VG Cats: A comic about video games, and gamers. Updates pretty infrequently though. Funny when it does, thankfully.

xkcd: see Questionable Content. But only if you are a bit of a geek or a nerd, or have access to one patient enough to explain the jokes.

Wayward Sons: A cool comic that is essentially “What if the greek gods were actually aliens, and that some magical crystal gave them all the powers that they had?” Good artwork, and a solid story.

And, for a shameless self plug, my webcomic, Carvings. It’s nothing special, but I’m working on it, and it gives you something to read every Sunday evening. 😀

In addition to these, I also am subscribed to and get emails from Dilbert, Foxtrot, Get Fuzzy, Doonesbury, BC, Wizard of Id, and Peanuts(aka, Charlie Brown), all of which I recommend.


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It’s moved!!

13/11/2010 at 12:43 pm (Uncategorized)

Well now. That happened quickly. I jumped ship, and have moved my comic off my blog, and over to

It’s a much nicer format, and it means that I can post other random junk here, like I used to. I’ll leave this post at the top for a week or two, in order to catch as many people looking for Carvings as possible.

So, let’s hope this all goes well. 😀

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Webcomic Name

12/11/2010 at 11:31 pm (Uncategorized)

What does the internet think of the name Carvings for my webcomic?

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