alladinsane: (Default)
2017-04-05 09:50 pm

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And So It Begins...
alladinsane: (DC)
2015-09-01 07:58 pm

Final update before con....

Hey everyone! Thank you for sticking it out in here.

This will likely be the final update before the con.

This year I'm just going to leave the community on open mode while I'm in transit to Atlanta.

Not sure if we will do any master post for photos and photo request yet or not. I may just leave things open and see how it does If it gets overwhelming I'll put it back in moderated mode. Let me know what you think.

Have a safe journey in and looking forward to seeing you at con!!

P.S. since dragonconrooms will be shutting down for the year, any last minute room amd roomie requests will be allowed in here.
alladinsane: (NewDC)
2014-10-31 08:50 pm

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Once more...some safety tips for Halloween to help keep you from falling victim to disaster...

1.- When it appears that you have killed a monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.

2.- Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.

3.- Do not search any basements, especially if the power has gone out.

4.- If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. However, it will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else's voice.

5.- When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go alone.

6.- As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

7.- Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would apply to any other house of the dead as well.

8.- If you're searching for something which caused a loud noise and find out that it's just the cat, GET THE HELL OUT!

9.- If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits; just get out.

10.- Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

11.- If you find a town which looks deserted, there's probably a good reason for it. Don't stop and look around.

12.- Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

13.- If you're running from a monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that,despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

14.- If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness,and so on, kill them immediately.

15.- Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), anywhere in Texas where chainsaws are sold, the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

16.- If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help. If you think that it is strange you ran out of gas because you thought you had most of a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.

17.- Beware of strangers bearing strange tools. For example: chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any devices made from deceased companions.

18. - If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws. This also applies to houses that had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house.



You can parboil it all down to this(thanks [livejournal.com profile] blackiestark and and the folks in the Occult Nexus of Louisiana for this):

Don't touch it. Don't take it home. Don't call its name. Don't make fun of it. Don't pick it up. Don't poke it with a stick. Don't create it in a lab. Don't tease it. Don't investigate it. Don't assume it's not evil. Don't read it out loud. Don't invoke it. Don't summon it. Don't give it to someone as a gift. Don't dig it up. DON'T FUCK WITH IT!


Have a Happy Halloween!!
alladinsane: (DC)
2013-10-31 05:56 pm

(no subject)

Once more...some safety tips for Halloween to help keep you from falling victim to disaster...

1.- When it appears that you have killed a monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.

2.- Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.

3.- Do not search any basements, especially if the power has gone out.

4.- If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. However, it will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else's voice.

5.- When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go alone.

6.- As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

7.- Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would apply to any other house of the dead as well.

8.- If you're searching for something which caused a loud noise and find out that it's just the cat, GET THE HELL OUT!

9.- If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits; just get out.

10.- Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

11.- If you find a town which looks deserted, there's probably a good reason for it. Don't stop and look around.

12.- Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

13.- If you're running from a monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that,despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

14.- If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness,and so on, kill them immediately.

15.- Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), anywhere in Texas where chainsaws are sold, the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

16.- If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help. If you think that it is strange you ran out of gas because you thought you had most of a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.

17.- Beware of strangers bearing strange tools. For example: chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any devices made from deceased companions.

18. - If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws. This also applies to houses that had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house.



You can parboil it all down to this(thanks [livejournal.com profile] blackiestark and and the folks in the Occult Nexus of Louisiana for this):

Don't touch it. Don't take it home. Don't call its name. Don't make fun of it. Don't pick it up. Don't poke it with a stick. Don't create it in a lab. Don't tease it. Don't investigate it. Don't assume it's not evil. Don't read it out loud. Don't invoke it. Don't summon it. Don't give it to someone as a gift. Don't dig it up. DON'T FUCK WITH IT!


Have a Happy Halloween!!
alladinsane: (Default)
2012-10-31 06:48 pm

(no subject)

Once more...some safety tips for Halloween to help keep you from falling victim to disaster...

1.- When it appears that you have killed a monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.

2.- Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.

3.- Do not search any basements, especially if the power has gone out.

4.- If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. However, it will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else's voice.

5.- When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go alone.

6.- As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

7.- Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would apply to any other house of the dead as well.

8.- If you're searching for something which caused a loud noise and find out that it's just the cat, GET THE HELL OUT!

9.- If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits; just get out.

10.- Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

11.- If you find a town which looks deserted, there's probably a good reason for it. Don't stop and look around.

12.- Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

13.- If you're running from a monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that,despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

14.- If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness,and so on, kill them immediately.

15.- Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), anywhere in Texas where chainsaws are sold, the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

16.- If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help. If you think that it is strange you ran out of gas because you thought you had most of a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.

17.- Beware of strangers bearing strange tools. For example: chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any devices made from deceased companions.

18. - If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws. This also applies to houses that had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house.



You can parboil it all down to this(thanks [livejournal.com profile] blackiestark and and the folks in the Occult Nexus of Louisiana for this):

Don't touch it. Don't take it home. Don't call its name. Don't make fun of it. Don't pick it up. Don't poke it with a stick. Don't create it in a lab. Don't tease it. Don't investigate it. Don't assume it's not evil. Don't read it out loud. Don't invoke it. Don't summon it. Don't give it to someone as a gift. Don't dig it up. DON'T FUCK WITH IT!


Have a Happy Halloween!!
alladinsane: (Default)
2011-10-31 08:16 pm

A bit late in here this year, but posting for the stragglers and West Coasters...

Once more...some safety tips for Halloween to help keep you from falling victim to disaster...

1.- When it appears that you have killed a monster, NEVER check to see if it's really dead.

2.- Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.

3.- Do not search any basements, especially if the power has gone out.

4.- If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run. However, it will probably take several rounds to kill them, so be prepared. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else's voice.

5.- When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go alone.

6.- As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.

7.- Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would apply to any other house of the dead as well.

8.- If you're searching for something which caused a loud noise and find out that it's just the cat, GET THE HELL OUT!

9.- If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short circuits; just get out.

10.- Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

11.- If you find a town which looks deserted, there's probably a good reason for it. Don't stop and look around.

12.- Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you know what you're doing.

13.- If you're running from a monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice, more if you are of the female persuasion. Also note that,despite the fact that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

14.- If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacteristic behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes, increasing hairiness,and so on, kill them immediately.

15.- Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, Nilbog (you're in trouble if you recognize this one), anywhere in Texas where chainsaws are sold, the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

16.- If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to the nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help. If you think that it is strange you ran out of gas because you thought you had most of a tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most likely be eaten.

17.- Beware of strangers bearing strange tools. For example: chainsaws, staple guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers, butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any devices made from deceased companions.

18. - If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws. This also applies to houses that had previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices in your house.



You can parboil it all down to this(thanks [livejournal.com profile] blackiestark and and the folks in the Occult Nexus of Louisiana for this):

Don't touch it. Don't take it home. Don't call its name. Don't make fun of it. Don't pick it up. Don't poke it with a stick. Don't create it in a lab. Don't tease it. Don't investigate it. Don't assume it's not evil. Don't read it out loud. Don't invoke it. Don't summon it. Don't give it to someone as a gift. Don't dig it up. DON'T FUCK WITH IT!


Have a Happy Halloween!!
alladinsane: (okra)
2011-10-31 08:14 pm

An old Halloween song from someone many of you consider an icon...

A Happy Halloween to everyone...and a Happy New Year to those who recognize such...

As usual no poll since I cant come up with one that doesnt have the choice of "Lesbian Vampires with Lots of Bongos" which would pretty much skew the poll so decided not to bother with it...

So as I do every year, I leave you with an old Halloween song from someone who's a bit of an iconic figure for many here in LJ Land and now Facebook Land too...video is quite safe for work, but up to you from a mental health standpoint...

alladinsane: (Default)
2011-05-09 11:48 am

GEEK CALL!!

Need geek recommendations on a good External hard drive for storing stuff...a good NAS one much preferred, but not necessarily a deal killer...

Thanks!
alladinsane: (Default)
2011-03-28 11:53 am

GEEK CALL!!!

Ok all...

Looking to join the 21st century and seeking out a new laptop so I can be one of those irritating people at the cafe using the Wi/Fi while sipping one cup of juice for hours....

What do you recommend?

CAVEAT #1: No New Pricey Mac stuff; sadly budget is a major factor and what one MAcBook would cost is needed on other things presently so dont worry with Apple

CAVEAT #2: No Netbooks; want a real laptop

Thanks everyone!
alladinsane: (Default)
2010-12-24 11:33 pm

Here's the last Xmas Chestnut

This is the original story that the cartoon "Annabelle's Wish" was based on..

first read it as a kid and still gets me teary eyed today...this year marks the 33rd Anniversary of its first publication...


Clarabelle the Christmas Cow )
alladinsane: (Default)
2010-12-24 11:32 pm

Xmas in the Eastern Time Zone and time for another long running holiday chestnut of mine....

a fav editorial of mine...This year marks the 60th year in a row The Wall Street Journal has run it in their Xmas edition..


In Hoc Anno Domini )
alladinsane: (Zorak)
2010-12-21 10:18 am

It is the Holiday Season...The Principal Phrase for the Holiday Season Is...

CHRISTMAS BALLS!!

Christmas Balls,
Christmas Balls,
I got great big Christmas Balls,
Painted up to look like Santy Claus,
I got great big balls...

(Yes, I know I use it every year, but why tamper with holiday tradition?)

For the duration of the Holiday Season, please interject this phrase into conversation as much as possible.

Please make a note of it.

Also display your Xmas Balls on TV or the Net whenever possible.
alladinsane: (Default)
2010-12-14 11:53 pm

It is Tuesday...the Principal Phrase of the Week Is..

CHRISTMAS IS CUMMING!!

Thanks to my former local Xmas festival for the phrase this week(and yes folks, that was the actual name of it).

For the duration of this week, please interject this phrase into conversation as much as possible.

Please make a note of it.
alladinsane: (Default)
2010-12-14 05:24 pm

(no subject)

Putting the Okra back up as The Fighting Okra go for another national championship this weekend...
alladinsane: (Default)
2010-11-08 11:50 pm

It is Monday...The Prinicpal Phrase of the Week Is...

"Welcome aboard the good ship ass kisser...nice day for a sail!"

Thanks to Dr. Gregory House for the phrase this week.

For the duration of this week, please interject this phrase into conversation as much as possible.

Please make a note of it.
alladinsane: (Default)
2010-11-01 11:55 pm

It is Monday...The Principal Phrase of the Week Is...

"A mind is a terrible thing to shovel"

For the duration of this week, please interject this phrase into conversation as much as possible.

Please make a note of it.