valkyrieza: (Firefly - Isn't that special)
2010-05-31 06:21 pm
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There's no saving throw for your eternal soul

As a long-time D&D player, I had to laugh. Getting upset over idiotic cartoons only leads to idiots producing more of the same. Still, the guy and gal at Robot's Pajamas summed it up rather nicely.

D&D Kills with the Help of Satan!

If there’s one thing that the Bible has taught me, it’s that Dungeons and Dragons is evil. The tool of the devil, which disguises itself as a “game”, is a gateway to the world of the occult and Satan worship. In order to better illustrate this I’m posting Dark Dungeons, an informative little piece written in the early eighties that I should have known existed, but didn’t until I discovered it in a Topless Robot article.

You can’t tell me there’s not at least one fatty that plays with this group. This is also the only D&D session in the history of mankind where the number of girls equals the number of guys and there’s a hot female DM.

 

 

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Small Print: This tract is copyright is owned solely by Jack Chick Publications. Please visit their website and buy lots of their tracts, if you enjoy them. They appear on this site for review purposes only.
valkyrieza: (NCIS Gibbs LMAO)
2010-03-15 03:07 pm
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Secretary banks on sangoma - Who said Monday morning news aren't amusing

 

When R12 000 was stolen from a safe, a sangoma won the day.

Last week, Centenary Hall manager Julius Majola told the municipal Oversight Committee how, after the theft, his secretary had phoned the police and told them not to come to take fingerprints as a sangoma had arrived.

Briefing the committee on the theft, Majola said the money had been put in the safe, in the presence of his secretary, after payment had been made for a function.

When he returned to the office on Monday and opened the safe, the money was gone.

Majola then phoned the police and reported the matter and had also called two friends, one of whom was a sangoma.

When his secretary learnt one of them was a sangoma she phoned the police and told them not to send fingerprint experts.

Asked by Elizabeth Trent (DA) if the safe had been damaged, he said it had not.

"It must be magic," Trent said. - Own Correspondent

Published on the Web by IOL on 2010-03-15 04:22:00

valkyrieza: (Default)
2010-01-22 03:09 pm
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LJ Spring cleaning

I can be impulsive, I fall in love with hobbies, tv shows, movies, etc only to fall out of love with them a short time later. In the meantime, I had joined a bazillion newsletters, LJ communities, etc, etc. So long after I am disenchanted with "Torchwood", I am still in the community all about TV series. I really do not need specific icon communities, if they are on LJ, I can always snag an item with permissin without being a member of that community. Some interests remain, but it takes a great deal of time, time I do not have, to be an active member.

So I performed a spring cleaning, taking out news feeds I no longer want to see, left communities for TV shows and other miscellaneous things and defriended people I had not seen post in quite a while. If I defriended you by mistake, post a comment and let me know.

Overall, I feel rather accomplished in having cleaned up my Friends page. Naturally, this lasts up until I get caught up in the latest craze and i want to know everything about it.

Back to the grindstone for a while and than make an effort to actual go to gym.
valkyrieza: (Default)
2010-01-18 01:58 pm
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Uproar as white hero saves day in Avatar


By Jesse Washington

Near the end of the hit film Avatar, the villain snarls at the hero, "How does it feel to betray your own race?" Both men are white - although the hero is inhabiting a blue-skinned, 2.74 metre-tall, long-tailed alien.

Strange as it may seem for a film that pits greedy, immoral humans against noble denizens of a faraway moon, Avatar is being criticised by a small but vocal group of people who allege it contains racist themes - the white hero once again saving the primitive natives.
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"Maybe if he had a black hero in there, that point would have been even stronger," Bogle said. - Sapa-AP

Published on the web by Tonight on January 18, 2010.


Actually, the properly PC way would be if the hero was a Han Chinese. They are after all the biggest ethnic group.
This kind of nonsense makes me sick. Then again, those idiots probably wouldn't know a metaphor if it hit them on the head.
valkyrieza: (Default)
2009-12-14 01:30 pm
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valkyrieza: (Default)
2009-12-03 09:02 am
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Happy Birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] lyonza !

Wish you many happy happy returns, good health, money, good looking boys, well, the usual and lots of it!
valkyrieza: (blue open window)
2009-10-15 08:33 am
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Spring

I am not a garden person,  since even if I take care of the plans inside the house they tend to die. Still, I cannot help but notice how beautiful the spring is this year. It feels like Johannesburg is greener then before with wild splashes of colour from various trees and on carefully maintained lawns outside the smaller business parks.

I don't think I've ever been so excited about spring in a long while. Admittedly, this time of the year has usually been filled with preparing for Unisa exams and when your head is full of Strategic Management lingo, the smell of jacaranda in the air does not really register.

I shall be posting photos of my recent trip to the US soon. As soon as I remember where both my cameras are in the house. I may have put them somewhere so they won't be in the way when I was unpacking.
valkyrieza: (Bailey)
2009-10-01 08:51 am
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Back home

J ohannesburg - ANCYL leader Julius Malema on Thursday threatened to "mobilise society" against Nedbank following a decision to withdraw its sponsorship from Athletics SA (ASA).


"Let them withdraw. We'll engage them and we'll expose them for who they are. We'll tell them the truth of why they are withdrawing, and we'll mobilise the South African society to know what Nedbank is,Yes, tell us what Nedbank is Julius )


"Who controls big corporates in South Africa? if you know that, then it will give you an answer why these people cannot get a proper sponsorship and that is what we must keep quiet to." News24.com

I wonder if ANC will assign someone to Malema to help him use the dictionary. Otherwise, My indignation with this baboon has no end.

 

 
valkyrieza: (orange travel bug)
2009-09-30 06:55 pm
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Yumm

 The caviar is finished, but I have lots of almond tiramisu, hummus and garlic & tomato crostini and pistachio halva. I may be spoiling myself these last couple of days. Carefully, my stomach has been very annoying lately.

Must say, treating yourself to delicacies here is not nearly as bad for your bank, even as [profile] mighty_jo would say, in South African ront.

P.S. Saw Lucas Radebe on NBC news this morning, they couldn't pronounce his surname properly, but I had a patriotic moment looking at all the people waving South African flags and posters announcing the Soccer World Cup in SA next year. Then I switched to PiX11 to watch "2 1/2 Men".

P.P.S. Walking for 6 hours around New York without eating anything is not recommended.
valkyrieza: (Default)
2009-09-10 12:36 pm

Ready for your friendly 'hood teen spy?

By Carien du Plessis
Political Bureau
From IOL.

Cuban-style revolutionary youth spies could be on every street corner if a National Youth Development Agency plan for compulsory community service is approved.

Agency chairman Andile Lungisa told a press briefing yesterday that people as young as 13 in countries like Cuba have become "defenders of the revolution", keeping a close watch on the activities of people in their neighbourhoods.

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Cuba is a communist country, not a democracy. There, the 'non-revolutionary activities' are specifically defined.  In our democracy (let's not criticise its quality right now), we do not have 'principles of the revolution' that we must keep to, so this begs the question on which activities should those young minds report on? So what is it exactly we are helping the youth with? Reminds me of those times when USSR led a propaganda campaign in the 1920-30s about the enemies of communism and how those enemies should be reported to the state to be dealt with, harshly. Or does our charming leading party wants to breed the new generation of Pavlik Morozovs?

Plus, R930 million budget?  This is a bigger budget than some government agencies, which do actual work to benefit people, get.

 

valkyrieza: (Terry Pratchett quote)
2009-08-27 08:28 am
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New Book by Terry

There is a new Terry Pratchett book coming out this year, October to be more precise. It's called "The Unseen Academicals" and is about football.

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football Read more... )

October is not that far away.

valkyrieza: (orange travel bug)
2009-08-13 08:47 am
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Iceland - finally, South African travel writers discover it!

I had been to the majority of these places, except I visited the Green Lagoon in Akureyri, instead of the one in Icelandic capital.

It is the last few weeks of summer in Iceland. As we fly into Keflavik, Reykjavik's international airport, we can see a giant stretch of black lava - solidified bubbles levelling off into grey-green pools.

Even though it is late, after 10 at night, the sun has not set, and pink clouds are trapped in sandwich layers across the sky. The rich orange sun melts somewhere into the horizon, yet despite this, a sharp wind spikes through our jackets, making us shiver.

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Our final stop as we head towards the airport, is at the Blue Lagoon. It's a tourist trap but a delightful one at that. Known as Bláa Lónid by the locals, it is actually a pale blue pool of geothermal seawater from the Svartsengi power plant. It's also one of the most famous spas in Europe. Patrons swear by the curative powers of this organic soup composed largely of dead algae and silica mud. This is an amazing place to while away a few hours in steam rooms, massaging waterfalls and the obligatory mudpacks. When we get back on the plane, despite the vast distances we have covered in only a few days, we feel remarkably rejuvenated. Taken from here.


Another side note: Icelanders are actually very friendly, not stone-faced at all.


valkyrieza: (Yang Dance)
2009-07-13 07:00 pm
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KEWL?

I cannot believe this, but they are making the Bioshock movie after the hit game of the same name. It has the potential to either be very bad or very good. I wonder what will it be? It is directed by the same director who made "Pirates of the Caribbean" so there may be hope.

I highly recommend reading the synopsis. It is the synopsis of the actual game, however the premise is what originally drew me to the game and presents some issues not often presented in the first-person shooter genre.


This is a really good fan version of what it would be like.

valkyrieza: (alien)
2009-06-12 08:05 am
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Fantasy writer - hmm, very interesting



Your result for Which fantasy writer are you?...

Mary Gentle (b. 1956)

21 High-Brow, 5 Violent, 19 Experimental and 21 Cynical!

Congratulations! You are High-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical! These concepts are defined below.

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Take Which fantasy writer are you? at HelloQuizzy

valkyrieza: (bbt -sheldon music)
2009-05-14 09:39 am
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I did not even realise that 'male concubines' were a valid term

Zille receives 'reprimand of sorts' from DA

By Carien du Plessis, Xolani Mbanjwa, Siyabonga Mkhwanazi and Sapa

The ANC has distanced itself from what it said was a "deeply embarrassing" attack by the ANC Youth League on DA leader Helen Zille. As the war of words over her description of President Jacob Zuma as an "Aids risk" escalated, the MK Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) threatened to make the Western Cape, where Zille is premier, ungovernable.

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valkyrieza: (Firefly - Isn't that special)
2009-04-26 12:05 pm

Politics and technology

Looks like ANC did not get the 2/3 majority it was aiming for. It's nice to know that perhaps the largely ignorant and uneducated majority of people in this country has not completely bought into Zuma's populist approach. I could be wrong of course, and it is possibly because the breakaway party, COPE was simply voted for by those people who felt more allegiance to its leaders, rather then the ones remaining at the ANC. I'm hoping it is the former, because that would mean people care about education and their country's future and thus vote based on they feel is best for them as people. I'm really feeling optimistic today.

In other news, Apple coughs up for copyright infringement. I'm not the biggest fan of Apple corporation so I'm glad their image is displayed correctly and not through pink-coloured glasses.

Apple has been ordered to pay $19 million to Opti Inc., a technology company based up the road in Palo Alto, for patent infringement.
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valkyrieza: (Equilibrium - Sean Bean)
2009-04-15 07:50 pm
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Oh no!

Paris - French author Maurice Druon, a former culture minister and fighter for France's World War II resistance movement, died Tuesday aged 90, the Academie francaise announced. Druon, author of numerous novels, was hailed by President Nicolas Sarkozy as "grand scribe and a grand soul."

He is best known for Les Rois Maudits, or The Accused Kings, a series of historical novels Read more... )


When I was a teenager I used to devour his "Accursed Kings" series. Between him and Alexander Duma Sr. I used to know most of the French dynasty starting with Philip the Fair. There was just something exciting and profoundly sad in his stories of the French Kings. Unlike Duma, who tended to prefer a more dramatic approach, Druon painted his novels in a more historically correct light. I have an anniversary edition of some of his books, but he detailed the fall of the French Capetian dynasty until the third Valois king took over.


 

valkyrieza: (Karev)
2009-03-19 01:58 pm
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Fire away!

German retailer bans violent games after shootings

Berlin - German retailer Kaufhof will no longer sell violent video games and films, after a teenager - who was an avid gamer - shot dead 15 people before killing himself last week, the firm said Wednesday.

"On the basis of what happened in Winnenden, we have decided to take all the games and films deemed unsuitable for below 18 year olds out of our product range," Kaufhof spokeswoman Sonja Kittel said.
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I'm sorry, but when a kid does not distinguish the line between reality and fantasy he should be under supervision and receive medical help from psychiatrists. Also, his father trained on a shooting range and had some influence. You don't know how to handle a gun after playing "Crysis" or shoot a bow after playing a ranger on "Guild Wars". You have to go and train in real life with real people.

Violent games are not for everyone and the warning labels are there for a reason. A kid's mental state is not the responsibility of the manufacturers of said games. Partial responsibility is also with the retailers for making sure they do not sell adult games to kids.  Not to mention the parents, who do have to at least try to teach kids how to distinguish reality from fantasy.  

valkyrieza: (Firefly - Walsh - going mad)
2009-03-16 01:21 pm
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What's Your Personality Type?

You Are An INTP
The Thinker

You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can.
Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge.
Your biggest pet peeve is people who slow you down with trivial chit chat.
A quiet maverick, you tend to ignore rules and authority whenever you feel like it.

In love, you are an easy person to fall for. But you're not an easy person to stay in love with.
Although you are quite flexible, you often come off as aloof or argumentative.

At work, you are both a logical and creative thinker. You are great at solving problems.
You would make an excellent mathematician, programmer, or professor.

How you see yourself: Creative, fair, and tough-minded

When other people don't get you, they see you as: arrogant, cold, and robotic


If it was a "Grey's Anatomy" meme, I'd be Christina Yang.