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Ernest
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August 7, 2009 - 9:47 pm
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Jen I dunno if you've played them, but guessing that you finished Fallout 2, you need to play Beyond Good & Evil and Psychonauts!  TRUST me.

Heck if you can't find em cheap on Ebay I might be able to dig them out of the debris that is our house mid-renovation and send them to you.  (LOANERs of course--they're 2 of my all-time faves--and girl that's going back now geez louise almost 30 years.)

Anyhow I gotta find that post about getting Sylvester up here again.

I do love my life right now and am very blessed but boy do I (1) wish this renovation were over; (2) wish I weren't so tired; (3) wish I had more time/focus for games.  Playing the biggest game of all right now I guess.  Wish it would've started 20 years earlier, but it's only in retrospect I've realized just how deep a hole I was in at the start of my life.  Ah well which reminds me--someone has kept FFC reserved right?  If there's ever an issue of keeping that domain name registered let me know.

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Ernest, welcome back.

I believe Steerpike said that we had the Four Fat Chicks name reserved pretty much in perpetuity.

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I had FFC registered for something like nine years (whatever the maximum was), of which maybe three years are used up, but I turned everything over to Steerpike, and I don't know if he's going to pony up when it eventually expires. As for me, I am all through owning websites.

I already have Beyond Good & Evil and had gotten about halfway through, with Orb, and then went back to it all by my lonesome. It wasn't half as fun without her, so I quit on it. It was a very fun game, though, and I had meant to take it up again.

I also already have Psychonauts and could not beat a certain part of it that involved running around a cube. Said "F this S" and moved on.

I have not finished Fallout 2 yet. I got a shiny new Kindle DX that's still occupying all of my free time.

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Oh yeah, I almost forgot: [Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]Ernest! [Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]

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I remember that cube!  It was a real pain!  Didn't it keep turning or something?

Oh lord a breeze just blew through my window.  95 degrees in NYC and our dumb contractor hasn't put in the AC yet.  Did I mention we were on the verge of suing him?  And filing a complaint with the NY Consumer Protection Agency (which actually carries some teeth in this state)?  And placing an ad in the paper announcing that we were planning to?  And already had contacted a skywriter about skywriting "X X (his name) sucks" above his house?

My wife and I love everybody.  But don't piss off 2 lawyers.

Err but I digress.

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Ooh, poor you! I think I would die without my A/C. Give 'em hell!

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Yeah, we own fourfatchicks.com til like 2146 or something like that. Assuming the site is still doing well when the domain name does expire, I'll certainly buy it again if only to redirect here, and to prevent sick bastards from turning our beloved name into a creepy porn site or something.

For some reason it makes me sad whenever Jen says things like "I am all through owning websites." I feel like we broke her. 🙁

A/C: for reasons unclear, it is very cool in the hallway and a zillion degrees in my office right now. This too makes me sad.

Games: I loved BG&E for the 20 minutes I played it, but never got around to returning to the game even though everyone swears by it. Now I feel like that window has closed. I adored Psychonauts but got distracted by something shiny and never finished it. Even so, I'm buying Brutal Legend just on general Support-Tim-Schafer principles.

Ernest, this contractor sounds like trouble. Anyone who would deny a person air conditioning is inhuman. Time to swing the lawyer hammer!

I just realized that I have contributed nothing of substance to this conversation. I basically repeated what all you guys said.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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For some reason it makes me sad whenever Jen says things like “I am all through owning websites.” I feel like we broke her. :(


I think I understand Jen's attitude.  My youngest went off to college in 1996.  In 2001 I got divorced.  Old cat died in 2001.  What this all boils down to is that eventhough each of those 3 events was a sad one with much grief and regret, I quickly realized that there was a tiny bit of payoff that came with the bad.  I had more time for me.  I had more space.  Pets and kids all need things: love and attention, time, food, toys, medical care, cleaning-up-after, etc.  I eventually got a kitten to perk up the old cat.  It worked, but here I was with a child again.  Now it will be at least 10 years before I'll be done.

A website requires things.  Time and attention, $$$, maintenance.  Jen had another child to care for, and I think she's glad to be free of that obligation. 

I don't think we broke her, I think she wanted more Jen-stuff.  But I could be wrong.  [Image Can Not Be Found]

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Yes, I am a broken woman, boo hoo hoooo, and it's ALL STEERPIKE'S FAULT!

The reality is the older I get, the more responsibilities I want to slough off. Sort of reverse maturation. And I sure hope not to add even one new responsibility for the whole rest of my life.

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P.S. Steerpike, I love ya man. Really. From the bottom of my heart.

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The thing that amazes me, and really has amazed me since I was about 17, was how real life seems and how quickly it passes.  I guess you guys will scoff that life seems real.  But there have been so many moments of intensity, good and bad, when I have felt overwhelmed by grief, struggle, frustration, sorrow, or flooded with joy, accomplishment, tenderness.  I suppose I'm a little emo. 

But also I wonder where it's gone.  The years have flown, often while I've felt as though I were in a holding pattern.  And now that we have Ben, with, God willing, the 2d on the way, and I'm so OLD, definitely middle-aged, and my biggest concern these days is that I will stick around long enough for them, I marvel at how brief life is and how myopic so many are given that reality.

I guess I got off onto this subject because of the currents within the thread about change and the past.  But these things are so real to me.  They inform what I do in the courts and how I treat people in real life and why, so often, I'm so discouraged and disappointed in our inability to see beyond immediate desires.

I didn't really have a point to this.  Except I have a kitty sleeping in my lap and I just put Ben to bed, sitting with him until he got sleepy enough to let me leave without begging me to stay.  And I was wondering which, if any of the moments of his life which have been so dear to me, which, really, have made all the difficult earlier parts of my life worth enduring, he would remember.

We are such tiny people and the universe is so large and we understand so little.  And it all is swept away, for me to the brink of tears, by the sound, so filled with the sense of glory, of my little boy's voice.

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That was lovely. [Image Can Not Be Found] One of my boys is all grown up now, and the other one is... well, getting older every day, just like me [Image Can Not Be Found]And even though neither one is little and cute anymore (to the wide world, anyway; they're both always and forever unbelievably cute in my eyes), I am still kind of resentful of time I have missed with them. It's all so fleeting, isn't it? You just keep that same attitude as your children grow, and you will never look back with any regret.

Is your next child an actual bun in the oven? Congratulations!

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Thank you Jen.  Really I just worry that I won't be here for them.  My parents died in their early 50s, and I'm getting closer and closer to that.  We're lucky enough that financially they'll be set, but as I still remember too well nothing ever fills that kind of emotional hole.  Still, every minute with him is such a treasure, even when he's screaming at the top of his lungs about some perceived injustice.  I just want to grab him and tell him how beautiful he is, but he wouldn't quite appreciate what I meant.

I've learned a lot from Ben, including that no one ever really can understand how much you can love them and what it means you'd be willing to do for them.  He's also brought back a ton of memories from my own childhood.  Tamar's amazed I can remember, but I remember so much!  You really do fall in love with your children.  Also fascinating is that, even though Tamar finally understands how much her mother loves her (because of Ben), and no question she loves her mom, physiologically she is unable to love her mother as much as she loves Ben.

Tamar's just passed her first trimester, and as we're older and had a lot of trouble conceiving I'm trying not to expect too much yet.  When I first heard Ben's heartbeat I loved him instantly.  It's so curious that for all our affectations we are nonetheless biological creatures.

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I feel like an ass for derailing this topic from the last few posts, but I thought I would post a link, seeing as there was much BG&E love going on in here.

You can buy it digitally for $9.99 on gog.com (good old games).

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard.....d_and_evil

I luckily stumbled upon Beyond Good & Evil in 2003, when I got it, of all places, at a LAN party for winning a Ghost Recon tournament (oh the lol...). It's such a wonderful game, and if you never took the time to play it back then, you should try it out now. I don't think it's one of those games that you can't return to... this one you definitely could.

If being wrong's a crime I'm serving forever

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2003?  Geez has it been that long already?

I really truly loved the story and don't remember a better game story since.  It is a shame Jen never got that far into it.  Maybe this will be one of those games she'll go back and try.  Heck I didn't finish Planescape Torment for years.  I still haven't opened one of those Obliviion gates yet either.

Jen--it's a great story and worth trying again just to learn what it was.  Still can't figure out its connection to Nietzsche but that doesn't matter.

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Ernest, there is no connection to Nietzsche. The names are just the same. If I remember correctly, it was originally planned to name the game something else entirely and somehow ended becoming BG&E.

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