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fireball fireball fireball! [Jul. 14th, 2005|05:15 pm]
Roy Janik
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You know, I oftentimes take offense at being called a geek. I know a lot of people take pride in such things. And usually people aren't trying to be mean at all when they say "Wow, you're a fucking geek." But to me, being a geek has a certain unpleasantness about it. I think it's that so many geeks I know have let the works of another solely consume their lives. I guess it's the implication of fanaticism that gets to me. And ultimately I want to be known for what I create rather than what I consume. I know, I know, that this is not the sole definition of being a geek, but I'm just trying to explain why the label leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyhow, my ability to claim non-geekedness is pretty much out the window with my most recent discovery.

While googling for my name, I ran across this LARP (Live Action Roleplaying) rulebook, with the following text:
A General note of Credit:
Special thanks should go to Roy Janik at the University of Alabama,
who gave me pointers on how to make Flails/Ball-and-Chains.
That's from 1996. For the record, any knowledge of flail-making I had came from half-remembered conversations with Phil.
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From: hetchjay
2005-07-15 12:46 am (UTC)
"And ultimately I want to be known for what I create rather than what I consume."

This is a good way of explaining why I don't really like 99% of the people I meet.
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[User Picture]From: apthorpe
2005-07-15 07:44 am (UTC)
While I enjoy the occasional bout of retail therapy at Amazon or Frys, I'd much rather be a producer than a consumer. This causes great frustration as a consumer when I find that I can't get precisely what I want and the vendor actively discourages me from 'fixing' what I see as broken (e.g. sealed-unit systems, DRM, non-standard proprietary nonsense, etc.)
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[User Picture]From: quaskye
2005-07-15 12:47 pm (UTC)

song

I had this idea for a song. It's a guy singing about how he always sees couples walking hand-in-hand and he's lonely and would like to walk hand-in-hand with someone, but how he never will and it sounds like it's because he thinks he'll never find true love, but in fact it's because he has no hands.

or alternately, because he's a dinosaur

or alternately, because he has no hands b/c his first girlfriend was a dinosaur and when they held hands the first time, she accidently clawed them off.
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2005-07-15 03:39 pm (UTC)

Re: song


Or maybe he lost them in a brutal civil war YOU FUCKING BITCH.
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2005-07-21 08:15 am (UTC)
My definition of a geek entails that the "geek" in question is
1. a very unique person
2. has interesting hobbies/quirks
3. a person who is worth knowing (see 1 and 2)

now a nerd on the other hand...

P.S.
Hello. Commenting on your livejournal makes me nervous...I'm not sure why.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2005-07-21 02:59 pm (UTC)

MWHAHAHAHA

P.S.
Hello. Commenting on your livejournal makes me nervous...I'm not sure why.
In time, you will come to understand.
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2007-05-14 08:21 am (UTC)

Re: MWHAHAHAHA

Maybe it's cause I suspected we would one day be lovers. Muahahaha!
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