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White Castle finally makes it to India.

Only thanks to a guildie will I make it to Blizzcon. Who else managed to beat Failoc and the SCV to snag tickets?

Two nights ago, csmole updated graye and I on some CS drama. It's no warcraftdrama, but what is? We were just delighted to hear that things are just as inbred and hilarious as ever. I stopped really coding/creating/pushing buttons on cybersphere shortly after 9/11, but still keep tabs on things. There's some systems that still report to me, and plenty of people who still IM me when things go wrong. Many of my online friends are former or current players, mostly in the former camp these days. I'm just really glad to see that people are still moving across the country, making important life choices, and otherwise living life with CS as a deciding factor.

One time, quite a few years ago, incognito______ and I were the only two people actively coding who knew how MOO code (and specifically, how to work with the ancient fragments of code from those such as ogun and Quinn (beauty crafted from their genius and insanity)). We had a long discussion about how we would have to, well, find some new blood and get them rolling. We joked about what the MOO would be like if we just left it. "I'm sure I'd just log in one day, years later, and still find people playing it. long tailed rat would be the administrator logged on fixing code, as the MOO would just become self-aware.

While it's not an AI running what was once "my baby", a baby I had merely inherited from a long line of those who came long before me, it is kinda cool to see it still pooping its pants, crying, and wrecking people's lives. Long live CS, which has been "slowly dying" and "not the same CS" since at least 1994.

Current Location: Drew University, Madison, NJ
Feeling: okay okay

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Comments
daylami From: daylami Date: August 14th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I've never had White Castle. It has yet to make it up past Nanuet, apparently.

Come to think of it, I've never seen a rat up here, either.

Edited at 2008-08-14 10:40 pm (UTC)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 14th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Every time cessna182 makes it out here, I always tempt him with the possibility of a White Castle run.

When I visited him a couple of years ago, I joked that I should bring him out a case of White Castle. Sure enough, on the plane, there was a woman with a fresh steaming Crave Case. Any time anyone asked her about it, she explained, "He said it was all he really wanted me to bring him."

Mmmmm.

Maybe I'll get some on the way home.
cessna182 From: cessna182 Date: August 15th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
They have White Castle in India, but not in Colorado?

DAMMIT!
jedimentat From: jedimentat Date: August 14th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
ooooooo! like the icon!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 14th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Thanks! thebitingfaery made it mid-june. It's pure awesome.
creepingivy From: creepingivy Date: August 15th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC) (Hard link)
CS Drama Mad Libs:

One day, < insert player name here > posted a < noun > to Meta. He/she told < insert player name here > to go < verb > themselves with a in the with a until they < past tense verb >.

Then. < insert administrator name here > stepped in and told them both to < verb > it the < verb > off. Thus began the howls and finger pointing of "WIZPET! WIZPET!"

Some < past tense verb >
Others < past tense verb >
Still yet others < past tense verb >
< insert administrator's names here > LOL'ed.

The drama reveals the following "new" and "startling" revelations:

< Insert player or administrator name here > is fucking < Insert player or administrator name here > irl.
< insert player name here > had Moosex with < insert player name here > in the Syndrome Bathroom with a < noun > and a < noun > while < insert player name here > < past tense verb >.
Doughboy is really a < noun >.
< insert adminstrator name here > is CHEATING!!!!11111111.
There is a secret < noun > inside TBO.
Ix just floated by on the atmosphere again.

In conclusion:

KNISH.

Edited at 2008-08-15 01:17 am (UTC)
hasai From: hasai Date: August 15th, 2008 05:24 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Also, is secretly a but hides
it because really loves to fantasize about being a .
But does it because they get off on and really like it when players trying to get in text give them or .

kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
The amount of things I've witnessed through long tailed rat that I will never un-see.

I'm amazed by the number of people that have done it in the bathroom or back room. Far more than the Pleasure Dome, ironically. I guess stale beer does it for some people.
creepingivy From: creepingivy Date: August 15th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Simon's Ass-to-Mouth scene with some random dude-playing-a-chick to this day has left a mark on my soul. Incognito and I read the log together and it was staggering.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah.

I was the one who forwarded it to him.

Sadly, not the worst I've seen.
creepingivy From: creepingivy Date: August 15th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
So true but that one is *seared* into my memory.

Speaking of moosluts, whatever happened to the Dragoness? She was the pioneering whore character on the game. At least she charged cred for it...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Dunno.

We should really do a WHERE ARE THEY NOW special.
creepingivy From: creepingivy Date: August 15th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Yeah! I support this good or service.
From: graye Date: August 15th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Does ix really float past in the atmosphere?

That's fucking hysterical, if so
creepingivy From: creepingivy Date: August 15th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
She did for a while and I think someone tweaked the code so that her corpse would randomly appear in the atmo above the corp sector because it tickled the administrators so much. It hasn't happened in quite a while though. IX's permadeath was ...what... like five or six years ago?
hasai From: hasai Date: August 15th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC) (Hard link)

$insanity

x = $maxint;
while (x > 0)
for (n in connected_players())
n:tell($ansi:green("Bug Kingfox on IM and LJ and Facebook to fix this code!");
n:tell($ansi:red("YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!");
endfor
x = x -1;
endwhile


Now I have to maintain your code. Which is a darn sight easier than maintaining Ogun's code, or Incog's, or Quinn's. I can always turn off the crazy report-to-Kingfox code if you want. But the BBS forwarding to Incog, well, I almost feel bad about fixing the bug that was preventing that!

The scary part is how close some recent 'drama' is to, well, where I live. I could hit it with a well-aimed rifle shot, is all I'm saying.

Also.
The tri-V system keeps eating the MOO. I'm going hire it to take a hit out on your kneecaps when it mates with $PR and becomes semi-sentient and capable of slouching like a dark beast from the wreckage of that which was Rochester...
slave2tehtink From: slave2tehtink Date: August 15th, 2008 09:54 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

You forgot the hell of maintaining Ang's fucked up code.

And KF, ITYM agentorrange vice csmole, at least if it's the drama I'm thinking of. I'm still bitter at having been tangentially dragged into it, things did NOT look that psychopathic until recently.

Also I'm bitter because hasai didn't go kneecap people for me while they were in range, for dragging me tangentially into that drama.

...maybe I'm just bitter.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

It's part of being an admin on CS. I would assume you were used to it by now.

Being an admin on CS means getting random voicemail messages from little girls inviting you to S&M clubs in the city, angry death threats in your email, and random IMs begging for help against cyberbullies. It's the lifestyle, c'mon.
slave2tehtink From: slave2tehtink Date: August 15th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

I get around 1 & 2 by not publicizing that information to the MOOing public. I do have my AIM SN up and easily accessible for players who remember about the @info verb, but apparently it never occurs to most of them to try it on me. Either that, or they're used to the fact that my go-to response for whinging is to point and laugh at them.
From: graye Date: August 15th, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

Drama happening on CS is the ongoing proof that there is still something (un)good and (im)pure in the world.

KF is my hookup for drama. Every time I hear it, I love it.

But otherwise, I'm too lazy to trawl the boards.
slave2tehtink From: slave2tehtink Date: August 15th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

I stay far, far away from the boards most of the time. This drama just reached out and bit me on the ass when I got severely bored one night and popped into the unofficial TeamSpeak channel to see what was going on.

CS is small, but nonetheless dramalicious. I hear over on SinDome (yes, it's still up too) the playerbase actually likes each other. I can't imagine functioning in that kind of stifling environment.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

I actually kinda dig the report-to-$kf code. Part of me still wants to stay logged in and have all of it :tell'ing and notify()'ing me of all that goes on.

But then I'd want to fix something, or feel guilty for not fixing something.
hasai From: hasai Date: August 15th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

Heh,

I figured if you objected to the spam you'd have screamed by now.
Someday I'll just set up a piped input from your bit's :tell through the server shell to spam you via IM, make you feel warm and fuzzy. Don't want you feeling neglected.

And I didn't awesome out and remember how to make LJ display my insert-player here in the last post.
Aaargh.
*facepalm*
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

&gt; and &lt; become > and <

I kept on intending to set up an AIM bot that piped commands through IMs. I'd pulled some other telnet to AIM bots people had written, and was figuring out how to do ANSI to AIM colors when I gave up. I thought letting people play CS through AIM would be pretty neat.

But, like the prison and everything else, unfinished.
hasai From: hasai Date: August 15th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

You just had to make baby Jesus cry. AIM.
You bastard.
That would make my soul burn.

Unfinished projects are the archaeological strata of Cybersphere. Half-written code, extensibility that was never extended. Old legacies, like a city built upon and within its trash heaps. Sometimes we even dig them out and play with them, imagining a time when these projects or objects were in actual use. When they were someone's cyberpunk marionette children.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 15th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

Don't forget false rape accusations!

THOSE ARE THE BEST.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

Bungle really did ruin it for everyone else.
creepingivy From: creepingivy Date: August 15th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: $insanity

That was me above. Not being anonymous. Just not being logged in accidentally. Bungle raped me once with code. I'm still in therapy for it. Strangely, my therapist keeps pointing out that I should learn the difference between real and imaginary but he just doesn't understand....
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: August 15th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
You'll have to get slave2tehtink or one of the others to give a proper re-telling. We mostly just repeated "ZOMG" over and over, and failed to take notes.
From: graye Date: August 15th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
God was it funny, though
slave2tehtink From: slave2tehtink Date: August 15th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
The guy to go to for this one is agentorrange. His write-up is fantastical, and much better than I (who was tangentially involved) can do. Srsly, go hit him up for access to it. Tell 'im GE sent ya.
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