Sonic Rob: he had online gaming issues?
FyreHaar: he didn’t want to deal with the people
FyreHaar: when I was like here, an FPS with no single player component
Sonic Rob: is he ok with being called a jew or whatever?
FyreHaar: I think he was doubtful
FyreHaar: he can just change server
FyreHaar: or kill the guy
Sonic Rob: haha
Sonic Rob: that is healthy
FyreHaar: did you see me take a tank with my WB??
SonicRob: I did
FyreHaar: balls out!
SonicRob: yeah, you even left the shootas there
FyreHaar: I was like, fuck it! I’m killing this tank if it’s the last thing I do
FyreHaar: I just targeted it with everything
SonicRob: now who’s making the geek act irrationally?
FyreHaar: I was raging
FyreHaar: I killed it and ran
SonicRob: “in your face!”
SonicRob: you gotta do that
FyreHaar: man, watching those tanks run from the sight of my wagh was glorious
On my Pandora channel when any track from Transatlanticism comes on my ears perk up and I do a little happy dance inside my corporate cube of boredom. Death Cab for Cutie thanks for making the day go by with a little more introspective melodic lubrication!
Just announced, the DOW II expansion race is….
That is all.
SonicFyre Episode 2
This week hear us bullshit on:
More Dawn of War II – Spam and how to counter it. Also, what to do when your team mate drops
And our review of District 9, with some compare and contrast with Inglorious Basterds.
SonicRob: argh my butt just assploded and I’m all sweaty
SonicRob: why is this happening to meeeeee?
FyreHaar: cuz you’re sick
FyreHaar: also, TMI
SonicRob: I’m invincible!
PAX is ending, we are strung out on caffeine, sugar and convention center hot dogs. We have 54 more minutes of fun and then a 13 hour drive.
Big recap post with picture gallery and podcast will be up soon.
we are in Seattle, having geeky fun.
Joan of Arc: A military leader by Kelly DeVries
This book’s narrow scope is the primary factor in its success. For all the examinations of what Joan of Arc meant, as a saint, as a feminist (?), as a heretic, etc., this book focused on what she did. Why is Joan so famous? Because she kicked the crap out of the English when no one else in France seemed to be able to. How did she do it? She wasn’t afraid to send thousands of her countrymen men to their deaths.
So this book looks almost exclusively at the details of Joan as a military leader. Excellent research and quotes from sources of the day as well as later examinations. DeVries has a wonderfully concise prologue wherein the political landscape of France at the end if the Hundred Years War is described. The stage is set and Joan’s entrance onto the scene is placed in an enlightening context.
A tad dry at times, but overall a very good illustration of the deeds that made The Maid into a legend.
I give this book four out of five medieval gunpowder hand cannons.
Succinct and most importantly, honest!