Thursday, April 5, 2012

Not porn

> Talk with Marc about MtG
> "There's two things I want to do properly once I get out of this school... start studying music again, and really study it, and start playing MtG again."
> "Oh yeah, about that. Remember your white deck we put together?"
> I remember my white deck, a lame variation of Soul sisters
> "Yeah, how come?"
> "Well, I thought that since you're away, I could order you some cards if you want to play actual Soul sisters."
> realize how much I love him

And he didn't even know that I used to play Soul sisters. There's something about lifegain decks that makes me tick for them, even when the winning methods aren't usually the best ones available.

Another thing he didn't know about me before we happened to talk about it was that I used to play Notpr0n with Teragon when we were still roommates. I stopped, though, around level 8 or 9 (Jay should pack his stuff), and it wasn't many moments after that conversation when I was sitting on his lap, opening the game on the screen of his browser.

It turned out that we were a great match for playing that game. I'm not going to hide the fact that when it comes to logic and pure intelligence, he's smarter than I am. But when we got stuck somewhere, it was usually my stubbornness and unwillingness of giving up in front of something that seemed impossible, that helped us through the trouble. And after arriving to a level where it would have been really useful of having all the passwords and usernames for the earlier levels written down (I think I could only remember what operator lady said, and those are words  that are just too carved down my patience for me to ever forget them) I took it upon myself to write all of those things down, just in case I'd ever happen to need them.

If you don't know what notpron is, it's "the hardest  riddle available on the internet", where you try to solve each level by figuring out an username and a password with hints that are given to you. It requires either that you're super smart, or super curious. I'm not super smart, far from that. But I'm super curious, and I always like to try out something in hopes of "MAYBE this could work". Because I want it to work. God damn it.

I like to tease my brains sometimes a little, because I'm not really sharp. I read a lot, I know a lot about different things, I like to keep myself "up to date". But I'm not smart. Not clever. Not good with riddles, not good with logical thinking. I just learn fast. That's why I manage to keep up a smarter front of myself than actually is true. (That's why I picked up MtG. The game requires so much thinking that during the first four weeks my head was just hurting from trying to "get" everything that was on the table. But it got easier over time, as things usually do when you repeatedly do them.)

I think we're currently on level 19 or something. We'll need to get back on track when I get back from here.

Other than that, I picked up knitting, because thread is really cheap here compared to where I live, and I managed to do a running check on myself this morning. Looks like I can take the third week of the Emi's running chart I posted here earlier.

Also, I had a migraine on Monday, the whole deal with light balls and really evil headache and feeling really nauseous. Spent the whole Tuesday recovering from it, worked as little as I possibly could, and tried to eat most of my nutrition in liquid form. Fortunately ginger and vitamins seemed to help a great deal.

And on the Wednesday I was back on track.

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