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Indie Game Announcement and Fundraiser

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. III, ISSUE III When a coworker approached me about two and a half months ago asking if I would compose the music for his video game, I was skeptical. After all, I had never seen a serious development project. Upon looking into it, however, I discovered that his ideas are full of potential and his drive to get things done is exceptional. In other words, I fully believe in his project, and am helping to the best of my ability. Since I am (or was, sorry...) act
 

To the Unknown Rail Shooter

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. III, ISSUE II   So I guess I will not be writing a Gradius novelization. Oh well. I hope a poem will do for you guys.                           TO THE UNKNOWN RAIL SHOOTER   When threatened thus, consider all that’s made In vague prevention, pining for the sky: They say you’re saving lives with hardened blade, But who could manufacture such a lie?   Alight with wings built on the backs of slaves… To say it often makes the meaning die.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Addressing the Backlash

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. III, ISSUE I   I wanted to use this entry to state my opinion on The Last Jedi and the recent backlash. I want it to be known that:   1. I am a huge Star Wars fan 2. I, too, dislike what Disney is doing to Star Wars 3. But I LIKED The Force Awakens 4. And I LIKE the prequels 5. And I LIKED this movie.   People should stop romanticizing Star Wars so much that nothing new is allowed to be tried. Star Wars has never been a masterpiece (except for maybe E

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A Short Poem

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. II, ISSUE VI Gudday ond welkom ta Imperiyal Mundays. Dis ebenin, I be prezentin a pome I writ, call'd "Skyentist". Enjoi.               SKYENTIST It’s 12 PM And her students ask “Does a bigger force exist?” “The book doesn’t say,” She says with a sigh. “Ask the Skyentist.” The children go home And say to this force “Who rules the universe?” “The

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Software Collection Part II

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. II, ISSUE V Hello all. Welcome to Imperial Mondays *Lite*. What? I'm busy this week! Don't expect much. I'll just be adding another photo to the gallery. So take care and tempt not the fates.   Featured Photograph: Crazy discrete math homework.

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Progress in Programming

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. II, ISSUE IV Good evening. I am... Dracula. Ah ah ah. For me, this Monday was truly imperial. I was stuck at a certain part of my CS210 lexer assignment, and showed it to my instructor, saying "I feel like if I just get past this problem, I could finish this in two hours." He said he severely doubted my ability to do that. Guess what? I got past the problem and finished the assignment in two hours. And I even did it in less than 300 lines!

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eBay & Impulse Buying

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. II, ISSUE III Good afternoon and welcome to Imperial Mondays.   Remember how last week I said my plans ended in disaster? Well, I bought a kerosene lamp on eBay and it also ended in disaster. I was looking for a certain kind; the type with a round wick and a shade, most commonly made under the name "Rayo". I bought one and when it arrived, the parts didn't fit together and it didn't seem to work like it was supposed to (the wick-raiser wa

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My Humble PC Software Collection

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. II, ISSUE II Hello all. *SIGH...* Welcome to Imperial Mondays.   I did have some "robust content" to share today, but my plans ended in disaster. You know how life goes. But I do have another picture I'd like to add to my gallery. This is part of my collection of software for the IBM PC. It all works, and is all complete. I love looking at the little pamphlets in the boxes. "Offer good until June 1990". Yeah. I really wish they didn't sti

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Imperial Reorganization

MEMOIRS OF A NOVELTY ACCOUNT VOL. II, ISSUE I   As you may know, my blog Memoirs of a Novelty Account has not seen an entry for almost a month, and I apologize. Posting twice a week was difficult, even on winter break, but now that I'm back in college, schoolwork has caught up to me. However, I do wish to remain active on this site, so I am restarting Memoirs and will post an entry every Monday as long as I am able. This new series with its reorganized schedule shall be known as "Imperi

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Back to School

I've moved back into my college apartment. It's pretty nice; I'm proud of how I've kept the living room clean. After days of fiddling with the configuration of my 1987 Epson Apex, I was able to get both the mouse and joystick to work. Then I installed Windows 1.01. It's a blast. Also that old map of imperial Germany I ordered came in the mail. It'll go on the wall right next to the Zenith K731.   Attached, you'll find pictures of these things. I now have a better camera as well. I don't hav

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Crappy Poetry

I didn't have anything special planned for today's entry, but recently I'd been thinking about some of the more cringeworthy poems I've written over the years. What? Of course I'm going to post them here for all the world to see! It's an exercise in confidence. What are people gonna do, cyberbully me for being a crappy poet? Ha! what a joke.   The following two poems both hail from late 2014. They're pretty bad. Please don't laugh.         A MINECRAFT POEM Spawned

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Two Fries and a Hamburger

Yesterday my heavy sixer stopped working. I opened it up, thinking it was a connection problem, but reconnecting the ribbon cable did nothing. I read in a forum post that voltage regulators, when they fail, tend to take a few ICs with them. I replaced the RIOT, and it worked for 30 seconds before dying again. So... Now I have 2 fried RIOT chips (pictured) and a failed voltage regulator. Apparently this is a common problem with the old steel-cage heat sinks, and makes sense because I recently c

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Additions and Possible Losses

Yesterday I received the bundle of 2600 games I had ordered. Pictured here is a few notable additions, as well as my entire library sans the duplicates. As you can probably infer, I'm fond of the text labels. I sat down and played through Superman last night, and I'm glad it was in the lot because it's pretty decent.   My dad gave me a call a few hours ago and said he wants to have Baxter (our 20-year-old grey tabby) put down. He says that the cat is meowing constantly and driving him insane.

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Thoughts on Rogue One

Wow, I seem to have tried too hard on Wednesday's entry. Oops!   I know it's a little late, but I had the luxury of seeing Rogue One again on Thursday, and I'm glad I did. When I saw it on opening night, the CGI Tarkin was super jarring. I wasn't expecting him to have such a big role, and I guess my mind was subconsciously nitpicking his face for flaws. The second time I saw the movie, though, I made it a point to look at Tarkin as just another person, comparing him to the other actors. As a

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Flying Toasters

I wanted to take today's entry to talk about the importance of speculation in our society. I'm not one to get overly upset about other people's opinions, but honestly, what's the point in believing in nothing? When did theorizing go out the window? Does extraterrestrial intelligence exist? It's possible. Does the afterlife exist? Again, it's possible. "Possible" and "Probable" are two very different things. Stuff exists that hasn't been discovered yet, and I think people need to get this into

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Inaugural Entry

I guess I'm starting a bi-weekly blog, since I have nothing else to do on this site until I decide to pursue my homebrew ideas for real. Therefore, this blog will cover a variety of topics until then. Hopefully it won't be completely ignored. Best wishes, and have a Merry Christmas 2016.

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