[DBT] Introduction

Oct. 1st, 2016 11:15 am
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[I am using The Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Workbook. DBT is a form of therapy that was developed by Marsha Linehan who would diagnose her 17-year-old self with Borderline Personality Disorder (CN for graphic discussion of self-injury, suicidality, and institutionalisation at that link).]

There are two intended audiences for The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. The first is people who are in dialectical behavior therapy (either group or individual) and need a workbook to help learn the four key skills. We also wrote this book so it could be used independently by anyone who struggles with overwhelming feelings.

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Yuletide Letter

Sep. 30th, 2016 06:55 pm
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It's Yuletide signups time again!

General stuff:

I am pretty easy to please in any of these fandoms. I am generally more keen on worldbuilding / background details / plot than relationship stuff, and not particularly interested in transplantation AUs (e.g. coffee shop), but otherwise just go for it! I do not have any DNWs and I enjoy dark stuff if that's what you want to write.

My requests this year:

As Simple As Hunger - D Des Anges

Any

I have loved this universe ever since I read the first scraps of it on the author's LiveJournal and hoped one day there would be more. I just want some more intriguing glimpses of the world! Show me some more of the characters' run-ins with the divinatory establishment, more of the weird and wonderful ways that the arthropods organise themselves, what happens next - or what happened to set the characters up in the places we see them take the stage at the start...

I am up for canon-divergence AUs (e.g. what if Benjon had been returned in working order? what if El Alacrán somehow returned?) but not different-universe AUs as the universe is my major love here.

The Culture - Iain M Banks

GCU Grey Area, GOU Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints

First off - please feel free to take this as an 'or' rather than an 'and' request.

I have had some awesome stories out of this request in the past, so I can't resist making it again. I feel there should be as much fic exploring the edge cases and limits of the Culture's 'benevolent' Mind overlords as possible.

Literally any snippet featuring these characters will make my Yuletide, but if you would like some more guidance, I am very interested in the relationships between ships, ships' mobiles, drones, and their biological crew - how these beings of widely ranging processing power nevertheless relate to each other and treat each other as important, useful parts of the whole society - while not necessarily respecting each other in the way that they thought they wanted to be respected, but almost always respecting each other in some important way.

Changeling: The Lost

Any

Tell me about your character! No, really - tell me about your character - or the character you've always wanted to play in this setting but never got a chance to actually run them. Tell me where they came from, what happened to them, how they got free, whether they're sure that they are free or whether they are just waiting to be reeled back in, what they're doing with it / about it...

I just think there are so many fascinating characters that can exist within this setting and I'd love to hear about yours.

Code push tomorrow!

Sep. 30th, 2016 11:02 pm
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We are planning to do a code push around 21 hours from now, at approximately 6pm Pacific time on Saturday, Oct 1.

Here's a partial list of changes that will go live with this push, apart from the usual minor tweaks and bugfixes:


  • Selective Screening, a new feature that lets you screen comments from a particular user.

  • Two new journal layouts with one theme each: Gold Leaf/Elegant Notebook and Venture/Radiant Aqua.

  • Six new themes for Heads Up, and seven new themes for Corinthian.

  • The minimal spacing between line elements in the list of success links on Foundation pages has been restored.

  • Punctuation marks in message subjects will no longer be overescaped.

  • The admin pages for the translation system are now hidden from anonymous viewers, to avoid scaring unsuspecting search engine users away from the site.

  • The text messaging feature has been removed from user profiles.

  • The email notification worker is now less likely to misbehave.


We'll update again to let you know when the code push is in progress!
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Every few months, I run through [site community profile] changelog compiling a list of who has been contributing patches to our code repository, with the understanding that this is not a competition, or any sort of "high score" list. It's intended as a guide for casual developers, to discern not only our most prolific contributors, but also those who have contributed to the project most recently and therefore would be more likely to provide a timely, informed response to development questions. That is why the list is sorted by "Latest" instead of "Changes".

In general, one commit on Github equals one point in the "Changes" column, but fractional points are awarded for collaborative efforts — the most common example being a new S2 theme, where usually half credit is awarded to the theme author and the other half to the person who converts the theme into a code patch. Due to the nature of development, some changes are massive contributions of new code, and others are tiny tweaks; there is no correlation with the amount of effort involved. We are grateful to everyone who helps to improve Dreamwidth, in ways large or small.

I last compiled this list at the beginning of April. Since that time, we have welcomed five new contributors: [github.com profile] dfabulich, [personal profile] phidari, [personal profile] wohali, [personal profile] pinterface, and [personal profile] onlyembers. Congratulations and thank you again!

  #  User                      Changes     Latest
  1. kareila                      1030     Fri Sep 30 19:09:51 2016 UTC
  2. woggy                          17     Thu Sep 29 22:26:43 2016 UTC
  3. momijizukamori             224.16     Thu Sep 29 19:58:05 2016 UTC
  4. onlyembers                    0.5     Thu Sep 29 19:58:05 2016 UTC
  5. pinterface                   15.5     Sat Sep 24 00:19:48 2016 UTC
  6. wohali                          1     Wed Aug 31 14:12:26 2016 UTC
  7. hotlevel4                      52     Fri Jul 15 22:39:55 2016 UTC
  8. kaberett                       44     Thu Jul 14 14:59:58 2016 UTC
  9. mark                        552.5     Mon Jun 27 04:24:47 2016 UTC
 10. phidari                         2     Sat Jun 18 21:14:12 2016 UTC

 11. cesy                        29.83     Sat Jun 18 15:28:34 2016 UTC
 12. chrisboyle                     15     Sun May 15 12:08:22 2016 UTC
 13. me_and                         36     Sun May 15 11:33:08 2016 UTC
 14. dfabulich                       1     Mon Apr 25 19:53:40 2016 UTC
 15. alierak                      19.5     Sun Apr 10 22:41:50 2016 UTC
 16. azurelunatic                    8     Mon Mar 28 05:54:30 2016 UTC
 17. srukle                          7     Wed Mar 23 16:44:54 2016 UTC
 18. sgsabbage                      17     Wed Feb 24 20:45:39 2016 UTC
 19. sophie                         58     Sun Feb 14 18:19:32 2016 UTC
 20. ljacob                          1     Sat Nov 07 12:13:45 2015 UTC
The rest of the list... (159 total) )

I fought the Crawl, redux

Sep. 30th, 2016 08:45 pm
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Hooray, won again! 2 from 39 games. I fancied a go at Vine Stalkers with
their clever gimmicks. On the way to this win I had an embarrassing death
in Pandemonium with 5 runes (two Lair branches, Abyssal, Vaults, and Lom
Lobon) - embarrassing both because I had no business trying clever
extra-rune stunts on my second potential win and because I had switched to
Zin (after Vaults:5, Okawaru's wrath is like a gentle shower of warm rain)
and forgot to use Sanctuary.

I lucked out this game by getting the quick blade from a scroll of
acquirement (mind you, I had a few scrolls of acquirement during the game
and also cleared out Elf, so I think the odds of me getting a QB at some
point were good - indeed, I found a second one at some point) and, on
deciding to roll the dice when I had two scrolls of brand weapon, getting
electrocution first try. For much of the game I had a randart dagger I'd
swap to for rElec.

Okawaru's gifts ranged, as usual, from occasionally useful to laughably
bad (as I recall, two -6 bucklers with a stat penalty to boot), but he did
cough up javelins early (I almost never had to throw a tomahawk), boots of
flying, and a crystal plate armour with a juicy set of resistances... and
-Tele. I did use that for a while but decided to go to Depths to try and
make myself a gold dragon armour, which I did using one of the guardians
of the Zot portal (having almost despaired of getting a golden dragon to
leave a corpse).

I got some mileage out of the lightning rod, which I burned my scrolls of
recharging into. I made almost no use of the lamp of fire, etc, but that's
at least partly because I decided to leave Vaults:5 well alone and grab
the abyssal rune instead.

Branch-wise, Snake was pretty straightforward (not as many guardian
serpents as I feared). I was wary of Shoals having been once before and
died, but with boots of flying it proved to be a doddle. Elf:3 took a bit
of thought but of course vine stalkers with 0.3 weapon delay absolutely
excel at mugging enemy spellcasters. I cleared out Crypt (might as well)
without trouble. I needed a couple of cure mutations after the Abyss, but
I had them to spare (besides those on the dump, there's a couple in shops,
I think). Zot:5 was really suspiciously easy: I came around one corner to
find two orbs of fire, two ancient lichen, and various other nuisances,
but other than that I just strolled up to the Orb (squishing Orb Guardians
but, to be honest, they're not that bad) and hit a permanent teleporter.
By good fortune I landed in the explored lobe of the orb vault. The orbrun
was totally uneventful; never even saw a Panlord.


Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.18.1-50-g88ac8fd (console) character file.

1726610 Damerell the Warrior (level 27, 158/158 HPs)
Began as a Vine Stalker Fighter on Sept 21, 2016.
Was the Champion of Okawaru.
Escaped with the Orb
... and 3 runes on Sept 30, 2016!

The game lasted 11:34:57 (65014 turns).

Damerell the Warrior (Vine Stalker Fighter) Turns: 65014, Time: 11:34:58

Health: 158/158 AC: 41 Str: 18 XL: 27
Magic: 35/35 EV: 9 Int: 10 God: Okawaru [******]
Gold: 2105 SH: 29 Dex: 29 Spells: 2 memorised, 33 levels left

rFire + + . SeeInvis . a - +9 quick blade (elec)
rCold + + + Gourm . W - +6 gold dragon armour
rNeg + . . Faith . B - +2 large shield of Claustrophobia {rPois rC+ MR++ Int+2}
rPois + Spirit + M - +3 helmet of Jigsaw {rF+ Regen+}
rElec + Dismiss . p - +2 cloak {MR+}
rCorr . Reflect + V - +2 pair of gloves {Dex+3}
SustAt . Harm . j - +1 pair of boots {run}
MR +++++ g - +5 amulet of reflection
Stlth .......... X - +3 ring of slaying
Q - ring "Xajeeka" {Fragile rElec rC+ rN+}

@: quick, almost entirely resistant to hostile enchantments, extremely
unstealthy
A: fangs 3, regeneration 3, weak 1, magic shield, antimagic bite, no device heal
3, rot immunity
a: Heroism, Finesse, Renounce Religion
0: Orb of Zot
}: 3/15 runes: serpentine, barnacled, abyssal


You escaped.
You worshipped Okawaru.
Okawaru was exalted by your worship.
You were hungry.

You visited 11 branches of the dungeon, and saw 54 of its levels.
You visited the Abyss 1 time.
You visited 1 bazaar.
You also visited: Bailey, Ice Cave and Volcano.

You collected 7360 gold pieces.
You spent 5255 gold pieces at shops.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
a - a +9 quick blade of electrocution (weapon)
Missiles
k - 9 silver javelins
O - 36 poisoned javelins
Y - 24 steel javelins (quivered)
Z - 12 javelins of penetration
Armour
e - a +1 pair of boots of flying
j - a +1 pair of boots of running (worn)
p - a +2 cloak of magic resistance (worn)
B - the +2 large shield of Claustrophobia (worn) {rPois rC+ MR++ Int+2}
(You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)

It affects your intelligence (+2).
It protects you from cold.
It protects you from poison.
It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
M - the +3 helmet of Jigsaw (worn) {rF+ Regen+}
(You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)

It protects you from fire.
It increases your rate of regeneration.
V - a +2 pair of gloves of dexterity (worn)
W - a +6 gold dragon armour (worn)
Rods
i - a +5 rod of shadows (12/12)
(You found it on level 2 of the Abyss)
w - a +9 lightning rod (17/17)
(You bought it in a shop on level 2 of the Orcish Mines)
x - a +5 rod of clouds (15/15)
(You found it on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
Jewellery
c - the ring "Jiorch" {SustAt rF+ MR+ MP+9 Int+4}
(You bought it in a shop on level 1 of the Snake Pit)

[ring of sustain attributes]

It sustains your strength, intelligence and dexterity.
It affects your intelligence (+4).
It protects you from fire.
It affects your resistance to hostile enchantments.
It affects your magic capacity (+9).
g - a +5 amulet of reflection (around neck)
C - an uncursed ring of resist corrosion
H - an uncursed ring of see invisible
Q - the ring "Xajeeka" (left hand) {Fragile rElec rC+ rN+}
(You found it on level 3 of the Crypt)

[ring of positive energy]

It protects you from cold.
It insulates you from electricity.
It protects you from negative energy.
It will be destroyed if unequipped.
X - a +3 ring of slaying (right hand)
Wands
q - a wand of disintegration (9/24)
T - a wand of digging (10/24)
Scrolls
h - 18 scrolls of teleportation
m - 10 scrolls of magic mapping
n - 4 scrolls of holy word
o - 6 scrolls of fear
s - a scroll of silence
v - 25 scrolls of remove curse
A - 10 scrolls of identify
J - 8 scrolls of blinking
L - 5 scrolls of fog
P - 2 scrolls of summoning
Potions
b - 3 potions of flight
l - 3 potions of invisibility
t - 2 potions of cancellation
D - 21 potions of curing
F - 5 potions of might
G - 3 potions of cure mutation
K - 5 potions of haste
S - 2 potions of resistance
Miscellaneous
d - a legendary deck of summoning {Repulsiveness}
r - a fan of gales
y - a phantom mirror
z - a box of beasts
E - a lamp of fire
R - a stone of tremors
Comestibles
f - 21 bread rations
u - 28 meat rations
I - 44 fruits


Skills:
* Level 20.6 Fighting
+ Level 16.0 Short Blades
+ Level 14.9 Throwing
+ Level 15.8 Armour
+ Level 10.7 Dodging
* Level 17.1 Shields
+ Level 7.3 Spellcasting
- Level 12.4 Charms
- Level 10.8 Summonings
- Level 13.8 Invocations
+ Level 12.4 Evocations


You had 33 spell levels left.
You knew the following spells:

Your Spells Type Power Failure Level Hunger
a - Aura of Abjuration Summ ####...... 100% 5 ######.
b - Repel Missiles Chrm/Air ###... 100% 2 ##.....


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (15/15) Temple (1/1) D:5 Lair (8/8) D:11
Shoals (4/4) Lair:6 Snake (4/4) Lair:4 Slime (0/6) Lair:7
Orc (2/2) D:12 Elf (3/3) Orc:2 Vaults (4/5) D:14
Crypt (3/3) Vaults:3 Tomb (0/3) Crypt:3 Depths (5/5) D:15
Zot (5/5) Depths:5

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Kikubaaqudgha
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Pakellas
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Vehumet
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin
The Shining One
Jiyva

Shops:
D:2 * D:5 [ D:6 ? Orc:2 %}[% Shoals:1 [ Snake:1 = Snake:2 (
Snake:4 ?!:} Vaults:3 %[ Vaults:4 ( Depths:1 :

Portals:
Hell: Depths:1 Depths:2 Depths:3 Depths:4 Depths:5
Abyss: Depths:1 Depths:4
Pandemonium: Depths:1 Depths:3 Depths:5
Ziggurat: Depths:4

Annotations:
D:5 helm of sinv $149
D:6 SoRC
D:11 teleports here
Snake:1 ring here for 819
Snake:4 good potions, scrolls here when have more cash
Orc:2 lightning rod here 1235


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

You have razor-sharp teeth.
You regenerate.
When hurt, damage is shared between your health and your magic reserves.
Your bite disrupts and absorbs the magic of your enemies.
Potions and wands cannot restore your health.
You are immune to rotting.
You are weak. (Str -2)


Message History

a club; a goblin corpse
You butcher the goblin corpse.
Things that are here:
a club; 2 chunks of flesh; a goblin skeleton
(D) Dungeon (T) Temple (L) Lair (A) Shoals
(P) Snake Pit (M) Slime Pits (O) Orcish Mines (E) Elven Halls
(V) Vaults (C) Crypt (W) Tomb (U) Depths
(H) Hell (Z) Zot
Where to? (Enter - D:1 @ (x,y), ? - help)
A rat comes into view.
You hit the rat. There is a sudden explosion of sparks!
You kill the rat!
(D) Dungeon (T) Temple (L) Lair (A) Shoals
(P) Snake Pit (M) Slime Pits (O) Orcish Mines (E) Elven Halls
(V) Vaults (C) Crypt (W) Tomb (U) Depths
(H) Hell (Z) Zot
Where to? (Enter - D:1 @ (x,y), ? - help)
You are feeling hungry.
There is a staircase leading out of the dungeon here.
You have escaped!

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There were no monsters in sight!

Vanquished Creatures
Mara (Snake:3)
2 orbs of fire (Zot:5)
2 ancient liches
Sojobo (Depths:4)
Saint Roka (Snake:3)
Vashnia (Snake:2)
A Killer Klown (Zot:5)
Nikola (Depths:1)
the Enchantress (D:15)
6 golden dragons
Jorgrun (Depths:1)
A hellephant (Abyss:2)
An electric golem (Zot:1)
Rupert (Lair:6)
4 tentacled monstrosities
23 Orb Guardians
Asterion (Snake:2)
4 liches
2 deep elf blademasters
A deep elf master archer (Elf:3)
An ancient champion (Crypt:2)
5 tentacled starspawn
2 krakens (Shoals:4)
5 sphinxes
3 shadow dragons
4 storm dragons
10 tengu reavers
A daeva (Abyss:3)
The ghost of Damerell the Slicer, an adept VSFi of Zin (Elf:2)
6 greater nagas
5 fire giants
Ilsuiw (Shoals:4)
3 draconian scorchers
10 frost giants
Wiglaf (Depths:2)
Donald (Snake:2)
11 deep elf sorcerers
An orc warlord (Orc:2)
Aizul (Snake:1)
6 vault wardens
2 draconian shifters
A ghost moth (Zot:4)
2 cacodemons (Abyss:3)
2 iron dragons (Depths:5)
2 draconian zealots
5 curse skulls
Louise (D:15)
A caustic shrike zombie (Depths:1)
4 deep elf elementalists
4 spriggan defenders
4 reapers
20 stone giants
2 vampire knights (Depths:3)
9 ghouls (Crypt:2)
12 ironheart preservers
A caustic shrike skeleton (Depths:1)
A draconian caller (Zot:1)
A war gargoyle (Vaults:4)
14 very ugly things
3 black draconians
5 green draconians
2 salamander stormcallers
2 purple draconians
A yellow draconian (Zot:5)
5 deep elf demonologists
A white draconian (Zot:1)
4 red draconians
Azrael (Snake:2)
2 spark wasps (Depths:3)
3 mottled draconians
8 deep elf annihilators
7 crystal guardians (Elf:3)
4 merfolk javelineers (Shoals:4)
9 eidola
10 deep elf death magi
11 ettins
7 vault guards
7 merfolk impalers
2 quicksilver dragon zombies
5 fire dragons
A mummy priest (Crypt:3)
Fannar (Lair:3)
4 deep elf high priests (Elf:3)
12 jiangshi
15 naga warriors
8 great orbs of eyes
10 hydras
7 ice dragons
13 yaktaur captains
5 rakshasas
13 anacondas
10 entropy weavers
6 merfolk aquamancers
The ghost of Moorlo the Thaumaturge, a journeyman GrEE of Vehumet (D:11)
5 catoblepae
A death knight (Crypt:3)
A spriggan air mage (D:15)
3 alligator snapping turtles
3 centaur warriors
The ghost of ceb the Blocker, a journeyman GrFi of Okawaru (D:11)
23 dancing weapons
17 ogre magi
6 merfolk avatars
A queen ant (Lair:7)
8 deep troll shamans
2 tengu warriors
A hell hog (shapeshifter) (D:14)
Urug (D:10)
6 vampire magi
5 thrashing horrors
17 death yaks
5 deep troll earth magi
An orc high priest (Elf:3)
An iron giant zombie (Crypt:2)
A hellephant zombie (Crypt:2)
3 shock serpents
8 soul eaters
23 naga sharpshooters
3 spriggan berserkers
A titan zombie (Crypt:3)
20 deep elf knights
The ghost of ceb the Blocker, a novice GrFi of Okawaru (Bailey)
4 salamander mystics
A spriggan (Depths:1)
A shadow wraith (Vaults:3)
2 sun demons
5 wretched stars
10 sea snakes
19 skeletal warriors
A storm dragon skeleton (Crypt:3)
4 iron trolls
9 unseen horrors
17 deep trolls
An infernal demonspawn (Depths:1)
A shadow demon (Depths:5)
3 giant orange brains
An anaconda zombie (Crypt:1)
A golden dragon zombie (Crypt:3)
15 deep elf archers
2 flayed ghosts
3 spatial maelstroms
7 hill giants
An obsidian statue (D:14)
12 starcursed masses
A lindwurm (D:14)
16 orc knights
14 naga ritualists
20 phantasmal warriors
17 large abominations
3 wizards
A shadow dragon skeleton (Crypt:2)
14 ironbrand convokers
14 necromancers
8 mana vipers
29 harpies
9 griffons
2 fire giant zombies
4 orc sorcerers
4 stone giant zombies
73 deep elf magi
2 sphinx skeletons (Depths:3)
31 ugly things
12 wolf spiders
A harpy (shapeshifter) (Depths:4)
3 hornets
An oklob plant (Lair:1)
A manticore (shapeshifter) (Vaults:4)
8 cyclopes
10 manticores
15 fauns
18 salamanders
5 moths of wrath
An orb spider (shapeshifter) (Vaults:3)
An iron dragon zombie (Crypt:3)
2 moths of wrath (shapeshifter)
A tengu skeleton (Depths:1)
4 frost giant skeletons
11 sirens
A worldbinder (Abyss:2)
5 sixfirhies
5 centaur zombies
39 black mambas
A salamander (shapeshifter) (Vaults:4)
A hornet (shapeshifter) (D:13)
8 water nymphs
Maurice (D:11)
A fire giant skeleton (Crypt:3)
A smoke demon (Abyss:4)
A guardian serpent (Snake:2)
3 eyes of devastation
An apocalypse crab (Abyss:2)
12 vault sentinels
A dire elephant zombie (Crypt:3)
2 orange demons (Abyss:2)
4 ice statues
2 rust devils (Depths:5)
26 spiny frogs
17 naga magi
2 stone giant skeletons (Crypt:3)
2 molten gargoyles (Volcano)
Joseph (Lair:1)
2 dire elephant skeletons (Crypt:3)
A spiny frog (shapeshifter) (D:14)
A rime drake (Lair:7)
An efreet (D:13)
12 freezing wraiths
A komodo dragon (shapeshifter) (Elf:3)
A demonic crawler (Abyss:3)
2 ice devils
7 komodo dragons
3 kobold demonologists
A yaktaur (shapeshifter) (Vaults:3)
28 yaktaurs
A queen ant zombie (Crypt:1)
A rime drake (shapeshifter) (D:15)
16 hellwings
A guardian mummy (Crypt:3)
2 tengu conjurers (Depths:3)
5 ancient zymes
A grey draconian skeleton (Crypt:2)
23 merfolk
An iron troll skeleton (Crypt:2)
9 trolls
2 wind drakes
4 polar bears
6 jumping spiders
23 two-headed ogres
A fire dragon zombie (Crypt:3)
Prince Ribbit (D:5)
A harpy skeleton (Crypt:3)
14 raiju
3 ettin zombies
5 boulder beetles
A bog body (Crypt:2)
9 snapping turtles
2 stone giant simulacra
17 blink frogs
The ghost of ceb the Skirmisher, an amateur GrFi (D:6)
2 frost giant simulacra
2 ice dragon zombies
38 redbacks
24 slime creatures
2 black mamba zombies (Crypt:3)
9 flying skulls (Crypt:1)
2 ice dragon skeletons (Depths:1)
A redback (shapeshifter) (Elf:2)
4 air elementals
An ettin skeleton (Abyss:4)
A spriggan (shapeshifter) (Depths:2)
Eustachio (D:4)
4 shadows
10 small abominations
4 fire bats (Depths:4)
2 tarantellas
A vampire (D:12)
6 wraiths
3 wyverns
A wyvern (shapeshifter) (Elf:2)
52 yaks
2 alligator skeletons
4 ynoxinuls
9 fire elementals
4 neqoxecs
2 golden eyes (shapeshifter)
27 water elementals
A hippogriff (shapeshifter) (Depths:2)
5 basilisks
6 chaos spawn
23 hippogriffs
3 hungry ghosts
An elf skeleton (Depths:3)
Grum (Lair:1)
15 vampire mosquitoes
A yaktaur simulacrum (Vaults:2)
36 nagas
3 spatial vortices (Abyss:2)
2 merfolk zombies
5 soldier ants (Lair:7)
2 hell hounds (shapeshifter)
4 wargs
6 mottled dragons
A putrid demonspawn zombie (Crypt:1)
14 water moccasins
A soldier ant (shapeshifter) (Vaults:2)
A spiny frog zombie (Crypt:3)
A giant eyeball (Abyss:4)
2 hell hounds (Snake:2)
14 porcupines
Purgy (D:4)
67 orc warriors
2 wasps
7 sky beasts
An eye of draining (shapeshifter) (Vaults:4)
2 eyes of draining
29 ice beasts
An ettin simulacrum (Vaults:1)
4 necrophages (Crypt:2)
A black bear (D:13)
53 ogres
5 phantoms
A boggart (Depths:4)
14 wolves
23 centaurs
An anubis guard skeleton (Crypt:1)
A swamp dragon skeleton (Crypt:3)
14 crocodiles
7 big kobolds
33 giant frogs
Blork the orc (D:4)
7 earth elementals
A yaktaur skeleton (Crypt:1)
A glowing shapeshifter simulacrum (Vaults:1)
A wyvern zombie (D:12)
5 scorpions
12 wyvern skeletons (Crypt:3)
A hippogriff zombie (Crypt:2)
A warg zombie (Crypt:1)
10 wights
2 vampire bats (D:9)
6 howler monkeys
20 crimson imps
3 quasits
A giant frog zombie (D:12)
2 lava snakes (Volcano)
7 hounds
3 centaur skeletons
20 orc priests
8 jellies
19 orc wizards
3 iron imps
5 giant frog skeletons
6 iguanas
A porcupine zombie (Crypt:1)
2 hell rats (Lair:4)
23 worker ants
A sheep (shapeshifter) (Depths:1)
9 sheep
A deep dwarf skeleton (Crypt:2)
A hound skeleton (D:10)
2 mummies (Crypt:3)
2 worker ant zombies (D:10)
8 gnolls
12 adders
39 river rats
2 shadow imps
8 white imps
4 ufetubi
11 oozes (Lair:1)
An adder zombie (D:5)
2 adder skeletons
6 giant geckos
139 orcs
A bat skeleton (D:9)
4 bat zombies (D:9)
5 giant cockroaches
9 goblins
11 hobgoblins
6 jackals
3 quokkas
8 bats
A giant gecko zombie (D:8)
7 giant newts
25 kobolds
An orc skeleton (Crypt:3)
A quokka skeleton (D:5)
11 rats
A fire vortex (Depths:4)
3 fungi
6 plants
4 starspawn tentacles (Abyss:3)
3 tentacles (Shoals:4)
2 withered plants (Crypt:3)
2582 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
An ancient lich (Zot:5)
Boris (Depths:5)
A deep elf master archer (Elf:3)
4 yaktaur captains
A satyr (Shoals:4)
2 naga sharpshooters (Snake:4)
5 deep elf archers
4 fauns
2 cyclopes
4 ugly things (D:14)
10 yaktaurs
A redback (Depths:2)
A vampire mosquito (Vaults:3)
An ogre (Vaults:4)
23 fungi
7 lost souls
A lurking horror (Abyss:3)
19 plants
13 starspawn tentacles
113 starspawn tentacle segments
8 tentacles (Shoals:4)
73 tentacle segments (Shoals:4)
10 withered plants (Crypt:3)
305 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 2887 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn | Place | Note
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0 | D:1 | Damerell the Vine Stalker Fighter began the quest for the Orb.
0 | D:1 | Reached XP level 1. HP: 11/11 MP: 2/2
554 | D:1 | Reached XP level 2. HP: 11/16 MP: 1/3
696 | D:2 | Found an opulent altar of Gozag.
704 | D:2 | Found Gozag's Platinum Reserve.
917 | D:2 | Found a faded altar to an unknown god.
949 | D:2 | Reached skill level 3 in Fighting
1081 | D:2 | Reached XP level 3. HP: 20/20 MP: 4/4
1404 | D:3 | Reached XP level 4. HP: 7/24 MP: 1/5
1585 | D:3 | Reached skill level 1 in Throwing
1626 | D:3 | Reached XP level 5. HP: 24/28 MP: 6/6
1697 | D:3 | Found a white marble altar of Elyvilon.
2383 | D:4 | Noticed Purgy
2408 | D:4 | Killed Purgy
2408 | D:4 | Gained mutation: You heal very quickly. [Vine Stalker growth]
2408 | D:4 | Reached XP level 6. HP: 24/32 MP: 7/7
2769 | D:4 | Noticed Blork the orc
2779 | D:4 | Killed Blork the orc
2866 | D:4 | Noticed a phantom
2905 | D:4 | Killed a phantom
2905 | D:4 | Reached XP level 7. HP: 32/37 MP: 8/8
2932 | D:4 | Noticed Eustachio
2954 | D:4 | Killed Eustachio
2954 | D:4 | Reached skill level 4 in Fighting
3203 | D:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
3408 | D:5 | Gained mutation: You have razor-sharp teeth. [Vine Stalker growth]
3408 | D:5 | Reached XP level 8. HP: 17/42 MP: 9/9
3419 | D:5 | Reached skill level 5 in Short Blades
3428 | D:5 | Noticed Prince Ribbit
3461 | D:5 | Killed Prince Ribbit
3558 | D:5 | Found a basalt altar of Yredelemnul.
3580 | D:5 | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
3587 | Temple | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
3672 | Temple | Became a worshipper of Warmaster Okawaru
3776 | D:5 | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
3776 | D:5 | Reached XP level 9. HP: 47/47 MP: 10/10
3789 | D:5 | Found Zuodonwu's Armour Shop.
3832 | D:5 | Bought a +2 cloak of poison resistance for 240 gold pieces
3911 | D:5 | Reached skill level 5 in Shields
3914 | D:5 | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
4236 | D:6 | Found Geguf's Magic Scroll Shoppe.
4268 | D:6 | Bought a scroll of identify for 24 gold pieces
4268 | D:6 | Bought a scroll of identify for 24 gold pieces
4268 | D:6 | Bought a scroll of identify for 24 gold pieces
4406 | D:6 | Noticed a moth of wrath
4409 | D:6 | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
4926 | D:7 | Identified a scroll of acquirement
4974 | D:7 | Reached * piety under Okawaru
5367 | D:7 | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
5368 | D:7 | Found a shimmering altar of Xom.
5545 | D:8 | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
5705 | D:8 | Reached ** piety under Okawaru
6127 | D:9 | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
6127 | D:9 | Found a glowing golden altar of the Shining One.
6150 | D:9 | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
6218 | D:9 | Reached XP level 10. HP: 53/53 MP: 11/11
6272 | D:9 | Reached skill level 5 in Throwing
6572 | D:9 | Reached skill level 6 in Fighting
6594 | D:9 | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
6714 | D:9 | Reached *** piety under Okawaru
6966 | D:10 | Entered Level 10 of the Dungeon
7151 | D:5 | Bought a +0 helmet of see invisible for 149 gold pieces
7260 | D:10 | Noticed a hill giant
7295 | D:10 | Reached **** piety under Okawaru
7338 | D:10 | Reached skill level 1 in Invocations
7350 | D:10 | Killed a hill giant
7350 | D:10 | Reached skill level 7 in Fighting
7350 | D:10 | Reached XP level 11. HP: 37/58 MP: 11/13
7674 | D:10 | Got a steaming dagger
7675 | D:10 | Identified the +2 dagger "Conservator" {venom, rElec rF+ MR+ Int-4} (You found it on level 10 of the Dungeon)
7718 | D:10 | Reached ***** piety under Okawaru
7785 | D:10 | Noticed Urug
7828 | D:10 | Killed Urug
7828 | D:10 | Received a gift from Okawaru
7913 | D:10 | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
8172 | D:11 | Noticed Maurice
8196 | D:11 | Killed Maurice
8200 | D:11 | Received a gift from Okawaru
8221 | D:11 | Found a staircase to the Lair.
8248 | D:11 | Noticed Moorlo's ghost (journeyman GrEE)
8300 | D:11 | Killed Moorlo's ghost
8331 | D:11 | Noticed ceb's ghost (journeyman GrFi)
8421 | D:11 | Killed ceb's ghost
8421 | D:11 | Reached skill level 8 in Fighting
8450 | Lair:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
8506 | Lair:1 | Noticed Grum
8591 | Lair:1 | Killed Grum
8639 | Lair:1 | Noticed Joseph
8667 | Lair:1 | Killed Joseph
8702 | Lair:1 | Noticed an ice dragon
8733 | Lair:1 | Gained mutation: You regenerate. [Vine Stalker growth]
8733 | Lair:1 | Reached XP level 12. HP: 65/65 MP: 15/15
8833 | Lair:1 | Killed an ice dragon
9050 | Lair:1 | Noticed a six-headed hydra
9072 | Lair:1 | Killed a six-headed hydra
9162 | Lair:1 | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
9186 | Lair:1 | Killed an eight-headed hydra
9186 | Lair:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
9576 | Lair:1 | Reached skill level 9 in Fighting
10207 | Lair:2 | Found a radiant altar of Vehumet.
10362 | Lair:2 | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
10375 | Lair:2 | Killed an eight-headed hydra
10375 | Lair:2 | Reached skill level 5 in Invocations
10642 | Lair:3 | Reached ****** piety under Okawaru
10685 | Lair:3 | Noticed a catoblepas
10708 | Lair:3 | Killed a catoblepas
10708 | Lair:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
10708 | Lair:3 | Reached XP level 13. HP: 49/70 MP: 17/17
11183 | Lair:3 | Got a fine robe
11196 | Lair:3 | Identified the +2 robe of the Moneychanger {rElec rC+ Int+4 Dex+6} (You found it on level 3 of the Lair of Beasts)
11347 | Lair:3 | Noticed Fannar
11373 | Lair:3 | Killed Fannar
11373 | Lair:3 | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
11373 | Lair:3 | Reached skill level 10 in Short Blades
11952 | Lair:4 | Found a frozen archway.
11999 | IceCv | Entered an ice cave
12291 | Lair:4 | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
12431 | Lair:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
12536 | Lair:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
12645 | Lair:4 | Reached XP level 14. HP: 72/77 MP: 17/19
13387 | Lair:5 | Reached skill level 10 in Armour
13961 | Lair:6 | Noticed Rupert
13987 | Lair:6 | Killed Rupert
14025 | Lair:6 | Reached skill level 11 in Fighting
14083 | Lair:6 | Found a dark tunnel.
14093 | Volcano | Entered a volcano
14208 | Volcano | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
15215 | D:6 | Noticed ceb's ghost (amateur GrFi)
15225 | D:6 | Killed ceb's ghost
15249 | D:6 | Bought a scroll of identify for 24 gold pieces
15249 | D:6 | Bought a scroll of identify for 24 gold pieces
15553 | Lair:6 | Found a staircase to the Shoals.
15574 | Lair:6 | Received a gift from Okawaru
16185 | Lair:7 | Received a gift from Okawaru
16190 | Lair:7 | Got a crystal short sword {god gift}
16191 | Lair:7 | Identified the +5 short sword of the Little People {flame, *Confuse Dex+5} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 7 of the Lair of Beasts)
16640 | Lair:7 | Found a viscous altar of Jiyva.
16640 | Lair:7 | Found a staircase to the Slime Pits.
17126 | Lair:8 | Entered Level 8 of the Lair of Beasts
17328 | Lair:8 | Received a gift from Okawaru
17328 | Lair:8 | Reached XP level 15. HP: 80/84 MP: 21/21
17343 | Lair:8 | Got a polished lajatang {god gift}
17784 | Lair:8 | Received a gift from Okawaru
17790 | Lair:8 | Got a faintly humming chain mail {god gift}
17809 | Lair:8 | Identified the +1 chain mail of Honour {rF- rCorr Str+6 Stlth+} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
17880 | Lair:8 | Reached skill level 12 in Fighting
17980 | Lair:8 | Identified a +4 rod of clouds (14/14) (You found it on level 8 of the Lair of Beasts)
19654 | D:12 | Reached skill level 1 in Evocations
19774 | D:12 | Found a staircase to the Orcish Mines.
20131 | D:12 | Reached skill level 10 in Shields
20311 | Orc:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Orcish Mines
20755 | Orc:2 | Entered Level 2 of the Orcish Mines
20920 | Orc:2 | Found a staircase to the Elven Halls.
21249 | Orc:2 | Found Askaul's Armour Boutique.
21249 | Orc:2 | Found Dead Kuh's Gadget Shoppe.
21249 | Orc:2 | Found Pues's Food Emporium.
21342 | Orc:2 | Found Japtoyv's Food Shop.
21592 | Orc:2 | Noticed an orc warlord
21687 | Orc:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
21738 | Orc:2 | Killed an orc warlord
22050 | Orc:2 | Bought a +4 lightning rod (10/10) for 1235 gold pieces
22211 | D:13 | Received a gift from Okawaru
22231 | D:13 | Reached XP level 16. HP: 87/90 MP: 23/23
22485 | D:13 | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
23044 | D:14 | Got a faintly humming leather armour
23051 | D:14 | Got a polished rapier
23127 | D:14 | Found a gate to the Vaults.
23257 | D:14 | Found a flagged portal.
23269 | D:14 | Identified the +5 rapier "Olic" {pain, Str+3} (You found it on level 14 of the Dungeon)
23282 | D:14 | Identified the cursed +0 leather armour of the Comet {rN+ Regen+ rCorr Int-2} (You found it on level 14 of the Dungeon)
23299 | Bailey | Entered a bailey
23328 | Bailey | Noticed ceb's ghost (novice GrFi)
23366 | Bailey | Killed ceb's ghost
23840 | D:14 | Found a glowing silver altar of Zin.
23897 | D:14 | Received a gift from Okawaru
23898 | D:14 | Got a translucent flail {god gift}
23899 | D:14 | Identified the +7 flail "Zyumont" {crush, MP+9 Int+3} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 14 of the Dungeon)
23980 | D:14 | Reached skill level 10 in Throwing
24321 | D:14 | Found a sparkling altar of Nemelex Xobeh.
24496 | D:15 | Entered Level 15 of the Dungeon
24504 | D:15 | Noticed Louise
24529 | D:15 | Reached skill level 13 in Fighting
24568 | D:15 | Killed Louise
24679 | D:15 | Found a shattered altar of Ashenzari.
25096 | D:15 | Found a staircase to the Depths.
25607 | Elf:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Elven Halls
25687 | Elf:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
25914 | Elf:1 | Reached XP level 17. HP: 95/95 MP: 25/25
26053 | Elf:1 | Identified Sif Muna's Almanac of Calling
26067 | Elf:1 | Learned a level 5 spell: Aura of Abjuration
26370 | Elf:1 | Identified Naxelip's Incunabulum of Fire and Air
26470 | Elf:1 | Reached skill level 1 in Summonings
26503 | Elf:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
26864 | Elf:2 | Reached skill level 1 in Dodging
26898 | Elf:2 | Found a huge runed gate.
26898 | Elf:2 | Found a huge runed gate.
26899 | Elf:2 | Found a huge runed gate.
26900 | Elf:2 | Found a huge runed gate.
26900 | Elf:2 | Found a huge runed gate.
27041 | Elf:2 | Reached skill level 5 in Evocations
27619 | Elf:2 | Noticed Damerell's ghost (adept VSFi)
27639 | Elf:2 | Killed Damerell's ghost
27920 | Elf:2 | Reached skill level 10 in Invocations
27998 | Elf:2 | Noticed a deep elf blademaster
28026 | Elf:2 | Killed a deep elf blademaster
28059 | Elf:2 | Received a gift from Okawaru
28099 | Elf:2 | Reached skill level 14 in Fighting
28532 | Snake:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Snake Pit
28540 | Snake:1 | Reached XP level 18. HP: 102/102 MP: 26/26
29205 | Snake:1 | Found Cukony's Jewellery Emporium.
29206 | Snake:1 | Noticed Aizul
29236 | Snake:1 | Killed Aizul
29245 | Snake:1 | Bought the ring "Jiorch" {SustAt rF+ MR+ MP+9 Int+4} for 591 gold pieces
29245 | Snake:1 | Bought a +3 amulet of reflection for 325 gold pieces
29339 | Snake:2 | Noticed Donald
29365 | Snake:2 | Killed Donald
29881 | Snake:2 | Noticed Vashnia
29903 | Snake:2 | Killed Vashnia
30055 | Snake:2 | Received a gift from Okawaru
30122 | Snake:2 | Noticed Asterion
30142 | Snake:2 | Killed Asterion
30456 | Snake:2 | Received a gift from Okawaru
30648 | Snake:2 | Found Deney's Weapon Boutique.
30763 | Snake:2 | Noticed Azrael
30785 | Snake:2 | Killed Azrael
30977 | Snake:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
31231 | Snake:3 | Noticed Saint Roka
31294 | Snake:3 | Killed Saint Roka
31294 | Snake:3 | Reached skill level 5 in Summonings
31360 | Snake:3 | Reached XP level 19. HP: 91/107 MP: 27/27
31732 | Snake:3 | Noticed Mara
31811 | Snake:3 | Killed Mara
31811 | Snake:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
31811 | Snake:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
31812 | Snake:3 | Got a spiked crystal plate armour {god gift}
31830 | Snake:3 | Identified the +0 crystal plate armour of Okawaru's Envy {-Tele rF+ rC++ rCorr} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 3 of the Snake Pit)
32505 | Snake:4 | Entered Level 4 of the Snake Pit
32505 | Snake:4 | Found Wesin's Book Shoppe.
32696 | Snake:4 | Found Biatur's Gadget Emporium.
32953 | Snake:4 | Reached skill level 15 in Fighting
33142 | Snake:4 | Got a serpentine rune of Zot
33303 | Snake:4 | Got a scorched morningstar
33304 | Snake:4 | Identified the +7 morningstar "Vedem" {crush, rN+ MP+9 Int+2 Dex+3} (You found it on level 4 of the Snake Pit)
33391 | Snake:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
33476 | Snake:4 | Reached skill level 5 in Dodging
33510 | Snake:4 | Found Haoh's Magic Scroll Shop.
33765 | Snake:4 | Found Oklibic's Distillery.
34641 | Elf:3 | Entered Level 3 of the Elven Halls
35176 | Elf:3 | Reached XP level 20. HP: 80/113 MP: 29/29
35223 | Elf:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
35298 | Elf:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
35563 | Elf:3 | Identified a +0 pair of boots of running (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
35687 | Elf:3 | Got a pitted steel ring
35776 | Elf:3 | Reached skill level 1 in Spellcasting
35823 | Elf:3 | Got a faintly glowing chain mail
35824 | Elf:3 | Identified the ring "Famebaul" {rF- Str+4 Slay+1 Stlth+} (You took it off a deep elf mage on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
35830 | Elf:3 | Identified the cursed +1 chain mail of Minor Irritation {rF+ rN++} (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
35899 | Elf:3 | Got an encrusted helmet
35900 | Elf:3 | Identified the +3 helmet of Jigsaw {rF+ Regen+} (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
35918 | Elf:3 | Identified the Reference Book on Aerial Ignition
35922 | Elf:3 | Learned a level 2 spell: Repel Missiles
35931 | Elf:3 | Identified the Almanac of Arcane Weapons
35947 | Elf:3 | Got a transparent halberd
35989 | Elf:3 | Got an ancient large shield
36000 | Elf:3 | Identified the +2 large shield of Claustrophobia {rPois rC+ MR++ Int+2} (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
36031 | Elf:3 | Identified a +0 pair of boots of running (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
36034 | Elf:3 | Got a scintillating silver ring
36036 | Elf:3 | Identified the ring of Moodiness {rElec rPois rF+ rN+ Str-4} (You found it on level 3 of the Elven Halls)
36045 | Elf:3 | Identified the Compendium of Sinister Conjuration
36667 | Shoals:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Shoals
36874 | Depths:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Depths
36877 | Depths:1 | Noticed the Enchantress
36943 | D:15 | Killed the Enchantress
36945 | D:15 | Got a faerie dragon armour
36977 | D:15 | Identified the +2 faerie dragon armour {*Confuse MP+10 Str+6} (You took it off the Enchantress on level 15 of the Dungeon)
37005 | D:15 | Reached skill level 1 in Charms
37192 | Depths:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
37296 | Depths:1 | Found a gateway to Hell.
37358 | Depths:1 | Found Goidood's Book Boutique.
37400 | Depths:1 | Found a one-way gate to the infinite horrors of the Abyss.
37494 | Depths:1 | Reached skill level 16 in Fighting
37604 | Depths:1 | Reached XP level 21. HP: 119/119 MP: 30/30
37605 | Depths:1 | Noticed Nikola
37636 | Depths:1 | Killed Nikola
37815 | Depths:1 | Found a one-way gate leading to the halls of Pandemonium.
37819 | Depths:1 | Noticed Jorgrun
37855 | Depths:1 | Killed Jorgrun
38266 | Depths:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
38445 | Depths:2 | Noticed Wiglaf
38463 | Depths:2 | Killed Wiglaf
39362 | Depths:2 | Reached skill level 5 in Charms
39637 | Depths:2 | Received a gift from Okawaru
40517 | Depths:3 | Noticed a golden dragon
40544 | Depths:3 | Killed a golden dragon
40549 | Depths:3 | Reached skill level 17 in Fighting
40598 | Depths:3 | Reached XP level 22. HP: 126/126 MP: 32/32
42361 | Depths:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
43005 | Depths:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
43122 | Depths:4 | Noticed a golden dragon
43211 | Depths:4 | Killed a golden dragon
43391 | Depths:4 | Found a gateway to a ziggurat.
43484 | Depths:4 | Noticed Sojobo
43501 | Depths:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
43531 | Depths:4 | Killed Sojobo
43560 | Depths:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
43807 | Depths:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Depths
43876 | Depths:5 | Noticed Boris
43913 | Depths:5 | Killed Boris
43913 | Depths:5 | Reached skill level 18 in Fighting
43913 | Depths:5 | Reached XP level 23. HP: 115/133 MP: 33/33
44181 | Depths:5 | Received a gift from Okawaru
44187 | Depths:5 | Got an iridescent double sword {god gift}
44189 | Depths:5 | Identified the +1 double sword of Sloth {slice, Str+6} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 5 of the Depths)
44321 | Depths:5 | Found a gate to the Realm of Zot.
44322 | Depths:5 | Noticed a golden dragon
44322 | Depths:5 | Noticed a golden dragon
44360 | Depths:5 | Killed a golden dragon
44429 | Depths:5 | Killed a golden dragon
44946 | Depths:5 | Received a gift from Okawaru
44947 | Depths:5 | Got a polished rapier {god gift}
44948 | Depths:5 | Identified the +9 rapier "With Two Names" {pierce, rElec Str+4 Int-2 Stlth+} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 5 of the Depths)
45063 | Depths:5 | Found a gateway to a bazaar.
45267 | Bazaar | Entered a bazaar
45267 | Bazaar | Found Fos Quag's Antique Armour Shop.
45274 | Bazaar | Found Ramium's General Store.
45279 | Bazaar | Found Vucrucij's Assorted Antiques.
45290 | Bazaar | Found Ysugug's Book Emporium.
45298 | Bazaar | Found Quthry's Book Emporium.
45336 | Bazaar | Bought a scroll of enchant armour for 105 gold pieces
45336 | Bazaar | Bought a scroll of teleportation for 42 gold pieces
45336 | Bazaar | Bought a potion of invisibility for 112 gold pieces
45336 | Bazaar | Bought a scroll of magic mapping for 49 gold pieces
45336 | Bazaar | Bought a scroll of holy word for 105 gold pieces
46243 | Snake:1 | Bought the ring "Sonloice" {Str+5 Dex+3} for 708 gold pieces
46662 | Shoals:1 | Found Doheadastra's Armour Emporium.
47301 | Shoals:2 | Got a transparent granite ring
47302 | Shoals:2 | Identified the ring of Niariu {Wiz rF+} (You found it on level 2 of the Shoals)
48829 | Shoals:4 | Entered Level 4 of the Shoals
48854 | Shoals:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
49020 | Shoals:4 | Got a barnacled rune of Zot
49057 | Shoals:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
49072 | Shoals:4 | Reached skill level 10 in Evocations
49160 | Shoals:4 | Reached XP level 24. HP: 139/139 MP: 33/33
49341 | Shoals:4 | Reached skill level 10 in Summonings
49447 | Shoals:4 | Noticed Ilsuiw
49466 | Shoals:4 | Killed Ilsuiw
50381 | Vaults:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Vaults
50426 | Vaults:1 | Reached skill level 10 in Charms
50497 | Vaults:1 | Got a dazzling scythe
50498 | Vaults:1 | Identified the +8 scythe of Mutilation {flame, Int+4} (You found it on level 1 of the Vaults)
50582 | Vaults:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
50766 | Vaults:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
51036 | Vaults:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
51037 | Vaults:1 | Got a transparent dagger {god gift}
51039 | Vaults:1 | Identified the +2 dagger of Beud {pierce, *Contam Str+3 Dex+4} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 1 of the Vaults)
51119 | Vaults:1 | Gained mutation: Your spells are a little easier to cast, but a little less powerful. [mutagenic glow]
51707 | Vaults:1 | Reached skill level 19 in Fighting
53568 | Shoals:1 | Bought a +2 pair of gloves of archery for 408 gold pieces
54064 | Vaults:3 | Found Girraf's Food Shoppe.
54160 | Vaults:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
54255 | Vaults:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
54444 | Vaults:3 | Reached XP level 25. HP: 145/145 MP: 34/34
54563 | Vaults:3 | Found a staircase to the Crypt.
54610 | Vaults:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
54708 | Vaults:3 | Reached skill level 15 in Shields
55117 | Vaults:3 | Found Xelomowuir's Armour Boutique.
55123 | Vaults:3 | Bought a +2 pair of gloves of dexterity for 301 gold pieces
55678 | Vaults:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
55791 | Vaults:4 | Reached skill level 15 in Armour
55812 | Vaults:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
56008 | Vaults:4 | Reached skill level 15 in Short Blades
56075 | Vaults:4 | Received a gift from Okawaru
56341 | Vaults:4 | Found Jeschax's Antique Weapon Emporium.
56667 | Crypt:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Crypt
57259 | Crypt:2 | Received a gift from Okawaru
57621 | Crypt:2 | Received a gift from Okawaru
57910 | Crypt:3 | Entered Level 3 of the Crypt
58040 | Crypt:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
58176 | Crypt:3 | Reached XP level 26. HP: 151/151 MP: 34/34
58649 | Crypt:3 | Found an ancient bone altar of Kikubaaqudgha.
59148 | Crypt:3 | Got a fine large shield
59149 | Crypt:3 | Identified the +2 large shield of Bedevilment {SInv} (You found it on level 3 of the Crypt)
59220 | Crypt:3 | Found a staircase to the Tomb.
59233 | Crypt:3 | Received a gift from Okawaru
59239 | Crypt:3 | Got a distressingly furry large shield {god gift}
59250 | Crypt:3 | Identified the -6 large shield "Jasazait" {+Fly MR- Dex+4} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 3 of the Crypt)
59518 | Crypt:3 | Noticed an ancient lich
59553 | Crypt:3 | Killed an ancient lich
59577 | Crypt:3 | Got an ancient rapier
59578 | Crypt:3 | Identified the +4 rapier of the Two Names {elec, Dex+3} (You found it on level 3 of the Crypt)
59591 | Crypt:3 | Got a pitted tin ring
59592 | Crypt:3 | Identified the ring "Xajeeka" {Fragile rElec rC+ rN+} (You found it on level 3 of the Crypt)
59594 | Crypt:3 | Got a warped brass ring
59595 | Crypt:3 | Identified the ring of the Madman {rN+ Str+4} (You found it on level 3 of the Crypt)
61064 | Depths:1 | Voluntarily entered the Abyss.
61111 | Abyss:2 | Found a corrupted altar of Lugonu.
61122 | Abyss:2 | Found a roughly hewn altar of Beogh.
61575 | Abyss:2 | Identified a +5 rod of shadows (12/12) (You found it on level 2 of the Abyss)
61620 | Abyss:2 | Reached skill level 20 in Fighting
61725 | Abyss:3 | Gained mutation: You are weak. (Str -2) [a cacodemon]
61726 | Abyss:3 | Gained mutation: You are clumsy. (Dex -2) [a cacodemon]
61785 | Abyss:3 | Found a corrupted altar of Lugonu.
61810 | Abyss:3 | Reached skill level 5 in Spellcasting
61847 | Abyss:3 | Reached skill level 10 in Dodging
61946 | Abyss:3 | Found a corrupted altar of Lugonu.
62098 | Abyss:3 | Found a corrupted altar of Lugonu.
62174 | Abyss:3 | Gained mutation: You are dopey. (Int -2) [a neqoxec]
62246 | Abyss:3 | Gained mutation: You are occasionally teleported next to monsters. [a neqoxec]
62371 | Abyss:3 | Gained mutation: Your magical capacity is low (-10% MP). [a cacodemon]
62373 | Abyss:3 | Gained mutation: You are very dopey. (Int -4) [a cacodemon]
62551 | Abyss:4 | Paralysed by a giant eyeball for 4 turns
62612 | Abyss:4 | Got an abyssal rune of Zot
62676 | Abyss:4 | Found a snail-covered altar of Cheibriados.
62683 | Depths:1 | Escaped the Abyss
62687 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: You are weak. (Str -2) [potion of cure mutation]
62687 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: Your magical capacity is low (-10% MP). [potion of cure mutation]
62687 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: You are clumsy. (Dex -2) [potion of cure mutation]
62687 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: Your spells are a little easier to cast, but a little less powerful. [potion of cure mutation]
62687 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: You are very dopey. (Int -4) [potion of cure mutation]
62688 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: You are occasionally teleported next to monsters. [potion of cure mutation]
62688 | Depths:1 | Lost mutation: You are dopey. (Int -2) [potion of cure mutation]
62951 | Snake:4 | Bought a potion of cure mutation for 425 gold pieces
62951 | Snake:4 | Bought a potion of haste for 170 gold pieces
62951 | Snake:4 | Bought a potion of haste for 170 gold pieces
63254 | Zot:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Realm of Zot
63509 | Zot:1 | Received a gift from Okawaru
63510 | Zot:1 | Got a faintly glowing buckler {god gift}
63521 | Zot:1 | Identified the -6 buckler of the Pits of Slime {rC++ Str-3 Stlth+} (Okawaru gifted it to you on level 1 of the Realm of Zot)
63577 | Zot:1 | Reached XP level 27. HP: 152/156 MP: 34/34
64029 | Zot:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Realm of Zot
64232 | Zot:5 | Noticed an ancient lich
64233 | Zot:5 | Noticed an orb of fire
64233 | Zot:5 | Noticed an orb of fire
64233 | Zot:5 | Noticed an ancient lich
64249 | Zot:5 | Gained mutation: You are weak. (Str -2) [an orb of fire]
64269 | Zot:5 | Killed an orb of fire
64307 | Zot:5 | Killed an orb of fire
64314 | Zot:5 | Killed an ancient lich
64314 | Zot:5 | Received a gift from Okawaru
64322 | Zot:5 | Killed an ancient lich
64509 | Zot:5 | Got the Orb of Zot
64517 | Zot:5 | Noticed an ancient lich
64679 | Depths:4 | Noticed Gidokhi the pandemonium lord
65014 | D:$ | Escaped with the Orb!


Skill XL: | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 |
---------------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-----
Short Blades | 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 | 16.0
Fighting | 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 | 20.6
Shields | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 | 17.1
Throwing | 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 | 14.9
Armour | 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 | 15.8
Invocations | 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 | 13.8
Evocations | 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 | 12.4
Summonings | 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 | 10.8
Dodging | 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 | 10.7
Spellcasting | 1 3 5 7 | 7.3
Charms | 3 5 7 9 11 12 | 12.4

Action | 1- 3 | 4- 6 | 7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 | 16-18 | 19-21 | 22-24 | 25-27 || total
-------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
Melee: Rapier | 86 | 235 | 264 | | | | | | || 585
Bite | 21 | 53 | 157 | 533 | 1094 | 972 | 1181 | 1681 | 1884 || 7576
Quick blade | | | 170 | 1162 | 2131 | 1979 | 1949 | 2642 | 2779 || 12812
Dagger | | | | 7 | 141 | 20 | 273 | | || 441
Throw: Tomahawk | | 8 | 5 | 6 | | | | | || 19
Stone | | 1 | | 2 | | | | | || 3
Javelin | | | | 4 | 5 | 7 | | 1 | 5 || 22
Invok: Heroism | | | | 4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 2 | 2 || 23
Finesse | | | | 4 | 4 | 3 | 6 | 2 | 1 || 20
Abil: Stop Flying | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | || 2
Evoke Flight | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | || 2
Evoke: Rod | | | | | 3 | 15 | | 1 | || 19
Wand | | | | | | | | 5 | 7 || 12
Use: Scroll | 4 | 2 | 10 | 9 | 14 | 18 | 7 | 13 | 15 || 92
Potion | 2 | 2 | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 1 | | 2 || 13
Stab: Distracted | | | | | | | 1 | 1 | || 2
Eat: Chunk | 1 | 6 | 33 | 15 | 38 | 25 | 13 | 28 | 13 || 172
Royal jelly | | | | | | | 3 | | || 3
Beef jerky | | | | | | | 4 | | || 4
Bread ration | | | | | | | 1 | 4 | 3 || 8
Pizza | | | | | | | | | 2 || 2
Fruit | | | | | | | | | 2 || 2
Armor: Scale mail | 31 | 10 | | | | | | | || 41
Skin | | 27 | | | | | | | || 27
Chain mail | | 110 | 125 | 177 | 241 | | | | || 653
Plate armour | | | | | 111 | 323 | 7 | | || 441
Crystal plate arm | | | | | | | 396 | 209 | || 605
Gold dragon armou | | | | | | | | 288 | 353 || 641
Dodge: Dodged | 21 | 55 | 102 | 155 | 337 | 204 | 108 | 172 | 193 || 1347
Block: Shield | 38 | 102 | 150 | 232 | 545 | 252 | 308 | | || 1627
Large shield | | | | | | 435 | 610 | 1562 | 1399 || 4006
Reflection | | | | | | 23 | 106 | 161 | 32 || 322

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Sep. 30th, 2016 02:32 pm
sebastienne: (Ruby & Sapphire)
[personal profile] sebastienne
I'm breathing a bit more easily now that I've realised that maybe - just maybe - I do not have to make an either-or choice between "stay forever in the job I love, becoming slowly less effective at it without realising" and "immediately commit long-term to a lifestyle that I have no idea if I can possibly maintain".

There are many, many in-between choices, the most appealing one of which right now is realising that, once my MSc is over, I'll have 1-2 days/week that I can commit - voluntarily, if necessary - to getting experience working with People Who Aren't Over-Educated Adolescents*.

My college job is actually incredibly flexible - I've worked it alongside THREE days a week elsewhere at some points, and I just meet with students at evenings and weekends when necessary. Given the general shape of my year, I could start taking on additional (voluntary) work as early as March. Time to start keeping my eyes open for opportunities, then...

*Don't get me wrong, I love my over-educated adolescents; but I've become so used to psychoeducation with them as my audience and I need to get more flexible.

Selective Screening

Sep. 29th, 2016 11:52 pm
kareila: "Mom, I'm hungry." "Hush, I'm coding. You ate yesterday." (coding)
[personal profile] kareila posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
I've just merged [personal profile] woggy's code for the new Selective Screening feature! I'm planning on making it live on the site in the next couple of days, but in the meantime, I encourage you to test it in your development environment and let me know if you have any feedback. Here is how it works:

There are three console commands that govern who is subject to selective screening in your journal or community. They are screen_set, screen_unset, and screen_list and they are very similar to the related console commands for banning users. The maximum number of users you are allowed to apply selective screening to is 500 per journal/community.

When a user is subject to selective screening, all of that user's comments in the affected journal/community will be automatically screened, regardless of what the entry's screening settings are. The affected user is informed that their comments are being screened when viewing the reply form. The user's screened comments are like any other screened comments and can be manually unscreened, receive screened replies, etc.

This feature was requested back in 2012 and I am excited that it has been implemented!
sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
[personal profile] sophie
It's just come to my attention that I may have unintentionally portrayed myself as an Australian-Danish woman in Australia to some people looking at my Dreamwidth - namely, those who look at other journals in their own style. (Which you can do by setting the "Journal Pages Shown to You" box on this page, or by putting "?style=mine" at the end of a journal URL.)

The story is that this text (describing myself as someone I wasn't) was in my custom text module in my style. Since my style doesn't actually use the custom text module, it didn't show up for most people viewing my journal, including me. However, while previewing a style for someone else, I noticed this description and thought it may have been accidentally hardcoded in the style, so I let them know. As it turns out, though, the problem was on my end. Oops.

I guess I must have been testing styles at some point with someone and may have needed to use the custom text module to see how it looked. My guess is that I then left the text in there unintentionally, and never noticed until now because it doesn't normally show up.

I sincerely apologise to anybody who I have accidentally misled. While I am not going to detail what the text read (or whom the text actually described - even if I could remember) out of privacy concerns, the text did portray me as being in several underprivileged groups to which I do not actually belong.

To be clear, I am a white 34-year-old transgender woman living in Scotland in the UK. I am not currently employed and am living with my parents. My hobbies mainly revolve around the computer, including making music. I have a mild ataxic cerebral palsy, but no other physical diagnosed issues.

I don't know how long this text has been up, as I don't remember the last time I edited that part of my style, but I just deleted it. Once again, I am extremely sorry if I misled anyone. This is completely my fault and I cannot apologise enough for appropriating (even unintentionally) things to which I have no right.

Thank you for reading.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic
So my healthcare provider attempts to provide world-class service. They try.

... They are trying, yes.

Now, I'm one of those people whose ability to take incoming calls from unknown/untrusted parties is significantly variable, but never great. I'm generally completely unable to take calls before I've properly awakened. If something needs to be communicated with complete clarity and without error, telephone is the worst way to do it. Text is far preferable. That's without even counting in the PTSD... (two terrible phone jobs and one ex-friend having an extended breakdown culminating in serious self-harm. do not recommend.) My sleep schedule is terrible, and there's no guarantee that I'll be coherent before noon, even if I'm awake, without a different medication setup than the one I'm currently on.

They have a website where you can ostensibly manage various parts of the information that is distributed to all of the departments which interact with you. You would think that you'd be able to update your name, honorific, and telephone preferences there...

... and you would think wrong.

99% of the departments who interact with me start their relationship by ignoring the note that says NEVER CALL THIS PATIENT, and ignoring the note that says THIS PATIENT'S NAME IS [INITIALS], and calling me at 9am or shortly thereafter, with a cheerful "Hi [wallet first name, mispronounced]!"

So I put in a request that maybe there should be some place on their fucking website where I could manage preferences for things like DON'T FUCKING CALL ME, EVER.


At 4:50 pm on Monday, more or less, my phone rang. It was Member Services, who had some questions, like, who exactly was it who was calling me? EVERY DEPARTMENT EVER. But Member Services and Marketing didn't call me? MY DOCTORS, EVEN WITH THE BIG NOTE ABOUT NOT CALLING ME. EACH SEPARATE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. But not Member Services? Because this got sent to Member Services. LOOK I WAS JUST TRYING TO SEND A SUGGESTION ABOUT HOW YOU COULD IMPROVE THINGS, WHY THE FUCK COULDN'T YOU EMAIL ME. But email's not secure? YOUR DOCTORS HAVE THIS NIFTY THING WHERE THEY EMAIL OUT A NOTICE AND I LOG IN TO THE WEBSITE AND READ THE MESSAGE. IT WORKS JUST FINE. Oh. We don't have that. WELL MAYBE THEY SHOULD GIVE IT TO YOU.

Apparently eventually I answered all the questions.

... Except then Tuesday, right while I was waiting for an optometrist, THE PHONE RINGS. IT'S THEM AGAIN. WHY ARE YOU CALLING ME; THIS IS IN FACT A BAD TIME; PLEASE EMAIL IT, WHATEVER IT IS.

... And naturally, dealing with the phone call then? Made me actually incapable of dealing sensibly with the optometrist. WHICH IS WHY YOU MOTHERFUCKERS NEED TO STOP FUCKING CALLING ME.


... seriously. When someone has submitted a grievance about PEOPLE CALLING WHEN THE NOTE SAYS NOT TO CALL, who the *fuck* thinks "Oh, I don't understand this ... I should call them to clarify!"????????
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[personal profile] gerald_duck
I've joined Facebook; I said this.

I was actually pretty careful. I signed up from a private-browsing Firefox window on my domestic DSL which Google mis-identifies as being in Hartlepool. I gave an e-mail address and phone number, neither of which had ever been used for anything before. I provided my name as Clive Jones, *cough* equivocated a little about my date of birth, used a profile picture and cover photo that do not depict me. I provided no other personal details.

I installed the Facebook app on my phone (giffgaff) and denied it any permissions. I friended two relatives who live abroad and three people from church.

Then Facebook started suggesting people I might know and boy, was it uncannily accurate. As well as some people obviously associated with the ones I'd told it about, it found someone I worked with fifteen years ago and have kept in touch with. It found my boss' boss' boss from my penultimate job. It found a minister at a church I was briefly attending two years ago. It found the pastor of a church in another country that I visited just once a year ago. It found the person who runs my local boardgame shop and the owner of my favourite pub. It found a couple I know who live a hundred miles away and have no obvious link to any of the above.

Either they have some extraordinarily cunning heuristics or they're getting data from some pretty covert channels. How on earth do they work this stuff out? Apart from anything else, there are plenty of other Clive Joneses on Facebook, so even if people have mentioned me or searched for me in the past, I don't see how they'd correlate that with my newly-created account.

(Fortunately, I only care on the intellectual level, since I'm not planning to tell Facebook anything of any consequence.)

Peer pressure

Sep. 27th, 2016 11:40 pm
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[personal profile] gerald_duck
It had to happen…

I've given up and joined both Twitter and Facebook.

My accounts are here and here respectively. I'm happy for everybody who knows about my blog to know about them, but not necessarily for people who find me on Facebook or Twitter to know about my blog, so please don't link to it from either.


Twitter, I intend to use actively. Indeed, I've front-loaded it with a few tweets before mentioning it here, so you can see what's happening and whether or not it interests you. I'm using it as a place for stuff that's too brief to merit an LJ posting, to encourage myself to say something pithy now rather than leaving countless things festering in my brain waiting for me to be prolix about them.


Conversely, you will miss precisely nothing by not visiting my Facebook. I don't intend to post anything there. I've created an account because it was becoming too much of a pain not being able to read private postings, comment, receive and accept invitations, export a calendar, etc. No promises, but if your LJ has stagnated and you think I should be reading your Facebook posts instead, by all means friend me there.


Meanwhile, I intend to continue posting here at my usual glacial rate.

Another love meme is on...

Sep. 23rd, 2016 06:17 pm
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[personal profile] azurelunatic
[personal profile] littlebutfierce is hosting a love meme. This is the sort where comments are screened and approved, and pronouns are requested. (I tend to be hesitant to nominate others for auto-screened love memes, because screening means that the person who leaves the comment gets notifications, and I believe that unscreening in a thread you've subscribed to does not generate notifications.)

My thread is unscreened and may be replied to.

on other barriers to creativity

Sep. 23rd, 2016 08:25 am
sebastienne: Me in faux-victoriana for a burlesque photo shoot (Lashings)
[personal profile] sebastienne
I'm glad to have got the (flocked) self-flagellation out of the way! Thanks to everyone who called that bullshit right out: my head's been stuck in that loop for a month. (Most of the time, I know that the game is unwinnable, and that I will fuck up, and that what matters is how I deal with it when I realise that's happened - in fact, didn't Lashings have a song about exactly that...)

It's been particularly powerful to have people I know I've hurt in the past tell me that I should create art regardless; because of course, that's the advice I'd give the performers of those shows that hurt me, alongside "maybe think about how you could reduce the negative impact of your show on the people you're trying to liberate?"

So, why else have I not been creating?

In part, it's the problem of having nowhere to perform - Lashings usually had to put on our own shows, build a space from the ground up; we wanted to be safe for people who'd avoid mainstream comedy and cabaret because of the prevalence of hate-humour & kyriarchal bullshit or the possibility of unwarned triggers.

I keep thinking that a YouTube channel could be the way forward: so much more accessible than putting on physical shows. But I know so little about film-making - all my skills are about engaging live audiences. And I'm an MC at heart - getting the audience going and introducing someone else with the actual skills. MCing made me feel like my love & enthusiasm for the people who performed in Lashings was contagious.

Ah, there's my answer - I'm not creating any more because I'm no longer part of a community of people with shared creative drives. And I'm not a student in a houseshare, I can't just stay up til 3am brainstorming with like-minded queers and reprobates.

But I've tried levelling up to "adult creativity", which I've seen modelled by friends writing novels - scheduling the time, making myself do it when I have the time rather than waiting for an inspirational flash - and I come up with lectures with jokes in, not cabaret-comedy. (Then again, "Adventures in Menstruating" made that genre absolutely *shine*, so perhaps I should not be so quick to dismiss the lecture format.)

There's always something lurking at the bottom of my to-do list that means I never feel "free" to spend time on creativity. Even when my life is pointedly part-time, supposedly leaving me space to pursue my own projects - it doesn't happen. So maybe it's a red herring, to worry that if I Commit To A Career I'll lose space in my life for creativity - I've barely been managing that anyway.

Question thread #45

Sep. 23rd, 2016 02:12 am
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[personal profile] pauamma posting in [site community profile] dw_dev
It's time for another question thread!

The rules:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in To Answer, Or Not To Answer and in this comment thread.

Hello again. It's been a while.

Sep. 21st, 2016 10:33 pm
sophie: A cartoon-like representation of a girl standing on a hill, with brown hair, blue eyes, a flowery top, and blue skirt. ☀ (Default)
[personal profile] sophie
I've been really withdrawing into myself lately. I apologise for the fact that some of you haven't heard from me for a long, long time.

I need to come out of my shell again.

In the meantime, hi. I'm still here and still around. Obviously not journalling like I used to, and I miss everybody. How are you all?

Things that have changed since I last wrote anything in here:
  • I'm back to using Linux full-time. (Specifically, Gentoo Linux.) This came about because through some bad judgements on my part, Windows 7 started bluescreening on boot and I couldn't recover from it. Instead of reinstalling Windows 7 and having to set my environment back up again, I decided to switch back to Linux.

    I did this because I've been telling myself for a while that once the time comes to move off Windows 7, I'd want to move to Linux rather than use Windows 8 or 10. (Especially Windows 10... but that's a topic for another post.) This was probably the best time to do so, since although I *could* go back to Windows 7, it's quickly on its way to becoming unsupported, and general Linux support is just getting better.

    Rambling about Gentoo, and Linux distributions in general. )

  • I've been making a lot of music with SunVox lately. It's a great program which combines tracking with modular synthesis. In that sense it's kinda like Jeskola Buzz, except that I never actually used Buzz back in the day as it needed more CPU power than I had at the time, if I remember correctly.

    Like a lot of creative stuff I do, most of my tunes done using it are a work in progress that I'm not ready to release to a wider audience yet. Hopefully at some point I can release stuff, though. I'm getting pretty close on one song in particular.

  • ...you know, I can't think of much else right now. :/

How has everybody else been?
[personal profile] mjg59
There's a story going round that Lenovo have signed an agreement with Microsoft that prevents installing free operating systems. This is sensationalist, untrue and distracts from a genuine problem.

The background is straightforward. Intel platforms allow the storage to be configured in two different ways - "standard" (normal AHCI on SATA systems, normal NVMe on NVMe systems) or "RAID". "RAID" mode is typically just changing the PCI IDs so that the normal drivers won't bind, ensuring that drivers that support the software RAID mode are used. Intel have not submitted any patches to Linux to support the "RAID" mode.

In this specific case, Lenovo's firmware defaults to "RAID" mode and doesn't allow you to change that. Since Linux has no support for the hardware when configured this way, you can't install Linux (distribution installers will boot, but won't find any storage device to install the OS to).

Why would Lenovo do this? I don't know for sure, but it's potentially related to something I've written about before - recent Intel hardware needs special setup for good power management. The storage driver that Microsoft ship doesn't do that setup. The Intel-provided driver does. "RAID" mode prevents the Microsoft driver from binding and forces the user to use the Intel driver, which means they get the correct power management configuration, battery life is better and the machine doesn't melt.

(Why not offer the option to disable it? A user who does would end up with a machine that doesn't boot, and if they managed to figure that out they'd have worse power management. That increases support costs. For a consumer device, why would you want to? The number of people buying these laptops to run anything other than Windows is miniscule)

Things are somewhat obfuscated due to a statement from a Lenovo rep:This system has a Signature Edition of Windows 10 Home installed. It is locked per our agreement with Microsoft. It's unclear what this is meant to mean. Microsoft could be insisting that Signature Edition systems ship in "RAID" mode in order to ensure that users get a good power management experience. Or it could be a misunderstanding regarding UEFI Secure Boot - Microsoft do require that Secure Boot be enabled on all Windows 10 systems, but (a) the user must be able to manage the key database and (b) there are several free operating systems that support UEFI Secure Boot and have appropriate signatures. Neither interpretation indicates that there's a deliberate attempt to prevent users from installing their choice of operating system.

The real problem here is that Intel do very little to ensure that free operating systems work well on their consumer hardware - we still have no information from Intel on how to configure systems to ensure good power management, we have no support for storage devices in "RAID" mode and we have no indication that this is going to get better in future. If Intel had provided that support, this issue would never have occurred. Rather than be angry at Lenovo, let's put pressure on Intel to provide support for their hardware.
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[personal profile] azurelunatic
Things which have happened recently, an incomplete list:

Saturday the 10th: Seanan book party, where I hung out with [personal profile] afuna beforehand, attended cheerfully with [personal profile] tiferet and [livejournal.com profile] geekhyena, and then had dinner with [personal profile] tiferet after. I hastened myself home after that, as there were many details about my post-surgery recovery that suddenly needed discussing with a friend.

Sunday the 11th: The LF's 20th birthday! Hooray!
Went over to [personal profile] quartzpebble's for dinner, gossip, and general funtimes. I washed some dishes while [personal profile] quartzpebble prepped dinner. There was gossip. Later, we played with makeup.

Saturday the 17th: [livejournal.com profile] theferrett book party, where I was late because BART was fucked up (construction on the train tracks between my station and downtown SF), but Fun Was Had. I ran into W, and realized that a) I had not been introduced to her husband, and b) I was already nodding-acquainted with him from previous events, many of them Seanan events. (He's the well-dressed guy with the neatly-wrapped long hair.) I caught her up on Major Life Events. I chatted with people! I said hello to [livejournal.com profile] theferrett; yay meeting people From The Internet! There was afterparty planned. We went to the same place that Tif and I had gone to the week previous. I wound up at The Fun Table, and met someone named Flitter and renewed my acquaintance with Z, who turned out to have some hobbies that I had not heretofore been aware of.

Sunday the 18th: some very nice conversation with a friend, and a certain amount of wrestling with technology to make it do what we wanted.

Yesterday:
Called Purple to check if dinner was a possibility; he had been running errands and staying home, and therefore dinner was not a great idea. I am fairly sure I got teased about my surgical recovery process.
Called Darkside to check in on things. Darkside has Opinions about Certain People, and they're not terribly printable, either. We also had a cheerfully smutty discussion in which he teased me about my surgical recovery. Darkside is the greatest.
Poked [personal profile] sithjawa about Matters Esoteric, in case Things Get Weird, Again. Also some other parties.

Today:

It turns out that when the topic of a 3D-printed, glow-in-the-dark clitoris comes up in IRC, you're going to get pinged, if the person who finds it is [personal profile] kaberett, and you and they have been engaging in This Sort of Thing As A Hobby for ... five years, now? Hilarity ensued.

Also in Matters Esoteric, it turns out that while I may be Somewhat Rusty, I still have a decent enough understanding of structure and purpose to take a rather baroque and Ceremonial sort of thing, inquire politely into local concepts, and hopefully deliver a viable alternative.

Instead of going to the happy hour I'd considered, I had dinner with Purple. Also with phone and phone's kid, who's now in Year 10 (Australian); we can use bad language in front of him because he's been in an Aussie boarding school and those will corrupt you right quick. He appears to be one of the local student techies, and thus following along quite firmly in the old man's path. He is one of the people who is *visibly* techie, so people keep poking him for tech help. He needs an apprentice. (He apparently already has one.)

Having been introduced to phone's favorite little place on California Avenue earlier in the summer by me, Purple now has it on the regular rotation. We're both in favor.

I spent a little less time chatting in the parking lot with Purple than I otherwise might have, and went home in a good mood that was somewhat marred by technology fail. (First, the cell signal was eaten by 280. Then, the watch-based dialer failed to load. *Then*, the headset had disconnected from the phone when the return call came. And once I had rebooted the headset, the watch dialer didn't do the thing again, either.)

But then I was home, and technology-related fail was less of a thing.


Some links:


http://www.redwombatstudio.com/portfolio/orcus1/orcus-chapter-one/
Fiction; contains some nice fun excessively controlling parental "love".

http://wiki.dreamwidth.net/wiki/index.php/Book_of_Wholesome_Hobbies
A perennial bit of ... inspiration, I guess?