The Bastion of Shadows

Relevant Insanity: ATLA, Mass Effect, and Miscellanea

Boredom leads to?
So yeah, I got bored tonight, as I've PLENTY of time to kill, with my TV being dead until next week, and, though the process of a few programs, built this:

This may not seem like much, but, from a technical standpoint, it lets me run a FUCKTON of stuff, via the desktop, that I'd have to hunt around for otherwise. Plus, it looks fucking awesome. Only issue, is that the section to the left, where all the programs are loaded, vanishes if I minimize using Windows 7, but loads back up when I open another window, so it's not all terrible.

Each icon on the left leads to something, much like the Mac OS systems, CPU data is as you should expect, weather is local for my area, and the little thing near the top acts as a mini media control, for whenever I'm playing something via Winamp. Gonna do some more tinkering, and get more done.

Naturally, I asked for this~

Ganked once more from Alabaster via her d.A.
01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?


02) What was your dream growing up?

The usual cliche things.

03) What talent do you wish you had?

I'd kill to have some artistic talent.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

Raspberry Iced Tea, if you know what's good for you

05) Favorite vegetable?

Carrots, I think

06) What was the last book you read?

The Absolute Death: Neil Gaiman

07) What zodiac sign are you?

Gemini, and I seem to represent the Twins simply by being a living example of two separate personalities at times

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.

One Tattoo, a hooded demon with a raven upon it's shoulder. I want a few other ones though.

09) Worst Habit?

My left hand twitches constantly.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?

I don't drive

11) What is your favorite sport?

Not a sports person, but Iaido has a spot in my heart for the lethal aspects of the style, and the like.

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?


13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

Stand there

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

Father's suicide in front of me and my mother.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.

I'm weird period. Embrace the Madness

16) Do you have any pets?

Two cats. Can't you see the photos up already?

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?

If I know you, you'd get in, if not, and you tried? Let's not go there.

18) What was your first impression of me?

You don't exist.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

I feel bad for them, because the media twists them from people who want to make people laugh, into these horrible things.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

Other than me needing glasses? Maybe my hair?

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?


22) What color eyes do you have?

Light blue in the center, a darker blue at the end of the iris.

23) Ever been arrested?

Not yet

24) Bottle or can soda?

Either, though I prefer iced tea

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

Save half, spend half

26) If you could go have a drink with one Naruto character, who would it be?

No idea, because tracksuit wearing ninjas are pathetic. Now, Hellsing or Ghost in the Shell? That works. Alucard or Motoko

27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?

One of my friend's houses?

28) Do you believe in ghosts?


29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Read, go for walks, talk with awesome people like Alabaster and the Chat Gaang

30) Do you swear a lot?

Fuck you say? (Yes)

31) Biggest pet peeve?

Reality Television, commercialism anyway, etc

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?


33) Do you believe in/appreciate romance?

Naturally, I'm a goth.

34) Favourite and least favourite food?

Lots of favorite things, including good boneless buffalo chicken, most chicken in general, and pizza. As for hated? Only a few things, but any seafood, and MUSHROOMS

35) Do you believe in God?

No. I respect those that do, so long as they don't act like ass retarded morons, which most people do.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Whoever wants it, take it

Fury of the Storm
So, last night, we had one of the most epic storms, and I hate using that term, so that just shows how over the top it was, in recent memory, or, in fact, in the area's overall history.

It was as if Cole Mcgrath, Thor, and Zeus all got SHITFACED, and started hurling around the heavy hitters. lighting every few minutes, thunderbolts nearly seconds after the crackle, big hitters even, heavy winds, hail pouring down.

I wish I recorded it, damnit.
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Ganked from Alabaster, via her deviantArt Account
Soundtrack Meme: Answer each question with whatever song you desire.

1. What is your favorite song ever?

I have so many songs that I love, but... and this is still only a partial answer, I'd have to say "Separate Ways" by Journey. One of my FAVORITE 80's songs ever.

2. What is a song that makes you incredibly happy?

This is far harder, but if you alter it to mean a song that gets me moving? "The First Mark" from "The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile"'s soundtrack, or Mirrorthrone's "So Frail" are my go to songs.

3. What is a song that makes you sad?

I've a lot. You know, creepy goth and all that, but of all the stuff? "Set The Fire To the Third Bar" by Snow Patrol. A good song, but it tends to come up whenever I'm low, more often than not.

4. What is a song that you listen to when you're mad?

Finally, an easy one. Either "Vengeance" or "Light Up The Night" by THE PROTOMEN, or, again, "So Frail" by Mirrorthrone, for that SCREAM alone.

5. What is a song that reminds you of someone?

"I'm on a Boat" reminds me, always, of a friend of mine, because he loves it

6. What song would you want played at your funeral?

"Calling To The Night" by Natasha Farrow, bar none.

7. What is a song that makes you laugh?

"When You're Evil" by Voltaire. It's clearly my Theme song, if not "Schadenfreude" by Avenue Q

8. What is a song that you would dedicate to someone you love?

"See Who I Am" by Within Temptation, though, this is a placeholder until I know a person well enough to dedicate something to them, much less something that important.

9. What is a song that you would dedicate to someone who dumped you?

"The Infection" by Disturbed

10. What is a song you can't help but sing along to every time you listen to it?

ANYTHING by THE PROTOMEN, same with "Separate Ways" and "Schadenfreude", also, the PORTAL version of "Still Alive" Still need to learn the Mirror's Edge version. Oh, and how could I forget "Betrayal" by Lita Ford?

Weapon Time!
 So yeah, roommate walks in, points out a mess the cats made before I could get bitched at it, and then hands me this..

Basically, an overelaborate Jitte or the like. You can also mostly see my bitchin new TV in the corner of both pictures, me having paused "The Chronicles of Riddick" to show this newest edition to my weapons collection off. Enjoy people!

Mail came today, got my PS3 in, games are in shit condition, but not important, as inFAMOUS is going to be in soon. Even better, is the fact that three of my friends went and pitched in, and surprised me with a fucking 42 inch flat screen last night. Finally got it set up a few hours ago, it's fucking amazing, seeing everything in HD now.

Standard Def TV's make me weep now.

 So yeah, package came in today. Inside were my FUCKING AWESOME BOOTS! I'm willing to bet good money that my dear old mother is going to freak out, be all "You're going to look like a skinhead" or "I need that money for (bullshit excuse here)" or "Blah Blah Blah". I don't fucking care at this point, I've wanted these boots for two years, and I finally had the money for them, plus, I had a 30% off coupon for the site, so I won either way.

PIcs soon, tomorrow or Saturday, either way.

 Yeah ,FML right now. Fucking sinuses are going haywire, for no fucking reason. Think a roommate gave me his cold, or something. Had a brutal headache yesterday. It's gone now, but in it's place is just an overall sickness. Bleh. At least the only good thing about me not going out tonight is that I won't get anyone else sick, fucking useless husk of rotting flesh...

Mail TIME!
 So yeah, actual stuff news, this time. Open up the mail today, and two AWESOME things came in one package. Behold!

Don't worry, I'll explain both. This is a 'splatbook' for Vampire: The Requiem. The term basically means, "Hey, this is some neat stuff we thought up for a specific clan, or group, or whatever, that we're making totally optional, but if you like, here it is". This is one such book, dealing with the Mekhet Clan. There are six clans in "Vampire: The Requiem", each having something to do with the various myths and the like of the vampire, be it their hideousness (The Nosferatu), their connection with animals and beasts, (The Gangrel), the hedionist, who lusts after the odd and rare artist and the like, (The Devra), the mighty ruler and corrupt leader, (The Venture), or the schemer from the shadows, always lurking behind each and every corner, with information you thought you'd never hear again, (Finally, The Mekhet). As a big fan of the Mekhet, I knew I had to snag a copy. Book is beautiful to boot

Secondly, we've the bigger of the two books, still V:tR related

This is, as the name states, The Danse Macabre. The term itself is used, "in game", as a way of referring to the overall patterns and details that any one vampire or group, or what have you, end up taking, in order to continue living, if you'll excuse the pun.

Danse Macabre: the book, on the other hand, is almost a source code manual for the overall Vampire: The Requiem line, being more of a "Ok, we've told you all the rules, various things you can work with, and what have you, in all our other books, here's how you can break everything apart and just go nuts." Aside from the above, the reason I ordered this, is that it's rumored to be one of the last of three published books in White Wolf's nWoD line, as they were bought out by an MMO company last year, or two years ago, or whatever, and they're apparently shifting focus away from the printed line, which worries me. I can't stand reading via PDF, as I don't have a tablet, or iPad, or whatever, and even that isn't the same as an actual book in one's hands. Hope we're wrong though....

Anyway! Yeah, so two more things to enjoy and kill space with!

More BRUTAL Pics
So yeah, these are both technically late, one of which is TWO YEARS SUCH, but they both need to be shown


Yes, I realize it's at an angle, but first off, the statue is of Drowned Ophelia, and is one of the few awesome things I've gotten off of dA in years. Second, the shirt, of the Drowning Doom logo, was from CafePress, and I got it not even a month ago, right before TRON Legacy.

Second, Horribly late, two years ago in fact, but it needs to be shared. I give you....



This was one of the 150 statues created for the game at launch, and I won this from the Twitter/Double Fine giveaway. Made for one hell of a surprise!

Yeah, again, late, but what can I do but post. I had no good camera until just now.

Expect stuff when my new V:tR books come in, whenever my BOOTS come in, and what have you.


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