narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (opinion)
Four O'Clock Organic White Tea Chai is produced by Trans-Herbe Inc, a Canadian company, and is a tea that I wouldn't have discovered if not for rooting around in the tea cupboard of close friends post dinner. The ingredients list is the sort of thing that might be found on any box of commercial chai though this is a white tea variation on the original spice combination that works surprisingly well. The white tea gives a lighter taste though must be brewed for no longer than two minutes to avoid an unpleasantly stale over-brewed flavour. The light taste is pleasant enough but what won me over was the sensation of cinnamon warmth that followed swallowing a mouthful. The initial taste is lightly spicy and sweet but the gentle warmth on the roof of my mouth after made it an ideal after dinner drink.

In other news: the world is full of fools and some of them work as copy editors for the fantasy genre and are yet still unaware of non-English words that the fantasy genre has adopted into its lexicon.

Also, this is a far more elaborate, both graphically and structurally, version of Castle Master which I recall playing with limited music and EGA graphics.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (configuration)
Aliases (1758 words. G.)
The utility of nicknames and hiding in plain sight. More from the Monster in the Tower.
My original fic site isn’t quite organised just yet but at least I can start uploading new pieces to the required folders so that’s not entirely cheating when it comes to having it ready by Burmese New Year.

Šahrzād (2593 words. G.)
Pertinent points in the raising of a Methuselah child.

Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (reputable)
Time (1034 words. PG. Character death. Süleyman, Astaroth.)
"Even if I were to explain, you wouldn’t understand: you’re much too young."

Lohengrin (1296 words. 16+. Necrophilia. Dietrich.)
Dietrich’s precious cargo: on the journey from Carthago to Byzantium.

In other news, chapter 43 of Kuroshitsuji Read more... )

Also: congratulations, Australia. I believe the appropriate line from the Wilde screenplay would be: "I feel like the city that’s been under siege for twenty years, and suddenly the gates are thrown open and the citizens come pouring out to breath the air and walk the fields and pluck the wild flowers – I feel relieved."
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (dilettante)
Read more... )

In other news: this post on [livejournal.com profile] debunkingwhite makes me wonder if I ought to start reading The Times again since The Telegraph has been generally disappointing me of late.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (weary)
I steal memes from [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus:
Ask me one fandom-related question in the comments. This can be fandom-specific, general, or about fandom/lj stuff/fic writing/etc. in general. Favorite character, favorite moment, unpopular opinion, something about a fic of mine... whatever. Wackiness encouraged. Once I answer, you can ask again.

Also: Silent Hill 4: trapped in his flat - Yahtzee, Silent Hill 4 and Reeves & Mortimer

In other news, I’ve never regarded myself as a combat-driven gamer: if I want to playing a fighting game I’ll go play one but I’ve always thought myself happy with point and click adventures as well. That said, replaying Blood Omen I’ve found myself thinking that I’d quite happily do unspeakable things to Kain’s doubtless decomposing business in exchange for just one combo that wasn’t hit attack repeatedly until he laughs, shouts “Vae victis” or something dies. Still, at least directional blood suck is always entertaining.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (lazy)
The other day not only did my small pot of The Ifrit arrive but it brought along vials of Ladon and Van Van as well which reminds me of Lush packing samples into the popcorn which surrounded my Retro Lush order of their Blue Skies shower gel. Apparently it’s a manly sort of shower gel from the comments on the site which I’m not sure I can quite qualify but it does have a sort of incense note to it which is something that I tend to look for.

The Ifrit )

Ladon )

Van Van )


And some parodies all round:
Get Decked Out in Assassin's Creed Replica Gear - Tom Goldman (The Escapist)
Mega64: Assassin’s Creed (youtube)
Mega64: Hitman (youtube)
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (Default)
Christmas 2009 food notebook: British cheeses Telegraph.co.uk

The Kitchen Thinker: menu mark-ups Telegraph.co.uk

The art of writing a sex scene Telegraph.co.uk

Let's Play System Shock - Episode 01 Stassinet
"Do I have ammo for my weapon?"
"It’s a lead pipe."

Links

Oct. 22nd, 2009 07:24 pm
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (flashback)
Review of Wraeththu: From Enchantment to Fulfillment RPGnet
”The Wraeththu aren’t gay-friendly; they’re gay-friendly to the extent that they appeal to thirteen-year old girls.”
The whole Wraethehu concept always reminds me of the main character in The Witcher (Zero Punctuation review) for some reason.

Tokyo: Town of Terror CNN Go
Tokyo is renowned for being one of the safest cities in the world, but that only refers to humans. Strange things lurk in the shadows of this high-tech metropolis. Ancient things. Powerful things. Possibly even dangerous things ...

Yokai Attack! The Japanese Monster Survival Guide yokaiattack.com

Autumnal Greens Casserole (Vegetarian) [livejournal.com profile] vom_marlowe (linked by [livejournal.com profile] nekonexus)

Crossed Genres
Issue 12, released November 1st will be the LGBTQ one featuring at least one pretty darn amazing writer that I will cryptically not name. Tekeli-li.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (consideration)
- New Prince of Persia game looks like it could potentially be a rather good remake of 3D.
- Tate Britain: The Lure of the East – British Orientalist Painting. The book that goes with the exhibition is also quite lovely.
- Via [livejournal.com profile] debunkingwhite: The 9 Most Racist Disney Characters. Aladdin’s going to be right up there with what’s looking to be a very white Persian prince in the upcoming film soon enough.
- Tokyopop gives up on this editing malarkey entirely.

Also:
- Got up at 5am the other morning and constructed a mini Flanberg from a small flan base, a kiwi, a handful of strawberries and a sprinkling of caster sugar. Didn’t add jelly in the end. Was amused by its sheer lack of dignity which seemed appropriate enough.
- Am now the proud owner of five hoses. Thought I’d accidentally ruined one that turned out to be washable but ended up picking up a batch of three more before I discovered that fact.
- Picked up camomile & spearmint tea instead of camomile & apple by mistake. Camomile & spearmint turns out to be a rather good digestive tea.
- Need to order more apple tea from Turkey. Whittard’s version simply doesn’t compare.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (deceptive)
به فارسی چی میشه؟ )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (flashback)
Here on Hephaestus Eve before I considered doing much else of anything I was looking forward to a quick round of Bob of Arabia – part 2 demo to waste some time. Unfortunately as it turns out the demo itself is horrifically short. Maybe I’ve been spoilt by the fact that the demo for the first game gave me bits of four separate sections, maybe the question of why the chap at the end of Assassin’s Creed appears to have the Great Holocron from the Jedi library is preying on my mind, maybe it’s even because what started of sounding like Linkin Park by way of soundtrack never quite evolved into Korn. Regardless, the demo didn’t exactly strike me as exceptional.

Another alarmingly long demo review )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (phantasmagoric)
Two key problems that I’m experiencing in playing Bob of Arabia seem to be that a ‘quick’ go easily turns into a few hours and that the combat sections tend to mean that afterwards my left hand ceases up. The latter is due to the keyboard configuration I’ve chosen which works better for me than the default keyboard and mouse setup. Unfortunately, I went to bed last night with three fingers feeling numb and with my hand somewhat cramped and immobile while wondering if I’d ever be able to play the flute again. Though the latter was an exaggeration at least since C64 and MegaDrive injuries in the past have never stopped me before, even if it has been quite some time since I’ve had to stand with my hand against a radiator while mentally admitting that yes, I am actually in a little bit of pain. I did manage to escape what might have been some form of RSI earlier on in the game by playing certain combat sections cross-hands at least. And seeing as I’ve set the start of Saturnalia (Monday 17th) as a sort of deadline for completing the game I’m actually likely to be done with it by then and though I may be partially crippled for a day or two afterwards as a result; that’ll qualify as an honourable battle injury at least.

Also, Feburary 2005 Edge review of Bob of Arabia and for nostalgia value: Doriath.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (faggotry)
An alarmingly long demo review )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (fake)
“Hell-Fire and brimstone and blasphemy be mine” )

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