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Mohorak

Mohorak

 

MRE Menu Item 20: "SPAGHETTI WITH MEAT SAUCE" — 4 stars

Entree: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce 4 stars Was a bit bland, but the Tabasco sauce included really livened it up. Meatballs were small, about ¼" in diameter, and spaghetti was short enough to just barely hang off both sides of the spoon, so no mess. Consistency was good. Excellent.   Snacks: Raisins, Chipotle Snack Bread with Cheese Spread, Pretzels, Skittles 4 stars I don't particularly care for raisins, but ate them anyway. The chipotle snack bread was even better than the wheat snack bread with jalapeno cheese spread. The pretzels were thin, well-salted sticks, and the Skittles were Skittles. Excellent.   Drink: Beverage Powder, Orange 4 stars Like carbonated Tang. Came in a retort, and I was surprised when it turned fizzy. Excellent.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

MRE Menu Item 8: "MEATBALLS IN MARINARA SAUCE" — 2 ½ stars

Entree: Meatballs in Marinara Sauce w/ Tortillas, Cherry & Blueberry Cobbler 2 ½ stars Meatballs were bite-sized, sauce mainly tasteless, but came with spice packet and salt (I overdid it with the salt). Cobbler was tasteless, not sweet. So much promise, so tasteless, so this rating weighs heavier than the others. Mediocre.   Snacks: Raspberry White Chip Cookie, Tootsie Rolls 4 stars Cookie was crumbly, sweet, and not overly dry. Tootsie rolls were Tootsie rolls. Excellent.   Drinks: Raspberry Powdered Drink, Strawberry Dairyshake 3 ½ stars Raspberry drink was good, though it tasted strongly of fake raspberry and was very sugary (nice change from the very weak lemon-lime mix). The dreaded milkshake was just powdered milk with strawberry flavor and sugar. Actually decent drinks for once. Above average.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

MRE Menu Item 17: "PORK SAUSAGE WITH GRAVY" — 3 stars

Entree: Pork Sausage w/ Gravy & Biscuit, Dehydrated Banana Granola w/ Raisins 3 stars Granola required 2-4 oz. of cool water, banana chunks were like soggy marshmallows. Biscuit was dry and tasteless, pretty bad, but sausage gravy (ingredients include: "Fully cooked pizza topping" and "chicken meat"???) somehow made it sweet. Average.   Snacks: Whole Wheat Snack Bread w/ Jalapeno Cheese Spread 4 stars Wheat snack bread was soft & sweet, and the cheese spread was just spicy enough with no lingering burn. Excellent.   Drink: Coffee w/ Splenda & Non-Dairy Creamer 2 stars Pretty awful, weak and bitter even with sugar and creamer. There's nothing like a good cup of coffee, and this is nothing like a good cup of coffee.   This was pretty much how I've always expected military rations to taste. My favorite part continues to be the snack, and my least favorite continues to be the drink. If it hadn't been for the terrible biscuit, the rating for this MRE would have been about half a star higher, as I would have ignored the poor performance of the drink.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

MRE Menu Item 15: "SOUTHWEST BEEF, BLACK BEAN" — 3 ½ stars

Entree: Southwest Beef w/ Black Beans & Mexican Rice on Tortillas, Cheese Spread included 4 stars Tortillas unexpectedly sweet, meat texture like fresh, Mexican rice dry, only thing keeping score down, but meat & beans pouch had sauce. Cheese Spread was run-of-the-mill spray cheese in a pouch, but oddly complimented the entree. Excellent.   Snacks: Cheddar Cheese Pretzels 4 stars Can't really go wrong with salted dry snacks. Texture was good, cheese filling was very savory, and the pretzel had a melt-in-your-mouth quality. Excellent.   Drink: Beverage Base Powder Lemon Lime 2 ½ stars Even though the powder wouldn't fully dissolve in about 12 oz., the taste was still weak. No poor aftertaste, however. Mediocre.   My overall reaction to this MRE was of unexpected enjoyment. The fact that the meat had a "real" texture was the most surprising to me. I had a difficult time understanding how to work the flameless heater, and next time I'll let the pouches heat longer.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Breakup

I finally got the courage to break up with my girlfriend last night. Things were getting out of control with her, and I couldn't stay with someone that religious.   I'm not a good person, really. I can't "love" someone; I just don't have the ability to feel that emotion. Sometimes I feel like I'm starting to love someone, but I've never reached any discernible connection, let alone unconditional love. When I was growing up as a Jehovah's Witness, it was the only life I knew. The people in charge were always right, and the laws were stern and merciless. Anyone older than me deserved my unconditional respect. Out of necessity, I learned to lie, to tell people what they wanted to hear, even trying to fool myself. I was pressured into becoming a full member and then a youth minister. Because I put up no resistance, the pushing never stopped. I was lauded as a model for others my age to follow in a congregation where kids would drop out of what Witnesses boastingly call "the truth." I never loved any of them. When I finally made the decision to cut it off, I pointed at the toxic environment I grew up in. The response? Quoting Galatians 5:7: "YOU were running well. Who hindered YOU from keeping on obeying the truth?" Disgusted, I never returned.   Now, more than two years down the line, I fear I have become cynical. My father, and his father as well, had an undiagnosed psychological disorder that warped his view of the world around him and emotionally stunted him. How do I compare?   For some reason I inspire jealous, unconditional loyalty in my partners. Perhaps I have learned to lie so well I don't even realize it and come across as the perfect boyfriend. This is not true. The only emotion I feel is guilt. Guilt that I will never be able to return their love.   I'm selfish and not outgoing. I'm very ambitious but I'm lazy. I like having friends but I can't connect with them beyond the surface. I draw people close to me and hurt them. I'm impatient with everyone, including myself. I'm dispassionate and cold but can say exactly what people want to hear. I don't even love my own family, and I'd rather live completely alone. I don't ever want to have children, and I've already stated I'd give up sex for my ambitions. I hate owing people anything, so I'm overly generous so the balance comes out on my side.   And somehow I'm proud of it. Disgusting.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Mortality

I was playing a visual novel the other day, and there was a part that dealt heavily with death. It started as a conversation between two characters about the topic of anthropoids (in that universe, cats and dogs were bred and changed to look like catgirls, etc. but their potential intelligence varies among breeds, up to about the intelligence of a 13-year-old). They were talking about how even though anthropoids were so similar to humans, they still only had a lifespan of 20 years. The main character, a cynic, was talking about just how fragile life is, and how everyone has to prepare their minds for their own death and the death of people they know and care about. And at the beginning of the story, the main character has to explain death to a young cat anthropoid.   It's a testament to how well it was executed that it made me start thinking about mortality, mostly my own. Since leaving religion completely, I no longer believe in an afterlife, so this is the only life I have. Thinking that life is so fragile and death could come at any time prompted a panic attack. In the back of my mind, I knew that keeping away from dangerous and risky behavior lessens my chances of a premature death, but I've had several near-death experiences. I see it as a dice being rolled every instant, a dice with innumerable sides, some of which have INSTANT DEATH on them.   I had a dream last night. I was in an auditorium, and everything was going normally until masked people with shotguns started strolling in, emotionlessly shooting random people. It didn't matter whether they were running or flat on the floor or still in their seats; they were being shot completely randomly. One came to my row, shotgun resting on his shoulder, and started lowering it. I made the choice to rush him and try to knock him down, but I missed. He jumped aside with unnatural agility, and I was flat on the floor, about 6 feet away from him. He aimed the shotgun at me, and that's when I woke up, sweating profusely and breathing heavily. It must have been several minutes before my breathing returned to normal, but I couldn't forget it. I've been having mostly bad dreams recently, ranging from being cornered in a social situation to physically running from someone.   I admit it. I'm afraid of death. I'm afraid of not being. I know one day I will die. I've lived about 1/4 of my life. I've been putting the whole thing in the back of my mind until now, and it's broken out.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Sorry, AFK for about 1051897 minutes

Man, does this bring back memories. The site is completely different from the way I left it, but RS is about the same. In the past 2 years, I've had a year-long relationship, broken up, had a month-long relationship, broken up again, and have started a relationship that has lasted almost 2 months so far. Two close friends have died, I've found out some people weren't my friends to begin with, and I've become physically handicapped. My major has changed about 3 times, but my mid-term goal has remained the same: to teach English in Japan. I've taken up drawing and have gotten requests to create hand-drawn advertisements for money. I've gone through three jobs and earned very little money. I've also grown a lot as a person in the past two years. Stuff doesn't upset me as much as it used to, and I find my past opinions and views somewhat naive and illogically absolute.   I don't know if I'll stay for long, but it's been fun taking a walk down memory lane. College and relationships have taken up most of my time, but this place hasn't changed much at all.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Hawkyns

So I've decided to start RS again. I made a brand-new character to both relive my noob days and see how RS has changed. To spice it up, I'm now playing a female mage named Hawkyns. I really love the new task system. It's really different from what it used to be and fulfills the need of the modern gamer ("Needs more achievements"). In fact, it's been shown that games with achievement systems make about $10,000 (on average) more than games that don't. I'd agree.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Hey Hey Hey

So I know I've quit RS and pretty much left Sal's Realm altogether. There's been a lot going on in my life, though, and I just don't have to time to really immerse myself anymore. I'm 17 credits and three semesters deep in college right now, with a potential fiancée. That pretty much sums up most of it, other than I'm the V.P. of the college's Dragon Master's club, which covers gaming in all forms (but mostly D&D). I've made a whole new group of friends, most of which I either play D&D or Magic: the Gathering with. I actually first met my girlfriend (though it's almost more than that, more serious) through this group, since she's the one who attracted me to it. I am now a Humanist, which I feel is more in line with my philosophies and world-view. I still intend to teach English as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan as part of the JET program, and may end up choosing that as my career path.   I am going to make a new character in RS just to get back in the swing of things before I decide if I'm going to subscribe again. I've been spending most of my money on Steam games (Half-Life FTW!), so I don't feel like I should rush into a financial commitment, especially since I'm chronically addicted to Monster.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Porn Star Names!

This doesn't necessarily have to be for porn movies, but the way it works is you take your first pet's name, then the street you lived on as a child. Go!   Simba Primrose.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Get It Off! Get It Off!

OK, there's something I need to get off my chest. It's been bothering me for a while, but it just recently really upset me, so I feel the need to share.   As many of you know, I'm into webcomics, especially anthropomorphic ones. All the ones I find and like, I follow up on. If they don't attract my interest, or if I feel they're too shallow or the artwork is irredeemable, I won't give them a second thought.   Now, I've never been seriously accused of being a shallow person. I don't read comics for fanservice. But when I read bad reviews, often bordering on abusive and hateful, about webcomics that I've picked out for myself (i.e. Dominic Deegan, Bittersweet Candy Bowl, Two Kinds, Las Lindas, and Jay Naylor's comics), I get sick to my stomach. I'm not asking anyone to like or even condone the comics I like, but when so-called 'noted critics' spout abuse, it makes me sick. If you don't like it, that's fine, but don't say stuff like 'no redeeming qualities' or 'never, EVER read this'!   What's worse, of course, is when the abuse gets turned onto the fans who mostly defend the comics reasonably and calmly. I do realized that the Internet is full of trolls and puberty-stricken kids that think the best way to be popular is to make everyone believe everything is a piece of crap, but this is for the reasonable people that value balance and despise extremism. Nothing is perfect, but everything has some redeeming qualities. Not everything online is worth everyone's time (and most things aren't), but please let people like what they like.   The main reason I look for reviews for comics is not to find out what someone thinks about it, it's to find out what comics it's most like, or what details I may have missed. If it gives information on the artist and their background, that's even better. But if the review is just a steaming pile of political and/or moral condemnation, keep it to yourself and your blog.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

More Anime

So... This past week has been the motherload for me, anime-wise. I just finished Elfen Lied, and REALLY loved it. Shocking, heart-breaking, and CUTE. I can't believe that one moment Lucy/Nyu can rip someone's head off and scare the living s*** out of you, then all of a sudden be all kawaii and make you want to squeal with joy. Needless to say, the series is not for the faint-of-heart. I usually abhor nudity in series, but in Elfen Lied, it didn't bother me all that much. It was more natural than pornographic, honestly. Yare, yare, Shikata ga nai.   Anyway, the series that I watch are on the left-hand sidebar, complete with a rating system.

Mohorak

Mohorak

 

Fma-b

Finished watching all 64 episodes (subbed) on Hulu -.-   Awesome series. Just amazing. Watching FMA the original series too, but started with Brotherhood first and I like it best. Also found "Ghost in the Shell" and "Ah! My Goddess" on a free anime site, so that's fun too :P

Mohorak

Mohorak

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