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I am so lost right now.

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Oo...

Oh hey look, I found a thing. Imagine that.

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I get distracted by Battlefield 3 / Every other cool game that came out during the holiday season and look what happens. They change the forums on me. D: My blog looks all funneh now.   *shrugs*   Back to flying jets I s'pose. I'll pop back sometime in the next few months.   PS - AquarianPixi, send me another friend request.   EDIT - Tanya, sowweh I keep disappearing. :3 poke me on fb or something until I respond. I'm slow.  

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Hey!

I can finally get back on Sal's. Wonder what happened... the site wouldn't load at all for a while there. =3

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Answers.

Video games make writing a lot more difficult. I'll keep this in mind next year. :)

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Midnight Warnings

First off: Battlefield comes out at 12:01 AM tonight. I can't wait that long. @[email protected] Someone please move the clock ahead a few hours. Please? I'm looking at you, divine beings!   Second off, here's a warning to all viewers of my blog. I think I'm fairly safe in assuming that if you're reading this, you're used to ye olde Walls o' Text. If you aren't... boy are you in for a surprise. ;D   National Novel Writing Month takes place in the month of November. The gist of it is this: participants write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. No editing, no perfect formatting; just 50,000 words. Guess what? I want to participate. ;D   During the month of November, I will make a post every day consisting of approximately 1,667 words. Probably in this blog.   I'll put the WOTs in a spoiler, at the bottom of the post when applicable. No worries, really. Just know that they will be there. I don't know what else to do with them. You can read them if you want; if not, I can't make you. If I knew how to do that I could sell the secret to teachers around the world and make millions! Oh well. ;_;   That being said, everything else will be the same as normal. Tomorrow is dual Slayer/BF3 day. Now if only October would go away...   ;D

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Comfort Food

Guild's logged out of Runescape for the final time yesterday. I remember doing that, once. Maybe twice. I find I'm not that good at committing to stay away from my friends. Guild's not doing that, though; he's just taking other avenues to talk to us. It still makes me kind of sad, though, because change is hard, even when it doesn't make that big of a difference in the long run. Anyways, I wish him luck. I know I can't stay away from Runescape for more than a few months. Wonder how he'll do. :P   On a similar note, I've been going through a lot lately. College looms imminently (though it should have been here much sooner... long story.), school is still a hassle, and I'm still dealing with medical issues. Some of those I'll continue to deal with until the day I die, and others I'm slowly ridding myself of. Taking a second to read that back over I sound like a drug addict. <_< Trust me, I'm not. Just a lonely diabetic teenager, that's me. ;)   Anyways, I said I was ridding myself of unwanted medical problems. The best way to do that is to do the things you love to do. I like to try new things. I don't do it often enough. It's not easy, but it's usually worth it.   I find that one of the best ways to try new things, at least for me, is to cook. Now, I don't go around making dinner for my whole family every night and running the grocery list or anything, but every now and then I get a craving for something new. Or maybe something old. Maybe I just get a craving to cook. Why not? Doesn't seem any stranger than craving salty/sweet foods, if I think about it.   Right, so last weekend I was watching tv with my mom. It was just on something random, food network or something. Some show called 'The Chew'. Pretty sure it's a parody of 'The View'. It was actually pretty entertaining. One of the recipes they made that day was beef bourguignon, taking a page from the original tv chef Julia Child. Pretty sure they showed some clips of her, too. Either way, it looked deilcious, especially since I love beef stew. It's one of my favorite foods.     Anywho, I found the recipe the show used on their website, sent my mom to the grocery store this morning and, while my sister was getting her senior pictures taken, spent a few hours making a huge mess out of the kitchen and simultaneously making the house smell amazing. Pro tip: deglazing a pan with half a bottle of red wine is awesome.   The beef bourguignon was amazing, by the way. Best thing I've ever cooked, I think. Not that I really cook all that much. More than some, less than others. The best part was that everyone else liked it, too. Even a family friend who stopped by to drop something off commented on how wonderful it smelled. Made me feel good, for sure. God knows I'm making that again soon, though I'll have to get my parents to buy some more red wine. Damn fun to cook with, wine is. ;D   So I guess where I was going with this was the fact that to me, Runescape can be kinda like cooking. I really enjoy doing it, but I don't want to do it all the time or it won't be special anymore. When I logged out for the "final time" the first time, I had burned myself out of the game from playing it too much. I think it happens to everyone. The best part, though, is that, like cooking, Runescape is always there for you to go back to when you need it. It's kinda like making comfort food.   Saying that, I'll save some beef bourguignon for you, Guild. Oh, and see you on Xbox.   ;D

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Charming, I'm Sure.

Had a bout of Needtosummon today. Now my bank has only one of each charm type... except my pile of blues, which still has 350ish charms. Guess I should go get some obisidian charms and makes golems now... =3   Anywho, pictures!         Oh, and here's this random guy I saw at glacors the other day. I feel poor. ^_^     ;D

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Awesome.

If you're bored and need something to entertain you online, you should try reading some articles from The Straight Dope. Basically, it's a newspaper article that answers just about any question you can think of. Most of the questions are ridiculous. It's awesome.   The best part? The guy/team that answers the questions (I'm not sure if it's a real guy or a bunch of writers under a single pseudonym) have the best best tone. It's great.   If you still aren't convinced, just read this article they recently posted:   Could I take down a T Rex. with my Beretta 9mm pistol?   or...   Why does everybody get so worried about radiation levels in milk?   And many more questions, answered with the best answers possible, no matter how ridiculous. <_<

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I Just Remembered Something

I just remembered that I said, on multiple occasions, that my next 99 is going to be Agility. I promise I wasn't lying, but I have the insatiable urge to kill glacors until I get me a new pair of boots. It's making me lose lots of money. :glasses: When I'm not doing that, I'm making money to buy more fire surges to kill more glacors. It's a never ending cycle from what I've seen of it.   That being said, I did manage to sit down and run around an agility course for a bit today (see wut I did thar?). I also watched Pokemon: the Rise of Darkrai or some such. Not bad for a pokemon movie, actually, though the whole plot was obvious from like 10 minutes into it. :3 Whilst I did that I ran in circles as a monkey. I can't wait until I can ditch the greegree and go on to being bullied by people one third my height. Apparently they have REALLY agile grandmothers.   Right, so I got 78 Agility today. My Agility is now tied for my highest level non-combat skill (that isn't already 99), with crafting. I think there's a 2k experience difference between crafting and agility right now. My bets are on agility winning this fight. Picture below, enjoy.     *goes to find more movies to watch*   ;D

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What I Did Today

Short entries are short.     On a sadder note, according to RSWiki I have received every possible non-rare drop table drop from glacors now, excepting an elite clue, any herbs/seeds (which are listed as 'Very Rare'), and those damn boots. Everything I've gotten multiple times, and I've rolled onto the rare drop table quite a few times too. >.> It's frustrating, 'cause maging in rock climbing boots is weird. That and someone made fun of amulet of glory yesterday.   Random note: At today's prices, 1 cast of fire surge costs 587 gp. 1 ice barrage costs 1,484 gp. I'm still losing money.   Up to 11 or 12 shards of armadyl now.

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Great Timing

I didn't realize Jagex kept such exact time measurements on their Loyalty Points Programme. Shame on me for thinking otherwise.       ;D

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Shards Of Armadyl

Green glass shards. What more could you ask for? Warning: Walls of Text and Maths may follow. More WoTs than Maths, though. :P   K, so I wrote this all in one sitting and haven't bothered to read it over. It might not be extremely coherent, but it's not really an article in a newspaper so much as me writing like I'm writing an article (boredom) and trying to get some thoughts out. Add that to the fact that I haven't written much in the past few months, and this is the result. Might be fun. Decide for yourself.   EDIT: If I'm nice I'll throw in some pictures tomorrow or something. Seems like it they would be a good idea. I might have to steal some off RSWiki.   ...   With the release of Ritual of the Mahjarrat, a new enemy sprang into being. The level 475 Glacors are tough, not least because they're the only monsters fought by traditional means to use all three forms of combat (i.e., mage, ranged, and melee), summon familiars (three level 100ish glacytes with their own special moves), have a special attack (coding icicles is fun... except when you fail), and become invincible after a certain point. Besides that, they're only weak to magic--specifically fire magic--and don't have the best paying of steady drops.   Why would I bother fighting them then? Me, who isn't the biggest fan of combat; Me, who dislikes dungeoneering mostly because I fail at the bosses; Me, who hasn't gotten his fire cape because he fails at prayer switching. Why would I enjoy these things enough to spend a small fortune on runes, food, prayer potions, and familiars? The reason is simple. They're difficult, but not too difficult, and I faintly get to use my favorite 99 to it's full advantage. I get to blast tough cookies into tiny crumbs, and I get the promise of an awesome reward.   This reward is two-fold: the possibility of a pair of the best boots in the game for any style (steadfast for melee, better than dragon boots; ragefire for magic, better than infinity; and glaiven for ranged, better than the much coveted ranger boots), and items that don't do much good on their own: shards of armadyl. These shards are much what they sounds like; tiny slivers of green glass, all that remains of an orb from the top of an Armadyl battlestaff. These battlestaffs, to my knowledge, speed up the casting of a new spell by one game tick, and make the spell more accurate. They don't have the best stats though. With only +10 magic offence, I think they're about on par with a simple staff of air. By comparison, the Staff of Light has something like a +17 magic bonus to offence. Why is this staff so worthwhile then? It can only be because it helps so much with the new spell: Storm of Armadyl.   The previous three god spells are all great in their own rights, but they're hardly ever used because you need to be wielding the staff and the cape of the appropriate god for them, as well as unlock them in a miniquest/game thing way up in level 50 wilderness. Personally, I think I only have one of them unlocked for use outside the Mage Arena, and I couldn't even tell you for sure which one it is as I haven't used it since then. They just aren't very practical. Storm of Amradyl is different though; the only godstaff for Armadyl is the Armadyl battlestaff. There is no cape, and the spell doesn't require either one anyways. All it requires is a single rune, made at the air altar. It's not an air rune as you might think though... it's an Armadyl rune. I see a trend in naming here. Basically, it's a green air rune made by crushing a shard of armadyl with a pestle and mortar, then taking the resulting dust to the air altar (with or without pure essence; I'm not entirely certain, as I haven't tried it myself) and crafting said runes. You get the same amount of Amradyl runes as you would air runes at your runecrafting level, and they aren't used for any spell other than Sotrm of Armadyl. I think a level-99 Runecraft can get 80 runes from a single shard, but once again I haven't tested this out yet. Could be more.   This leads us to the spell itself. As far as I can tell, the spell is ridiculously overpowered in a much needed way. Magic in RuneScape is fine and dandy, but it's still used almost entirely in a supplementary way. Combat magic tends to fall short compared to melee and even ranged, and it always costs more. Storm of Armadyl is supposed to help this by basically guaranteeing damage; if the spell doesn't splash, it has to hit at least 110 or so. Since it has a max hit of ~300, it's like ice barrage without the freezing or the multiple hit thing. This also means it pretty much has the highest damage per second of any spell in the game and is without a doubt the best magic to use in a 1v1 situation. Add the ability of the staff to speed up your casting, and you have a deadly combination. I like it.   I would dearly love to try this out, too, but the problem at the moment is cost. Magic has never been a cheap combat skill, but since armadyl runes cost more than 500gp each at the moment and the staff costs more than 22m gp, the only way I'm going to see the two together are if I make my own staff. This means lots of Glacor-killing (which I enjoy), lots of money spending (which I do NOT enjoy) and lots of time shooting fireballs at things (if I didn't enjoy this I don't think I'd be human). Maybe I'll get lucky and get me some new boots, too; my dragon boots are a little worn out on the soles now and really mess me up when I'm spellcasting. That's no fun.   While I go back to beating up level 475s, I'll leave you with a few numbers to make you think about math. Tanya, this is your warning to close the window. ;D   Current price of Armadyl Battlestaff: 22,100,000 gp Current price of Armadyl rune: 585 gp   Number of runes made per shard: 80 @ 99 Runecrafting   585 gp * 80 runes = 46,800gp per shard   Number of shards to make a battlestaff: 100   22,100,000 gp / 100 shards = 221,000 gp per shard   Chance of shard drop from a Glacor (one per kill): 1/10   *insert probability maths here because I honestly hate this sort of thing*   Likely chance of the drop of one of the new boots: 1/1000 or so   ...   You see then why I'm saving my shards at the moment instead of making runes to test out Storm of Armadyl. Also, I only have 71 Runecrafting and it takes 72 to craft them. Anyways. I think the cost per shard between runes and the staff will eventually even out, but not for a good while yet. Until then, I'm going to try and make my own staff and get oodles more magic experience. Hopefully I'll be able to afford some runes for this...   ;D   ...   P.S. - If anyone interested, I found a relatively new book series that's defniitely worth picking up if you're into that sort of thing. It's kind of along the lines of A Song of Ice and Fire, but a little more.. personal. It's also highly engaging and so far only two books long. I think it'll end up a trilogy. Anywho. The first book is:   The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (Book One of the Kingkiller Chronicles)   Go look for it. I loved it. <3

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Ritual Of The Mahjarrat

Only spoilers are the rewards, so no worries.   So I actually finished this yesterday, and I think I was the second in Canting to finish (after Fred). Afterwards it was a really good feeling to have people 130+ combat calling me awesome because I'm wearing a quest cape. ;D Wish U'd taken a picture of that. Oh well, rewards and levels from them are below.   P.S. - I should really get into writing long blog entries again. Maybe when I get a school schedule down. :3   The quest rewards scroll itself.   I got another Crafting level from finishing the quest, though 78 is fairly useless...     Funny story here, the 80k xp reward lamps only work on skills that are 72+. I wanted to use them on Prayer, Summoning, or Herblore, which are 71, 71 and 70, respectively. "Oh well, I'll just bank the lamps!" I thought. No dice, they're unbankable. Instead, Fred gave me 70 dragon bones as a "quest gift" and I bought another ~180 to get prayer up to 72. A bit of teleporting to my house and gilded-altar-offering, and presto! 300k Prayer xp for only ~500k gp. Good deal, and I made everyone in Canting look bad. :(   The level from the dragon bones.   The first two lamps got me to here...   And the last one got me here! :)   So that's that. Today I think I might figure out how to pwn Galcols. Not much else to worry about yet.

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Never Again.

*Falls over dead from exhaustion*               Never attempt to get 500k Mining xp in one day, even if it is a Bonus XP Weekend. You will lose your sanity (assuming I still had mine to being with).   Now then, off to worship the Agility Gods... I mean sleep. Totally mean sleep. Sleep is important. Yes, sleep. Agile sleep.   EDIT: This makes my brain hurt. Seriously. I hate Mining.    

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Keep Nasty Fish!

Something seems familiar here... only it's different.   Album: http://imgur.com/a/WayPX#samYW                             ^After Party.   Congratulations to Guild on his first 99 skill ever, Fishing. It's a good one. :(

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Something Fishy

...and it isn't the cape.             Congratulations to Mr. ZacharyB for having far too many skillcapes, and now one that smells fishy. <3

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The Best Short Story Ever

Zach helped me write it, because I lost my plans and stuff for my other story I was going to write. It's awesome. <3      

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Attn: Canting Members

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Not Dead, Just... Missing.

Yeah, I cancelled RS membership for a while. It wasn't holding my attention well enough. :3 Maybe I'll be back later...   I'm on skype all the time though, so ask Tanya for the skype name if you want it. Unless you already have it, then you can talk to me directly. ;D   -----   Oh, and Zach made this thing for me, dunno exactly what it does but yeah...

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Stuff I Did Today

I, uhh, can't figure out how to get direct links to images off of Imageshack anymore, so now I need another image hoster that's reliable. Bleh. Thumbnails below because Imageshack is stupid now >_>    

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