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By dr k (Fri Mar 17, 2006 at 11:50:53 AM EST) Civilization IV, X-Men 3 ads, crossover slash fanfic, guitar strings (all tags)
One sure way to cure a gaming addiction is to play a game where an increase in difficulty correlates with an increase in the annoyance factor.

I have graduated to Noble — feel free to snicker — in Civilization IV. There are five more difficulty levels above this?

I must admit I have yet to play a game past Rifling. I once eliminated Salidin from the game, but didn't even get a special sound effect for defeating another player. So disappointing.

In my last Noble campaign, I was playing the Arabian empire (philosophical, spiritual) and was sharing a continent with Alexander. The Greeks are "aggressive", meaning their melee units get a free 1 star promotion. With barracks, Alexander likes to give his Axemen an additional 2 star promotion, which makes them annoying. What is super annoying is that Alexander declared war on me three times, the third time after I had already smashed his empire down to 2/3 size. Three thousand years of intra-continental conflict ensured that our civs were stunted by the time I could build a caravel, and no one wanted my new "Guilds" technology.

Speaking of Alexander, I have been watching Alexander Senki on DVD. (Why they changed the American title to Reign: The Conqueror and added a cheesy title plate to the opening credits I'll never know.) As a result, I have started working on a new Alexander/The Apprentice crossover slash fanfic novella, which I shall be posting shortly.

I don't know if they have them in your city, but Los Angeles has been plastered with billboards for the third X-Men movie.

Take a StandChronic Fatigue is more prevalent than you realize

I declare this to be a poor design choice. The lone figures and desaturated colors make this look more like a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.

(Apparently in France the movie will be called: X-Men: The Final Confrontation.)

Question for those who play guitar: I need new strings for my [wife's] acoustic guitar. There are about 600 flavors of strings to choose from. I just want new strings. What should I get? Please limit your answer to 50 words or less.

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Well ... by Improbus (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Mar 17, 2006 at 11:54:48 AM EST
I prefer steel strings to nylon.  I don't have any brand suggestions.

If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, the meal was cooked a long time ago. --- Oma Desala
I'm with You On the X-Men Posters by Christopher Robin was Murdered (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Mar 17, 2006 at 11:58:16 AM EST
We've got them in NYC too. They look like those half ad/half public service message adverts that fashion designers crank out to establish their lib community creds. Very odd.

The Derek Zoolander Center by dr k (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Mar 17, 2006 at 01:14:39 PM EST
for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Want to Learn to do Other Stuff Good Too.

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It's called adding gravitas by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Mar 17, 2006 at 12:45:44 PM EST
Feel the meaty associations build in your subconscious: Breast Cancer Awareness... Anna Paquin... Breast... Awareness.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
you need some Civ4 minmax help by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #5 Sat Mar 18, 2006 at 02:34:28 PM EST

The key to Civ is properly micromanagement at the beginning of the game.

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