Friday, June 07, 2002

My What?

I don't plan to make a habit of this, but I was intrigued by my results in a "Which D&D Character are You" survey I found via Marshmallows and Bile.

I don't enjoy filling this kinds of surveys out because, well, I find them boring, okay? I just do. But now and then one of 'em catches my eye. The result on this one was just too true I couldn't let it pass without posting it somewhere for posterity. So, here it is, posterity.

I Am A: True Neutral Elf Fighter

True Neutral characters are very rare. They believe that balance is the most important thing, and will not side with any other force. They will do whatever is necessary to preserve that balance, even if it means switching allegiances suddenly.

Elves are the eldest of all races, although they are generally a bit smaller than humans. They are generally well-cultured, artistic, easy-going, and because of their long lives, unconcerned with day-to-day activities that other races frequently concern themselves with. Elves are, effectively, immortal, although they can be killed. After a thousand years or so, they simply pass on to the next plane of existance.

Fighters are the warriors. They use weapons to accomplish their goals. This isn't to say that they aren't intelligent, but that they do, in fact, believe that violence is frequently the answer.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of NeppyMan!

Monday, June 03, 2002

Diplomacy, Shmiplomacy

Someone on the radio made the usual remark of "We should just lock politicians in a room until they work out their (our) problems". Oh, sure, it's a fine idea, many people subscribe to it. But, my goodness, it's so dull. I mean, really, where's the glamour?

So, I think we should make our politicians mud-wrestle, instead. Your average citizen would pay way more attention to the proceedings. Just picture it! We'll broadcast the event over BBC and NHK, get some cute Japanese commentator(s) to emcee the whole thing (hm...think "Iron Chef") and toss our statesmen in the mud. In those white sumo-type loincloth things.

Just imagine the ratings!