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Autumn

Posted by Denvish - August 27th, 2007


After one of the most shitty summers I can remember (seems to have poured down for like 80% of the time since May in the UK), we finally got some nice, sunny weather for a few days. Got one of those Easy-Up pools for the kids a couple of weeks ago and it's been great (even though it's 12ft and therefore killing off the grass on a quarter of the lawn).

The wind and clouds came back today though, and it felt like the first day of Autumn. If the first day of Spring (my favourite season) is a time of re-awakening and joy, I find Autumn the exact opposite - the beginning of that long haul through darkness and cold. Apparently, September is set to be reasonably good weatherwise, so hopefully we'll have a bit more sun before the nights draw in.

Glimmer of hope on the horizon is the possibility of a full-time permanent job, well-paid, making Flash games, at home. If it comes together, this would be about as good as it gets in terms of jobs - the freedom to move anywhere (thinking Wales or Devon) and still get paid for doing something I enjoy. The only thing that could top that would be to make a living from playing the stock market, which is probably the next target... due to having drifted for most of my life (see paragraph below for an afterthought on this), I have no security in terms of money in the bank/mortgage/career ladder, so I'm going to be doing some reading up on that.

I'm regularly reminded of the scene in Heroes (took me a while to get into it, but looking forward to the next series eagerly) where Nathan Petrelli goes to see Linderman. Linderman says:
""...there comes a time when a man has to ask himself, whether he wants a life of happiness or a life of meaning. Two very different paths.... to be truly happy, a man must live absolutely in the present. No thought of what's gone before, and no thought of what lies ahead. But, a life of meaning... the man is condemned to wallow in the past, and obsess about the future."

I think there are shades in between the two extremes, but I've definitely always leant towards the happiness path - not that I can say I'm a constantly happy person, but I certainly have never cared much for future or past. Thinking no more than three days ahead has its disadvantages, but I think it does give an individual a large amount of freedom.

Anyway, enough philosophy. Things are looking pretty good at the minute. My only real regret currently is that mentioned in my previous News post - that I don't have a great deal of time to work on my own projects, for my site or NG. But I don't think that's too high a price to pay.

PS. If you have a moment (obviously you do, since you just read all that tripe), scroll down and check out the two at the top of my Favorite Movies/Games - they're both quite old, but I'd be surprised if you don't get a smile out of either/both if you haven't seen them before.


Comments (21)

do you have children?

Let me check... yes, I do appear to have children. Why?

I'm one of Denvish's many children, does this mean anything to you? :P

Do you like haddock???

i dunno,i just though NG mods were infertile.

Apparently not

Thank you for the Heroes spoiler >:(
Good luck with the job though :)

You haven't seen it yet? Sorry...

Apparently IDK what Haddock is mate, apologies.

The haddock or offshore hake is a marine fish distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. Haddock is a popular food fish, widely fished commercially.

The haddock is easily recognised by a black lateral line running along its white side, not to be confused with pollock which has the reverse, ie white line on black side, and a distinctive dark blotch above the pectoral fin, often described as a "thumbprint" or even the "Devil's thumbprint" or "St. Peter's mark".

Haddock is most commonly found at depths of 40 to 133 m, but has a range as deep as 300 m. It thrives in temperatures of 2° to 10°C (36° to 50°F). Juveniles prefer shallower waters and larger adults deeper water. Generally, adult haddock do not engage in long migratory behavior as do the younger fish, but seasonal movements have been known to occur across all ages. Haddock feed primarily on small invertebrates, although larger members of the species may occasionally consume fish.

Growth rates of haddock have changed significantly over the past 30 to 40 years. Presently, growth is more rapid, with haddock reaching their adult size much earlier than previously noted. However, the degree to which these younger fish contribute to reproductive success of the population is unknown. Growth rates of Georges Bank haddock, however, have slowed in recent years. There is evidence that this is the result of an exceptionally large year class in 2003. Spawning occurs between January and June, peaking during late March and early April. The most important spawning grounds are in the waters off middle Norway near southwest Iceland, and Georges Bank. An average-sized female produces approximately 850,000 eggs, and larger females are capable of producing up to 3 million eggs each year.

DID YOU WATCH 'I EAT PEOPLE' AND 'UNLUCKIEST MAN ALIVE' YET? DO EEEEEEEEEEEEEET

YES! WHATEVER YOU SAY FATHER! * salute *

orang utan

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(thinks)...
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Tits. Heroes ftw.

unf

You'd want to :o

Stop stalking me, please

Apparently Denvish doesn't like stalkers, I shall go away and shan't return :(

What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster? Is it a monster?

Do you even program/use flash at all anymore?if not, it's such a waste of talent...

Yes, I generally spend 5-12 hours a day in Flash 8, but unfortunately none of it is for NG, due to contract restrictions. I do have quite a few ideas for games (worms-style, MTG-type, etc) but I just don't have the spare time to take them very far

I love Autumn. It's the Brisk air and the pretty landscape that meakes me feel awesome. (also October is my birthday month).

My birthday is in January, but I still hate Winter :)

Wow, you seem to be skilled at everything. Insane b/p rates, awesome flash and audio skills, it's all good.

And speaking of b/p, you should come back and give Afro a little competition. It'd be a true challenge for him.

Afro and I were both running at the same time when I was at 50k and above, and on average he had a faster pace than I did. The three big competitors on the way up were ramagi, MPA and Afro - they all had sizzling paces at one time or another, but overall in pace stats I think Afro would probably win.

As for coming back - nah, the only reason to carry on after EGSC was to reach the 100k - now I'm there I have absolutely no inclination to start again.

I just want to reach EGSC and allow my blams to pass my saves. I don't know how much farther I'll go after that.

I think my highest pace ever was around 101 per day. If not 101, then it was around 91. I forget.

Good luck with it. You should have been able to pass 101 on clock day, I'd imagine there were 500+ up for the taking

You keep on amazing me.

Sorry!

Yeah, I didn't count Clock Day, but I got 1397 during that week, which is around 199 per day. It was insane.

I haven't been off to a good start this week because of real life stuff and friends getting in the way. I'm not complaining though. :)

Just gotta keep ticking over. If RL takes priority, that's a good thing. And 1397 is impressive, D0GMA's star pace was set at 1000. I should imagine that some records were broken (probably by Afro) on Clock Day week this year, there seemed to be thousands of submissions. Kind of a shame to miss out on them, but my BPing days are over & done with

I forgot fixit in my list of speeders above, in his day he outpaced all of us.

Afro got 2523 that week. It was amazing, to say the least.

Also, fixit was before my day, so I wouldn't know much about him. What were his paces like?

Fast. He was a robot, and the first of the speedy BPers

I say, thats brilliants Denvish! We all miss yah at the forum, but what must happen, will happen, unless what must happen is preventing what will happen to those who want it to happen...

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Best of lucks on your job, and if you ever need some amateur clips fer some work some day, you'll know where to look... <a href="http://www.soundsonline.com">www.soundsonline.com</a>, great place :D!

I joke, I jest, I jibe. Take care!

If that made sense, I'd banana elephant wobble jim

YOU RULE!!!!

With a scrotum of steel

A scrotum of steel? What happens when you connect it to a battery?

Is connecting your scrotum to a battery something you make a habit of? Me neither.

Yes, the sumer was utter shite this year, wasn't it! LOL ATTACK!

:D

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