DRAGON POWAH!

DUDE!
 
HEY! Is¬†ANYONE ELSE gonna post here?! Not like I’m bored of Em posting or anything, I welcome it, but like… it’s a freaking blog! I thought¬†LOADS of people were meant to comment on it! Or did I scare people off with my¬†freaky (well, okay, I don’t find it freaky, but you might do)¬†posts?
C’mon, some other people must be as¬†bored as me to read this thing! Hell, I WROTE it! All you need to do is click on the ickle star next to me in¬†MSN and¬†press "View Space" or something like that!
Oh, wait, I forgot. A lot of people hate reading. That’s got it.
 
Eekay, and here’s the answer to my question in my last entry!
 
Category name: Reading at the speed of light
If a picture was REALLY worth a thousand words, then how many "words" would most PC games recommend you to read every second?
1: 40,000
2: 60,000 <<< Teh answer!
3: 80,000
4: 100,000
 
Most games run smoothly and are good to play when the computer is drawing 60 frames per second, so if you were READING these images you’d be reading at about 60,000 words per second, which is¬†over 3 million words a minute. Geez, even I couldn’t do that.
 
Oh, and by the way, I hope that the saying actually WAS "a picture is worth a thousand words", otherwise I’ve just made myself look like a really big dumbass.
 
Okay… as I promised…¬†Here you¬†go. This is Dragon Worlds, my story. Not the most original of names (okay, there are no other stories called that… I think… Hell, there’s no story like mine! I ROOL!), but I just couldn’t think of anything else. I’m no good with titles.
Hey, wait! What am I talking about? Gorm Avenue: EXTREME?! ROOLAGE!
I’m not posting the WHOLE THING here in one shot! I wanna skim through myself and see if I can improve it,¬†and see if there are any dumbass mistakes or stupid story twists there.¬†I’m gonna like post a few chapters at a time, and sometimes just¬†one, because I kinda mess up at the start and make each chapter really short, and then¬†towards the end they’re absolutely massive.
Please don’t say "it’s crap"! Well, I’ll probably ignore you if you say that without a¬†good reason. It starts off pretty slow… well,¬†kinda, because Whirlwind can’t REMEMBER anything. Hopefully you’ll get it when reading the story.
Oh, and don’t say "it’s horrible", either. Because I already KNOW that!
And yes, don’t have a screw if you believe dragons are something else to what I believe. I’m asking that of you because I do it, so… blah!
Now… if you’re depressed or down or whatever, then don’t read it, or keep all sharp objects and items that fire bullets¬†in the overhead compartments, and securely lock them down with a 1,000,000 digit combination padlock. Thank you!
 
Something tells me I’m gonna regret posting this here… eh well! What good is it doing… well… nothing on my laptop? Here… oh wait. Crap. Dragon rookies and 8 different¬†species of dragon.
Okay, I’ll post this bigass list of stuff here about all the different species of dragon here for all you rookies. Wink¬†I was planning on drawing them all, but… like… I’m barely halfway through Ifri, the Drake. And there’s like, 8 different species. This sucks, dude.
 

Dragon (Western Dragon)

If you see the word "Dragon" being used, think of a four legged, horned, winged reptile that breathes fire, unless otherwise stated. We can also walk on hind legs for a short while. Why are we called Western Dragons? In our world, many dragons believe that the first dragons settled in the cold western parts of the world.

 

Great Dragon

Great Dragons are pretty much a Western Dragon scaled up a little bit. They are much more powerful, much prouder, and sometimes have beautiful horns or "head ornaments". You know? Oh, just look at a bit of dragon art, and see all the different designs on¬†our heads. You’ll see what the hell I mean.

 

Wyvern

When you see "Wyvern", think two legs, two wings, really sharp claws. That’s important, because… well… they hurt, man.¬†Wyverns are very vicious against their enemies, but really friendly if you know one, and can be a valuable ally to have, because of their power. I…¬†really…¬†hate Wyverns.

 

Wyrm

(I’m pretty touchy about this one.)

I have not spelt it wrong. It is W-Y-R-M, NOT W-O-R-M. See the Official Oxford English Dictionary if you disagree with me, or if you don’t know what a dictionary is, see the definition below:

 

Wyrm [also wurm] noun. A type of dragon with a long slender body, often able to breathe fire, with either none or four limbs but usually without wings. Derives from the Old Germanic Gewurm.

 

I’m okay with it being spelled W-U-R-M, too, as that was probably the original spelling. But, if you spell Wyrm with an O, or say it like the computer voice does ("wierm"),¬†you are an absolute RETARD and should be hung by the neck on an acid-soaked chain for at least 400 years. A Wyrm is a long, snake-like dragon with small arms and legs. Most of my Wyrms have wings (contrary to the definition, but I’m ORIGINAL). Some think that if they have them, Wyrms walk on their wings, but they don‚Äôt. Trust me – I‚Äôm a dragon. Dragon wings are powerful, but they are fragile. If a dragon uses his wings in combat, he‚Äôs more likely to do more damage to himself than to the other dragon. The only exception to this rule is a Wyvern,¬†as they naturally have very strong wings, because they use them as their arms a lot of the time. By "long", I mean up to 30 feet. They are very intelligent creatures, too.

 

Great Wyrm

A Great Wyrm is basically a Wyrm, but longer, bigger and even more intelligent. By "longer", I mean up to around even 150 feet. Great Wyrms can also have beautiful horns or "head ornaments", just like a Great Dragon. 

 

Drake

A Drake is a small Western Dragon. They can be very stealthy, and have many useful skills. They are usually very mischievous sometimes, and are very fun loving. You could say they are the jesters of the dragon race. Most¬†Drakes stand on hind legs most of the time. A lot of dragons dislike Drakes, because of their stealth and their mischievous attitude. There’s nothing wrong with them, really.

 

Sea Dragon

A Sea Dragon is a Wyrm-like creature. The only differences are that they have no wings, they are usually much shorter, and have much finer scales. They are so peaceful, and so friendly. I’ve never had¬†a problem with a Sea Dragon in my life.

 

Meriva Dragon

(Ha HA, you dragon-interested folk out there! Didn’t see THIS coming did ya?! Hehehe!)

Do not insult or offend a Meriva Dragon. They will try to kill you, no joke. Meriva Dragons are nearly extinct, and are like a Western Dragon. The only differences are that they have glittering scales that can defend better than some of the great Dragon Armours, they have massive talons that are as sharp as an axe, and work just like one, they have gigantic horns that could probably fully impale two dragons next to each other, they are extremely hot-headed, and they have deadly strength. Well, okay, maybe I was going too far with the horns, but damn, they’re sharp. I would know;¬†I’ve been behind a pair of them before. "Meriva Dragon" literally means "Death Dragon", but… don’t say that to a Meriva. They’re… pretty touchy about that.

 

Oh yes, and there are other creatures in our world, too.
 

Human

Horrible, destructive, greedy bipeds, who seem to love to slay dragons 98% of the time, instead of trying to ally with us or just treat us like we’re living creatures. What? Don’t look at me like that.

 

Sarlak

A little smaller than a horse. They are beautiful, peaceful reptilian creatures, with claws and scales, a bit like one of your "dinosaurs", as you call them. Anyone that’s ever taken a bite of a Sarlak wishes they hadn’t. Trust me, I can still taste it. Any more explaining will be plot spoiling, so I’ll shut my mouth. Oh crap… now you know they… *shakes head* Shut UP, Sin!

 

Martrousa

Like an elephant, but slightly smaller. The only differences are that they are covered in dark¬†purple fur, they have sharp green eyes and they are just the dumbest creatures to inhabit the Dragon Worlds. Oh, yes. Even dumber than you. That’s saying something.

Haven’t you realised that we really hate your race, yet? Most dragons hunt Martrousa. There are millions of the damn things, and good Gods, they taste good.

 

Nightmare

No dragon has ever lived to see one of these creatures in broad daylight. Nightmares hate the sunlight, and have a thirst for dragon blood. They hide like cowards until an unsuspecting dragon walks by them, and the Nightmare moves in for the kill. They kill us quickly and nearly painlessly, which is at least better than your kind. Don’t ask my why they do it. I know why, but that would be… yeah.

 
Alright, now that that’s outta¬†the way, here ya go:
 
 

(Removed, cuz of fear of plagiarism. Call me paranoid.)

 

 

*crickets?* Perfect. Tension roolz.
 
Now… first important question. Are you still alive, dude? Oh what the heck, shut up, Sin! It’s not as bad as some.
Second important question. Are you still awake?
 
If you answered "yes" to both of these, I love you. In… the friendly way. Wink
Now, the most important question (even though "are you still alive" is probably the most important), did you like it? Is there anything you think I should improve/change? C’mon now, don’t be shy! Open-mouthed
 
And before you even say it, I am not depressed! This is what happens if you leave me in a quiet room with just a laptop, some¬†assorted music that I like¬†and my hyperactive imagination’s power¬†dial on 11. Oh, and four dragon models looking down on me. And some Hula Hoops, too. They help. Especially the Salt and Vinegar ones, yum.
 
I’ll post more soon. If you did like it, that’s¬†awesome!¬†If you¬†didn’t, that’s cool, just tell me why. I won’t bite your head off. C’mon, I’m the last person who’ll do that!
 
Alright. Thanks for reading this dude! Byeee!

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SO, SO BORED!

*bangs head on keyboard* tgbyhnbhn. There you go.
See? I am so mindblowingly bored! This is an amusing thing to do, to write about the things¬†that go on in my absolutely random life! Well let’s start!
NOTHING! Okay, well, that’s a lie, really. I wrote… about… 100 words more on my story? But we’ll get back to that. Let me show you¬†my QUESTION!! It’s to do with games, so…
(This IS my question. I made it up! Open-mouthed) 
 
Category name: Reading at the speed of light
If a picture was REALLY worth a thousand words, then how many "words" would most PC games recommend you to read every second?
1: 40,000
2: 60,000
3: 80,000
4: 100,000
 
Haha! And the answer is… in my next blog entry! That doesn’t exist at this time, 19:47 on the 15th August 2007!
Nah, I’ll put the answer in my next entry, when I write it.
 
And, AND! I made alternate lyrics to Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder! Yeah! It’s to do with the crappiness of AOL! Here ya go!
 

The AOL Song

(Sing to Maroon 5 ‚Äď Makes Me Wonder)

 

I wake up,

Rub my eyes,

Try not to memorise,

The way I felt the last night,

Internet made me cry!

It looked too good to be true,

Unlimited internet,

Download,

Upload,

But, it’s just some crap.

 

And they still don’t have a reason,

And I don’t have the time,

And I really start to wonder

When this internet would ever reconnect!

Give me something to believe in,

Cuz I don’t believe in this:

A-O-L!

A-O-L-L-L!

The loading time of AOL makes you want to cry!

Then it says goodbye!

(goodbye!)

 

God damn my stupid head,

Decision of internet,

Now I must

Live with it,

Everything has gone to shit!

It wouldn’t happen to you

If you knew what I’m going through,

I sit on my,

Com-pu-ter chair,

And watch the mod-em flash…

 

And they still don’t have a reason,

And I don’t have the time,

And I really start to wonder

When this internet would ever reconnect!

Give me something to believe in,

Cuz I don’t believe in this:

A-O-L!

A-O-L-L-L!

The loading time of AOL gives you so much pain,

Makes you want to cry!

Yeah!

When I double-click on sign on,

Hell, this never will connect:

A-O-L!

A-O-L-L-L!

The loading time of AOL makes you want to cry!

Then it says goodbye!

(goodbye!)

 

Not had this before.

One day I’ll wake up and it won’t work anymore!

(Like it ev-er did!)

They caught me in a lie,

I have no internet!

The Internet now feels demeaning

 

Cuz they still don’t have a reason,

And I don’t have the time,

And I really start to wonder

When the internet would ever get past step 1…

Before it says goodbye!

(goodbye!)

Give me something to believe in,

Cuz I don’t believe in this:

A-O-L!

A-O-L-L-L!

The loading time of AOL gives you so much pain,

Makes you want to cry!

Yeah!

When I double-click on sign on,

Hell, this never will connect:

A-O-L!

A-O-L-L-L!

The loading time of AOL makes you want to cry,

Then it says goodby-y-ye!

(goodbye!)

Then it says goodby-y-ye!

(goodbye!)

Yeaaahh… Then it says goodby-y-ye!

(goodbye!)

Yeaaahh… Then it says goodby-y-ye!

 

I think they’re pretty good. Well, they all fit and everything!
What else… ah yes. I told you I was bored, right? So I start putting¬†my Draconic words that come out of nowhere in my story into Google to see what they ACTUALLY mean.
Freaked? Alright, I’ll explain. When I write my story, all the dragons can speak both English and a language called Draconic. Makes sense, right? Draconic is a… weird language I made up. I’ve got no idea in the world how, I just… have these words just materialise in my head that sound kinda… serpentine.
Is that a word? One sec… Ah, so it is!
Does it mean what¬†I think it means? WOOT! IT DOES! I thought it was a stone or mineral or… IT IS, AS WELL! DAMN, I’m good!
Okay, so I’ll give you a sampler sentence if you don’t know what I’m on… one sec…
HOLY CRAP, THAT’S ONE HELL OF A RAINBOW! No seriously! That’s sweet!
What? Okay, okay, I’ll get to it! Here ya go, just a random section:
 
"Emerald nire sar brak." I said.
(Emerald needs your help.)
The spider narrowed its eyes, menacingly.
"Harak sar mearka slera?!" The spider asked, angrily.
(What did you do to her?!)
 
Somewhat random, you may think. Well it is, it’s a random section! That’s about… chapter… something like 18 or 19? And don’t be asking about names that don’t have Draconic spellings, because… well… um…
*ahem* …I should really, shouldn’t I? Alright, then.
And why is a spider SPEAKING DRACONIC? Well, number one, the spider’s using telepathy. All you spider-story creators who believe that spiders should speak with their mouths, PLEASE DO NOT JUMP ON ME! It just… seemed right for me. And number two, the spider’s speaking Draconic because he learned it from another dragon named Emerald, who has lived near the forest that the spider has lived in for about… 200 years? You’re bound to pick it up after 200 friggin’ years!
And now there’s your question of HOW DOES A SPIDER LIVE FOR 200 ODD YEARS?! Well, he’s a MAGICAL spider! C’mon, this is a FANTASY story! That’s allowed!
You still don’t know what I’m on? Read it again! How dragon-like does that sound?! Want to see my PARAGRAPH of it?!
Nah, that’s a bit too long for anyone to take it in.
But anyway, I was putting names into Google, names of characters that are already in the story and ones that aren’t in there yet. I got 4 of them redirect me to French sites… that freaked me out. FOUR?! Am I French? I HATE FRENCHIES!
The four words were Sintarka, Karsu, Sarka and Teraka.
I got one Hawaiian word: Mauka. Hmm, makes sense.
One Greek word:¬†Dimari.¬†Greek? I don’t see that looking Greek to me.
A Finnish word: Scaalan. Eh?
One Turkish: Kura. Hrmmm…
Two of the names I put in were actually other animals: Tayra (a rodent with a long slender body, interesting…) and Orca, which is a Killer Whale. And now I find there’s a game called Panzer Dragoon Orta, which involves dragons. One letter off? I’m getting a bit scared here…
One Latin: Circa. Dunno what the hell that means, then.
A Hungarian word: Eratok. HUNGARIAN?!
A LATVIAN word! Nartas! This is dumb!
JAPANESE! Iraka! I’ve even got the Japanese letter of it! Hang on, here it is: "ÁĒć". I reckon that’s Japanese, anyway.
And then there’s two words that don’t mean anything: DracoSkaar and Imilar, which the spell check asked me "Did you mean ‘Similar’?" No, I meant Imilar, you stupid Googly fool!
 
Okay, so apparently, in a past life, I went to France, four times, I went to Greece, Hawaii, Finland, Turkey, Latvia, Hungary, Japan and saw a Tayra and an Orca, and learned Latin! Whew!
 
Right, what else? Ah yes, I was searching for those words and one of them was actually a username on a site called Deviant Art. And I love¬†dragon art, if it’s good enough. And now that I’d been thrown onto an ART website, I searched for fantasy art, and Jesus Christ, a lot of it was impressive. And one that I found had a short story to it, that was probably the ONLY good one I’ve ever read to do with dragons! It was a story that kinda matched the depression-factor of mine, but it was so good that you didn’t notice it! There was no crap with stupidass names and stuff (Don’t even say it, dude.), no crap about metamorphosis, no crap with dragons with no intelligence and stuff, just a pure dragon story! With rabbits. Open-mouthed
I’ll post a part of my story at a time, soon. Now that I’ve seen someone else do it, maybe mine will be good too?
If you read it, you have to promise me not to¬†say it’s crap¬†without a good reason. In fact, DON’T say "It’s crap". That’s just gay. Give me a SUGGESTION if you’ve got one, just don’t come along and say "Oh, it’s crap!". Not like more that one person will read it… Open-mouthed
 
Christ, about¬†a¬†year ago I thought that loads of¬†others thought that liking dragons was weird. But¬†now, hell, I just realised…
Now, be honoured. I would’ve never freely¬†posted THIS much on dragons before!
Hope you aren’t asleep right now. I wrote this much mainly because¬†I was bored out of my skull! Well, okay, mainly because I just like dragons a hell of a lot now. Don’t worry, I won’t be changing form anytime soon. Open-mouthed¬†Even though that would be cool. Bowes would be the first of my chargrills! I wouldn’t eat her though, blargh!¬†Frenchies? Sick¬†No thanks.
 
Okay, my hands are slightly aching now, and I need a pee. I’ll see you later.
3-2-1… and you’re back in the room! Good nap?
 
EDIT: WOO! I FIXED A MAJOR BUG IN GA:X!
It was a stupid bug that made a temporary file that the game ran¬†from.¬†And every single file it generated was unique,¬†so stupid firewalls such as Norton AntiVirus kept nagging about whether it should run or not. But now, they ask once, and that’s it!
Em, it might work for you now! I’ll post the link on here… just let me get it…
Okay, all set. Try this one, Em:
[LINK PWNED!]
That’s the fixed¬†version. Hopefully it’ll work. If not, then i’ll have to Remote Assistance your computer sometime. Do you know what firewall you have? I might be able to figure out what’s going on if you tell me that.
Anyhoo, see ya!
 
EDIT 2: Okay, when you leave a comment then I’ll put the link down here. You know how I am about randoms downloading it and wrecking the game.
 
EDIT 3: Okay, it’s there. Open-mouthed

Ah, poo!

Doesn’t work? Hrmmm… that’s strange. It should at least come up with an alert from Norton AntiVirus or Windows Firewall or¬†another firewall program, asking you to allow or block it…
Naw, don’t worry about it. I’ll have to Remote Assistance your computer sometime to see what the problem is. I bet it’s not your computer, it’s your firewall or something, because if it failed or something then it should try 3 times before Homer goes DOH!
Ya, so sometime soon I’ll check your computer thru Remote¬†Assistance¬†to see what’s wrong. That’s if you want to?
So don’t worry! I’ll figure out a way!

Ah, there you are!

Just noticed that Em signed on, so I’ll just put this link back here until I can tell that it’s been downloaded:
 
[Link removed for random-proofing!]
 
Okay, there’s the link. And there’re more blog entries and crap down there. Comment me when you’ve downloaded it and tried it and let me know what you think, and if there’re any problems or stuff.
I’m appearing offline cuz I’m gonna play GMod with Ped, if he ever hurries the hell up and makes a game.
 
Have fun with GA:X!

Is anyone ALIVE?!

Yeah, so now I’ve sent the client to Matt Berry and he said he’d try it out with us, but I’ve yet to see ANY action from him. Speaking of action, there’s been no action from¬†ANYONE but me &¬†Ped!
Now,¬†there’s been only 2 bugs so far, one with the Super Randomiser and one with the¬†saving of¬†stocks to the server. They’re fixed, and it’s working smoothly. But I’ll hopefully run into more bugs¬†that I missed if more people actually do something in the game!
Okay, so Dan’s in… wherever he is. I can’t remember. Matt has an e-mail with the client attached, but hasn’t installed it yet. The link on this page is getting pretty dusty, too, and I’m just worried that some random’s gonna open it and download it and mess with the game.
It’s weird. There’s been hardly anyone on MSN these past few days. I mean, not even MAX, who sits on it 24/7. I think. I never really¬†noticed. But it’s kinda freaky, it’s like everyone just DIED of EXCITEMENT when GA:X came out. Or just because they had a heart attack or something because they couldn’t stand another Gorm Avenue?
Well, trust me! It’s great! Just when you get back from wherever you are, then just try it out and tell me what you think. Oh, and tell other people about it, but don’t send them your client! Each one is unique, and if two people got the same one, it’d wreck the game! If they’re interested, just tell me who they are, and give me their e-mail address. I’ll send them the client. The aim is to get 10 players, then I can find out all the bugs! If there are any, which there should be.
Oh, and another thing, tell me how fast it runs on your computer. Oh, and give me your system specs, if you can. You don’t have to, but it’ll come in handy for compatibility, and for¬†seeing what your computer needs to run the game. Just basic specs, like processor speed and RAM. And graphics card, you can figure out that by going into Control Panel > Classic¬†View > System > Hardware > Device Manager > Display Adapters. Just tell me the name of your graphics card, and I’ll be able to figure out the rest.
 
So far it works on:
A¬†Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Pentium Viiv PC¬†with 2 GB of RAM and a 512MB nVidia GeForce 7600 GS…
A Single-Core 1.8 GHz AMD Sempron Laptop with 896 MB of RAM and a 128MB ATI Radeon Xpress 200M, and…
A Single-Core 2 GHz Pentium 4 PC with 1 GB of RAM and a 128MB graphics card (Dunno what the model is, it’s Ped’s).
 
So the minimum requirements so far are:
1.8GHz Processor,
1 GB RAM (I guess the minimum should be about 128MB),
128MB Graphics Card,
And a measly 6MB free disk space.
 
Okay, so enough with the technology blabbery. Have fun on GA:X!
 
EDIT: Oh my GOD! Matt Scott and Brooky are ONLINE! Well, at least they’re not dead.

GA:X IS AWESOME!

It’s been up for about 4 hours, and ALREADY it’s got positive comments from Ped! It’s brilliant, and there’s only been¬†one bug at the minute, and that was with the Super Randomiser having a spaz!¬†There’s been no problems with the upload/download cycle, no messes up during upload/download, like values being different and stuff like that.
When you see¬†this post then QUICKLY download the client! The link’s below, along with a few other entries. Dan’s hopefully gonna join tomorrow, and Ped and¬†I are already in, and maybe Neb or Si will join soon, or someone else. The Alpha’s going insanely well!
Oh, and if you find that you get a firewall message saying that it’s a high risk, then it’s not. It’s just never heard of the program and the Gorm Avenue client¬†has a weird name, something like stdrt.exe or something. It won’t hack your computer or run any viruses, I swear. If it does, then I’ll be pretty¬†worried and probably e-mail Clickteam asking WTF is going on with Multimedia Fusion 2’s haxxor skillz.
But yeah. No viruses. Virus scanned and everything, and all it does is connect to an FTP server.
Oh, and there’s been a change of rules. I’m gonna do this for as long as possible, until we’re nearly back at 6th form, until someone reaches Level 10 or until someone¬†is the last one standing. And I’m only gonna update it once a day, from between 10:00 and 11:00, usually at 11:00, so don’t do any actions then, or they might not be counted!
 
Anyhoo, see ya later, and when you do download it, give me a bit of feedback and a few ideas! This is only an Alpha stage, and has lots of room for improvement! Already I have these ideas:
  • Illustration of your house as you upgrade it, like it gets bigger and better
  • In-game message system or real-time chat, or a GA:X¬†forum
  • Treaties – you can pay someone based on their level not to attack you
  • Teams – up to 5 a side
  • Tributes – you can pay each other money and stocks
  • Virtual Gorm Avenue, you can run around and see other players and blow them up and stuff
  • Pay to play championships – Everyone puts like, say, ¬£1 into a pot and the winner takes the pot (with about 10% for me, for the service and just to make a little money off the game Smile)

Oh, and by the way, it’s physically impossible for me to cheat. The randomiser is pre-coded, and doesn’t show anyone’s stats or anything. I can’t make it give me an advantage, because it restarts the exact same code for everyone who is playing. I can edit files, but then that wouldn’t be a fun game then. Why would I spend nearly¬†a solid¬†month working¬†on this game just to wreck it?

Okay, I’m gonna go now. Bye, and enjoy GA:X! Scroll down for the link to your client and more blog entries!

GA:X is active!

GA:X is ACTIVATED! Even though NO-ONE has replied to my posts or e-mails yet.
Well, Dan’s in Newcastle, Ped’s gonna install it soon,¬†I hope. And hopefully Em’ll install it soon, too.
 
Okay, that’s all for now. Bye!