Archive for November, 2006

Si: A Review

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 | Life

I got to The Library last night around 10ish to find that Sarann had managed to get Si to come out. I was quite impressed plus it’s always good to have someone to talk to while Michelle and Sarann were busy systematically bullying Claire (that’s a whole different story :p). By the end of the night we had talked Si into getting his car, picking B up, taking her home (she had twisted her ankle and so couldn’t walk) and then taking us to Asda – at 1am.

So yeah, we ended up in Asda at like 2am doing a food shop. I managed to somehow spend over £18 even though I’m catered though I did buy a lot of Ribena which adds a lot to the price and I got plenty of snack food too so we had something to eat on the way home.

Overall I rate Si quite highly. He of course understands all the WoW jokes and he has a car (a nice car too!) plus he has his bedroom really sorted – bed, chair, computer. Therefore I am awarding him a well deserved 4 out of 5 stars. Probably the highest score you can get without sleeping with me.

Not so satirical

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 | Life

Interesting read.

The worrying thing is, it is actually believable.

Porn is soooo bad

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 | Thoughts

Seriously, porn is so bad. I mean, it’s cool and all for the naked women but from a film maker’s perspective it’s just jokingly bad. The editing is poor: they just fade in and out at various points ruining the continuity of the story. The dialog isn’t well thought out: they seem to be making it up as they go along and there are random pauses where everyone seems to be asking “what should we do now?”.

The scenes go on too long. I did not think it possible to reach a stage when I would think, “right, I’ve heard these girls fake sex noises for long enough” but apparently it is achievable. The acting is awful. In one scene they are supposed to be smashing up a car and yet they are waving round the hammers like dusters. Their fake sex noises leave a lot to be desired as well, when they remember to make them in between looking bored.

Where did the dildo come from? They are in the middle of the field, nobody was holding anything, they were naked so it can’t have been in a pocket or something. It’s inconsistent. The camera angles are poor, you can’t see enough. They use transitions. There is no conclusion to the story.

In conclusion, porn sucks. The adult industry should be ashamed they are turning out such crap. They do, because they know that guys tend to purchase with their dicks. But that doesn’t stop us critically analysing it with our heads. As the gender that funds almost their entire industry we deserve better. Is it really hard to have naked girls and good production values in the same film?

Easter Egg competition

Monday, November 27th, 2006 | Life

Speaking of coursework, I’m interested to see what people are going to pull out for the Easter Egg competition for SE20. Oh and for those that don’t know, there is an Easter Egg competition for SE20 :p. George has really pulled off something good for his, there are two little dialogs as well as a fully implemented game of pong hidden inside the login screen. I’m a little unsure how to trump that.


Monday, November 27th, 2006 | Life

It’s getting towards the end of term and I think we’re all (perhaps with the exception of Mr. Scott Revell) feeling the strain of coursework. In the last two weeks have term we have coursework due in for every single module, indeed, one of which is due in this week (at least for me) and the rest next week (I think). Point is, there is a lot of coursework. I walked in to DEC-10 this morning to find Drew sitting in the same seat he was sitting in when I left last night.

I’ve been more proactive than normal in getting the work done but given I work like 30 hours a week on top of my degree, I’m still going to struggle to get it all done. I’ve now finished my AI21 (though it hasn’t been handed in yet) and have now started on my SE20 coursework. Once that is out the way I still have SY (I’m told it’s easy, it doesn’t look that easy though), DB (that looks like a bit of work though doable) and AI22 (even the courseworkaholics are dreading that one) and I have just over a week to finish them all.


Sunday, November 26th, 2006 | Life

It’s a small world. After last night’s close we were all hanging around outside and somehow got onto the topic of porn. I mentioned I had just launched a new adult site and Johnny got talking about this site they used to go on when they were in high school. I mentioned my first site was launched as a site without any text to get round the filters.

Well, you should be able to see where this is going.

Johnny: “It was called play something or something. What’s yours called?”
Chris: “Girl Session”
Johnny: “Yeah, that was it!

Bare in mind we went to different high schools. Good to see my viral is working :D.

Fire at Ellerslie Hall!

Friday, November 24th, 2006 | Life

I logged on to Facebook at about 4pm on Wednesday to find I had been invited into a group named “Who burned down Ellerslie Hall?” Details soon emerged that there had been a fire at my hall. Like a proper, real fire with thick black smoke, the fire brigade being called and everything! I was terrified at first that it was the whole hall as I have a lot of computer equipment there as well as most of my hard earned material possessions, all the notes for my degree and generally most of the stuff I own.

Luckily it has just the kitchen that had been roasted and the fire had been put out. It was some what of a shock none the less though. I mean, how easy would it have been for the whole hall to burn down? I know there are a lot of fire doors but still. Also, how bad does this make us? Bodington has had two genuine fires in 40 years according to the warden there and yet in a hall with only 10% of the people we managed to start a fire in 3 months? Not the greatest track record ever. Maybe fires of this size weren’t counted. Still, it’s not good.

First open

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 | Life

I did my first open at work today. The shift starts at 6am which is just a silly time. I mean, it was dark for the first few hours of work. Front counter open is well easy though – ice, cloths, butter, Philadelphia, that’s it. Considering the hours we slave away on closes, opens are just a breeze.

The lack of people is also a little weird as there was only myself, Rob and Joby working for the first few hours. I spent most of the day on window one. It’s always good to be up there on breakfast shifts as I can never remember breakfast kitchens due to how infrequently I do them.

Kieran and Heather are official

Monday, November 20th, 2006 | Friends

I just got a phone call with the latest hot gossip direct from the lips of an insider informing us that Kieran and Heather are now officially “in a relationship.”

As well as the insider gossip, they also have now changed their Facebook status to “in a relationship” with eath other listed.

Ok, everyone together now, “awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.”


Sunday, November 19th, 2006 | Life

Last night’s activities: two girls, one bed, me and a very little sleep. I’ll leave you to fill in the blanks.

I say that but I’m actually now going to re-count the events of last night. It was awesome, despite so many bails on Wendy (better planning is needed, it’s the same pattern every month pretty much). I started at Graham’s as Sarann, Matt and Kat were heading over there. John came and went and Sophie arrived and we headed off to Wendy at like 11:45ish.

Inside we met Phil who introduced me to his much spoken of friend Alex (who is a really cool guy with amazing hair) and Cara (who seems really cool, I didn’t really get a chance to talk to her but she pulls of the goth outfit fantastically) plus Verity was hanging out with us and I ran into a few other people too. The night went well fast and it was like 2:15 before I knew what was happening.

Afterwards we ended up all going back to Phil’s. Which presented an interesting situation given there was 6 of us and only 2 beds. So myself, Verity and Sophie ended up sharing Phil’s bed. You just can’t beat the feeling of waking up in someone elses bed surrounded by attractive women.

To be fair, it’s about time I went home with Phil and slept in his bed though. Michelle has been endorsing it constantly for ages now. I also finally got added to the height chart which is long overdue. I don’t know where this idea that Phil lives miles away though, I know it’s further than say Sarann’s but not massively and it’s certainly way closer than Headingley.