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'Gone Home'

This journal is now a memorial to a wonderful, gentle loving man who left this world on Friday, 07th November 2008.

It will continue to be lovingly maintained by Vivienne caersidi.

25th-Jan-2009 11:48 am - Writer's Block: Robotic (Viv Posting)
Nice robots
Who (or what) is your favorite fictional robot?

When I saw this writing block topic I felt that Crys would have loved to respond to it. So I have in his stead.

I don't think Crys had a favourite fictional robot. Anyone that knew him knows he loved them all and had the userpics to prove it!

Still 'Bicentennial Man' and Data from ST:TNG were certainly high on his list. Plus, Gort of course.

Viv and I
The Mirror of Isis, a Fellowship of Isis publication, published the following:

A Tribute to Crys O'Regan.
1st-Nov-2008 02:02 pm - Haloween 2008
Cylone Pumpkin
Friday was a 'dress down/dress up' day at work. £1 to be donated from each person to the local flying ambulance service. As there was a Halloween theme I had decided to 'zombie myself up'.

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I won 2nd prize. Probably the scariest gift possible - a kids Halloween Karaoke DVD! *Shudder*

Ironically, I was beaten by someone dressed as a witch!

I do that every day! ;)
1st-Nov-2008 01:34 pm - LJ Idol - Voting for Week 6
Viv and I
This week Viv's entry for LJ Idol is very Halloween orientated.
The topic was Ghosts.

And once more caersidi has excelled herself (And I'm not just saying that because I'm her husband.)

This entry is like reading a synopsis for a great Ghost story book or film. Not just interesting, but exciting too.

So please go and read and Vote For Viv.

31st-Oct-2008 05:22 pm - Ho Ho.. Wrong Season!
Cylone Pumpkin
A Happy Halloween / Samhain to one and all.

I won 2nd place in the works Fancy Dress (Photos to be posted later)

Ironically I came 2nd place to someone dressed as a witch!

Not been bad day/week

But extremely busy at work.

Loving Dead Set. Very horrific, more so than many Horror movies!
Well done E4
And Well done Devina!

And Bad boys Jonathon and Russel! Tut Tut! At least that poor, innocent girl you said such horrible things about has been rewarded with pages of free publicity - In The Sun!

One thing I have to say to both of them - Don't change. (But maybe lay off the prank phone calls - It's not big and it's not cleaver. But it can be funny)
27th-Oct-2008 11:28 am - Remember Alien?
Biohazard Sign
A feel like John Hurt just before that famous scene.

I dislike Mondays
Once more Viv (caersidi) has outdone herself in her entry for this weeks LJ-Idol.

Please read LJ Idol Week 5: Open Topic. Instant Invisibility Spell!, enjoy, and vote for Viv (Tribe Two)!

In other news.

Busy at work.
Watched House, Wargames 2 and Mirrors - All quite enjoyable.
Work is busy
Had a wonderful meal out for Viv's Birthday
Busy at work.
23rd-Oct-2008 03:44 pm - Nerd and proud

NerdTests.com says I'm a Slightly Dorky Nerd King.  What are you?  Click here!
18th-Oct-2008 02:51 pm - Robin Speaks!
Worthy of investigation
I can't embed this, I can only put it on facebook. So I hope this link works.

Robin Speaks
18th-Oct-2008 02:43 pm - Vote Viv!
V & V Pumpkin
I know I do this every week. And some may assume it's only because I'm married to Viv.

but really, read her entry: The Name's Snape, Professor Snape.

She's caersidi : Tribe 2 Poll.

This week you have to join the group to vote: Read this - it's well worth it. Read some of the others entires too if you don't believe me. :) You're allowed to vote for as many folk s you want.
12th-Oct-2008 01:26 pm - Global Warming?
but when, Not if
I had no idea the Global Economic Meltdown was an actual 'meltdown' and would effect the weather!!

This week the average temperature here has been about 14 degrees C (around 52f) Today it 22c/71f.

That's warm!

Meet 'Simon Owl'. Viv's 'Sponsor' for LJ Idol.

You can find her entry on Bliss HERE It's Wonderful.

Please vote HERE.
9th-Oct-2008 10:10 am - Police warning - carjacking
This is probably just a Viral Email Scam.
But I'd feel very guilty if something happened to one of my friends because I didn't pass this on. (Which is totally how Viral Emails work!)


.. You walk across the car parking, unlock your car and get inside. You
start the engine and shift into Reverse.
When you look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your
parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle
of the rear window. So, you shift into neutral, unlock your
doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or
whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach
the back of your car, that is when the carjackers appear out
of nowhere, jump into your car and take off. They practically
mow you down as they speed off in your car.
And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car.
So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your
money, and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are
now compromised!

*edit* - Looks like this is a Viral Email. Still good advise though.
7th-Oct-2008 06:52 pm - The Dark Secrets Post
Box Head
The Dark Secrets Web Site

Set in asylum for occult task force agents who have gone insane

My Character was Ivan. His story is a complex one.

He was a police officer with some occult knowledge. He trapped a demon and banished it.

Unfortunately he did it wrong and the demon got out and killed a lot of people. The only way he could stop the demon was to take it into himself. This meant that every time he falls asleep the demon is in his dreams and chasing him. He soon went insane.

He also started to suffer from narcolepsy and fell asleep at the wheel of his car.

It was after that he was institutionalise and he believes he cannot use his legs. This is just psychosomatic. He is kept on heavy stimulants during the day to stop him sleeping, and heavy sedatives at night to stop him dreaming.

Due to the events at the asylum the ‘protection’ of the building is down and if he sleeps the demon (Box Head) comes out and starts killing!

It took the players a long time to work this one out. But when they did there was a hair-raising time when I had ‘disappeared’ because one of the processed spirits had took me out of the complex and left me in the woods (Which I found extremely relaxing)

To cut a very long story slightly les long...

Nope. The story for the asylum was so good, and so complex there is no way I could write it up in anything less than a book!

It was brilliant. Trust me on this one.


1. Being ‘in character’ even when the players were not around. (We joked that in fact, we were the only ones NOT role playing. We were just being ourselves – that is to say – insane)

2. The food – Morgan gave us wonderful food.

3. Nice and clean - Nice and clean - Nice and clean - Nice and clean

4. The Monsters and background sound effect we truly scary

5. Constantly commenting on anything and everything. Acting like everything I assumed was obviously the trust (example; when my character heard that “the owners were visiting” He obviously assumed we had all been sold into slavery! And made sure he told everyone about it)

6. Being a character that had to stay awake I was constantly fed massive amounts of coffee. (Thanks for the ‘rocket coffee’ Morgan)

7. Kerry being the perfect nurse – in modern and Victorian characters.

8. Febs going insane and my character doing his best to make him worse (The EYES!!)

9. Having the players so confused they tried to summon the demon from the wheelchair instead of me! (and took me out of the chair to do it! – And almost trying it on my blanket as well!)

10. Sitting in the woods with my Zen playing the soundtrack of The Fountain – Death is the road to awe – and being totally relaxed

11. The players, monster team, refs and everyone being incredibly friendly and in character.

12. And of course Russ for making it all possible.

Thee is so much more but too much to write about.

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4th-Oct-2008 11:47 am - Vote Viv!
I really recommend reading the entry too :)

LJ Idol Voting - Week 2

This week's topic was linked to apathy and Viv's post on the subject is here for those who might have missed it first time round. I'd like Viv to stay in and your vote would be appreciated though obviously only if you think the post is good enough. At this stage you don't have to be a member of the community to vote though some weeks this will be the case.

Here is a link to Tribe #3 poll. She is caersidi.

Here also is the entire Week 2 Poll entry with links to all the entries.
29th-Sep-2008 12:45 pm - Vote for Viv!
O'Regan Crest
Viv has entered therealljidol this year and I thought I'd post a link for my friends who are not friended to her to ask for them to give her some support.

The voting link is here: Week 1 and she is in Tribe 3 (username caersidi).

Her entry for Week 1 topic 'saying goodbye' is here: Saying Goodbye.

It is really worth reading she deserves votes.

Voting closes at 1pm EST (that's USA about 17:00 UK time).
29th-Sep-2008 11:46 am - The Weekend
Victorian Gent
The is my third attempt at starting this post.

I had such a fantastic weekend I want to write it all down and including all the details.

But how to start and how to stop it being a unreadability massive post?

One thing at a time

Work was okay this week. My first full week since my holiday. Very busy due to the v10 update. but because of being so busy the days went very quickly.

This weekend I went to the Dark Secrets LRP event.

Now I've spoken about this before. But just in case I'm going to dedicate this post to what Dark Secrets is. then do another one about what happened.

So. What's Dark Secrets?

This is from their Website:

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I was taking part as an 'NPC' (None Player character) This is kind of like having a part in a movie, but unscripted.
I was an inmate in a privately owned menial institute. My name was Ivan Stanford and I was insane because I had a demon inside me. It only came out when I was dreaming. i I was on contact medication to keep me awake during the day and medication to stop me dreaming. and because I could not dream I had gone insane.
If I did dream then a demon called 'box head' could come out and kill people.

That was all I knew about my character. The rest I had to fill out myself.

The event took place in a scout came near Leicester and thankfully for me, was mostly indoors. We had a large room made into a 'recreation area' for the inmates -Tables and chairs, a jigsaw, some colouring books and crayons and classical music playing in the background. The entranceway was made into a reception with desk and phone and so on. To the side of this was the dining area and kitchen and that the led to the dormitories. So quite a big area really.

Outside was some dirt roads and a grass play area and playground opposite.

About 300 yards up one of the roads was the 'Monster hut' Where the teams got together for make-up, costumes and so on.

So that's about Dark Secrets and what I was doing there.

next post will be about mt character
25th-Sep-2008 04:08 pm - Water!
Today I have finally managed to drink 1.5 Liters of water.

Plus two giant cups of machine coffee.

I have achieved my liquid quota.
23rd-Sep-2008 02:17 pm(no subject)

You Are 56% Goth

You definitely have some gothicness going on, but you're far from being a stereotypical goth.

You enjoy certain elements of goth culture, but you're not going to be into something simply because it's goth.

It's likely that you're the type of person who totally defies labels. Good for you!

If you are into something, it's because you sincerely love it. Not because it projects a certain image.

Cthulhu Warning

Are you looking for a U.S. presidential candidate who meets crucial requirements such as having given birth to millions of children? Then you'll want to vote for Nurglon, who has 5,000,000 children and good ole religious values (it worships Cthulhu). Plus, it meets one of the other prerequisites for being a U.S. president: Yes, folks, Nurglon's totally white. With a few pink dots on its head. But that doesn't mean Nurglon's got any pink blood in it, if you know what I mean! Plus, it's folksy, pro-life, and eager to defend its territory from other lifeforms as well as creatures from other dimensions. So vote Nurglon, or encourage your U.S. friends to do it!
19th-Sep-2008 01:00 pm - Does it work?
First day back at work and it’s been interesting so far.
Feeling much better. Occasional feeling sick but getting better.
As you can see, I seem (at the moment) to have access to LJ at work! YAY!
But they have blocked all the Lottery sites.
V10 software out and LOADS of calls. SLA reduced from 80% to around 11%
Nothing to do with us though. We’re still working just as fast.
Apart from that nothing has changed here.

Looking forward to going home.
13th-Sep-2008 12:13 pm - That was the week that was
Well my holiday is almost over. And it has been amazing.

I'm actually getting some things done. not much, but a bit. I think while I'm working my mind is so much on doing well and getting enough sleep that it doesn't have time to think about doing other things.
All we need to do now is win to Lottery so I can retire and finally get the housework sorted out :)
Other than that, start doing things on a Saturday.

Other news Rich was over for a few days and a wonderful time it was. He made a gougerous beef stroganof thing for dinner and same bead we didn't get to try until after he was gone. And DAM good it was too. Yum. Viv wants us to look into making our own bead now.

As always we watched a lot of DVD's. Educating him in the ways of Weired and strange. Dagon, Tales of Terror, Coverfield, the Host, Ironman and of course, a few episodes of Buffy.

The big shock of course is that I did some Gardening!
And the world didn't end! (it's more likely to end from me gardening than the LHC doing it.
It did however start to rain.

Sorted the DVD collection (but still not the TV series)
And got some new shirts.

And Rachael won BB8!
Yay! Score one for the nice people. Their is hope for Humanity yet.

Did I mention our Visit to Glastonbury for a DF conference?

Well it was wonderful and very interesting.

Viv is doing well with Weight loss and exercise. I'm very proud of her.

On, and Tudors is amazing!

Any Questions?
10th-Sep-2008 04:50 pm - Reincarnation Placement Exam

Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...

Deep Space Explorer

59% Intrigue, 73% Civilization, 52% Humanity, 49% Urbanization.

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Hmm... You're a tough one to place. Your answers indicate that you like technology and education. You enjoy intrigue, adventure and chaos. You're fine with hard work and civilization. This all bodes well for an interesting, adventurous life.

What makes it difficult, however, is that you don't seem to be much of a 'people person.'

If you were more of a people person, we would have commissioned you aboard the Starship Enterprise. But since you don't care much for the complications of dealing with your fellow man... we have another deep-space mission, more tailored for your tastes... a way for you to enjoy the benefits of high-tech civilization without having to put up with civilization itself. Let's set you up to pursue the solo career of a deep space explorer. You can go ahead and hibernate through the boring parts of your mission, and not worry so much about being a few decades out of touch with your fellows by the time you get home. In fact, you pretty much don't have to deal with people at all, but you can still enjoy a high-flying adventure of a life. Far, far away from the madding crowd, you get to play with your scientific instruments, serve your glorious civilization, and do interesting things with strange discoveries in exotic places.

The career might work out all right. Look what it did for Charlton Heston.

Take Reincarnation Placement Exam at HelloQuizzy

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