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Sep. 12th, 2005 | 05:20 am

Just started reading Luo Guanzhong's Romance of Three Kingdoms (with Pinyin names, because that's how I learned them). The version I have is complete, unabridged, and free to distribute. Let me know if you'd like a copy yourself! I want to learn more about Cao Cao, because the more I read about him, the more I become convinced that Oda Nobunaga was Cao Cao reborn.

Cool History Stuff
I don't know how historically accurate the book is, but Zhang Fei was apparently one hell of a man and his temperament and outlook were very similar to my own. My favourite bit so far is where he drags a corrupt government official into the street, ties him against a hitching post, and then proceeds to beat all kinds of hell out of him until the tenth stick he gets hold of (having broken nine on him before that) is too small to hit him with. Only the intercession of Liu Bei (the man the official was shafting) saved the corrupt bastard's life -- and that only barely (Guan Yu wanted to kill him too). It occurs to me that if the ever-polite Liu Bei had let Ziang Fei kill Dong Zhuo for being rude to the three brothers after they saved his life, the mess that occurs later at the capital would not, and countless lives would have been spared. The moral of the story is: For the greater good, mean people must die. Over 1,800 years later, we still have yet to learn this important lesson of history!

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Victor Stillwater

From: i_am_stillwater
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
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hmm... could you send me a copy?

or use yousendit or something?

I've always wanted to know the real story behind Dynasty Warriors. :)

stillwater_theknight at yahoo.

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Quantum Kitsune

From: quantum_kitsune
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
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Woo-hoo! I'd absolutely love to! Look for it in the next few minutes, mmkay? ^_^

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Victor Stillwater

From: i_am_stillwater
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Cool cool.

anyway, I was about to go to sleep (315am here) so I was wondering... if it wouldn't be too much trouble...

Do you think you can outline (in bullet points) all the things I should ask for specifically to make a good gaming rig with a long shelf life? I'd probably try and consolidate the info from our previous chat myself, but in case you have more specifics that I should remember such as motherboards and RAM and vid cards, I'd like to get the low down again from you.


Sincerely,
the frustrated, job-hunting Victor.

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Quantum Kitsune

From: quantum_kitsune
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Sleep? I was beginning to wonder if you ever do that. ^_^

I wouldn't mind at all. Might be just a little while in coming, but that'd be a cool thing to have.

Opera 8 and YouSendIt seem to dislike one another, so gonna retry the RoTK with Firefox. Unless you sleep 8 minutes a day (like my brother ozgolith), you should have that by the time you're up.

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Victor Stillwater

From: i_am_stillwater
Date: Sep. 13th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
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Got the mail. Thanks! :)

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Quantum Kitsune

From: quantum_kitsune
Date: Sep. 13th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
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Happy to.

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Quantum Kitsune

From: quantum_kitsune
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
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It's cool the way entertainment can lead to a quest for knowledge. America has to be the most culturally lackluster place on the planet. Well, 'cept maybe Zanzibar.

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Quantum Kitsune

From: quantum_kitsune
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Cool beans! I'll have a link up in just a few minutes, then. =)

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Here ya go! ^_^

Quantum Kitsune

From: quantum_kitsune
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
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http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2Q6WY9GS4ED3T0QG4PLOVD8I3J

Enjoy!

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Asilana Kai

From: asilana
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Will it fit on a floppy?

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Quantum Kitsune

From: quantum_kitsune
Date: Sep. 12th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
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No, but I could probably 7Zip it onto two.

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