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Thankyou, Stuart

June 24th, 2008

Your daily hotness from Big Brother’s replacement for crazy housemate Alexandra is none other than Stuart, and he seems to be fitting in very well, and boy is he a looker.

I am besotted…so cute!

He wears eyeliner, and is a bit camp, despite having a child of his own, I love him <3 But look at those guns!

Now return to drooling. :)

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Bang, bang, the witch is out!

June 20th, 2008

They sure took their time, but the nation had a massive sigh of relief last night as Alexandra De-gale, an Accounts exec’ from Croydon was FINALLY removed from the Big Brother house.
What happened to their so called ‘zero tolerance’ policy eh? I expected her to be put in the jail after the chips incident. Are THEY scared of her too?!

Basically, she was a nasty piece of work.
If you haven’t been keeping up to date on it, Alexandra was possibly the most argumentative and confrontational housemate to date, arguing over the most trivial things.
It was no surprise she was up for eviction this week together with that nasty piece of work Mario (who supposedly has over 40 mil. fans across the country: does the UK even HAVE that many inhabitants?!).
I think it was pretty obvious the girl would have been out likewise, but BB saved her the trouble of causing even MORE trouble and made her pack her bags a day or so early. Well actually, the housemates had to pack them for her while she waited in the wings and Luke read the news of her removal to the group.

Alexandra was trouble from the start, arguing over such things as burning a select few chips in an oven, standing up for another person in a housemate, telling someone they couldn’t eat something they wanted to, a muslim man wearing a skirt to celebrate his birthday, calling a housemate a dumb fuck for preparing breakfast for the house instead of letting her do it, among other things.
The list goes on, all in the span of two weeks.

But her bubble was popped this week when she went a step further and explained cryptically that in the house she couldn’t “do what she wanted to do” and on the outside things were different.
On the outside she has a large group of friends, who help her, and when she gets out of the house she’d be paying a couple of ‘visits’ for select housemates’ families and friends.

With an aggressive and intimidating entity like Alex, it was pretty obvious what she was insinuating, and several housemates who were involved in the conversation, namely Rex, someone who she has clashed with many a time knew exactly what she meant and explained to Big Bro’ his concerns.

Soon after the witch was well and truly omitted from the house, and once again peace was restored, but this time it would hopefully last a bit longer.
Little do they know, tonight a NEW housemate will be joining the ranks.
Who will it be? Watch this space.

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Isn’t it funny…

June 27th, 2008

How people who own 360s whine about how ‘casual’ the Wii is, when if you think about it, is totally hypocritical.


Consider it.

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Blog, blog, blogging on Heaven’s door…

June 18th, 2008

Ryano's dog, Rocky

I honestly don’t know were to start, I’ve never done one of these in my life so I guess I’ll just say a little about myself.

My name is Ryan, I’m 15, I was born in Manhattan, America and lived there for the 1st 5 years of my life. I now live in Ireland in the county of Monaghan. I have 3 brothers and a sister all of which still live at home so I’m rarely alone. I’ve just completed my Junior Cert (equivalent to the GCSE’s in the UK) and without doing any real studying I thought I did quite well, although the results in September will prove me right or wrong.

I think I’ll just begin this blog with one of the example tags that I see below me, dogs. I love dogs and I truly believe they are man’s best friend. For me they by far surpass any other pets in every way, whether it be cats, goldfish, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits or even snakes. None can compare to the brilliance that are dogs.

They come in all shapes and sizes, all types of breeds and all types of personalities. My dog, Rocky can be seen above. He’s a mix breed (mutt), he’s male, he’s small and he’s 9 months old. He’s an outside dog and he enjoys chasing, well, anything. Even if you threw something like a rock he would run after it and then attempt to chew it. He plays football with me and my brothers and once he ate his own poo, yes his own poo…

The dog we had before Rocky was Pebbles, who was Rocky’s aunt. Pebbles was 1 1/2 years old when she was hit by a car in December 2006. I cried for 2 days straight and I still miss her today. Luckily I’ve never had to mourn a human before so I can’t compare losing her to anything, but I honestly believe that the death of Pebbles would affect me equally to the death of a human I was close to. I love her.

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Hey kid, wanna yiff?

June 18th, 2008

There was an article in the paper this morning that caught my eye, and suprisingly it was about furries, those guys we know and love who have fursonas and like dressing up in silly outfits.

It was really strange and obviously I was inclined to read it since I know a few furs on the net.
Ookami being one of them. Though, contrary to popular belief, I’m not really one.

Furries are usually frowned upon in my opinion, especially on the internets.
Usually ridiculed for their quirkiness and eccentricity, I think it’s more of a taboo than a culture welcomed with open arms, however, if you look around it seems people are SLOWLY but surely coming to terms with it and it is becoming more and more accepted.
Though not as publicly known as it could be, it’s still garnering attention throughout the world.

I never really thought about it beforehand, but if you think about it, Fur-culture is pretty big. For something like it to hold mass-events throughout the year around the world is quite an achievement, and there’s obviously an audience.

I like to think video games played a large part in advertising it to the public.
It sounds silly, but do you think it would be as popular as it was had it not been for franchises such as Starfox, Sonic the Hedgehog, and even the timid Pokemon series? Among others, even Final Fantasy springs to mind.
It appeals to old and young, and even if it wasn’t intended, some people find confidence in lovable characters such as Tails or Peppy Hare for example.

Even without this though, obviously it had to start somewhere and it probably dates back centuries. I’m not endorsing it, but think about bestiality, which is somewhat different, and, um, very strange, but the idea is still vaguely there.

So where to now? Will furryfandom eventually swoop the world like a massive craze, or will it stay on a somewhat cult level like it is now?
Either way, it’s still an intriguing and very misunderstood way of life, that is interesting indeed.

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It’s not about us anymore.

June 19th, 2008

Maybe I’ve closed my eyes for too long, it would seem to suit after naming myself after a character blinded by God, but are Nintendo stringing us along? I’ve intellectualised the Wii and its software for a long time. I’ve defended it on many a forum, been banned from one for defending the imminent release of the PS3 over emulation, but that is another story.

But the reality is this, I’m a happy gamer, but I can see so many people complaining about the lack of generic titles with HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound and awesome last gen gameplay, that I’m wondering if I’m missing something. Prior to No more Heroes being released I reviewed my entire Wii collection of games and gave it a collective score of 5.something. And that was still me regarding it as the best machine out there, now it is in the 7.5 sort of area. I own nearly forty games on the Wii, so this upslide isn’t just a freak occurrence because Mario Kart has been released, one game doesn’t make that much of a difference. Okami, no matter how much they’ve made the controls slightly awkard, is such a boon to the Wii. Well it would be if people went out and bought it, or they could sign up to the SFX forums, find the giveaway thread. Because this is what puzzles me, at said give away thread, I’m offering my PS2 version of the game for free, I want it to go to a good home. All you have to do is send me your address, I’ll pay the postage, and you get a free game. What could be more simple than that? Well three days one, and I haven’t had one taker.

I know there are gamers there, I race against many of them, so do they all have Okami, do they not have a PS2, because I can’t understand the lack of interest, or maybe I can. Okami is widely regarded as one of the best titles in recent years from Capcom, but it fits the mold of games that only gamers will get. It doesn’t feature adult killing sprees, if there is a sexual reference that gets you hot under the collar, bad pun I know, then you need to visit certain sites that cater for you. But the simple fact is I can’t give this game away.

Now bear in mind I’m a educated gamer, I won’t dismiss a game without playing it, even if I can’t stand the genre. Quite simply, put a game in front of me and I will play it. And, whilst I welcome the non gamers into the fold with the Wii, if the PS2 told us anything, games will appeal. But here I am with a copy of one of the games that I would say easily entered my top ten of the last gen, and I can’t give it away.

What does that tell you about modern gamers?

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June 23rd, 2008

Isn’t it weird how you think you know someone but you don’t really know them?
Like, even your parents, your siblings. Thousands of things happen to them each day just like things happen in YOUR day as well.

Sometimes you don’t realise how distant you actually are from each other. Everyone has their OWN lives and sometimes you forget about that.
Until they tell you about stuff and open up you never know what they could be doing or who they could be meeting with, it’s really strange.

It sounds cryptic, but everyone has those deep dark secrets that they keep to certain people and it’s a strange thought, it has me thinking, do my parents really know me, and vice versa. Sometimes I take family for granted…

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Sunshine, Lollipops, and…

June 27th, 2008

It’s about time I updated you on my current plans for the LeftoverLounge. As you’re currently used to, the LeftoverLounge has always been a part of a free forums host, whether it was INFORME, phpBBer, invisionfree, or even forumer. Which, is fine. Absolutely.

Okay, maybe it’s been annoying for the past year, moving from one forum host to another, to yet another, because the feature list on offer was either too small, too confusing, too slow, too uncompromising, too broken, etc. And maybe it was my fault; I started this forum as a project without considering what kind of host I needed. I then forced everyone to move to a new website, simply because I wanted a shoutbox. I then forced everyone to move once more, because phpBBer didn’t suit my needs.

So, we’ve done the full circle and got back to leftoverlounge.informe.com which is fine. Especially, because several months later, we ended up getting that upgrade we were promised ages ago. And the features this place has to offer now are, quite frankly, wonderful.

So far, so not-worth-changing, huh?


We’re moving again.

It’s always been a part of the LeftoverLounge’s history, its constant scuttling back and forth through the internet, unable to find a place strong enough for it to flourish. Over the amount of time it’s taken to settle down on the first server, we amassed 100 users. We moved once, lost half of them and gained several others. We moved again, lost three-quarters of them…

You know how it goes. So… why the hell is Ookami telling us to move again, if we’re perfectly happy where we are now?


I’ve bought ourselves a server for a year. Which means, from now until next year we have complete and full access to our very own paid-for webhosting setup. What this also means is, we can pretty much do what we want with this server, instead of having to put up with whatever the forums host does. If they go down, we go down. If they get hacked, we get hacked. And so on and so forth. And this also means, we’re finally gonna be “leftoverlounge.co.uk”.

At the moment, we’re preparing to move over. You can visit the website all you like, but the forum will be down until I’ve decided the time’s right. The Gallery2 subsystem is also down. The blog, well… I think I might lock this one down and ask all current bloggers to start using the new one. You’ll understand why when you see it.

Honest. Swear to god.

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Rubix’s Cube…

June 24th, 2008

Recently, while at an airport waiting for my flight, I purchased a Rubix’s Cube. What a poor decision. After several hours of twisting and turning the damn thing, I’ve got nothing to show for it. I’ve spent hours and hours that could’ve been put to better use trying to match colors - and failing miserably. People attempt to help in various ways - I’ve been told to pull the stickers off uncountable times - but…I dunno, something about it just seems wrong. It’s my cube, and I want to do it my way. This stubborn attitude is a new thing for me - I could normally accept help on something like this. But when you pay €18 for a coloured cube…you want to get your moneys worth. And that I’ve done. I’ve already spent more time with the cube than I have on the Wii all year. Perhaps that says something about technology.

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Testing, testing - 123

June 15th, 2008

Hopefully this works. I was anticipating this new feature quite a bit, having an integrated blog is quite exciting, no?
It’s a bit hard to navigate though. :(

Anyway, it’s quarter to 3AM at the moment and I’m slightly lost on what to post about.
I have however just caught up on watching Big Brother.

OOH, it’s all go!
People will really hate me for watching it, but it’s a good program really. I lost interest a few years ago after the Nadia one and haven’t really kept up with it since then. It was really just turning into a , dare I say it: freakshow.
But this year the people seem a bit saner (sans Alexandra, the house’s resident schizophrenic and professional arguementee).

I really didn’t want Steph to go first, but gut feeling made me think she would inevitably be out quite quick.
She was really sweet too, and how she despised Big Brother’s cruel “Couples” task was amusing. She could have made an effort, I thought at first, but it was pretty hard, especially with an ignoramus such as Mario, and considering they’d never met before.
Oh, and did I mention he’s old enough to be her Dad? Kinda icky really.

I actually liked the (real) couple at first.
On Mario’s birthday recently it made me PMSL when they were laughing with the chocolate in their mouth, but Mario’s true nature was unleashed soon after, as well as a massive ego.
Maybe he was angry about the failed task, but he turned into a complete twat within days, and before I knew it, I hated him.
Then on eviction night, he acts so smug about staying in. Then continues to bleat about how he’s supposedly got so many fans and networked friends from all over the country. How him and Lisa are so well known.

Well, I’ve never heard of you mate, and I even live in the same hometown as you (unfortunately…) so great job there. What an act, an act to shake the ground beneath the other’s ground. Well you’re not fooling me Mario, I still think you’re a nobody (thumbs up).

Meanwhile, poor Jeniffer is confused and lost with the question of who she can trust. She really is so naive, but who can blame her.
Even the cookie monster might stab her in the back! You never know.
Elsewhere, Dennis and Alexandra think there’s some sort of alliance created to get them out with the rest of the group, either way, the public hates them anyway. And even Sylvia, Alexandra’s bitch is beginning to frown upon her aggressiveness.

Aaaand, the rest of the house is seemingly sane. Ish.

Oh dear, I’ve gone on for too long talking about the psychologicalness of BB9. Forgive me, I should shut up…


Until next time

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