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A Wolingo's Den

A blog that delves into my various thoughts and ideas.

Thoughts – January 19th Edition

Here’s another rant/thought post, from that dingo guy.

Anyway, so lately, community wise, I have felt kind of isolated? Is that the word? Like I’m stepping back into the community for the first time. Like I’m (still) trying to find where I belong.

I’ve noticed this more and more as friends with a similar community tenure as me, drop off the radar, or pursue other interests. Don’t get me wrong though, I’ve met some amazing people in the community recently, some of which I am honoured to call my friends.

I guess this feeling is what led to my recent post on the slow fracturing of the community, here on my blog.

In other news, I’ve been considering upgrading my ailing Drift Ghost HD action video camera, with the Drift Ghost S.
Has a better low light sensor, can film 1080p at a higher frame rate, better battery life, etc. The stats say it’s not too much of an improvement over the HD, but I would like to have a new one before my next trip. Time to start saving the pennies (and/or wait for the tax man)

– Nightwolf/Andy Dingo

Thoughts on the Western Australian Furry Fandom

I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and in the 5+ years that I’ve been in this community, I’ve definitely been guilty of this myself, but I think far too many people in the local, and in some cases, extended, furry community these days hold grudges, sleep around, cause drama, trouble, etc, the very things that drive communities apart and leave it shattered.

I remember going to meets, where we would all talk in large groups, now there’s smaller groups, like the “old group “, “the intermediate group”, “the anathema group” and now there’s the “new group”. I understand that this can be considered an evolution, but to some it can feel like high school.

The Furry Fandom is supposed to be inclusive. Lets keep it that way.

What can we do about this?

Start by asking yourself before a meet “Is someone I don’t like going to be at one of the many furry themed events?”, and no matter the answer, Just go anyway. Don’t let someone else prevent you from having fun with friends or random strangers. You can’t spend your life obsessing about what things others are doing, or have done.

Also, If you see someone who looks lonely and who no one else seems to be talking to, engage them in conversation, you might be surprised. I have seen a few examples where certain furries have been pretty much been ignored by other furries at a meet. Some furries might be too shy to approach you directly, so sometimes you need to take the initiative.

That’s my 2 cents.

– Nightwolf/Andy Dingo

I’m starting to do let’s plays

I’m starting to do gaming let’s plays on youtube.
Starting with a few obscure Australian games and also famous series’ like Fallout.

Playlist for Assault Android Cactus is here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmRAcMXTHiX9kmxX9QOK8lee8r27sTYWn

Fallout: Journals of the Overseer III

DECRYPTING AOES DIARY FILE//KEY256//ROOT//DOCS//V31OVERSEERJ_03
Saturday, 23rd October 2077
Vault 31, Chicago, Illinois USA
12:15 PM Local Time

Dear diary, Shit! It has finally fucking happened, as many had predicted, the war to end all wars. The air raid sirens went off and most of the remaining 800 people, who registered, made it into the vault.

The Colonel and his men managed to help as many people as they could, to get into the vault, before the airport was nuked by as many as 4 warheads, the communists really wanted to hit it hard it seems, The Colonel closed the door just as the 2nd warhead hit the airport. We only felt the others.

My heart aches for those that didn’t make it in, either due to the fuel shortage riots in town, or believing this to be a false alarm, but standard procedure says that once a detonation has been detected, the doors MUST be sealed soon after to prevent contamination of the shelter.

Current headcount is still going on, but we currently have 982 residents, slightly less than the 1200 that the vault has capacity for. They are all making their way to the rooms they have been assigned, or will be assigned, by the experimental ZAX AI.

The vault door is to stay sealed for 166 years, and for 31 of those I will be the head of the vault. I hope nothing else goes wrong, but at least the only problems that I will have to deal with are supply and vault issues, rather than in the world outside, at least for the time being.

As I write this, radiation sensors detect lethal levels of radiation outside and low to moderate levels close to the blast door. A cleanup crew has been sent, in anti-radiation gear to clean up the area.

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Fallout: Journals of the Overseer II

DECRYPTING AOES DIARY FILE//KEY256//ROOT//DOCS//V31OVERSEERJ_02
Thursday, 21st October 2077
Vault 31, Chicago, Illinois USA
17:15 PM Local Time

Dear diary, it has been a little over 5 years since I last made an entry.

I have received word from the newly setup US Army outpost outside, from a Col. Malcom Harvey, that they’ve been despatched to guard the vault, and the surrounding area, from possible communist incursion, and that war may soon be coming to our shores in a matter of days. I really hope that this isn’t the case.

Add to that, a few residents have told me, and the Colonel has confirmed that the airport was being locked down for army and government personnel only. No idea why, so far from the coastal cities here in Illinois, surely?

If war comes, we only have at most 253 residents in the vault, though to be sustainable, there really needs to be more. My assistant, Mary Taylor, appointed to the vault by Vault-tec last year, keeps calling them all ‘test subjects’, I keep trying to remind her that it will only be half and half, and when the vault is full.

Along with Mary, A number of boxes have arrived marked VTSPP-V31-00X TOP SECRET, I’ve asked my assistant to move them into the Laboratories on Level 4.

But really, last few years have been pretty bad, fuel shortages, resource wars, everything has just been rather shit, for lack of a better word. I hope that the G.E.C.K. works as well as Braun claims it will, I have a feeling that the world is going to need them.

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Random Thoughts

Glad to hear that taking selfies can now be considered a sign of a latent, or otherwise mental disorder (Narcissism, et al?) I’ve pretty much known that for years.😛

Fallout: Journals of the Overseer I

DECRYPTING AOES DIARY FILE//KEY256//ROOT//DOCS//V31OVERSEERJ_01
Thursday, 20th October 2072
Elk Grove, Chicago, Illinois USA
11:15 AM Local Time

My name is James Masterson, I’m 29 years old, and have been appointed by Vault-Tec as the administrator of Vault 31, part of their Societal Preservation Program. This is my diary.

Today marks my first day as overseer, and I’m just travelled to the vault for the ‘keys’ to the place, and to receive my sealed orders – which I shouldn’t be discussing in my diary.

The vault is large, with 5 floors, covering a area the size of 2 baseball stadiums stacked on top of each other. The vault has enough room for 1200 people, or more if hot-bunking is enabled.

Our contractors began work on this vault in April of 2067 (after a 2 year delay) and only ‘just’ finished, partly due to riots about the location of the vault compared to the size of the town.

I will be stationed here for 66 years, according to my dossier, but with my back problems (which Vault-Tec are aware of) I can choose a second, or a replacement without the usual bureaucratic garbage.

Our technicians have informed me that the vault is fitted with a ZAX AI control system, version 1.0, with a Think Machine 2801x as a reserve.

The vault has 3 independent power supplies, A Rok-Solid Brand Geo-Thermal generator, A Steam Whistle Geo-Thermal generator, as well as a General Atomics Nuclear Power reactor system. However, I’m not certain why they’ve fitted the Steam Whistle, as it has proven to be unreliable under load.

Curiously, I’ve noted that the vault has come with extra defensive weaponry and protective gear of all types. Just what do they expect to happen?

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AC 2015, Best wishes

I hope everyone had fun at Anthrocon 2015, and got (or gets, if not home yet) home safely. #anthrocon #anthrocon2015

I hope that I’m able to join you at a future one some day:)

– Nightwolf

Movie mini-reviews

Wow, it has definitely been a while. This time I thought that I would post my thoughts on some recent movie releases:

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Mostly good all round, I thought, but I preferred Ultron from the comics. I felt it was somewhat bland compared. 7/10

Tomorrowland

Despite being panned by the critics, and the trailer not really getting across what the movie was about, It was quite good. I enjoyed myself, and if I enjoyed myself, it’s not money wasted. 7/10

Mad Max: Fury Road

I thought Mad Max was good, however I didn’t believe that it was as good as any of the previous Mad Max movies, well, with the possible exception of Beyond Thunderdome. 7/10

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