September 26th, 2002



So I'm playing Halo. And I still have to write a long entry on how cool the AI is - not fantastic, it does some very stupid stuff, but it's plain *cool*.

This isn't that entry.

My small controller (I have two, the original controller and the smaller version) has very sensitive shoulder buttons. So sensitive, in fact, that if you brush them with any force it will occasionally trigger them.

I'm walking forward, with a small team of marines tailing me - I'm the Big Head Honcho Commando Guy - about to sneak around a turn and take out another group of bad guys, and I tap the left shoulder button on accident.

Left shoulder is "toss grenade".

I'm running forward, and I realize this too soon, and as such, am standing directly on top of the grenade when it goes off. I promptly die.

In the five seconds before the game reloads, I hear one of the marines behind me say, very distinctly, "Great. NOW what?"
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and more!


(this continues for a minute or two as I battle Covenant forces with a squad behind me and a squad in front of me - pity the squad in front of me is the Covenant forces)


(sudden silence, several seconds long)

"That was me. My bad."

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Okay, I just spent about fifteen minutes poring over this and finally figured out how to map four-dimensional planespace into actual equations in threespace.

Is it just me, or does this sort of a jump actually *hurt* anyone else?

It feels like I got hit with a mental brick >_