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FPR Weekend Summary

It seems that everyone else who was at Florida Poly Retreat this weekend has already posted about it, but I feel the need to add a quick summary.

The weekend rocked. The whole weekend fraggin' rocked. It was fun, informative, and productive. The panels were great, the presenters were all top notch, the activities were a blast, and the food was excellent. Most importantly though, we got to see some wonderful people that we really only get to see at FPR nowadays, as well as meeting a few folks whom we'd previously only read about. I love the event, but the people (organizers, presenters, and attendees) are what make it special.

And, of course, the trebuchet.

A few of the more atypical highlights:

* Having the opportunity to participate in the "meet the media" discussion
* Firing a weapon designed to knock down castle walls at zensidhe, and hitting him in the foot.
* Being serolynne's bitch
* Joining forces with tacit and committing an unprovoked act of war against peaceful people (even if our attempt was so feeble that it went completely unnoticed by our would-be victims)
* Watching the aforementioned arch-nemesis very nearly set his own head on fire, and almost getting it on film
* Trading dick jokes with a guy from the former Soviet Union (it was late at night. What can I say?)
* Impromptu late night transhumanism conversations
* NES ROMs and porn! (Thanks, james_the_evil1!)
* "Special fun" (*ahem*) with my fellow smooshlings on Thursday night

By the way, extra rib-crushing hugs to merenwentari, since I now know that you read my LJ. ;-)

Comments

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kismet76
Mar. 22nd, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Not to sound stupid, but what are NES ROMs?
james_the_evil1
Mar. 23rd, 2007 04:33 am (UTC)
Basically small programs that, with the right software, allow you to play old Nintendo 8 bit games on your PC or Mac.
I gave Datanode a package of literally EVERY game ever made for the Nintendo 8 bit except the ones that used the light gun.

Oh, and a bunch of porn.
radven
Mar. 22nd, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Think of them as Mario Porn.

Perhaps even Super Mario Porn if you are perverse enough.
serolynne
Mar. 22nd, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
even if our attempt was so feeble that it went completely unnoticed by our would-be victims

That wasn't by chance be the glow bracelets that gingerly landed on the outer edges of fire circle?

Being smoocherie's bitch

I don't think I can ever fully express just how meaningful and awesome that was. You can be my bitch anytime!
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merenwentari
Mar. 22nd, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I confessed. Now you know I'm watching.

I always HAVE been a voyeur! ;) lol

I suppose now that you know I'm watching I'm going to have to comment. *yikes!*

I guess the reason I haven't in the past is because you are so uber-intelligent and ultra-geeky and I'm just very envious of people who can be like that. I follow your journal and Rhett's journal and sometimes I'm so impressed by the sheer brilliance (to me) of what is said by you two that I feel very unintelligent (although I know that I'm awesome in my own areas so I'm actually just fine with feeling that way sometimes -- and actualy it is more like "wow that is amazing! How do they THINK of those things?" rather than feeling unintelligent).

So what I said is true - I'm having an affair with your LJ, because smart people turn me on. :D (You can interpret that any way you like heh heh)

There - now you know. *Very Big Smile and HUGS*

Oh - by the by - I must say I fear Skynet is upon us.

AND I'm sorry, but Pirates RULE! Mwahahahaha.
datan0de
Mar. 26th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC)
I always HAVE been a voyeur! ;) lol

And I've always been an exhibitionist. Funny, that! ;-)

So what I said is true - I'm having an affair with your LJ, because smart people turn me on. :D (You can interpret that any way you like heh heh)

*blush* I choose to interpret that in as naughty a way as possible... :-)

AND I'm sorry, but Pirates RULE! Mwahahahaha.

*sigh* And you were doing SO well! Of course, if by "rule" you mean "don't shower and die from scurvy" then I have to agree with you. :-P LOL
james_the_evil1
Mar. 23rd, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
I was glad to help. I need to work up the trbuchet pics.
Hope everyone's enjoying the porn.
mladypain
Mar. 23rd, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a good time & enjoyed yourself :)
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