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Friday Night [Jul. 3rd, 2004|11:23 am]
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Had a great evening yesterday. Went to Game Night at the soon-to-be-former apartment building of Keira and Jeff, and for the first time got there before dark. I knew there was a deck of some sort off the penthouse party room, but I had no idea it was large and had so spectacular a view. Stood out there for a good half hour at least, watching the sun set over Lake Erie and feeling the warm breeze blow through my hair.

Now that Magic has erupted into game night, it has decidedly become a segregated activity. The Magic players - only coincidentally almost completely guys - commandeered the table and the rest of us - only coincidentally all chicks - lounged on the couches yakking and bursting into bits of song.

Then someone noticed that the full moon had risen. Melissa, Teresa, and I headed back for the deck to howl at the moon, which is when we noticed the fireworks in the distance. Pretty soon everyone was out there, and there was much moon-howling. At one point someone was howling back to us, which made us laugh.

Back inside, more Magic, more silliness, some Apples-to-Apples, and then home to bed.


Oh, and what's the deal with the cliquey thing?

I am a member of 5 cliques of size 8

Find the largest clique containing:

(Enter your livejournal username here).

Parameters? I don't get it.

[User Picture]From: theferrett
2004-07-03 04:09 pm (UTC)
I was confused, too; every "clique" is a group of people who have all friended each other. The cliques shown on this meme are all the smallest transitory affiliations.

I didn't get it at first, either. Someone else had to explain it to me.
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[User Picture]From: chiasmata
2004-07-03 04:17 pm (UTC)
If you look on the results page, there's a link that explains what a clique is - I had to go and have a look, since I didn't have a clue what it meant.

But you know the answer already, anyway :-)
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2004-07-04 04:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, I managed to make ONE clique with a bunch of alum acquaintances and the people who linked me to them.

It's totally weird, I read journals of people whose faces I can't put to LJ names because I've only met them a handful of times.
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From: heizusan
2004-07-04 05:05 am (UTC)
The only reason I knew/know what 'clique' is referring to is because of my college computer-math courses.

We learned about the concept of 'largest clique', and the opposite - largest group of people where nobody knows anybody else. Funny thing is, they're exactly the same concept. And they're both - if I recall correctly - np complete problems, in other words, VERY difficult, VERY slow on computers. Thus, there is a disclaimer somewhere on the clique page saying it's only an approximation. And the reason if someone with the fanbase of, say, you were to run it, they'd be sitting there for a while.

Fortunately for everybody involved, most people's friend lists are relatively small.
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From: tessbelle
2004-07-03 04:21 pm (UTC)
AOUUUHHHH! *howling* Now that was a great game night :)
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From: genericrick
2004-07-03 05:10 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you experienced something similar, but the moon looked unusually large last night. I was amazed when I had originally seen it; it was pretty sublime. :)

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[User Picture]From: kellirose1313
2004-07-03 11:27 pm (UTC)
I had so many friends in high school try to teach me how to play Magic (mostly guys then too), to the point where they all kept trying over and over. I believe it's actually a cult where members are forced to bring new people into the fold.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-04 04:17 am (UTC)
I have no patience for the game, despite the fact that it is our bread and butter. I think it's related to my boredom at reading RPG manuals - too many niggling facts.
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[User Picture]From: hopeevey
2004-07-04 04:19 am (UTC)
Amen, sister. I enjoyed the game back when my then-fiance was explaining things to me, but now that I've been away from it for a year, it's changed so much I don't think I could still play.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-04 04:26 am (UTC)
It's the combos that did me in. "Yes, this card does X, but if you play it with this one and this one it does Y, and you can counter it with Z, only to be countered with Q, and then the whole stack resolves in reverse order and...."

Any game that reminds me of algebra is right out.
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2004-07-04 02:46 pm (UTC)
Sounds like it was a helluva good night. I'm glad y'all got to have something like that after all the other stuff you've had to deal with lately.

Maybe someday, if me darlin' wife and I are lucky, we'll get to join you for such a night.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-04 04:04 pm (UTC)
It was a good evening. And, yeah, it'd be great if you had a chance to do so.
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[User Picture]From: call_me_harmony
2004-07-04 08:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds like an excellent night. Howling at the moon is fun.
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[User Picture]From: ladycathead
2004-07-05 06:07 am (UTC)
I LOVE howling at the moon. I had apartment mates in college that would howl with me and that was great fun freaking some of the more conservative people at our school. Our apartment was nicknamed "Castl;e Anthrax". Mwhahaha!

I love Apples to Apples...especially the cards that say "My Boss" or "My Love Life" are faves. And the blanks you can write your own ticket. Cool!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-05 01:29 pm (UTC)
Apples to Apples is a great game. It levels the playing field nicely - my 12-year-old daughter regularly wins when we play in a group of adults.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-05 01:30 pm (UTC)
Apples to Apples is a great game. It levels the playing field nicely - my 12-year-old daughter regularly wins when we play in a group of adults.
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