Monday, November 29, 2010

Good Bye, Leslie

There goes one of the best comedians ever.

Why couldn't have died the other one?

Friday, August 27, 2010

EYE! Me Bottle O' Scrumpy!

Hello there!

Today a friend of mine and a regular follower of Then 9th Circe of Hell (should I say the most regular?) is having some surgery. I'm talking about Christian.

He's visiting the operating room, but not for a sex change (sorry, I just had to make the joke). He told me that from now on, he's not needing glasses anymore. I don't really know very much about these kind of operations, so I can only say "good luck" and put some slightly related video I found on youtube.

Hope everything goes well!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Butterflies in the Stomach

When I see you, I feel... butterflies in the stomach.

Hello there! It's been a while, innit? This is the problem of Summertime: you have no time for blogging.

Anyway, I promised to devote a post to talk about butterflies. No, not those bright-colored-winged insects. The only interesting thing I know about those is that their tongue is called "proboscis".

I'm talking about butterfly knives, a.k.a. balisongs. Wikipedia says a balisong is "a folding pocket knife with two handles counter-rotating around the tang such that, when closed, the blade is concealed within grooves in the handles". This image may help understanding the description.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

OVERTIME: Mac Fortress 2

Hello there!

You should try TF2 now. And I realise I say this every time there is a big TF2 update, but this time I have damn good reasons!

This weekend only, you can play TF2 for free, AND you can buy it (via Steam) with a 50% discount!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Las Chancletas de Hermes

Hello there!

I had been thinking about this for some time, but only now have I found the time to do it. I've just created another blog, this time in Spanish!

Its title is "Las Chancletas de Hermes" and the URL is

Monday, May 24, 2010

Comeacrossness: MADRID EDITION (Day 5)


This was the last day of our adventure. Erik and I woke up early (but not too early)and had a quick brunch, so we could have time to visit the Caves. Their location is at the North-West of the town, and they are not far from my home, so we went on foot.

The accessing to the place has improved a lot in the last years. When I was a kid, you had to walk on the edge of a very dangerous road, but now there are sidewalks (pavements in BrE), signs showing the way to the place, and things like that: it is a true tourist enclave.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Comeacrossness: MADRID EDITION (Day 4)


Unlike the previous days, I had to be awaken on my last Madridean morning. It was almost midday when a loud knock on the door woke me up. It seems that I finally got used to sleeping in there.

After having a quick breakfast and making sure no-one left anything, we bid farewell to Habbit's home and rushed for the train station. On the way, Habbit's mother phoned him, saying that she was arriving back from the town. We were so freaking lucky! If we had left off just some minutes later, we would have been discovered.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Comeacrossness: MADRID EDITION (Day 3)


Unusually, I woke up early... again. After a while, I decided it was time to wake Erik up so he could turn on his laptop. I had been two days without looking at my mail, so it was about time. Team Focata's forum had gone a little wild without my administration. Ah, BTW, I forgot to say that, the day before, we made somre "staff clearance".

Anyway, that day we decided to order a pizza. We ordered a huge 50-centimeter-diametred monster which almost couldn't pass through the door. We couldn't decide between four cheese or meat, so we rolled the dice and tried out the combination "four cheese-bacon". It resulted to be a great mixture.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Comeacrossness: MADRID EDITION (Day 2)

If you didn't read "Day One", go NOW!! If you did, welcome to day two.


The first night I couldn't sleep more than three hours in a row. Yet I could find my own feet at the morning. I woke up (for once) at 9:00 and had a look around Habbit's room for an hour. Actually, I spent most of the time leafing through a book called "The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster". I'm still loling! It's fu**ing AWESOME!!!

At about 10:00 I decided to have a shower. I find it really weird to shower in someone else's bath. It's like disturbing their sanctuary. I don't like it.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Comeacrossness: MADRID EDITION (Day 1)

Hello there! Hope you're having nice Easter holidays.

As some of you know, I have spent Easter Week (Wordreference forums say that "Holy Week" is not correct) in Madrid with some friends from Team Focata. What, you didn't know? Then I'll tell you now: I spent Easter Week in Madrid with some friends from Team Focata.

In this post I'll put my best efforts in describing my adventures in the capital. I hope I don't miss anything.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Comeacrossness: Què!

This week in English class we learned some distinctions between English types of newspapers (tabloids and broadsheets), so I think this is an excellent occasion for talking about the most famous diary in the UJI: The free-distributed "Què!".

Sunday, March 21, 2010

OVERTIME: Crappy Community Content

Hello there! Welcome again to OVERTIME, and thank you for not closing the window at seeing the logo (that sounded like some English teacher I know, lol).

This week a new TF2 update has been released, as you will notice if you have the game. The contents of this update are somehow polemic: they have been created by TF2 community, instead of by Valve. That means that actual players have been responsible for the items which I am talking about today. Oh my.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Aperture Science Periodically Updated Post Publication System

Welcome to the Aperture Science Periodically Updated Post Publication System,
directed and written by F. Tido. At the end of the reading there will be cake. Post will begin in 5... 4... 3... *bzzzz*

I think that is what GLaDOS would say about this blog.

Hello there! You may be wondering what is this post about. This week I'm talking about a videogame I like. No, it's not TF2, although it's been created by Valve Software as well. I'm talking about a game like no other one you've seen: Portal.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Comeacrossness: Where is the UJI?

Hello there!

Yes, I know. I've been almost a month without posting. That's the bad thing about studying: it takes most of your free time. And studying in the new and cool Bolonia Plan just finishes your agenda off. Yes, italics represent an irony.

But I really can't complain about Bolonia, because I myself got mixed up. Well, bad luck. Anyway, I won't talk about it in this post. This is Comeacrossness.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Comeacrossness: The Map

Hello there! It has been a while since I posted the latest Comeacrossness. That can mean two things: Either I'm becoming used to the City's weirdness, or there is no weirdness at all. I find both options bad, since it reduces dramatically the number of posts in this section of the blog. If it continues like this, I'll have to spark off weird situations myself!

Fortunately, this week I found something worth a post. I was around the cafeteria in my faculty (I was not having class because some English professor had broken her arm), and I found a tourism leaflet which included a map with pinpointed spots. I took it and I laughed my ass off when I read the names of the places.

OVERTIME: Team Focata's First Anniversary and Erik Mat's Accident

Hello there! I must start this post with an apology, for being out of the Internet this whole week. I had tones of work (and I still have).

So, I'm a bit late, but today I'm talking about the great Team Focata. Some of you already know it; some of you don't. So, a little explanation.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

First semester... finished!

Hello there!

This week I'm not talking about TF2 (although a new and interesting patch has been released), because it's been a long time since I last talked about University. So here we go.

Exams are over for now, and we have started the second semester (or term if you are British). We have new subjects (if we can call "new" the version 2 of the ones we alrady had), and finished with some others (Screw TI0906!!).

Monday, January 18, 2010

OVERTIME: Translation Fortress (part 2)

Note: This post continues where the previous one ended. If you haven't read Part 1, click here.

OVERTIME: Translation Fortress (Part 1)

Hello there! It's me again! No, please, don't close the window. This time I'm talking about something really interesting.

Some of my regular readers have complaint about not understanding a word when I talk about TF2. I usually try to explain it in a way that everyone can understand it, even without actually playing the game. Anyway, I'll try to be more clear. In this post, I'm attaching some links to TF2 wiki. Click them in case you find something you don't understand or want to increase your knowledge about the matter.

In this post (and maybe one or two more), I'll explain why I talk so much about a videogame in a blog about translation. This time I'm talking about the translation of Team Fortress 2. Sorry to my potential non-Spanish readers, because this post will have almost the same number of words in Spanish as in English.

Friday, January 8, 2010

OVERTIME: War! A comic translation

Hello there!

Don't worry too much about seeing the administrator's face again in this blog. Today I'm not reading another riot act about TF2. Today I want to tell all of you that I have finished translating the complete TF2 comic "War!" (as I started to say some weeks ago).

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Avatar and Na'vi Language

Hello there!

This is my first post of the new year, but it should have been my last post of the last year. I'm so lazy when I have to write in holidays...

Last week I went to the cinema to watch Avatar, the latest film by James Cameron. And I have to say that it is a great film. On the one hand, I agree that it's just a futuristic version of Disney's Pocahontas, with basically the same plot. On the other hand, I found the film quite amazing. The design of the background and the different species in Pandora is stunning (though I don't understand the biological strategy of shining at night. Isn't it easier to avoid predators when they cannot see you?). The plot is not bad, and the religion and philosophy of the Na'vi seem coherent to me. But the thing I liked most of the film was the language.