John Furie Zacharias
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Thunderstorms in the Imajica

 The different ways I don't like you 
 in a list that may never become organized
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Tuesday, July 01, 2003
TOPIX page of Me, Myblog & I

My pitiful attempt at organization
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[Me]: John Furie Zacharias, recent and FAQ
[myblog]: Thunderstorms in the Imajica FAQ
[I]: The JfZ FAQ


Thunderstorms in the Imajica is a blog.  If you are not familiar with what a blog is all about, the easiest way to introduce you to my take on this form of online publishing could be to simply repeat a comment I made to a fellow blogger about blogging:

" Heh. I know how you feel. I go through phases with Thunderstorms. It started out as a way to tell old friends that I was actually doing okay -- as I tend to go off, disappear without explanation, and become a social hermit for years at a time -- and most of my friends are old school callers of a bulletin board I created back in the d-a-y with a similar name as the blog. Honestly, the blog method of letting your friends know that you're still alive but, perhaps in need of psychiatric medications is easier than answering individual emails.

Another phase was to say nothing of my personal life and simply use it as therapeutic device for venting my dislike for everything to do with this spinning little ball of mud in the universe. Or just a way to exercise my sarcasm and cynicism. Either way, it's basically mindless ranting.

And then there's never-ending dissatifaction with the way the blog looks. I tend to tip my little etch-a-sketch upside down and shake the hell out of it a little too often. I just did that last week. So people have to suffer through my whims as I re-organize and relink things alot. Recently I got smarter or more compassionate and just decided to do major overhauls on another 'form and function' blog first before I bring it to the one people seem to read for content.

Overall though, I found that whether your blog is in a plain page or something as artistically pleasing as the one you currently have, whatever you blog about -- just do it for yourself -- you're going to see and read your own entries more than anyone else. "

I hope that helps a little.  Some blogs are just online diaries.  Other blogs display a person's photographs or poetry.  Still others are like interactive magazines.  Thunderstorms in the Imajica is a little bit of all of these things and continually transforming itself as elusively as if it was a fleeting morning memory of last night's dream.

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If you just finished reading the introduction of Me, my blog & I, you know that Thunderstorms in the Imajica is not some personal diary blog.  Nonetheless, unlike reading articles from a magazine -- I usually do write things in a more personal style -- as if I were telling you a story or just talking to you in person.

Because of this digital social relationship between you and I, it's difficult to categorize and list any specific blog entries that merely speak of me and nothing else.  Usually, I'm talking about something else entirely, and then a little personal history, or personal information, or recent event in my life is mentioned.

The simplest way to know what is going on with me most recently is to start here.  And then, if for some masochistic reason you want to know any more, hit next page.
But, I guess the beginning is as good a place as any to start, so let's do that.  I was born and raised in Detroit and until a few years ago lived much of my life in one Detroit's NW suburbs, Farmington Hills.  But one day I got a phone call from one of my mother's neighbor's in central Florida, where my mother had been hanging out in her retirement and that call set things in motion to change my best-laid plans forever.

My mother had been taken to the hospital for a respiratory problem, she had been discharged to spend some time in a Rehabilition Facility and, had only been there for four hours when she passed out cold.  When she passed out, she hit the hard tile-over-concrete floor so hard that it broke her hip, her arm, and her shoulder -- nearly everything on the side she landed on -- and gave her a nasty concussion.  My mom's neighbor was a bit frantic.

Posted at 06:41 am by John Furie Zacharias

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Friday, June 06, 2003
Fraggin' Friday: Quake 3 map reviews

    Quake 3 map reviews

Click 'reviewed on' link for full review, screenshots, author info and map downloads.

 title  filename  author  reviewed on
 BDog3DM1  bdog3dm1  Black Dog  Thunderstorms & ..::LvL
 Dead Souls  gm3tourney2  Glassman  Thunderstorms
 Eulogy  jex3dm1  Jex  Thunderstorms & ..::LvL
 Goth Mit Uns  dw_gmu  Dim_Walker  Thunderstorms & ..::LvL
 Overwhelming Hostility  auh3dm1  Auhsan  Thunderstorms
 Pain From Spain  painfromspain  Binaryshi/Munyul  Thunderstorms
 RocknRoland  rocknroland  Binaryshi  Thunderstorms

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Quake 2 map reviews

    Quake 2 map reviews

Click 'reviewed on' link for full review, screenshots, author info and map downloads.

title filename* author reviewed on 

Forces of Evil 1-4

Loki's Mission: Escape

Power Sphere Quest





Chris Spain

Mr. White, et al.

Cedar Kraus


* Quake 2 filenames vary depending upon whether it is part of a .pak file or just a .bsp

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Saturday, February 01, 2003
Live from Kentucky


The cam script blows out the normal 1024 resolution blog. The chat works fine though.

Wednesday, January 01, 2003
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