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Perils of the warp

I’ll be having a somewhat weird new year.  This time, no one’s around to take care of my grandmother, so i’ll be sitting in my old apartment, making sure that a 70-year old alzheimer’s patient doesn’t kill herself. Computer – definately. Booze – maybe. Ahh, who am i kidding, also definately. Fun? As much as dragon age can entertain me. The fun part? It could be worse, so i’m not that sad even.

For one, i hope that i’ll finish my new story by January the 2nd, because after that, it’s exam season in my university. Until that time comes, here’s one of my favourite captioned pictures ever:

You see, the world and capitalism has tought us that e-cards are good – they are another mean to make sure we don’t share our money, it has also tought us that the system is bad. But that’s collective responsibility, gentlemen! Thus, the punks who are anti-system are actually doing what the system wants them to. The bank didn’t take away your property – certain people did. Individual responsibility…and genuine caring for each other. That’s important.

Until later. Love you all. 🙂

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A friend of mine told me that it’s impossible to forget people completely. I guess, it is true. Has been causing me some troubles the last few days. I still look at her picture, her frype profile now and then…stupid me. I have to learn to NOT care. That’s the best thing i can do right now, THAT should be my form of caring about how she lives her life. What hurt me was that she didn’t bother to reply to my christmas greeting. Was…painful. Made me think.  I had some hopes that we, one day, might get back together, but as of now, they’re only holding me back.

But enough of this whining! Spent a lot of time reading about sniper rifles. Turns out, the confirmed kill with the longest range was made at a distance of 2.47 kilomethers. The glorious sniper is Craig Harrisson, a british corporal. He was using  Accuracy International L115A3 rifle.

The gun uses .338 Lapua Magnum ammunition, (8.6x70mm) which is an anti-personnel round (although the description says that it has some, albeit limited, anti material capacity). It can penetrate better-than-standard military armor at a range of 1000 meters, and has a maximum effective range of 1750 meters. Now think about how that guy shot that taliban from 2470 meters. He hit him twice. Now, THAT’s a sniper.

My preferred rifle, however, is (‘doh) Barrett M107 – it’s a long range anti-material sniper rifle, which utilizes the larger .50 BMG ammunition. (12.7x99mm NATO) It looks just like drawn up there, in my header picture, and it has to be noted that this rifle physically cannot be fired oherwise but from a prone position. I imagine my girl firing Raufoss Mk 211 rounds. Those, ladies and gentlemen, are armor piercing (tungsten core), high-explosive, incendiary rounds. Basically, it penetrates the car you’re driving, explodes inside of it, and then, sets everything on fire. Logically, it is a very popular round to be loaded in the Barrett m107 rifle.  (Which is basically the same as Barrett m82 rifle, except the m107 is military-grade and has some upgrades over the (almost) civilian m82 version.) It is debated wether this round is even legal to use on personnel targets – it actually has a lower chance to explode on impact on such targets, but it won’t matter when you’ll be hit by this:

Our Barrett fires the leftmost round. And then, it explodes – the radius isn’t very huge, but still, the metal shrapnel is flying around. And then, it covers everything with a Zirconium powder, which burns at a very high temperature, cannot be extinguished by water, and may burn up to 10 minutes. I have to mention here, that the longest-range kill was made with the bullet, just next to our .50 monstrosity. Now, imagine the recoil? That might be just a schoolgirl drawn there, but a ) in the picture, she’s firing from a kneeling position. In semi-auto mode. Without the bipod. She has the strenght of a space marine.

So, that’s about it. Sniper rifles are clearly more fun to think about than ex-girlfriends. Although, i love her still…and that…should change. I suppose. Goddamnit! Well, next time, i’ll talk about memory. It appears, that writing things down actually makes it worse. Time for some research, but until then – how should i call my angel of death? 😀

 

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Annihilate the corrupt!

So, here i am, finally ready and willing to speak about what’s important and post my stories/experiences for you, foreigners (and the occasional Latvian).

Oh, and no WH40K stuff here, all of that goes to boot camp. There will be pictures, though.

Also, feel free to download whatever you want from the box – currently, there you can find: a story, written by me, one of my favourite songs and also a comic which a friend of mine drew me for christmas…until i get some real job done.

Oh, and the girl, you might ask. Well, obviously, that’s my perfect sidekick 🙂 Someone, being able to hip-shoot a Barrett M107 is surely someone a proper inquisitor should keep by his side. Got a name for her? Post in comments!

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