February 22nd, 2007

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Plans ahead

This saturday is the Poker Tournament and Gameday at the Stronghold once more. I ended up missing the last one and the chance I'll make this one is a bit shaky too. It would be great to actually place in one of these events but I've been improving with each showing. The first time around I simply made it past the hump and ended up getting 5th or 6th the second. The sad thing is that I know that it's not skill that has gotten me there. I've had good cards for the most part and that's enough to counteract any real defecits in skill up to a point. The prizepool should be up around $400 for first place and that would certainly come in handy.

I can't quite bring myself to make that treasure token order yet. It's a lot of money all around and I keep imagining that I drop the $500 only to find that I get crap in every pack. I gave the new randomizer a try and came up with abysmal results. If I pick up some cash in the tourney, however, it'll be like found money and it won't matter how much the distribution sucks.

In a week or so, chelldg will be making her way to the state along with her mother in law and we'll be spending some time down in Atlantic City. There's another possible source of found money and all it takes is actually winning money from the casinos. Just because it's never worked out for me before, is surely no reason to doubt that this time I'll hit the jackpot. I have some few concerns about various me-related issues concerning the trip, but I figure I can just play it by ear. Hopefully the meds will keep me going and if there are any real problems, I can always pop home for a time.

Oh, this sunday should also be the start of the new DnD campaign. It looks like I won't get the chance to run an undead brothel, but having a character that's insane is almost as good. Well, not really, but what can you do?
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Here I come to save the day!

Sword seized after man mistakes porn for rape

POSTED: 9:38 a.m. EST, February 22, 2007

OCONOMOWOC, Wisconsin (AP) -- A man says he broke into an apartment with a cavalry sword because he thought he heard a woman being raped, but the sound actually was from a pornographic movie his upstairs neighbor was watching.

"Now I feel stupid," said James Van Iveren, who has been charged in the case. "This really is nothing, nothing but a mistake."

According to a criminal complaint, the neighbor told police that Van Iveren pounded on the door and kicked it open without warning February 12, damaging the frame and lock.

"Where is she?" Van Iveren demanded, thrusting the sword at the neighbor, the complaint said. "Where is she?"

The neighbor told police Van Iveren became increasingly aggressive as he repeated the question, insisting that he had heard a woman being raped. The complaint said that, with the sword pointed at him, the neighbor led Van Iveren throughout the apartment, opening closet doors to prove he was alone.

The neighbor later played for police the part of the DVD he believed Van Iveren heard downstairs.

Van Iveren, 39, of Oconomowoc, was charged with criminal trespass, criminal damage and disorderly conduct, all while using a dangerous weapon, and is scheduled to appear in court March 5. Together, the misdemeanor counts carry a maximum sentence of 33 months in jail.

Van Iveren said Tuesday that he heard a woman "screaming for help," grabbed the sword, bounded up the stairs, kicked in the apartment door and confronted the man who lived there.

"I intended to hold it behind my back and knock. But I froze and instead, what happened happened," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Contesting his neighbor's account, Van Iveren said he didn't look anywhere in the apartment except the front room, and that he never threatened the neighbor with the sword.

"I had the sword extended, but that was all," he said.

Van Iveren, who lives with his mother in the downstairs apartment, said he did not call police when he heard the noises because he does not have a telephone. He said he barely knew the upstairs tenant.

Police seized Van Iveren's sword, which he said was a family heirloom.

Hilarity. People have been saying for years that women should yell 'fire!' instead of rape if they're ever attacked because people are more likely to respond to the former than the latter. Obviously they never lived next door to this dingus. I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that he's some sorta gamer or fantasy roleplayer type too. No doubt he had visions of going off to save the princess from the brutal forces of evil attacking her. I can just see feminist groups giving this guy a medal. Sure, he didn't actually foil a rape, but he took action, blah, blah.

I'm sorta disapointed that the story didn't name the porn being viewed. I'm sorta curious now what in the world could have been happening in it that someone kicked down a door upon hearing it.