The Mind Of OverlordTomala

Ruining It For Everyone Else Since 2004
The Mind Of OverlordTomala

>Chinese Noodle Soup

Chinese Noodle Soup


4 dried Chinese Mushrooms

1/2 cup of cooked chicken

1/2 cup of chopped roast pork (you can make your own or buy some in your local deli section)

1/2 cup of chopped smithfield ham or prochuctto (however the hell it’s spelled)

1/4 cup of thinly sliced bamboo shoots

1/2 cup of fresh cilantro

1/2 cup of fresh torn spinach (optional)

1/2 pound of Chinese egg noodles.

1 tsp of salt

4 cups of chicken stock

PREPARE AHEAD: In a small bowl, pour hot water over the dried mushrooms and let them sit for 30 minutes. Discard the water and rinse them until clean. Chop the mushrooms and discard the dry stems.

Have your mushrooms, stock, noodles, bamboo shoots, cilantro, salt, chicken spinach and pork all within easy reach.

To cook: In a 3 or 4 quart hot pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add the noodles (make sure when you break the noodles that they are match stick sized). Cook for 2 minutes then pour into a colander. Rinse the noodles under cold water to stop the cooking process. In the same pot, bring the stock to a boil over high heat. Add the mushrooms, chicken, cilantro, spinach, bamboo shoots, noodles and salt. Reduce the heat to low Simmer uncovered for about 2 minutes. To serve: Lift up noodles and vegetables with a large spoon with holes in it, place in a soup bowl. Then sprinkle the ham and roast pork over the noodles. Pour stock over the noodles. Serve at once. Feeds 4 to 6. 1 if you’re a fat ass.

>Revelations of the golden milk cap chapter 800:

Yay the albino titan beezledrop. Having lay with the detached uterus of a flaming dairy cow knew he faced great danger until his great great great great grandson Dildor was born to save the universe. Yay said the flylord and his brethren were mind readers. Beezledrop was forced to hide from his own mind. As beezledick beclouded a half albino half titan who spoken gibberish and did not know his own greatness. In this form he would await his final destiny.

>I (selectively) miss Uru

I thought I could put on a brave face, but truth is I (selectively) miss Uru and really wish it was online right now. It’s super depressing knowing there is no way and I mean NO WAY to get to the cavern once again. MO:RE was our only hope and now that’s put off until who knows when. No going to ages with friends, no city marker runs, no neighborhood dance offs. It would be great to get to the (correct) Uru again, I (selectively) miss it so much. 🙁

>New Blog Rule

I have enabled comment moderation. Someone in my last blog entry decided to make a post, then delete it.

While I admire how people in the community take it upon themselves to rewrite history. I’m just a control freak, if you’re going to rewrite history then please, let me help rewrite it for you.

I will accept all comments made. Even the ones that go against me, because even I need someone to chew on and ridicule.

>About me

You might ask yourself, “My great Overlord, why? Why do you express things the way you do?”

Well, like a lot of other dictators, there is one persons opinion that I value above all others. Mine. And community, I have a lot of opinions, I have overwhelmed my ability to document myself, so much that I use all the forums I take over as my personal file cabinet. I thought having my own minions of the “Slacker Army” would well… Cut some slack. But here’s a little secret. When the post’s are submitted, I’m still typing and talking. And right now all that opinion is going to waste. Well no MORE (sorry couldn’t resist). It’s time to impregnate this community with my mind.

I’m not afraid to come out and say something. This blog is my truth and my truth alone. I deliver my truth hot and hard. Fast and furious. So either accept my way of thinking or get the hell out of the way, because somebody might get hurt and it sure as hell ain’t gonna be me (it’s gonna be you).

Think you can handle it?

Pink Gerbils are the 12th sign of the apocalypse.

BAM! That’s me off the cuff. Blunt and to the point. No editing (unless it’s someone disagreeing with my thinking pattern), I think it, and I say it, sometimes I skip the first step and just say it. In the end I always win.

Bean bag chairs are jealous of potato sacks because they are easier to eat.

See? I’m a loose canon when I wanna be. I tell it like it is. Get used to it or change to another webpage (don’t change to another webpage). Because this blog is for Uru’s Heroes. And who are the Heroes? The people who read this blog.

Just because I haven’t put a lot of thought into this blog, doesn’t mean you don’t have to put much thought into my blog either. I want you to read my entries carefully. Savor my ideas. Memorize pertinent passages. Eat with it, sleep with it, go to the bathroom with it, let nature take it’s course.

Because what I have dictated is nothing less than a Constitution for the Tomalaladingdong Nation. And, like quite a few of my fellow MOUL board posters, I hold my truths to be self evident, which is why I do absolutely no research behind what I post anywhere.

I don’t need to. The only research I need everyday is a long hard look in the mirror. For this blog is my story, and as such, it’s an Uruite’s story.

I read this quote recently.

“I celebrate myself, and sing with myself,
And what I assume, you shall assume.”

And who was that “I” in the quote? It’s me.

Bottom line: Read this blog. Be me.

I am Uru and so can you!

>The idea is just NOW good enough to think about.

So I was going over this and thought there was some serious dejavu going on in this thread.


Hi all,

I really wanted to post this topic in response to the recent announcement of MORE being put on indefinite hold.

Ok, First off, I really want to keep this community alive, together, and hopeful. And since MORE is being put on hold, the community only has these (and a few other) forums to stay in contact.

Here is what I suggest, and ask of Cyan to make sure this would be ok by them. Do you all think we should run our own 100% community version of Until MORE? (the place we can go, well, until the MORE project at Cyan continues)

I know a lot of people, like myself, were against the idea of an Until Uru right before MORE, but now that MORE has been put on hold, I think we need UU (or Until MORE) to keep this community alive and well and hopeful. And when MORE finally does get back to production, Until MORE could be shut down.

And besides, if we don’t do something to keep Uru’s dream alive and well right now, who will?

What do you all think? And Cyan, what do you think?

[Edit: huh?! I thought this post was merged into another topic by a mod, now it’s back?! O.o]

The fact that the mods kindly put this back in a thread of it’s own tells me that this has to be a good idea and that Jamey is onto something. But even then I’m still at a bit of a fork in the road after reading some other interesting posts in the same thread.


Well, the good idea would have been not to shut down until in the fist place. And now the same peaple want until back and complains ?? It’s too late to say “we want until back”. You should have said that back in february 2007.
Now until is no more, and though i wouldn’t mind it comming back, i don’t see that happening.

Here is where we reach the double edged sword. On one hand we currently have a choice of either meeting each other in a text format, or in a form of Uru. If you ask me, the people who pushed for UU to be shutdown are going soft on us. Why are they choosing now to think things over? Keeping interest? If anything it endangers MORE specifically because if you were to compare UU to MOUL, UU outlasted MOUL 3 times over. Would it be fun to run or even go to a UU server? Yes, but we’re not here to have fun, we are here to support Cyan, by waiting for them to do all the work while we sit around and nag about it.


Are some of you really so selfish and immature to say you don’t want a game to play while MORE may or may not be worked out?

The only thing I see is “I didn’t like the bad times of UU and I refuse to admit there were good times. I want everyone to be as miserable as myself so I’m gonna poo poo any idea that may help get people back into playing Uru.”

Way to be folks.

Cyan, please don’t bring back Uru in any form. With people sporting this attitude, it will never last.

No wonder I dislike this forum.

And here I thought you’d be begging the mods here to lock the thread because Jamey is discussing as much hacking content as Dickens did.

BAD, you let me down…


I have to agree with you BAD. I’ve been seeing a lot of it myself and I don’t like it that much either. And if I think if they’re going to have a negative attitude about UU/MORE returning (whichever happens), they don’t have to participate in either one, because I really don’t think the people that want Uru to succeed to be surrounded by all the negativity. They deserve better than that, and so does Cyan.

Yes we have to if these rogue servers show up Jamey. It’s important to go to those shards and protest while conveniently partying at the same time. We have to login and tell all people who are on there to get off because for every time they sign into the game, a coder doesn’t get a redbull to get his wings.


Oh, BAD just gets pissy from time to time; otherwise he can’t live up to his name.

If we are voting, [b]I vote for Gondar’s version of the SHARD system.[/b]

Otherwise, matthornb’s likening of all this to the current stock market seems quite appropriate. I can’t think of many other things with such scintillating breakneck ups and downs. But remember, the economy had been basically sound. Cyan has not.
And even with what had been a strong economy (until Congress and the SEC began encouraging balloon mortgages for people who had no business buying a house in the first place) – we are headed for many more downs. I hope the economy remains strong enough to show a bit of oomph at Christmas.

Saying this, I think the economy is more predictable than Cyan.

Maybe so, but compared side by side, they are equally consistent.

Here, follow the link and form your own opinion, on the condition it resembles mine.

>I wonder if it pickles after extended use.

Oh the things you find at a family board. I never would have thought UO would have let this link stay on the board. IMO they couldn’t have made a better product for the veggie tales franchise.

That is a strongly offensive joke. I demand that anything in the shape of that toy be banned from the US.

All pickles, cucumbers, bananas, Russian Banana fingers, certain potatoes, certain yams, certain squash, Chinese eggplants, broom sticks, mops, daikon radishes, turnips, parsnips, Anaheim peppers, any pepper in the shape of large cucumbers, pickles etc, big tobacco, little tobacco and ohhhh yeah some priests just to be on the safe side!

>Adventures in Honolulu

Today was another fun filled day. We walked the streets and went to bazaars and stores plus played at the beach again. We got to see people offer to put parrots on your arm so you can have your spouse take a picture, then CHARGE you money for taking a picture of the parrot with your own camera… No, I didn’t fall for it. I found better things to spend my money on. There are going to be some happy people getting some mementos when I return from my trip. Smile

I’m posting this because you never see signs like this back at home.

I also learned that the MOUL forum is stationed here in town. I found their HQ:

And before PB and I went back to our hotel room, we caught part of a luau.

>MORE waiting among other things

I couldn’t help but notice that over at the MOUL forum, that semplerfi just HAD to bring back that locked thread by the evil Dickens in another thread. How dare he use the limited speech at the MOUL forum to get away with that! And as of now the thread is still not locked! I propse we gather a big mob of people to shut this one down! Wait, someone tried to lock it already?

ddferyne wrote:

I tried to lock the thread but I seem to have spasms in my hand which ALWAYS make me click the wrong button, damn.

ZOMG! This Cyantist can’t do to a thread what Whitch2 can do to 5 threads in 3 minutes. But that’s a Cyantist, so I guess it’s ok.

CrisGer wrote:

The point all along was to follow Cyan’s lead and decisions, and support them and the game, and the commuity. Whatever they decide about this and anything else, I will as always totally support.

For him to give up actually thinking for himself and letting other people do it for him is nothing short of dedication. But alas some people have to ruin it by showing us they can think on a plane of reality…


I see you guys blow the same way the wind does. That is useful to know.

Thinking for yourself is a great thing BTW.

NO!!!! It takes time to think for yourself! Allowing other people to do it for you is much easier and you’ll have more time on your hands for things like cheetos, verbal masturbation, sockpuppeting, and all other things asshats do . See, no one likes a know it all because they know things. And people like us don’t like that unless it’s in the form of a Cyan employee. They’re allowed to think within reason.

Which is why us folks at the MOUL forum will not listen to Dicken’s, he’s not a Cyantist therefore anything he does in this community is not worthy of our attention, that is unless Cyan says it’s ok, then he’ll be the greatest guy who ever lived! After all whatever Cyan chooses is ok with me.

As an aside, anyone read about MORE being put on hold? Why didn’t those stupid UU people listen to us? They just HAD to keep talking about UU being used for reasons like “keeping interest” and “Ways to see each other”, well thank you, because of you not only is MORE on hold, the stock market is on the verge of going tits up. Yes, UU is bad, but did you people listen? Nooooo, now because of UU being mentioned people besides Cyan are losing money.