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Word of the Day: "diablerie"

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diablerie \dee-AHB-luh-ree\ noun
     : the act of playing Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Example usages:
     I can't begin my diablerie at work until after 1830h.

     Friday evening quality time in our family consists of firing up our computers for a good bit of diablerie into the morning.



That's what I'd like to think it means =) This is the real dictionary entry:



diablerie \dee-AHB-luh-ree; -AB-\ noun
     : Sorcery; black magic; witchcraft.
     : Representation of devils or demons in words or pictures.
     : Mischievous conduct; deviltry.

Example usages:
     She invariably had every child in the establishment at her heels, open-mouthed with admiration and wonder, --not excepting Miss Eva, who appeared to be fascinated by her wild diablerie, as a dove is sometimes charmed by a glittering serpent.
     --Harriet Beecher Stowe, [1]Uncle Tom's Cabin

     His worst excesses of unfeeling diablerie belong to his early days.
     --Robertson Davies, "The Making of a 'Dublin Smartie,' "
     [2]New York Times, October 30, 1988

Etymology:
     Diablerie comes from the French, from diable, devil, from Latin diabolus, from Greek diabolos, "slanderer," from diaballein, "to slander," literally "to throw across," from dia-, "across" + ballein, "to throw."

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badkarma_05
Nov. 5th, 2001 09:29 am (UTC)
Heh...

I'm bringing my copy of Diablo II to a friend tonight. His install got corupted. He attempted to re-install the software using his copy. However, some of the the ink, of the extraction key code's text, had rubbed off, so he can't unlock the software. We're hoping that he can re-install using my software AND retrieve his saved game data. Personally, I played Diablo II like a maniac for half a week then walked away from it.

By the way, your LJ avatar is looking very spiffy today.
bride
Nov. 5th, 2001 09:42 am (UTC)
Re: CD Key rubbing off

Oy... =P His character should be fine. Just back up the ...\Program Files\Diablo II\save\ directory before you do anything. Each character is made up of a ".d2s", a ".key", a ".ma0" and a ".map" file with the character's name as the file name. As long as you have those four files, your character can be played with any installation of the game.

Re: LJ avatar

Hee, thanks =) It's very PoindexterAccountantWear don't you think? =) I should maybe put a pair of glasses on it =D
badkarma_05
Nov. 5th, 2001 09:56 am (UTC)
Well that avatar has better "lines" than any Poindexter I've ever seen. And much "hipper" shoes. :)
bride
Nov. 5th, 2001 09:59 am (UTC)
Heehee =)
bellacrow
Nov. 9th, 2001 02:49 am (UTC)
uh-oh
sounds like someone's hooked ;-) I dont have the expansion pack yet, but am hooked too.
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