Aug
20
2019
0

Tweet of the Day, The Wolf Lives In All edition.

I dunno if this is Photoshopped and frankly I’m not gonna look to find out. If it’s a Photoshop then it’s effectively a painting anyway and as a painting it still works JUST FINE as a concept. Also: real or Photoshop, Dogs Are Good.

Aug
19
2019
0

‘White Rabbit.’ (Cover)

The non-sucky cover of the original. Which is the sucky one, in comparison.

White RabbitGrace Potter and the Nocturnals

Aug
19
2019
0

My @WashingCon schedule.

Pretty straightforward:

  • Saturday, September 7th, 1 PM: Tiny Adventures (LEGO + homebrew RPG system). I’ll be running four people through probably the labyrinth, although the modular dungeons look interesting, too. I plan to be very flexible about the rules, too.
  • Saturday, September 7th, 6 PM: Song of the Siren (The Day After Ragnarok, Savage Worlds). Conan! WWII post-apocalypse! Manatees!
  • Sunday, September 8th, 10 AM: Dungeon Crawl (The Fantasy Trip). …Look, let’s not spoil what should be a perfectly lovely time by pretending that the plot is going to survive the first thirty minutes. Especially if I get the right mix of people.

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Aug
19
2019
0

Jeff Goldstein of Protein Wisdom could use a hand.

He is, of course, a name from the Before Times; but I remember him kindly, and Jeff and his family could use a hand right about now. Feel free to give him one, if you can. I suspect that, in his place, I would be gibbering by now.

Via Stephen Green.

Aug
19
2019
2

I have a counter-fan theory on the Gosling/Waititi lunch. [UPDATED.]

[UPDATED: God damn but that’s embarrassing. Lemme wash this egg off my face, and thanks to Constant Reader Zamoose for catching that. Still: Taika Waititi doing a Deadpool flick? That’d be awesome, right? – ML]

First off, though: Ryan Gosling and Taika Waititi, as GeekTyrant itself admits, probably had lunch together because it was Waititi’s birthday. Hey, happy birthday, Taika Waititi! Many happy returns.

Anyway, GeekTyrant would like this to be really about Deadpool being in the next Thor movie. Which… does not work for me, sorry. Wrong theme and style for what Waititi seems to be aiming at in his Thor flicks. I mean, sure, trippy and stuff, but Deadpool is later-day trippy and a good deal more violent than the Jack Kirby vibe Waititi’s going for.

On the other hand? I’d watch a Deadpool flick directed by Waititi. Because he’d go nuts with the source material, embrace the weird, maybe make Vanessa Dea… oh. Oh, my, yes, that would fix the major complication from the last Deadpool really, really nicely. And I’d double watch that movie, then.

But it was probably just a birthday lunch.

Aug
19
2019
0

Item Seed: Simulation Bypass Unit.

Simulation Bypass Unit

Description: a Simulation Bypass Unit (SBU) is a set of six oblong units that somehow manage to adhere to any flat surface, without damage, moving, falling, or sinking.  The surface feels like warm metal; the oblongs are utterly impervious to any kind of damage, up to and including coming into contact with antimatter. Weight is negligible.  Power is unlimited. And good luck trying to figure out who makes these things.

Use: Set the units into a rough hexagon, with no unit more than a yard from any other: when the last unit is placed, the(SBU) will suddenly snap into a perfect hexagon array that leads one to RealSpace (see below).  People will find being caught in the SBU array when it forms very strange.  Not fatal or even really dangerous, but strange.

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Aug
19
2019
0

The ‘IA! IA! IA!’ UNDERWATER trailer.

I’m not saying that it’s Deep Ones. But it’s Deep Ones:

And yes, I know: they clearly took science out and beat it to death before making UNDERWATER. But that was always going to happen. Besides: making it Deep Ones makes it all better.

Aug
18
2019
3

‘Dragonborn.’

Picked because of the Skyblivion teaser trailer. Kind of interested in that, to be honest: I started up on Oblivion again, but I don’t quite like that version of the engine. It does not thrill my soul. Or I just don’t have the muscle memory for it.

Dragonborn, Jeremy Soules

Aug
18
2019
1

Quote of the Day, The Warthog Is Always Welcome Here edition.

Fark: “Despite the Air Force’s best efforts to euthanize it in favor of the perpetually unready F-35A, the A-10 Warthog did what it was built to: survive.”

The Air Force said Monday that it has finished installing new wings on the last of 173 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs.

The re-winging of the venerable attack aircraftpopularly known as the Warthog, is expected to allow it to keep flying until the late 2030s, Air Force Materiel Command said in a release.

The upgraded wings should last for up to 10,000 flight hours without requiring a depot inspection, AFMC said. And they have an improved, newly designed wire harness to make the wings easier to remove, and lessen the chance of damaging the wing during the removal process.

So, hey: no flying cars, but we get to keep the flying tanks. …I’ll allow it.

Aug
18
2019
0

Item Seed: Royal Bone Jam.

Royal Bone Jam

It is unfortunate for the Candy-Cow of Altair 7 that it is, from nose to tail, a thrifty confectioner’s dream.  The ecology of Altair 7 runs heavily — even absurdly — towards sugars, and the Candy-Cow is aptly named; every part of it is deliciously sweet, with flavors that tantalize the human palate.  Additionally, the flavors of Candy-Cow meat change amazingly when roasted.  There are a lot of arguments over whether Candy-Cows taste better raw or cooked, but very few humans will refuse a plate of Candy-Cow flesh that’s been prepared in either style.

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