Oct
31
2016
2

‘A Christmas Carol.’

I actually love Christmas.  But my reaction to the way that Christmas decorations are already going up in many stores? Well…

A Christmas Carol, Tom Lehrer

Oct
31
2016
3

Well, back to less spooky posting tomorrow.

Halloween being over and everything.  I’m not doing NaNoWriMo, before anybody asks: instead I’m going to be actively starting up trying to sell something.  In my experience, the single best way for motivating me into perfecting my craft as an writer has always been to wave money in my face. Obviously, this is just my particular artistic kink, not a general rule; but since it seems to work for me as an impetus for artistic growth I see no reason not to go with it now.

So I figure that we’ll see what November brings.

Oct
31
2016
3

We ended Halloween with my eldest outside…

…giving out candy, and periodically howling at the moon.  So, basically: it was a good Halloween. Even the fog machine worked on the first try, although it turned out to be a fairly pathetic fog machine.  Next year we’ll go with dry ice, I think.

Oct
31
2016
1

The Kind of Unnerving ‘A Dark Song’ trailer.

Just a bit.

Via Shane Ivey, who explains why pretty succinctly: (more…)

Oct
31
2016
1

Annnnnd it’s sundown on Halloween.

Time for the kids to go out, and the kids to arrive.  It’s just the right temperature for trick-or-treating, ghosting through the neighborhood… and adding just a tot of whiskey to your coffee as you contemplate the gathering, friendly dusk. Mom gets to take the kids out, Dad gets to hand out the candy, the kids get more into this every year.

It’s all good.

Oct
31
2016
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Happy Halloween!

Meatball Stroganoff in the slow cooker, pot roast in the oven.  Gotta get the pumpkins out and the Giant Double-Boiler Pot of Candy; the kids are home, but they shouldn’t be in their costumes for at least another four, five hours. And the downstairs could use some cleaning.  I’ll let my wife worry about the fog machine, which she finally convinced herself she deserved after all*.

But first, another cup of coffee.

Moe Lane

*Don’t look at me: I’m not about to tell my wife she doesn’t deserve a fog machine. Of course she deserves a fog machine. I mean, really.

Oct
30
2016
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Gonna do a Meatball Stroganoff tomorrow, I think.

The kids are home and the afternoon will be busy, so something I can start in the morning and slow cook all day sounds about right.  Should have gotten some mushrooms, though.  Ach, well.  I probably should also do something with that roast that we were supposed to cook this evening, too…

Sorry. Tomorrow’s menu and Michael Jackson’s Beat It are pretty much the only two things of interest to me right at this moment. Dunno why.

Oct
30
2016
11

The ‘That Just Ain’t Right’ Life movie trailer.

Welp.  I suspect that my wife is not going to want to watch this one.  She’s not a fan of her gorge rising.

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Oct
30
2016
2

My PJ Lifestyle piece on fixing broken campaigns.

Found here. Short version: a blown-up campaign is not always the GM’s fault, but it usually is the GM’s fault and that’s the way it goes. I tend to light-hand my campaigns, myself.

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