Nov
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Hey! Looking for a Christmas gift? Try my Patreon!

Of course, it’d be a gift to yourself*.  And me!  So it’s an efficient gift, then.  Seriously, we are just on the verge of a new milestone, here. More micro-fiction goodness! And just beyond that comes game worlds using OGL rules! What a bargain…

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Moe Lane

*True, there’s also always Amazon.

Nov
30
2016
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What fear is “The Belko Experiment” trying to express?

Assuming that this just isn’t torture porn, that is.

I mean, the scenario starts off as absurd and doesn’t get any less so as the trailer progresses.  It’s like a heavily modded-for-extra-gore, real-time version of a Vault-Tec experiment, sure – but the Fallout series never bothers to try to justify those experiments, mostly because there’s no real justification for them.  So what fear is The Belko Experiment trying to face?

Nov
30
2016
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Billy Dee Williams to play Two-Face in Lego Batman.

Yeah, this one takes me back: I had completely forgotten that Billy Dee Williams had played Harvey Dent in the Tim Burton Batman.  Which I haven’t watched for, like, forever.  I’m kind of afraid to. I remember liking it, and if I never see it again I won’t have to update that particular memory file, and I don’t want to update that particular memory file.  It was bad enough watching the old GI JOE cartoons as an adult, and being horrified at the bad animation…

Anyway. BDW will be voicing Two-Face in the Lego Batman flick, which I will not see in theaters but likely will see ten million times the week after it hits home video.  I know these things, you see.  I am psychic that way…

Moe Lane

PS: Yeah, I was kind of peeved that he wasn’t in Force Awakens, too.  I hope that this will be rectified in future films…

Nov
30
2016
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Gladiolus Laurentii [In Nomine]

For the life of me, I can’t remember the Twitter post that sparked this.  Sorry.

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Nov
30
2016
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Tweet of the Day, Some People Should Not Have Dogs edition.

I’m sure that there’s another side to this story, but I don’t think that I particularly give a [expletive deleted]. Likewise, the shelter is blatantly trying to emotionally manipulate me and I don’t care if they do, frankly. There are infinitely worse things to get upset over than seeing somebody mistreat a dog.

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Nov
30
2016
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This ‘Bright’ modern fantasy Netflix cop movie looks promising.

Largely because of this:

Likened to [David] Ayer’s own End of Watch, Bright takes place in a world that blends contemporary reality with a fantasy realm. The story follows an Orc cop ([Joel] Edgerton) who is partnered with a human cop ([Will] Smith). Their ordinary beat takes a decidedly unordinary turn when they wind up coming into the possession of a massively powerful (and highly illegal) weapon: a magic wand.

…OK, yeah. Orc/Human buddy cop flick set in modern LA?  Gonna be on Netflix?  This sounds intriguing. I don’t want to jump up and down in glee, or anything – you get burned a lot when it comes to fantasy-themed films – but if they can pull it off it should be a hoot. I look forward to watching it when it’s done.

Nov
29
2016
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‘Little Drummer Boy.’

Well, I’ll be. A singer who actually decided that the purpose of this song was not to make the singer look good. Sorry, but I’ve heard some really obnoxious, overworked covers of this song.

Little Drummer Boy, Lauren Daigle

Nov
29
2016
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‘Qasidah.’

I had half-forgotten: there was some poetry on my old gaming website, too.  I did this sufficiently long ago that I don’t even remember the rhyme/meter conventions for this particular style of poem. I mean, I hope that it doesn’t suck as a qasidah, but I can’t really be sure

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Nov
29
2016
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Is the Valerian & Laureline comic series worth reading before I go see the film?

I know that I’ll probably see the movie when it comes out, but I’ve never read the Valerian & Laureline comics.  Are they any good? Will I need to read them to figure out what’s going on?

Nov
29
2016
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So my phone is starting to die…

…it’s a 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage Amazon Fire phone, and I just need something that can access Twitter, read Kindle books, and actually make calls. Price is, unfortunately, an object these days.  I’m also on an AT&T plan whose phone number I’d rather not lose: I’ve already switched my cell phone number three or four times in the last six years.

I probably will be getting a soft sell on this tomorrow at the store, so let me ask now: your thoughts on this?

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29
2016
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