Jan
08
2020
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Jan
07
2020
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Roanoke, Valley of the Missing. [The Day After Ragnarok]

Roanoke, Valley of the Missing

[The Day After Ragnarok]

City: Roanoke Valley, VA

Population: Ruin (Ghouls)

Controls: Nothing

Government: None

Problem: Monsters

Heroic Opportunity: Trade Goods

City Aspect: Abandoned and Grim

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Dec
18
2019
8

So, the critic responses to STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER are interesting.

I’m still scrolling through all the critical ones (57% on Rotten Tomatoes or suchlike), but the common theme so far seems to be, as a friend of mine put it on Twitter: “We loved The Last Jedi, how dare you mess with that.” …I’m not saying that anybody should plan to see STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER just because it’s getting whaled on by people whose judgement you take lightly. Watch — or watch not; there is no requirement. But I think that you can permit yourself the indulgence of a dollop of schadenfreude.

But just a dollop! It’s Christmas, after all.

Moe Lane

Dec
12
2019
1

Tweet of the Day, I Would Pay Money To See This Happen edition.

But mostly, I would laugh and laugh and laugh. And I don’t even mind what Scorsese said! This is America: a man’s got a right to his opinion. Note that I’m not saying ‘to be wrong,’ as I don’t got nothing against Scorsese and thus have no reason to snark.

I really would watch a Scorsese Squirrel Girl, though.

Dec
08
2019
5

Location Seed: The Pool of Terre Haute.

The Pool of Terre Haute

57 S 21st Street, Terre Haute, Indiana

Description: two story single-family residence, wooden frame, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, car park to the side, decent yard in back.  Unoccupied, but maintained. There is a hatch in the basement that leads to a pre-Columbian underground stone-lined room. The room has a shallow (1ft deep) pool in the exact center: there is no obvious water source, but the water is continually clear and fresh.

Properties: variable.  Drinking from the pool results in a dramatic transformation of some sort.  The effects range from the mundane (winning the lottery, going blind) to the unquestionably esoteric (de-aging, bodily transformation, instant and irrevocable death), but the effects are always permanent, and people only get one drink from the Pool.  Theurgists and magicians both report that the anima behind the Pool is essentially benevolent, but it is neither ‘nice’ nor ‘sentimental.’  At least, towards adults; the Pool is remarkably more forgiving and solicitous of children.

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Nov
07
2019
1

NaNoWriMo, 11/07/2019: 2135/14516.

Yeah. Today was the day that I had to write some of the sexin’. And wasn’t that indirectly entertaining, too. Snippet’s here, but before you click; ain’t none of the sexin’ is in there. Not out of prudery, but on account that I can’t imagine that it won’t mortify everybody who reads it.

Nov
06
2019
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‘Wild Mountain Thyme.’

Not quite the right matchup, but that’s OK.

Wild Mountain Thyme, Joan Baez

Oct
27
2019
2

Adventure Seed: Operation FRIDAY CURIOSITY.

This thought seems familiar, somehow. Kind of Laundry RPG-ish, although a quick scan of the books didn’t bring anything up. Ach, well.

Operation FRIDAY CURIOSITY

Background: From 2013 to 2019 the human sacrifice death cult known mundanely as ‘Islamic State’/’Daesh’ (hereafter referred to as ‘IS’) operated as a proto-nation state in Syrian and Iraqi territory.  IS attempted to mix its alarmingly brutal ritualistic practices with the maintenance and creation of a functional civic infrastructure, and achieved some success before the cult was eventually forced out of its physical territory.  Preliminary checks by untainted Abrahamic theurgists have not uncovered conclusive proof of actual contractual diabolism, but ritual purification of important IS sites is ongoing.

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Oct
17
2019
2

The ‘Silver & Me: Finding a Pro-Athlete Who is Pro-Hong Kong’ Kickstarter.

I will forgive JR Ralls for the Michael Moore reference. No, seriously, this is a real concession on my part. Greater good, and all that.

Assuming Silver & Me: Finding a Pro-Athlete Who is Pro-Hong Kong doesn’t get shut down by Kickstarter for ‘reasons,’ it’ll be interesting to see how this goes. And to see who gets offended by this. Particularly who gets offended by this.

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