Dec
02
2016
0

The ‘Spectral’ trailer.

Now this makes Papa Lane smile. “Here. Vicious ghosts against Special Forces troops.” Oh, yeah, that’ll do nicely.

Although they’ll probably wuss out and come up with some ‘scientific’ explanation for it all. Not necessary, guys. They can be vicious ghosts. We won’t quibble about it.

Dec
01
2016
0

If you have downloaded Neverwinter Nights and are now getting ‘Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library’ errors…

…follow the instructions found here.  To wit: right-click the desktop icon, go to Properties, and change compatibility to “Windows XP (Service Pack 2).”  Or maybe Service Pack 3 will work: I did it with 2 and Neverwinter Nights loaded up properly and everything.

Nov
16
2016
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In Nomine Revisited: Sparky.

This is easily one of the top five favorite characters that I have ever written up. He’s almost perfectly versatile.

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Nov
14
2016
1

This is apparently *not* the Death Waltz.

Presenting it as something that you could conceivably play on the piano (you cannot) is, however, still an elaborate musical joke:

And it’s a pretty good tune, at that.

Nov
12
2016
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‘Borombon.’

Borombon, Camilo Azuquita

…I really hope that they aren’t singing something rude about anybody I like.

Nov
03
2016
6

So I said, “Hey! Let me pop in Max Max: Fury Road!”

Two hours later, I’m ready to smash VLC Media Player into little pieces. I get video, audio stutters.  This isn’t a “fix this for me” post, by the way: this is a “I wish to strangle a manatee in the nude” post, to quote the classics. Arrgh.

Oct
22
2016
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Tweet of the Day, You Have To Look For It A Little… edition.

…but it’s there.

Oct
21
2016
2

‘Don’t You Want Me.’

A friend of mine has declared this to be New Wave Friday, and who am I to argue?

 

Don’t You Want Me, The Human League

Oct
16
2016
3

This Batman Arkham VR gameplay video is doing weird stuff to my inner ear.

It looks fun, but I had a little difficulty dealing with the random motions. Which is weird, because I don’t mind shaky cam at all.  Maybe it’s a different neurological issue?

Oct
13
2016
1

Nine days left on the Voyage of Fortune’s Star Kickstarter…

…and it seems to have stalled a bit.  Which is a problem, because I’d really like to play a 7th Sea videogame. So I ask all y’all to consider Voyage of Fortune’s Star. It looks nifty.

Oct
12
2016
2

Monster seed: Supplanters.

Been working on this most of the afternoon.

Supplanters

You think I’m going to help you? You think that I want you to cut it out of me?  Go to Hell. People like you threw me into the gutter; it’s the only thing that’s ever tried to put me back up on my feet. I’ll hurt you before I let you take it away.  And then you’ll go to jail, because monsters aren’t real. Or, maybe you’ll go to the hospital, because you’ll be the one who sounds crazy now.  Let’s see how you’ll handle it.

Supplanters are the dangerous kind of monsters: that is, they are clever, patient, and strong-willed.  Like all of their kind, they have an overpowering need to manifest in our plane of existence – but they think in longer terms than virtually any other sort of monster out there, and they know how to plot.  And Supplanters know how to enlist the help of their prey.

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