Oct
13
2019
13

So. The DOLITTLE trailer.

Kind of two minds on this one.

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Oct
13
2019
0

Patreon Microfiction: ‘Around Here Somewhere.’

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‘Around Here Somewhere’ is, yes, a little gruesome in its sheer matter-of-fact nature. I can only assume, though, that this is how THEY would do it. And then this is how THEY would forget how they did it.

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Oct
13
2019
8

The House, Part 31/31

It is done. 8,287 words, if you’re curious.

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If you think you understand power, you do not. If you know that you understand power, then you still do not, but at least you have the self-confidence needed to push your way through when your understanding fails. In the end, it is about somehow surviving when forces beyond your comprehension manifest.  If doing that require a lie, well, that is much more commendable than using blood.

Poor Wayne and his people would have used an imaginatively cobbled-together ‘ritual’ to free the Owl from the house.  Which is what I had done, of course; in fact, I had a copy of one written up, on the off chance that the cultists had been truly foolish and simply murdered me on the spot .  The difference between me and them was that I was self-aware enough to know that all rituals are meaningless, and that what really mattered was intent.  My intent was to free the Owl, without wrecking the neighborhood.

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Oct
13
2019
0

And we’re back.

Had a nice little visit, saw the trees get their fall on, and have returned. Alas, the children have school in the morning, even though it’s a federal holiday and my wife has off. A tragedy, really. I don’t know what we’re going to do…

Oct
12
2019
0

No free ice cream today: being social.

That means no The House entry today, alas. Tomorrow will be sparse tomorrow, too. Relaxing, frankly.

Oct
11
2019
0

Patreon Microfiction (“Former Introvert”) up early.

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Gonna be a weird weekend, so Former Introvert is going up now so that I don’t have to do it tomorrow. …That’s it. Nothing more, really.

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Oct
11
2019
1

The ‘Oh my God it’s so stupid I love it already’ ONWARD trailer.

Obviously, ‘stupid’ is not being meant pejoratively here. ONWARD promises to be everything that I could want from a Disney-Pixar animated flick about fantasy trolls(?) in suburbia. My only worry is the soundtrack. This soundtrack needs to be made out of only the finest, most flavorful heavy metal cheese.

Guess we’ll see!

Moe Lane

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Oct
11
2019
1

Book of the Week: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

This is coming early because it’s gonna be a hectic weekend. Anyway: I’m reading CS Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to my eldest kid* — and man, but did I forget the resonances in this one! You can tell that it was written by somebody whose country had just gone through a desperate fight for life against a ruthless enemy with secret police and a taste for murder. Now I’m kind of curious as to how the rest of them read. Guess I’ll find out!

Moe Lane

*Who is engrossed, although he’ll be damned if he’ll admit to it.

Oct
11
2019
1

The House, Part 30/x.

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Wayne frowned. “That was easy,” he said.

One of his cultists stirred. “Too easy,” she said. “There’s some kind of trick going on.”

This time I did laugh, if only to see them wince. “Very well.  I will not do the ritual, then.  I assume someone will take these handcuffs off before you all leave?  It is not like I invited any of you here.”

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