Nov
11
2017
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Tweet of the Day, Never Underestimate Star Wars Fans’ Obsession edition.

This is actually from a few days ago, but I’ve been sick. Still… you gotta assume that you can be seen from the air, these days.  And that somebody has both the time and the need to pore over satellite photos until they can find what you’ve hidden.

Here endeth the lesson.

Nov
11
2017
0

Book of the Week: The Final Winter.

Admittedly, I haven’t been reading many books this week — I’m trying to write one, after all — but Iain Rob Wright’s The Final Winter isn’t half bad. The concept is not as original as I suspect that he believes it is; in In Nomine terms, I’d say that it’s set in a Dark, high-contrast, reversed campaign*. But it’s a good, quick read and it entertained.

And so, adieu to The Princess Bride.

Moe Lane
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Nov
11
2017
0

NaNoWriMo, Day 11: 1737/15226.

I thought, actually, that I would just write out a few hundred words and claim (my thankfully clearing up) sickness to excuse the rest.  But I got back into the groove.  I’m still a couple of thousand words behind, but we’ve stopped the falling.

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Nov
11
2017
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The surprisingly not-entirely-awful Game Night trailer.

Game Night kind of grew on me, as the trailer went on. It maybe won’t be completely wretched? It seems to be aware of its own absurdity as a premise, which is maybe a hopeful sign.

It’s out in March, so I have plenty of time decide what I think about it.

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Nov
10
2017
1

No NaNoWriMo tonight: out sick.

I got worse, and while now I’m feeling better I also need at least ten hours sleep tonight.  So I’ll be going and finding some, OK? OK.

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Nov
09
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 9: 535/1044/13489.

I am, alas, sick. I caught whatever kept my youngest kid out for two days earlier this week, and I am shamelessly combining the prologue that I should have been counting all along with my actual wordcount to come up with today’s number. And now I will probably put up a music video and go to bed.

But I wrote something!  I didn’t just use being sick as an excuse not to. Gotta keep plugging away at this.

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Nov
08
2017
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NaNoWriMo, Day 8: 629/12445.

As I noted earlier and yesterday: I took my wife out for our anniversary this evening.  I am pleased that I got this many words out, particularly since there was wine with both dinner and desert. The important thing was to sit down for at least an hour and work. Which I have done, so I suspect that I will be sleeping soon.

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Nov
08
2017
10

Well, it was an excellent anniversary dinner.

We went to one of those places whose name is just one word (“Fish”), just to make sure you realize how fancy it is.  Casino fancy, though. My wife had their elaborate tasting dish sampler thingy; I had a ribeye.  A seventy-two dollar goram ribeye.  I somehow missed that particular detail until after the waiter ran off to start the process where my steak would be raised to room temperature before they cooked it.

Admittedly, it was twenty ounces of damn good ribeye. And my wife spent about the same on her meal.  And it was an excellent meal and I’m in a happy meat and wine coma and I ain’t writing 1667 words tonight. Still. I literally said the word ‘urk’ when I realized what happened.  It was actually pretty funny.

Moe Lane

PS: I dropped a buck in the slots, solely because we were at a casino and it seemed the thing to do.  Didn’t win anything.

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Nov
07
2017
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‘Old Friend / Bookends.’

I don’t consider this a sad song, except in the way that an old love may be sad.

Old Friend / Bookends, Simon & Garfunkel

Nov
07
2017
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Hypezokos, Impudite of Fate [GURPS IN NOMINE]

Ah, I remember this one. To explain the joke: the Archangel of Flowers for In Nomine is called Novalis, and she is a happy-shiny, sweet, hippie kind of Archangel. Her angels, are in fact, required to avoid committing any acts of unnecessary violence.

But there are so many complexities inherent in the term ‘unnecessary.’ I regret that the line effectively stopped being supported before it was her turn for a full write up; I had such plans for that Archangel.  Especially the part where I wrote up Novalis to be the most avowedly anti-Communist Archangel in Heaven. It would have been a glorious battle in playtest.

Alas.

Hypezokos (Impudite of Fate) – Google Docs

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