The second shot is definitely hitting me harder.

And it was a royal pain in the ass to get, too. Traffic sucked and I lost GPS on the way back and I think they forgot I was there after the shot. But… set the clock, because there’s only two weeks left of this nonsense left for me, personally.

I’m now going to yawn my way through the baronial meeting and then go to bed, folks.

Patreon Microfiction: “Invoking the Black-Smoke Foal.”

As they say in the world of “Invoking the Black-Smoke Foal”: The Bountiful Mother Ocean made Selkie. Sam Colt made her equal. You’d think more supernatural creatures with hands would have made this conceptual leap*.


Moe Lane

*Man, now I want to write a story about a shotgun-wielding Bigfoot exorcist.

Book of the Week: Interviewing Leather: The Todd Chapman Interview and Being the Steve (Justice Wing).

Yeah, Eric Burns-White’s Interviewing Leather: The Todd Chapman Interview and Being the Steve (Justice Wing) is a bit of a mouthful. I hope it sells a bunch of copies anyway. I’ve wanted him to publish it for a long time now.

Why You Should Not Attract The Attention Of The National Security Agency, Part #05152021.

Sorry: “allegedly.”

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained the cryptocurrency from an account the group uses to pay affiliates.

(Via @vermontaigne) Normally I’d explain what happened with Darkside vis-a-vis the NSA, but honestly? Agent Bubbles summed it up nicely.

I will note this, though: when the company that you just took for ransom – while incidentally sparking reports of gas lines and fuel shortages across the eastern half of the USA – suddenly decides to pay the ransom after all, well… actually, never mind. There’s nothing to be nervous about. Don’t worry about it at all. Everybody knows that the NSA never gets involved in domestic political situations. You’ll be fine.

The “A Proper Picture for my ‘Pickman’s Model'” Kickstarter is moving along.

We have funded, and are on our way to the first stretch goal! I currently have two in mind, and I’m going to worry about a third one when the second one is reached. I’m pretty confident about hitting the first one, at least. Besides, this is still the first week.

That being said: tell your friends! Heck, tell your enemies if you’ll think it’ll help. Well, maybe not enemies — but rivals would be fine, surely.