Jul
22
2017
0

Oh, you motherless son of a weed-whacker.

I spit at thee, thou illegitimate offspring from the unholy union of an extruded-plastic abomination of science and a shoddy excuse of a parody of a copy of an electric motor.  The shame to your product family that is your misbegotten existence was so great that your service manual was ritually renounced, then burned, in the hidden places.  Your waxen cord was a thing of sick tangles and tiresome snags that stood in sullen, non-Euclidean defiance of the Golden Spiral; hating that which it could never emulate, and contrary by choice for the dark pleasure of it.  A dinosaur died in pain and agony to produce the petroleum products that were used to fashion your carapace, and that dinosaur died in vain.  Throwing you to the curb is better than you deserve; in a just universe, you would be tied to a stake (BECAUSE HEAVEN FORBID THAT YOU BE CAPABLE OF BEING SUCCESSFULLY LEANED AGAINST A VERTICAL SURFACE FOR MORE THAN TWO SECONDS), melted down with a flamethrower, then sunk in the deepest part of the sea with chains and sigils to weight your journey to the cold, heavy dark.

…I need to eat something.

Jul
21
2017
0

Gotta help with a game tonight…

…I’m going to a playtest for a Delta Green game for WashingCon. So gonna be light posting tonight. You know how it goes.

Written by in: RPGS | Tags:
Jul
21
2017
4

Book of the Week: The Delirium Brief.

The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross is the latest in his Lovecraft-meets-espionage Laundry series, and it’s… well.  How do I put this nicely?  Charlie Stross — who is from Great Britain — has clearly been scared spitless by three specific current events since 2014 (two domestic and one foreign from his point of view, and you can almost certainly guess what those events were), and his horrified reaction to at least two of them clearly comes across in the book.  The effect is much like reading “The Horror At Red Hook” when you’re not a racist; you don’t get the same effect as you would from reading about stuff that actually scares you, but the horror that you pick up from the author still gives a certain frisson.

There. That should be polite enough.  After all, I do buy Charles Stross in hardcover. (more…)

Jul
21
2017
1

The Shape of Water trailer.

I dunno if Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is going to be a Deep Ones movie or a Abe Sapiens prequel in-all-but-name movie.  Will watch it, either way.  I kind of would groove to it being a “Deep Ones, but they aren’t all that bad” movie.  But then, I’m weird.

Moe Lane

PS: In case you’re wondering: supposedly, the reason why del Toro didn’t end up doing At The Mountains of Madness is because the idiot told the studios that it would end up rated R. And I don’t mean ‘idiot’ meanly: he’d agree with me. In fact, I read an interview the other day where del Toro was ruefully cursing himself for not lying about the intended rating until it was too late for the studio to do anything about it. Being ethical bites sometimes, huh?

Jul
20
2017
1

Geek Fu [GURPS 4E]

Geek Fu – Google Docs

 

Geek Fu [13/18]

 

In a world where everybody knows kung fu — like, say, the worlds of ever so many martial arts movies — the martial arts style learned and used by roleplaying geeks would have to be an interesting one indeed.  Geek Fu is a ‘soft’ style: it teaches observation and evasion, not hand strikes. In keeping with it’s not-quite-serious tone, Geek Fu teaches the best way to use a trench coat (Cloak), Doctor Who scarf (Whip), and linked dice bags (Bolas) effectively; practitioners also learn how to throw their dice more, ah, pointedly.

(more…)

Jul
20
2017
6

Tweet of the Day, ‘Bright’ Features Orcs In The LAPD So Your Argument Is Invalid edition.

God bless Netflix.

Written by in: Movies | Tags:
Jul
20
2017
0

July 20, 1969.

We did that.

Jul
20
2017
6

The Pacific Rim: Uprising teaser trailer.

Oh, yeah.  There we go.  As Honest Trailers said about the original, Pacific Rim: Uprising promises more giant robots punching giant monsters in the face.

Normally, I’d try to guess what the subtext of that is. After all, ‘Uprising’ suggests that there’s something to rise up against, right?  Only, I don’t care.  Giant robots. Giant monsters. Giant robots punching giant monsters.  This is pretty much everything that I care about.

This one comes out February 23, 2018. Can’t wait…

Jul
20
2017
5

In which the @RadioFlyer Landspeeder viciously mocks me and my lost childhood.

I do not hate these children.  It is not their fault. Radio Flyer, on the other hand…

(more…)

Jul
20
2017
3

Need to figure out how to pickle these watermelon rinds.

I’ve heard of it, and I just chopped up a watermelon, so I’ve got the rind.  Alas, the recipes online are contradictory, if not actually argumentative with each other.  However, I have a bunch of readers who cook, so feel free to suggest recipes for pickled watermelon rind. I’m not afraid of a little work, but I don’t want to spend eight hours fiddling with all the bits, either.

Site by Neil Stevens | Theme by TheBuckmaker.com