Aug
25
2019
3

What… exactly is WandaVision going to BE?

Is this really going to be a sitcom? Because WandaVision kind of looks like a sitcom. Heck, it looks like the cover art for an independent-press TTRPG about 1950s superheroes.

I’m not objecting, just bemused.

Aug
25
2019
3

Tweet of the Day, Well. Yes edition.

This is pretty much how it works.

Although my favorite one I ever saw along those lines was the guy who said something like So, hey, I live on the fifth floor, and this cat just squeezed through the bars of my window and is here now. What’s up with that? and everybody else said Well, what’s up with that is, you have been assigned a cat. That’s just how cats do.

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Aug
25
2019
1

Location seed: Morbis Street.

Morbis Street

Description: In many walled medieval cities, there is a street just inside the walls that likewise continuously encircles the rest of the city.  Morbis Street serves that function in a particular High Fantasy medieval-style walled city. Most of the year it’s perfectly normal.  

One night a year, however (the exact date doesn’t matter, as long as it’s the same date every year), anyone who ‘Walks Up Morbis Street’ while carrying a certain arcane symbol vanishes, never to return.  And if somebody does walk the Street on that night and vanishes, then somebody else (carrying the same arcane symbol) will appear, too.  A person for a person.  Most people who arrive do so with at most a traveler’s pack, but at least one person has arrived pushing a handcart.

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Aug
25
2019
0

Patreon Microfiction: ‘Zero-Sum School of Magery.’

Patreon!

‘Zero-Sum School of Magery’ simply isn’t very nice. Sorry about that. It happens.

Patreon!

Aug
24
2019
0

Item Seed: Boots of the Beast.

Boots of the Beast

Description: crude black leather moccasins that can be somehow stretched to cover any human foot.  Both Boots of the Beast must be worn (and against bare skin, and on the foot itself, and please stop trying to get around the enchantment, because it’s perfectly obvious that they’re supposed to be worn as shoes, and by one person) for the Boots to work properly.  Boots of the Beast are more or less invulnerable, and smell faintly of burnt wood, sun-dried mud, and old blood.

Powers: when dipped in the blood of an animal, Boots of the Beast grants the wearer two random positive and two negative (only one of which will be random) aspects of that animal, without actually making any physical changes to the wearer.  For example: dipping the Boots in the blood of a moose might give the wearer a certain invulnerability to blunt trauma, and considerably more invulnerability to head injuries, but might also make the wearer fairly aggressive when provoked.  It also always makes the wearer think like a moose, down to reflexes and instinctive reactions.

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Aug
24
2019
0

Book of the Week: A Call to Duty (Manticore Ascendant).

I think that I messed up my buying history by not buying A Call to Duty by David Weber and Timothy Zahn? Which is really weird. A Honorverse book should normally be on auto-purchase. Really, really weird. Ach, well, it happens.

Aug
24
2019
8

Hrm. The 2024 Total Eclipse has an interesting path.

Saw this via Facebook: “Although the 2024 solar eclipse won’t travel coast to coast within the United States, it will sweep across the North American continent, beginning in Mexico and traveling northeast toward Canada.” This time the arc is from southwest to northeast, which will end up hitting (I think) more major cities, including Dallas, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Montreal. …I’ve never been to Montreal, actually. I hear that it’s an interesting place to visit and has some nice battlefields. Although Dallas will have better weather. But what am I gonna do in Dallas?

Anyway, something to think about.

Aug
24
2019
1

Tweet-thread of the Day, The Banality Of Communism edition.

This doesn’t count, because it’s about Commies. I reserve a carve-out, now and forevermore, to mock Commies (in this particular case, to mock Commie Twitterbots). @AirMovingDevice has the thread:

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