Sep
20
2017
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September Showcase: September 20th.

Ten days to go for my showcase of my Patreon.

And today’s September Showcase is “Song of the Thespian Dead.” I should do poetry more often; I liked writing this one.  And I’m going to show it off again, too. Moo hoo bwah hah!

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Sep
20
2017
0

Item Seed: Practical Demon Breeding.

Practical Demon Breeding – Google Docs

Practical Demon Breeding

 

This book (written by one “Mary O’Brien, Jermyn Chair of Exotic Zoology, OBE”) is not for the faint of heart.  Not that Practical Demon Breeding is actively pernicious; indeed, it is scrupulous about presenting a strong, credible, and practical case against encouraging evil behaviors and traits in one’s demons.  It’s just that it’s profusely illustrated; and… it’s a book about breeding demons.  Some of the pictures are nigh-impossible to credit.

 

And what are demons?  Well, they’re pretty much what people think of when they hear the word ‘imps:’ small, rather humanoid, supernatural creatures with an aptitude for destruction, and the native intelligence of a fairly bright dog.  From context clues, ‘demons’ have been a side effect of ‘spontaneous Hellmouth incursions’ since ‘the Monte Bello Disaster of 1952.’  Fortunately, demons are also apparently fairly tractable, and easily enough bred.  The book was published in 1990, which was enough time for the breeding program to reach its fourth generation.

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Sep
20
2017
0

Tweet of the Day, This Is The Coolest Thing I’ve Seen Today edition.

Also, the most nerve-wracking.  I mean, you only get one shot at making something like this.  Mess it up, and there’s no way to fix it.

You also have to wonder if the guy who made it ever actually used it. Probably; they didn’t have much margin, back then. But it’s one of those artifacts that you know had extra care lavished on it.

Sep
20
2017
4

Busy for the rest of the week.

Got something going on this week — nothing to do with me directly, and nothing bad, but I can’t talk about it — and the preparations for that are ongoing, and involve a lot of driving.  Also, the Kaidan Docks finally dropped for Secret World Legends, and it turns out that there are a couple of missions I apparently didn’t do in The Secret World!  Shocking.  Also, very Jungian.  No, literally, one adventure required me to go into the Jungian subconscious and tell the game whether my character had parents who loved her.  My answer to that, and other questions, turned out to make a difference in the final boss battle.

Because that’s the kind of game that Secret World Legends is.

Sep
20
2017
8

The ‘Wonder Woman’ Honest Trailer.

Honest Trailers gave Wonder Woman a fair assessment, I think.

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Sep
19
2017
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September Showcase: September 19th.

Arr. Pattrrreon. ARRRRRR….

And today’s September Showcase is “Fascinating.” Up to you whether you agree or not, of course.

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Sep
19
2017
0

Item Seed: Reverse-Gravity Bullets.

Reverse-Gravity Bullets – Google Docs

Reverse-Gravity Bullets

 

The name says it all: getting shot with one of these bullets (which can, quite inexplicably, fit into virtually any chemical-reaction firearm, somehow)  will cause gravity to reverse for the target for about five seconds. In practical terms, on Earth the target will accelerate upwards at about 30 feet per second, go up about 150 feet or so, then probably fall right back down again as gravity reasserts itself.  All of which assumes that there isn’t a ceiling or something in the way.  

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Sep
19
2017
0

I’m pleased with how this quick BBQ sauce came out.

‘Quick’ in relative terms; basically, I threw together tomato paste, water, brown sugar, wine vinegar, some honey for the sake of the thing, Worcestershire Sauce, stirred it smooth, then started adding in salt, pepper, paprika, ground mustard, and chili powder until I started getting a bite when I tasted it.  Then I put it on medium-low and walked away for an hour.  It came along pretty good; I wanted something that would help with the leftover pork chops, and I succeeded.

I should have maybe added some onion powder, though. Maybe next time.  The trick here is to actually use the stuff in the meantime.

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Sep
19
2017
2

The Dragonlock 3: Dangerous Lairs Kickstarter.

Friend of a friend is running this one: as you can guess, Dragonlock 3: Dangerous Lairs is the latest in a run of Kickstarters for 3D printing RPG/miniatures terrain.  …And my twenty year old self simply would not be able to understand why I don’t own a 3D printer.  It’s not the money, 20 Year Old Me; it’s not the money, although a couple of hundred bucks isn’t chicken feed.  It’s the household space/time ratio.  I’m not going to spend enough time at the 3D printer to justify the space it’d take up in the craft room*.

Anyway: check it out. It all looks really, really pretty.

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