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Sharing The News Mar. 11th, 2010 @ 05:32 pm
We've got pictures of the baby, and I've started a blog for sharing just that sort of thing!


Current Location: Cary, NC
Current Mood: bouncybouncy

Corgpocalypse Oct. 2nd, 2008 @ 09:04 pm
Another person on my Friend's List posted this and I just had to share...


And, so I don't feel so bad about grabbing the image, here's what her post was mostly about: An RPG called "Candycreeps" that's about a world where the creepy and cute meet in strange and unexpected ways. I expect that it would appeal to a number of people on my Friend's List.

Current Location: Cary, NC
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Maxine - Traveling Wilburys

Meme-ilicious Sep. 25th, 2008 @ 05:15 pm
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 42.
3. Find the first full sentence.
4. Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

"What're you still doing here?"

"My job, last I checked."

"It's too late in the day to be a comedian, Ed. C'mon, I'll buy you a pint."

"I think you've done more than enough, Tom."

"I'll be over at the pub... you have something you need to say to me, you can say it to me there."

Photo Memery Sep. 24th, 2008 @ 06:39 pm
Photo Meme

Take a picture of yourself right now
Don’t change your clothes, don't fix your hair
Just take the picture
Post the picture with no editing
Post these instructions with your picture


Belated Celebration! Jul. 5th, 2008 @ 12:24 pm
Current Location: Naples, FL
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Speak To Me-Carnegie Tide-Carnegie Tide

"We Have A Murder/Death/Kill" Jul. 5th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm
So, life has been a little busy these last few weeks and I'm not ashamed to say that it's taken me a little while to adjust in terms of personal free time. I've mostly been using my time off from the job, even on the days when I've left relatively early due to not having much to do, unwinding or working out or watching movies.

I have been consuming movies and television seasons via DVD at an alarming rate.

But now the creative bug is hitting me again, and my taste for entertainment has swung firmly in the direction of crime fiction. I just finished reading Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammet (a crime story set in a 1930 West-coast mining town, where an unnamed Continental Operative for the Pinkerton Agency is called in by a client who's murdered before they can meet, and stays on to finish the job anyway) along with some others, rewatched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with my folks, and am working my way through a book on private detective techniques.

I've got a vague story concept that's been floating at the back of my mind for a while now, mixing a little fantasy and a little murder mystery, and that apparently is part of what's driving the appetite for all of this.

Well, that and the job giving me a bit of experience in some of the least glamorous aspects of the whole process.

Speaking of that story idea, it's actually tied rather tightly into some setting ideas I've had for that REIGN roleplaying game I was running before summer started. I'm really going to make an effort to dig into the wiki I created for the game and update some things (I've already sketched out some notes on what happened in the unrecorded sessions), as well as add a great deal of setting information.

I hope some of the former players are interested in picking that one up again at some point.

Hope everyone else is doing well!
Current Location: Naples, FL
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Current Music: Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Radio Version)-KT Tunstall-Eye to the Telescope

History + Webcomics = Awesome Jul. 4th, 2008 @ 12:53 pm
Gaze, if you will upon the power of random humor for history geeks!

There are many more here: KateBeaton.Com.
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» Silly Quiz Time!
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» Short Updates
1. Got an Internship with the Public Defender's office in Naples, FL this summer. I drive down tomorrow and start on Tuesday!

2. Veronica got a job doing just what she wanted to do, as Mediation Coordinator at a non-profit called Deep River Mediation!

3. Had a kickass time playing in a by-the-seat-of-his-pants one shot Aberrant game run by JJ last week. It was me, Annie, Veronica, and Veronica's volunteer supervisor Dishon playing, and among other things that were fun about it Annie was playing... well imagine a female Superman, with a unibrow and an IQ in the single digits.

4. Watched the midnight showing of Indiana Jones last night and I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit. I don't want to spoil it but I do want to say that this is not exactly the same as the earlier movies. Oh the shooting and the feel and the music all are, but while the first three movies were very solidly 1930s pulp exploration adventure (with some fantastic elements) inspired, this movie is mostly 1950s science fiction adventure inspired with some pulp exploration adventure overlap.

It's moving into a new era of popular fiction in the Indy timeline, and the movie reflects that.
» A Little Creative Juice: Ultimate DC
I'm joining a play-by-post game on RPG.net with the name of Ultimate Justice and the basic premise of a fresh and slightly more "Realistic" history (the strange stuff is still there, but it takes a form slightly more in line with modern sensibilities).

So, it's basically the Ultimate Justice League: Year One. There was a Golden Age of masked men and the like, but while the heroes have faded away for the most part the threats they fought have not; enter a new era of post-humans. We've been given the impression that the characters will not start off working together but will be brought together over the course of the game. Seems interesting.

Anyway, when I joined up the only (male character) spots left were Aquaman, Atom, Green Arrow, and Hawkman. I chose Aquaman mostly because I wanted something a little different than usual. And, hey, it let me mess with an entire corner of the setting.

Here was the result (note that the system stuff is from a rules-light game called "Truth & Justice"):
Name: Arthur Curry, Lord of Atlantis
Background: "You have to understand that, back then, they thought they could do anything.

The heroes. The mystery. The technology. It all seemed so big, so limitless in scope, and frankly the funding for anything that had a chance of putting the U.S. ahead of the Nazis was always going to get scrounged together.

So when it was discovered that German scientists had secretly begun colonizing the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, an initiative to do the same for our side began immediately. Biologists, engineers, and Navy men were pulled into the project for research, design, and staffing. Even the work of the great minds working on the rocket program and Manhattan Project found use in what would become a network of independent underwater stations.

This is how the other secret theater of World War II, the Atlantic Floor Theater, was established. You know about the first, of course, and V-X Day.

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