March 31st, 2008

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So! About that weekend!

So, one of my buddies finally managed to insist that I game. I showed up (belatedly, as I'd been getting bad sleep, and then I had to refuel Vash, and then there were some complications parking) and got an enthusiastic hug from the dog (part-Husky, part-wolf, with maybe some German Shepherd in the back end) (the surprise to me is the German Shepherd, because a rather lot of sled dogs have wolf somewhere in their geneset) and sat in on the tail end of something, where someone's vampire got up on stage in the club with the band that was performing, set himself on fire by way of temporarily becoming a small star, incinerated Evanescence, the audience, the club, and everybody except his other vampire-buddy who was there, pissed off a local demigoddess type, got dismembered by her but held onto his blood, and used his buddy as a mage-puppet to create a Sanctuary and obliterate the meddling person.

I'm starting out as a mortal. We pulled together character sheets. Mine is out in my car still.

Some of writers group will know who I mean when I say that she's Mary, from Hell's Angel. Amazingly enough, some of the concepts from the story fit nicely into the GM's plans; he cackled maniacally when I mentioned the Neutral Denny's.

Mary is an elementary schoolteacher, and she has just commenced on the ride of her life.

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Some links and other trivia:

THE.... Sodomite Hal Duncan!! -- a response to a troll. Some NSFW language/imagery.

Parallel universe! -- also via shadesong.

Blocking known bad links in HTML cleaner process -- way to go, gariev! The timing suggests that this is in direct response to this past week's attack of spamjournals placing a browser hijack in their profiles, and then serial-adding people. I approve.

Darkside informs me that mages are squishy and best served with red wine. :-P Brat.

In a locked post elsejournal, someone mentioned the way businesses have to avoid making actual announcements on April 1st, and so forth. I put forward the idea of a holiday safeword: some signale pre-arranged between you and your friends, so that you would be able to tell them about any known-serious breaking news without fear of being dismissed as a prank. It's a surprisingly popular concept, I see from the comments.
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Daily randomness of Miss Lunatic

  • 04:56 Have proposed the concept of 'holiday safeword' for April Fool's day. #
  • 10:58 Trying to train myself out of italics is hard. #
  • 11:20 @ursamajor I once listened to Leekspin for 45 minutes straight. Without noticing after the first three repetitions. #
  • 11:42 tinyurl.com/33wwgb Anti-Phishing Phil, cute and informative for people who haven't learned yet. #
  • 16:16 An aisle of LED-illuminated freezer cases that light up as you walk down the aisle is TOO AWESOME. #
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