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the death of small mammals

The darkness woke me up by meowing loudly, then ran over me thrice and head butted me for good measure.

After it had been fed, it curled up on my chest smelling of secrets and the death of small mammals, amphibians and the terror of insects.

I’m sure there are stars in it too, but they’re afraid to come out.

feb 2017

DnD Karrd city, leaving in a caravan, don’t know when we’ll be back again

The season so far: Our intrepid adventurers burn down an inn, (it was for the greater good, really. A house filled top to bottom with charnel of tourists and regulars alike would’ve been murder on the realty value of the neighbouring houses.) and afterwards reunite with an old colleague from work.

While sightseeing in a dilapidated warehouse district (it was a shortcut to the wizard tower) the party is ambushed and are threatend by an street-urchin, who in turn gets eaten by an Oni. The Oni apparently had been tagging along invisibly since the burning of the inn.

The Oni soon learned that street-urchins from karrd city, while appetising after a long steak-out, aren’t great on the digestive system. That, plus the attempts to clear it’s palate by eating the party, meant the druid had to release it from it’s misery.

While most of the team made interesting discoveries about Oni anatomy, and ransacked what was left of the warehouse ( ‘collateral damage’ ) they’d fought themselves into, the bard went off on their own.

Forty gold, a small statue of a dog, and a purple gem later the party re-unites with the bard and finds the alley without a speck of blood, signs of the previous scuffle or a tiny corpse. Conversations will be had in time, but there are only so much things besides ‘I didn’t know you could do that with oni-hands’ you want to learn in one day.

Having cast ‘fly’ on herself the wizard sees no issue with landing on private property and disturbing the owner by knocking on the curiously gleaming metallic door ‘It is polite!’

Only by talking at the speed of a cheetah chasing a gazelle slathered in mustard, the wizard was then able to acquire the address of the notoriously taciturn and curt ‘lady of the tower’. Added incentive was not dying by heat stroke, thirst or boredom as a living statue. Note to self: don’t piss off magical ladies in towers adjecent to lakes but if you do, be so annoying that the very idea of your presence for eternity is sufficiently abhorrent to release you from a curse/rune what have you.

The statue of the dog turned out to be rather precious and will most likely cause trouble later on.

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dnd: expectations vs. players

Me as the big bad: “My hunger takes many shapes and forms, from the cold dread of the tomb on a gust of autumn wind..

The bard: yes, but is it a wave or a particle?

Me: roll for initiative.

Discoverable character flaw: The archduke is rather sensitive about his poetry.

miniatures for trpg

as a trpg player you’re spoilt for choices when it comes to miniatures. Here I’ve collected a few sources that have awesome looking minis.

The search for minis that eschew standard ‘buff conan wilting maiden’ and go for buff maiden and savvy conan can be tedious, the above link has some though. ie: HFH071 Tilda & HFH063 sana. can find nearly ALL OF THE NEW MINIS on the above site. terrain minis too.

One of the greatest unsolved mysteries of our time – Raccoons

How do they keep getting into people’s trash? Are they just dexterous or actually smart?

“So, why study a raccoon?” Our lab is really interested in the evolution of animal cognition and understanding how certain certain cognitive abilities, like learning and problem solving can aid animals in adpatation to environmental disturbances. (..)

Raccoons are highly succesful and adaptive (…) and there is very little information on their cognition (..)

Listen to the Sciencefriday interview with Lauren Stanton – phd candidate animal behavior- and watch the video below to learn the secret of these tricky trash pandas.

ad copy romance

I-I don’t know if I’m ready for this commitment.

(..) is particularly attractive because of its sophisticated and strict demeanor, which deliberately refrains from material excess, yet it radiates emotional detail.

romance novelist writes ad copy

What the @#&!? Language please!

Reading comics I’ve always wondered where the symbolic swear originated. It has a few nicknames, I quite like the term ‘Grawlix’ (coined by Mort Walker in 1980)

When the force of a swear word is too extreme (but some form of cuss must be used) symbolic stand-ins have long been used for lewdness. Suffice it to say, any emotional keyboard-striker can blurt out something that people perceive as a sub for swears. Whether it’s to diminish the force of swear, to get around censorship rules, or maybe just because symbols are @#$%ing cool to look at, people still use symbolic swearing today.

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