Hangs up Sign: On the Beach, Come Back Later

Late tonight/early Christmas morning Janaki and I will head to Syracuse airport to begin our journey to the Virgin Islands.

I cannot wait.

Have happy holidays, folks and a good New Year.

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Coolest Toy Ever: N-STRIKE VULCAN EBF-25 blaster!

This is the coolest toy ever. It is a car wreck of fetishized violence. It is offensive. It trivializes gun violence everywhere.

I must have one.

Yes, why yes, it is belt fed.

Bob and Kat have one and let me squeeze off a few rounds. It is nuts.

NOTE to people who care about me who might buy me shit: I don’t really want one. As a matter of fact, the last thing I need is more chachki crap around the house.

Thinking about Dreamation ’09

I am figuring out my blurbs, figuring out what to play.

This is where I will break my 1st Quest block and run two settings that I don’t yet have fleshed out.

Here’s what I’ve got so far:

1st Quest: Honored Guests of the Sleeping Emperor

You are an Honored Guest of the Sleeping Emperor, kept hostage to make sure that your family remains true to the throne. Young, talented and on your own for the first time in your life with the amazing capital city of the Empire all around you. At night the noble kids put on masks fashioned like oni, traversing the rooftops, having adventures in Edo’s shadows. During the day, you take lessons with your tutors and text your friends.

The emperor’s nightmares are threatening to rip the empire apart. What is a young Samurai to do…

Inspirations: One part Legends of the Five Rings, one part Avatar the Last Airbender and one part High School Drama.

1st Quest: Warlock Corner

Your best friend was shot last week and no one on the street is sure if it was a cop, a warlock or something summoned from hell. Next week is the school’s first formal dance and you don’t yet have a date. There is a bad-ass troll under the bridge leading to your borough, zombies lurk in abandoned buildings and the streets are rife with magic.

It is just another winter on Warlock Corner.

Inspirations: One part Harry Potter, one part The Wire season four, one part Brick and a touch of Ars Magica

Cleaning up the apartment late Thursday, technically Friday

Reading: I am still reading the same damned book. It will be finished before winter vacation begins.

Planning: I am planning a clean apartment. We are getting there, slowly but surely.

Wearing: Sweat pants and a comfy maroon sweat-shirt.

Writing: Game-inspired Mouse Guard fanfic. That was about it this week, though a story is screaming at me.

And you?