A beautiful, sunny and warm Friday

Reading: I am giving Steven Erickson another shot, picking up Deadhouse Gates again. So far it has me snagged, ’cause the first book in the series left me not wanting to read the whole series but I’ve read that the first book isn’t the strongest.

Planning: This weekend is all schoolwork and gaming with some UFC fights to watch tossed in on Sunday (we’re watching them the day after).

Wearing: Still in sweatpants and a long sleeved shirt.

Writing: I’ve been writing up our Shock: game into a short story and I’m really happy with how it is going. Also, Issue Brief hell.

And you?

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28 thoughts on “A beautiful, sunny and warm Friday

  1. Reading: That Scott McCloud book I’ve been hearing about for years. A graphic novel called La Perdida about a woman who lives in Mexico which is totally scratching my ‘read comics that are not about superheroes or action laser time’ itch. I’m also listening to a book on CD called The 4-Hour Work Week that is interesting.

    Planning: Ellen comes home tonight. I’m doing something with my mom on Sunday. I’m also organizing a video game mini-tournament online that should be fun.

    Wearing: My robo shirt. Jeans and sneaks.

    Writing: Not really doing anything at all here. “Directed creativity” hasn’t been going anywhere for me. I can doodle or scribble but I can’t sit down and say “I’m going to write/draw this story about monkeys attempting to install a dicatatorship in Brazil.” I just have to mess around.

  2. Reading: That Scott McCloud book I’ve been hearing about for years. A graphic novel called La Perdida about a woman who lives in Mexico which is totally scratching my ‘read comics that are not about superheroes or action laser time’ itch. I’m also listening to a book on CD called The 4-Hour Work Week that is interesting.

    Planning: Ellen comes home tonight. I’m doing something with my mom on Sunday. I’m also organizing a video game mini-tournament online that should be fun.

    Wearing: My robo shirt. Jeans and sneaks.

    Writing: Not really doing anything at all here. “Directed creativity” hasn’t been going anywhere for me. I can doodle or scribble but I can’t sit down and say “I’m going to write/draw this story about monkeys attempting to install a dicatatorship in Brazil.” I just have to mess around.

  3. Reading: That Scott McCloud book I’ve been hearing about for years. A graphic novel called La Perdida about a woman who lives in Mexico which is totally scratching my ‘read comics that are not about superheroes or action laser time’ itch. I’m also listening to a book on CD called The 4-Hour Work Week that is interesting.

    Planning: Ellen comes home tonight. I’m doing something with my mom on Sunday. I’m also organizing a video game mini-tournament online that should be fun.

    Wearing: My robo shirt. Jeans and sneaks.

    Writing: Not really doing anything at all here. “Directed creativity” hasn’t been going anywhere for me. I can doodle or scribble but I can’t sit down and say “I’m going to write/draw this story about monkeys attempting to install a dicatatorship in Brazil.” I just have to mess around.

  4. Reading: That Scott McCloud book I’ve been hearing about for years. A graphic novel called La Perdida about a woman who lives in Mexico which is totally scratching my ‘read comics that are not about superheroes or action laser time’ itch. I’m also listening to a book on CD called The 4-Hour Work Week that is interesting.

    Planning: Ellen comes home tonight. I’m doing something with my mom on Sunday. I’m also organizing a video game mini-tournament online that should be fun.

    Wearing: My robo shirt. Jeans and sneaks.

    Writing: Not really doing anything at all here. “Directed creativity” hasn’t been going anywhere for me. I can doodle or scribble but I can’t sit down and say “I’m going to write/draw this story about monkeys attempting to install a dicatatorship in Brazil.” I just have to mess around.

  5. Reading: Finished Turn Coat, now reading some graphic novels. Some John Constantine right now, I think the title is “The Fear Machine”

    Planning: today’s errands

    Wearing: day-off clothes, jeans and a shirt

    Writing: my brain is bouncing between two different Norse myth stories trying to write a story about Hugin and Munin trying to raise a lost human baby after being dismissed by a retiring Odin, and a story where Loki is the leader of the French Resistance in a World War Two with Gods involved setting. I don’t think either are gonna go anywhere.

  6. Reading: Finished Turn Coat, now reading some graphic novels. Some John Constantine right now, I think the title is “The Fear Machine”

    Planning: today’s errands

    Wearing: day-off clothes, jeans and a shirt

    Writing: my brain is bouncing between two different Norse myth stories trying to write a story about Hugin and Munin trying to raise a lost human baby after being dismissed by a retiring Odin, and a story where Loki is the leader of the French Resistance in a World War Two with Gods involved setting. I don’t think either are gonna go anywhere.

  7. Reading: Finished Turn Coat, now reading some graphic novels. Some John Constantine right now, I think the title is “The Fear Machine”

    Planning: today’s errands

    Wearing: day-off clothes, jeans and a shirt

    Writing: my brain is bouncing between two different Norse myth stories trying to write a story about Hugin and Munin trying to raise a lost human baby after being dismissed by a retiring Odin, and a story where Loki is the leader of the French Resistance in a World War Two with Gods involved setting. I don’t think either are gonna go anywhere.

  8. Reading: Finished Turn Coat, now reading some graphic novels. Some John Constantine right now, I think the title is “The Fear Machine”

    Planning: today’s errands

    Wearing: day-off clothes, jeans and a shirt

    Writing: my brain is bouncing between two different Norse myth stories trying to write a story about Hugin and Munin trying to raise a lost human baby after being dismissed by a retiring Odin, and a story where Loki is the leader of the French Resistance in a World War Two with Gods involved setting. I don’t think either are gonna go anywhere.

  9. Reading: Mahabharata. The classic escapism I need right now.

    Planning: BBQ on Saturday, rest on Sunday.

    Wearing: Shorts & a T.

    Writing: Not much right now, my brain is overloaded from work.

  10. Reading: Mahabharata. The classic escapism I need right now.

    Planning: BBQ on Saturday, rest on Sunday.

    Wearing: Shorts & a T.

    Writing: Not much right now, my brain is overloaded from work.

  11. Reading: Mahabharata. The classic escapism I need right now.

    Planning: BBQ on Saturday, rest on Sunday.

    Wearing: Shorts & a T.

    Writing: Not much right now, my brain is overloaded from work.

  12. Reading: Mahabharata. The classic escapism I need right now.

    Planning: BBQ on Saturday, rest on Sunday.

    Wearing: Shorts & a T.

    Writing: Not much right now, my brain is overloaded from work.

  13. I wish you luck with Erickson. I’ve enjoyed the series greatly, but like wine reading tastes differ.

    Reading Drood by Dan Simmons. It’s a huge book but it’s taken me far too long to get this far in it. I enjoyed The Terror far more.

    Planning It’s a work weekend for me. No fights for me on Saturday night, I’ll be manning a radio and making marks on a map board.

    Wearing The uniform. It’s a work thing, they like army guys to wear the fancy duds they give us.

    Writing Session Notes on a a “Legend of the Burning Sands meets the Crusades” game we’ve been having fun with, and world/city notes on “The Crows” … the 17th c expelled magic students in a fantasy Paris game I hope to run next Fall.

    Doug.

  14. I wish you luck with Erickson. I’ve enjoyed the series greatly, but like wine reading tastes differ.

    Reading Drood by Dan Simmons. It’s a huge book but it’s taken me far too long to get this far in it. I enjoyed The Terror far more.

    Planning It’s a work weekend for me. No fights for me on Saturday night, I’ll be manning a radio and making marks on a map board.

    Wearing The uniform. It’s a work thing, they like army guys to wear the fancy duds they give us.

    Writing Session Notes on a a “Legend of the Burning Sands meets the Crusades” game we’ve been having fun with, and world/city notes on “The Crows” … the 17th c expelled magic students in a fantasy Paris game I hope to run next Fall.

    Doug.

  15. I wish you luck with Erickson. I’ve enjoyed the series greatly, but like wine reading tastes differ.

    Reading Drood by Dan Simmons. It’s a huge book but it’s taken me far too long to get this far in it. I enjoyed The Terror far more.

    Planning It’s a work weekend for me. No fights for me on Saturday night, I’ll be manning a radio and making marks on a map board.

    Wearing The uniform. It’s a work thing, they like army guys to wear the fancy duds they give us.

    Writing Session Notes on a a “Legend of the Burning Sands meets the Crusades” game we’ve been having fun with, and world/city notes on “The Crows” … the 17th c expelled magic students in a fantasy Paris game I hope to run next Fall.

    Doug.

  16. I wish you luck with Erickson. I’ve enjoyed the series greatly, but like wine reading tastes differ.

    Reading Drood by Dan Simmons. It’s a huge book but it’s taken me far too long to get this far in it. I enjoyed The Terror far more.

    Planning It’s a work weekend for me. No fights for me on Saturday night, I’ll be manning a radio and making marks on a map board.

    Wearing The uniform. It’s a work thing, they like army guys to wear the fancy duds they give us.

    Writing Session Notes on a a “Legend of the Burning Sands meets the Crusades” game we’ve been having fun with, and world/city notes on “The Crows” … the 17th c expelled magic students in a fantasy Paris game I hope to run next Fall.

    Doug.

  17. Reading: I finished the first two volumes of the manga Mushishi and volumes 6 and 7 of Afterschool Nightmare. I’ve also finished The Shackled City>, a campaign for D&D 3.5, not as useful as I’d hoped, but I got my ten bucks worth. It’s very strong on tactics and strategy given D&D magic, but not as good on social sciences. I’m spoiled by CoC, which has the unfair advantage of being set in a closer version of the real world. Currently reading A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park, first in a very odd tetrology, and the CoC “monograph” (by multiple authors) Strange Tales of Dread & Wonder, which has some nifty diabolical plots.

    Planning: Dresden Files at Dave’s tomorrow, hanging out with friend from out of town at friend in town’s place. Job hunting. Brainstorming for some plot ideas / details.

    Wearing: Light brown pants, loafers, Zarquonism flow chart t-shirt.

    Writing: Finishing up my zine for Alarums & Excursions.

    I’ve not yet tried the Erickson, but I confess to an elitist chip on my shoulder when it comes to series composed of brick heavy books where “Well, the first volume of several hundred pages isn’t his best, but you have to read it to understand the good stuff.” I think we have the first two books in the house, so I may well give them a try anyway.

  18. Reading: I finished the first two volumes of the manga Mushishi and volumes 6 and 7 of Afterschool Nightmare. I’ve also finished The Shackled City>, a campaign for D&D 3.5, not as useful as I’d hoped, but I got my ten bucks worth. It’s very strong on tactics and strategy given D&D magic, but not as good on social sciences. I’m spoiled by CoC, which has the unfair advantage of being set in a closer version of the real world. Currently reading A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park, first in a very odd tetrology, and the CoC “monograph” (by multiple authors) Strange Tales of Dread & Wonder, which has some nifty diabolical plots.

    Planning: Dresden Files at Dave’s tomorrow, hanging out with friend from out of town at friend in town’s place. Job hunting. Brainstorming for some plot ideas / details.

    Wearing: Light brown pants, loafers, Zarquonism flow chart t-shirt.

    Writing: Finishing up my zine for Alarums & Excursions.

    I’ve not yet tried the Erickson, but I confess to an elitist chip on my shoulder when it comes to series composed of brick heavy books where “Well, the first volume of several hundred pages isn’t his best, but you have to read it to understand the good stuff.” I think we have the first two books in the house, so I may well give them a try anyway.

  19. Reading: I finished the first two volumes of the manga Mushishi and volumes 6 and 7 of Afterschool Nightmare. I’ve also finished The Shackled City>, a campaign for D&D 3.5, not as useful as I’d hoped, but I got my ten bucks worth. It’s very strong on tactics and strategy given D&D magic, but not as good on social sciences. I’m spoiled by CoC, which has the unfair advantage of being set in a closer version of the real world. Currently reading A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park, first in a very odd tetrology, and the CoC “monograph” (by multiple authors) Strange Tales of Dread & Wonder, which has some nifty diabolical plots.

    Planning: Dresden Files at Dave’s tomorrow, hanging out with friend from out of town at friend in town’s place. Job hunting. Brainstorming for some plot ideas / details.

    Wearing: Light brown pants, loafers, Zarquonism flow chart t-shirt.

    Writing: Finishing up my zine for Alarums & Excursions.

    I’ve not yet tried the Erickson, but I confess to an elitist chip on my shoulder when it comes to series composed of brick heavy books where “Well, the first volume of several hundred pages isn’t his best, but you have to read it to understand the good stuff.” I think we have the first two books in the house, so I may well give them a try anyway.

  20. Reading: I finished the first two volumes of the manga Mushishi and volumes 6 and 7 of Afterschool Nightmare. I’ve also finished The Shackled City>, a campaign for D&D 3.5, not as useful as I’d hoped, but I got my ten bucks worth. It’s very strong on tactics and strategy given D&D magic, but not as good on social sciences. I’m spoiled by CoC, which has the unfair advantage of being set in a closer version of the real world. Currently reading A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park, first in a very odd tetrology, and the CoC “monograph” (by multiple authors) Strange Tales of Dread & Wonder, which has some nifty diabolical plots.

    Planning: Dresden Files at Dave’s tomorrow, hanging out with friend from out of town at friend in town’s place. Job hunting. Brainstorming for some plot ideas / details.

    Wearing: Light brown pants, loafers, Zarquonism flow chart t-shirt.

    Writing: Finishing up my zine for Alarums & Excursions.

    I’ve not yet tried the Erickson, but I confess to an elitist chip on my shoulder when it comes to series composed of brick heavy books where “Well, the first volume of several hundred pages isn’t his best, but you have to read it to understand the good stuff.” I think we have the first two books in the house, so I may well give them a try anyway.

  21. Beautiful is RIGHT. I’m on vacation this week, and this was the highlight: day at the zoo with my daughter. So nice out. Then hung out with my brother. This was the best Friday in a whole year.

  22. Beautiful is RIGHT. I’m on vacation this week, and this was the highlight: day at the zoo with my daughter. So nice out. Then hung out with my brother. This was the best Friday in a whole year.

  23. Beautiful is RIGHT. I’m on vacation this week, and this was the highlight: day at the zoo with my daughter. So nice out. Then hung out with my brother. This was the best Friday in a whole year.

  24. Beautiful is RIGHT. I’m on vacation this week, and this was the highlight: day at the zoo with my daughter. So nice out. Then hung out with my brother. This was the best Friday in a whole year.

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