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2 hours ago, Serenity said:

Reaperland! #005 began around 3 PM on Twitch.  They've reached the 1500 subscriber goal, so if you're interested in winning the big miniature giveaway, you need to log in there and type #subgoal in chat.  100 Bones and 50 DHL metal minis to the winner.  Good luck!




ETA: They decided to choose the winner during the stream. The winner was Sibling2023.  Congrats!



Woo hoo! A massive congratulations to @Sibling

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8 hours ago, TripleH said:


It's a pretty good drive. Small hill, but mainly farmlands & vineyards. 

That's what it looked like to me - but sometimes locals know things Google can't easily answer.  Thanks!

5 hours ago, OneBoot said:

Is it a work trip? MrBoot and I only live about 15 mins from the Pasco airport, so if you need food, transport, a place to crash etc. we're local. ^_^

Thanks! Yeah, it's a work trip, so I've got rental car and hotels covered, but I appreciate the offer.

Maybe if I finish up early on the job, I can meet you and Mr Boot for coffee, or paint slinging or something? 


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Huh, I'm painting up some clan BattleTech mechs while listening to Funker Vogt's album "Code of Conduct".  Good album, but boy I fail to see any irony there at all, what with the clanners and Zelbringen or however it's spelt (really strong code of conduct in combat and ethics and tactics blah blah blah) 


Still a good album from them though.!

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Ugh. The writing has hit a snag. Not writer's block exactly, I've gotten some pretty good visualizations over the last two days of where things are going, it's just that I haven't been getting any of that onto the page. The next event, the third confrontation with the entity/thoughtform is settled, I've got the sequence of it more or less down, but there are two different paths that lead into it and I'm dithering over which to go with. 

The main character's girlfriend is just about to be released from a mental institution. So option A is to have her welcome home gathering go as planned, which means that afterwards, someone who is in a troubled state of mind, and chock full of anti depressants is going to get exposed to occult nastiness and there will of course be side effects.

Option B is that she doesn't make the gathering, having instead chosen to meet her dealer instead, who she's been seeing on the side, and so now not only is the main character going to be in a state of jealous rage while confronting the entity, (not something conductive to self preservation), but this also opens up a side plot line of him going after the dealer in revenge. The dealer of course, is on good terms with the local gangs, so there will be side effects.

While I'm leaning towards option A, as it keeps my side plots fewer, and hues more closely to occult horror, I can envision some fun scenes for option B involving gangbangers vs witches, and the image of a lowrider cadillac getting possessed by the entity and wrecking havoc through downtown Aurora.

I'm tempted towards option B also by the fact that in a later story, after the psychics including my main character, escape government custody, part of their payment to the mob for new IDs is to raid local stash houses to not only remove compitition, but also as a source of untraceable cash. It's a cakewalk for them, so to show low level gangbangers as something that the main character is completely overpowered by at an earlier time is appealing. However I can't really think of a way to do it that doesn't involve my main character getting killed, or getting brought up on murder charges and derailing everything that comes after.


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And finally the weekend. How is it short work weeks feel so long? Doesn't help that we're nearing the end if the FY at work, and all that comes with it. 


Ah well, at least now I can relax, and just take care of all the usual weekend chores, study, study, study, and sleep in a little. 

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I don't want to bring down anybody's weekend, so I've spoilered all the broccoli below.


This weekend started off with great promise. I spent most of Friday at the local gaming convention hanging out with people, and even doing a little painting.


Unfortunately that all ended with a call from dad telling me that he had to take mom to emergency with (maybe) pneumonia, and possibly other complications. Lady Klarg and I rushed in to be with them, but eventually had to go home to eat and take care of a sick kitty. I'll go back some time today to stay with them. Even a minor infection is very serious for her in her current condition. (a topic for another, longer, post)


Now I'm mostly waiting for news while I decide what to do with my morning. They still haven't found mom a bed to get her settled at the hospital.


I also need to get back to the convention hotel to get the rest of my stuff by tomorrow morning.


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@klarg1. I'm so sorry to hear that.  I do hope she gets better.  It's rough when they can't find a patient a bed don't forget to watch over your dad and make sure you and he get some rest too.  It's easy to forget your own health when a loved one is in trouble.


I will keep your mom in my thoughts 



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@klarg1 best wishes for your mom's speedy recovery. 

2 hours ago, Disserrma said:

@Lord of the Dish Pit Could you try writing up both paths and seeing which turns out better?  Plus added benefit if you change your mind the preliminary stuff is written.

That was my thought as well. While path A is more direct, path B offers more chance for character development and plot hooks. Both sound fun. 

Is this going to be a novel or an adventure path? :ik_oops:

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