D&D idea

Aug. 31st, 2013 02:58 pm
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Walking home the other night, listening to Sleep's cover of Snowblind, and thinking about Order of the Stick and Table Titans, I had a D&D idea.

Planeshift/alternate D&D world, where all monster alignments are Good/Evil reversed. It's probably been done before, but I think it would be interesting. Good orcs! Evil elves (except the Drow)! It's a little harder to apply to classes, though -- I can imagine Lawful Evil Paladins, but Good Assassins? Might just keep class alignments intact.

I thought about reversing Law/Chaos as well, but that makes less sense. It's easier to keep that as-is.

Party idea

Feb. 13th, 2013 08:16 pm
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So yesterday I just found out about Jason Reitman's Live Reads, in which he picks a famous movie's script, and has a bunch of (other) famous actors come in, sit on a stage, and do a read through. (Some reviews: The Princess Bride The Big Lebowski Reservoir Dogs)

I thought this was cool and very clever.

Tonight though, I had an idea. I have theatrically-minded friends. Plenty of famous movies have scripts floating about the Internet. Why not put 1+2 together, and at some upcoming party, do our own read through of some movie?

Hey LJ

Jan. 31st, 2013 10:58 pm
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Sorry I've been neglecting you.

As usually, I've still been reading, and lurking, but not posting.

How's with you?
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I'm back.

This week I'm going to cover some of the comics I read regularly.

Today I'll cover some of the "oldies", web comics that have been around for over 10 years. (I swear, it seems weird typing that.)

Sluggy Freelance. At 15 years old, this is almost the granddaddy of webcomics. I'm not sure how accessible it is to anyone who hasn't been reading it for years, and as a whole, it is a huge, rambling thing, with sidetrack stories and its own involved mythology. Still I enjoy reading it.

Sinfest. Probably the most professional looking of this bunch, and the strip that 90% of the time you could imagine running in newspaper syndication (remember those days?)

Something Positive. Very much a character driven comic, that takes place in something vaguely like the real world. Sarcastic, funny, sometimes bitter, but strangely upbeat much of the time. It also has a huge number of secondary characters that have drifted in and out of the comic over the years.

The Devil's Panties. "Not Satanic Porn". This is a bit different than the others, being a largely autobiographical comic, though with things exaggerated for humour value. It naturally centers around the life of the author, Jennie Breeden.
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Basic Mechanisms In Fire Control Computers Mechanical Computers are nifty.

Satellite Images of the CIA's Secret Bin Laden Training Facility It's pretty neat that someone was able to find this on Bing maps, and recognize it for what it was.

9 Layer Density Tower A nifty science example.

Hey LJ

Aug. 6th, 2012 02:59 pm
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Sorry I haven't written in a while. Been busy. Packing, moving, unpacking in progress, cleaning old apartment, etc.

Hope you are all doing well.

BLotD 7/23

Jul. 23rd, 2012 02:46 pm
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Big Old House, a blog I followed for a while, where a fellow MeFi bought a cheap house ($8000! And it was actually 2 houses, the main house and a carriage house) in Indiana, and worked on fixing things up part time.

Ultimately though, the family moved to Europe, so now they are selling the house.

BLotD 7/18

Jul. 18th, 2012 03:51 pm
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Rise of Flight Cool looking WWI flight combat simulator.

BLotD 7/16

Jul. 16th, 2012 05:23 pm
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Back when the Internet wasn't carrying (much) video, my workplace had a big satellite dish on the roof, and sometimes after hours, I would use it to tune in to various satellite OTA programming LyngSat.com is the site I used to find info about where the various satellites were located, and what programming they carried.

BLotD 7/13

Jul. 13th, 2012 09:27 pm
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Bash tips for the Linux geeks out there.

BLotD 7/9

Jul. 9th, 2012 10:09 pm
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The Misenchanted Page, the website of author Lawrence Watt-Evans. I've enjoyed most all of his fantasy series, Ethshar, Lords of Dus, The Obsidian Chronicles, Annals of the Chosen.

LotD 7/6

Jul. 6th, 2012 08:36 pm
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Not a bookmark, but just wanted to share this trailer for a cool looking documentary on Indoor Free Flight Duration Aeronautics. Imagine super slow moving light weight wind-up airplanes that stay aloft for over 30 minutes on a single rubber band. Then watch the trailer and see it for real.

BLotD 7/3

Jul. 3rd, 2012 05:31 pm
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Men's 19th Century Clothing at Gentleman's Emporium.

BLotD 7/2

Jul. 2nd, 2012 12:09 pm
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Not that I ever remember to post for any of your birthdays anyway, but did you know LJ has a page to show you your f-list birthdays?
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