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Please note that shootingdice.blogspot.com, by old blog, has been hacked/seized.

Hey!

Nov. 10th, 2010 12:37 am
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I know, I know, I suck at updating this, and this is one of those awful links to my self-hosting blog/site/thing.

I've had an urge to write very non-commercial fiction. It's nerdy dungeon fantasy stuff (it's partly inspired by sensible submission guidelines that say, "Don't send us this stuff") written in a style that I don't think is really accessible. I'm playing around with this instead of NaNoWriMo as a warmup for something more structured.

Go on and take a look.

http://www.mobunited.com/mobunitedmedia/tag/dungeon-crawl/
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It's pretty much time for you to riot.
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You know, if you spend a lot of time talking about how to market your revolution it's not a fucking revolution, is it?
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Going to see tut in tronna at noon.

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Testing Dreamwidth. I will be crossposting to LJ by default, so you won't miss much. My username is the same in both places. eyebeams forever!
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I am now interested in dreamwidth. Invites/info/advice?

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I am now interested in dreamwidth. Invites/info/advice?

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D the Munchkin wanted to watch Star Wars, so I put on Ep 3. K came down. Conversation:

Amidala on TV: Ani, I'm pregnant! What are we going to do?

Me: Too bad there's no abortion in Star Wars.

K: Too bad there's no contraception in Star Wars!

Me: They wouldn't use it. Ani would be like "It's okay baby . . ."

K: ". . . I used the Force!"

Me: He does look like the type to say that kinda thing, doesn't he?

We talk about this kind of stuff a lot.
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D the Munchkin wanted to watch Star Wars, so I put on Ep 3. K came down. Conversation:

Amidala on TV: Ani, I'm pregnant! What are we going to do?

Me: Too bad there's no abortion in Star Wars.

K: Too bad there's no contraception in Star Wars!

Me: They wouldn't use it. Ani would be like "It's okay baby . . ."

K: ". . . I used the Force!"

Me: He does look like the type to say that kinda thing, doesn't he?

We talk about this kind of stuff a lot.
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I'm still not feeling well, so I'm up and getting warmed up for the morning's work. So I'm gonna get my fingers moving with the topic above. These things annoy me:

There's No CPR on TV

As requalifying for First Aid/CPR a bunch of times has hammered into my head, when somebody isn't breathing or their heart has stopped you try resuscitation as long as you can manage it if it seems at all useful. But on TV, when somebody stops talking at a dramatic moment, they're just dead. Deadity dead-dead. This really pissed me off in Lost last week when Sayyid comes out of the pool with no signs of life, Jack actually starts CPR and Kate is like, "Don't you realize we're on TV, jackass? Your sensible medicine has no power here!"

On a serious note, I think this promotes muddled thinking in actual emergencies. Lots of people who look dead, aren't irreversibly so. Take a course.

Prisoner Transfer Via Concierge

Star Trek (all series) is the absolute worst for this. In the real world, moving a prisoner from one place to another takes a big team of armed guys and involves some elaborate truss-ups and manhandling. On TV, you maybe hold somebody's elbow, the way folks do at weddings to make sure you enter the buffet line in the right direction. Sometimes they just let you walk, and gesture threateningly with a gun. No handcuffs or anything.

Now this wouldn't be a big deal if we chalked it up to the visual language of TV, but most of the time the prisoner kicks everybody's ass and runs away. So this enables some lazy-ass writing.

Okay, I'm warmed up.
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I'm still not feeling well, so I'm up and getting warmed up for the morning's work. So I'm gonna get my fingers moving with the topic above. These things annoy me:

There's No CPR on TV

As requalifying for First Aid/CPR a bunch of times has hammered into my head, when somebody isn't breathing or their heart has stopped you try resuscitation as long as you can manage it if it seems at all useful. But on TV, when somebody stops talking at a dramatic moment, they're just dead. Deadity dead-dead. This really pissed me off in Lost last week when Sayyid comes out of the pool with no signs of life, Jack actually starts CPR and Kate is like, "Don't you realize we're on TV, jackass? Your sensible medicine has no power here!"

On a serious note, I think this promotes muddled thinking in actual emergencies. Lots of people who look dead, aren't irreversibly so. Take a course.

Prisoner Transfer Via Concierge

Star Trek (all series) is the absolute worst for this. In the real world, moving a prisoner from one place to another takes a big team of armed guys and involves some elaborate truss-ups and manhandling. On TV, you maybe hold somebody's elbow, the way folks do at weddings to make sure you enter the buffet line in the right direction. Sometimes they just let you walk, and gesture threateningly with a gun. No handcuffs or anything.

Now this wouldn't be a big deal if we chalked it up to the visual language of TV, but most of the time the prisoner kicks everybody's ass and runs away. So this enables some lazy-ass writing.

Okay, I'm warmed up.
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I don't normally do this, but it's just too good, and too true:

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I don't normally do this, but it's just too good, and too true:

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 Ugh: I'm sick. Trying to shake off this cold. Can't sleep. This has really knocked me back from getting a number of things done.

Absolute Justice: I gave up on Smallville ages ago but we gave this episode a chance. It's a grating exploration of everything wrong with comics fandom. I want to care about these guys because they're interesting, not because some other people think they're interesting and you're dropping fanny-fan-fan hints. This is why we can't have nice things like John Stewart as the true Green Lantern. Thanks for nothin' Geoff Johns!

(Oh, I'm sure he's a nice man, but still. "You will usher in a Silver Age?" Puh-leeze.)

The only good thing is that we have Martian Manhunter back (who I do like the actor for), but that's still not enough to convince me to watch that show again.

ARRPEEGEE: I'm working on a perpetual charity fundraising RPG (all profits go to charity), but illness has really slowed me down. I'm thinking of contacting folks to make this a kind of jam project where we use electronic media to constantly improve and expand it.

Gangs of New York: Saw this almost all the way through tonight for the first time since the theatre. God, people like to reminisce about how tough it was to be Irish about 100 years+ ago, don't they? Still, it's a fun flick, even if I had trouble taking it seriously. Then again, that might be because my Irish ancestors were Loyalist anti-Fenian jerkwads. I probably have corrupt Orange blood in me.
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 Ugh: I'm sick. Trying to shake off this cold. Can't sleep. This has really knocked me back from getting a number of things done.

Absolute Justice: I gave up on Smallville ages ago but we gave this episode a chance. It's a grating exploration of everything wrong with comics fandom. I want to care about these guys because they're interesting, not because some other people think they're interesting and you're dropping fanny-fan-fan hints. This is why we can't have nice things like John Stewart as the true Green Lantern. Thanks for nothin' Geoff Johns!

(Oh, I'm sure he's a nice man, but still. "You will usher in a Silver Age?" Puh-leeze.)

The only good thing is that we have Martian Manhunter back (who I do like the actor for), but that's still not enough to convince me to watch that show again.

ARRPEEGEE: I'm working on a perpetual charity fundraising RPG (all profits go to charity), but illness has really slowed me down. I'm thinking of contacting folks to make this a kind of jam project where we use electronic media to constantly improve and expand it.

Gangs of New York: Saw this almost all the way through tonight for the first time since the theatre. God, people like to reminisce about how tough it was to be Irish about 100 years+ ago, don't they? Still, it's a fun flick, even if I had trouble taking it seriously. Then again, that might be because my Irish ancestors were Loyalist anti-Fenian jerkwads. I probably have corrupt Orange blood in me.
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