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Messages - Zach

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High-Context Discourse / Re: Ultra Loot '13: Arcade Edition
« on: January 14, 2014, 07:37:25 PM »
Hooray! Hooray! Here comes the gift train! Who could be driving it today?


It's jsnlxndrlv, who I've just discovered isn't a collection of keyboard scrambles, an atbash, or something of that ilk. Very clever! Now, what's that coming into view? Why, it's the first station! The first gift! The first seal, broken.


Ding ding! There was a thoughtful note along with this picture (or was it a treasure map?), but it didn't lend itself to photography. I'll be seeing where it leads me later. This art, however, leads straight on to stop #2, Christmas II: The Sequel.


This tiny gun is advertised to shoot 75 feet. My apartment isn't large enough to test this, and the wind would steal any darts I took outside. I can neither confirm nor deny they hurt when shot point blank at one's arms.


Totoro (not included) is pleased with his new gifts! I'll play them for him though, on account of the fuzzy paws. My post-Christmas present drought is over!


How did you know I was in desperate need of a Totoro fort? I have a good feeling.

I can only hope my fellas find something in those boxes that will entertain as much as your gifts will be entertaining me.
No worries there. Have a happy Januarymas!

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High-Context Discourse / Re: Ultra Loot '13: Arcade Edition
« on: January 08, 2014, 06:25:57 AM »
I was going to convert a Squishable narwhal into a theremin for my girlfriend as a late Christmas present. Then the narwhal arrived and it was too cute. Now I'm racking my brain for other objects that could use a bionic theremin.

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High-Context Discourse / Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
« on: January 08, 2014, 06:17:57 AM »
Good evening, friends!

My Santa duties have gone somewhat neglected because, while I thought I'd assembled a worthy selection of gifts for my chaps, the remarkable contents of the two packages I received combined with the startling revelations contained within this thread made me begin to second-guess myself. I wound up scouring my residence for overlooked treasures, as well as the homes of a few overburdened friends. Tomorrow, I mail two packages to two neglected little brontoforumites, and then I shall post the great unveiling of the gifts which I have received from Zaratustra and someone who did a very good job of concealing their identity, as I couldn't find a note or name in the second package. So: thanks again, I'm sorry, and let's look forward to a happy Christmas post-script!

Ohboy! Christmas II!

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Media / Re: Funnybooks
« on: December 30, 2013, 04:15:54 PM »
Eeyup.  I remember reading that he had a fair number of people breathing down his back on Watchmen, and so I'd point to the base readability of it as a matter of editorial control and having to answer to a publisher.  The more freedom he gets, the more of Alan Moore he's able to put into a project, it seems like the shittier his work gets, from being simplistic bullshit like V for Vendetta or From Hell all the way to the extreme self-indulgent gibberish of Lost Girls.

As further support, his Swamp Thing is great.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Game(s) of the Fucking Year 2013
« on: December 28, 2013, 02:22:36 PM »
THE LET'S BE HONEST THIS IS ALL I'M GOING TO EVER FUCKING PLAY AWARD GOES TO:

WORLD OF WARCRAFT!!!
That's not Cook, Serve, Delicious!.

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High-Context Discourse / Re: Ultra Loot '13: Arcade Edition
« on: December 27, 2013, 07:29:17 AM »
My package from Zach: in album form!

Hooray! A Christmas victory!

Queen Crab is better than the cover suggests, but I don't see myself needing to read it again despite having backed the Kickstarter campaign.

The Animal Man issues are the complete run, up until the point when I moved away from my LCS. It's a few months behind the current run, which is slated to end soon.

When you visit California, you should be fine as long as you stay away from Lost Angels. In an RPG known for stacking the odds against the players (Deadlands), it's one of the nastier places.

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High-Context Discourse / Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
« on: December 17, 2013, 12:27:25 PM »
I could mail you a box of junk stuff comic books, Brentai. Then you'd have years of presents!

Also: package sent. There are no dinosaurs on the outside, but it should be obvious what it's about.

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High-Context Discourse / Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
« on: December 12, 2013, 04:48:08 PM »
I moved. I told Lyrai. Maybe Lyrai told Santa.

I'll have a box full of post-move funtimes out sometime next week.


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High-Context Discourse / Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
« on: December 08, 2013, 12:49:50 PM »

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Real Life / Re: KICKSTARTER KOMBAT
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:39:01 AM »
Cosmic Star Heroine made it; Citizens of Earth didn't.

More importantly, Costume Fairy Adventures is live. This is a comedic tabletop RPG about getting into trouble, being a fairy, and wearing costumes. It's designed for all ages and best for short, snacky scenarios. Quickstart rules are available.

Also, I'm writing one of the stretch goals, which is about as Phoenix Wright as a scenario can be without being Suteki na Kanashibari.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Welcome to Fallen London, delicious friends
« on: November 06, 2013, 07:44:28 AM »
Hope that you get the Hallowmas visitor card before the event is over! After getting it, head to your lodgings and use the special option (it'll be either blue or yellow) to raise your Nightmares and Making Waves above 5. Then you can meet a strange visitor! After meeting a visitor, chose the yellow At the Gates of Midnight option that should be at the top of every location.

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High-Context Discourse / Re: ULTRA DIRTY SANTA '13
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:03:04 AM »
Yes yes yes.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Welcome to Fallen London, delicious friends
« on: November 05, 2013, 09:02:34 AM »
My plan has developed a snag. The only way to move beyond 50 iron knife tokens is to sell a Waxwail Knife. These knives cannot be purchased except with Prize Tokens. There are so few prize tokens in circulation at the moment that I'm not entirely sure what my next step is.

How vexing!

In other news, Hallowmas has a few days left. Successfully celebrating the feast results in a new equipment slot (Destiny) and some top-notch writing. It also means flirting with high Nightmares for a bit.

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Media / Re: The Last Airbender [Legend of Korra SPOILERS]
« on: November 05, 2013, 08:59:26 AM »
It's also a fun complication of the "wise, old mentor" character. He isn't a complete inversion of the character type (which would be just as uninspired as another Yoda), but he has enough wrinkles to be a breath of fresh air. It helps that J.K. Simmons gets a whole range of emotions to deal with and his irritation is so poignantly entertaining.

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Media / Re: The Last Airbender [Legend of Korra SPOILERS]
« on: November 03, 2013, 10:59:43 AM »
I like how terrible Tenzin is at everything.

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Real Life / Re: KICKSTARTER KOMBAT
« on: October 02, 2013, 09:33:50 AM »
Today on Kickstarter Kombat: RPGs that are like other RPGs!

Citizens of Earth: Earthbound plus Suikoden. The demo is fun.

Cosmic Star Heroine: Phantasy Star plus Chrono Trigger.

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Media / Re: The Last Airbender [Legend of Korra SPOILERS]
« on: September 30, 2013, 06:03:06 AM »
[spoiler]I was hoping Unalaq would turn out to have more nuanced motives, just for variety's sake, but now that it's clear he doesn't, I can accept that. He's not a well-intentioned opportunist, but a jerkbender who planned everything from the beginning. Given that, from now on we can read the story for what it is, rather than as something it clearly doesn't want to be.[/spoiler]

That is fair. I'm watching for Varrick.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Card Hunteria
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:11:43 AM »
I've been playing late into the night for the past few nights. Losing to a bum draw is aggravating, but I like the characters and aesthetics enough to keep me around. When a plan comes together perfectly, all is right again.

"Okay, there are slimes and skeletons? Then I'll need to equip this and this, but not that or this."

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Welcome to Fallen London, delicious friends
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:08:18 AM »
It means you are in the perfect position to be stabbed by me!

The basic version of Knife and Candle compares the stat of the attacker's choosing: Elusive, Savage, or Baroque. The winner is the one with the highest stat. Each form has strengths and weaknesses that can be modified through items like the Nephrite Lens.

Feel free to invite me to shady loitering, private suppers, etc.

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Gaming Discussion / Re: Welcome to Fallen London, delicious friends
« on: September 23, 2013, 07:12:39 PM »
Excellent. Once you get involved in Knife and Candle, I will be pleased to be informed.

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