What I’m Up To

I’ve Been Watching… Critical Role.

So I’ve started, finally, watching and catching up with Critical Role. For those that don’t know it, it’s a show of a group of voice actors playing Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition). If you hadn’t guessed by now I’m a gamer, well, you probably haven’t been reading me very long or very well.

I just got up to episode 69, “Passed Through Fire”, and I’m enjoying it tremendously. While I’m not really big on 5th Ed, this is one of those things where the game system isn’t the situation. I admit I’m not really sure about what ‘with advantage’ and ‘with disadvantage’ mean, so I get a little lost with the system, but it’s the play that has me coming back. It’s got me feeling excited and pleased to be, hopefully, getting things stable and getting back to tabletop gaming again.

Plus the ‘wait I know that voice’ part really is cool. Admittedly, it was easy for me to hear (for my World of Warcraft playing readers) the voice of Illidan Stormrage running around in there when Vax’ildan speaks, or going (another WoW reference) “Wait, wait, is that Darion Mograine?” when Percy gets off a particular intonation. But some I don’t immediately get, so it’s cool, and I want to go tracking down some of their other work.

But the play… I just finished, as mentioned, episode 69, and it was great. They had to do a resurrection, which, gamers know, tends to be more of a ‘oh well’ after you’ve played for a while. But… I don’t know if it’s the first time they really did it, or that it came off some really dramatic stuff, or that, again, not really big about the rules, but this was great. The fact they roleplayed a lot of stuff, that these are not just a bunch of people working together, but friends, a family, really made it come together. Add in a confession of love that the recipient didn’t hear (because he was dead). They really seemed to be emoting, and all cheering when Percy came back to life.

And then there was a letter that they weren’t supposed to read, because it was supposed to be read posthumously, giving that question of “so if you come back to life what counts as posthumous?”.

It was really very well done, and it felt real.

I’m going to enjoy coming back to roleplaying.


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Technical update

Another small tech problem resolved, thankfully.

I’ve added Facebook to the crossposts, as well, and there should be another story later.

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Sorry about earlier…

…if you were trying to reach the place, I managed to blow up my access and, well, the site stopped loading.

Thankfully, support at Dreamhost helped fix me up. The tech also gave me some tips for speeding things up, so I’m going to be poking around with that too.

I really do recommend them for hosting. If you want a new account here, please feel free to use my Referral Code. And you can tell them I sent you, although they may not know who I am.

Hopefully a new story will be out tonight or tomorrow, with Lady Mara showing off a bit of her skills – if not tonight, tomorrow. Thanks for reading!

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Some quick notes

  1. I’m going to try to start writing some stories more often – move to every other day, then to every day after I get in the swing of it. So expect more content soon.
  2. I’m still job-hunting.
  3. I don’t think I’m up for a Patreon kind of thing, but I set up a ko-fi account for a little spare change, if you want to send me a little something.

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What do you want to see next?

I’ve written about my characters, but is there one you’d like to read more of – a fiction piece, more background, something like that?

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Carrying on.

I keep workingI keep working on things. Did some coloring, still working on them. Still looking for work.

I went to Wal-Mart today to get some insulin. I need to get some insurance, so I can get the good stuff instead of what I got. It’ll do well enough, but I would prefer to have my usual stuff.

I just need to keep carrying on. It’s what need to do – keep going.

Used IMVU to get images for Mindy and Imago. I also need to update Imago to explain why she uses that name.

Also installed a two-factor authorizer on here, because I wanted to improve things to keep the jerks from Brazil and Taiwan out.

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Revisions

I decided to mess about with the theme on the site. I think I like this one a bit better.

I also mailed a survey to my gaming group to see what they want me to run, and got a very nice offer of someone’s spare Starfinder book in case I wanted to run that. I guess I’ll be reading up on that.

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Covers!

Now that I’m back East, I expect to be gaming again. And since one of the Systems of Choice is Champions, a superhero game, I decided, hey, I have pictures of characters… let’s make covers of the issues where they return! (Or show up for the first time.) Continue reading →

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Just a thought

Last night after getting home from work, sitting on my bed with Emma and eating Indian food, I realized that summarized the changes in my life over the past year.

And it’s great.

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