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Ah, another update!

This last week the prep for selling the house started to seriously get into gear. I've been sealing stains on the ceilings in preparation for painting, chipping bubbled paint in the kitchen and doing plasterwork to fix some damage (nail-holes, etc.) in the front room. Today we'll be doing the actual painting of the front and back rooms, the front hall and my bedroom. Once that's done, I'll be continue to cull possessions and such, and during the next few weeks I'll be painting the walls. There's a lot of prepwork to do, still, but once the painting is done we'll have a realtor over to see what we'll get as a price, and whether or not doing the carpet and kitchen floor will be worth it.

Other than all that, work continues to be work, with little new on that front. In the remaining news, I've gotten new (and REAL OLD) art up on my FA (FurAffinity: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sorien/) site, and a new book- Frostbite. Well, I'm still waiting for it to get here, actually. More new books will be coming over the next few months, and I'm looking forward. I've also gotten a bunch more movies, all from Half Price Books or Pawn America- Captain America and Iron Man 2 being two of them. :)

And that's about it. I'm going to try to get the most recent Horror run typed up sometime today, and maybe try to get the as-yet unfinished writeups for Traveller and the Western Campaign done. Also, watch this space for future writeups for the Vanguard game that is upcoming!
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I've not been able to write at work, and probably won't in the future, so my writing up of the adventures is sort of at a standstill. I do have the notes for a few Traveller runs to type in, but the notes I had on the last Horror run... Were scant. At best. They were SO scant that the GM was winging it more than usual! Worse, given that my laptop has a bad lead between the screen and the body, I'm not bringing it to games- at least not til its fixed. (If you close the laptop, the screen won't relight til you get JUST the right position- thus, bad connection)

So. this is a somewhat quick summary of what happened to Our Heroes last time. Ben, who plays Roy, was unable to attend, to he got fiat-ed to his 'employers at MIB. Our other heroes are:

Bill Vicklin- Up and coming monster hunter. Bill is a little crazy, and getting worse as things go darker and darker for him and his friends. He has a longcoat with an enchanted pocket that he can store disturbing amounts of ordinance within, and the uncanny ability to use ANY form of firearm.

Jackie Tall- A woman with dwarfism, Jackie has gained the ability to raise the dead, in additiuon to her other telepathic abilities. This is eroding HER sanity and self control, and she may eventually become the 'Evil Queen' in truth rather than just fantasy.

Greg Poulte- A motorcycle wrencher and biker, Greg is an on-again, off-again Buddist and full-time martial artist. He currently has the spirit of Doctor Beck within him, and the good doctor is showing him how to manipulate reality to a limited extent- Doctor Beck is so skilled at this he can teleport himself and likely even move through time. However- Greg's mind isn't attuned to this, and the stresses could kill him.

- Are we seeing a trend here?

Lastly, the absent member- Roy Smith. Roy is a junior member of MIB. Yes, the thing from the movie, but real. He was trapped in the Abyss for many years, until he sort of just wandered out when the others were trying to seal a portal they'd inadvertently opened! Since then he's reconnected with his employers, but his loyalties are terribly torn- help his friends, or do his job? Both choices have a price.

Bad Timing )
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First, on Friday my game was cancelled. Not a problem, we'll play again a week from this coming Friday. However, my Sunday group DID get together, and we played the Horror Campaign; Our Heroes are still trapped in the future, and things are getting worse. Our allies keep getting nailed by the Bad Guys, and we keep getting our gear stripped. Right now, Bill (my character) has been killed again, but he gets better from that (read the past entries to see why), Jackie has been captured by the vampires, and Greg has been possessed by the spirit of Dr. Beck, and temporarily has strange, quantum-physics-based powers. With these, we MIGHT have a shot at popping the darkness-bubble over Boston, fulfilling our deal to get access to a way back to our proper time!

Oy.

Other than that, life is. Something screwy happened today right after work, but it's dealt with for the moment. It was rather easy to deal with, actually. We'll see if there's any fallout.
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First, I still think the best Charlie Daniel's Band song is 'Uneasy Rider'. ;)

On to other things. Tomorrow we return to the Horror Campaign, and the terrors and travails of Our Heroes. I'm WAY behind on writeups, but at least I'm only back one for Horror. I'll be loaning my Dresden Files gamebooks to Scotty so he can look 'em over, and I suspect that we might get a game-shift out of this- time will tell.

As to my OWN game, work continues. I've gotten the basics down for the adventure, and all of the city NPC's that I needed roughed out. I should have a vague map of the city, but I can fake that. In the adventure I've started the sorting out of what monsters are where and what they all have, as well as getting the experience listings set. I need a printer badly, soon.

Other than that, life continues. I cheated today for sleep, taking a couple of cold caps- I DID sleep, but I dislike the aftereffects- muzziness and waking even slower than I usually do. But I did sleep. Woot!

Now all that remains is actually finding my way to Scotty's new place in Eagan. ;)
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This was both an eventful and uneventful period. I probably should have posted a few times in there, but one of the things I'll mention here really ruined my desire to do so. The 21st was a Monday, and marked the start of a bit of drama with a friend. That's been totally worked out to my knowledge, and the matter is settled. However, Monday the 21st was ALSO the start of my latest bout of insomnia. It was one of my longer bouts, and it finally 'broke' yesterday. 14 days of getting 2 to 4 hours of fitful sleep really, really sucks.

The 27th was supposed to be the next Sunday Group meeting, but one of the players was sick so we elected to skip rather than spread the plague.

On the 1st, my dad went into the hospital. He had an intestinal blockage, and was having some pretty severe pain. They checked him out thoroughly, and he went into surgery on the third. It went very well, and while it had been scheduled to last three to four hours he was out in less than one. As it turns out, the blockage was a sort-of skin flap- damage left from when he had a burst appendix as a little kid. So this problem has been around for more than sixty years, and just finally became dangerous.

However, despite the surgery itself going well, the recovery was NOT so good. He had a fairly severe reaction to some of the drugs used, and was disoriented and hallucinating to the point of violence. Now my dad is in his late seventies, but he's STILL a big guy- it took multiple orderlies to restrain him. To make it worse, he couldn't wear his C-Pap machine, so he basically wasn't sleeping for days on end. Fortunately, by Saturday the 5th he was fine, though wobbly. He actually looks better than he has for some time. I expect he'll be released in the next few days.

Saturday was the second run of the Dresden game, and that went well. I think it'll be a fun game, even though I have to agree that the rules at times are overwritten and are badly organized. His comment was that 'they read like stereo instructions!' For the food, I made from-scratch pancakes which were actually pretty good, other than the fact that I made easily twice as much batter as I needed. I think I still have one meal's worth left.

Sunday I saw Dad again in the morning, and other than getting REAL sick of the hospital he was fine. The insomnia finally broke, and I slept pretty well after I got home. Of course, it was also the anniversary of my losing Luna; never a good day for me.

I've got a bunch of writing for the various games to do- two Old West runs and the Horror run for the Sunday Group, and I'm going to try and turn my notes from the Dresden game into something readable as well. On top of that I've started a new series of short stories called 'The Believers'. They're urban fantasy effectively, and I think I might have something publishable in these. :)

That's about it for recent events.
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Finally I've gotten the latest Horror Writeup done. Its been what, 2 months? O well. Here it is. :)

Horror Episode 35: Future Shocking )
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Well, the game went well tonight, and I'll get to writing it up relatively soon. However... I didn't sleep well today, getting about two hours. I knew I was going to be fried at work, so I decided to take along the 'Mana Potion' energy drink that [livejournal.com profile] khirsahdrgn gave me for Xmas. I waited til just before I left the game, and glugged it down.

At first, it was okay, not the worst thing I've ever drank, really. Then, moments later the aftertaste hit. I can only describe it as 'fresh vomit flavor'. NOT happy. Even worse, the taste INTENSIFIED for the next 20 seconds or so! Eurgh. Also unfortunately, it didn't help me feel more awake.

And just to make it weirder, Scotty is now intrigued and wants to try it himself! So I get to pick up a few lil bottles of the Blue Death for the Sunday Group. Oboy.

Oh- Khir? Despite the negative review of the taste it WAS a neat gift. :) Besides, I'll get my revenge when Scott has it.

In two weeks we return to the Traveller campaign for 5 runs, then it'll be onto 7th Sea!
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And at the crack of the last minute I manage to get the damned thing done. I'd initially planned on writing it on the way out to MFF on the train, but I just couldn't get the mood up. I then thought I'd do it on the way home, but the unintentional audience of the person sitting next to me, combined with the fact that I scored that rare seat on the train with an outlet had me watching movies (Hellboy 2 and Wall-E (again!)) and listening to music the whole way back.

I had planned to get it done on Wednesday or Thursday night, but thatfell through when I found out I didn't have to work! So, here it is at last.

Buffy Horror 21: Music, Blood & Dust )
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Today I'll learn when and where the closing will take place. It'll be Friday for the day, what's unsure is the time and location. I know the title company, and so far I know it's on 2nd Ave. South, downtown... I think. That could easily change if an office is decided on in another location.

I have to write closure letters for Citicard and the computer loan (and get them printed out), and I'm debating closing the Chase/Amazon Visa as well... But on that I'm waffling. If they want me to close it, its gone. Otherwise I'll put it away and not use it, just to have the record of it existing on the credit score. I also need to get the most recent credit card/loan statements together. Not really a big deal.

The remaining cash after the cards and loan are paid gets direct-deposited into the account after the 3 day right of recission... Meaning it'll hit my account Wednesday. :)

So its about done. I can't wait. :)

In other news Saturday is the Vanguard game, and SUnday is the next run of the Buffy Horror campaign- I'm looking forward to, and dreading, both. ;) Friday night will be a Strike Force with the Mana Dragons/Kyn Empire City of Heroes group.
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A quick turnaround on this one. Look behind the cut!

Omens & Investigations )

Snow??

Feb. 24th, 2007 11:01 pm
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Well, I just got to work. There are about 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground, and if a) I didn't have to dig out tomorrow and b) my car hadn't decided to stop working, it'd be a nice thing to see. Its not too cold, and there's a bit of wind so the snow is drifting some; the drive into work (in [livejournal.com profile] mirrdae's car wasn't too bad, but then I take added precautions when not driving my own car... I'm betting there are gonna be a lot of ditch-dives and fender-benders tonight.

Tomorrow is the first of the next GURPs Buffy Horror runs; I may or may not be going, depending on several things- road conditions, how I feel and whether I have an operative vehicle. I'll not be bothering Mirr to borrow his car just to go to a game. Scott- If you see this, I'll call and let you know what the deal is tomorrow.

As it is I've got a nagging headache that starts in my neck and arches over my head to just behind my right eye, that just won't go away. if that's still there, I'll prolly just stay in anyway.

Yahyah, Bitchbitchbitch. I can whine here occasionally if i wanna! As long as it doesn't become a habit...
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And here it is, the writeup of the terrors and trevails of Our Heroes in Arkham! Once again trouble has sought them out, and who knows where it shall lead them! Read on...

(For some of the earlier adventures of Our Heroes, go to http://sorien.livejournal.com/87440.html )


Something Fishy in Arkham! )
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Well, now I've done it. I've decided to do a shit-ton of game-related writing. As it stands now, heres my projects:

1. Update #1 of the Goblin's Guide to Vanguard and the Secret Files. Done, save for posting and proofreading. :)

2. Write up the latest GURPs Horror/Buffy campaign run from last Sunday. I'll get started on this tonight.

3. Write up the ENTIRE Werewolf series of campaign runs. I plan to try to get this done, or at least a good start, by the next run, a week from this coming Sunday.

4. Write up the early Horror runs, starting with the first and ending with the first of the runs I've already written up. O.o

5. Integrate the Goblin's Guide updates in the existing posts, and put up a link to the new versions.

Given that each gamerun averages 6-10 pages in length with reasonable detail, this is gonna take a while. Ugh. But, its my own stupidhead decision to do it. Besides, its practice writing.

As to what's up right now- I'm at work and hungry, and I'm contemplating putting up the Xmas tree this evening. At least the tree, prolly the lights on it as well. And thats about it for now!

EDIT: #2 is now done! Next is the most recent Werewolf run, followed by all of the previously-unwritten adventures!
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And here we have the last of the Buffy Horror campaign posts for the just ended set; next up is the Traveller Campaign run by Mr. G.- I'm not sure if I'll write those up or not. This was a lot more work than planned! Anyways, what happened after Lazlo popped out of the basement is below. :)

For A Few Yen More (or Less) )
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Well then- the AC was still icing up so I had Reliant send out the serviceman again- he recharged the system again (a bit of a cheat, but we don't KNOW its leaking for sure), and now its back to working properly. As implied above, he suspects what I suspected- there's a leak in the lines somewhere. To trace it and fix it DOES cost somewhat, but it'll be a LOT cheaper than replacing the unit! So, we're gonna see if we can make it for the next month as-is, and get the trace-and-repair job done next spring. If we NEED it this year... I'll bite the bullet and get it fixed.

Onto other things- the problem that existed between me and a friend mentioned in previous posts has for the most part resolved via discussion and cooling-off. Obviously, there is prolly a problem that should sometime be adressed, but not right now. We both know that there were misunderstandings, and we've botn stepped back and reassessed so that we're past it and are back to normal. So THAT'S kinda solved, for those who were worried. :)

Next, as people who read this thing are aware I've been doing more writing- mostly game-run synopses and such, but its good practice and ANY writing helps your ability. I've been trying to work on doing in-story dialogue and 'written perspective', two things I'm BADLY deficient with. The next things coming up are the summary of the last run of the current cycle of the Buffy Horror campaign, and then some journal entries for the [livejournal.com profile] vanguard_x group, which I'm referring to as the 'Goblin's Guide to Vanguard' posts. :) I hope to have one or two of those up before Saturday, and with luck I'll have the Buffy run finished and 'live' here by Friday. With THAT one I need to talk to the players for details I can't recall.

Lessee, what else... Oh! The power supply for my old Ibook Indigo crapped out- we think its a busted wire or the like in the cord. But... [livejournal.com profile] ataramos found a refurbished one online, and now its back running! Hee- all I need now is to replace the battery and it'll be (almost) better than when I got it! ...Well, except for the blue rubbery bits of the case starting to peel off...

This weekend the Vanguard game returns, run by [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain; Our Heroes have travelled to Fey in pursuit of the maybe-or-maybe-not Evil Threat personified by the EPOCH computer persona, currently possessing the form of a formerly-comatose man PREVIOUSLY possessed by the formless stimulus-junkie called Shayde! Shayde may or may not STILL be in there! Join us for the next exciting episode within the Archipelago of Fey for... "Mountains of Madness from Molehills"! Be there!
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Ah, the industry that insomnia inspires. Not only did I get all the Vanguard pre-posts done, I also got this finished; the latest chapter of the Buffy Horror Campaign! I'm not sure of the order of a few minor details, but for the most part this is all of it. Once again, its behind a cut due to size. :)

Epilogue and My, what a big GUN you have... )
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This is a good thing, I think. :)

Yesterday was pretty good, other than being woken early. We (me, [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain and [livejournal.com profile] foeclan took [livejournal.com profile] ataramos and [livejournal.com profile] feezlekhan out for their respective birthdays, which were yesterday and Friday, respectively. First it was to the stores for giftage, then to Khans Mongolian Barbecue for food. It'd been a LONG time since I'd last went, and its gotten better since then- I'll prolly go back relatively soon. I think a good time was had by all, even tho my evening was topped off by going to work. :P

In any event, today is the Buffy Horror game. Yay! We'll see how massacred we get this time.
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Dead and Deader part 2

The Story Continues... )
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Here's the latest from the Buffy Horror game- to have a bit more background on what's going on, check out this: http://sorien.livejournal.com/60262.html

And now, our story continues...

Dead and Deader )
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I have to thank Scott L. (ye olde GM) and Mike M. for some input on the previous monsterous gamepost. Thanks, guys. :)

Oh- I had dinner tonight at [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain's, with him, [livejournal.com profile] feezlekhan and [livejournal.com profile] foeclan- Beef roast (supplied by [livejournal.com profile] joshuwain), steamed broccoli and italian bread (supplied by me). Food good. :)

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