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Subject:Eihght bhooks ihn twho yhears
Time:06:17 pm

bugsybanana: “This sounds like the kind of thing james_nicoll would point to and laugh at.”
Me: “Yes. Let me bring it to his attention.”

Ladies and gentlemen, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a series of eight vampire-fucker novels written by JR Ward, and published by an imprint of Penguin, in just two years (with the ninth due out in a few months). The characters have names like “Rhage”, “Zsadist”, “Vishous”, “Xhex”, and (my favorite) “Qhuinn”. The head vampire, Wrath, is blind, and led about by a seeing-eye dog. I have no idea whether the dog is also a vampire.

Via @Iron_Spike.

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Subject:Disapora Car Wars
Time:12:17 pm

Oh, man, y’know what’d be awesome? Fate-based Car Wars/Mad Max-style setting using Diaspora as a base. Some kind of simple point-based vehicle-building system (based on Diaspora’s ship-building rules), and a road combat mini-game.

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Subject:Mini Six
Time:02:09 am

Anyone out there looking for some lightweight role-playing rules, but not up for all this newfangled indie hippy gaming stuff, might want to check out Mini Six, a stripped-down version of the Open D6 rules. (Open D6 itself is an open version of the rules behind the old West End Games Ghostbusters and Star Wars games.)

The Mini Six rules are downloadable for free as a 36-page PDF. Only about 20 pages of that is rules; the rest is five sample settings:

  • “Perdition”, Firefly with the serial numbers filed off
  • “Rust Moons of Castia”, a fantasy setting (probably based on some other setting that I don’t recognize)
  • “Farnsley’s Phantasm Investigations”, Victorian steampunk Ghostbusters
  • “Precint ’77”, a ’70s cop show
  • “Imperium in Revolt”, thinly-disguised Star Wars

Also, the downloads page has a link for another free PDF containing “The Door to Infinity”, a Doctor Who-like setting. And there’s a fan submissions page with a couple more free settings: an old-fashioned radio-style sci-fi setting, and a modern-day zombie game.

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Subject:King Con 2
Time:07:56 pm

This weekend was King Con, the $10 comics convention that I can walk to! I caught the awesome Kyle Baker interview on Saturday, followed by the phallotacular Bored to Death panel with Dean Haspiel, Jonathan Ames, and Jeff Newelt. Today’s highlight was a short sample of Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, with Paigey Pumphrey posing. Here are my sketches of the last two poses:

Pagey lying on her side

Another one behind the cut....Collapse )

There’s a sketch of Pumphrey in last year’s King Con writeup as well.

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Subject:Doodles while watching TV
Time:02:24 pm

The woman on the right reminds me a bit of sw_inku, even though it doesn’t really look like her. (It’s actually sorta based on a minor character from an episode of Children’s Hospital.)

some sketches

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Subject:Three women
Time:10:56 pm

three women

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Subject:PS 9
Time:12:10 am

This building in Prospect Heights used to be a public school, PS 9. Now it’s a condo. Across the street is a building that looks like a prison, which is currently a public school.

Watercolor of PS 9

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Subject:Octopus gone walkabout
Time:09:37 pm

Octopus gone walkabout

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Subject:Stairs workout
Time:04:52 pm

Hustled on the stairs, like yesterday. Got half a flight farther — up to roof, down to lobby, back up to 2nd floor, then halfway up to the 3rd before I felt my legs thinking about cramping.

I’m wondering if maybe I’d be better off just going to the lobby, where there’s a small flight of four or five steps, and going up and down that a whole bunch of times.

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Subject:Sky monster
Time:01:09 am

sky monster

If I’d been thinking ahead, I’d’ve made this guy red or orange, to stand out against the clouds.

But anyway, I dug out some of my old brushes. Using a stiff bristle brush to pick up paint solved about 80% of my problems with watercolors.

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