Posts Tagged ‘friday’

More Friday

Posted: May 28, 2010 in friday
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Hopefully, I’ll have something more obviously game-related to post over the next week. See below.

Reading: The Ravenor omnibus by Dan Abnett. I am something of a sucker for 40k fluff fiction, especially anything Abnett writes about an Inquisitor; he hits this pulpy gothic sci-fi vibe that feels really unique, and then writes the hell out of it. Loved Eisenhorn, and Ravenor‘s definitely keeping up with his erstwhile mentor.

Planning: An Unknown Armies game for tomorrow night, which is awesome. Also another weekend of old apartment cleaning, as our lease runs out on Monday.

Writing: Nothing. But I need to start writing an outline for a journal article; the inner workings of that will likely be discussed in Nascent, if they’re discussed anywhere.

Note: I cut “Wearing” from the list because there’s only so many times I can write, “Jeans and a button-down shirt”. Casual Fridays in an academic library don’t really inspire my sartorial creativity.


Reading: Just finished re-reading Stross’s The Atrocity Archives. Enjoyed it the second time around, and I’m looking forward to digging into the other stories and novels including in the omnibus edition I just snagged used. Got me thinking about the geek obsession with Nazi occultism, though, and I may have to write on that at some point.

Planning: Moving all our furniture from our apartment to our new house on Sunday. Madness. But the new place should have more room for gaming, which is an undeniable plus.

Wearing: Jeans, my favorite black polo, and my beat up big black shoes that I love to death. Looking at the weather, though, makes me think I’ll be wishing for sandals when I go back outside.

Writing: Just wrapped up a post over at Nascent Librarian, regarding Facebook’s privacy policy and the New York Times‘ analysis thereof. Thinking about the aforementioned post on geek obsessions, as well as another one in which I ponder geek culture.

What about y’all?

The Friday thing

Posted: March 27, 2010 in friday
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Reading: Still dipping into Dust of Dreams from time to time, but I’ve been tearing up Trail of Cthulhu, and this has prompted me to drag my Delta Green books off the shelf. Which is a terrible idea after dark.

Planning: A bunch of WoW stuff, honestly. Tightening up specs, re-doing professions, etc. Of course, for some reason I can’t log on…

Wearing: The sweater I wore to work and my favorite pajama bottoms.

Writing: Toying with the follow-up post to 4e Suicide Squad.

Because theft, in addition to being the greatest form of flattery, is also a solid basis for a blog post.

Reading: Trail of Cthulhu. I finished Book 7 of the Dresden Files earlier in the week, but have been unable to get into Dust of Dreams. However, the purchase of Rough Magicks has gotten me to revisit ToC, and I find myself really engaged by the Pillars of Sanity and Sources of Stability mechanics. Very interesting flags for a game of cosmic horror, as they’re basically flags in the “capture the flag” sense. And by capture, I mean burn.

Planning: The logistics of moving. And my next post for this blog. 4e Suicide Squad or the Covenant Foundation?

Wearing: Jeans, button down shirt. It’s a working Friday.

Writing: This post, and soon posts for my other two blogs.