March 19th, 2008

moria mask

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my brains were cooking over-time last night! i thought that was pretty funny, given the state of inebriation; like, i had one of those weird pretend epiphanies that chemical remediation is supposed to give you, if you listen to lunatics. just a couple of ends connection, noodles tangling; still, it got me up out of bed to write some of them down. mostly a totally new facet, or multiple facets. something i do: when working on my world, if i'm running a game in one spot, my brain naturally slips out of the net to start filling in margins in the part of the world farthest from it. some straws that i'd been grasping at i managed to spin into gold, & i'm kind of excited about it. some of it is as simple as just thinking of artistic motiffs-- these guys look like kirby, these guys look incan; other parts were a little more spun up & interesting. tweaks & invention.
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    crown me king- this i command!
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mano negra

two decks of cards i want.

harrow deck by kyle hunter.

i really like paizo's products. i've talked about this before, when i read the pathfinder books, & the downer comic. they have a solid understanding of the product, good ideas that are new without needing to be over the top, the understand the value of a good tweak, all around, they impress me. i also really like kyle hunter; his take on dnd icons & his style of art is interesting & basically singular within the genre. i like the fellah! so when i heard he was doing a tarot deckish thing, i was pretty excited. the premise is to take the alignment axis, & the "near-misses" like they have on the great wheel, & then blur them till they are meaningless. which is exactly the way i like inspiration to go. so, & i'm totally extrapolating from things i've heard about this, but it will be like "the crow lord" will be the card, & he'll be a bird-man holding a rod & a sprig of mistletoe; wearing a crown of beetles, with ferrets frolicing at his feet. he'll be like, chaotic good. what! awesome. it is a shame that i can't find it in the vendor stock; maybe diamond isn't carrying it? anyhow, i want it.

vertigo tarot by dave mckean & rachel pollack.

okay, i've wanted this ever since high school, so i guess now that it is being reissued, those old greeds have just resurfaced. i like vertigo comics-- heck, they are responsible for getting me into comics, since i didn't have the comic book childhood. i like dave mckean, & his sandman era collage style. i like making john constantine the fool, & golden age sandman justice. there is a certain cleverness too it, & a sort of pretention that reminds me a lot of the times. that sort of "yes, i know the incarnation of dreams & stories is a bit of a high concept cheesefest, but it is a hell of a story anyhow & i don't mind" devil may care attitude. again, this is another one that doesn't have an entry in the vendor stock-- what the hell, man? guys, i wish it was easier to get your products! not just for my discount, but because maybe i'd want to sell it, too. shame on old fashions failure bussiness models!
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    crown me king- cyprus versus joshua (war of the trees)
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m-ouse ears.

the grocers, part two.

so i asked where the coffee filters were: aisle twelve! they were with the paper products after all, i had just overlooked them since there were only two boxes of them. still, a win for the team. actually purchasing them was a chore in & of itself: you see, the rite aide is a hell of its own, with both staff & customers who themselves were drummed out of dante's school for gentleman devils. or from willy wonka's oompa loompa orientation program. they are very tiny, & suck-- both customer & cashier alike, mind you. they cut in line & they argue over prices, in this sad, childish way. one of those situations where if they'd look at the price tag, they'd know it was $19.99 but they won't, they just want to argue about it instead. while in line. fuck you! in the end, though, i worked it out, & escaped, & got a philly cheesesteak to celebrate. sometimes i don't make the best life decisions. i need to improve on that.
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