Well, I wrote a post at Tor.com calling for more diversity in Dungeons & Dragons that went a little bit viral. I started it with "a modest proposal..." but then I didn't have the guts to write racial satire because...well, you try it! It feels icky, huh? Though now I think I could have written it calling for an end to humans in DnD, & an end to any real world skintones; all blue elves & orange orcs from here on out. I think I'll write a follow-up piece called "Ecce Orko" next. Otherwise, what, life has largely been about consuming media in various states of lethargy. On Monday I got home & finished the book I'd been reading. Tuesday I went to the gym & then when I came home Jenny & I watched Cougar Town & The New Girl, the latter of which featured a Calvinball-esque drinking game called "True American" that I am desperate to play. It also made me realize that the universal knowledge of the "the ground is lava!" game is probably a universal folk game in the modern world & taps into a deep primate part of the brain. I'm brachiating in this tree! You can't get me, lava monster! Then Wednesday I had lunch with Marie & Michelle & then home for Television Night...minus everyone except me & fordmadoxfraud, though eventually Jenny did eventually decide to come home.
She was in time for America's Next Top Model: British Invasion but before hand David & I knocked back a few episodes of Full Metal Jousting. Mostly I like that show because sometimes the people will say stuff that is totally ridiculous & totally awesome...& totally true. You know, basically boiling down to "professional jousting is a thing that exists." Which cracks me up; I just like that there are people who exist who can say "well one year I acquitted myself well in a joust..." As for ANTM, whatever. Tyra, your Jazzercise stuff is awesome, but you are straight up crazy to send home AzMarie. You're right that she needed an ego check, but it was silly to send your best contestant home. Now I guess it is either Alisha or Annaliese, both of whom are more presenters & personalities than models. Oh well, I guess you reap what you sow. Mostly the episode was made by trying to figure out Nadine Coyle's accent. Deciphering is was crazy; so I guess Northern Ireland sounds like...a mix of the American South & Highland Scotch? Then last night I hung out with Matt & Kat. Flash Fact: if I get you alone, there is basicaly a fifty percent chance that I will try to get you to watch Avatar: the Last Airbender. So yeah, when Matt left, I set the hook, let Kat nibble, & reeled her in like a giant koi.