“You’ve been gone the length of a bible.”
-paraphrased by me from Shakespeare in Love (an excellent film)
I have not, knock on wood, been sick. EVERYONE immediately around me has. Some of them more than one time. Given that there are five people around me and there have been 8 illnesses, you do the math and then you will understand why I have not been anywhere at all.
However, everyone is currently, again knock on wood, healthy.
Which brings me and you up to date.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
What? Still here…fine here is a bunch of stuff you have missed because you don’t live here.
END OF THE ROBOTECH RPG TACTICS SAGA
Last night Palladium Books finally fessed up that they fucked up or in their vernacular once again laid the blame on everyone else. The gist, they have no money as in evidence by the statement that they cannot afford to pay shipment on the offer they made to backers. I could curse and rant and rave about this, but in all honesty I am glad that it is finally over. I am even happier that the Robotech license was taken away from them and I hope that the various lawsuits being bantered about see some measure of success against Palladium Books.
While dealing with the sick I did not blog. You may have noticed that. I tried to blog once, but nothing happened. I’m not feeling it. Reading that many WordPress sites have a keylogging virus and the “fix” did not engender me to return. In fact, if it was not for my love of closure I probably wouldn’t have bothered with this. Of course I am a wishy washy person, so who knows.
Role-Playing Haps, Miss and Otherwise
Right before the wave of disease settled upon us we were role-playing. In my infinite wisdom I tried to offer an alternative game for us to play. I like Pathfinder as something to read. As something to play, way too many rules. I have no clue why rpgs feel the need to make a rule for everything and then make complicated rules for the stuff you are supposed to do a lot, but they do and I don’t want to be bothered. Which is why I tried to switch to Fate Core. Unfortunately, freedom of creation turned out to be a bigger burden than 79 steps to finish a round of anything (that is an exaggeration, but at times felt that way). I don’t know what is going to happen now that the disease has passed.
My Big Puddles and Whiskers Notebook
While I have not written here, I have written in a notebook that goes most places with me. I decided not to share any of my stories for a while because I have been bumrushing them to you. What this means is, I get an idea, I write it, I share it…without much thought to what is next. Now I am taking the time to craft the universe, the characters, and the action. For me this is more satisfying and will be how it remains until…well whenever. Gist of this is that Puddles and Whiskers are alive and well.
Social Media Pull Out
I started the process of reducing my social media depression machine. For those not in the know, use of social media can lead to depression. Lots of reasons why. No, I am not depressed, but I noticed a correlation between social media and my general happiness. So I cut myself off and my happiness has gone up. Facebook gone, LinkedIn gone, several smaller blogs gone or soon to be gone, and so on. You don’t need to know my every move and I don’t need to know yours. Trust me, I will be happier.
This is a bummer, but again due to illness we have only started to game again. I swear illness sucks.
I don’t know if this will be my final blog or not. I don’t feel any urge to share with the world anymore. I told my story of college and then some. That being said, this blog will remain here in case I do decide to return, which knowing me could be tomorrow or another month.
-I hated Shane, the landowner should’ve won