Archives for August 2008


This is sort of a catch-all entry today. 

Last Saturday was the first session where I played Mordecai as a gnome. No real problem, except he only has a 20′ move. NBD. The session ended in a quite cool way, retrieving the egg–which appeared to be a giant sapphire–of a sapphire dragon who had wiped out just about an entire city of yuan ti who were intent on sacrificing said egg.

Rick got the lead in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde! He was a bit worried that Stacy wouldn't cast him because of his age; the leading ladies are 20 and 22, respectively. No worries. And she double cast the role, so he won't have to do every single time. Jeanette has a role as well–Hyde slays her at one point. Don't think that's occurred before. He's married her and given her elocution lessons on stage, but no murder, I don't think.

One of the two new medications I'm on is making me feel…not quite nauseous, but not quite right. Not sure I like it. I think I have lost a bit of weight though, which is part of the goal. Better than the sleep clinic. And tomorrow is my first visit to Dr. Parker. Should be…um…interesting. I'm expecting to feel like I've been through a wringer. She seemed quite nice on the phone, although she did jump to the conclusion when I was explaining about our infertility experiences that we had then gotten pregnant. Yeah, I know, it happens to some people when they quit trying. But not everyone. 

I am still really enjoying listening to Clockwork Cabaret's podcasts and finding lots of new and often weird music. They are fun. Too bad I'm not going to Dragon*Con to see them! 

Mordecai is dead, long live Mordecai

 Took me awhile to be able to write about this. Well, mainly for time constraint reasons. 🙂

Yes, Mordecai died. Boy, did he die. We were using alternate death rules, where he would die at minus Con + level, so -22. Yikes, he ended up at -61. I suppose he could've run away, but he was angry and fought back.

Bellos graciously cast reincarnate. Some looking on thought that he was reincarnated in the body of a tauren, like Bellos, but that was only an effect of the spell, and the former glimmerfolk Mordecai Shadebane is now Mordecai Twiceborn (maybe), gnome.

Wow, that would feel weird, being killed as a 6'4″ fellow and waking up as 3'4″. Will definitely change his dating pool.

NPH for VP!

This is too funny, from Comedy Central:

In the comments, LOVE this:

[to the tune of “Bad Horse”, as sung by his posse]

@Jordan T
I'd say Cheney is worse than Romney or Bad Horse.
*opens letter*

Cheney, Cheney,
Cheney, Cheney

He goes across the nation
Vice president of sin
He supports extraordinary
He endorses torture
And waterboarding!
Illegal wars, a show of force
and corrupt connections, of course!

Cheney, Cheney,
Cheney, he's bad

The Grand Old Party
Is watching so beware
Losing the election
Would be rare!
So make Cheney happy
Or you won't be spared…

You are part of
A doomed country
Because I rule now
Signed Cheney

by randomliberal August 14th at 6:30PM 

PS that has nothing to do with Dr. H: My office is no longer freezing. Facilities Services guys disabled the ice beam yesterday morning–er, they installed a switch. Brilliant. Now I have complete control…[insert evil laugh here]

Weather Channel Sitcom

 This just absolutely made me LOL.

From the Onion:

New Weather Channel Sitcom About Three Guys, Three Girls, One Storm System

ATLANTA—Marking the network's first foray into episodic comedy, executives at the Weather Channel announced Monday that they are wrapping up production on a new series titled Batten The Hatches!, a sitcom about six professional twentysomethings and an unpredictable low pressure system named Arthur. “Get ready to laugh out loud when that incorrigible old Arthur soaks his buddy Dave right before his big date,” Weather Channel program director Michael Reardon said. “Just ask [the program's other characters] Rick, Tim, Dave, Dawn, Janie, and Lois: When you're best friends with a 125-mile-wide extratropical cyclone, anything can happen.” Batten The Hatches! is expected to greatly outperform C-Span's first original show, Out Of Session, a single-camera dramedy that follows the procedural mediation between the 535 members of Congress and their sexy roommate, Pamela Anderson.

[BTW, it is currently 64.6 degrees F in my office]

Another quiz

Your result for The Alignment Test…


68% Good, 60% Chaotic

Plane of Existence: Arborea, “Arvandor, Olympus, Olympian Glades“. Notable Inhabitants: Titans & gods of Greek mythology; Eladrin.

Examples of Chaotic-Goods (Ethically Chaotic, Morally Good)

Tifa Lockheart (FFVII)

Captain Kirk

Robin Hood

Thomas Jefferson

Oscar Wilde

Peregrin Took

Jim Hawkins

Austin Powers

Walt Whitman


Han Solo

The Flash

Unwilling to be governed by the laws and desires of any group. Interacts with others on a one-to-one basis and, within such bounds, follows the good ethic of upholding rights. The stereotypical chaotic-good [person] is the white knight who refuses to join any group and goes about on his/her own, doing good.

Will keep their word to others of good alignment

Would not attack an unarmed foe

Will not use poison

Will help those in need

Prefers to work alone

Responds poorly to higher authority

Distrustful of organizations

Chaotic Good “Beatific”


A chaotic good [person] acts as his conscience directs him with little regard for what others expect of him. He is kind and benevolent, a strong individualist hostile to the claims of rules, regulations, and social order. He hates it when people try to intimidate others and tell them what to do. He will actively work to bring down unjust rulers and organizations and to liberate the oppressed. He finds lawful societies distasteful and will avoid them, often living as a nomad or hermit. The best example of a chaotic good [person] is one of the benevolent rogue who steals from the rich and gives to the poor.

Chaotic good combines a good heart with a free spirit.

Other Alignments and Tendencies (Tendenices are what you would more often sway towards; esp. for Neutrals):

0-39% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Evil

0-39% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: Neutral-Evil

0-39% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Evil

40-60% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Neutral

40-60% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: True Neutral

40-60% Good, 61-100% Chaotic: Chaotic-Neutral

61-100% Good, 0-39% Chaotic: Lawful-Good

61-100% Good, 40-60% Chaotic: Neutral-Good

Take The Alignment Test at HelloQuizzy