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May 18th, 2011

Various Bits of Ramble

Stayed up 'til midnight last night working on the Suburban Jungle books -- it was just like the days when I was drawing the strip! ;P Except it went much faster. I have most of the first book laid out now, and if I can keep up this pace, hopefully we'll be on track to be done by AC.

Speaking of AC, having a little trouble with the table. sirfox and I requested to share a table, but we got put with other dealers instead. So I e-mailed the dealer table folks and asked for this to be rectified ... and they responded by switching the other dealers we were partnered with, instead of putting us together. Um, what?

EDIT: My mistake, I misunderstood the e-mail. However, the situation is still up in the air, so we'll have to see how it goes.

In other news, my back is having a flareup this week ... lots of ice, heat, and Allieve are keeping it more or less down to a dull roar, but honestly this is something I could do without just now. I need to get back to the weights at the gym, but I'm afraid to risk it until I can at least stand up straight without too much agony.

In other other news, Gnome Stew has an essay today that really hit home with me: Not Buying Gaming Books Feels Weird. Since the Star Wars Saga Edition ended, there hasn't really been any line that I've been wanting to follow. Pathfinder is pretty much complete with the books I've got, Call of Cthulhu only puts out new "gotta have" stuff every blue moon or so, and all of my other favorite games are long out of print. I spend £20 on some old, old, hard-to-find-in-the-U.S. CoC stuff while I was in the U.K., but that's the single most significant gaming purchase I've made in months. My creaking bookshelves are probably grateful, but it's still a very odd feeling to have something that used to be so central to my psyche be so ... absent.

Finally, as a bonus for everybody who's read this far, here's a fun little thing from laurie_robey: The Genre Map (or, as I like to call it: the Periodic Table of Genres).

-The Gneech

Gotta love positive reviews! :) Thanks for the kind words, fellas. Not sure what you were getting at re: “body movements” near the end, I’ll give it a re-listen and see if I can figure it out.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

Right Ho, Jeeves!

Nifty: Stephen Fry will be playing the Master of Laketown in The Hobbit, which is a good role for a memorable cameo. Presumably he'll be doing it in "smarmy and officious" mode ... I just hope he plays it serious. I love ol' Stevie as much as anybody, but there are times when he does go a bit OTT. :)

-TG

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