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How to piss off a Local in 5 easy steps

How to piss off a Local in 5 easy steps

This was written in response to a request for holiday horror stories on Teabot’s show. It was well received, and apparently amusing, so I thought I’d share it here too.  The podcast of the show is here, her oration of the list is excellent. 1. Stand in the middle of the street gawking. Yes, we know the roads are narrow, and the pavements narrower, but they are still roads and cars like to drive down them occasionally without having to honk their horn and…

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Destiny’s New Servants, Part 1

Destiny’s New Servants, Part 1

It has been ten years since the events of the previous stories of Alexis and co. The land was a mess; the gunk and offal from the summoning was slowly corrupting everything, Toreguard was in ruins and her people scattered. Then a man, a seneschal of Drakemar showed up, with a cart full of gold. Real, proper, Gold gold. With the gold came masons from Fangthane, and wood carvers from the feet of the Darkwood. All local religions were drafted…

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Death on the Rise – session 10-15ish

Death on the Rise – session 10-15ish

Next morning they are woken to summons to a council meeting. The group are told they have an hour before hand and ask after hex, as he hadn’t yet returned/ they are told about the temple and go to investigate. They open the portal and Alexis tells the others she can see Hextor’s dead body. Edwin sends in a conjured tiger to retrieve his body, and the group asks the dwarves to place it in cold storage while they attend…

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An OCD Wife, and a Scatter-Brain Husband; 5 Tips for better living

An OCD Wife, and a Scatter-Brain Husband; 5 Tips for better living

For one of his T2G projects, Andy has had to write a process that stores virtual stuff, and organises it properly. He told me after he’d finished designing it that since he didn’t know how to organise stuff himself, he just thought – What Would Dru Do? Thus resulted in a long conversation about a metaphorical warehouse, with a metaphorical care-taker, guards and accountant, and how without the organising structure the caretaker was a bit of a dick. But that…

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Holiday! Road Trip! Thing!

Holiday! Road Trip! Thing!

With the various bank and public holidays coming up, Dark has taken today and friday off, so we’re going on a road trip thing! We have no plan really, aisde from ‘north’, and ‘camping’, and some key points we’re going make, like Andy’s Dad; Bradford to see Lost, Bytey, Silverfuge et al; and Brighton cuz I’ve never been. I’m really looking forward to it, to escaping the house and just going where we want. No planning makes it more fun…

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Back from LAN

Back from LAN

Had an amazing time, no terrible incidents 🙂 However I’m still epically shattered though and have no voice. I have no real plans for the coming week. Tidying organising, sorting as the norm though. Classy Saturday was a big thing at LAN this time around, and I need to get Dark a new suit since his food baby means his old one doesn’t fit. I’m also going to give one of my Nano friends, Mary Fairydressmaker a call and see…

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I <3 Comic Sans!

I <3 Comic Sans!

And I am not afraid to say it! In my opinion it gets a really bad rap, mostly because it’s not used in the context it was intended – that of teaching kids and providing an easy script for dyslexics to read. I hate that people beat on it so much, especially considering I found it so useful, you know, being a dyslexic and all. The font was also designed to be used in comic books – hence comic sans…

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Playing with GIMP

Playing with GIMP

Not a whole lot to talk about this week, it’s mostly been Radio stuff that I’ve been doing. However, with that I needed to create myself a advertising banner for the station, so I went off found some pretty brushes and fonts and played around in the GIMP.

I45 dream

I45 dream

You can tell it’s getting close to an iseries even because the stress dreams have alreadgy started. This one, at first glance seems pretty straight forward, but probably reveals more than I would like about my psycoses. It started off fairly normal, from a 1st POV. I was in the press box at telford, on my own, in the wee hours, waiting for some photos to upload and I drifted off to sleep. Next thing I see is myself from…

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Not so much cleaning, More going out

Not so much cleaning, More going out

I only managed to get two of those things I mentioned in last week’s post done (that would be the mould death and working towards getting the extractor fan fixed). It’s been kinda grey so I’ve not really seen the point of washing the windows. I did however manage to de-scale the kettle, if not the shower head. Most of my effort since last week’s post has been focused on going out and radio stuff. Last Saturday Andy and I had a lazy day and in…

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