ironymaiden: (rich zoe)


i am enjoying the heck out of these podcasts:
More Perfect: stories from the history of the US Supreme Court. this is from the people who do Radiolab.
Code Switch: talk about race, mostly in the US, from a group of PoC working at NPR. stay woke.
Invisibilia: this one is roughly themed around invisible influences that shape our behavior. the one that hooked me was about how learning to express feelings helped an offshore oil rig reduce their accident rate.



i drafted a new knitting project bag pattern and made a prototype. it's pretty rad. now i feel more confident about making one with [livejournal.com profile] mimerki's fabric.

i eyeballed pictures of a handknit sock and have reproduced the effect without reading a pattern.

Pokemon GO. it deserves its own post, but suffice it to say that i enjoyed the downtown bus slowdown immensely this morning, since i was earning XP.




















C will be home for our annual camping trip in less than ten days.
ironymaiden: (chinstrap)
i am not a side-scroller fan, but i can't stop grinning as i play Robot Unicorn Attack.
ironymaiden: (blow your mind)
Hunter game is still running. my character is in an interrogation room at the police station, covered in drying blood. they found her in a house with two dead cops and a guy in a coma. A's been shot and his ambulance has crashed...
ironymaiden: (blow your mind)
Hunter game is still running. my character is in an interrogation room at the police station, covered in drying blood. they found her in a house with two dead cops and a guy in a coma. A's been shot and his ambulance has crashed...
ironymaiden: (gromit hides)
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this would have been cooler if my phone had actually sent it on Sunday night.
ironymaiden: (gromit hides)
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this would have been cooler if my phone had actually sent it on Sunday night.
ironymaiden: (winner)
last night was our first saga edition Star Wars game. pirate A is the GM, and asked to meet at our house for the central location, the table, and the nearness of important things like sources of beer and caffeine.

i was a little nervy about the whole thing. um, every other person involved works in the industry. it's not my first time in this situation, but each time is like the first outdoor swim of the season, with the dread and the physical shock before the pleasure. and a pleasure it was. the saga version of the D20 rules are a snap to play, and the standard character sheets are designed with care in a way that lets the "roll-playing" happen quietly under the roleplaying, with a surprisingly small amount of rifling through the rule book for the first use of a system. A handled pacing well, and a party of six was not as unwieldy as i feared. we fell into roleplaying decisions and relaying info in character like we'd been meeting weekly for years. slick. we ate all the beef stick, but the apple slices went first. (still slightly stunned at that one.)

i will try to not blither about my character. but i need to come up with a name for my ship, which i may or may not be able to get out of the spaceport. i'm afraid A let me have it to start because he planned to take it away all along...



and no, jilted players, i have not forgotten about the D6 game that stuttered to a halt months ago...but C has a lot on his plate and the pirates were highly persistent in pursuing this one :(
ironymaiden: (winner)
last night was our first saga edition Star Wars game. pirate A is the GM, and asked to meet at our house for the central location, the table, and the nearness of important things like sources of beer and caffeine.

i was a little nervy about the whole thing. um, every other person involved works in the industry. it's not my first time in this situation, but each time is like the first outdoor swim of the season, with the dread and the physical shock before the pleasure. and a pleasure it was. the saga version of the D20 rules are a snap to play, and the standard character sheets are designed with care in a way that lets the "roll-playing" happen quietly under the roleplaying, with a surprisingly small amount of rifling through the rule book for the first use of a system. A handled pacing well, and a party of six was not as unwieldy as i feared. we fell into roleplaying decisions and relaying info in character like we'd been meeting weekly for years. slick. we ate all the beef stick, but the apple slices went first. (still slightly stunned at that one.)

i will try to not blither about my character. but i need to come up with a name for my ship, which i may or may not be able to get out of the spaceport. i'm afraid A let me have it to start because he planned to take it away all along...



and no, jilted players, i have not forgotten about the D6 game that stuttered to a halt months ago...but C has a lot on his plate and the pirates were highly persistent in pursuing this one :(
ironymaiden: (winner)
i would like a Star Wars mini, human female scoundrel with a blaster. i'm pleased to paint her up if she's the same scale as the current plastic ones that WotC puts out. (images of a painted model, or unpainted that is a large enough picture for me to see what the hell the mini looks like a big plus. ebay does not seem to be good for this.)
any leads appreciated.
ironymaiden: (winner)
i would like a Star Wars mini, human female scoundrel with a blaster. i'm pleased to paint her up if she's the same scale as the current plastic ones that WotC puts out. (images of a painted model, or unpainted that is a large enough picture for me to see what the hell the mini looks like a big plus. ebay does not seem to be good for this.)
any leads appreciated.
ironymaiden: (winner)
since i don't know where the graph paper pad is right now, this is a goodness.

graph paper pdfs, including hex grids and other specialized forms.
ironymaiden: (winner)
since i don't know where the graph paper pad is right now, this is a goodness.

graph paper pdfs, including hex grids and other specialized forms.
ironymaiden: (banana)
C worked the pirates' booth at PAX Saturday, so he scored me a pass and i came along. my interest in video games is pretty casual, so i did a lot of people watching and looking at demos rather than waiting in giant lines to do...everything else. they have totally outgrown Meydenbauer Center and i'll be more interested in going next year when it's in Seattle at the convention center. i had a Sponsor badge most of the day because i helped with booth setup and they were restricting the exhibition hall - i didn't get why until i ventured out and saw the metered entry line running all the way out of the building. it was pretty cool to flash the blue badge and pop in and out.

i had enough fun watching experts playing DDR that i decided to finally buy a dance pad for the PS2. i've started to play with it; right now that means that i look like i am drunk/have problems with my blood sugar/parkinson's/brain damage.

i also fell in love with the pile of sumo bags in the wifi lounge and ordered one.
ironymaiden: (banana)
C worked the pirates' booth at PAX Saturday, so he scored me a pass and i came along. my interest in video games is pretty casual, so i did a lot of people watching and looking at demos rather than waiting in giant lines to do...everything else. they have totally outgrown Meydenbauer Center and i'll be more interested in going next year when it's in Seattle at the convention center. i had a Sponsor badge most of the day because i helped with booth setup and they were restricting the exhibition hall - i didn't get why until i ventured out and saw the metered entry line running all the way out of the building. it was pretty cool to flash the blue badge and pop in and out.

i had enough fun watching experts playing DDR that i decided to finally buy a dance pad for the PS2. i've started to play with it; right now that means that i look like i am drunk/have problems with my blood sugar/parkinson's/brain damage.

i also fell in love with the pile of sumo bags in the wifi lounge and ordered one.
ironymaiden: (dandelion)
i ate really well today. C and i had omelettes made by the multitalented [livejournal.com profile] frabjousdave for breakfast, and then played video games (for my part, badly) until our thumbs ached and we had to go over to Pierce's for barbecue. Pierce is an excellent cook, and he shares my love of pork and fine tea. there was much pleasantness - stories of Lake Geneva, knives, fedoras, and the birth of the mythos of superhero Monkey Brown and his arch-nemesis Carpet Li. we're going to continue our exploration of fine pork product in the future, Pierce and i. there were perhaps too many pictures taken after Satin insisted C or me drink more and C claimed the car keys. i want to see the ones with the hats.

i think i've never done a poll. some of you are pretty new or i haven't seen you nearly enough this summer and i know there are a few that read me but don't list me as a friend (which is cool with me, BTW), so let's connect. i'll respond here without attributing you, or via email if i don't think it's appropriate. let's go.

[Poll #346055]
ironymaiden: (dandelion)
i ate really well today. C and i had omelettes made by the multitalented [livejournal.com profile] frabjousdave for breakfast, and then played video games (for my part, badly) until our thumbs ached and we had to go over to Pierce's for barbecue. Pierce is an excellent cook, and he shares my love of pork and fine tea. there was much pleasantness - stories of Lake Geneva, knives, fedoras, and the birth of the mythos of superhero Monkey Brown and his arch-nemesis Carpet Li. we're going to continue our exploration of fine pork product in the future, Pierce and i. there were perhaps too many pictures taken after Satin insisted C or me drink more and C claimed the car keys. i want to see the ones with the hats.

i think i've never done a poll. some of you are pretty new or i haven't seen you nearly enough this summer and i know there are a few that read me but don't list me as a friend (which is cool with me, BTW), so let's connect. i'll respond here without attributing you, or via email if i don't think it's appropriate. let's go.

[Poll #346055]

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