I put it to you that the kindest syllable in the English language is “Rest” spoken in the imperative. Telling another person that the only task you expect from them right now is their relaxation and recuperation, that they matter without being productive.

Trying to write banter for my characters. It is as hard as writing action sequences. They both require careful timing. Now I know why Hemingway wrote the way he did.

One of my :dnd: players just described my DM style as "60% Santa, 40% Krampus". I might need to adjust that ratio a bit...

Going to a bookstore is the opposite of camping. No I will not elaborate.

@noisydeadlines I LOVE THIS ARTICLE! Giving up on books is so hard even when it is the right choice.

Happy Juneteenth! We still have so much more to do. Let’s get to work.

I have a training once a week downtown, which means I get to ride the commuter train like I used to everyday. Which means I get to realize how deeply weird I have become during lockdown once a week as I try to act normal around all the other commuters.

Season 13 is an interesting beast. I can't think of many programs that threw off the chains of network executives, and got MORE family-friendly. The in-theater jokes are as good or better than ever, and they've found some prime bad movies as well.

The rest of the internet can go home, I have officially found the most important web page ever: mst3k.fandom.com/wiki/Dave_Ryd

Another fun thing to do as a
Create vague history. Players love filling in the gaps. I just sent my players a letter sketching in the details of an ancient band of adventurers (actually a bunch of my own characters from other campaigns) and they are FIRED UP to follow in the old party's footsteps. :dnd:

Me, sitting on a commuter train when a cop car pulls into view: oh, crap, was I speeding? Wait…

“I’ll take a later train,” I thought, “and only be ten minutes early instead of 45. What’s the worst that could happen?”

Well, for starters, the train could break down, I could be re-routed to a temporary bus line, and be delayed by a full hour. So I’m frustrated, sure, but also feeling vindicated.

Dungeon Alchemist for quick dungeons, Dungeondraft for bigger dungeons, Campaign Creator 3+ for "holy cow what have I gotten myself into???" moments. :dnd:

I’ve curated my Instagram account well. My daughter calls it “The Dog and Otter News” 🦦 🐕

Nate! boosted

One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

MST3K Season 13 

@wordsmith I really love that season! The Mac and Me episode is as good as any of the “greats” from the classic series, like Manos or Space Mutiny.

Pat Monahan on his career:

"no one’s really thinking, 'Hey, I wonder what Train’s doing right now? I wonder what kind of record they’re going to make?' If I don’t bet on me, then nobody will."

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Train just dropped a new album. It's cheesy, silly, soppy...and I freaking love it. The retro vibe is working, the breezy summery feeling is great, and who couldn't use a silly and affirming song to bop along to once in a while?

I can't help it, this is infectious.

MST3K Season 13 

They changed "Gypsy" to "GPC". It almost sounds the same if you like, squint your ears, but not quite. I'm guessing this was done to be sensitive to people who have been marginalized/criminalized for centuries. I can be slightly confused for a season in service of that.

Other than that, the few episodes I've watched of season 13 so far follow the pattern of really good riffing and really painful host sketches.

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