July 26th, 2007

Tea-drinker par excellence

Leaving dirty jersey

This is not a statement about my hygiene habits but an autobiographical account of crystal meth addiction written by a nice middle class East Coast boy who ended up in meth hell in California. It's an OK read but a bit devoid of anything really insightful and as such, slightly bland.

However one thing that did strike me is that the bits that describe the author's lowest points read very much in the same way as much of Dick's A Scanner Darkly, although without the humour.

The other thing is that it whichever item you look at on Amazon at the moment, they'll be a piece at the bottom saying:

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57% buy the item featured on this page: Debbie does Dallas $16.99
6% buy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by J. K. Rowling $17.99
Tea-drinker par excellence

Truth, Justice and the thingy way.

We finished our game of Covenant this week and found it works much better with 3 players than it did with 5. Matt Machell's advice is to split the group into smaller groups, some of whom work with the GM and some of whom contest against each other. In any case it went pretty well although in the absence of thefon and simonjrogers, we ganged up on whakiwhyg and put the smack down on him. He ended up with many, many consequences and was lucky the Cardinal was feeling in a good mood. Kudos to Paulo for running a tight game.

I think next week, I'll be running chadu's Truth & Justice, a nifty little superhero game that I hope will not be too hard to get into. I just fancied something a little less angsty than the kind of game we've been running recently so now all I have to come up with is a superhero background that isn't too silly but doesn't require too much homework on my part. We've done noir, in Mortal Coil, so I should probably go with something else. Any ideas?
Tea-drinker par excellence

Nosleep

Pronounced "nozel-eep", if someone cracks a joke whilst you're drinking coffee and it all goes up your nose, "nosleep" is the noise that you make.