Doktor Archeville's Laboratory

Today’s Not-Dragon Con Activities are: Hanging out with a friend/former co-worker and introducing her son to an assortment of comics (DC, Marvel, and other) and games (of both the video and tabletop variety)!

Almost 500 people attended this years inaugural Cosplay America!  Not bad!

I’ll post my review of it later tonight, after doing some stuff and things.


"I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day."

xkcd: Writing Skills [x]

"I’d like to find a corpus of writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)—and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day."

xkcd: Writing Skills [x]

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

bygoshbygolly:

i still can’t believe the writers of farscape put scorpius on a literal leash for two episodes. dragged around by braca. jesus.

KINKY AS FUCK ALIENS

There’s a reason the show’s been described as “the story of one American’s descent into Australia’s BDSM scene.”

gameraboy:

Walt Disney explaining the upcoming Haunted Mansion attraction. From the Disneyland 10th Anniversary Special (1965)

… so you’re saying 2001’s Thir13en Ghosts wasn’t so much a remake of 1960’s 13 Ghosts, but more an account of Walt Disney’s attempt to assemble the Black Zodiac and open the Ocularis Infernum?

Hooray, new ep of The Strain!

you'd probably be some sort of scholarly dragon

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Yeesss

filbypott said: Huh. And all this time I thought you were some kind of secular priest or something and those were your vestments.

You are the second person to tell me that!  (I’ve also had two people ask if I was cosplaying Buddha  :? )  But, no, it’s just me cosplaying as Varys, the Spider, and certainly not me in cult-leading raiment overseeing ritual orgies…

Aasimar Illithid; Arcanist or Alchemist. They say Knowledge is power and you have a mind to be a Deity.

The Dungeon Master by RalphHorsley

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Half-Gear/Tinker Gnome, Half-Fiendish (Succubus) Halfling ;)

breefolk:

cheskamouse:

breefolk:

cheskamouse:

=D

I love it. friends of mine published a Tiefling/Aasimar book that expands it with racial mixes, ie: Base Halfling+tiefling. Orc Aasimar, etc..

complete with different bonuses and such. If I can find it, I will dropbox it.

Wait.

A half-fiendish halfling? Wouldn’t that be more than two halves?

Halflings are not Half of anything, they are their own race.

So, a Half-Fiendish Halgling would be a Halfling with Fiendish heritage/blood.

A Tiefling more or less.

No, you missed my point.

I know what a halfling is. But a FIENDISH halfling would already be part one thing and part something else. Meaning that if you had a fiendish halfling breed with something else, it would not be half this/half that, it’d be half this/some of that/some of the other thing.

The Forgotten Realms had (has?) Wisplings, which are to Halflings what Tieflings are to Humans.  So I could have described Cheska as a Half-Gear/Tinker Gnome, Half-Wispling.  Which is easier than saying 1/2 Gnome, 3/8 Halfling, and 1/8 Succubus.

Also: Tieflings/Fiendish critters can be the offspring of half-fiends and mortals (or of those offspring and other mortals, or of those offspring and a mortal, or of those offspring and a mortal, and so on — Outsider genetics do what they want), but they can also simply who have been exposed to assorted evil energies (by having been born & raised in a fiendish realm, living near planar breaches, alchemical experiments, conjuration and transmutation spells gone awry, and so on; dailybestiary and dailycharacteroption have some examples).

Also-also: I wasn’t being entirely serious/rules legal when making the suggestion.