Not a Monthly Update, plus Multiple Personality Disorder

Well, the festival’s almost over, and the “lots and lots of toys and money” have not materialized. I did get a copy of the DnD 4th Edition PHB. I’m not sure how I feel about the game, but the gift was very nice. It’s glossy and heavy and generally very tome-like. It was also quite timely, as I ended up playing 4th Edition for my next tuesday game-day, and for the latest one as well. So, thanks a lot for that one.

I got bears too, after a fashion. My new tome came wrapped in a polar-bear pillowcase. Not only is it awesome-looking. It’s also quite comfortable. So what’s wrong with the rest of you slackers and layabouts, anyway? Where are all of my toys (thanks Beth and Jason.)

After a two-week interruption due to birthdays (alison’s was on a friday,) and the solstice (also a friday,) I was back on my regular karaoke schedule this month. I’m still at the 3 Margaritas, which still closes too early, but at least the service has improved. It’s also close to home and saves on gas. My song line-up for the night, chosen more or less at random:

  • Sixteen Tons (followed someone else doing Sixteen Candles)
  • I Alone
  • Jesus He Knows Me
  • I Stand Alone
  • I Love Rocky Road (the Weird Al Rule was invoked)

The Weird Al rule is that, if someone does a song that Weird Al parodied, I must (allowing for time constraints and music availability) follow with the Weird Al parody. I almost always get a first-timer who’s surprised and tonight was no exception. The audience seemed to like it, and one fellow came up and looked at the prompter to check and see if I was singing the real words.

I had trouble on I Stand Alone. I kept trying to find the tone and it…just…wasn’t…there. I don’t know if I should practice more or just give up on it. It’s odd. Usually I don’t have trouble with Godsmack. They need more Godsmack. And Live. And Foo Fighters. And Fall Out Boy. And…

The next post should be a fine example of my game-induced MPD, a post from my character J’Rela from the world of EVE. J’Rela has been a capsuleer for five years, making her an ancient lich of a rockstar in New Eden. Despite being born and raised in the Amarr Empire, she hates the Amarr and everything they stand for. She fought for the Republic Fleet for quite some time before the new Militias were created, before joining Ethereal Dawn in the newly-opened Drone Regions. Today she has a few comments on…well, I’ll let her go from here.


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