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I'm Back!
(Mostly, anyway)
;)

Happy Belated New Year all!


Evil GM

:D Hope everyone had a great time over the Christmas & New Year break, with much food & quality booze being consumed.


More than enough food, not quite enough booze, but all in all, I'll take it. :)


Ditto.
(Almost) Too much food, (Because you can NEVER eat TOO much, right?!?)
But not nearly enough alcohol.

Still, all in all, a pretty enjoyable break.

Now, to start life-support on my poor dying bank account,...


Oh my poor brain-dead brain!

Catching my fool self up, ;)
I forgot that the werewolves were providing security! <facepalm>

Depending upon how Danny can spin this, this might make things either easier for us, or more difficult.

Pray that the dice gods favor me/us once Danny starts talking,... ;P


Evil GM

Nah, I only hinted at it once, so long ago. I wasn't even sure people had caught it at all

;)


Well now that you've mentioned it, I do vaguely recall the visit with Bunny the werewolf and her boyfriend. ;P

And now, on with the show! :)


Evil GM

Sooooo.... well it seems we might have lost a couple of people? Tangris? Jssra? Which is partially down to my reduced posting rate (3 year itch? or something). I have talked to a couple of other people in the paizo chatroom who want to join, when appropriate - if that's OK with you guys?


Male Warrior-Bard of Old; Herald of Brigid Stress: P: OOOO M:OOOO S:OOO; Fate Points: 2

Seems reasonable to me...


P: ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ S: ◘ ◘ M: X ◘ FP: ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ ◘ ; Minor mental (?)

I'm good with it!


Works for me.
Ebb and flow seems to be the norm in PbP far as I can tell.
I certainly have not been anywhere near my usual # of posting insanity lately. :/


Not being able to post from work save on a phone slows me down more than I expected. It's frustrating to do a long post that way, especially when your accent is being autocorrected away at every step.

Which causes me to delay posting 'til I get home, which doesn't always work also.

All that to say, I don't think any of us are burning down the boards with our high posting rate. :)


Oh good. It's NOT just me!
:)


Sorry, going to be a busy 2 weeks, musical shows. I am here, just not able to sit at desk for long. :)

Carry on! :D


Hey all, Sorry, still busy.

On the plus side, I'm off TODAY at least.

HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

<Beads to the face!>
:)


Evil GM

Merry Mardi Gras, having a beading good time.


Have fun, Rags.


Evil GM

Just started to read Rivers of London, a brilliant British Dresdenesque book with a hint of UK wit.


I may have to pick that up -- I've been looking for something to read while waiting..


I found a hardback collection (it is at home, I'll get the name of it for you) It is possibly my favorite waiting-for-Next-Dresden book hardback so far. I have to see if that author has written anything else,... :/

BAsically, in UK, a branch of a typical bureaucratically run government office dealing with the supernatural. (Which, it turns out, is just REALLY advanced math!)
So, when the poor genius kid figures out a super clever calculation and starts working it out loud, THESE are the men-in-black that show up at his door to stop him from accidentally summoning an other-dimensional-entity and destroying the city. Or the country. :)

It is really clever, I liked it a lot. It gives a very plausible (fantasy/government) explanation for ALL of the security cameras currently covering London. :)

Edit- I believe the hardback collection of stories is called 'On Her Majesty's Supernatural Service'. I still have to go look to see what the individual stories/novels in it are called.


Female Humanish Very little class but on the level

My recommendation: Garrett P.I.


I have the first book of that series. (MAybe a Sci-fi book club collection of the first 3? It looks real familiar. but I only remember reading the first one.) :P

It's good too.


On Her Majesty's OCCULT Service

Found it! :)


I'll have to take these under advisement... :)

I mean, other than a few Neil Gaiman books and the Simon Greene Nightside books, I haven't really found anything in that sweet spot of modern urban fantasy -- which isn't to say I haven't read other series, just that for the most part, they were rather meh...

I'd say that the last series that I discovered (far, far too late) that I really enjoyed would be the Repairman Jack books... There was a nice package deal on the ebooks, so I figured I'd give 'em a try and generally really liked them.

Of course, I also don't read as much as I used to now that I'm carpooling instead of taking the bus to work.


Ok, please don't hurt me,... but I just do NOT get the popularity of Gaiman.
I'm not saying he isn't good, I just don't get into his stuff. ;P
To be fair, I haven't tried one of his novels yet, I couldn't enjoy his comics so I never tried his books.

I REALLY enjoyed the first couple of books of Simon Green's Nightside, and his other series as well, Really thought I had found my Dresden filler, but they started trailing off after a few books for me. Both series'. I enjoyed them for a while though, they just seemed to kind of derail themselves for me as they progressed, as opposed to how Dresden Files progresses and matures.
Still, I would recommend that they be given a fair shot. Try them for yourselves. :)


Yeah, Nightside sort of gets.... well... odd.... in that John's gift seems to become a very Deux ex Machina -- and, therefore, it gets blocked whenever it needs to.... He essentially flips between being the most powerful being in the Nightside and just a Shmo with a trick and his wits.

In terms of Gaiman, Neverwhere was good (and in the same vein of urban fantasy) -- though I also very much liked American Gods (Anansi Boys, less so). [And, of course, Good Omens with Terry Pratchett is just plain hilarious...]

I did the thirteen books of Kelly Armstrongs "Women of Otherworld" -- but, again, they started very well (Bitten, especially, was well done -- and has been turned into a series on SyFy, which I haven't watched, to be fair) -- but when it went beyond the werewolves, the stories were still pretty good but the world-building, well, less so...


Evil GM

As I get further into the "Rivers of London" series, I see that it is/could be set in the same Universe as The Dresden Files.

Of Simon Green, I read a few of the Deathstalker (Sci-Fi) series, which seems to have a similar problem of the protagonist becoming exponentially more powerful as time goes on - thus the enemies needing to be so too.

And the first few Kelly Armstrongs' books were interesting, as are a few of the genre - even if I have my quibbles with a few of the aspects of them.

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