Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mere Anarchy is Loosed upon the Blog

Sorry about the radio silence this month. I've been depressed and scared and anxious due to...recent events in general, I guess you could say. Politics and personal obstacles have conspired to piss in my cheerios. I keep meaning to post something, but it seems like I just end up reading the news and getting worked up and screwing around all night instead. I'm going to try and knock this shit off in December: my next big project is a read-through of Carcosa in the style of my Holmes Basic posts. I was thinking about posting the short script I wrote a while back for the trailer to a theoretical Wolfenstein movie, but I was worried that it didn't have enough to do with RPGs to merit inclusion here. So now I'm writing this instead. Go fucking figure.

On a related note, does anyone have any recommendations for a good RPG about thwarting the Nazis? I've been in a no-holds-barred kind of mood, lately.

Just in case anything still matters, here's my fucking Joesky tax, I guess:
1d20 Odd Fortune Cookie Messages*
  1. "Hating on sluts is like hating on sunshine." (Zak S., March 5, 2012)**
  2. "Surely the Second Coming is at hand." (W. B. Yeats, "The Second Coming")
  3. "The future refused to change." (Chrono Trigger)
  4. "Your lovin' is much too hot to last." (Todd Rivers as Dr. Lucien Sanchez in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace)
  5. "Forget it, [name of reader]. It's [location of reader]." (Chinatown)
  6. "We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far." (H. P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu")
  7. "Existence has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long." (Alan Moore, Watchmen)
  8. "The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow." (Neon Genesis Evangelion Episode 24)
  9. "Collateral damage can be justified, if the gain outweighs the cost." (Spec Ops: The Line)
  10. "You will escape into the waves." (Marathon)
  11. "You rescued her from the gutter. Her life is yours, to use as you see fit." (Arthur Machen, "The Great God Pan")
  12. "You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try." (The Simpsons Season 5 Episode 18)
  13. "Chaos reigns." (Antichrist)
  14. "You should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas." (T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock")
  15. "You need to lower your standards, because it is never getting any better than this." (Fall Out Boy featuring Courtney Love, "Rat a Tat")
  16. "Happy people can be so cruel." (Silent Hill 3)
  17. "Take away a man's light, his clothes, his food, his friends, his air, and you leave him with nothing but himself. And for most that is not pleasant company." (The Suffering)
  18. "Everything you touch seems destined to turn into something mean and farcical." (Henrik Ibsen, Hedda Gabler)
  19. "Find a pile of gold and sit on it." (John Gardner, Grendel)
  20. "You don't even exist. We're all just a figment of my cock's imagination." (David Wong, John Dies in the End)***
    *The following entries have been significantly altered in terms of wording, punctuation, etc. in order to fit the "Fortune Cookie" premise: #4, #5, #7, #10, #11, #12, #14, #15, and #18.
    **Just for the record, I agree with this one.
    *** This one is also accurate.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016

    1d100 Political Scapegoats

    1. Puppies
    2. Kittens
    3. Puppies AND Kittens
    4. War Widows
    5. "I blame the lame-stream media. Also that other media."
    6. Video Games
    7. Audio-Video Games
    8. Audio-Video-Olfactio-Gustio-Tactio Games
    9. Whatever music the youth are listening to
    10. The youth in general
    11. Pacifists
    12. Oceanographers (The Pornographers of the Sea)
    13. Womenfolk
    14. The "Moors"
    15. Organized Religion (referee's discretion as to which one - bonus polling points for a persecuted minority denomination)
    16. Disorganized Religion
    17. The Elderly, except the ones who have managed to remain fuckable
    18. The Fuckable Elderly
    19. Sincerely Reformed Criminals
    20. The Best and Coolest Drugs
    21. Books (bonus polling points for books that are "controversial" for reasons no one can identify)
    22. The Unemployed
    23. Restaurant Serving Staff
    24. Left-Handed (i.e. Sinister) People
    25. The Sea Peoples (or THESE Peoples)
    26. Teachers, British Nanies, Cartoon Animals, and other people with a suspicious fondness for children
    27. The Cartoons and Action Figures Which Aren't as Cool as the Ones You Had as a Kid
    28. The Homeless, especially when they're just trying to get some fucking sleep
    29. That Sports Team No One Likes
    30. Voter Fraud
    31. The New Dance Craze
    32. Santa Claus
    33. People who have much better and more frequent sex than you Filthy Hedonists
    34. Loving Marriages
    35. Divorcees
    36. Supermodels
    37. Ultra-Deluxe Models
    38. Newfangled Gadgets
    39. Lazy People (who only work three measly jobs to get by)
    40. This Week's Horoscope
    41. An "Act of God" (presumably an omnibenevolent, omnipotent, and omniscient one)
    42. A hoax perpetuated by almost the entire scientific community for nebulous reasons
    43. The fact that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, thus we haven't had very long to learn to do any better
    44. The Expansion of the Sun
    45. Legal Aliens Who Just Look Illegal
    46. What She's Wearing
    47. Sass, Backtalk, Attitude, Lip, Snark, and General Uppitiness
    48. Jokes (although "Jokes" are okay)
    49. Those who "can't take a joke"
    50. Politeness, Manners, Respect, Consideration, Tact, and other PC bullshit
    51. Unarmed People
    52. Actual Goats (I mean, have you seen their freakish eyes?)
    53. Those who dare ignore our most arcane and pointless traditions
    54. Huddled Masses
    55. POWs
    56. People who don't vote
    57. People who do vote, but are the wrong color
    58. People who are just especially punchable/hangable/flammable for whatever reason
    59. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
    60. Zoologists (The Pornographers of the Sea of the Land)
    61. Genetically-Modified Orgasms
    62. Something that must be true because I totally saw it in a movie once
    63. Sound and Fury
    64. Filthy Pinko Commies
    65. Commie Mutant Traitors
    66. Spring-Heeled Jack
    67. The Mad Gasser
    68. The Prophecy of Yore
    69. Purely accidental circumstances which lead to me innocently slipping and falling into vaginas/butts
    70. A widespread lack of moral fiber
    71. Those stupid reporters and their dumb, hard questions
    72. Kids who don't eat their Brussels sprouts
    73. Rural Folk
    74. City Folk
    75. Those Pesky Human Rights
    76. Haters
    77. Irresistible Temptation
    78. Thugs, Punks, and Ne'er-do-wells
    79. Bikers
    80. The Mentally Ill
    81. The Mentally Chill
    82. The Mentally Real
    83. Anyone dumb enough to pay taxes
    84. Satanic Cults that Supposedly Exist
    85. Bad Influences
    86. Subversives
    87. Radicals
    88. Moderates
    89. Fatties (i.e. The Non-Airbrushed)
    90. The Childless
    91. Artists, Intellectuals, Philosophers, and Other Smarty Pants
    92. Hollywood Movies
    93. Nasty Underground Movies
    94. People's private medical business
    95. People's privates
    96. A Terrible Curse
    97. The War on [insert thing that isn't in jeopardy here]
    98. Theoretical Mathematicians (The Pornographers of the Sea of the Land of the Abstract Logic)
    99. Murderhobos
    100. Fun