Sparkle and Fade
By Dwip November 30, 2005, 11:31 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Talked to _real for a time tonight. This was, in general, good, because we haven’t talked for a while, and Ken has always pretty much been the Man.

This does bring me to a sort of strange place, though. I think I’m tired, because these things always happen when I’m tired. At any rate, I guess Tonto Clan, as heard through _real and assorted conversation on Regina’s blog, is going to die the final death on December 12th or so. Happy birthday, me. This is all fairly strange, because I haven’t been able to get to Tonto in I don’t know how many months but a lot, and had assumed it was already dead. To find that it was apparently alive to some degree during my absence, but will likely die again without my ever seeing what went on is…yeah. I dunno. I pretty much made my peace with Tonto’s demise a long time ago, but it still bothers me a bit. Four years will do that.

The other part of this whole talking to _real thing is that it made me remember a lot of stuff – people, posts, whatever. And it’s always been shocking to me how much of those years are just a huge blur to me. And as Regina can tell you, because she’s heard me talk about this, I mean everything, not just Tonto happenings. There’s lots of things I ought to remember, and just don’t, and that kinda freaks me out.

But they were good years, after a fashion. And Tonto was a good place. And I guess, while people in Phoenix might like it, and all, I’m not so sure there will ever be another place like Tonto again, at least for me. My gaming clan days seem to be over for the moment. Ah well.

In other, happier news, I just saved a lot of money by switching to GEICO…no, wait, that’s not it…[1] Oh yes. Solo thief in BG1. Let me just make you aware that nothing, basically EVER, competes with how fun driving a solo thief around backstabbing people is.

Whir and Cole may yet know this, if they ever get their BG installs working.

Oh, and Mansa Musa is the evil scum of the earth. No torture is too good for him. In that old Greyhawk torture scheme, because the Old Kingdom was like that, we will take Mansa, put a Ring of Regeneration on him, and then stick him in our torture chamber to be tortured FOREVER.

Whir can probably back me up on this.

Also, I found my new favorite book cover ever. It’s this 1954 Landmark Book called “The Hordes of Ghengis Khan” in crazy 50s B-movie font, and it’s got these crazy B-movie looking Mongols with evil expressions waving swords. It has you waiting for like, Flash Gordon to leap out and save China or something. We were all laughing about it a lot. It was great.

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avatar Comment by Whir #1
December 1, 2005 at 12:47 am

[appropriate backing comments and gestures]