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May 2009 Blog Posts (4)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Warning: Spoilers within)

I did not see The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) in the cinema due to my insanely busy schedule at the time of its release in Cincinnati. I prefer to see movies (when possible) in their larger (and usually intended format ratio), as opposed to watching them on a smaller screen, yet while TCCoBB (as I will refer to it henceforth) certainly has some moments when the larger format would have enhanced the movie (primarily the vistas at sea), overall I did not find myself regretting that I… Continue

Added by Noah Meernaum on May 30, 2009 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Goggles

To meta my steampunk goggle situation, I ordered several sets of welding goggles from Boss Tools. I chose them because they had the best price of $4.97 each with an extra 5% discount if I ordered more than three. Ordered four of them, figuring one for me, another for me if I mess up modding that one, one for Matt, who expressed an interest and an extra to carry around at a con as a sort…

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Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on May 27, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Marcon: Convention Report

Went to Marcon this weekend. I was gaming on Thursday night so I didn't pack. I did, however, make a list so that I would be sure not to forget anything. Euphorbia didn't set her alarm so I didn't either, waking up at 8am. Checked my email. Read my webcomics. Got some things ready, waiting for her to get up. When she did get up an hour later I started really packing.



I broke my steampunk…

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Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on May 25, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Deadlands RPG Episode Seven

From: Mr. Zebulon Pike, Deadwood, Dakota Territory

To: Mrs. Hannelore West, Kingsport, Mass.

August 1878



Beloved Sister,



I know that you are fond of both reading and writing fantastical fiction and the tale I am about to tell seems taken from the pages of Sheridan's ghost stories, though with a distinctly less gothic bent and certainly nowhere near as literary as your creations.



In celebration of the grand opening of Messrs. Tobin, Pace and…

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Added by Zebulon Vitruvius Pike on May 8, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

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