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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


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…


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…


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…


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

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