Really enjoying Summoning's new album, "With Doom We Come". Really epic.

As a music nerd who likes to look up tons of info about bands, I wish more bands would name themselves with an eye to Googleability. Today's case in point: a band named Porn. Am I putting that into a search engine? Nope.

#waronchristmas With weapons raised, the ground team converged on the downed sleigh. They wore gas masks to mask the scent of ginger, cinnamon, and Hickory Farms summer sausage gift baskets. A cyborg reindeer sparked and kicked fitfully against the packed snow.

The lead soldier looked at the smashed box at the front of the sled. "Shit, the elves are using drones!"

Listen to an audiobook. has free, public domain books recorded by volunteers.

Woke up from a dream in the middle of the night, and wrote down the following: "What if what you thought was a glimpse into a larger world turned out to be the entirety of a very small life."

I think my subconscious is thinking way too hard.

Self-care (cont): There is this really ugly pattern going on of:

1. People who work with mental health developing strategies such as "self-care" and "mindfulness" to help us deal with compulsive or obsessive behavior.

2. Commercialism appropriating the fuck out of that into productivity or lifestyle marketing.

3. A horde of think-pieces talking about why those practices are bullshit, without dealing with their original context.

Spent some time this afternoon playing Torment: Tides of Numenera. I love this game, but I am really terrible at combat in it.

Not strictly speaking about RPGs, and only of interest to UK people, but the next session of my games-design masterclass has been announced. It's at Draughts in London on 20th January. Tickets:

Things to be thankful for: a completely accidental phone call from a dear friend. We only got to talk for 2 minutes, but it was nice to hear from her.

Drinking cocoa peppermint matcha tea. Tastes delicious, looks an alarming shade of army green.

It's okay if you failed today. You can try again tomorrow.

What new-ish albums have people been listening to lately? I've been enjoying:
Samael - Hegemony
Cloak - To Venemous Depths
Enslaved - E

I was on a conference call and folks kept talking over me. I eventually decided my phone audio wasn't working, so I muttered, "Wow, either everyone is being really rude or my phone isn't working," and then hung up and redialed.

I"m now not actually sure whether my phone was working when I said that. 😒

Is there like a nice QPoC witchy/astro/tarot instance anywhere?

Can we make this (or another post)
get +500 boosts, proofing that the argument to stay away from the #fediverse because one can here only reach out to a few is completly wrong?

Wondering how high the reach of this post is?

Well, we don't know. We don't track the users.

You only can see the boosts/fav/reply.
If that's a lot, it reached a lot.

If that made one rethink their opinion here you go:

(there is also
#gnusocial #plemora #postactiv #friendica #hubzilla..

@paulczege "If you want to give an RPG designer the best creative gift ever, run their RPG with them as player."

This, good lord yes. I have never played Paranoia. Not once. I have only ever GMed it. And I'd be the first to admit I am not a great Paranoia GM.

another #under1000 instance of note is operated by @thomas

from their about page, " is a Mastodon instance hosted in Germany and powered by 100% green energy. Mastodon is a free and decentralized alternative to well-established social microblogging platforms like Twitter. This instance is especially addressing Metal fans, but can be used by anyone else as well ;-)"

green metal? yeah, we got that.

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