Thursday, November 22, 2007

Shrimp E'toufe'e Day

Yes, you see, no turkey here. Nope. Instead, we had:

Shrimp E'toufe'e
Pork with rum glaze
Red beans and rice
Waldorf Salad
Pumpkin Pie
Peanut Butter Pie

And daaaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmn it was good.

On top of that - SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good day.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Star Wars reference and Comic

For those of you that know where I live, you'll get this. Everyone else, nope.

My hotel room for the past two nights here in Grand Rapids is in the "E" wing of the building.

Picked up The Punisher: In the Beginning, as well as, Runaways #2-5 tonight. I'm not sure if I like Mike Bradstreet's covers or Garth Ennis' writings more, but I think Punisher (old, older, and new) may be my favourite "super hero" of all time. When I was a kid, I loved Spider Man. By the time I was a teenager I was enjoying Judge Dredd, and the Batman. During all of that, I watched for all sightings of the Punisher that I could. These weren't the only comics I was reading, but they were the comics I looked forward to the most.

And here I am, preparing to play in my second ever rpg. The first one was run by Malric. It was a Champions game and I started as a guest star. He knew I was free the night of his regular game and needed another player to round out the group for a couple of nights. I played a hero named Shackle. I could control chains and cuffs and the like. No sharp pointy bits like Hellraiser, but close enough. It went okay and I asked to be let in on a regular basis as Shackle. I don't remember how long I played. In time, the format (Friday night fights) and the rest of my life led me to move on.

For this second game, the rules will be Mutants and Masterminds and the group will be different. Malric will be in the game, as will OfMasksandMen, two other players, the GM, and myself. I'm trying to come up with a character concept that is more hero orientated than the Punisher. It's hard, but I'm trying.

To help with that, I've begun reading Runaways. This comic tells the tale of a set of kids who witness their parents as supervillains and how they react/fight back. It's definetly on the heroic side and the second trade paperback has Cloak and Dagger in it. How crazy is that?

Anyways, work has slowed down long enough for me to think about making this post and actually doing so. Go me!

I may also have a four day weekend...after making my Thanksgiving Dinner ~ more on that later!