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Your Obedient Serpent
18 November 2019 @ 06:15 pm



Originally posted 18 February 2010 at 18:15.
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19 December 2014 @ 08:25 am


SCREEN WIPE:

There's a tendency for gaming groups to get caught up in niggling details. You devise an intricate plan, and then ... there's a lot of dragging and meandering as you get from MAKING it to IMPLEMENTING it.

When I started playing Star Wars Saga with my current band of miscreants, we hit one of those points early on. Just as things started dragging, someone said, "You know, if this were actually a Star Wars movie, this is where Lucas would throw in a classic, old-school screen wipe." We all paused, and after a beat, the GM swept his arm in front of him and proclaimed, "SCREEN WIPE!"

That became a regular feature of the game, and carried over to other games with the group. It helps the pacing enormously.

 
 
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17 December 2014 @ 09:50 am

... and pretty much everyone still HAS an LJ log-in, even if they don't USE it anymore.

 
 
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17 December 2014 @ 09:45 am

I am going to try to shift away from Twitter and Tumblr and back to LiveJournal. Twitter is still good for quick, pithy one-liners (like the "chilly verde" joke I just posted), but trying to converse or compress complex thoughts into 140 characters is inane.

Tumblr ... as prickvixen said the other day, I dislike having to rebroadcast something if I want to comment on it. Discourse in a Tumblr thread is just not easily accomplished.

And yes, I still have a blogspot blog, but you know what? Never really used it that much, and now it's largely obsolete in and of itself.

I like LJ. I am comfortable here, and the interface is solid, time-tested, and lends itself to narrative and discussion far better than other platforms.

Twitter will still see use -- I do toss out occasional Twitworthy one-liners that aren't compromised by the enforced brevity, and LJ retweets my journal entries automatically, giving them exposure even to the crowd that abandoned ship long ago.

I'll still use Tumblr, as well. There IS a community there, and I'm part of it. Most of my tumblr entries will just be repost/links to relevant LJ entries, however.

I've got an LJ app on my phone -- guess how I'm typing this now? -- so really, it's as accessible and convenient as any of the hip, happening flavors of the month.

 
 
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  • Fri, 03:55: #SIrPaulMcCartney is bitching about people listening to new songs on tinny phone speakers. As opposed to the AM radios of the '60s?
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  • Mon, 12:31: RT @dawnchapel: People who stiff service-industry workers on tips are likely to be incredibly difficult clients. Keep this in mind when tak…
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  • Mon, 09:59: Playing #Traveller in the early 80s, our PCs crammed a bunch of useful gadgets into a bulky wristband. My Smartphone does more.
  • Mon, 10:12: RT @FeministGriote: People think poverty is an individual failure rather than an engineered human system.
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