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Creation Date: March 1st, 2010 07:15 PM
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Musings of a Knight of the Imperium.
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In Moot Member Blogs Plugging away. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #486 New January 20th, 2019 12:20 AM
So apparently someone thought my little sarcastic tactic from way back in 2005 or 2007 was what I ACTUALLY WANTED in terms of romance.

I'm not going to go into detail . I've railed about it on my other online web log, and it's not very Travelleresque, so I'll entertain any PMs on the topic, but needless to say that after all this time this whole BS was about my romantic life.

Whatever. My stress level has dropped to pre-teen levels where I could go drive up to Strawberry or ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Truth about my drinking problem Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #485 New January 19th, 2019 01:37 AM
I don't have one.

Or rather my doctor's told me that I can't have anymore cokes, no eggnog, nothing sweet or with sugar. Which is a major blow, because the brain uses a lot of sugars to keep data flowing over the network.

So, it's water, it's some special berry juices, it's sneaking in an occasional soda when I hit the drive thru, or a smoothie, but I'm limited to once a month sometimes a week if I push it.

But, apparently the theory that I had a real issue with alcohol has reared ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Writing adventures and the HPA Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #484 New January 17th, 2019 11:09 AM
So, there's a family thing going on that I'm going to have to address. And I probably should have tried writing for Hunter way back in 2002 or 2003. Oh well.

The complex parking lot got flooded in places, and there's a tree behind the house that's leaning over the river that I better keep tabs on. The story seem to have lost some of its strength. During the worst severe storms (those massive hurricane like storms without an actual hurricane) that used to hit the peninsula, would cause ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Flash Flood warning Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #483 New January 15th, 2019 09:40 PM
I sold my beautiful water front home in FC to get another water front home here in Marin. Only the water is not a lagoon, but, during heavy rains, turns into a white water torrent with rapids.

All law enforcement is issuing a flash flood warning via email, and I've just been told where I can get sandbags and sand (bring your own shovel; BYOS).

Traveller adventures know no limits. And, like the annual fires, there's absolutely nothing I can do. Oh well.

The reason I'm posting this ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Blade Runner thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #482 New January 15th, 2019 10:10 AM
So, unlike The Empire Strikes Back I'm not a huge fan of Blade Runner, but I like it as a film. It's decent enough. I saw it at the local drive in with my friend and adopted mother. Said Drive In used to be off Air Port Boulevard that runs along the bay front from Oyster Point, past SFO, down the peninsula to the Coyote Point Recreational area. I'd sometimes drive by there at night just to catch a glimpse of a film or two. Fun times.

But, to the movie. It was dark. And the speaker you ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs The Empire Strikes Back 3 Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #481 New January 15th, 2019 09:33 AM
So, one of the best novel adaptations of a movie I ever read was Donald F. Glut's rendition of "The Empire Strikes Back". It was a long time ago, and I'm not sure why I decided to pick it out of the boxed trilogy set that I bought back in the mid 80s (probably because I was playing a lot of Traveller and Star Smuggler at the time), but I cracked it, and it was really a cool read.

I seem to recall that the first book was ghost written by Alan Dean Foster (maybe Lawrence Kasdan, though I don' ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Untitled book Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #480 New January 15th, 2019 09:18 AM
Back in high school or middle school I read a book about a man who had been part of a kind of (futuristic) special forces unit. And I can't remember the darn title.

The book started off with him and his GF smoking "drug sticks" in a luxury apartment in Egypt or someplace it might have been New Mexico but I can't remember. Anyway, I read the thing, but I can't remember too much about it other than he wound up having some kind of allegiance to the unit he was assigned to, and I think at th ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Honor Harrington Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #479 New January 13th, 2019 07:53 PM
I read my first Honor Harrington book a few years back, after hearing about Weber's series for years since the 90s.

I often heard that Weber wrote and created a Traveller like setting with the Manticorian Kingdom, and its navy in which Honor serves. We, having read "On Basilisk Station", and getting through the second book about the Kingdom making contact with two fundamentalist theocracies, I think I can say that the series, so far, is cleverly written, and again it's straight forward as p ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs "Apocalypse Troll" Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #478 New January 12th, 2019 12:09 PM
A really well written book by David Weber regarding intelligent marsupials from a parallel universe wreaking havoc on civilizations. Weber probably chose said animal as the bad guys because they are ill tempered.

The reason I like this book so much is because it's a true military scifi book that doesn't have some psychiatric character study, but is a true story of Events A, B and C happen to characters D, E anf F, to result in X, Y, and Z, and with a lot of well textured and descriptive pro ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs To the Stars trilogy Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #477 New January 12th, 2019 02:39 AM
Harry Harrison authored a trilogy starting with "Wheel World" about a Londoner who is saved from drowning by an Israeli submarine in a dystopic future where society is divided into the elite privileged and proles.

One of the interesting things about the cover art is that the main character is wielding Star Wars' weaponry. A stormtrooper blaster, a lightsaber and Han Solo sidearm, and a storm trooper longarm on the last cover. I'm guessing they didn't have too much faith in the series and s ...More Read More
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