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  1. Story, Monday Dec 17, 2018

    Yes. I really consider this to be one of Dan’s problems as a storyteller. Occasionally — not as often as in the past, thankfully — he completely drops the “show, don’t tell” rule and an entire page or more turns into an expository lump. I think it stems from a concern that his readers will either fail to understand or worry that he will be criticised for having his characters pull abilities out of nowhere. In this case I honestly feel that just a panel or two with Grace explaining “I can use my antennae to ‘feel’ at a distance” would have been sufficient. Most everybody would get that and if he was still concerned he could add clarifications in his comments below the comic. Nonetheless, Dan feels this is necessary and while I do not agree with him I do empathise with his concerns.
  2. This Day In History

    Wait just one night. One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble.
  3. Story Friday, December 14, 2018

    I tend to agree. After all, Grace has a history of being extremely protective of her friends. She blamed herself for failing to resist Abraham’s sleep spell and has ever since reacted very strongly against anything perceived as even a potential threat (witness her charge against Santa Jerry in the cave and her attitude against abominations that made Justin want to talk her down, for example.)
  4. Story Friday, December 14, 2018

    The point is that even stepping on a d4 HURTS. Just because it is less hazardous than stepping on an actual caltrop doesn’t mean it isn’t worth avoiding. And while a d4 may not be an actual caltrop it does share its most important trait: if it falls onto a flat surface it will always land with a point up.
  5. NP Wednesday Dec 12, 2018

    I hate it. And it creeps me out. I completely agree with mlooney.
  6. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    I decided that I wanted a couple of books about naval war during WW2 and went to Amazon where I almost managed to search for ‘Chester Spruance Nimitz’. I remembered just in time that Nimitz and Spruance were two different admirals. Now I am contemplating the notion of fusing admirals in the hopes of improving performance. I clearly should learn to better keep my naval historical figures straight.1 1 Though I do not mind if they are LGBTQI*.
  7. Story Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    Yes, that was an example I had in mind. I have also seen it happen in real life.
  8. Story Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    I agree. Larry at least has grown. I hope he will keep on doing so. I have less hopes for Rich but who knows. Larry might be able to pull him in the right direction. Or he may even begin to see the light on his own. If not, I foresee the two of them breaking apart. Friendships never seem to endure very well when one starts to change but the other maintains their status quo.
  9. Story Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    I can’t help but laugh a little at the way Rich, Larry and Tensaided are reacting. Dan is very good at this form of gentle humour. George, of course, is always worth a smile if for no other reason than his unflappable deadpan.
  10. This Day In History

  11. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    Yes. I had to battle a horde of berserker nurses and interns in order to make my escape. The warband near the elevators proved particularly troublesome but became easier to handle when I rammed them with one of the rolling beds.
  12. This Day In History

    To be fair, E. coli almost made me extinct.
  13. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    Nope. I am actually walking without it now. Anyway, I am too old and out of shape to get into the Jægers. They are pretty hardcore.
  14. This Day In History

    If they hadn’t invited Transylvania, they would have offended Dracula. And they had clearly seen the Netflix version of Castlevania and badly wanted to avoid giving him offence.
  15. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    I am making progress. I am nearly at the point where I can dispense with the walker. I am starting to feel a bit more optimistic about my retraining.