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FoxArris: ?
FoxArris: k
FoxArris: I know
richlayers: I KNOW TOO
richlayers: lol
richlayers: lots of coffee
FoxArris: ok
FoxArris: calm down lol
richlayers: okay
richlayers: I think I'm all right
richlayers: for the time being
richlayers: but I just might start yelling again if I need to
FoxArris: just dont hurt yourself
FoxArris: lol or anyone around you
richlayers: there's no one around me :)
richlayers: unless you count you
FoxArris: I sometimes do
FoxArris: even if I dont count for much
richlayers: I count you
richlayers: but I don't think I can do much damage from here
FoxArris: psychological maybe
richlayers: ya think?
FoxArris: its possible
FoxArris: I mean obviously you're not going to remotely bash me over the head or something
richlayers: that would be cool if I could, though
richlayers: I mean, I think it would be worth the pain and agony just because I'd be reaching through cyberspace, 1000 miles away
FoxArris: you'd be able to wake me up
richlayers: awesome
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Steal the coins!

You're ready to steal the silver coins your friend needs. You have a route across the rooftops planned. You have the location of a chimney-stack that seems to serve as a disguised entrance for senior Museum functionaries... if the stalking black-cloaked things you've seen are in fact Museum functionaries. You have the new locations of the major exhibits memorised. You might even be ready.(unlocked with planning a Theft from the Museum of Mistakes 5 - you have 5; A modest challenge for your planning a Theft from the Museum of Mistakes quality.

Hang the coins! Take whatever looks most valuable!

You've worked hard for this! And your friend isn't that good a friend. You'll just tell them it didn't work out.(unlocked with planning a Theft from the Museum of Mistakes 5 - you have 5; A low-risk challenge for your planning a Theft from the Museum of Mistakes quality.

See, Brian, a modest challenge shouldn't just arbitrarily fail like that!
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A sister and madness

She stops babbling and starts burbling. The burble rises to a sound you barely recognise. Is that a song? Her neck convulses as if the muscles of her throat are in revolt. But the effect is weirdly calming. Each note follows the last like a stylishly dressed assassin: dramatic, unexpected, inevitable. You find yourself nodding along. Even Hephaesta seems relaxed.

The song ends and your friend starts making a little more sense. Someone was hunting her down, but she couldn't abandon her twin sister, the Eccentric Opera Singer. Her sister has been driven mad, though, and is in the place mad people go. Will you make sure she is safe? She pulls a locket from her neck and presses it into your hands before she slumps back into a deep, calm sleep.

[To find her sister, you'll need to increase your Nightmares enough to get into the place that mad people go.]


May. 5th, 2010 12:37 am
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So [ profile] foxarris pointed out something I find very cool, that I never noticed before, about two of my favorite pieces of music (which pretty much makes me unobservant I think, but oh well).


Same chords:

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This video reminds me of a lot of my creative friends out there... and is also pretty inspirational! Also mom said she was getting the book for the library, so that's pretty neat, too.
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My friend Brian is still struggling. Thank you to those of you who sent a few dollars. He's written up a little something and is offering a service if anyone else is willing to donate a few dollars. You can read what he has to say right here.

I know some of you reading this are probably having a hard time making it through the bills this year, and may not have a single dollar to spare. But if you can't spare even a dollar, can you please, please, please spread the word around? Link back to this entry or his entry or his music page?

We could all use a little good karma, right?
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My dear wonderful friend Brian, who has always been there for me when I need a kind word or just someone to talk to, is terribly down on his luck these days. He's working full time at McDonalds and trying to get funds and paperwork together to go to college this fall, but you know the saying, "If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all?" That seems to be plaguing him lately and I can only watch and wish I could help.

He lives in a townhouse, and had a couple of roommates, but last month they skipped out -- he came home and all their stuff was gone, even though they were all on the lease together. So now he's paying for the place by himself instead of splitting bills three ways. Not easy to do even in much better circumstances!

He had his guitar and bass guitar over in a friend's garage, where they had been working up a band set together. Then his friend's dad got drunk and angry and threw all the instruments outside. He and his other friend want to sue the father for the cost of the damages, but before they can do that they have to pay an appraiser and for a court filing fee.

And if that's not bad enough, today I heard from him and his car was broken into, and his tape deck, ipod, and adapter were stolen. He filed a police report and apparently there were five other reports filed in that neighborhood or apartment complex. Maybe with enough evidence and momentum they can catch the person who did it, but the chances of that are pretty slim, and the chances of him getting his stuff back seem even less likely.

This is a great guy, a super talented musician and one of the nicest people I know. It breaks my heart to see things going this way for him and not to be able to do much for him. I'm hoping that a few of you might help -- send a dollar or two, if you've got it to spare! If you can't, spread the word! It's a small effort but I have to do what I can to help this guy, he's always been a great friend to me and I can't sit here and do nothing!

You can check out some of his music on his myspace page, The Music of Fox, and maybe find some tunes you like or learn a little more about the guy. Whatever you think, I hope you'll consider passing along a few dollars or passing the word along to other friends or music lovers.

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(12:04:13 AM) disorderlysalmon: Your mom gave me swine flu. :(
(12:04:28 AM) richlayers: She was in Mexico. I told her not to go.


richlayers: No response though.
FoxArris: I hate that
FoxArris: I get a fish and I'm like oh hey. Cool
FoxArris: And nothing happens
richlayers: yeah
richlayers: oh well
FoxArris: Its like I fished up a headless coho
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001. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
002. I will respond by asking you ANY five questions of a very intimate and creepily personal nature. Or not so creepy/personal.
003. You WILL update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
004. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
005. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

From [ profile] foxarris

1) If you could pick any 'wild' animal and tame it as your pet, what animal would you pick?

I'm really tempted to say skunk, because I love the idea of the shock effect. But if I could only pick one, I would pick a crow and teach it to say dirty words and give people the evil eye when they came over.

2)You have the power to resurrect one person, bringing them back to life with perfect health and a whole lifetime to live. Who?

My friend Joe. I never met him in person, but he was a great writing mentor for a time, and I found out he was dead when I googled him and found his obituary. It seemed like we still had a lot to say to each other and I'd like to get the chance to say it.

3)What fictional character from any (relatively well known) book or movie do you think you can relate to the closest?

Granny Weatherwax. Is that totally weird? I just think she has the right idea about people.

4)You're a network exec for a major broadcasting company and need to cut back. What one show from any station would you cancel if you could?

Oh so many temptations. But really, I don't have a problem with other people watching trash as long as I don't get stuck watching it too--I'm not really offended by anything that's on the air even though a lot of it is inane and pointless. Probably if I was a real network exec I'd end up canceling something cool and kickass just because the special effects budget is too high, and saving some low-production cost, high viewership show like Hell's Kitchen. So just to reverse the natural order of things and upset millions of people, how about I cancel American Idol and we all get on with our lives?

Desert Island 5 Reading list.

Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
The Well at the World's End by William Morris
SAS Survival Guide


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