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Jun. 29th, 2009

Silent Hill, Advice Dog

Holy shit, I'm updating!

It's been about two straight years since I last posted to this place. Probably because nothing of note ever seems to happen to me and/or I don't find interesting enough to share with the internet (pretty Zen, eh?). I opened a journal here so I could lurk at Bad RPers Suck! and occassionally comment.

Anyway, I've recently bought some dice and decided to try them out with a tabletop role-playing game in the meatspace. I've asked Laura for this purpose.

She seemed interested. I gave her my core books to read through and decide what I should run for her.

My guess is that she'll pick the New World of Darkness to play, and that'd be fine (unless she doesn't want to play a horror RPG*, in which case, she'll go with a GURPS game of some other genre`.)

Matter of fact, it's this incident that's what's inspired me to post here again.

I hope that if Laura wants me to GM a game, I can try out a mystery scenario, maybe an urban fantasy campaign.

* Holy shit, I have a lot of horror RPGs! Seriously, I'm fucking DARK, man!

Dec. 21st, 2007

Silent Hill, Advice Dog

Everything Else

Go check out http://www.cracked.com/article_15653_8-most-terrifying-anti-meth-ads-from-blog.html

Go to number 2 on the list, watch the video.

Woah.

Now, I consider myself a smart boy. I've watched enough Law and Order episodes and payed my tribute to the I Have Motherfucking Common Sense Guild to know that illicit substances, meth most of all, are pretty much Not Good For You and thus I stay away from them.

But, man, this ad opens itself up to some trippy interpretations. In addition to the article's suggestion of "meth dealers are refreshingly honest" and "taking drugs will result in an alternate universe of possessions just for you", I'd also chip it a vibe I got off the commercial;

ANYONE SELLS OR GIVES YOU DRUGS INEXPLICABLY ALSO GETS THE COMPULSION TO SHOW OFF THE VARIOUS EFFECTS THAT DRUG WILL HAVE ON YOU VIA MAGICAL META-DIMENSIONAL SYMBOLIC OBJECTS.

Break a limb and ask the doctor for some painkillers? Say hello to you morphine girlfriends, morphine baby and morphine face.
Go down to the cafe for an espresso? The wage slave at the counter shall treat you to visions of your caffeine job, caffeine God, caffeine family and your caffeine Live Journal account.
Go to the pub for a pint and the bartender shows you the artifacts of an insane, alcohol-induced parallel timeline.
Tobacconists will need a few copies of a smoking bed, smoking lungs, smoking car, smoking...well, you get the idea.

Seriously though, the most amount of expertise involved in supplying people with drugs is supposed to be a few years of med school and good internship. Not fucking becoming Clarence the No-Winged Angel from It's A Wonderful Life.