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47 Ronin

I just finished watching the 2013 film, 47 Ronin.

I thought this movie stood up very well. The last time I dealt with a rendition of this story was in 2005 with the graphic novel Roninhood of the 47 Samurai. This movie brings the story more directly into the mainstream while seeming to keep the heart of it intact.

Four Parts of a Person

Introspectively you can break yourself down into four basic parts.

BODY
The body is muscles, valves, blood flow, and also your brain. It is the “embodiment” of your physical and mental potential including your capacity to learn. It's what's physical and is connected to your genetics.

HEART
Your heart is a ball of emotion, which like a sun, lashes out with solar flares from time to time. It is a highly reactive force that wafts left and right, up and down.

Aqua Vitae

Reviewing our libations.

Me, Myself, and I (Take 2)

Today I have no specific inspiration and simply want to write. Earlier I wrote a blog post about my day and when I went to preview it, the page timed out. The lesson? Type up my blog posts in a separate program and then paste them into the online form. Normally when I type forum posts, I always copy the post to the clipboard prior to submitting, in case of error. I'm still learning Drupal (this is Drupal).

Let's see what I can recall from my original post.

[Muskoka] Summer Weiss

Muskoka's Summer Weiss : Intriguingly delicious Summer wheat beer

355ml brown bottle
5% alc./vol.
Brewed in Ontario, Canada
Served ice cold

This brew has moderate carbonation, a thin head and a major wheaty scent. With a pale yellow colour and an imponderous body it stands out as light and refreshing.

The singular wheat flavour hits your tongue like an anvil and slowly dissipates into a slight bitter aftertaste.

Your Last Weeks

I choose to pose this question. If you knew you had a couple weeks to live, what would you do? I don't mean a couple weeks in a hospital, but maybe if the world was going to end in two weeks, how would you spend the time? What do you stop doing and what do you start doing?

Would you still go to work? Would you sit on the couch and watch TV? Would you find that one person you'd like to spend the time with? Would it be family time or Miller time?

Would those two weeks enlighten you as to what's most important to you?

Monty Haul's Lesser Tower of Doom I1

I1 for Incursion

I don't really want to give any spoilers for the adventure, but needless to say, I felt pretty good about mapping out an area that did not remain constant.

Middle Man

I'm the middle man.

I've worked in a few different fields over the years selling, installing, and maintaining some high end items from cabinets to computers. I've carried single cheques that were more than I make in a year. I do good work and I find good deals but I almost never actually have the high end items myself.

One True RPG

Many gamers seem (according to what I read on the Internet) to have that one game. The one game that fits right for them as the go-to game.

I don't.

I remember having them; two to be specific. From the 70's through somewhere around 2000 or so it was OAD&D. After that it was Lejendary Adventure.

At some point in the last few years I've started searching again.

D&D 5e

Well, D&D 5e is out. The basic rules as well as a starter box. Necromancer Games is already jumping in and trying to get three books out before the core books and other publishers do the same. Monsters, spells, and adventures. Apparently the legality is being kept hush hush and we have no certainty what WOTC will do as far as licensing yet.

The new version of the Eldritch RPG is in process. A reprint of the 1e Metamorphosis Alpha game is incoming. Castles & Crusades has undergone a major reprint and should be out by the Winter.

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