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May. 21st, 2012 06:50 pm "How desperate are you? That you call on such lost creatures to defend you?"

So Jack doesn't remember much of what happened last game. Here's his version:

We left the Mormon base, we got into a car crash, then everything went red. I may have frenzied. I'm not sure. Then I woke up, we had apparently been attacked by a giant spider thing, everyone was okay, then we went home. Thanks be to Gaia and all glory to great Fenris. 

Here's what actually happened:

We were attacked by the Ananasi metis horrible thing that popped out of the ground. Jack failed his delirium roll and frenzied on the thing. He ran straight at it and it impaled him, poisoning him and making him go unconscious. He didn't even get to hit it. Bastard. Then it dragged him into its hole in the ground. Some members of the party went after them, some elected to remain on the surface. The Vampire figured that Jack was dead and it was time to continue back home. That sounds about right for a heartless monster. 

Then some stuff happened and the Ananasi did a thing and everyone got out alright. Oh, and we found a garou cub in the hole. Hooray. Then we talked and stuff and went home. Thanks be to Gaia and all glory to great Fenris. 

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May. 7th, 2012 07:31 pm Every woman who cries out: "Dear God, what is that thing?" will echo in your perfect ears.

So right, last time we were here, Jack was on fire. This wasn't really a problem. It was refreshing. You know, except for the demon in the room. That was annoying. Especially when he got caught by the mormon soldiers. That was annoying. 

Jack on the other hand, went upstairs to ready an ambush for said soldiers. That didn't go quite as well as I would have hoped. Getting two clips of fully automatic ammo shoved into you at high velocity is less than fun. So he grabbed one of the soldiers and jumped out of the window. And thankfully landed on the soldier, not the other way around. 

He snuck around into one of the other buildings while Jack's ancestral mentor (a rotagar who shall remain nameless *glare*) led his son to drive a car into the compound, making *another* distraction. That's where he found the Demon being detained by the soldiers and some mage people. 

Of course the Vampire let the overpowered vampire free to "help." Sure, that's a good idea. Then Reniah, Eddie, Tabitha and the Vampires arranged to meet Jack and get a van to leave. Jack smashed the light and started killing soldiers while the vampire and Eddie the Mage took out the other ones. 

That fight went well. As opposed to what happened next. Jack found his Ironhammer broken in half (but didn't frenzy, thankfully). And then when they all got in vans to head out, they were stopped by a horrible giant spider thing. And then we all had to roll for delirium. Which is less than fun. I mean, I had fun, but Jack didn't. 

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Apr. 30th, 2012 06:39 pm No two Fenrir are not on fire.

So right. When we last left are... um... what's the opposite of intrepid? Anyways, when we last left our... what's the opposite of heroes? 

Right. So we have a Mormon van and we have a mormon. I had this plan to go in and get out, but I realized that our mission wasn't very well defined, so the plan kinda ended when we got in and were all led to different parts of the compound. Eddie the Mage and I were sent to the prisons. We staged a fight and I got sent to the infirmary. 

The vampire was sent off somewhere and apparently did something that set off a fire alarm. Reniah the Bastet was sent to the women's prison, Tabitha the Ananasi was sent to the barracks and the Demon was sent to the infirmary. 

When the Alarm went off, I decided to create more of a distraction and attacked the guards in my room. Tabitha went to get Reniah. Then the Demon lit the infirmary on fire. That was fun. 

That's about what happened. We're spread out all over the compound and not really sure what we're going to do. I think the plan is to kill all the mormons in the confusion. 

Current Mood: awakeawake

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Apr. 2nd, 2012 06:56 pm Quit being Dali frickin' Yoda about this, okay?

Let's see. What happened last game? Well, we kept driving towards the Mormon camp thing in awkward silence when a giant squid monster thing attacked the car. It started nomming our car as we tried to figure out what to do. 

Reniah the bastet went to try to open the back of the car, while Shelly the vampire started shooting through the party at the front of the car. The squid broke the front windshield, which gave Jack the opportunity to shift to crinos, activate might of thor and smash the thing in the face with his hammer... multiple times. 

The Ananasi (who we *still* don't know is an Ananasi) jumped out of the car while the Demon burst into flames, which is always fun. Jack smashed the squid thing again as it started to squish into the car's interior. It was gooey. 

We finally got out of the car, cleaning the larger chunks of calamari off the car and Shelly explained that she was in contact with one of the vampires int he Mormon camp who was being held for breeding ghouls. This made Reniah fox frenzy off to a cave of ringtail cats who are adorable. The rest of us discussed what we are going to do re: the rather powerful vampire being at's held in the Mormon camp. I think we should kill him. That's just me, though. 

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Mar. 24th, 2012 07:09 pm "Don't you just hate people that kill you?" [RPG recap]

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Feb. 27th, 2012 02:20 am It's Leap Day. Real Life is for March.

Right. Intercon is coming up. I'm kinda crazy. I'm running Ops. It's going to be coolness. Or something. Meanwhile, some of my favorite people are working with me to write a game for Festival. It's going to be awesome. Or something.

Oh, and I am no longer at the company I was with before. If you want details, ping me on IM or in person or email or something.

Meanwhile, my tabletop game is awesome. My character charged at the evil mormons holding Hoover Dam headlong so that he would get shot and not the stealthy bastet he's kinda looking out for. Little did he know that they knew what he was and loaded silver ammo. And that's how he ended up with a clip of silver ammo in his face.

But he kept charging as the Ananasi drove a car into some of them. He threw his hammer at one of them repeatedly to little avail (which was a little disheartening). But that didn't matter once they got a good look at his war-form. One of them just stopped, dropped and surrendered, which was neat. We kept him for interrogation. The other one? He threw his hammer at her and took her head clean off.

Meanwhile, the Bastet had jumped off the dam in order to catch her good friend the vampire who had been staked. So she spent a good amount of time carrying bodies back to game. That was around when we felt we should deal with the bombs (that I didn't know about until just then). The Ananasi and my werewolf rapelled down opposite sides of the dam (using the ropes left behind by the mormons), retreived the bombs and threw them into the water.

Little did my character know that by doing this, he slew a great Wyrm creature living in Lake Mead. He praised Gaia and Great Fenris for guiding his hand to perform his duty and defeat the Wyrm. Unfortunately, he still had a torso full of holes and silver bullets. So when he climbed back onto the dam, he used the last of his willpower to pull the Ananasi back up and then passed out.

Then some stuff happened. The Bastet came back and healed my werewolf, taking most of the silver out beforehand (thankfully. Also, she's awesome). Some of the other party opened a booby trapped door and we turned the dam back on. We kept watch and my character still doesn't really know what the Ananasi or the demon in the party is. That's fun. Also apparently someone is shelling Las Vegas. Hooray.

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Aug. 19th, 2011 11:14 am "Bruce... you didn't get him a gift certificate?" "No! ...cash."

So the project is over. For now. The testing is done and my work here in Israel is done.

My flight to Philadelphia leaves at 11:55, and from there I catch a plane to Boston. I returned my rental car, I checked out of my hotel, everythign is packed and ready to go. I got to the airport at 9:45AM. Plenty of time to catch a flight...

Which leaves at 11:55PM.

This is what I get for not paying good enough attention to what I'm doing. So now I'm sitting in the airport for another 12+ hours. This time? Totally my fault. I'm a dumbass for not double checking the flight time.


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Aug. 11th, 2011 04:09 pm Time and Relative Dimensions in Shed

 Right, so my original plan was to be on a plane home tomorrow afternoon and be back in Boston Saturday afternoon. Since we just now started the tests that I'm here to do, I'm here for another week. Assuming everything goes okay with the airline and whatnot, I should be on a plane home next Friday. Meanwhile, I put some music (Moxy Fruvous, Classic Rock, some Metal and a couple random things) on an MP3 CD so I could listen to music in the car. It made me feel a little better, even if driving in Israel isn't exactly easy. 

I'm finally getting work done after almost a week of things going wrong and needing other people to fix them while talking really fast in Hebrew. I think I'm understanding them better than I did a few days ago, but it's still hard to remember words when I try to speak. It's a little annoying, but I keep thinking Japanese words instead of Hebrew. 

This is my first time being in Israel for something other than tourism or vacationing. It's interesting to see the difference in office culture here compared to the States. While this company is pretty big, takes up three floors of a large building in a technology office complex, it feels like a small tech company in Cambridge. Everyone wears casual clothes, some people bike to work, they work whatever hours they want. People joke around, yell at each other playfully. The office is always full of conversations and movement. It's interesting. I've actually felt somewhat more welcome here than I have in many of the offices back home. 

It's probably because I'm a guest from America and the casual environment, but everyone's really interested in me, asking me how I know Hebrew, what I like about Israel, about my family, my history and everything. I went out to lunch in the office park with some of the people in the office and they found out that I am 24 and they were flabbergasted. It makes sense, since most Israelis graduate college 3 years later than Americans (there's mandatory Army enrollment after high school). Someone my age here would still be in school. Also my beard apparently makes them think that I'm 27 or so. 

We went to the Asian restaurant for lunch. It was called Teriaki. The food felt like someone had gotten a menu from an american Asian fusion restaurant and kinda made up the recipes with a rudimentary knowledge of Asian food. I got chicken gyoza and I swear, if I had gotten this in America, it would have been some hipster post modern interpretation of chicken pot pie in gyoza form. Instead of a rice dumpling wrapper, it was a puff pastry like thing and it was filled with chicken and corn and peas. It was a little bizzare, but no one around seemed to think anything was odd. 

Anyways. I'm here for another week. I have no idea what I'm doing for the weekend and hopefully I'll get this project done this upcoming week. Then I'll be home and everything will go back to whatever passes for normal in my life. 

Current Location: Israel,
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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Aug. 8th, 2011 03:59 pm "I'm like a hunter of Peace, one who chases the elusive mayfly of love... or something like that"

So, it's 2.30PM here, which means it's 7.30AM back home. Unsurprisingly, no one is online, so I thought it would be a good time to post to LJ. Yeah, I know, I never do that. But I am now. Keeps me awake.

Let me tell you the story of how I got to Israel and why it took me 42 hours between leaving my parents' house in Brookline to get to the hotel in Tel Aviv. It's a story full of tears, rage, some laughter and a pizza. 

This story ended up being longer than I thought it would on many levelsCollapse )

Current Location: Israel,
Current Mood: exanimateexanimate

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Aug. 5th, 2011 11:34 am "More like Taxffachufettf"

 So for those of you who don't read my twitter feed (or missed what I had said), I'm going to Israel for work tonight. I'll be there a week. I found out on Wednesday from my boss that the project that I thought I wasn't working on anymore... Well, I'm back on it. I have to go to Israel to do what needs to be done and since it needs to get done in a week, well, I'm going right now. 

This means I miss this weekend and next weekend and everything in between. This also meant that I had to move all my stuff to my new apartment yesterday. Thanks to my friend Emily and my brother it was relatively painless. Though since I don't have a Cambridge parking permit yet, I can't keep my car there or park there overnight. \o/

Right, for those of you who didn't know, I'm moving to Cambridge. That's pretty much it.

I've been working for a company called Clicksoftware for about 4.5 months now. It's interesting, though they often don't give me enough work to do. I guess I shouldn't really complain about that now since they're shipping me 6000 miles away to do work. 
I guess my real problem is that I'm going overseas when I don't really have a home at the moment. I've never really lived in my parents' house in brookline, I don't live at BCoS anymore and I don't live in Cambridge yet. I'm... in between everything right now and it's really disconcerting to leave the country when you're not really sure what you're coming back to yet. 
So... yeah. That's it. That's where I am right now. 

Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted

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