Well, that was fun and stimulating. I feel all healthy and clean and sane now, as if the ship's doctor had prescribed me a black draught and a blue pill for my mind.
Later today I will go back and add some links, internal and external, where appropriate.
That place where whump made a cameo is making me laugh, now that I look at it again. He has just brought us coffee and sandwiches and a copy of "Read or Die", and we are about to play Carcasonne Hunter Gatherer.
I heard an earful about skarat's rpg where he mixed his cartoon novel world and all its pop culture and reality. The players played themselves, souped up a bit. Aliens had sold some hi tech bombs and the Earth destroyed itself with, I dunno, cobalt planet buster bombs? Other aliens come back and realize the Earth's former pop culture is a fabulous resource for export, so they resurrect everyone. Having no way to discern between fictional, pop culture, and people, they resurrect everyone, so you might be on the subway in the planet-wide city and run into Prince and the Revolution with big submachine guns.
[game playing interlude]
La la la, I rule, go, me, for I have won Carcasonne with 146 points. It is true, Hunter Gatherer is more balanced than the first version. The huts and river systems are way better than the boring old roads.
Cannot wait to watch Read or Die, which J. has been telling me to watch - it's an anime movie about a librarian girl with a lot of books and incredible superpowers.