Berlin Confidential (berlinconfidential.tumblr.com) has just started updating again and you would be a fool not to read it. If you haven’t read it before, I urge you to start from the beginning: …/story/oberwelt. To summarize, which is impossible, it is about a bunch of strange murders in Weimar Germany and then things get weird. It is amazing; I can never recommend it enough.
The very awesome @drakekin has worked a bit on his version of the Cekno Idiosyncrasy, and his musings and conclusions can be found here: ministry-of-plenty.co.uk/2012-12-19-conlangging-for-the-stars.html & …/2012-12-26-alphabets-and-the-grammar-of-stellar-bodies.html. They are full of interesting, and my own musings have not got nearly as far as his. For shame, Johannes.
I saw the Hobbit and it was very Tolkien. A magical, inspiring, breathtaking, and unnecessarily drawn out sausagefest.
I purchased Norstrilia and it is a gorgeous book.
I GM’d a game of Hitman on a Budget; a few highlights:
(Link to rules: machineofdeath.net/about/games; tl;dr: it’s a game where everybody’s a hitman and it all takes place in our collective imagination.)
The city of Gangsterdam, which has always been at war with Mafiastan.
Fraudulent papers consisting of a childish drawing of a smileyface on a card.
Demonic tattoos spreading in cardinal directions; regular syphilis spreading in carnal directions.
Rob the Collateralist, who laced botulism on all the candy to kill one man.
Drakekin, in an attempt to kill a dude, stops a war and saves a thousand lives.
Richard Dawkins killing a fake santa by dying.
Making “tuna” out of people.
The zombie apocalypse.
Kraken respects your boundaries and keeps his tentacles to himself (or just kills you with them, you perv).
I’ve been enjoying Broodhollow.