First, some announcements:
Go Action Fun Time returns:
[For perspective, for the last game session, I drove like a madman from Vegas to make the game on time, and one person showed up. If that pattern continues, I have a back-load of other projects that need attention.]
Episode 2 – The Fox Who Hunted Back
In the far future, an uplifted fox holds an ancient grudge.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
1050 N Fairway Dr, Building E, Suite 112
This is part of the regular Crit Hit event. You do not have to be part of that group to participate.
Scale & Feather has excellent mead, but limited food.
Episode 3 – The Blistering Death
A mysterious disease threatens to wipe out the pygmies in the prehistoric Congo. You will find a cure.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
If I have no players on Saturday, we might play Fox Hunt on Sunday.
There will be a third episode – Likely Silk Road Part 1 – over the 3rd weekend in November. It will be the Friday night, unless I have to travel, in which case it will be the Sunday.
Now to content:
I will admit it freely: I predicted, to myself mostly, that with an actual starting point guard, and with any improvement from DeAndre Ayton, and with any production from whoever plays power forward, the My Beloved Suns had a shot at 30 wins, and a ceiling of maybe 38 – which would be double their win total from last year.
They just beat the previously unbeaten Philadelphia 76’ers in a game they would have been blown out of a year ago.
Now we are all thinking play-offs – even in the brutal, brutal Western Conference.
Even if they fall short, they will be in the hunt until the last few games, and it is awesome to have basketball that is not painful to watch again.
Regular readers will recall that I go back and forth from Las Vegas for reasons. Last week I learned about the Inescapable Resort Fee, but on the plus side, I discovered a Brit bar (The Crown and Anchor) that serves Scotch eggs. Those are the dish of choice to go with your Guiness for brunch.
Consequently, I get a lot of ads across my social media about Vegas things. And I ignore them. I have other sources I consult.
Now, I am getting ads about Iceland.
Events in the Jack sequel I am writing (to Beanstalk and Beyond) take place on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland, which, I know from research, is home to like 90 species of birds at various times (none of them puffins) and three species of land mammals, one of which is technically invasive.
I have no idea how the name would be pronounced.
It has also seen a good amount of volcanic activity since 498 ce (when the action takes place) so I feel free to make up some details about the coastal features.
I have lost track of word count, but we have been going good the last few weeks, in spite of the travels. I do not normally play Nanowrimo, but I am committing myself here to finish this manuscript by the end of the month.
Google maps is also keeping track of Jack’s journey:
Now we know.