To continue our adventures in Arizona, Becky took us to Sedona where we decided to climb up a rock.
This rock, in fact:
Well, it wasn't as straightforward as that. Before the climb, we did wander around Sedona and viewed some more art galleries and open hacienda-styled malls.
I pencilled, inked, scanned and colored this piece in around 3 hours. Not just a robot, this model of humanoid artificial intelligence is also a transport to school, a bully deterrent, an escort through a minefield, a full-spectrum sensor and communication suite, and a piano tuner.
Abstract Nova website has been updated with more tidbits on the upcoming Noumenon RPG, where one of the two vignettes I wrote will be published. The book will be released in June, but the month before that a character sheet and a sampler will available for download.
GamingReport.com also has a news report on Noumenon:
There is a place outside of normal existence called the Silhouette Rouge, a place where the conscious and subconscious merge, where the real and unreal are one in the same. The Sarcophagi, creatures lacking memory and identity, are imprisoned within this place. They walk the Silhouette Rouge hoping to divine its secrets for only revelation and enlightenment can grant them release.
Noumenon is a role-playing game of mystery and abstraction. Players assume the roles of the Sarcophagi, strange insect-like creatures trapped within the Silhouette Rouge. During their adventures, players will encounter bizarre entities and explore strange locations. The Silhouette Rouge, Noumenon’s setting, is detailed enough to spark the imagination yet open enough to allow customization. In Noumenon, player cooperation is key. Noumenon uses a domino-based task resolution system that enables player to build upon each other’s successes.
Bizarre, indeed. And intriguing enough for me to wait eagerly for a comp copy of the book to arrive some time next month, or June.
And if I'm really lucky, I'll even be able to run it some time. *sigh*
Captain America! Spider-Man! Thor! Hulk! Iron Man! Giant Man! Wasp! Power Man! Wolverine! Storm! Cyclops! Captain Mar-Vell!
These are some of the greatest heroes ever to walk the Earth within the Marvel Universe. Each possessing a variety superhuman powers, together they are an unstoppable force in the pursuit of justice and the downfall of evil everywhere.
So what happens when all of them die and resurrected as living dead, flesh-eating, zombies?
In March, Vin and I took a trip out west to Phoenix, AZ to hang out with his cousin Becky and her husband Phil. Coincidentally, Phoenix is where the Chicago Cubs have Spring Training. And even more coincidentally, in March, they have Spring Training games against other teams that do Spring Training there!
OK maybe not quite so "coincidentally," we were there, taking advantage of Phil and Becky's wonderful hospitality. ;)
Edit: Rejoice! For the Pajeri Terong entry is back on the weblog! Many thanks to hansfn and Bob from the Pivot Support Forum for their suggestions.
It's a story published not to its conclusion by AsianWeek but now collected in its entirety at Jason Shiga's website. It's a story of one man's adventure upon waking up entombed in a telephone booth. The tale starts out looking as if it's fantastical and Twilight-Zone-esque, but like the best of stories there's more to it than meets the eye, and by the end all plot points are resolved and takes you by surprise.
When we were growing up, Hisham's favorite food was Pajeri Nenas (holy cow! No Wikipedia listing for this!!). Pajeri is a kind of spicy thick gravy, sweeter than a curry but similar to a curry, containing different spices as well as kerisik).
I had never made this dish myself, and finally I attempted it. But instead of Nenas (pineapple), i used Terong (eggplant/aubergine) to make Pajeri Terong.
There you will also find some wonderful deckplans of ships such as the Skipray Blastboat, the CEC R10 "Republic Cruiser" transport, the Haor Chall "Sheathipede" shuttle and the Wild Gundark freighter type: the YZ-900.
Anyway, stay tuned for more pictures and tales on the journey to achieve the ultimate fregg.
I saw V for Vendetta on Monday. Therefore I shall write about it here.
You have been warned.
I only read the comic for the first time last year, so I never really connected with the background of the millieux presented by Alan Moore in the book. I understand why there was a need to alter it in the movie, giving it a more up to date topical setting and tying it with current events.
Comments? Critiques? Tuna sandwiches?
No, seriously. I'm kinda hungry.