1,070 thoughts on “Scroll of Cthulhu

  1. Ditto said, “Sigh. The Bay wonโ€™t ship Canadian Olympic goods to the US. ๐Ÿ™
    The events have been pretty entertaining so far. :)”

    Too bad he doesn’t know anybody who lives in Canada that can send stuff too him ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Let’s see…

    Reconciled the bank – check
    Got cards and write-ups done for WWC – check
    sent off new release newsletter – check

    Wow, I might actually be done for the day. Now I need to spend some time in the kitchen :happy:

    • I must confess, all the gushing articles I’ve read about this game leave me scratching my head. It’s like they’ve taken the mind numbing resource gathering part of Mass Effect and made it the whole game…

      Maybe I’m must getting old.

      • I like the idea of discovery and survival the game is based around. My problem is I don’t see the game delivering $59 worth of entertainment to do this. I’ll pick it up once its price drops to around $35. I made the mistake of putting full retail down on Battlefront, I’ll wait this one out. On the other hand, I’m still playing Fallout 4 nearly a year after purchase and I’ll likely pick up the Far Harbor expansion soon.

    • I swore I wasn’t going to watch the trailer, and my resolve crumbled in about 5 minutes.

      And it’s an amazing trailer, but I do kinda feel like a lot of cool moments were given away. . . :-/ I’ll just have to abstain from watching any more, and try to forget it ever happened.

  3. Based on everyoneโ€™s recommendations here, Iโ€™ve picked up my own copy of โ€œBetrayal at the House on the Hillโ€. I started reading through the instructions and it seems like it will be a fun game. Of course Iโ€™m moving my son to his ASU dorm this weekend, so it may be next weekend before the fam gets a chance to play.

    • โ€œIf I worked at a donut stand, and I kept fucking up donuts, I’d be fired,โ€

      Oh shes good. And if it’s true that Wonder Woman is a disaster then I’m out. I mean more out than I am now. At least right now I still am willing to see Suicide Squad

  4. So a pet peeve in the 21st century, is remaking (or doing) WW2 films and not using actors from the correct countries.

    So in the new film Anthropoid, the two Czech leads are played by Irish actors.

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jack has strapped on his Strap-On Portable Vagina and is joining the women of the family at the ADELE concert tonight.

    Squeeee. Love him!

  6. So that Adele has a pretty amazing voice. She easily matches the recordings live without too much trickery. She played all of the songs of hers that I like, so I enjoyed the evening. I wasn’t just the husband there there to fill the seat.

        • Thanks! My daughter was actually really intrigued by one of the teenage otaku clubs at the video game expo, and is now curious about anime shows.

          She saw Black Butler at one of her BFFs’ last year, and seemed a bit freaked out by it.
          Another friend got her interested in Ouran Host Club. She got a starter deck for some collectible card game based on Love Live, so there’s that too.

          Any good anime show or movie recommendations for a tweenage girl?

  7. So I’ve just started a new audiobook that is narrated by Jim Dale.

    The voice of Harry Potter audiobooks to you Merkins, but to me, the star of many Carry On films.

  8. So it appears that Olympic competitors hooking up and having sex is newsworthy these days.

    Young adults fucking, the horror, the horror..

  9. So today I was going to buy a set of Bose NC headphones, I’ e trying them in a superstore and the NC ain’t that impressive, I think I’m expecting too much.

  10. My son took one of our computer monitors with him to college, so I ordered a new one with 2K resolution. Probably have to upgrade the rest of the machine soon.

    • I thought “Death Magnetic” was a pretty decent album. Although it wasn’t long before I got bored with it. I’ll check out the new track to see if it grabs me or not.

  11. Man, I’ve fallen behind again. You know, it would be great if someone would record all these comments and make an audio…thing out of them for me. There’s a term that escapes me at the moment…

  12. RE: Anime for Jack’s daughter

    I’ll query mine about what she’s following lately. She’s been big into anime for several years (though the realities of high school have forced some changes, she used to stay up late on Sunday nights waiting for new episodes to post to Crunchyroll after they would air in Japan.)

    I know that RWBY is one of her favorites, though.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RWBY

  13. As for audiobooks, I would probably be illiterate at this point without them. Just finished up Van’s recommendation of the “Ninefox Gambit”, which I enjoyed and likely wouldn’t have found on my own.

  14. To finally answer Jack’s anime question: it depends a bit on your daughter’s tastes. What kinds of stories does she like?

    If she likes Ouran Host Club, then she’d probably like Prince of Tennis, Fruits Basket, and maybe Azumanga Daioh. These are pretty popular with girls & women. I haven’t watched them.

    As for Love Live, I’ve watched the first two seaons. It’s pretty good. It’s about a group of high school girls that decide they want to become idols. It’s fun. She should like it.

    I also highly recommend Chihayafuru, but it might be a bit too Japanese for her. It’s based on a competitive cultural card game and takes a few episodes to get into.

    Following up on Ed’s recommendation: RWBY isn’t technically anime, but it is definitely inspired by Japanese anime and games. I like it quite a bit. It’s made by Rooster Teeth, the same guys that do Red vs Blue, the Halo animated show. They also do RWBY Chibi which is more of a comedy show. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Let me know if you need anymore recommendations.

  15. Well the BBC has ‘lost’ the finals of the women’s freestyle wrestling coverage, so I’m going for a walk in the rain.

    Note: I said walk…

  16. We finally got around to playing Betrayal last night. Cali became the Traitor, but thought maybe an older person should run Traitor first, so we rolled for it. Teresa assumed the Traitor roll, became immortal and killed the rest of the family, Overall it was a good time.

  17. Waiting for our layer to call this morning. We’ve filed a formal complaint with the real estate board against the realtor who represented the people who purchased our previous home. He did a no-no and gave those purchasers our personal address here in Airdrie.

  18. Since Kansas City is pretty close to the eclipse path, I’m almost tempted to suggest having a meet up the weekend of the 19th/20th August (the eclipse is the 21st August) 2017.,,

  19. Finally saw Deadpool and Spectre. One was a fun but semi-forgettable franchise starter and the other was a terrible forgettable franchise film.

  20. Ordered a new color printer. It’s been a long time sense I’ve had an Epson, because the ink was so expensive, but the new large holding tank models are suppose to provide ink for an eighth of the cost. That might explain why the printer cost $200 more than a comparable one. Hopefully it won’t break after a year.

  21. http://teamrock.com/feature/2016-08-19/l-amour-club-story-of-club-that-brought-metal-to-america

    This place was legendary in the 80s scene, when I was too young to go all the way to Brooklyn. The article says L’Amour was open until 2004, but I thought it had closed long before that. I saw plenty of Metal shows in NY/NJ from 1989-late 90s, but I can’t recall any band I wanted to see playing there.

    Interesting article, even with the lack of proofreading.

  22. Today’s movie is Mommy’s Little Girl
    The DVR write up: Raised in lonely isolation by her controlling grandparents, Sadie is finally reunited with her mother. Obsessed with protecting her newfound happiness, Sadie refuses to let anyone threaten her new life

  23. The Boulevard beer finder says there are stores in Phoenix that sell Unfiltered Wheat. I may have to see if they are lying or not.

  24. I’ve been working in scrubs at night, just trying to do surgery right
    A little patient, yeah Its hard to see with the mask and gowns
    You know I don’t like being stuck in the round
    Could use some patients, yeah (And the sheets don’t change but maybe the names)
    (I ain’t got time for video games ’cause I need you)
    Gotta have more patients, yeah (Yeah, yeah but I need you)
    All need some patients (Ooh I need you, whoa I need you)
    Just a little patient is all you need (Ooh, this time, ah)

  25. Van, Jack: We’ve checked on our end and if we want to schedule the meet up here in KC during the eclipse next year, it should be fine on our end. We might even have some interesting viewing options. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Crap joke for the day:

    Agnes married and had 13 children. When her husband died, she married again and had 7 more children. Again, her husband died. So Agnes remarried and this time had 5 more children. Alas, she finally died. Standing before her coffin, the preacher prayed for her. He thanked the Lord for this very loving woman and said, Lord, theyโ€™re finally together. One mourner leaned over and quietly asked her friend, “Do you think he means her first, second or third husband?” The friend replied, “I think he means her legs.”

  27. Maynard James Keenan is charging 55$ to see him on his book tour. At some point in time this guy just has to fuck off. Always a supposed bastion against Ticketmaster and ticket brokers, this guy constantly charges exorbitant amounts of money to see his bands/himself. Feh.

  28. So things are back to normal on this side of the pond.

    As a I don’t own a house, I’m still surprised I’m worth more dead than alive..

  29. Audible (US) is having an anniversary sale and you can pick up Leigh Bardugo’s excellent fantasy heist ‘Six of Crows’ for a few bucks.

  30. Hi Pan

    This morning kitty decided to behave and let us sleep in until five. Yesterday, at around 4:30, she was being a brat and started knocking everything off my nightstand, one item at a time. I didn’t realize how much I keep beside my bed until I head them land on the floor: *thump* there goes the water bottle… *thump* and there’s my phone… *clink* now my glasses… *blip* the coaster the water bottle was on… etc.

  31. Thing I learnt today:

    The ‘fat man’ atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki was named after the actor Sidney Greenstreet’s performance in ‘The Maltese Falcon’.

  32. Morning Pan

    My next door neighbour had his garage door open on the weekend. I don’t know what he does for a living but in his garage was a Lexus, a Lamborghini, and a very expensive looking motorbike. What I want to know is, what is someone who can afford a group of vehicles like that doing living in my very middle class neighbourhood?

    • “Woman: [Usually flattered by the compliment and impressed by your confidence to approach her like that]”

      IDK, such a forward approach might get you labeled a potential rapist.

    • Drive up in your Trans Am with some Air Supply cranked up on the tape deck, lower your mirror shades, and ask her to push Pause on her Sony Walkman, because the last time this courting approach was tolerated was 1984.

      • Yeah, I recognize they left a lot of loose ends and unanswered questions for future seasons, which is cool. I can understand fan frustration, though – – that “gaahh, they left that point hanging!” reaction.

        • Ok I know we cant go into spoilers but to me there’s not a thing left unanswered. There is ONE issue that could be addressed next season but the series gave enough information that you could end it here.

          What else is bullshit is that when other shows leave things unanswered, fans are like “oop man next season is gonna be great!” But for some reason this show is the one exception?

          • To me, this “gaaah!” is a compliment. If the show isn’t good, then I don’t care to learn the answers to the open-ended questions.

            I can name some good and questionable spoilery things that I’d like to see explained in season 2, but I don’t want to devolve into nitpicking. This is easily one of the best series of 2016 – – if not the best? – – and it doesn’t warrant that.

          • I guess I don’t go to the same sites you all go. I’ve heard nothing but praise so far.

            Shut up, leave me alone in my rose colored world ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Morning Pan

    J0e! (I think it was J0e?) I while ago, I mentioned to hubby your idea of turning a storage room into a secret room by adding a bookcase on hinges to the door. Now I’m calling contractors to get quotes to finish the basement and hubby has asked we see how much it would be to turn one wall into book shelves and make a portion a hidden door to the storage area. I laughed

    • I’m looking forward to it as well. Originally, I thought their new album would be a lot like “Pale Communion”, which was good, but not terribly different than “Heritage”. But upon hearing the title track, it sounds different enough I may have to pick it up. Also coming soon, new In Flames.

  34. Good Grief!
    My neighbor is making some Mead and we just checked on the progress … this stuff is already weapons grade and it isn’t even done yet! I shall be useless the rest of the afternoon.

  35. Sam has been drugged by God!

    Well it’s by the Fatman but the effect is the same.

    Yes that is ripped from a S2 episode of Blackadder.

  36. Rather enjoyed that.

    It’s another film for the list of film adaptions that are very faithful to the source material (fuck you Ridely Scott!!).

    According to an organisation with a pretentacious French name this was the first major Noir film.

  37. Speaking of Neat! Did anyone else watch the pilot episode of the Tick on Amazon Prime? I think Peter Serafinowicz is the right choice and matches the voice I expect. Just wish they would do something with the horrible looking new costume. I’m hoping the costume was just a function of a low budget associated with pilot episodes.

  38. So this contractor also loved the idea of a hidden room. He had different ideas from the contractor yesterday on how to do the room.

    I guess the first time I just had the wrong type of contractor, which means he’s out of the running. I want to only deal with contractors who think hidden rooms are cool ๐Ÿ˜‰

  39. Hubby is happy. I told him if we had enough funds left over from renovating the basement he could get a gaming table. Since the quotes are coming well below what we budgeted for… He’s doing the happy dance.
    I did have one caveat. He originally asked for a Geek Chic table. Since those start at 6k US, and we’d have to get it shipped from the States, I vetoed that. I said if he could find a cheaper knockoff, in Canada, then I’d allow it. Now the search begins.

  40. Happy birthday to a great guy, who’s full of life, even at this advanced age ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yes, I’m talking about Keanu Reeves. But happy birthday to you too, Ed!

    • Not a bad idea. We will need to know what time period to start asking the local hotels about rates and stuff. If we are still talking about the eclipse time frame, I don’t think there will be too many issues with our local hotels, but it still pays to be ahead of the curve.