Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Heat Sanitized

It's starting to get hot again.

Scorching Sky.
It's been a couple months of Paraguayan winter here, which basically means "comfortable." I wear pants, and long sleeve shirts make semi-regular appearances. A couple windy evenings, I even had occasion to use a light jacket. But yesterday it was 38 or 39 degrees celsius (over 100 fahrenheit), and today it's at least that, and as we enter South American springtime it's only going to get hotter. I am sweating like a pig at the moment, and have been for more than 24 hours.

I was planning on doing some posting about my recent spat of gaming with my 4 (and a half) year old, posting some (poor) photos I took with my phone, but I got sidetracked by something else: a different gaming project. This was a direct result of a blog post posted to someone else's blog. I don't want to get into it at the moment. Really. What I DO want to do is try writing it up a bit. I'm going to try doing that today. Right after this post. And lunch. And maybe a beer.

I find myself wondering, just in passing, if maybe I've lost my edge...or any edge that I ever had. I don't know if anything I've done could really be called "edgy." I think I'd like to be sounds cool. But I think I'm more just a loud-mouth who's "on edge" or...maybe...someone who sets other people's teeth on edge. That's not really the same thing.

I don't think one can really set out to be "edgy;" you (or your creative works) either are edgy, or they're not. Trying to be edgy is the surest way of screwing things up in some way, shape, or form. So if I was edgy (and have lost my edge), it really doesn't warrant me pining over what's been lost because...well, because whining doesn't help and trying won't either.

Anyways, I don't feel edgy these days. I feel nice. I feel "cute." I feel sanitized in a lot of ways...scrubbed of anything dark and dirty, with all the sharp edges filed down. And maybe that's a good thing (or, at least, a "not bad" thing). But...well, for whatever silly reason I place some value on a little edginess.

But it's possible that my brain is just in a "melting" phase at the moment. It's hot, as I said.

*Quick NFL Note* The Seahawks' defense looked pretty terrible against 3rd stringers and 2nd-raters last Sunday, giving up 27 points (not counting the special teams TD). Close analysis shows most of this was due to poor play on our linebacker corps. Which causes me to ask the question, just how important was Ken Norton Jr. to our line backers the last few years, and will his loss to Oakland lead this to be an ongoing issue all season? Uh-oh.

Okay, time for lunch.


  1. Also, Seahawk related, what the hell was with that onside kick?

    1. @ Lloyd:

      There was a lot of poor execution all day...week 1 jitters, rust, whatever, it all led to a clown show for both teams. Hopefully, things will be nailed down for week 2.

  2. I can't help but wonder if my meanderings were what inspired you, and which post it was. Either way, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

    1. @ faol:

      They weren't, though your postings on Traveller adventure design are good food for thought, and had ideas I might be incorporating into other projects.
      : )

    2. I've looked back over the articles I've written, and the ones on Traveller seem to get the most social network traction ('+1' and whatever). Maybe I should take the hint that that's the game I know like some people know D&D and write more about it.