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Dear moJoe:

What's my fucking problem?

-- Credulous in Cambridge




Dear C in C,

Due to your penchant for simpleminded, cyclopean vagueness I had to retain the services of my constant companion and trusty manservant, Mr. ToasterLeavings. I instructed Mr. ToasterLeavings to sit outside of your house and take pictures of your activities through the windows and then to break into and search your house after you left for work.

In short, I'd say among the more prominent problems are cheap locks, a curious lack of blinds or curtains and more notably; a rather bizarre new problem with a wide scope of outcomes that range from a very expensive blackmail arrangement to a very long stay in jail. I'm sure you understand what I am speaking of, doubtless I need not mention it here or you can pile a few extra problems onto this mess that you call life.

In short,

"Gravity" (film)

A heckle.

Hanging on to the outskirts of popular culture has left many Very Famous Movies unseen by this one. Despite having come out short of two years prior, only recently did I find an opportunity to watch "Gravity", the visual spectacle from late '13. Unlike many, and for various reasons, I watched this film on a laptop screen, not in gigavision immersive cinema.

However, this rant is not a critique…

Eclipse Phase is a science fiction pen and paper roleplaying game from Posthuman Studios. The setting is a post-apocalyptic transhumanist grab bag of most of the weird and cool ideas from sci-fi in the last forty years. To give a brief overview of the setting, ten years prior to when ever this occurs a conflict on the scale of World War III began and quickly escalated into a near extinction event when rogue self-improving artificial…