June 2nd, 2006

Scorpion

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So, larp last night was fun. Only got a little bit of actual gaming in; lots of time spent on character creation. Pretty please with how I did, however. Got my character introduced, presented to the Prince and Harpy, etc. Bonus is an introduction into the storyline I'm looking to inject myself into. Ready-made!

And man, I have a lot of writing to do now. (Fully write out the background [I only have the outline currently, but it's a big outline,] correspond with a couple people in character, and do a game wrapup.)

(Amusing note: also making a new character at the same time as me? Amanda, who ran the first weekend larps that I ever attended, over ten years ago.)

Oh, and despite the results, I went with Sebastian. Basil St. John simply didn't roll off the tongue smoothly enough. Stick that up your democratic process!
Scorpion

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"According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, there are 296,410,404 people in the United States. The Judiciary Committee is clearly concerned with the rights of 435 House members and -- give them the benefit of the doubt - 100 senators. Someday, the committee will get around to thinking about the rights of the remaining 296,409,869 of us."
-E.J. Dionne Jr.

Welcome to America, 2006: "The Justice Department is asking Internet companies to keep records on the Web-surfing activities of their customers to aid law enforcement, and may propose legislation to force them to do so."

Judging if an inmate is sane enough to get the death penalty.

The dramatic return of Dan Froomkin. Good read.

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BAGnewsNotes on an awesome New Yorker cover.

"So, should we shut down all gyms in the name of fighting terrorism? "

The family of a fallen Wiccan soldier fights to have their symbol on his gravestone.