DM: Roll a performance check!

Warlock: *rolls 17* YES! INTO THE BONE ZONE!

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The DM wishes it to be known that if the bards all join hands and sing Kumbayah, she’ll let us heal from the gargoyle attack with collective Song of Rest.

It used to be built on how much punishment I could take, so this is fractionally healthier, and yet…

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I hate it. So much of my self-esteem is built on how much I can work.

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Managed a half a day’s work. Productivity has taken a nosedive and won’t recover for a couple weeks, I think.

“Dreams of escaping U.S. politics reflect a desire to deny facing up to the fact that American power and American politics are inescapable—a structural condition, not a consumer choice.” slate.com/news-and-politics/20

I now return you from enshillening to my regular feed; I may even watch a scary movie tonight just to get my head in the right place for next week.

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Anyway, enjoy your subscription bounty, my dearly beloveds! Your support makes it possible for me to write sprawling zombie apocalypse or space-opera; I can’t wait to see what’s next.

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I am really not happy at the thought of doing HIGHLANDS WAR as the next serial, though, because of the ongoing theft/piracy problems.

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I have the choice of the next serial narrowed down to three: LIGHTNING BOUND, MANDEVILLE & STARKE, or the (probably) very last Steelflower novel, THE HIGHLANDS WAR.

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Other subscribers get another peek at MANDEVILLE & STARKE, in which Benjamin Starke is introduced and we get to see his priorities. gumroad.com/l/crowsnest

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Will is a difficult character because he’s not human; writing him is akin to writing the Japhrimel chapters (nobody will ever see).

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It’s a holiday weekend for yours truly, so every patron/subscriber got a little something today. lilithsaintcrow.com/subscripti

a few years ago I made a tracery grammar for generating silly narratives, using Propp's narrative functions as a rough outline. it's very silly but it made me smile again today while I was reviewing it before class editor.p5js.org/allison.parris

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