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Hobbit hole

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”

#bilbobaggins #frodobaggins #bagend #thefellowshipofthering #lordoftherings⁠ #inktobertolkien

#tolkieninktober #lotrfanart #tolkienart #tolkientribe #tolkienite #tolkienfan #JRRTolkien #middleearth #tolkien⁠

#dailydrawingchallenge #inktoberprompts #inktoberchallenge

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January 15, 2021 at 11:23AM

Sweet little gray #shark #ninja (with white, black and red paint details, and spiffy yellow weapons) at spymonkeycreations.com tonight at 6pm PST!

Look at that sharky little mask!

Blanks will also be available, and a small number mystery figure grab bags, too! Glad to see more #battletribes in the new year – amongst my favorite #glyos toymakers.

They look a little like #powerrangersputty to me, too.

#Toyphotography #toyninja #onelldesign #spymonkeycreations https://instagr.am/p/CKEnrtugWLA/


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January 14, 2021 at 04:46PM

The Avengers mansion doorbell goes nok-nok? Not to mention you can hear it over Hercules and Captain America wrestling and making up ? #hercules #avengers #knockknock #classiccomics #captainamerica #noknok #weirddoorbellring https://instagr.am/p/CKCn5RZgucq/


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Return to White Plume Mountain

The shattered ruins of the “inverted ziggurat” below White Plume Mountain, littered with the moldering bones of creatures once bound within glass enclosures, slain by a party of adventurers many years ago  (Wayne Reynolds, Return to White Plume Mountain, TSR, 1999, after David Sutherland’s drawing of the intact room from the original 1979 AD&D module S2)

The cursed ruins of Castle Mukos — Who knows what lies within?  (it’s meenlocks, lots of meenlocks).  This is one of the locations first mentioned as a little detail on Erol Otus’ 1980 map from the original S2: White Plume Mountain, illustrated years later by Wayne Reynolds in Return to White Plume Mountain, TSR, 1999.

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Dead Gnoll’s Eyesocket

“White Plume Mountain is located in the northeastern part of the Shield Lands, near the Bandit Kingdoms and The Great Rift.”  (Erol Otus, AD&D module S2, 1980 and later printings)  Dead Gnoll’s Eyesocket is a small cave, the only shelter available in the wilderness.  The other locations are not described and can serve as homebrew plot hooks, though they did appear in much later publications.

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January 12, 2021 at 03:12PM

I really, really like the Portal games. Great gameplay, writing, replay value.

Portal was first published on October 10, 2007. (4843 days ago. )

Portal 2, possibly the perfect sequel, arrived on April 18, 2011, nearly a decade ago. (3557 days)

The covid lockdown for me is 305 days from March 13, 2020.

In a perfect world, we would have at least 11.662 “Portal 2 – quality” games by now, or maybe 15.887 “Portal quality” games since it first arrived in the orange box.

Let’s see…games that have caught my eyeballs and brain over the last 13 years, generally the full pack/GOTY editions, after patches fixed the janky aspects of most games

Can I pull 13 out of my brain?

Fallout (incl f3, f4, nv, skyrim)
FTL
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Red Dead Redemption and RDR2
Minecraft
Little Big Planet
Plants vs Zombies
Far Cry series 3+
Grand Theft Auto:V
Spelunky
Marvel’s Spider-man
Animal Crossing New Horizons

Not too bad! Some of those games I could (and have) played for hundreds of hours. I would say that of those Fallout and Minecraft have held my interest the most, but Xcom and Skyrim come close. Are any of them as “perfect” as Portal? I don’t know. For me, I have had a lot of fun with games over the years. If I were to reach back to before Portal…. I could probably get at least a solid early entry going back to my first introduction to them with the Atari or Odyssey.

To whom it may concern – I pose this question – what are some of your favorite games that have come out since Portal? What is a game you would happily come back to even now?

This entire post brought by my playlist’s current music – Still Alive (video game version)

#videogames #streamofthought #portal #valve #quarantinethings #arbitrarytimelines #glados https://instagr.am/p/CJ9TmCSgeHn/


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January 12, 2021 at 08:51AM

Follow up to yesterday, one of the sources to my confusion. Awesome Andy, (the Mad Thinker’s Awesome Android… not to be confused with the Super-Adaptoid) in all his putty-colored glory has four digits but only three toes, as opposed to Thing having four toes. Also, Andy has a head like a giant grey s’more.

Trivia: Awesome Andy is a New York Mets fan, Ben Grimm prefers the Yankees.

#bengrimm #thething #heroclix #awesomeandroid
#awesomeandy #marvelcomics #mageknight #madthinker
#fantasticfour #boardgames
#wargames #Toyphotography #baseball #newyorkyankees #newyorkmets
#christmaswiththesuperheroes
#christmas #fourtoes #threetoes https://instagr.am/p/CJ8n5K2gZl4/


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