If you enjoy Dungeons & Dragons, and real play podcasts, and video podcasts … might I direct your attention to the new video cast of Acquisitions, Inc. The Series. From Penny Arcade and Wizards of the Coast, this continues the adventures of Acquisitions, Incorporated, which has been going on for 8 years in podcast form. This brings the action to life as we watch the real play of the four adventurers and Chris Perkins, the greatest DM ever.
Each episode is around 30 minutes long. Ep. 1 is the setup for the adventure. Ep. 2 is nothing but planning on how they’re going to complete their quest. Ep. 3, around the 9 minute mark, the adventure begins. Ep. 4 is some good role-play. But Ep. 5 is probably one of the best cliffhangers of podcast cliffhangers. Awesome show if you hang in there and let it build up.
Does contain strong language at times.
I was online for a total of about 5 minutes this morning before I started seeing all the hate-filled, profanity laced comments about the state of not only our nation, but the entire world. And not to let anyone slide from their wrath, these same social media masters began to blast those calling for prayer. Why even attack someone who is asking for prayer with all the other things you have to focus on? Is the world not bad enough that you still have time to lambast someone for simply requesting prayer in a time when it’s needed most? Just because you can say whatever you want without much fear on social media doesn’t mean you should because when it is nothing but negativity and profane declarations, you’re contributing to the larger problem.
Say what you will about prayer, I know its power. I’ve had it work in my own life and have seen amazing things come from it in the lives of others. God may not answer all prayers, even those that seem to come from our darkest hours may look to us as ignored, but the ending to this story is already written. There’s going to be heartache, unimaginable pain, and relentless attacks by the enemy in all shapes, forms and fashions. But in the end, Romans 14:11 (KJV) tells us: “As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”
- I decided to finally change the theme of the blog. If you are a returning reader, you’ve noticed that. The reason was due to the text on the previous theme being a bit small and presenting difficulty in reading.
- Believe it or not, I am still on the fitness train. I had a few bumps that threatened to throw me off course for a few weeks – mainly that darn recurring cough – but I’m back on track and moving along. The cough was diagnosed as asthma allergies and our family doctor prescribed me Singulair to try. The cough isn’t completely gone, but I’m much better off than I was a month or so ago. On the downside, he also changed my blood pressure medicine and something has been thrown out of whack. I say this because for the last week and a half it seems as if none of my meds are working as they should. I go back for a follow up on the Singulair this Friday, so I’m hanging in there until then.
- Walking. I’ve started using the app MapMyWalk. I know apps such as this have accuracy issues, but I know of at least one of my routes that comes out just about right. It’s a mile long trail and it measures as so on the MapMyWalk calculations. I’ve been posting my walks to Facebook for accountability, as well. So far it’s helping keep me motivated.
- I stopped using Thrive for almost a month now. I’m back to square one, as if I had never taken it. All my aches are back, I’m feeling tired again and have to push myself to get up and get walking each morning. Say what you will, that program really has something going for it. I am looking to renew my monthly order again soon.
And with that, I’m out of here! Have a great Hump Day, friends.
I went back and edited the original blog post, concerning my tiny fiction segment titled “Interlude.” So no one would have to go back and find it themselves, I’m posting the updated commentary I added to the end here. (Not that you’d be dying to go back and read it, I’m just saying …”
**What brought about this was tiny segment was the thought about what would happen if someone broke into someone’s house and was just making themselves at home while another person was bed-ridden and didn’t know any different. In this case, it’s a woman who is unable to get about due to an injury (hence her pain medication). The idea that the stranger would actually have killed someone didn’t come in until the last moment of the actual writing, but that made it creepier in my mind, knowing he had just been sitting on that same couch, just casually waiting for the news to come on. Anyways, hope someone enjoyed it or maybe it spurred someone else’s imagination.**
I’ve been wanting to read something of Sanderson’s for awhile now. After posting for opinions on my Facebook feed, I decided to start with The Way of Kings, Book I of the Starlight Archive. So far I’m interested in learning more just off the first couple of chapters.