Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming November 30, 2016Posted by jkahane in food hut, gaming hut, personal, rpg hut.
Tags: chinese food, continuum rpg, food hut, gaming hut, personal, rpg hut, supper, wednesday gaming group
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It’s Wednesday night, so time for some gaming on this second alternate week of gaming.
I’ll be starting the campaign of the Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet with the Wednesday night gamers this evening. Normal folks with the ability to time travel at will (though not very far in the when at the low levels of Span ability). I’m quite looking forward to the game this evening! 🙂
In the meantime, I need to head upstairs and eat some food. I ordered Chinese food for this evening’s meal, and am also looking forward to that.
Have a good night, folks.
Happy Birthday, Thea Gilmore! November 25, 2016Posted by jkahane in music hut.
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Happy Birthday to Thea Gilmore!! A wonderful musician with a style and feel to her music that is both interesting, fresh, and lyrically gorgeous.
And she’s also got a Christmas album, Strange Communion, which is now one of my favourite Christmas albums.
Current Mood: awake awake
Current Music:Thea Gilmore – “Mainstream”
Happy U.S. Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2016Posted by jkahane in holiday, united states.
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Happy Thanksgiving Day to all my friends and everyone down in the United States today.
Turkey Day means you’re all going to get stuffed with roast bird and all, but it’s also a day for being thankful for all the things in life that you have – family, friends, and other stuff.
Enjoy, all! 🙂
Music for Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG November 23, 2016Posted by jkahane in coriolis rpg, gaming hut, music, music hut, personal, rpg hut, videos.
Tags: arabian music, belly dancing music, coriolis rpg, gaming hut, music, music hut, personal, rpg hut
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One of the pieces of mood music that I really am fond of for the game is this piece by George Abdo and His Flames of Araby Orchestra. Enjoy! 🙂
Happy Birthday, You-Know-Who! November 23, 2016Posted by jkahane in birthday, tv hut.
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Today is one of those days when something remarkably good and life affirming comes along.
Today is a birthday, but not just of any one person, but of a special tv series.
On this date, November 23rd, 1963, the BBC debuted the first episode of a brand new science fiction television programme called… Doctor Who. Entitled “An Unearthly Child”, that first episode (which aired when I was 8 years old, and the memories I have of it still to this day…) starred William Hartnell as the Doctor (referred to always as Dr. Who or Doctor Who) and introduced the world to this mysterious traveller and his incredible time machine known as the TARDIS.
The episode also featured Carole Ann Ford as Susan (Foreman), Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright and William Russell as Ian Chesterton. The story began when two school teachers shared their concerns about one of their pupils – Susan. She’s brilliant in some subjects but bizarrely out of kilter in others. To assuage their curiosity, they follow her home, but discover ‘home’ is a blue police box in an old junk yard. Once they enter the box their lives, and television history, would never be the same.
I still have fond memories of the travels of William Hartnell’s Doctor and his companions – the planet Skaro, and those creatures called Daleks, and then having the Daleks show up on Earth!; visiting with Marco Polo; a terrifying trip in time to visit the Aztecs; the planet Marinus, and its denizens, the Voord; the Doctor and his companions being reduced to tiny versions of themselves and having to survive in a world of giants; a visit to the Crusades, and meeting Richard the Lionheart; the planet of the Menoptera and the Animus; and so many more – and grew up with the series in those early years. I remember being shocked and startled at the regeneration of William Hartnell’s Doctor into the younger Patrick Troughton, but still loved the Doctor, and revelled in the newness and different feel that Troughton brought to the role. So many good memories of the early Doctor Who series. And of the continuing history of the show with different actors taking on the persona of the Doctor over the years. This show pretty much sparked my interests in both history (some time periods more than others!) and time travel, and gave me a different view of how tv and movie science fiction could be (as did Star Trek later on).
What it comes down to is this: Doctor Who has been a part of my life for 53 years (!!), and that battered blue box is still transporting the Time Lord known as the Doctor (who’s been through a few bodies!) and his various companions to worlds of wonder and adventure. And whole new generations of children are getting to discover the Doctor with the Chris Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, and Peter Capaldi interpretations of the characters. But for me, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton will always be *my* Doctors. So…
Happy Birthday, Doctor, and long may you continue your travels through time and space!