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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 04:12 pm
Having spent a very enjoyable day yesterday with my friend David​, where we went to the Celts exhibition at the British Museum, I'm spending today on preparing a Call of Cthulhu game for my friends for the 7th November.

I'm using Realm Works​ software to prepare a series of shocks and horrors for them. They'll love it. Of course they will. Murder and Death Incorporated are always good for a laugh. Ghouls are good; of course they are.

In other (rather unlikely) news, I actually spent some money on make-up. I discovered just before attending the British Fantasy Convention that 24 hour lipstick actually lasts five days if you test it on your hand. That makes it worthwhile buying in my view.

I never liked old fashioned lipstick which tasted peculiar and lasted about a nano second on your lips. Modern 24 hour lipstick (this stuff is from Maybelline) actually lasts the time it says it does on the pack, if not slightly longer, and doesn't taste of anything. Score!
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Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 12:22 pm
I've been a but quiet lately, largely because nothing much happened. But when I think about it, things did happen.

I ran a game of Call of Cthulhu not this last Saturday just gone, but the previous one. The characters rather bollocksed it up and allowed the King in Yellow (Hastur) to arrive on Earth. I mean, ouch! That means that the rest of the games from now on in have to be run with this Great Old One slowly taking over the planet. Thanks guys. It's a bit like Sauron running all of Middle Earth.

I also had my first Creative Writing class at the City Lit last Thursday. That went quite well, and I enjoyed it, so I'm looking forward to Thursday when I have the next class. The other students all seem OK, though there's one who looks as if she's going to be hard work for the teacher and for the rest of us. We'll see.

Smokey is a good cat, though a bit clingy. Not quite sure what's going on with that. She's absolutely mad on her 'thing on a string on a stick' and if I ignore her for too long, she'll find it and drag it towards me, so there's no misunderstanding about what she wants of me. Sweet kitty! She always looks so determined with this thing in her mouth, every hair indicative of desperation.
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Saturday, June 6th, 2015 10:40 am
In the 'Annals of things that have Never Happened', I had a dream where Iain Duncan Smith (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) touched my hair. Twice.

In general levels of nastiness, that falls somewhat in advance of the hallucination I once had of Cthulhu sleeping in Ry'leh, including rinky-dink music and a smell of dirty water.

I mean: ack!

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" ("In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.") Presumably he's keeping a place ready for Iain Duncan Smith.
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Monday, September 16th, 2013 10:04 pm
Sometimes I think I play too much Call of Cthulhu…

A line from the Miss Marple I’m watching, “Tell me, what is the great race?”

I think in reply, “A secret race of Elder Gods from beyond the stars…”

And then I realise how unlikely that is to be the answer in an episode of Miss Marple!