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Helen Calder
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Why exactly is the BBC investigating this subject? What is it that we're not being told? Are we about to be surveiled via our own plumbing? Are they looking for a new way to collect the licence fee? I think we should be told.
When a man in Thailand went to the toilet, a python sank its teeth into his penis. What animals can navigate the sewers to pop up in your loo?
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They forgot to mention ass weasels.
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Of course that's just what they want us to think. So who was really resposnsible? 
Something odd went on with three of the four United States presidents elected during the 1840s.
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Something for anyone looking for ways to inconvenience PCs searching for stuff you don't want them to find yet.
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Just finished reading that. I should post the article about Jenny Null.
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Ladies and gentlemen I give you an NPC for your late 19th - early 20th century game. Con woman? Wronged Royal? Murderess? Sorceress? Crazy woman? Supernatural being? It's up to your players to decide.

Do they get called in to investigate the deaths? Does she employ them in some wild goose chase? Perhaps they're struck by her ability to persuade people of clearly outlandish things and decide to investigate?
In the summer of 2013, I was sent to the University of Texas in Austin to research the life of Harry Houdini for a TV biopic. While perusing his collection of personal correspondence, I stumbled across the most insane letter I have ever read, sent by a woman who claimed...
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Every year I spend all November writing for NaNoWriMo but then December comes round and I find that somehow the magic has gone.

Once again I've got stuff that I want to edit/re-write and I am capable of doing so but I'm not doing it. Sometimes I spend ages with Scrivener open staring at different bits of my WIP, moving bits around, writing notes changing labels, re-reading bits etc but not actually writing, or re-writing or doing any actual editing.
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More Ghost ships. These one are a little older than the ones +Lachlan Brown posted and are definitely all sailing the seas in at least one of my fictional continua.
The stories behind abandoned vessels and spooky apparitions found at sea.
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It's an +Eclipse Phase​ must imho
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I have no idea how accurate the claims of the train's existence/discovery are but I am super excited at the possibility that it might contain the Amber Room.

Speculation time - what would your PCs fiund when they entered the train? Why did the Nazi's really steal the Amber Room? How desperate are the Russians to get it back? Who else wants it and why?

And most importantly how are we going to tie it all into the Antarctic Space Nazis?
The Nazi gold train that made headlines last week could contain the legendary Amber Room, presented to Tsar Peter the Great by the King of Prussia, according to British author and journalist Tom Bower. Meanwhile, the Polish have lawyered up, staking a claim to the finds.
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Natzi gold train. Doesn't it feel like we've somehow stepped into the pages of s pulp novel?
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I ain't buying the explanation.
Back in 2006, a sealed basement beneath a London orphanage was unlocked after many years. The building was actually scheduled for demolition, and so it's a good thing no one demolished the place before taking a peek inside the long-forgotten dusty space. At first glance, there were hundreds of large...
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Merrylin is why we can't take our work home with us sweetie.
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An interesting article with a nice description towards the end of what an ancient and possibly sacred tunnel is actually like. Could be useful research for a modern archological game or a semi-historical one.
The chance discovery beneath a nearly 2,000-year-old pyramid leads to the heart of a lost civilization
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The authorities have their cover story ready to go but what did they really find?
​The good news: The Loch Ness Monster has been captured on sonar. The bad news: "Nessie" is a prop from a Sherlock Holmes film that sank in the loch in 1969.
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And to think I was just going to go with an escape pod from the Nautilus.

applauds +Fiona Zimmer 
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Now this is a plot I'd like to see. Imagine PCs being hired to protect someone important from a vengeful revenant that turns out to be what's left of an innocent victim that the VIP had sacrificed to dark powers.
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The Helen Calder from Aberdeen who is the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison.

You might want to put me in your circles for Craft, Doctor Who, Sci Fi, RPG, Horror and Writing.  Basically I'm a huge geek.

I follow at lot of artists and I love to see all kinds of art and craft but I very rarely post images of my own.  I have an autistic son and although I don't post on the subject of autism I often read about it.
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