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David Mayeux
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Attended Appalachian State University
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Point Nemo, aka the Oceanic Pole of Inaccessibility, is the point in the oceans farthest from land at coordinates 48°52.6′ south, 123°23.6′ west, lying 1,670 miles (2688 kilometers) from a trio of land dots: Ducie Island to the north, an uninhabited atoll in the Pitcairn Islands; Motu Nui to the northeast, a tiny islet off Easter Island, which is off the coast of Chile; and frigid Maher Island making it. This information is relatively new figured out in 1992 with contemporary mapping technology.

In 1928, Lovecraft placed R'lyeh at 47°9'S 126°43'W, a relatively scant 194 miles away.
No place on Earth is farther from land than Point Nemo, also known as the Oceanic Pole of Inacessability.
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Ellis Nadler, Cards of Wu "XVIII Znakir of Thrax"
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"Beetle Brow" Murray Tinkelman, Beasties 1970
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Currently reading to inform the background of encounters between the Church and the newly encountered sentient life in my in saecula saeculorum campaign.
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#adventure_seed  "The craze for tulips swept the Netherlands and much of Europe during the 17th century. The tulip, originally imported from Turkey in the 16th century, became an increasingly valuable commodity. By 1636/7, tulipomania peaked, and, when the market crashed, speculators were left with as little as 5 percent of their original investments. In this scene, /a nobleman guards an exceptional bloom as soldiers trample flowerbeds in a vain attempt to stabilize the tulip market/ by limiting the supply."
Gérôme illustrates an incident during the "tulipomania," or the craze for tulips, that swept the Netherlands and much of Europe during the 17th century. The tulip, originally imported from Turkey in the 16th century, became an increasingly valuable commodity. By 1636/7, tulipomania peaked, and, when the market crashed, speculators were left with as little as 5 percent of their original investments. In this scene, a nobleman guards an exceptional ...
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Martyrs' All Hallows' Eve
(with Bonus Demonic Assaults)

Combining the holy and macabre! (Saints! The Reason for the Season ... Don't take the Hallows out of Halloween!)
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Currently reading as I explore ideas for my in saecula saeculorum RPG story world. I am definitely going to add an abbey in need of famous relics and the subsequent translation of the saint's relic a storyline.
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Currently reading (though not with nearly this cool a cover).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavane_(novel)
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Collection includes designs for decorative marginalia, full or half-page illustrations of characters or scenes from the play, illustrated title pages for individual acts and scenes, and four different main title page designs. bib_object_notes. Collection includes designs for decorative ...
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I'm currently working on a campaign set in the far flung future, which takes the kernel of Fading Suns—a return to feudalism (in spaaaaace), the Church in ascendant, and the use of FTL jumpgates—but retains Catholicism proper for the Church, has only one, non-playable, sentient alien species, no on-demand metaphysical powers, and relies heavily on 12th century Europe for themes and events as inspiration. Planning to use D6 system.

Motifs/Events:
Crusade to free Holy Terra (post-apocalyptic: infested with secular corporate armies and mutants)
Election and coronation of the Emperor of Holy Roman Space
rise of Universities, Church & guilds sponsored
Interstellar Pilgrimages
Monastic planets
Marian and St Michael apparitions (resulting new devotions)
Interstellar Missionary Orders
Church council on the sentient aliens
Self-Apotheosis Heresy (using bioware and cyberware), Schism due to parallel development of cut off worlds, neo-paganism likewise from cut-off worlds encountering artifacts from extinct sentient alien culture
Grail quests

Literary inspirations:
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
Pavane by Keith Roberts
Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber
The Sparrow & Children of God by Mary Doria Russel
The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
The Lion in Winter by James Goldman
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Golden Legend by de Voragine
Arthurian Cycles & Legends of Charlemagne
writings of Anselm and St Bernard of Clairvaux
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Sounds very interesting. I hope you will keep us in the loop on how the campaign progresses! 
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Did everyone catch that Mullholland Drive made #1 at the BBC's poll of the best films of the 21st century (so far)?

They surveyed 177 critics from around the world – from every continent except Antarctica. Some are newspaper or magazine reviewers, others write primarily for websites; academics and cinema curators are well-represented too.
The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.
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"I am but nothingness that Loves" --Raissa Maritain
Introduction
A Roman Catholic lost in the land of unlikeness, searching for the image of God within.
Education
  • Appalachian State University
    English, Secondary Education, 1999 - 2003
  • Asheville High School
    1999
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substitute librarian
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  • Buncombe County Libraries
    substitute librarian, 2014 - present
  • Pack Memorial Library
    Page, 2012 - 2014
  • city bakey
    barista, 2008 - 2010
  • East Gaston High School
    English Teacher, 2004 - 2008
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Asheville, NC
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Peosta, IA - Boone, NC - Belmont, NC - Mount Holly, NC - Mount Airy, NC - Petaluma, CA - Two Rock, CA - Key West, FL - Elizabeth City, NC