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Made +Stew Wilson's recipe for toad in the hole. Only I couldn't get proper British sausages, so I used the next best thing: smoked Czech-style links I picked up in the Texas hill country.
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What's Toad in the Hole, precious?
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I know I linked to them earlier, but wow ... Ukiyo-e Heroes' reinterpretations of classic videogame characters make for great #TenraRPG inspiration fodder.

https://www.ukiyoeheroes.com
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Oohhhhhh, okay. I totally dig the Secret of Mana peeps, but even after seeing that it's Belmont, I'm not really feeling like it's...similar enough? Still and all, these are friggin' amaaaazing.
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I would play the hell out of a Final Fantasy 6 remake done in this art style. I love how Terra is depicted drawing her blade while riding her Magitek armor sidesaddle.

In fact, I think I need a copy of the print on my wall. 
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That looks awesome.
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Heh, close. It's about Jotaro Kujo (the dude in the hat and jacket) and his grandfather travelling across the world to stop the minions of a vampire from the 1800s* who body-jacked their ancestor.**

To combat the forces arrayed against them, JoJo's allies fight using Stands -- beings representing the manifestation of their psychic powers / inner self, manly tears, and ridiculous beefcake posing.

The series is set in the late-80's, and is the third volume of a decades-spanning manga.

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*originally created using an Aztec stone mask designed to create powerful food for immortal god-kings. This gets explored in volume 2: Battle Tendency.

** who also happened to be his adopted brother. See volume 1: Phantom Blood. 
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My condolences to everyone who was working on the project. While it wasn't shaping up to be my cup of tea, passionate people still put in a lot of hard work on this game.

It's never easy to see something like this cancelled, especially since it leaves a good chunk of the original White Wolf staff facing unemployment.
 
CCP Games Halts Development of World of Darkness MMO
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bummer.
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Haujobb's newest single. I'm digging the references to old-school EBM; especially Front242. 
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A souvenir from my nice relaxing evening in Anor Londo. Watch as I engage in the local pastime: stabbing Silver Knights in the junk. #DarkSouls  
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Oh my god. The new season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure finally got its real ending credits with today's episode, and it couldn't be more perfect. 

Now, the first season used Yes' Roundabout, and Stardust Crusaders is set in the 80's. So what'd they pick?

The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian
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+Orzislaw

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Feeling a lot better now that I'm past the snipers and inside Anor Londo's main cathedral. Plus now I have my creepy spider chitin sword. #DarkSouls  
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Get gooder, bro! Show your resolve!
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This is relevant to my interests! Once again, +Rafael Chandler brings the awesome.

"Modern-day dungeon-crawling adventure inspired by metal: Corpsepainted black metal warriors, spandex-clad glam rockers, and loincloth-bulging power metal barbarians explore shopping malls and office buildings in search of treasure and adventure."
 
Take 1 hour of heavy metal music
Add 5 ounces of mid-1980s Satanic Panic
Toss in 13 grams of modern-day action
Stir in 666 miles of dungeon-crawl insanity
Stick a guitar-axe in there
Pour a sixer of cold beer on it
Serve inside a snare drum
And you get Lacerations of the Slain Priestess
Melting faces very soon!
(Artwork by the über-metallic +Claudia Cangini)
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Yeah, Claudia nailed it! As always.
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