Archive for February, 2011
It took me a while to select my next monster, but after running VON 3 (The Jungle of Khyber quest), I decided on writing about the Marut
Marut in Real-world Religions & Mythology
I found two references to Marut: one in the Qur’an and the other in the Rigvada.
The second Surah (2:102) of the Qur’an tells of [...]
In my forays into many things tea related – books, classes, conventions, tea tastings – I’ve created a summary as to what makes a perfect basic cup of tea. Water If you use tap water, use cold water. As I was once told by our plumber, depending on the age of your pipes, hot water…
The Day of Mourning
Earth Day: February 20th
Location: Surviving Four of The Five Nations of Khorvaire, and anywhere there are displaced surviors of Cyre
The Last War was a time of horrors. With every passing decade, deeper scars were carved into the surface of Khorvaire. But through a century of war, nothing had prepared the people of [...]
Bright Souls’ Day
Earth Day: February 18th
Location: Silver Flame Churches across Eberron
As the dark days of winter draw to a close, the Purified celebrates the lives, and the sacrifice, of every follower of the Flame who died fighting evil and protecting the faithful. Those who have lost relatives in the past five years perform the funeral [...]
In Japan, women give presents to men. In the past, giving chocolate to men as presents was an opportunity for shy women to express their love. Today, it’s a commercial enterprise and it is generally expected for women to give chocolate to male friends, bosses, or coworkers — even if there is no romantic interest….
In honor of Turbine fixing MyDDO character updates (ahem, my True Reincarnated character is finally showing her updated stats – HOOORAY), I will continue writing my Monster Minutes.
What is Monster Minutes?
These are roughly 700 to 1000 words on monsters, not of stats and numbers, but of story, art, and history – all compressed down into [...]
In honor of Turbine fixing the broken avatars, I give to you the much-requested DDOcast Wallpapers! Each image is 1920×1080. To save, just click on the thumbnail, then right-click and save-as on the pop-up image. Enjoy!
Last Saturday, Sig and I meet up with our friends (John and Stan) and a new acquaintance (Monte) to watch Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance at the Grand Illusion. The Grand Illusion has a special place in our hearts, because it’s where Sig and I first met. We sometimes go there for movies and…