May 2nd, 2009

Lovely Morning, and the Day's Agenda

Up early this morning, despite the fact that I was gaming and movie watching last night until 2:00 a.m. (The gaming report will follow on some time later today.)

It's a beautiful May morning, and I'm going out to take a walk and have a bit of an early grocery shopping day. I need to pick up some vegetables for tonight's evening meal (I'm going to make vegetables in the oven), and will search out some bean sprouts for tomorrow night's supper. I've had a lovely breakfast of a small bowl of Fibre One cereal, with several slices of orange, and am feeling quite good about the world today, despite the seeming lack of sleep.

The rest of the day is pretty much planned out already. I need to do some vacuuming on the lower level of the place, and then do some laundry. Once that's done, I can devote a bit of time to taking care of a few more things for the SkyRealms of Jorune and Desolation scenarios for CanGames.

In the meantime, off into the great outdoors!
  • Current Music
    Jethro Tull - "Acres Wild"

R.I.P. Ric Estrada 1928-2009

In some sad news, Marc Evanier is reporting in his blog that artist Ric Estrada died on Friday of cancer. He was 81 years old.

My own exposure to Estrada's work was on the Legion of Super-Heroes title among other places. Estrada was the artist on the first 11 issues (out of 15) of the Karate Kid title, in addition to drawing several Legion comics - Superboy and the Legion #232 (the Klordny/Immune story), #234 (the Bounty and the Composite Legionnaire story), and Legion v2 #261 (the Space Circus of Death story). I believe he also worked on the Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld series as well way back when, but could be mistaken on this.

Another man with a part in the legacy of the Legion of Super-Heroes comics.

Rest in Peace, Ric Estrada (1928-2009).
  • Current Music
    Annie Haslam - "Blessing in Disguise"

Gaming and a Movie X

Promised that I would write this entry later in the day, and so here it is.

The Friday night gaming group met as per usual, and continued their play in the Continuum: Roleplaying in the Yet game that they're currently embroiled in. I'm referring to the notes I took last night, so you'll forgive me if I get something wrong.

For a recap of the events of the previous session, please check out this journal entry. Meanwhile, on to last night's session...

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All of the players said they had really enjoyed themselves in this session. Joanne was particularly impressed with the manner in which Time Combat worked, even if she said that her Span and Yet sheets were getting full. The rest of the players enjoyed the Time Combat, since we'd not done one in a few sessions, and since that was the end of the scenario, have decided to play a different rpg. More on that in next week's posts.

After the gaming session was over, the players watched another film noir, even though we were all pretty tired. They decided to watch one that they had seen before, Pitfall (1948), the Andre de Toth movie with Dick Powell, Jane Wyatt, and the lovely Lizabeth Scott. I think I nodded off a couple of times during the movie, but all in it was an excellent film. The themes of the movie were pretty clear, and this is one Lizabeth Scott film that gets better every time I see it.

Good night, overall. :)
  • Current Music
    Mike Oldfield - "Into France"