Friday February 21, 2020
Book 20: Sergeant In Motion — Part I
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Somebody Spoke Too Soon About Being on the Mend

I’ve been sick for over a month now. The good news is that I’m not down with fever and body-aches anymore, but I’m still exhausted all the time, and my voice is a ragged wreck of a thing which is painful to use. I can only imagine what it’s like to listen to.

This has had an effect on my work, obviously. Keeping up with the comic strip, which is Job One, has been a struggle. Other stuff has fallen completely off, and I feel pretty badly about it because some of what has fallen off is some key tasks for delivering the next Schlock Mercenary book.

I haven’t reviewed any movies in a while, either. I definitely feel well enough to sit down for a couple of hours and watch something, but I don’t feel good about taking this cough into a theater.

My hope is that by the time February 29th rolls around (carrying with it the beginning of my 53rd year as a corporeal Earth-human) I’ll be back in good health, and getting stuff done again. Really, that’s all I want for my birthday.

 

I’ve been sick…

The tl;dr—I’m on the mend, but miserable and exhausted. I lost about five days during which I bathed zero times, sweat all the way through my clothing four times, and didn’t draw any comics.

Today I DID draw some comics, and I successfully bathed!

Anyway, there’s my excuse for the dearth of updates. I’ve been busy working extra hard to not die, because it feels like the extra effort might provide a useful buffer.

 

TypeCast RPG Tonight!

It’s Typecast RPG Night¹.

Last week we discovered that Vaeron’s cloudscape civilization—massive flying cities kept aloft on the backs of dreaming gods—is kept intact at a price: human sacrifice is what keeps the dreamers asleep, and if they wake up, they’ll destroy the world².

At least, that’s what we’ve been told…

I don’t know how tonight’s session will go, but I think one of our activities will be deciding whether or not to burn it all down.

The show starts at 9pm Eastern, and in addition to all the fun role-playing from Dan, Brian, Mari, and me, there’s an art-cam! And I now have some markers that do GLITTER. 

Join us!³ Follow and subscribe at twitch.tv/typecastrpg!


¹ Assuming “Tonight” is Tuesday night, January 21st.
² Yes, we’ve all read and been influenced by “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” by Ursula K. LeGuin.
³ If you watch the live show, you can participate in chat and suggest things for me to illustrate.