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komos From: komos Date: December 23rd, 2003 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Beatstick is a funny word

The allegiance of undead Gift-mas lawn ornaments is forever changing. Today, he fights side by side with Gorgoth. Tomorrow, he might be courting the Noel, the Giant Penguin of Certain Doom.

I feel like I've been hit with a Ginormous Unstoppable Holiday Beatstick, but that's a different story altogether.
_meej_ From: _meej_ Date: December 23rd, 2003 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Beatstick is a funny word

This needs a wacked-out board- or miniatures-game to represent it. Especially with the inclusion of The Giant Penguin of Certain Doom.

It reminds me of a classic from long ago in, I think, Pyramid magazine, "The Seven Seals of Satan" boardgame. In which, Satan had decided that like unto the Book of Revelations, he too would have his Seven Seals, furry arctic mammals to be his Harbingers of Doom. There was one scenario in which the player of the human side had to club as many of the undead baby seals as they could... Truly twisted stuff.

I shall have to get the creative juices flowing over the holidays. My family may look at me funny when they see me writing such things, though...
komos From: komos Date: December 23rd, 2003 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Beatstick is a funny word

It won't be any more absurd than Faerie Meat, and I can already foresee expansions to the game.

Incidentally, writing things like this is unexpected? It seems to come so naturally.
_meej_ From: _meej_ Date: December 23rd, 2003 12:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

The Pink Flamingos of Annihilation!

Well, I certainly expect it. And I doubt the family would be too surprised, come to think of it. Though they'll still wonder where it came from, all it would likely take is a quick drive through suburbia to explain.

Rachel will likely conclude I've gone off the deep end (again), though. I'm not sure she's in touch with her inner absurdist. And she's definitely not found the Inner Gamer. But that's all OK - she'll just tune it out if she needs to.
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