Archive for the ‘pointlessness’ Category

Another Look at The Fiend

August 7, 2012

Some while back I stumbled over Hero Machine, but I didn’t really take the time to do more than glance at it very briefly until last night, when I decided to try and put it through its paces and see if it was up to creating images of a rather challenging character: my own Brigitte Adelinde von Teufel, better known as The Fiend.

For those of you that might be new readers, Fraulein von Teufel is a gestalt being, created by thoroughly merging the mortal woman whose name this creature still bears with a demoness (specifically a Fury, a bringer of punishment and retribution), as a result of a botched summoning where the Nazi Occultist (Sigismund von Asch, the human Brigitte’s mentor) tried to sacrifice her to summon the Fury in question through her mortal shell. Neither the woman nor the demon exists anymore, in their place is a hybrid partaking of the abilities, knowledge and identity of both at once. She hasn’t aged a day since that event in 1938. As a character, one could think of her as being somewhere between Elsa Schneider, Illyana Rasputin and John Constantine. But enough jibber-jabber. Here are the results of my fevered experimentation. As always, click the images if you want to get a look at larger versions of these images.

Modern era Fiend

Here’s Brigitte in the modern days. She doesn’t look half bad for a centenarian!




May 4, 2012

I was thinking about Mage: the Ascension rotes, and my brain threw up a little with cross-pollinated ideas. If I ever run a Euthanatos with Forces 3, I’m going to be horribly tempted to have him shout “Yoga Fire!”
At least that’s better than what I’d be tempted to have an Akashic Brother say…


Stop looking at me that way. White Wolf DID make the Street Fighter RPG too.

When Pigs Fly

January 6, 2012

If I ever play an oWoD game where there is a Grondr character, I will have to insist that the character learns the Gift: Spirit of the Bird.

Just sayin’.

Paradox Flaw: Kung Fu Edition

September 23, 2011

I just thought of an awesome/amusing Paradox Flaw for an Akashic Brother to pick up.

When he speaks, his lip movements and the associated sound are slightly out of synch as if he has been badly dubbed.

“Your Do is pretty good… but not as good as mine!”

Three’s Company

May 15, 2011

    Come and knock on our door…..
    We’ve been waiting for you……
    Where the kisses are hers and hers and his,
    Three’s company too.

    Come and dance on on our floor……
    Take a step that is new…..
    We’ve a loveable space that needs your face,
    Three’s company too.

    You’ll see that life is a frolic and laughter is calling for you……
    Down at our rendez-vous,
    Three’s company, too!

In this context, those chipper old lyrics are… actually somewhat distressing. I’m talking about the context of a passel of ghouls, Cainites and monstrosities designed to go along with Number Three, from my most recent Four Splat post. If Three ever actually appears in a game, I’d have at least some  of these folks show up too. (more…)

More TekTek Foolishness

April 5, 2011

Why do I love making these ridiculous little Gaia Online avatars so much, even though I have never played Gaia Online or visited their forums and have no interest in doing so? The world may never know.

Anyhow, this one’s a mixed Overwatch Project/Troubled collection. (more…)

Turtle On Wheels. Vroom.

January 6, 2011

Injured female turtle walks with the aid of her ...


Meet Tzvika. Tzvika suffered a shell and spinal injury from a lawnmower, impairing the use of her rear legs. So some nice veterinarians gave her wheels. That is awesome on so many levels. I’m glad that I was able to share her with you. You’re welcome.

Stuff And Nonsense!

November 22, 2010

Oh, I say! I seem to have been cleft in twain.

What, what? Cut in half, you say? Why, I as well!

Bothersome, that.

Too right! Most unsporting.

Still, one supposes that we ought not to delay that “falling apart” folderol much longer.

Despite the cliché, you understand.

Quite so! Wouldn’t be proper.

Oh, I should think that would be bad form.

Well, get on with it, man!



In The News: Oh So Wrong

October 15, 2010

Man Passes Driving Test, Then Crashes Into DMV

(Oct. 15) — Moments after passing his driving test, a Pennsylvania man mistakenly crashed his car into a department of motor vehicles building, smashing through a window and plowing into a waiting room. Four people were injured, none seriously.

The man’s license ended up being revoked before he even got it. Read the rest of the story…

At least the fellow didn’t waste a lot of time driving around endangering people before he got his license revoked. It was really quite efficient and considerate of him, I’d say.

Do People Still Fall For These?

July 29, 2010

Lately it seems like at least once a day I get a phishing e-mail claiming to be from Blizzard or NCSoft and stating that they think that my WoW or Aion account has been involved in inappropriate transactions and will be suspended unless I verify my account’s legitimacy by logging in to the account through the link that they so helpfully provided. Now, I’d know that these were pitiful phishing attempts even if I actually had WoW or Aion accounts… but I don’t. I dislike MMOs in general and find them tedious for the most part. So… yeah.