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If this doesn't qualify as a bibliomancy major charge in Unknown Armies, I don't know what would.

"Lord Byron’s copy of Frankenstein, autographed by Mary Shelley, will soon be auctioned by Peter Harrington."

(Seen on File 770 )


Jul. 23rd, 2009 01:25 pm
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rpgs )
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Working on some tentative notes toward an RPG adaptation of Night Watch, I ran up against the problem of Rasputin.
Yes, I have heard 'Rah Rah Rasputin' )
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bibliomancy roundup )
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Look west at sunset and observe the alignment of Yorkhenge. Worth a UA minor charge, at least.

(Followup from last year's late mention of the phenomenon.)
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It takes patience. About forty hours worth. - Ulrich Mühe, on extracting a confession

Having been defeated from my plan Monday night of seeing this film (silly scheduling of 9:30 Sunday only and 7:30 the rest of the week) I went back to the Rialto Tuesday evening to see The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen). This took the Oscar for Best Foreign Film this year, and it's excellent.

The main character is a STASI (East German secret police) officer in 1984 East Germany involved in a surveillance operation that takes interesting turns, partly of his own choosing. Much more said would spoil the plot. This is an amazing film about truth, lies, and their uses. While _Breach_ explored similar territory, this film is closer to _The Departed_ in scope and power. It's staying locally through next week.

(You should tolerate subtitles, or speak German, though.)
panopticons, cryptomancy and Henry Bendix )

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