Freeday 5 February 1999


Pic of the day: Cows are ubiq ... everywhere in Daggerfall. I've even seen them in dungeons. Here is a long-suffering town cow and a very determined townsman. If you like cows, you may love Daggerfall.

I must admit that Modesitt is a pretty good read. I find it more tempting to sit down with The Spellsong War than to write on my own story. Then again, I tend to write stuff I would have wanted to read myself, so why do that when I already have good reading? I particularly like that using magic has a price in this series. This is one thing that irritates me slightly about Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Only men sacrifice anything by Channeling. For the women it's all sweetness and Light, unless they overdo it and burn themselves out. The roleplaying part of me demands that there must be a price to wield magic.

Of course, in real life, a level playing field is hardly the most striking feature. Sure, we've all got pretty exactly 24 hrs of time a day, quite democratic. But it's not like you're sure to get either intelligence or dexterity or charisma. Generally, one goes with the other. Of course, some of us have not had (or taken) the time to develop the sides that others have made their top priority. But some definitely have the pound AND the shilling.
Then again, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. It's not like we've paid for being here, to the best of my knowledge.

Peeve of the day: Stupid males, and females who think those are cute. Return them to the shallow end of the gene pool and get a dog.
A more evolved human can play stupid whenever the need arises (trust me on that) but a moron can't think ahead if his life depends on it. And it does, and so does others, as long as there's no real cure for AIDS. Think twice.

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