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Monday, July 28, 2008

Twilight Coast

It's been a long time since I've played with Bryce. It's time to get reacquainted. You can get version 5.5 for free! To me, Bryce landscapes seem to beckon one's imagination, so I've decided to begin a series of narratives, with Part One appearing below. I don't know where this 'story' will go, just that it concerns a very inexperienced explorer and his unfortunate crew.

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Misadventures of the Regal Drake
Part I: Arrival at Twilight Coast

June 8

     My eagerness to go ashore would not be quelled despite the general consensus to wait until morning. I must admit that the elation I felt upon touching the sand soon gave way to apprehension when we found little firewood and darkness fast approaching. A brief period of alarm ensued whilst I weighed our options. Indeed, even my first mate, Connors, flirted with blatant insubordination when I announced my decision to burn a longboat. Tempers subsided, as I knew they would, once we basked in the glow of fire and passed the drink. What began in protest was ended in celebration. Our adventure has begun with a most marvelous flame...

(To be continued in mid-August.)

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Dear Jon

Dear Jon's first book is finally available!

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The official desktop wallpaper of The Partial Observer features original illustrations by Mark D. Johnson, founder and editor-in-chief of The Partial Observer.

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