Friday, January 30, 2015

I've Always Been A "Signs As Shields" Guy Myself...

...but I'm now a convert for weaponizing them, thanks to this thing of beauty.

Presenting the stop-ax, by artist Brandon Challies, via Larping.Org.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mutants In The News — "Mo' 'Squitos, Mo' Problems" Edition

To combat the dengue fever and chikungunya viruses, the FDA is considering the release of millions of genetically-modified mosquitos (made by your friends at Oxitec!) into Florida swamplands.  The modified critters—all males—carry a "suicide gene" and will theoretically mate and pass on the same trait to their offspring, thereby eliminating huge chunks of the blood-sucking population.

While successfully tested in other countries, the FDA option is under heavy scrutiny, with many headlines clearly going for the hysteria angle.

If only there were some way to release mosquitos that feed on pythons....

And what a great origin concept for Gamma World's own soul besh, aka "skeeters"!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Mutants In The News — "#2 On 'The Plagues Of Egypt Hit Parade'" Edition

Tap, tap, tap.  Is this thing on?

Researchers have discovered a unique species of fanged frog—yep, fanged frog!—that not only utilizes internal fertilization ("doesn't lay eggs"), but also gives birth to live young.

There are three awesome mutastic things right there in that very sentence!

Will resume with the regular radioactivity soon-ish.

Home Mutant Future campaign turning weird (looks like half the party is going to (pretty deservedly, truth be told) take out the other half) + Halloween burnout + holly, jolly holidaze + Savage Worlds diversions = distracted me.  And, oh, yeah...that whole newborn thang.

Ugh—whining about stuff-not-done is a cardinal writing sin.  My bad, blog-bros!