22
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Twenty-Two: I See You

   Posted by: Jim   in Computer games

[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-22.]

(Even Lady Gaga can’t beat this)

I ain’t revealin’ nothin’.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-21.]

(And on the seventh day there was gin)

So look at this planet I have created. Perhaps I will populate it with little people and make them dance to my will! Though I should probably create some land first, or give them some boats, lest they drown.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-20.]

(I’m missing a staff — and I don’t mean a Gal Friday.)

Twenty days down, ten to go. My daughter is already asking me to shave. But to fight cancer I will stay strong…

The game pictured here isn’t strictly vintage, being only 8 years old [16 years old now — so it qualifies – Ed.]. It also doesn’t feature a bearded protagonist; much the opposite, really. However, it does have the auspicious distinction of shared a name with a work by Nietzsche. So perhaps this is a picture of me taking a picture of the abyss.
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19
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Nineteen: Yarr

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games

[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-19.]

(Me parrot died, so now I all I have this is here manatee. Yarr.)

So yes, this is me with a stuffed manatee. You’d think that manatees don’t have much to do with vintage games — and I would have agreed with you — but it turns out that a remake of a classic computer game features a rather large manatee swallowing our hero’s ship. Giant man-eating manatee — those crazy game designers…
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18
Jul

HoNoToGroABeMo Day Eighteen: No Furries Here

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games

[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-18.]

(Where’s Buffy when you need her?)

I’ve been chasing this damnable vampire for days now. Through all of Europe and across the Mediterranean. And now, after cornering him in Budapest, he’s hypnotized me into shaving my neck and preparing myself for him. Hopefully Lord Godalming will show up soon.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-17.]

(Using Hermione’s wand does not make me less of a man)

The beard is coming in so nicely, that I decided to submit my application to the Unseen University. Unfortunately, I seem to have irritated the faculty and so am now forced to fight for my life. Let’s hope I can still remember the contents of My First Spell Book, read back when I was a mere tyke.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-16.]

(Anyone seen any fire-breathing lizards?)

More donations have come in, so thank you very much, kind supporters. Still, I am behind and so am inspired to search for gold, silver and coppers. However, you can’t look for treasure without being suitably armed…
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-15.]

(Josephine, that rash on my belly is back…)

Today’s picture should (at least in part) evoke an era. An era named for one short man… the game might also evoke a New York brownstone, but I don’t happen to have one of those lying around.

By my calculations, we should be at the halfway mark. And by further calculating, we should have all raised an average of $125 to reach a monthly mark of $5000. That does not appear to be the case, and it is clear I for one am in the lower standard deviation, and so am shirking my duties. Expect that to change.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-14.]

(How do you make a shirt out of this again?)

So after Mur hit the deer, I thought it would be best if I started looking into armor technology. Plate mail being a bit on the pricey side, maybe another kind of mail would work. Then again, given the amount of chain I have, it’d be more suitable for a miniature car.
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[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-13.]

(This is actually scarier than her Halloween costume: She’s wearing eye shadow.)

First off, many thanks to those donated to me in the past day. A little financial encouragement goes a long long way towards keeping the beard growth full, and the vintage games coming. I’ll try to get a day in with two games at some point, just to make up for yesterday.

The fall leaves are just at about an end here, so we decided have some adventures outside. Unfortunately, the sun was setting, so we didn’t get to climb Occoneechee Mountain (more like a hill, really) so we went to the lake at Umstead State Park instead. No Isle of Apples there, though.
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