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July 21, 2005 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Countdown To Annihilation
Follow the Lancasters and their adventures with the marvelous Origins bomb. next, next, next, next, next.
You'll have to wait until Friday for the conclusion. Hope you enjoy the story and still believe in the best of the web.
posted by nofundy (28 comments total)

 
mmmkay, is this one person's strange reaction to the realization that their weblog had reached entry #666?
posted by wendell at 10:49 AM on July 21, 2005


Not a bad job at all in emulating Roald Dahl's style and pacing. I'll definitely read the rest of it when I can get a moment.

Good to know someone's carrying the torch since the master passed.
posted by fenriq at 10:53 AM on July 21, 2005


Hitherby Dragons really is one of the best blogs in the whole internet. Just start flipping through the archives at random - it's great stuff.
posted by furiousthought at 11:09 AM on July 21, 2005


For some reason I can't access the pages. Pity, sounds interesting.
posted by dazed_one at 11:10 AM on July 21, 2005


Ms. Borgstrom is a phenomenal writer, although incredibly obtuse at times. Perhaps delightfully obtuse.

Her work on the Nobilis game is absolutely phenomenal, though the game itself can get mind-warpingly weird.
posted by sigma7 at 11:13 AM on July 21, 2005


This is probably one of the 5 dumbest things I've ever seen posted here.
posted by dsquid at 11:51 AM on July 21, 2005


This is probably one of the 5 best things I've seen posted here this week.
posted by gurple at 11:54 AM on July 21, 2005


These are some of the 5 best comments I've ever seen on Metafilter.
posted by Edible Energy at 12:01 PM on July 21, 2005


[This is bleeping awsome]
posted by bonehead at 12:03 PM on July 21, 2005


dsquid, you hour is not yet nigh.
posted by bonehead at 12:04 PM on July 21, 2005


I wish it was a Countdown to Extinction. Then we could have a symphony of destruction.
posted by sciurus at 12:13 PM on July 21, 2005


yeah, okay but it's kind of crap isn't it.

And what the hell it has to do with Dahl is beyond me, not a fizzbomb in site (and all in a fractured present tense).
posted by lerrup at 12:38 PM on July 21, 2005


yeah, okay but it's kind of crap isn't it.

And what the hell it has to do with Dahl is beyond me, not a fizzbomb in site (and all in a fractured present tense).
posted by lerrup at 12:40 PM on July 21, 2005


Uh, where's the pictures dude. I likes teh pictures
posted by Outlawyr at 12:56 PM on July 21, 2005


Someone set us up the Origin bomb!
posted by mkultra at 1:07 PM on July 21, 2005


One of the worst cases of Diarrhea of the Blog I have diagnosed in ages.
posted by urlnotfound at 1:11 PM on July 21, 2005


Heheh, I find it amusing the polarity in the comments. For my part, I find her writing quite remarkable. Dahl for certain, and perhaps a wee bit of Madelaine L'Engle as well, but that could be just me.

Her work on the Nobilis game is absolutely phenomenal, though the game itself can get mind-warpingly weird.

I looked up Nobilis and was quite frankly amazed at what it seems to be. As an RP gamer since God was a lad, and a fan of diceless and other non-mainstream systems, I'm a bit surprised and embarrassed that I've never heard of it before now. Seems like just the thing for my old gaming buddies and I to find an excuse to gather around a bottle of 12 year old Springbank and spend the evening discussing and not actually playing.
posted by elendil71 at 2:16 PM on July 21, 2005


"... and spend the evening discussing and not actually playing."

That's one of the strong suits of Nobilis, sure enough. I've never succeeded in having any sort of campaign get off the ground, but the setup sessions--consisting purely of increasingly animatedly bouncing ideas off one another, hammering out the broad strokes of what the characters will be, what their home base is like, what their patron god/demon/thing/etc. is--are pure gold and justify the purchase by themselves.
posted by Drastic at 2:47 PM on July 21, 2005


Even if she hadn't written Nobilis, Rebecca would still be one of the most jawdropping people on the planet simply for being able to produce a piece of fiction of this quality and length, every day, and have them bind together into an interlinked body that is complex, compelling, strange and beautiful.

The first anthology of Hitherby Dragons stories, Primal Chaos, is available from Lulu. I recommend it very highly. On the other hand I published Nobilis, so I may be biased.
posted by Hogshead at 4:16 PM on July 21, 2005


And what the hell it has to do with Dahl

Um, did you not figure out who Charles...in the factory...was?
posted by Sparx at 4:36 PM on July 21, 2005


The heavy-handed moralizing is perfectly balanced by the ham-handed prose.
posted by nanojath at 5:33 PM on July 21, 2005


I dont know what this is, but I enjoyed reading it.
posted by rubin at 9:03 PM on July 21, 2005


I don't think I got to Charles in the factory.

Just because you make references in a story doesn't mean you get to eat the snausages.
posted by lerrup at 11:27 PM on July 21, 2005


I don't think I got to Charles in the factory.

Just because you make references in a story doesn't mean you get to eat the snausages.
posted by lerrup at 11:34 PM on July 21, 2005


Utter crap.
posted by paddbear at 3:57 AM on July 22, 2005


The comments in this thread make me wonder if people are all reading the same site.
posted by OmieWise at 8:19 AM on July 22, 2005


loved it.
posted by carmen at 11:16 AM on July 22, 2005


Fabulous.
posted by mkhall at 2:05 PM on July 22, 2005


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