Lazy Saturday

Okay, guys I’m really, really, really lazy today.  I’m also doing the final push on Guardian.  So….

Sorry, not going to write a post.

I’ll give you something to have fun with.

Come on Rover we'll find humans somewhere



71 responses to “Lazy Saturday

  1. *starts writing a story called ‘An Android and His Dog.”

  2. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    “Something to have gun with”.

    Yes, I know it is a typo but surely we have have fun with that line. 😆

    • Given the nature of the Huns I’m not sure it was a typo.

      I won’t be having gun with it today, but I’m finally selecting parts to build a new one. Looks like we’ll be having an AR-15 assembly party soon.

      • Waiting for my first gun to arrive at the local range/shop.

        I make no claims regarding the level of patience involved.

      • Hunting Guy

        I’m waiting for a AR platform in .416 Rigby and a 1911 in .50 AE.

        • LAR made a 1911-ish pistol in .50AE. It was upscaled slightly to handle the bigger cartridges, but various small parts interchanged with standard 1911 bits.

          AMT made the Automag V in .50AE. It looks kindasorta like a 1911, but it’s an original design by Larry Grossman.

          Both are long out of production, but can be found used.

          The Guncrafters ..50 is in “.50 GI”, but you can buy a new one… though you could probably buy a new Desert Eagle .50 and your choice of the AMT or LAR and still have change left over…

          A couple of companies make “stretch” AR-10s in .338 :Lapua. The parent case for the .338 is… .416 Rigby. A bit of gunsmithing and there you are.

    • Paladin; Have gun, Will Travel
      Miri Robertson, mercenary soldier, retired, personal bodyguard, retired, have weapon will travel.
      Have fun, will travel doesn’t quite work.
      Then there’s always Have Spacesuit, Will Travel.

    • thewerewife

      Dang, there are too many times when I miss the action during the Sabbath.
      Here, have Gun (you can forward it to the formidable Mr. Correia and see if he wants it for the soundtrack of a game of Gritty Cop Show):

      • I went to listen to that, and had an ad for Grammarly show beforehand. Which leads to a question. Do any of you use an automated grammar checker such as the one with MS Word, or even this Grammarly app for your stories?

        • NO. DO NOT use Grammarly. Or any automated grammar checker.

          • It’s useful at the beginning of the editing phase: make ONE pass with a grammar checker, but only to make sure that yes, you really did mean to use “affect” not “effect” and oh, look, there’s a missing quotation mark. If you’re a decent writer, 90% of its suggestions will be unhelpful—but the last 10% will be typos you’re not likely to catch any other way.

            Spell-check, OTOH, is useful all the time, particularly if you can add words or blacklist them. (E.g., to tell the spell-check to accept the spelling “acknowledgement” and reject the spelling “acknowledgment”.)

  3. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard

    Humans had uplifted Dogs but didn’t abandon them when they left Earth.

    The Humans left Robots to help Dogs out. 😉

  4. (1) He’d been uploaded into an android body, but his old dog still recognized him.

    (2) Am I buried here? Or just my shed skin, while I go on?

  5. The humans left dogs to socialize and civilize the robots.

  6. “Something to have gun with.”

    So… you’re saying you want us to shoot the robot*? I think I’m gonna need a bigger gun.

    *Anyone shoots the dog and I promise by all you hold dear on this earth that I will go John Wick on your @$$.

  7. Handing the Chaos Gun to the hooded figure that had accompanied me for so long, I said, “Here, a keepsake for you. The new universe you wanted has been started – may you have much joy in it. As for me, I am going home.”

    At last, I could let this hated metal body of mine disintegrate in the flood of particles coming from the breach I had just created. But I would do that in the place where this all began – where Anne and Gabriel were buried together. I should have gone with them, but at least I can follow their trail from where they set out. I hope that we are not too late, Sam and I, me to find my wife, and Sam to find his boy.

  8. Donald Stephens

    He found Gundal in the small cemetery, up behind the ruins.

    The cyborg spoke first: “With your tanks producing again, it’s time you should be under way.”

    “True, that.” He paused, uncertain. “Gundal, I know this is a question beyond, but are you lonely here, in the Foldways?”

    “I appreciate the concern, and I don’t mind answering. No, actually. Besides being an emergency station, this is also a registered mail drop. I get a visitor every million seconds or so, and all of them know what I look like.”

  9. Got no story, but totally love the artwork, especially the one with the headstone.

  10. Too sad

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  12. Very nice paintings. What went through my mind became too long to post here, so I dropped it on my page.

  13. I am delighted to see the cover art for the long-lost Philip K. Dick novella, Even Androids Have To Take A Squat.

  14. Is that first picture Molten Man (Mark Raxton) and his dog?

  15. Red Dog looked back as Blaze stepped from the portal onto the patio. Both smarter and more sensitive to the environment than his anthropoidal aid; he had been chosen to lead. Red took his responsibility seriously; and waited to make sure Blaze was all the way through before shutting down their means of transportation. After all, it wouldn’t do to have only half of him here, and the other half 40 parsecs away on their home planet.

  16. Jayme was just about to wind up his gaming session when the storyscape blurred, all the colors going saturated and detail washing out. At once he knew something serious had happened. He made a system call to the playtest console.

    And realized that he didn’t have access. He’d logged in on his regular player account, not his developer account.

    Landmarks were blurring, twisting. Why weren’t his failsafes kicking in, dropping him out of cyberspace and safely back in his body? Could this be more than just a programming glitch?

    He’d heard stories of what happened to the people who’d been linked in when TransComm’s servers got hacked by Somali cyberpirates, and it wasn’t pretty. If Digital Dreams were under attack, he had to get out of here, find some way to regain control of the system enough to contact Security — but how?

    A sharp bark drew his attention and he saw a dog running ahead of him. No, not just a random NPC dog, but some kind of security bot. Could he establish communication with it while in a player account?

  17. Teresa L Williams

    Thank you! I’m reading Fatal Stain, and Dyce mentions the book Detectives in Togas. I’ve been trying to remember this title for over 20 years! I went straight to Amazon and ordered it. I think my grandkids will like it, after I reread it.

    • If you are interested in a culturally accurate, hard-boiled detective in imperial Rome, I highly recommend Lindsey Davis’s _The Silver Pigs_. It is the first in a series. A classics prof told me about them, and MomRed and I have been fans ever since.

  18. wasn’t a lazy day for me, sorted metal roofing onto a raised platform I first made the supports for.
    Lumber is getting ridiculous, but Menards has a sort of sale.
    I am certainly paying for it this morning.

  19. I like the first cover… but then I have a dog. 🙂 Yesterday was lazy for me too.

  20. There’s a reason why golems are made of clay.
    True, metallic ones last longer and do more things. You can even make them in other shapes, such as dogs. But, for some reason, only the clay ones are capable of fathoming mortality. The metallic ones never manage to grasp it.