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RPG a Day: part 2
3 comments. Tags: rpg a day, rpgs. 21st August 2014

A Drone of My Own

I've started playing with my drone. It's a Micro Drone 2.0 from Extreme Fliers, also available from Micro Drone and Amazon, with the camera module. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

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Tags: drone, real life. 20th August 2014

Loncon 3

Over the weekend I went to the Worldcon, at ExCel in Docklands. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

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2 comments. Tags: hugo 2014, reading, real life. 19th August 2014

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou

2014, 12 episodes: AniDB; also known as The Kawai Complex Guide to Manners and Hostel Behavior.

Romantic comedy; high school boy lives in boarding-house with a variety of Characters, one of whom is a cute female bookworm.

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Tags: anime, anime 2014 spring, comedy, contemporary, reviews, romance. 18th August 2014

Kilo Class, Patrick Robinson

In the mid 2000s, China tries to buy seven Kilo-class diesel submarines from Russia. The Americans aim to prevent this. Meanwhile, something odd is going on at Kerguelen Island.

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Tags: naval, reading, reviews, thriller, war. 17th August 2014

Contagion

2011, dir. Steven Soderbergh, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon: IMDb / allmovie

A contagious disease spreads across the planet; civilisation starts to fall apart.

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3 comments. Tags: drama, film, reviews. 16th August 2014

With Blood and Iron, Douglas Reeman

In the latter days of the Second World War, a U-boat group leader tries to maintain morale and keep his crews alive.

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Tags: naval, reading, reviews, war. 15th August 2014

Yowamushi Pedal

2013-2014, 38 episodes: AniDB

Weakling anime fan Sakamichi Onoda finds there's nobody else interested in forming an anime club at his new high school, so ends up joining the bicycle racing club instead. Seems he's got a hidden talent for cycling that even he didn't know about.

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1 comment. Tags: anime, anime 2013 autumn, anime 2013 winter, anime 2014 spring, contemporary, reviews. 14th August 2014

The Lost Fleet: Victorious, Jack Campbell

Last of a six-book series. In the distant future, a long-frozen space-navy captain tries to lead his fleet home. I'm going to deal in spoilers both for this book and for the whole series.

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Tags: reading, reviews, science fiction. 13th August 2014

Boardgame Cafe in London

I've been to Thirsty Meeples in Oxford quite a bit. Now there's a boardgame café set to open in London.

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Tags: boardgaming. 12th August 2014

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