classical tale

Have a seat on the story rug, kids, it’s time for one of the oldest classic D&D tales I know! I referenced it a while ago and I occasionally get reblogs asking about it, so, here we are. This isn’t my story, but I wanted to share it with a new generation of players, like it was with me back when I was a baby nerd. This goes back to the long-ago time of the 1970s and a very early edition of D&D.

So a party of adventurers stumbles onto the lands of some lord or other and the DM narrates that they’d run across a gazebo. One of the players, Eric, a methodical sort of guy, playing a paladin, asks, “What color is it?”

“It’s white,” the DM answers.

“How far away?”

“Oh, about 50 yards or so.”

“How big is it?”

“About 30 feet across, 15 feet tall, with a pointed top.”

“I use detect good on it.”

“It’s…not good, Eric, it’s a gazebo.”

“I call out to it. Does it respond?”

“Eric, it’s not going to answer, it’s a gazebo.”

“In that case, I pull out my bow–does it react in any way?”

“Of course not, it’s a gazebo.”

“Then I shoot it with my bow.” Eric, bless his earnest little heart, rolls and hits it. “What happens?”

“You…now have a gazebo with an arrow sticking out of it?”

“What, isn’t it wounded?” Eric is vaguely affronted. “That was a +3 arrow!”

Losing his temper a little, the DM retorts, “It’s a gazebo, Eric! If you really wanted to destroy it, and I don’t know why you would, you could try burning it or chopping it to bits with an axe.”

Not having any fire spells or axes, Eric decides retreat is the best option. However, the very frustrated DM sighs, “It’s too late, Eric. You have awakened the gazebo. It catches you and eats you.”

At this point, the rest of the party takes pity on the poor guy and explains what exactly a gazebo is. But they were too late to stop him from going down in history.

For those curious, what poor hapless Eric thought he was fighting was probably a glabrezu, a far less fearsome foe than the Dread Gazebo.

Everything I Use to Make Learning French Fun (Reading & Listening)

[[one of my followers asked how I immerse myself in French and the culture. all my favorites are starred. add your own and i’m open to specify more on certain categories. and i’m considering doing a post on listening and speaking]]

Books
*Le petit prince
*Petit nicolas
*L'etranger
Asterix
Alice au pays des merveilles
*Classic fairy tales!
(I recommend that you read comics…lots of them)

Movies
*A la folie…pas du tout
Le petit prince
*Amelie
Les Choristes
*Les Intouchables
*Oss 117
*bienvenue à marly-gomont
*il a déjà tes yeux
*Une femme est une femme
Paris je t'aime (this is barely in French but good for culture)
*Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis
LOL
*Ratatouille

Music
Anything by:
*Stromae
Indila
*MHD
Maitre Gims
Coeur de pirate
*Edith piaf
*Zaho
Zaz
RIDSA
*Tal
Djany

TV
Miraculous ladybug
Lazytown
Nina
*T'choupi
Disney movies
*The get down (i usually just watch netflix series in french…they’re usually available)
*The long long holiday
*C'est mon choix
*Extra french
Parks and recreation
Recherche appartement ou maison

Youtube
Sananas
Damon and jo
Comme une française
*Antastesia
So andy
*Cyprien
7jours
*(In general lyric prank videos!)

ALSO I SUGGEST LISTENING THE RADIO FRENCH RFI

Francaisfacile.com as well

Also don’t sleep on duolingo or memrise

And don’t neglect getting writing and speaking (including conversation–irl and/or online) practice!

Check the french tag on my blog as well

A Tale of One Hoax - Page 10

Wild UPDATE appeared! Demona used UPLOAD! It’s super effective!

No, but seriously, I apologize for the long wait. Let’s hope this motivation I have now stays longer :D

Cover | Page 9 | Page 11

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Ted the Animator: “…welp.”

Carl the Animator: “It’s a deep, complex, and fleshed-out love story, conveyed entirely in 5 derps.”

Ted the Animator: “A classic tale. Boy discovers Mr. Hyde tied him up, boy is worried, boy finds that three-inch green chin is growing on him, boy searches his feelings, boy realizes he wants to be Mr. Mr. Hyde.”

Carl the Animator: “…was that all a setup for that one joke at the end?”

Ted the Animator: “Yes, and I’m darn proud of it.”