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August 5th, 2008

Dorkstock, Door County, Name That Monster @ 01:55 pm

Current Location: Muskrat Central
Current Music: "Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues



Dorkstock VII: The Year of the (Musk)Rat is happening again this year, as a convention-within-a-convention at Rock-Con, the pride of Rockford, Illinois.

I'm not joking: Rock-Con is a superb little convention, mostly miniatures, but that's where Dorkstock comes in! We'll have games galore! We'll have Igor Bar contests! We'll have trips to Beef-A-Roo! It'll be an absolurte blast! So come on down, and say "hi" to the Army of Dorkness!

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I've noticed that whatever I post on the new Dork Tower web site tends to get picked up by the LiveJournal Dork Tower feed. So I'll try not to post on the main DorkTower.com site too often. Probably only Tuesdays and Thursdays, with briefer updates and ramblings going on my LiveJournal site. Since not everybody's into LJ, I'll try and mirror this as best I can on my MySpace page, my Facebook page or my new Blogspot home. But until someone comes up with a way that these can be automatically mirrored, these last three spots may be spottier.

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The Lovely And Talented Judith and I went up north for the weekend, to the Whad'Ya Know road show in beautiful Door County, WI. (MUNCHKIN GAG ALERT: As Steve Jackson joked, "isn't there a Treasure County, too?")



Door County is a cute little Cape-Cod-like peninsula, the kind even landlocked states seem to have. It is most assuredly extraordinarily pleasant, especially if you like buying cheap tacky souvenirs, hideously expensive tacky souvenirs, or cherries. Did I mention cherries? Door County is to cherries as Forrest Gump is to shrimp. You can get sweet cherries, sour cherries, cherry pie, cherry streusel, cherry jam, cherry salsa, dried cherries, cherry cobbler, sour candy cherries, cherry gumbo, fried cherries, cherry po'boy...



Of course, to get anywhere north of Madison on Highway 42, you have to drive through Rosendale, a speed-trap so notorious, it's citizens wear it with pride:



It is, also, apparently, a community with a problem. One brought on perchance by TOO MUCH ILL-GOTTEN SPEED-TRAP MONEY FLOWING THROUGH THEIR VEINS:



It was very much the Entire Wisconsin Experience. Who was sitting next to us at the Sister Bay Bowl Friday fish fry (perch, of course)? Outgoing Green Bay Packers president Bob Harlan.



We even managed to fit in a Swedish breakfast at Al Johnson's, a restaurant more famous for its goats on the roof than it's very decent Swedish pancakes and meatballs. It was sorta like if Ikea opened a petting zoo...that you couldn't reach...to taunt you...the bastards!





And, of course, obligatory shot of Cartoonist staring into the Distance, with vast Lake Behind Him.



Anyway, if you say “Door County” fast enough, it comes out as “Dork County,” and that’s fine by me.

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Working on Munchkin Quest II (BTW: love that folks on BoardGameGeek are rating Munchkin Quest, even though it's not out for months yet.

Take a guess what this monster will be called.

Go on. Guess. Try it. Go on....

 
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From:valmiras
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Comode-O Dragon?
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From:xiphias
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
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Dayum. If that ISN'T the correct answer, then it OUGHT to be.
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From:stannex
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
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You made me snort Diet Coke out my nose!!
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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Shockingly close answer. Well done!
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From:exrat
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Hm. If it were only an Irish dragon, it'd be Commode O'Dragon. Put a four-leaf clover on it?
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From:zargon
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)

Door County

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What, no Cherry Ice Cream?
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From:autumnsfire
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
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Toilet Dragon

Just to keep it simple.

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From:zargon
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)

Toilet Imperium

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Hmm, is there any way I can make a this into a joke involving hailstones?
http://eatmypotato.com/index.php/interesting-stories/hailstones-blasted-man-off-toilet/
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From:zargon
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)

Guesses

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Peek-A-Poo Dragon

Piss-Ant Dragon (for 0-level characters to go up against)
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From:lampbane
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
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It's fine to post on the main Dork Tower site, it's the only fair way to get all the "dedicated" fans, us LJers will live (seriously, I'll get over the flood of messages). It seems to me that having too many Internet tentacles serves more to confuse people and spread yourself thin.
From:yojimbouk
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
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It's not a Gardez-Loo, is it? (Not hairy enough for a Gardez-Loo Loup-Garou.)
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From:nanagukris
Date:August 5th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
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I love that!!!
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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
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That's not the answer, but it is GREAT!
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From:ygolonac
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Is that top picture supposed to remind me of Cerebus the Aardvark?
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From:jenwolf
Date:August 5th, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
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It has to be a bog monster.
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From:nolly
Date:August 6th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC)
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That was my thought as well.
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From:gatsby11rel
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Cecil? Porky? John?
Err, strike that last one....
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From:zianuray
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Plumber's Dragon (as in plumber's Snake)?

Naah, too obvious....
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From:valmiras
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
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Commode-Door Perry?

Edited at 2008-08-05 08:05 pm (UTC)
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From:jeffreycwells
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
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"Toilet Drake".
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From:arian1
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
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Take a guess what this monster will be called.

Go on. Guess. Try it. Go on....


Dick Cheney?

*runs*
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From:lushest
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
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The Loo-Nest Monster?
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From:georgmi
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
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The Bog Dragon. CR 20, and you do *not* want to hear about its breath weapon.
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From:madspark
Date:August 5th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Yup, I came here to yclept it (er, clepe it) the Bog Monster.... yup yup yup
From:dearcy
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Dragon Bowl Z?
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From:muskrat_john
Date:August 5th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Hah!
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From:mechgogo
Date:August 5th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Bog-ness Monster?
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From:autumnsfire
Date:August 5th, 2008 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Latrine Lizard
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From:nanagukris
Date:August 5th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
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Ah, the Infamous Dunny Dragon! Whatever its name, I just don't want to think about the bad things it can do to you.
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From:mechgogo
Date:August 5th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Oh and John, as a native Wisconsinite it isn't a COMPLETE Wisconsin experience until you spend a few minutes shopping at one of those charming roadside retailers with a giant fiberglass rat on the roof advertising cheese for sale. Bonus points if you stop at a place that carries-and Gods help me I have-cheese porn and fireworks all under one roof.

Wisconsin, a strange and oft times surreal place where the more you learn about it the less shocked you are that it gives the US the majority of her serial killers.

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From:crescentdreams
Date:August 5th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Loo'ch Mess Monster?
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From:spkelley
Date:August 6th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
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problems distributing to multiple social networks? You, sir, could use ping.fm.
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From:spkelley
Date:August 6th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
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ah shoot, didn't realize it's still in beta. You could sign up to be notified.
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From:reliantfc3
Date:August 6th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
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Or you can just ask someone using it to give you the code. Like me
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From:spkelley
Date:August 6th, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
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hello kind sir, could you spare a code. :-)
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From:reliantfc3
Date:August 6th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
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I'm a Ma'am, actually, but that's okay. Hard to tell online ;)

Today's code is: pingitlikeitshot

Edited at 2008-08-06 03:50 am (UTC)
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From:spkelley
Date:August 6th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, and sorry for the impropper salutation. :-) I think it was more the saying, think English gent passing over the grey poupon. :-)
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From:reliantfc3
Date:August 6th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
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Lol, hey no offense taken, kinda like I have a very unfortunate habit of calling people "dude", no matter their gender (I blame that on growing up in the 80s).
From:catherinew
Date:August 6th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
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Sounds like Commode ODragon was very close, so it's probably not Messy Nessie, the Crock Mess Monster.

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From:whyte_raven
Date:August 6th, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC)
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kibo drake?
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From:mylittlegamers
Date:August 6th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
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Go on. Guess. Try it. Go on....

Monster in the Water Closet.

You make this too easy.
From:quaff_fu
Date:August 9th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)

Go on. Guess. Try it. Go on....

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A spoof on a Copper Dragon. A Crapper Dragon. Or the invent the flush toilet, Sir Thomas Crapper.

Pat

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