My impressions have been confirmed. Someone has made a video showing the cat’s true nature: ASSASSINS.
We atheists are a heartless people. Dr Rubidium is trying to raise money for GeekGirlCon science, and to trick a certain sect of the musically elect to donate, she promised to listen to a whole Pink Floyd album. The moment has come. She is committed. She has bravely walked up to the mark and is now asking us which Pink Floyd album she has to listen to…with an internet poll. Uh-oh. She is asking for it.
But on the positive side, I laughed at every line, and the closing act is killer.
Ancient nerds. Look at this: an icosahedral die from somewhere between 30 and 300 BCE. Egyptians were throwing d20s back before Jesus worshippers founded the cult that would eventually call D&D satanic.
“You’ll have to roll a θ to hit that lemure, dude.”
Maybe I’m old and not so active in gaming any more, but it just sunk in — I was a heavy gamer back in the 1970s, before most of you were born. I outrank most of the gibbering basement-dwelling FPS fanatics! I was playing multi-player combat games, pulling all-nighters to hammer the enemy, back when it was all about big sheets of paper and cardboard counters and throwing dice. What brought it back is that I remember Greg Costikyan — I played Costikyan’s games back in the ’80s.
What good are minions, lackeys, and lickspittles if you fail to bring me this ring?
Seriously, Horde, if you cannot deliver this entirely appropriate treasure to my hand within the next 24 hours, you will have to consider yourselves total failures in your role as stooges and sycophants.