The Roscovian Palladium

My new text adventure is called THE ROSCOVIAN PALLADIUM and it deals with art, culture, and politics—well, it deals with the fictional politics of talking rats. It’s a rat heist in an art museum! Rats!!!

Development of my text adventures is supported by my PATREON patrons. If you like what I do, you can pledge some amount of money to send my way every time I release a game. Some Patreon folks have it set up so that you pay them every month but I don’t release a game every month so I don’t have it set up that way.

Lots of people pledge just a single American dollar per game, which means they each send me probably less than $5 a year, but none of it goes unappreciated and all of them get to view the secret Patreoneer-only Twitter feed.

At the very least you should go to my Patreon page and watch the little video I did because I am still proud of it.

Cream Cheese Banana Bread

This banana bread is terrible for you but he not busy being born is busy dying.

Oven 350 degrees.

Butter up a bread loaf pan.

Cream a cup of sugar and a stick of butter.

Margarine works fine.

Add two eggs. Mix it up good.

Mix a teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of salt into a cup and a half of regular flour.

Mix dry stuff into wet stuff.

You need a couple of bananas that are super ripe. Mash them up into a gross banana paste. You can use less ripe bananas but you’ll have to mash them more. 2 bananas is roughly 1 cup of banana paste. That’s how much you want.

You need half a cup of cream cheese. Half a cup is 8 oz, ie the amount in one of those cardboard boxes of Philadelphia cream cheese. You can use Neufchatel too; it has 1/3 less fat and tastes the same. At least it does when it’s all mixed up in a banana bread.

Also you need a teaspoon of vanilla.

Mix the flavor team in. Mix that mixture until the cream cheese is fully incorporated. I am pretty sure you can’t mix it too much.

Put that mixture in the pan. Bake it until a toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let it cool blah blah.

When it’s first out of the pan it’ll be all crusty, which is great if you love crustiness. Then you let it cool off and put it in a bread bag and the next day the crust will be suffused with moisture. I guess this is probably how every banana bread is. Thank you for your time.

Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks lyrics, chords, for you

Tonight I took it upon myself to archive some Dan Hicks lyrics and chords compiled by Steve Ramirez, which were previously available only at the Wayback Machine’s archive of his website. They were hard to find. I have uploaded a copy of Steve’s index and all of his files, in the hopes that other fans of Dan will be able to locate them and benefit from Steve’s work a little more easily.

(This is being posted on April 1st, but there’s nothing mischievous or insincere about it, I assure you.)

If you aren’t familiar with Dan Hicks, his Hot Licks, or their work, you are lucky to be suffering from one of those problems that are very easily fixed.

Time to Laugh, and Shiver, and Cry

Hi, this is the blog for Ryan Veeder and I should get around to adding more stuff here but there are some other things I have to take care of first.

You've changed, Abe.

Thank you for your interest.