Welcome to the Screamsheet!

Posted in Site Stuff on January 8, 2014 by Charlie Brooks

Ryoko - Screamsheet icon, space pirate, secret lover...Welcome to the Screamsheet! This place can best be described as a reflection of my weird and fragmented personality. Here you’ll find rants both childish and mature, fiction both published and unpublished, music, videos, and anything else that might wander across my brain.

How the Grinch Promoted Animal Cruelty

Posted in Fake Rants, Rants with tags , , , on December 16, 2014 by Charlie Brooks

I read my son How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, because why the hell wouldn’t I?

One particular picture gave me pause:

He took the roast beast!

He took the roast beast!

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21 Faces, chapter six: Living Dead Girl

Posted in 21 Faces, Fiction, Novels with tags , on December 12, 2014 by Charlie Brooks
"Pigeon Up Close" by Paul Brennan

“Pigeon Up Close” by Paul Brennan

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An image through fog. A woman sits at a park bench on a cold day, feeding pigeons. She holds crumbled bread in one hand and an open prescription bottle in the other. She tosses crumbs out to the birds, then surreptitiously slips a pill from her bottle into the food, too fast for the birds to notice. A bloated pigeon takes to the air, flies clumsily across the street, and crashes head first into a brick wall. White foam bubbles out from its beak as it hits the ground. Continue reading

Gaming Stories: The Evolution of Claude the Clydesdale

Posted in Gaming Stories, Pathfinder, Rants, Role-Playing Games, RPG Rants with tags , on December 10, 2014 by Charlie Brooks
Clydesdale by Edward McCabe

Clydesdale by Edward McCabe

In my current campaign, the PCs emerged from several weeks in a massive dungeon and immediately started embarking upon a cross-country trek. One of the PCs was a paladin with a celestial horse. The other was a sorcerer with a phantom steed. The final one didn’t have any mount. She wasn’t really interested in getting one, but the rest of the group twisted her arm and convinced her that she needed to buy a horse. She did, and she named it Claude Awesome the Awesome Clydesdale. Continue reading

The Phantom of the Opera: Love Never Dies

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , on December 8, 2014 by Charlie Brooks

Love Never DiesI had almost forgotten that I promised to talk about Love Never Dies in my discussion of the 2004 Phantom of the Opera film. Maybe I had blocked it out of my memory. Regardless, folks who are sick of hearing me complain about Gerard Butler’s Phantom can be happy that there is something I dislike even more. Continue reading

21 Faces, chapter five: The Space Between

Posted in 21 Faces, Fiction, Novels with tags , on December 5, 2014 by Charlie Brooks
People, by George Hodan

People, by George Hodan

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I’m in a box. Buried alive. And I can’t breathe. Continue reading

Pathfinder Class Archetypes: The Radiant Light Monk

Posted in Class Archetypes, Pathfinder, Role-Playing Games with tags , , on December 3, 2014 by Charlie Brooks
Mage of the Circle by RottenRagamuffin

Mage of the Circle by RottenRagamuffin

Monks of the Order of the Radiant Light focus on harnessing the divine spark placed in each mortal being and manifesting it in a physical way. A Radiant Light monk gives up some traditional training in order to focus on the manifestation of this divine power. Continue reading

Nitpicking Jurassic Park

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , , , , , on December 1, 2014 by Charlie Brooks

Jurassic ParkMy family and I watched Jurassic Park over the weekend. I really need to stress that it’s a good movie, because I’m about to spend quite a bit of time making fun of it. Continue reading

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