May 15th, 2010

Board games

An unexpected Stuart sighting

OK, this will take a little explaining...

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So, here I am, playing this version of Fluxx that I haven't seen in over four years, and what do I draw as a Goal card? "Stuart Choking," with the winning Keepers being The Holocaust and any food-related Keeper.

Of course it caught me completely off guard and I about fell out of my chair laughing (no one else got the joke as I'm gaming with a whole new crowd now, so I had to come here to share). All those great memories of gaming with Stuart every week and his great sense of humor and adventure came back and reminded me all over again of how much I appreciated the time I was lucky enough to spend with him (and, of course, how much he's missed).

In a few weeks I'll be attending CON.TXT, the slash convention where he dragged me (only slightly) kicking and screaming into that new fandom, and I'm looking forward to seeing people I met there who also knew Stuart so we can compare silly stories and remember him.