I could insert a long essay here about how music industry people all inevitably turn out to be weird involuted hobbyists about something very private and how talking to people at Laney and Twiggy's wedding reveals most of their friends are people who make things and collect things and how much of what was at the wedding like the birdcages and dresses and whatever was actually put together by the folks involved and then somehow loop that around to how Laney herself became a special-effects make-up person on account of Gwar and the late Oderus Ungus is such a D&D guy he wrote a module for Lamentations of the Flame Princess and how metal and D&D and special effects and performance are all kind of locked together in exactly the kind of way you'd expect despite frequent attempts to pretend otherwise because the best way to play D&D is after a long week of being out in the world drunk in the dark and really really really not playing D&D the same way it's nice to take a bath, alone, after 8 hours of soccer and then maybe talk about the double standard where everybody takes it as read that it's grown-ups-run-amuck-conservative lunacy for parents to try to police what's in a Slayer or Manson video but some third party D&D product it's like Watch Out OMG Problematic if there's a boob but either I'll save that for another day or I just wrote it.
Anyway, here's Manson on the game:
(Note for the record lately he's taken to talking in a speeded-up True Detective accent)
Zak: Laney comes over to our house and plays D&D.
Manson: Is it advanced D&D?
Zak: Sorta, it's actually kind of a hybrid.
Manson: I had AD&D, I got DMG, I gots Monster Manual, I got pewter figurines.
Zak: Did you color in your own dice?
Manson: I didn't color in mah own dice, but I painted the pewter figures.
Zak: Did you do a base coat?
(Why did I ask that?)
Manson: I did a base coat, did a overall coat--I put the paint on all wet so it went down in the cracks.
Zak: You did a wash.
Charlotte Stokely: Should I call you Brian or Manson while you're here?
Manson: Call me God, call me Overlord, call me Boss, call me…well I guess you can't call me Dungeon Master because you the dungeon master. I like that tattoo son, it's like Carcosa--I got that Carcosa tattoo too right here.
|The pair of tattoos in question|
|Left: Charlotte Stokely, (level 11 tiefling wizard). Right: Manson|
Zak: You probably haven't heard about the Carcosa D&D module--but you'd probably like it.
Zak: You were an elf wizard weren't you?
Manson: Nah, I was the dungeon master.
Zak: You didn't ever play a character?
Manson: I was into the drow.
Zak: Were you an elf thief?
So there you go. Everything they say about Dungeons & Dragons is true.
|Brian before D&D|
|Brian during D&D|
|Brian after D&D|
Weird footnote: the same day I did this thing on Manson, his ex did a thing on me.