A thing so precious I just have to share it. 9

A thing so precious I just have to share it.
THIS IS SO┬áHILARIOUSLY PRECIOUS┬áTHAT I CANNOT HELP BUT SHARE IT. Like a video of a kitten angrily batting at an enormous piece of exercise equipment, but with 300% more fedora. (By the way? Andrew’s fault. Because he finds hilarious and terrible things and tells me. Left to my own devices, I’d just kind of… pick ...

How do they rise?

Looking for female and male gamers of all kinds! (Research Project) 8

A friend of mine is doing a research project and is looking for female gamers and male gamers who have played in mixed gender groups that she can survey. We’re talking gamers of all kinds – tabletop, board games, CCGs, MMOs, all manner of RP. If you are interested in helping out, please answer the ...

MileHiCon and W00tstock: More Geek Than Should Be Legally Allowed

MileHiCon 42 was a lot of fun. At least the little bit that I saw of it was a blast. While I paid for a full weekend, I didn’t make it on Friday since I was too busy punching things, and today I was helping someone move. (Or more accurately, waiting up in Westminster to ...

Fun with colors 1

xkcd did a survey of what people called different colors and has now posted the results. It’s all pretty funny, for a variety of reasons, so you should read the post. I was actually surprised that there wasn’t really that much of a difference between what men and women called the various colors. And that ...

Terry Pratchett on Doctor Who

Terry Pratchett has written an interesting guest blog post about Doctor Who, and I have to say that I pretty much agree with him. And not just because I think Night Watch is an amazing book because it both made me laugh out loud and made me cry. I tend to be more liberal with ...

Also: Zombies

I am not ashamed to admit that I’m more than a little excited about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn Of The Dreadfuls. We read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for our little book club last year, and I absolutely loved the book. Elizabeth Bennett as an ass-kicking kung fu master that defeats both zombies ...

The i…WHAT?

Okay, seriously. Was there no one in the Apple offices to let them know that their new device sounds like it was named after a feminine hygiene product? I’m sure it’s cool and stuff, but really. I feel like I should be sticking it in my underpants to hold the red menace at bay, not ...

Taking a moment to geek out for a good cause

DriveThruRPG, my favorite source of non-paper tabletop RPG books, is running a donation fund for Haiti, aimed at Doctors Without Borders. They’re matching all donations. Even better, if you donate a measly $20, you get an absolutely stunning number of PDFs as a thank you. The list of books is 12 pages long. Now, most ...

The End of Time 2

Thanks to April, my big brother’s wonderful girlfriend, I finally got to see the second part of The End of Time last night. For those of you who aren’t giant Doctor Who geeks, move along, move along. Nothing to see here. SPOILERS ABOUND. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I will start by saying that the first ...