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Shadow Cities

I started playing a game called Shadow Cities on my iphone. So far it's neat, and it's free.

If you want to play too, make sure to join the Architects faction (the bottom of the two choices, the "techno-mages").

It's a weird sort of social, location-based MMO thing. I'm level 4 already and it's neat.

D&D scents

For my BPAL lovin' girls...

They're now doing RPG based scents. I can smell like a Neutral Dwarven Fighter if I want. :D

For those who are fans, like myself, of George RR Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" book series, and are also slavering for tomorrow's premiere of the first episode of the show, a little something worth reading:

On his LJ blog, Martin talks about an appalling review for the show, that just came out from the New York Times TV critic. As he says, he knows better than to comment on critical reviews, he's been in the biz for a very long time. However, this review was so appalling, so insulting to geek women, that he had to post a rebuttal. (His blog includes a link to the review in question, for your own edification.)

He ends his post, in a simple and beautiful way.

"I am not going to get into it myself, except to say
(1) if I am writing "boy fiction," who are all those boys with breasts who keep turning up by the hundreds at my signings and readings?
(2) thank you, geek girls! I love you all."

You go dude. Rock on. Geek women are the best!

EDIT: Also, if you have the time, it's worth reading through the response comments to his post. There are a number of links to other people responding around the internet (Do not scorn the geek girl, for she is powerful!), as well as just generally being worth reading. A collection of geek women talking about how awesome it is to be a geek woman is a powerful and amazing thing.

I am such a fanboy...

This also came out today. First "full length" trailer for the Game of Thrones show from HBO. It's freakin amazing.


A better Star Wars holiday special

Last weekend I got to watch the terrible, awful Star Wars Holiday special.

I do not recommend it. For your own sake, avoid this thing like plague.

Somebody posted their own version, which is much better, which I am linking here:


D&D bus downtown for PAX this weekend

For those of you going to PAX, or just downtown this weekend, we're doing a D&D extravaganza. We've got a bus, completely wrapped in old school D&D art, that we're parking in a lot on 9th and Pine (a block away from PAX). I'll be there all day Friday running game demos and hanging out, and then stopping by periodically on Saturday whilst PAXing.

Come on by and check it out. PAX badge not required.

Comic-con counter protest

As some of you may have heard, Westboro Baptist Church (the sucky people who protest everything) are at Comic-con this year, protesting Superhero Idolatry.

Serious bs.

However, some comics fans have decided to counter protest. It's awesome.

This is awesome

This is awesome

Apparently it's made by an animation student as his final.

True Blood, coming back soon!

In preparation for True Blood coming back on TV soon, they've released a "minisode". I suppose that means mini-episode.