September 8, 2009
My favorite Jonathan Coulton song, “The Future Soon,” is now going to be on Rock Band. I couldn’t be happier. I say without a hint of irony that its four minutes and change are as good as the entirety of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.”
Plus, you know, Creative Commons. Enjoy the Spiffworld vid.
August 27, 2009
July 17, 2009
July 2, 2009
Lum the Mad points out a delightfully effed-up Craigslist entry from someone offering lessons in how to win at Starcraft.
I’m 100% full blooded Korean, meaning I have been gifted with unparallel talent to master any video game[.]
June 28, 2009
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Geeks have a tendency to embrace fictional worlds that reward obsessive attention with what I’ve heard called “deep continuity.”
On TV, that means serialized shows set in expansive fictional universes, recurring characters and ever-more-Byzantine personal histories. I’m looking at you, Joss Whedon.
Part of the appeal of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or “Battlestar Galactica” is their inaccessibility to outsiders. To fans accustomed to having been the outsider in the rest of life, being a master of impenetrable arcana offers a sense of power and safety, I guess.