October 11, 2009

Songs what be stuck in my head: Froggie.

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before that I am an “endless repeat” kind of music listener. Some people listen to albums, some to random selections of shuffled tracks. Me? I’m one song, constantly, over and over and over, until my obsession gets to something else. The current song? Froggie by The Presidents of the United […]

October 10, 2009

It’s Virtua Fighter 5 Online, because games just aren’t normally online.

Jonathan bought Virtua Fighter 4 on a whim, once it came out in its cheap updated form back in the PS2 days. I was kind of astounded by it. The original Virtua Fighter, which is all I’d really played, was silly and stupid. I mean, it looked like this. It’s not something to inspire confidence. […]

October 9, 2009

It’s like 5 hours away or something? I have to rent a car.

Remember that paper I submitted? Well, uh, it got accepted. So now I’m going to be going to beautiful Arkadelphia, Arkansas in November to read this paper, which doesn’t QUITE exist yet but I’m working on it, in front of other people who are doing the same thing and who may or may not be […]

October 8, 2009

I am ultimate roguelike player.

While waiting on students in the lounge of the office (which is basically a very small room which has a couple couches in it) I got back into playing Rogue Touch, for lack of anything better to do. That inspired me to go to my office computer and install Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup on it, […]

October 7, 2009

Jong Touch sounds kind of naughty, actually.

So, as of iPod Touch firmware update 3.1.1, my beloved Mahjong Mobile no longer works. It crashes on startup. What’s worse, the program has apparently been completely removed from the app store for some reason, so it seems unlikely that it will ever be updated. This really makes me unhappy, honestly, but, especially seeing as […]

October 6, 2009

The end of Lesbian Mah Jong??!?

So, Saki is over. Well, for the season, anyway. It was very vague on whether or not there was going to be more. I certainly hope so, as I am a sucker for lesbian high school girls playing Mah Jong in a dramatic fashion. Mostly for the dramatic Mah Jong thing. Not the lesbian thing. […]

October 5, 2009

More like Miami Lawl, Amirite?

A long time ago, on some podcast or something, John Davidson, whom I like quite a bit when he talks in a podcast, mentioned a game called Miami Law, which he described as some weird mix of Phoenix Wright and a light gun shooter for DS. Feeling all empowered by the fact that I now […]

October 4, 2009

Too Late IoTM Review: Eyeballs.

So I’ve actually been playing Kingdom of Loathing again, although in Hardcore Oxy, so I only play like once a week or so. Still, that’s been working out well enough. And, of course, since I’m ascending again, I’ve been doing 100% familiar runs. And since the most recent Mr. Familiar I’ve gotten was the He-Boulder, […]

October 3, 2009

The final straw that broke the back of the saying no to my gonads.

Speaking of World Building, you should read this story. It’s “Jon” by George Saunders, and it’s long, but it’s awesome. Go ahead, I’ll wait. – – – What did you think? Awesome, right? Well, actually, maybe you won’t think as such. People outside of my short story class, which is where I first encountered this […]

October 2, 2009

It’s about World Building.

I submitted an abstract to a conference the other day. I mean, I don’t know if I’ll get in, but goodness… that was not on a list of things I expected myself to be doing… going to scholarly conferences… reading papers I wrote in front of strangers and trying to sound important. That is just… […]