The weekend zoomed by at nearly the speed of light. I am assuming if it had actually reached the speed of light we would have gone back in time and would still be enjoying the weekend instead of staring blearily at MONDAY. The day seems very bright and loud and I am contemplating countering the Monday-ness of it all with a second cup of coffee.
Anyway…No, I really do need another cup – back in a min -
Oooohh…yes, that is so much better. Now where was – ah, yeah. Look – I have virtual stuff.
Be-bopping around the ‘net last week I found The Mary Sue. Billed as the Guide to Girl Geek Culture, it covers women in comics, movies, video games, science, sports, the military, etc. It is just as cool as it sounds.
Look at the LA Noire earrings in this esty shop. Black Fox Studio also has Portal 2, Assassins Creed and a lot of other gaming-themed jewelry up for sale.
Finally, I have found graph paper nirvana at Post Illuminance. The sizes, the shapes, the scaling, the sheer squareness of it all!
Okay, maybe that was a little too much coffee.
Okay – first off a big thanks to SuperTech Josh for fixing my blog. There was a thing (not the Thing – just a thing) and my blog was down and he took care of it. Then I went in and made some changes he suggested and such. Then I deleted all visible pages except the main. I’ll put them back up sometime this weekend but I am tired of the spam coming in. I think I’ll set them as no-comment and just avoid the whole mess.
The universe has decided I am never writing this mud review. Seriously, every little thing that could possibly get in the way of me finishing it (cause I have most of it down) has happened. Still, I slog on.
I am up to my eyeballs in new music and still havent put any up for listening. Maybe this weekend I’ll just dump all of it on one player and give a short description of each in a post.
Martha Wells was guest of honor at ApolloCon 8 which is, cool of course but the most awesome thing was she got to tour NASA. All the NASA that is NASA. Inside modules control rooms and she took pictures! Check out her blog posts for pictures.
I ran across The Mary Sue – a blog on geek girl culture and picked up the featured video.
While I haven’t encountered the problem on muds I do run across it on graphical games from time to time. The guy will be so heavily armored I wonder how he can breathe, much less move or fight and my character will be stuck wearing a chain mini-skirt and a ”silk with decorative metal swirls’ war bra.
You all should read Bra Melting by Janni Lee Simner
Bah, I have spam in my filter.
For those inclined to MUD, my review of 6Dragons is up over on GamingHUD. Check out the new Battlefield 3 – Faultline trailer while you are there. All news and reviews are gathered on the front page so it should be easy to find.
If you sign up for the Tedeschi/Trucks Band newsletter you can download a mp3 single “Bound for Glory” off the upcoming album Revelator for free. Normally I wouldn’t rec more email to anyone but I get about one a month, sometimes less so it is worth it if you are a fan of the band or of Susan or Derek.
Amazon.com has the mp3 version of the new Los Lonely Boys album Rockpango on sale for 5.99. They have quite a few various releases on sale and will upgrage their new Cloud drive storage system from 5G to 20G with any purchase of an mp3 album. I haven’t tried it out yet but I suspect Kahuna will have tested it before the end of the day.
Scooter and I have been trying to go to the park all week but it will not stop pouring rain. I understand this is likely normal spring weather but I am ready for sun and heat. I also miss my azaleas.
Off to test mods while she dozes on the couch.
Passing this along from The Mud Connector forums:
Those of us who are getting on a bit may remember that Pinkfish@Discworld used to edit a MUD based ezine called Imaginary Realities. It stopped running late in 2001 (although archives are available, for example at http://tharsis-gate.org/articles/imaginary.html.
Is there any interest at all amongst y’all in making an attempt to resurrect it? Basically, what I want to know is:
1) Who would be interested in writing articles for it?
2) Who would be interested in reading it?
3) What would you like to see covered in such a publication?
IR was focused quite tightly on MUDs back in the day, but I think a more general publication of MUDs and MMOs would be pretty cool, running a gamut of subjects from technical to social to historical.
I’ve spoken with Pinkfish about this in the past and received his blessing, but really the question is – how much interest is there out there?”
Imaginary Realities was pretty cool back in the day. There were articles from Wes Platt, Richard Bartle, Ilya, Selina Kelley and many, many others you will probably only recognize if you are a mudder. If you are interested in the ‘reboot’ of IR (reading or contributing) please contact Drakkos with an email to drakkos at imaginary-realities dot com or just use this email link.