Archive for April, 2007

Fight Club paper

April 30, 2007 - 5:56 pm 1 Comment

I got a 100 on my paper that discussed Fight Club in terms of classical mythology. Here it is in all its glory if you’re interested.

Got to stop

April 30, 2007 - 5:45 pm 1 Comment

Week before last the kids got sick, and it wasn’t long before I was, too. Because it’s the law that if anyone within 300 yards of me is sick, I’ll catch it. By now, it’s getting pretty old.

Potentially gross stuff ahead, read at your own peril.

The fever’s gone for the most part (99.6 doesn’t count, right?), but I’ve got one ear that’s partially full of fluid and another one that’s totally full. I estimate that I’ve got 25% hearing loss in one side and over 90% loss in the other. The tinnitus is fun. Sounds like my right ear is full of locusts. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Every once in a while, especially when I bend over, I get a rush of pink or brown fluid out of my nose. This is disconcerting. Sometimes, for a special touch, it happens when I’m sleeping. Better than a couple of weeks ago when I had a nosebleed in my sleep, I guess. Nothing like waking up covered in gore. I checked all the cats, dogs, and children to make sure I hadn’t savaged them in my sleep.

I’m dizzy from my ears being full of crud, my sinuses feel like I’m drowning, I’m getting near-daily migraines from the pressure, the cough is keeping me up at night, and my throat is sore.

Also, I’m whiny.

Bright side: I can sleep on my left side and nothing will wake me up, since I can’t hear crap out of the right ear. Oh, and I’ve lost 9 lbs since I got sick because I can’t bring myself to eat. Wah.

Am I a monkey?

April 30, 2007 - 1:48 pm Comments Off on Am I a monkey?


A shoulder thing that goes up

April 19, 2007 - 2:14 am 2 Comments

What a remarkable thing to say. A barrel shroud is a “shoulder thing that goes up.” And she wants to ban them, these evil, insidious shoulder things that go up.

Next she’ll be after the thing in the stock that tells time.

Great article on ARGs

April 18, 2007 - 7:27 pm Comments Off on Great article on ARGs

Future Games

It mentions two projects I’ve worked/am working on:

Before the South Korean monster movie The Host arrived in America, its ARG waded ashore; players successfully wrapped up the two-month-long game Monster Hunter Club at the end of March.

The game, called World Without Oil, launches April 30, when an imaginary oil crisis will shake the alternate reality version of the planet. Players who suspend disbelief will help characters cope with the consequences, whatever they may be — shortages, riots, wars, or surprising technological adjustments.


Here come the copycats

April 17, 2007 - 11:35 am Comments Off on Here come the copycats

TO: St. Edward’s University Students
FROM: Dean of Students
Re: Classes Cancelled

Due to a non-specific bomb threat, all classes are cancelled through noon today to allow buildings to be searched. Please check your University email and/or University Web Site for further updates. Do not come to campus if you are not already on University grounds.

Students who are on campus are evacuated to the soccer and softball fields immediately until further notice.

They extended the closure to 5 pm so far. The students seem annoyed.

Be Seeing You/St. Feline

April 17, 2007 - 12:09 am 1 Comment

I got a totally sweet trailhead swag package in the mail from what looks like GMD Studios’s new game. There’s even a Craigslist posting for me. Unfiction is all atwitter.

What I need is a clone. Or one of those time stoppy things.

A little song

April 12, 2007 - 2:28 am Comments Off on A little song

My five year old typed this up in February all by herself and didn’t ask anyone for spelling help. I think it’s adorable. I’ll recreate it:

wood you be my v a l e n t i ne if you wood you shrle now how happy i WEEL be shoogr and spis and all thigs nis thats what you are to me if youl be my v a l e n t i n e