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Monthly Archives: April 2010



So, thanks to D&D Encounters (which I think it a brilliant idea – short 1.5 to 2 hour bursts of gaming that anyone can join), I gamed for the first time in a couple years (which surprised me to realize). It was at a game store in Madison.  I was reminded that game store employees […]

I’ve figured it out….


I love Joss Whedon. I idolize Aaron Sorkin. I just don’t get Kevin Smith. Or, put differently: I want to hang out with Joss Whedon. I want to *be* Aaron Sorkin. Kevin Smith is the guy that shows up at the game cause he’s friends with someone else, and I can’t tell him to leave.

I think you may be missing the point here….


There’s a story in the local paper. It’s a few paragraphs long, but it can be summarized as thus: Wolf populations are on the rise in WI. Wolves are eating deer. Hunters shot less deer. The logical conclusion? Wolf hunts. ……………… I…. It’s….you see….deer….wolves….hunters are…. I can’t even really begin to address this. But it’s […]

The Curious Case of Copyright and Anime


As the others allude to in the About section, in my Real Life I do a great deal with copyright. The Anime Industry runs on copyright infringement. Just about everything the fan community does with anime is infringing somehow. This type of statement could be made about fandom in general, but it’s particularly true with […]

The first hit is free


As a kid, video arcades were my babysitter much of the time. Mom and pop wanted to go see a movie my brothers and I weren’t interested in, we usually wound up at Putt Putt Golf & Games for a couple hours while they caught the flick. I don’t remember any games that became obsessive […]

Introducing Anime Reviews


In an effort to write more, I’ll probably be posting some anime reviews over the next few weeks. In this post, I’m going to briefly discuss my history with anime; in the next I’m going to discuss some Things You Should Know before I get to proper reviewing- particularly involving the nebulous relationship between anime […]

A quick little rant


If you don’t know how to use the words, don’t use them. People are not impressed when you use words with 3 syllables simply to use big words. This is doubly true when you use it *wrong.* Don’t use query when you mean question. It just calls out that you want to sound smart. And […]

Bah. Humbug.


One of my guildies recently posed a question that boiled down to “Is it weird for a 42 year old guy to play DnD with 20 year olds?”  He wanted to get back in to gaming, didn’t have a group, signed up for the friendly local Comic Book Store’s open gaming.  Group was young, his […]

Be still, the iPaddering of my heart


So trying to get started back in the routine of posting again maybe isn’t such a good idea on the verge of a product rollout… As some of you know, Apple released a new toy this week. You might have seen a thing or two on the news about it. I had made up my […]