Nerd Life: Aim Away From Face

Nerdlife Six: Random thoughts and prayers to RNGsus.

Okay I got a bunch of links and a nice quiet peaceful day to collect my thoughts.

Mostly writer, old school tabletop or pulprev links this time. As that is the crowd I’m hanging out with recently (even if I’m not actually getting any writing done.)

So if even for a brief moment let us set aside the tunes of war and play instead the tunes of chill.

 

An older piece about how we tend to take for granted the modern ease of travel. Something to keep in mind when writing or gaming in a medieval fantasy setting.

http://harbingergames.blogspot.ca/2014/06/modern-minds-and-medieval-distances.html

voltronthebarb

Your inner six year old just screamed ‘fuck yeah’

 

The Injustice Gamer delivers on his promise to examine the role of Kickstarter and how it has effected the boardgaming market.

http://injusticegamer.blogspot.ca/2017/06/boardgaming-trends-kickstarter-good-and.html

hebeatthesystem.jpg

The soul of a gamer.

 

Skyrim Theme by Leah

Awesome song + vidya +hot chick = winning.

 

superrobot.jpg

 

Anti-tank rifles are for legitimate sporting purposes only.

A very interesting piece of kit.

 

Do you even scorpion bro? Is this what CNN editorial staff are doing behind the scenes.

(Put your drink down before you click this link)

https://www.dawn.com/news/1252264

Great, great now I need to add scorpion smoking fanatics into Brothers in the Dust. Well I guess that would raise the stakes a little.

 

pulpmario.jpg

Yes please!

 

An article by Jesse Abraham Lucas highlighting a very bad habit some writers (particularly movie writers) have of misleading the audience and wasting the tension built up in a previous scene.

http://www.pulprev.com/2017/06/bad-habits-bait-and-switch.html

 

 

Diversity and Comics reviews the Batman/Elmer Fudd Crossover.

DC seems to be absolutely winning with these looney tunes crossovers. The lesson here is that if you start with a stupid gimmick you need to fully commit to it and then follow through with everything you got.

 

The Alt Right DM makes one of the best pitches possible for Old skool gaming.

https://gamingwhileconservative.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/3179/

This brings up the possible and very awesome scenario of all the heroes getting wiped out and their low level henchmen having to finish the quest while being completely over their heads.

 

In science news, practical water harvesters are getting closer and closer.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/harvesting-clean-water-from-air/

What I want to know is what happens when they ditch this boring ecologically responsible stuff and hook up one of these babies to a thorium fuelled reactor or two?

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Just an awesome piece of comic book history.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/secret-history-j-jonah-jameson-comics-greatest-supporting-character/

ebertwasright.jpgHuh? What’s that? movies are supposed to be fun?

 

The MixedGM makes an impassioned plea and a strong case in favor of the Pulp Revolution.

https://themixedgm.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/why-we-need-the-pulprev/

When we sit down to crack open a book, we need an escape, even a short one. We do not need more darkness thrown in our face. We need hope. Light. Joy. That is why we need the Pulp Revolution.”

I think that’s a good positive note to end on.

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Nerd Life: Aim Away From Face

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