thedoubleclicks:

m2manga:

The Sailor Scout, Fantasy RPG set!

yes

These are fantastic and must be seen.

31 July 2014

hockpock:

qualiachameleon:

rocketumbl:

Theo Jansen  Strandbeest

Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.

these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING

Cool, thanks for the nightmare fuel! 

(via racheldukes)

29 July 2014

Perfect

Perfect

(via dammitbobah)

20 July 2014

(via timecowboy)

19 July 2014

Last night the whole family went to see The Aquabats! In Seattle at the Showbox. It was amazing.

18 July 2014

yugichrist:

yepperoni:

this shit goofs me up  i just want to play as an Ordinary Dude in skyrim    look like a tourist in disneyland 

*The DRAGONBORN walks in wearing his SKYRIM LOGO T-SHIRT tucked into his JEANS*

I assumed this mod added a famous wrestler to the game based on the character model.

yugichrist:

yepperoni:

this shit goofs me up  i just want to play as an Ordinary Dude in skyrim    look like a tourist in disneyland 

*The DRAGONBORN walks in wearing his SKYRIM LOGO T-SHIRT tucked into his JEANS*

I assumed this mod added a famous wrestler to the game based on the character model.

(via actionalan)

16 July 2014

I have the book that this is the cover to, which I bought because of this post. It’s still in my “to read” pile. Shameful, I know.

I have the book that this is the cover to, which I bought because of this post. It’s still in my “to read” pile. Shameful, I know.

(Source: backtodreams, via skeletonsinspace)

15 July 2014

Super fighting robot…

Super fighting robot…

(Source: youngassoul, via yageb)

11 July 2014

wingdamage said: I'm curious, why are certain cover styles/designs only available in Japan?

hobonichilove:

The gist of it is, most of the covers are actually partnerships with a third-party designer or company, and it’s up to the designer of the cover to grant licenses. It’s not just a lineup of covers that belong solely to Hobonichi. (Some, like the plain color covers, are just Hobonichi’s, but brand names are always listed when it is another company/person’s design.) So sometimes, a partner that creates one of the covers will grant a license for domestic sales in Japan, but they don’t put one together for international sales, so there isn’t the permission there to do so. Hope that makes sense!

That actually makes a lot of sense. Licensing issues get complicated pretty quickly.

11 July 2014

santarillo said: Mr. Paddon, I was wondering if you could give some writing tips, maybe some writing exercises? I'm an... okay writer, but I really want to get better.

benpaddon:

Tips? Oh, that’s easy. Here are a few:

  1. Write every day. Write something, anything, whatever. A scene, a short story, a monologue, a small piece of a larger story you want to tell, just something. The mind is like a muscle, and if you don’t exercise it you’ll find it becoming flabby. Writing can become difficult if you don’t keep at it. Keep that toolset fresh lest you lose it.
  2. Get over the notion that Writer’s Block is a thing. It’s not a thing, and you have to ignore it. A professional writer does not sit around waiting for inspiration. They write regardless, because they have a deadline. Because they have bills to pay. Because they have to. Just sit down and write. And along those lines…
  3. A crappy first draft is easier to fix than a blank page. Write now, knowing it’ll probably be shit, knowing you can fix it later. Few people crank out a final draft on their first go, and you’re statistically unlikely to be one of those people. So just write.
  4. Never stop writing. Always write. Write, and then write some more. When you’ve done that, continue writing. Write in your sleep. Write in your dreams. Write on the bus, on a plane, on the boat. Make mental notes of the types of people you meet at parties and think about what they do when they’re not eating tiny sausages on sticks. What does the bus driver do when he’s not driving the bus? Always write, even when you are not writing.

If you want a writing exercise, there exists a website called Ficly where you can write short stories of up to 1,024 characters including spaces and punctuation. Everything there is under a Creative Commons license, and you can write sequels and prequels to any story on the site, be it your own or someone else’s. Maybe write a micro-story there every day. You’ll be surprised just how much your writing can improve when you limit how much space you have to write in.

It’s so true. I also have to get better about following this advice.

9 July 2014

The Blog of Jonah Gregory

Hello, my name is Jonah. I am currently a co-writer on the narrative podcast "SAYER", which is a part of the GeeklyInc family of podcasts. I have written for various other sites over the years about video games and other geeky topics. Those sites include WingDamage.com, where I was Editor-In-Chief for four years, SideQuesting.com, and InsulinFunk.net.

I was also the writer and creator of the all-ages comic book "Here There Be Robots." You can still read through the archives on the comic's website, or order a print edition if that's more your thing.

I have mostly left the writing about geek culture behind to focus on new projects, writing short stories, etc. This blog is where I post random thoughts, project updates, and things I find amusing. Also cat pics.