Welcome to the Playpen, our space for ferrety banter and whimsical snippets of things that aren't quite long enough for articles (although they might be) but that caught your eye anyway.
Kyra, have you played Barkley, Shut up Jam: Gaiden? I find it hard to imagine any parody old-school RPG bettering it, but you never know, Cthulhu might do it...
Anybody care to open a pool concerning whether it'll be exceptionally well-written?
Neither happened. A lot of names appeared but I only remembered a fraction of them. Those spoilers I did understand, I was completely apathetic about. So I guess I'll be leaving out Dance with Dragons unless people report that it's exceptionally well-written.
Then someone made a TF2 version of it in Garry's Mod and it snowballed.
To cut a long story short, RANDOM INTERNET GIBBERISH LOL.
I think I could stare at this thing for hours. The art style reminds me of a children's book I read about castles a very long time ago.
It wasn't what I was expecting.
I could never manage to play Pathologic though, but The Void was mind-bendingly amazing.
Mind, this someone I know. I am not exactly unbiased.
Thanks, that was really interesting.
But dear me, facepalm, Moffat. Facepalm.
I like “pulp” and “Sword and Sorcery” in all its gory, sexist, glory. Big, awesome barbarians, though an occasional wizard or rouge can slip in. Women are to be barmaids, princesses, slave girls, dancers, victims to be rescued, etc. Blacks and MezoAmerican like peoples are either rare “Noble Savages” or hideous cannibals with filed teeth. Orientals are sinister characters, though their women look hot but unless they are “Rescued sacrifice victim” also very sinister. Of course, awesome “Noble Savages” think Kubotai from “Conan the Barbarian”! Mix in lovecraft, westerns, maybe some not too queer Burroughs like stuff…
Oh gosh, that's just special.
Have you seen this conversation? He goes into a little detail about the sort of stories he'd like to write and direct if he had his way.
“NO! The VENGEANCE SQUAD doesn’t just SCARE the pig that sent jobs overseas and laid off Americans! They break into his house and with hot pliers MUTILATE him and his FAMILY in front of him! Really, can’t that 8 year old “actress” brat playing his daughter tolerate some fake blood and spirit gum as fake torn skin? She sure screams loud enough when they don’t bring her the right gourmet entre from some cafe I can’t pronounce the name of…”
I guess someone might be mad about losing their job?
I am amazed that the response to GreenGestalt wasn't simply a torrent of ridicule.
I mean, maybe Black Gate has a fairly tight moderating policy, but I can't imagine many other places where people are still taken halfway seriously after posting something like that aside from crank conspiracy theory outlets and Men's Rights sites.
I'm not sure what's going on in the comments section of Black Gate. From what I understand, GreenGestalt might've sold a story to the magazine, once, which is why they let him yammer on every time someone makes a joky post about Gor. I don't know, and I don't even think it's very likely. He blamed the PC wussifying of the market for his inability to publish anything, for one thing, instead of the (more probable) reason that he might just be a bad writer who also happens to be racist, sexist and homophobic.
Then again, I noticed someone just got pounced on in the blog post I linked for even suggesting what Theo said might just be a tad bit sexist. I mean "he cannot reasonably be described as sexist due to his institutional and cultural preferences for non-female writers"...really? REALLY? It's a bit of a shame because some of the contributors to the site are really great people (Brian Murphy and Matthew David Surridge spring to mind). Plus, I've been quoted on it, and would rather not have guilt by association.
Also, check out GreenGestalt's political cartoons on YouTube.
The lack of talent and humour in that video is astounding. Just astounding.