Over the course of a couple weekends I’ve spent some time playing two different games set in Games Workshop’s Grimdark Warhammer40k universe. The first is real-time, Dawn of War 2: And the second is turn-based from nearly two decades ago, Chaos Gate: Both pit the eponymous Space Marine super soldiers of the series against their […]Read more "Warhammer 40k on the computer."
It’s in the news every week and nearly every day. A man gets shot by the police. A suicide bomber blows up at the gate of a FOB, or in a village, or is stopped on a train. Someone drives their truck into a crowd. A cop is shot with his own gun. A man […]Read more "Meditations on Violence"
http://quillette.com/2018/03/25/stories-like-needs-talent-part-iii-spirit-age-d/ Ecclesiastes reigns o’er us, now, praise turned to mocking as the priest becomes the fool. 1 The words of the Preacher,[a] the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2 Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3 What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils […]Read more "The Spirit of the Age"
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I first read this story from a horror stories collection; I think it was Giant, Short, and Shivery. When I was in high school I told this story at a campfire held during my senior year and everyone loved it. I don’t have the collection anymore but I decided to write it from memory. Tailypo […]Read more "Tailypo"
I was at a Starbucks. Read the free paper. Circled a few jobs posted in the classified section. Scribbled notes down in my notebook. I was waiting for the library down the street to open; looking at the clock I saw I still had a good 25 minutes. Thought to myself I should wait […]Read more "Something that happened today"
Cute. Occasional funny moments. Gorgeous animation. But it has absolutely zero plot. It lurches from one scene to the next with nothing to say but every single trope in american film: 1. The two guys that start out hating eachother. 2. Zany antics ensue that propel them into a strange world of Others. 3. More […]Read more "Thoughts on The Secret life of Pets"