Archive for December 2010 | Monthly archive page

Dilettantin’ Ain’t Definition Cruise Control

Alex brought my attention to this article, which I probably would have otherwise missed because I have a growing tendency to leave my head up my ass to avoid things that might aggravate me. In it, Patton Oswalt breezes past something that’s been aggravating me for quite awhile, now, on the way to his spittle-flinging, […]

The Final Countdown (Best Games of ’10)

Honorable Mention – Costume Quest: What a fun, festive little game this was, well-priced and smartly, sweetly funny. I’ve got both feet firmly in the camp that favors Double Fine’s new focus on small, manageable morsels. Dishonorable Mention – Final Fantasies XIII and XIV: Aaaaaauuuuuugh ranting about these two, disparate clustercusses would be too tangential, […]

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

So somewhat unexpectedly, the holidays have come to Darkfall, with Christmas trees, fireworks, and the usual cosmetic equippables.  This went almost altogether unnoticed by vets, unless they were griping on it being a clear waste of developer effort at a time when they think X, Y, and Z ought to be overhauled. This same patch […]

I’ve Made a Huge Mistake

As friends, coworkers and acquaintances vanished back into World of Warcraft never to be heard from again, I stuck to my guns and didn’t shell out for Cataclysm. This was partially out of boredom with WoW (I’d only just deactivated at the end of the last Arena season, realizing it was all that was really […]

New Poison Pen Letter

Finally got around to drawing a 4th page of Poison Pen Letter, the improvisational comic Jon Cairns started with me. You can check out the whole sequence here. This is trickier than battle comics and collaborations I’ve done before; it’s really hard to shape a story one page at a time. Good exercise.