Whoops! Video Link Correction & Credit

The video I ded­i­cat­ed to Katie isn’t actu­al­ly called Wake Up Cat, and it has been pulled from YouTube (or it was—it seems to be back, now).

The piece is by ani­ma­tor Simon Tofield of Tan­dem Films, and is prop­er­ly titled Cat Man Won. You can view it on their site.

Wake Up Cat

Ded­i­cat­ed to The Girl

Kioshi is not allowed in the room when I’m try­ing to sleep, because he either keeps me awake, or lets me get just into sleep, then goes on a tear knock­ing things off every sur­face in the room.

But the girl—let’s just say he might real­ly want that base­ball bat!

Funny gaming-related comic

So yes­ter­day I fol­lowed a link post­ed in the syn­pro­mo LJ com­mu­ni­ty, and end­ed up at one of the many new web-based com­ic strips. It isn’t even drawn, okay? It’s pic­tures swiped from else­where with text past­ed on top, using some sort of com­ic cre­ator thing.

Any­way, I could­n’t stop ’til I’d read all the avail­able strips, and I absolute­ly could not be qui­et. Of course, Sam had to find out what was so funny.

You need to under­stand that he nev­er finds RPG humor as fun­ny as I do, because it’s fre­quent­ly old hat to him. I’ve large­ly stopped pass­ing those things on to him. He’s been gam­ing since he was 8. I’ve just been gam­ing since we met 8 years ago. Big difference.

There’s also the fact that I’m just a play­er, and he’s always the DM. Dif­fer­ent perspectives.

But with this, he sur­prised me. He was laugh­ing so hard that I tru­ly thought he would hurt himself.

So if it’s fun­ny enough for Sam, I fig­ure it’s worth shar­ing with you. 

DM of the Rings

Welcome Aboard!

Cour­tesy of The Econ­o­mist, a look at what truth­ful in-flight announce­ments might sound like.

Your life-jack­et can be found under your seat, but please do not remove it now. In fact, do not both­er to look for it at all. In the event of a land­ing on water, an unprece­dent­ed mir­a­cle will have occurred, because in the his­to­ry of avi­a­tion the num­ber of wide-bod­ied air­craft that have made suc­cess­ful land­ings on water is zero. This air­craft is equipped with inflat­able slides that detach to form life rafts, not that it makes any dif­fer­ence. Please remove high-heeled shoes before using the slides. We might as well add that space hel­mets and anti-grav­i­ty belts should also be removed, since even to men­tion the use of the slides as rafts is to enter the realm of sci­ence fiction.

Not rec­om­mend­ed for fear­ful fly­ers, obviously.