- October 19
- I have several. Most of them have been given to me by close friends and most of them are four-letters thus are inappropriate for public consumption.
- Currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is a blog for rambling about video games, science fiction/fantasy, and my rants about writing. And no, I am not a blue alien, I just happen to be fond of this one. I also may try to do this Twitter thing every now and then: http://twitter.com/#!/stumpynat
MY RECENT POSTS
- Alyssa Campanella vs. Geeks
– Can’t we all just get
June 23, 2011 12:44PM
- Books I've Read Lately!
June 14, 2011 01:15PM
- E3 Awesomeness!
June 06, 2011 09:55PM
- Women Don't Like To Watch
Stuff Blow Up?
May 25, 2011 01:44PM
- More Mass Effect 3 (because I
have a problem)
May 16, 2011 11:23AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “A good write up! I think
one of the strengths of the
for me, was Thor's
May 16, 2011 11:07AM
- “Good write-up! I rather
enjyed the movie overall and
a huge Thor fan
May 09, 2011 12:13PM
- “LOL! Oh, god. The cycle
of bondage! I would say we
could do a
flow chart but I
April 18, 2011 08:23PM
- “I very well may go see
Scream this weekend. I have a
fondness for the
April 15, 2011 11:53AM
- “I totally see where
you're coming from with the
have a love/hate
March 17, 2011 11:27AM
First off, I did not watch the Miss America pageant. It’s just not my thing. I have, however, seen multiple blog posts and reactions to said pageant. Most the debate amongst geeks has been regarding Campanella’s “geek cred” following statements she made about being a &ld… Read full post »
It is time to take a break from my constant video game fawning and show that I do other things. Like read! I’ve been on a rare reading kick for the last couple of weeks. Given that I spend all day reading, and writing, at work sometimes I have a hard… Read full post »
So, the perks of my newfound Twitter addiction? Knowing when the latest and greatest of the Bioware stuff is being shown at E3 down in Los Angeles.
The downside? Being stuck at work behind the firewall of stupid so I can't watch everything live! (Seriously, I can read Dan Savage's… Read full post »
I think the author of this piece raises a valid point as far as the depiction of ‘strong’ female characters in action movies.… Read full post »
"Can only say that most of the key chars from previous ME games should be somewhere in #ME3 . Dont want to spoil the surprises."
"We're aiming for same length i… Read full post »
(*note: I do realize there is a spectrum of good and bad as far as fan fiction goes as with all writing, which I respect, that's not the point of my post.)
The title of this post is me paraphrasing myself in writing class tonight to a… Read full post »
I saw this last week and was just too lazy, I mean, busy to log on here to make a note of it.
On one hand, I’m cool with the delay. Dragon Age 2 seemed rather rushed, very buggy, and I&… Read full post »
Title says it all, Karpyshyn announced that he’s writing a book titled Revan, a story which he says will tell us what happened to Revan, and the Exile (the protagonist in the Sith Lords),during/after the second Knights of the Old Republic video game.
I am torn between annoyed and underwhelmed.… Read full post »
I'm currently reading "Wise Man's Fear," the second book by Patrick Rothfuss detailing the adventures of his protagonist Kvothe and how he rose from penniless street urchin to be one of the most powerful adventurers (I'd say hero, but I'm still not sure if he IS a hero yet) of his day.… Read full post »
I don't have a problem with fan fiction. Hell, I've even written a little. I even won the category I entered in a writing contest with fan fiction! I think it can be fun and if that's how a writer/artists chooses to express themselves? More power to them. As a personal preference it… Read full post »
This was an interesting read as someone who logs onto Warcraft just about daily to do, well, whatever it is I do. Seems to depend on the day! Sometimes I'm a blood elf, or… Read full post »
Ah, a moment of silence as we have come to the end of the story arc for Mass Effect 2. Always bittersweet when that happens, probably even more so when Mass Effect 3 drops. The end will be nigh! Possible spoilers ahead, though I’ll keep them to a minimum.
I played… Read full post »
It is almost, as I start to write this 5:30am PST ON A SUNDAY. Tis a most unholy and god awful hour particularly with the work week looming. I don't know why I'm up, but I am. If I didn't have to be in Oakland at 10, I'd probably pop some… Read full post »
Random, random thoughts today. Since I have a blog, might as well post them, no?
I’m one of those people who brings their iPods to work. Since I’m trapped at a cube and spend most of my days writing and researching, I need something to keep me sane. In addition… Read full post »
I’m not planning to discuss spoilers, but reader be warned! I know some people don’t want to know a damn thing about the game, so don’t read if you’re one of them. I’m mostly sticking to general observations as best I can.
So, a new record for blowing through… Read full post »
Ugh. I hope, hope this is true and not a horrible tease. The last time I read a George R.R. Martin book? Back in graduate school. Oh, god, six years? Has it been that long?
In any case, if this article is… Read full post »
So, I'm on a brief hiatus from my Babylon 5 blitz. I need to get my hands on seasons 4 and 5, which will happen, I've just been contending with a variety of outside forces. I was taking a writing class in Berkeley for last month or so… Read full post »
So, back at work after an impromptu sick day. I should be doing work, but, I'm still warming up so I can face the day. And what better way to warm up then to talk about geeky things, no?
I downloaded the Dragon Age 2 Demo for PS3. Normally I don't… Read full post »
Time for a more light hearted post on gaming. I'm still pretty hooked on the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion. It's the first time in all of my years as a Warcraft player I don't find leveling a character onerous and annoying. I will, shamefully, admit I just brought my third… Read full post »
The weather people lied (shocking, I know). We're supposed to have a sunny day here in Oakland, it is not sunny. It is foggy. Which, as someone who is from the north eastern United States originally, isn't a big deal for January. 45 degrees Fahrenheit and foggy in Oakland is much… Read full post »
Many years ago I was introduced in high school to the wonders of a little show called Babylon 5. It played at odd hours, and by odd, I mean past my mandated bedtime. So, amongst us group of nerds, someone would always tape (yes, as in VHS) the episodes and they'd… Read full post »
I’m a pretty liberal person overall. I really am. But, I am also someone who believes in common sense and personal responsibility.
Now, I know the whole “San Francisco banning Happy Meals” is old news. It was one of the first things I saw when I arrived out… Read full post »
I've been very, very naughty today and not terribly productive. Which means, perfect day for a blog update!
I can point to exactly what distracted me too. Bioware, damn them. I was half-asleep and checking the interwebs over coffee when I came across an article concerning same-sex relatio… Read full post »