Monthly Archives: November 2012


So, I’m theoretically working on a project where my current stage of research involves hanging out on TV Tropes, in hopes of it feeling less like work. Today, I spent so much time doing completely unrelated things on TV Tropes that I didn’t even submit waiver claims for any of my fantasy teams. I have […]

Not much chance of me missing anything in THIS end-of-sub-act flash!

(From MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck. Click for full-sized geometric solar system.) Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the start of Act 6. Perhaps nothing has best exemplified how completely superfluous the past year has been to the rest of Homestuck than whatever the hell it was that just happened. Between the epic flash that concluded […]

Some quick stuff

So I lost most of the day because I was going to post on this newfangled Surface thing, but then I slept and then I had less than an hour to put something together. Between one or two politics-themed posts, being just about ready for a new sports graphics roundup, stuff actually happening in Gunnerkrigg […]

FF50 Challenge Power Rankings – Week 9

I’ve been trying to refrain from abandoning teams until they fall below the Shark League team, and naturally it might be my single worst team. Of course, a lot of teams got really wonky this week because of the effect of Doug Martin’s big game, and the Shark team just so happened to go up […]

Occupying the Republican Party

I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up, because it’s looked like it before, but I’m starting to wonder if the 2012 election may mark the start of us climbing out of our long national delusion. A common post-mortem from all sides of the aisle in the aftermath of the election, starting even on election night, […]

Sunday Night Football Flex Scheduling Watch: Week 9

NBC’s Sunday Night Football package gives it flexible scheduling. For the last seven weeks of the season, the games are determined on 12-day notice, 6-day notice for Week 17. The first year, no game was listed in the Sunday Night slot, only a notation that one game could move there. Now, NBC lists the game […]

How is it that the pre-Scratch trolls are all one-dimensional annoyances transparently introduced only so Hussie can kill them all… and they’re still FAR more interesting than the post-Scratch kids?

(From MS Paint Adventures: Homestuck. Click for full-sized one ring to rule them all.) Something’s been very odd about the recently-completed intermission; so much of its content was concentrated in three non-flashes that it’s felt unnaturally short, and I felt like we spent almost no time with the meteor crew, with Karkat and Terezi only […]

My standards for a third Star Wars trilogy

So unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm and is planning to film a third trilogy of films, and if you know anything about the Star Wars fanbase, you know about the sort of reactions they’re likely to have about this. I’m not going to moan about how […]

FF50 Challenge Power Rankings – Week 8

Despite losing MJD, the Shark team finally picked up a second win this week… and naturally is still in the basement. But hey, at least that means the remaining one-win teams can finally be abandoned, especially since I managed to get all the lineups right except where Thursday Night was concerned, right? What’s that? Of […]