July 11, 2008

The Next Chapter

Yes, I have been neglecting this blog for awhile. I was working hard at getting links to it and steady readership, but it never really took off as I had hoped. That, plus work and having to put my dog to sleep (cancer) has really taken me off my game. I just don't have the time I used to when I would read lots of comics blogs and news.

So now I really need to reassess what I'm doing, and what I want to be doing. It has been fun, but if it's only an exercise in vanity, then what's the point really? I'm not about that.

Thanks for reading.

February 17, 2008

Rock Band Songs on iTunes

The folks over at Kotaku point out that iTunes is now offering the Rock Band songs for download at $73.26. Here's a cheaper way to get those songs, tune your FM to Jack FM whatever the radio station chain is called in your neck of the woods. Here in LA its 93.1 Jack FM, and listening to it is just like listening to the soundtrack to Rock Band.

Then, with the money you just saved, buy a new video game and a pizza.

February 13, 2008

Hello Kitty Island Adventure In Closed Beta

Okay, it's not Hello Kitty Island Adventure. But it is Hello Kitty Online, which I just read this morning is in closed beta.

Then I threw up in my mouth a little.

You can see and hear the sickeningly sweet webpage here. Be warned though, you have to click off the sound everytime you switch to a new page.

Now why, you might ask, did I throw up in my mouth? This is a cute little harmless game for ten year old girls. But I know that 30 year old women will play this. The Hello Kitty crowd scares me a bit. Okay the tee shirts are cute, but do you have to have the Hello Kitty toaster oven and matching vacuum cleaner? Really?

Also how many creepy old men will play this to meet little girls? Ew, I know. But it happens. This is just a bad idea all around.

February 6, 2008

Con: The Saga Continues

Okay, so I finally got through on the phone line to the travel agency (Travel Planners) for the con (3 and a half hours later...). Apparently their website crashed around 9:30 PST - which is around the same time I had gotten the confirmation window up. And all the people that did get through booked absolutely all the hotel rooms close to the convention center.

All of them.

The bastards.

So I'm on a waitlist (thank you Andrea!), and Travel Planners is trying to get more close rooms. At least I'm on a wait list. That's three hours of my life I'll never get back.




At hotel reservations.

I have tried to make a reservation for the past two hours online and on the phone. Constant busy signals on the phone. And I keep getting an error after I click "confirm reservation" online.


This sucks.

January 29, 2008

My Readership Scares Me

Apparently after posting "Furries Scare Me," my website views went up. A lot. In fact, that post rates third in page views on my blog. The views come from searches on Google, mostly image searches.

I don't really think this is my target audience. Or maybe it is. Maybe I should be more open.


My blog feels dirty.

January 15, 2008

Gawker Gets it Right: Gaming Journalism's Treatment of Women

Thank you.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Looking Forward to Warhammer Online

First, let me get this out of the way....

Dear EA Mythic,

Please let me into the beta, please, please, please. I will be very good and helpful and good and I'm a woman. You need feedback from women, right? In closing, ...please.

Okay. This is going to be a WoW killer. Having played World of Warcraft for a few years, and quit last year (healing priests were NEVER going to be fixed!!!), Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR) features the Warhammer universe, which is very similar to the Tolkein, D & D, and Warcraft universes. That's because they were all based on each other. Warhammer has been a tabletop game for years and has a very loyal following, although I have not played it.

That said, this game looks like loads of fun. The mmorpg is in closed beta at the moment, but EA Mythic has been releasing trickles of info regarding the combat, armies, careers, ui, cities, etc. It seems like a more thoughtful version of WoW, with a British sense of humor, and a focus on realm vs. realm combat. Supposedly it's being released in 2008. I think I remember seeing a Q2 2008 release referred to, but that may have changed, since we are still in closed beta.

The armies and careers are very intriguing. I like the idea of Destruction, but the female characters are just not what I'm looking for. They look more like what a teen boy would play. Although the Greenskins (Orcs and Goblins) are asexual, they are very male looking. I'm thinking I might have to go Order just because the female toons look more interesting. It will be interesting to see who the women gravitate toward.

Hopefully this won't turn into another Tabula Rasa, where I was really excited, then I played it and.... Yeah.