Comic-Sans-Comic

Because XKCD was too much work.
I know what you’re thinking, “I could go knock shit off a table right now. For free.”  I hear you, but that’s a slippery, non-simulator based slope.  That kind of thinking leads to ideas like “I could go perform surgery without any training on a UFO,” or “I could go to the park and charge full speed at every person I see.”  
Stay safe kids. Use a simulator.

I know what you’re thinking, “I could go knock shit off a table right now. For free.”  I hear you, but that’s a slippery, non-simulator based slope.  That kind of thinking leads to ideas like “I could go perform surgery without any training on a UFO,” or “I could go to the park and charge full speed at every person I see.”  


Stay safe kids. Use a simulator.

We all go through the process in different ways.

Oh ya. By the way, spoilers.

We all go through the process in different ways.

Oh ya. By the way, spoilers.

Just to put some perspective on how deep the H-Train has its claws in me, I almost bought a windows surface before finding out it was coming to android. Phew!

Just to put some perspective on how deep the H-Train has its claws in me, I almost bought a windows surface before finding out it was coming to android. Phew!

Worry not, dear reader, all my artistic ability is safe and sound, locked in a safe and buried in the yard, never to be seen by anyone.  This beautiful card is complements of a few seconds of clicking followed by 6 hours of thinking what Louie’s ability would be.  

If you want to make up a card, go here. Tweet me what you come up with.

Worry not, dear reader, all my artistic ability is safe and sound, locked in a safe and buried in the yard, never to be seen by anyone.  This beautiful card is complements of a few seconds of clicking followed by 6 hours of thinking what Louie’s ability would be.  


If you want to make up a card, go here. Tweet me what you come up with.

Watching the PAX stream, there was a persistent undertone in the speeches given by current developers about the goals they have for their games that seemed to harp on everything Minecraft stumbled into:  Cooperation, dynamic game play, and removing dependencies on scripted events were some of the key points reiterated by several different parties.  There was even a panel titled something the effect of “How Can We Get the Bile Out of Online Gaming?” In that panel, Minecraft was cited as the poster-child of a decent online experience; a person telling you how many gallons of semen your mom has gobbled would lead to immediate ostracizing as opposed to immediate engagement.  
I’m paraphrasing the brilliant minds leading giant companies. It seems that Minecraft is not only a model for how fun a game should be, but also how decent a person should be to play it.

Watching the PAX stream, there was a persistent undertone in the speeches given by current developers about the goals they have for their games that seemed to harp on everything Minecraft stumbled into:  Cooperation, dynamic game play, and removing dependencies on scripted events were some of the key points reiterated by several different parties.  There was even a panel titled something the effect of “How Can We Get the Bile Out of Online Gaming?” In that panel, Minecraft was cited as the poster-child of a decent online experience; a person telling you how many gallons of semen your mom has gobbled would lead to immediate ostracizing as opposed to immediate engagement.  


I’m paraphrasing the brilliant minds leading giant companies. It seems that Minecraft is not only a model for how fun a game should be, but also how decent a person should be to play it.

A password picks up quite a bit of mental inertia during its use.  Some reach tenured status given enough time.

A password picks up quite a bit of mental inertia during its use.  Some reach tenured status given enough time.

Anonymous asked: Can you draw?

Once a turn.

There’s version of a psychological experiment whereby participants used hot sauce as a means of revenge against an aggressor.  FTL often puts us in a similar scenario, but like Dave here, after going blow for blow with an enemy hell-bent on destroying you, it’s hard to find the little puppy still running around inside your heart, holding a morsel of mercy in its mouth.  Reactions like this feel a little more natural.

There’s version of a psychological experiment whereby participants used hot sauce as a means of revenge against an aggressor.  FTL often puts us in a similar scenario, but like Dave here, after going blow for blow with an enemy hell-bent on destroying you, it’s hard to find the little puppy still running around inside your heart, holding a morsel of mercy in its mouth.  Reactions like this feel a little more natural.

“Hard mode: We fucking mean it”
-FTL Devs

(The genesis of today’s comic was the pun “Middle Mantis-ment”)

“Hard mode: We fucking mean it”

-FTL Devs

(The genesis of today’s comic was the pun “Middle Mantis-ment”)

Today’s art is beautiful, which is to say, I didn’t make it.  Some amazing talents at deviant are to thank for the Mage and Murloc art.  Check them out!

The recent ladder reset in Hearthstone led to a dramatic shift in the, so-called, meta game.  The shift was everybody and their brother started playing murloc decks.  Turns out the kids these days are love playing bizarre shit like “priest-loc” from levels 25 to 20.
In other gaming news FTL’s expansion launched yesterday.  They added a hard mode. But given how cruel normal difficulty is, I think they can go ahead, cut the shit, and call it soul-crushingly impossible. In space, no one can hear you scream “fuuuuuuuuuuuck!”

Today’s art is beautiful, which is to say, I didn’t make it.  Some amazing talents at deviant are to thank for the Mage and Murloc art.  Check them out!

The recent ladder reset in Hearthstone led to a dramatic shift in the, so-called, meta game.  The shift was everybody and their brother started playing murloc decks.  Turns out the kids these days are love playing bizarre shit like “priest-loc” from levels 25 to 20.


In other gaming news FTL’s expansion launched yesterday.  They added a hard mode. But given how cruel normal difficulty is, I think they can go ahead, cut the shit, and call it soul-crushingly impossible. In space, no one can hear you scream “fuuuuuuuuuuuck!”