Guide to Wunderland
New this week: Chapter
87, in which Peter finds something really cool in the trash
n. the quality or state of being gentle :meekness, tameness.
- Star Wars :-)
- The Phantom Menace
- I sense the dark side
of action toy marketing
and computer games.
From the Earth to the Moon
If you liked Apollo 13, you owe it
to yourself to find a way of seeing this HBO-produced mini-series.
If you don't get HBO, look for it at das rentalplatz or order
it from Columbia House. It's simply fabulous. Each episode covers
one mission, and each is a little self contained movie about
that mission, each seen from a different perspective. [more]
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- Thursday, May 20, 1999
Our Big News this week is that the Origins
Award nominations have been announced, and our 2 main games are
both on the ballot. The Origins Award for Best Card Game of 1998
will go to one of the following five games: Fluxx,
Lord of the Fries, Guillotine, or Aquarius.
This puts 2 of my best offerings into direct competition with
2 from my arch-rival, Mr. James Ernest of Cheapass
Games... so, let the showdown begin! Having just won the
Select seal, Fluxx stands a pretty good chance of winning;
but I've got a lot of admiration for Falling, and I could easily
seeing it taking the cake instead. (And then there's that fifth
game, published by a little outfit named Wizards of the Coast...
) As they say, it's an honor just to be nominated.
the spring weather being as beautiful as it is, I've been making
good use of the splendid network of bike trails in and around
our neighborhood. But during Monday's ride, I wiped out! I hit
a patch of gravel at the bottom of a hill and suddenly found
myself sliding along the pavement. It was my first bike wreck
in years, and the worst I've had in even longer... I've got road
rash on both hands, my right knee and right shoulder, with (of
course) my right hand taking most of the damage. It was a bad
day, but it could have been worse... I'm glad I was wearing my
helmet. It's kind of hard for me to work with all these bandages
on my hands, but it's nothing that won't heal.
Sorry to say, there's not much new at the site this week.
Last week, we put so much effort
into launching Contagious
Dreams, that we've kind of been taking it easy this week.
(Plus I'm still working on that programming task Kristin assigned
me, and I tore up my hands...)
Also, now that the store is operational, we're shifting gears
from building the site to promoting the site, which has us doing
more planning and design than visible construction. Of particular
note is the fact that the Empty
City will be done in a few months, and it's time to start
figuring out what we will replace it with. To this end, I've
started writing 55 word
short stories... I'm hoping to get far enough ahead on those
to be able to commit to putting up a new one each week. (I wrote
4 of 'em this week, and I think they're pretty good!)
forget to play!