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Apples to Apples…

A couple of weeks ago MC and I hosted a “gaming afternoon,” where we had several of our friends over and played various board/card games for several hours. All of this happened after my friend Chris drove out earlier in the day, and we had already spent most of the afternoon playing video games on the Wii. One of the games that we played that night was one that our neighbor brought over: Apples to Apples.

While we were playing, as I stared at the card art (the “Apple” images on each card), I had this nagging feeling that I recognized the work. Initially I tried, as casually as I could, to look for some kind of signature or proof that would confirm my hunch. Nothing emerged. I thought about it through the night, making that mental note of: Look this up later. By later the next morning the mental post-it became unstuck, and fell back behind the desk somewhere.

Here we are, a week and a half later, and that mental post-it struggled it’s way from behind the desk to glare at me, shaking its little paper fist as if to say, “Remember me?” And after reading this, I did. And for a moment, I felt like Tweety Bird (“I did, I DID recognize the artist’s work on the cards!”).

I’ve made no secret here that I get a kick out of the Dork Tower comic strips. it’s part of my “daily routine” to stop by the site and see if there’s a new stip posted. There are enough stips that I’ve seen that there are definitely a few that I can see getting a signed print, or something, and having it hanging in an office while I write. Or maybe just a shirt, or something else that can fit into a working office.

Let’s just say I don’t mind the idea of trading shiny gold rock for “stuff” that John Kovalic has worked on. (Shameless plug: Apples to Apples really was a fun game, and one MC and I have seriously been considering adding to the collection. And I’ve been thinking for a while about starting a Munchkin collection… but would want to start at the 1st set, before branching into all of the off-shoots)…

And on another note, I found today’s strip to be hilarious, so I’ll link here to remind you why Dork Tower is just that fun to read.

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A strip that hits close to home…

I am one of the few that could probably feel not one but two stab points by the Dork Tower strip today… which combined both my English and Hospitality experiences

Of course, when a friend of mine introduced my to Avenue Q…. well, I got the same funny feeling as the second song onthe soundtrack started… That one I’ll leave for you to look up…

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More Comics….

The above strip was online for yesterday (apparently late in the day, since I didn’t see it until just a few minutes ago… and I was busy in the afternoon to go back and look…), and this next one is the one listed for today – 30 Nov…

I personally know the feeling… pretty much that all of the sentiments presented in the NaNo related strips this month – although in different circumstances… I expect there to be a couple more strips next week… mostly about the “post-NaNo” experience, so we’ll see what pops up…

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Dork does NaNo…

Another good one… and the month is drawing to a close. There is yet time for a few more… but I digress…

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Another NaNo Comic…

Not quite me…

But quite funny, nonetheless…

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Another Comic…

Yet another NaNo strip from the folks at Dork Tower… Sometimes it’s great to be a geek, just to get how subtle some comedy can be… Especially since we have a twisted sense of humor anyway…

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Dork Tower

A classic for the moment…
And for the record, this is also one of my regular stops on the tubes… Since I have been far from an active gamer for many years, it allows me those moments to reflect and remember the good times…
And the subject matter just couldn’t be more hilarious, considering the fact that I can soooooo relate (last year, a stalled out at about 10 pages, or so, and I have another project that I was working on that stalled at about 12 pages…)
I’m trying very hard to embrace aspects of the NaNo ideal of “forget editing, just write”… and I fully understand (logically & intuitively) the point there… but damn if it’s not the hardest thing – getting the “internal editor” to just sit down and shut up…
Ah, the joys of being a writer…
Oh, I would highly encourage anyone (even the non-gamers) to check out the Dork Tower on a regular basis… A word of warning for non-gamers, though: if you find something you don’t quite get… find a gamer…

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