||the Fifteenth of June, 2002|
"Beautiful, terrible things; covered in carvings of dolphins, cherubim and seraphim. Not ornament you understand, they are essential moving parts. That is, I should say, it's essential that all parts are moving. Deeply moving."
The End of History. Corporate thought
control cutting under and under and under, to become something else. The
best Clone in a long time. Tectonics are shifting.
|Cutting-edge research suggests that literary
preference is reflected in dreams - that those
who enjoy fiction have "stranger" dreams, that fantasy readers tend towards
nightmares, that romance-digesters get what they deserve. In other
news, a man whose talk is of oxen will probably dream of oxen.
||the Fourteenth of June, 2002|
"Swimsuit Invincibility -
You get a bonus to your Defense equal to the damage you've taken so far this game."
Just one of the exciting new super-powers in the Rumble
"It’s not so much an inner struggle as an inner
‘secondary school debating society’. Now I feel that I was running away
from the name because the name was me. So, to cut a very long story
short, I’M KEEPING THE NAME. Besides, Neil Hannon is a sucky name for a
The Divine Comedy is
alive and well as
Neil alone; recording new stuff and touring with new friend
Ben Folds. Good.
||the Thirteenth of June, 2002|
"There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Well, roaring or going "bloop bloop", one of the two. Ichthyologists have been recording odd deep-sea noises for
a while - "bloop" is apparently one of the more mysterious ones. Listen for yourself; very unnerving
stuff. [via Found]
Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die."
|Shortfall is a
search-engine game that Tyrethali and I nomicked into shape the other
evening - one player picks a URL, then everyone guesses a search term that
will return it in the top ten but not at the number one position. It's
good to think about familiar things from a less-than-obvious angle, and to cruelly
||the Tenth of June, 2002|
|Christ on a Bike! - "The most exciting aspect is the 'miracle' option, which really opens the game up. For instance, on the washout course you can choose to go over the water rather than through it."
|Smiths and Morrissey ringtones. Fantastic news. The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get on an "increase volume until answered" setting is, clearly, the only option.
|DocNomic might be starting up again in the
imminent future, if interested players can kick enough momentum
into it. Having already gotten the "doctor", "document" and "dock"
themes out of our gestalt system, it'll be interesting to see what the fresh ruleset of Round Four evolves into. Game design by
chunking. Join today.