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BELATED ANIME DETOUR 2011 POST

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR . Sorry I'm late on this, Jfro fans. It was a crazy month, what with the cold from hell, a trip to Iowa, and having all this training to do for our big e-book roll-out at work. Anime Detour 2011 was a great time, everyone was really nice except that one guy who loudly complained that the Horrors of the Internet panel lacked for disturbing medical mishaps. Our 2nd year of the Manga Reading Lounge was a well-oiled library-promoting machine , people. I got to hang out with KathySRW and introduce her to TV Tropes (try to get any work done now, sucker! Bwahahahaha!) And there is just something so fun about staying in a fancy French hotel chain with a bunch of costumed freaks (yours truly not excepted). J & I finally got to play Feng Shui --I was a drunken kung fu master, he was a ninja, so we pretty much just played ourselves. The shows seemed better than last year, I found several I'd watch the rest of: Black Lagoon --Hong-Ko

PLAYING BEJEWELED KILT THEIR DAWG

Bitch Magazine has been running this series about videogames which has been very eye-opening. Apparently, some people are all in a snit that people are buying casual games on their mobile devices. How is that a horrible thing, Jfro, you ask? Why, don't you know real games are all-immersive, cost $60 bucks, and feature creepy, uncanny-valley semi-real looking people? Because there is no possibility for exciting gameplay without fancy pseudo-3D graphics? Damn those old people, chicks and little kids*, how dare they want to play games! Their money isn't any good, because it will take away from game developers pouring money into the kind of games I like ! I don't remember whining like a little brat when the puzzle-like, old-school arcade-type games I prefer ceased to be the big thing. I just bought $10 shareware games online until I bought an iPod Touch. Somehow, tabletop role-playing has survived the onslaught of World of Warcraf t , and I just played a cool new boar