Night In The Woods: Living The Dream Of A College Dropout

I should know -I dropped out of college twice before I graduated in 2012.

The thing about dropping out is that sometimes it forces you to tune in, as that’s just about the only way to distract yourself from the mountain of negative thoughts and feelings about the future, about yourself, and about all that money you’re going to have to find a way to pay back.

On to this awesome-looking new game prospect on Kickstarter that inspired me to vent about my previous failures: you get to play a cat named Mae who’s dropped out of college and returned to her hometown, a failed mining community, and explore the dark side of things. Sounds like where I’m from, and how I responded to my own feelings of hopelessness when I thought I’d never escape.

Whether you can relate to all these things or not, just check out the review at Kotaku and I think you’ll agree; this game is going to be awesome.

Kaiju: Mangina!

Because today started out with difficult children and transitioned smoothly to difficult work issues… I’m going to reblog Scalzi.

Where is my mind today? I’ll let you know when I find and neutralize it.


Over on Twitter, I noted that one of the favorite things the dudebros like to call me is “mangina,” a delightful portmanteau of “man” and “vagina,” because in the world of men terrified by women, the worst thing you can do to a guy is imply he’s a vagina. Or something. I don’t know, it just seems stupid to me, but, well: dudebros.

This prompted Seanan McGuire to comment:

To which I responded: “Now I need to see the fan art.”

And, hey! Look!

Make no mistake, people. This is officially THE BEST THING EVER.

The artist: K.B. Spangler. Give love, because this is awesome.

And also, now…

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

It’s not always about the presents (although we did get some new games and I have a lot of changes to tell you about -later).

via Ghosts of Christmas Past.

Spring Break + No SWTOR = Sad Mama

It’s spring break for me (and Charlie) and I haven’t even logged into SWTOR at all! It’s friggin THURSDAY, and I’m completely distracted. My attention has been splintering every morning that I attempt to get things done, and the Mercury Retrograde just started…

I have:

  • Washed and folded several loads/baskets of laundry. (the washer’s not spin/rinsing right, REPAIR.)
  • Installed a Digital Reciever in our used Maxima. (No sound is coming out of it.)
  • Re-hung some framed art. (Now have three frames sitting on the floor waiting to be hung)
  • Re-organized the shoe/coat area. (Dumped a pile of coats on my office floor -still there.)
  • Shopped for groceries. (Got less than half the list because Charlie busted his lip in the store and we had to go.)
  • Cleaned up some of the backyard garbage. (Still plenty of doggie doo doo and broken toys left, though.)
  • Done some work stuff, but not nearly enough.
  • Done ZERO school stuff, which I probably should look into, just in case I forgot something.

Top it all off with THIS AMAZING RING I saw on Tumblr today…

It’s WAAAaaaay out of our league, but it’s gorgeous. If I only had a Tardis, I could get everything done!



Zero Punctuation : AWESOME

This week, Zero Punctuation reviews Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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