why do greek gods have to fuck up so much shit god damn just stay on your mountain and eat your fucking ambrosia and leave people alone
and stop having sex with things you are not supposed to have sex with
we’re all looking at you here zeus
"My objective is to provide a valuable service and use my acquired skills to adjoin this institution in providing success."
Unsure if this is legit applicant or one of you clowns messing with me.
Meg is working on a really impressive new project. I wanted to pass this on as I am fortunate to know many writers, travelers and gamers.
Checkpoint: Reflections on Gaming, Travel and Place
I’m seeking contributing writers for an upcoming collection of essays, vignettes and general reflections on games and location. Send .doc or .docx submissions to Checkpoint.Submissions@gmail.com to contribute.
I’m unsure whether I’m a travel writer who loves games, or a games journalist who loves to travel. Either way, I’m pretty happy with my DS and a train ticket in my purse.
I see many connections between games and physical location, and I hope you do too. Do you think of Monkey Island when you visit a real jungle? Did you recognize your Beijing dumpling shop in the background of a hidden object game? Will you always remember which game you played that week you were snowbound in New England? Or the game you played on a long flight? Did a game inspire you to take an actual trip? Did a trip encourage you to try a new game?
I’m looking for around 20 brilliant writers to share personal reflections on games, place and travel. Ideal contributors will have a background in game development, games journalism, travel writing, or just in thoughtful analysis of games.
Tentative release date is Spring 2015.
How long should my submission be?
1K-3K words. About. I mean, it’s done when it’s done, but a paragraph or a novella isn’t right for this collection.
Are reprints ok?
Reworked blog posts are awesome, but please let me know if the piece has appeared elsewhere.
Does this pay actual money?
$25 for an accepted essay, plus a contributor copy when the book is released. If your piece is accepted, you promise not to post it in it’s entirety until 2 months after the book is released.
When is the deadline? When will you notify me?
Please submit before the end of November 2014. If your piece is accepted, you will be notified by Jan 1, 2015. Tentative release date is Spring 2015, because like any good developer, I expect delays to crop up.
Send .doc or .docx submissions to Checkpoint.Submissions@gmail.com
My grumblr if full of words now and everyone knows words are the ugliest and most hated form of human expression so here is a beautiful image.
Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.
Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.
It would be pretty cool if that worked…
Last year, soon after I’d moved into a co-working space, I was working on yet another Saturday afternoon. A fellow founder in the space — a male, early forties — started chatting with me. He’d just started working on his own startup, and had a question.
“I see you in here every day working late, and on the weekends. I’m building out my own team and was just wondering how he keeps you motivated to work so hard?”
“What do you mean?” I asked. I was thoroughly confused. “Its my own startup. Of course I’m motivated.”
“Ohhh,” his voiced trailed off. “I just thought… well, I just assumed he was the founder.” The guy pointed at Marcin’s desk. Marcin just happened to be the only male on the team who worked in that office.
You guys, some of the emails I’m getting from prospective writers are either the funniest or the saddest thing ever. (Particularly the massmailed Dear Employer ones.)
Facing stiff completion from online bookseller Amazon, Barnes & Noble is looking to toys to help increase its financial bottom line. It was revealed on a recent investor conference call that toy sales rose 20 percent last quarter from sales over a year ago. The book store chain is now is now promoting itself as a place for action figures, dolls, board games and Legos.