If you don't know what to get someone for x-mas, get them this
. Best. Story. Evar. I randomly picked it up the other day after probably 6 years without a reread and I can't believe I forgot how awesome it is.
Been annoyed for a long time at the perception of gamers in society and today I've been poking around, reading archives of : Penny Arcade
, and reading up on 1st class idiot Jack Thompson
. A couple of things I read combined to inspire me to something I'm too lazy to actually do. I believe it was Jack Thompson that called certain video games "Murder Simulators" and claimed they were nothing more than a way to train people to commit murders in real life. By this logic my unbelievably awesome Dr. Mario skillz are translatable to real world doctorin' and will implant in my fragile little mind an unresistible urge to shovel pills down the throats of random strangers. I've also seen some people opine that the reaction against video games is something we've seen before in the reaction against rock n' roll and comic books: a knee-jerk reaction by older generations who don't get this new and 'scary' thing. Video games are eviiiiil because there is kiiillliiing in them. So I thought, hey, maybe we should put up a parody website decrying mystery novels. I mean, look at all the _death_. These lovely vicars and what not getting murdered, why, we're going to have loads of people slipping poison into tea and crazed vigilante grandmother's who think they're _really detectives_, wandering about crime scenes and trying to solve stuff. Unbelievable horrors! This was funnier in my head.
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