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Tycho / 7 hours ago

I tend to think of games in terms of lineage. It's a two tier system where the games themselves have something like progeny, but the designers also exist in a kind of parallel continuum. There's people where I'm simply going to buy any game they make, and there's franchises I'll endure no end of abuse from. So, let's take a look at where Dropmix exists. Frequency was the first time I'd ever heard of Harmonix, but it wasn't my first experience with Rhythm Games. It's possible to think…

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Tycho / 3 days ago

Outside of Twitter or email, I don't let strangers talk to me on the Internet. I just don't do it. Generally speaking their "insights" about my identity fall into a few very staid categories and I feel confident I've experienced the flavor ridges of that particular narrative arc. I'm not resting on my anodized laurels though: I'm getting into the conversation in a big way, and there's been some interest in the novel mode of my dialectic. Hey! The Child's Play Team has put together a an…

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Tycho / 5 days ago

I'm still thinking about my SCA shit up at last weekend's Banner War, partly because I got sick there so I've had a lot of time to lie completely motionless except for wracking coughs and the occasional turn, as meat is turned on a grill, to let the mucus collect in the other lobe of my sinuses. Here is the comic which recounts a vital portion of the experience. I always wonder how I'd fare in another context; statistically speaking, "dead at another's hand in the service of someone I don't…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

Gabriel mostly sat in confusion after the comment at Curriculum Night; he doesn't really start or maintain beef in realspace. What you think isn't political - that is to say, what isn't up for debate - is really just an index of your politics anyway, and quite a robust one. For me, I don't think teaching science in science class is a political act. I grew up in a house where "teaching evilution"... Well, the fact that we called it Evilution is probably enough information to glean the…

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