games Stavia’s Xbox – August 29 2014 Comments Off

I didn't think I would see her yesterday, but Stavia was back and ready for action. Total gamer score is 58,274 points. She rocked out to LEGO® Marvel on 360, and afterwards, there were some awkward stares and silence... you know how it is.

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 28 2014 Comments Off

Stavia likes to game, I like to game, this is a match made in heaven! It takes a gamer score like 58,274 to be as cool as her. She rocked out to LEGO® Marvel on 360, and then... yeah... that was awesome...

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 27 2014 Comments Off

I told Stavia 'Don't make me hurt you!' and the threat worked because she decided to show up yesterday. A gamer score of 58,274 is in our back pocket. She rocked out to LEGO® Marvel on 360, and think of all the things we learned! Ha... look at me still typing this blog entry when there is gaming to do! Let's keep it up Stavia!

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 26 2014 Comments Off

Stavia showed up yesterday and we were like a superhero team together. I make a great sidekick! Gamerscore stands at 58,274. Up up and away right? She played LEGO® Marvel on 360, and oh... don't tell Stavia this, but I have been getting in a little video chat in the off-hours. Booyah!

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 25 2014 Comments Off

Consoles are for playing! I am glad Stavia picked up on that yesterday... Gamerscore is a respectful 58,274 points. That is a profit of 20 points over last time! She played LEGO® Marvel winning 1 achievement on 360, and oh... don't tell Stavia this, but I have been dumbing down the AI lately... I am hoping it keeps her coming back for more! MUHAHAHA!

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 24 2014 Comments Off

Like a queen on her throne, Stavia said 'awaken' and for her I did comply. 58,254 points represents the size of our growing kingdom. Ok, enough of this Monarchy stuff. She played LEGO® Marvel on 360, and... hmmm... I forget what else we did...

games Stavia’s Xbox – August 21 2014 Comments Off

I love to game, you love to game, Stavia loves to game, we all love to game! 58,254 points FTW!!! That is a profit of 120 points over last time! She rallied LEGO® Marvel gaining an amazing 6 achievements on 360, and then I told her to keep playing but she didn't... out of spite I think.

jasperopolis A new inhabitant has come to Jasperopolis. Comments Off

A new inhabitant has come to Jasperopolis.

jasperopolis A new inhabitant has come to Jasperopolis. Comments Off

A new inhabitant has come to Jasperopolis.

metafilter MeFi: “That wasn’t any act of God. That was an act of pure human fuckery.” Comments Off

Things That Don't Suck, Some Notes on The Stand

I recently reread The Stand for no particular reason other than I felt like it. I'm honestly not sure how many time[s] I've read it at this point, more than three, less than a half dozen (though I can clearly remember my first visit to that horrifyingly stripped bare world as I can remember the first reading of all the truly great King stories). It's not my favorite of King's work, but it is arguably his most richly and completely imagined. It truly is the American Lord of The Rings, with the concerns of England (Pastorialism vs. Industrialism, Germany's tendency to try and blow it up every thirty years or so) replaced by those of America (Religion, the omnipresent struggle between our liberal and libertarian ideals, our fear of and dependence on the military, racial and gender tension) and given harrowing size.



I'm happy to say that The Stand holds up well past the bounds of nostalgia and revisiting the world and these characters was as pleasurable as ever. But you can't step in the same river twice, even when you're revisiting a favorite book. Even if the river hasn't changed you have. This isn't meant as any kind of comprehensive essay on The Stand. Just a couple of things I noticed upon dipping my toes in the river this time.



[Spoiler alert: assume everything, from the link above to those below, contains SPOILERS.]

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