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Occams Thoughts: Mortal Kombat DLC Characters

Mortal Kombat X comes out this week.  The game looks fun in that "Steven Segal direct to video" sort of way and I’m looking forward to experiencing the story later this week the game arrives from Gamefly....   more

Occams Thoughts: Mortal Kombat DLC Characters


Occam Thoughts: Cream in My Coffee

It’s a slow day here on Destructoid and in the waking world.  It’s nice when things slow down but sometimes the quiet gets to be a little too much.  So you try to fill the quiet with sound.  So...   more

Occam Thoughts: Cream in My Coffee


Occam Thoughts: Prints and Books

Hello.  How have you been?  Well, I hope.  I can feel Spring approaching.  Slowly creeping in, like a tickle in the back of your throat that signifies you are coming down with a cold.  As a creat...   more

Occam Thoughts: Prints and Books


How Earthbound Makes Me Feel Heroic

I'm fairly emotional man. It doesn't take much for me to start tearing up during a moving moment.  But aside from obvious trite, like pets being reunited with returing masters, what really gets the water works goin...   more

How Earthbound Makes Me Feel Heroic


Occam Thoughts: 9

9 years.  That’s almost David Bowie’s Five Years twice in a row.  I haven’t been here all 9.  Lordy, I can’t remember how long I’ve been here.  5 years?  4?  Ma...   more

Occam Thoughts: 9


How Metro 2033 Reminded Me Why I Love Shooters

I grew up with first person shooters.  I'm old enough to have had access to Wolfenstein 3D as a young child.  I played the shareware version to exhaustion, running alongside the walls while mashing the space b...   more

How Metro 2033 Reminded Me Why I Love Shooters


Occam Thoughts: Statues (image heavy)

Hello everyone.  Monday, Monday to quote the Mamas & the Papas.  As I sit here trying to wipe the sleep from my eyes and clear the cob webs from my brain, I think about the truly important things in life: s...   more

Occam Thoughts: Statues (image heavy)


Occam Thoughts: Monthly Musings

Hello everyone.  How are you today?  Well I hope.  I wanted to talk a bit today about musings.  Musing that occur monthly.  I know January was sorely lacking and that’s on me.  The wak...   more

Occam Thoughts: Monthly Musings


Occam Thoughts: Christmas Music

It's Christmas time!  There's colored lights on trees and bows wrapped around boxes covered in crispy, shiny paper!  Festivities abound!  Children fidget anxiously in church dreaming of the sweet haul wait...   more

Occam Thoughts: Christmas Music


Occam Thoughts: Promoting Blogs

Hello everyone. How are you? Christmas is fast approaching. That's fun. I want to talk to you for a moment today about Community Blogs. I have been working with He of the Pink Robe to get a bunch promoted. I'm still pret...   more

Occam Thoughts: Promoting Blogs


Occams Thoughts: Collecting Art

Hello.  How have you been?  Well, I hope.  I want to share with you a bit of the collector side of myself.  See, I am a visual creature.  My memory mainly consists of a series of pictures.  ...   more

Occams Thoughts: Collecting Art


Occam Thoughts: Excuse to Post the Skull Lobster Picture

Hello everyone. How are you? It’s Tuesday. I’m always reminded on Tuesdays how there’s a Counting Crows song with the line 4:30am on a Tuesday, it doesn’t get much worse than this. How true. I use...   more

Occam Thoughts: Excuse to Post the Skull Lobster Picture


Occam Thoughts: Level Up

Hello.   How have you been?  Well I hope.  Fall is here.  Well, "here" can be relative.   Its here in terms of the calendar but its still entirely too hot in my waking world.  I need i...   more

Occam Thoughts: Level Up


PRINTOID - NOW FOR SALE

  Hi chums!  If you know you want a print, jump down to the bottom and follow the instructions as I ONLY HAVE TWELVE PRINTS.  Otherwise, stick around for a story. So as you may know, I started Printoid se...   more

PRINTOID - NOW FOR SALE


Occam Thoughts: Podcasts

I have found myself seeking some accompaniment when I am playing video games.† I used to listen to albums and audio books but lately the name of the game has been podcasts.† There is nothing more pleasant than facing the hord...   more

Occam Thoughts: Podcasts


You Wanna Adopt Me? I'd Adopt Me.

Another year has come and gone.† The hot dog breath of Summer is slowly relenting and giving way to the cool quiet of Fall.† PAX Prime aka the Battle in Seattle aka the Group Hug is happening starting tomorrow.† For some of y...   more

You Wanna Adopt Me?  I'd Adopt Me.


Goodbye Robin

I just wanted to take a brief moment to say goodbye to a man who taught me how to laugh and the your eccentricities are a strength rather than a weakness. Yesterday, as I'm sure most of you know Robin Williams killed himself....   more

Goodbye Robin


Occam Thoughts: Youtube

So letís see.† Itís been a while since I wrote one of these.†Whatís new with me?† Iíve been engaging in all kinds of media lately.† Side note: That could be a really fancy way of saying looking at porn.† Iíve been playing...   more

Occam Thoughts: Youtube


So, you want to be my friend...

So... if you met me at a party would you walk up and hand me a picture of lesbian porn?† I don't really care if you're female, or if you're gay, but you might want to introduce yourself first and say "hi", before giving me ...   more

So, you want to be my friend...


PRINTOID - Final Prints, T-shirts and A Crappy Giveaway!

New to Printoid? Hey fellas!† Just thought I should check in considering recent events.† As you may have seen on Farts 'N Crafts a few weeks ago, and in the header image above I suppose, I finished the prints!† Right now I...   more

PRINTOID - Final Prints, T-shirts and A Crappy Giveaway!


Occams Thoughts: 10 Things About Me

Top ten lists are a lot of fun. †Its a great chance to get to know the community and present yourself a bit. †You can let down your guard and get some community love and return the love in quick, urgent thrusts. †So here are ...   more

Occams Thoughts: 10 Things About Me


10 reasons why Elsa is always right...

1.† If you're a male, you're wrong.† One thing I've learned from gaming media in recent years is that being a woman makes me always right.† Apparently I lack "privilege" even though I'm a middle class white woman with a n...   more

10 reasons why Elsa is always right...


PRINTOID - Semi-Final Image Needs Your Input!

New to Printoid? Hey all!† So in the time since my last post, I worked on the image more and came up with something completely different. I'm leaning toward this image more because it alludes more to the community spirit ...   more

PRINTOID - Semi-Final Image Needs Your Input!


Announcing PRINTOID - A Community Art Project For Charity

Hey gang! If you've been following my very silly, very sporadic exploits in the Cblogs you have probably gathered that I have a bit of an art persuasion.† Indeed, I have spent the last twenty years making stupid drawings, an...   more

Announcing PRINTOID - A Community Art Project For Charity


Occam Thoughts: Summons

Summons in role playing games.† There is something so wonderfully appealing about calling forth a terrible monster to do your dirty work for you in an RPG.†Most of us can recall with fond remembrance and a glint of nostalgia ...   more

Occam Thoughts: Summons


Because (PHOTO)JOURNALISM: PAX Prime 2013 Part 3: All Tapped Out Edition

Hello faithful reader! It's that time again. What? No, not time for another edition of Because (PHOTO)JOURNALISM. Well, it is that time. But what I meant to say is that it is that time again, where I put off updating this f...   more

Because (PHOTO)JOURNALISM: PAX Prime 2013 Part 3: All Tapped Out Edition


The invisibility of the older woman...

I'm currently 51 and frankly, when I hit 50... shit happened.  I stopped dying my hair only to find out that I no longer had dark brown hair, but instead when the sun hits my locks, you could be blinded from the s...   more

The invisibility of the older woman...


Because PHOTOJOURNALISM PAX Prime 2013 Part 2: Missing In Action Edition

(This is a series of my adventures with the Destructoid community at PAX Prime 2013. †Part one can be found here) After the wildness of the first night, I woke up the next night with a horrible hangover. For whatever reaso...   more

Because PHOTOJOURNALISM PAX Prime 2013 Part 2: Missing In Action Edition


Occam Thoughts: Prints (NVGR)

Art.† I love art.† Art ART ARRRRT!† Fun to say, fun to collect.† So as a creature who relies almost solely on visual memory and who works in a gallery, its no big shock that my collecting proclivities have led me to start pur...   more

Occam Thoughts: Prints (NVGR)


BECAUSE (PHOTO)JOURNALISM PAX Prime 2013 Part 1: Opening Ceremonies Edition

(This is a series of my adventures with the Destructoid community at PAX Prime 2013. †Here is part two) It's that time of year again. That time of year where I look back at the most fun I have all year and I cry. I cry bec...   more

BECAUSE (PHOTO)JOURNALISM PAX Prime 2013 Part 1: Opening Ceremonies Edition





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