Basic Minecraft Survival Tips

Minecraft is a pretty old game, but even though I’ve been playing since alpha, I don’t remember everything. Then again, I am the sort of person who doesn’t really play to end game, I play just to survive. Really, the end game doesn’t have much in it anyway. In doing so, I’ve developed a few tricks that I use to do just that. Of course I always eventually settle down and build a shitty house, I’d like to find some diamonds eventually, but for me, it’s the journey that counts. Your First Days First things first, you need to get… [Continue Reading]

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Eat at Panda Express Today and Get a Chork!

Today is General Tso’s birthday, and to honor that fact Panda Express is giving away a free chork with every purchase! While chopstick-forks have appeared in culinary history before today, Panda will be the first chain to introduce them to the mainstream audience, and their marketing tools insist they ‘invented’ it so presumably they’re using something of a new model. In a statement to First We Feast, Panda explained their rationale for the new silverware: “Chorks were introduced to the public during the launch of the dish yesterday. The tool is a perfect way to illustrate the mashup of American and… [Continue Reading]

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Congratulations America for being retarded!

Congratulations, America. You’ve gone full Brexit on us. And I’m laughing at you. Hehe. Every country, every expert, every sane person you had told you otherwise but you didn’t listen. With Republicans controlling pretty much all of your government now, you can enjoy seeing them repeal everything Obama did, mostly out of spite. Oh and you’ll probably see a recession as well because that’s when most recessions occur – during Republican control. Let’s hope you don’t end up going backwards rather than forwards. Well, I say you, I mean the population who voted for the guy who can’t even handle… [Continue Reading]

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The Sensible SPUFer

“Come on, Medic, it’ll be fun!” aabicus tried to convince the busy doctor. “Everyone’s going out trick or treating! Why won’t you?” Medic had been ignoring the gaggle of SPUFers behind him for about an hour now and they still hadn’t got the hint. He was still having flashbacks to last Halloween, when he let his brother borrow his lab coat and an old, broken medi-pack, and won a costume contest. Everyone called him a Ghostbuster. Meanwhile, no one had recognized Medic, wearing a grey suit and a paper mask, and he’d spent the evening protecting his sister from a… [Continue Reading]

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Titania’s Peril

Yes, this is a story. Yes, I wrote a bit of Warframe fan-fiction. Yes, I am aware of the events on Lua, and of the existence of super powerful teenagers. Yes, I also choose to ignore that because, while it’s cool, it sounds far less fun in a game-play sense. Although it does explain why a person’s Warframes don’t seem to die, they just… respawn back on their ship. Anyway, let’s get on with this. Titania’s Peril Burning smoke would have filled their lungs, if they had any to speak of. Eruptions of electronics, broken equipment and exploding gases blew… [Continue Reading]

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On Roleplaying, Part 2

Medic recently published an article discussing the pastime of play-by-post roleplaying games. I’ve also been participating in RPs for the better part of my online career (so much that I’m one of those users in the example screenshot on the Wikipedia page I just linked), and I highly recommend that any budding writers give it a try. It’s a very risk-free opportunity to develop some good habits for becoming a better writer, especially if you suffer from either writer’s block or beginner’s fear, and it strips writing down to just the fun parts. You can craft a single character, the… [Continue Reading]

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Video Game Burnout

Right now, I’m going through a phase. It’s a phase of laziness and self-loathing, but it’s not the same as my other phases of laziness and self-loathing. No, this one is different. It has affected me via video games as well. I’ve basically lost the will to game. For a normal person, or even a normal gamer, that’s not a problem. They’ll go do something else for a bit. Maybe play Candy Crush or something. But I’ve got a gaming blog to run, and as much as I’d like to post my Phoviverse stuff here, it really doesn’t suit the… [Continue Reading]

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On Roleplaying

I used to be an avid roleplayer. Text-based roleplaying rather than game/picture/whatever-based. You know, one person writes part of a story from their point of view, then the next person writes something, and so on and so forth. The themes? Anything really as long as it interested me. Strictly safe for work though, I’ve never really done (or been good at) writing sexy stuff.  These days? I avoid roleplaying as much as possible. My original forays into roleplaying go back to when I used to run Budding Writers, a small writing forum. We didn’t really do much proper roleplaying, it… [Continue Reading]

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The One Tool Every Writer Should Have

The most valuable thing I own (in real life, not TF2) cost only $20. Almost every article of mine that you’ve read on this blog was written on an AlphaSmart, an old device originally designed to be purchased in bulk by primary schools to teach kids to type. It is an amazingly versatile little tool and I highly recommend that every single writer get one. The primary reason is that I am an easily distracted person. When I try to write on the computer, I have a troubling tendency to stop writing and start browsing reddit or playing video games,… [Continue Reading]

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Fucking Anniversary Update…

There I was, minding my own business, trying to write articles and close things down, when Windows popped up and told me that it wanted to do an update. It didn’t specify what update, it just said it wanted to update. I thought, fine, that’s okay, it’s probably just a small update. I was about to turn off my laptop anyway, so it could do its stupid update and I could go to bed. 11pm, trying to get some rest before getting up early tomorrow, and I had an annoying as fuck bright blue screen, sitting there, staring at me… [Continue Reading]

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