Posts Tagged With: fan fiction

Why I’m wanted for murder!

Fresh on the heels of “They Fight Crime!” comes the Instant True Story Generator by Nathaniel Jones.  Go ahead, click it.  You deserve a laugh.

Shakespeare this is not.  In fact, when I read this, I hear the voice of Napoleon Dynamite (“Gosh!”).  But for random computer-generated hi jinks, this is pretty funny stuff.  Here’s what I got:

“One time while I was in ‘Nam, while fighting a dragon, I happened to hear on the television that I was wanted for murder! And I was like, ‘geeze, not again.’ After that my animal instinct kicked in and I turned this to my advantage and showed off my kung fu moves.

“But the real show stopper was this: my car broke down. And when I say broke down, I mean that when I turned it on, it exploded in a huge ball of fire that caused millions of dollars in property damage. It’s just a good thing I had my seat belt on, or I could have died right then. Luckily, my new fighting technique is unstoppable and so I was able to make the world a better place for all the little children.

“And, to make a long story short, that’s why I get free coffee now.”

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Spooky Board Game Night

What’s the best way to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work?  Here’s an idea:  Fight a bloodthirsty zombie horde!

Just for fun, I recently started hosting “Spooky Board Game Night” at the Denver-area geek mecca Enchanted Grounds.  Not just a cool coffee shop, but also a top-notch game store, comic book store and social hangout all rolled into one.

If you happen to live in the area, drop by and learn a new game!  Want to set up your own Spooky Board Game Night?  Just grab a game, invite some friends and have a blast.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Last Night on Earth


and (although it’s not exactly spooky), my personal favorite, the 1975 classic DUNGEON! (complete with exclamation point).

Just remember the #1 rule:  Have fun!

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When unicorn pegasus kittens attack!

Want to write a story for a good cause?  Want to win some money, too?

Check out this mind-boggling story contest, courtesy of the inimitable team-up of John Scalzi, Wil Wheaton, artist Jeff Zugale and the Lupus Alliance of America:

In short, if you can write a story based on the picture, you can enter it in the contest, and have a chance to get in print, all while giving a much-needed boost to a worthwhile charity.  Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy?

So move over, Boris Vallejo — here comes the sinewy might of the clown warrior astride his epic kitten steed!  Now THAT’S something you don’t see every day. 

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