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

Zombies!!!

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:

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2010/05/30/fanfic-contest/

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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