My Geeky Social Life: A Venn Diagram

Yesterday was my DnD group’s first game in a while due to some issues including knee surgery and schedule changes, and we picked up a new member in exchange for losing another. On DnD nights, I make dinner (a.k.a. the crockpot makes dinner) and we eat before playing. Last night’s dinner conversation consisted of a discussion about whether or not Mario can bend the space-time continuum. It was fun.

Anyway, I realized that that’s the kind of conversation I love having. Also, I love DnD, and these are the same people who come over when we hold SciFi tv/movie marathons. When these three circles of people nearly completely overlap, and there’s no other real social circle you belong to, that’s when you know you’ve got an awesomely geeky social life, and I’m there. Are you?

7 Weeks Until PAX: Tycho’s Vocabulary

PAX is inching closer and we’re getting more and more excited. We may even have figured out our cosplay, so exciting! Not going to talk about it yet, because we aren’t finished with the idea.

So, this week we are going to talk about not comics, but posts. The guy who does the vast majority of posting on Penny Arcade is the lovable writer, Tycho. However, if you are a Penny Arcade reader, you might have noticed that Tycho likes to be very descriptive and he has an extensive vocabulary. More extensive than mine. Actually, more extensive than almost anyone who is not an English major or currently studying for their GRE’s like Dawn (and has vocabulary cards all over the place!).

Therefore, today’s post is a collection of some of Tycho’s most recent remarks, and some translations to help all the rest of us understand him better! Although you may know some of these already, you could learn some new words to impress your friends! More

July 2010