Friday, December 20, 2013

Cry, cry--but don't look back; you had to leave sometime

Yeah yeah, so everyone's already spilled thousands of words about Gone Home--dammit, I just finished it, and now *I* want a turn, and you can't stop me!  Note that I'm not even going to make a cursory effort to avoid spoilers, so let me start by just saying that you should totally play if if you haven't.  Some people complain about the relatively high price-to-gameplay ratio, but that's always struck me as a bizarre way to think about a text.  If a game is worth paying, it's worth paying independent of price, and if it's not it's not even if it's free.  
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wilkie Collins, Armadale (1866)

Good lord is this novel ever a hot mess.  Hotter or messier you are unlikely to find.  Intermittently fascinating, too, but it's just bizarre that the sophisticated plotting of The Woman in White and No Name should suddenly give way to this kind of sloppiness.
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Friday, December 13, 2013

Duck Comics: "Donald and the Treasure of Saturnin Farandoul"

I don't know why I've gotten out of the habit of making note of my duck posts here, but surely I should at least mention my newly-released localization of a vintage Italian story.  And this one actually looks more or less professional, onaccounta I'm using an actual duck-comics font.  Check it out!  Download it!  I'm very proud of it.