On Other Needed LEGOs

Three weeks ago I’d mentioned how some phrases kept turning up in my search logs, phrases related to LEGO Doctor Who. Strangely, after writing about the need for LEGO Doctor Who products, people stopped “asking.” Go figure. Howsomever, LEGO searches have remained popular. Just from the last week: LEGO Batman Killer Croc LEGO Frodo StarContinue reading “On Other Needed LEGOs”

On Weird Waking Thoughts

I have strange thoughts as I wake up. This morning was no different. I’m writing this, just so it’s down. The Ents. What sort of metaphysical philosophy would they believe in? Do Ents have an afterlife? Do Ents believe they have an afterlife? Are they doomed to walk Middle-Earth forever, and in time be forgot?Continue reading “On Weird Waking Thoughts”

On Weird Fandom Questions

Stolen from novelist David McIntee: Name six of your fandoms without looking below the cut, then answer the questions. Okie-day! I’m interpretting “fandom” broadly—I like bands, I like books, I like television shows. So, broad definitions here. My six are: Hellboy The Beatles Doctor Who The Lord of the Rings Star Trek Boston Legal AndContinue reading “On Weird Fandom Questions”

On Search Phrases

I’d occasionally do this about once a month–pull a search log report off the server and see why people are dropping by. Honestly, it was a good way just to make a post; I didn’t have to think to have content, because you good readers gave me the content and a platform to rant, orContinue reading “On Search Phrases”

On Future Lord of the Rings Games

EA Games has extended their license to create video and computer games based on The Lord of the Rings through 2008. A new game is in development for release in 2008, though no details have been released. The fate of Lord of the Rings: The White Council, a role-playing game set a few decades beforeContinue reading “On Future Lord of the Rings Games”

On The Hobbit and The White Council

I wrote a month ago about the Electronic Arts video game, Lord of the Rings: The White Council, and how reports had it that EA had pulled the plug on the game. Well, not quite. According to a news blurb at TheOneRing.net: Today, during a postearnings call, EA CFO Warren Jenson confirmed that The WhiteContinue reading “On The Hobbit and The White Council”

On a Pointless Quest

And there was much rejoicing! I found a Windows binary for PernAngband! Okay, okay. Most of you reading this are probably saying to yourself, “Huh? Wha? Who?” PernAngband. There’s a computer game called Angband. It’s a text-based dungeon crawl, a Rogue-like game similar to Hack and NetHack, a descendant of Rogue and Moria. Where HackContinue reading “On a Pointless Quest”

On Fantasy Archetypes

As seen on Keith’s LiveJournal: What Fantasy Archetype Are you?  The Unlikely HeroYou are the Unlikely Hero! Others like you are Frodo (Lord of The Rings), Young Aurthur (arthurian Legend), Luke Skywalker (Star Wars), Peter/Susan/Edmund/Lucy (Narnia), Richard Mayhew (Neverwhere), Harry Potter (Harry Potter) and Richard Cypher (Wizard’s first Rule). You were happy to just liveContinue reading “On Fantasy Archetypes”