Author: john

John vs Patrick: Gif War

So, it all started innocently enough: I (John) used Fiverr to get cartoon style pictures of Patrick and me. Here’s John And Patrick Patrick immediately took to the book of face to post his icon, and after commenting about a…

2014: Year in (P)Review

Since Patrick decided to update this long abandoned blog, I figured I’d get in on the act.  So, stuff’s been happening and I wanted to update you all. I recently appeared in Episode 7 on my friend’s podcast ‘Comics Squee’…

John vs Patrick Episode 10

John vs Patrick # 10   Link Ok kids and kidlettes.  First, an apology: this episode has been sitting in my ‘todo’ bin for far too long.  Patrick and I actually recorded it back in March at Condor 2013 (true…

John vs Patrick Podcast Episode 9

John vs Patrick # 9   Link Wherein John and Patrick discuss Pathfinder, Conventions, and make a metric ton of obscure references.  Some Stuff Mentioned The Yellow Dart Chiron Beta Prime Tenacious D – Tribute RPG Superstar Competition Submissions: John’s…

John’s Wondrous Item Submission

RITUAL BLADE AND BOWL OF ZON-KUTHON’S TRANSFORMATION Aura faint evil; CL 5th Slot None Price 25,000 gp Weight 1 lb. DESCRIPTION The Ritual Blade and Bowl of Zon-Kuthon are always crafted as a linked set, and will function as mundane objects if used separately.  This wondrous item allows a wielder to…

Confessions of a Gaming Virgin

in which a geek recounts his virginal pathfinder rgp d&d exploits

You’re nervous. You have a carefully graphed snarl of figures you half understand and the big, bearded dude sitting across from you is talking. What the hell are you supposed to do now? The situation: the ‘you’ that isn’t you…

John vs Patrick Podcast Episode 8

John vs Patrick # 8   Link Wherein John and Patrick discuss Macro Posting, Video Games, The RPG Superstar Awesomeness Duel, and the Hitler Downfall meme.  Some Stuff Mentioned  Ichor Falls Candle Cove Vixy and Tony Hitler Downfall Hitler, as…

Gutter-A-Go-Go

One of my favorite websites -the Cultural Gutter, edited by former John vs Patrick guest Carol- is doing an online indiegogo fundraising campaign to keep paying their authors.  If you have a free minute, be sure to check out their awesome rewards.…

Black Friday Reads

  A bunch of my indie author peeps have gotten together to release our books as black friday reads! For when you’re waiting in line, and wanna check out a new author for only 99 cents!  If you need something…

John vs Patrick Podcast Episode 7

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John vs Patrick # 7     Link Wherein John and Patrick discuss geek music, Michael Bay, John concedes the Superman Rifftrax awesomeness duel, and they both decide Patrick needs a nap.  Name Drops, Link Love, and music to keep…

John vs Patrick Riff Superman Shorts

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Our fourth awesomeness duel: commenting/riffing a bunch of old public domain Superman cartoons.  Who won this month?  You decide.  So let us know in the comments, in facebook likes, via emails, or telegraph! 1. Mechanical Monsters   2. The Eleventh…

John vs Patrick Episode 6

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 Why episode six? Because five was unsalvageable due to Patrick’s ‘Electronic Voice Phenomena’ oratorical abilities. Link In this episode, John and Patrick argue about who won September’s more/better posting awesomeness duel.  Then they talk about Pathfinder, Conjecture, Book Publishing, and Mothers.

Blogging and Voice and the Good vs the Perfect

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I want to write about our posts last month, and the dueling philosophies behind our contributions. {Begin Smack Talk} I totally won Septembers awesomeness duel which comes as no surprise; Patrick’s writing strategy seems to be locking up a hundred monkeys…

Wikipedia: Human

I find wikipedia’s article “Human” to be utterly fascinating.  Because of the ‘neutral point of view’ style requirement the prose reads like it was written by an alien intelligence.  For instance, there’s lines like this “Humans are uniquely adept at…

Black Mesa Machinima

  Hey, did you know that fans recreated the Original Half Life with a modern engine and graphics (via source) in a project called Black Mesa?  Also, did you know now they’re using the work to make delightful videos like this…

Godzilla Haiku

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While it’s old news for most of the internet, I want to reaffirm my love for the tumblr Godzilla Haiku. They even featured one of mine once upon a time.

Fan Film of the Day: Grayson

I can dig it. Too bad it’s too awesome to ever be made. Side note: Whenever I see Robin in bright yellow and reds, I can’t help but think his McDonalds funland color palette undermines the whole ‘terrify the criminals’…

Rejection Letter of the Day: Tor.com

(cross posted at www.strugglingwordguy.com) I’m proud that I’ve advanced as a writer to the point that, when a story of mine is rejected, the response tends to be personalized and encouraging as opposed to the former form rejection standard.  As…

Webcomics I Love: Subnormality

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Subnormality! is a webcomic I enjoy and follow religiously. I love this comic because it is philosophical, verbose, witty, and fun. More importantly, I can’t think of anything else like it.  While there are a couple recurring characters with arcs, the…

The Rise of Administrative Subpoenas

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In the decidedly non-awesome news department, Wired has an article about the use of a legal tactic called ‘administrative subpoenas.’  Under conventional interpretation of the 4th Ammendement, US citizens are secure from searches unless 1) Law enforcement has a Warrant…

Republicans: Get in My Vagina

This made me laugh.  Also, I just want to say–for the record–that watching the ‘West Wing’ on DVD, switching to Clinton’s DNC speech, and then reading The Presidents Club is mixing me up somewhat. Republicans, Get In My Vagina! from…

SCP-Wiki

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At my monthly book club, my choice for September wasn’t another novel (although I have an awesome one for sale in case you’re interested).  Rather, my pick was that everyone read five random entries from the SCP Foundation Wiki.  If…

Gif Sound

Instead of posting what Patrick refers to as LOLcat Macros (or pretending this site was called Patrick vs the Word of the Day) I’m going to share one of my new favorite things with you: a reddit community dedicated to…

Richard the 3rd

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One of the awesome parts of residing in San Diego (an aspect that almost makes up for our Patrick infestation) is the Old Globe theater. Tonight I watched ‘Richard the 3rd.’ The performances were great and the production was arresting (tonight’s…

5 Second Films

5 Second Films are awesome and awesomely regular in their updates (unlike, say, Patrick).  I’m amazed by how much they can do with five seconds.  The best I can summarize the experience is like watching a video version of the Farside. If…

Awesome Interview #4: Jim Munroe (Podcast)

John interviews Writer Jim Munroe for a talk about ”Ghosts with Shit Jobs,’ ‘Therefore Repent,’ anarchism, protests ambivalence, ‘tragedy porn’, DIY media making, ‘Time Management for Anarchists,’ lo-fi sci-fi, video games and more! Episode (Runtime 34 Minutes) Full Interview (Runtime…