When I was 13 or so word had gotten out in the neighborhood that I played D&D. A few neighbors who were kind of friends stopped hanging out almost immedietely and shortly afterward a few parents had staged an 'intervention' for my parents to 'save' me. Heard the whole thing. My parents, who had actually listened to… » 8/28/14 2:18am Thursday 2:18am

The line between 'professional' cosplayer and 'regular' is a blurry and thin. Like 90% of 'pros' started out as amatuer and learned as they went. And the majority of them make their own stuff, so it's not like they just show up and get handed their costumes.

That said, you are touching on a constant point of… » 8/24/14 10:46pm 8/24/14 10:46pm

Originally (before they got put front and center) they performed specialized roles: Kari has a background in art and sculpture (and so got put making a lot of the ballistics models and various other molds) but ended up doing pretty much any oddball stuff the show needed. Grant does robotics by trade. Tory graduated… » 8/23/14 1:10am 8/23/14 1:10am

This is totally awesome, but I totally think Drax is more one of those people who created a deliberately difficult character concept and absolutely REFUSES to deviate. You know the guy who makes the lawful good Paladin and spends the entire campaign trying to kill the thief because he is 'dishonest'? He's that guy as… » 8/17/14 1:22am 8/17/14 1:22am

It's weird that Stormtroopers still being around bothers you and you would rather it be that the Rebels, fresh off their victory would just go ahead and appropriate the iconic image of their oppressors as their military uniform. Unless you take the tact the Rebellion ends up being evil too which would be unexpected… » 8/15/14 1:54am 8/15/14 1:54am

Nice touch with the end there: An homage to the original Grom v. Mannoroth cinematic from WC3 (which of course Garrosh changes with a prompt save). It... might be interesting to see Garrosh trying to right what he perceives as past wrongs. Personally I kind of hope we get to see Garrosh trying to do what he thinks… » 8/14/14 2:43pm 8/14/14 2:43pm

And it's completely unrealistic as a scenario, to. I mean, what kind of country that prides itself on democracy and equality would actually have their peacekeeping forces kitted out like that and mobilized against protesting citizens? And talk about hammy as shit, no real human beings would actually in the face of… » 8/14/14 2:18am 8/14/14 2:18am

So I didn't know the guy personally, but weirdly I have some acquaintances that have.

Here's the thing: Robin Williams was a geek. He had an extensive collection of Warhammer 40,000 figures, a piece of nerd lore that got passsed around in communities from time to time. My friend actually had the pleasure of playing… » 8/13/14 1:32am 8/13/14 1:32am

I've handled a lot of reptiles in my time, including several American Alligators, a full grown Savannah and several venomous reptiles (notably a King Cobra and a Gaboon Viper), and nothing, nothing scares the Bejesus out of me more than a Saltwater croc. They are blindingly fast, and you just don't get the scale of… » 8/12/14 8:13pm 8/12/14 8:13pm