Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nintendogs Causes Dog Attack?

Last week a child was attacked, while playing Nintendogs, by a friend's dog.  Hearing the barking of the virtual pet seems to have caused the dog to go berserk, pulling the child off her sofa, and then biting her lip off.  Luckily, the child has been able to have her lip reattached, and the dog has been put down.  You can read the full story here.

It's somewhat shocking that a game, such as Nintendogs, cause cause such a violent outburst.  Is the fault really with the game, or could the attack just of been due to the poor judgment of leaving a child alone with a potentially dangerous animal?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Naked Pictures of Famous People

Don't get too excited by the title; this post is about a book: no nudity involved :s

Today I came upon my copy of one of my favorite books and thought I'd take a break from talking about the Warcraft books.

Naked Pictures of Famous People by the host of the Daily Show, Jon Stewart, is a collection of nineteen essays written by the comedian covering subjects ranging from Martha Stewart's vagina (yes, I'm serious here) to the death of the Taco Bell dog (does anyone still remember him?  It hasn't been that long has it?)

These essays take a satirical stance on all subjects and are simply hilarious.  I can't say how many times I've read through it, yet I find myself in tears, laughing out loud every time.  If you're familiar with Stewart's comedy, you won't be disappointed, this book is just as funny as anything you'd expect from him.

The book is very short, and would be the perfect way to spend an afternoon; or, if you have ADD, the essays are short enough to split up when you find yourself with a few free moments.  Whatever the case, it's well worth your time.

tl;dr Funny book, check it out

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

To live a dream...

Over the last week I've undertaken a new task; I've begun training myself to lucid dream.

For those of you who don't know what lucid dreaming is, it's simply a dream-state in which one is aware that he or she is dreaming, giving him or her control over it.

Having free reign over my dreams is something I've wanted for along time now, but never took the time to look into how to induce a lucid dream.  After reading about it, however, I've found what seems like a simple way to do so, with a little work.  Basically all one has to do is to find a common reoccurrence in his or her dream, and whenever you come across it, perform a reality check to determine whether you're sleeping or not.

Seems simple, right?  Well over the last week I've tried to find a common reoccurrence in my dreams to start, but so far I've got nothing.  I've not given up hope yet, hopefully I'll find something soon.

Anyways, has any of my followers happened to have mastered the art of lucid dreaming? Anyone even try?  It's an interesting thing to read about in the very least.


I hate facebook games -.-

Recently I've been playing Island Paradise; got a friend whose got me into it, and now I'm somewhat addicted to it.  I hate these kinds of games so much, always have the need to min/max in whatever game I'm playing, and with games like these there's always more I can be doing.  Always more fish to be catching, always more food to be cooking, always more crops I can be gathering.

These games are just a nightmare to someone with an addictive personality and a need to improve.  It makes me rage just thinking about how much time I've spent in it so far.

anyways, what's your guy's take on Facebook games?  Love 'em or loathe 'em?

Monday, September 27, 2010

blog claim

don't mind this post, just claiming my blog on technorati and BC :)


The War of the Ancients

Today I thought I'd continue my book suggestions with another selection from the warcraft universe.  This time The War of the Ancients trilogy by Richard A. Knaak.

The War of the Ancients, consisting of The Well of Eternity, The Demon Soul, and The Sundering details the first invasion of the Burning Legion in Azeroth.  Brought to Azeroth by the hubris of the Night Elves, the mortal races of Azeroth must stand together under the leadership of a few familiar faces to prevent Sargeras from entering their world.

Having some previous knowledge of the warcraft universe will make this read more enjoyable, but don't let that hold you back.  You might miss a reference or two from another book, but it is still worthwhile.  I was unable to put these books down when I started to read them, it consumed me.

tl;dr: Awesome books, go read.


So today I've decided to torture myself and do a Nuzlocke run through Pokemon Soul Silver.  For those of you unfamiliar with this, it's basically a set of rules to make the pokemon games actually difficult.  I've decided to choose the most difficult of the options, so I'm probably going to end up throwing my DS across the room in anger several times in the next few weeks.  I hope you enjoy my masochism.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Just over a month left - I have a feeling that this game will flop, but dammit I still can't wait!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Day of the Dragon

Been reading alot lately and thought I'd share a few good books over the next few day that you won't want to put down.

To start things off I'll start with the book that got me all caught up in reading again: Day of the Dragon by Richard A. Knaak.  

If you're familiar with the warcraft universe, you'll absolutely love this book.  If not, don't let your lack of knowledge hold you back as Knaak does an excellent job of introducing the characters and lore in this rich world.  The story follows a young, maverick mage who undertakes a seemingly impossible task to rescue a dragon with a few unlikely companions helping along the way, all the while, being manipulated by a malevolent force.

The book is fairly short and well worth your time.  It will leave you wanting more, and luckily there are plenty more books set in this universe to fill your desire.

tl;dr: good book, go read