It’s been a while since I last took part in The League of Extraordinary Bloggers weekly topic challenge, but I’ve recently been reminded that writing about topical subjects is a good thing and this week’s challenge is exactly that.
This week’s challenge: Star Trek
Warning: This post contains spoilers for Star Trek: Into Darkness. If you’re in a self-imposed media blackout until you’ve seen the film, you may want to bookmark this for reading later.
There may be no more Iron Man, and I’m okay with that.
If you haven’t already heard, now that Iron Man 3 is in cinemas Robert Downey Jr is considering hanging up the red and gold armour for the last time. He may appear in the Avengers sequel, but that has not been confirmed. This is a pretty ballsy decision for the actor most responsible for getting Marvel’s in house Avengers franchise off the ground. He could make Iron Man movies for years to come and sell out theatres every time. Downey Jr’s screen presence is that powerful.
I ended up missing last month’s Iron Quill competition, so I made more of an effort to get an entry in this month. Even then I was still a couple of hours posting up my entry. Luckily, they still accepted it. Here were the ingredients for this month’s competition:
Theme: How to Keep a Secret
Character: The Bookkeeper
Line: “How hard can it be?”
Personally, I felt my piece was a little rushed. Okay, it was a lot rushed, taking me only an hour or so to complete (while watching TV). It’s understandable that I was surprised when I ended up coming in joint first place.
I volunteered to drop to second since I was a little late getting my entry in, but one of the judges shot that down saying I’d earned my place.
The rest of the entries are up on the Malifaux forums. I’ll let you judge for yourself whether this is indeed the case.
Odds are good that you’ve heard about the tragic events that took place in Boston yesterday. Yale Stewart, creator of the JL8 webcomic, has created a wallpaper you can purchase. All money raised from the sale of the banner will go towards to Boston-area charities – Boston Children’s Hospital and Red Cross of Boston. You can make you donation here: http://www.gumroad.com/yalestewart
It’s a simple way to help out those affected by this tragedy, while getting a little something for yourself in return. Oh, and check out JL8 while you’re at it for an amusing take on DC’s premiere supergroup.
Almost two months ago I predicted that Prodos Games would be launching a Kickstarter project to help them get their new version of Warzone off the ground. I’ll admit, it was an easy prediction to make. Kickstarter is de rigueur these days, and even well established companies are using the site to fund their projects. They opted for something slightly different with Warzone Resurrection however, running it for 60 days instead of the more common ~30 day length. There are currently 15 days left in the project, and they’re going great guns for a game that has been out of the spotlight for many years and isn’t backed by a big name company like CMoN. They asked for £35,000 and are currently sitting on over £90,000.
After taking a bit of a break for Xmas, the Iron Quill competition has restarted on the Wyrd’s Malifaux forums. This month’s competition was a little different as it was up to the winners of the previous round to choose the “ingredients.” I was given Item, and after a little thinking came up with something I thought was fun. Here’s the full list:
- Theme: To the Stars
- Character: The Glass Man
- Line: The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
- Item: Clockwork Pistol
The competition was pretty strong, and I ended up neither winning nor placing, but I’m still happy with my entry. I guess there’s always this month’s round.